Church events

Special events

Eden International Ministry will hold a community festival on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1108 E. Second St. in Lumberton. The event will include a clothing giveaway, a free meal and performances. For information or to participate, call 910-333-6215.

Antioch Baptish Church’s Young Adult Missionary Department will have its first Rainbow Fashion Show on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. The event will share insights on the biblical colors of the rainbow. The church is located at 2341 Fire Tower Road in Proctorville. The church’s pastor is the Rev. Gene Hemingway.

First Orrum Missionary Baptist Church, located at 18011 N.C. 130 East in Orrum, will celebrate pastor Charles R. Parker’s sixth anniversary on Sunday. Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the morning service will follow at 10:30 a.m. featuring guest speaker the Rev. Timothy Moss of Green Missionary Baptist Church in Bolton. The afternoon speaker will be the Rev. Farmer of Ghinquapin. Dinner will be served after the service.

Pentecostal United Holy Church will host a Pentecostal Hat Parade on Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. For information, call 910-734-6173.

First Baptist Church of Fairmont will host its second annual JJ Johnson Scholarship Golf Tournament on Aug. 13 at Pinecrest Country Club in Lumberton. Registration and check-in will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The cost to play is $50 per player or $200 per team. Fees include green fees, cart, range balls, scoring, water, juice and a catered lunch. Prizes will go to the first, second and third teams, the player with the longest drive, the player closest to the pin, putting contest winners and more. For information, call 910-733-1781.

Grays Creek Baptist Church in Hope Mills will celebrate the Ministers of Music and Directors six year anniversary. The program will be held Aug. 14 at 4 p.m. The pastor at Grays Creek is the Rev. Kelvin Barnes.

Pentecostal United Holy Church will host its annual Hat Parade on Aug. 14 at 4 p.m.

The Robeson County Church and Community Center will have its annual meeting on Aug. 18 at Chestnut Street United Methodist Church in the Asbury Fellowship Hall at 5:30 p.m. A light dinner will be provided. For information, call 910-738-5204. The church is located at 200 E. Chestnut St. in Lumberton.

Greater New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church will have a summer revival from Aug. 17 to 19 with nightly services at 7. The speaker will be Paul McDowell, pastor of Arrow Swamp Missionary Baptist Church in Rowland.

Morning Star Community Church, located at 702 Dunn Road in Lumberton, will host a Brotherhood Singing on Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m. featuring Morning Star Sanctuary Choir, Morning Star Praise Team, The Locklears and Wendy, Sounds of Praise and Bobby Deal and Family. For information, call Austin Emanuel at 910-740-7497.

Sandy Grove Baptist Church, located at 1601 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Lumberton, will host a clothing giveaway on Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon where clothing for men, women, boys and girls (including suits, ties and dress shirts) will be given away for free.

First Baptist Church, located at 504 W. Second St. in Lumberton, will host its annual citywide revival from Aug. 21 to 26. The revival will kick off with a youth night on Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. The remainder of the services will be held at 7 nightly. Bishop Michael Blue, from Door of Hope Christian Church in Marion, S.C., will be the guest speaker Aug 24. Aug. 25 and Aug. 26. The pastor of First Baptist Church’s pastor is T.R. Murray.

Greenville Baptist Church will celebrate its homecoming on Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jerome Billups speaking.

New Zion United Methodist Church, located at 4739 U.S. 74 West in Lumberton, will host its revival services from Sept. 7 to 9 at 7 nightly. Following revival, the church will celebrate its 144th homecoming service on Sept. 11 with Sunday school at 10 a.m., morning worship service at 11 a.m. and lunch. At 3 p.m., the choir will release celebrate its 44th anniversary.


First Presbyterian Church in Lumberton invites the community to listen to the church’s services online at every Sunday at 11 a.m.

Lighthouse Ministries food pantry, located at 8878 N.C. 72 E. in Lumberton, serves the communities of Long Branch, Sand Hill, Broadridge, Mt. Elm, Smyrna, Proctorville, Orrum, Barnesville, Fairmont and Marietta. The pantry opens every second Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

Lighthouse Ministries will distribute TEFAP government commodities between 10 a.m. and noon on the third Saturday of each month for all of Robeson County.

Bethany Christian Fellowship holds its worship services at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays and at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the HealthKeeperz building beside Maxway on West Third Street in Pembroke.

First Missionary Baptist Church holds its worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. on the first through fourth Sundays of the month. There is no 11 a.m. service on the fifth Sunday. The church is located at 501 Martin St. in Elizabethtown. For information, call 910-862-4649.

House of Joy of the Lord holds its Bible study Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Sabbath service Fridays at 7 p.m. Morning events on Saturdays include Bible study at 9 a.m., Sabbath service at 10 a.m. and a free Hebrew class at 11 a.m. The church is located at 508 E. 15th St. in Lumberton

Freedom Christian Fellowship holds its celebration service Sundays at 10 a.m.; prayer Mondays at 7 p.m.; free instrument training and playing Tuesdays at 7 p.m.; youth and children christian training Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; adult discipleship Thursdays at 7 p.m.; and on the first Friday of every month is a men’s and women’s meeting at 7 p.m.

Cedar Grove Baptist Church of Fairmont holds Bible study at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Lumberton Aglow meets every third Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Golden Corral in Lumberton. There is a new speaker each month.

The Pentecostals holds a group Bible study and prayer meeting Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Refuge Youth Center. The church is located at 1011 Carthage Road in Lumberton.

Pentecostal United Holy Church holds youth and Adult Bible study at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. The church is located at 2300 Gavintown Road in Lumberton. For information, call 910-734-6173.

Destiny Now Ministry of Lumberton meets at 11 a.m. each Sunday at the on Wintergreen Drive in Lumberton.

St. Joseph Miracle Revival Center Solid Rock Ministries holds its Sunday school services at 9 a.m.; Sunday worship at 10 a.m.; Tuesday Bible service at noon; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.; and Early Worship at 8 a.m. each fourth and fifth Sunday. The church is located at 4657 Daniel McLeod Road in Red Springs.

To submit church news, contact Gabrielle Isaac at 910-816-1989 or email information to The deadline to submit church news is 10 a.m. on Thursday.

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