Birthday blessings and upcoming special services


Greetings from the Wesley-Smith Chapel community.

Happy special birthday to Kathleen Galloway, April 15; to my brother Ronald Ward, April 25; to my aunt Lillie N. Ward. April 25; to McKale Barfield Best; April 14; Linda Bella Raynor. April 13; and Evangelist Mary Ashford, April 22, from Elder Kenneth Freeman and the St. Luke Church family. May God bless each of you to have many more.

Happy birthday to Vernell Wolfe, April 15; Elder Eleniece Ward, April 16, from your husband Elder John Dempsey Ward; Valerie Wallace, April 15, from your pastor Apostle Kimberly Armstrong and the Mount Zion Church of Deliverance family in Calypso and from yours truly, Glenda Barbara Peterson; April 17; to my cousin Timothy Ward of Maryland, April 17; Michael Beel of Warsaw, the drummer of Giddensville AME Zion Church, Faison, April 19; Glenda Leach of Faison, April 20; Zeddie Hardy Wilkins of Wilson, April 22, from your nephew, Pastor Dante, Dr. Schenita, Joshua and Kaelyn; Randolph Jeronda Stringfield, April 24; Myra Yelverton Kornegay, April 25, from your husband Deacon Leroy Kornegay and your children, Angela Jones; Lynette Smalls, April 26; Carl Baseman, April 26; Catrice Randolph Hines of Durham; April 28; Geraldine Wells. April 29 from your pastor, Elder Betty Faison and the New Jackson Tabernacle Church family.

Our prayers, sympathy and love are with the family of Mother Lillie Royal of Faison and Charlie Boy Armwood of Faison. Our prayers and sympathy are with the family of Angelo (Ricky) Wooten, 64, who died March 26 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro.

St. Luke Church of Christ, 636 Waller Road, will celebrate women’s day on Sunday, May 5 at 11 a.m. with guest preacher Dr. Elder Gertie Stevens and Whosoever Will Disciple Church, usher and congregation of Newton Grove. Dinner will be served at 3 p.m. A mother board appreciation service will be held with guest preacher Elder Cynthea Ward Marley of Raleigh and music by the choir. The third Sunday morning, May 19 at 11 a.m., our preacher will be Elder Cynthia Barnes and music by the St. Luke Choir. The pastor Elder Kenneth Freeman and assistant pastor Elderess Velma McKeniley invite you to come and fellowship.

Whosoever Will Disciple of Newton Grove will celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12 at 11 a.m. with guest preacher Evangelist Jamera Michelle Powell of Holly Grove Church of Clinton. Pastor Gertie Stevens invite you to join the congregation at 9766 U.S. 701 Newton Grove.

Life Changers Kingdom Ministries will hold its 2019 Women’s Conference at 7:30 p.m. May 2-3 with the following guest appearances on Thursday night; Apostle Gail Speight of Abundant Life Ministries of Wilson; Friday night, Apostle Janice Thomas of Kingdom of Durham; and on Sunday at 10:15 a.m., Evangelist Jamera Newkirk Powell of Last Day Outreach Ministry of Rose Hill. The host apostle Francine Hargett invites you to come and join Life Changers Kingdom Ministries at 270 Motorcycle Road, Clayton.

Burning Bush Holy Church of Faison will celebrate its usher anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28 with guest preacher Dr. Elder Gertie Stevens and the Whosoever Will Disciple Church Choir, usher and congregation of Newton Grove. The president Lillian Mincy and the pastor Elder Beulah Pickett invite you.

Holy Temple Miracle Tabernacle of 524 Guthrie Turner Road, Snow Hill, will hold its spring revival at 7:30 p.m. May 8, 9 and 10 with apostle Leroy Hargett of Life-Changing Kingdom Ministry of Clayton. The pastor Elder Delois Waddell invite you to come and fellowship.

An appreciation service honoring Elderess Velma McKinley at House of Prayer, 235 Juniper Road in Faison, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28 with Apostle Jacki London Pillar of Fire Church Ministry in Warsaw.

Come and help celebrate and honor Pastor Janice Williams’ 25th pastoral banquet at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at St. Luke Church of Christ’s fellowship hall, 636 Waller Road in Mount Olive. For more information, contact Glenda Ward at 919-344-3587.

New Greenleaf Church of Christ on Hooks River Road in Goldsboro will hold its consecration revival at 7:30 p.m. May 16-17 with Elder Terrell Powell and Evangelist Tameka Newkirk Powell of Holly Grove Church of Christ in Clinton.

The Goldsboro-Raleigh District Assembly National Day of Worship and Prayer gathering will be hosted by the Weep For the City Prayer Ministry at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2. Bishop Robert Deidro Hood invites representation of all GRDA Alliances pastors and local church congregations.

St. Paul Church of Christ, 4009 Lake Wilson Road in Wilson presents seven speakers on the seven deadly sins at 7 p.m. May 4 with the following powerful speakers; Deacon Thomas Dawson (lying tongue), Minister Mary Speight (hatred), Brother Fred Carter (busybody), Sister Varlene Leonard (envy), Sister Tanyanika Wiggins (sloth), Elder Hester Lucas (pride) and Elder Cynthia Cramel (witchcraft). This is a pre-anniversary service for Bishop C.L. Aycock, who is celebrating 43 years of service. For more information, call 252-290-1777.

The Goldsboro-Raleigh District Assembly presents the 52nd annual mid-year session April 24 through April 27 at Miracle Deliverance Center on 315 Lodge St. in Wilson. Fellowship service will be 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26. On Sunday, April 28th at 4 p.m. at King’s Revival Center at 103 Tuskegee St. in Wilson, a worship service will be held with Apostle Leory Hargett.

A revival service will be held at Ram in the Bush at 3732 S U.S. 117 in the Dudley community beside Brogden Middle School on April 29 through May 3 at 7:30 p.m. Service will have guest preacher Apostle Leroy Hargett.

St. James Church of Christ on Breazeale Avenue will celebrate its pastor Elder Ernest Watson Sr. and lady elect Evangelist Sadie Watson’s seventh pastoral anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 28.

One Accord will celebrate its sixth anniversary at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church in Mount Olive. Doors open at 3 p.m., admission is free and for everyone.

Homegoing celebration for Mother Lillie Lou Royal of Faison was held Saturday, April 20 at Holly Grove Church of Christ in Clinton. Mother Royal will surely be missed. Rest in peace, Mrs. Lillie Lou. I love you.

Homegoing celebration for Charlie Boy Armwood was held Saturday, April 20 at Payne Temple Church in Mount Olive.

Happy special birthday to Elder Brenda Wilson of Vanceboro on April 19 from Elder Kenneth and Mother Vesta Freeman and St. Luke Church of Christ at 636 Waller Road, Mount Olive.


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