Ring in the New Year with new services


Greetings from the Wesley Smith Chapel community. Merry Christmas!

  • Goldsboro Raleigh Assembly, 211 W. Hooks River Road, Goldsboro will sponsor its District Union meeting on Dec. 27-29 with Elder Terrell Powell preaching the word with Holly Grove Church of Christ Choir of Clinton on Friday night. On Saturday morning, the business session will be held at 9:30 for all members to attend. On Sunday morning, at 11 the Elder Rondric Coppedge is set to deliver the word. A light lunch will be served. Bishop Robert D. Hood and Vice Bishop Rodney Parker invite all to attend the last District Union of the year.
  • St. Luke Church of Christ, 636 Waller Road, St. James Church of Christ on Breazeale Avenue and the New Life Worship Center, 218 Maple Street, will join together for a New Year’s Watch Night service to be held at New Life Worship Center where the pastor is Elder Janice Williams. The following preachers will deliver the message: Elder Jean Ward of St. Luke, Elder James Crawford of New Life and Elder Carolyn Ward of St. James. Music will be provided by the combination choir. You are invited to come and be a part of the 2020 New Years Night service.
  • Join us for worship at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 5 at St. Luke Church of Christ where Freeman will deliver the sermon and the choir will provide the music. We invite you all to join us .
  • The McDonald Sisters will present an annual gospel celebration on Jan. 5 at Abundant Life Church of God, 220 Pelt Drive, Fayetteville. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the program will begin at 4 p.m., featuring the McDonald Sisters and The Gospel Legends. There is no cost to attend. For more information, call 910-366-7934. Please bring non-perishable items and clothing to help bless someone in need.
  • St. John UHC, 706 W. Fremont St., Burgaw will host a “Lord, Teach me How to Pray” Prayer Conference at 7:30 each night on Jan. 13 and Jan. 14. Services will also be held at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 16-18 at St. Delight UHC, 976 La Grange Road, La Grange, where the pastor is Bishop Devin Pickett Sr. The pastor and lady Sharon Pickett invite each to come and fellowship.
  • St. John OFWB Church, 446 Jim Grady Road, invites you to worship every second and fourth Sunday at 11 a.m. Bible services are held at 10 a.m. The pastor Supervisor Demarius Stevens invites you to come and fellowship. Our prayers are with supervisor Elder Edmond Edwards, who was the pastor and has retired. Please keep Edwards in your prayers and let’s not forget to support the newly install pastor at the church.

    Happy days

    Happy special birthday to a beautiful amazing lady Alease Lewis on Dec. 18 of Goldsboro from your daughter Carla and the entire family. Happy special birthday to my classmate, Theresa Tann, of Faison on Dec. 18. Happy special birthday to Pamila Houston on Dec. 18 from your husband, Michael Houston, your friends, Katholeen and Greg Galloway, and yours truly. Happy 48th anniversary to Henry and Veronica Bell Dec. 18 of Fayetteville from your family. Happy 15th anniversary to Apostle Norbert and lady Gwen Simmons Dec. 18 from your family, your Deeper Life Church family of Goldsboro and from Elder Kenneth Freeman, the St. Luke Church family and yours truly.

    Happy birthday and merry Christmas to Towanna Armwood who celebrated her birthday on Dec. 19.

    Happy first anniversary to Daren and Lori Jones Grantham, who celebrated their union on Dec. 19. May God bless and grant you many more years of love and happiness.

    Happy special birthday to Pamila Randolph of Cary on Dec. 20 from your son, Elder Dante Randolph and his wife, Schenita; your grandchildren, Joshua and Kaelyn; Catrice and Bruce Hines and family of Durham; Latasha Randolph and family of Durham; Angela Randolph and family of Greenville; and yours truly. Pam, may God bless you to have many birthdays.

    Happy special birthday to Cyndi Armwood of Charlotte on Dec. 21, Donald Thompson of Faison on Dec. 19 and Debara Williams of Goldsboro on Dec. 19 from your best friend, Amanda Williams, and her family. Happy birthday to Elder Joesph Hopkins of South Carolina on Dec. 20.

    Happy 40th special birthday to my gorgeous niece, Latisha (Belinda) Ward Morrisey on Dec. 20 with a celebration held at the Terrace Room in Goldsboro on Saturday evening Dec. 21 with much love and support at the party. I love you much my niece and I pray that God will continue to grant and bless you with the desires of your heart.

    Here is a thought for the week: May God take care of all your needs, touch your life with joy and contentment, bless your heart with love and faith, comfort your soul with gladness and inner peace and grant you good health, lasting comfort and relief from the burden of life. God is good all of the time. Merry Christmas and happy New Year to each of you!

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