Revival, pastoral anniversary services scheduled


Greetings form the Wesley-Smith Chapel community.

I would like to say a special thank you to elder Mary Ashford and the Stanley Chapel Youth Choir for rendering an excellent Youth Day celebration April 7 at St. Luke Church of Christ. A special thank you to mother Letha Graham and Cindy Graham Bess and family, Clara Coley, Lisa Richardson, Coraletha Langley, Mother Lily N. Ward, and each and every one for an excellent service. What a word Mary Ashford preached! “It’s not over till God says it’s over!”

New Life Worship Center, 218 Maple St., will hold revival April 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. nightly with guest revivalist Apostle Michael Artis of St. John Kingdom Ministry of Snow Hill. Pastor Janice Williams invites you to come and fellowship. A prayer breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20 with Evangelist Denise Temple of Agate Word Fellowship in Raleigh. Registration is $10. For more information, call Pastor Janice Williams at 919-330-2124.

The Goldsboro-Raleigh District Assembly, 211 W. Hooks River Road in Goldsboro, invites you to the 52nd annual midyear session beginning at 7 p.m. nightly April 23-27.Guest preacher April 24 will be Bishop William Barber II. April 25, Vice Bishop Rodney Parker will speak. April 26, Pastor J. Vincent Terry will deliver the message. For the full schedule, visit The Bishop Robert D. Hood and Vice Bishop Rodney Parker invite you.

St. James Church of Christ, Breazeale Avenue, Mount Olive, will celebrate Elder Ernest Watson Sr. and lady elect Sadie Watson’s pastoral anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 28 with special guest Elder Kenneth Freeman and the St. Luke Church Choir, usher, and congregation of Mount Olive to render the service. Dinner will be served.

Clayton Chapel Church of Christ, 217 S. Poplar St., Spring Hope, will honor its pastor, Elder Thomas Raynor, as he celebrates his eighth pastoral anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday. April 28.Guest preacher will be Minister Quaveon Richardson, and concluding the service at 4 p.m. will be Elder James Newsome and the St. Paul Church of Christ of Zebulon.

The “Living to be a better me” wellness summit will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at Herman Park Center in Goldsboro with the following speakers: Spiritual Growth, Bishop, Nickey Bell; Financial Wealth, Rev. D.M. Oates; Physical Health, Elder Quincina Davis, LPN; Mental Health, Brandi Burchett. William E. Sessoms Jr., CEO, invites you to join.

St. Luke Church of Christ, 636 Waller Road, Mount Olive, will continue its Youth Day celebration at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 21 with the St. Luke Youth Choir to render the music. The Youth Day address will be delivered by Brother Carl Boseman, and the Word will be delivered by our own pastor, Elder Kenneth Freeman. We invite you to come and support our youth.

St. Luke Church will hold an Easter memorial banquet at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 20.There will be a $10 donation in memory of family and friends. Contact Coretha Langley at 919-658-6389 for more information. The colors are green and white.

A Rainbow Tea will be held at 5 p.m. May 11 in the St. Luke Church fellowship hall. Colors are orange, blue, pink, red and white. There will be a $10 donation taken. For more information, contact Caroletha Langley at 919-658-6389.

Mark your calendar and save the date: Saturday, May 18 at 5 p.m., a service will be held to celebrate Pastor Janice Williams’ 25th pastoral anniversary. A banquet will be held at the St. Luke Church of Christ fellowship hall at 636 Waller Road in Mount Olive. Monetary gifts are appreciated. For more information, call Glenda Ward Davis at 919-658-1503 or Minister Carl Faison at 910-590-7176.

Ram in the Bush, U.S. 117 in the Dudley community, will hold revival service April 29-May 3 at 7:30 p.m. nightly will revivalist preacher Apostle Leroy Hargett of Life Changers Kingdom Ministries in Clayton.

St. Luke Church of Christ, 636 Waller Road will celebrate Women’s Month Sunday, May 5 at 11 a.m. with guest preacher Pastor Gertie Stevens and Whosoever Will Disciple Church Choir, usher and congregation of Newton Grove. At 3 p.m., a mother board appreciation service will be held with guest preacher Elder Cynthia Ward Manley of Raleigh, daughter of Ezekiel and Lillie N. Ward, and the wife of Elder Lonnie Manley. Dinner will be served after morning service. We invite all to come and fellowship with us at St. Luke Church. Colors are blue and white. On Sunday, May 19 at 11 a.m., Elder Cynthia Barnes will deliver the message and and music will be by the St. Luke Choir. The assistant pastor Elders Velma McKinley and our pastor, Elder Kenneth Freeman, invite you to come and fellowship showing love to our women.

Thought for the week: My body doesn’t work like it used to. I don’t sleep well most nights. But I thank God for another day. My life is not perfect, but I’m alive and happy.

Until next week, have a blessed day and a great weekend and remember to fellowship and show love.


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