Jan. 23

— The Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church clothes closet will be open from 8 to 11 a.m. The food pantry, “From His Table to Yours,” will be open the same day from 10 a.m. to noon. Personal identifications and transportation are required. No fee is involved in either ministry. Baldwin Branch is located at 4047 N.C. 242 Hwy. South in Elizabethtown. The Rev. Louie Boykin is the pastor.

Jan. 24

— New Jerusalem Holy Bible Church of God, located at 208 E. Swanzey St. in Elizabethtown, will sponsor its annual “100 Men in Black” program at 4 p.m. Several spirit-filled groups along with guest speaker Vice-Bishop Michael Christian of the Holy Bible Church of God Inc. in Lumberton will participate. For information, call Robert Edwards at 910-866-5132.

— Hammond Creek Association Ushers Auxiliary Program will be held at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Council, NC at 4 p.m. Everyone is invited.

— Dress Down Day at (The Tree) Mt. Olive A.M.E. Zion Church in Elizabethtown will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Haywood Oliver. We invite all to come dressed in your favorite team jersey, T-shirt and jeans. This is for any favorite sport of your choice. Come, let’s worship in songs, prayers and the word of GOD, spreading Love for each other. Worshiping together brings about unity, equality and giving God the highest praise. Looking to see you there.

Jan. 30

— There will be a musical program for George Fishburn at Pleasant Union Church in East Arcadia at 5 p.m. The public is invited. For information call Retha Currie at 910-655-3788.

Jan. 31

— Sandhill Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the birthdays for January, February and March during their regular services. All are invited.

Feb. 13

— St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church, located at 410 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Bladenboro, will present “How’s Your Tea?” at 5:30 p.m. Various speakers will share how cups of tea can reflect our daily living. This program is to support the Youth Missionary Society of the St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church. The pastor is the Rev. Hardy Ballard Jr.

Feb. 14

— Kitchen Branch Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2158 Baltimore Road in Council, will celebrate its fifth annual Pastoral Anniversary at 11:15 a.m. and against 3:30 p.m. Honorees will be Pastor Anthony Gause and his wife. The guest speakers will be Pastor Lorraina Jackson of Jerusalem HBC at 11:15 a.m. and Pastor Anthony Anderson of Overflow Ministries at 3:30 p.m. For information call the Rev. Alice Moore at 910-879-6447.

— Mt. Olive AME Zion Church in Elizabethtown and the Rev. Haywood Oliver will have its annual Black History Program at 3:30 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Edwin Ferguson, pastor of Mt. Zion AME Zion Church in Elizabethtown, who will be accompanied by his choir and congregation. The program is sponsored by Christian Education Department.

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.




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— 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 old 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.