Men of FIC to hold chicken plate sale Friday

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Greetings from the Wesley Smith Chapel community! Our prayers and sympathy are with the family of Betty Lou Hill, who passed away on Thursday morning, Oct. 10 at a hospital in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Haskin Funeral Home Chapel in Goldsboro. For visitation with the family, you may visit at the home of Ralph and Carolyn Allen, 201 Pollock St., in Mount Olive or call Carolyn at 919-221-2379.

Several churches have events coming up:

  • Join Elder Tachala Hood in Morning Dew Deeper Still 31 Days of Prayer every morning at 6 a.m. by calling 1-712-770-4160 and entering the code: 923943.
  • Higher Power Deliverance Church Ministries, which meets at Sleep Inn on N.C. Highway 55 in Mount Olive, invites you to worship with the congregation every first, second, third and fourth Sunday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Elder Clifford Southerland serves as pastor at the church where Margaret Southerland is lady elect. For more information, call 919-658-5226.
  • The Men of FIC of Mount Olive invite each and all to stop by the American Legion building across from Best Used Car from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 for its chicken plate dinner sale. The men will be selling plates for $7 apiece. Call Chairman Al Southerland at 919-394-0198 for more information.
  • St. Mark Church of Christ, 893 Lanetown Road, Faro, invites you to worship with the church every second, third and fourth Sunday of the month at 11 a.m. with Bishop Robert Dedrick Hood and Tachala Hood. Sunday school is held at 9:45 a.m.
  • Holy Tabernacle United Holy Church, 612 Hall Road, Roseboro, will host its Women’s Conference 2019 at 6 p.m. Nov. 9 with guest preacher Evangelist Temekia Michelle Newkirk Powell of Holly Grove Church of Christ in Clinton. The host pastor Elder Christopher Brown and lady elect Diana Brown invite you to come and fellowship.
  • House of Prayer, 235 Juniper Road, Faison, invites you to join them at 7:30 p.m. Sunday with Evangelist Mary Alppins set to deliver the message. At 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, Elder James Crawford will deliver the message. Elder Joel Cooper of Fayetteville will be the guest preacher at a 7:30 p.m. service on Sunday, Nov. 17. Church President Elder Velma McKinley and Vice President Minister Carl Faison invite you to come and fellowship. A prayer service is held every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the church.
  • White Oak Disciples of Christ Church in Newton Grove will present an appreciation celebration for Bishop Charles Williams at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, featuring The Sensational Nightingales of Durham with an evening of elegance, dinner and entertainment. Tickets to attend the event cost $50. Contact any member of White Oak Disciples of Christ in Newton Grove for more information.
  • St. John Original Free Will Baptist Church, 446 Jim Grady Road, welcomes you to come and fellowship with St. John every second and fourth Sunday with Bible study at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. with the church’s newly installed Pastor Elder Demarius Stevens, who was raised here in Mount Olive and is better known as Terry Stevens. Congratulations Elder Demaris Stevens as God has called and appointed you as pastor of St. John OFWB Church, where the former pastor was Supervisor Edmonds Edward.
  • An evening of Gospel at New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 12123 Old Lake Road in Reigelwood, will be presented by Majestic Funeral Home under the ownership of Eric Matthews at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. The event will feature Lamanuel Boykin and Company of Reigelwood; Tommy Ellison and The Legendary Singing Stars of Brooklyn, New York; Debra Barnes and The Barnes Family of Rocky Mount; The Gospel Legends of South Carolina; and Bishop Darrell McFadden and The Disciples of New York. The event is free. Contact Eric Matthews at 910-247-6321 for more information.

    Momentous days

    Happy anniversary to Curtis and Jerrica Robinson, who celebrated Oct. 19. Happy sixth pastoral anniversary to Pastor Doretha Brown of Parkers Chapel Church in Goldsboro on Sunday, Oct. 20. Happy anniversary to our mother pastor Elder Doretha Brown.

    Happy special birthday to Evangelist Vondra McClain, who celebrated Oct. 24, from your husband, Marshall McClain; your daughters, grandchildren, sisters and brothers; your church family, Elder Anthony Ezzell and the First Baptist Church family of Calypso; your second church family, Elder Kenneth Freeman and the St. Luke Church family along with Women On The Move For The Lord +2. May God bless you to have many, many more. I love you for life, my friend.

    Happy birthday to Apostle Edna Cavanaugh of Richlands, North Carolina, who celebrated Oct. 21. Happy birthday Apostle Francine Hargett on Oct. 23 of Clayton; Angee Greene on Oct. 23 of Thomasville; Christol Pigford on Oct. 23 from your mother and pastor, Elder Shirley Pigford, and the Gospel Revival Uplift Church Ministry; Evangelist Kristie Wells on Oct. 23 from your mother and father, your pastors, Apostle Preston and Jesse Grimes and your Holy Ghost Cathedral Church family.

    Happy fifth anniversary to Elder Scottie and lady Tonya Rodgers, who celebrated Oct. 25, from your Holy Temple Church family of Calypso and from Elder Kenneth Freeman and the St. Luke Church family. Happy special birthday to Evangelist Jackie Wells on Oct. 25, from your sisters and pastor, Elder Betty Wells, and the New Jackson Tabernacle Church family of Mount Olive; and to Claudia King from your mother and father, Joe and Lela Mae King, your uncle, aunts, pastor, Elder Donald DeWitt, and the Goshen Disciple Church family and your entire Barfield and King families.

    Sister Cheryl Ammons and the St. Luke Usher Board would like to say a special thank you to Elder Beulah Pickett and the Burning Bush Church Choir, usher and congregation of Faison for rendering the service for their Ushers Anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Special thank yous are also extended to the St. James ushers of Mount Olive; St. Jude ushers of Warsaw; Goshen Disciple Church ushers of Faison; First Baptist Church of Calypso; Cannan Church ushers of Fayetteville; Goldsboro Raleigh District Assembly vice president of ushers; Burning Bush ushers; and to each and every one who supported and showed love to ushers doing the Ushers Anniversary.

    Final note

    Please keep Mother Betty Boykin in your prayers. She had surgery and our prayer is for a fast healing. God is so awesome. She is a great amazing woman of God and an example of how God is a healer. Get well soon Mother Betty. I love you and we love you from Elder Kenneth Freeman and the St. Luke Church family along with your pastor, Elder Scottie Rodgers, and the Holy Temple Church family of Calypso.

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