First United Methodist Church, 146 East Main St., Martinsville,will hold Lent Service at noon Wednesday in the sanctuary. Guests will be from WesleyMemorial United Methodist Church,Pastor Tim Gearheart and special music by organist Rebecca Smith.

St. Joseph Catholic Church will hold Lent discussion session at 4:30 p.m. Sunday to discuss McCarrick Vatican II, moderated by Father Mark and Gerry Lawicki. Friday’s Stations of the Cross will be at 7 p.m. and will be bilingual.


St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 7470 Axton Road, Axton, will celebrate Men’s Day at 3 p.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be Elder Jonta Martin accompanied by his choir and the congregation from Full Gospel United Holy Church in Bassett.


Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church will hold Spring Youth Revival on Sunday through Wednesday. Sunday's service will be at 3 p.m., with guests Rev. Mabel Finney and New Bethel Christian Church; at 7 p.m. Monday will be Minister Tameka Hairston and the congregation of First Baptist Church of East Martinsville; at 7 p.m. Tuesday guests will be Minister Jamie Galloway and the choir from Morehead Homes; and at 7 p.m. Wednesday guests will be Rev. Steven Mahan and youth choir from Shiloh of Fieldale.

Mount Olivet Apostolic Church, 8770 AL Philpott Highway, Martinsville, will hold a Transformation and Restoration Spring Revival at 7 p.m. March 27-29. Guest speaker will be Darnell Dixon Sr. of Bible Way Temple in Raleigh, N.C., and there will be guest choirs nightly.


Chatham Heights Baptist Church will continue its 75th anniversary celebration. On Sunday the guest speaker will be Rev. Roy Ford, the church’s interim pastor in January-September 2000, at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.

Morning Star Holy Church will celebrate Pastor Tyler Millner 28th anniversary on Sunday, with guest speaker Rev. Bill Lee from Roanoke at 11 a.m. and guest speaker Rev. Echols at 3 p.m. 

Snow Creek Baptist in Rocky Mount will celebrate Pastor Lewis Walton's anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday. Elder Moses Barr will be the guest speaker and will be joined by Minister Shawan Barr  and the congregation of Church Without Walls. 

Kitson Memorial Baptist Church in Henry will celebrate the first anniversary of Pastor Samuel Robinson and First Lady Deborah Robinson at 11 a.m. Sunday. Guest preacher will be Elder G. Meadows from the Word Fellowship Baptist Church in Greensboro, N.C.

Bibleway Greater Assurance Ministries, 155 Moses Drive, Bassett, will hold a pre-anniversary service at 3 p.m. Sunday with Pastor Lisa Keen from Life Center in Martinsville and her congregation.


First Baptist Church East Martinsville's Just Because Ministry will be going to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tenn., Aug. 8-10. For more information, contact Dorothy Still at 276-252-4623.


Freedom Baptist Church will have Jason Easter and April Noelle at the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday. Children’s ministry is available for children birth to 5 years. For more information, call 276-638-3802 or visit www.freedombaptistchurch.com


Church Family at Divine Faith Holiness, 1002 West Fayette St., Martinsville, will have a fish fry at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Bassett Church of the Brethren Men’s Fellowship will have a country breakfast at 7-10 a.m. Saturday. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 8 and under. Menu includes pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, apples, gravy, biscuits, coffee and juice. Take-out plates will be available. For information, call 276-629-2623.

Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, 304 Fayette St., Martinsville, will have a free community meal from at noon-2 p.m. Thursday.


Shiloh Baptist Church of Fieldale will have a deacon ordination service at 3 p.m. Sunday, with Rev. H.D. Scales and the congregation of New Hope Baptist Church.


SMITH RIVER MISSIONARY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION will hold its annual session for deacons today and Saturday at 2145 Chestnut Knob Road in Martinsville. The program at 7 tonight will feature Rev. Gregory Perkins of the Christian Baptist Church. Registration begins at 6:15. At 9:30 a.m. Saturday a workshop will be led by Deacon Curtis Millner. Terry Moore, associate minister of Pilgrim Baptist Church, will bring the closing message after lunch.