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New Ephesus Baptist Church, 375 Ephesus Church Rd., Semora, will observe its ushers’ anniversary on Sunday, June 4 at 3 p.m. The Rev. Nelson Stamp from New Arbor Baptist Church will deliver the message for the occasion. Everyone is invited.

On Sunday, June 4, New Life Non-denominational Church, 936 Old Durham Rd., will celebrate it’s 20th church anniversary at 11 a.m. and Pastor Ronald Brooks’ 20 pastoral anniversary at 3 p.m. Everyone in and around the community is invited to attend. The speaker for the 11 a.m. service is Pastor Clevie Brandon of Compassionate Ministries and the speaker for the 3 p.m. service is Pastor Otis Wiley of Bethel Fellowship Church in Burlington.

First Baptist Church will celebrate Pastor Kenneth Stokes eighth pastoral anniversary on Sunday, June 4 at 3 p.m. The guest proclaimer will be the Rev. Kenneth Walker, pastor at Graves Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Yanceyville along with his choir and congregation. An invitation is extended to all. Dinner will be served after the 3 p.m. service.

Pastor Frederick Eily and Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will have its usher’s anniversary on Sunday, June 4 at 3 p.m. The guest pastor is Willie Yancey and New Zion Baptist Church.

The Women’s Ministry of YOUNG’S CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH, 284 Young’s Chapel Church Rd., will sponsor a Rainbow Tea on Saturday, June 3 at 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to followship and wear colors of the rainbow.

Concord United Methodist Church will hold a special community Lakeside Worship Service at Hyco Lake on Sunday, June 11 at 10 a.m. The service will be held at the ReMax office, at 70 Phifer Lane, Semora. Come by boat or land. There will be music, food and fellowship. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. The service is open to all.

Blackwell Missionary Baptist Church, 4777 US Hwy 158 West, Yanceyville, will have a Father’s Day Program on Sunday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m.


Somerset Baptist Church, 141 Somerset Church Road, will hold a Lifestyle Evangelism/Discipleship Revival on Sunday, June 4 at 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. and after lunch and on Monday, June 5 at 7 p.m. Marty Dupree will be the speaker.

Blackwell Missionary Baptist Church, 4777 US Hwy 158 West, Yanceyville, will hold its annual revival Tuesday, June 27 through Thursday, June 29 at 7 p.m. nightly. Come on the night of your choice. fundraisers

New Bethel United Methodist Church, 9022 New Bethel Church Rd., Rougemont, will hold a SUMER FESTIVA L Saturday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include an antique car show, BBQ, hot dogs, live music, baked goods, crafts and more. Proceeds will support missions of United Methodist Men’s and Women’s groups. The event is also planned as an opportunity for the community to meet other folks in the community and to fellowship. The rain date is June 17. For more information, call 336- 597-1442.

Timberlake Baptist WMU will hold a YARD SALE Saturday, June 3 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Beulah Baptist Association office on Morgan Street. Most items will be $1 and nothing will be over $5.

100 Men in Black is preparing for the upcoming Father’s Day weekend Scholarship/Canada tour fundraising concert. Each year the group awards scholarships to deserving young men who are graduating from high school and attending college in the fall. This year, the hope is to award a minimum of $5,000 in scholarships and the group is also fundraising for its next international tour — this time in Montreal, Canada — June 2018. The concert will be held at King’s Park, 1305 Odyssey Drive, Durham on Saturday, June 17 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at or in person at Hayti Heritage Center, 803 Old Fayetteville St., Durham. For more information, call 919-225-2460.

A dine in or take out fundraiser, sponsored by Women and Men of Distinction of Faith Temple Deliverance Baptist Church, Oxford, will be held Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mary E. Shaw Memorial Center, 205 Lainer St., Oxford. Chicken dinner plates are $6; dish dinner plates are $7; chicken/ fish combination dinner is $10; chicken/fish sandwiches are $3; water/sodas are $1 and desserts are $2. For more information, call 919-725-5416.


Vacation Bible school “Galactic Starveyors” will be held June 11 through June 16 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Somerset Baptist Church, 141 Somerset Church Rd. There will be classes for two year olds through youth. For more information, call the church at 336- 599-5345.

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