Articles of Faith: Vass Methodist Hosts Barbecue Tomorrow
Vass United Methodist Church will host a barbecue lunch and supper from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 5.
The meal features pork barbecue prepared by Jordan's Barbecue, of West End, accompanied by cole slaw, baked beans, roll and homemade dessert. Dine in the church fellowship hall or carry out. All plates are $7 each. Tickets are available at the door.
The church is located at 111 Alma Street, Vass. From U.S. 1, take the Vass exit at N.C. 690 and turn toward Vass. The church is approximately an eighth of a mile on the right, across from the Vass Rescue Squad.
For details call the Rev. Phil Brown at 245-7665.
Pastor Dock Kelly III and Wells Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, Southern Pines, will fellowship with the Rev. Henry R. Davis and St. Joseph A.M.E. Church, 309 Keyser St., Aberdeen at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8.
Kelly, a Moore County native and graduate of UNC Greensboro, is the head wrestling coach at Anderson University, Anderson, S.C., and former pastor of Hartwell Missionary Baptist Church, Hartwell, Ga.
Christian Community is the theme of special Lenten services for spiritual renewal and transformation that begin Sunday, March 8, at Jackson Springs Presbyterian Church.
Worship is at 7 p.m., preceded by an evening meal between 5:30 and 6:30 in the fellowship hall and a congregational song fest at 6:30 in the sanctuary. Guest speaker will be Dr. Douglas W. Hix.
The Potter's Will, a gospel group from Montgomery/Moore counties will provide special music on Sunday night. Jim Blue, member of the church choir, will sing on Monday night and On Eagle's Wings, a gospel group from Pinehurst, will sing Tuesday night.
"All are invited to come. Plan to give yourself a gift. The gift is time for reflection and renewal, preceded by food, fellowship and song for you and your family," says a spokesperson.
In preparation for the services, a prayer banner with "praying in color" cards for members, family and other loved ones was assembled on Ash Wednesday in the fellowship hall. An example of Christian community, prayers were offered as each card was made at different times over the past few weeks and when they were placed on the vine. The prayer card center will remain in the fellowship hall throughout Lent so that cards can be added to the prayer vine at any time.
Hix has given long and distinguished service to ordained ministry and higher education, including serving as president at St. Andrews Presbyterian College in 2000-2001. In retirement, he is an active leader in the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina, and currently is supply pastor at Centre Presbyterian Church, Maxton.
Jackson Springs Presbyterian Church is located at 6244 N.C. 73, Jackson Springs, three miles west of West End.
For more information, call (910) 673-7630.
The Missionary Department of Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church, Southern Pines, will sponsor its annual candlelight service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8.
The Rev. Carolyn Ratcliff will bring the message. A native of Taylortown, she attended Academy Heights High School. She received an associate degree in biblical studies from Bethel Bible College.
Currently a member of Spaulding Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, Ratcliff has been an active pastor, civic worker, and caregiver most of her life.
Special music, interdenominational worship, youth participation and ceremony of reaffirmation are part of this service.
Peggie Capel, president of the Missionary Parent Body, says she invites all to come.
Aberdeen First Baptist Church will host the N.C. Regional Sunday School Equipping Conference Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. All local Sunday School teachers, parents and church leaders are invited There will be child care available for children up through kindergarten, but reservations are required.
There is a $5 charge for lunch.
Contact the church at 944-1421.
All women in the parish, and in the community, are invited to attend the annual baby shower for the Life Care Pregnancy Center at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 12, in Founders' Hall at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pinehurst.
Participants are asked to bring an unwrapped baby gift.
Susan Clendinin, of the nonprofit volunteer organization, will be the featured speaker. This is the only "pro-life" group for pregnant women in Moore County relying solely on donations, and providing all services free of charge. Members are also asked to bring finger sandwiches.
For further information, call (910) 295-6550 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cypress Presbyterian Church will hold the Cypress House Golf Tournament at Woodlake Country Club Saturday, March 7.
An "Inquirer's Class" will be held at the church Sunday mornings at 10 a.m.
"This class is not a commitment to join the church, nor is it for prospective members only," says a spokesman. "It is an opportunity to learn more about Presbyterianism, Cypress Presbyterian Church and God's love for you."
For additional information regarding these events, call Cypress Presbyterian Church at (910) 245-4731. Cypress Presbyterian Church is located at 1220 Cypress Church Road, seven miles east of Vass.
Sandy Grove Bible Church of God, Vass, will celebrate Joy Night at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14.
The featured speaker for March 6 is Josephine Green of Green Grove Church, Star. The speaker for March 14 is Margaret Allen of Disciple Church of God.
The Knights of Columbus will hold its annual fish fry at St. Anthony of Padua's parish hall, Fridays, March 6, March 20, March 27, and April 3, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Takeout plates are available.
Plates include either fried or baked fish, hush puppies, French fries, green beans, cole slaw and fruit salad as well as soda, iced tea, coffee and water.
Plates are $8 for adults; $5 for ages 7 to 12, and children under 6 eat free.
The church is located at 320 N. Ashe Street, Southern Pines.
The Northwood Temple Church MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will host the "Twice Is Nice" Children's Consignment Sale on Saturday, March 21, at the Northwood Temple Family Life Center (4200 Ramsey St., Fayetteville). The sale will run from 8 to 11 a.m. and will reopen from noon to 3 p.m. for a 50-percent-off clearance sale.
"Twice Is Nice" is a semi-annual event and specializes in gently used children's clothing, toys, equipment, furniture, dcor and educational supplies. Shoppers will also find maternity clothing and nursing accessories.
Consignors find "Twice Is Nice" to be a convenient way to clean out closets and playrooms, while recovering some of the investment they've made into their children's wardrobes, furniture and playthings. Registered consignors and volunteers also earn the benefit of shopping before the general public, Friday, March 20.
"Twice Is Nice" attracts shoppers and consignors from all over the Cape Fear region. Due to the troubled economy, organizers expect more savvy shoppers and consignors than ever before. Consignors earn more for their items than they can at a garage sale, and shoppers can find gently-used maternity and children's items all in one location. New parents, and parents new to the Fayetteville area, will find the sale to be a great way to learn more about other family-oriented events, organizations and businesses.
More details about consigning, volunteering and shopping can be found on the "Twice Is Nice" website, www.northwoodmops.com. Proceeds from the sale support the Northwood Temple Church MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and unsold donated merchandise is distributed to local pregnancy crisis support agencies.
The musical group Sweet Lew and the Jayhawks will perform at Emmanuel Episcopal Church Saturday, March 28, from 6 to 9 p.m.
The group, which consists of Lew Ketchem, Hugh Sutherland, Jaime Conrad, Tom Connor, Barkley Kern and Emmanuel's rector, the Rev. John Tampa, plays old-fashioned rock 'n' roll and beach music.
The program is open to the public, and tickets are available for purchase through the church office at $10 per person or $30 per family. Tickets will also be available at the door.
For more information or to buy tickets, call 692-3171.
Wells Tabernacle Church of God in Christ will hold its annual membership meeting Sunday, March 8, at 11 a.m.
The Sandhills Fellowship of Churches will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, March 10, at noon at Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church. The church is located at 972 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Southern Pines.
The Lenten services, which are all at Southern Pines churches, are scheduled at noon as follows:
n Wednesday, March 4, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 350 E. Massachusetts Avenue.
n Wednesday, March 11, Southern Pines United Methodist Church, 175 Midland Road.
n Wednesday, March 18, Emmanuel Presbyterian, corner of S. Gaines Street and New Hampshire Avenue.
n Wednesday, March 25, First Baptist Church, 200 E. New York Avenue.
n Wednesday, April 1, Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church, 972 W. Pennsylvania Avenue.
n Wednesday, April 8, St. James Lutheran Church, 983 W. New Hampshire Avenue.
"Bring your lunch for the Lenten services," says a spokesman. "Drinks will be provided."
West End United Methodist Church will host a Lenten Lunch Service at the church continuing each Wednesday through April 1.
The services will start at 11:30 a.m. and include a devotion, Communion, and a speaker, and conclude with a light lunch consisting of soup and sandwiches.
The luncheons are free of charge, and the public is invited and welcome to attend.
For directions or additional information, contact the church at 673-1371.
Carolina Bible College will be offering a satellite class at Beaver Creek Baptist Church. The classes will begin in March on Monday nights.
Those interested in registering should call (919) 499-9632.
The church is located at 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.
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.
March, Women's History Month, is a time to remember and learn more about great women leaders.
Biographies are being featured at local libraries, and in addition, at the local Christian Science Reading Room.
Mary Baker Eddy was a woman whose vision and courage not only overcame barriers in her time but continues to open vistas for a growing number of spiritual seekers worldwide. Author of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," currently available in 16 languages, Eddy was a prominent publisher as well.
In her 87th year, she started the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, The Christian Science Monitor, now celebrating its centennial. For a woman to start a newspaper at that time was remarkable -- for it to have achieved the standing that it has in the world of journalism is also remarkable.
Eddy may be best known for establishing the Christian Science Church, now in over 70 countries. About 1,500 of these have reading rooms to offer visitors the opportunity to read, borrow or purchase books and periodicals.
In Southern Pines, the Reading Room is located at 173-A NE Broad Street and is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
A Life Conference will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at North Raleigh Christian Academy, 7300 Perry Creek Road, Raleigh.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. Topics will cover "the dignity of life from its beginning to natural end."
Registration, which includes lunch, is $20 for adults and $10 for students.
For information, call (919) 212-0114, e-mail prolifeeventsnc@ gmail.com or visit www.prolife eventsnc.org.
Our Saviour Lutheran
"On Wednesdays, March 4 through April 8, we will enjoy a light supper together at 6 p.m., followed by activities for all ages at 6:30 p.m.," says a spokesman.
Worship begins at 7 p.m.
The church will host a special time to pray the Labyrinth Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with an explanation of the history of the labyrinth and praying the labyrinth as a spiritual discipline during Lent.
How to incorporate the labyrinth into your prayer time, and other prayer methods will be discussed. The church's canvas labyrinth is a replica of one in the floor tiles of the Chartes Cathedral in France. These were for pilgrims who were unable to go to the Holy Land, to walk and pray as a type of pilgrimage during the Middle Ages.
A Service of Healing will also be held at 6 p.m. March 7 and will include laying on of hands and anointing with oil those seeking healing.
A Seder meal will be celebrated on April 8 at 6 p.m., followed by the worship service at 7 p.m.
There will be a nursery provided each evening.
The church is located on Luther Way, near the Barn Restaurant, Southern Pines.
On Friday, March 6, there will be a community blood drive from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at Temple Beth Shalom. The drive is a joint effort of Temple Beth Shalom, McDonalds Chapel, and West End Methodist Church.
This is the second year of the combined effort of the three institutions, which are planning to conduct the drive three times a year in cooperation with the Red Cross.
Temple Beth Shalom is located at the corner of Jackson Springs and Hoffman roads in Foxfire Village.
For an appointment, call the Red Cross at 692-8571 or Lauretta Warshauer at 295-5666.
The Community Presbyterian Church Youth Fellowship will be sponsoring the Spring Fling Sunday, March 15, from 5 to 9 p.m.
"Beginning with line and shag dancing, followed by dinner and live music by Sweet T, this evening promises to be fun for the entire family," says a spokesman.
Complimentary child care will be provided.
Prior to the festivities, a silent auction will be held. Among items offered are a Putter Boy collectible, original artwork, jewelry, and gift baskets.
The price of admission will be $20 per adult, and $10 for children 12 and under. The proceeds will be used to benefit activities and mission work of the youth group.
For further information, call 295-6848.
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.
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 "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.
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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