INITIAL SERMON

Melisha Boyd Thompson will deliver her initial sermon 5 p.m. Sunday at Word of Truth Christian Fellowship, 1401 N. Carolina St. The Instruments of Praise will provide music.

ST. MARK

St. Mark Church of Christ, Faro, will celebrate its 100th anniversary 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday. Co-pastor Alva Carlisle McGowan from Shining Light Bible Mission, Columbus, Ohio, will preach during the morning service. General bishop Alton Smith from St. Mark Church of Christ, Goldsboro, will preach during the afternoon service.

FIRST BAPTIST

The Earlena Hinson Concert Series at First Baptist Church of Goldsboro will present the sanctuary choir and chamber ensemble in “A Festival of Hymns,” arranged by Hal H. Hopson, 4 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary. Admission is free; donations will be accepted. For more information, call Carl Ashley at 919-735-2516.

UNION GROVE

Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Fremont, will observe quarterly meeting service 11 a.m. March 17. Pastor James Lucas will deliver the message. Dinner will be served after the service. A commemoration of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus will be observed 3 p.m. March 17. Pastor Fred Presely and First Baptist Church of Eureka will render the service. Union Grove will observe Fellowship Day 11 a.m. March 31. Pastor Robert Richardson and First Baptist Church of Murfreesboro will render the service. Dinner will be served.

OUTLAW’S BRIDGE

The Rev. Claudia M. Frost will speak on “Unplugged” during service 11 a.m. Sunday at Outlaw’s Bridge Universalist Church, 4408 N.C. 111 N., Seven Springs.

NEW STONEY HILL

New Stoney Hill United Holy Church, 1003 Poplar St., will have prayer 9 a.m. Saturday. Sunday school will be 9:30 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Dr. Howard E. McNair will preach. The senior choir will sing, followed by Holy Communion. Bible study will be 7 p.m. Wednesday.

ATKINSON CHAPEL

Atkinson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 634 S. Oak Forest Road, will observe Family and Friends Day with Sunday school 9:30 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Tracy Lewis will preach. The choir will sing. A fellowship dinner will be served after the service.

ELM GROVE

Elm Grove Church Ministries’ PWOP ministry will sponsor service 7:30 p.m. today. The speaker will be evangelist Wanda Guilford. A dinner plate sale will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Family Dollar parking lot at 553 W. New Hope Road. To place orders or for delivery, call 919-344-1057. Sunday school will be 9 a.m. and worship 10 a.m. Sunday. Study of the word will be 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. PWOP ministry will be on assignment 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Brian Center.

ST. LUKE

St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1608 E. Pine St., will have contemporary service 8:30 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Celebrate Recovery will be 6 p.m. Monday. St. Luke UMC is hosting community Lent services at noon on Wednesdays.

SALEM METHODIST

Salem United Methodist Church, 2706 Salem Church Road, will not have Sunday school. Worship with pastor Liz Hounshell will be 11 a.m. Sunday. A nursery and children’s church will be provided. A family and friends covered-dish lunch will be served at noon Sunday. For more information, call 919-735-9210 or visit www.salemumcgoldsboro.com.

HOLLY HILL

Holly Hill Church, 644 N. Beston Road, will have Sunday school 9:30 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Elder B.K. Robinson will preach. God’s Chosen will provide music. Holly Hill Church will celebrate the deacons, mothers and trustees’ anniversary 3 p.m. Sunday. Guests will be elder Tyrone Haney and St. Peter Church of Kinston. Bible study will be 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

PATHWAY TO LIFE

Pathway to Life United Holy Church, 600 Sycamore St., Fremont, will have Sunday school 9:30 a.m. and a Pastoral Day service with pastor Helen Reid 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Brent Murphy of New Birth Bible Fellowship, Raleigh, will render a pre-anniversary service 3 p.m. Sunday. Bible study will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

FREMONT HOLINESS

Fremont Holiness Church, 726 Norwayne School Road, Fremont, will have spring revival 7:30 p.m. March 25-27. The speaker will be the Rev. Johnny Chavis.

ADAMSVILLE BAPTIST

The men’s ministry kickoff at Adamsville Baptist Church, 1302 N. Berkeley Blvd., will be 7 a.m. Saturday. All men are welcome to attend and find out about opportunities to serve. Sunday school will be 9:15 a.m. and worship 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Pastor Ryne Fullerton will deliver the message. AWANA and adult Bible study and prayer meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. During March, Adamsville Baptist Church is collecting craft items for Operation Christmas Child. For more information, visit www.adamsville.org or call the church office 919-778-1213.

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 senior choir and ushers.

ANTIOCH

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 601 W. Elm St., will have worship 10 a.m. Sunday. Bible study will be noon and 6 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor Tate will preach and the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church choir will sing 3 p.m. March 17 at Bible Faith Missionary Baptist Church.

NEW ST. JOHN

The leadership planning meeting for the North Carolina Annual Conference will be 10 a.m. Saturday at New St. John AME Church, 1307 S. Slocumb St. The Annual Conference choir will rehearse at the church at noon Saturday. New St. John AME Church 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 provide music. Bible study will be 6 p.m. Wednesday.

REVELATION

Revelation Mission Free Will Baptist Church, 105 S. Bright St., will have quarterly meeting beginning with Holy Communion 7 p.m. Saturday. Pastor William A. Mitchell Jr. will deliver the message. The Greater St. John Free Will Baptist Church choir will sing. Dr. Juanita Whitfield will deliver the message 11 a.m. Sunday.

ST. JAMES

St. James AME Zion Church, 205 S. George St., will have a leaders meeting 10 a.m. Saturday. Services on Sunday will begin at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. 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.

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 adult choir will sing. Bible study will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

DELIVERANCE

Deliverance Temple of God will have a pastoral service 11 a.m. Sunday with apostle Ronnie Harris. Apostle Teresa White will preach 4 p.m. Sunday.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN

Faith Presbyterian Church, 2114 N. Berkeley Blvd., will have a breakfast buffet meeting 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Artis Daily Bread, 2103 N. William St. Sunday school will be 10 a.m. and a Women’s Day celebration 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be Madie D. Bell. Bible study will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

HOLY GHOST

Holy Ghost Cathedral will have Sunday school 10:15 a.m., praise and worship at 11:15 a.m. and a message by apostle Preston Grimes 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The praise team will provide music.

FERTILE GROUND

Fertile Ground Ministry, 509 N. Carolina St., will have a “Helping a Sister Out” movie outing at 11 Saturday. “Going Up in Power Hour” will be 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Worship will be 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Willie Faison will preach. Fertile Ground Ministry will have a Founders Day service 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Guests will include Danny Uzzell and Wave of Glory. Prayer and Bible study will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call 919-252-4342.

LITTLE ROCK

Little Rock Church, 1307 N.C. 581 N., is seeking a dependable musician for second and fourth Sunday services at 11 a.m. For more information, call Carnell Mickens at 919-920-6797 or 215-470-1162.

MOUNT NELSON

Mount Nelson Missionary Baptist Church, 206 W. Main St./N.C. 222, Eureka, will have breakfast 9 a.m. to noon March 16 in the fellowship hall. The guest speaker will be April Wilson, who also sings with Servant’s Heart. For more information, call 919-242-5996.

BETHEL LIGHT

Bethel Light Free Will Baptist Church, 2499A U.S. 117 S., will have Restoring the Glory Conference 7 p.m. Wednesday with pastor Jerry Harris; Thursday, apostle Diana McIntyre and Christ Memorial; and March 15, apostle Frank Dawson and Alpha and Omega Christian Center.

ZOAE CHRISTIAN

ZOAE Christian Center Prosperity School, 101 Ormond Ave., will have a series titled “Father, Where is My Money?” on Fridays beginning 7 p.m. today. For more information, call 919-988-9240.

GREATER ST. LUKE

Greater St. Luke UHCA, 310 W. South St., Rose Hill, will host an appreciation service honoring first lady elder Vickie Flow 4 p.m. Sunday. The guest minister will be elect lady elder Sharon Pickett, first lady of St. John UHCA, Burgaw, and St. Delight UHCA, LaGrange. For more information, call Lashawnda W. Hall at 910-289-0820.

MOUNT CALVARY

Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 318 Denmark St., will have church school 9:30 a.m. and worship 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Winford Galmon Jr. will deliver the message. The annual Missionary Day service will be 3 p.m. Sunday. The guest preacher will be the Rev Marivn Alexander. Bible study will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

FIRST CHRISTIAN

First Christian Church, 1609 E. Ash St., will have church school 9:45 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Lenten supper and study will begin 6 p.m. Wednesday on the theme “Reclaiming Our Heritage: Ways to Renew Our Lives Together.”

GUIDING STAR

Greater Guiding Star United Holy Church will have corporate prayer 9 a.m., Sunday school 10 a.m. and a pastoral service 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Joseph Williams will deliver the message. Voices of Praise will provide music. Pastor Williams and Greater Guiding Star will render services 7 p.m. Tuesday at Holly Grove Free Will Baptist Church.

EUREKA METHODIST

Eureka United Methodist Church, 128 N. Church St., Eureka, will have Sunday school 9:45 a.m. and worship with pastor Connie Belmore 10:45 a.m. Sunday. The youth group will meet 5 p.m. Sunday. Bible study will be 7 p.m. Sunday. The United Methodist women’s group will meet 7 p.m. Monday. The prayer group will meet 10 a.m. Tuesday.

NEW GREENLEAF

New Greenleaf Church of Christ will celebrate Dr. Dorothy Heath’s ninth pastoral anniversary 2 p.m. Saturday. The guest preacher will be Dr. Evelena Oliver of St. Jude Church of Christ DOC, Warsaw.

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 praise team will render music, accompanied by the Rev. Ronzel Bell, organist.

ST. JAMES

St. James Church of Christ, Fremont, will have Sunday school 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. and pastor Tony Sutton’s 10th anniversary service 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be pastor George Ward of Greater Zion Original Free Will Baptist Church, Stantonsburg. The St. James combined choir will sing. A fellowship meal will be served after the service.

SALVATION

Pastor Ha’ Neefa Best will be the speaker 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Salvation Deliverance and Healing, 211 W. Pine St. Pastor Will Best will be the guest speaker 3 p.m. Sunday for Bread of Heaven United Holy Church’s anniversary.

MAX OUT THE MAX

“Max Out the Max,” a rally for youth in middle school and high school, will be 5 to 7:30 p.m. March 31 at the Maxwell Center. The speaker will be Jon Jorgenson. The rally will include games, inflatables, giveaways, Dance for Christ, a glow party and live music. For more information, call 919-330-8503.

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. The praise team will provide music. Prayer will be 6 p.m. Tuesday. Bible enrichment will be 7 p.m. Tuesday.

NEW BETHEL

New Bethel Church of Fremont will have Holy Communion 6 p.m. Saturday. Guests will include Doris Kornegay of New Daniel Church, Fremont. Sunday school will be 9:45 a.m. and quarterly meeting 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Lionel Moore and the choir will render the service. Bible study will be 7 p.m. Thursday.

GOSPEL LIGHT

Gospel Light United Holy Church, 442 E. Hillsboro St., Mount Olive, will have intercessory prayer 9:30 a.m., Bible church school 9:45 a.m. and worship 11:15 a.m. Sunday. Dr. Dwight Morrisey Sr. will deliver the message. The gospel choir will sing. Potluck supper will be 6 p.m. Wednesday. Midweek service will be 7 p.m. Wednesday. Elder Emma Simmons will deliver the message.

GOLDSBORO CHAPEL

Goldsboro Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 1314 Ben Brewington Court, will have prayer and praise 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 bring the word. The senior choir will sing. The annual home mission NWB baby contest service will be 6 p.m.

CHRISTIAN MISSION

The United Christian Mission Outreach Corp. will have services in Fremont 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the Villa Building and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the main building.

MOUNT PLEASANT

Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, 4460 U.S. 13 N., will have Sunday school 9:45 a.m. and a Family and Friends Day worship service 11 a.m. Sunday. Minister Jannis Scales of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church will deliver the sermon. The gospel choir will sing. The attire will be casual denim with white blouse or shirt. Dinner will be served after the morning service. Bible study will be 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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 preach. The choir will sing.

FIRST BAPTIST

First Baptist Church of Fremont will have service 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. John T. Forbes will preach. Brother Charles Fuller will render the music.

CENTRAL HEIGHTS

Central Heights Free Will Baptist Church, 302 Ervin Drive, will have pre-homecoming cleanup day Saturday morning at the church. Sunday school will be 9:30 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Dr. Isaac Burnett Jr. will deliver the message. Choir No. 1 will provide music. Bible study will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

HOLY TEMPLE

Holy Temple United Holy Church, 891 Dollard Town Road, will celebrate its 55th anniversary 11 a.m. Sunday with pastor Marlene Duncan and 3 p.m. with guest speaker Dr. Douglas Sutton and Tabernacle of Prayer for All People.

DARDEN CHAPEL

Darden Chapel OFW Baptist Church, 111 Hooks River Road, will have Sunday school 9:30 a.m. and a pastoral service 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Dr. Jerrelle Jones will preach. The mass choir will sing. Women’s conference will be 7 p.m. Friday. Evangelist Doris Lewis will preach. Dr. Evelena Oliver, Warsaw, will speak Saturday. Noonday prayer will be Tuesday. Bible study will be 6 p.m. Thursday.

TRUE HOLINESS

True Holiness House of Prayer Church, 500 Stronach St., will have a Joy Night service 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Sunday school will be 10:15 a.m. and praise and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Guests will include bishop Curtis Mosely Sr. and New Hope Apostolic Church of Deliverance, Rose Hill. Bible study will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

LIBERTY GROVE

Liberty Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 2704 N.C. 903 S., LaGrange, will have “Pack the Pew” Family and Friends Day service 3 p.m. Sunday. Guests will include pastor David Howell and the choir, ushers and congregation of Greater Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Kinston. Refreshments will be served.

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. The church will be honoring pastor David Williams’ 15th anniversary. Pastor Matthew McNair and Alum Springs Church of Christ, Dover, will be guests. Spring revival services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The guest evangelist will be pastor Mark T. Sutton form St. James Church of Christ, Fremont. Bible study will be noon and 6 p.m. Wednesday.

BEST GROVE

Best Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have Sunday school 9:30 a.m. and worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Joe A. Jackson will preach. The senior choir will sing. The men’s fellowship breakfast will be 8 a.m. Saturday. Tutoring will be 5 p.m. Monday. Bible study will be 11 a.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Wednesday.

WOODS CHAPEL

Woods Chapel United American Free Will Baptist Church, 928 New Hope Road, will have Sunday school 9:30 a.m. and a Youth Day service 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor elder Leo Deans will preach. The youth choir will sing. Jaylen Dawkins will represent Woods Chapel 6 p.m. Sunday in the NWB home mission baby/youth contest at Goldsboro Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Bible study will be 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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 Pastoral Day service 11 a.m. Sunday. Elder Charlie Mitchell will deliver the message. The 27th church anniversary service will be rendered by pastor Will Best along with Salvation Healing and Deliverance Ministries at 3 p.m. For more information, call 919-288-9115.

PARKER’S CHAPEL

Parker’s Chapel will celebrate its 57th church homecoming anniversary 7:30 p.m. Monday with pastor Nick Worrells and One Church; Tuesday, apostle Micheal Artis and St. John; Wednesday, pastor Corey Everette and Mount Airy/Turner Swamp; Thursday, Dr. Louis Leigh and First African Missionary Baptist Church; March 15, Youth Night, pastor Michael Johnson and Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church; and 11 a.m. March 17, elder Douglas Bell.