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Special events

First Free Will Baptist Church, located at 4650 Daniel McLeod Road in Red Springs, will hold its 41st anniversary service on Sunday. The morning worship service will begin at 11 a.m. with Pastor Frederick Wilson officiating. Dinner will be served immediately after the morning service. The afternoon worship service will start at 3 p.m. with Valerie McDonald, a member of Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Fayetteville and the gospel music group, The McDonald Sisters performing. All are welcome.

Berea Baptist Church in Pembroke will have Missions Fair 2017, hosted by Morning Star Ministries, on April 9 at 4:30 p.m. All churches or church organizations that have mission efforts under way are invited to attend and share their experiences. Bishop James H. Woods, pastor and conference leader for the Lumber River Holiness Methodist Conference, as well as Ruth Dial-Woods, executive director for Sacred Pathways in Pembroke, will be honored. For information, call Pastor Charles P. Locklear at 910-734-8795.

Beulah Baptist Church, located at 91942 Sampson Road, in Rowland will have revival services on Sunday at 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday services will start at 7 p.m. The Rev. Keith Long will preach on Sunday and Tuesday nights; the Rev. Sam Henderson will preach on Monday and Wednesday nights. All are invited.

Trinity Episcopal Church, located at 202 N. Chestnut St., will host the Pembroke Singers, on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the church. The group of UNC-Pembroke students is directed by Dr. Jaeyoon Kim.

Kingdom Pace Church, located at 2610 E. Fifth St., in Lumberton will present The Hoskins Family in concert on Sunday during the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. services.

Barnesville Baptist Church, located at 234 Barnsville Church Road, Orrum, will have its youth spaghetti fundraiser on Sunday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Donations will be accepted.

McCormick Chapel AME, located at 215 Main St., Lumberton, will celebrate its Annual Women’s Day Program on Sunday at 4 p.m. with guest preacher, the Rev. Ruth Washington-Pugh of Island Creek A.M.E. Church.

New Jerusalem Holiness Church, located at off Old Lowry Road in Red Springs, will hold a revival Sunday through April Friday. Services begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday and 7:30 p.m. on the other days. Guest speakers will be the Rev. Ricky Burnette and the Rev. B.J. Hunt. All are welcome.

Mount Pleasant AME Church, located in the Rowland community of Cotton Valley, will hold its husbands and wives march on Sunday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Judy Johnson, pastor of McCormick Chapel, will be the guest speaker. The theme is, ‘What’s Love Got to do with It?’ Prizes will be given away with a top prize of $100. The Rev. Gwen McNeill is the pastor; Annie Mae McAlister is the sponsor.

Singletary Baptist Church, located at 4061 Singletary Church Road, Lumberton will present, “The Messiah – Prophecy Fulfilled,” an Easter drama about the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ April 7-8 at 6:30 p.m. Call 910-738-4679 or email singletarybaptistchurch@gmail.com for more information.

Morning Star Community Church, located at 702 Dunn Road, in Lumberton, will present its 2017 Community Day on April 8 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be a car show with a cost of $15 per single car or $25 for double car entry; a cake auction, a gospel singing featuring The Locklears and Wendy; and the Morning Star Praise Team. There will also be an Easter egg hunt, hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, and cotton candy. For more information contact James Jones at 910-734-3651 or Austin Emanuel at 910-740-7497. On April 16 at 11 a.m., the church will present the drama, “Hell is Real.”

A series of Passover celebrations will be held April 9 to April 14 each evening at 7 in Lumberton, starting with New Covenenant Church on April 9; Rock Hill Baptist on April 10; Full Gospel Tabernacle of Life on April 11; New Beginning Church of Lumberton on April 12; New Zion United Methodist Church on April 13; and Cromartie Temple of Praise, the Geneva Richardson Building on April 14.

Holy Week services at Trinity Episcopal Church, located at 1202 N. Chestnut St., include the following opportunities for worship: Palm Sunday, April 9, at 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist; Maunday Thursday service of foot washing, Holy Eucharist and stripping of the altar on April 13, at 6 p.m.; Good Friday Community Service at noon; Easter Sunday Holy Eucharist at 8 and 10:30 am includes Flowering of the Cross at 9:30 and Easter Egg Hunt and reception on the lawn Barnesville Baptist Church, located at 234 Barnsville Church Road, Orrum, will present “The Centurian,” an Easter drama, on April 14 at 7 p.m. All are invited.

Greenville Baptist Church located at 1029 Bowman Road, Lumberton, will celebrate the 13th anniversary of the Rev. Jerome Billups as serving as church pastor on April 23 at 11 a.m. and at 4 p.m. The morning speaker is Rev. Dr. J.D. Dunham, pastor of Hilly Branch Baptist Church; and the evening speaker is the Rev. Justin Gamble, pastor of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, Georgetown, S.C. The public is invited.


St. James AME Zion Church, located at 116 W. Brown St., Red Springs, holds Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.; worship at 11 a.m., and Wednesday night services at 7. The Rev. Sharon Mitchell is the pastor.

New Beginnings Church of God, 119 S. Lafayette St., St. Pauls, has Sunday school at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11. It has evening services on the second Sundays of the month at 6 p.m. Weekly Wednesday services are held at 7 p.m. The Rev. Steven Keesecker is the pastor.

First Presbyterian Church in Lumberton invites the community to listen to the church’s services online at FPCLive.com every Sunday at 11 a.m.

Bethany Christian Fellowship holds its Sunday school at 10 a.m. and Sunday morning worship service at 11 a.m. Bible study is held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The church is located at 307 S. Jones St. in Pembroke.

First Missionary Baptist Church holds its worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. on the first through fourth Sundays of the month. There is no 11 a.m. service on the fifth Sunday. The church is located at 501 Martin St. in Elizabethtown. For information, call 910-862-4649.

New Beginning Church, located at 950 Linklaw Road, Lumberton, will have weekly services beginning with Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m. each Sunday. Prayer meetings and Bible study are held on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. New Beginnings has clothing and food available for those in need. Call 910-671-6700 for more information.

House of Joy of the Lord holds its Bible study Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Sabbath service Fridays at 7 p.m. Morning events on Saturdays include Bible study at 9 a.m., Sabbath service at 10 a.m. and a free Hebrew class at 11 a.m. The church is located at 508 E. 15th St. in Lumberton.

Freedom Christian Fellowship holds its celebration service Sundays at 10 a.m.; prayer Mondays at 7 p.m.; free instrument training and playing Tuesdays at 7 p.m.; youth and children christian training Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; adult discipleship Thursdays at 7 p.m.; and on the first Friday of every month is a men’s and women’s meeting at 7 p.m.

Pentecostal United Holy Church holds youth and Adult Bible study at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. The church is located at 2300 Gavintown Road in Lumberton. For information, call 910-734-6173.

Destiny Now Ministry of Lumberton meets at 11 a.m. each Sunday at the on Wintergreen Drive in Lumberton.

St. Joseph Miracle Revival Center Solid Rock Ministries holds its Sunday school services at 9 a.m.; Sunday worship at 10 a.m.; Tuesday Bible service at noon; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.; and Early Worship at 8 a.m. each fourth and fifth Sunday. The church is located at 4657 Daniel McLeod Road in Red Springs.

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