— Greater McKoy’s Chapel, Inc. (282 Center Road, Elizabethtown) will host a Gospel Explosion at 6 p.m. The congregation invites everyone to join in praise through song.
— St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church, located at 410 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Bladenboro, will celebrate its 124th church anniversary at 3:30 p.m. The guest for this program will be the Rev. Michael Ballard, pastor of St. John and Harrison Creek A.M.E. Zion Churches. A total of 124 balloons will be released in memory of loved ones. If you would like to release a balloon in memory of someone, please contact Janice B .Blanks at 910-648-5313. We look forward to having you join us as we strive to move forward.
— The Baldwin Branch Male Chorus is celebrating its 46th annual anniversary at 3 p.m.. Several individuals, groups and choirs will be singing. The celebrations are being held at Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church, 4047 N.C. 242 South in Elizabethtown. The Rev. Louie Boykin is the pastor.
— Carvers Creek Church will celebrate Holy Week at 6 p.m. with the Trinity Choir and a sermon by the Rev. Valentine Sutton.
— Sandhills Missionary Church in Bladenboro will celebrate Passion Week at Mt. Olive MBC with the Rev. Elton Willoughby of Atkinson Temple at 6 p.m.
— Tabernacle Church will celebrate Holy Week at 7 p.m. with New Zion Choir and a sermon by the Rev. Rona Wilson.
— Sandhills Missionary Church in Bladenboro will celebrate Passion Week at St. John AME Zion Church with the Rev. Eric McCullum and Jerusalem Church at 7:30 p.m.
— Kitchen Branch Church will celebrate Holy Week at 7 p.m. with the Carvers Creek Choir and a sermon by the Rev. Valentine Sutton.
— Sandhills Missionary Church in Bladenboro will celebrate Passion Week at Cedar Grove MBA and the Rev. Daryl Hardy at 7:30 p.m.
— Trinity Church will celebrate Holy Week at 7 p.m. with the Kitchen Branch Choir and a sermon by the Rev. Anthony Gause.
— Sandhills Missionary Church in Bladenboro will celebrate Passion Week at Sandhill MBC with the Rev. Ronnie Clarida at 7:30 p.m.
— St. James Church will celebrate Holy Week with the Tabernacle Choir and a sermon by Elder Pearly Hopskins.
— Sandhills Missionary Church in Bladenboro will celebrate Passion Week at Atkinson Temple Holiness Church with the Rev. Donald Thompson at 7:30 p.m. There will be communion and feet washing.
— Piney Grove Church will celebrate Holy Week at 7 p.m. with the St. James Choir and a sermon by Elder Charles Simpson.
— Sandhills Missionary Church in Bladenboro will celebrate Passion Week at Jerusalem Chapel MBC with the Rev. Timothy Lance from Mt. Olive MBC at 7:30 p.m.
— The second annual Relay for Life 5K Bunny Fun Run will be held at 9 a.m. at the Town Hall of Bladenboro, 411 Ivey St. Registration forms available at Town Hall, HealthWorks of Elizabethtown, and other locations. For more info, please call Otis at 910-549-7618.
— The annual Community Early Rise Easter Service will be held at 7 a.m. in the Old Trinity Church, 311 E. Broad St., Elizabethtown. All are invited to attend.”
— New Zion Church will celebrate Holy Week at 6 a.m. with the Piney Grove Choir and a sermon by the Rev. Carl Smith.
— Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church will host its annual Easter Cantata, “Christ Is Alive,” at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
— Sandhills Missionary Church in Bladenboro will celebrate Passion Week with a Sunrise Service during the morning worship with Pastor Donald Thompson providing the message.
— Center Road Baptist Church will host a BBQ plate fundraiser for Charles Adams, a local fire victim who lost his home and belongings, from 11 a.m. until? The church is located at 2484 Center Road in Bladenboro. Donations are being accepted. make checks payable to Center Road Baptist Church.
— There will be a Musical “Outbreak” Celebration at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Council at 6:30 p.m. Several choirs, groups and soloists will be on program including the well-known gospel group Perry Parker and the Jubalaires of the Fayetteville/Roseboro area. For more information contact Mrs. Jewell Smith at 910-862-2989.
— Sandhills Missionary Church in Bladenboro will host its birthday celebration for April, May and June during the 11 a.m. worship service.
— New Hope Missionary Baptist Church (Lisbon Community) is sponsoring a trip to Amish Country, Lancaster, Pa. to enjoy the Live Bible production, JONAH. For more info, please call Mary at 910-645-6464. We have a waiting list with minimum seating available.
— At Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Council at 11 a.m., Elder Charles Simpson and St. James United Holy Church will be the guest. At 3:30 p.m., Reginald A. Wells and the Falling Run Missionary Baptist Church Family of the Cedar Creek area in Fayetteville will be the guests. For more information contact Mrs. Jewell Smith at 910-862-2989.
— Women’s Day will be observed at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Council at 11 a.m. The Rev. Pearly Graham-Hoskins and Tabernacle Believers Holiness Church of Council will be the guest. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information contact Mrs. Jewell Smith at 910-862-2989.
OUT OF COUNTY
— WHITEVILLE: The public is cordially invited to attend Homecoming 2017 on April 2 at 11 a.m. at Victory Baptist Church, located at 2012 S. Madison St. in Whiteville. There will be special singing at 1:15 p.m. and a service at 2 p.m. Stay for the bar-b-que and covered dish meal following the morning service. Invite your family and friends to attend with you. For more information, contact Pastor Gary Ledbetter at 910-642-3500. A nursery will be provided. The services will be interpreted for the deaf.
— 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.