The Sampson County Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance presents the 35th annual Martin Luther King Jr. memorial service Sunday, Feb. 17 at Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, 4442 Bonnettsville Road, Clinton. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Kenneth Wells, pastor of the Rock Springs AME Zion Church in Fayetteville. Please come out and join us in this spirit-filled worship service as we give honor and praise to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are asking all churches to support the Ministerial Alliance by making your contributions. This service of worship will not be a success without your support. The Rev. Marvin T. Clowney Sr. is the resident and the Rev. Harold Boykin is the vice president. The host pastor of Mt. Pleasant Church is Bishop Varnie N. Fullwood. Don’t miss this big celebration.
Youth conference will be held at the Running Branch Disciple Church, Clinton, Thursday, Feb. 14 and Friday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Minister Daemarkis Faison of the Holy Trinity United Holiness Church of Greenville will be guest Thursday and evangelist Lakevia Underwood of Ram in the Bush will be guest on Friday. The praise and worship service will include a praise dance and soloist. The host pastor is elder Calvin Deans, who invites the public to attend.
The Cooperative Institute is already in progress at the Robinson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Roseboro. The service will be held tonight, Feb. 13, through Friday, Feb. 15 at 6:45 p.m each night. The Rev. John T. Oliver, the moderator, invites all churches to attend.
On Saturday, Feb. 16, the Friendly Trio Church Association will be giving out bags from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Friendly Community Center, U.S. 421 (Hanson Road). For more information, call 590-4925.
A musical program will be held at the Saint Jude Holiness Church, H.B. Lewis Road, Clinton, Saturday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m., featuring pastor Dexter Stevens and Preparations of Goldsboro, the George Sisters of Faison, Men on a Mission, Brothers for Christ, the McNeil Family, Billy Ray and the Gospelaires, all of Clinton, and many others. For more information, call sister Hilda Black at 910-723-7207 or the Rev. Willie Bryant at 592-7532.
The Christ Missionary Baptist Church, 5220 Faison Hwy., Clinton will have morning worship service Sunday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. Sunday school will be held at 9 a.m. and Bible study will be held each Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The Rev. Marvin T. Clowney Sr. is the pastor.
New Life Outreach Ministries, 708 Sampson St., Clinton, will have a youth night service on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. All youth are welcome. Come and join us. The host pastor is Regina Lucious.
The Friendly Trio: a Musical Gospel Train will be held Sunday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Friendly Community Center, U.S. 421 north (Hanson Road), Clinton. Evangelist Shirley DeVone of Goshen Disciple Church will provide inspirational words and the McNeils will provide the devotion. This is Black History Month and will include Monica McDowell of Elizabethtown, the Gospel Harmoneers of Warrenton and Shaneka Murphy of Clinton, along with many others.
Regular morning worship service will be held at the Brown’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, H.B. Lewis Road, Clinton, Sunday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. The morning message will be held by the Rev. Jeffrey White and the male chorus will render the music.
The Florida Boys will be in concert at the Full Gospel Chapel, 1010 McKoy St., Clinton Friday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. The admission is free but a love offering will be taken. For more information, call Christine Kivett at 910-592-3356.
Regular morning worship service will be held Sunday, Feb. 17 at the Morning Star Holiness Church on McKoy Street at 11 a.m. The pastor, Dr. Lloyd Butler Jr. will deliver the morning message and the young adult choir will render the music. You are welcome to attend.
Regular morning worship service will be held at the Union Grove Disciple Church on Lisbon Street Sunday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. The pastor, Dr. Timothy Peppers, will deliver the morning message and the choir will render the music.
An appreciation service honoring our friend and brother in Christ minister Carl Faison will be held Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. It will be a Break the Bread of Life service. The guest speaker will be apostle Lester E. Coward of the Deliverance Temple Revival Center Church in Dudley. On Friday, Feb. 22, Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24, it will be held at the House of Prayer, Juniper Road, Faison. Also Dr. Elevena Oliver of Saint Jude Church of Christ will speak. Don’t miss it.
We solicit your prayers for all the sick everywhere, and to Mr. Lafayette Herring of Clinton who is recuperating nicely at home. We hope you will soon be out and going again!
Our love and deepest sympathy goes out to all families who lost a loved one recently.
Many thanks to all my many friends who attended our Black History service last Sunday. May God richly bless each of you.
A thought for today: A friend is one who strengthens you with prayers, blesses you with love and encourages you with hope.
Go to the church of your choice this Sunday and have a blessed week.
(Editor’s note: Mae Bell Williamson is the news columnist for Brown’s Chapel. you can call her at 592-2468 or 709-3496.)