— Trinity United Methodist Church, located on N.C. 53 in Kelly, will host “The Sounds of Christmas” at 7 p.m. For information, call 910-619-4993.
— World-renown Christian singer Ivan Parker will be in concert at White Oak Baptist Church Gymnasium (the former White Oak School Gym). Tickets will be $10 and are available from any church member. You may contact the church at P.O. Box 296, White Oak, N.C. 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/.
— Community Advent Services will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. at Elizabethtown Baptist Church with Preacher David Holloway of Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church.
— True Vine Holiness Church, located at 1503 Harrelson Road in Clarkton, will host a Christmas concert and dinner at 4 p.m. The special guest will be the Mighty Echoes of Dublin and many more. Everyone is invited. For information, call Terry Stanley at 910-874-3518.
— Sandhill Missionary Baptist Church and the Rev. Donald Thompson will celebrate “Senior Citizen Day” at the 11 a.m. worship service. All church seniors 60 years of age and older are asked to be present for recognition — and please wear red!
— Community Advent Services will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church with Preacher Nathan Morton of Elizabethtown Baptist Church.
— Sandhill Missionary Baptist Church and the Rev. Donald Thompson will celebrate with a Christmas program immediately after the 11 a.m. worship service.
— Community Advent Services will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. at Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church with Preacher Gerry Blackburn of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church.
— The deacons of Sandhill Missionary Baptist Church will spearhead the “Watch Night Service” starting at 10:30 p.m. with a candlelight march. The Rev. Donald Thompson will deliver the midnight message. The public is invited.
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.
OUT OF COUNTY
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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 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.