Oct. 2

— — Pastor Appreciation for the Rev. Haywood Oliver will be held at Mt. Olive AME Zion Church, 32 Mt. Olive Road, Elizabethtown, at 11 a.m. with guest speaker Rev. Otis T. McMillan, director of the Church Growth & Development in Charlotte. Everyone is invited.

— The Clarkton PFWB Church invites everyone to join us today through Oct. 5 for our Fall Revival. Services will begin today at 6 p.m. Services for Monday, Oct. 3, through Wednesday, Oct. 5, start at 7 p.m. Come and enjoy our guest speaker, the Rev. Mike Jacobs of Bolton, for spiritual blessings each night. Singing provided nightly. Invite friends and family. Any questions please call the Rev. Charlie Tatum at 910-991-6540.

— Everyone is invited to attend the Rev. Larry Campbell’s Pastor Appreciation at 3 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Harrison Branch, pastor of Rehobeth A.M.E Zion Church in Clarkton. His choir and congregation will be accompanying him.

— New Zion AME Zion Church will celebrate the Rev. Rona Watson’s first pastoral anniversary at 3 p.m. The Rev. Donald Mapson from Mt. Pleasant AME Zion Church in Riegelwood will be the guest speaker. His choir will also be present to render the music. A meal will also be served. Everyone is invited. For information, call Jean Cromartie at 910-645-4796.

— First Baptist Church, located at 521 Martin Luther King Jr. St. in Bladenboro, will host its annual Women’s Day Observance with the heme “God’s Great Gift.” The day will open with a breakfast message at 8 a.m. from the Rev. Elizabeth Anderson of Jones Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Laurinburg; followed by a worship message at 11 a.m. from the Rev. Linda Inman, president of the Women’s Home and Missionary Convention of N.C. All are invited.

— Central Presbyterian Church in Clarkton will be celebrating its annual homecoming at 11 a.m, followed by a lunch. The guest speaker for the service will be the Rev. Grant Martin. All are welcome.

— The Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church family will be celebrating 109 years of service to the area. Celebrations begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday School and 10 a.m. morning worship services. Lunch served at noon. They continue at 3:30 p.m. featuring the Rev. Vincent Meares of St. John AME Zion Church and choir from Wilson. Meares is the former pastor of Mt. Zion AME Zion Church of Elizabethtown. Baldwin Branch is located at 4047 N.C. 242 Hwy. South in Elizabethtown.

Oct. 9

— Kitchen Missionary Baptist Church invites young adult, youth, or senior choirs to join them for their Inspirational Choir’s 3rd anniversary at 3:30 p.m. Leaders who are interested in their choir(s) participating should contact Sis. Gloria Beatty at 910-669-3359 or 910-991-5088 or the Rev. Alice Moore at 910-879-6647 by Sept. 29.

— Join us at Center Road Baptist Church beginning at 11 a.m. for the annual Fall Festival. This year we will be celebrating Homecoming on that day as well with guest speaker Dr. Jim Harris. Come out and enjoy the music, food, preaching, bounce houses, and good Christian fellowship. Lunch will be served. Our revival with Dr. Harris will begin Monday, Oct. 10, and run through Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. each day.

Oct. 16

— Antioch United Methodist Church, 4404 N.C. Hwy. 210, Garland, will celebrate Homecoming at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Pam Russell, who serves as director of Children’s Ministry at Horne Memorial United Methodist Church of Clayton.

Oct. 23

— Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Council will be having their Annual Birthday Rally at 3:30 p.m. Guests will be the Rev. Anthony Q. Jones and Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Fair Bluff. Everyone is invited.

Nov. 6

— Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Council will be celebrating Harvest Day at 11 a.m. The Rev. Carl A. Smith will deliver the morning message. There will be no afternoon service. Everyone is invited.

Nov. 16

— Singer Charles Billingsley will be at Northside Baptist Church in Bladenboro. Services begin at 7 p.m. For more information, please call the church at 910-863-3780. Everyone is invited to attend.

Dec. 2

— World-renown Christian singer Ivan Parker will be in concert at White Oak Baptist Church Gymnasium (used to be White Oak School Gym). Tickets will be $10.00 and are available from any church member. You may contact the church at P.O. Box 296, White Oak, NC 28399 or by phone by calling the parsonage at 910-866-4467 or the pastor at 910-874-3315. You may call James Pait at 910-866-4514 for information on obtaining tickets also. More information on Ivan Parker can be found at

Jan. 21, 2017

— East Bladen High will host “Gospel Jam Explosion” with Willie “B.B.’ Brown of Fayetteville serving as master of ceremonies. The doors open at 4 p.m. and the program starts at 5 p.m. In performance will be Renewall of Clinton, Spiritual Voices of Warsaw, Blessed from Spivey’s Corner, and many more. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Food will be available for sale and door prizes will be given. For information call 910-271-8324, 910-249-2451, 904-514-7058 or 910-441-0734.




Oct. 5

— Faith Tabernacle Christian Center, located at 3744 N.C. Hwy. 20 East in St. Pauls, will host a night of worship with Dorinda Clark Cole of the Clark Sisters at 7:30 p.m. Doors wlil poen at 7 p.m. For information, call 910-865-5252.




— 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.

— 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 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 – 8:30 p.m. at your location by phone. Call 712-432-3900 and join in (ID number – 176890#). The teacher is Sis Vivian Caviness Wiggins.