Articles of Faith: Children Focus of Day of Prayer
Christ Community Church will be one of 1,500 locations around the globe to host the Nov. 14, "Arise! Cry Out!" -- a day of extraordinary prayer for this generation of children and schools. Sponsored by Moms In Touch International, the free event will be held in the new CCC sanctuary and will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with doors opening at 8:30 a.m.
Sandhills Classical Christian School Moms In Touch leader Suzy Giles is encouraging women to come for several reasons. "This is a time to meet other women for praise and worship, prayer and inspiration," she says.
She also says, "You can make history by being one of thousands of women praying all over the world at the same time, with the same heart for this generation of children."
The Live Event took place in San Diego Oct. 9-10 and was professionally recorded to be used at host sites throughout the United States and in countries around the globe Saturday, Nov. 14. Inspirational teaching will be led by Moms In Touch International founder Fern Nichols, Pastor Miles McPherson of Rock Church in San Diego, and the worship team of Crimson Bridge. There will be a time of corporate and small group praying, with praying out loud being optional.
Praying for children, schools and this generation is the theme for this event. Alarming statistics share that one out of five high school seniors do drugs, approximately one out of three teenage girls gets pregnant, and that suicide is the third-leading cause of death among ages 15-24.
"As you can see, children desperately need our prayers," says Penny Terry, Moms In Touch area coordinator.
For more information, call (910) 638-1679 or visit the Web site at www.momsintouch.org. Christ Community Church is located 1.9 miles north of the Pinehurst Traffic Circle on U.S. 15-501.
A community Thanksgiving service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the First Baptist Church of West End (located at 5205 N.C. 211).
Dr. Won Namkoong, pastor at West End United Methodist Church, will deliver the sermon, and the West End Presbyterian Church Choir will provide music for the service.
"The community is cordially invited to this service of Thanksgiving," says a spokesman.
On Saturday Nov. 21, children and adults passing down Broad Street in Southern Pines can write what they are grateful for and hang it on the "Gratitude Tree."
At this annual celebration of "Gratitude Is My Attitude," refreshments will be available. The tree is in front of the Christian Science Reading Room, 173 NE Broad St., Southern Pines.
The Sandhills Jewish Congregation announces its return to Temple Beth Shalom at Foxfire Village. After several months, repairs have been completed. There will be a rededication of the temple and a return of the Torahs to the ark.
Shabbat services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, with Torah study at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, and religious school at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 22.
An interfaith Thanksgiving service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at Jackson Springs Presbyterian Church.
Kingdom-Minded Ministries and Pastors Charles and Deborah Bloom celebrated their pastoral anniversary Sunday, Nov. 8. The message was brought during the 10 a.m. service by Apostle William T. Ford of Parks Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, Fayetteville.
Kingdom-Minded Ministries International Inc. will be hosting its annual "Fresh Wind" Conference, featuring Pastor Bob Sorge of Oasis House Ministries, Saturday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m. Apostle Covington, of Harvest Time Christian Center, will be featured at the 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 services.
All services will be held at the Southern Pines Primary School Auditorium. For more information, contact Minister David Bloom at (910) 922-0634.
On Saturday, Dec. 12, Kingdom-Minded Ministries will present Gospel Fest 2009, featuring various groups and choirs from the local and surrounding areas. The theme: is "Gathering Together in HIS Presence."
For more information on that event, contact Jean McRae at (910) 315-2341.
New Covenant Fellowship, 1305 Hulsey Road, Carthage, hosts an afterschool program for sixth-through-eighth graders.
"We pick up your child from New Century Middle School," says Pastor Adam Love. "Our program offers tutoring, devotions and structured activities in a safe, friendly environment."
The cost is $30 per week, or pay daily for drop-ins. For more details, call Love at (910) 947-1412.
There will be a Thanksgiving service of fellowship, praise and worship at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25
Contact the church at (910) 947-1412 for details.
New Life Tabernacle of Aberdeen celebrates its 30th anniversary Saturday, Nov. 14, and Sunday, Nov. 15.
The Rev. Samuel W. Williamson will speak at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14; the Rev. W.J. Daigle at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, and the Rev. Stanley B. Wilt at 11 a.m.
Dinner will follow the Sunday services.
The church is located at 220 N. Pine St. Aberdeen.
For information, call (910) 944-7503.
Love Grove Freewill Baptist Church will host a plate sale beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the church, which is located at 293 Dawkins St., off N.C. 5.
Collard green sandwiches are offered for $3 each, and fried chicken plates are $7.
For advance orders, call (910) 295-4211.
First Presbyterian Church in Carthage will host a Christmas recital at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m.
Elizabeth Williams, Kay Patterson and Rosemary Paschal will perform various selections on the organ and piano.
Community Friends Church will hold revival Thursday, Nov. 19, through Sunday, Nov. 22.
The speaker is Evangelist Kenny Greenway, of High Point. Thursday through Saturday services are at 7 p.m., and Saturday is youth night. There will be no Sunday School classes on Sunday, and the service will begin at 10:30 a.m.
The church is located at 3879 U.S. 15-501, Carthage.
Shiloh Christmas Tea
The annual Shiloh Christmas tea will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, from 3 to 4 p.m., 5 to 6 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m.
"Each year, we are welcomed to the Church by the beautiful Scottish sounds of a traditional bagpiper," says a spokesman. "The large pine doors, one for the gentlemen and one for the ladies, open to a vision of yesteryear."
Historic Shiloh Church is decorated with all natural evergreens and simple, homemade ornaments adorn the live 14-foot Christmas tree.
"The plain sanctuary is lit only by the flicker of candles, as it was 100 years ago, when our ancestors gathered here to worship," says the spokesman.
The annual candlelit service includes music (cello, flute, harp, oboe, violin), which varies each year, performed by the world renowned Trinity Music School, old-fashioned communion using North Carolina pottery, the reading of the Christmas story and fellowship with friends, old and new. Refreshments, hot Shiloh spiced tea and delicious sugar cookies, are served by the ladies of Shiloh during each service.
The church is located on Shiloh Woods Drive, Troy.
For directions, visit www.shilohchurchtroy.com.
Southside Baptist Church, 125 Cedar Creek Road, Biscoe, is holding its annual missions conference, Sunday, Nov. 15, through Tuesday, Nov. 17. The Sunday services will be Sunday School at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m. and Sunday evening at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday services will begin at 7 p.m. Special guests will be the Gilliam family, missionaries serving in Queensland, Australia.
On Tuesday night missionaries Jim and Connie Jeremias, serving with the Rock of Ages Prison Ministry, will be speaking.
For more information or directions, call the church at (910) 428-9243 or Pastor Michael Lynn at (910) 974-4723.
Thanksgiving Day Service
The community is invited to attend a Thanksgiving Day service at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, at the Christian Science Church, 240 E. New Hampshire Ave., Southern Pines.
The Thanksgiving Day service includes the Thanksgiving Day proclamation of the President of the United States, the Thanksgiving Bible lesson, and time set aside during the one-hour service for individuals to express gratitude for blessings experienced this year.
No collection will be taken; however, food items for the Coalition will be welcome. Child care will be provided.
For more information, call (910) 692-7759. The Christian Science Thanksgiving Bible lesson is available now to be read and studied at the Christian Science Reading Room, located at 173 NE Broad St., Southern Pines. It is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Both English and Spanish resources are available.
Bensalem Presbyterian Church in Eagle Springs will host the Montgomery County "Operation Inasmuch," Sunday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m.
"Operation Inasmuch" mobilizes believers in a hands-on local church missions blitz in their community. It offers a proven model of local ministry for any size congregation in any location.
Coordinator Rebecca Blake will share information on "Operation Inasmuch" history, how it has worked in her community, and how churches can get involved. A chili dinner will follow the presentation.
For more information, contact the Rev. Wes Brandon at (910) 691-2942 or visit the "Operation Inasmuch" Web site at www.operationinasmuch.com.
Beaver Creek Baptist Church sponsors a free Thanksgiving dinner for families in need Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in its Family Life Center.
The church is located at 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.
Call (919) 499-9632 or (800) 681-8602.
The Southern Pines Business Association is looking for singers/carolers to stroll the streets during its holiday open house, Sunday, Nov. 29, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The annual tree-lighting ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m. Get a group together of friends, family, church groups, etc. and join in on the fun.
For more information, contact Claudia Miller at (910) 692-5356.
A gospel singing jubilee will be held at Crossroads Community Church, Carthage, Saturday, Nov. 14. Food will be available at the fellowship hall from 5 to 6 p.m. Gospel singing will begin at 6 p.m. at the church. Admission to the singing is free.
Featured singers will be Corbin and Linda Whitaker, Robert Wicker, Darrin Locklear, Jack Dove, Mechelle Kelly, Anne Lane and many more.
The church is located at the Whispering Pines Intersection of Vass-Carthage and Niagara-Carthage roads in Carthage.
For more information, call (910) 949-3971.
Highland Baptist Church
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. Wednesday.
The Children's Care Ministry volunteers go out at 10 a.m. every Saturday. Anyone interested in joining can contact Pastor Bill Vaughn at (910) 692-6430.
The church has a bus ministry for those who need a ride to and from church on Sunday mornings.
After-school child care is available through Highland Christian Academy. Call the pastor at (910) 692-6430 or the church at (910) 695-0494 for information.
On Sunday, Nov. 15, the Calvary Gospel Singers will celebrate their anniversary at Piney Grove Church, Windblow Community, Ellerbe.
The service begins at 2:30 p.m. Several groups are expected to render music.
For more information, call Clara Williams, president, at (910) 652-5946.
Priest Hill Presbyterian Church will hold its annual chicken stew and pork barbecue supper beginning at 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14. Plates are $8 and are available for drive-through, eat-in or takeout.
The church is located at 2792 Old River Road in Carthage.
Fellowship House of God will be holding its "Winter Revival" through Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m.
The Wednesday speaker is Apostle Andria Weeks Hart of God's Love in Action Deliverance Ministries, West End.
Fellowship House of God is located at 328 Bryant Road in Carthage. Bishop Willie Gilmore is the pastor.
A security awareness for young ladies seminar will be offered Saturday, Nov. 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Community Presbyterian Church, corner of Kelly and Everette roads, Pinehurst.
This class, taught by Army veteran and police officer John Galland and Army veteran Andy Potter, is offered to young ladies of high school and college age in the community.
"As these young ladies become ever more involved in school, church, sports, the workplace and traveling, they are faced with potentially violent situations and security threats they have never dealt with or even thought about," says a spokesman. "The intent of this class is to raise awareness, discuss practical incident prevention and communicate some common sense mitigation measures."
For more information or to register, call the church at (910) 295-6848 or e-mail Margie Nicks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page Memorial Bazaar
Page Memorial United Methodist Church in Aberdeen will host its 65th annual Holiday Bazaar Thursday, Nov. 12.
Plates are $8 and include a full course turkey dinner. Dine-in or takeouts available. Dine-in from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Takeouts available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
A craft room and bake room will also be open. Orders of 10 or more can be delivered if pre-ordered. All proceeds go to support local missions.
For more information, call the church office at (910) 944-1093.
Beginning Jan. 11, Cypress Presbyterian Church will offer the new "Active Parenting Now" workshop for parents of children ages 5-12.
"Parents with children of different ages may attend, but the materials work best with this age group," says a spokesman.
The eight-session program will be held on consecutive Monday evenings beginning Jan. 11, from 6:45 to 9 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.
This program combines entertaining video, PowerPoint presentation and plenty of time for discussion to help parents learn how to raise children who are cooperative, responsible and able to resist peer pressure. Using scriptural materials and psychological insight, it also guides parents in dealing with sensitive issues such as drugs, sexuality and violence.
The program will be led by Dr. Robert B. Whitehouse and Dr. Gwen Simmons. Simmons is a retired counseling professor and co-author of the recent book "See Jane Not Run." Whitehouse has been a Presbyterian pastor for 22 years and worked with parents of all types of children, including many parents of special needs children.
The church is located at 1220 Cypress Church Road, seven miles east of Vass.
To register or for more information, contact Whitehouse at (910) 245-7024 or visit www.cypresspres.org.
Mission Agape is in need of donations and financial assistance, says a spokesman.
"We are the only mission in this area that helps Hispanics," says the spokesman. "We need someone to help us apply for a grant."
Mission Agape is located at 2256 N.C. 211, Eagle Springs. Donations may be mailed to P.O. Box 316, Eagle Springs, NC 27242.
For information, call Marian at (910) 673-3333.
Acoustic Music Circle
McDonalds Chapel Presbyterian Church invites local musicians to participate in an Acoustic Music Circle on the third Sunday of each month from 4 to 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
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 upon the musicians who attend.
"Listeners are welcome too," says a spokesman.
There is no admission charge.
McDonalds Chapel is located at 1374 Foxfire Road, two miles from Linden Road in Pinehurst and one mile from Foxfire Village.
For more information, contact (910) 295-6608.
For Young Mothers
Christ Way Church is sponsoring a weekly opportunity for all young mothers up to the age of 20 to gather and discuss issues concerning parenting.
"They can be single parents or married," says a spokesman. "We want to offer them a chance to discuss problems specific to them and receive information about caring for their children."
Advice will be forthcoming from experienced mothers and grandmothers.
Refreshments will be served at the weekly meeting.
"You are welcome to bring your children," says the spokesman.
The church is located at 7681 U.S. 15-501, Pinehurst.
For information, call Elder Nathaniel Jackson at (910) 235-3715.
Creative Learning Center of the Sandhills presents beginning dance classes at First Missionary Baptist Church.
The church is located at 315 S. Gaines St., Southern Pines.
For information, call Judy at (910) 692-2022.
First Church of Christ Scientist, Southern Pines -- a Bible-based religion that follows the teachings of Christ Jesus -- provides a Reading Room for community use.
There are ample resources to choose from at a Reading Room: Bibles and multiple commentaries, all the published materials about Christian Science including the core teachings of Mary Baker Eddy, the inspirational magazines she founded and the international newspaper The Christian Science Monitor.
Here too, technology offers opportunities to study and research online and the possibility of listening to lectures or topical articles at www.spirituality.com
The Reading Room is located at 173A NE Broad St., Southern Pines, and is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.
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 Health Ministry meetings are held at 9 a.m. on the third Monday of the month, at the Pinehurst United Methodist Church, Airport Road, Pinehurst.
All Sandhills churches are invited to send representatives.
Inquiries for wellness information and programs from area congregations may be directed to (910) 295-1577.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Sandhills will meet on the second and fourth Sundays of the month, at 10 a.m., at the Pinehurst Executive Center, N.C. 5, Suite 7, Pinehurst. Refreshments will follow.
For more information, e-mail uucsandhills@gmail. com or go to www.uua.org.
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