First Baptist Church will celebrate its 175th anniversary with homecoming Sunday Sept. 30. Dr. E. Leon Smith, of Holly Springs, former pastor for 22 years, will be the guest speaker at 10 a.m. It will be followed by a covered dish lunch.


Bread of Heaven United Holy Church, 508 N. John St., will have a fish fry 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Dinner of two pieces of whiting, a choice of green beans, potato salad or cole slaw, hushpuppies or Hawaiian sweet rolls and dessert is $7. For more information, call 919-735-9115.


New Hope Church of God, 702 E. New Hope Road, will have a barbecued chicken dinner 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Plates are $8 and include half of a barbecued chicken, green beans, potato salad, a roll and dessert. Drive through or eat in.


Mount Carmel United Methodist Church will have homecoming services 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Glenn Pate will be the guest speaker. A covered dish lunch will be served after worship. Women’s Bible study will be 10 a.m. Wednesday. Bible study will be 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. Choir practice will be 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.


The Set Apart Gospel Singers will have a pre-anniversary program 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke Church of Christ, 430 E. Elm St.


Central Heights Free Will Baptist Church, 302 Ervin Drive, will have no services this weekend due to the NWB District Union No. 3 meeting and services at Union Grove Free Will Baptist Church, Stantonsburg. Bible study will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The NWB Eldress Fellowship will have “Time of Refreshing” Oct. 5-7 at Central Heights FWB Church. Registration will be 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5. Service will be 7 p.m. Oct. 5. A workshop, “What’s the Matter With Me” will be 9 a.m. Oct. 6. The 30th anniversary celebration will be 5 p.m. Oct. 7. For more information, call eldress Dalphine Hart, 252-523-7822.


Woods Chapel United American Free Will Baptist Church, 928 New Hope Road, will not have services Sunday due to attending District Union No. 3 at Union Grove Free Will Baptist Church, 426 Appletree Creek Road, Stantonsburg. Woods Chapel will have a dinner sale 10 a.m. Oct. 5. Plates are $8; combinations, $10. For more information, call 919-778-2397, 919-922-9995 or 919-344-8846.


White Oak Grove OFWB Church, 2261 Big Daddy’s Road, Pikeville, will have revival 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Oct. 5. Pastor Timothy Dortch of Word of Truth Christian Fellowship will be the speaker for all three nights.


Salem Advent Christian Church, 909 N. Church St., Mount Olive, will celebrate 135 years of ministry during worship 11 a.m. Sunday. Dr. Larry Withrow, former pastor, will be the guest speaker. Pastor Withrow will be celebrating 60 years of ministry on this same Sunday, 13 of those years as pastor of Salem. A potluck dinner will be served in the fellowship hall.


Deliverance Temple of God will have service 9 a.m. Sunday.


Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Harper House Road in the Bentonville community in Johnston County, will celebrate homecoming with worship 11 a.m. Oct. 14. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Dick Lewis, Ebenezer’s former minister. A catered lunch will follow with donations welcome.


PWOP ministry assignment at Willow Creek for 3 p.m. today is pending due to evacuation from the hurricane. Elm Grove Church Ministries will have a five-fold ministry meeting 8:30 a.m. and worship 10 a.m. Sunday. Women’s fellowship will be 7 p.m. Monday. Prayer breakfast will be 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. The speaker will be prophetess Edna Vaughn.


Fertile Ground Ministry, 219 W. Walnut St., will have service 11 a.m. Sunday. The speaker will be pastor Willie Faison lll. Prayer will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Bible teaching will be 7 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call 919-252-4342.


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. Youth HYPE church will be 11 a.m. Sunday with elder Otis Isler.


Snow Hill Original Free Will Baptist Church, 1224 Red Hill Road, Mount Olive, will have a music service 6 p.m. Sunday featuring Debbie Jones and the D.C. Boys. Fall revival services will be 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; supper will be served each evening at 6:15. The Rev. Frankie Baggett will be the evangelist. Each evening will include music. For more information, visit or call 919-607-3002.


St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1608 E. Pine St., will have contemporary service 8:30 a.m., Sunday school 9:45 a.m. and traditional worship 10:55 a.m. Sunday. Celebrate Recovery will be 6 p.m. Monday. Bible study will be 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday and 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. The church will be selling chicken salad and pimento cheese for $8 each on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. To reserve an order, call the office at 919-734-7714.


Northeast OFWB Church, 489 Northeast Church Road, Mount Olive, will have homecoming 11 a.m. Oct. 7. A meal will follow in the fellowship hall.


Josh Reed from the N.C. Baptist State Convention will be the guest speaker for a conference on gospel conversations training Oct. 6 and the speaker for worship 10:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at Adamsville Baptist Church, 1302 N. Berkeley Blvd. To register for this free conference, go to


Salem United Methodist Church, 2706 Salem Church Road, will have worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday with pastor Liz Hounshell. Donna Tate will speak about the Methodist Home for Children. A nursery and children’s church will be provided. Sunday school will be 10:45 a.m. Bible study will be 7 p.m. Monday. The prayer shawl ministry will meet 10 a.m. Tuesday. Choir practice will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call 919-735-9210 or visit


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.


Pentecostal Holy Church, 600 E. Pine St., will have a fish fry 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5. A dinner of trout and whiting, green beans, potato salad, cole slaw, hushpuppies and dessert is $7; sandwich, $3. For more information, call 919-735-1401.


Greenleaf Christian Church (DOC) will not have worship service this Sunday. 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.


New St. John AME Church, 1307 S. Slocumb St., will have church school 10 a.m. and a Women’s Day service 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Kim Page of St. Mark AME Church, Smithfield, will be the guest minister.


Elder Betty Bynum will be the speaker 4 p.m. Sunday at Sharing and Caring Ministries.


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. Music will be by the praise team. Prayer will be 6 p.m. Tuesday. Bible enrichment will be 7 p.m. Tuesday. Ordination and consecration services will be 7 p.m. Thursday with apostle Edwin Newsome, Impact Church; 7 p.m. Oct. 5, apostle Leroy Hargett, Life Changers Kingdom Ministries; and 4 p.m. Oct. 7, Ravonda Jacobs, Word House.


Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 318 Denmark St., will have church school 9:30 a.m. and worship 10:45 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Brenda Royal will deliver the message. Bible study will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The annual homecoming celebration, postponed due to Hurricane Florence, will be Oct. 7 during morning services. Pastor Winford Galmon Jr. will deliver the message.