By Rachel McAuley
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Franklin Chapel AME Zion Church is hosting a “A Day of Learning” Black History Program, sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Laurinburg Alumni Chapter, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rep. Garland Pierce, Scotland County Sheriff Shep Jones, the Rev. Terence Williams, Fred McQueen, Pamela Baldwin, the Rev. Lawrence Dowdy and other leaders from Scotland, Robeson and Richmond counties will participate in a workshop and panel discussions. Black history classes are planned for children, youth and adults and lunch will be served. The event is free.
Eastside Emmanuel Holiness Church will hold a community breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Plates start at $5.
Goodwin Chapel Church A.M.E. Zion Church will sponsor a Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin Chapel pageant at 6 p.m. with special guests Brother Barry Smith, Cedric Milesand and the United Voices of Praise. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Laurel Hill First Baptist Church will hold a Diva Pageant program at 4 p.m. to help raise funds to purchase a Baby Grand Piano in remembrance of the late Mrs. Annie Jean Breeden. All Diva contestants are asked to attend. The Rev. Walter Peguse, of Simpson Gillespie United Methodist Church in Charlotte, will be a guest speaker at the event. The event will be sponsored by Rev. Essie Davis and the Planning Committee and music will be provided by the guest choir. The public is invited to attend.
Hillside Freewill Baptist Church will have a Gospel Singing at 2:30 p.m. featuring Truly Blessed. Pastor Woody Byrd invites all to attend.
Bright Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church will sponsor a barbecue and chicken plate sale at noon. A variety of vegetables and desserts will be included. Plates are $7 each and can be eaten inside or ordered for take-out. Drop by or call 910-276-0774 to place orders.
Laurel Hill First Baptist Church will have a dedication service at 4 p.m. in remembrance of the late Deaconess Annie Jean Breeden, wife of Deacon Willie James Breeden. Rev. Essie Davis and the planning committee of the church will complete the project “Sis. Jean” was working on. Breeden was a musician at the church and she was working on purchasing a baby grand piano before she passed in 2007. Rev. Walter Pegues, of Simpson Gillespie United Methodist Church in Charlotte and brother of Breeden, will be in charge of the service. Music will be rendered by Franklin Chapel and Allen Chapel Churches, under the direction of Mr. Greg Pegues, another brother of Breeden’s. Dinner will be served following the morning service. The public is invited to attend. Wednesday
Life Changing Ministry will have Prophet Alton Dozier speak from Feb. 5 to Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.
St. Mary Catholic Church will hold a flounder fish fry from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Plates are $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 12 and younger. Onion rings are $1.50 per serving. Eat-in, take-out and drive-through order options are available. Call in orders can be placed a half hour in advanced at 910-276-2086.
Maxton P.H. Church will hold a fish fry at 5:30 p.m. Plates will be sold for $6. Homemade baked goods will be available. There will be food and fellowship. For more information contact Pastor Mike Coble at 910-844-5482.
McZarn A.M.E. Zion Church will hold a fish plate sale at Springhill Friendship Volunteer Fire Department 9 a.m. Some orders can be delivered. For more information call Sister Diane Clark at 910-318-4386.
Galilee United Methodist Church will host an event sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Laurinburg Alumni Chapter, to present Dr. Patrick C. Graham, President and CEO of the Urban League of Central Carolinas. Graham will provide information and answer questions regarding programs available to assist home-buyers through the National Urban League at 3 p.m. Scotland High School Chorus, Richmond High School Chorus, Piney Grove Men’s Chorus and Sandy Grove All Male Choir will perform at the free event.
House of Prayer for All People will have Pastor Rebecca Jackson preach at 3 p.m. The Holy Deliverance Tabernacle Holiness Church family will accompany her. All are invited to attend.
Laurel Hill First Baptist Church will celebrate its 114th Church Anniversary at 11 a.m. Pastor Michael A. Webber will bring a message and music will be provided by the Gospel Choir. Dinner will be served following the morning service.
New Hope Pentecostal Church of God will have two guest speakers, Elder John Bethea and Prophetess Patricia Ellison, join them at 7:30 p.m. from Monday to Thursday (Feb. 10 to Feb. 13). Elder Bethea will speak on Monday and Tuesday. Prophetess Ellison will speak on Wednesday and Thursday. All are welcome to attend.
Friendship One Accord Worldwide Church of God, Inc. will host a Vision Empowerment Service at 3:30 p.m. Dr. Mary Wesley, of Pilgrim Grove One Accord Worldwide Church of God in Red Springs, will be the guest preacher. Apostle Titus Wesley will be the host pastor.
Hillside Freewill Baptist Church will have a revival from Monday to Wednesday (Feb. 17-19) at 6:30 p.m. every night. Rev. Jerry Mims will be a guest speaker. All are invited to attend.
Freedom Temple Church Full Gospel, Inc. will celebrate its Mime Anniversary and invites mime and dance teams to come out and help celebrate with the Freedom Temple Mime Team. The event will start at 4 p.m.
Freedom Temple Church Full Gospel, Inc. will host its first program for the new year at 4 p.m. with a special guest speaker and invite other trustees and congregations to attend.
New Hope Pentecostal Church of God will host Prophet Herman Covington at 7 p.m.
Partners in Ministry will host a softball tournament on March 29 beginning at 9 a.m. Cost to participate is $100 and deadline to register is March 21. Trophies will be offered as prizes for first, second and third place winners. For information call 910-277-3355.
St. John Association will present a gospel theater play called “Crown” at the St. John Educational Building. The event will start at 6 p.m. For more information contact the director, Rev. Katie Deberry, at 910-276-6672.
Progressive Missionary Baptist Church will host its first anniversary at 4 p.m. The program will feature Bethlehem Male Choir, Union Grove Male Choir, Sandy Grove Male Choir, Temple, The Wells Family, Lil David and New Faith, Lil C and the Boyz, The Barnes Brothers and Women of Vision. Special guests include Bobby Clark Jr. and the Knights of Harmony. For more information contact Donna McLaurin at 910-217-9898 or David McLaurin at 910-217-9888.
Partners in Ministry hosts a thrift store at its Community Resource and Referral Center, at 12 Third St. in East Laurinburg. Fill a bag with untagged items for $5.
Eastside Emmanuel Holiness Church will hold a breakfast plate sale on the first Saturday of each month. The church is located at the corner of Kiser and Old Lumberton Roads.
First United Methodist Church has openings in the two- and three-year-old pre-school and four-year-old pre-kindergarten programs. Call 276-1592 for information.
Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church is seeking a musician for third, fourth and occasionally fifth Sundays. Interested persons can call 910-276-0967 or 910-276-7726. The church is located at 320 E. Bizzell St.
Love Covenant International Fellowship Ministry along with School of Apostles and Prophet and Fivefold Ministry are having open registration for classes for Apostles, Prophets, Evangelist, Pastors and teachers. For more information call Apostle Jimmie McLean at 910-384-7299 or Laura McLean at 843-506-7230.
Greater Glory Kingdom Outreach Ministries will hold a Corporate Prayer every first and third Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Noonday Prayer will be held every second and fourth Wednesday. Evening Prayer will be held every first and third Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Discipleship Bible Study will be held every first Wednesday at 6 p.m. Levite Ministry will be held every third Wednesday at 6 p.m. Youth Day will be held every fourth Sunday. The ministry is located at 9300 McFarland Road in Laurel Hill.
Partners in Ministry will host a Senior Citizens Program for attendees ages 50 and older at 12 Third St. in East Laurinburg. Refreshments will be served and there will be a Bible study, games, crafts, music and movies on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities will begin Jan. 30. For more information call 910-277-3355.
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