— 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.
— Refuge of Deliverance Ministries will celebrate its seventh annual “Bridging Family & Friends” at noon at the Factory Event Center, located at 404 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Elizabethtown. The guest speaker will be Apostle N.J. Dunlap from the Temple of Refuge of the Living God in Charlotte. The event is sponsored by Pastor Felicia A. Horne Murchison and everyone is invited.
— Hickory Grove Baptist Church cordially invites the community to a Celebration of Thanksgiving — the meal begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a Thanksgiving service at 6:30 p.m. in the church’s Family Life Center. The church is located at 6414 Center Road, Bladenboro. For information, call 910-863-1506.
— 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.
— Refuge of Deliverance Ministries will hold its seventh annual Church Celebration at 5 p.m. at 404 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Elizabethtown. The guest speaker wlil be Nathaniel Wells of Orlando, Fla., founder of Construction Zone Ministries. The public is invited.
— World-renown Christian singer Ivan Parker will be in concert at White Oak Baptist Church Gymnasium (the former White Oak School Gym). Tickets will be $10 and are available from any church member. You may contact the church at P.O. Box 296, White Oak, N.C. 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.