— A Valentine Gala ‘CANCER’ benefit for Relay for Life will be held at Living Springs Church, located at 909 S. Poplar St. in Elizabethtown. Donation of $30 per person, and tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be available at the door. Tickets can be purchased at WBLA “Da Branch” Radio 1440AM or the Bladen Journal office.Call 910-991-6325 or 910-316-8408 for information.
— St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church, located at 410 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Bladenboro, will present “How’s Your Tea?” at 5:30 p.m. Various speakers will share how cups of tea can reflect our daily living. This program is to support the Youth Missionary Society of the St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church. The pastor is the Rev. Hardy Ballard Jr.
— Kitchen Branch Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2158 Baltimore Road in Council, will celebrate its fifth annual Pastoral Anniversary at 11:15 a.m. and against 3:30 p.m. Honorees will be Pastor Anthony Gause and his wife. The guest speakers will be Pastor Lorraina Jackson of Jerusalem HBC at 11:15 a.m. and Pastor Anthony Anderson of Overflow Ministries at 3:30 p.m. For information call the Rev. Alice Moore at 910-879-6447.
— Mt. Olive AME Zion Church in Elizabethtown and the Rev. Haywood Oliver will have its annual Black History Program at 3:30 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Edwin Ferguson, pastor of Mt. Zion AME Zion Church in Elizabethtown, who will be accompanied by his choir and congregation. The program is sponsored by Christian Education Department.
— Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Council will have its annual Black History program at 3:30 p.m. For information, call Jewell Smith at 910-862-6968.
— Allen and Sandi Welborn, from First Baptist Church Woodstock, will be at Tar Heel Baptist Church located at 521 Tar Heel Ferry Road in Tar Heel, teaching The Right Blend Relationship. This will be a 3 session conference at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 6 p.m. Everyone is invited and there is no charge for the conference.
— Carvers Creek AME Zion Church in Council, will be celebrating Black History Month, honoring our heroes, on Sunday at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served after the worship service. Ware your African attire. Everyone is invited.
— Feb. 28
— Vicki Clark, from The Biggest Loser, will be teaching on health living and reminding us that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit at Tar Heel Baptist Church at 7 p.m located at 521 Tar Heel Ferry Road in Tar Heel. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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 Glendas 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 is having Women’s Fellowship each Sunday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 909 South Poplar Street, Elizabethtown.
— I Am Inc. will offer a free yard sale. Open day and night located at 900 block of Peanut Plant Road, Elizabethtown.