Bluegrass group at New Zealand
True Spirit, a bluegrass group from Richmond, Va., will perform at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 14, at New Zealand Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, 5312 Meadowbrook Road in the Meadow community.
The Usher Board at Sanders Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the church on N.C. 210, west of Smithfield. Elder Larry Baker, pastor of St. Anna Free Will Baptist Church, will speak. Refreshments will follow the service.
Men’s Day at Mt. Sinai
A men’s day service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, July 14, at Mount Sinai United Holy Church in Pine Level. Elder Randolph Finch will speak. For directions, call 919-202-5643.
Benefit in Clayton
A “Shower of Blessings” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, July 19, at Mount Vernon Christian Church, 300 N. Lombard St., Clayton. The program will feature drama, music, praise dancing, clogging and mimes. The church asks those attending to bring donations for Harbor, which provides aid and shelter to victims of rape and domestic violence.
Harbor is in need of the following: Cleaning supplies, twin bed items, personal hygiene items, hair products, sleepwear, laundry products, sandwich bags, 13-gallon trash bags, washcloths, towels, toilet tissue, paper towels, footies, socks, bedroom slippers, 60-watt light bulbs, coffee, sugar, breakfast cereals, bottled water, kids’ snacks and drinks, peanut butter, canned tuna, canned chicken, pasta and other nonperishable food items.
The Women’s Fellowship Ministry of First Missionary Baptist Church in Smithfield will hold its second annual Women’s Retreat Sept. 19-21 at the Sea Mist Oceanfront Resort and Conference Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The registration fee is $40, and transportation by bus is $95. For more information, call Marjorie Allen at 919-934-3718 or Pansy Crumpler at 919-934-7007.
VBS at Providence
Vacation Bible School is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 28-Aug. 1 at Providence Presbyterian Church, 14664 N.C. 210 near McGee’s Crossroads. The church will also offer an adult Bible study. For more information or to register, visit www.providencepresb.org.
VBS at Divine Crossings
Vacation Bible School will be held July 18-20 at Divine Crossings Baptist Church, 440 Little Divine Road, Selma. Hours are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, or to register, call Kimberly Brantley at 919-550-0498 or email email@example.com.
VBS at Yelverton Grove
Vacation Bible School for all ages is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. July 21 and 6:30 to 9 p.m. July 22-25 at Yelverton Grove Original Free Will Baptist Church, 1094 Yelverton Grove Road, Smithfield. Commencement and fun day will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 28. For more information, call Dianne Etheridge at 919-934-1838.
VBS at First Baptist in Clayton
Vacation Bible School is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. July 14-18 at First Baptist Church, 411 N. Fayetteville St., Clayton. To register, call 919-553-4161 or visit www.fbcclaytonnc.org.
Vacation Bible School is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Baker’s Chapel Church, 2421 Baker’s Chapel Road, Smithfield. For more information, call 919-989-7615.
Camp meeting at Wilson’s Mills
Wilson’s Mills Church of God will hold its fifth annual camp meeting July 15-19 at the church, 4869 Wilson Mills Road. Pastor Cliff Gobble of LaBelle, Fla., will speak at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. Pastor Greg Adkins of Enterprise, Ala., will speak at 11 a.m. on those days. Pastor Brian McDonald of Texarkana, Texas, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 919-989-6316 or visit www.wilsonsmillschurchofgod.org.
VBS at West Clayton
Vacation Bible School is scheduled for 6 p.m. July 14 and 7 p.m. July 15-17 at West Clayton Church of God, 1008 S. Lombard St., Clayton. The kick-off will be at 11 a.m. July 14 with Dan the Animal Man.
Women’s convention at Mount Calvary
The 24th annual Women’s Holy Convention will take place July 13-14 at Mount Calvary Holiness Church of Deliverance, 114 Lakeview Drive, Four Oaks. Here is the schedule: 3 p.m. July 13 – Pastor Doris McLean of New Jerusalem Bible Church of God in Dunn will lead a workshop titled “Holiness is Still Right”; 6 p.m. July 13 – Pastor Mary McLaughlin of Evans Grove Church in Maxton will speak; 11 a.m. July 14 – Pastor Shirley Hawkins-Lindell of Revival Center in Pikeville will speak; and 6 p.m. July 14 – Apostle Wilma Hampton of Miracle Temple in Selma will speak. For more information, call 919-300-9923.
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