Jan. 1


— White Oak Baptist Church will host a New Year’s Celebration featuring soloist Ivan Park and guitarist Josh Parker in concert at 7 p.m. in the Christian Study and Recreation Center (the old White Oak School gymnasium). Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10. For tickets or information, call Doug Strickland at 910-734-5374 or by email at

Jan. 3

— Dublin First Baptist Church, located on Hwy. 87 in Dublin, will host a New Year’s Celebration starting at 6 p.m. The evening will include a word from Pastor Cameron McGill, along with entertainment from Leap of Faith as well as The Mighty Echoes. Everyone is invited.

Jan. 13

— Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church will host a three-night revival today through Jan. 15 beginning each evening at 7:30 p.m. The evangelist will be Bishop Alfred Williams of Bacon Chapel Holiness Church in Johnston, S.C.. Baldwin Branch is located at 4047 N.C. 242 Hwy. South in Elizabethtown. The Rev. Louie Boykin is the pastor.

Jan. 17

— The seventh annual Carvers Creek Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. program will be held at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Council at 3:30 p.m. For information, call Jewell Smith at 910-862-6968.

Feb. 21

— Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Council will have its annual Black History program at 3:30 p.m. For information, call Jewell Smith at 910-862-6968.




Dec. 13

— Victory Baptist Church in Whiteville will be presenting a Christmas program entitled, “Christmas Memories” at 6 p.m. A nursery will be provided and the program will be interpreted for the hearing-impaired. Everyone is cordially invited to attend. Admission is free. There will be a finger-food fellowship following the program. Victory Baptist is located at 2012 South Madison St. (one-half mile south of Walmart). For further information contact the church office at 910-642-3500.

Jan. 16

— The Heavenly Hearts Foundation will host a Power to Praise Gospel Fest 2016 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Friendly Community Center in Clinton. On program will be Billy Ray and the Gospelairs, Matthew Murchison and Fresh Sounds, Deliverance Victory Temple Choir, Perry Parker and the Jubilair, Spiritual Voices and Genesis and many more. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. For more information or directions call 910-271-8324.




— 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 Glendas Just Desserts and Lunch Counter located at 315 Martin Luther King Drive, Elizabethtown and Barbers Inn located at 410 Martin Luther King Drive, Elizabethtown.

— College Small Group will meet from 6 until 7 p.m. (ages 18 to 23) followed by AMPED Student Ministry worship service from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. each Sunday night at Dublin First Baptist Church. The upbeat worship service will be lead by our student ministry band, and include drama, and deep Biblical teaching.

— Dublin First Baptist Church Day School is now accepting registration for 2, 3, & 4 years oldfor half-day classes. Call 910-862-2277 or 910-876-0419 for more information.

— Living Springs Church is having Women’s Fellowship each Sunday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 909 South Poplar Street, Elizabethtown.

— I Am Inc. will offer a free yard sale. Open day and night located at 900 block of Peanut Plant Road, Elizabethtown.