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Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist church will observe its annual Women’s Day Service on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Deaconesss Saundra C. Wilkerson and music will be by the Vernon Hill Mix Choir. The color is royal blue. Everyone is invited.

Bailey’s Chapel AME Church will host its annual Women’s Day on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Minister Mattie Walton and music will be performed by Brother Billy Farrish. All are invited to attend.

Faith Temple United Holy Church, 535 Broad Rd., is honoring the pastor, Elder Clyde H. Winstead, for 26 years of leadership. Services continue on Sunday morning, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. and Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. The speaker will be Minister Kendra Paylor King of Faith Temple on Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon Elder Nathaniel Howard, pastor of Mt. Calvary U.H.C. in Townsville will be the speaker. For more information, call Rose Robinson at 336-504-1349 or the church at 336-599-8311. Everyone is invited.

“I’ll Do Your Will” Missionary Department of New Rock Spring Christian Church of Creedmoor, will sponsor a Rainbow Tea on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Creedmoor First Baptist Church, 119 N. Main St. The service will start at 5 p.m. and feature One Accord, One Way, and The Christian Harmonettes and a full dinner buffet. For more information, call 919-528-9340. concert

The daughters of Allen of Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church will celebrate their 14th anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. The guests will be The Union Grove Baptist Church Inspirational Choir of Hurdle Mills. All are welcome.

Triple Springs Baptist Church, 51 Hal Melton Rd., will have a singing on Sunday night, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. The Churchmen will be the featured group. This award winning group writes most of their own songs. Come hear this bluegrass gospel group sing about Jesus’ love. Finger foods will be served after the singing in the fellowship hall so folks can meet and talk with them. They will have CDs available for purchase. All are welcome.

Gospelfest 2017 will be held at the Person County Auditorium, 304 South Morgan St., on Nov. 12, hosted by SPEEED. This event will kick-off National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and will start at 4 p.m. Admission is free. A freewill offering will be taken. School-aged youth who missed open auditions and still want to enter the Roxboro’s Got Talent competition at the event (performing gospel songs, praise dances, mimes, or share the spoken word) should email nanetech@gmail or call 336-459-0353.

The Gospel Heralds will host a singing anniversary celebration on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Henderson Middle School, 219 Charles St. in Henderson. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the service will begin at 6 p.m. Coming to help celebrate are The Alabama Gurlz of Alabama, Ladies of Devoted of Sanford, Souls of Calvary of Franklinton, The Spiritual Supremes of Henderson and The Visionaires of Warrenton. For more information, call Chrystal Hargove at 423- 268-4225.

A Touch of Joy Outreach Ministries will present the annual Gospel Concert on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Russell Memorial CME Church, 703 S. Alston Ave., Durham. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the service begins at 4 p.m. Guests appearing include New Creation, Safeway Travelers, All God’s Children, John Thorpe & Truth, Richard K. Dawkins, Overcomer, Shockoe Boyz and TMV. For more information, call Joy Williams at 848-250- 1292.

Saint Matthews Gospel Chorus will celebrate their 67th singing anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. at St. Matthews Baptist Church, Hwy 96 North, Oxford. Appearing will be The Singing Deacons, Anointed Believers, Melody Voices of Praise and others. The public is invited. homecoming

An invitation is extended to all to come to FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH on Sunday, Nov. 12 to help celebrate the 153rd Homecoming anniversary at 11 a.m. Pastor Kenneth Stokes will deliver the message and The Combined Choir will render the music. A fellowship luncheon will be served immediately following worship services.

Saint Paul Holy Church will celebrate its 113th Homecoming on Sunday, Nov. 12. The morning service will begin at 11:15 a.m. with the pastor of St. Paul, Dr. Louis B. Simmons bringing the message. The afternoon service follows at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Stanley Daye, pastor of Mebane Chapel Holy Church in Hillsborough, along with the choir and congregation. Dinner will also be served. Everyone is invited to come out and help celebrate.

Mount Bethel Baptist Church will celebrate its 107th Homecoming service on Sunday, Nov. 12. The service will begin at 4 p.m. The guest speaker for the hour will be Dr. J. Vincent Terry Sr., pastor of Mount Peace Baptist Church in Raleigh, where he has served as pastor for 33 years, since the age of 19. He also serves on the executive board of the General Baptist State Convention of N.C. and is the second vice president. Music will be rendered by the Mount Peace Church Choir. Everyone is invited. fundraisers

A spaghetti Supper and Bake Sale will be held at Long Memorial United Methodist Church, 226 North Main St., on Friday, Nov. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is $6, eat-in or takeout.

Ephesus Baptist Church, 1901 Ephesus Church Rd., Semora, will have a Fall Stew Sale on Saturday, Nov. 11. The stew will be ready at 10:30 a.m. at $6 per quart. Pick up orders no later than 1 p.m.


The Person County Public Library will be collecting rice, canned beans, cans of soup, cans of green vegetables, cans of yellow vegetables, canned meat and oatmeal throughout the month of November for the Christian Help Center.

A donation box will be in the foyer of the library to help local individuals in need. The library is located at 319 S. Main St. For more information about this program, visit library. or call the library at 336-597-7881.

Beulah Baptist Association in conjunction with North Carolina Baptist Men, Baptists on Mission and Red Springs Mission Camp will be collecting Disaster Relief Hygiene Kits. These hygiene kits will be delivered to victims of recent hurricanes. Use one-gallon sealable/Ziploc plastic bags and fill them with a variety of the following items: soap, lotion, shampoo, deodorant, washcloth, comb/brush, facial tissue, shaving cream/razor, toothbrush/ toothpaste and feminine hygiene products. Please bring completed hygiene kits to the Beulah Baptist Association office, 230 S. Morgan St., and place them in the container labeled “Disaster Relief ” located on the covered porch by Monday, Nov. 13. The covered porch is located inside the fenced area on the left side of the building. The gate will be unlocked Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for drop-off.

All for ONe Conference will be held Saturday, Nov. 18 at Westwood Baptist Church from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Lonnie Riley of Meridzo Center Ministries in Lynch, Kentucky. This multifaceted training event will feature the speaker in two large group sessions. Participants will have access to two breakout sessions. Breakout sessions include, Deacons & Elders; Committees and Ministry Teams; Church and Personal Finance; Social Media in Ministry; Youth Ministry; Disaster Relief and more. Lunch will be served. Call the Beulah Baptist Association office or email Wendy at to register by Wednesday, Nov. 15.

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. Gain access to GriefShare resources to help recover from your loss. The group meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Westwood Baptist Church, 970 Leasburg Rd. All sessions are open to the public. For more information, contact Bill or Kelly Keating at 336-432-4400 or

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. This support group gives equal recognition to addiction of any kind, substance abuse or any habitual destructive behaviors, and supports one another with a sound biblical foundation. All who desire support and encouragement in an understanding atmosphere of anonymity are welcome to attend. If you are looking for support, a place in which you can be open about your struggles and victories with that which has become an addiction in your life, come join the group. For more information, call 919-279-2781.

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