Church Happenings for Oct. 31

First Posted: 1/15/2009

A new contemporary worship and praise service called Connections is being offered by Ebenezer Church in Marietta on every fourth Wednesday at 7p.m. The service will feature guest ministers, Ebenezer’s praise and worship ministry and other musical guests. Everyone is welcome.

Tabernacle Praise and Worship is looking for sponsors for “Feed The Need” on Thanksgiving Day at the Bill Sapp Recreation Center. Everyone is welcome, but the church needs sponsors for this ministry. Call Tressa Tyner at 521-0053 to make donations. Pastor Tony Lee is the church’s pastor.

The Ladies Bazaar at Godwin Heights Baptist Church, Lumberton, will be Saturday at 8 a.m. in the church fellowship hall.

Food, arts, crafts and baked goodies will be on sale, and there will be lots of fellowshp. Call 739-7574 for information.

Solid Rock Ministries, Inc. is hosting its second annual Holy Convocation today through Sunday. The theme is “My New Beginning: Still Trusting God.”

A worship service is this evening at 7. Seminars will begin Saturday morning at 9, and a worship service will be at 12:15 p.m. Sunday’s worship service will begin at 10 a.m.

The ministry is at St. Joseph Miracle Revival Center, 4657 Daniel McLeod Road, Red Springs. Everyone is invited.

A Halloween skating party is today at Kingdom Place. The party is for children 3 years to 12 years, and all children must be accompanied by a parent.

The party will be at TNT Skating Rink, and will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be free prizes and treat bags.

Deacon Regie Smith will preach his trial sermon Sunday afternoon at 3 at Holy Swamp Baptist Church, Lumberton.

Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have a Watch Night celebration Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 10:30 in the fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome to join in the festivities, praise and worshp.

The church is at 1601 Martin Luther King Drive, Lumberton.

Trinity United Methodist Church, Fairmont, will have its Food Fayre on Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. until noon.

There will be homemade cookies, cakes, candy, canned items, casseroles, sausage biscuits and any other items on sale. Free coffee will be served.

There will also be a silent auction of items that will include a handmade quilt, steak dinner for two and Pastor Harold’s famous pineapple cake.

The church is at 307 Trinity Street. For information, call 628-7427.

The ushers at Greenville Missionary Baptist Church will host a Joy Night on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.

Smyrna Baptist Church, N.C. 211 East, Lumberton, will have a two-day “Gospel Explosion” Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 8 at 6 p.m.

Guests on Nov. 7 include: Burnt Swamp, Elizabeth Heights, Baker’s Chapel, West End, Leach Creek, Tabernacle of Grace and Youth In Christ.

On Nov. 8, guest will be: Raynham Assembly, Mt. Sinai Holiness, Dundarrach Baptist, Riverside Independent, Sister Brandy, Sycamore Holiness and The Pierce Choir.


Cedar Grove Baptist Church’s Brotherhood will have a yard sale Saturday beginning at 7 a.m. All proceeds will benefit needy children of Robeson County at Christmas.


A benefit singing, barbecue and hot dog sale for 8-year-old Briana Scott will be Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. at Mt. Hebron Church, Maxton. The singing will begin at 7 p.m.

Briana is the daughter of Eugene and Patty Scott. She has a rare, progressive brain disease that requires extensive medical attention. All proceeds will go to help the family.


The Isaacs will be in concert Sunday at Kingdom Place. The concert will begin at 5 p.m. and everyone is welcome.

Kingdom Place is at 2610 East 5th Street, Lumberton.

The Inspirational Choir at Saint James AME Zion Church, Red Springs, will celebrate its anniversary Sunday at 3 p.m.

The church is at 116 West Brown Avenue.

A gospel singing celebrating the anniversary of the community missionaries will be Sunday at 3 p.m. The singing will be at Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church, 194 Progressive Farmer Road, Fairmont.

Spring Branch Baptist Church’s choir will celebrate its 51st anninversary Sunday at 4 p.m. Guests will include choirs from Ebenezer and Turner Station churches and the St. Paul Male Choir. Special guests will be The Chandler Family Singers of Rowland.

The church is at 1577 Atkinson Road, Fairmont. Everyone is invited.

The Senior Choir at Pentecostal United Holy Church will celebrate its 79th anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday. Everyone is invited. The church is at 2300 Gavintown Road, Lumberton.

The Inspirational Choir at St. James AME Zion Church, Red Springs, will celebrate its anniversary Sunday at 3 p. m.

The Spring Branch Baptist Church choir is marking its anniversary with a special service on Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. The service’s theme is “Oh Make A Joyful Noise Unto The Lord.” All choirs and groups are welcome to join in the praise and worship of the Lord through songs.

The church is at 1577 Atkinson Road, Fairmont.

The Tylers will have their 37th anniversary sing on Nov. 8 at Robeson Community College. The program will begin at 7 p.m.

Groups participating in the sing will be: The McNeills, The Jacobs Family, The Bobby Deal Trio, The Locklears, The Tyler Kids and The Tylers.

Admission is free. A very special love offering will be presented at the concert.

A singing service will be held at Singletary Baptist Church on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. The concert will feature Blood Connected.

The church is at 4061 Singletary Church Road, Lumberton.

Carla & Redemption will sing in the morning service at Daystar Church of God on Nov. 9. Call 740-0516 for directions.

The Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Junior Choir will celebrate its anniversary Nov. 16 at 3 p.m.

The church is at 309 Elm Street, Rowland.

Advantage Hospice and Home Care will sponsor a Service of Remembrance on Nov. 20 at Cornerstone Assembly of God, 950 Linkhaw Road, Lumberton.

The program will begin at 6:30 p.m., and anyone suffering a loss because of death or other circumstances is invited.

To display a picture of a loved one, photos must be sent by Nov. 7 to Advantage at 405 Elm Street, Lumberton, N.C. 28358


Kingdom Place will host its second annual Sportsmen Banquet Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. All hunters and fishermen are invited for a meal of deer, fish, moose, alligator, racoon, carribou, wild boar, etc., with delicious trimmings.

In addition to the fellowship, there will be helpful instructions about deer hunting, bass fishing and turkey hunting from some outstanding outdoorsmen.

Kingdom Place is at 2610 East 5th Street, Lumberton.


Ten Mile Baptist Church will have revival services Sunday through Wednesday. The Sunday services will be at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., and services Monday through Wednesday will be at 7 p.m.

The Rev. Jeff Mitchell of Oak Grove Baptist Church will be the speaker. There will be special music in each service.

Everyone is invited. The church is at 5176 Barker Ten Mile Road.

Raynham Baptist Church’s revival is Sunday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Revs. Mickey Lowery from West End Baptist Church and Jeff Broadwell from Long Branch Baptist Church will be the guest speakers.

The church is at 5660, U.S. 301 South.

Revival services will be Monday through Friday at Pentecostal Faith of God Church on McPhail Road, Lumberton.

The services begin at 7:30 p.m. and the Rev. Floyd Moore will be the speaker. Everyone is invited.

Faith of Calvary Baptist Church on West Carthage Road, Lumberton, will have revival services Nov. 9-14. The Sunday service will start at 6:30 p.m. and week night services will begin at 7:30.

The Revs. Jimmy Hunt and Dennis Hunt will be the speakers.

The Rev. Chalmers Kerns and the congregation invite everyone to these services.

McCormick Chapel AME Church will have revival services Wednesday through Friday at 7 p.m. The Rev. J.G. Everett of Mill Branch Baptist Church, Fairmont, will be the speaker.

Men’s Day activities will be Nov. 9. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11. Kevin Barnes will be the speaker. An afternoon service will start at 4, and the Rev. Davey Locklear of Freedom Baptist Church will be the speaker.

McCormick Chapel is at 215 Main Street, Lumberton.


Willard’s Chapel will have its Homecoming on Nov. 9. Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11. Lunch will be served in the fellowship hall.

There will be gospel singing at 2 p.m. Groups that will participate are: The Tabernacle Baptist Church Choir, The Pierce Choir, Friends In Christ and The Jacobs Family.

The pastor is the Rev. Donnie Locklear. Everyone is invited.


FALL Events

Elizabeth Heights Baptist Church will have its Family October Fest this evening from 6 to 8:30. There will be fun, food and fellowship. Everyone is invited. The church is on Collins Street in Lumberton.

Raynham Assembly of God’s turkey shoots begin Saturday, and will be held each Saturday night at 7 through Dec. 13.

Call Dewain Demery at 671-4679 for information. The church is at 5932 U.S. 301 South.

Barnesville Baptist Church will have its annual Holy-Ween today from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a black light program, games, prizes, cake walk and a greased-pig chase.

Hot dogs and hamburgers will be on sale.

Admission is free.

Fellowship Holiness Church on Old Whiteville Road will have a Harvest Fun Time today at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited. There will be hot dogs, bobbing for apples and treats for everyone.

Newgate Community Church’s Trunk or Treat is this evening from 6 to 8.

Kids of all ages are invited to the church parking lot where church members will give out candy and other goodies from the trunks of their cars.

The church is at 3990 Fayetteville Road, across from Lumberton High School.

White Oak Christian Fellowship Center is having Hallelujah Night tonight. Activities begin at 7 and include trunk or treat and games for children.

The fellowship center is at 1596 McGirt Road, Maxton.

Raynham Assembly of God’s Fall Festival is Saturday.

The Big Top Festival will begin at 4 p.m. and will include a balloon stomp, duck pond, cake walk, goldfish toss, hair salon, trailer rides and other activities.

Hot dogs, sodas and chips will be served. An outdoor movie will start at 7, and hot, buttery popcorn will be served.

A turkey shoot will also start at 7 on the church grounds next to the Raynham Volunteer Fire Department. Each turkey/ham round is $2.50 and the pork chop round is $3.



Little Zion Free Will Baptist Church will have a plate sale Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Gospel Singing will begin that evening at 6:30. The McNeils, The Lowery Family, Jeannette Tyler and others will be on the program.

For information, call Loretta at 734-3862.

The Prospect United Methodist Men’s annual plate sale is Nov. 7 from 10:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. The plate sale will be at Prospect United Methodist Church, across from Prospect School.

One-half chicken or barbecue plates will be sold for $7 each. Proceeds will be used by the Methodist Men for projects for the needy in the surrounding communities.

Plates are available for dine it or take out.


Parkton Baptist Church will celebrate its 111th anniversary on Sunday. The Rev. Rick Hughes of King will be the Homecoming preacher. He is a longtime pastor and works with the Baptist State Convention in the Sunday School Department. He is also pastor of a Cowboy Church in King.

Revival services, led by Hughes, will be Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. A nursery will be provided each evening. Following the Wednesday service, there will be a reception for the Rev. Hughes in the church’s fellowship hall.

Junior Bishop Leon Jackson will celebrate his pastoral anniversary in a program at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. The celebration will be at Minter’s Chapel First-Born Church, Boardman. Elder George Elliott of Fayetteville will be the speaker. Kims McDowell Person of Raleigh will be the guest soloist.

Greenville Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 102nd anniversary Nov. 9 at 4 p.m.

The Rev. James Smith, pastor of Greater St. James Baptist Church of Bennettsville, S.C., will be the speaker.

Pastor Montel and Elect Lady Carolee McLinnahan will celebrate their sixth pastoral anniversary at Breath of Life Ministry Nov. 7-9. Services will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

The ministry is at 1985 Roberts Avenue, Lumberton.


Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have an Economic Encouragement Conference, “From Wall Street to Main Street,” on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Donald Ray Smith will be the lecturer and Dr. Ronald Barton will be the evangelist.

The church is at 1601 Martin Luther King Drive, Lumberton.

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