Watts Chapel Missionary Baptist Church is celebrating its 140th anniversary by throwing a Gospel Block Party.
The event will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. The North Carolina A&T State University Fellowship Gospel Choir will perform.
In addition to the music, there will be food from the Barbecue Lodge, face-painting, a bounce house for kids and plenty of fellowship. Admission is free, but donations of canned goods for the Salvation Army will be accepted.
Participants are asked to register by Sept. 1 by going online to wattschapel.org/140 or by texting WCMBC to 313131.
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Watts Chapel Missionary Baptist Church is located at 3703 Tryon Road, Raleigh.
Early weekend service
Labor Day weekend is a busy travel time, so Lifepointe Church is giving worshippers a chance to attend a service before they leave town.
The early weekend service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at the North Raleigh campus, 9500 Durant Road. It will run just like a regular Sunday morning service.
New City Church will host a free Labor Day family-fun event from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5.
There will be bounce houses, field games, face painting, a food truck and other vendors. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be at Williams Park, 525 Lynn Road in Raleigh.
New City Church is currently in the launch stage with plans to be up and running by 2017. Launch meetings are underway. To get involved, visit the church’s website at newcityrdu.com.
Healing and Wholeness
Wake Forest Presbyterian Church will host a Healing and Wholeness worship service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31.
Church leaders say they are offering the service because healing was an integral part of the ministry of Jesus and that the focus on wholeness of people continues to be a concern for Christians.
The service is designed to provide comfort to those who need it and remind worshippers that God walks with them through the peaks and valleys of life. There will be prayer, anointing with oil and laying on of hands for those who desire it.
The invitation to the Healing and Wholeness service is extended to anyone with physical, emotional, spiritual or other needs who are searching for God’s healing for themselves or someone else. Childcare will be provided.
Wake Forest Presbyterian Church is located at 12605 Capital Blvd., Wake Forest.
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