— Elizabethtown Church of God, located at 1767 N.C. Hwy. 242 North in Elizabethtown, will have a Memorial Day singing beginning at 4 p.m. Admission is free and everyone is invited to attend.
— Martin Chapel AME Zion Church will host a hot dog plate sale as part of a Young Adults Memorial Day Fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church on Hwy. 87 in Tar Heel. The plates will consist of two hot dogs, bottled water or soda and chips for $5. Items may also be purchased separately — hot dog $2, chips $1, soda or bottled water, $1. All proceed benefit the church.
— 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 as well from 10 a.m. to noon. Personal identifications and transportation are required. No fees are involved in either ministry. Baldwin Branch is located at 4047 N.C. 242 Hwy. South in Elizabethtown. The Rev. Louie Boykin is the pastor.
— Sandhill Missionary Baptist Church, located at 16920 Twisted Hickory Road in Bladenboro, will have its birthday celebration for April, May and June at their 11 a.m. worship service.
— The Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church Young Adult Missionary Ministry will present “Pack the Pew 2016,” with the theme “Let’s Go Higher” at 9:45 a.m. with Worship leader and Co-Pastor Ashley Carter of World Overcomer’s Christian Church in Durham. Guest speaker will be Pastor Sherman Blandon of Mt. Moriah Christian Church in Wilson. Everyone is requested to bring canned goods or any non-perishable food items to pack-the-front-pew supporting their food pantry “From His Table to Yours.” Additionally, this is the annual family and friends’ day. Rev. Dr. Louie Boykin is the pastor. Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church is located at 4047 N.C. 242 Hwy. South in Elizabethtown.
— Bro. Jamonte Ballard will be the 11 a.m. speaker at St. John AME Zion Church. Music will be rendered by the St. John Male Choir. For information please call 910-872-1673
— The Anchormen will be singing at Liberty Worship Center in Clarkton at 11 a.m. The church is located at 89 North Grove Street. Admission is free, but a love offering will be collected. For more information, please call 910-840-4325. Everyone is invited to attend.
— St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church, located at 410 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Bladenboro, will present a last day of school Biblical carnival from noon until 4 p.m. Wristbands and tickets will be for sale. For more information call 910-231-9583.
— Center Road Baptist Church’s annual VBS will start today and run daily through Thursday, June 9. A meal will be served each night beginning at 5:3 p.m. An adult class will be taught by the Rev. David Rutland for ages 18 and above. This year’s theme is “Submerged.”
— Tar Heel Baptist Church will have VBS through Friday the 10th. There will be a meal served at 6 p.m each night. There will be Bible Study, games, crafts, music, and water slides for kids and youth. There will be Bible Study and crafts for the adults. Friday night will be our VBS celebration where parents can come enjoy dinner and see what their kids have learned through Bible Study, music, crafts, and recreation all week. Everyone is invited and transportation is available.
— Clarkton Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church will host its 63rd annual homecoming. At 10 a.m. Jerri and Larry Mercer will share their talents of gospel singing; at 11 a.m. our guest speaker will be the Rev. Preston Heath of the PFWB Conference Headquarters in Dunn; at noon a covered dish lunch will be served in the Fellowship Hall. Please remember to invite friends and family to our homecoming activities.
— New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Clarkton will celebrate its third annual Pastoral Anniversary for Pastor Harry Primus and First Lady Keteriah Primus starting at 11 a.m. Special guest at 11 a.m. will be Pastor Carl Smith of Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church; special guest at 3 p.m. will be Pastor Q. Jimmel Williamson of Pleasant Union Missionary Baptist Church of East Arcadia. An old-fashioned dinner will be served after the morning service. For information, call the Rev. Rachel Mitchell at 910-879-6665 or Sister Lisa Smith at 910-874-5062.
— Starting today and running through Aug. 13, Martin Chapel AME Zion Church on Hwy. 87 in Tar Heel will host a Summer Enrichment Program for students entering the first through sixth grade from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. Breakfast, lunch and snack provided; a field trip every week; a Friday “splash day;” academic tutoring; youth mentoring; sports and recreation all will be available. For information, call Connie Council at 980-263-1852 or the church at 910-866-4383.
— Mt. Olive A.M.E. Zion Church will be having a church bazaar starting at 7 a.m. Different items will be available, along with food and bounce houses for the kids. Please stop by at 32 Mt. Olive Church Road in Elizabethtown. The event will be held across from the church.
— Elizabethtown Church of God located at 1767 NC Hwy 242 North in Elizabethtown, will host Gospel Fest 2016. Cook offs begin at 11 a.m. There will be singing, bounce houses, games, drama, and choirs. Tickets are $5.00 per person and children under 10 are free. Call 910 234-5464 or 910-770-7725 for more information.
— “Submerged” Vacation Bible School comes to Hickory Grove Baptist Church starting today through June 29 at 6 p.m. each day. We’ll enjoy Bible study, music, crafts, supper, and recreation. Classes are available for ages Babies – sixth grade, and parents and guests are also invited to join us nightly for our Worship Rally and fellowship supper. The church is located at 6414 Center Road, Bladenboro. Call 876-0136 for more information.
— Elizabethtown Church of God, located at 1767 N.C. Hwy. 242 North in Elizabethtown, will host a Fishing Tournament. There will be a $25.00 Entry fee with $500.00 payout for Catfish with a minimum of 50 entries and 50/50 payout for Panfish. It will start at 5 p.m. with a meal and devotion. Final weigh in will be Saturday at 8 p.m. All proceeds will go to Men’s Fellowship. Contact Larry Martin at 910-991-6559 for more information.
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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.