Church Notes


Friday, January 12, 2018


Englewood Presbyterian Church, 100 S. Englewood Drive, will offer a new Sunday School curriculum for children in first through fifth called called Kids of Character. Each month the focus will be on a different character trait that can be applied to every day life. Instruction includes videos, life application tips, bible stories, scripture, activities and refreshments. Class will be held from 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Free Will Baptist Children’s Home seeks Christian families who will open their home to a child who has been removed from his or her home due to abuse or neglect. For information, call Eliza Harrell at 235-2161 or go to fwbchildrenshome.org.


Church of God Church is seeking musicians and singers. For information, call 813-3181.

Themed Events

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Rocky Mount, 516 N. Church St., will hold a “Gender Bias” moderated discussion at 10 a.m. Sunday. For information, call 977-6023.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day services will be held at the following churches:

  • Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1213 Leggett Road - MLK "Dream Day" service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. The speaker will be Dr. Carlinda Purcell.
  • Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 317 Beauvue Road, Elm City - 11 a.m. Sunday.
  • The deacons of William Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 6154 William Chapel Church Road, Elm City - 4 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Richard Battle.

Greater Joy Baptist Church, 820 Nashville Road, will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. Day service at 11 a.m. Monday. An African-American business expo will be held immediately following the service. 

The Edgecombe/Nash & Vicinity Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows Association will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave. All wives of a licensed minister are invited to be a part of this association. For information, contact Deborah J. Battle at 985-4481 or the Rev. Frances Davis at 442-3204.

Oakdale Baptist Church L.I.F.E. Ministry, an addiction recovery ministry, meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday at Oakdale Baptist Church, 13037 U.S. 64 Alt. W. and the second and fourth Tuesday at the Peacemakers building, 1725 Davis St. The meeting is open for men and women with a free meal served For information, call 442-6587.

A study on the Apostles' Creed will be held from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Rocky Mount Church of the Nazarene, 1530 Hunter Hill Road. The 12-week study will consider the value of declaring our shared beliefs and affirm the faith tradition of Christians who came before us. For information, call 937-4436.

Alpha & Omega Fellowship will hold Bible study from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays at Days Inn & Suites conference room across from Gardner's Barbecue. For information, call 544-7054 or 459-2207.

Still Standing support group, a group for people/family members in recovery, will meet from 7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays at Red Oak United Methodist Church.

Castalia Baptist Church, 9563 Main St., Castalia, will hold a fish fry from 4-8 p.m. Jan. 19. Cost is $9.

East End Baptist Church deaconess and mother's ministry will host a training workshop for church deaconess and mother's board ministry at 10 a.m. Jan. 20. The facilitator will be Sister Barbara Sessoms. For information, contact Deaconess Wilma Sweeney at 903-8070 or Deaconess Alice Davis at 443-1201 by Monday to make reservations.

Leggett Chapel Missionary Circle will celebrate its anniversary at 3 p.m. Jan. 21. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Catherine Parker. The Harts Chapel Male Chorus will provide the music.

Pittman Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its anniversary at 4 p.m. Jan. 28. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Timothy Walker.

East End Community Sisterhood Outreach Ministry, 928 W. Highland Ave., will host a Red & White fellowship banquet at 5 p.m. Feb. 10. The Rev. James and first lady Rebecca Williams will share a synopsis on “The Gift of Love.” A donation of $15 is requested. For information, contact Leading Lady Deborah J. Battle at 985-4481 or Deaconess Mary Perry at 446-5642 to reserve your table by Jan. 30.

The Scripture Center will present its 6th annual Marriage and Couple's Ball Feb. 10 at the Imperial Center, 270 Gay St. The theme is "Enjoy Life While You Can." Tickets are $80 per couple and are non-refundable. Ticket deadline is Sunday. For information, contact Mabeline Davis at 314-7513 or Kimberly Batts at 446-5336.

East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave., will celebrate Black History Month at 4 p.m. Feb. 11 and Feb. 18. The Rev. Eddie Davis will be the guest speaker on Feb. 18.

GriefShare, a grief recovery support group, will meet from 4-6 p.m. through March 25 at First United Methodist Church. For information, call 977-0400.


The prayer ministry of Whitakers United Methodist Church offers prayers on request for individuals. For prayer requests, call Sheila Lanier from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 437-2450.

The Sanctuary, 1063 Old Carriage Trail, will meet for prayer from noon-1 p.m. Mondays.

Rise Up Rocky Mount, a community faith-based group, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at The Pit Stoppe. For information, call Pete Vartanian at 458-1410.

New Destiny Outreach Ministries, 990 Cox Ave., will hold Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 527 E. Thomas St., opens its food pantry at 9 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month for Edgecombe County residents. Participants must meet requirements and provide identification.

East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave., holds a community prayer meeting and testimonial service at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. This service will be followed by the Rev. Mack E. Battle leading a verse-by-verse study of the book of 2 Corinthians.

Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 320 W. Thomas St., will hold a Sweet Hour of Prayer and Praise service from noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays. Lunch will be served following the service. For information, call 442-1627.

The Rev. Mack E. Battle leads a special brotherhood session for men at 10 a.m. of the first and third Saturdays of the month at East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Ave.

North End Baptist Church, 500 E. Grand Ave., will open its Clothes Closet every Saturday morning from 10 a.m.-noon.

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