Church Outreach

Beginning July 8, the deadline for church briefs will be noon on Wednesdays.

Ashley Chapel

AME Zion

Family and Friends Day July 19 at 4 p.m. Dr. Robert Wilson speaking.

Baldwin Branch

Food Pantry

Open Saturday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Must have identification and transportation. The Clothes Closet will be open from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Clothing is available for the entire family.


M. B. Church

The Rev. Mark D. Powell, M.Div., will be honored at a banquet celebrating his 10th pastoral anniversary Saturday, July 11. The event will be held at First Baptist Church, 900 College St., Clinton. Festivities will begin at 4 p.m. Dr. John D. Fuller Sr. of Lewis Chapel MB Church will be the guest speaker. FMI, contact First Lady Rev. Elverso Powell, 910-580-5000. On Sunday, July 12, the Rev. Powell will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at Bearskin. The Rev. Bernard Hayes of Beaver Dam MB Church, Clinton, N.C. will be the guest messenger. Music will be rendered by combined choirs. Annual Senior Citizens Appreciation Day will be observed Sunday, July 26, 11 a.m. Dinner will be served. The Rev. Powell will deliver the message. Music will be rendered by the gospel choir.

Ecumenical Fellowship

Worship & Praise

Convention, Inc.

The convention Hour of Power service will be held Sunday, July 12 at 8 a.m. at the Friendly Community Center located on 75 Hanson Road, Clinton. The theme will be Together we stand – Divided we fall. A variety of speakers will be involved. FMI call Rev. Dr. J.N. Canty at 910-233-4813, Rev. Lilly Hollingsworth at 910-532-2626, or Charles Strickland at 910-590-4925.

House of Jacob

Services will be held at Mary Gran on Saturday at 10 a.m. Sunday morning service at 10 a.m. Prayer service and Bible study Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant

Baptist Church

A blood drive will be held Saturday, July 18, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the church, located at 4442 Bonnetsville Road, Clinton. To schedule an appointment go to and enter sponsor code: “CLINTON”. FMI contact church office, 910-654-6630.

Mount Pleasant


Mt. Pleasant, Turkey, will be observing youth on Sunday, July 19 at 11 a.m. Minister Richard Carr will be the guest messenger. Rev. Tommy Jones is the pastor. FMI contact Flora H. Faison, 592-9595.

Mt. Zion United

Holy Church

The grand opening/ homecoming for the new church will be on July 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the new location on 250 Lanefield Road, Warsaw.

The New Church

of Christ

The church will have their annual youth revival July 15-17 at 7 p.m. with different speakers each night. FMI contact assistant pastor Yolanda Bennett, 260-2348.

New Hope

Baptist Church

Bishop Larry Masson will be preaching to close out the revival on Sunday, July 12 at 3 p.m. The TUFH choir will render the music. FMI call 910-590-1887.

Newton Grove

Baptist Church

Vacation Bible School will be July 12 from 5-7 p.m. and July 13-16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The theme is Journey Off the Map.

NC Prayer Tower

Deliverance Ministries

Worship service will be held on Sunday, July 12 at 11:45 a.m. Rev. Gloria Battle, Six Run MBC, will be the guest preacher. Prayer begins at 9 a.m. followed by Sunday school at 10 a.m. Pastor Annette Johnson, Pleasant Hill BC, Elizabethtown, will be the guest preacher at 4 p.m. FMI call Pastor Thira Peterson, 592-7057 or Janet Peterson, 910-990-0911.

Pentecostal Free Will

Baptist Church Conference

PFWB Church will have camp meeting Sunday, July 26 at 6 p.m. and July 27-31 at 7:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Tim Hill from the Church of God in Cleveland, Tenn. A nursery and kids camp meeting will be provided. The church is located on 1107 Long Branch Road, Dunn.

Robert’s Grove

OFWB Church

Vacation Bible School will be held July 12-16 from 6 to 9 p.m. The theme is Bible Blast to the Past: Discovering God’s Everlasting Love. The church is located in the Spivey’s Corner community on 725 Robert’s Grove Road, near Midway Middle School. The pastor is Ricky Warren.

Union Chapel

AME Zion Church

The annual Family and Friends Day program will be held Sunday, July 26. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. and the morning service at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Carennia Shaw. Lunch and games for all ages will follow the morning service. Union Chapel is located at 8465 Garland Hwy., Clinton. Rev. William Bennett is the pastor.

Union Grove

Church of Christ

Annual Youth Rewards and Recognition Day Sunday, July 12, at 11 a.m. Refreshments will be served. The Men’s Fellowship Auxillary will host a car wash July 17 from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. FMI 910-990-1880 or 910-249-3440.

Union Grove

Free Will Baptist

Union Grove FWB, Keener, will have Sunday services July 12. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.; morning worship at 11 a.m. Bishop Garland Mayes will deliver the message. The male chorus will render the music. At 3 p.m. Union Grove male chorus will celebrate their sixth anniversary. Several male choruses will help them celebrate. Prayer meeting and Bible study Tuesday night at 7 p.m.



Zoar Church, Salemburg, will celebrate God and Country Day on Sunday, July 12 at 11 a.m. The patriotic service will honor veterans, military retirees, and active duty military personnel. There will be fun and games and a cook-out beginning at 4:30 p.m. The church is located at 740 Zoar Church Road, Salemburg. FMI call Woodrow Smith at 910-990-4791.