VICTORY

Victory Free Will Baptist Church, 1806 Wayne Memorial Drive, will have a yard sale 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. All money goes to purchase items for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes ministry. For more information, call the church at 919-735-9485 or 919-300-9343.

WOODS CHAPEL

Woods Chapel United American Free Will Baptist Church, 928 New Hope Road, will have Sunday school 9:30 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor elder Leo Deans will bring the word. The male chorus will sing. There will be no Bible study Wednesday due to the ushers convention Tuesday through Friday at St. Luke Free Will Baptist Church, LaGrange.

JUDAH PLACE

Pastor Shahim Faircloth will preach 7:30 p.m. today at Judah Place of Deliverance, 1706 Shamrock Ave. Pastor Dorothy Heath will preach 4 p.m. Sunday.

DARDEN CHAPEL

Darden Chapel OFW Baptist Church, 111 Hooks River Road, will celebrate homecoming with Sunday school 9:30 a.m. and service 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Carlton Barnes will deliver the message. The mass choir will sing. Noonday prayer will be Tuesday. Bible study will be 6 p.m. Thursday.

MARANATHA

Maranatha Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 212 E. Oak St., will have a clothing giveaway 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

GOLDSBORO CHAPEL

Goldsboro Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 1314 Ben Brewington Court, will have prayer and praise 6 to 7 p.m. today. Holy Communion will be 6 p.m. Saturday. Sunday school will be 9:45 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor James E. Collins will bring the word. The gospel choir will sing. Guests during service 3 p.m. Sunday will include pastor Louis S. Leigh and the choir and congregation of First African Baptist Church.

ST. JAMES

St. James COC DOC, 410 W. Queen St., LaGrange, will celebrate quarterly meeting and homecoming Sunday. Pastor John Ruffin will render the 11 a.m. service. Dinner will be served. There will be no afternoon service. Bible study will be 7 p.m. Thursday. The community prayer box is up for any prayer requests.

MOUNT CARMEL

Mount Carmel United Methodist Church will have Sunday school 10 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday with pastor Liz Hounshell. A nursery and children’s church will be provided. Bible study will be 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. Choir practice will be 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.

ST. LUKE

St. Luke Church of Christ, 430 E. Elm St., will have Sunday school 9 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor David Williams will deliver the message. The youth ministry will be in charge of the service. Bible study will be at noon and 6 p.m. Wednesday.

BEST GROVE

Best Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have homecoming and Holy Communion services with Sunday school 9:30 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. The sermon will be by pastor Joe A. Jackson. Music will be by the sanctuary choir. Dinner will be served after the service. The spiritual formation work group will meet 10 a.m. Saturday. Bible study will be 11 a.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Laymen’s League Chorus will rehearse 7 p.m. Thursday.

HOLY GHOST

Holy Ghost Cathedral, 812 James St., Mount Olive, will have Sunday school 10:15 a.m., praise and worship 11:15 a.m. and service 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Apostle Preston Grimes will deliver the message. The youth choir will sing.

SHARING AND CARING

Sharing and Caring Ministries will have Joy Night 7:30 p.m. today. The speaker will be elder Annetta Newkirk. Prophet Betty Dawson will be the speaker during service 11 a.m. Sunday.

GUIDING STAR

Greater Guiding Star UHC, 114 S. Slocumb St., will have a yard sale including household items, home decor, baby items and clothes 6:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. Proceeds will benefit senior citizens. Corporate prayer will be 9 a.m., Sunday school 10 a.m. and a pastoral service 11 a.m. Sunday with message by pastor Joseph Williams and music by Voices of Praise. Missionary service will be 2 p.m. Sunday. Minister Lorene Wynn, president of the missionary department, will deliver the message. Music will be by the missionary choir.

NEW ST. DELIGHT

New St. Delight will have an appreciation service honoring first lady Lenora Gardner 4 p.m. Saturday. Elder Geraldine Darden will be the guest speaker. Sunday school will be 9:45 a.m. and praise and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Bishop Quincy Gardner will preach. The praise team will sing.

OUTLAW’S BRIDGE

Lisa Stolar will lead “Our Seven Principles in Reading and Song” 11 a.m. Sunday at Outlaw’s Bridge Universalist Church, 4408 N.C. 111 N., Seven Springs.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN

Faith Presbyterian Church, 2114 N. Berkeley Blvd., will have Sunday school 10:30 a.m. and worship 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Antonio M.K. Lawrence will deliver the sermon. Music will be rendered by Faith Choir.

ST. JOHN

St. John Free Will Baptist Church, 1926 N.C. 111 S., will have Sunday school 10 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday with pastor Wade Parker. Bible study will be 7 p.m. Wednesday.

ST. MARK

St. Mark Church of Christ DOC, Faro, will have Sunday school 9:30 a.m. and a fellowship service 11 a.m. Sunday. Guests will include bishop Darryl Rouse of New Generation Church of Christ, Philadelphia. Elder Hood will preach 3 p.m. Sunday at Paul Chapel Church, Walstonburg, along with Oak Grove Church of Christ, Snow Hill. Prayer and Bible study will be at noon Wednesday.

MOUNT CALVARY

Mount Calvary Free Will Baptist Church, 602 S. Wooten St., LaGrange, will have Women’s Day 11 a.m. Sunday with message by Dr. Juanita M. Whitfield, Revelation Mission Free Will Baptist Church of Goldsboro, and music by Men of Calvary.

BARNES CHAPEL

Barnes Chapel Church, 108 Rosewood Road, will have Sunday school 9:45 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Larry Johnson will deliver the sermon. The church choir will sing. The pastor, choir and congregation will render services for homecoming 3 p.m. Sept. 2 at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Barnes Chapel will have revival 7 p.m. Sept. 5-7. Elder Leslie C. Capers from St. Joseph Free Will Baptist Church will be the guest minister.

ELM GROVE

Elm Grove Church Ministries’ PWOP ministry will be on assignment 3 p.m. today at Willow Creek Nursing Facility. Sunday school will be 9 a.m. and worship 10 a.m. Sunday. Prayer breakfast will be 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. The speaker will be minister Shannon Deans.

BEST CHAPEL

Best Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 3312 Indian Springs Road, Seven Springs, will celebrate homecoming and quarterly meeting with service 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Clifton Jones Jr. will bring the word. Dinner will be served after the service. Holy Communion service will be 7 p.m. Saturday. Bible study will be 7 p.m. Monday.

MOUNT PLEASANT

Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, 4460 U.S. 13 N., will have Sunday school 9:45 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Alexander B. Herring will deliver the sermon. The male chorus will sing. Bible study will be 7 p.m. Wednesday.

CENTRAL HEIGHTS

Central Heights Free Will Baptist Church, 302 Ervin Drive, will have Sunday school and YPCL 9:30 a.m. and youth worship services 11 a.m. Sunday. Dr. Isaac Burnett Jr. will deliver the message. The youth choir will sing. Pastor Burnett and the congregation will render services 3 p.m. Sunday at Invitation AME Zion Church, 2156 Griffin Road, Snow Hill, to celebrate the annual mothers’ ministry program. Bible study is canceled for Wednesday due to the ushers convention being held at St. Luke Free Will Baptist Church, LaGrange.

MOUNT CARMEL

Mount Carmel Free Will Baptist Church, 835 N. John St., will celebrate archbishop Dr. Ronald R. Mayo’s ninth pastoral anniversary with Sunday school 9:30 a.m. and service 11 a.m. Sunday. Elder Aaron L. Jarman will deliver the message. The Voices of Praise will sing. Prayer meeting will be 7 p.m. Wednesday. Bible training will be 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

ST. STEPHEN

St. Stephen United Holy Church, 362 Bennetts Bridge Road, Mount Olive, will have quarterly meeting and the church’s 115th anniversary with Sunday school 10 a.m. and worship 11:15 am. Sunday. The message will be by elder Franklin Flowers. The choir will sing. Holy Communion will be served. Dinner will be served after the morning service. Guests during service 3 p.m. Sunday will include elder Aaron Jarman and the choir and congregation of Free Will Baptist Church, Albertson.

GOSPEL LIGHT

Gospel Light United Holy Church, 442 E. Hillsboro St., Mount Olive, will have a back-to-school celebration with intercessory prayer 9:30 a.m., Bible church school 9:45 a.m. and worship 11:15 a.m. Sunday with message by Dr. Dwight Morrisey Sr. and music by the praise team. Service at 3 p.m. Sunday will include ordination of mothers with sister Dorothy King and sister Lynda Dubose. The guest messenger will be elder Helen Reid, accompanied by the Pathway to Life U.H. Church congregation of Fremont.

SALEM METHODIST

Salem United Methodist Church, 2706 Salem Church Road, will have worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday with pastor Liz Hounshell. A nursery and children’s church will be provided. Sunday school will be 10:45 a.m. PPRC will meet 7 p.m. Monday. Choir practice will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call 919-735-9210 or visit www.salemumcgoldsboro.com.

ST. LUKE

St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 3414 Summerlin Crossroad Road, will have quarterly and homecoming services 11 a.m. Sunday, with sermon by the Rev. James A. Davis and music by the church choir; and 3 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. Wendell Newton and the Wilson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church congregation of Turkey in charge.

PENTECOSTAL HOLY

Pentecostal Holy Church, 600 E. Pine St., will have two fish fries, with trout and whiting, green beans, potato salad, cole slaw, hushpuppies and dessert, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 7. Dinners are $7; sandwiches, $3. For more information, call 919-735-1401.

BETHEL LIGHT

Bethel Light Free Will Baptist Church Ministries, 2499 U.S. 117, will have an evangelist service 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be pastor James Lewis of Living Hope Church of Kinston.

NEW ST. JOHN

New St. John AME Church, 1307 S. Slocumb St., will host a one-day Vacation Bible School event 9 a.m. Saturday. Parents will receive family tips for health, safety and educational success. Lunch will be served cookout style after the VBS event. Church school will be 10 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. James N. Sheares will bring the message. The pastor and congregation will provide homecoming services Sunday afternoon for Mount Carmel AME Church, Bailey. Bible study will be 6 p.m. Wednesday.

ST. STEPHEN

St. Stephen’s Missionary Baptist Church, 206 Pearson St., will have Sunday school 9:45 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Malcom Lewis will bring the message. The youth choir will sing. Holy Communion will be observed. Church conference will be 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Bible study will be 5 p.m. Wednesday.

ADAMSVILLE BAPTIST

Adamsville Baptist Church, 1302 N. Berkeley Blvd., will have Sunday school 9:15 a.m., worship and children’s church 10:30 a.m. and service 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Adult Bible study will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. AWANA registration will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, visit www.adamsville.org.

CALYPSO HOLY

Calypso Holy Temple United Holy Church will have a Women’s Day revival service 7 p.m. today with evangelist Everlina Olliver of St. Jude and music by the St. Jude Church choir. Women’s Day service will be 10:45 a.m. Sunday with Josephine Newkirk of New Jerusalem and music by the New Jerusalem Church choir.

MAY’S CHAPEL

Hickory Grove Quartet will lead worship 6 p.m. Sept. 9 at May’s Chapel Church, 3831 U.S. 117 Alternate South, Dudley.

FIRST MISSIONARY

First Missionary Baptist Church, 410 S. Goldsboro St., Fremont, will have Sunday school 9:30 a.m. and a homecoming celebration 11 a.m. Sunday. The message will be by the Rev. Dr. Ira Reynolds. Brother Charles Fuller and the Gospel Consolators will sing. Holy Communion and a fellowship meal will be served after the worship. Bible study will be 7 p.m. Wednesday.

GREENLEAF

Greenleaf Christian Church (DOC) will have Sunday school 9 a.m. and worship 10 a.m. Sunday. Bishop William J. Barber II will proclaim the word. The Joshua and Caleb Men’s Choir will sing, accompanied by organist mother Eleanor Barber. Intercessory prayer will be at noon Monday. “Wednesday in the Word” will comprise Bible study at noon at Grace Village and 7 p.m. at the church.

ANTIOCH

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church will have a back-to-school festival 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at H.V. Brown Park, 500 H.V. Brown Lane, with free book bags and school supplies for elementary and middle school children (while supplies last), free food, a concert, mime groups, face painting and a performance by Drummer World Drumline.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL

First Congregational United Church of Christ, 215 Sleepy Creek Road, Dudley, will have Sunday school 9:45 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Robert Leo Cox Jr. will deliver the message. The Epsilon Phi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the Beta Theta Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will worship with First Congregational United Church of Christ in observance of Alpha Kappa Alpha International Day of Prayer. Bible study will be 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

FERTILE GROUND

Fertile Ground Ministries, 219 W. Walnut St., will celebrate pastor Willie Faison lll’s 26-year anniversary 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be pastor Nathaniel Best of the House of Prayer.

ST. MARK

St. Mark Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, 700 W. Ash St., will have “Hour of Power” 8:05 a.m. Sunday. Bishop Alton Smith will preach. Holy Communion will follow this service. Sunday school will be 9:45 a.m., baptism 10:45 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Bishop Alton Smith will preach. The Voices of Praise will sing. Holy Communion will follow the service. Youth HYPE worship will be 11 a.m. Sunday with elder Otis Isler.

JERUSALEM

Jerusalem UAFWB Church, 395 Jerusalem Church Road, Seven Springs, will have Sunday school 9:30 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday with pastor Anthony Davis Sr. and the combined choirs and ushers. An appreciation service for eldress Clara Grady will be 5 p.m. Sunday with services rendered by elder Leslie Capers and the McCoy’s Chapel Church choir.

HOUSE OF PRAYER

The House of Prayer, 958 Sleepy Creek Road, Dudley, will have worship 11 a.m. Sunday with message by minister Mary Ann Langston. Praise and worship will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Prayer will be 6 p.m. Wednesday. Bible study will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

HEART TO HEART

Heart to Heart Prayer House, 114 N. Caswell St., LaGrange, will celebrate pastor Charles E. Miller’s 19th anniversary 7 p.m. Wednesday with pastor Tyrone Haney and St. Peter Church of Christ of Kinston; 7 p.m. Thursday, pastor Sheila Stancil Sanders of Wendell; 7 p.m. Aug. 31, evangelist Carl Darden and The Outreach Ministry of Goldsboro; and 11 a.m. Sept. 2, elder Greshena Alexander, Phillipi COC, Greenville.

NEW STONEY HILL

New Stoney Hill UHC, 1003 Poplar St., will have prayer 9 a.m. Saturday. Sunday school will be 9:30 a.m., followed by Dr. Howard E. McNair’s 54th pastoral anniversary service. Bishop Clifton Buckrham, Resurrection Fellowship UHC, Greensboro, will preach. The New Stoney Hill UHC combined choirs will sing. Bible study and YPHA will be 7 p.m. Wednesday.

ST. MATTHEW

St. Matthew Free Will Baptist Church, 2758 Jenny Lind Road, LaGrange, will celebrate the ushers’ 70th anniversary 3 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be deacon William Turner of Mount Calvary Free Will Baptist Church, LaGrange. The Legends of the Community Male Chorus will sing.

EUREKA METHODIST

Eureka United Methodist Church, 128 N. Church St., Eureka, will have Sunday school 9:45 a.m. and worship 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Beth Thigpen will be the guest speaker. The youth group will meet for a pool party 3 p.m. Sunday. Bible study will be 7 p.m. Sunday. The prayer group will meet 10 a.m. Tuesday.

WHITE OAK GROVE

White Oak Grove OFWB Church, 2261 Big Daddy’s Road, Pikeville, will have a mission service 11 a.m. Sunday.

ALL TOGETHER

All Together Ministries will have a Youth Day service at noon Sunday. The speaker will be overseer pastor Alton Thompson. Dinner will be served afterward. For more information, call the church at 910-564-2948.

ATKINSON CHAPEL

Atkinson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 634 S. Oak Forest Road, will have Sunday school 9:30 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday with sermon by the Rev. James Williams and music by the choir.

ST. JAMES

St. James AME Zion Church, 205 S. George St., will have services 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday with sermons by the Rev. Ronald Miller. Sunday school will be 9:45 a.m. The choir will sing 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Stephen AME Zion Church in Garland for the Goldsboro District Conference. Senior Bible study will be at noon Tuesday and evening Bible study 6 p.m. Tuesday. The choir will rehearse 6 p.m. Thursday. The praise team will rehearse 6 p.m. Friday.

DEEPER LIFE

Deeper Life Church Ministries will have marriage and singles classes 9 a.m. Sunday. Extended glory service will be 10 a.m. Sunday. Apostle Norbert E. Simmons will bring the word. Bible study will be 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday.

ST. LUKE

St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1608 E. Pine St., will have contemporary service 8:30 a.m., Sunday school 9:45 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Celebrate Recovery will meet 6 p.m. Monday.

DELIVERANCE TEMPLE

Deliverance Temple of God will have a pastoral service 11 a.m. Sunday. Apostle Ronnie Harris will preach. Noonday prayer will be Tuesday. Spiritual uplifting service will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

LUCAMA CHURCH OF GOD

Lucama Church of God, 307 W. Spring St., Lucama, will have gospel singing 6 p.m. Sept. 30 featuring The Ambassadors of Selma. The women’s ministries will hold a pancake supper after the singing. Three pancakes, two sausage or bacon (or one each), and coffee or juice are $5. For more information, call 252-206-6432.

VICTORY LIFE

Pastor Edward Ray Sutton will deliver the message 11 a.m. Sunday at Victory Life Christian Ministries, 115-B Goldsboro St., Pikeville. Intercessory prayer will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Bible study.

PHILADELPHIA

Philadelphia Community Church, 1214 Parkway Drive, will have Friday Fire 7 p.m. today with elder Andre Ellioot. Sunday school will be 9:30 a.m. and worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday with message by prophet Rodger L. Taylor Jr. and music by the praise team. Elder Margaret Williams Barnes will preach her initial sermon 4 p.m. Sunday. Prayer will be 6 p.m. Tuesday. Bible enrichment will be 7 p.m. Tuesday.

HOLLY HILL

Holly Hill Church, 644 N. Beston Road, LaGrange, will host a book bag giveaway, with food and games, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. All school-age students will receive a book bag with supplies. Pastor B.K. Robinson will bring the message during service 8 a.m. Sunday. The male chorus will sing.

WORD WITHOUT WALLS

Word Without Walls Ministry, 610-B N. Madison Ave., will have Youth Appreciation Day 11:30 a.m. Sunday. This month’s featured youth is Oyo Brown.

PARKER’S CHAPEL

Parker’s Chapel will have a Family and Friends Reunion Day celebration 11 a.m. Sunday. Guests will include apostle Michelle Hargrove, Word of Life Deliverance Christian Center.