— Windsor United Methodist Church, located on N.C. 242 in Ammon, will host a food bank fundraiser from 4 to 6:30 p.m. There will be a chicken and pastry dinner that will include slaw, candied yams, green beans, roll, tea and cake for $7. Cakes and other items will be raffled off at 6:30 p.m.
— First Baptist Church, located on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Bladenboro, will host a weekend of food, fun, fellowship and worship with the annual A.C. Jones Chorale Choir’s Weekend Celebration. On Saturday at 12:30 p.m., there will be a family cookout with a water slide, water games, face painting, snow cones and more. On Sunday, there will be a worship service at 11 a.m. with the theme “Old Time Religion,” and light refreshments will be served.
— The Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Women’s convention, “Women With A Praise, Take Off The Mask,” will be held each night at 7 p.m. The services kick off on Wednesday, Aug. 16, featuring Minister Sherecka Baker of Evangel Temple in Dublin and continue Thursday, Aug. 17, with Apostle Andria U. Weekes of Greater Works Church of Deliverance Ministries in West End; Friday, Aug. 18, with Pastor Tracy Troy of Victory in Jesus Ministries of Whiteville. There are no services on that Saturday. The convention concludes Sunday morning, Aug. 20, beginning at 10 a.m. with Pastor Cheryl Moore of Zion Temple United Church of Christ in Durham. The entire spiritual undertakings will be held at Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church, located at 4047 N.C. 242 South in Elizabethtown.
— Galeed Baptist Church, located at 571 Galeed Church Road in Bladenboro, will host “New Dove Brothers & Carolina Homecoming” at 7 p.m. featuring The Dover Brothers and Jordan’s Bridge. No tickets required.
— The public is invited to Family and Friends Day at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church, located at 851 South Braddy Plantation Road in Council, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Carl A. Smith is the pastor. The day’s guests will be Delora Lesane and Greater McKoy’s Chapel Church from Dublin.
— Women’s Day will be observed at Whites Creek Missionary Baptist Church during the morning service starting at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Minister Shelia Cromartie and the public is invited. The church is located at 6838 Airport Road in the Lisbon Community.
— Whites Creek Missoinary Baptist Church will hold Revival Services starting at 7 p.m. each night. The Rev. Mumford of South Carolina will be the speaker. The church is located at 6838 Airport Road in the Lisbon Community.
— A community yard sale will be held at Lasley’s Motel, located at 1930 White lake Drive in White Lake, from 8 a.m. until? For sale will be various items from the historic Lasley’s Motel and cottages, household goods, appliances, furniture and much more. Proceeds will benefit the White Lake Christian Camp and Retreat Center.
— An open house will be held at the White Lake Christian Camp and Retreat Center from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is invited.
Sept. 29-Oct. 1
— Mt. Zion AME Zion Church Women’s Weekend — RECOVERY Women’s Conference doors open at 6 p.m. at Bladen Community College. Worship is at 7 p.m. Anyone with questions call 910-247-6579, text or email to Womensministry@mtzionamezion.org or check out our website at www.mtzionamezion.org
Out of county
• 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.