— 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.
— Butters Baptist Church, located at 1877 Berry Lewis Road in Bladenboro, will host a live nativity at 6 and 7 p.m. The public is invited.
— 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.
— A live nativity with the theme “God’s Greatest Gift: Jesus Christ” will be presented on the front lawn of the Bladen County Courthouse from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be various speakers from area churches and free hot chocolate. Hosted by the W.E.W. Ministry.
— Evangelist Willie Lewis will conduct a seminar on evangelism at 10 a.m. at the Elizabethtown Deliverance Evangelistic Center, 412 Peanut Road in Elizabethtown. Come out and learn the tools you need for soul winning. Open to everyone — all seats are free and refreshments will be served.
— White’s Creek Baptist Church, located at 6838 Airport Road in the Lisbon Community, will host a Christmas program at 5:30 p.m. with songs, skits and speeches. The public is invited.
— Center Road Baptist Church will be celebrating the Christmas season with a Christmas Cantata, presented by the adult choir at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited to share this special event with us.
— 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.
— True Vine Holiness Church will host its annual Christmas Concert and Dinner at 4 p.m. Featuring guest singers and soloists. Door prizes and gifts will be given out during the dinner. Everyone has a cordial invitation to attend. The church is located at 1503 Harrelson Road, Clarkton.
— 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.
— Center Road Baptist Church children and youth will be presenting their annual Christmas play beginning at 7pm. Everyone is invited to share this special event with us.
— Sandhill Missionary Baptist Church in Bladenboro will celebrate with a Church Christmas Service starting early at 8 a.m.
— Christmas Day
— 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.