ARTICLES OF FAITH: Chamber Choir Performs at CPC
On Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. the Chamber Choir from Coastal Carolina University (CCU) will give a free concert at Community Presbyterian Church (CPC) in Pinehurst.
The CCU Chamber Choir is a select mixed choral ensemble that is open to any CCU student upon successful completion of an audition. This group serves as choral ambassadors for the CCU Department of Music, maintaining an active performance schedule and participating each spring in a recruitment tour alone or in conjunction with the CCU Concert Choir and/or Symphonic Band. They perform repertoire of all styles and periods that is appropriate for small vocal ensemble, with emphasis placed on Renaissance and twentieth century a cappella music.
They will lead music for both morning worship services at CPC, then give the concert that afternoon as part of this year's recruitment tour.
The CCU Chamber Choir is under the direction of Dr. Terri Sinclair, director of choirs and coordinator of Vocal Studies at CCU, and also music director at CPC. Sinclair is in her fourth year at CCU and has worked at CPC since 1991. She has degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill, Florida State University, and UNC-Greensboro.
Her professional background includes full-time faculty positions at Clemson University, UNC-Charlotte, and UNC-Asheville, three years at Sandhills Community College, and four years as choral director at Pinecrest High School.
Her choirs have performed at prestigious locations including the Washington National Cathedral, the Lincoln Center, the N.C. and S.C. Music Educators conventions, and at Disney World. In 2007 and 2009, she was selected as a conductor for the MidAmerica Productions Carnegie Hall Concert Series. In 2007, she was the invited clinician for the S.C. High School Women's Honor Choir. She has led workshops and reading sessions at professional conferences and has published articles in scholarly journals including the Choral Journal and The North Carolina Music Educator.
In her first year at CCU (2005-6), she was the recipient of the Teacher of the Year award. Sinclair is listed in Who's Who of American Women, 26th ed. (2007-2008). She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe N. Sinclair or Aberdeen. Her husband is Col. John J. Galland, USA (ret.), of Pinehurst.
Cypress Presbyterian Church announces two special services:
On Sunday, May 3, the church celebrates Memorial Sunday with the Rev. Richard Rodda as the guest minister. The day features a 7:30 a.m. service in the cemetery (weather permitting), breakfast, special music, historical displays, remembrances of Cypress members and the placing of flowers in the cemetery.
There will be a special service for Mother's Day with a reception for the confirmation class, Sunday, May. 10.
For further information regarding these events, call 910-245-7024.
Sunday worship services are at 8:30 and 11a.m.
The church is located at 1220 Cypress Church Road, seven miles east of Vass.
Fletcher's Chapel United Methodist Church family, in conjunction with Roderick Brower, will be sponsoring the "Together-N-Unity" spring concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18.
"Together-N-Unity" is a combined chorale effort that includes the United Gospel Singers, Hoffman, Love Grove Gospel Ensemble, Jackson Hamlet, and the Inner-Faith Chorale, Pinehurst. All three singing aggregations will join "Together-N-Unity" under the direction of Roderick B. Brower for the third annual spring concert and song fest.
"It is a very exciting time for us," says Brower. "The choir has worked extremely hard this year and is ready to minister in song. We are praying that this will be a blessed experience for everyone who attends. This year's theme is 'Blessed Be Ties That Bind.'"
Musical guests include Unbridled Praise Ensemble, Fayetteville; Elder Rodney Raines and Emmanuel, Fayetteville; Carolyn Napper, Winston-Salem; and Greater Deliverance World Outreach Center Praise Team, Monroe. Master of ceremonies will be Dr. Kenny E. Yarbrough, of Durham.
The services will take place at Fletcher's Chapel United Methodist Church, located on U.S. 1, Hoffman. The concert is free and open to the public.
Cornerstone Baptist Church will hold spring revival beginning with the morning worship service, Sunday, April 26, and continuing each evening Monday, April 27, through Wednesday, April 29. The Rev. Bucky Hendrix will speak at each service.
The church is located at 656 Hoffman Road, West End.
Doubs Chapel United Methodist Church will celebrate homecoming at the 11 a.m. service Sunday, April 26, and revival at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 26, through Wednesday, April 29.
The Community Presbyterian Church is hosting a Parent Enrichment Night, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29. The topic will be "Understanding Your Teenager."
This is a night of questions and answers facilitated by Liz Watson, MSN, RN, CS, professional counselor with FirstHealth Behavioral Services.
The Gospel Voices of Piney Grove Church, in the Windblow Community, Ellerbe, will celebrate their 11th anniversary at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 19, along with New View All Stars, Divine Spirituals, The Cousinaires, The Hillian Singers, The Christian-aires, The Gospel Gents, The Gospel Enlighteners and others.
For more information, contact Leonard Mayhue at (910) 974-4274.
Kingdom Minded Ministries International Inc. and its pastors, Charles and Deborah Bloom, are celebrating the church's first anniversary.
Services are at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at which Pastor Tyrant Davenport, of Family Fellowship Center, Fayetteville, is the speaker, and at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 26, when Pastor Stoney Locklear, of Turning Point Worship Center, speaks.
Services are held at Southern Pines Primary School Auditorium.
Mount Olive A.M.E. Zion Church will host a women's conference at 440 Bethlehem Church Road in Carthage Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 18, starting at 9 a.m. with a prayer breakfast.
The preachers speaking during the conference are the Rev. Angela Davis, Elder Alice Kincy and the Rev. Hammond. The Lambert Sisters from Taylor town will perform at the prayer breakfast. There will a series of workshops on topics of interest to women such as health, therapeutic foster care, how to start a small business and applying for Medicaid assistance.
Door prizes will be awarded.
Pizza and Movie
The Village Chapel will hold a family pizza and movie night for parents and children up to age 10, Friday, April 24 at 6 p.m.
Child care is available for the young ones by reservation. Call with the number and ages of children requiring care.
Call 295-6003 to reserve a spot.
Jesus Is Lord Deliverance Center will be hosting its annual Rainbow Tea at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18.
Assistant Pastor Tim Newton, from Rockingham, will be the guest speaker for this event.
JIL is located at 15767 U.S. 15-501 South, Aberdeen.
For more details, please call (910) 220-6792 or (910) 638-3155.
Spaulding Chapel Church will sponsor a block sale Saturday, April 18, at 8 a.m. until sold out.
"You will find food, clothes, shoes, purses, accessories, household items, books, jewelry, toys and miscellaneous items," says a spokesman.
Proceeds will benefit the Spaulding Chapel Church fundraising efforts.
Dr. John Sill, of Methodist University and West End United Methodist Church pastor, Dr. Won Namkoong, will lead a course on the study of Christianity and World Religions at West End United Methodist Church.
The series will be on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. beginn-ing April 26 and running through May 31. Topics will include "Why Study World Religions?", Buddhism, Hind-uism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.
The public is invited to the series, and additional information can be obtained by calling the church at 673-1371.
Pineywood Baptist Church, Cameron, will hold revival Sunday, April 19, at 7 p.m., through Thursday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m.
The guest speaker is the Rev. Jimmy Upton, of Marion. There will be special singing each evening.
For information, call 245-7351.
Pinehurst United Methodist Church is holding its annual projects benefit barbecue Friday, April 17. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Barbecue plates or fried chicken plates are $7 each, including a drink and dessert. Patrons can eat-in or carry out. Advance purchase tickets are available at the church, or walk-ins are welcome.
Lunch plates will be delivered (drink not included) for orders of 10 or more. Delivery orders should be placed in advance, on or before April 16, by calling the church at (910) 215-4559, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Payment will be accepted at delivery.
Pinehurst UMC is located on Airport Road about one mile from the Traffic Circle.
Sweet Haven Church, in Rockingham, will hold an outdoor gospel concert featuring The Locklears and The McNeils, at 7 p.m. Friday, May 8.
"Bring a chair," says a spokesman.
The church is located at 424 Midway Road, Rockingham.
Indoor Yard Sale
Page Memorial United Methodist Church is holding an indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the church fellowship hall.
"We will have furniture, appliances, toys, holiday items, glassware, household items, and a little bit of everything," says a spokesman.
The yard sale will benefit this summer's Vacation Bible School.
Liberty Church will hold revival at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, through Saturday, April 18.
Speakers include Pastor David Pike (Wednesday); Pastor Bill Futrall (Thursday); Pastor Gregg Newton (Friday) and Pastor Eugene Ussery (Saturday),
The church is located at Liberty Church,1810 Quewiffle Road, Aberdeen.
Rivers of Life Ministries will be having worship service and fellowship on the first and third Friday evening of every month at 7 p.m., starting April 17.
"We invite everyone," says Pastor Willie Self. "All races and ages are welcome."
There will be special prayer time, worship, refreshments, and fellowship.
For more information, contact Self at (910) 783-5590.
Rivers of Life is located at 2066-C Juniper Lake Road between Pinehurst and West End.
Shabbat services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 17, at Temple Beth Shalom, led by Rabbi Herman. There will be no Torah study on Saturday as the congregation will be celebrating the Bat Mitzvah of Rachel Levy that morning at 10 a.m.
Temple Beth Shalom is located at the corner of Jackson Springs Road and Hoffman Road in Foxfire Village, or contact the Sandhills Jewish Congregation at (910) 673-5224
Thursday, April 16, through Saturday, April 18, the Christian Science Reading Room, located at 173A NE Broad Street will be joining Christian Science Reading Rooms around the world in an International Open House weekend celebration.
Each Reading Room will offer different features. Visitors are invited to come in to see what a Reading Room is and what it has to offer. Learn about spiritual healing and discover the new Christian Science Monitor Weekly, which will be launched this month. The Reading Room is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
On Tuesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m., the local Christian Science Church will host a free lecture by John Q. Adams, of New York City, at the Sandhills Horticulural Visitor Garden Center at Sandhills Community College. The title of the lecture is "If God is All, Where is He at This moment?" There will be a question-and-answer period following the talk.
For further information, call 692-7759.
The youth ministry of Beaver Creek Baptist Church will hold a car wash at Lifeline Ministries, 3128 Jefferson Davis Highway, Tramway, near Sanford, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.
The church will host its Old Country Fair Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"We will have food, games, auction, vendors, vintage car and farm equipment on display and more," says a spokesman.
The spring tent revival will begin Sunday, April 26, at 11 a.m., and continue through Wednesday, April 29. The speaker is the Rev. Mike Cummings. The Sunday night service will be at 6 p.m. with live music. Monday and Tuesday services will start at 7 p.m., and Wednesday night will be Youth Night, beginning with pizza at 6 p.m.
The church is located at 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.
For information, call (919) 499-9632 or (800) 681-8602.
Bensalem Presbyterian Church is joining with Salon 7 in Seven Lakes to raise money for Moore County Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society with "Cuts for Cancer."
"Come out between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, April 25, and get a haircut, with all donations going to the American Cancer Society," says a church spokesman. "No appointment is necessary. If you don't need a haircut, come out anyway.
You can purchase luminaria in honor or memory of loved ones affected by cancer, enjoy a baked good or purchase a 'Fight Like a Girl' T-shirt."
All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. For more information, call Holly Camplin at 690-7957.
Pinebluff United Methodist Church announces the following events:
n Children Handbell Ringers (for all ages) 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 28.
n Angels Without Wings -- Helping Others through Kindness, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 15. For more information, call Martha at 281-5439.
n Church's Volunteer Administ-rative Personnel Appreciation Day, 11 a.m. Sunday, April 19.
n Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25.
n Crafts and Companionship, 10 a.m. Monday mornings, 10 a.m. Beginners welcome.
n Pinebluff United Methodist Church Prayer and Share 9 a.m. Thursdays. at Julie Graham's Pinebluff residence.
n Bible study, 6 p.m., Sundays.
The church is located at 275 East Philadelphia Ave., Pinebluff.
Sandy Grove Bible Church of God will hold a "100 Ladies in White" service, at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19, with guest speaker Pastor Barbara Powell, of New Generation Church, Sanford.
The church is located in Vass.
Aberdeen First Baptist
A six-week program, "1-2-3 Magic: Managing Difficult Behavior in Children ages 2-12" will be held Sundays, beginning April 26, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Aberdeen First Baptist Church. There will be a video and discussions each week. Child care will be provided.
"No homework, except to apply what you learn," says a spokesman.
For information, call 944-1421.
Our Lady of the Americas Roman Catholic Church will hold an indoor rummage and yard sale Saturday, April 18.
The church is located on Farmers' Market Road off N.C. 211, near Candor.
To reserve a table, which costs $20 each or two for $30, call (910) 400-5176.
Bethesda Presbyterian Pre-school is now accepting applications for its 2009-2010 school year.
The program is open to 3- and 4-year-olds. Birthdays must fall by Aug. 31 to be eligible for this school year.
The school operates Tuesday through Thursday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., September through May.
The curriculum consists of age-appropriate learning activities, developing socialization skills and a weekly Bible lesson.
Each class is limited to 10 students and acceptance is on first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome.
To apply, stop by the church located at 1002 N. Sandhills Boulevard (U.S. 1 with the lake out front) in Aberdeen.
For more information, call 944-2567.
The activities of the Christian Science Church are designed to inspire and encourage as well as explain the practical Science of Christ that heals.
They include a Bible lesson, church services, reading rooms and lectures.
The local Christian Science church holds a Sunday service at 10 a.m. and a Wednesday evening testimony meeting at 7:30 p.m. at 240 E. New Hampshire Avenue in Southern Pines.
The Reading Room, located at 173 NE Broad Street, where the Christian Science Monitor, other books and periodicals can be studied, purchased or borrowed, is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
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.
Sandhills Alliance Church is holding two Bible studies.
One is Beth Moore's "Study of Esther."
The other is Kay Arthur's Precepts ministries study of Numbers.
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.
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.
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 on the second and fourth Sundays, at 10 a.m., at the Pinehurst Executive Center, N.C. 5, Suite 7, Pinehurst.
Refreshments will follow.
For more information, send an e-mail to uucsandhills@ gmail. com or go to www.uua.org to learn more about this progressive religion.
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