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Religion news Feb. 6

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Special services, musical performances and other events coming up at area houses of worship:


  • The Anointed Ones Church of Deliverance International, 4271 N. Edge Road, Ayden, will host Super Soul Sunday at 9 a.m. Sunday.
  • Immanuel Free Will Baptist Church, 317 Vernon White Road, Winterville, will have a senior adult fellowship meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Chris Harris will speak, and music will be by Bob Sims. There will be discussion of living wills. Call 756-1828.
  • Last Days Harvest Church 3192 E. 10th St., will celebrate its pastor’s anniversary with services at 7:30 p.m. today and at 4 p.m. Sunday. Transportation is available. Call 679- 1501.
  • Next Generation Church, 401 N. Railroad St., Winterville, will have a Communion service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The church will celebrate Black History Month each Sunday in February. A fellowship service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 with Eldress Ursula Turnage.
  • Oak Grove Christian Church, 407 Mumford Road, will celebrate Black History Month with “Moments in Black History” Sundays in February.
  • Peace Presbyterian Church, 301 Guiness Drive, Winterville, will host an Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Visit www.peacepresbyterian.org.
  • St. James Free Will Baptist Church, Fountain, will have quarterly meeting services this weekend. A Communion service will be held at 5 p.m. today, followed by a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The church will have a fruit of the spirit program at 5 p.m. Feb. 14.
  • Waterside Free Will Baptist Church, 4631 Moye-Turnage Road, Farmville, will celebrate Pastor Jimmy Stokes’ anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday. Pastor Arnold D. Darden and St. Paul and Moye’s Chapel churches will be guests. Anniversary services will continue at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Guests include: Bishop Jessie Jones and Rouses Abundant Life Ministries, Apostle Thomas Smith and Devout Praise Holy Church, Pastor Betty Haddock and Warren Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and Pastor William Brown and Mount Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church. Pastor Ernest Gorham and New Beginnings Ministries will be guests at the concluding service at 4 p.m. Feb. 14.
  • White Oak Missionary Baptist Church, 4525 Mobley’s Bridge Road, Grimesland, will have a Valentine’s Gala at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Dinner will be served. For tickets, call 215-1274.


  • Black Jack Original Free Will Baptist Church, 2972 Black Jack Simpson Road, will host a pancake and sausage dinner and gospel sing from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 26. There is no charge for the meal, but donations will be accepted.
  • Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road, will host a workshop on banking and budgeting from 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 20 in the multipurpose room. Refreshments will be served.
  • Covenant Church, 4005 Corey Road, will host the annual Pursue the Passion Women’s Conference from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 19 and from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 20 with featured speaker Margaret Feinberg and worship leader Christy Nockels. General admission tickets are $45. Tickets are $25 for groups of eight or more and $15 for students. Visit www.pursuethepassion.cc or call 355-0123.
  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 3505 S. Walnut St., Farmville, will host its annual pancake supper from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. A $5 donation is requested for take-out and $7 for eat-in pancakes and sausage. Proceeds will benefit the Outreach Ministry of the church to include Food for the Poor in Haiti and the local soup kitchen. Call 753-3737. The church’s men’s fellowship will serve breakfast at 9 a.m. Sunday. Eggs, ham, sausage, grits, cheese biscuits and a beverage will be served. Proceeds will benefit Episcopal Trinity Center at Salter Path. The Community Celebration of the Imposition of Ashes will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
  • Grifton United Methodist Church, 207 McCrae Street, Grifton, will host a Methodist Men’s pancake supper from 7:30-10:30 a.m. today. Cost is $7 for all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea or milk. Eat in or take out. Contact Ervin Gray at 524-4148.
  • Koinonia Christian Center Church will host Soup-A-Bowl Saturday at 11 a.m. today at Bethel Senior Center, 7406 Main St. A free meal and bag of groceries will be provided while supplies last. Call 752-1898.
  • A “Live Clean, Dodge Dirty” dodgeball tournament, supporting Dirty Vagabond Ministries, will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today at St. Peter Catholic School gym, 2606 E. Fifth St. Participants must be at least 12 years old and past fifth grade. Adults are also welcome. Two divisions with teams of six. Cost is $17 per player or $2 for spectators. Visit www.dirtyvagabond.eventbrite.com to register.
  • Mount Carmel Christian Church, 980 Brompton Lane, will host the Spice of Life Tours 2016 Women’s Conference from 1-5 p.m. today. The theme is “Taking Your Respect Back!” Speakers include Ministers Theresa Cox and Michelle Nobles and Apostle Clara Joyner. Call 1-888-508-2088 for ticket information. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.
  • St. Delight Original Free Will Baptist Church, 4679 Ormondsville Road, Ayden, will have an all-you-can-eat pancake supper from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 20. Cost is $7.
  • St. John Missionary Baptist Church Soul Saving Center, Stokes, will host the Praying Women Prayer Breakfast from 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 20. Evangelist Barbara Stokes will speak. Cost is $10, and reservations are due by Sunday. Call Brenda Ewen at 717-0097 or Daisy Everett at 412-1606.
  • St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, 1251 Fleming School Road, will host a seniors fellowship at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The guest speaker will be Deacon Clifton Carney.
  • Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road, will host the annual Black History Month celebration program and breakfast at 9 a.m. Feb. 20. Bennett College President Emerita Julianne Malveaux will be guest speaker. The theme is “Your Vote is Your Voice — No Vote, No Voice!” There will be an opportunity to register to vote. The church will host the forum Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence at 2 p.m. Feb. 27. The free event, being held in partnership with the Pitt County Center for Family Violence Prevention as well as local law enforcement officers and pastors, will provide information about awareness, prevention and services and will include a candlelight vigil.

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