New Zion A.M.E. Zion Church in Addor will celebrate its anniversary this Sunday, starting with the 11 a.m. worship service. The Rev. Clinton Edwards will preach.
Lunch will be served in the fellowship hall following the morning service. The afternoon service will begin at 3 o'clock. The Rev. Ricky Frazier, of Bethel A.M.E. Zion Church in Spring Lake, will preach. All are welcome to attend.
New Zion will hold a revival next Monday, June 14, through Wednesday, June 16, at 7:30 nightly.
The speaker Monday night will be the Rev. Donald Cozart, of St. Paul A.M.E. Zion in Sanford. On Tuesday evening, the speaker will be the Rev. Edward Spence, of New Endland A.M.E. Zion Church in Sanford. His choir will also perform. The Rev. James McKinnon, of Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist, will preach Wednesday night. His choir will also perform
The women of Mout Zion A.M.E. Zion Church in Carthage are sponsoring a women's conference at 10 a.m. this Saturday. The Rev. Julia McAllister will lead the discussion about health and fitness. Evangelist Janie Martin will share about spiritual maturity. All women are welcome to attend.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Gregory Harris and Reese Lynn Hunter (June 10) and to all who are celebrating this week.
Sick and shut-ins: James "Pete" McNeill is in the hospital in Scotland County. Betty J. Ellerbe, Mother 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, Gladys Core Giles, Portia Smith, Eugene McRae, Charles Wilkerson, James Morris and Louis Swan are in nursing homes or assisted living homes.
Please continue to pray for all the sick and shut-ins.
If anyone has church or other community news such as birthdays, please contact me at (910) 281-3385.
- Lorine McCants
New Hope Christian Ministries, where the pastor is Elder Brenda Brown, holds services at 160 Ridgeline Road off N.C. 5 just behind the Habitat for Humanity store.
Sunday School is at 10 a.m. every first through fourth Sundays of the month, and regular worship services are held at 11 a.m. on the first through fourth Sundays. Morning prayer is held at 10:30 a.m. on the first through fourth Sundays.
Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Minister's study is held every second Tuesday at 6 p.m.
The church will celebrate Men's Day at 3:30 p.m. this Sunday. The guest speaker will be Bishop Norris Mills, of Full Gospel in Midway.
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.
St. Joseph A.M.E. 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? Contact Ralph Daniel at (910) 255-0352 or (910) 944-3365.
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.
Shiloh A.M.E. Zion Church will have a Men's Day program at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 27. The speaker will be Minister Anthony Phaison from the Sunday morning gospel program on radio station 103 FM.
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) 528-4782.
- Rachel Hill
St. Peters honored its graduates Sunday during morning worship. They included Pinecrest High School graduates Julian Brewer, Cedrick Threadgill and Monrell Covington, and two college graduates, Sherod Harris and LaShauna Breden.
St. Peters will have Men's Day this Sunday. Pastor Alvin Harris will preach. All are welcome, and dinner will be served after the morning service.
The St. John church family thanks everyone who came out last week for its revival with Bishop Donnie Graves.
The district mass choir will hold a rehearsal at 1 p.m. June 12 in Greensboro.
The Southern District Auxiliary Convention will convene in Greensboro June 15-20.
Apostle Leonard Williams and Mother Mahalia Williams hold Bible study every Tuesday from 6:45 to 8 p.m. at SpringHill Suites across from Pinecrest High School on U.S. 15-501 in Southern Pines. All are welcome to attend.
St. Peters holds a prayer meeting at 7:30 every Thursday night.
Wedding anniversaries: Katrina and Justin Scott (June 9), April and Todd Curry (June 10) and Joyce and Norman Morris (June 13).
Birthday wishes go out this week to Cora Mae Barrett (June 10), Leroy Alford (June 11), Pearl Flannagan and Ellen Mcgregor (June 12), Craig Alford (June 13) and Delequane Alston (June 14).
Sick and shut-ins: Lewis McLaughlin, Paula Neal, Steve Coney, Sam Kelly, Ralph McLean, Michael McLean, Ester Mae Monroe, Evelyn Clegg, Cornelia Adkins, Mamie Williams, Margret Thompson and Alma Jones.
- Wilma Monroe
Bible study is held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Macedonia and at 7:30 p.m. at Fletcher's Chapel. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The youth department of Macedonia will sponsor a car wash at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at Walmart in Aberdeen.
The missionary circle of the church will visit Magnolia Nursing Home at 10 a.m. this Saturday.
The Richmond County missionary union will have its annual Men's Day service at 5 p.m. June 27 at Macedonia.
Marston First Baptist Church will celebrate the 12th anniversary of its pastor and first lady at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 26, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 27.
The president of the Red Hat Club thanks everyone who made the trip to Fayetteville on Saturday.
Bernest McRae and Bea Little attended Kandace Alston's graduation Saturday in Greensboro. Kandace is the daughter of the late Emory Little, the great granddaughter of Bea Little and the great niece of Bernest McRae.
The Hart family reunion will be held July 9-10.
Sympathy is extended to the family of the Rev. Thomas and the family of George Robinson on the death of loved ones.
Birthday wishes go out to all who are celebrating this week
Sick and shut-ins: James Kelly, Lang Harrison, Rosa Harrison, Eugene Martin, Johnny King, Lena McRae and Flossie Hagins.
Please continue to pray for the sick and shut-ins, church leaders, our children, government and one another.
- Bea Little
This past Sunday, Mount Pleasant and Cypress Presbyterian churches recognized their graduates at all levels.
The graduates from Mount Pleasant are - Kindergarten: Haley Thomas, Ryan Rubio, Zach Holub and Ivan Olgiati; fifth grade: Brittany Boggs and Hayden Blue; and middle school; Taylor Webb and Kelsey Fox.
Union Pines High School: Megan Renee Thompson, who plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and major in physical therapy; Lauren Thompson, who plans to attend UNC Greensboro to pursue a degree in elementary education; Greg Dull, who plans to attend Sandhills Community College to study automotive technology; J.C. Carrier; and James David Cheek II.
College: Mary A. Hohman, associate's degree in arts; Kelly Campbell Lyczkowski, associate's degree in arts and business; Kelly Spriull, associate's degree in early childhood education Skyler K. Winkler, associate's degree in nursing.
The high school graduates received Bibles with their names engraved on them. All graduates received a book from the pastor that encourages them in their studies and life choices. High school and college graduates received the book "Living the Lord's Prayer." The middle adults Sunday School class also presented the high school graduates with a special book titled "Understanding the Bible."
Cypress Presbyterian Church recognized graduates from Union Pines High School: Hayley Blue, Reece Cameron, Kayla Lively, Cliff Pilson and Tyler West. Kate McFadyen earned a master's degree from Appalachian State. The church commended them on their accomplishments and wishes them continued success.
Red Branch Baptist Church in Carthage hosted a bridal shower for Justin Boyd and his wife to be, Meredith Poplin, on Sunday afternoon. Red Branch is the groom's home church.
Sunday evening, Mount Pleasant hosted the Harvesters Quartet for a 90-minute program of inspirational music. Members of the congregation stood to sing "We Are Still One Nation Under God."
The next special song service at Mount Pleasant will be Aug. 29, when members of the church and those in the community give a performance.
Quilting continues at the home of Mildred Seagroves every Wednesday morning. Choir practice is every Wednesday evening at 6:30.
A very special thanks from Cypress Presbyterian Church to everyone who contributed boxes for our soldiers. They know they will be received with great enthusiasm.
Cypress will participate in the community Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church in Vass June 21-25. A light supper will be provided each day at 5:30 p.m., with classes starting at 6 p.m. Please make plans to bring your children or grandchildren and have them invite their friends.
Please remember our military and their families whether here or abroad with your positive thoughts and prayers as they serve our country.
If you have any information you'd like to share with our community please call me at (910) 245-4747.
- "Sunny" Sidley
St. John will hold homecoming at 3 p.m. July 4.
Please pray for our president, all church pastors, ministers and other leaders, youths, hospital patients and workers, the homebound, caregivers, those in prison, law enforcement officers and each other.
Happy birthday and anniversary wishes are extended to all who are celebrating this week.
- Irene Ray
Contact Councilwoman Charlotte A. Worthy regarding summer recreational activities at the Taylor House. The Rev. Nathaniel Jackson and his wife, Geneva, will provide a nutritious breakfast and lunch through their 21st Century Feeding grant program. This free program will run from about the third week in June until the first week in August.
The half-day program will include some field trips. Local churches that have vans are asked to volunteer to transport the children on some of these trips. Coach Jeff Moody will provide some fitness sessions. Applications for enrollment are available at the Town Hall.
An orientation session will be held this Saturday at Christ Way Deliverance Church regarding the free summer camp. Several slots remain open for middle-school grades.
This 21st Century Community Learning Center grant program will include educational and recreational classes. The camp is scheduled to run June 21-Aug. 6, on Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Christ Way in Eastwood.
Call Christ Way at (910) 235-3715 and leave a message. The pastor and director is the Rev. Nathaniel Jackson. Rose Highland-Sharpe also has applications. Call her at (910) 295-0013.
Congratulations to Joi Faith McLauglin on her recent graduation from the North Carolina School of Science and Math and her acceptance to Duke University. She is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Willie McLaughlin Sr.
Spaulding Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church will have "Joy Night" at 7 p.m. this Saturday. All choirs and soloists are invited to participate. The missionary department is the sponsor. Katrina Chaffin is the missionary president. The pastor, the Rev. Oscar Rush, invites everyone to attend.
Men's Day will be held at Longleaf at 3 p.m. this Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Freddie Simmons, of Bellview, A.M.E. Zion. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The "Town Talk" television show airs daily at 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on WYBE-TV 3, which is carried on Time Warner Cable. The host is Rose Highland-Sharpe. This week's guests are students at Sandhills Community College, including the Funky Basement Band, Tyrone Staton, James Malone and Sheena Hill, who recently performed at the Male Minority Mentoring Program spring 2010 talent show.
The radio edition of "Town Talk" airs at 2:30 p.m. on the second, fourth and fifth Sundays on WEEB- 990 AM. The host is Rose Highland-Sharpe.
Thanks to all who tune into the early portion of "Good News Inspiration" from 6 until 11 a.m. Sunday on WEEB. Highland-Sharpe is the announcer and program director.
The Rev. Brenda Wilson is seeking actors for auditions for a new gospel play, "Stand on Your Knees." Auditions will be held at Faith Walk Church at 219 Eastside Drive in Rockingham at 10 a.m. July 10. For more information, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Taylortown Day is being planned for Sept. 3- 4. The events include a program, dinner, dance and fashion show from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 3, at Little River Resort.
The events Saturday begin at 10 a.m. and include the old-fashioned Taylortown parade, games and a picnic at the Johnny Boler Municipal Park. Golfers should contact Sheldon Mooney for tee times at (910) 315-9784. Call Little River Resort for accommodations at (910) 949-4600.
For other information, call these committee members: Diane Stewart at (910) 295-4398, Josephine Faulk at (910) 295-3378, Adelita Young at (910) 295-3008, Jacqueline McSwain at (910) 528-2443 or Joann Faulkner at (910) 295-0423.
Please remember the widowed, orphans, sick and shut-ins, bereaved, incarcerated, homeless, 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; or by e-mail at rosesharpe37@gmail. com at least two weeks in advance.
- Rose Highland-Sharpe
God's House of Prayer Ministry thanks Minister Katrina Gilchrist and Minister Frederick Kelly for being the guest speakers for Pastor Mary Kelly's pre-anniversary programs.
Pastor Chester Little, of St. Mark Freewill Baptist Church in Vass, will be the guest speaker at 6 p.m. this Saturday at God's House of Prayer Ministry for Pastor Kelly's pre-anniversary program. The program is sponsored by Carolyn Wilkins.
The Annointed Males of God's House of Prayer Ministry will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday at Fellowship House of God in Carthage for its Men's Day program. The church pastor is Bishop Willie Gilmore.
Minister Frederick Kelly will be the guest speaker at 3 p.m. June 27 at St. Mark Church in Vass for their Men's Day program.
Pastor Kelly will celebrate her 10th pastoral anniversary at 5 p.m. June 26 at the Douglass Community Center in Southern Pines. For more information, please call (910) 245-3263.
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 Ruby Shepherd, of God's Vision of Praise Ministry, will speaking at 7:30 p.m. Thursday during the revival at Solid Rock Church in Aberdeen. Pastor Dorthy Burgess is the church pastor.
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.
On the prayer list are Helen Covington-McIvery, Carolyn Covington-McIvery, Wilma Jennis, Charlie Malloy, Bula Little, James Terry, Patricia Malloy, Johnny Murchison and Thaddeus Wilburn. To have your name added to the prayer list, call (910) 783-9783.
Daylight CFDM will celebrate Pastor Jay D. Baker's third pastoral anniversary June 19. The banquet will be held in the fellowship hall at Cameron Baptist Church. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children age 10 and under. Contact First Lady Baker for more information or call (910) 245-7545.
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. Children's church is held at 11 a.m. every Sunday.
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. Anyone who needs a ride can call (910) 695-0494.
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.
Happy birthday wishes go out this week to John Ross (June 5) and Breyona Jones (June 8).
Continue to pray for all the sick and shut-ins, including all in the hospital and in rest homes, 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 P.O. Box 176 Vass, NC 28394.
- Anita Finch