— Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church will host a barbecue plate fundraiser to benefit East Bladen High School football coach Robby Priest on Saturday, April 7, in the PAC building from 5 to 8 p.m. There will also be a silent auction. Plates will cost $8 each and will include barbecue, baked beans, slaw, rolls and dessert for eat-in or take out. T-shirts with the slogan #RobbyStrong can also be purchased through the Facebook group Fighting with Robby—#RobbyStrong. Priest is currently battling cancer and undergoing chemotherapy treatments. All proceeds from the fundraisers will go to assist Priest and his family with medical expenses.
— Do you want to hear some great gospel music? Come to Baldwin Branch, where the Baldwin Branch Male Chorus anniversary will be celebrated at 3 p.m. The Rev. Andy Anderson of Whiteville will be the master of ceremonies. Several singing groups will be live. Baldwin Branch is located at 4047 N.C. 242 South in Elizabethtown.
— Clarkton PFWB Church invites the community to join our congregation for our Spring Revival. Worship services will be held each night featuring a different speaker with special singing provided by T.J. Tatum. Speakers will be: April 8 at 6 p.m., the Rev. Johnny Guyton, pastor of Ammon PFWB Church; April 9 at 7 p.m., the Rev. Donnie Carlye, former pastor of Welcome PFWB Church; April 10 at 7 p.m., the Rev. Joe Foster, pastor of Dublin PFWB Church; and April 11 at 7 p.m., the Rev. Leroy Wright, pastor of Salem PFWB Church. Any questions contact the Rev. Charlie Tatum at 910-991-6540.
— It’s party time! Greater McKoy’s Chapel, Inc. will be having their annual Birthday Celebration on Saturday, April 21, at 4 p.m. The Rev. Edwin Ferguson, pastor of Mt. Zion AME Zion Church, choir and congregation will be the special guest at Greater McKoy’s Chapel, Inc., where Dr. Delora LeSane is the pastor. We look forward to seeing you at 284 Center Road in Elizabethtown (Dublin community), where everybody is somebody and Christ is Lord.
— St. Luke AME Zion Church, located at 410 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Bladenboro, will celebrate 125 years of service at 3:30 p.m. The rev. Gordon L. Griffen, pastor of Moore’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Currie will be the guest along with his choir and congregation. A memorial balloon release will follow the service.
— The officers and members of Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Council will host a Pre-Pastoral Anniversary “Musical Celebration” for the Rev. Carl A. Smith at 6:30 pm. There will be several choirs, groups and soloists appearing. For information, contact Jewell Smith at 910-862-2989.
— Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Council will host the 16th Pastoral Anniversary celebration for the Rev. Carl A. Smith. Elder Charles Simpson and St. James United Holy Church will be the morning guests. The afternoon service will begin at 3:30 p.m. with Reginald Wells and Falling Run Missionary Baptist Church of Cedar Creek, Fayetteville, as the guests. We are inviting everyone to come out and help us celebrate. For information, contact Jewell Smith at 910-862-2989.
Out of county
• LUMBERTON: The U-turn Youth of Kingdom Place will present their Easter musical “Best News Ever” this Sunday, April 8, in the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. Kingdom Place is located at 2610 E. Fifth St. in Lumberton.
• Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step recovery ministry, is held on Sunday’s from 6 to 8:30 p.m. (dinner served at 6 p.m.) at Windsor United Methodist Church, located at 12863 N.C. 242 North in Ammon. Child care provided. For information, contact Amy Munn, ministry leader, at 910-990-7661.
• 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.