Love Day programs coming up at local churches


Greetings and blessings to you and your family from the Wesley Smith Chapel community.

The following events are coming up at local churches:

  • Gospel Light UH Church, 442 E. Hillsboro St., will host its last night of revival at 7:30 Wednesday with the revivalist preacher Apostle Leroy Hargett of LifeChanging Kingdom Ministry of Clayton. The pastor, Elder Dwight Morrisey, invites you to join the congregation in this revival.
  • Carver High School Alumini and Friends Association Inc., will present its sixth annual Gospel Musical Concert and Christian Fellowship to be held on Saturday at 3 p.m. with special guest Apostle Norbert Simmons and The Gospelaires. Goldsboro Souls of Joy of La Grange will be performing for its sixth year in a row. First-time performers include Exodus Youth Ministry from Northwest B Conference of the United American Free Will Baptist Denomination. The event will be held at Carver Cultural Center Campus Banquet Hall, 612 S. Breazeale Ave. Tickets are $10 and you can pay at the door. Tickets are also available through the following people: Comatha Johnson at 919-734-1513, Carrie Kornegay at 919-222-1581, Linda Oliver at 919-658-9731 and Lenston Whitfield at 919-440-8257. The event will benefit the Carver Alumni Programs and Scholarship Fund.
  • Goldsboro Raleigh District Assembly’s Missionary Department will present its Love Valentine Banquet at 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $20.00. For more information, call Elder Shirley Howard at 252-230-4974.
  • First Baptist Church of Calypso will celebrate Women In Red at 3 p.m. Sunday with Minister Pam Faison serving as the guest preacher. Contact Ella Rogers for more information.
  • Pleasant Union Church of Christ on U.S. Highway 13 South in Grantham invites you to its 122nd homecoming celebration at 11 a.m. Sunday with special guest Elder Michael Best, associate minister of Deeper Life Church Ministry of Goldsboro, and guest soloist sister Samaria Broderick of Old Landmark Church of Zebulon. The pastor, Elder Shirley Howard, invites you to come and help celebrate the church’s 122nd homecoming.
  • New St. Delight UH Church, 693 Suttontown Road, invites you to worship with the church every Sunday at 11 a.m. with the pastor, Elder Travis Gardener, delivering the word and choir offering the music. At 3 p.m., guest preacher, Elder DeMarcus Faison, will deliver the message.
  • St. Luke Church of Christ, 636 Waller Road, will celebrate Love Day on Sunday at 11 a.m. with the St. Luke Youth Choir rendering the music and Elder Kenneth Freeman delivering the message along with sister Cheryl Dobson who will give the Love Day address. The Mothers of St. Luke Church will serve a $5 lunch, which will include vegetable soup, a sandwich, dessert and lemonade. At 3 p.m., a Love Day musical service will be held with special guests, St. James AMEZ Church of Goldsboro and the Joy Sisters of Faison, in concert. The program committee, along with the pastor invite all to attend.
  • An appreciation celebration will be held for Minister Carl Faison at 7:30 p.m. Sunday with Apostle Jackie London and the Pillar of Fire Church Ministry of Warsaw. To climax the celebration at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, Dr. Everlena Oliver and the St. Jude Church of Christ in Warsaw will render the service. Elderess Velma McKinley along with program coordinator Pastor Janice Williams invite each and everyone to come and help show love to this awesome man of God, who at Thanksgiving and Christmas give away loads of vegetables, meats and other items to each and everyone who was present at the community building in Faison.
  • A worship service will be held at Nehemiah Tabernacle Ministry, 1007 S. John St., at 3 p.m. Sunday with guest preacher Apostle Leroy Hargett of LifeChanging Kingdom Ministry of Clayton.
  • New Beginning Church, 1111 E. Lizzie St., Selma, will host revivalist preacher, Apostle Leroy Hargett of LifeChanging Kingdom Ministry of Clayton at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20-21.
  • Goldsboro Raleigh District Assembly, 214 W. Hooks River Road, invites you to Founders Day at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 with the community choir and the St. Luke Church rendering the music. Apostle Nancy Reid along with Bishop Robert Dederick Hood and Vice Bishop Rodney Parker invite you to come in your African attire and be blessed.
  • Last Day Outreach Ministry, 110 E. Church St., Rose Hill, invites you to Sunday Morning Encounters every first and third Sunday at 11 a.m. with the preacher, Elder Temekia Michelle Powell, delivering the word. Host pastors, Elders Carolyn and John Newkirk invite you to come and fellowship at Last Day Outreach Ministry.
  • Joyous Praise Church Ministry in Warsaw invites you to Joy Night Service at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 with guest preacher, Evangelist Ernestine Grimes, delivering the word. The pastor, Elder Patricia Peterson, invites you to come and fellowship.
  • Prayer of Faith Church Ministry, 315 Gum St., Warsaw, will celebrate black history at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 with special guest Pastor Charles Corbett and the St. Peters AMEZ Church, New Restoration Male Choir, usher and congregation of Warsaw rendering the service. A youth moment will be held with the Youth in Charge. An old fashioned dinner will be served. Worship services are held every second and fourth Sunday at 11 a.m. with Bible studies at 7 p.m. on the Thursday before the second and fourth Sunday. The Pastor Ludell Washington invites each of you to come and fellowship.
  • Higher Power Deliverance Church Ministries, located at the Sleep Inn Hotel on N.C. Highway 55, will celebrate the first anniversary of its pastor, Clifford Southerland, at 7:30 each night on Feb. 26-28. On Wednesday, Feb. 26, special guest Elder Anthony Flow and the St. Luke Church Choir and congregation of Rose Hill will lead the service. On Thursday, Feb. 27, Bishop Alton Smith and the St. Mark Church Choir and congregation of Goldsboro will render the service. On Friday night, Feb. 28, Apostle Leroy Hargett and the LifeChanging Kingdom Ministry Choir, usher and congregation will render the service.
  • Ray of Hope Church Ministries, 1185 U.S. Highway 13 S., Snow Hill, invites you to a Love Banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. Admission is $10. Apostle Nancy Reid is the pastor. For more information, call Apostle Nancy Reid at 252-714-1952.
  • The Unity Organization will hold its 15th Annual Black History Parade on Feb. 29 with the line-up set to begin at 11:30 a.m. on Henderson Street near the University of Mount Olive. The parade will step off at 1 p.m. from the Rose’s parking lot. The route will follow Breazeale Avenue south of the Carver Cultural Center where it will disband. To participate in the parade, call Vickie Darden at 919-658-3961. I’m looking forward to celebrating Black History.
  • Goshen Disciple Church, 7120 Suttontown Road, Faison, will honor and celebrate its pastor, Elder Donald DeWitt and his wife at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 22 with guest Elder Kenneth Freeman and the St. Luke Church Choir, usher and congregation rendering the service. Goshen Church family invites you to come and show love.
  • Holy Temple UH Church, 405 Parker St., Calypso, invites you to help show love and appreciation to its pastor, Elder Scottie Rodgers, and his wife, Tonya Rodgers, at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 22 with special guest Pastor Michael Reid and the Pearsall Chapel Church Choir, usher and congregation of Kenansville. Dinner will be served. Guest preacher, Elder Derrick Oats, will climax the celebration at 3 p.m. with the Johnson Chapel Church Choir, usher and congregation of Dudley.

    Happy days

    Happy special birthday to the following people: Torrio Warren and Evan Reid on Feb. 1; Bernestine Ezzell West, Anjanette Ramsey, Annie Oates and Joshua Graham on Feb. 2; Vivian Suggs Atkinson of Wilson, Ronald McDuffie, my beautiful cousin Rainah Simmons Davis of Goldsboro, Theresa Durham and Sharon Jones on Feb. 3; Isaiah Morrisey on Feb. 6; Elder Thomas Raynor, Elderess Janice King and Billy Martin on Feb. 7; my stepdaughter, Shalanda Bell of Detroit, Michigan on Feb. 8; and Minister Carl Faison of Faison on Feb. 10. May God bless each of you to have many more.

    Happy birthday to mother Lila B. Ward on Feb. 18; Elder Jean Ward on Feb. 20; Jacob Graham on Feb. 24; Samyia Bess on Feb. 26; and Caroletha Langley on Feb. 28. We at the St. Luke Church family remember Deacon Kirk (KC) Smith who would have celebrated his birthday on Feb. 15.

    Thought for the week

    Our heart, prayers and sympathy are with the Family of Xzavier Pearsall — a humble young man gone too soon, leaving his baby girl, his mama and daddy and grandparents. Please keep the family in your prayers and most of all keep your opinions to yourself. You were not there so for God’s sake do not assume. It is hard enough that the family is going through a devastating time. Just pray and while praying, play for me as well.

    Not everyone is given the chance to grow old, so appreciate and thank God for every single day of your life. Have a great, blessed and safe week. Remember to check on your loved ones. Tell someone you love them and greet them all with lots of love.

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