Articles of Faith: Church Women United Holds Meeting
Church Women United
The annual meeting of Church Women United will be held Friday, Jan 9, at Spaulding Chapel, A.M.E. in Taylortown at 10 a.m.
Celebratng a New Year with the installation of new officers and program plans, Jacque Klimack announces that a staff member of Friend to Friend will speak about their programs. Their work in Carthage for the county includes a thrift shop, counseling services, and a residence for women and children in need of temporary shelter from abuse.
CWU urges members to collect and share toiletries from their travels at celebrations during the year, which are taken to Friend to Friend.
Vice President Esther McNeil, a member of Spaulding Chapel, is working with the fellowship to provide refreshments for those attending the celebration.
"We urge women and men to join with us and start the year off well, with care and concern for each of CWU's efforts, which include trees for all new Habitat homes, camperrships for children in the summer, monthly birthday parties for girls at Samarcand, and an important oppurtunity to grow beyond our local church affiliations and get to worship and meet those from other churches," said a spokesman.
There will be a gospel singing at Harmony Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, featuring Glimpse of Glory.
The church is located at 3624 N.C. 73, West End.
For information, call 944-0544.
New Year's Eve
Fryes Free Will Baptist Chapel Church located on N.C. 690, Vass, will have a New Year's Eve service at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31.
The guest speaker will be the Rev. Chester Little, from St. Marks Free Will Baptist Church in Vass. Breakfast will be served following the worship service.
Fellowship of Churches
The Sandhills Fellowship of Churches will meet Tuesday, Jan. 13, at noon, at FirstHealth, 155 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst.
Singles Group Forming
An activities-based Christian singles' group that will include hiking, boating, camping, going to movies, skiing, horsebackriding, etc., is trying to form. At least 15 people are needed to sign up in order to get started.
Those interested should call Camille at (423) 773-5862
First Missionary Baptist Church will host a Community Watch Night service at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, at Pinecrest High School auditorium.
For information on either of these events, call 692-2022.
New Year's Breakfast
An outreach ministry of First Baptist Church in Carthage is having a free breakfast for the community to bring in the New Year, from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, in the church fellowship hall.
The event includes entertainment. The church is located at 108 McNeill Street, Carthage.
Contact Glenda Layton at (910) 947-2031 for further information.
"Members of the community are invited to explore the use of Bible stories and biblical truths in addressing the challenges facing our world today," says a spokesman for the Christian Science Reading Room.
"All who have ideas to share on healing our world may bring them to the Christian Science Reading Room (open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily) located at 173 A NE Broad St., Southern Pines, or can e-mail them to csreadingroom.readingroom. @yahoo.com."
McDonalds Chapel Presbyter-ian Church invites local musicians to participate in an Acoustic Music Circle on the third Sunday of each month.
Area musicians are invited to play in the round in the fellowship hall from 4 to 6 p.m.
Musicians leading the Circle will be: David McDonald, of the April Fools, on fiddle and guitar; Jill McCloy, hammered dulcimer; David McCloy, fiddle.
Music of various genres will be played, especially old-time and traditional music of Appalachian, Irish and Celtic influence.
The type of music played will vary depending on the interests and talents of the musicians who attend.
Listeners are welcome, and light refreshments will be served. There is no admission charge.
McDonalds Chapel is located at 1374 Foxfire Road, just two miles from Linden Road in Pinehurst and one mile from Foxfire Village.
Contact Amy McDonald at 295-6608 for more information.
Morgan Saunders, a 2007 graduate of Pinecrest High School, says that she would like to plan a memorial service for all of the young people in the area who have died.
"About a year ago I was thinking about all the young people in our town who have passed away," she says.
"I really felt the Lord placing it on my heart to have a huge memorial service for them."
Saunders, now a student at Liberty University, has not set a date for the service.
"I am just trying to get a general consensus of people who would be interested in being involved," she says.
"Once I get a list of people who want to remember their children, I plan on having a meeting to share ideas and visions that I have and that they may have for this service, and to work out all the details."
Those who had family members who passed away at a young age and are interested in honoring them at the service can contact Saunders by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at (910) 783-9191.
A healing service will be held at 5 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at The Village Chapel, Pinehurst.
The service includes the reading of God's Word, confession, prayer, the Sacrament of Holy Communion and the anointment with oil.
First Missionary Baptist Church is currently hosting beginning movement/dance and ballroom dance classes for the Creative Learning Center of the Sandhills.
"All children are welcome to attend," says a spokesman.
Classes for children are from 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays, and teens and adults attend from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays.
Call Judy at 692-2022.
Jesus Is King of Deliverance Ministries, located at 550 Ashemont Road, Aberdeen, is holding Bible study at 7 p.m. every other Wednesday night.
For more information, call (910) 295-6744 or (910) 864-9923.
Sandhills Alliance Church is holding two Bible studies.
One is Beth Moore's "Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit."
The other is Kay Arthur's Precepts ministries study of Exodus.
Studies are from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Child care will be available.
For information, contact Dorice Birdwell or Pebbles Hess at (910) 295-4949.
Mission Agape is requesting donations.
Those who are interested in giving items to help support the mission should call Maria at 673-3333.
Sandhills Health Ministry meetings are held at 9 a.m. on the third Monday of the month, at the Care Cottage, 55 Community Road, Pinehurst.
All Sandhills churches are invited to send representatives.
Inquiries for wellness information and programs from area congregations may be directed to The Village Chapel, at 295-6003.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Sandhills will meet each second and fourth Sunday, at 10 a.m., at the Pinehurst Executive Center, N.C. 5, Suite 7, Pinehurst.
Refreshments follow the service.
For more information, send an e-mail to uucsandhills@gmail. com or go to www.uua.org to learn more about this progressive religion.
Middle Cross Baptist Church's cancer support group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 7 p.m.
The church is located at 440 Lucas Road, West End.
For information, call Jessie Kellis at 673-2938 or Pastor David Reynolds at 947-2261.
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 has recently opened its Rescue Mission House for recovering addicts and is in need of monetary donations as well as household items.
The church is located at 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.
Call (919) 499-9632 for information.
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