On Sunday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m., New Zion A.M.E. Zion Church will have a second anniversary appreciation program for its pastor, the Rev. Clinton Edwards. Lunch will be served right after the morning service.
The fifth Sunday, Oct. 29, service will be held at New Zion Church at 11 a.m. for Addor and the surrounding communities.
The fifth Sunday for the Sanford district will also be held at New Zion Church at 3 p.m.
Inez Morris was given a surprise birthday dinner by her sons and daughter Saturday, Oct. 14, at Poplar Springs Church, where she is a member. She was showered with lots of gifts. Many of her friends attended. She was genuinely surprised.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Brandon "B.J." Thompson (Oct. 18).
Edward King of Aberdeen, nephew of Mamie Ruth Hammond, is in the intensive care unit in the hospital.
Diana Brown, Gladys Core Giles, Betty J. Ellerbe, Sadie Clark and James Arnold are all among the homebound.
Lenola Washington, Martha Williams, Connie L. Covington, Stella Gillispie, Leonard McMillian, Allen Smith, Alton Smith, Eugene McRae and Hubert Williams are all in nursing homes.
-- Lorine McCants
Turning Point Worship Center at 16433 U.S. 15-501 held intercessory prayer at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, followed by worship at 10:30 a.m. Bible classes are open for all on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
The Fall Harvest Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will offer fun, fellowship, games, food and entertainment. For more information, contact 281-2055.
The doors are open for noon-day prayer Monday through Thursday at Turning Point Worship Center.
The Marion Stanback family would like to thank everyone for supporting its friends and family day last month.
On Oct. 24, Trebeyette McLean and William Graham will be married.
Happy anniversary goes out to James and Tanisha Spears (Oct. 25).
Word of Truth Christian Deliverance Center at 132 Poplar St. in Vass will hold its third annual women's prayer breakfast Nov. 28, starting at 10 a.m.
Bible classes are held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Worship and the word are held Sundays beginning at 11:15 a.m. Pastors are Theodore and Helen Spencer.
Women's Conference will be held at Northview Harvest Ministry on Friday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 21, at 9 a.m., for breakfast followed by fellowship at 10 a.m. The speakers will be co-pastor Joyce Blease, Kim Hodge and Annette Taro. For more information, call 281-2055 or e-mail Michelle.northviewharvest.org.
St. John United Church of God in Carthage will fellowship with House of Prayer in Taylortown for Bishop Brown's anniversary Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 21 and Oct. 22. St. John will hold its choir anniversary Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. The pastor is Elder Hooker.
On Saturday, Oct. 7, at 4 p.m., a bridal shower was held for Treybette McLean at Spring Hill Suites in Pinehurst, hosted by Marion (Pinky) Seay. The bride thanks everyone for all the gifts and sincere words of encouragement and support.
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Laura Stancil (Oct. 2), Lucy Howard (Oct. 5), Shirley McDonald (Oct. 10), Naquisha Seay (Oct. 16) John Hawkins II (Oct. 18), and Tanisha Spears (Oct. 27).
On the prayer list are all the sick and shut-in.
-- Shelbi McMillan
Elder Moore, along with the members of Holy Temple Church, would like to thank all of the visiting ministers and the community for their support during the tent revival, which ended Thursday, Oct. 12.
St. John United Church of God in Carthage will have its choir anniversary starting Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. and ending Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Gospel singing will be held by Endtime Harvest and Deliverance Ministries in Carthage at Aberdeen Middle School on Oct. 28. Doors will open at 6 p.m.. The presiding pastor is Elder Daryl Harris. The Winston-Salem State Gospel Choir will perform along with some other groups. This is free to the public, everyone is welcome.
Brother Ed Hall and The Evening Five will be at Holy Temple Church in Carthage on Oct. 29. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The program starts at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Holy Temple Church holds service every Sunday. Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m. Worship is held at 11:45 a.m. On Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., prayer meeting and Bible study is held. If you need a ride, call 947-3731.
Congratulations go out to Charles Smith, son of Benjamin "Haywood" Smith and the late Vinnie Mae Smith, and Jennifer Bandy, daughter of Virginia Bandy and the late Rance Whitsett Jr., for their upcoming wedding in November.
Birthday wishes go out to James Bandy (Oct 23).
On the prayer list are all those who are homebound, in the hospital and nursing homes, our troops and president.
Announcements can be made by calling 947-3731 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The banquet for Elder Charles Bloom and his wife, Deborah, will be at at the Fair Barn in Pinehurst at 200 Beulah Hill Road (N.C. 5) on Friday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children 6 to 12 years old.
Kristen Wall will be dancing in the musical "Celtic Legends" at Sandhills Community College Owens Auditorium on Oct. 20, 21 and 22.
There will be no church at St. Peter's on Sunday. St. Peter's will have its missionary candlelight march Friday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m.
St. Peter's will go to the House of Prayer on Sunday at 11 a.m. for the pastoral anniversary for Bishop Larry Brown and his wife.
Emmanuel Jackson celebrated his birthday with his wife.
Birthday wishes go out to Tia Seay (Oct. 16), Tonya Flannagan and Elizabeth Diggs (Oct. 17), Vickie McCrimmon and Vickie Kelly (Oct. 18), and Myrtle McCrimmon, Brianna Alston and Brittney Saunders (Oct. 19).
Sick and shut-ins include Lewis McLaughlin, Paula Neal, Steve Coney, Marcella Kearns, Michael McLean, Ralph McLean, Rob Williams, Lola Williams, Mamie Williams, Oppie Harvey, Oppie Johnson, Thomas Russell, Evelyn Clegg, Leroy Alford Sr., Cornelia Adkins, Drissie McKinney, Ester Frye, Joe Jackson, Joe McNeill, Anthony Thompson, Margret Thompson and Alma Jones.
-- Wilma Monroe
"Basketball-Career Day" will be held at the Boler Park and pavilion Saturday, Oct. 28, from 2 until 4 p.m.
Darry Taylor will be officiating the game. The speakers include the Rev. Charles Nabors, Elder Timothy Worthy and David Pratt (Sandhills Community College Job Placement and Moore County Job Link). The youth department of the Moore County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will have information regarding the voting process.
Medals will be awarded to the participants in the basketball tournament. Light refreshments will be served. The event is held several times a year and is targeted to youth ages 12 to 20.
For more information, contact the Rev. Rose Highland-Sharpe, the coordinator, or Town Commissioners Jeff Moody and Lonnie Jones III. Highland-Sharpe's number is 295-0013.
The "Hallelujah Party-Fall Festival" will be held at the Boler Park pavilion Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 5 until 7 p.m. Games, music, prizes, candy, fruit and pizza will be available to all youth ages 18 and younger.
This is the 15th year this event has been sponsored by Galilee Missionary Baptist Church. The pastor is the Rev. Charles Nabors. The coordinators are the Rev. Rose Highland-Sharpe, Missionaries Doris H. Jackson and Diane G. Stewart, 4-H T-Town Teen leader Lakisha Williams and club members.
Assistance will be given by a few AmeriCorps workers. Volunteers are needed. More than 150 youth and adults attended the event last year. Please call 295-0013.
The Rev. Marvin Lee, Felton J. Capel and the Rev. Rose Highland-Sharpe will be among several other community leaders featured on "WRAL Listens" with Charlie Gaddy on today (Wednesday) at 7 p.m.
The House of Prayer is celebrating its pastor's anniversary on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 19 and 20, at 7:30 p.m. The pastor is Bishop Larry Brown. Many clergy and community well-wishers will attend the services. Congratulations to Bishop Brown!
Galilee Missionary Baptist Church will have the annual "Four Seasons Tea" on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by family and friends in the sanctuary. Dinner will be served in the fellowship hall.
Proceeds will benefit the sick and shut-ins during the holidays. The pastor is the Rev. Charles Nabors.
The senior choir of Galilee will celebrate its anniversary Sunday, Oct. 22, at 4 pm. The program is dedicated to the late Donnie Gaddy.
Spaulding Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church will have a Rainbow Tea on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m. The event is sponsored by the missionaries. The pastor is the Rev. Oscar Rush.
Providence Presbyterian will have its 104th church anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. The pastor is the Rev. Edward N. Williams. The speaker will be Elder James Mitchell of Victory Temple Ministries.
The fourth annual Spiritual Youth Retreat will be held at Camp Dixie near Fayetteville Oct. 20-22. The event is for youth and young adults ages 14 to 25. Many spiritual and recreational activities are planned.
For registration information, call Illie Baker Jr. at 528-4316, Ruth Jones at 944-2096 or Vallie Goins at 295-7147.
A "Citywide Tent Crusade and Revival" will be held near N.C. 5 in Jackson Hamlet Oct. 23 to 28, at 7 p.m. The speakers include Evangelist Jerome Goodman, Prophetess Mary Edmondson, and Pastor Marvin Trent. Call Pastor Trent at 904-386-0380.
Special thanks to Kevin Utley for donating a bicycle to a little girl and repairing several bicycles for some boys in our community. Utley is an ordinary man who gives extraordinary assistance to children and senior citizens. He "goes the extra mile" to help those in need. He is quiet yet strong in his efforts to continue to make Taylortown a great community. Kevin Utley is our "Community Hero of Excellence." We applaud him for all his good work!
God's House of Prayer Ministry had Sunday school and worship service Sunday. Pastor Mary Kelly's text came from Hebrews 11:6. Her subject was titled "Hold On to God's Promises."
Bible study will be held tonight at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Mary Kelly will be teaching the adults and Sister Jacqueline Dunlap will teach the children.
Pastor Mary Kelly and the God's House of Prayer ushers attended an usher program on Sunday at Synagogue of Christ in Carthage at 3:30 p.m. Their pastor is Bishop Kinel.
On Sunday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m., Pastor Mary Kelly and the Gospel Mellowtones will be at Holy Deliverance of Christ Church in Fayetteville for Pastor Helen White's pre-anniversary program.
Sunday school is held at Frye's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday and worship service is at 11 a.m. Pastoral teaching is Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. Elder Kent McMillian is the pastor. The pastor and congregation will lead the service at Lakeview Chapel on the second Sunday at 3 p.m. Elder Lois Moore is the pastor there. On Wednesday, Oct. 11, the pastor led the service at Green Chapel in Lillington.
A three-night revival was held at the Cape Fear Conference headquarters. The speakers were Elder Hamilton of Friendship on Oct. 11, Elder Hollingsworth of Christ Free Will Baptist Church on Oct. 12 and Bishop Bell on Oct. 13.
Oak Ridge A.M.E. Zion Church will celebrate its pastor's first anniversary Sunday at 3 p.m. The pastor is the Rev. Kenneth Stewart. Services are held on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.
Family and friends traveled to Franklinton on Saturday, Oct. 14, to celebrate the fourth annual birthday for Nancy Thornton, and James and Melvin McCrimmon. The celebration included a variety of Southern foods, fellowship and relaxation. Nancy Thornton received special recognition that included an apron and bonnet set and other gifts.
The community was saddened by the death of John Henry Jones. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
The community extends sympathy to the family of John Henry Jones who died Saturday, Oct. 14. Knotts Funeral Home of Sanford will be handling the arrangements.
Vass-Lakeview Elementary School will hold its Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. Children will enjoy face painting and all kinds of games. Come out and support the children and the school.
On Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m., there will be a free carnival at the Agriculture Center at the Moore County Office Park in Carthage at Lake Luke Manon. The event is for children age 8 and under. All children must be accompanied by an adult. There will be face painting, tattoos, glow necklaces, hay rides and many more activities and games. In case of rain, the Agriculture Center will be used just to pass out goodie bags.
Continue to pray for all the sick and shut-ins and our U.S. troops worldwide.
-- Anita Smith and Maggie McCrimmon