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July 9-13

Johnson Chapel Holiness Church will host Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8 p.m. nightly. All are invited.

July 14

Greater St. Mark Church of Deliverance Missionary’s annual workshop will be held at noon, with a casual attire setting. The speakers will be GSM church members and appointees, presenting the Fruits of the Spirit. All are invited to attend, and prayers, support and participation are needed.

July 15

Johnson Chapel Holiness Church will host its annual Men’s Day program at 3 p.m. The speaker will be Elder Pearl Taylor. All are invited.

July 15-18

Henry Grove Church will host its homecoming and revival. Homecoming services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m., and the guest speaker will be the Rev. Henry McNeil from Winston-Salem. Services for the remainder of revival will begin at 7:30 p.m. nightly, and the guest speaker will be the Rev. Tony Barr Sr. from Redisville. Everyone is welcome.

July 15-19

Divine Unity House of Restoration Ministries will celebrate homecoming and revival. The guest speaker for the homecoming service on Sunday is Pastor Waymon S. Jordan of Blessed Hope Baptist Church in Waxhaw. Service begins at 3 p.m. Revival services for Monday through Thursday will be held 7:30 p.m. nightly. Guest Speaker is the Rev. Renwick Fisher of True Holiness Church of God in Kannapolis. All are invited.

July 18

Freedom Baptist Church will host its 2018 Vacation Bible School commissioning and dedication.

July 22

Johnson Chapel Holiness Church will host its fourth Appreciation Service for Elder Gary Lee Gaddy at 3:30 p.m. The speaker will be Apostle Marvin Leak. All are invited.

July 22-27

Freedom Baptist Church presents its 2018 Vacation Bible School, “Camp Moose on the Loose.” Everyone is welcome.

The Rose of Sharon Friendship Church of God will host Annual Revival Services this week. Sunday’s service will begin at 11:40 a.m. with a sermon by Bishop Arvester Lindsey. Service will continue nightly at 7:30 p.m., beginning Monday. Pastor Joshua Ellerbe of The House of Shiloh in Albemarle will be the guest speaker.

July 24

East Rock Ford Missionary Baptist Church will host its annual church anniversary program at 3 p.m. Dinner will be served after morning worship service. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Jerry Tyson, pastor of Flat Rock Missionary Baptist Church.

July 27-29

Pastor Terry Little of West Deep Creek M.B.C. will be conducting services at New Birth in Beaufort, South Carolina.

Aug. 5-8

East Rock Ford Missionary Baptist Church will host their Annual Homecoming Service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Taylor brining the morning message. Dinner will be served after morning service. There will be no afternoon services. Revival services will be held Monday through Wednesday, beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Warren Parson of Raeford will be the guest speaker.

Aug. 26 & 28-30

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will host Homecoming and Revival services. Sunday’s service will begin at 10 a.m. and the speaker will be pastor Antonio L. Smith. Revival services will be held at 7 p.m. nightly. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Eric Baker, pastor of New St. John Baptist Church in Charlotte.


The Voice of Evangelism, and its new pastor, Michael Morman, son of late superintendent Garcia Morman Sr., has services every Sunday. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m. Come out and join.

Anson Community Hospital needs volunteer chaplains. For information, contact Cynthia Furr at 704-695-3405.

Anson community prayer is every first Monday of the month at 5:15 p.m. in Lilesville’s Hatcher Park, in Wadesboro on the square, in Polkton on the square, in Ansonville on the square and in Morven at the park in front of Town Hall.

The Anson Singers, a community choir with members from Anson and surrounding counties, will resume rehearsals at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at First United Methodist Church, 118 E. Morgan St, Wadesboro. Directed by Emily Privette, the singers will meet 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays to prepare for their annual Christmas concert. The Anson Singers is a nonprofit, self-supporting group maintained solely through donations. Everyone is invited to join.

Calvary Episcopal Church will offer a group meeting of artists and crafters from 1-4 p.m. each Thursday.

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 612 Salisbury St., Wadesboro, offers a soup kitchen noon to 1 p.m. on the first, second and third Thursday of every month.

The Greater Deliverance Food Pantry, Laccawanna Street, Peachland, opens 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Fridays. Participants must call between 10 and 11 a.m. the last Friday of each month to make appointments. For information or an appointment, call 704-272-7866.

Harris Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church sponsors a senior afternoon outreach at 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Activities include bingo, consumer education sessions and refreshments. For more, call 704-848-4085 or 704-851-3990.

New Parkers Grove Missionary Baptist Church offers a women’s substance-abuse class from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For details, call Bishop W.R. Ellerbe, 704-695-2332.

The Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church women’s ministry will sponsor fun for seniors, the Salt and Pepper for Unity, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every third Tuesday, at Rock Hill, Lilesville. Seniors 55 and older are welcome.

Thursday’s Child, a community choir for children in kindergarten through grade six, meets 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, in the children’s choir room, First United Methodist Church, Wadesboro. Gail Litaker is director.

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