The Ambassadors will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at Asbury United Methodist Church on South Bright Leaf Boulevard at Caroline Avenue in Smithfield.
The Maples Family will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at Hephzibah Baptist Church, 4633 U.S. 70 East, Princeton. Admission is free.
For teen girls
“I Am More ... in Him,” a two-day event for girls in grades 6-12, will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. April 19 and 26 at Generation Church, 34 Oleander Drive, Clayton. The event will feature a speaker, music, door prizes, skits, a photo booth and snacks. Register online at https://watershedministriesinc.webconnex.com/moreinhim
Easter for kids, adults
An Easter service is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. Sunday, April 5, at Clayton Community Church, 5586 Covered Bridge Road, Clayton. The church has a nursery and a children’s workshop service. For more information, go to claytoncommunitychurch.org.
An Easter devotional for children is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at Smyrna Original Free Will Baptist Church in the Meadow community. An egg hunt and games will follow. The church will hold a sunrise service at 6:45 a.m. Sunday, April 5. Breakfast will follow in the fellowship hall. Sunday School will begin at 8 a.m. The worship service will follow at 9.
The adult choir of Pisgah Baptist Church will present “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,” an Easter cantata, at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at the church, 3689 N.C. 210, Smithfield. An Eggstravaganza for children will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4. The event will feature a hot dog lunch, egg hunt, crafts and prize. The church will hold a sunrise service at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 5.
An Easter Eggstravaganza is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at Burnell Baptist Church, 3720 Old School Road, Four Oaks. For more information, call the Rev. Jessie Brock at 919-894-1418.
An Easter celebration for kids is scheduled for noon Saturday, April 4, at Sharon Baptist Church, 116 Britt St., Smithfield. An egg hunt will follow a free hot dog lunch.
Here’s the schedule for Holy Week services at Grace Episcopal Church, 111 Lee Court, Clayton: 10:30 a.m. March 29, Communion with procession of the palms; 7:15 p.m. April 2, Communion and foot washing; 7:15 p.m. April 3, passion of Jesus; and 10:30 a.m. April 5, celebration of the resurrection of Christ. For more information, visit graceclayton.org.
Easter services are scheduled for 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 5, at Believers Baptist Church, 100 Southerland Road, Clayton. The church will serve breakfast at 9 a.m.
Here’s the schedule of Easter services at Wilson’s Mills Baptist Church, 652 Swift Creek Road: Passover celebration, 7 p.m. April 2; Good Friday service, 7 p.m. April 3; Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m.-noon April 4; Easter services, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., April 5.
Here’s the schedule of remaining Lenten season services at Horne Memorial United Methodist Church on Second Street in downtown Clayton: Palm Sunday, March 29, with traditional worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary and a contemporary worship at 9:45 a.m. in the fellowship hall; Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. April 2 in the sanctuary; Good Friday service, 7 p.m. April 3 in the sanctuary; Easter Sunday, April 5, with traditional worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary and a contemporary worship at 9:45 a.m. in the fellowship hall. For more information, call the church office at 919-553-6464, Ext. 121.
Youth revival services are scheduled for 7 p.m. April 17, 6 p.m. April 18 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. April 19 at Burnell Baptist Church, 3720 Old School Road, Four Oaks. For more information, call or text 919-820-2615.
A program titled “I Am That I Am” is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at Green Chapel Baptist Church, 2861 Brogden Road, Smithfield.
A musical program is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at Holy Temple Church, 228 Montgomery Heights Road, Selma. The church’s ushers will celebrate their anniversary at 4 p.m. April 5. Revival services are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 15-17. Pastor Deron McLamb of Bentonville Church will speak.
A celebration of Family & Friends Day will get underway at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 5, at Avery Grove AME Zion Church on Freedom Road near Smithfield. Revival services are scheduled for 7 p.m. April 6-8. The Rev. Otis T. Millan will speak all four days.
Overseer E.J. Convington is celebrating his 33rd anniversary as pastor of Mt. Calvary Holiness Church of Deliverance, 114 Lakeview Drive, Four Oaks. Services in his honor are scheduled for 7 p.m. April 23 and 6 p.m. April 24 at the church. For more information, call 919-793-3008.
Help for the needy
Wilson’s Mills Advent Christian Church has launched a community ministry, H.E.L.P. Station. H.E.L.P. is short for helping, encouraging, loving and praying. The ministry will guide people to community resources such as food banks and assistance programs. Also, it will help people apply for jobs and direct them to health and wellness sources, including prescription drug programs. The ministry is available from 9 to 11 a.m. on the third Saturday of every month at the church, 676 Main St., Wilson’s Mills. Also, people may leave prayer requests in the box near the church sign.
For young people
AWANA, a club for students from age 4 through sixth grade, meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 5217 Barber Mill Road, Clayton. Also, the church has a youth group for students in grades 7-12. For more information, call 919-553-5187 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edgerton Memorial United Methodist Church in Selma offers Mother’s Morning Out, a free child-care program. While moms run errands or go to appointments, their children take part in Bible stories, activities, crafts, music and more. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays through May 20. The registration form is online at edgertonumcofselma.com.
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