April 23

— The 14th Pastoral Anniversary Pre-Musical Celebration for Pastor Carl A. Smith will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Council. Several choirs, groups and soloists will be on the program. Everyone is invited to come out and help us celebrate these festivities with our pastor.

— There will be a Home Missions and Conference Workers Program at St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church, located at 410 Martin Luther King Drive, Bladenboro, at 4 p.m. Speakers will be Bessie Rothwell from Clarkton District Home Missions President and Sister Patricia Cromartie, Clarkton District Conference Workers President. The special music will the youth choir from Mt. Zion A.M.E. Zion Church of Elizabethtown. Everyone is invited to attend.

— The Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church clothes closet will be open from 8 to 11 a.m. The food pantry, “From His Table to Yours,” will be open as well from 10 a.m. to noon. Personal identifications and transportation are required. No fees are involved in either ministry. Baldwin Branch is located at 4047 N.C. 242 Hwy. South in Elizabethtown.

April 24

— St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church, located at 410 Martin Luther King Drive, Bladenboro, will observe their Church Anniversary at 4 p.m. The guest Minister will be Rev. Algernon McKenzie and the guest choir are from Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Whiteville. Everyone is invited to attend.

— Mac Melvin, Baldwin Branch’s Sunday School superintendent, presents his initial sermon at 3 p.m. at the church. Musical ministry by the Male Chorus. Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church is located at 4047 N.C. 242 Hwy. South in Elizabethtown.

— St. James United Holy Church, 917 Braddy Plantation Road, Council, will celebrate family and friends dat at 11 a.m. Elder Larry C. McLeon and St. Mary’s United Holy Church Choir will be our guest along with others. Everyone is welcome to attend. A meal will be served after the morning service.

May 1

— Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Council will host its 14th Pastor’s Anniversary Celebration for the Rev. Carl A. Smith at 11 a.m. with Elder Charles Simpson, choir and congregation of St. James United Holy Church in Council as the guests. The afternoon service will begin at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. Matthew D. Rouse III, choir and congregation of Piney Grove East Missionary Baptist Church of Marshville as the guests. We are inviting everyone to come out and help us celebrate this special occasion with our pastor.

May 7

— The Carvers Creek Community will celebrate the annual Carvers Creek Community Reunion and May Day Celebration from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Baltimore Center. There will be a parade with parade line-up at 9 a.m. at Figure 9 Road. There will be lots of games, food and other activities for all ages. The highlight of this event will be the wrapping of the May Pole. Please come out and help celebrate this event.

May 13

— Pushing Back the Dark, a county youth event, will be held at Elizabethtown Middle School from 7 p.m. until midnight. The Justin Teseniar Band will be in concert. There will be a guest speaker and food. Everything is free and all youth are invited. Please contact the Bladen Baptist Association at 910-862-3496 for additional information.

May 14

— The Mt. Olive Mass Choir will be sponsoring Joy Night service at Mt. Olive A.M.E. Zion church, Pastor Haywood Oliver at 6 p.m. Several choirs and praise team dancers will be on program. We are inviting everyone to come out and let’s have a joyous time in the Lord. Mt. Olive AME Zion Church is located at 32 Mt. Olive Road in Elizabethtown.

May 15

— Women’s Day will be observed at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Council at 11 a.m. Guests will be the Rev. Pia Jessup and Miller Chapel AME Zion Church of Garland. Everyone is invited to attend.

June 18

— Mt. Olive A.M.E. Zion Church will be having a church bazaar starting at 7 a.m. Different items will be available, along with food and bounce houses for the kids. Please stop by at 32 Mt. Olive Church Road in Elizabethtown. The event will be held across from the church.



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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 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.

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