Articles of Faith: World Hunger Awareness Exposition Set
A world hunger awareness exposition will be held at First Baptist Church Aberdeen Saturday, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon.
"The public is invited to meet representatives from community organizations seeking to eliminate hunger and poverty locally and across our state," says a spokesman.
Each attendee is asked to bring at least one item of nonperishable food that will be donated to the Coalition for Human Care or the Cameron Boys Camp food warehouse.
Guided by the theme of "Feed the Body - Feed the Soul," displays will show the work of several local churches as well as other organizations. Information will be available to show sources of support in eradicating hunger and how individuals can be involved in this critical effort.
"Along with examples of how you can fight physical hunger, displays of Bibles, evangelistic tracts, and devotional materials will also be on site," says the spokesman. "Feeding the soul, especially in our times, is even more important than feeding the body. People who understand the compassion of God will be more willing to help their brother and sister in need."
The exposition will include a video theater showing work by groups around the world seeking to provide food and clean water. Representatives from local efforts will be present to answer questions about becoming involved in their work. Catalogs from multiple groups such as Samaritan's Purse and WorldCraft will give visitors an opportunity to support these organizations as they provide meaningful work for the poor in other countries.
The church is located on U.S. in Aberdeen.
Beaver Creek Baptist
The Widows, Widowers and Singles' Ministry of Beaver Creek Baptist Church will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, for a time of fellowship and food at Kings Chinese Buffet in Sanford.
The Senior Saints' Ministry will meet at the church Monday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. for a time of business and fellowship.
Women On Missions Ministry will meet at the church Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. for a time of business and fellowship.
The church is located at 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron. For information, call (919) 499-9632 or (800) 681-8602.
The legendary Southern Gospel music group The Kingsmen will be performing Sunday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. The church is located at 2237 Camp Easter Road in Southern Pines.
For more information, call either (910) 692-0992 or (910) 695-1826.
Ladies in Red
Sandy Grove Bible Church of God, in Vass, will hold a Ladies in Red service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20.
Elder Walter Ferrell will be speaking at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m.
Nights of Power
Greater Works Church of Deliverance (formerly God's Love In Action) will continue its "Four Nights of Power" through Friday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. each evening. The speaker will be Chief Apostle Andria U. Weekes.
The annual prayer breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26. The speaker will be Co-Pastor Diann McNair, from Cedar Grove Baptist Church.
The St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, located at 198 Gaines St. in the Jackson >Hamlet community, will be presenting its second annual Sweethearts' Banquet Saturday Feb. 12, from 6 to 10 p.m.
"This is an adults-only event, and you are invited to purchase tickets for $12 each," says a spokesman. "Dress to impress for a night of food, fun and fellowship."
Call (910) 944-9242 for tickets.
Beginning the first Sunday in February at 10 a.m., Rev. Hedin will teach a class for anyone who may be interested in joining Cypress Presbyterian Church (or learning more about the Presbyterian Church, USA), as well as anyone who may want to brush up on their Presbyterian heritage and practices. The anticipated length of the course is five weeks, Feb. 6 through March 6, during the Sunday School hour in the fellowship hall.
For more information, call the church office at (910) 245-4731. The church is located at 1220 Cypress Church Road seven miles east of Vass.
21st Century Community Learning Center at Christ Way Deliverance Church will offer "Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More" classes. Classes are co-sponsored with the N.C. Cooperative Extension, and will be held at 6 p.m. Thursdays.
There will be a total of nine classes. >Every participant who completes the entire program will earn a certificate. >
"This is a faith-based program and we will tie it in with biblical principles," says a spokesman.
These classes will help participants learn how to plan, shop for and prepare healthy meals for their families, discover delicious, healthy, family-friendly recipes, explore simple ways to be physically active during the day and in your faith community and talk about the connections between food, physical activity and faith.
The 21st CCLC traveled to Durham Performing Arts Center to see "The Lion King." >A total of 55 students and parents were mesmerized by the scenery, dance, songs, costumes and characters during the entire show.
Students at the 21st CCLC are also enrolled in the Martial Arts Academy of Southern Pines Inc. >They receive instructions in self-defense every Thursday for an hour from Master Dan Dorton and Master Trevor Helm.
Crossroads Community Church will hold a gospel singing at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, featuring The Harvesters Quartet, from Sanford.
The church is located at the Whispering Pines intersection of Vass-Carthage and Niagara-Carthage roads.
For more information or directions call (910) 949-3971 or (910) 949-3080.
Church Women United
Moore County Church Women United will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at Southern Pines United Methodist Church, located on Midland Road.
"Your attendance is important since we will be planning our first celebration for 2011, World Day of Prayer, which is March 4," says a spokesman.
Jesus Is Lord Family Worship Center will host its annual Valentine's social and dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, featuring gospel comedian VaShon Brown and the poetry of "Trina Thoughtz."
The church is located at 15767 U.S. 15-501 S. Aberdeen.
Tickets are $25 for singles and $40 per couples.
For information (and tickets), call Monique Waddell at (910) 315-2475 or Danielle Blue at (910) 220-6792.
First Baptist Church of Aberdeen is accepting applications for fall 2011-2012 year for its Wee Learn program. The eligibility ages are 18 months through pre-kindergarten. The schedule will be Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. until noon, September through May. Applications are being taken to be placed on a waiting list for the summer program scheduled for June and July, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. until noon.
The curriculum will be a balance of learning activities including age-appropriate skill development and a daily Bible lesson.
The church is located on 700 N. Sandhills Boulevard, U.S. 1 in Aberdeen. Call (910) 944-1421 today to schedule a visit or request an application.
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.
Both Calvary Chapel, of Aberdeen, and Pinehurst United Methodist Church now assist by each serving two Tuesdays per month.
Martha's Place is in the fellowship hall of Page Memorial United Methodist Church of Aberdeen.
Angel Food Ministries
Angel Food Ministries provides food assistance to families across America. Angel Food Ministries has no qualifiers and participation is open to anyone and everyone.
It is a nonprofit, nondenominational food cooperative committed to providing food assistance to families across the United States. It was founded on the principle of helping neighbors and friends in times of need. Boxes are provided with high quality proteins and nutritional items at substantial savings.
Every month Angel Food creates a tasty menu that consists of fresh and frozen food items. A Signature Box will feed a family of four for a week, or a single person for a month, costing only around $30.
Seven Lakes Baptist Church in Seven Lakes is now a distribution center for Angel Food. Call for information and orders, (910) 315-4655 or (910) 673-4656, or order online at www.angelfoodministries.com. Payment is by cash, money order or food stamps.
Acoustic Music Circle
The Acoustic Music Circle at McDonalds Chapel Presbyterian Church continues to meet the third Sunday of each month. The music circle provides the opportunity for musicians to join in and share their talents and for others to participate by listening.
McDonalds Chapel is located on Foxfire Road, two miles from Pinehurst and 1 ? miles from Foxfire Village.
"Good News Inspiration" on 990 AM WEEB, on Sundays from 6 to 11 a.m., spotlights community and church announcements. This is a free service to the community. Occasional radio interviews are conducted, which showcase an individual's testimony on nonprofit work.
Rose Highland-Sharpe is the Sunday program director and announcer. She is celebrating 19 years at WEEB and 25 years in radio this season. Felton J. Capel features special selections from 9 until 9:30 a.m. Niniji Lloyd is a substitute announcer for Highland-Sharpe.
"If you'd like an opportunity to be an intern and substitute Sunday announcer, please contact me at (910) 295-0013," says Highland-Sharpe.
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 Creative Learning Center of Moore County, a private nonprofit organization, is enrolling students in grades four through eight 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.
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 Fridays at the Care Cottage of the Chapel from 9 to 11 a.m. the fourth Friday of each month, and child care is provided. The program provides fellowship, teaching, outreach and support.
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 is held the second Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m. 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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