Women Conference, other events coming up


Greetings from the Wesley Smith Chapel Community. The Mother Board, consisting of mother Betty Boykin, mother Everlena Barfield, mother Dorothy Inez Ward, mother Nellie Matthews and mother Christine Leach along with the pastor Elder Scottie Rodgers and lady elect Tonya Rodgers would like to send a hearty, special thank you to each and everyone who helped show love doing their Mother Board Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 27.

Thank you to Evangelist Cynthia Ward Manley for delivering an awesome message on 2 Chronicles 34 and rediscovering what we lost; to the St. Luke Church Gospel Choir for rendering the music; to mother Vesta Freeman for sharing with everyone the description of a holy mother; to Elder Jean Ward for an awesome prayer; to mother Dorothy Inez Ward for the scripture; to mother Jackie Harvey for the response; to Patricia Bass for that great introduction of her sister; to Reginald Ward for driving from Maryland to support his sister, Cynthia; to Elder Kenneth Freeman and mother Vesta Freeman; to Elder Anthony Ezzell and lady Lynette Ezzell; and to the dynamic, awesome presiding Evangelist Vondra McClain. What an awesome service! And, most of all, thank you to Elder Scottie Rodgers for your open arms and love as we come together and fellowship with one another. Mother Betty Boykin you were missed, but you are in our prayers as you recuperate.

Don’t miss the Women Conference and these other events coming up at local churches:

  • Holy Tabernacle Church, 612 Hall Road, Roseboro presents Women Conference 2019 at 6 p.m. Saturday with special guest Evangelist Temekia Michelle Newkirk Powell. The host Elder Dianne Brown and the pastor Elder Christopher Brown invite you to come and fellowship.
  • New Saint Delight UHC, 693 Suttontown Road, hosts worship services at 11 a.m. every Sunday, except for any fifth Sundays of the month. Elder Travis Gardner invites you to come and fellowship.
  • Goshen Disciples Church, 7120 Suttontown Road, Faison, hosts worship services at 11 a.m. every Sunday morning with the pastor Elder Donald DeWitt. On Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m., a Family and Friends Day Celebration will be held with guest preacher Elder Kenneth Freeman and the St. Luke Church Choir, usher and congregation rendering the service. All are invited to Family and Friends Day.
  • St. James Church of Christ, 514 S. Breazeale Ave., will present a Veterans Day program at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 with special guest Elder Kenneth Freeman and the St. Luke Church Choir, usher and congregation rendering the service.
  • Little Rock Church of Christ, 1307 N.C. Highway 581, Pikeville, invites you to a Veterans Day service at 11 a.m. on Nov. 10. The Pastor Elder Rodney Core invites all veterans to come to this program. The church will present its revival each night at 7:30 on Nov. 20-22.
  • Faith Tabernacle UHC, 400 S. Adkins St., Kinston will host a revival at 7:30 each night on Nov. 13-15 with guest revivalist preacher Elder Terrell Powell. All are invited.
  • Faith Presbyterian Church, 2114 N. Berkeley Blvd., Goldsboro will present a “Thanks and Thunder Revival” every Tuesday beginning with praise and worship at 6:45 p.m. and a worship service at 7. On Nov. 12, Rev. Willie Francois III of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Pleasantville, New Jersey and Rev. J.O. Howard of House of Hope in Macon, Georgia will lead the service. At 7 p.m. on Nov. 19, guest preacher Elder Joe Jackson and the Best Grove Church will render the service. On Nov. 26 at 7 p.m., Pastor Cheryl Moore of Zion Temple United Church of Christ in Durham will render the service. The Rev. Antonio Lawerance, the church’s pastor, invites you to the revival.
  • St. Luke Church of Christ, 430 Elm St., will celebrate the St. Luke Male Chorus anniversary at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 with several groups on the program.
  • White Oak Disciples of Christ, 130 White Oak St., Newton Grove, invites you to the Maxwell Center in Goldsboro for Bishop Charles Williams’ spotlight on the Sensational Nightingales of Durham. Tickets for the program cost $50 each. Date to be announced later.

    Happy birthday

    Happy special birthday to Janice Clark, who celebrated Oct. 28, from yours truly Glenda along with your pastor Elder Ernest Watson and Evangelist Sadie Watson and your St. James Church family and from Elder Kenneth Freeman and mother Vesta Freeman. May God bless you to have many more.

    Happy birthday to my cousin Kelvin Smith, who also celebrated Oct. 28 in Greensboro from your mother Vernell Smith of Wilson and your entire Kornegay family reunion.

    Happy special birthday to my beautiful friend, Lisa Weston, on Oct. 28 from your co worker at The Peggy Seegars Senior Center in Goldsboro. Happy birthday to Verda Dixon on Nov. 4, from your church family, Elder Jimmy Mumford and the Bible Faith Church Ministry family of Goldsboro; and to Mary Jones on Oct. 28 from your coworker at Peggy Seegars Senior Center and all of your coworkers and friends.

    Happy special birthday to Pauline Autman on Oct. 23 of Durham and to Dorothy Autman on Oct. 30 of New Orleans, Louisiana from your goddaughter Dr. Schenita Davis Randolph, yours truly and the entire Ward family.

    In memory of my daddy I’d like to wish him a happy birthday on Nov. 10. He would have celebrated his 96th birthday today. Happy birthday in heaven to my wonderful daddy, who I miss so very much. My dad was the best and always will be. He may be gone from my sight, but he will always be in my heart.

    Happy special birthday to my son-in-love, Elder Dante Randolph, who turned 45 on Monday, from your wife, Schenita; your kids, Joshua and Kaelyn; your mother, Pamila Randolph; your sisters, your brothers, your Daddy Joe and Denise Wright and the entire family.

    Happy special birthday to Evangelist Vondra McClain on Oct. 23 from your husband, children, your sisters and brothers, Elder Anthony Ezzell and the First Baptist Church family.

    Happy special birthday to Evangelist Dorothy McDaniel, who celebrated Monday. We will celebrate this great, beautiful, elegant classy lady on Saturday at Carver School.

    Happy eighth anniversary to Drs. Kengi and Chandra Bass on Nov. 11 of Raleigh, from your parents Patricia Ward Bass and Ray Bass; your grandparents, Ezekial and Lillie N. Ward and Christine Bass; along with your Ezekial and Annie Ward family reunion, Elder Kenneth Freeman and mother Vesta Freeman and the St. Luke Church family.

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