Announcements: Week of December 17

Office Holiday Hours – The Church Office will be closed December 25th through January 3rd.

Pray and Fast into the Year – Are you looking for something you have never had? Then do something you have never done. Join the Prayer Ministry as we fast and pray for seven days: Christmas Day until New Year’s Day.

Please Donate Portable Heaters for families in need. Men of the Abraham Sunday School class need your help with donations of portable heaters to help families in need for the upcoming winter months. Distribution will be first to those in our church family, then to those in the community. Contact Trustee Kevin Ragland (919-449-6444) or Deacon Al McCutcheon (919-723-1233).

MLK Annual Breakfast and Celebration will be in RTP on Monday, January 15, 2018. The bus will leave the church at 5:30 a.m. If you would like to attend and ride the bus, sign up in the copier room by December 31st.

The purpose of the Youth Usher Ministry is to encourage young people interested in working in the church, to train and prepare them for ushering as an adult. This ministry is open to both males and females ages 10-18 years of age. If you are interested in being a part of this GREAT ministry, please contact Patrice Baker, 919-815-9266 or  Thank You!

Youth Usher Training is Saturday, December 30, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  ALL youth ushers are required to attend, and any youth interested in joining the youth usher ministry should also plan to attend. Lunch will be provided.

Governor Roy Cooper’s office is accepting applications for Pages. All interested high school students in good standing and between the ages of 16 and 18 are encouraged to apply.  To complete an online application, go to and click on the Governor’s Page Program link. If you have questions, please contact Karon Hardy at 919-779-0749.

 Please send your announcements to by Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.

Youth Announcements

Youth Church is every 2nd and 4th Sunday for ages 7 to 18.

Sick and Prayer List

Levi Burt
Torrence Bryant
Evelyn Chalmers
Charles Evans, Rex Rehab
Willie Gilbert, Tower Nursing & Rehab Center
Vennie Almeta Hall, Pruitt Health Center
Deidre Harvey
Alice Jones
Nicole Jones
Irene Leach, Pruitt Health Center
Curtis McCullers
Dennis Moore
Rosa Partin
Leon Partin, Pruitt Health Center
Sylvia Partin, Rex Rehab
Alease Pryor
Cupid Sorrell, SECU Hospice House, Smithfield
Rachel Wiggins
Mary Elizabeth Williams
Rev.Frank Williams
Juanita Anderson (Shuronica Anderson’s mother)
Addie Batts (Shuronica Anderson’s grandmother)
James “Ricky” Boykins (Cathy Harris’ cousin)
Angela Cloud (Mildred Keith’s friend)
Barbara Jean Evans (Sonnia Carter’s mother)
Lossie Hackett (Ozzie Hackett’s wife)
Wallace Horton (Erma Phillips’ brother)
Constance McNeil (Mildred Keith’s friend)
Ardell Mitchell (Carolyn Moore’s mother)
Jacqueline Roach (Donna Wright’s mother)
Mary Washington (Nathaniel Washington’s mother)
Dallie Williams (Barbara Johnson’s sister)
Douglas Sanders (Marilyn Sanders‘ brother)
Joyce Williams (Pamela C. Williams‘ mother-in-law)
Albert Logan (LaTrenda Thomas’ father)
Mary Wells (Dorothy Grays’ friend)