A first sermon and revivals are coming up


Greetings from the Wesley Smith Chapel community! I’m thanking God for waking me up on such a beautiful, sunshiny day.

Several events are coming up at local churches:

  • Piney Green Disciple Church in Newton Grove will celebrate its choir’s anniversary on Saturday, March 21 at 6 p.m. with guest elder Gertie Stevens and the Whosoever Will Disciple Church Choir of Newton Grove.
  • Brother Brandon C. Chesnutt the brother of Christopher Chesnutt will preach his initial sermon at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at Reaching For The World For Christ, 815 N. George St., Goldsboro, NC.
  • Burning Bush UH Church of Faison will celebrate its choir anniversary on Sunday, March 22 at 4 p.m. with several choirs on the program. The pastor, Elder Beulah Pickett, invites you to come and help celebrate.
  • Gospel Revival Uplift Ministry, 120 Hillsboro St., will celebrate its 2020 Deliverance Revival nightly at 8 on March 25-27 with the revivalist guest preacher, Apostle Lester Coward. The Pastor Shirley Pigford invites you to join them.
  • Upper Room Church Ministry 506 E. Elm St., Goldsboro, will have a plate sale on Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. until. A three meat combination plate will cost $10, a two meat combination plate will cost $8 or you can get a one meat plate for $7. The menu includes, grilled chicken, barbecue and trout; collard greens, potato salad, coleslaw, a hushpuppy and a dessert. For more information or to place an order, call Dianne West at 919-394-3519.
  • St. Luke Church of Christ will host Spring Revival at 7:30 nightly April 1-3 with Apostle Curtis Lee and the Evangelical Christian Fellowship Church Choir, usher and congregation on Wednesday; Elder Thomas Raynor and the Running Branch Church of Christ Choir, usher and congregation of Clinton on Thursday; and Elder Leslie Morrisey and the Greater Six Run MB Church Choir, usher and congregation of Turkey on Friday. The pastor, Elder Kenneth Freeman, and assistant pastor, Elderess Velma McKinley, invite you to come and fellowship.

    In our hearts

    Our heart, sympathy and prayers are with family of Tammy Warren Jones, who passed away on Sunday evening March 8 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Tammy was the daughter of Cynthia Ann Warren Foster and the niece of Carolyn Allen. Services are being handled by Haskins Funeral Home in Goldsboro. A viewing was held on Saturday, March 14 before the memorial service at 2 p.m. Please keep Tammy’s mother, Cynthia Ann, along with Cynthia’s husband, Troy Jones, in your prayers.

    Happy birthday to my brother, Dennis Jerome Ward, on March 27 from your wife, Jean, your girls, Sierra and Baby Boy, Michelle and son; and Latisha and her husband, Derrick, and children along with your baby brother and his wife, Ronald and Dorothy Inez Ward and from your pastor, Elder Kenneth Freeman, and the St.Luke Church family.

    Happy birthday on March 11 to Milton Waters, from your wife Colette Waters and the children. Happy birthday on March 14 to Teresa Baker; on March 17 to Amos Ward; on March 18 to Graham March; on March 20 to Theresa Ward Jackson; and on March 29 to Sherman Ward of Wilmington.

    Our hearts were saddened to hear of the death of my cousin, Curtis Graham, who died on Wednesday, March 11 at UNC Wayne Memorial Hospital. Curtis was the son of the late James and Julia Graham, the husband of Deborah and the father of three children and grandchildren.

    A homegoing celebration for Curtis Graham was held on Saturday March 14 at The Goldsboro Raleigh District Assembly at 11 a.m. Burial was held in the Ward Cemetery on Waller Road and the services were entrusted to Haskin Funeral Home. On behalf of the Ezekial and Annie Ward Family Reunion, Curtis will be missed among the family. We pray that God will give the family the strength to go through with God’s arms of protection wrapped around his family.

    Elderess Velma McKinley would like to thank each and everyone who showed love, called and for the many birthday cards and flowers that she received as she celebrated her 92 birthday with a celebration given by her children. I personally would like to say this gorgeous, fabulous, young prayer warrior for all of her prayers for the St. Luke Church family as she has done for so many years. I love you, Ma Velma.

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