— White Oak Family Worship Center will host its fourth annual oyster roast under the pavilion, located at 1932 Burney Road in White Oak. Cost is $35 per person for all-you-can eat oysters as well as shrimp, fish, chicken bog and hushpuppies. There will be a bazaar from 4 to 8 p.m. with a variety of craft vendors; there will be live music from 6 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Children & Youth Department. For tickets, information and booth rentals, call 910-866-5343 or 910-229-6276.
— Kitchen Branch Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2058 Baltimore Road in Council, will host a “100 Women in Red” event at 3:30 p.m. Guest speakers will include Katrina Boykins, Pastor Nikki Steven and First Lady Deborah Gause. Refreshments will be served. Men are also welcome.
— A community-wide “Hanging of the Greens” service will be held at Historic Old Trinity Church on East Broad Street in Elizabethtown at 7 p.m. All are welcome.
— A community Advent service will be held at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, led by Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church Pastor David Holloway. The service will take place from noon to 12:30 p.m.
— Tar Heel Baptist Church will present the play “Christmas in Tar Heel” at 5:40 p.m. The play features special guests from Clark’s Chapel AME Zion Church and Love Grove Baptist Church. Baptist Church. The program will include comical hosts, adult choirs, dance, puppets, a children’s choir, soloists, and a praise team all pointing to the true meaning of Christmas. After the program there will be gingerbread decorating for kids and a “Remembrance Tree” to honor those who have passed away this year from Tar Heel. This is a free event.
— Elizabethtown Baptist Church on West Broad Street will host its annual Christmas Cantata at 11 a.m.
— Sandhill Missionary Baptist Church in Bladenboro will celebrate “Senior Citizen Day” during its 11 a.m. service. All church seniors 60 and older are encouraged to be present for recognition — and please wear red for the occasion.
— A community Advent service will be held at Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church, led by St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church Pastor Gerry Blackburn. The service will take place from noon to 12:30 p.m.
— Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church on West Broad Street will host its Christmas Cantata at 11 a.m. and against at 7 p.m.
— Galeed Baptist Church will host its annual Christmas Cntata at 10:50 a.m.
— Sandhill Missionary Baptist Church in Bladenboro will celebrate a Christmas program following the 11 a.m. service.
— Trinity United Methodist Church will host a community Advent service led by Edwin Ferguson, pastor of Mount Zion A.M.E. Zion Church. The service will take place from noon to 12:30 p.m.
— Christmas Day
— Sandhill Missionary Baptist Church in Bladenboro will celebrate with a Church Christmas Service starting early at 8 a.m.
— New Year’s Eve
— The deacons of Sandhill Missionary Baptist Church in Bladenboro will spearhead the “Watch Night Service” starting at 10:30 p.m. with a candlelight march. The Rev. Donald Thompson will bring the midnight message.
Out of county
• LUMBERTON: Three Bridges will be in concert at Kingdom Place on Sunday, Dec. 3, in the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. Kingdom Place is located at 2610 E. Fifth St. in Lumberton.
• 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.
• Dublin First Baptist Church Day School is now accepting registration for 2, 3 and 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.