The following people have volunteered to greet visitors and hand out bulletins at the front doors before the Worship Service on Sunday mornings:

January 2018

7 – Clayton & Regina Bennett

14 – Dale & Donna Price

21 – Carolyn Claxon & Lynn Holloman

28 – Youth

February 2018

4 – Donna Fitzgerald & Krystal Guin

11 – Wanda Benson & Pam Radford

18 – Herman & Dianne Lancaster

25 – Tracey Thornton & Gina Dupree

March 2018

4 – Johnny & Janet Codispoti

11 – Larry & Sue Byrd

18 – Wayne Beal & Beverly Casey

25 – Dale & Donna Price

April 2018

1 – Janet Jones & Ginger Hill

8 – Clayton & Regina Bennett

15 – Larry & Linda Smith

22 – Clayton & Regina Bennett

29 – Herman & Dianne Lancaster

May 2018

6 – Wanda Benson & Pam Radford

13 – Donna Fitzgerald & Krystal Guin

20 – Tracey Thornton & Gina Dupree

27 – Larry & Sue Byrd

June 2018

3 – Johnny & Janet Codispoti

10 – Wayne Beal & Beverly Casey

17 – Judy Coats & Karen Underwood

24 – Janet Jones & Ginger Hill

July 2018

1 – Clayton & Regina Bennett

8 – Larry & Linda Smith

15 – Carolyn Claxon & Lynn Holloman

22 – Herman & Dianne Lancaster

29 – Youth Sunday

August 2018

5 – Wanda Benson & Pam Radford

12 – Donna Fitzgerald & Krystal Guin

19 – Tracey Thornton & Gina Dupree

26 – Larry & Sue Byrd

September 2018

2 – Johnny & Janet Codispoti

9 – Wayne Beal & Beverly Casey

16 – Judy Coats & Karen Underwood

23 – Dale & Donna Price

30 – Clayton & Regina Bennett

October 2018

7 – Larry & Linda Smith

14 – Carolyn Claxon & Lynn Holloman

21 – Herman & Dianne Lancaster

28 – Wanda Benson & Pam Radford

November 2018

4 – Donna Fitzgerald & Krystal Guin

11 – Tracey Thornton & Gina Dupree

18 – Larry & Sue Byrd

25 – Johnny & Janet Codispoti

December 2018

2 – Wayne Beal & Beverly Casey

9 – Judy Coats & Karen Underwood

16 – Janet Jones & Ginger Hill

23 – Dale & Donna Price

30 – Larry & Linda Smith

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
Matthew 7:12

If you would be willing to volunteer, see Ginger Hill. If you are unable to fill in on your scheduled date, please ask another greeter to take your place.

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BBQ Chicken

Our next BBQ Chicken Fundraiser/Outreach is scheduled for Friday, May 10, 2019.

At our semi-annual BBQ Chicken Fundraiser/Outreach, the church body comes together to prepare plates containing:

  • 1/2 chicken, grilled w/BBQ sauce;
  • boiled potatoes;
  • green beans;
  • a dinner roll;
  • a dessert.

Dining options include:

  • eating at the church (in which case, a drink is included with the meal);
  • carry out;
  • local delivery (to the Clayton, NC area – deliveries must be arranged ahead of the event).

With the meal, we include literature about Christianity, salvation, and information about our church.

Come out, support our church, and share in the faith, food, and fellowship!

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Nursery Attendants

The following people have volunteered to staff the Nursery during the Worship Service on Sunday mornings:

January 2019

6 – Jeanette Canady

13 – Krystal Guin

20 – Wanda Benson

27 – Rita Jones

February 2019

3 – Hayley Hodge

10 – Pauline Haislip

17 – Krystal Guin

24 – Jeanette Canady

March 2019

3 – Rita Jones

10 – Hayley Hodge

17 – Wanda Benson

24 – Pauline Haislip

31 – Jeanette Canady

April 2019

7 – Krystal Guin

14 – Rita Jones

21 – Wanda Benson

28 – Hayley Hodge

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
Matthew 7:12

If you would be willing to volunteer, see Kelly Peedin or Wanda Benson. If you are unable to fill in on your scheduled date, please contact Wanda Benson at 919-553-2994.

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Powhatan typically holds church services on Sundays and Wednesdays:

Sunday School

Starting at 9:45 am on Sunday mornings, we meet in various Sunday School classes to learn about the Bible and the foundations of our faith. These small-group settings give us a solid grounding in both the theory and application of living a Christian life, teaching us to develop a closer relationship with God and our fellow man. For details about our classes and their locations, see our Sunday School page.

Worship Service

On Sunday mornings, after Sunday School, we meet in the sanctuary from 11 am to noon for our Worship Service. Our service is mostly traditional, with hymns from the choir and congregation, prayer requests, and special music leading up to a Spirit-led, Bible-based sermon from our pastor. On occasion, we incorporate some praise-and-worship singing into the service. You can listen to recorded sermons on our Sermons page.

Bible Study

Our 6 pm Sunday-evening service is more relaxed and interactive. We meet in the Fellowship Hall and enjoy coffee while our pastor leads us in our Bible study. Questions and comments are welcomed, as we all seek to learn together.

Prayer Meeting

On Wednesday nights at 7 pm, we hold our Prayer Meeting in the Fellowship Hall. The informal setting allows us to study and practice what God’s Word tells us about prayer.

Family Night

On the first Wednesday after the first Sunday in each month, our Prayer Meeting is replaced with a Family Night service. We have service/study groups for each family member to attend. The Laymen’s League meets in the Original Fellowship Hall, the Woman’s Auxiliary meets in the new Fellowship Hall, and the Youth meet in the 6-to-12 classroom.

On the first family night of each new quarter (January, April, July, and October), we share a covered-dish dinner at 6 pm. Bring something to share, or just come and take part in the fellowship. Family Night services follow at 7 pm.

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Condolence Meal Ministry

Whenever a church member (or a member of their family) dies, the church body serves the family a meal after the funeral. This may be held either at the church or at a family member’s home. Our Condolence Meal Coordinator is Wanda Benson (919.553.2994). The effort is further divided among different groups, as listed below:

Coordinator – Wanda Benson 919.553.2994
Group Group Caller Group Members
Servers Linda Bunn
Joyce Carter
Becky Harden
Betty Johnson
Janet Jones
Elgie Rhodes
Meats Janet Jones
Wanda Benson
Jeanette Canady
Sandra Canady
Ellen Evans
Jackie Guy
Pauline Haislip
Ginger Hill
Gala Hogg
Janet Jones
Sandra Peedin
Clara Williams
Fruits & Vegetables Clara Williams
Linda Blackman – green beans
Carol Blinson – corn
Linda Bunn – potatoes
Barbara Chestnut – green beans
Kelly Cormack – butter beans
Sue Greene – butter beans
Becky Harden – deviled eggs
Betty Johnson – deviled eggs
Rita Jones – corn
Ann Narron – potato salad
Breads & Beverages Wanda Benson
Connie Barton
Barbara Barbour
Jeanette Canady
Jane Hardy
Nikki Jones
Joyce Adcox
Wanda Benson
Linda Bunn
Desserts Becky Harden
Joyce Adcox
Joyce Carter
Janet Chestnut
Cathy Lee
Elgie Rhodes
Donna Riggs
Wilhelmina Wall

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Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a short summer program ministering to local children and adults. The program features a central theme, and teaches the Gospel message and Bible lessons through stories based on this theme. Click below to pre-register!

Maker Fun FactoryThis year, VBS will run from Sunday, June 24 through Thursday, June 28. Our theme is Shipwrecked by Group. Pam Radford (919-333-1218) is our director.

Here are some of our other recent programs:

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Nursing Home Outreach

Powhatan Nursing Home Outreach

Powhatan’s nursing home outreach consists of scheduled monthly visits with the following local nursing homes:

During the visits, God’s Word is shared through hymns and fellowship. The visitation schedule is listed below and on the church calendar, and the visits are open to anyone who would like to attend. For more details, see Becky Harden (919-550-5177).

The Nursing Home Outreach visitation schedule for 2016 is below.


14 – Meadowview

19 – Smithfield Manor


11 – Meadowview

16 – Smithfield Manor


10 – Meadowview

15 – Smithfield Manor


14 – Meadowview

19 – Smithfield Manor


12 – Meadowview

17 – Smithfield Manor


9 – Meadowview

21 – Smithfield Manor


13 – Meadowview

19 – Smithfield Manor


11 – Meadowview

16 – Smithfield Manor


8 – Meadowview

20 – Smithfield Manor


13 – Meadowview

18 – Smithfield Manor


10 – Meadowview

15 – Smithfield Manor


8 – Meadowview

20 – Smithfield Manor

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Serving Teams

To spread the workload, the Laymen’s League and the Women’s Auxiliary have created teams to serve during our three annual dinners-on-the-grounds: Oldest Members Sunday, Homecoming Sunday, and Pastors Appreciation Day.

Dinner LL Team WA Team
Oldest Members Sunday
1st Sunday in August
Charlie Williams
Dan Harden
3rd Sunday in September
Buck Canady
JE Barbour
Pastors Appreciation Day
3rd Sunday in November
Nelson Blinson
Joey Canady

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Choir / Special Music


Our choir is open to anyone who would like to join. With a combination of experienced singers and beginners, anyone can feel welcome and there’s always someone available to help. Our current Choir Director is Barbara Barbour.


Special Music

During the Sunday morning Worship Service, Special Music is brought by a singer or group. The Special Music schedule is below. If you would like to be added into the rotation, please see Barbara Barbour (919-965-6839).

October 2018

7 – Regina Bennett

14 – Janet Chestnut

21 – JE Barbour

28 – Ginger Hill

November 2018

4 – Sue Greene

11 – Denise Underwood

18 – John Spencer

25 – Crystal Robertson

December 2018

2 – Regina Bennett

9 – Janet Chestnut

16 – JE Barbour

23 – Barbara Barbour

30 – Ginger Hill

January 2019

7 – Sue Greene

14 – Denise Underwood

21 – John Spencer

28 – Crystal Robertson

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How to Post

In order to post updates to the online Prayer Requests blog, you must be a member of Powhatan. Contact Scott Chestnut for your username and password. Then just follow the directions below.

  1. At the bottom of the page, you will find a Login option under the Meta heading. Click that to open a login screen.
  2. Enter your username and password. You will be taken to the WordPress Dashboard.
  3. Hover over the + New button at the top until a menu appears. Select Post to open the Add Post screen.
  4. Fill in the post title and content.
  5. Check the appropriate box in the Categories section on the right (“Uncategorized” is for general info posts).
  6. When you are ready for the post to be made public, click the blue Publish button on the right.
  7. After publishing a post, select the View option to make sure it went through. You can use your Back button to return to the Dashboard (to make changes or write more posts), or scroll to the bottom of the website page and click on Logout.

To edit a post you’ve already published, choose the Edit option under Posts on the left. You will see a list of saved posts. Find yours and click the Edit button on the right. Make your changes, and be sure to click Publish to make your changes seen.

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Sunday School

Join our Sunday School program for Christian growth and fellowship. Weekly lessons and scripture study provide a framework for learning Biblical doctrine and history. Our class sizes and informal atmosphere encourage participation in small-group-style discussions. Come grow with us!

The ages listed for each class are guidelines; members are encouraged to attend where they feel comfortable.

Our current Sunday School Superintendent is Sandra Peedin, and Janet Jones is her assistant.

Teachers: Rita Jones & Ann Narron
Ages: birth through 2 years

Pre-K through K
Teachers: Pam Radford & Amanda Winfrey
Ages: 2 through 5 years

Teachers: Wanda Benson
Grades: 1st through 5th grade

6 to 12
Teacher: Denise Underwood
Grades: 6th grade through High School

Young Adults
Teachers: Kim Barnes
Ages: college-aged

Teachers: Scott & Janet Chestnut
Ages: college-aged to senior

Honey Bunn Class
Teachers: Jeanette Canady
Ages: young to Middle-aged adults

Willard Benson Class
Teachers: Connie Barton, JE & Barbara Barbour, & Sue Byrd
Ages: Middle-aged to senior adults

Audio Bible Class
Teachers: Dan & Becky Harden
Ages: Middle-aged to senior adults

Power Light Class
Teachers: Janet Jones & Sandra Peedin
Ages: Ladies’ class

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Laymen’s League

The Laymen’s League meets on Family Nights in the Original Fellowship Hall. After a short devotional, the group attends to business. Whether making plans for the next BBQ Chicken Fundraiser or getting together over coffee and biscuits to make sure the church and grounds are in good working order, the Laymen’s League always tries to include a little food and fellowship in its hard work. Our current president is Wayne Beal.

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Streaming, MP3, Bible Study Notes, & Embedded Player

For your convenience, we offer Streaming Audio files, as well as MP3 files for downloading. We also have an embedded HTML5 audio player for each sermon, allowing you to play the sermon directly from this page.

This page is updated every Sunday night. If you have a problem accessing these sermons, contact the steward of this site.

Date Streaming
MP3s Notes
January 13, 2019
Morning Sermon
Exodus 16:1-3
Romans 8:1-5

Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 28.4 MB
January 6, 2019
Morning Sermon
Exodus 15:9-11
Rev. Roger Hill
stream MP3 29.2 MB

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God’s Plan of Salvation

If you have never come to the place in your life where you have asked Christ to come into your heart and be Lord of your life, and where you know without reservation that Heaven would be your home if you died, you need to accept Christ’s free gift of salvation. It’s easy to do:

Know that God Loves You

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

“But God commendeth His love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

Admit That You Are A Sinner

“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

“As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one.” Romans 3:10

Realize God Has The Only Remedy for Sin

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal like through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23

“But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the Sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.” John 1:12

Believe You Can Be Saved Right Now!

“Behold I stand at the door and knock; if any many hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him…” Romans 3:20

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:9-10

Get Involved in a Church

“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory now and forever. Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18

When you make a decision to receive Christ, you need the fellowship of fellow Christians who will help you in your growth as a new Christian. You are invited to attend and always welcome at Powhatan Original Free Will Baptist Church.

Know That You Have Been Forgiven and Saved

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” John 5:24

“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” 1 John 5:13

If you have just accepted Christ as your personal Savior, please contact us, under no obligation, so we can pray for you and help you begin your life as a born-again Christian.

Do you have a question for our pastor? Would you like to know more about salvation? Click on his name to send an e-mail to Pastor Roger, or call him at 919-553-7885.

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