Articles of Faith: Southern Pines UMC Circle Holds Tag Sale
The Southern Pines United Methodist Church Susanna Wesley Circle will be holding a tag sale on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 8 to 11 a.m. Coffee and muffins will be available.
The church is located at 175 Midland Road, Southern Pines.
Priest Hill Supper
Priest Hill Presbyterian Church, 2792 Old River Road, Carthage, will hold its annual chicken stew/barbecue pork supper Saturday, Nov. 13, beginning at 4 p.m. There will be homemade desserts available. Plates are $8, and are available for eat-in or takeout.
The Stephen Ministry of Our Savior Lutheran Church will host a seminar titled "Making Life Last the Whole Time - Being Prepared All the Way" Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Presented by Donna Miller, LCSW, and Patricia Bartley, LPC, from the staff of the FirstHealth Grief Resource and Counseling Center, it will help people understand difficult issues such as getting through an illness and coping with loss; options for care; what happens if someone in hospice is hospitalized; advance directives; financial preparedness under difficult circumstances; when it's time for palliative care or hospice services; and planning ahead for a funeral.
Participants will learn about practical matters with plenty of time allocated for questions.
"Resource guides will be available along with a bonus booklet to aid you when you visit your personal physician," says a spokesman.
The seminar is open to the public, and reservations are not required.
Our Saviour Lutheran Church is located at 1517 Luther Way, Southern Pines (next to The Barn restaurant).
God's House of Prayer Ministry will be having a Holiday Tea at the Vass Community Building Saturday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. The colors are red and green. Holiday photographs will be taken from 4 to 10 p.m. "Come early and take your Christmas pictures and fellowship with friends," says a spokesman.
The packages are $15 and $25, respectively. The program is sponsored by Deaconess Catherine McKeithen.
For more information, call (910) 245-4475 or (910) 603-7729.
The Creative Learning Center of Moore County, a private nonprofit organization, is enrolling students in grades 4-8 in the Building Blocks After School Program. This free program is funded by a 21st Century Grant. It is located at First Missionary Baptist Church, 315 S. Gaines St., Southern Pines.
The program consists of homework help, math and reading tutoring, and enhancement activities that will include money management, public speaking, yoga and etiquette.
For information, contact L'Tanya Haire, program director at (910) 315-2699 or Vera Burks, program coordinator at (910) 992-1529.
Beaver Creek Baptist
The Beaver Creek Baptist Church single adult ministry meets at the church every Friday night for Bible study and fellowship.
The church will host a free Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in the Family Life Center.
The church is located at 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron. For information, call (919) 499-9632 or (800) 681-8602.
Fall registration has begun for an associate degree program in biblical studies. The International School of Ministry through Shekinah Glory Bible Institute has developed this course for working individuals
There is a cost involved with this program. Registration will close Sunday, Nov. 21, with the first class tentatively scheduled for Monday, Dec. 6, at Living Stones Ministries, 5485 U.S. 1, Vass. Items required at registration are an application, pastor's recommendation, initial payment, high school diploma, GED or college transcript.
Call (910) 315-4187 for information.
Brown's Chapel Christian Church, in Robbins, will be having Friends Day and the dedication of its new parking lot Sunday, Nov. 7.
Dinner on the grounds follows the 11 a.m. service. Sunday School starts at 10 a.m.
For more information, call (910) 948-3572.
First Wesleyan Church, located at 240 E. Moore St. in Robbins, announces its fall bazaar, which is sponsored by the Wesleyan Heart Sisters. It will be held at the church on Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds go to support missions and district and local projects.
"At 8 a.m., we will begin selling ham and sausage biscuits," says a spokesman. "At 11 a.m., we will begin selling hot dogs."
Coffee and drinks will be available.
There will be lots of handmade items for sale, including pies, cakes, cookies, candies, jelly, canned vegetables and produce. There will also be items made from wood, crocheted items and knitted items. Ticket may be purchased for a drawing to win a handmade quilt and other items.
Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.
For more information, call (910) 948-2224, or (910) 948-2332.
West End UMC
Bread of Life Ministry at West End United Methodist Church meets every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This ministry is for seniors (widows, widowers and the elderly). It is a time of fellowship and devotion and a meal is provided at a charge of $5 per person.
The United Methodist Men will be sponsoring their annual spaghetti supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, in the church fellowship hall. Tickets are $7 each and include salad, spaghetti, dessert and a drink. Takeout is also available. Tickets can be purchased at the door or ahead of time by contacting Stu Chase at (910) 673-2635. All proceeds go to support local Boy and Girl Scout Troops.
West End United Methodist Church will host a community Thanksgiving service Sunday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. Dr. Larry Lyon, of West End Presbyterian, will deliver the message, and special music will be provided during this Thanksgiving service. Light refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall following the service.
Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1838 Bethlehem Church Road, Carthage, is hosting community revival services Sunday, Nov. 7, through Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m.
The churches, ministers, and church choirs participating are: Sunday, Victory Community Baptist, the Rev. Mike Garner; Monday, Fairview Baptist, the Rev. Donny Gillis; Tuesday, Ephesus Baptist, the Rev. David Boroughs; and Wednesday, Emmanuel Baptist, the Rev. Eugene Ussery.
"I invite everyone to attend and hear a new message and a new messenger each night," says the Rev. James Cagle, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist.
For additional information call (910) 948-3774.
Fair Promise Methodist Church will hold a barbecue from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6.
Adult plates are $7; children's plates are $5.
There will be music by the Nall Sisters and also the Gospel Winds.
The church is located on Glendon-Siler City Road.
First Baptist Church of Vass announces the celebration of its 99th year and the beginning of revival services Sunday, Nov. 7. Sunday services will be at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. with services each night Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The guest speaker is the Rev. Lewis Venable Jr., senior pastor of North Bridge Baptist Church, of Charleston, S.C. Venable has lead many revivals in Virginia and the Carolinas. He has spoken at several state convention events and was a guest preacher at the 2001 Southern Baptist Convention Pastor's Conference.
Anointed Vessels Outreach Ministry is a nonprofit organization that reaches out to all people in need.
"Whether it be a family in need of food, the homeless in need of clothing, or a mother and her children in need of shelter, we help those who can't receive help from anywhere else," says Pat Murphy, founder and director of the ministry. "Many of us wake up daily and take for granted the simple things in life such as running water, food, a warm bed and even our health. But there are many people qho do not have these luxuries. With your help and donations, our goal is to reach as many less fortunate people as possible and offer them hope in an ever-changing world."
Tax-deductible donations may be sent to Anointed Vessels Outreach Ministry, 3771 Ramsey St., Suite 109, PMB 121, Fayetteville, NC 28311-7616. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
White Elephant Sale
The 14th annual White Elephant Sale and Raffle sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary of Sacred Heart Church will be held Saturday, Nov. 6, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The sale will be in Founders Hall, adjacent to the church, located at N.C. 211 and Dundee Road, Pinehurst.
On Friday, Nov. 5, from 2 to 6 p.m., there will be a pre-sale of furniture and outdoor items only.
Household items, electronics, tools, jewelry, toys and recreational items will be offered at reasonable prices. The bake sale will offer cakes, pies, cookies, breads and many other goodies to take home.
Raffle tickets will be available at a cost of $2 each or three for $5. Among the 100 raffle prizes are weekend hotel stays, golf certificates, dining certificates, gift baskets, home accessories and service certificates. Winners need not be present at the drawing.
All proceeds from the raffle are donated to local charities. Proceeds from the sale are donated to church and local charities.
For more information or to donate items, visit the website www.sacredheartpinehurst.org, or call (910) 295-1806, or (910) 673-3464.
Homecoming at Roseland United Methodist Church will be held Sunday, Nov. 7.
"We hope that all of our former members and our friends will be able to attend," says the Rev. Nancy Willard, who has been church pastor for five years. "It is always good to see and talk over old times, to share memories, and to meet new friends."
Jennifer Cooper, a spokesperson from the United Methodist Children's Home, will be bringing the message. A special collection will be gathered to benefit the children of this facility.
The service will be held at 11 a.m., followed by a covered dish luncheon in the fellowship hall.
Chicken Stew Dinner
Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church will hold a chicken stew dinner Saturday, Nov. 6, beginning at 4 p.m., across from North Moore High School.
Plates are $7 and are available to eat in or take out .
Greater Harvest House of Prayer Ministries, located at 760 Midway Road, Aberdeen, will be celebrating its fifth church anniversary Wednesday, Nov. 3, through Sunday, Nov. 7.
Wednesday night's speaker is Pastor Melvin Chambers, from Shady Grove Holiness Church. On Thursday night, the speaker is Elder Darrell Harris, from Endtime Harvest. On Friday night, the speaker is Bishop Norris Mills, from Full Gospel and Mt. Moriah Holiness Churches. Nightly services are at 7 p.m.
Events conclude on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. with Elder Walter Thomas speaking.
Red Branch Baptist Church will have revival Sunday, Nov. 7, through Friday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. nightly. The speaker is the Rev. David Pietz.
The church is located at 1748 Old River Road, Carthage.
For more information, call the church at (910) 947-1 974.
Under Thrivent's sponsorship, a third Thrivent/Habitat for Humanity-built house (720 W. Iowa St., Southern Pines) will be dedicated Thursday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. Montrel Smith and his three children will be making the new house their home.
From the wall raising on July 31 to basic completion on Oct. 15 (11 weeks total), the house was built with the help of many volunteers. Prominent in contributing labor and $7,634 toward the new home were members of St James Lutheran Church and Our Saviour Lutheran Church (both in Southern Pines), St. Paul Lutheran Church (Pinehurst), Habitat personnel, future Habitat homeowners and MANNA!
The WEE-Learn Weekday Preschool Education Ministry of First Baptist Church, Aberdeen, will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.
The menu includes spaghetti with meat sauce, fresh tossed salad and dressing, garlic bread, beverage and dessert. The cost is a $6 donation minimum for adults and $3 minimum for children under the age of 8.
The church is located at 700 Sandhills Blvd., Aberdeen.
Sunday, Nov. 7, Ashley Heights Baptist Church will be celebrating its annual homecoming at the 11 a.m. service, with fellowship afterward.
Festival and Chili Cook-Off
First Baptist Church of Aberdeen will hold a fall festival and chili cook-off Saturday, Nov. 6, beginning at 3 p.m.
This free event includes crafts, a cake walk, face painting, games and prizes as well as free food and drink and more.
The church is located at 700 Sandhills Blvd., Aberdeen.
West End Presbyterian Church's successful afterschool program is back and better than ever. W.O.W. (WEPC on Wednesdays) is a program open to the entire community that meets every Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m.
The program offers recreation, fun and games, arts and crafts, music and healthy snacks, all with a weekly biblical theme to help nurture each and every child in grades K-5.
Trained adult leaders guide the children through the story and on to the next station. Free transportation, via the church van, is provided as well from West End Elementary School immediately after school.
Starting Wednesday, Oct. 27, the W.O.W. kids will begin preparing their Christmas program. "Christmas Hang-Ups," by Dennis and Nan Allen, is a musical where Christmas ornaments come to life and realize the reason for the season. Every Wednesday the children will rehearse music and dialogue, prepare costumes, and build sets and scenery. Led by WEPC Music Director Jennifer Thomas Danis, the kids will present the musical Sunday, Dec. 12, at 5 p.m.
For information, contact Jennifer Thomas Danis at (910) 673-4341, ext. 104, or visit the church website at www.westendpres.org.
The church is located at 275 Knox Lane, one block west of N.C. 211 in West E nd.
Greater Works Church of Deliverance Ministries (formerly God's Love in Action) will hold a fall bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, featuring a yard sale, prizes, food, fun and fellowship.
The church is located on N.C. 211, just past the West End Post Office .
Acoustic Music Circle
The Acoustic Music Circle at McDonalds Chapel, which meets the third Sunday of each month, is canceled for the month of November. The members will be attending the fifth annual Interfaith Worship Service, which is being held on Nov. 21, at 4 p.m. The December session will be held Sunday, Dec. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Church Women United
Church Women United, open to women of Moore County of all faiths, will meet Friday, Nov. 5, at 10 a.m. in the library of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Southern Pines.
The speaker is Claire Ruggles, of Northern Moore Resource Center.
Martha's Place, a soup kitchen sponsored by Page Memorial United Methodist Church, offers free lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays.
Calvary Chapel is now assisting by cooking and serving on two Tuesdays a month.
Martha's Place is in the fellowship hall of Page Memorial United Methodist Church in Aberdee n.
'Modern Day Psalmist'
Christ Fellowship Church announces that Marty Goetz and his wife, Jennifer, will lead the congregation and guests in worship and share truths from scripture through song Friday, Nov. 5, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Marty Goetz is a singer-songwriter and pianist of Jewish background. Born in 1952, he soon developed a musical career and as half of "Bert & Marty," he sang at clubs and other venues around Pittsburgh, Pa.
Goetz has recorded music steadily since 1985. Now he lives near Nashville, Tenn. with his wife, Jennifer, and their daughter Danyel Misha.
"In addition to the congregation, there is space for 100 guests, thus we ask that you phone in for reservations to Pastor Jim Thyne at (910) 690-6302," says a spokes man.
At the bookstore/library Christian Science Reading Room, 173 NE Broad St., in Southern Pines, are Bible study guides in printed and audio versions for study each week. The librarian is always ready to share in its exploration.
References are from the King James Bible and correlative ideas are from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. On the Sunday following the weekly study, the lesson is read aloud by lay readers in the Christian Science Church service. Visitors are welcome to read the lesson in the Reading Room and/or hear it read on Sunday at the Christian Science Church, 240 E. New Hampshire Ave., at 10 a.m.
For further information, call (910) 692-7759.
Military Spouse Support Group
The Village Chapel, in Pinehurst, has started a military spouse support group that meets the fourth Friday of every month. The group will meet at the Care Cottage of the Chapel from 9 to 11 a.m. and child care is provided. The program provides fellowship, teaching, outreach and support.
"We welcome to all military spouses from our community," says a spokesman.
Call the church office at (910) 295-6003.
The Village Chapel Caregivers meet the fourth Thursday of each month. The group is open to the public. For information, call June Vetter at (910) 295-8026.
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.
Inquiries for wellness -information and programs may be -directed to (910) 295-1577.
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