Oak Grove Baptist Church in Youngsville is offering a two-hour Divorce Care/”Surviving the Holidays” seminar to those individuals who are experiencing divorce and/or separation during this holiday season. The seminar will be held on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 2124 Oak Grove Church Road, Youngsville. For more information, call (919)556-2315.
Perry’s Chapel Baptist Church, Franklinton, will have its annual Christmas dinner on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Meats are furnished by the church and members are asked to bring a covered dish or desert.
A birthday celebration for Deacon Joe Alston will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at Luther Chapel Holiness Church, Castalia. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the celebration will begin at 6 p.m. Words of inspiration will given by Bishop Johnny Alston. Brother Calvin Williams of Henderson will be the master of ceremonies. Guest groups will include the Spiritual Notes of Wendell, the Safeway Travelers of Warrenton, Johnny Boy & Blessings of Louisburg, the Alston Brothers, and the Alston Sisters Praise Team.
A live drive thru nativity, “A Night of Miracles,” will be presented at Rock Spring Baptist Church, Highway 39, between Bunn and Louisburg, on Dec. 13, 14 and 15 (Friday-Sunday), 7 to 8:30 each night (will be cancelled in the event of rain). For more information, contact the church at (919) 496-6229 or visit the website: www.rockspringbaptistchurch.org.
“Come Behold the King,” an outdoor Christmas drama, will be presented at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church on Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. (Rain date is Dec. 14.)
The Emmanuel Church of God, 108 Harris Street, will celebrate the 27th Pastoral Anniversary of Bishop L.J. Allison on Sunday, Dec. 8, beginning at 11 a.m.
Guest minister will be Harry Wilkerson of the Washington Heights Church of God, Washington, N.C. Dinner will follow the service.
The celebration will conclude with a 4 p.m. service, with guest speaker Bishop Semaji McKnight of Victory Temple and Jireh Ministries of Virginia and North Carolina.
Thrifty Daughters #642 Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliated of Franklinton, will celebrate its 41st Chapter Anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Franklinton.
The Rev. André L. Johnson will deliver the message and the First Baptist Church Male Choir will render the music.
An ordination service for Minister Jean J. Debnam will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. at Old Liberty Baptist Church, 1857 Flat Rock Church Road, Louisburg.
Pastor Kelvin Gregory Hall and the Faith Baptist Church and choir will render the message and Dr. Charles A. Murrill Sr., pastor, will preside.
Hour of Power
The youth department of Greater New Life Ministries, 86 Pocomoke Road, Franklinton, will be in charge of an Hour of Power service to be held Sunday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. at Greater New Life.