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Church news for the week of Oct. 7

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Solid Word
Solid Word Ministries will celebrate the anniversary of C.E. Alston at 7:30 tonight with Ella Cruthfield as guest speaker, Wednesday with Highway to Holiness Church rendering the service, and Thursday with the Rev. Dexture Sutton as speaker.

Unitarian — Rocky Mount
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will have service at 10 a.m.
First Apostolic — Bailey
First Apostolic Church will have Sunday school at 10 a.m. and evening worship at 6 with the Rev. Preston Taylor as speaker. Mid-week worship is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Sandy Fork
Sandy Fork Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Kenneth Lofton from Solid Rock Church Ministries as guest speaker.
Wilson Chapel
Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church will have service at 5 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Samuel Clemmons from New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Rocky Mount.
Union Grove — Fremont
Union Grove Church will render homecoming service at 11 a.m. at Reaching the World for Christ Church in Goldsboro with the Rev. James Lucas as guest speaker and music by the mass choir.
Center Ridge — Kenly
Center Ridge Presbyterian Church, 2712 Glendale Road, will celebrate its 100th church anniversary at 10 a.m. Sunday with John Roberson from Campbell University as guest speaker. Lunch will follow the service.
Showers — Rocky Mount
Showers of Blessings Christian Center will have a pastor’s appreciation for Bernard Grant at 7 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Darryl Medley from Spirit and Truth United Church of Worship in Albemarle.
Oak Grove — Elm City
The Oak Grove Boys and Stephanie will have a 47th anniversary concert at 7 tonight with special guest The Anchormen. Doors open at 6. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. Food and refreshments will be available.
Emanuel — Rocky Mount
Emanuel Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church will have Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and morning worship at 11 with the Rev. Alpha J. Herring as speaker. Mid-week Bible study is 7 p.m. Wednesday, and prayer is noon Friday.
Shekinah
Shekinah Glory Church will have corporate prayer at 10:30 a.m. Sunday and morning worship at 11.
Restorative
Restorative Christian Ministries will have Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship at 10:30 with the Rev. Rita Batts as speaker. Mid-week Bible study is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Mount Sinai
Mount Sinai Church of Christ will have family and friends day at 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Pamela Jones as speaker.
Grace Baptist
Grace Baptist Church will have Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., morning worship at 11 and evening Bible study at 6. Mid-week Bible study is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
London Primitive
London Primitive Baptist Church will have its church association at 10 today and Sunday.
Lewis Chapel — Farmville
Lewis Chapel Free Will Baptist Church will have quarterly meeting and family and friends day at 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Norvell Cooper from Rountree Missionary Baptist Church as guest speaker.
Watson Grove — Kenly
Watson Grove Free Will Baptist Church, 1179 Watson Grove Church Road, will have revival at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday with the Rev. Greg Barnes as speaker.
Piney Groves
Piney Groves Free Will Baptist Church will have Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship at 11 with the Rev. Robert Smith as speaker and music by the women’s choir. Mid-week Bible study is 7 p.m. Wednesday, and prayer is noon Thursday.
Ward Boulevard
The Ward Boulevard Church of Christ will have Bible study at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, morning worship at 10:30 and evening worship at 5. Mid-week Bible study is 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Mount Zion
Mount Zion Progressive Primitive Baptist Church will celebrate the 36th anniversary of its gospel choir at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Suggs Christian
Suggs Christian Temple Free Will Baptist Church will celebrate the pre-anniversary of its choir at 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Anthony Cox along with Feel Free Ministries as guests.
Brown Chapel
Brown Chapel Free Will Baptist Church will have service at 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Gail Dew as speaker. The home mission department will celebrate its anniversary following the morning service.
Abundant Life
Abundant Life Church Ministries will have service at 11 a.m. Sunday. A women’s revival will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday with the following speakers: Thursday, the Rev. Pia Jones of New Birth Life Ministries of Greenville, and Friday, Becky Moore.
First Missionary — Lucama
First Missionary Baptist Church will have Sunday school at 7:45 a.m. and morning worship at 8:45 with the Rev. Jeffrey Simms as speaker and music by the youth choir.
Johnson Chapel — Elm City
Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have revival at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday with the following speakers: Wednesday, Carlton Williams from Roanoke Family Community Church of Roanoke Rapids; Thursday, the Rev. James Williams of Divine Faith Baptist Church in Roanoke Rapids; and Friday, the Rev. James T. Worthy of St. James Baptist Church in Rocky Mount.
Mount Sinai
Mount Sinai Church of Christ Ministries will have family and friends day at 11 a.m. Sunday with Pamela Jones as speaker. A love, peace and joy program is 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Standing — Sims
Standing on the Word Ministry will celebrate the anniversary of the Rev. Dwight Davis at 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Bryant McNeil from Word of Deliverance as guest speaker.
First John
First John Holy Church will have service at 11 a.m. Sunday with Shirley Howard from Pleasant Union Church of Christ as guest speaker.
Calvary
Calvary Baptist Church will have Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and morning worship at 11 with the Rev. Andrew Jones as speaker, and homecoming at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Debbie Haynes from Rountree Missionary Baptist Church as guest speaker.
Feel Free
Feel Free Church Ministries will have Sunday school at 9 a.m. and morning worship at 10 with the Rev. Anthony Cox as speaker. Suggs Christian Temple will render service at 3 p.m. Sunday. Mid-week Bible study is 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Faith Temple
Faith Temple Mission will have service at 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Jasper Kent as speaker. Mid-week Bible study is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Patterson
Patterson Chapel Church will have service at 11 a.m. Sunday with Beatrice Hopkins as speaker. The male chorus will celebrate its anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday with Percell Cooper along with Suggs Christian Temple Church and male chorus.
Damascus
Damascus Road Church Ministries will have Sunday school at 9 a.m. and morning worship at 10 with Nathaniel Roberson as speaker.
City of Refuge
The City of Refuge will have prayer at 9 a.m. Sunday, morning manna 10 and morning worship at 11. An afternoon service will be held at 4 p.m. at Purpose and Power Ministries in Smithfield with the Rev. Ricky Locus as speaker. Prayer is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, and Bible study is 7:30 p.m.
Jackson Chapel — Elm City
Jackson Chapel First Missionary Baptist Church will have Sunday school at 9 a.m. and morning worship at 10 with the Rev. E. Ray Bynum as speaker. A mission relief service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Roderick Tillery as speaker. Mid-week Bible study will be at noon and 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Right Turn — Rocky Mount
Right Turn and Faith Family Worship Center will have the Ambassadors in concert at 7 p.m. Friday. Admission is free. Supper will be served at 6 p.m.
Temple of Praise
Temple of Praise will have service at 11 a.m. Sunday with Sylvia Best as speaker.
Greater Zion — Stantonsburg
Greater Zion Original Free Will Baptist Church will have Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and a mission service at 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. George A. Ward as speaker.
Mary Grove
Mary Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have homecoming and birthday rally at 10 a.m. Sunday.
St. Rose
St. Rose Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ will have Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship at 11 with Kenneth West as speaker and music by the male chorus. The ushers will celebrate their 88th anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday with Winford Galmon Jr. along with Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and Choir of Goldsboro rendering the service.
St. Luke — Stantonsburg
St. Luke Free Will Baptist Church will have Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship at 11 with Willie Thomas as speaker. The senior choir will celebrate its anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday.
New Life
New Life Ministries will have service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Brenda Lewis as speaker. A women’s day fellowship service will be held at 4 p.m.
Christian Life
Christian Life Fellowship International Ministries will have service at 10 a.m. Sunday at West Wilson Church of God Family Life Center with the Rev. Gloria Kirkland as speaker. Mid-week Bible study is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Faith Temple
Faith Temple United Holy Church will have Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and morning worship at 11 with the Rev. Ernestine McGee as speaker and music by the male chorus. Mid-week Bible study is 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Genesis — Elm City
Genesis Church Ministries will celebrate its ninth anniversary beginning with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship at 10:30 with the Rev. Gwen Council as speaker.
St. Paul — Black Creek
St. Paul Church of Christ will celebrate the anniversary of its senior choir at 3 p.m. Sunday. Pastor anniversary services are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.
Brown Chapel
Brown Chapel Church will have a women’s conference beginning with intercessory prayer at 9:30 and morning worship at 10 today with the Rev. Antonia Parker as speaker. Brunch will follow the service. Admission is free.
Salisbury
Salisbury AME Zion Church will have Sunday school at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11.
Rountree
Rountree Missionary Baptist Church will have Sunday school at 8 a.m. and morning worship at 9 with the Rev. Norvell Cooper as speaker. Mid-week service is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

New Beginnings
New Beginnings Deliverance Church will an appreciation service for the Rev. Samantha Hooker at 4 p.m. today at Simon Grove Holiness Church, 4334 N.C. 42, with the Rev. Eleanore Holder-Whitley as guest speaker. Sunday service is 10 a.m. with the Rev. Lisa Battle as speaker. An afternoon service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Pamela Jones of Mount Sinai Church Ministries as guest speaker. Dinner will follow the morning service Sunday.
Deans Chapel
Deans Chapel House of Praise, 904 Wilson St., will celebrate the anniversary of the Rev. Lizzie Cooper 11 a.m. Sunday.
St. John — Black Creek
St. John Church will celebrate the anniversary of the Rev. Ellen Battle at 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Ossie Edwards from St. Paul Church as guest speaker.
Freedom Ministries
Freedom Ministries will have service at 10 a.m. Sunday at Omega Resource Center with Dennis E. Battle as speaker and music by Voices of Vision Choir.
St. Paul
St. Paul Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ will have Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and morning worship at 11 with the Rev. Chester L. Aycock as speaker and music by the mass choir. Mid-week Bible study is noon Tuesday and 7 p.m. Thursday.
Solid Rock
Solid Rock Church Ministries will celebrate its 23rd anniversary at 1 p.m. Sunday at Wilson Community Church with the Rev. Kenneth Lofton as speaker.
Life in the Word
Life in the Word Ministry will have service 10:45 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. George Atkinson as speaker.
Greater Love
Greater Love Church Ministries will have service at 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Terry Joyner as speaker and music by the mass choir.
Repha
Repha Church of God will have Sunday school at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11:15 with Cassandra Darden-Latham as speaker. Mid-week prayer and Bible study are 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
St. Rose — Sims
St. Rose Holy Church will have Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and morning worship at 11 with the Rev. Mammie Woodard along with Bethel Holy Church and Choir rendering the service.
St. James — Fremont
St. James Church of Christ will have service at 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Tony Sutton as speaker and music by the senior choir.
Perry’s Temple
Perry’s Temple Original Free Will Baptist Church will have service at 11 a.m. Sunday with Beatrice Lane as speaker and music by the male chorus.
Olive Chapel — Sharpsburg
Olive Chapel Church will celebrate its pastor’s eighth anniversary at 4 p.m. today with a performance in dance and songs by the youth.
Burning Bush
Burning Bush Church will have Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship at 11 with the Rev. Donnie Daniels as speaker and music by the combined choir. Quarterly meeting will be held 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Robert Smith along with Piney Groves Church and Choir.
Fruit of the Spirit
Fruit of the Spirit Ministries will have Sunday school at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11 with the Rev. Vivian Langston as speaker. Mid-week Bible study is 7:30 p.m.
Walking by Faith
Walking by Faith not by Sight will have service at 11 a.m. Sunday with Mildred Batts as speaker.
Wilson Chapel
Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church will have early morning worship at 7:45 Sunday, Sunday school 9:45 a.m. and morning worship at 10:45 a.m. An evening service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday to close out anniversary services for the Rev. R.L. Gorham with the Rev. Samuel Clemmons Jr. along with New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Rocky Mount.

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