Articles of Faith: St. Andrews Choir Performs in Cameron
The St. Andrews Presbyterian College Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. William McConnell, is scheduled to perform Sunday, Oct. 22, during the 11 a.m. worship service at Cameron Presbyterian Church.
The St. Andrews Presbyterian College Concert Choir is made up of 45 students representing 19 states and the nation of Venezuela. Music in the choir's concert repertoire includes both sacred and secular selections ranging from Renaissance madrigals and motets to spirituals and recently composed choral masterworks.
Sean A. Moore, a St. Andrews staff accompanist and instructor of piano, will accompany the ensemble.
Cameron Presbyterian Church is located at 600 Carthage Street in Cameron.
For more information on the event, call 910-245-7901 or visit the Web site at www.cameronpresbyterian.com.
Vass Presbyterian church will have its annual homecoming Sunday, Oct 22, with the worship service at 11 a.m.
"We will have a picnic dinner following the service, after which there will be a program of music," says a spokesman. "Please come, bring your favorite food and plan on having a day of fun and fellowship."
There will be a gospel singing at Crossroads Community Church in Carthage, Sunday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. The featured group will be Fortress.
The church is located at the Whispering Pines intersection on Vass-Carthage and Carthage-Niagara roads.
For information or directions, call 949-3971.
Time of Prayer
"What if pastors joined together in prayer to bring the presence and power of God to their communities?" asks David Pratt, the coordinator of PrayMOORE County. "Our communities would be transformed because God would add to our churches those who are being saved, because the church is loving one another and seeking God together in unity."
Pratt will bring together pastors and ministry leaders from all denominations for a time of prayer.
"You are cordially invited to attend this prayer breakfast for pastors and ministry leaders, to discover the key to unlocking evangelism in your community," he says.
RSVP by Nov. 1, to Pratt at 910-944-6033 or e-mail email@example.com.
Fairview Baptist Church, located at 1580 Carthage Road in West End, announces the dedication service for its new Christian Life Center on Oct. 22, at 2 p.m.
"Please come join us for an afternoon of worship and praise, as we thank God through our celebration," says a church spokesman. "What began as a prayer was made possible when God answered the need and made all the provisions for our new building."
The new building will be used for education, classrooms, church activities and recreation for youth.
On Sunday, Oct. 29, at 11 a.m., the church will hold its 45th homecoming celebration. Special music will be provides by the Wilson family, and a covered dish lunch will follow.
The church will begin its fall revival services on Sunday evening, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m., and continue through Thursday, Nov. 2. The Rev. Mike Snelgrove of Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Forest City will be the guest speaker.
On Sunday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m., there will be a singing at Vass United Methodist Church. The church is located on Alma Street.
Pentecostal Assembly of Jesus Christ, 150 Eastman Road, Southern Pines, will hold its annual Hallelujah Night Treat on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 8 p.m.
There will be a "Mental Health Conference for Clergy and Laity" Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Raleigh. Registration is $5, which includes lunch.
There will be presentations by the Rev. Susan Gregg-Schroeder of Mental Health Ministries and John Tote, MHA/NC executive director.
The conference is sponsored jointly by the N.C. United Methodist Conference Committee on Disability Concerns, National Alliance on Mental Illness-NC, NAMI Wake County, NAMI-SC, and the NC Mental Health Association.
Find out more at www.nccmentalhealth.org or contact John Crowe at 919-759-2146.
Trunk or Treat
Middle Cross Baptist Church in West End will hold a "Trunk-or-Treat" Sunday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. for children ages one to 14.
The event will be held at the gated Stanley Plant Parking Lot in West End.
Love Grove A.M.E. Zion Church will hold a pastor's appreciation service for the Rev. Judy C. Bowden Sunday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The speaker for the morning service will be Denise Hayes of Greensboro. The afternoon speaker will be the Rev. Marvin Lee of Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church, who will bring the choir from his church.
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will hold Pastor Appreciation Day for its pastor, the Rev. Gregg Newton, on Sunday, Oct. 22. At the 11 a.m. service, Jacob Black will be the featured speaker. A covered dish luncheon will follow. There will be special music as well.
There will be a discussion of terrorism, the forms it takes to impress us, then to paralyze us, and finally to manipulate us and how to deal with it at noon Friday, Oct. 27, at the Christian Science Reading Room, a community resource available to all, located next to Sunrise Theater, 244 Broad St, Southern Pines. Call 910-692-7759 for information.
"We will also be open to discussing the 'terror' of age, forgetfulness, etc.," says a spokesman.
The Royal Lights of Dillon, S.C., will appear in concert at Love Grove Freewill Baptist Church, 293 Dawkins St., Jackson Hamlet, Sunday, Oct. 29, at 4 p.m.
The Sharon Singers of Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute will be at Ashley Heights Baptist Church on U.S. 211, south of Aberdeen, Sunday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m.
For information, call 944-4270.
Fall Festival will be held at the Village Chapel of Pinehurst Monday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be carnival games, prizes, candy and food. There is no charge.
For more information, call 295-6003.
Yates Thagard Baptist Church will hold homecoming and revival services beginning at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, Oct. 22, followed by a covered dish meal at noon. Sunday evening services are at 6:30 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday services will be at 7 p.m.
The Rev. Wendell Calder is the speaker for the services.
Shady Grove Holiness Church will be the site of the Southeastern District Conference Rainbow Tea Saturday, Oct. 28, at 5 p.m. On Sunday, Oct. 29, at 11:30 a.m., the conference will be closing out with a service.
"All members as well as visitors are encouraged to attend," says Pastor Melvin Chambers.
The church is located two miles east of Aberdeen on N.C. 211.
For information, call Mable L. Graham at 692-4072.
A fall festival will be held at First Missionary Baptist Church, 315 South Gaines St. in Southern Pines Saturday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. Children and youth are asked to wear biblical outfits. There will be an assortment of games plus a male teen fashion show.
"Plenty of food and soft drinks will be provided," says a spokesman. "Come out and enjoy the fun."
A pastors' appreciation service for Bishop Roy A. McKoy and Pastor Costella McKoy will be held on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m. to be held at Pentecostal Assembly of Jesus Christ, 150 Eastman Rd., Southern Pines.
The guest speaker will be Elder Kent L. McMillian of Frye's Chapel FWB Church, Vass.
The United Methodist Women of Fletcher's Chapel in Hoffman will celebrate Women's Day Sunday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m.
The guest speaker is Minister Pamela Morgan of Garner.
"Women are asked to wear white," says a spokesman.
The Kingdom Builders City of Refuge Church in Rockingham will be celebrating with their pastor, Apostle Ronnie W. Moore, on his pastoral anniversary.
These services began on Tuesday, Oct. 17, and continue through Friday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. nightly, concluding on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. There will be various speakers nightly.
These services will be held at 342 Mill Road. For more information call 910-410-8955 or 910-235-0375.
Thursday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Health of the Carolinas will offer mammograms at First Missionary Baptist Church, 315 S. Gaines Street, Southern Pines.
For an appointment and billing information call First Health Mobile Unit at 888-534-5333.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Illie Baker Jr. at 910-528-4216, Audrina J. Bunton at 919-490-0978 or Ruth Jones at 910-944-2096.
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 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 email@example.com. To learn about this religion go to UUA.Org.
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.
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 Oct. 16 to 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Arrangements for pick up of large items may be made by calling 215-0557.
The yard sale will include fall and winter clothing for adults and children, books, CDs, videos, furniture, small appliances, jewelry, fine gifts and other household items. Cakes, cookies, pies, breads and candies will be on sale at the bake sale. The craft sale will feature all types of handmade crafts and holiday items. The caf offers breakfast and lunch selection.
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.
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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