Oct. 7

• Women’s Day is celebrated at First Baptist Church, 521 Martin Luther King Jr. St, Bladenboro. Morning service is at 8 a.m. with breakfast, Sunday school is 9:45 a.m. and morning worship is at 11 a.m. The topic is “Women of the King: Praising and Serving.” This will be presented by Deaconess Evelyn Blue-Freeman at 9 a.m.; Sister Marietta Bethea, Sister Cleopatrice Robinson and Rev. Doris Haynes present at 11 a.m. All are welcome.

Oct. 11

• Carolina’s Best 2018 Finalists competition will be held at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville at 6:30 p.m. featuring Baldwin Branch Minister of Music Kevin Joyner. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $10 for reserved floor seating.

Oct. 12

• Lumberton First Pentecostal Holiness Church will be hosting a Judgment House through the weekend. Times are as follows: Friday, 6-10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 3-9 p.m.

Oct. 19

• Lumberton First Pentecostal Holiness Church will be hosting a Judgment House through the weekend. Times are as follows: Friday, 6-10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 3-9 p.m.

Oct. 21

• Hickory Grove Baptist Church invites everyone to its annual homecoming and 184th anniversary celebration. The day’s services begin with Sunday school at 10 a.m., followed by worship service at 11. A memorial service will be observed during worship service; guest speaker Rev. Dennis Harrell will bring the morning message; and the church will enjoy special music. Lunch will be served in the Family Life Center following the worship hour, and the annual Hickory Grove Cemetery, Inc. business meeting will be held in the church sanctuary at 1:30 p.m. The church is at 6414 Center Road, Bladenboro. For more information, call 910-863-1506.

Nov. 3

• Pastor Kevin L. Joyner Sr. of Kevin Joyner & Men of Standard and minister of music at Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrating his second anniversary along with MOS at the Waccamaw Association Building, 600 Pine Log Road, Whiteville. Doors open at 6 p.m., program at 7 p.m. Donations are $10. Vendors are welcomed and should call 910-840-6786 for information. Rev. Joyner is pastor of River Of Life Outreach Center, Chadbourn.

April 2019

• Bladen Union Baptist Church, 2224 Bladen Union Church Road, is planning its 160th anniversary celebration for April 2019. Anyone with stories, history, photos or memorabilia is encouraged to contact Pastor Gary Lucas at 910-474-2373.


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• The Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church clothes closet will be open on the last Saturday of each month (November and December dates are the third Saturday) from 8-11 a.m. The food pantry, From His Table to Yours, will be open the same day from 10 a.m. to noon. Personal transportations and identifications are required. No fee is involved in either ministry. Baldwin Branch is at 4047 N.C. 242 South in Elizabethtown.

• Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step recovery ministry, is held on Sundays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. (dinner served at 6 p.m.) at Windsor United Methodist Church, 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, 315 Martin Luther King Drive in Elizabethtown, and Barbers Inn, 410 Martin Luther King Drive in Elizabethtown.

• Dublin First Baptist Church Day School is accepting registration for 2-, 3- and 4-year-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 at 909 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown.

• I Am Inc. will offer a free yard sale. Open day and night located in the 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. Corporate prayer takes place on Saturday mornings from 6:15-6:30 a.m.