Church outreach

The deadline for church briefs is noon on Wednesdays.

Beaver Dam

Missionary Baptist


Beaver Dam MB Church, Odum Rd., will observe fifth Sunday worship service on Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bernard Hayes. The mass choir will be rendering the music. FMI call Sam Butler, 337-5797. Fall revival will be held Sept.. 9-11, 7:30 p.m. Guest revivalist will be The Rev. Thomas R. Farrow, Jr. of First Baptist Church 900 College St,. Clinton. Annual Ushers Anniversary will be observed Sept 13. at 3 p.m. The guest messenger will be The Rev. Dr. Claudia Morrissey and Littlefield Missionary Baptist Church, Newton Grove.


PFWB Church

Bethany Church, 1068 Rackley Road, will host a weekly women’s Bible study beginning Sept. 15 at 6:15 p.m. The class will be taught by the non-denominational organization Bible Study Fellowship International and will be on the book of Revelation. There is no charge for this Bible study but seats are limited and pre-registration is required. Registration will be Sept. 1 and 15 at 6:15 p.m. at the church. FMI call or text Penny at 919-902-1131 or visit

Cedar Point

Disciples of

Christ Church

The 118th homecoming celebration at Cedar Point will be Sept. 13. The theme is Behold, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Attire for the day is overalls, jeans, bonnets and long skirts. Clinton Family Worship Church will be the guest church for the 3 p.m. service. Please bring donations for our Operation Christmas Child mission project.

Clinton Family

Worship Center

The Sampson County Gospel Sing will be at the the Family Worship Center, 103 Raiford St., Sept. 26 starting at 5 p.m.

Coharie United

Methodist Church

Coharie UMC will celebrate homecoming Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. Nadine and Stevie will be singing and Sister Silvia Collins Ball will bring the message. There will be a special homecoming meal at the church located at 4890 Hwy. 421 North, Clinton. FMI, 910-564-5904.

Eastern Baptist


Faith-R-Us Store will be held Sept. 19, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the Tumbleweed Building located at 2665 Southeast Blvd. (701 South about ½ mile passed Dairy Queen), Clinton. Various vendors will be providing door prizes and donating 10% of the sales to the EBA Toy Store ministry to help provide Bibles, coats, toys, stockings, and a bag of food to the children and families that will be coming to the annual EBA toy store). FMI call EBA, 910-293-7077.

First Baptist

Church Clinton

FBC, 408 College St., will open the soup kitchen Sept. 3, 4:30-6:30 p.m. FMI call Vonnie Marshburn, 590-6439 or church office, 592-8124.

Garland First

Baptist Church

Garland FBC will celebrate the 90th homecoming Sept. 6. The 11 a.m. speaker will be Dr. Louis Hackett accompanied by the mass choir. The 3:30 p.m. speaker will be Dr. Reginald Wells accompanied by the Falling Run Baptist Church choir and congregation from Fayetteville. Dinner will be at the church. FMI, 910-627-2811.

Goshen Disciples


Goshen youth choir anniversary will be held Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. Women’s conference will be held Sept. 26, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Activities will include health screenings, door prizes, and lunch along with various speakers.

Mintz Baptist


The Southern Gospel artist, The Whisnants, will be in concert Aug. 30 at 10:30 a.m. This is a free concert, but a love offering will be taken. Mintz Baptist is located at 3761 Old Mintz Hwy, Roseboro.

Moses Chapel


On Sept. 13, the Kingdom Builders of Goldsboro, will have a Gospel Explosion at Moses Chapel Church, 165 David Bright Road, Faison. Several groups will be on program: The Jackson Family, Goldsboro; Forgiven, Clinton; Design for Purpose, Goldsboro; Spiritual Voices, Warsaw; Unity Male Chorus, Rose Hill; Voices on the Rise, Faison; Kingdom Builders, host group, The Faison Family, Turkey and others. Doors will open at 4 p.m. Program starts at 5 p.m. Mistress of Ceremony will be Mrs. Ann Faison. FMI contact Mr. Michael Houston, 910 385-0492 or Rev. Tracy Lewis, 919-722-9532.

Mt. Elam Missionary

Baptist Church

Mt. Elam MB Church will celebrate their annual homecoming service Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. service. Lunch will be served. No afternoon program. FMI contact Ada D. Beatty, 910-874-3244.

Mt. Zion

UHC of Warsaw

The church will sponsor a Rainbow Tea and fellowship on Sept. 6 at 3 p. m. The Rainbow Tea will be held at 131 Rich Road in Garland. Dinner will be served. Deaconess Sheila Houston will be the Mistress of Ceremony and Elder Sylvia Remigio will be the speaker.

The New Church

of Christ

The church, located at 9659 Faison Hwy., Faison, will have a gathering of churches for the fifth Sunday service on Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be Pastor Denise Preedie of Love Ministries, New Bern. The fellowship of churches combined choir will render the music. Dinner will be served after service. FMI contact Yolanda Bennett, 260-2348.

New Light AME

Zion Church

New Light Church, located at 30 Camelila Drive, Salemburg, will celebrate homecoming Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. The speaker for the hour will be Rev. Harry Hines from St. Thomas AME Zion Church, Roseboro. Dinner will be served.

New Vision

Christian Church

On Sunday, Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. there will be a Leader’s Luncheon. Pastor Kenneth Battle of New Covenant Community Church, Greenville, will be the speaker. FMI call the church office 299-5002.

Piney Green

Disciples of Christ

Every week the church has Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and morning service at 11 a.m.

Roseboro Church

of God

Roseboro Church of God will have free hot dogs, music and yard sale items Aug. 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at 501 S West Street, Roseboro. FMI 910-525-4732.

Shady Grove


Shady Grove’s youth will sponsor a special message from Kyle and Kristy Cashwell at the 11 a.m. service on Aug. 30. Kyle is a paramedic on the Sampson EMS who was seriously injured in Oct. 2014. They will tell of the miracles performed by God as Kyle struggled to recover and Kristy stood by his side through the trials. There will be a covered dish meal following the service. Shady Grove is located on Route 13 just north of Spivey’s Corner.

Snow Hill

Free Will

Baptist Church

Snow Hill FWB Church invites youth, from ages two through high school, to be a part of the Awana program. Kick-off will be Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. then will meet every Sunday 5:30 – 7 p.m. Children will learn and grow their faith in Christ through music, lesson time and game time. Snow Hill Free Will Baptist Church is located at 1224 Red Hill Road, Mount Olive. FMI, Bob Kornegay or Amy Medlin at 919-658-0746 or

St. Jude Church

of Christ, Disciples

of Christ

St. Jude will be having pastor’s anniversary for Dr. Evelena Oliver on Sept. 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Pastor Leroy Hargett of Smithfield. Pastor Vinson Morrisey, Washington, D. C., will speak Sept. 6, 10 a.m. All services will be held at 119 West Pierce St., Warsaw. FMI, 910-590-7176.

Union Grove

Fall Revival will be held Sept. 16-19 at 7:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Victor Wilson of Libson Street Church, Clinton. Different choirs to render the music.

Union Grove

Church of Christ

Union Grove, 716 Lisbon St., will host a fifth Sunday musician’s gospel musical, Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. Guests will include Joy Sisters of Faison, Perfect Praise of Wilmington and The Robinson Brothers of Clinton. An offering will be taken and refreshments served. FMI, Andrew “Drew” Truzy, Kendrick Robinson, 910-703-0171 and JoAnn Butler 910-624-8694.

Western Assembly

The second annual union will convene Aug. 29-30 at 11 a.m. with several speakers.



Zoar will celebrate Emergency Response Appreciation Day for all law enforcement, fire and rescue, and anyone having to do with emergency response on Aug. 30 at 10:45 a.m. at the church located at 740 Zoar Church Road, Salemburg. A luncheon will follow the service. FMI contact Rev. Ernest King at 910-358-3273.