July 29

— The Shepherd Support Ministry of Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church will host the fifth inaugural anniversary celebrations for the Rev. Louie Boykin and First Lady Katrina Boykin. A special banquet will be held 6 p.m. at the Regal Venue; 1564 White Lake Drive in White Lake. Guest speaker will be Bishop Varnie N. Fullwood, pastor of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Clinton.

July 30

— Sandhill Missionary Baptist Church of Bladenboro wlil celebrate the birthdays of July, August and September during the morning service.

Aug. 1

— As part of its anniversary celebration, Baldwin Branch Missionary Church will host Elder Billy Thompson of St, James FBHC in Elizabethtown and its choir at 7 p.m.

Aug. 2

— As part of its anniversary celebration, Baldwin Branch Missionary Church will host Elder Christopher Brown Jr. of Holy Tabernacle UHC and its choir of Roseboro at 7 p.m.

Aug. 3

— As part of its anniversary celebration, Baldwin Branch Missionary Church will host the Rev. A. Reginald Wells of Falling Run Missionary Baptist Church and its choir of Fayetteville at 7 p.m.

Aug. 5

— Windsor United Methodist Church, located on N.C. 242 in Ammon, will host a food bank fundraiser from 4 to 6:30 p.m. There will be a chicken and pastry dinner that will include slaw, candied yams, green beans, roll, tea and cake for $7. Cakes and other items will be raffled off at 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 5-6

— First Baptist Church, located on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Bladenboro, will host a weekend of food, fun, fellowship and worship with the annual A.C. Jones Chorale Choir’s Weekend Celebration. On Saturday at 12:30 p.m., there will be a family cookout with a water slide, water games, face painting, snow cones and more. On Sunday, there will be a worship service at 11 a.m. with the theme “Old Time Religion,” and light refreshments will be served.

Aug. 16-20

— The Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Women’s convention, “Women With A Praise, Take Off The Mask,” will be held each night at 7 p.m. The services kick off on Wednesday, Aug. 16, featuring Minister Sherecka Baker​ of Evangel Temple in Dublin and continue Thursday, Aug. 17, with Apostle Andria U. Weekes of Greater Works Church of Deliverance Ministries in West End; Friday, Aug. 18, with Pastor Tracy Troy of Victory in Jesus Ministries of Whiteville. There are no services on that Saturday. The convention concludes Sunday morning, Aug. 20, beginning at 10 a.m. with Pastor Cheryl Moore of Zion Temple United Church of Christ in Durham. The entire spiritual undertakings will be held at Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church, located at 4047 N.C. 242 South in Elizabethtown.

Aug. 20

— The public is invited to Family and Friends Day at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church, located at 851 South Braddy Plantation Road in Council, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Carl A. Smith is the pastor. The day’s guests will be Delora Lesane and Greater McKoy’s Chapel Church from Dublin.

Aug. 19

— Galeed Baptist Church, located at 571 Galeed Church Road in Bladenboro, will host “New Dove Brothers & Carolina Homecoming” at 7 p.m. featuring The Dover Brothers and Jordan’s Bridge. No tickets required.

Sept. 29-Oct. 1

— Mt. Zion AME Zion Church Women’s Weekend — RECOVERY Women’s Conference doors open at 6 p.m. at Bladen Community College. Worship is at 7 p.m. Anyone with questions call 910-247-6579, text or email to or check out our website at

Out of county



• 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.