Articles of Faith: Sandhills Assembly Presents 'This Baby'
Sandhills Assembly will present the Christmas musical drama, "This Baby," Saturday, Dec. 23, at 3 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 24, at 10:30 a.m. at the church located at 6481 U.S. 1 north of Southern Pines, across from Hyland Hills Golf Resort.
"This Baby" is a musical journey through time from 2006 to a night long ago when a very special baby was born.
"Everyone is invited," says a spokesman.
St. James Lutheran
St. James Lutheran will hold a lessons and carols service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, with the combined choirs of St. James and St. Paul.
A family service will be held at 7 p.m., Christmas Eve.
A joint candlelight service with Eucharist will be held at St. Paul Lutheran at 9:30 p.m. that evening.
The Rev. Rick Schliepsiek is pastor of both churches.
Dr. Kerry and Joy Reeves of Fit-4-a-King Ministries from Conover, will speak at Browns Chapel Christian Church in Robbins on Sunday, Dec. 31, at 6 p.m.
Dr. Kerry Reeves is a optometrist by trade and a licensed personal trainer. For more information, visit www.fatfree4jesus.org.
A love offering will be received. For more Information, call 910-948-2729.
The Young People's Christian League of St. Matthews Chapel Freewill Baptist Church will present a Christmas drama Saturday, Dec. 23, at 6 p.m. at the church located in the Eastwood community. There is no charge for admission. Musical director is Ellis Brooks.
Church pastors are Charles and Deborah Bloom.
For information, call 315-2341 or 639-9093.
Crossroads Community Church will present the Christmas drama, "The Gift Too," Thursday, Dec. 21, through Saturday, Dec. 23, at 7 p.m. at the church, located at the Whispering Pines intersection at Niagara-Carthage and Vass Carthage roads.
Food will be served nightly beginning at 5:30 p.m. for a modest charge.
Call 949-3971 for information.
Cypress Presbyterian Church will be offering three special worship services on Dec. 24.
The 11 a.m. service will feature the church choir singing the cantata, "Emmanuel Celebrating Heaven's Child."
The 5:30 p.m. service will emphasize lessons, carols and special music. The 10 p.m. service will be the traditional Candlelight Communion service. All are welcome.
True Apostolic Deliverance Center is celebrating the first anniversary of Pastor Billy Foxx and Evangelist Brenda Foxx.
Events are scheduled on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. with Elder McCoy of Chosen House of Deliverance of Laurinburg as the speaker; Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. with Bishop Ellis of Christ Temple of Spring Lake speaking; and Friday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m., with a music extravaganza at Hyland Hills Golf & Resort.
An informal dinner will be held Saturday, Jan. 27, at 5 p.m., with Chief Apostle Samuel Thomas of True Apostolic Deliverance Center of Sanford as featured speaker. Tickets for the dinner are $10 for adults, and $5 for ages 12 to 16. There is no charge for those 11 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
For more information, call 919-799-1783 or 245-4575.
Our Saviour Services
Three services are offered on Christmas Eve: a child-friendly service at 4 p.m.; a contemporary worship with Communion and candlelight at 6 p.m. and a traditional Christmas Eve candlelight service at 10 p.m.
Our Saviour Lutheran is located on Luther Way near the Barn Restaurant.
New Year's Singing
Crossroads Community Church will bring in the new year on Sunday, Dec. 31, at 7 p.m., with the gospel group, Heart 2 Heart from Gastonia.
Food and fellowship will follow the service. The church is located at the Whispering Pines intersection at Carthage-Vass and Niagara-Carthage roads.
Call 949-3971 for information or directions.
The Chancel Choir of Browns Chapel Christian Church in Robbins will present its Christmas cantata Sunday, Dec. 24, at the 11 a.m. service.
For more information, call 948-2729.
Beaver Creek Baptist Church continues its substance abuse recovery ministry Monday through Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m.
The church is located at 2280 Nicholson Rd., Cameron. Call 919-499-9632 for information.
Beginning Jan. 10, St. Anthony's Catholic Church will host a seven-week bioethics seminar on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. In a world of rapidly changing science and medicine, ethical questions abound. All are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. Topics will include stem cell research/cloning, end-of-life issues, living wills/advance directives and organ donation.
The panel of expert presenters are Dr. Peter Kilpatrick, professor and department head at N.C. State University, Dr. Jacques Mistrot, retired cardiac surgeon presently involved in medical mission work, Francis Buser, attorney and engineer and Dr. Robert Hanbourger, philosophy professor at N.C. State.
For further information, call Barbara Kemple at 295-3072.
Cool Springs Services
Cool Springs United Methodist Church in Glendon has several special services coming up for the Christmas season.
On Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24, there will be a candlelight worship service at 7 p.m. and another service at 11 p.m.
To celebrate the start of a new year, a New Year's Eve service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 31, from 10 p.m. to midnight. There will be music, fellowship, and refreshments.
"Everyone is invited to attend any or all of the upcoming services," says the pastor.
Cool Springs is located off the Putnam/Glendon Road at 2027 Cool Springs Road in Glendon. For additional information, call 910-464-5215 or 919-774-9683.
A Christmas Eve service will be held on Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. at Culdee Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Chris Bobo will deliver the meditation message. The congregation will participate in the singing of Christmas carols, the sacrament of Holy Communion, and the lighting of candles.
Community Congregational Church UCC of Southern Pines hold an 11 a.m. worship service and a Christmas Eve Service of Lights at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24.
The church is located at 141 North Bennett Street in Southern Pines. For more information, visit www.communitycongregational.org or contact the church office at 910-692-8468.
The 11 a.m. Sunday service on Dec. 24, for St. Paul Lutheran Church will be held with its sister church, St. James Lutheran, at 983 W. New Hampshire Ave., Southern Pines.
The Christmas Eve evening service will begin at 9:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church off N.C. 211, just west of N.C. 5.
On Dec. 24, the adult choir of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will perform the cantata, "There's Something About That Name," at the 11 a.m. service.
On Dec. 31, a watch night service will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight.
The church is located at 2237 Camp Easter Rd. Call 692-0992 for more information.
Community Bible Study (CBS) is a nondenominational gathering of men and women who meet weekly to pray and study the Bible. It is open to people with or without a church background.
Led by trained lay persons, participants work in small core study groups. CBS is designed for anyone who seeks a deeper knowledge of the scriptures. There are two groups in the Sandhills:
A women's class that meets at Our Saviour Lutheran Church on Tuesday morning and a coed class that meets at Bethesda Presbyterian Church on Tuesday evening in Aberdeen.
Community Bible Study is starting a new course next Tuesday, and new students are most welcome.
For more information, call Jay Pittard at 315-1589.
The Unitarian Universalist Breakfast Group will meet each second and fourth Sundays, at 9 a.m., at the Days Inn Restaurant on U.S. 1, Southern Pines.
"Please join us for fellowship and discussion if you are interested in having a presence in Moore County," says a spokesman.
For more information send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.uua.org to learn more about this progressive religion.
A church ministry is looking for donations for home-school material (pre-K, second grade, and fourth grade).
"We are also looking for volunteer home-school teachers that will also be screened," said a spokesman.
For more information, contact Tonya at 910-687-0257.
The TLC Mission offers inexpensive clothes for men, women, and children. Donations are accepted. The mission, located on N.C. 211 near the line between Moore and Hoke counties, is open Monday through Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m.
For information, call 944-6064.
Christian Singles, for adult Christian singles from 40 years of age and up, meets each Monday, at 6:30 p.m., at various restaurants in the Southern Pines and Aberdeen area.
Call 692-8888 for information.
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