Greetings from the Wesley Smith Chapel community.
Several events are coming up at local churches:
Calling all mothers, sisters and women of God: It’s harvest time at Howell Chapel Church Of Christ, 214 E. Preston St., Selma at 10 a.m. Saturday with lady elect Elder Shannon Dean serving as speaker and mentor. For more information, contact Elder Cassandra Stancil. Howell Chapel Church of Christ will celebrate its 115th church anniversary and homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday with guest preacher Bishop Terrance Jenkins and Interstate Ministries Church and congregation of Clayton rendering the service. The pastor Elder Calvin Dean invites all to come and fellowship.
Smith Chapel FWB Church invites you to worship every first and third Sunday at 11 a.m. with Elder Herman Bell delivering the message and the choir providing the music. At 3 p.m. on Sunday a Pre-Thanksgiving Musical Concert will be held at the church with several groups on the program. Smith Chapel Church of Warsaw invites all to come and fellowship. Bible study is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m.
St. Luke Church of Christ, 636 Waller Road, will host a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday with the New Beginning Gospel Choir rendering the music and Elder Kenneth Freeman delivering the message. Sunday school is held at 9:45 a.m. and Bible study is at 7 p.m. every Wednesday.
Life Changers Kingdom Ministries, 270 Motorcycle Road, Clayton will celebrate Apostles Leroy and Francine Hargett’s 28th pastoral anniversary Nov. 20-22 and Dec. 1 with the following schedule: Pastor Delois Waddell will lead the service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20; Apostle Aaron McNair Sr. will lead the service Thursday; and Pastor Damion Royall will render the service Friday. On Sunday, Dec. 1 at 10:15 a.m., apostle Dr. Sharon Sanders will climax the celebration. Life Changing Ministries invites each of you to come and help celebrate. Happy anniversary!
A worship service is held at 11 a.m. every first and third Sunday morning at St. Luke Church of Christ, 636 Waller Road, Mount Olive where the pastor is Elder Kenneth Freeman and the St. Luke New Beginning Choir provides the music. Sunday school is held every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. except for on any fifth Sunday of the month. Bible study is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Higher Power Deliverance Church Ministries which is located at the Sleep Inn Hotel in Mount Olive holds a fellowship service at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. The pastor Elder Clifford Southerland invites you.
Payne Temple AME Zion Church, 915 S. Center St., invites you to worship every Sunday at 11 a.m. where Elder Sylvester Smith is the pastor.
Happy special birthday to my daddy, may he rest in peace. He would have turned 92 on Nov. 10. We miss you so much, from yours truly, Dennis, Ronald and your grandchildren.
Happy special birthday to my son in love, Elder Dante Randolph on Nov. 4. May God bless you to have many more. I love you much, from your Mama Glenda; your wife, Schenita; Joshua, Kaelyn; your mama, Pam; your daddy, Joe; Denise; your sisters and brothers; and all of your uncles and aunts of Greenville.
Happy 80th birthday to Elder Dorothy McDaniel, who was honored Nov. 2 with an elegant, fabulous birthday celebration held at Carver Alumni in Mount Olive with elaborate decorations and a dynamic dinner with guests attending from Texas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, California, New Jersey and many others cities far and near. Join McDaniel on the Miracles of Faith Prayer Line Monday through Friday 6-7 a.m. by dialing 218-936-8596 and using access code 680933#. You can also join McDaniel at Miracles of Faith Ministries, 711 S. Chestnut St., Mount Olive or email McDaniel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy 44th anniversary to David and Jackie Wells on Nov. 3. May God bless this beautiful couple to have many more. I love you both. Enjoy life and live one day at a time.
Happy birthday to Evangelist Mary Applins on Nov. 8; Sheanita Wright of Greenville Nov. 8; Pastor Hubert Staggers Jr. Nov. 8; and Candace Brawley of South Carolina Nov. 8, from your mother Myra Brawley Kornegay and the entire family.
Happy special birthday to Jerry Usher on Nov. 9 and Issac Crossoland Nov. 6 from Evangelist Vondra McClain.
Thanks and prayers
Our prayers and sympathy are with Carl and Gwendolyn Oates who lost their son Nikki Oates on Sunday, Nov. 3 at New Hanover Memorial Hospital in Wilmington. A homegoing memorial celebration was held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Nikki’s home church in Wilmington, with family and friends from Holy Temple Church, Calypso. Nikki died from complications of liver failure. Carl and Gwen Oates would like to send a special thank you to many of you for the many phone calls, your prayers, your thoughts of kindness or whatever part you have played to comfort the family in this difficult time. Please keep the Oates and Walls families in your prayers.
Yours truly would like to thank those of you who attended or represented during my 18th year celebration on Sunday, Oct. 13. I also want to offer a special thank you to the following: Nettie Raynor of Baltimore, Maryland; Dr. Hattie Lofton of Smithfield; Elder Shirley Howard and the Pleasant Union Church of Grantham; Elder James and Evangelist Margaret Grimes; Larry and Oletha Ward and the First Congregation Church of Dudley; Theresa Ward Jackson; Pastor Janice Williams and the New Life Worship Center; Elder Scottie Rodgers, lady elect Tonya Rodgers and the Holy Temple UHC of Calypso; Pastor Betty Faison and deacon Sammie Faison and the New Jackson Tabernacle Church of Mount Olive; Elder Donald DeWitt and his wife; the Goshen Church of Faison; Elder Kenneth Freeman and lady elect Vesta Freeman and St. Luke Church; deacon Edward and Stella McCullen; Pastor Curtis Lee and the Evangelical Fellowship Center; Elder Donald Graham, lady elect Florence Graham and Sampson Chapel Church of Clinton; Nannie Barfield and Garris Funeral Home; Smith Chapel MB of Warsaw; deacon Willie Martin and Woods Chapel Church of Goldsboro; Shirley Moore and the Greater Six Run MB Church of Turkey; Brenda Lee and the New Saint Delight UH Church of Mount Olive; trustee Charles Kornegay; trustee Linda Moore; Theresa Ward Jackson; Marlon Coley; Elder Ernest Watson, Evangelist Sadie Watson and St. James Church of Christ; Elder Velma McKinley; Ronald and Dorothy Inez Ward; Adrian Faison; Shirley Riddick; Dianne West; Katholeen and Greg Galloway; Bishop Richard Weldon, Elderess Faye Johnson and St. Peters Church of Christ of Smithfield; Evangelist Dorothy McDaniel and Miracles of Faith Ministries; Dr. Schenita Davis Randolph; and Kaelyn Randolph of Mebane.
Thought for the week: You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. Have a great and blessed week. Remember to show love and check on the elderly as well as the sick and the shut-ins.
Happy Thanksgiving to each and everyone! Let’s share and remember to show love to a needy family this year.