Editor’s note: The deadline for the Oct. 28-29 edition will be noon on Tuesday, Oct. 26.
ENFIELD — Sunday church school will be at 9 a.m. Sunday at Greater Saints Chapel Baptist Church, 5411 Ringwood Road, with Minister Linda Wilkins serving as the teacher. A drive-up church service will follow at 11 a.m. Pastor Sherry Garner will provide God’s message. There will be a special treat for all youth in attendance. All attendees are asked to wear a mask, stay in your car and tune your radio station to FM 98.7. Follow driveways — one enter only, the other exit only. Follow directions of the deacons and trustees. Corporate prayer is held at 6:15 p.m. every Monday. Join in by dialing 1-978-990-5000, 770354# for access.
WELDON — The 154th church anniversary will be celebrated Sunday at First Baptist Church, 301 West Third St. The service will be at 9 a.m. on the conference line, followed by the Facebook Live service at 11 a.m., and communion on the church lawn at noon. This church, one of the oldest black churches in North Carolina, was organized under of the leadership of the Rev. Joseph Baysmore, the Rev. Williams of Petersburg, Virginia, and a white army chaplain named Northington in 1866. It was situated on the corner of Second and Chestnut streets in the home of the late Sallie Long. Some of its first members were Silvery Ivery, Olivia Alston, Mary Scott and David Ampth, the only deacon who lived to see the establishment of the church at its present site. While in its infancy, the church was located in a bush arbor, which was later replaced by a wooden structure of palings and wide boards standing on end. There were no ceilings or heat. The building was later sold to a coffin make named Vick. The church then held meetings in the government’s commissary. It later moved to its first constructed building, Gideon Hall. Its pastors: the Rev, Joseph Baysmore, the Rev. Allison W. Ivey, the Rev. Simon Hicks, the Rev. John W. Faulk Sr., the Rev. P. L. Boone, the Rev. Charles C. Staton, the Rev. A.C. Matthews, the Rev. J.W. Wiley, the Rev. Alexander D. Moseley, the Rev. Clyde Johnson Sr., the Rev. Charles T. Bullock, the Rev. John Bee Moore, the Rev. James E. Clemonts, interim, the Rev. Johnnie. R. Smith, the Rev. Quientrell L. Burrell Jr., the Rev. Daniel Lilly, former interim, and currently the Rev. Dwight D. Gill, interim, who will deliver the sermon. Music will be provided by Music Ministry.
Word In Action
Sunday school will be at 9 a.m., followed by worship services via telephone conference at 10 a.m. Sunday at Word In Action Ministries. To join in, dial 1-267-807-9605, enter the access code 283550#. Minister Melvin Ramsey of Roanoke Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will be the guest speaker.
Worship services will be at 10 a.m. Sunday at Roanoke Salem Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Edwin Horsley will bring the word. Music will be provided by the church musicians.
WELDON — Worship services and “Moments in Black History” will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Matthew A.M.E. Church, 512 W. Third St. Pastor Nathan Barnes will break the bread of life. To join, use the ZOOM ID: 754 136 0778, passcode 041011. The conference call number is 267-807-9611, access code 303933. The same information may be used for the weekly “I Dare You to Trust God” prayer and meditation calls at 6:30 p.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and “The Less Discussed” Bible study at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Save the date: The church will be celebrating its virtual 150th anniversary at 3 p.m. Nov. 14 featuring guest speaker the Rev. Cassandra Sparrow.
The 137th church anniversary will be celebrated at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Twilight Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Danny B. Jones Sr., pastor, will deliver the message and the church choir will provide music. Holy Communion will also be observed. Attendees may worship inside the church, in the parking lot or on Facebook Live.
JACKSON — Worship services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 2949 Firetower Road. The guest minister will be Northampton County native, the Rev. O.D. Sykes, pastor of Swift Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Whitakers and Springfield Missionary Baptist Church in Littleton. Sykes is also the moderator of the Neuse River Missionary Baptist Church Association and Reedy Creek Missionary Baptist Church Association. He also serves on the executive board of the General Baptist State Convention in Raleigh. COVID protocols will be in place and masks are required for those coming inside.
LITTLETON — Worship services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Enon Missionary Baptist Church, 325 Moore St. Guest minister will be the Rev. Jack Reese Jr., pastor of Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in Nashville, North Carolina. Music will be provided by Marvin Bobbitt and The Rising Sons. The service will conclude with Holy Communion. Because of COVID-19, CDC guidelines will be followed by the wearing of masks and social distancing.