— A benefit fundraiser and silent auction will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hickory Grove Baptist Church Family Life Center, 6414 Center Road in Bladenboro, to help with medical expenses for Ron and Cory Singletary and their daughters. Delicious chicken bog plates are available for $7, and items will be available for purchase via a silent auction. Donations of items are requested for the silent auction and desserts are needed for the plates. To make a contribution or for more information, contact Pam Stephens at 910-876-0861.
— Hickory Grove Baptist Church’s annual Fall Festival will be held 6 to 8 p.m. in the Family Life Center. We will have hayrides, cake walks, Ladies’ pie contest, Men’s chili cook-off, plenty of food, and lots of other fun activities. Kids 12 and under are welcome to wear their costumes. Please join us and bring your friends to this fun event! We are located at 6414 Center Road, Bladenboro. For more information, please call 910-648-6864.
— The Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist clothes closet will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Their food pantry, “From His Table to Yours,” will be open 10 a.m. to noon. Personal transportation is required, identifications are waived due to the recent storm. Household objects, personal toiletries, non-perishable food items and clothing are available in an abundance supply. Everyone is welcomed. No fee is involved in either ministry. Baldwin Branch is located at 4047 N.C. 242 South in Elizabethtown.
— Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Council will be having their Annual Birthday Rally at 3:30 p.m. Guests will be the Rev. Anthony Q. Jones and Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Fair Bluff. Everyone is invited.
— “WEAR PINK DAY” at Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church, recognizing October as breast cancer awareness month. The National theme is “no one should face breast cancer alone.” Baldwin Branch summons and encourages all congregations to wear pink on this day.
— Bethel Baptist Church in Dublin, at 5 p.m., will be having a Fall Festival. The evening will consist of an outdoor movie, cake walk, hayrides, food, games and a candy drop. Bring your towels, blankets and lawn chairs for the movie. This will be a great night of fun for all ages.
— The Sandhill Missionary Baptist Church family of Bladenboro will celebrate the October, November and December birthdays at the 11 a.m. worship service.
— Sandhill Missionary Baptist Church will begin a three-night revival at 7 p.m. each evening today, Wednesday and Thursday. Pastor Timothy A. Lance of Mt. Olive MBC of Whiteville will be the revivalist each night.
— Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Council will be celebrating Harvest Day at 11 a.m. The Rev. Carl A. Smith will deliver the morning message. There will be no afternoon service. Everyone is invited.
— The Sandhill Missionary Baptist Church Senior Choir will celebrate its anniversary at 3 p.m. with many local choirs and musicians. Refreshments provided.
— The Usher Board of Mt. Olive A.M.E. Zion Church, 32 Mt. Olive Road, Elizabethtown, NC will be celebrating its anniversary at 3 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited.
— Singer Charles Billingsley will be at Northside Baptist Church in Bladenboro. Services begin at 7 p.m. For more information, please call the church at 910-863-3780. Everyone is invited to attend.
— The Mass Choir of Mt. Olive A.M.E. Zion Church will be celebrating its 49th Choir Anniversary at 3:30 p.m. We are inviting everyone to come.
— World-renown Christian singer Ivan Parker will be in concert at White Oak Baptist Church Gymnasium (used to be White Oak School Gym). Tickets will be $10.00 and are available from any church member. You may contact the church at P.O. Box 296, White Oak, NC 28399 or by phone by calling the parsonage at 910-866-4467 or the pastor at 910-874-3315. You may call James Pait at 910-866-4514 for information on obtaining tickets also. More information on Ivan Parker can be found at http://www.ivanparker.com/.
Jan. 21, 2017
— East Bladen High will host “Gospel Jam Explosion” with Willie “B.B.’ Brown of Fayetteville serving as master of ceremonies. The doors open at 4 p.m. and the program starts at 5 p.m. In performance will be Renewall of Clinton, Spiritual Voices of Warsaw, Blessed from Spivey’s Corner, and many more. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Food will be available for sale and door prizes will be given. For information call 910-271-8324, 910-249-2451, 904-514-7058 or 910-441-0734.
OUT OF COUNTY
— Oct. 30: Faith Tabernacle Christian Center in St. Pauls will host its Harvest Sunday Celebration at 11 a.m. Guest ministry by gospel recording artist J.J. Hairston with the FTCC Mass Choir. Nursery and children’s church services will be provided. Dinner served after service.
— Oct. 31: Faith Tabernacle Christian Center in St. Pauls will host its Fall Festival for children and adults of all ages. There will be carnival rides, games, food, candy and fun from 6 to 9 p.m. Everyone welcome. For information, call 910-865-5252.
— 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 – 8:30 p.m. at your location by phone. Call 712-432-3900 and join in (ID number – 176890#). The teacher is Sis Vivian Caviness Wiggins.