Articles of Faith: Speaker Will Discuss Annual Cropwalk
Mary Catherine Hinds, regional director of Church World Service, Carolinas Region, is the scheduled guest speaker at Cameron Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Oct. 8. She will speak at 7 p.m. following a covered dish dinner at 6 p.m. Hinds will present an overview of Church World Service and the upcoming local Crop Walk on Sunday, Oct. 15. Both events are open to the public.
Founded in 1946, Church World Service is the relief, development, and refugee assistance ministry of 35 Protestant, Orthodox, and Anglican denominations in the United States. Working in partnership with indigenous organizations in more than 80 countries, CWS works worldwide to meet human needs and foster self-reliance for all whose way is hard.
Within the United States, Church World Service assists communities in responding to disasters, resettles refugees, promotes fair national and international policies, provides educational resources, and offers opportunities to join a people-to-people network of local and global caring through participation in Crop Hunger Walks and the Tools & Blankets Program.
Crop Hunger Walks are "Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty"--" -- take a stand against hunger in our world. The walks are ecumenical, interfaith community events taking place worldwide. The Moore County walk begins Sunday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m., from Brownson Presbyterian Church.
Hinds joined Church World Service in September 2003. She was previously with Summit House, a non-profit, alternative sentencing program for women and children located in Raleigh, where she served as assistant director in charge of resource development. Before that she served as the deputy director of Boards and Commissions for North Carolina's former governor James B. Hunt.
She holds a degree in English and women's studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following graduation, she worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Eritrea, N.E. Africa until hostilities broke out there in 1998, and she and her colleagues were evacuated. She is a leader in her very large congregation's social justice ministries. She has traveled to Nicaragua, Central America, with her church's Sister Cities program and has recently visited CWS projects in Bolivia, Argentina and Uruguay. Hinds, her husband, John and son, Carter, live in Raleigh.
Cameron Presbyterian Church is located at 600 Carthage St. in Cameron.
For more information on the event, call 910-245-7901 or visit the Web site at www.cameronpresbyterian.com.
Emmanuel Baptist Church in Carthage will host revival services Sunday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Monday, Oct. 9, through Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. each evening.
The featured speaker will be the Rev. Huford Cash of Greenville, S.C. Cash is well known as a revival and camp meeting leader throughout North and South Carolina.
There will be special singing each night, and a nursery will be provided.
Minister Illie Baker Jr. of Come As You Are Evangelist Center in Aberdeen announces a spiritual youth retreat called "In High Pursuit of God's Presence" to be held Oct. 20-22 at Camp Dixie in Fayetteville.
Cost of the retreat for youths (limited to ages 14-25) is $125, which covers meals, two nights' lodging, recreational activities (canoeing, basketball, swimming, go-carts) and retreat materials.
"Space is limited," says Baker. "You must register in advance--as soon as possible!"
For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call Illie Baker Jr. at 910-528-4216, Audrina J.Bunton at 919-490-0978 or Ruth Jones at 910-944-2096.
Bethlehem Baptist Church with have revival Sunday, Oct. 8, through Wednesday, Oct. 11, with the Rev. Scott Yow speaking.
A covered dish dinner is planned after the Sunday morning worship service. Evening services will be at 7 p.m. Mitzi Brooks will sing at the Sunday night service.
Pineywood Baptist Church will hold homecoming Sunday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m. Revival will be held Monday, Oct. 9, through Friday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m.
The guest speaker will be the Rev. Flynn Richardson of Norwood. There will be special singing each night.
The church is located at 545 Pineywood Church Rd., Cameron. For information, call 245-7351.
Beaver Creek Baptist Church will hold revival through Thursday, Oct. 5, featuring Jason Aldridge as guest speaker. Services are at 7 p.m. Tonight is "Youth Emphasis Night," and pizza will be served at 6 p.m.
The church is located in Cameron.
The Unitarian Universalist Group will be meeting for breakfast at the Days Inn Restaurant in Southern Pines the second and fourth Sundays of each month.
The next "UU Breakfast Group" will begin at 9 a.m., Sunday, Oct 8, and Sunday, Oct 22. There will be a discussion group following the breakfast in the Celebrity Room.
"Come join us if you are interested in having a UU presence in Moore County," says a spokesman. For more information send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn about this religion go to UUA.Org.
God's Love in Action Deliverance Ministries is celebrating Apostle Andria U. Weekes' ninth pastoral anniversary through Sunday, Oct. 8, at 4 p.m.
For more information call 910-673-1447, or for directions visit www.gladministreis.org.
Sandy Grove Bible Church of God in Vass will celebrate homecoming Sunday, Oct. 8.
A church ministry looking for donations for homeschool material (pre-K, second grade, and fourth grade).
"We are also looking for volunteer homeschool teachers that will also be screened," said a spokesman.
For more information, contact Tonya at 910-687-0257.
Kingdom Builders City of Refuge Church in Rockingham will be having a pre-anniversary service on Friday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. The speaker will be Pastor Vander Dan Purcell Jr. of Total Restoration Center in Greensboro. Guest choirs will perform. The church is located at 342 Mill Road.
For more information call 910-235-0375.
Revival services will continue at Liberty Church through Friday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. each night.
The Rev. Jimmy Phillips of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Carthage will be the speaker. There will be special singing each night.
The church is located at 1810 Quewiffle Rd., Aberdeen.
Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 1517 Luther Way, Southern Pines, will hold its annual benefit bazaar and yard sale on Friday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event includes a big yard sale, caf with breakfast and lunch menu, handmade crafts and bake sale. All proceeds are donated to local programs that aid the needy in Moore County -- the Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care, Inc., the Sandhills Interfaith Hospitality Network and Our Saviour's Discretionary Fund.
Donations of household items, books, jewelry, furniture, toys, books, fall and winter clothing, infant and children's clothing are needed. Donations may be brought to the church on Oct. 11 to Oct. 14, and Oct. 16 to Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Arrangements for pickup of large items may be made by calling 910-215-0557.
Cameron Baptist Church will hold a homecoming service on Sunday, Oct. 8, with the Rev. Jimmy Phillips as guest speaker. A homecoming dinner will be held immediately after the service.
The church is located at 593 Carthage Street, Cameron. Contact Dr. Wayne Greene at 910-245-7222 for further information.
Eureka Presbyterian Church will hold its chicken and dumplings and barbecue pork supper Saturday, Oct. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. Adult plates are $6; children eat for $3.
The church is located at 2185 Farmlife School Road beside Sandhills Farmlife School.
Christ Fellowship Church youth will hold a yard sale Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church located at the corner of Pee Dee and Midland Roads in Southern Pines.
The sale will help feed the needy during the Christmas season.
"If you would like to donate anything for the sale, please bring it to the church on Wednesday evening, or on Sunday morning after the 11 a.m. service," says a spokesman. "We would also like crafts and handmade items."
Those who need assistance in getting items to the church may call Darrell at 693-9751 or Phil at 949-3675.
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will hold fall revival through Thursday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. The speaker is the Rev. Steve Gunter.
Special music will be performed each night. A nursery is provided.
The church is located at 2237 Camp Easter Rd.
For information, call 692-0992.
Down East Boys
Community Friends Church will host a singing featuring the Down East Boys Sunday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. at the church located at 3879 U.S. 15/501. For information, contact the Rev. Todd Brown at 947-2002.
First Baptist Church of Aberdeen will hold fall revival through Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. There will be special music nightly. A nursery will be provided.
The Rev. Mike Penry will be the featured speaker.
Aberdeen First Baptist Church will hold a fall festival for children and adults Saturday, Oct. 28, from noon to 3 p.m.
There will be food, music, puppets, games and prizes.
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.
Church Women United of Moore County is sponsoring a poster contest for young people for World Community Day, which is Friday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Southern Pines.
The theme is "peace, unity, and understanding."
Posters may be up to 23 inches by 16 inches and may be crayon, marker, watercolor, oil, collage or photographs. Posters must be submitted by Sunday, Oct. 22. Contact Carol Brown at 949-2148 to arrange submissions.
Church Women United
The CWU Moore County Chapter, held its first meeting of the 2006-2007 year.
This fall many needed school supplies were donated to the Sandhills Interfaith Hospitality House.
The fall celebration, "World Community Day," will be held Friday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, East Massachusetts Avenue, Southern Pines. The Parish Hall entrance is on Ridge Street.
The theme for the celebration is "Signs of Healing," peace, unity, and understanding between people of different faiths, beliefs and ethnic groups.
"We will endeavor to have representatives from different faiths to tell us about their faith," said a spokesman.
Plans to start a new chapter of CWU for young women of ages 20 to 35 have also begun. Those interested should call Jacque Klimack, president, at 281-0129.
The next meeting will be held at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Friday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. Women of all churches and ages are invited to join the group.
The United Gospel Singers of Hoffman will celebrate their 60th choir anniversary at Fletcher's Chapel Church. Several guest groups are expected to appear.
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