• There will be a Musical “Outbreak” Celebration at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Council at 6:30 p.m. Several choirs, groups and soloists will be on program including the well-known gospel group Perry Parker and the Jubalaires of the Fayetteville/Roseboro area. For more information contact Mrs. Jewell Smith at 910-862-2989.
• There will be a Bundle of Joy Baby Contest at the St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church, 410 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Bladenboro, at 5 p.m. This program is sponsored by the YAMS Department of the St. Luke Missionary Society.
• Sandhills Missionary Church in Bladenboro will host its birthday celebration for April, May and June during the 11 a.m. worship service.
— The pastor and members of Mt. Olive AME Zion Church’s congregation will host a morning worship service at 10 a.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Kenneth Monroe, presiding prelate of the Eastern North Carolina Episcopal District. Music will be provided by the Children/Youth Choir.
— National Day of Prayer Observances
— Elizabethtown municipal building at noon. Any questions may be addressed to Clara Adams at 910-862-2406.
— Bladenboro Historical Building at noon. Contact Warren Hill at 910-876-5449 with questions.
— The Mt. Olive Mass Choir will be having “Joy Night” service at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive AME Zion Church, located at 32 Mt. Olive Road in Elizabethtown. We are inviting everyone to come for a joyous evening.
— The 10th annual Carvers Creek Community Reunion and May Day Celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carvers Creek Community Baltimore Center. There will be a parade including horses, four-wheelers, antique cars, motorcycles, family cars, dune buggies, fire trucks and more; lots of food; games; and activities for all ages. The highlight will be the wrapping of the May Pole.
• New Hope Missionary Baptist Church (Lisbon Community) is sponsoring a trip to Amish Country, Lancaster, Pa. to enjoy the Live Bible production, JONAH. For more info, please call Mary at 910-645-6464. We have a waiting list with minimum seating available.
• At Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Council at 11 a.m., Elder Charles Simpson and St. James United Holy Church will be the guest. At 3:30 p.m., Reginald A. Wells and the Falling Run Missionary Baptist Church Family of the Cedar Creek area in Fayetteville will be the guests. For more information contact Mrs. Jewell Smith at 910-862-2989.
• Women’s Day will be observed at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Council at 11 a.m. The Rev. Pearly Graham-Hoskins and Tabernacle Believers Holiness Church of Council will be the guest. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information contact Mrs. Jewell Smith at 910-862-2989.
Out of county
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• I Am Inc. in conjunction with God’s Garden of Paradise Inc. will offer every month free meals and free haircuts. For more information check with Glenda’s Just Desserts and Lunch Counter located at 315 Martin Luther King Drive, Elizabethtown and Barbers Inn located at 410 Martin Luther King Drive, Elizabethtown.
• College Small Group will meet from 6 until 7 p.m. (ages 18 to 23) followed by AMPED Student Ministry worship service from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. each Sunday night at Dublin First Baptist Church. The upbeat worship service will be lead by our student ministry band, and include drama, and deep Biblical teaching.
• Dublin First Baptist Church Day School is now accepting registration for 2, 3, & 4 years old half-day classes. Call 910-862-2277 or 910-876-0419 for more information.
• Living Springs Church holds a Women’s Fellowship every fourth Sunday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 909 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown.
• I Am Inc. will offer a free yard sale. Open day and night located at 900 block of Peanut Plant Road, Elizabethtown.
• A Power In The Word Ministry Bible study will take place every Thursday from 8:10 to 8:30 p.m. at your location by phone. Call 605-475-4120 and join in (ID number – 3390591#). The teacher is Sis Vivian Caviness Wiggins.