HARRISTOWN NEWS: Church will have empowerment conference

Published 11:06 am Tuesday, January 23, 2024

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Community News

Johnnie Harris writes the Harristown News.

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday was well observed in Stanly County, beginning with the 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast at the E.E. Waddell Center.

A capacity crowd heard a powerful speech given by Dr. Reginald Boyd Jr., and witnessed the presentation of a special award to the family of the former president of the Stanly County NAACP Tym Scott.

Helping to make this event so special was a praise dance performed by “Sons of Thunder” from Galilee Missionary Baptist Church.

The special day continued later in the day with the B4L Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Gospel Showcase, featuring Stellar Award winning gospel artist Luther Barnes.

The 2024 Community Civic Awards were presented at this time to Rev. D.L. Thompson and First Lady Edna Thompson, Rev. Parnell Kelly Jr. and First Lady Marianne Kelly, Bishop Roy Washington and First Lady Joretha Washington, Pastor Darryl Medley, Midge Boulware, Tina Townsend, Jackie Burch and Johnnie M. Harris.

Church News

Saints Delight, under the leadership of Pastor Charles Barrino, invites everyone to its “Knowledge Is Power! Empowerment Conference 2024.”

This event is free for all. There will be speakers covering topics such as church security, crucial conversations and breaking social barriers. Conference begins at 9 a.m. Lunch will be served.
Resurrection Community Church, along with Pastor Michael Stovall, invites all to the installation of Elder Tonya Covington as assistant pastor, at 3 p.m. Jan. 28.

Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church will host a gospel singing program at 5 p.m. Jan. 27. Pastor Samantha Bowden is the host. The emcee will be Minister Pam Smith.

Parker’s Grove Baptist Church invites all to the initial sermon of Maurice Swaringen at 3 p.m. Jan. 28.

Rev. Althea Harris is the host pastor.

Save the Date

East Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, will host a Valentine’s Day Ball at Resurrection Community Church at 5p.m. Feb. 10. Tickets are $15 single and $30 couple.

Evangelist Vanessa Chambers will be the emcee.

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Badin, wants you to mark your calendars for March 10, as it celebrates to celebrate their pastor’s third anniversary. More information will be given in the weeks ahead.

Prayer Requests

Marguerite Pankey, Eula Lewis, Delores Smith, Melvin Watkins, Pat Kepley, Dora Watkins, John Westbrook, Willie Mae Gaddy, Dwight Thomas, WaLillian Tyson, Vanessa Chambers.


Ernest Peoples, Joylen Thomas, Sharia Gaines, Janice Little, Alecia Morris, Billie Ann Carpenter, Johnnie Lavette Enoch, Charlie Belle Christian, Tiganie Smith, Michelle Little, Millie Hunt, Calvin Peoples, Fran Young, LaSha Nelson.

Johnnie Harris writes Harristown News. Call 704-985-8523 or mail PO Box 151, Badin, NC 28009.