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Religion news Feb. 13

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Special services, musical performances and other events coming up at area houses of worship:


  • Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 3170 E. Fire Tower Road, will have men’s fellowship at 9 a.m. today. Breakfast will be served. A members workshop will be held at 10 a.m. today. The church will host a Black History Month program at 4 p.m. Feb. 27. The annual Black History Month dinner will follow.
  • Deliverance Back to God Revival Center, 207 W. Moore St., will have revival services at 7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday with Apostle D. Edward Penn.
  • Haddocks Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 1548 Ivy Road, Winterville, will have quarterly meeting this weekend. A Communion service will be held at 6 p.m. today; there will be a Black History Month service at 11 a.m. Sunday.
  • Haddocks United American Free Will Baptist Church, 111 Sunset Acres Lane, Winterville, will have quarterly meeting at 11 a.m. Sunday with Pastor Thomas Joyner and the Friendship Free Will Baptist Church. Lunch will follow. Elder Gregory Messick and the Little Creek Church will be guests at 2:30 p.m.
  • Holy Trinity United Holy Church, 305 N. Skinner St., will begin church anniversary services at 3 p.m. Feb. 21. Kenneth Hammond and members of Cornerstone will be guests.
  • Mount Zion Holy Church, 3325 Ayden Golf Club Road, Winterville, will host a Black History Month service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The church will celebrate its anniversary with a service at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20. 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. Feb. 22-26. 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. A fellowship service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday with Eldress Ursula Turnage.
  • 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 on Feb. 21. Youth will lead worship at both the 9:40 and the 11 a.m. services.
  • Pleasant Plain United Holy Church, Ayden, will present a Black History Month program at 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Herman Ellzy of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church and the Joy Singers. For more information, call Elaine Dail at 318-0313.
  • St. James Free Will Baptist Church, Fountain, will have a fruit of the spirit program at 5 p.m. Sunday.
  • Waterside Free Will Baptist Church, 4631 Moye-Turnage Road, Farmville, will conclude Pastor Jimmy Stokes’ anniversary celebration with a service at 4 p.m. Sunday. Pastor Ernest Gorham and New Beginnings Ministries will be guests.
  • White Oak Missionary Baptist Church, 4525 Mobley’s Bridge Road, Grimesland, will have a Valentine’s Gala at 5:30 p.m. today. Dinner will be served. For tickets, call 215-1274.
  • York Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 201 Tyson St., will host a Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society agape service and luncheon at 10 a.m. Sunday. For information, contact Lydia Staton at 320-2759.


  • 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. Feb. 26. 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 Feb. 20 in the multipurpose room. Refreshments will be served.
  • House of Judah Church of God Ministries, 3867 W. Wilson St., Farmville, will host a dinner sale on Friday. Cost is $6.50-$8 and selections include barbecue chicken, turkey and pork, along with coleslaw, baked beans, boiled potatoes and bread. A men’s fellowship meeting will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 20. The church will host a Psalm 23 service at 3 p.m. Feb. 21. 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.
  • The Lasting Love Broadcast and United Fellowship Assembly will host a Valentine’s Day celebration for couples and singles at 5 p.m. today at the Country Inn & Suites, 4910 Hayes Place, Wilson. There is no admission charge. Call 933-6935 or 459-1990.
  • 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. Feb. 20. Cost is $7.
  • St. John Missionary Baptist Church Soul Saving Center, Stokes, will host the Praying Women Prayer Breakfast from 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 20. Evangelist Barbara Stokes will speak. Cost is $10, and reservations are due by Sunday. Call Brenda Ewen at 717-0097 or Daisy Everett at 412-1606.
  • Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road, will open its food bank from 1-3 p.m. Thursday. The church will host the annual Black History Month celebration program and breakfast at 9 a.m. Feb. 20. 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.


  • Holly Hill Original Free Will Baptist Church, 755 Porter Road, will celebrate its junior choir anniversary at 10 a.m. Sunday.

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