Greetings from the Wesley Smith Chapel community! Several events are coming up at local churches:
Apostle Leroy Hargett will be the revivalist preacher at Evergreen UH Church, 54 Evergreen Church Road, Salemburg on Oct. 9-11 at 7:30 nightly. The Pastor Elder Joesph Moore invites you to come and fellowship. St. Luke Church of Christ, 430 E. Elm St., Goldsboro invites you to worship with the church at 11 a.m. every Sunday morning except the fifth Sunday of a month. Elder David Williams serves as pastor. On Saturday, Oct. 12 at 8:30 a.m., the Women of Destiny will present a prayer breakfast with special guest preacher Dr. Evangelist Hattie Lofton. For more information, call Mother Thea Michelle Williams at 919-273-1970. The cost to attend is $5. First Congregation Church, 215 Sleepy Creek Road, Dudley will hold revival services at 7:30 nightly Oct. 16-18 with the revivalist preacher Elder Donald Graham and the Sampson Chapel Church of Christ Choir rendering the service on Friday night. The church will celebrate its homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 with the Pastor Rev. Robert Cox Jr. set to deliver the message and music by Brother Tony Edmondson. Dinner will be served. The church family invites you to come and fellowship. Higher Power Deliverance Ministries will present a revival service at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 and 18 at The Sleep Inn Hotel in Mount Olive. The pastor is Elder Clifford Southerland and the revival will feature revivalist preacher Apostle Leroy Hargett of Life Changing Kingdom Ministry of Clayton. Holy Ghost Cathedral, 812 E. James St., will celebrate Apostles Preston and Jesse Grimes’ pastoral anniversaries at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 with Pastor Marlene Duncan serving as guest preacher and the Holy Temple UHC choir, usher and congregation of Goldsboro leading the service. Apostle Preston Grimes will be celebrating 45 years in the ministry. Jesse Grimes will be celebrating 35 years. Happy anniversary! St. James Church of Christ, 514 S. Breazeale Ave., will celebrate its choir and musician’s anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 featuring special guests, The Faison Family of Turkey, One Accord, the First Baptist choir of Calypso, the Family and Praise Gospel Choir of Newton Grove, the Goshen Male Chorus of Faison, Nu Men of Faith of Goldsboro and soloist Jesse Wallace. President Minister Carolyn Ward along with Elder Ernest Watson Sr. invite you to come fellowship and show love. St. Luke Church of Christ, 636 Waller Road, will host an 11 a.m. worship service with pastor Elder Kenneth Freeman delivering the message and the New Beginning Gospel choir providing the music on Sunday, Oct. 20. The church will celebrate its usher anniversary at 3 p.m. that day with guest preacher Elder Beulah Pickett and the Burning Bush UHC choir, usher and congregation of Faison set to render the service. All ushers are invited. Paynes Temple AME Zion Church, 915 S. Center St., invites you to worship with its congregation every first, second, third and fourth Sunday at 11 a.m. Gospel Light UH Church, 442 E. Hillsboro St., will celebrate the 31st pastoral anniversary of District Elder Dwight Morrisey at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 with guest preacher Elder Ralph Love Jr. and the St. James UH Church choir, usher and congregation of Stantonburg leading the service. At 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 an Anniversary Tea will be held with guest preacher Elder Scottie Rodgers of Holy Temple UH Church of Calypso. On Sunday, Oct. 27 at 11:15 a.m. Elder Tyrone Owens and the St. Paul UH Church choir, usher and congregation of Maple Hill will render the service. Dinner will be served. To climax the celebration, Bishop Ralph Love Sr. and the Holy Trinity UH Church choir and congregation of Greenville will offer a service at 4 p.m. Happy 31st anniversary to District Elder Dwight Morrisey. Gospel Light Church invites you to worship with its congregation every first, second, third and fourth Sunday at 11:15 a.m. with Bible studies and prayer meetings held each Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Sunday school before each worship service at 9:45 a.m.
Dr. Elder Donald Wells was chosen on Sept. 14 at a banquet in the Greenville Convention Center as Pastor of the Year 2019. Congratulations Dr. Donald Wells!
Thought for the week: We all have a past. We all made choices that maybe were not the best ones. None of us are completely innocent, but we get a fresh start every day to be another person than we were yesterday. Have a great week. Show love to one another.