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Upcoming events in area churches

Allen Chapel AME Church, 145 Allen Chapel Church Road, will observe its Inspirational Choir’s 15th anniversary at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 19. Special guests will be Old Mount Zion Baptist Church Youth Choir, Mount Sanai Baptist Church Youth Choir and the Union Grove Baptist Church Choir.

The Pastor’s Aid Ministry of First Baptist Church will celebrate its 24th anniversary at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 19.

The guest proclaimer will be Minister Brenda Hunt- Moore, associate minister of New Hope Person Baptist Church. She will be accompanied by the New Hope Person Mixed Choir.

Early services will be held at the church Sunday, Aug. 19, beginning with Sunday School at 7:45 a.m. and worship services at 9 a.m.

The Lawson Chapel Baptist Church, 200 Lawson Chapel Road., Roxboro, will host a Deacon Appreciation Service 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 19. The Appreciation Service will honor Deacons Bobby Holloway, Roger Jeffers, and George Pettiford for their many years of devoted service to the church and community. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Henry Frye, Jr., a retired Superior Court Judge. Frye is currently an Associate Pastor at Love and Faith Fellowship in Greensboro, NC. For additional info call 336- 597-8761.

New Hope Person Missionary Baptist Church will hold a Women’s Day Service, 11 a.m., Sunday Aug. 19, which will feature Evangelist Kendra Paylor-King of Faith Temple Holy Church, Roxboro.

Wa rren’s Grove UMC, 1511 Wesleyan Road, will hold a spaghetti dinner at 5:30 p.m., with auction at 7 p.m. and raffle at 8 p.m. on Aug. 25. This is a benefit for Ginger Harris’ medical bills. Contact Martha Caves for tickets at 336-583-5661 or

Bailey’s Chapel AME Church will host its annual Homecoming Service 3 p.m., Aug. 19. The guest speaker will be from St Mathew AME in Raleigh. The church is located at 5016 Woodsdale Rd, Roxboro.

Siloam Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its Usher’s Anniversary during the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, Aug. 19. The speaker for the occasion will be the Rev. Wayne Johnson, pastor of the church. The church is located at 4688 Mt. Harmony Church Rd. in Rougemont.

Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have family and friends day at 11 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 19. The Rev. Marvin Jones will bring the morning message. Dinner will be served. Dress is casual. The Cedar Grove Male Chorus will celebrate their anniversary at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 26. This will be at Cedar Grove Baptist Church.

The Northern Piedmont Bible Institute Seminary Extension will hold registration for classes at 7 p.m., Aug. 21 and Aug. 28 at the National Guard Armory.

New Ephesus Baptist Church, 375 Ephesus Church Road, Semora, will have Revival Services 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 24-27. Guests are: Wednesday, Pastor Paul Crews and the Millstone Baptist Church family from Nathalie, Virginia; Thursday, Elder Clyde Winstead and the Faith Temple United Holy Church family from Roxboro; and Friday, Pastor Haywood Jennings, Sr. and the White Oak Grove Baptist Church family from Sutherland, Virginia. On Sunday, Aug. 26, New Ephesus will celebrate its annual Homecoming. Worship begins at 11 a.m. Pastor Gerald Franklin will preach the sermon and the Mass Choir will render the music.

There will be a community yard sale 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, at Bahama Baptist Church, 7917 Willardville Station Road, Bahama. Items for sale include furniture, antiques, tools, children’s clothing, men’s and women’s clothing, toys and more.

There will be a dedication of a new fellowship hall at 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 19, at Rock Grove Baptist Church, 3190 Allensville Road, Roxboro.

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University starts Sept. 6 at Theresa Baptist Church. This is a nineweek series on Thursday nights that gives you hope for freedom from debt, stress and worry. Anyone who has already gone through this class can go through it again for free. Please see Jeff Norman 919-730-2159 or Sheila Clayton 336-504-7953 to sign up or get more information. Or go directly online to and sign up.

Vernon Hill Baptist Church will host a Homecoming and Friends and Family Day at 11 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 19. Lunch will be served following regular worship services. Feel free to dress casual. Pastor Ollie F. Ellison will preach, and music will be rendered by the Vernon Grove Choir.

Allensville & Trinity United Methodist Churches will host a special Back to School Sunday Aug. 27. All students (preschool to college) are invited to bring their backpacks with them to church and place them up front at the altar so that church members can pray over them.

Church members will offer special prayers for teachers, students, and parents this day. The church will also take up a collection for the Backpack Pals program. Backpack pals provides backpacks of food to local elementary school children to ensure that they have adequate food over the weekend when they do not have access to school meals.

There will be a barbecue chicken plate fundraiser 4:30-8 p.m., Aug. 18, at Mt. Tirzah United Methodist Church. Barbecue chicken plates will be on sale 4:30- 6 p.m. The plates include a half chicken, giblets, slaw, and dessert, with soft drink or tea when eating in. Children’s plates are $5. There will be a gospel sing 6-8 p.m. featuring Grey Grass, Joey Scott & family, and The Revelations. There will be a cake auction during the gospel sing. There will be a silent auction 6-8 p.m.

All proceeds go to Relay for Life.

Helena United Methodist Church, 290 Helena- Moriah Road, Timberlake, will hold their semi-annual fall/winter Trader Tots Consignment Sale on Saturday, Sept. 8. Items accepted include good quality fall and winter children’s/teens clothes, toys, games, baby gear, books, bedding and furniture. If interested in being a seller, contact Melanie at or call 906-396-2883 for more information. Last date to register to be a seller is Friday, Aug. 17. Seller drop off date is Friday, Sept. 7. More info available on event’s Facebook page.

Warren’s Grove UMC is having a combined worship service 10 a.m. on Aug. 19. The One Room Sunday School for kids will be held at 9 a.m., with coffee, snacks and fellowship starting at 8:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

There will be a benefit program for “A.D. Royster” on August 18 in the Northern Granville Middle School Auditorium. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the program “We Will Triumph Over Lupus Together” starts at 4 p.m. A number of guest groups will be performing. Donations accepted. For more information, contact Jamise Royster at 919-482-4743, or Patricia Bass at 919-725-2508.

The Garland-Harris Women’s Missionary Society of the Macedonia AME Church in Milton will have its annual Night ‘N White Service at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 19. The guest speaker will be Sister Gale Noble from Springdale AME Church. Ladies are asked to wear white.

There will be a benefit program for “A.D. Royster” entitled “We Will Triumph over Lupus Together” at 4 p.m., Aug 18, in the Northern Middle School Auditorium in Oxford. Doors open at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Jamise Royster at 919-482-4743.

Faith Temple Deliverance Baptist Church of Oxford Men & Women of Distinction is sponsoring a fish and chicken dinner sale 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 15, at the Mary E. Shaw Memorial Center in Oxford. Contact Evangelist Sherbidine Terry at 919-725-5416 for more information.

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