The choir at Elizabeth Chapel Free Will Baptist Church will celebrate its anniversary at 7 p.m. Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday.
The church will hold Vacation Bible School the week of June 22-26.
The Church School convention for the Sanford District of A.M.E. Zion Churches will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church in Sanford.
The board members of the Addor Community Center invite everyone to attend the first-ever "Black-White Banquet" at 7 p.m. July 10 at the Days Inn on U.S. 1 in Southern Pines. Tickets are $25. (Please note the change in the date. It was inncorrect last week.)
Contact Gregory Savannah, the chairman, or the Rev. Fred Goins Jr., vice chairman. Everyone is asked to dress in black and white. There will be a lot of great fun and fellowship.
New Zion A.M.E. Zion Church will celebrate its 130th anniversary Sunday, June 14. The morning service begins at 11 o'clock, followed by lunch. The afternoon service is at 3 o'clock. The pastor, choir and members of New Endland A.M.E. Zion Church will be the special guests.
The Berkley High School reunion will be held June 26-28. More details will be coming soon.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Stella Gillispie (June 1), James McCants (June 2), Morgan Pierce (June 4) and Martin McMillian (June 5).
Sick and shut-ins: Betty J. Ellerbe, Nettie Benymon, Effie Jane Smith, Betty Lou Moses, Sarah F. McMillian and Marie Berry are among the homebound. Stella Gillispie, Connie L. Covington, Diana Brown, Portia Smith, Gladys C. Giles, Allen Smith, Eugene McRae, Wilbert Brown, Charles Wilkerson and James Morris are all in nursing homes or assisted-living facilities.
-- Lorine McCants
New Hope Christian Ministries at 704 Harris St., where the pastor is Elder Brenda Brown, holds regular worship services on the first through fourth Sundays of the month at 11 a.m. Sunday School is held at 10 a.m.
Bible study is held at 7:30 p.m. at the church. The church invites everyone to attend.
Pastor Brown will be speaking at New Zion A.M.E. Zion Church in Addor at 7:30 p.m. June 15.
St. John Baptist Church at 703 Harris St., where the pastor is the Rev. Jimmy Gilchrist, holds Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. every Sunday. Prayer meeting and Bible study take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.
The annual women's day program, "Celebrating Women!" will be held at 11 a.m. this Sunday. Dinner will be served in the fellowship hall after the service.
St. Joseph A.M.E. Zion Church, 309 Keyser St., where the pastor is the Rev. Henry R. Davis, holds Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship at 11:15 a.m. each Sunday.
Bible study is held at 7:15 p.m. every Wednesday.
Shiloh A.M.E. Zion Church at 206 Keyser St., where the pastor is the Rev. Fred Goins Jr., holds Sunday School every week at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. every first and third Sunday. Bible study is held at 7 p.m. every Wednesday.
A men's day program, 50 Men March, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 14. Minister Anthony Faison ( husband of Lady G, of 107.7 FM radio station) will be the guest speaker. The Lee Brothers, of Paradise A.M.E. Zion Church in the Dunn/Lillington District, will provide the music.
Happy birthday to all who are celebrating this week.
Continue to pray for healing, peace and strength for everyone.
Please submit church, community and personal announcements (such as birthdays and anniversaries) by 7 p.m. Sunday by calling 603-1135. If there is no answer, please leave your phone number and name.
-- Rachel Hill
St. Ruth United Church of God in West End, where the pastor is Elderess Lillian Kearns, holds worship services on the second and fourth Sundays at 11:30 a.m. A prayer meeting is held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, followed by Bible study at 7 p.m.
St. Ruth will have a combined youth and Sunday School service at 11:30 a.m. this Sunday. The guest speaker will be Evangelist Long, of Hillsboro.
Pastor Nathan Hooker, of St. John Church, will have a pre-anniversary at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Ruth.
Crossroads Church in Southern Pines, where the pastor is Bishop Joseph Quick, will have a pastoral aide service at 8 p.m. this Friday. His 12th pastoral anniversary will be June 18-21 at 8 o'clock nightly with different speakers.
New Church of the Overflow holds its worship service at 5 p.m. each Sunday at Holy Temple. Bishop Ronnie Moore, senior pastor of Kingdom Connections Church International Ministries in Rockingham, will lead the services.
Synagogue of Christ Church in Carthage, where the pastor is Bishop Lynn Kiniel and the assistant pastor is Minister Louise Kiniel, will not hold its worship service this Sunday. Bishop Kiniel will be the guest speaker at Holy Way in Eagle Springs to help celebrate Bishop Lorenzo Purcell's annniversary at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 12. Elizabeth Martin will host a "Fruits of Spirit" program at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Synagogue. Richard Faulk will sponsor a building fund program at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 14. Minister Mary Ray will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited.
Happy anniversay wishes go out to Phyllis and James McKendall on their 10th anniversary June 11.
Congratulations to Shaterica McMillan, who will graduate from Pinecrest High School on Saturday. She is the daughter of Phyllis McKendall and Howard McMillan. A dinner will be held in her honor Saturday, June 13, at the Douglass Center.
Congratulations to Reyanna Torrence , who will graduate from Union Pines next Saturday She is the daughter of Mikita Smith. A dinner in her honor will be held in Fayetteville at her grandmother's house.
Birthday wishes go out to Angie Ray, Lois Stubbs, Elder Melvin Jones Jr. (June 4), Antwan Ray, Gene Martin, and Frances Person (June 5), Juanita Goins (June 6), Stacy Howard (June 7) and Veronica Lester (June 9).
Please pray for all those in need and for each other.
Announcements can be submitted by e-mail to churchnews08@ yahoo.com, by mail toChurch News, P.O. Box 1088 Carthage NC 28327, or by leaving a message at 783-5086.
The St. Peters Church family thanks everyone who came out for its Youth on the Move on Saturday. It was a success.
St. Peters will honor its graduates this Sunday.
The Northern District Convention will convene June 10-14 in New Jersey.
Garron Monroe and Christian Jones received Young Eagles certificates Saturday at the Moore County Airport.
Joyce Alston and Norman Morris will be married Saturday, June 13, at Christ Free Baptist Church.
Ben and Barbara Harris will celebrate their wedding anniversary Saturday. Justin and Katrina Scott will celebrate their wedding anniversary June 9.
Rochelle Nichols celebrated her birthday Saturday with family.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Shannon Alston (June 3), Chris Jones (June 4), Gene Martin, Frances Person, Kharon McCrimmon and Cathy Curry (June 5), Sandra Williams and Mary Alford (June 8).
Sick and shut-ins include Lewis McLaughlin, Paula Neal, Steve Coney, Mamie Williams, Michael McLean, Ralph McLean, Joe Jackson, Evelyn Clegg, Mary Russell, Cornelia Adkins, Ester Mae Monroe, Sam Kelly, Anthony Thompson, Margaret 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 p.m. Thursday.
Pleasant Hill is celebrating its anniversry this week.
Bible school will be held the week of June 15 at Macedonia.
The W.E. McLeod Ensemble will celebrate its anniversary at 7 p.m. June 13.
Fletcher's Chapel will celebrate its 114th anniversary Wednedsay-Friday, June 24-26, at 7:30 nightly and at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 28. The Rev. Jerry Murray, of Oakley Grove, will be the guest speak Wednesday night. Dr. Kenny Yarborough from Glorious Church in Durham will speak Thursday night. The Rev. James McKinnon, of Popular Springs Baptist in Addor, wil speak Friday night. The Rev. Johnnie Wright from Westover United Methodist Church in Durham will speak Sunday afternoon.
Nancy Hayes celebrated her 88th birthday Saturday. Edna Kelly celebrated her 69th birthday Saturday with a surprise party.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Teshia McLean (June 1), Deacon Ernest Gilmore Sr. (June 8), and Larry Wadkins (May 9)
Sick and shut-ins: Thelma McKoy, Albert Hailey, Flossie Hagins, Flossie Highland, Rosa Harrison, Wilson Hart, Darris Hart, Albert Hailey, Douglas Green, Juanita Gilmore, Ernest Gilmore, Lillie Ellerbe, Nancy Ellerbe, Ellen Ellerbe, Nancy Hayes, Leana M. McRae, Johnny King, Eugene Martin, Martha Ingram, Lomuel Stroman Sr., Chrizzell Stroman, Rebecca Utley, Wilbert Brown, Willie Gibson, Martha Rushing, William Strickland, Nan Bryant, Richard Bostick and E.C. McFayden.
Please continue to pray for the sick and shut-ins, church leaders, educators, children, government leaders and one another.
-- Bea Little
Mount Pleasant Church will recognize its 2009 graduates during the 11 a.m. worship service this Sunday. The graduates will revceive Bibles.
Men's Sunday will be held June 21. The men of the church will fill the choir loft and lead every aspect of the worship service. Special music is planned, and Rick Harrison will be the pianist for the day.
Work is progressing on the fellowship hall.
Through generous giving of the church, Brent Godfrey's mission trip to the Dominican Republic has been secured. Brent and his mother will be leaving next Sunday for a week of mission work, Bible study and a special outreach through the baseball team of Grace Christian Church, where he attends. The church wishes them safe travels.
Vacation Bible School has been set for July 27-31, with the theme this year of "Studio Game Show GO!"
Happy Birthday to Libby Poplin who turns 30 on June 9.
Please mark your calendar now for the Marks/Wright families reunion to be held at Mount Pleasant Church on Oct. 10-11.
Please remember members of the military and their families whether here or abroad. They all need our positive thoughts and prayers as they serve our country.
If you have any information you'd like to share with the community please give me a call at 245-4747.
A weeklong summer camp for youth will be held at the Taylor House from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 15, through Friday, June 19. Activities include swimming at Boler Park and other recreational games.
The program is sponsored by Moore County 4-H and is free and open to youths ages 6-12 in the community. Teenagers are invited to assist with the younger children. For more information, call Linda Gore, Moore County 4-H coordinator, at 947-3188 or Rose Highland-Sharpe, 4-H adviser, at 295-0013. Jermaine Bright will be the lead camp counselor. Jermaine's number is 528-9512. Adult volunteers are welcome.
Moore County 4-H provides day camps at the Agricultural Center in Carthage and overnight camps at Millstone 4-H Center in Ellerbe. Call Linda Gore at 947-3188 for more information. Scholarships are provided based on need and availability.
The Taylortown Volunteer Fire and Rescue Inc. committee sponsors "Bingo Night" at the Taylor House from 7 until 10 p.m. every Friday. Proceeds benefit the fire and rescue program building. The Rev. David Levine is the coordinator. The fire and rescue committee meets every other Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Taylor House.
The Cub Scouts meet at the Taylor House every Thursday night at 7 p.m. The Rev. Levine is the leader.
The Galilee Gospel Choir will have its anniversary at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, June 13. For more information, call Mary Mason at 295-5477. The pastor, the Rev. Charles Nabors, invites everyone to the program.
Spaulding Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church will have an afternoon of worship and praise through songs, featuring soloists, duos, and choirs at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 14. The missionaries are the sponsors. The pastor, Rev. Oscar Rush, invites everyone to the program.
The Brown family reunion is scheduled for June 26-28. Please contact Wendy Brown Martin at 295-4521 for more information.
Academy Heights Alumni Association will have the school reunion on Aug. 28-30. You must have your money in by Aug. 8.
Please contact Shirley Pearson at 315-6120, Dorothy Brisbon at 692-8141, or Jimmy McCrimmon at 295-5298 for more information. Payments can be mailed to Jeannie Scales at 124 Washington St., West End, NC 27376.
The West Southern Pines Civic Club Inc. and Southern Pines Parks and Recreation will sponsor the annual Black Arts Festival at the Pool Park (rain or shine) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 20. To participate as a vendor, entertainer or artist, please contact Peggy Capel at 692-8616.
The community extends condolences to the Watkins, Payton, Baughn and Benson families.
Please remember all the sick and shut-ins, jobless, homeless, incarcerated, youths and members of the U.S. military in your prayers and good deeds.
Send your community announcements to R. Highland-Sharpe at P.O. Box 4653, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or call 295-0013.
God's House of Prayer Ministry holds Sunday School at 10 a.m. every Sunday, and worship services are held at 11 a.m. every first and third Sunday. Bible study is held at 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Intercessory prayer is held at 8 a.m. every Saturday. The church is at 205 Pats Road.
A pre-anniversary program for Pastor Mary Kelly at God's House of Prayer Ministry will be held at 6 p.m. Friday. The guest speaker will be Pastor Helen White, of Holy Deliverance Church of God in Fayetteville. Everyone is invited to attend.
On June 27 at 5 p.m., Pastor Mary Kelly will have her ninth pastoral anniversary celebration at Southern Pines Primary School. The school is at 250 West New York Ave. in Southern Pines.
Highland Baptist Church on U.S. 1 holds Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. every Sunday. Services are also held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.Mike Qualls will be the guest preacher Sunday.
A Saturday night prayer meeting is held from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Come if you have a special need and would like others to pray with you. Or you can also call the prayer line at 693-PRAY.
The church has started a Care Ministry program. Volunteers are needed at 10 a.m. Saturdays.
The father/son event will be held Saturday, June 20.
Junior youth camp will be held June 22 26, and the teen camp is July 20 24.
Anyone interested in sponsoring a child is asked to call the church at 695-0494.
God's Vision of Praise Ministry holds a worship service every Sunday at 11:30 a.m. except on any fifth Sunday. Bible study is held at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday.
The church will celebrate family and friends day at 11:30 a.m. this Sunday. A men's day service will held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, June 14. The guest speaker will be Pastor William Barrett of Lillington.
A Holy Ghost Praise service will be held at 7:30 p.m. June 26. The guest speaker will be Minister Robert Stallings of Goldsboro. A Father, Son and Holy Ghost service will be held at 4 p.m. June 28. There will be different speakers. Everyone is welcome to attend all services.
God's Vision of Praise Ministry thanks Evangelist Paulette Jennis and family for being a part of the church ministry.
On the prayer list for God's Vision of Praise members are Helen Covington-McIvery, Carolyn Covington-Terry, Wilma Jennis, Charlie Malloy, Ernestine Goins, Phyllis Goins, Mother Shields, Patricia Malloy. To be put on the prayer list for church members call 783-9783.
New Direction Outreach Ministries at 3623 North U.S. 1 Business, across from Vass Park, is having a three-day revival starting at 5 p.m. this Sunday and continuing at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The guest speaker will be Bishop Daniel Malloy, of Tabernacle of Praise Outreach Ministries in Philadelphia. Everyone is welcome to attend. The host of this event is Pastor Linnie M. Saunders, who is also the founder of the church.
Congratulations also go out to all June graduates, including Julius Morrison Jr. from Lee County High School in Sanford, Tamara Kelly from Union Pines High School and Annesha McKeithan from Western Harnett High.
Congratulations also go out to Braxton McKeithan who was promoted. He is in the U.S. Army and is stationed in California. He is the son of Celester and Catherine McKeithan, of Cameron.
Birthday wishes go out to Naomi N. Gonzalez (June 3), Wendy Scott, Conner Locklear and Denise Sessoms (June 4), Breyona Jones (June 8), Keith Furr (June 9) and Nathon Zayes (June 14).
Happy anniversary wishes go out to Mr. and Mrs. Kevon Scott on June 2 and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Duckworth on June 7.
Continue to pray for the sick and shut-ins -- including Deacon Norman Kelly at Pinehurst Nursing Homes and Annie Cockrum at Pinelake Health Center -- Mozelle Barber, Joanne Barber, Eunice Campbells, Lena Salmon, Ella Mae Marion, Debbie Bibey, Kevin Barber, Eric Chricoe and Heather Barber, as well as our troops in Iraq and worldwide and our youth and each other.
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