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CHURCH ACTIVITIES

Old Mt. Zion Baptist Church Sunday School Christmas Service will be held Sunday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. The theme is entitled “Keep Your Focus on Jesus.” The Life Outreach Worship Center Youth Choir will render the music. Everyone is invited.

Somerset Baptist Church, 141 Somerset Church Rd., will present The Shepherd’s Story on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 422 N. Main St., will hold two services on Sunday, Dec. 24. The morning service of Holy Eucharist is at 10:30 a.m. and will be celebrated for the first time by the newly ordained priest, the Rev. Dr. Jeanine Driscoll. On Christmas Eve, the congregation will gather at 10 to sing carols bfore the second service of Holy Eucharist at 10:30.

Allensville United Methodist Church, 80 Dirgie Mine Rd., will present the Christmas program on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. featuring the cantata “Come Let Us Adore” by Russell Mauldin and directed by Urel Gillis. All are invited.

New Beginnings Worship Center, 1075 Mountain Rd., invites everyone to a Musical Celebration with singing evangelist Tammy Jones of South Boston, Virginia, on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 11 a.m.

Everyone is invited to worship with First Baptist Church for early services on Sunday, Dec. 17. Sunday school begins at 7:45 a.m. in the Media Center and regular worship services begin at 9 a.m.

On Sunday, Dec. 17, Providence Baptist Church, 1319 Virgilina Rd., invites everyone to be present for two special services. First, at 11 a.m., the Adult Choir will present the Christmas cantata “Christmas Carol Celebration.” Then at 6 p.m., the children will present the Christmas play “New Star.”

The deaconesses of Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 515 Raleigh St., Oxford, is sponsoring “The Seven Up’s” service on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. Guest speakers are the Rev. Minda Williams, the Rev. Donna Wilkerson, Minister Lattanya Joyner, the Rev. Bettie Pettiford, the Rev. Barbara Bennette, Minister Kimley Burwell and Minister Elaine Thorpe. The public is welcome. concert

The Ledgendary Supreme Angels will celebrate their 68th anniversary on Feb. 25, 2018. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the service begins at 6 p.m. at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash Street in Sanford. Special guests are Jackson Southernares of Jackson, Mississippi; Darrell Mc- Fadden and the Disciples of Brooklyn, New York; Roy and Revelation; Sensational Nightingales of Durham; Blessed of Appling, Georgia; and The anointed Ones of Sanford. For more information, call Larry Downey at 919-482- 5630.

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Comunity Baptist Church, 2954 Mortn Pulliam Rd., will present its Christmas Play on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m.

Community Baptist Church, 2954 Morton Pulliam Rd., will present a LIVE NATIVITY Dec. 22 and Dec. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m.

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Sunday, Dec. 17 at Concord United Methodist Church, 70 Concord Church Rd., from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call Bob Zippay at 336-234- 8315 for an appointment.

LIFESTYLE CHANGES RECOVERY MINISTRY of New Life In Jesus Church in Timberlake, offers free Christ-based groups with a focus on all types of addictions. Call Laura Mosley, group facilitator at 919-450-7769; 6 to 7 p.m.

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