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True Believers Church is asking members of the public to vote in its baby contest. Voting ends in June. The cost to cast a vote is $1. The child with the most votes is the winner. Contestants can be viewed on Rib of my Rib Marriage Ministry’s Facebook page. There will be a first, second and third place winner. A celebration to follow on July 3 at 5 p.m. at the church.

Godwin Heights Baptist Church will host the Blackwood Brothers in concert celebrating 80 years on July 17 at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 704 Godwin Ave. in Lumberton.

New Beginning Chuch will have its homecoming on July 17 at 2:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Pastor Ron Williams of St. John Missionary Church in Long Creek. The church is located at 950 Linkhaw Road in Lumberton.


First Presbyterian Church in Lumberton invites the community to listen to the church’s services online at every Sunday at 11 a.m.

Lighthouse Ministries food pantry, located at 8878 N.C. 72 E. in Lumberton, serves the communities of Long Branch, Sand Hill, Broadridge, Mt. Elm, Smyrna, Proctorville, Orrum, Barnesville, Fairmont and Marietta. The pantry opens every second Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

Lighthouse Ministries will distribute TEFAP government commodities between 10 a.m. and noon on the third Saturday of each month for all of Robeson County.

St. Mary Holy Bible Church of God holds Bible study from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays and day prayer services at noon on Thursdays. Sunday services begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by Morning Worship services at 11 a.m. For information, call 910-739-2885 or 910-739-5352.

Hillside Church holds its Sunday school at 10 a.m., followed by worship service at 11 a.m. The recently opened church is located at 1212 W. Fifth St. in Lumberton. For information or to join the church’s text message-based Bible study service, call 910-610-7337.

Bethany Christian Fellowship holds its worship services at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays and at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the HealthKeeperz building beside Maxway on West Third Street in Pembroke.

First Missionary Baptist Church holds its worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. on the first through fourth Sundays of the month. There is no 11 a.m. service on the fifth Sunday. The church is located at 501 Martin St. in Elizabethtown. For information, call 910-862-4649.

Words of Life Worship Center holds its praise, worship and fellowship services Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. A different speaker will present at each service. The church is located at 980 Dixie Drive in Red Springs. For information, call 910-674-9665.

House of Joy of the Lord holds its Bible study Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Sabbath service Fridays at 7 p.m. Morning events on Saturdays include Bible study at 9 a.m., Sabbath service at 10 a.m. and a free Hebrew class at 11 a.m. The church is located at 508 E. 15th St. in Lumberton

Freedom Christian Fellowship holds its celebration service Sundays at 10 a.m.; prayer Mondays at 7 p.m.; free instrument training and playing Tuesdays at 7 p.m.; youth and children christian training Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; adult discipleship Thursdays at 7 p.m.; and on the first Friday of every month is a men’s and women’s meeting at 7 p.m.

Word of Life Worship Center holds its Bible study Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.; morning worship service at 10 a.m. on Sundays; and its Joy Nights at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays. The church is located at 980 Dixie Drive in Red Springs. For information, call 910-674-9665.

Cedar Grove Baptist Church of Fairmont holds Bible study at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Lumberton Aglow meets every third Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Golden Corral in Lumberton. There is a new speaker each month.

Saint James AME Zion Church holds Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; morning worship at 11 a.m.; children’s church every second and fourth Sunday; every fifth Sunday the Youth department leads morning services; prayer service and Bible study Wednesdays at 6 p.m.; Intercessory prayer is held the second through fifth Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. The church is located at 116 W. Brown Ave. in Red Springs. For information, call 910-875-4490.

The Pentecostals holds a group Bible study and prayer meeting Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Refuge Youth Center. The church is located at 1011 Carthage Road in Lumberton.

Pentecostal United Holy Church holds youth Bible study at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. The church is located at 2300 Gavintown Road in Lumberton. For information, call 910-734-6173.

The Come One Come All Deliverance Youth Center holds its Sunday morning worship service every week at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Prayer service is held from 6 to 7 p.m. and Two and One Service is held at 7:30 p.m., Evangelistic service is held on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 8784 Shannon Road in Shannon. For information, call 910-483-2219 or 910-483-0152.

Destiny Now Ministry of Lumberton meets at 11 a.m. each Sunday at the on Wintergreen Drive in Lumberton.

St. Joseph Miracle Revival Center Solid Rock Ministries holds its Sunday school services at 9 a.m.; Sunday worship at 10 a.m.; Tuesday Bible service at noon; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.; and Early Worship at 8 a.m. each fourth and fifth Sunday. The church is located at 4657 Daniel McLeod Road in Red Springs.

To submit church news, contact Gabrielle Isaac at 910-816-1989 or email information to [email protected] The deadline to submit church news is 10 a.m. on Thursday.

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