DARDEN CHAPEL

Darden Chapel OFW Baptist Church, 111 Hooks River Road, will have Sunday school 9:30 a.m. and a Youth Day service 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Carlton Barnes will preach. The mass choir will sing. Noonday prayer will be Tuesday. Bible study will be 6 p.m. Thursday.

MOUNT CARMEL

The choir of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 610 Mount Carmel Church Road, Pikeville, will present the Christmas cantata “Holy Child” 11 a.m. Sunday. The youth will present “Footprints to the Manger” 7 p.m. Sunday.

JERICHO

Jericho Deliverance Ministries, 609 Hugh St., will have Sunday school 10 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday with pastor Curtis Wallace. Prayer meeting and Bible study will be 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

ST. LUKE

St. Luke Church of Christ, 430 E. Elm St., will have Sunday school 9:30 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor David Williams will deliver the message. The male gospel singers will sing. Noonday prayer will be Wednesday. Bible study will be 6 p.m. Wednesday.

GOLDSBORO CHAPEL

Goldsboro Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 1314 Ben Brewington Court, will have a prayer and praise service 6 to 7 p.m. today. Sunday school will be 9:45 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor James E. Collins will deliver the word. The gospel choir will sing. The board of trustees will sponsor a Christmas play, “A Savior is Born,” 3 p.m. Sunday.

SIMRO

Simro Free Will Baptist Church, 5251 Old Jason Road, LaGrange, will have service 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor William Ingram will preach. The adult choir will sing. Christmas dinner will be served after the service.

BEST GROVE

Best Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Christmas banquet 3 p.m. Saturday. Sunday school will be 9:30 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Joe A. Jackson will preach. The youth choir will sing. Bible study will be 11 a.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Wednesday.

WOODS CHAPEL

Women of Hope, Woods Chapel United American Free Will Baptist Church, 928 New Hope Road, will leave the church 5:30 a.m. Saturday for a Christmas play in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Sunday school will be 9:30 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor elder Leo Deans will bring the message. The mass choir will sing. The annual Christmas program will be 7 p.m. Wednesday.

SHARING AND CARING

Sharing and Caring Ministries will have a pastor aid service 4 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be pastor Raymond Oates of Greater Joy.

BREAD OF HEAVEN

Bread of Heaven United Holy Church will have intercessory prayer 9:30 a.m., Sunday school, 9:45 a.m. and a Family Day service 11 a.m. Sunday. Elder Charlie Mitchell will deliver the message. For more information, call 919-288-9115.

HOLY TEMPLE

Holy Temple Miracle Tabernacle Church, Snow Hill, will host “Armed and Dangerous,” a women’s conference, beginning 7:30 p.m. today. The speaker will be evangelist Elizabeth Collanzo. Speakers 10 a.m. Saturday will be co-pastor Haneffa Best, minister Davilyn Artis, pastor Deeiah Hayes and minister LaTisha Wayne. Lady Ashley McNair will close the conference 7 p.m. Saturday. Elder Deloise Best Waddell will be the speaker for Pastoral Day 11 a.m. Sunday. The gospel choir of Holy Temple Miracle Tabernacle will sing.

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. Minister Jannis Scales of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church will deliver the sermon. The combined choir will sing. An ordination service in honor of Melvin Walker Jr. will be 3 p.m. Sunday. Guests will include pastor Larry M. Johnson and the deacons, choir, ushers and congregation of Barnes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Bible study is canceled for Wednesday due to church observance of Christmas holidays.

GRACE AND MERCY

Grace and Mercy Mission Ministries, 304C Walnut St., will have a Merry Christmas service 4 p.m. Sunday. Evangelist Josy Graham from Family Circle Outreach Ministry will preach.

STRAIGHT FROM THE BIBLE

Straight From the Bible Ministry, 304C Walnut St., will have service 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Leroy Randolph will preach.

BARNES CHAPEL

Barnes Chapel Church, 108 Rosewood Road, will have Sunday school 9:45 a.m. The pastor, choir and congregation will render services for deacon ordination 3 p.m. Sunday at Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. Prayer meeting and Bible study will be 7 p.m. Wednesday.

CENTRAL HEIGHTS

Central Heights Free Will Baptist Church, 302 Ervin Drive, will have quarterly services this weekend. Members’ meeting will be 7 p.m. today. Officers will have prayer 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Communion services will be 7 p.m. Saturday. Sunday school will be 9:30 a.m. and quarterly worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Isaac Burnett Jr. will bring the message. The JLL Singers will provide music. Bible study will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

OUTLAW’S BRIDGE

Michael Mozingo will speak on “Thoughts on ‘In Jesse’s Shoes’ ” during service 11 a.m. Sunday at Outlaw’s Bridge Universalist Church, 4408 N.C. 111 N., Seven Springs.

HOLLY GREEN

Holly Green Missionary Baptist Church, 487 Emmaus Church Road, Dudley, will have Sunday school 10 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Elder Bajei Garrett will deliver the message. Bible study will be at noon Tuesday.

ELM GROVE

Elm Grove Church Ministries will have Sunday school 9 a.m. and worship 10 a.m. Sunday. Prayer breakfast will be 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. The speaker will be elder Ronald Warren.

ANTIOCH

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 601 W. Elm St., will have Christmas dinner 4 p.m. Saturday. Worship will be 10 a.m. Sunday. For more information, call 919-734-2066.

DEEPER LIFE

Deeper Life Church Ministries, 900 11th St., will have power enrichment classes 9 a.m. Saturday. Intercessory prayer will be 9:30 a.m. and extended glory service 10 a.m. Sunday. Apostle Norbert E. Simmons will bring the word. Bible study will be 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday.

MOUNT NELSON

The youth, children and adult choir of Mount Nelson Missionary Baptist Church, 206 W. Main St., N.C. 222 East, Eureka, will present the Christmas play and musical “Twas the Night Before” 5 p.m. Sunday.

REDEEM AND RESTORED

Redeem and Restored, 104 S.W. Railroad St., Pikeville, will have its first Vision Casting meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday.

NEHEMIAH

Nehemiah Tabernacle, 1007 S. John St., will have Family and Friends Day 3 p.m. Sunday. The messenger will be elder Margie Ryals.

ST. JAMES

St. James AME Zion Church, 205 S. George St., will have services 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Ronald Miller will preach. Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m. Senior Bible study will be at noon Tuesday. Bible study will be 6 p.m. Tuesday. Lenajah Pocknett and Aliyah Miller will be contestants in the WHOMS Debutante Cotillion Pageant 5 p.m. Dec. 22 at Elizabethtown Middle School, Elizabethtown. Contributions for the contestants can be sent to the church. For more information, see Christian education director Sandra Butler.

NEW ST. JOHN

New St. John AME Church, 1307 S. Slocumb St., will have church school 10 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. James N. Sheares will bring the message. The praise team will lead the music. After worship, the New St. John Christmas fellowship will be held in the dining room. Members are asked to remember gifts for the young people.

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 male choir and ushers.

GREATER GUIDING STAR

Greater Guiding Star United Holy Church will observe pastoral services and will honor its senior citizens with corporate prayer 9 a.m., Sunday school 10 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Joseph Williams will deliver the message. Endless Praise will render the music. Unspoken Worship and Mime Ministry will offer ministry presentations.

SHADY GROVE

Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 2506 New Hope Road, LaGrange, will have Sunday school 9:30 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Dr. Wilbert B. Johnson will deliver the message. The youth choir will sing. Bible study has been canceled the remainder of the year.

ATKINSON CHAPEL

Atkinson Chapel will have its annual Christmas program 3:30 p.m. Saturday with a concert featuring The Souls of Joy. Christmas dinner will be served 5 p.m. Saturday.

SALEM METHODIST

Salem United Methodist Church, 2706 Salem Church Road, will have worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday with pastor Liz Hounshell. The chancel choir will present its Christmas program during worship. A nursery and children’s church will be provided. Sunday school will be 10:45 a.m.

NEW STONEY HILL

New Stoney Hill United Holy Church, 1003 Poplar St., will have prayer 9 a.m. Saturday. Baptism will be 10 a.m. Saturday. Christmas with the pastor and family will be 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday school will be 9:30 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Dr. Howard E. McNair will preach. The male chorus will sing. Bible study will be 7 p.m. Wednesday.

HOLLY HILL

Holly Hill Church, 644 North Beston Road, will have Sunday school 9:30 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday, Pastor B.K. Robinson will bring the message. The gospel choir will sing. Bible study will be 7 p.m. Tuesday.

WHITE OAK GROVE

White Oak Grove OFWB Church, 2261 Big Daddy’s Road, Pikeville, will have a youth service 11 a.m. Sunday and a Christmas play 3 p.m. Sunday. Elder Dorian Suggs will bring the message. The New Generation Choir will sing.

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. Sunday school will be 9:45 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Bishop Smith will preach. The New Generation Choir will sing. Youth HYPE Church will be 11 a.m. Sunday with elder Otis Isler. The music ministry will present a Christmas musical through drama, narration, singing, dancing and instruments 6 p.m. Sunday. Also featured will be the St. Mark Dancers for Christ and the St. Mark Mighty Young Men of Valor Mime Ministry.

FIRST BAPTIST

First Baptist Church, 125 S. John St., will have a Christmas celebration sharing in the book “The Polar Express” 5:15 to 7:15 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 be 6 p.m. Monday. The choir will present a Christmas cantata during worship Dec. 23.

MOUNT CALVARY

Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 318 Denmark St., will have church school 9:30 a.m. and worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Winford Galmon Jr. will deliver the message. Bible study will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Watch Night service will be 10:30 p.m. to midnight Dec. 31. Pastor Galmon will deliver the message.

BROGDEN CHAPEL

Brogden Chapel PFWB Church, 1060 Emmaus Church Road, Dudley, will have a Christmas program 6 p.m. Sunday.

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 ministry will render music accompanied by the Rev. Rondel Bell, organist.

PHILADELPHIA

Philadelphia Community Church, 1214 Parkway Drive, will have Sunday school 9:30 a.m. and worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Prophet Rodger L. Taylor Jr. will bring the message. Prayer will be 6 p.m. Tuesday.

NEW ST. DELIGHT

New St. Delight will celebrate Pastoral Sunday with Sunday school 9:45 a.m. and praise and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Bishop Quincy Gardner Jr. will preach. The gospel choir will sing. Minister Meshia Lettley will present a Christmas play 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21.

BIBLE WAY NO. 2

Bible Way Church No. 2 will have Sabbath class 9 a.m. and Family and Friends Day during Sabbath service 10 a.m. Saturday. Prayer meeting will be 6 p.m. Tuesday. Bible study will be 7 p.m. Tuesday.

PARKER’S CHAPEL

Parker’s Chapel Church will have a pastoral service 11 a.m. Sunday. Elder Douglas Bell will bring the message.