Movie night, pastoral anniversaries, ‘The 12 Tribes’ coming up


Greetings from the Wesley Smith Chapel community!

Several events are coming up at churches throughout the area:

  • A revival service will be held at Last Day Outreach Ministry in Rose Hill at 7:30 each night through Oct. 3 with guest revivalist preacher Elder Reginald Silver of Rock of Ages UH Church of Rocky Mount leading the program. Pastor Elder Carolyn Newkirk and co-pastor John Newkirk invite you to come and fellowship.
  • St. Stephens UHCA, 1373 Wilmington Road, Turkey will host revival services at 7:30 each night from Wednesday through Friday with the revivalist preacher Elder Cynthia Ward Manley of Redeeming Love MB Church in Raleigh. A homecoming celebration will be held at the church at 11 a.m. Sunday with District Elder Anthony Flow delivering the message. Dinner will be served.
  • New Jackson Tabernacle, 431 Franklin Street, Mount Olive will celebrate Pastor Betty Faison’s seventh pastoral anniversary with a pre-anniversary service at 7:30 p.m. Friday with special guest and elder Dr. Gertie Stevens and the Whosoever Will Disciple of Christ Church choir, usher and congregation of Newton Grove rendering the service. At 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 4, Elder Demarkis Faison will render the service with the Love and Church family. A Rainbow Tea will be held at 4 p.m. Oct. 12, featuring guest speaker Elder Meldora Willoughby. Dr. Curtis Lee and the Evangelical Fellowship Center choir and congregation of Mount Olive will render a pre-pastoral celebration at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20 and Elder Deanna Newsome will render the service at 11:15 a.m. that day. At 5 p.m., Elder Shirley Pigford and the Gospel Revival Uplift Ministry choir and congregation will climax the celebration. The church family invites each and every one of you to come and help celebrate.
  • Northeast OFWB Church, 489 N.E. Church Road, Mount Olive will celebrate its pastor Elder Jesse Warren’s 19th pastoral anniversary at 11 a.m. on Sunday. The guest preacher for Elder Jesse Warren III will be Elder Debra Holmes of Best of Deeper Life Church Ministry in Goldsboro. Trustee Al Southerland and the Northeast Church family invites you to come and help celebrate Warren’s anniversary.
  • St. Luke Church of Christ, 636 Waller Road, Mount Olive will host “The 12 Tribes” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 with several speakers: Elder James Crawford, Elder John Vann of New Life Worship Center, trustee Leroy Mitchell, trustee Thomas Sampson of Mount Gilead MB Church, Minister Carolyn Ward, Minister Brenda McNair of St. James Church and others. Pastor Elder Kenneth Freeman will start the day with a worship service at 11 a.m. Music will be rendered by the St. Luke Gospel Choir. The Shepherd Care Ministry of St. Luke Church President Elder Cynthia Barnes invites you to come and fellowship.
  • Mount Calvary Word of Faith, 3100 Sanderford Road, Raleigh will present Pastor Shirley Pigford’s Birthday Extravaganza Oct. 8-11 at 7:30 each night with Bishop Paul Morton on Tuesday, Oct. 8.; Evangelist Jekalyn Carr on Wednesday, Oct. 9; Bishop Barbara Amos on Thursday, Oct. 10; and Elder Kimberly Ray Gavin on Friday, Oct. 11. Admission is free. All are invited to come and help celebrate.
  • New Greenleaf Church of Christ, 311 West Hooks River Road, Goldsboro will host a movie night at 6 on Oct. 11. The pastor Dr. Dorothy Heath invites you. The following food items will be available for purchase at the movie: hot dogs, chips, soda, popcorn, candy and cookies. For more information, call Elder Eva Middleton at 919-739-9977.
  • You are invited to help celebrate and show love as we celebrate my 18th year of community service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 with special guest preacher Bishop Richard Johnson and the St. Peter’s Church of Christ choir, usher and congregation of Smithfield rendering the service at St. Luke Church of Christ, 636 Waller Road, Mount Olive, where the pastor is Elder Kenneth Freeman. Program coordinators Mother Thea Michelle Williams, Teresa Baker, Pastor Janice Williams and Freeman invite you. Every church has been asked to send a representative along with a love offering. Trustee Carolyn Allen has served on the program committee, but due to a surgery she is undergoing rehabilitation at Willow Creek in Goldsboro. Please keep her in prayer.
  • Parkers Chapel Church, 312 Fedelon Trail, Goldsboro will honor Pastor Doretha Brown’s sixth pastoral anniversary with the following events: guest preacher Pastor George Ward will lead the service at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14; Pastor James Lucas will lead the 7:30 p.m. service on Oct. 15; Apostle Gail Speight will offer the message on Oct. 16; Pastor Curtis Artis will lead the service Oct. 17; Apostle Aaron McNair Sr. will render the service on Oct. 18; Pastor Rosemary Thompson will lead the service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. The Parker Chapel Church family invites you to come and help celebrate.
  • First Congregation Church, 215 Sleepy Creek Road, Dudley will hold revival services at 7:30 nightly Oct. 16-18 with the revivalist preacher Elder Donald Graham and the Sampson Chapel Church of Christ Choir rendering the service on Friday night. Different choirs will furnish the music on Wednesday and Thursday nights. The church will celebrate its homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 with the Pastor Rev. Robert Cox Jr. set to deliver the message and music by the Notorious Brother Tony Edmondson. Dinner will be served. The church family invites you to come and fellowship. A worship service is held every Sunday at 11 a.m. with Bible study each Wednesday at 6 p.m. The pastor there is Rev. Robert Cox Jr.
  • Holy Ghost Cathedral, 812 E. James St., Mount Olive, will celebrate Apostles Preston and Jesse Grimes’ pastoral anniversaries at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 with Pastor Marlene Duncan serving as guest preacher and the Holy Temple UHC choir, usher and congregation of Goldsboro leading the service. Apostle Preston Grimes will be celebrating 45 years in the ministry. Jesse Grimes will be celebrating 35 years. Happy anniversary to the both of you! I love you and may God continue to bless you, over and over again.
  • St. Luke Church of Christ, 636 Waller Road, will celebrate its usher anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday Oct. 20 with guest preacher Elder Beulah Pickett and the Burning Bush UHC choir, usher and congregation of Faison set to render the service. All ushers are invited.
  • Goldsboro Raleigh District Assembly, 214 W. Hooks River Road, Goldsboro will present its 147th annual session Oct. 22-27. More details will be given later.
  • New St. Delight UHC in Suttontown will present a banquet honoring Lady Lenora Gardener at 5 p.m. Oct. 26, featuring special guest and evangelist Dr. Ernestine McGee. All are invited.

    In other news

    Our hearts, prayers and sympathy are with the family of Mrs. Mary Rhoe who passed away on Tuesday. She was a special lady to me and she will be missed as she was the hospitality committee chairperson at The Goldsboro Raleigh Assembly. Rest in heaven Mrs. Mary Rhoe. I love you.

    I’d like to wish a happy special birthday to Lyndon (Bird) Johnson, who celebrated Sept. 24, from your family, your St. Luke Church family and Elder Kenneth and Mother Vesta Freeman. Happy 5th birthday to Kynnedi Best, who celebrated Sept. 23. She is the daughter of Watia Best, granddaughter of McKale Barfield and Ricky Best and great granddaughter of Nannie Barfield.

    Congratulations to Dr. Donald Wells, who was chosen as Pastor of the Year on Sept. 14 in Greenville.

    Happy 6th birthday to Chasen Boseman, who celebrated Sept. 25, from your daddy Earl Boseman, and the entire family of Elder Velma McKinley.

    Happy special birthday to Darius Dancy of Rocky Mount on Sept. 26 from the Clevenland Ward family; to William Watkins of Mebane and Dottie Shipman of Mount Olive on Sept. 27 from James and Lorraine Carlton and the entire family.

    Thought for the week: Strong women aren’t simply born, they are made by the storms they walk through. Have a safe, blessed, happy week. Love each of you.

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