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Religion news, Jan. 5


A Gospel Celebration featuring national gospel recording artist Earnest Pugh will be held at 5 p.m. today at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd


Saturday, January 5, 2019


■ New Beginnings Deliverance Center, 217 Queen Drive, will host “The Twelve Tribes of Israel” at 4 p.m. today. A Communion service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday. Breakfast will be served following the service.

■ St. Matthew True Born Faith of Christ Church, 601 Norris St., will host its first worship service of the year at 11 a.m. Sunday.

■ Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road,will host a men's fellowship breakfast at 9 a.m. Jan. 12. Pastor Jeffrey Robinson and men of Juniper Level Missionary Baptist Church, Raleigh, will be guests. The church will host a Communion service at 10:40 a.m. Jan. 27.

■ Waterside Free Will Baptist Church, 4631 Moye Turnage Road, Farmville, will have a mothers and ushers service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Pastor Alice Vines and Believers in Jesus Ministries will be guests. The church will have appreciation services for Elder Jimmy L. Stokes at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Jan. 17-18. Guests include Elder Willie Williams; Pastor Virgil Smith and First Born Holy Church, Grimesland; and Pastor Louis Joyner and Living Waters Ministries.


■ Covenant Church, 4015 Corey Road, Winterville, will host the Pursue the Passion women's conference from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 22 and 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Author and podcaster Jamie Ivey will be guest speaker, and music will be by Meredith Andrews. Tickets are $45. Student tickets are $15. Visit pursuethepassion.cc.

■ The Interfaith Clergy of Pitt and Martin Counties will present the fifth annual Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Celebration, “Empowered and Justice for All,” at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church Soul Saving Station, 2921 Briery Swamp Road, Stokes. The keynote speaker will be Associate Justice Michael L. Morgan of the N.C. Supreme Court. For more information, contact Rodney Coles Sr. at RodneyCON2007@gmail.com or 717-9600.

■ New Dimensions Community Church, 1700 W. Sixth St., will host Building Racial Reconciliation II from 9-11 a.m. Jan. 12. Lunch will be served. The event is designed to identify challenges and confront stigmas and stereotypes. There is no registration fee. Donations will be accepted.

■ Preparing the Way Ministries, 308 Pennsylvania Ave., will host a hat show at 3 p.m. Jan. 20. Registration is $10.

■ St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church 1251 Fleming School Road, will host a seniors fellowship meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday.The guest speaker will be Tamyra Jovel.

■ Reimage Church, 3950 Victory Lane, Winterville, will host The Encounter Tour from 7-10 p.m. Feb. 13. The event will feature author and speaker Lysa TerKeurst, Pastor Levi Lusko, and worship leader Mack Brock. Tickets are $25-$65. General admission doors open at 6:30 p.m. Visit eventbrite.com for tickets.

■ Unity Free Will Baptist Church, 4301 Charles Blvd., hosts meetings of GriefShare from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The support ministry is for people grieving a death. The church will offer DivorceCare, a 13-week program, from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays beginning next week. Call 756-6485.

■ York Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 201 Tyson St., will host its annual Red and White Tea at 3 p.m. Feb. 17. The event, sponsored by the Women's Home and Overseas Missionary Society, is to honor the Life Members Council. Keynote speaker Anthony Watson will present "The Work of the Holy Spirit at Salvation." Music will be by CRUZ. Admission is a $25 donation, which includes dinner.


■ A Gospel Celebration featuring national gospel recording artist Earnest Pugh will be held at 5 p.m. today at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The event, with MC Bishop James Tripp, will feature performances by Resurrection, ECU Gospel Choir, The Nu Look Steppaz, The Johnsonaires, Evangelist Mary Brown’s Spiritualist Singers, Emmanuel The Minister of Mime, Maurice Davenport & Divine Restoration, Keya Smith, Precious Jones and The Vines Sisters. Doors open at 3 p.m. Advance tickets are $25 for general admission and $35 for VIP. Tickets purchased after Wednesday are $35 for general admission and $50 for VIP. Purchase tickets online at: https://gospelcelebration2019.eventbrite.com.

■ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 Fourth St.,will host Evensong at 5 p.m. Sunday. East Carolina University choral scholar Daniel Shirley, tenor, a choral scholar at St. Paul’s, will sing hymns for the Epiphany.