Pastor anniversaries, men’s day events coming up

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Greetings from the Wesley Smith Chapel community! I would like to say a special thank you to Goshen Male Chorus for rendering our Men’s Day service on Sunday morning and to Elder Donald DeWitt for presiding and to our Pastor Elder Kenneth Freeman for delivering an awesome message.

The family of brother Linwwod Darden would like to send a special thank you to each and everyone for your many phone calls, your prayers, or whatever part you played during the illness and passing of Linwood Darden. Thank you to Garris Funeral Home for your service. What an awesome homegoing celebration for our brother Linwood, who will surely be missed.

Sampson Chapel Church of Christ, 9585 N. U.S. Highway 421, Clinton, will host a revival June 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. with Elder Kenneth Freeman and the St. Luke Church choir and an usher to render the service Wednesday night. The Pastor Elder Donald Graham invites you.

Fore Christ Church Ministry, 770 Northeast Church Road, will continue to hold an assembly through June 14 at 7:30 p.m., nightly. Guest speakers include Apostle HR Barnes Jr., Apostle Justin Heath, Apostle Juny Rivera, Apostle Cathy Farmer, Apostle Michael Bacon and Apostle Barbara Campbell.

First Baptist Church in Calypso will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its pastor, Elder Anthony Ezzell, at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 16, with guest preacher Elder Pam Faison and music by St. James AMEZ Church of Magnolia. Happy 10th anniversary to Elder Anthony and lady-elect Gloria Ezzell.

St. Luke Church of Christ, 636 Waller Road, will celebrate men and fathers on Sunday morning, June 16, at 11 a.m. with Elder Kenneth Freeman delivering the message along with speaker brother Dennis Ward.

An appreciation celebration honoring Deacon Tarrick Cox, the director of Apex School of Theology of Goldsboro, will be held on Sunday, June 16, at 3 p.m. with special guest preacher Dr. Hattie Lofton. The celebration will be held at Hickory Grove Church of Christ in Kinston, where the pastor is Elder Shelton Keyes. Elder Dianna Pepper invites you to help show love to Deacon Tarrick Cox.

I would like to thank each and everyone for the many calls and text messages as I celebrated my 67th birthday in Wilmington and in Mebane with my children on Friday. Thank God for an awesome weekend. Celebrating the month of May was awesome.

Live one day at a time and enjoy living your best life. What a mighty, mighty God we serve.

Joesph Jeffrey Jenkins of Washington spent several days of vacation in Goldsboro and Dudley visiting his cousin, Shirley Evans, and attending worship service on Sunday, June 2, at First Congregational Church in Dudley where the pastor is Elder Robert Cox.

Jeffrey also visited me, Schenita and family in Mebane and Brenda Ward as we celebrated my birthday at the home of Dante and Schenita.

Goshen Disciple Church in Faison invites you to a worship service every second and fourth Sunday morning at 11 a.m. where the Pastor is Elder Donald Dewitt.

New St. Delight Holiness Church on Suttontown Road invites you to worship every Sunday morning at 11 a.m. with Elder Travis Gardener, the pastor, delivering the message.

Mt. Zion Church of Deliverance in Calypso invites you to a worship service every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. where the pastor is Apostle Kimberly Armstrong.

Congratulations to all the college graduates and to the high school graduates. A special happy birthday to my God-daughter, my friend and my hairdresser, Karen George, on June 5. May God grant you the desires of your heart. Lots of peace, love, joy and happiness. It’s your time to enjoy life and reap the harvest.

Our prayers, sympathy and love are with the family of Georgia Jackson, formerly of Smith Chapel in Mount Olive, and a resident of Brooklyn, New York, who passed away on June 6 at a New York nursing facility. A homegoing celebration will be held on Thursday at 9 a.m. at St. Mark Church of Christ, 431 Ralph Ave., Brooklyn, New York. Services are being handled by Armstrong Funeral Home in Brooklyn. Call 718-722-7800 to send cards or for more information. Georgia Jackson Faison was the daughter of the late Leslie Jackson and God-daughter of the late Vancie and Ethel Weeks Ward, who she lived with until moving to New York. Georgia will surely be missed.

Please keep the family in your prayer. You may contact her son Arnell Jackson at 718-675-9395.

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