May 21

• 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.

— Mount Hebron AME Zion Church in Bladenboro will host “100 Women and Men in White” at its 11 a.m. service. The theme will be “On the Move for Christ.” The guest speaker will be Minister Latonya W. Evans from Raleigh. The public is invited.

— The ushers of Sandhills Missionary Baptist Church, loca6ted at 16920 Twisted Hickory Road in Bladenboro, will celebrate their anniversary at 3:30 p.m. with special guest speaker Pastor Robert Williams of House of Mercies Ministries of Whiteville. Refreshments will be served.

—Piney Grove A.M.E. Zion Church in Clarkton will host Women’s Day at 11 a.m. with speaker/evangelist Wanda B. Frierson. All are invited.

May 27

— 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,” opens the same day 10 a.m. to noon. Personal identifications and transportations are required. No fee is involved in either ministry. The Rev. Dr. Louie Boykin is the pastor. Baldwin Branch is located at 4047 N.C. 242 Highway South in Elizabethtown.

June 4

— Clarkton PFWB Church will hold its 64th Homecoming and everyone is invited to attend. The Rev. Dock Hobbs, regional director of PFWB churches, will be our guest speaker at 11 a.m. The Joyful Sound of South Carolina will provide spiritual songs at 10 a.m. for this special service. A covered dish meal will be served at noon in our Fellowship Hall. If you wish to bring a dish, feel free to do so. Invite friends and family for spiritual fellowship. Contact the Rev. Charlie H. Tatum at 910-991-6540 with any questions. We are located at 24 S. Page Road, Clarkton.

Out of county

• None listed


• 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 to 8:30 p.m. at your location by phone. Call 605-475-4120 and join in (ID number – 3390591#). The teacher is Sis Vivian Caviness Wiggins.