Communities - Oct. 8, 2008
A basketball tournament will be held at the Community Center at 9 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 11. It is for anyone age 6 and older. Hamburgers, hot dogs, fried fish, chicken and drinks will be served at 11 a.m.
A Harvest Fest will be held at the center at 6 p.m. Oct. 31. More information will be announced later.
New Zion A.M.E. Zion Church will hold an appreciation service for its pastor, the Rev. Clinton Edwards, at 3 p.m. this Sunday. Dinner will be served after the morning service.
Also on Oct. 12, the final quarterly conference for New Zion and St. Augustine will be held at 11 a.m. at New Zion.
All former employees who worked at McCain Correctional Hospital are invited back for a centennial celebration at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday). This will be a great opportunity to see old friends and co-workers.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Inez Morris (Oct 13), Micah Dixon (Oct. 14) and Rebecca "Cookie" Croaker (Oct. 15).
Sick and shut-ins: Esther McLean is in rehabilitation. Betty J. Ellerbe, Nettie Benymon, Effie Jane Smith, Marie Berry, Betty Lou Moses and Claretha Horton are among the homebound.
Lenola Washington, Portia Smith, Stella Gillespie, Connie L. Covington, Gladys Core Giles, Leonard McMillian, Diana Brown, Eugene McCrae, Wilbert Brown, Charles Wilkerson, Allen and Alton Smith and James Morris are in nursing homes.
If you want to include a birthday announcement or other community news in this section, please call me at 281-3385.
St. Ruth United Church of God in West End, where the pastor is Elderess L. Kearns, holds services on the second and fourth Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
Prayer is held every Wednesday at 6 p.m., followed by Bible study at 7 p.m.
St. Ruth will hold a Founder's Day program at 4 p.m. this Sunday. The guest speaker will be Bishop Samuel Wright, of True Gospel in Sanford. The church anniversary will be held Oct. 15-17 at 7:30, with different speakers nightly. It will conclude Oct. 19. Prophet Alvin Jones, of Greensboro, will speak at the 11:30 a.m. service, and Bishop C. Curry, of St. Peters Church in Eastwood, will lead the 3:30 p.m. service
Synagogue of Christ in Carthage, where the pastor is Bishop Lynn Kiniel and the assistant pastor is Minister Louise Kiniel, will be at St. Mary's in Carthage at 7:30 tonight for Pastor Lee's anniversary. Bishop Kiniel will be the speaker.
On Oct. 17, Bishop Kiniel will be the guest speaker at Creek Grove Church in Zion's Grove for Bishop McCoy's anniversary. Their service begins at 7:30 p.m.
Minister L. Kiniel will lead the service at Shady Grove in Raeford at 7:30 p.m. on Oct 21. Bishop L. Kiniel will be the guest speaker at Outreach Ministries in Aberdeen at 4 p.m. to help celebrate Pastor Shirley Gillis' anniversary. At 7:30 p.m. Oct 31, Bishop Kiniel will lead the service at Great Hope Church in Raeford.
Bishop Willie Gilmore, pastor of Fellowship House of God, will lead the service at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at Stoney Hill Free Will Baptist Church for the pastor's pre-anniversary.
Stoney Hill Free Will Baptist Church in Carthage will honor its pastor, Elder Al Wilson, and his wife, Rhonda, at a banquet at 5 p.m. this Saturday in the Louise Kelly Fellowship Hall at the church. Donations are $25. The Mitchettes of Sanford will provide the music. Stoney Hill will celebrate the pastor's fifth anniversary at 3 p.m. Oct. 26. Elder Marc Dukes of St. John Free Will Baptist Church in Fayetteville will render service.
Crossroads Church in Southern Pines, where the pastor is Bishop Joseph Quick, will a Four Season dinner at the Douglass Center from 6-8 p.m. Oct 25. Tickets are $10 for 12 and older, under 12 is $5. They will have family night at the Douglass Center at 7 p.m. Oct. 31.
Englebranch Church, where the pastor is Dr. Georgia Frye, will have Family and Friends Day at 2 p.m. Oct. 26.
Birthday wishes go out to Patrice Armstrong and Daphanie Hines (Oct. 9), Stacy Armstrong, Emmaunel Jackson, and Dalien Smith (Oct. 10), Reggie Mclean Jr. (Oct. 14), Quentin Frye (Oct. 15) and Dorothy Ray (Oct. 16).
The community extends sympathy and prayers to the family of Renee Harris and Tara Z. Evans.
Please submit announcements at least two weeks in advance by e-mail at churchnews08@ yahoo. com.
St. Peters will not hold its worship service Sunday.
Overseer Billy Purcell will celebrate his pastoral anniversary this week at St. James. Bishop Leonard Williams will celebrate his pastoral anniversary this week at Greater St. Mark in Wadesboro.
Laura Stancil celebrated her birthday with her husband, Kelly. William Monroe celebrated his birthday Friday with family and friends.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Kelvin Alston (Oct. 8), Dapheny Hines (Oct. 9), Mamie Williams, Milton McLaughlin and Emanuel Jackson (Oct. 10), Damian McMillian and Jason Jones Jr. (Oct. 12) and James Harris (Oct. 14).
Sick and shut-ins: Lewis McLaughlin, Paula Neal, Steve Coney, Gertie Daily, Ralph McLean, Michael McLean, Joe Jackson, Cornelia Adkins, Evelyn Clegg, Drissie McKinney, Lola Williams, Mamie Williams, Helen Harris, Mary Russell, Doris Newby, Mary Purcell, Anthony Thompson, Margret Thompson and Alma Jones.
Bible study is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Macedonia and at 7:30 p.m. at Fletcher's Chapel. Pleasant Hill holds Bible study at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Choir rehearsal for the youth at Macedonia will be held at 10:30 a.m this Saturday. The Missionary Circle meeting is held at 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month.
The United Gospel Singers will celebrate its 62nd anniversary at 7 p.m. this Saturday.
The interdenomonational union picnic will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 18. Everyone is asked to bring something.
Fletcher's Chapel will hold men's day Sunday, Sept. 28.
Marshia Davis, Dorethia Jefferson, Cora Kellym Bea Little and Ruth Clark attended the 29th District Order of the Eastern Star PHA Chapter meeting Sunday at New Hope Baptist Church in Hamlet.
Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey McFayden and their family spent a few days on a cruise last month.
Birthday wishes go out to Flossie Hagins, Willie McRae and Martha Rushing and Henretta Little (Oct. 11).
Sick and shut-ins include the Rev. Jerry Isaac, Flossie Hagans, Wilson Hart (who spent a few days in the hospital), Darrius Hart, Wilbert Brown, Eugene Martin, Frank Smith, Douglas Green, Willie M. McRae, Juanita Gilmore, Earnest Gilmore, Nancy Hayes, Martha Ingram, Nancy Ellerbe, Lillie Ellerbe, Ellen Ellerbe, Leane McRae, Johnny King, Rosa Harrison, the Rev. Taylor, Beulah Jones, Verna Rogers, Retha Sloan, Flossie Highland and Leatha M. Isaac.
-- Bea Little
The president and staff of the TNG Youth Chorale of Greater Glory thanks everyone for supporting this year's anniversary celebration. Special thanks are extended to Minister Linda Trent for moderating the service and to the guest groups that appeared on the program.
Greater Glory will have Bible study fellowship tonight (Wednesday) at 7 o'clock. Everyone is invited to attend.
Greater Glory will lead the service at 7:30 Thursday night at the Haven of Truth World Wide Ministry in Rockingham. Apostle Dixon will preach. Everyone is invited to attend. Greater Glory will also lead the service at 7:30 this Friday night at the Greater Faith United Church of God in Biscoe for its pastor's anniversary. Apostle Dixon will preach.
Preparations are under way for the seventh annual Pentecostal Deliverance Holy Convocation services. This will start Sunday, Oct. 26, and will run through Nov. 2. Services will be held at Greater Glory.
At 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, Cheketa Baldwin, who is an associate of Greater Glory and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Kelly Sr., will present her initial sermon. Everyone is invited to attend. Various churches and speakers will appear on the program throughout this week. For more information, call Evangelist Vickie Kelly at 281-0369.
Greater Glory is at 180 Cotton St. in Jackson Hamlet. It invites everyone to attend worship. The Sunday schedule begins with morning inspiration at 9:30 a.m., school of wisdom at 10 a.m., morning worship and deliverance service at 11:30 and at 7 p.m. with a miracle healing and deliverance service.
Love Grove Freewill Baptist Church continues to host "MANNA!," a program to feed the hungry of Moore County. It is held every Thursday from 11 a.m. until in the church fellowship hall at 293 Dawkins St. in Jackson Hamlet. This event is free and open to anyone who wants a hot meal.
Community outreach intercessory prayer is held every Saturday from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. This prayer is hosted by Minister Linda Trent and associates. Everyone is urged to come out to pray for the recovery of our community. The church is at 198 Gains St. in Jackson Hamlet.
Birthday wishes are extended to everyone who is celebrating this week.
Continue to pray for our youths, the less fortunate, sick and shut-ins, bereaved families, church leaders, educators and students, communities, government leaders, homeless, incarcerated and one another.
Less than a week after Mount Pleasant Church dedicated its new worship center, the Sheriff's Department had to respond to a break-in at the church. No arrests were made.
On Sunday morning, members gathered in the gleaming new worship center. The service included a solo by Joy Hennings-Faircloth, and the choir sang.
The youth of the church hosted a luncheon last Sunday for members of the Church Without Mates group.
The annual Harvest Sale and supper will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, beginning at 4 p.m. An auction will be held at 7 p.m. Plenty of quilt tickets are available, and a few tickets remain for the raffle for a new car. Everyone is invited to attend. There is always plenty of great food!
The church is asking everyone to pray for Henry Davis, Little River's unofficial mayor, as he recuperates from his cancer treatments.
The Garnett Lobelias, a chapter of the Red Hat Society, is open to both pinkies and red hatters. It is always looking for new members.
The next "big" adventure will be participating in the Southern Pines Christmas parade. Members hope other chapters will participate this year, flooding the town with red and pink hats. If you are interested, please call Sunny at 245-4747 or Princess Peanut Janet at 245-4741.
Please remember our military and their families with positive thoughts and prayers.
If you would like to share any special news about our community in this section of The Pilot, please contact me at 245-4747. I would be happy to share your news with the community.
Martha Malloy's grandmother, Rosa McDonald, of Aberdeen, celebrated her 100th birthday Tuesday. Her son, Robert McDonald, who lives in Washington, D.C., will celebrate his birthday today (Wednesday). She has a daughter, Hattie Mae O'Neil, and son-in law, Tony, who also live in Aberdeen.
They are planning a family get together at 6 p.m. this Friday at the community center in Aberdeen and a birthday party at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Elks Club.
Continue to pray for Geneva Poindexter, Pearl Norris, the bereaved, the rest home residents, The hospital patients and our troops and each other.
The deadline to register to vote in North Carolina is this Friday, Oct. 10. For more information, contact the Moore County Board of Elections at 947-3868. The state elections board Web site is www.sboe.state.nc.us.
In Taylortown, contact Adelita T. Young at 295-3008.
The deadline for requests for absentee ballots to be mailed is Tuesday, Oct. 28. The Moore County Board of Elections is located on Pinehurst Avenue in Carthage.
One-stop voting will be held at the Moore County Agricultural Center beginning Thursday, Oct. 16. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
One-stop voting also will be held at the old West End Gymnasium and Aberdeen Recreation Station beginning next Monday, Oct. 20. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Saturdays, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The Taylortown Ministerial Alliance will meet at 1:30 p.m. this Saturday. For the location, contact the president, the Rev. Larry Alford, at 295-4204 or the Rev. Carolyn Radcliff, secretary, at 295-2779.
Spaulding Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church will have "A Time to Laugh" program at 6 p.m. this Saturday, featuring joyful entertainment through the character "Grandma Lou." Dinner is included. The church is asking for a $20 donation to attend. The Rev. Oscar Rush, the pastor, invites everyone to attend this wonderful night of entertainment.
Galilee Missionary Baptist Church will have women's day during the 11 a.m. service this Sunday. The speaker will be Annie Martin from Spring Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Wagram. Music will be provided by the all-ladies choir. Dinner will be prepared by the men of the church. The Rev. Charles Nabors, the pastor, invites everyone to attend this program.
Boy Scouts for elementary-aged youths, is held at the Taylor House at 7 p.m. every Monday. For more information, call 695-7252. Adam Cheatham, Mayor Jesse Fuller and the Rev. David Levine are the Scout leaders for our community.
Free GED and basic skills classes will be held at the Taylor House at 8263 Main St. (across from Spaulding Chapel) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 until 9 p.m.
For more information, call Jan Hiltner, coordinator, at 695-3772 or Rose Highland-Sharpe, recruiter, at 695-3783. Sandhills Community College. The instructor is Mrs. Sealy, and the substitute instructor is Mrs. Worthy. There is a great library, and several computers are available for the students.
The 4-H after-school tutorial program is being organized. It will be held two days per week from 3 until 6 p.m. at the Taylor House. It is for youths in the second through fifth grades.
Call Linda Gore, coordinator for Moore County 4-H, at 947-3188 for more information. Linda Hubbard, volunteer coordinator for the Moore County school system, will be assisting with the program. Rose Highland-Sharpe is a community adviser for Moore County 4-H. Her number is 295-0013.
The Moore County Community Action Committee for African-American Males meets at noon on the second Monday of the month at FirstHealth Community Health building in Pinehurst.
For more information, contact James "Jimmy" Moore at 692-2639.
The FirstHealth mobile van will be at the Job Link-Employment Security Commis-sion office for ultrasound screenings Tuesday, Oct. 14. This is for abdominal aortic aneurysm, stroke screening-carotid artery, and peripheral vascular disease.
The fees are based on a sliding scale for those who qualify for assistance. To make an appointment, call (888) 524-5333.
WIDU 1600 AM's 50th anniversary celebration will be held at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville this Saturday.
The gospel program will spotlight Marvin Sapp ("Never Could Have Made It"), Dottie Peoples, The Williams Brothers, Lee Williams and the Spiritual QCs, Byron Cage and the Rev. Brian R. Thompson.
For more information, call Greg Savannah at 695-3665 or Geneva Hodges at 281-0773 or 224-5789.
Community women who serve as mothers to many youths in the community by providing advice, wisdom, prayers, and support include Althea Gaddy, Mable Gaddy, and Shirley Headen. These ladies are "Citizens of the Season" for this fall. Thanks to these ladies for their positive attitude, unfailing faith and superb strength, and for helping those in need.
Please remember the sick and shut-ins, youths, senior citizens, incarcerated, the needy, community leaders, and members of the U.S. military in your prayers and good deeds. Please remember that several young servicemen/women from Taylortown are doing second and third tours of duty in Iraq and others who are deployed elsewhere around the world. Thanks for your support and prayers.
Please send your community announcements at least two weeks in advance to R. Highland-Sharpe at P.O. Box 4653, Pinehurst, NC 28374, or call 295-0013.
God's House of Prayer Ministry had Sunday school and its worship service Sunday.
Pastor Mary Kelly's message was entitled "Keep the Flame Burning." Her scripture came from Hebrews 6: 9-12.
God's House of Prayer Ministry holds Sunday School at 10 a.m. every week and worship at 11 a.m. on the first and third Sunday of the month. Bible study is held every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer is every Saturday at 8 a.m.
Pastor Mary Kelly is the church pastor. The church is at 205 Pats Road in Vass. Everyone is welcome to attend all services.
God's Vision of Praise Ministry in Vass has a praise and worship service at 11:30 a.m. each Sunday, with the exception of any fifth Sunday. Bible study is held every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Their church pastor is Pastor Ruby Shepherd.
The church will have a men's day service at 5 p.m. Oct. 26. The guest speaker will be Pastor Nathanal Jackson, of Eastwood. Everyone is welcome to attend.
MANNA! sponsors free lunches served to the general public every Wednesday at the Word of Truth Center in Vass on Poplar Street from noon to 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to eat in or carry out. For more information, contact Lynne Atauderman at 245-7009.
Sympathy goes out to the families of Renee Harris, of Vass, Richard Rogers, of Connecicut, and Tara Zanders, of Carthage.
Continue to pray for the sick and shut-ins, including Deacon Norman Kelly, who is a resident at Magnolia Gardens in Southern Pines, and Annie Cockrum, who is at Pinelake Health and Rehabilitation Center in Carthage. . Also pray for our youth, each other and our U.S. troops in Iraq and worldwide.
To have your news included in the Vass community section, send an e-mail to god1house@ yahoo.com or leave a message at 528-6189.
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