— 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.
— There will be a Welcome Back Program at St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church, 410 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Bladenboro, at 3:30 p.m. honoring the Rev. Hardy Ballard Jr. Guest for this program will be the Rev. Arthur Jenkins, choir and congregation from Rock Fish A.M.E. Church in Teachey. The public is invited to attend. For information, call 910-874-4486.
— 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 Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church clothes closet will be open from 8 to 11 a.m. Their food pantry, “From His Table to Yours,” will be open the same day 10 a.m. to noon. Personal identifications and transportations are required. No fee is involved in either ministry. Baldwin Branch is located at 4047 N.C. 242 South in Elizabethtown.
— 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
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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 – 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.