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New Life Baptist Church, 6413 Burlington Rd., will be breaking ground for the new sanctuary and fellowship hall on Sunday, March 19 at 4 p.m. An invitation is extended to all who would like to attend. A hot dog supper will be provided after the ground breaking. The rain date is March 26 at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Mike Whitt at 336-599-1938.

The Senior Missionary Circle will have its annual Candlelight Service on Sunday, March 19 at 3 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Dwight L. Wilkerson, pastor of Dan River Bethel Baptist Church. He will be accompanied by the Sons of Glory and his church family. Churches are asked to send two missionaries dressed in white.

A camp meeting will be held at McGhee’s Mill Baptist Church, 9000 McGhee’s Mill Rd., Semora, March 20 through March 22. Preachers will be called from the floor. The night services on March 20, 21 and 22 will be at 7 p.m. The morning services on March 21 and March 22 will be at 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Pastor Frankie L. Reaves at 336-597-5349 or 919-452-3232.

The Pleasant Grove - South Boston church family will travel with the pastor to Zion Level Baptist Church in Roxboro on March 21 for the 7 p.m. service.

The Trustee Ministry of Young’s Chapel Baptist Church will have the annual celebration on Sunday, March 19 beginning at 10:45 a.m. Minister Brenda Hunt- Moore from New Hope Person, Timberlake, will render the worship service. The Heavenly Stars from Leasburg will be in charge of the praise service. Pastor Robbie A. Bynum extends an invitation to trusteees from surrounding churches to join in this special occasion. concert

Triple Springs Baptist Church will have a Sunday Night song service on March 19 at 6 p.m. The Glorymen will be the featured group. Finger foods will be served after the singing in the fellowship hall. The church is located on Highway 49 North, at the corner of Hal Melton Road and Virgilina Road. All are welcome to join in for the fun, food and fellowship.

The Music Ministry of New Ephesus Baptist Church, 375 Ephesus Church Road, Semora, will observe a Choir Musical on Saturday, March 18, beginning at 6 p.m. The Faithful Travelers from Martinsville will be in concert. Everyone is invited.

National recording artists Down East Boys will be in concert on Sunday, March 19 at 11 a.m. at Providence Baptist Church, 5762 Walter’s Mill Road in Providence. Come and worship with a local group that has been praising God for over 30 years.

A celebration honoring Rubena Woods of New Creation, will be held Saturday, March 25 at Occasions, 286 E. Front St., Burlington, at 5 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. Groups appearing include The Yanceys of Oxford, The Joybells of Axton, Virginia, The Shockoe Boyz of Java, Virginia, The Loving Sisters of Roxboro and gospel comedian Lady Shamar of Greensboro. For more information, contact Larry Downey at 919-482-5630 or Laverne Woods at 252- 432-0894.


Zion Level Missionary Baptist Church, 1780 Zion Level Church Rd., Semora, will have its Spring Revival Tuesday, March 21 through Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. nightly. The guest preachers are the Rev. Frederick Eily, pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church of South Boston, Virginia, along with his choir; the Rev. Allan Smith from First Baptist Church of South Boston, Virginia, along with his choir and the Rev. Frederick Davis, pastor of First Calvary Baptist Church of Durham, along with the New Ephesus Mixed Choir of Semora, in that order.

Pastor Kenneth Stokes, officers and members of First Baptist Church have announced that its annual Youth Revival Services will be held Sunday, March 19 through Tuesday, March 21. The guest speaker on Sunday at 3 p.m. will be the Rev. Alton Vann of Jones Cross Road Missionary Baptist Church in Reidsville; Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. the speakers will be the Rev. Sylvester Clay of First Ledge Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Durham and the Rev. Terry Taylor of Faith Temple Deliverance Baptist Church of Oxford. An invitation is extended to everyone, especially the youth of Person County

Salem United Methodist Church, 933 Salem Church Rd., Hurdle Mills, invites you to Revival Services March 27 through March 29 at 7 p.m. nightly. Guest pastor will be Vernon Wilkerson. Music will be provided by The Gillis Family on Monday night, Brad Wesley and his band on Tuesday night and Salem’s Choir on Wednesday night. Dinner is at 6 p.m. nightly and the service is at 7 p.m. fundraisers

Montwood Baptist Church, 4416 Boston Rd., will have a SPRING STEW AND BAKE SALE on Saturday, March 25. Stew will be ready by 11:30 a.m. at $7 per quart with a limited supply of spicy hot stew. Pre-orders only - call Montwood Baptist Church at 336-599- 1823 and leave a message or Clyde Kerley at 336-599-8933.

On March 25, Old Lea Bethel Baptist Church, 6035 Ridgeville Road, Leasburg, will have a SPRING STEW. As in years past, the stew is cooked with wood. Stew will be ready at 11 a.m. at $6 per quart. It will be available in hot or mild. Eat in or carry out available. Pies, cakes and other baked goodies will be available for purchase. Pre-orders are being accepted by calling Phillip Wade at 336-562-5408 and leaving a message before March 24.


The Young People Department and The Scholarship Committee of Allen Chapel AME Church will sponsor “Friday Night Live — Comedy from the Hill” on Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. The event will feature local talent impersonating some of your favorite comedians such as John Witherspoon, Rickey Smiley, Katt Williams and others. Special guests are Miss Pearl and The Hallelujah Choir. All are welcome to join in for an evening of fellowship and laughter.

Sts.. Mary and Edward Catholic Church, 615 N Main St. will host the class “Oils of the Bible” Saturday, April 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. Daily applications of essential oils in biblical times were extensive. Join in and learn about plant extracts used throughout the scriptures during prayer, anointing, for health and wellness and more. The class is free and open to all faiths.

Helena United Methodist Church, 290 Helena-Moriah Rd., Timberlake, will hold the semi-annual Spring/Summer Trader Tots Consignment Sale on Saturday, April 1. Good quality spring and summer children’s/ teen clothes, toy, games, baby gear, books, bedding, furniture and maternity will be accepted. If anyone is interested in being a vendor, contact Melanie at or call 906- 396-2883 for more informatio. Last date to register to be a seller is Friday, March 24. Vendor drop off date is Friday, March 31.

An American Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE will be held at Antioch Baptist Church on Sunday, March 19 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Schedule an appointment by calling Scarlett Mooney at 336-503-2008 or Terri McKay at 336-592-1495.

The annual HEALTH AWARE NES FAIR will be held at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church on Saturday, March 18 starting at 10 a.m. Representatives from various organizations will be on hand to provide information. All are welcome.

The Sankofa Worship Project Learning Series will be held March 18 and 19 at New Mount Zion Baptist Church, 305 Walker St. It is open to anyone desiring a deeper understand of worship, and choirs and musicians are welcome. Those wanting to participate in the community choir will sing at Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m. on March 19. Registration is at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 18. Lunch will be served. The cost is $5 before March 1 and $10 after March 1. The workshop presenters will be Dr. Valerie Bridgeman, Minister Charles Penny II and Dr. Tony McNeill. This program is made possible through a vital worship grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan with funds provided by Lily Endowment, Inc.

Person County Success Initiative, teaching strategies for overcoming poverty, holds class weekly from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Christian Help Center, 122 Depot St. Dinner and childcare are provided. Call Sandi Daniel at 336-599-6070 for registration and information on class availability.

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.

A Christian Faith Based Support Group for addicts and loved ones of addicts of any kind meets every Sunday at 6 p.m. in Oxford at Celebrations Church, located off Hwy 96, 5030 Fairport Road. For more information, call Mark at 919-279-2781.

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