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Oct. 18


— There will be a trail run/fun run for One Less Child Without a Family Tree at Jones Lake State Park. The track for the run is the 5-mile trek around the entire lake. There is also a 1-mile Fun Run that will follow along one side of the lake. The event is also on active.com. For more information, call 336-363-4180.


Oct. 19


— Pastor Clifton Freeman will be ministering at First New Light Missionary Baptist Church of River Road in White Oak. The worship service will begin at 7:30 p.m.


— Hickory Grove Baptist Church invites everyone to bring your food, friends, and families to a wonderful day of fellowship during our annual homecoming and 180th anniversary celebration. The day’s services begin with Sunday School at 10 a.m., followed by worship service at 11 a.m. A memorial service will be observed during worship service, Pastor Bruce Miller will bring the morning message, and we 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 located at 6414 Center Road, Bladenboro. For more information, call 910-648-6864.


— Brown’s Creek AME Zion Church will have an appreciation service at 3 p.m. for their Pastor Joyce A. McLaughlin. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Ollie Maultsby of Greater Robinson Temple Holiness Church in Elizabethtown. An appreciation banquet will follow the evening service in the cafeteria. Everyone is invited to attend.


—Dublin Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming with singing by the church choir and guest soloist beginning at 10 a.m. The morning worship service will begin at 10:15 a.m. followed by a covered dish meal after the service. The Rev. Joseph Foster will render the morning service.


— Abbottsburg Baptist Church will celebrate its 14th anniversary at 11 a.m. A joint Sunday school lesson will be taught at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Boyd Britt, pastor of the church. The Rev. Ron McClure of Abbottsburg will bring the morning message at 11 a.m. Special music will be provided by Doug Strickland of White Oak Baptist Church in White Oak. Lunch will be served after the morning service. Everyone is invited to attend.


Oct. 20


— Oak Grove Original Free Will Baptist Church of Bladenboro will hold a revival beginning Monday, Oct. 20, to Friday, Oct. 24, with services beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Rick Evans. Anyone who needs a ride to the service can call 910-991-6255. The church is located at 1423 Oak Grove Church Road, Bladenboro.


Oct. 21


—Piney Grove A.M.E. Zion Church will be observing their Pastor’s Appreciation for the Rev. Larry Campbell during the 11 a.m. morning worship. The guests for the morning will be the Rev. Anthony Henry, choir and congregation from the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Clarkton.


Oct. 22


— Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Dublin will have a revival beginning Wednesday, Oct. 22, and Thursday, Oct. 24, beginning at 7 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Edwards. The service will conclude on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. with family and friends day. The speaker will be Pas. Delora Lesane of Greater McKoy Chapel of Dublin.


Oct. 26


— Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Council will be celebrating their annual birthday rally at 3:30 p.m. The guest will be the Rev. Roscoe Smith and New Testament Church of the Lisbon community. Everyone is invited to attend.


— Second Presbyterian Church will celebrate their annual homecoming at 11 a.m. The guest speaker is the Rev. Edward Autry and he will be joined by the choir from Pleasant Hill Holiness Church in Elizabethtown. Lunch will be served in the fellowship hall following the worship service.


Oct. 28


— The Sandhill MBC Deacons will have a three night fall revival beginning Tuesday, Oct. 28, and continuing nightly through Thursday, Oct. 30. Services will begin at 7:30 p.m. each night. The guest speaker for the event will be the Clifton Freeman, pas. of First Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. He will be joined by his choir and congregation.


Nov. 1


— Bladen Christian Outdoorsmen will present a program titled “Men of Steel” at 7 p.m. at Dublin First Baptist Church on N.C. 87. The guest speaker will be Devon Varnam, associate pastor at Dublin First Baptist Church. The event is free and open to the public.


Nov. 2


— Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate Harvest Day at 11 a.m. On this day wear your blue jeans, bibbed overalls, blue jean skirts, bonnets, aprons or other harvest/old time country dress. A country dinner will be served after the morning service. There will be no afternoon service. Everyone is invited to attend.


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Every Thursday


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— The Community Outreach Evangelistic Ministry/Vertical Church meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Elizabethtown Deliverance Evangelistic Center at 412 A Peanut Plant Road, Elizabethtown. There will be worship, Bible teaching/videos, prayer and refreshments. transportation will be provided for Elizabethtown residents. Contact Evangelists Doris Cromartie and Jerry Lennon at 910-879-8086.


— Elizabethtown Deliverance Evangelistic Center will offer an exercise class on Thursday nights followed by a mid-week service/Bible study. Classes will meet from 6 until 8:30 p.m. each Thursday. The church is located at 412-A Peanut Plant Road, Elizabethtown. For more information contact Doris Cromartie at 910-879-8086.


— The Elizabethtown Deliverance Evangelistic Center will host “Fit for the King” each Thursday from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. each evening. Registration is free. For more information call 910-862-3222. The church is located at 412-A Peanut Road, Elizabethtown.


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Out of County


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Oct. 19


— Union Baptist Church of Lake Waccamaw will celebrate Homecoming at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Kelvin Locklear and he will be joined by the St. James Missionary Baptist Church choir and congregation. Dinner will be served following the worship service.


Oct. 26


— Alton Beal, president of Ambassador Baptist College, will be speaking at Victory Baptist Church in Whiteville at 11 a.m. Victory Baptist Church is located at 2012 South Madison Street (one half mile south of Walmart). For further information call the church office at 910-642-3500.


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Ongoing


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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.


— A new Elizabethtown community mid-week ladies Bible study group will begin soon. It is open to all women in our greater Elizabethtown community whether you are active in a local church or not. It will meet on Wednesdays only, from noon to 1 p.m., beginning Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the parish house next door to St. Christopher’s Church, 2602 West Broad Street, Elizabethtown, across from the auto-dealership. Bring a light lunch.


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