* Christmas week the deadline for church briefs will be 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 21.
There will be a Doug Bullard family benefit, Jan. 6, 5 – 8 p.m., at Clement Baptist Church located in the Clement community. Eat-in or take out spaghetti plates will be available. Donations only, FMI 910-567-6777.
The Friendly Trio and Church Association will host a Pre-Christmas fellowship and dinner on Dec. 19 at 3 p.m. at 75 Hanson Road, Clinton. The program will include The Lighthouse Singers, The Family Gospel Singers, Little Ann and the Redeemers and more. There will be a Christmas service Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Friendly Community Center. A raffle will be held for Feed the Family. FMI, Charles Strickland, 910-590-4925.
An Appreciation Service for Pastor Pearl Best will be held Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. at the church located at 515 Southeast Blvd., Clinton.
The church, 104 John St., Clinton will have their building fund raising gala Jan. 30, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight with dinner at 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center. This will be a black tie event with photographer and DJ. FMI call Agata 910-592-1384.
On Saturday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. all seniors, young adults, and youth of the Upper Sampson Home and Foreign Missionary Union will meet at Ingold First Baptist Church. FMI contact C. Bronson, President, 592-6726.
The Layman League’s annual Christmas breakfast will be held Dec. 19 at 9 a.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Elbert Fowler. Sunday morning, Dec. 20, at the 11 a.m. service, Rev. Wesley Cherry, Jr. of New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Wilmington, will be the guest minister.
The New Church
There will be a Christmas program on Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. with plays, praise dance and Christmas songs followed by food and games, rendered by the youth. The church is located at 9659 Faison Hwy, Faison.
Piney Green Disciple
of Christ Church
A Christmas dinner and program will be held Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. There will be a watch night service on Dec. 31 beginning at 10:30 p.m. The church has services every first and third Sunday and Sunday school every Sunday at 9:45 p.m.
The drama, Angels Unaware, will be presented Dec. 20 at 6 p.m.
Snow Hill Free
Will Baptist Church
The church will be hosting their annual Christmas Eve service Dec. 24 at 9 p.m. Enjoy a moving celebration of the season. Snow Hill Church is located at 1224 Red Hill Road, Mount Olive. FMI, www.snowhillchurch.org or call 919-607-3002.
Temple of God
The church, located at 307 Railroad St. in Roseboro, will have services every Sunday at 11 a.m.
Whosoever Will Disciples
of Christ Church
Church services will be held every second and fourth Sunday at 11 a.m. The church is located in Newton Grove.
Vanessa Richardson and her youth department will perform an inspirational stage production Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. at Clinton Agri-Exposition Center. They will collect nonperishable food, toys and clothes to give to those experiencing economic hardships.