— 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.
— The Wilmington Celebration Choir will be in concert at Centerville Baptist Church, located on Hwy. 53 in Kelly, at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. A love offering will be taken. For information, call 910-619-4993.
— 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.
— St. John will host an Usher Anniversary Service at 3 p.m. The Rev. Claude Willie and the Dove Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church congregation will be our special guests.
— Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church will observe Family and Friends Day at 11 a.m. The guests will be Delora LeSane and the congregation of Greater McKoy’s Chapel Church of Dublin. Everyone is invited to come celebrate.
— 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
— David Bennett, the international director of a Baptist mission called Silent Word Ministries International, will be speaking at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church in Whiteville. He will also speak on Wednesday night, Aug. 3, at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 2012 South Madison Street (one-half mile south of Walmart, across from Speedway). For further information, call Pastor Gary Ledbetter at 910-642-3500. Both hearing and hearing impaired persons are invited to attend. A nursery will be provided for all services.
— Edgewood Elementary School in Whiteville will host a youth event titled Let’s Fill the House Up & Turn It Up” starting at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Minister Parrish Miminger from Refuge of Deliverance Ministries. There will be entertainment by the choir “House of Mercy” and Zumba with Nikki Walker. For information, call Evangelist Freda Kirk at 910-840-1040 or Minister Homer Kirk at 910-840-9201.
— 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.