* The deadline for church briefs is noon on Wednesdays.
Rise Up – Restore
Tim’s Gift and Illuminate will host the annual conference on Jan. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Sampson County Agri Expo Center, 414 Warsaw Road, Clinton. All local veterans will be honored at 2:30 p.m. and a wounded warrior will speak at 3 p.m. FMI call 592-1126.
Living Free for families with addictions meetings will be held on second and fourth Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
The sixth pastoral anniversary of Rev. Thomas R. Farrow, Jr. will be celebrated at FBC, 900 College St., Clinton, on Feb. 4 – 5. Rev. Leslie Morrisey along with Greater Six Runs MBC will be the guests on Feb. 4 and Bishop Varnie Fullwood along with Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Ministries will be the guests on Feb. 5. A repast will follow on Friday night. Both services will start at 7 p.m.
On Jan. 31 at 6 p.m., The Friendly Trio will host A Gospel Explosion at 75 Hanson Road, Clinton. Featured groups include The Sanderson Family, Tam Johnson & God’s Favor, JC Singinaires, The Spiritual Voices and others. FMI call Charles Strickland at 910-590-4925.
The church, 104 John St., Clinton will have their building fund raising gala Jan. 30, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight with dinner at 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center. This will be a black tie event with photographer and DJ. FMI call Agata 910-592-1384.
Mt. Pleasant Missionary
Every Sunday Mt. Pleasant MBC will have Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. followed by morning worship at 10:45 a.m. Bible Study “Hour of Power” will be each Wednesday night from 7 – 8 p.m.
The New Church
The church, 9659 Faison Hwy., Faison, will observe “The Prophets Are Coming in February.” Feb. 3-5, Prophet Apostle S.E. McKinney, Wilson; Feb. 10-12, Prophettess Apostle Gwendolyn Gibbs, New Bern; Feb. 17-19, Prophetess Dr. Evelena Oliver, Warsaw; Feb. 24-26, Prophet Bishop Machael Norris, Raleigh. FMI contact Assistant Pastor Yolanda Bennett at 260-2348.
Piney Green Disciple
of Christ Church
A Black History program will be held Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. with Deacon Derrick King and the Point Level choir as guests. On Feb. 27 at 6 p.m., a Red and White program will be held with speaker Minister Sandra James and Union Grove F.W. Baptist Church choir. Services will be held every first and third Sunday at 11 a.m. and Sunday School every Sunday at 9:45 a.m.
Point Level Disciples
of Christ Church
There will be a Black History program featuring African attire on Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. Lataz S. Jones Sr., Strickland Grove Missionary Baptist Church. The church is located at 286 Vann Road, Clinton.
Temple of God
The church, located at 307 Railroad St. in Roseboro, will have services every Sunday at 11 a.m..
Church of Christ
Clinton Men’s Fellowship Auxiliary will host Prostate Awareness Seminar Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. Dr. James Smith, III, president of the North Carolina Minority Prostate Cancer Awareness Action Team will be on hand to present various medical updates, information and health news regarding this life-threatening disease. FMI contact, auxiliary president, Deacon Tex Howard, 910-564-6941 or Auxiliary coordinator, Trustee Quinn Cooke, 910-337-5883.
Missionaries on a Mission Program with 100 ladies in red or white will be held Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Trish Harleston and Sampson Chapel Church of Christ Male Chorus will render the music. The church is located at 716 Lisbon St., Clinton. FMI call 910-564-6941 or 910-379-9073.
Disciples of Christ Churches
The Bible Institute registration will be extended to Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. This will also be the first day of class. FMI call 910-596-8335, 910-628-9335, or 919-631-6068.