Communities - November 11, 2009
Kingdom Minded Ministries presents a program entitled "Under His Glory" Saturday and Sunday at Southern Pines Primary School, 1250 W. New York Ave., Southern Pines. Admission is free. The conference hosts are Pastors Charles and Deborah Bloom.
Guest speaker Pastor Bob Sorge from Oasis House Ministries will spea at 6 p.m. Saturday. Apostle Covington from Harvest Time Christian Center will speak at 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, e-mail FRESHWIND316@gmail. com or call (910) 978-2971.
Jesus Cares Deliverance Ministries presents a call for ladies to get clean from the inside out through conference entitled "Purified: Surviving the Times" Thursday through Saturday. Services are at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at noon Saturday. It is hosted by Maurice and Lakeisha Wike.
Guest speakers will be Pastor Patricia McMillan from Restoration of Love Christian Center in Aberdeen (Thursday), Apostle Andria Weekes from God's Love in Action Deliverance Ministries in West End and First Lady Lisa Norris from Abundant Life Ministries Asheboro. It will be held at Word of Truth Christian Center at 132 Poplar St. in Vass. For more information, call (910) 315-9097.
Fresh Firer Ministries holds worship services at 11 a.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor Williams is the pastor. For more information, e-mail Freshfirer7@embarqmail.com..
Deo Stone and Nicole Mclean will hold a baby shower for Trinity Stone on Saturday.
Congratuations to Pastors Stoney and Brenda Locklear on their church anniversary. For more information about the Turning Point Worship Center, go to www.tp-wc.org
Congratulations go out to Martin and Shelbi McMillan on their sixth wedding anniversary Nov. 7.
For information to be posted for the Aberdeen community news, e-mail shelbiperson@ embarqmail.com.
-- Shelbi McMillan
The members of New Zion A.M.E. Zion and St. Augustine A.M.E. Zion churches are pleased that their pastor will be back for another year. The annual church conference was held last week.
The family of the late Celeste Chambers thanks everyone for the food, cards and support during their time of bereavement. Celeste died Sept. 13.
Prayers are extended to the family of Howard Brown, of Cameron Village, on the sudden death of his sister, Bonnie Brown Smith, last week. The funeral was held Sunday at Buffalo Springs Missionary Baptist Church.
The fifth Sunday service for community church will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 29 at Popular Springs Missionary Baptist church.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Pamela Cooper Cushionberry (Nov. 12) and Shirley Bowers (Nov. 16).
Please take time to remember our veterans and the sacrifices they have made for our country today, which is Veterans Day.
Sick and shut-ins: Betty J. Ellerbe, Nettie Benymon, Effie Jane Smith, Marie Berry, Betty Lou Moses and Sarah F. McMillian are among the shut-ins. Stella Gillispie, Connie L. Covington, Diana Brown, Portia Smith, Gladys C. Giles, Eugene McRae, Charles Wilkerson and James Morris are in nursing homes or assisted living.
-- Lorine McCants
New Hope Christian Ministries at 704 Harris St., where the pastor is Elder Brenda Brown, holds Sunday School at 10 a.m. and regular worship services at 11 a.m. on the first through fourth Sundays. The church invites everyone to attend.
Intercessory prayer is held at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, followed by Bible study at 7:30 p.m.
Women's fellowship meeting is held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. Minister's study is held every second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Ismael Wagongo, of Kenya, East Africa, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday.
St. John Missionary 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 are held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Dr. Hurley B. Williams Jr., pastor of Nashville Baptist Church in Marston, will speak at 3 p.m. Nov. 15 for St. John's usher program. A repast will be held afterward in the fellowship hall. Everyone is invited to attend.
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.
Are you interested in singing or being a musician with a male chorus and are 18 years old or older? If so, contact Ralph Daniel at (910) 255-0352 or (910) 944-3365 at the church.
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.
Sandhill Christian Church on Keyser Street, where the pastor is the Rev. Anna L. Byrd, holds Sunday School every Sunday at 10 a.m. and worship services at 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.
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 (910) 603-1135.
-- Rachel Hill
St. Ruth United Church of God, West End, where the pastor is Elderess L. Kearns, holds services on the second and fourth Sundays of the month starting at 11:30 a.m.
Prayer meeting is held every Wednesday at 6 p.m., followed by Bible study at 7 p.m.
A fellowship service was held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at St. John United Church of God. The guest speaker was Prophetess Sharon Belk, of Ramsuer. Other special guests were the Try Jesus Ministries Praise Team and the musical group Abraham's Seed, of Sanford.
St . John in Carthage will hold a revival next Monday through Wednesday at 7:30 nightly. The guest speaker will be Evangelist Russell from Stoney Chapel.
On the prayer list are John Ray, Lula Bandy, Lawrence "Kote" Smith, and all who are sick. Also, please remember to pray for each other.
Birthday wishes go out to Ciera Ray (Oct. 30) and Devonta Bandy (Nov 12).
Announcements can be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to Church News, P.O. Box 1088, Carthage, NC 28327. Please submit announcements at least one week in advance.
-- Jennifer Smith
St. Ruth will have its missionary revival Nov. 18-20. There will be different speakers each night. Everyone is invited to attend.
Jerome Williams will present his introductory message at 4 p.m. Dec. 12 at Christ Memorial.
Tolisha Covington was home from college visiting over the weekend.
Deacon Charles Jackson celebrated his 85th birthday with his family. Jayden Alford celebrated her fifth birthday Saturday with a party in Fyatteville. Birthday wishes are extended to Phillip Moultrie, Linda Little and James Jones (Nov. 12), Margret Thompson (Nov. 13), Wayne Thompson (Nov. 14), Gloria Person (Nov. 16), and Darius Jones and Jamez McLaughlin (Nov. 17).
Sick and shut-ins: Lewis McLaughlin, Paula Neal, Steve Coney, Sam Kelly, Ralph McLean, Michael McLean, Ester Mae Monroe, Evelyn Clegg, Cornelia Adkins, Margret Dowd, Mamie Williams, Joe Jackson, Mary Russell, Anthony Thompson, Margret Thompson and Alma Jones.
-- Wilma Monroe
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. every Thursday.
The Home Union will hold services at 11 a.m. on the fifth Sunday in November, which is Nov. 29, at Pleasant Hill. The Rev. Charles Bethea will be in charge. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. The Rev. C.E. Cunningham is the host pastor.
Macedonia will celebreate "Widow Day" at 3 p.m. this Sunday. William Iaasac will be in charge of the program.
The Rev. Robert Dockery and members of the Macedonia church family were the guests Sunday at Friendship Baptist Church for the Rev. McCullers' eighth anniversary.
The Hoffman Red Hat Club will meet at noon Saturday, Nov. 21.
Birthday wishes are extended to the Rev. Rose Highland-Sharpe, William Iaasac, Mitchell Ratliff and Ernestine McRae (Nov. 13).
Sick and shut-ins: Flossie Hagins, Rosa Harrison, Wilson Hart, Darius Hart, E.C. McFayden, Leanna McRae, Nancy Ellerbe, Chrizzell Stroman, Lomuel Stroman, Retha Sloan, German Jackson, Dan McKoy, Richard Bostick, Martha Ingram, Henrietta Little, Cora Kelly, Lacy Jackson, Eugene Martin, Johnny King, Thelma McKoy, Albert Hailey, Juanita Gilmore, Ernest Gilmore, Frank Smith, Rebecca Utley, Sister Bethea and Sister Cunningham.
Please continue to pray for the sick and shut-ins, church leaders, our children, government and one another.
-- Bea Little
The community would like to express its gratitude to all of our veterans on this special day. Thank you for your service and sincere appreciation to your families for all they sacrifice as you serve.
Preparations are in full gear at Mount Pleasant Church for special Thanksgiving and Christmas services and event. This year's joint service of thanksgiving and praise will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at Countryside Presbyterian church in Johnsonville. The Rev. Dave Kinney and the congregation have invited all in the area to this special service, which will feature a joint community choir assembled from all the churches. A special practice will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, for those wishing to sing.
The youths have begun their preparations for the Christmas program. All youths are encouraged to take part. Practices are at 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings. The choir continues to practice for its musical presentation of the gospel story of Christmas. Practice for these special services are held at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday.
This year, the church will be supporting the troops again with "Cookies for the Troops." The church will provide the plastic shoe boxes, and the community supplies the cookies. Cookies should be brought to the church Sunday, Nov. 22. The goal is to send 100 shoe boxes of cookies to the troops.
On Dec. 6, more shoe boxes filled with many items will be sent to a particular group of soldiers. A list of the items that the soldiers need and have requested will be provided.
Here is a partial list: candy (heat resistant), instant coffee, hot chocolate, creamer, sugar packets, snack bars, beef jerky, canned fruit, small boxes of cereal, condiments, Girl Scout cookies, Gatorade, powdered drink mixes, tea mixes or tea bags; gum, oatmeal, Pop Tarts, tuna kits, crossword puzzles, playing cards, music (CDs), books, old and new magazines (take your address label off please), writing paper and envelopes, pens and pencils, and prepaid phone cards. Cards and letters can also be included, addressed to "Any Soldier." For more information contact Mount Pleasant Church at (910) 245-7405.
Cypress Presbyterian Church will join other churches in the community for the ecumenical Thanksgiving Service to be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at Vass Methodist Church. The Rev. John Brown will be the preacher. Everyone in the community is invited to attend this special service.
Cypress Church is also collecting women's socks now through December for the Sandhills Coalition. With the coming of the winter months, warm socks would be greatly appreciated.
Please remember our 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 would like to share with our community, please call me at (910) 245-4747.
-- Sunny Sidley
Happy Veterans Day! Special thanks to the mayor and Town Council for giving a program in honor of our veterans at 11 o'clock this morning (Wednes-day).
Congratulations to the winners of the recent three-on-three basketball tournament at the Hallelujah Party-Fall Festival! They include first-place winners Manzel Cole Jr., Marcus Gaddy and Chazz Wilson; second-place winners Byron Gaddy, James Murphy and Marquise Sutton; and third-place winners Daequan Barrett, Thomas Boler and Ethan Drakeford.
Reco Cain gets an honorable mention as one of the other outstanding players among the other young men.
Please contact the Sandhills/ Moore Coalition for Human Care if you can volunteer for the "Pack and Pick-up Food Drive," which will be held Thursday through Sunday at some local grocery stores. The shifts will be 10 to 11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 1-2:30 p.m, or 2:30-4 p.m. Call (910) 693-1600 for more information.
Word of Truth Christian Center will have its women's conference Nov. 12-14 at 7 p.m. The speakers include Pastor Patricia McMillan on Thursday, Apostle Andria U. Weekes on Friday and Evangelist Shelby Kellam of Asheboro on Saturday.
Pastor Cheryl Blue will lead a workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday entitled "Woman-to-Woman Rela-tionships." Lunch will be provided. At noon Saturday, the speaker will be First Lady Lisa Norris, who will give a talk entitled "Spiritual Warfare and Prayer."
Pastor Helen Spencer and Co-pastors Michael and Cheryl Blue invite everyone to attend. For more information, call (910) 315-9097.
The Health Explorations program continues at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital for youths in grades 9 through 12 from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16. Meet in the front lobby of the hospital. The group will tour the operating room.
The annual enrollment fee is $10. For more information, contact Chris Miller with Community Health Services at (910) 715-5467.
Sgt. Kirby Quick Jr., who is on active duty at Fort Hood, Texas, was not injured during the tragedy last week. He is the son of Judith Lucas-Middleton and Kirby Quick Sr., the grandson of Beverly Y. Highland and Julius Lucas, and Quick in West Southern Pines and the great-grandson of Flossie I. Highland, of Taylortown.
Diana Turner-Forte will be the guest on the radio edition of "Town Talk" WEEB-990 AM this Sunday from 2:05 to 2:33 p.m. She is a professional classical dancer, instructor and holistic health promoter. The host is Rose Highland-Sharpe. To be a guest, call 295-0013.
Highlights of Sandhills Community College's Minority Male Mentoring (3MP) talent show will be seen on the "Town Talk" television show on Time Warner Cable channel 3 through December. The show airs Monday through Sunday at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The host is Rose Highland-Sharpe.
Please remember all the sick and shut-ins, bereaved, incarcerated, the needy, senior citizens, youths and members of the U.S. military in your prayers and good deeds.
Send your community news to R. Highland-Sharpe at P.O. Box 4653, Pinehurst, NC 28374, call (910) 295-0013 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
-- Rose Highland-Sharpe
Pastor Mary Kelly and the Gospel Mellowtones traveled to Kings Chapel in Cameron on Sunday afternoon. Pastor Kelly was the guest speaker. Her subject was entitled "Can God Really Meet Your Needs." Her scripture came from I Kings 17:1-16.
Pastor Kelly and the Gospel Mellowtones will be at New Birth Church in Sanford at 3 p.m. Nov. 22.
God's House of Prayer Ministry holds Sunday School at 10 a.m. every week. Worship services are held on the first and third Sundays of the month at 11 a.m. Bible study is held every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., and intercessory prayer is held every Saturday at 8 a.m. Pastor Mary Kelly is the church pastor. The church is at 205 Pats Road in Vass. Everyone is welcome to attend all services.
New Direction Outreach Ministries of Vass will be presenting "Conversations Unveiling the Heart." The program will occur every month for all women.
New Direction Outreach Ministries of Vass holds Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. A morning praise and worship is at 11:30 a.m. every Sunday, except when a fifth Sunday occurs. All are welcome. The founder and pastor of the church is Pastor Linnie M. Saunders.
The pastor appreciation services for Pastor Ruby Shepherd, of God's Vision of Praise Ministry, will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Friday and Saturday, the services will begin at 7:30 p.m. at God's Vision Of Praise Ministry. The service Sunday will be held at 3 p.m. at the Douglass Center in Southern Pines. There will be different speakers each night.
God's Vision of Praise Ministry has a worship service every Sunday at 11:30 a.m. except when a fifth Sunday occurs. Bible study is every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Pastor Ruby Shepherd is the church pastor.
On the prayer list are Cecil Goins, Mitchell Goins, Helen Covington-McIvery, Carolyn Covington-McIvery, Wilma Jennis, Charlie Malloy, Ernestine Goins, Phyllis Goins, Bula Little, James Terry, Patricia Malloy and Johnny Murchison. To have your name added to the church prayer list, call (910) 783-9783.
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 Vaughn at (910) 692-6430.
The church now has a bus ministry for those who need a ride to and from church on Sunday mornings. Also, children's church is held at 11 a.m. every Sunday.
The Christmas program sign-up will take place this Sunday. Adults are to see Kevin Scotton. The children should call or see Jane Edmisten for more details.
After-school child care is available through Highland Christian Academy. Call Pastor Vaughn at (910) 692-6430 or the church at (910) 695-0494 for information.
A Saturday night prayer meeting is held from 7 to 7:30. Come if you have a special need or would like others to pray with you. Or you can call the prayer line at (910) 693-PRAY.
The church extends birthday wishes to James Wicker (Nov. 11) and Madison Goins (Nov. 13).
MANNA! sponsors free lunches to the public every Wednesday at Word of Truth Center in Vass from 12 to 1 p.m. For more information, contact Lynne Stauderman at (910) 245-7009.
Happy anniversary to James and Bonnie Wicker on Nov. 14. Happy 45th wedding anniversary to Deacon Freddie Sr. and Pastor Mary Kelly on Nov. 15. Happy birthday wishes go out to Jonathan Toomer (Nov. 12).
Happy Veterans Day to all the veterans.
Continue to pray for all the sick and shut-ins, including Deacon Norman Kelly of Pinehurst Nursing Center, each other and our U.S. troops in Iraq and worldwide.
To have your news included in the Vass section, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at (910) 603-6254, or mail items at least one week in advance to PO Box 1364, Vass, NC 28394.
-- Anita Finch
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