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First Baptist Church will have early services on Sunday, Aug. 20 beginning with Sunday school at 7:45 a.m. and worship services starting at 9 a.m. All are welcome.

The Prospect Hill Missionary baptist Church family will celebrate the Rev. George Harris’ 21st pastoral anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. The guest speaker is the Rev. Dr. Dorwin L. Howard, retired superintendent of Granville County Schools. Music will be provided by Prospect Hill Male Chorus. Lunch will be served following morning worship.

Youth Day will be observed at New St. James Missionary Baptist Church on Aug. 20 at 10:50 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Pastor Roger Daye from New Mercies Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia will be the guest preacher and the Tiny Tots of New St. James Missionary Baptist Church will render the music.

The Pastor’s Aid Ministry of First Baptist Church will celebrate the 23rd anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. The guest proclaimer will be the Rev. Rufus L. Johnson, pastor of Union Grove Baptist Church in Hurdle Mills. His choir and congregation will accompany him. An invitation is extended to all to come and hear a powerful word from the Lord.

The Usher Board of Siloam Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 20 during the 11 a.m. service. The speaker will be the pastor, the Rev. Wayne Johnson. Ushers are asked to please wear their uniform. Everyone is invited to attend. Lunch will be served.

Shady Hill Missionary Baptist Church will observe its 149th church anniversary and the seventh memorial dedication on Sunday, Aug. 27 during the 11 a.m. morning service. Pastor Dr. James A. Richmond Sr. will deliver the message and the Shady Hill combined choirs will render the music. Everyone is invited to this joyous occasion.

Jones Chapel Baptist Church will celebrate Men’s Day on Sunday, Aug. 20 during the 11 a.m. service. The Rev. Alonzo Thaxton of Saint Mark Baptist Church of Alton, Virginia will be the guest speaker. He is the associate minister of Saint Mark. Music will be rendered by New Ephesus Baptist

Church Choir. All are invited.

Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church will observe its annual Family and Friends Day on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Minister Loretta Elliott, associate pastor of Elijah Grove Baptist Church. Dinner will be served and dress is casual. Everyone is invited to come and join in on this special occasion. concert

The Cedar Grove Male Chorus will celebrate their anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 3 p.m. Many groups have been invited. Come and help them lift the name of Jesus up in songs at Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Faith Temple Male Chorus is sponsoring a benefit service for Brother Lonnie Jones on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. at Mary E. Shaw Memorial Center, 205 Lanier St., Oxford. Guests appearing are The Spiritual Entertainers, Converted, Pastor Martha Elkerson, Shirley McCaden, Faith Temple Chorus, Pettiford Grove Male Chorus and others. The emcee will be Brother Willie Bo-Bo Marrow. The service is open to the public. For more information, contact Brother Allen Morgan at 919-690-2476.

The Deaconess Ministry of Vernon Hill Baptist Church of Oxford is sponsoring a MUSICAL PROGRAM on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 4 p.m. Guests appearing are Pettiford Grove Male Chorus of Kittrell, The Mighty Harmonaires of Roxoboro, The Gospel Miracles of Oxford, Pastor Willie Yancey of Oxford, Sister Edith Harris of Oxford and Sister Kadie Jones of Oxford. The emcee is Brother Larry Downey. The service is open to the public.

The singing anniversary of The New Stars of Faith of Durham will be celebrated on Sunday, Sept. 10 at Durham Armory Civic Center, 220 Foster St., Durham. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the service starts at 5 p.m. Groups appearing are The New Stars of Faith of Durham, the Rev. Matthew Micken and The Highway Travelers of Hopkins,, South Carolina, Ladies of Devoted of Sanford, Soul Messengers of Washington, D.C., Echoaires of Moscow, Tennessee, Psalms 100 of Fayetteville, Woody Specials of Durham, Divine Sound of Burlington and Safeway Travelers of Warrenton. The service will also be in remembrance of Brother Rufus Poole and Sister Fula Wilds. The emcee will be Rufus Justin. For more information, call Teresa at 919-525-8110. homecoming

Bailey’s Chapel AME Church, 5016 Woodsdale Rd., will host the annual Homecoming Service on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Presiding Elder Conrad K. Pridgen of the 2nd Episcopal District of the North Carolina Conference. All are invited to come and worship.

New Ephesus Baptist Church, 375 Ephesus Church Road, Semora, will observe the annual Homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 27. Pastor Gerald Franklin will deliver the sermon and the Mass Choir will render the music to welcome everyone back to their home church. A meal will be served after the worship service. All are invited.

Celebrate homecoming with Pleasant Grove, 3240 Cherry Hill Church Road, South Boston on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. Pastor Ronald L. Dillard and Zion Hill Church family will lead the worship service. Fellowship will follow the morning worship. Visitors are always welcome.


New Ephesus Baptist Church, 375 Ephesus Church Road, Semora, will conduct Revival Service Aug. 23 through Aug. 25, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. Guests are Pastor Willie Yancey and the New Zion Baptist Church family of Nathalie, Virginia on Wednesday; Pastor Bruce Featherston and the Silver Creek Baptist Church family of Danville, Virginia on Thursday and Pastor Tommy Crews Sr. and Right Touch Christian Church family of Danville on Friday.

Revival will be held at Roxboro Church of God, 1415 N. Main St., Friday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 27 at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The guest speaker will be international evangelist Charlie Stevens, who has conducted large crusades across Africa, India and Haiti for the past 15 years. fundraisers

The Inspirational Choir of Allen Chapel AME Church will have a CAR WASH AND BAKE SALE from 8 a.m. to noon at Advance Auto, near Roses, on Aug. 19.

Rock Grove Baptist Church, 3190 Allensville Road, will host a Hot Dog Lunch fundraiser for Relay for Life on Sunday, Aug. 20 after church services.

Helena United Methodist Church, 290 Helena-Moriah Rd., Timberlake, will hold the semi-annual FAL/WINTER trader Tots Consignment Sale on Saturday, Sept. 9. Good quality fall and winter infant, children, teen clothes, toys, games, baby gear, books, bedding, furniture and maternity will be accepted. If interested in being a seller, contact Melanie at or call 906-396-2883 for more information. The last date to register to be a seller is Friday, Aug. 25. Seller drop off date is Friday, Sept. 8.


The Person County Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance will sponsor its BACK TO SCHOL PRAYER VIGIL on Monday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. at Faith Temple United Holy Church, 535 Broad Road. All administrators, faculty, staff, parents, students and citizens are welcome to come and pray for a successful and safe school year.

Diabetes Academy will be held Thursday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 677 Antioch Church Rd., Timberlake. Diabetes Academy is a free class given by Novo Nordisk Diabetes Educator to help learn about managing diabetes. The curriculum includes Diabetes 101, which covers basic diabetes information and terminology; Staying Healthy, which provided convenient tips for eating healthy and staying active and Diabetes Medication, which reviews the basics about insulin and GLP-1 therapy and demonstates how to use Novo Nordisk devices.

The Free Yard Sale will be held Saturday, Aug. 26. Beulah Baptist Association is currently collecting items for the free yard sale on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Beulah Baptist Assocation. Bring donations during that time to the garage door entrance on Long Ave.

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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