We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Please remember those who are less fortunate.
Birthday wishes go out to Vivan McMillian (Nov. 25), Judy Jordan (Nov. 28) and all who are celebrating this week. In memoriam: Elihue McMillian Wilbert Brown (Nov. 24).
Sick and shut-ins: Marie Berry is in rehab. Evalena Boles is in the hospital. Betty J. Ellerbe, Mother Nettie Benymon, Effie Jane Smith, Betty Lou Moses and Sarah and Philip McMillian are among the shut-ins. Stella Gillispie, Connie L. Covington, Diana Brown, Gladys Core Giles, Portia Smith, 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 week, and regular worship services are held at 11 a.m. on the first through fourth Sundays. Morning prayer is held at 8 a.m. every Saturday. 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 hold its first appreciation program for the pastor and deacons at 3 p.m. this Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Fred Goins, of Shiloh A.M.E. Zion Church. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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, where the pastor is the Rev. Henry R. Davis, will be holding Sunday services at Aberdeen Elementary School. Bible study is held at 6 p.m. at the Aberdeen Community Center.
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.
The Word of Life Holy Church of God in Christ, at 107 Spring St., where the pastor is Overseer Nathaniel Malloy, holds Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and worship services at 11 a.m. on the first and third Sundays of the month. Bible study is held at 7 p.m. every Wednesday.
Word of Life will hold a rededication service at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, for its newly renovated sanctuary. The speaker will be Bishop Larry Brown, of House of Prayer Holy Church of God in Christ.
Celebration serves will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Dec. 8-10). The Wednesday speaker will be Bishop Willie Gilmore, of Fellowship House of God. The speaker Thursday will be Pastor Victor Blue, of Jesus Is Lord Deliverance Center, and the Friday speaker will be Apostle Hoover Benymon, of Crusade for Christ Deliverance Center. Special music will be provided for the Friday night service by Pastor Mike Collins and his choir from Collins Revival Center.
Happy birthday to all who are celebrating this week.
Continue to pray 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
On Sunday evening, the community joined together at Walk by Faith Christian Center in Cameron for the annual Thanksgiving service.
The community comes together each year for this program. The money collected during the service goes into an emergency fund that assists members of the community who may need limited financial assistance throughout the year.
The Rev. Linwood Tuck, pastor of First Baptist Church in Cameron, was the speaker for the evening, and the community choir provided music, along with the musicians from Walk By Faith. It was a wonderful evening, as everybody present gave thanks to God for all things.
Prayers and Good wishes are extended to the Rev. Terri Ott and her family as they transfer to another location. They will be missed greatly.
Hood Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church welcomed its new pastor, the Rev. Max McMillian, on Sunday morning.
The Jessie Loving Circle of the Cameron Baptist Church invites everyone to start the Christmas season off by sharing its numerous nativity displays, including a Lottie Moon Christmas offering display.
This event will take place in the fellowship hall Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 5, from noon to 5 p.m. There is no charge for this event, and refreshments will be served.
Please continue to support the Phillips Memorial Park.
Please submit information at least seven days in advance by e-mail to Blackrose21666@ aol.com or by calling (910) 245-9932.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
- Carol Frye-Davis
The St. Ruth Church family thanks everyone who came out for its missionary revival last week. It was a big success.
St. Peters will have its Christmas program Sunday, Dec. 19.
Bishop C.L. Curry and his wife, Gretchel, will celebrate their wedding anniversary this week. James and Elaine James will also celebrate their wedding anniversary this week.
Elinsia Troutman celebrated her fifth birthday with her family.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Perry Bostic (Nov. 24), Jeremy Williams (Nov. 26) and Candace Martin (Nov. 28).
Sick and shut-ins: Lewis McLaughlin, Paula Neal, Sam Kelly, Ralph McLean, Michael McLean, Joe Jackson, Bishop Lynn Kiniel, 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. Pleasant Hill holds Bible study at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Rev. Robert Dockery was the guest speaker Sunday afternoon at Mount Calvary Baptist Church.
The pastor of Ellerbe Grove Baptist Church was the guest speaker Sunday for the widowers program at Macedonia.
The usher board of Macedonia will celebrate its 57th Family and Friends Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5.
Hoffman will hold its annual Christmas tree lighting at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at the Hoffman Recreation Center at 106 Thompson St. Free refreshments will be served, and entertainment will be provided. Everyone is invited to attend this festive event.
Birthday wishes go out to all others who celebrate this week.
Sick and shut-ins: Flossie Hagins, Rosa Harrison, Lang Harrison, Cathy Harrison, E.C. McFayden, Frank Smith, Lula Smith, Mattie White, Thelma McCoy, Dan McCoy, Albert Hailey, Arlene McRae, Lena McRae, Juanita Gilmore, Ernest Gilmore, Lillie Ellerbe, Bunie Ellerbe, Nancy Ellerbe, Bessie Little, Henretta Little, Rebecca Utley, Cynthia Royster, Lacy Jackson, Lonnie Swann, Eugene Martin, Johnny King.
Please continue to pray for the sick and shut-ins, church leaders, our children, government and one another.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
- Bea Little
We wish every one in the community a Happy Thanksgiving!
The Garnet Lobelias met for dinner this past Thursday at Table on the Green and had a fantastic time. The club received two new members that night.
After the birthday celebration for Barb Pleasant, there was much talk about the upcoming Southern Pines Christmas parade at 1 p.m. Dec. 4. This year, members will be using and decorating new street worthy golf carts courtesy of Carolina Carriage, of Pinehurst.
If you would like to become a Red Hatter or a pinky, please call Princess Peanut at (910) 245-47441 or Queen Sunny at (910) 245-4747.
The community welcomes back Dr. and Mrs. Libby Poplin, who celebrated 25 years of marriage while away, and Weldon and Janet Chilton from their vacation in Hawaii. Many pictures and stories await their friends!
The economy is affecting the collection of bikes and donations for Project Santa Claus/Wrights bikes. Earl Wright is very concerned he may not be able to meet the great need this year. He has fewer bikes this year than last.
If you cannot bring your donations to a collection point, someone can come pick it up. Collection points are at Bill Smith Ford in Southern Pines, 291 South Mechanic St. in Southern Pines or in Vass at 217 West Wind Drive. Bikes - old and new - parts and cash donations are all accepted. Earl also provides basketballs and other toys for children in need in the Moore County community.
If you have any questions, I would be happy to help or direct you to the proper person. To arrange for a pickup of bikes or donations, please call me at (910) 245-4747.
Cypress Presbyterian Church was pleased to have the Rev. David Coffey lead the worship service last Sunday. Thanks to Violet Stewart for providing the beautiful cornucopia on the communion table for the Thanksgiving season.
The Rev. Barbara Hedin will start as the new interim pastor this Sunday. In celebration of this occasion, a covered-dish luncheon will follow the 11 a.m. service. The community is invited to attend worship and stay to enjoy the fellowship and get to know the Rev. Hedin.
Collection of cereal boxes for the BackPack Pals program has stopped until after the holidays. Thanks to your generosity, the church has enough boxes to meet its commitment for the next time period.
The Cypress choir will present its Christmas Cantata during the 11 a.m. worship service Dec. 19. Cypress will have its annual church Christmas party at 5:30 p.m. Anyone interested in Christmas caroling is cordially invited to join Cypress on Dec. 20 for this enjoyable event.
This past Sunday, Mount Pleasant had a wonderful day. All of the elements of worship focused on thanksgiving. Doris Marks led the children in the children's sermon in the absence of the pastor, and the Rev. Brian Teeter brought the morning message.
This past Sunday evening, churches in the area joined together for a community thanksgiving service that was hosted this year by Good Shepherd Baptist Church. The Rev. George Brice, of Good Shepherd, delivered the message of thanksgiving. Good Shepherd Church provided refreshments after the services.
It was truly a service of thanksgiving, as all the community churches joined together in thankful hearts, voice and spirit. Many thanks to the pastor and members of Good Shepherd for their gifts of hospitality.
The Mount Pleasant choir continues to work on its Christmas musical, and the children's Christmas program practice is also under way. Everyone is invited to come join the church for these special events and be a part of this year's Christmas celebration.
At this time of year particularly, separation from loved ones is very difficult. 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
"Christmas Taylortown" Style" will be held Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Little River Resort. The social hour is 5:30 until 6:45 p.m. The program, dinner, dance and fashion show will begin at 7 p.m. and end at midnight.
Golfers should contact Sheldon Mooney at (910) 315-9784 regarding tee times. For more information and for tickets, contact Diane Barrett at (910) 295-5469, Josephine Faulk at (910) 295-3378, Joann Faulkner at (910) 295-0423, Jacqueline McSwain at (910) 528-2443, Carolyn Mitchell at (910) 315-8856 and Nadine Moody at 724-3991.
Taylortown Day pictures are featured in the November issue of the PineStraw magazine. This is a free publication by The Pilot. Copies are available at The Pilot office and at various businesses throughout Moore County. Special thanks to Tenaya Barrett for submitting the beautiful pictures.
Galilee Missionary Baptist Church will have a fundraiser program at 3 p.m. this Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. T. R. Davis. The chairperson is the Rev. David Levine. Proceeds benefit the building fund. The pastor, the Rev. Charles Nabors, invites everyone to attend.
Ives Memorial Baptist Church will have the annual "free-for-all" event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday. The church is on the corner of Philadelphia Avenue and Grape Street in Pinebluff. Several Taylortown residents attend this event each year. Everything is free.
If you'd like to make a monetary gift, the donation will benefit the Lottie Moon Christmas offering for international ministries. For more information, leave a message for Betty Hardy at the church office at (910) 281-3247.
The Taylortown Ministerial Alliance will assist needy families this holiday season. Community ministers are invited to be a part of this alliance.The Rev. Larry Alford is the president. Other members include the Rev. Kenneth Stewart (vice president), the Rev. Edward Williams (treasurer), the Rev. Carolyn Radcliff (secretary), Bishop Larry Brown, the Rev. Carolyn Mitchell, Minister Cynthia D. Watkins, the Rev. Rose Highland-Sharpe, the Rev. David Levine, the Rev. Angus Wade, Elder Timothy Worthy, Elder Chesney and Pastor Cora Murphy.
Melvin, Cynthia and the Cheatham family, formerly of Taylortown, survived a house fire a few weeks ago, but no one was hurt. They had been living in the Eagle Springs area the past year. They are thankful to the Red Cross for its assistance. If you'd like to help, contact Bishop Larry Brown with the Taylortown Ministerial Alliance.
Greater Works Church of Deliverance Ministries Inc. will have its annual "Candlelight March" at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12. Refreshments will be served after the service. The pastor, Apostle Andria U. Weekes, invites everyone to attend this festive occasion.
The Rev. Angus Wade will lead a series of Bible studies on the Book of Revelation through this winter at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church. Bible study is held each Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. Prayer service begins at 6:45 p.m. The pastor, the Rev. Charles Nabors, invites everyone to attend.
Free music classes are available at the Taylor House on Main Street. All ages are welcome. Alice Jackson, retired educator and longtime piano teacher, has classes at 5 p.m. on Thursdays. Michael Robinson, longtime musician, teaches bass guitar at 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Call Mrs. Jackson at (910) 295-6051 for more information.
Permission forms for transportation for youths in grades kindergarten through 12 are available at the 21st Century after-school program at Christ Way Deliverance Ministries. The program is free. For information about the application process, contact the Rev. Nathaniel Jackson at (910) 295-5813.
Register for spring classes in adult basic education and GED at Sandhills Community College. Free classes are available on the main campus in Pinehurst and in Aberdeen, Carthage, and Robbins. Contact Mike Andrews at (910) 695-3998 to register for the assessment and orientation, or for more information, call the recruiter for basic skills, Rose Highland-Sharpe, at (910) 695-3783.
The Pinecrest High School Class of 1971 is planning its 40th reunion for July 29-31, 2011. Addresses and phone numbers are needed for class members. Contact Lottie Alford Mason at (910) 603-7931 or Diane Waddell Monroe at (910) 295-7455. Thanks for your support!
Brief radio interviews will air on some Sundays at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., or at 10:45 a.m. on WEEB- 990 AM. The program spotlights individuals who have overcome life's adversities and nonprofit agencies that provide services to children and adults. For more information, call (910) 295-0013.
"Good News Inspiration" airs from 6 to 11 a.m. each Sunday WEEB-990 AM. It spotlights community and church announcements. This is a free service to the community. Rose Highland-Sharpe is the Sunday program director and announcer. She is celebrating 19 years at WEEB and 25 years in radio this fall.
Felton J. Capel will feature special selections from 9 until 9:30 a.m. Niniji Lloyd is a substitute announcer for Highland-Sharpe.
The sick and shut-in list includes Deacon Leroy Alford Sr., Jaion Barrett, Evelyn Clegg, Christine Ellerbe, Althea Gaddy, Sandy George Gaines, Geneva Goins, Cathy Harrington, the Rev. Nathaniel McNeill, Willa B. Monroe, Catherine Morrison, Dorothy R. Morrison, Vera Moses, Howard Ray and Lolita Robinson. Thank you for your prayers and support.
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.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Have a blessed and safe holiday.
- Rose Highland-Sharpe
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 located at 205 Pats Road in Vass. Everyone is welcome to attend all services.
God's House of Prayer Ministry will hold its Deacon Day program at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church. The speaker will be Minister Frederick Kelly. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Congratulations to Deacon Freddie Kelly Sr. and Pastor Mary Kelly, who celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary Nov. 15.
New Direction Outreach Ministries in Vass has worship services every Sunday at 11:30 a.m., except any fifth Sunday. Bible study is held from 7 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday. It is led by Elder C. Taylor.
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.
Birthday wishes go out to Jonthan Toomer (Nov. 12) and Nehemiah Ellerbee (Nov. 20).
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 anitafinch38 @yahoo.com or mail items at least one week in advance to P.O. Box 176, Vass, NC 28394.
- Anita Finch
First Baptist Church in West End has Sunday School every Sunday from 10 to 11 a.m. The worship service is held at 11 a.m. Worship is also held from 7 to 8 p.m. every Sunday. The pastor is Pastor John Terry. The church is at 5205 N.C. 211. For more information, contact (910) 673-1866.
West End Presbyterian Church holds worship services at 11 a.m. every Sunday. The pastor is Pastor Larry Lyon, and the associate pastor is Pastor Chip Pope. The church has an after-school program for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Transportation is provided from West End Elementary School. Children will experience games, crafts, music and other activities. For more information, call the church at (910) 673-4341 or download the form at www.westendpres.org.
Cedar Grove Baptist Church, at 4449 N.C. 211, has Sunday school and worship service every Sunday. Bible study is held every Wednesday. The pastor is Pastor McNair. For more information, call (910) 673-7473.
Beulah Hill Baptist Church has services every Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Dr. Curtis Barbery is the church pastor, and the Rev. Bryan Maness is the associate pastor. The church is at 7400 Beulah Hill Church Road.
The church also has full-service child care and children and youth programs. For more information, call (910) 295-6323.
If anyone has announcements, special events, birthdays or anniversaries, you can e-mail me at email@example.com or mail it to P.O. Box 176, Vass, NC 28394.
- Anita Finch
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