CHURCH CALENDAR

Feb. 17

— Trinity and Carvers Creek AME Zion churches will hold a “Valentine Birthday Celebration” at 6 p.m. at the Tabernacle Multiple Purpose Building, located at 549 Youngstown Road in Riegelwood. The event is a celebration of Pastor Valentine Sutton. The special guest will be The Mighty Echoes of Elizabethtown and Shea Ra Nichi of Elizabethtown with African dance. Admission is $15 per person.

Feb. 18

— Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Council will hold its annual Black History Program at 3:30 p.m. Several speakers will be on the program. Everyone is invited. For information, contact Jewell Smith at 910-862-2989.

— Baker’s Creek AMEZ Church, located at 656 Center Road in Elizabethtown, will host its Black History Program at at 3 p.m. All are invited for a great time of worship and fellowship. Special guest speaker will be the Rev. Viola Freeman from St. James Church in Bladenboro — along with special singing.

Feb. 24

— Windsor United Methodist Church, located at 12863 N.C. 242 North in Elizabethtown, will host a spaghetti dinner and a silent auction from 4 to 7 p.m. Eat in or take out. Suggested donation is $6. All proceeds will benefit a Teen Challenge program in the county.

Feb. 28

— The annual Community Lenten Service will be held noon to 12:30 p.m. at Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Eckie Lancaster, pastor emeritus at Wesley’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

March 7

— The annual Community Lenten Service will be held noon to 12:30 p.m. at Wesley’s Chapel United Methodist Church with Fr. Gerry Blackburn of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church.

March 14

— The annual Community Lenten Service will be held noon to 12:30 p.m. at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. David Holloway of Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church.

March 21

— The annual Community Lenten Service will be held noon to 12:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sheldon Reese, resident of White Lake and member of the Baltimore-Washington United Methodist Conference.

Out of county

• NONE

Ongoing

• 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.

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