All of the children in the community are invited to to Grandma Bea's house at 2 p.m. Saturday for a fun time. She is having a weiner roast. There will also be lots of other activities.
All of the children in the community and their friends are invited. Parents are also welcome to attend. Any child age 4 and under must be accompanied by a parent. Kids are asked to bring a wire hanger to roast hot dogs. Grandma Bea is on Gillispie Street.
Elizabeth Chapel Free Will Baptist Church will celebrate the 37th anniversary of its pastor, Elder Carl Core, at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday and at 11 a.m. Sunday.
A Connection Lay Day program for the Sanford District will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Reaves Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church. Everyone is welcome to attend.
New Zion A.M.E. Zion Church will celebrate the Rev. Clinton Edwards' sixth pastoral anniversary at 3 p.m. Oct. 24. There will be a special guest. Everyone is invited to attend.
Birthday wishes go out to Inez Morris (Oct. 13), Micah Dixon (Oct. 14), Rebecca Crocker (Oct. 15), Brandon "B.J." Thompson (Oct. 18), Louise Wilson (Oct. 19) and all who are celebrating this week.
Sick and shut-ins: Betty J. Ellerbe, Mother Nettie Benymon, Effie Jane Smith, Marie Berry, 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 10:30 a.m. on the first through fourth Sundays.
Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Minis-ter's study is held every second Tuesday at 6 p.m.
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.
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 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
Hood Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church will hold Friends and Family Day during the 11 a.m. service this Sunday.
Everybody is invited to come and worship with them. Dinner will be served after the service.
Matthew Peterson, son of Kathy Frye Peterson and grandson of Annie Frye, graduated from the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence in Fort Huachuca, Ariz., on Oct. 8. The proud mother and grandmother flew out for this event.
Matthew will be coming home for a few days before he reports to Germany and then to Afghanistan for duty.
The community is encouraged to continue to support the Cameron Park with donations.
Please submit information at least seven days in advance by e-mail to Blackrose21666@ aol.com or by calling (910) 245-9932.
- Carol Frye-Davis
The family of Howard Harris Jr. thanks everyone for the kindness shown during their time of bereavement.
The St. James Church family thanks everyone who came out to celebrate the pastoral anniversary f Overseer Willie Purcell and first lady Darlene Purcell.
Apostle Leonard Williams and first lady Mahalia Williams, of Greater St. Mark, thank everyone who came out Sunday to help celebrate their pastoral anniversary.
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 and Bible study every first and third Tuesday.
Synagogue for Christ will have its ushers anniversary at 3:30 p.m. this Sunday.
St. Peters will travel to St. Ruth in West End on Sunday afternoon for its church anniversary.
St. Peters will have a fall festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Everyone is invited to come out for games and other fun activities.
St. Peters will have its missionary candlelight march at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22.
James and Myrtis McCrimmon will celebrate their wedding anniversary Oct. 17.
Kelvin Alston celebrated his birthday with his family. Birthday wishes go out this week to James Harris (Oct. 14) Tia Seay (Oct. 16), Vickie McCrimmon (Oct. 18) and Myrtle McCrimmon and Brittnany Saunders (Oct. 19).
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.
The St. John Missionary Baptist Association is meeting at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Wagram today (Wednes-day) and Thursday. The banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Friday in Laurinburg.
Pleasant Hill Methodist Church is holding revival services at 7:30 nightly through Friday. The host pastor is the Rev. C.E. Cunningham.
Flossie Hagans celebrated her 92nd birthday Sunday. A dinner was held at the Seaboard Station restaurant. Her daughter, Betty, and her family from Trenton, N.J., attended; her son, Carl, and his family, from Pinebluff; and her sisters Bea and Iris Little attended.
Birthday wishes go out to all who are celebrating this week.
Sick and shut-ins: Bernice Doddin, Lacy Jackson, Cathy Harrington, Lang Harrison, Rosa Harrison, Eugene Martin, Johnny King, Leana McRae, Flossie Hagins, Nancy Ellerbe, Lillie Ellerbe, Bune Ellerbe, Thelma McKoy, E.C. McFayden, Bessie Little, Albert Hailey, Mattie White, Rebecca Utley, Henrietta Little, Arlene McRae, Frank Smith, Agnes Jones, Buelah Jones, Retha Sloan, Victoria Smith, Dan McKoy, Arda Mae Swann, Jason Kennedy, Ethel Lucas, Juanita Gilmore, Ernest Gilmore, Ester H. Jones, Tory McKoy, Jameka McKoy, Letha M. Isaac and Gracie Stroman.
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 Church participated in the annual Marks-Wright reunion. They are the founding families of the church.
Each year, these families join together from all across the United States to celebrate their family, work on their family tree by sharing information and share the bounty of the covered-dish tables loaded with country cooking and a parade of desserts that would rival any Thanksgiving feast.
This week, Mount Pleasant Church will be fully involved in preparations for the upcoming harvest sale and auction. It gets underway at 4 p.m. Saturday, when the church will begin serving its harvest supper of barbecue, roast beef and chicken pastry with all the trimming. Everyone is invited to share this special time of fellowship, food and fun.
The auction will begin at 7 p.m. If you donate $1 to receive a quilt ticket, your ticket will enter you in the drawing for two handmade quilts that have been created by the ladies of the church. Unfortunately, there will be no country store as announced last week. As in the past, any surplus barbecue will be sold at the end of the auction.
The church extends sympathy to the family of Phillip Welsh, who died last week. His memorial service was held Tuesday at Mount Pleasant Church.
Cypress Presbyterian Church invites the community to its homecoming and Kirkin' of the Tartans on Sunday. The Rev. Dennis "Bud" Cameron will be the guest minister. A covered-dish lunch will follow the 11 a.m. worship service.
Wrights Bikes/Project Santa Claus continues. Collection points are Bill Smith Ford in Southern Pines, Phillip Motors in Carthage, 291 South Mechanic St. in Southern Pines or 217 West Wind Drive in Vass.
Bikes - old and new - parts and cash donations are all accepted. Mr. Wright 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.
The Garnet Lobelias, a group of Red Hat ladies, is planning a dinner Thursday at Beefeaters in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Instead of the normal red and purple, pink and lavender they are known for, the ladies will all be sporting only pink in honor of those who have conquered the illness, those who are still battling the disease and those who have died.
They are open to new members and if you are interested call Princess Peanut at (9100 245-4741 or Queen Sunny at (910) 245-4747.
Please be aware that this is also fire prevention month and that means it's time to check those batteries or replace worn out smoke detectors.
Those who cannot afford a smoke detector can contact their local fire department, which often times give them away at no cost. A smoke detector and new batteries are very much worth the expense!
Please send your positive thoughts and prayers for those serving in the military and those left behind waiting.
If you have any information you'd like to share with our community please call me at (910) 245-4747.
- "Sunny" Sidley
Brother Ed Hall and the Even 5 will be at Holy Temple Church on Anderson Street, where the Pastor is Elder A.W. Moore, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct 24.
The community Brother-hood thanks the owner and staff of Applebee's as well as all who made donations at the fundraiser Saturday morning. It was a great success.
The next meeting of the Pinckney School Assoc-iation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at John Hall Presbyterian Church on Dowd Street in Carthage.
St. Ruth United Church of God in West End, where the pastor is Eldress Lillian Kearns, is celebrating its 34th church anniversary this week. Services are at 7:30 tonight (Wednesday) and Thursday. It will conclude Sunday. Evangelist Wanda Lawrence will speak at 11:30 a.m. service, and Bishop C.L. Currie will speak during the evening service.
First Missionary Baptist Church on Needmore Road, where the pastor is Lincoln Blanding, will have "Youth Day" during the 11:30 a.m. service Sunday, with Pastor Blanding speaking. Lunch will be served after the service. Pastor Jerry Dowdy, of New Zion A.M.E. Zion Church in Robbins, will preach at the 3 p.m. service.
A youth revival will be held Wednesday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Oct. 22, with the Rev. Annissa Little, of Evans Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion in Fayetteville
Happy birthday to all who are celebrating this week.
Remember to pray for the sick, their families, our troops, our president and each other.
- Irene Ray
Spaulding Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church will have an appreciation program for the Rev. Charles McKnight Sr. at 5 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall.
The pastor, the Rev. Oscar Rush, invites everyone to be a part of this wonderful celebration. Hats off to the Rev. McKnight!
Segment two of "Taylortown Day" festivities can be seen this week on "Town Talk" on WYBE-TV on Time Warner Cable channel 3. Aris Smith and the Made Men gospel group and William Berry will be in the spotlight. The show airs daily at 11:30 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m. Rose Highland-Sharpe is the host.
Pinckney School Associat-ion meeting will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at John Hall Presbyterian Church. Ruby Pattishaw is one of the coordinators.
A celebration dinner for Pastor Carolyn Mitchell, pastor of Victory Temple Ministries and Taylortown town clerk, will be held at the Little River Resort on Saturday, Nov. 20. This is a semiformal to formal affair. It begins at 6 p.m.
There will be music and other entertainment. The speaker will be Apostle-Prophetess Covington. For ticket information, call Missionary Annie Williams at (910) 295-3816. Please respond by Oct. 24. The event is sponsored by "Interviewz Inc."
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!
Obtain an application for the 21st Century after-school program at Christ Way Deliverance Minis-tries. The program is free and will serve students in first through eighth grades from 3:30 until 6:30 p.m., and ninth through twelfth grades from 6 until 9 p.m. Call the Rev. Nathaniel Jackson at (910) 295-5813. The program begins in mid-October.
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 Robin-son, longtime musician, teaches bass guitar at 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Call Mrs. Jackson at (910) 295-6051 for more information.
Succeed-compensatory education classes for developmentally challenged adults are available at the Westmoore Center in Robbins. The students are taught community living skills and academics. These classes are free. Please contact David Hale at (910) 695-3933.
There is still time to enroll in fall adult basic education and GED classes 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. Also, for more information, call the recruiter for basic skills, Rose Highland-Sharpe, at (910) 695-3783.
See Egypt Band and Felton McRae on this website: rosehighlandsharpe on YouTube.
Brief radio interviews will air on some Sunday mornings 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 non-profit agencies that provide services to children and adults. For more information, call 295-0013.
"Good News Inspiration" on WEEB-990 AM from 6 to 11 a.m. on Sundays 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. Elder Ren Lee will be joining the announcers as an intern this fall/winter. Niniji Lloyd has been a substitute announcer the past year. Call (910) 295-0013 for more information.
The prayer list includes Diane "Dottie" Gaddy Stewart. She was released from the hospital last Sunday and is doing much better.
The sick and shut-in list includes Deacon Leroy Alford Sr., Jaion Barrett, Evelyn Clegg, Christine Ellerbe, Althea Gaddy, Sandy George Gaines, Cathy Harrington, Rev. Nathaniel McNeill, Willa B. Monroe, Catherine Morrison, Dorothy R. Morrison, Vera Moses, Kathy Murphy, 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.
- 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.
Minister Frederick Kelly will speak at 6 p.m. Saturday at God's House of Prayer Ministry for its shoe program to benefit the church building fund. The program is sponsored by Anita Finch.
Jacqueline Harvin, of God's House of Prayer Ministry, will give her introductory sermon at 4 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Douglass Center in Southern Pines. Everyone is invited to attend.
A "Holy Night" will be held Oct. 31 at God's House of Prayer Ministry. The speaker and time will be announced at a later time.
Pastor Kenneth Stewart, of Oakridge A.M.E. Zion Church, will celebrate his pastoral anniversary at 7 p.m. Oct. 22.
New Direction Outreach Ministries in Vass has worship services at 11:30 a.m. 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.
There will be a "Stop, Drop and Roll" program given by the Vass Fire Department at the Vass Area Library at 10 a.m. Thursday Oct. 21.
"Clara the Witch" will visit the library at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26. You are more then welcome to wear costumes.
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 Jacqueline Harvin (Oct. 5).
Congratulations to Terrell and Latisha Ellerbee on their second wedding anniversary Oct. 4.
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 will have a community breakfast at 9 a.m. Oct. 31.
The church 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 the church at (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 (9100 673-4341 or download the form at www.westendpres.org.
If anyone has announcements, special events, birthdays or anniversaries, you can e-mail at email@example.com or mail it to P.O. Box 176, Vass NC 28394.
- Anita Finch
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