— Living Springs Church will host the annual Bladen County Walk for Christ, starting at the Bladen County Courthouse at 10 a.m. There will be prayer, various speakers, music and fellowship. All walk participants are asked to wear a white T-shirt.
— A special Law Enforcement Day will be hosted by White Lake Baptist Church during the morning Worship Service to show appreciation to those serving in law enforcement with a special time of prayer. The congregation invites all law enforcement to come to the service dressed in uniform, and the invitation is extended to the families and all 911 dispatchers. The Worship Service will begin at 11 a.m. White Lake Baptist Church is located at 7585 Hwy. 42 in White Lake. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Pastor Tom Martin at 910-876-3462 or Kay Johnson Martin at 910-876-4214. The community is also invited.
— New Zion AME Zion Church, located at 2533 Lisbon Road in Council, will celebrate Family & Friends Day at 3:30 p.m. with guest Pastor Rev. Hayward Oliver from Mt. Olive AME Zion Church, with his choir and Praise Team. Everyone is invited. Dinner will be served between services.
— New Zion Missionary Baptist Church will have installation service for the Rev. Jerry McDowell at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. Donald Thompson and his Sandhill Missionary Baptist Church family of Abbottsburg will render the service. Everyone is cordially invited. New Zion is located along 12123 Old Lake Road in Riegelwood.
— First Baptist Church of Bladenboro, located at 521 Martin Luther King Jr. Street, will host the A.C. Jones Chorale Annual Choir Anniversary featuring Brandon Gaines, BET’s “Sunday Best” Season 7 finalist. Worship service at 11 a.m.. Admission is free. For information/reservations, call Deana McQuitty at 336-580-1793.
— Oak Grove OFWB Church on Oak Grove Church Road in Bladenboro will be holding Vacation Bible School today through July 22 from 6-9 p.m. each night. Everyone — from youth to adults — is invited to attend.
— Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will hold it’s summer revival today through Friday, July 22. Service will begin nightly at 7.30 p.m. The speaker will be Minister Darlene Murphy from “All Nation Church Of Faith” in St. Pauls. The church is located at 633 Center Road near Dublin. Please come join us, and bring a friend.
— The missionaries of Sandhill Missionary Baptist Church will take the lead in celebrating Women’s Day. All women are asked to wear white and men will wear aprons and feed the women.
— Come with us on a Bible School “Submerged” adventure like no other, deep within the mysterious depths of the deep blue sea. Kids submerge themselves in God’s Word and discover that Jesus didn’t just see what’s on the outside; He looked deep down on the inside. So put on your goggles, and dive in to find truth below the surface. “Submerged” Vacation Bible School begins today and will continue through July 28, from 6-8 p.m. each night. There will be classes for all ages, crafts, music, and food. Parents and guests are invited to attend adult classes. The church is located at 2039 Pleasant Grove Church Road in Bladenboro. Call 910-316-0002 for more information.
— Kitchen Branch Missionary Baptist Church is having a Giving Initiative for Family & Friends Day at 3:30 p.m. The church is inviting each member to donate $25 and invite 25 people.
— Sandhill Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the birthdays for July, August and September. Come and blow out your spiritual candle for your birthday.
— The Shepherd Support Ministry of Baldwin Branch Missionary Baptist Church will host the Rev. Dr. Louie Boykin’s fourth pastoral anniversary today through Sunday, Aug. 7. The anniversary schedule is: Today at 7 p.m., speaker Rev. Dr. Timothy Pepper of Union Grove Church of Christ disciples and choir from Clinton; Thursday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m., speaker Rev. Alfred Holston from Hayes Chapel Church and choir of Delway; Saturday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m., ceremonial banquet with Rev. Dr. A. Jamale Johnson from Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville; Sunday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m., speaker Rev. Louis Cash from Greater Clegg Chapel and the musical ministry – The United Voices of Baldwin Branch — from Roxboro; Sunday, Aug. 7, at 3:30 p.m., speaker Rev. Cameron Hankins from New Christian Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and choir from Rose Hill.
— Kitchen Branch Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting a Male Chorus Gospel Fest beginning at 3:30 p.m.For further information, contact the Rev. Janet Cherry at 910-876-0907 or Sis. Willie-Mae Anglin at 910-247-2119.
— 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.
— World-renown Christian singer Ivan Parker will be in concert Friday, Dec. 2, 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 http://www.ivanparker.com/.
OUT OF COUNTY
— The Southeastern Gospel Music Association will present “Voices of Hope 2016” at 7 p.m. at Pine Valley United Methodist Church, 3788 Shipyard Blvd. in Wilmington. Featured will be The Anchormen, The Nelons and the Wilmington Celebration Choir. Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken to benefit the Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolina. For information, call 910-264-9429.
— 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.