Special services, musical performances and other events coming up at area houses of worship:
- Burney’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 2628 VOA Site B Road, will have quarterly meeting Feb. 27-28. A Communion service will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 27. There will be a worship service at 11 a.m. Feb. 28; lunch will follow. Afterward, Pastor William Wilson and Saint Monica Missionary Baptist Church will lead the closing service.
- Burning Bush United Holy Church, 280 Bailey Lane, Vanceboro, will serve Communion at 6 p.m. today. Quarterly meeting, homecoming and family and friends day will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday. At 3 p.m., Devin C. Pickett Sr. and St. Delight United Holy Church will be guests. Dinner will be served.
- Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 3170 E. Fire Tower Road, will host a Black History Month program at 4 p.m. Feb. 27. The annual Black History Month dinner will follow.
- English Chapel Free Will Baptist Church will have quarterly meeting this weekend. A Communion service will be held at 7 p.m. today, followed by a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The church will host a men’s and women’s conference at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 29-March 3. The theme is “Promise, Patience and Power Take You Places.” Guests include Pastor Mary Worsley and Emmanuel Community Church, Pastor Kenneth Battle and New Covenant Community Church, Pastor Vanessa Byrd and Paradise Outreach Ministries and Pastor Dameion Royal and Phillipi Church of Christ.
- Fleming Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 1321 Belvoir Highway, will celebrate the sixth anniversary of the ushers ministry at 3 p.m. Sunday. Dinner will be served after the service.
- Mount Zion Christian Church 3872 Avon Road Grimesland, will have winter revival at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28-March 1. Pastor Robby Millard of United Tabernacle Holiness Church in Kinston will be guest evangelist.
- Holy Trinity United Holy Church, 305 N. Skinner St., will begin church anniversary services at 3 p.m. Sunday. Kenneth Hammond and members of Cornerstone will be guests. The annual men’s conference will be held at 9 a.m. March 5, followed by a men’s day service at 11 a.m. March 6.
- House of Judah Church of God Ministries, 3867 W. Wilson St., Farmville, will host a men’s fellowship meeting from 9 a.m.-noon today. The church will host a Psalm 23 service at 3 p.m. Sunday. Speakers include Evangelist Joyce Bland, Kayla Jenkins of True Fellowship Church, Elder Frank Powell of Heaven Bound Ministries, Elder William Payton of Trueway Church, Deacon Michael Dixon of Rouse Chapel Church and Deacon Melvin Warren of New Beginning Church. Minister Linwood Flowers and Mount Zion Progressive Primitive Baptist Church of Wilson will lead a service at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Pastor Ernest White and Shekiah Glory Church of Princeville will lead a service at 3 p.m. Feb. 28.
- Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 4333 Wallace St., Farmville, will host a deacons and trustees anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday. Guest musicians will be The Moye’s Chapel United American Free Will Baptist Church Male Chorus.
- Mount Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 230 Boyd St., Winterville, will celebrate Black History Month at 11 a.m. Feb. 28. A potluck lunch will follow. At 3 p.m., there will be a presentation on famous African-Americans. Sandra Jones will perform a Sojourner Truth monologue.
- Mount Zion Holy Church, 3325 Ayden Golf Club Road, Winterville, will celebrate its anniversary with a service at 7:30 p.m. today. Pastor Mary Pippens and Noah’s Ark Father, Son and Holy Ghost Church will be guests. The church will have a winter revival at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Guests include Minister Debra Streeter, Evangelist Edna Ebron, Elder Cora Battle, Pastor Towanda Britt and Elder Katherine Moore. The church will host youth Sunday and Black History Month Sunday at 11 a.m. Feb. 28.
- New Dimensions Community Church, 1700 W. Sixth St., will host a Black History Month program at 10:45 a.m. Feb. 28. Those attending are invited to wear Afro-centric attire.
- Next Generation Church, 401 N. Railroad St., Winterville, will celebrate Black History Month each Sunday in February.
- Oak Grove Christian Church, 407 Mumford Road, will celebrate Black History Month with “Moments in Black History” Sundays in February with guest speakers, musicians and dance and praise teams. A old-fashioned soul food dinner will be served following the morning service on Feb. 28
- Oakmont Baptist Church, 1100 Red Banks Road, will have youth Sunday with youth leading worship at both the 9:40 and the 11 a.m. Sunday services.
- St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church 1251 Fleming School Road, will host men’s fellowship at 9 a.m. Feb. 27. Guest speaker will be Minister James Tyson of Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church.
- Selvia Chapel, 400 Watauga Ave., will host Youth Explosion and revival at 7 p.m. Monday through Feb. 27. Guests include Pastor Donte Jordan and Celebration Christian Fellowship, Evangelist Sylvia Barrett and Waterside Youth Choir, Pastor Tammy Edwards Pugh with Selvia Youth Choir, the Rev Michael Best and St. Peter Youth Choir and Elder Jeffrey Wilson and Selvia Youth Choir.
- St. John Missionary Baptist Church Soul-Saving Center, 2921 Briery Swamp Road, Stokes, will host a 24th anniversary celebration for Pastor Gregory V. Black and Evangelist Patricia Black with services at 7:30 p.m. March 1-3. Guests include Pastor Rodney Brown of New Beginnings Church of Christ, Pastor Michael Bridgers of Grace Fellowship, Hamilton and Pastor Richard Joyner of Conetoe Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. A banquet will be held at 4 p.m. March 5 at Yankee Hall Plantation. Guests will include Pastor Rodney Coles Sr. of Children of God in Christ Church and Evangelist Serrena Ford of Outreach Holy Word Christian Church, Wilmington, D.E. Cost is $35 for adults and $17.50 for ages 12 and younger. Registration deadline is Feb. 28. Pastor Levi Murray of Job’s Chapel Baptist Church, Swan Quarter, will be guest speaker at 11 a.m. March 6.
- St. Matthew True Born Faith of Christ Church, 601 Norris St., will have a Black History Month service at 11 a.m. Sunday.
- Union Grove United American Free Will Baptist Church, 4182 California Road, Farmville, will have a building fund program at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Bishop Percell Cooper and the Suggs Christian Temple Church Family of Wilson will be guests.
- Waterside Free Will Baptist Church, 4631 Moye-Turnage Road, Farmville, will have a building fund service at 3 p.m. Sunday with Pastor Bryant McNeil and Word of Life Deliverance Christian Center, Wilson.
- White Oak Missionary Baptist Church, 4525 Mobley’s Bridge Road, Grimesland, will have a dinner of remembrance after the 11 a.m. Service on Feb. 28. A Black History Month program featuring character depictions, poetry and a play will follow at 3 p.m.
- The Anointed Ones Church, Ayden, will host a career day from 4-6 p.m. Sunday. The event will feature business and community leaders, educators, health professionals and athletes sharing their personal experiences with area youth.
- Black Jack Original Free Will Baptist Church, 2972 Black Jack-Simpson Road, will host a pancake and sausage dinner and gospel sing from 6-8 p.m. Friday. There is no charge for the meal, but donations will be accepted.
- Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road, will host a workshop on banking and budgeting from 9 a.m.-noon today in the multipurpose room. Refreshments will be served.
- The Interfaith Alliance of Eastern Carolina will hold its monthly Prayers for Peace and Justice event at 7 p.m. Monday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greenville, 131 Oakmont Drive. The first part of the evening is a 30-minute meditative vigil. This event will be hosted by Free Spirit Inclusive Catholic Community. The Rev. Ann Harrington will facilitate the discussion “Images of God,” beginning at 7:45 p.m. For information, contact Lynn Caverly at email@example.com.
- St. Delight Original Free Will Baptist Church, 4679 Ormondsville Road, Ayden, will have an all-you-can-eat pancake supper from 5-7 p.m. today. Cost is $7.
- Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road, will host the annual Black History Month celebration program and breakfast at 9 a.m. today. Bennett College President Emerita Julianne Malveaux will be guest speaker. The theme is “Your Vote is Your Voice — No Vote, No Voice!” There will be an opportunity to register to vote. The church will host the forum Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence at 2 p.m. Feb. 27. The free event, being held in partnership with the Pitt County Center for Family Violence Prevention as well as local law enforcement officers and pastors, will provide information about awareness, prevention and services and will include a candlelight vigil.
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