Church outreach

* The deadline for church briefs is noon on Wednesdays.

Ashley Chapel

AME Zion Church

The church will observe Oct. 18 as the pastor’s appreciation day during the 11 a.m. service. Guests for the morning worship will be Rev. Charles Whitted and the Trinity AME Zion Church of Harrells.

Bearskin Missionary

Baptist Church

The annual homecoming will be observed on Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. The Rev Eric Grant of Fayetteville will be the guest messenger. The BMBC combined choir will render the music. Dinner will be served.

Beaver Dam

Missionary Baptist


The church on Odom Road will observe their 132nd anniversary/homecoming services on Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jeremy Jones of Knightdale, guest speaker, and the mass choir rendering the music. Lunch will be served following the service. Pastor Harry Hines, St. Thomas AME Zion Church, Roseboro, along with his choir and congregation, will be in charge of the 3 p.m. service. FMI call Sam Butler 910-337-5797.

Big Piney Grove

Missionary Baptist


The church will be observing the 144th homecoming on Sunday at 10 a.m. There will be a fellowship dinner served immediately following the service at 3245 Big Piney Grove Road.

Calvary Baptist


Revival services will be held Oct 18-21 with special music each night. Speakes will include Shane Kennedy, Sunday at 6 p.m. and Monday – Tuesday night at 7 p.m., and Josh Gideon, Wednesday at 7 p.m. The church is located on 709 Memorial Drive, Warsaw.

Cedar Point


The annual harvest day will begin with a 5K Fun Run/Walk Oct. 17 at 8 a.m. Pay fee at registration (7 – 7:50 a.m.) Proceeds will benefit Relay for Life and Operation Christmas Child. Free lunch will be available. The church family will host Harvest Day and Ride for a Cure motorcycle ride on Oct. 17. Pay fee at registration that begins at 9:30 a.m. Departure time for the ride is 11 a.m. Proceeds for the ride will benefit Relay for Life. There will also be free games and food. Donations for our Operation Christmas Child Mission Project accepted.

Center Baptist


Homecoming will be Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. The church is located at 7954 Harrells Hwy., Garland.

Clinton Community


The women’s annual fall bazaar and ham breakfast will be held Oct. 17 from 5:30-10 a.m. Eat in or carry out at 1901 Sunset Ave., Clinton.

Christ Minisitries


The fifth annual fall auction will be held Oct. 17 beginning at 5 p.m. with auction at 6 p.m. Funds raised will help needy families in the community. FMI call 910-385-3359. The church is located 2741 Turkey Hwy., beside the Matthis cemetery.

Elizabeth Missionary

Baptist Church

Homecoming will be celebrated Oct. 25 with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 p.m. Pastor John Hobbs will deliver the homecoming message followed by dinner on the grounds.

Friendly Community


The Friendly Trio will host A Musical Gospel Train Service Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. at the center on 421 Hanson Road, Clinton. Various artists will be on the program. FMI call Charles Strickland at 910-590-4925.

Hopewell United

Methodist Church

The “Spirit Warriors” will have a yard sale Oct. 16, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and Oct. 17, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. at 300 Alex Benton Road, Newton Grove. Breakfast and lunch will be available all day. All proceeds go to Relay for Life. For rental spaces contact Wendy Colantuono, 910-567-6445.

Lisbon Street

Missionary Baptist


Pastor’s appreciation for Rev. Dr. Victor L. Wilson will be held Oct. 29-30 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. Guest speakers include Rev. Jimmy Melvin, Rev. Leslie Morrisey, and Rev. Louie Boykin. The church is located at 501 Liston St., Clinton.

Mintz Baptist


The church will be celebrating 101 years of ministry at homecoming service on Nov. 1 at 10:30 a.m. The Dove Brothers will be singing during the service. Wesley Smith, tenor with the Dove Brothers, will be sharing about his family ties with Mintz Baptist.

Mt. Gilead

Baptist Church

Homecoming will be held Oct. 18. Rev. Lynn Bullock will deliver the 11 a.m. message and a covered dish lunch will follow the service. The church is located at 3921 Taylors Bridge Hwy., Clinton.

Mt. Zion AME

Zion Church

A 25th-year pastor appreciation service for Pastor Andred Dixon Brown will be held Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Rev. Diane Newkirt. The church is located in Delway.

The New Church

of Christ

The church, 9659 Faison Hwy., Faison, will be having prophetic service Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Prophet Michael Norris of First Love Ministry in Raleigh along with his choir and congergation.

New Mt. Zion

United Holy Church

The New Mount Zion will be hosting an Gospel Explosion on Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. Pastor Elder Lorenzo and First Lady Cheryl Simmons and the entire church family would like to announce the grand opening date of the New Mt. Zion UHC of Warsaw, 250 Lanefield Road, will begin Oct. 31 at 3 p.m. with Bishop Ralph Love bringing the message. The celebration will continue Nov. 1-8.

New Light A.M.E.

Zion Church

There will be a seminar, Kingdom Improvement and the Shifting of Leaders, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at New Light A.M.E. Zion Church, 30 Camellia Drive, Salemburg. The speaker for the seminar will be Apostle Stephen Anders from Inspired Word Ministry from Milwaukee,Wisconsin. Apostle Anders will be the speaker for Rev. Carl Twitty’s Appreciation Service Oct. 18 at 3 p.m.

Olivet Institutional

MB Church

Homecoming will be held Sunday with service at 11 a.m. by guest speaker Elder Patrick Stewart.

Piney Green

Disciples of Christ

Homecoming will be observed Oct. 18 beginning with Sunday school at 9:45 and worship service at 11 a.m. followed by lunch. Apostle Steven Craig Moore will be the 3 p.m. guest speaker along with his church family. Every week the church has Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. amd church every first and third Sunday.

Red Hill

MB Church

Fall revival will be held Oct. 19-21 with speaker Leroy Hargett.

Sampson Chapel

Church of Christ,

Disciples of Christ

On Oct. 18, homecoming services will be held with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m. Elder Donald Graham, Sr., pastor, and the male chorus will be in charge of the morning service. Lunch will be served immediately after the service.

Shady Grove


Shady Grove will be observing the 165th year with homecoming on Oct. 18. Special music, member of 2015, and a luncheon will be included in the celebration. The Rev. Dr. Kenneth Benton will be bring the sermon. The church is located on U.S. Route 13, just north of Spivey’s Corner. FMI call the pastor at 919-395-5336.

Union Grove

Baptist Church

The church will be celebrating homecoming Oct. 18.

Union Grove Church

of Christ, Disciples

of Christ

The church, located at 716 Lisbon St., Clinton, will hold Holy Communion Services Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. White attire is requested. Homecoming services will be held Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Elder Timothy Peppers, Sr. Dinner will be served after morning service. At 3 p.m., Bishop Varnie N. Fullwood, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Ministries, along with his choir and congregation will render services. FMI contact Program Chairlady, Sis. Joann Butler at 910-624-8694.

Victory Community


There will be a yard sale Oct. 17 at 7 a.m. at the church, located at 911 College St. They will also be selling baked goods, sausage in dinner rolls and hot dogs. FMI call Pastor Robbie Gilbert 910-214-1274.

Whosoever Will Disciples

of Christ Church

Church services will be held every second and fourth Sunday at 11 a.m. The church is located in Newton Grove.

Wilson Chapel

Missionary Baptist


The church will be celebrating their 145th homecoming service on Oct. 18 at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Wendell Newton will deliver the Word. Lunch will be served immediately following the morning service. Everyone is invited to worship with us.

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