The Addor board has been re-elected and revised.
Board members need your support both in person and financially. The community and the Community Center have been struggling.
The board is asking all of the churches in the community to assist by making a monthly allocation. Donations will help restore utilities to the building and begin using it to help revitalize the community.
Please make checks payable to the Addor Community Center and mail them to P.O. Box 775, Pinebluff, NC 28373. Anyone with questions or needing more information can call (910) 281-0384.
A fundraiser for Robert Nealy is under way. Robert needs a bone marrow transplant. Tickets for a raffle are $5, with the drawing Sept. 24. Everyone is encouraged to help.
New Zion A.M.E. Zion Church will hold a baptism service at 7:30 a.m. this Sunday at Elizabeth Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. There are 17 candidates for baptism. Breakfast will follow at 9 a.m. at New Zion.
The 21st Century after-school program at New Zion A.M.E. Zion Church will begin Monday, Sept. 12. It will operate Monday through Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. Snacks will be provided. Applications are now available. Please contact the Rev. McKnight, the church pastor, at (910) 639-1893.
The 99th session of the District Conference will be held Sept. 10-11 at Mount Zion A.M.E. Zion Church in Carthage.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Sharon Leggert (Sept. 7), Clinton Channey Jr. (Sept 8) and Mary Kirkpatrick and Susie White (Sept. 10).
Sick and shut-ins: Betty J. Ellerbe, Effie J. Smith, Betty L. Moses, Sarah and Philip McMillian, Nora Smith and Dr. Louise Jones are among the homebound. Stella Gillispie, Connie L. Covington, Diana Brown, Portia Smith, Marie Berry and Lewis 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, 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.
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, has a new pastor, Jamal Brown. The church 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. every Sunday. Bible study is held at 7 p.m. every Wednesday.
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
Members of St. Peters United Church of God will travel to Bass Temple at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, for Elder Moore's first pastorial anniversary.
The missionaries of St. Peters will have a candlelight march at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23.
The United Church of God ushers workshop will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at St. James in Raeford.
St. Peters has Bible study on Tuesday after the first and third Sunday each month. Prayer meeting is held at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday.
Devonte Wilson will preach at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Stoney Hill.
Tiffany Wall came home from Meredith College for a visit Labor Day weekend.
Birthday wishes go out to Christian James (Sept. 7), Kierston Hollingsworth (Sept. 8), Jeremy Marsh and and Nikkia Brown (Sept. 9) and Teray Harris (Sept. 12).
Sick and shut-ins: Lewis McLaughlin, Paula Neal, Sam Kelly, Michael McLean, Charles Jackson, Joe Jackson, Hoover Brown, Cornelia Adkins, Evelyn Clegg, Minister Wrencher, Carolyn Swinnie, Mary Russell, 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.
Rising Star Chapter No. 584 holds its meeting on the first Tuesday of the month following the first Sunday.
The Hoffman town meeting is held at 7:30 p.m. on the first Monday of the month.
President Bea Little of the Hoffman Red Hat Club is asking all members to meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at the Beaver Dam Community Center.
The Macedonia Men in Mission is sponsoring its first cooking competition at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Beaver Dam Community Center.
Tommy and Nettie Hart, Bea and Iris Little and Gary and Dolene Chavis attended the Jefferson family reunion Saturday in Bethune, S.C.
The sick and shut-in list includes Flossie Hagins, Lany Harrison, Cathy Harrington, Leana McRae, Arlene McRae, Thelma McKoy, Leatha Isaac, Eugene Martin Johnny King and Nancy Ellerbe.
Please continue to pray for the sick and shut-ins, church leaders, our children, government and one another.
- Bea Little
Cypress Presbyterian Church is busy preparing for its 59th annual harvest sale and auction on Saturday, Oct. 1.
Dinner will be served from 4 until 7 p.m. in >the Fellowship Hall. > Both eat-in and take-out will be available. The menu includes country ham or fried chicken with all the trimmings, and wonderful homemade cakes and pies will be served. The price of >$7 for adults and $3 for children under 12 remains the same this year.
An auction will begin at 7 p.m., with homemade quilts, crafts, cakes, pies and much more. You don't want to miss this fun-filled event.
This Sunday, a covered-dish lunch will follow the 11 a.m. worship service. (Please remember to label foods containing nuts.)
The Presbyterian Women's fall joint meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 in the fellowship hall.
Cypress is collecting cereal boxes again this fall for the Kids' BackPack program. We need 48 boxes for delivery Sept. 15. Please leave your donations in the collection box in the vestibule.
Cypress Presbyterian Church invites anyone who enjoys singing to attend choir rehearsal at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. The choir has begun rehearsing for the Christmas cantata and would love to have additional participants for this special presentation.
Missionaries Wayne and Natalie Marks delivered a wonderful report of their work building churches and their work with the children of the Ukraine during the worship service Sunday at Mount Pleasant.
This coming Sunday will be a very special service of prayer and remembrance for those who were lost Sept. 11, 2001, in New York, at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa. >Many of the church members have purchased shirts and will wear them this Sunday to commemorate this anniversary. About 150 shirts have been purchase for this special day.
Pastor and Mrs. Poplin returned Sunday from a week away for vacation. This month, two >couples will celebrate their anniversaries. > Greg and Libby Poplin will celebrate their 26th anniversary Sept. 7. Steve and Jean Lane will also celebrate their anniversary Sept. 7.
Many residents of the Little River community will be praying for 2,819 victims who were lost 10 years ago on Sunday by making special note of the time of each incident: 8:46 a.m., when the first tower was struck at the World Trade Center; 9:03 a.m., when the second tower was hit; 9:37 a.m. at the Pentagon; and 10:03 a.m. in Shanksville, Pa. Please check out Cypress' recently updated website at www.cypresspres.org to learn more about Cypress Church and the exciting programs and events being offered.
Plans are being finalized for the upcoming celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Mount Pleasant Church on Sept. 25. Special services for the day are planned. The church invites everyone to make plans to attend this wonderful day of celebration.
Lee County is in need of work teams for the first two weeks of September, as well as some weeks in October to continue tornado recovery work. If you are interested, please contact the San-Lee Interagency Disaster Recovery Committee at its office at (919) 775-1724.
The Shriners will be having its annual fish fry from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Friday at the National Guard Armory in Southern Pines. The cost is $8 a plate. > The money raised will benefit the Shriners Children's Hospital.
Please remember, with positive thoughts and prayers, all of our soldiers and their families, whether here in the States or abroad.
If you have any information you'd like to share with our community, please call me at (910) 245-4747.
- "Sunny" Sidley
Stony Hill Freewill Baptist Church in Carthage, where the pastor is Elder Al Wilson, will have a revival today (Wednesday) through Friday at 7:30 p.m., with a different speaker each night. Everyone is invited.
St. Ruth United Church of God in Christ in West End, where the pastor is Eldress Lillian Kearns, will hold Family and Friends Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at the church. Everyone is invited.
St Mary Church on Old Glendon Road in Carthage, where the pastor is Eldress Betty J. Lee, will have its Fruits of the Spirit program at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Everyone is invited.
Holy Temple in Carthage, where the pastor is Elder Allen Moore, is now holding worship services on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month instead of every Sunday.
An appreciation service will be held at 3 p.m. Sept. 18 at Holy Temple Church.
Please pray for those in rest homes and assisted living facilities, hospital patients, the homebound, caregivers, our president and our other leaders, our troops and each other.
- Irene Ray
Thank you to the mayor and Town Council, town staff, police department, families of council members, local ministers and friends who helped plan and prepare last weekend's Taylortown Day festivities.
It was a great success, and everyone enjoyed themselves. Many former residents traveled from other cities and states for the event. The parade and some of the sights and sounds of last Saturday's activities will be telecasted on "Town Talk" television show this fall.
Thanks to everyone who supported Family and Friends Day at Spruill Temple Church of God in Christ last Sunday. The pastor is Elder Jerry Chesney.
Minister Robert Headen is having a revival service at the Johnny Boler Municipal Park at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Bishop Larry Brown and members at the House of Prayer Holy Church of God in Christ are sponsoring this event. All are welcome to attend.
The Moore County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will have its annual banquet at 4 p.m. Oct. 22 at Whispering Pines Country Club. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
The speaker will be attorney Herman Thompson. The theme is "Forward Together, Not One Step Backward." The event will spotlight and honor the first African-Americans in Moore County.
Donations are $30 for adults and $15 for youths. For more information, call (910) 947-1422. O'Linda W. Gillis is the branch president.
Bobby Collins will be the featured guest on the "Town Talk" television show this week. He is a college basketball coach, educator, youth leader and community activist. He will be sharing information about his life story, his basketball camps for children and a golf tournament fundraiser that will be held in Moore County.
The show airs on Time Warner Cable channel 3, WYBE TV, at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. daily. Segment two of the 21st Century summer enrichment program is airing this week. The host is Rose Highland-Sharpe.
For information about the Bobby "BC" Collins Celebrity Golf Tournament Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Whispering Pines Country Club, call coach Collins at (757) 344-9500. Also, go to the website, www.bobbycollinsbasketballcamp.com. His camp is a nonprofit organization for boys and girls ages 5 to 18.
There is a need for keyboard players at some local churches. Call Minister James McNeill at (910) 384-4369 (Word of Life Ministries) and Pastor Shirley Gillis at (910) 692-5185 (Outreach Ministries for Jesus). Also, contact Rev. Rose Highland-Sharpe regarding other pianist/organist opportunities at email@example.com.
The Rev. Elgett Floyd invites everyone to the weekly services at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church at 198 Gaines St. in Jackson Hamlet. Sunday School is held at 10 a.m., followed by a worship service at 11 a.m. Prayer meeting and Bible study are held each Wednesday at 7 p.m. All are welcome to these services.
Pre-employment skills training is provided by the human resources development program at Sandhills Community College. These classes are part of the application process for jobs at Smithfield's meat packing plant. Classes are free to those who qualify. Call Jenny Troyer at (910) 695-3926.
Free basic skills and GED classes are available at various locations in Moore County. Call Rose Highland-Sharpe, the recruiter for basic skills education at SCC, at (910) 695-3783.
There is a need for keyboard players at some local churches. Call Minister James McNeill at (910) 384-4369 (Word of Life Ministries) and Pastor Shirley Gillis at (910) 692-5185 (Outreach Ministries for Jesus).
A substitute radio announcer and musician are needed. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Send a message on Facebook to Rose Highland-Sharpe.
Please remember the victims of Hurricane Irene. Contact the local Red Cross for ways to help.
The 21st Century 2011-2012 after-school program is accepting applications for youths in kindergarten through 12th grade. Leave a message at (910) 295-5813. The program is held at Christ Way Deliverance Church in Eastwood and New Zion A.M.E. Zion Church in Addor. Pastor and Mrs. E. Nathaniel Jackson are the directors. Special thanks to Pastor Charles McKnight Sr. and his wife, Barbara, at New Zion in Addor.
Thank you from the "Hill Top Shops" for your support. They include Not "Jus" Any Bag, Bono Abstract Clothing, Sew What?, 360 Creations Beauty Salon and New 2 U Everyday Rummage. Fresh Discipleship Center (Pastor Cora Murphy) is "on the Hill." Minister Gerald and Tia Brown's outreach ministry, also "on the Hill" as well, continues to serve the community.
"Taylortown Jams" are music sessions open to experienced musicians Saturdays from noon until 6 p.m. at the Taylor House on Main Street. If you have a passion for playing any musical instrument, please join this lively "jam session" every Saturday. There is no charge. Contact Michael Robinson at (910) 725-1582 for more information.
You are invited to participate in free music classes at the Taylor House on Main Street. The classes are open to all ages. For more information, contact Michael Robinson at (910) 725-1582.
Greater Glory Family Worship Ministries is offering Bible study classes for college students. Classes are held on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Bring your own Bible. Singled Out Campus International Ministries is the sponsor.
Andrea Cattle is the founder and president of S.O.C.I.M. The pastor is Shepherdess Bessie Dixon. The overseer is Apostle Michael S. Dixon. Greater Glory is located at 156 Westgate Drive, Taylortown (off N.C. 211 near State Farm Insurance).
Tune in to "Good News Inspiration" on WEEB, 990-AM on Sundays, 6 until 11 a.m. Send your church and community announcements to the Sunday program director/announcer, Rose Highland-Sharpe, at P.O. Box 4653, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or email rosesharpe37@gmail. com. Other Gospel DJs include veteran announcer Felton J. Capel and new announcer Minister Jason Hackett.
The sick and shut-in list includes Deacon Leroy Alford Sr., Jaion Barrett, Joann Bennett, Carol Blackmon, Garry Brown, Mr. and Mrs. George Brown, Evelyn Clegg, Christine Ellerbe, Sandy George Gaines, Geneva Goins, Phyllis Goins, Cathy Harrington, Alice Jackson, Tamara Jackson, the Rev. Nathaniel McNeill, Pauline Levine, Tim Mason, Willa B. Monroe, Catherine Morrison, Dorothy R. Morrison, Vera Moses, Howard Ray, Lolita Robinson, Mr. Shamberger and Johnnie Stanford.
Please remember all the sick and shut-ins, the widowed, orphans, bereaved, incarcerated, homeless, youths and the United States military in your prayers and good deeds.
If you have any questions, comments and community news, please respond to R. Highland-Sharpe at P.O. Box 4653, Pinehurst, NC 28374, or at rosesharpe37@gmail. com. Send announcements at least two weeks in advance.
- Rose Highland-Sharpe
Minister Frederick Kelly will celebrate his anniversary this Saturday and Sunday. Pastor Tuck will be the guest speaker at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Douglass Community Center in Southern Pines. Different ministers will be speaking at 11 a.m. Sunday at God's House of Prayer Ministry.
Gods House of Prayer Ministry will hav e a two-night revival Sept 16-17. The program will start at 7 pm on Sept. 16. and at 6 p.m. on Sept. 16. All are welcome to attend.
God's House of Prayer Ministry will celebrate its church anniversary at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Douglass Community Center in Southern Pines.
The Gospel Mellowtones will be performing at the Gospel Explosion at 4 p.m. at the Southern Pines Primary School Auditorium.
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.
The Divine Spurituals will be celebrating its sixth anniversary at at 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at West End Elementary.
Word of Truth Christian Center of Vass, where the pastors are Micheal and Cheryl Blue and Overseer Helen Spencer, has Bible study at 6 p.m. every Wednesday. Sunday School is held every Sunday at 10 a.m., and the worship service starts at 11:15 p.m.
New Direction Outreach Ministries, where the pastor is Pastor Linnie M. Saunders, 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.
The church is at 3623 North U.S. 1 Business in Vass across from the Vass Ball Park. For more information, call (910) 638-8441.
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.
The church has a bus ministry for those who need a ride on Sunday mornings. Anyone who needs a ride can call (910) 695-0494.
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 email to anitafinch38@ yahoo.com or mail items at least one week in advance to P.O. Box 176, Vass, NC 28394.
-- Anita Finch
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