Articles of Faith: Trinity Honors 15 for Community Service
Elaine and Orbie Simon are among the honorees of the social concerns committee at Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church at the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday, Jan. 18.
Trinity will honor 15 Moore County residents for outstanding community service. The program is a revival of Social Concerns Sunday, begun by the late Willie V. Small, which recognized hundreds of people across the state.
Others to be recognized are Jean Capel, Tessie Taylor, Caroline Eddy, Hal Hyde, Earl Jones, Veola McLean, John Roberts, Frederick Robinson, Buddy Spong, Agnes White, Sondra Nelson, and long-time Trinity members, John and Frances Sledge.
A reception will follow the morning service.
The 24th annual ministerial anniversary and appreciation services for Elder Shirley Gillis will be held Friday, Jan. 16, through Sunday, Jan. 18. Services will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday.
Various bishops, pastors, ministers, churches and choirs will be participating.
Gillis has preached through the U.S. and in the Middle East. She is the pastor and founder of the Outreach Ministries for Jesus Pentecostal Assembly Inc.
The celebration will be held at Solid Rock Holiness Church, 206 Arnold Avenue, Aberdeen, where services are held for Outreach Ministries each first and third Sundays.
Rivers of Life Ministries will be having services Jan. 22-24 at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Apostle Tim Adams from Harvest Ministries in Wadesboro, Thursday. Pastor Ron Horner, from Life Springs Church in Wilson, will be the speaker on Friday night.
Pastor Ed Kivett will speak Saturday night. He is also from Harvest Ministries.
The church is located at 2066 C Juniper Lake Business Park near the intersection of N.C. 211 and Juniper Lake Road.
For information, call Pastor Willie Self at 783-5590.
Pinebluff United Methodist Church will hold "movie morning" Saturday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon.
The movie is "The Bee Movie." All ages of children are welcome. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. "Please bring your favorite blanket and pillow to snuggle up," said a spokesman. "We would like to have lots of new kids. Come join us for some fun."
Call Lillian at 281-4803 for more information.
First Missionary Baptist Church will present a Praise Power Fellowship service, featuring Pastor Grady Perryman and the Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church choir, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18.
The church is located at 315 S. Gaines Street, Southern Pines.
Sandy Grove Bible Church of God, in Vass, will host Joy Night Friday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The featured speaker is Josephine Green, of Star.
At 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, Elder Gary Marshall, of New Bethel in Ellerbe, will speak.
Sunday, Feb. 1, at 3 p.m. there will be a "Night in White" program.
Eirrac Semaj Productions presents "The Church Fight" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Luse Fellowship Hall of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Jackson Hamlet. Admission is $7.
Members of an upcoming church gather to rid themselves of one of the greatest pastors the church has ever had. In the process they argue among themselves and air each other's dirty little secrets. But then there is a voice of reason that asks how does God look at us?
"Join us for a good laugh, great singing and a message to all church members everywhere," says Thomas Gibson.
Crossroads Community Church will hold an indoor auction for world missions, along with a barbecue and baked chicken dinner buffet at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at the church fellowship hall.
The cost for the buffet is $10 for adults (all you can eat) and $5 for children 12 and under.
Donation items for the auction are welcome, but must be in by Jan. 15.
The church is located at 780 Bibey Road, Carthage.
Call (910) 949-3971.
The Kingdom Connections Church of Rockingham, will hold a New Year's Revival Wednesday, Jan. 14, through Friday, Jan. 16.
The speaker will be Pastor Stoney Locklear of Turning Point Ministries in Aberdeen. Services will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The church is located at 134 Mill Road in Rockingham. For more information call (910) 528-7620.
Piney Grove Church will hold its annual Joy Night Musical at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24.
Among the expected groups are the Richmond Senior High Gospel Choir, Christ Memorial Gospel Choir and others.
The church is located in the Windblow Community, Ellerbe.
The Women of Sacred Heart will sponsor a Valentine luncheon with spouses, gentlemen guests and good friends Thursday, Feb. 12, at Table on the Green at Midland Country Club, 2205 Midland Drive, Pinehurst.
Entertainment will be provided by Ken Loyd on the piano. There will be a cash bar at noon, and lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per person.
The menu will feature barbecued ribs with fries and cole slaw or Chicken Florentine served with a garden salad, rolls and butter, mashed potatoes and sautd vegetables. Coffee or tea and dessert are included.
Call Ann McLoughlin at 673-5400 for reservations and dinner choices.
Emmanuel Baptist Church will hold a gospel singing featuring the group Adoration at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25.
The church is located at 632 McCrimmon Road, Carthage.
For information, call (910) 947-4736.
"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 Presbyterian 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
More like this story