SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church: 2481 N. Hilltop Road, Red Springs. Celebration of the ninth pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Bill W. Brewington is Aug. 4 at 3 p.m. and Aug. 5 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Kenneth Jenkins along with his choir, ushers and congregation will conduct the Aug. 4 service. The Rev. Andrew Pabon will speak on Aug. 5. 

New Covenant Christian Faith Church Ministries: 2520 Murchison Road. Men's Day service is Aug. 5 at 10:30 a.m.

Pleasant Grove Church of Christ: 208 N. Racepath St. Sisters in Spirit presents the 2018 Women's Conference Aug. 10-12. Minister Montissla Dumas will speak Friday at 7 p.m. A $25 registration fee includes a light lunch on Aug. 11. For registration and information, call 910-973-2592 or 910-260-9561.

Northwood Temple Church: 4250 Ramsey St., celebrates the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. John and Fay Hedgepeth as Pastor and First Lady of the church Aug. 12 with a banquet at 5 p.m. in the Family Life Center.

First Missionary Baptist Church: 195 W. David Parnell St., Parkton. Young Adult Day is Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. The Inspirational Choir anniversary is at 3 p.m.

Lebanon Baptist Church: 3329 Beard Road. Women's Conference is Aug. 18, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Dawn Smith Jordan. A light breakfast and lunch will be served; door prizes and gifts for everyone. Free; registration required by Aug. 13 at 910-483-1988 or email secretary@lebanonbaptist.net. Accepting donations for a local women's shelter.

Haymount United Methodist Church: 1700 Fort Bragg Road, will host the State Assembly/Leaders' Council on Oct. 20. Early registration is $30, due by Aug. 18. For information, email Dr. Janice Smith-Coaxum at prayj9@yahoo.com.

MUSIC 

Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Church: 4440-A Piney Grove Road, Angier. The annual summer Super Sunday Nights series of gospel sings continues Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. with Mercy's Cross. 919-639-2481 

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church: 160 E. Vermont Ave., Southern Pines. The French Sparrows Boys' Choir from Paris will perform Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 15 at noon. Admission is free; a free-will offering will be received to offset travel expenses for the choir.

REVIVALS

Spring Branch Missionary Baptist Church: 21300 Old Wire Road, Wagram. Revival services are Aug. 12 at 3 p.m., and Aug. 13-17 at 7 p.m. Guest revivalists will conduct each service. 

St. John Free Will Baptist Church: 966 Bunce Road. Revival services are Aug. 13-18 at 7:30 p.m. Revivalist is Bishop Tommie Davis of Greenville, N.C.

First Baptist Church: 521 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Bladenboro. Revival services are Aug. 15-17 at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Dr. Anthony Haire.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

First Baptist Church: 201 Anderson St. Aug. 9-11, 5-8 p.m. Theme is "Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus." Classes for pre-school through adult. Register by calling 910-987-6347.

Reilly Road Presbyterian Church: 208 S. Reilly Road. Aug. 6-9, 5:50-8:15 p.m. Classes for age 2 and up. 910-868-5773

FOOD, FUNDRAISERS

Second Missionary Baptist Church: 522 Old Wilmington Road. The Outreach Ministry sponsors Feed the Hungry Aug.11, noon-2 p.m. 910-483-5925 

Snow Hill A.M.E. Zion Church: 420 Snow Hill Road. Class Leaders host a car show Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Chicken plates and hot dogs will be sold. 910-527-7753

Village Presbyterian Church: 5303 Spruce Drive. The food pantry is open second and fourth Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. Bring a bag or container. Monetary and non-perishable food donations are welcome. 910-425-4451

Family Fellowship Worship Center: 1014 Danbury Road. Senior nutrition and clothing giveaway is each second Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 910-482-4022

Falling Run Missionary Baptist Church: 2852 Cedar Creek Road. The church, along with Cumberland County Council on Older Adults, serves hot meals daily, Monday-Friday, from 11 a.m.-noon. Cumberland County residents age 60 or older are eligible. Transportation is available. Call 910-483-3822 to find out more.

MEETINGS 

Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship: Today, 7-9 a.m., at K&W Restaurant, Bordeaux Center. 910-425-3041

Peace Presbyterian Church: 3203 Ramsey St. Alcoholics Anonymous meets each Saturday at 7 p.m. 

Evans Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church: 301 N. Cool Spring St., knit and crochet class meets each Monday from 10 a.m to noon. For all skill levels; beginners welcome for learning, fellowship and refreshments. 910-483-5717 

Overhills Community Church: 948 Overhills Road, Linden. Celebrate Recovery group meets Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. for fellowship, coffee and snacks. Nursery provided. 910-977-8991 or 910-893-3012 

Caesarea Worship Center: 726 Ramsey St. Community Bible Study meets Fridays at noon. Lunch is served. 

Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church: 1160 Red Hill Road, Cameron. A community Bible study is held each first, second and third Wednesday at noon. A light lunch is served. All are welcome. redhilmbc.org

Snyder Memorial Baptist Church: 701 Westmont Drive. Fairy Godmothers of Fayetteville meets second and fourth Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon to knit, crochet and sew items for premature babies at Cape Fear Valley and Womack Army medical centers. The group also supports local nursing homes, cancer centers and hospices with a variety of items. New members welcome. 910-624-0232 or 910-423-4074

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Reilly Road Presbyterian Church Christian Preschool: 208 S. Reilly Road, continues registration for the 2018-19 school year. Programs for ages 6 months to 4 years are available. Call 910-867-8440.

Peace Memorial Christian Disciples of Christ: 511 Cumberland St. Friendship Missionary Baptist Church “Puppets on a Ministry” will perform Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. for a back to school rally.

Native American Bible College: Registration is now open for the Fall 2018 semester beginning Aug. 20. Daytime and evening classes are scheduled; housing and meal plans are available. Registration fee is $25. Contact Dustin Wright at 910-843-5304 or drwright@nabc.edu.

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