Articles of Faith: Church Celebrates 124 Years
Harrington Chapel United American Free Will Baptist Church, located at 164 South Carlisle St., in Southern Pines, will celebrate its 124th church anniversary on Aug. 26.
Harrington Chapel had its beginnings in 1888 within the community of Silver Run in the area known today as Fort Bragg Reservation. The church was first named the Camp Silver Run Free Will Baptist Church.
Around the turn of the century, the area known as Silver Run was purchased by the United States Army for the development of Fort Bragg. It was during this period that Camp Silver Run Free Will Baptist Church relocated to Southern Pines.
After a fire destroyed the church around 1920, it was rebuilt and later renamed Harrington Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. In 2010, Cape Fear Conference "B" of the United American Free Will Baptist Denomination changed to the name to Harrington Chapel United American Free Will Baptist Church.
The 124th anniversary celebration will begin with a 10 a.m. morning worship service. The speaker will be the Rev. Otis McMillan, general secretary director of the African Methodist Episcopal denomination.
For additional information, call Elder Nathaniel Jackson at (910) 295-5813, Mae Matthews at (910) 695-9062 or Helena Hendrix-Frye at (910) 692-5219.
The First Baptist Church of Aberdeen will be hosting a Beth Moore simulcast Saturday, Sept. 15.
The event begins at 9:30 a.m. The teaching session begins at 10 a.m. and will conclude at 4:15 p.m.
Beth Moore and her worship team leader, Travis Cottrell, will lead the conference. The cost is $20 per person. Lunch will be provided.
To register, contact Deborah Richardson in the church office at (910) 944-1421, or you may register online at www.aberdeen fbc.org and click on the Beth Moore Simulcast ta b.
Concert and Lecture
David LaMotte, speaker, folk singer-songwriter, author and a Rotary World Peace Fellow, will be speaking at Brownson Presbyterian Church, Southern Pines, Sunday, Sept. 9, at both the 8:45 and 11:10 a.m. services and the 10 a.m. church school hour.
Later the same day, LaMotte will perform a musical concert at 6:30 p.m. at Community Presbyterian Church in Pinehurst.
Visit the websites www.brownsonchurch.org and www.community pres.com for more information.
Sandhills Assembly will host VBS at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, through Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the church, which is located at 6481 U.S. 1 North, Southern Pines.
Registration is required but children can be registered at the door
Call (910) 692-2403 for information.
Union Presbyterian Church will celebrate homecoming and 215 years as a congregation on Sunday, Sept. 9.
The guest minister for the service will be the Rev. Stewart Ellis, who served both Union and Cameron Presbyterian churches from 1975 to 1985, and is retired from Trinity Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem.
The 11 a.m. service will be followed by dinner-on-the-grounds.
A Gospel Jubilee will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at New Testament Baptist Church, North Moore Road, Robbins.
Lunch will be provided in the fellowship hall around noon. Preaching will be provided by Pastor Jimmy Hussey, Welcome Baptist Church; Pastor Gerald Ward, Bethel Baptist Church; Evangelist Cody Shew, of Lenoir, and Pastor Randy Johnson, Marler Road Baptist Church.
Singing will be provided by the Freeman Family and Diane Russell
A nursery will be provided.
For further information or directions, call Pastor Darren Richardson at (910) 948-3317.
New Testament Baptist Church is located at 2230 North Moore Road, Robb ins.
God's House Of Prayer Ministry will be hosting a car show at Vass Community Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Aug. 18.
The Gospel Mellowtones will be having their 12th anniversary program at the Douglass Center in Southern Pines at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.
Congregational Church of Pinehurst
The Congregational Church of Pinehurst UCC welcomes its new choir and musical director, Robert W. Cox.
With a bachelor's degree in music education from East Carolina University, Cox specializes in voice and instrument. He brings 22 years of wide-ranging leadership positions and is well-known in the Sandhills as the director of the Golf Capital Chorus. Cox is also director of the barbershop chorus in Winston-Salem as well as coach and director of Masters Men, a 21-member ensemble in Raleigh that sings spiritual music.
His is a lifelong musical journey which began as a child playing the tenor saxophone.
"I've always been active in music ever since I was a little kid," he says.
While in college, his interest in the saxophone gave way to a newfound passion for choral singing. As a student at East Carolina University, where he majored in music education, he joined every music ensemble he could.
"In college I was a member of every singing group there was, including concert choir, opera, theater, and madrigal singers. I think I joined everything having to do with music except the women's glee club," he says.
"This is an opportune time to join the choir, and we welcome everyone who likes to sing, member of our church or not," adds a church spokesman.
Rehearsals are held Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. in the evening. For information, contact Ron Sickenberger at (910) 673-2025.
The church is located at 895 Linden Road, across from Elliott's restaurant. For information call the church office at (910) 295-2243 or visit the Facebook page or website at youarewelcomehere.org.
Southern Pines UMC
Southern Pines United Methodist Church will produce a new member directory this year. Sign-up for picture appointments is scheduled for Aug. 19, 26, and Sept. 2. Photographs for the directory will be taken Sept. 18-22.
The SPUMC Senior Lunch Bunch will meet at the Midland Bistro on Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. Those wishing to attend should contact Jane Newby at (910) 692-9774.
To learn more about the programs and ministries of Southern Pines United Methodist Church, call the church office at (910) 692-3518 or visit the church website: www.southernpines umc.org.
SPUMC is located at 175 Midland Road in Southern Pines.
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 with a home cooked meal provided at a charge of $5 per person.
The Welcome Home Bible Study meets Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Dr. Won Namkoong is leading the study, which is designed for those who have returned to the church after some time away.
Sonlight Child Care
Sonlight Child Care Center is currently accepting applications for fall enrollment. There are openings for children ages 2-5.
The A Beka curriculum is used for all age groups and the use of a Smart Board is incorporated for reinforcement of learning through games and activities the children can play.
Breakfast, a hot lunch and an afternoon snack is provided daily. Call (910) 215-5522 for additional information, or stop by the center for a visit and a tour of the facility. Operating hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Indoor Yard Sale
An indoor yard sale will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, from 7 a.m. to noon at Pleasant Hill UMC, across from North Moore High School.
There will be baked and homemade goods as well as yard sale items.
The Usher Board Organization of Greater Glory will have its annual Usher's Anniversary Celebration Sunday, Aug. 16, at 5 p.m.
The keynote speaker will be Apostle Crystal Caldwell of the Crystal Caldwell Ministries, Myrtle Beach S.C.
There will be a two night Fresh Fire Revival at Greater Glory Wednesday, Aug. 22, and Thursday, Aug. 23, at 7:30 p.m. nightly.
The youth organization of Greater Glory will have its Monthly Unified Youth Fellowship Service on Friday Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Minister Devonte Wilson, an associate of the St. Peter United Church of God, Eastwood.
Apostle Michael Dixon will be speaking at the Fellowship House of Prayer Church in Carthage on Friday Aug. 31, at 7:30 p.m. Pastor Willie Gilmore is the host pastor.
Greater Glory Pentecostal Deliverance Ministry is located at 1000 West New Hampshire Ave. in Southern Pines.
Call (910) 281-0369 or (910) 281-2023 for more information on these and other upcoming events.
On Aug. 26, Our Saviour Lutheran church will continue to celebrate its 50th anniversary when the Rev. Jack Deal will be the guest preacher at the 10 a.m. service.
Deal was the first full-time pastor at Our Saviour.
The service will be followed by an old-fashioned Lutheran pot luck in the fellowship hall.
"Everyone is welcome to attend," says a spokesman. "Please bring a dish to share."
Our Saviour is located at 1517 Luther Way in Southern Pines. Call (910) 692-2662 for more information.
The Kids for Christ group at Brown's Chapel Christian Church will host the Omega Force, a group of "strongmen with an attitude for helping youth," Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m.
Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.
The church is located at 608 Browns Chapel Road, Robbins.
For information, call (910) 464-3697 or (336) 301-3032.
Seven Lakes Baptist
Seven Lakes Baptist will hold an Awana Olympic Family Kick Off Sunday, Aug. 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for children in preschool through fifth grade, along with their families.
"Wear your red, white and blue," says a spokesman. "We will have Olympic games, inflatables and food."
The church youth will have Friday Night Live from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday evenings beginning Friday, Aug. 17.
"Come hang out, enjoy open gym, and we will go to all the Pinecrest home football games," says a spokesman. "Go to our website for the schedule and other information: www.slbcnc.com."
The church will celebrate its 24th anniversary with Friend Day on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 10:30 a.m., followed by a cookout on the grounds.
Local singer Barron Maness, who lives in Pinehurst, will perform two of his favorite gospel songs Sunday, Aug. 19, at The Village Chapel's 9:30 a.m. Family Service.
Maness, who is primarily a popular music performer, grew up in Northern Moore County singing with his family in the choir directed by his father, Bobby Maness.
Maness is adept at performing a variety of music in his own personal style from the Broadway classics to the sounds of today's top recording pop artists and has performed as a featured soloist in various programs and concerts all across North Carolina over the past 20 years.
Earlier in his career he competed and advanced to the finals of the National Contemporary Christian Music Competition in Nashville, Tenn.
Maness acknowledges God's blessings in his life: "My mom and dad provided me with a Christian home full of love, guidance and support. The greatest joys in my life all revolve around my family, my dear friends and music! My earliest memories involve singing, which was always a family affair as a result of the insistence of my dad and the fact that all my siblings are singers. In fact, I am often asked what singer or performer has had the most influence on me, and without a doubt that is my dad!"
Wee-Learn Weekday Ministries at Aberdeen First Baptist Church offers an excellent learning environment with low tuition rates for children ages 1 through 4.
The 2012-13 school year begins Tuesday, Sept. 4. Ages 1 through 3 attend Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Four-year-pre-kindergarten attends Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Enrollment is filling quickly with openings currently in the 1- and 2-year-old classes.
Visit the website www.aberdeenfbc.org or call (910) 944-1421, extension 215, for more information.
On Sunday, Aug. 26, Piney Grove Church, in the Windblow Community, Ellerbe, will celebration homecoming with Pastor Robert McArthur delivering the message. The service will begin at 11 a.m. and will be followed by dinner.
Elder Robert Dockery will speak at the annual revival being held Aug. 29-31 at 7:30 p.m. each evening.
The food pantry at Beaver Creek Baptist Church is open each Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the family life center.
The church is located at 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron. Call (800) 681-8602 or (919) 499-9632.
Precept Bible Study
Precept Bible Studies are written by Kay Arthur, well-known speaker, broadcaster and author. Her in-depth knowledge of the Bible as well as her gifted presentation of biblical truth has made the Precept method an effective tool for thousands.
The study is uniquely designed for the experienced student as well as for the individual who has never studied the Bible before.
The Ladies Thursday Morning Precept Upon Precept Class will begin its fall session on Sept. 6, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. with the Gospel of John, at the Care Cottage in Pinehurst.
"An interdenominational Bible study, we begin with prayer, discussion of the week's homework and then a teaching DVD featuring Kay Arthur, co-founder of Precepts Ministries," says a spokesman.
The Gospel of John is a three-part study. Part 1, "The Word Became Flesh ... and We Will See His Glory" is 10 weeks. Parts two and three will continue through 2012 and 2013.
The Care Cottage is located down the street from the Manor Inn, next to the Pinehurst Fire Department on Community Drive.
Space is limited. To register for the class and order a workbook or for more information, call Pauli Curl at (910) 215-9796.
Community Bible Study, an international study with classes held throughout the United States and more than 120 countries, is now taking enrollment for the 2012-2013 season in the Sandhills for women, which will begin in September.
Nondenominational classes meet each Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Southern Pines.
Women meet together on Tuesday mornings for a short program in the sanctuary and then proceed into small groups, where weekly lessons are shared. The morning ends with a short lecture given by the teaching director.
Additionally, there are classes for preschool children with crafts and Bible stories, classes for home-schooled children, and a nursery for babies; young mothers are welcome.
This year, the women will be studying the series of "Servants of God," with lessons from the Bible books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, and 1 & 2 Samuel. There is a small charge to cover materials, with scholarships for those who cannot afford the fee.
Anyone interested in registration or more information about Community Bible Study should call Marshall Smith at (910) 949-4537 or Betty Rossi at (910) 295-0489.
Community Bible Study
Community Bible Study will start its 2012-13 season the first week in September with an expanded weekly schedule.
Not only will there be study on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. and Wednesday at 10 a.m., but now there will be a Thursday afternoon class at 3 p.m.
This year's in-depth study, called "Servants of God," encourages participants to recognize God's power and availability. A 30-week course covers the period from Joshua's leadership through King David's rule in Israel by exploring the books of Joshua, Ruth, and 1 and 2 Samuel.
Open to all, Community Bible Study is an interdenominational Bible study and welcomes people from all backgrounds and levels of Bible knowledge.
For further information and locations, contact Merle Lewis at (910) 255-6179 or (605) 321-6353, email mlewis27330 @nc.rr.com or Roy Longhta at (910) 215-8717 or rlonghta @nc.rr.com.
A 10-week summer Bible study will be held Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, in Carthage.
For information or directions to the church, call Elder James McNeill at (910) 384-4369.
An English-speaking tutoring program for Hispanic mothers is conducted on Monday afternoons at the Sandhills Jewish Congregation.
The synagogue program is an extension service of the main program at the Community Presbyterian Church in Pinehurst.
After-school tutoring of Hispanic grade-school students, as well as their mothers, known as Community Assisting Learning Language (CALL), has been offered at the church for the past seven years.
The goal of CALL is to prepare Hispanic mothers for success in the work force, as well as to better enable them to help their children succeed in school and become responsible adults.
Child care for preschool children is provided during the tutoring sessions.
Each month on the first Wednesday, at noon, First Baptist Southern Pines will celebrate a service of prayers, the Lord's Supper and healing.
The church is located on New York Avenue.
The Christian Science Reading Room, at 173 NE Broad St., welcomes visitors weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Here Christian Science periodicals, including the Christian Science Monitor and books and CDs, are available for purchase or borrowing.
For further information, call (910) 692-7759.
Martha's Place, a soup kitchen sponsored by Page Memorial United Methodist Church, offers a free hot lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays.
In addition to volunteers from Page Memorial UMC, there are now volunteers from Calvary Chapel, The Village Chapel, Pinehurst UMC, Aberdeen First Baptist, West End UMC, Bethesda Presbyterian, and First Baptist of Southern Pines. Currently, more than 80 people are representing these churches.
Martha's Place is not accepting clothing until further notice.
Martha's Place is in the fellowship hall of Page Memorial United Methodist Church of Aberdeen. Please visit www.pagememorial umc.org for more information.
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.
UUC of Sandhills
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Sandhills (UUCS) meets at the Whispering Pines Community Building, 1320 Ray's Bridge Road (behind the WP Rescue Squad Building). Services are held at 10 a.m. every second and fourth Sunday.
The UUCS was established five years ago and is an emerging member of the Unitarian Universalist Association and a member of the Universalist Convention of North Carolina.
To learn more, visit www.uucsandhills.org or www.uua.org.
St. James Lutheran Church, on the corner of Gaines Street and New Hampshire Avenue, Southern Pines, is holding a Saturday morning prayer hour each Saturday at 10 a.m.
For information, call (910) 295-6735.
Sandhills Health Ministry meetings are held at 9 a.m. on the third Monday of the month, at Pinehurst United Methodist Church, Airport Road, Pinehurst.
Inquiries may be -directed to (910) 295-1577.
David Bibey Ministries will have its world mission food wagon set up across from Matthews Market, at the intersection of Carthage-Vass and Niagara-Carthage roads, each Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., selling barbecue plates, with slaw, baked beans and roll, as well as barbecue sandwiches and hot dogs. For information, call (910) 949-3971.
The Rev. Rose Highland-Sharpe's inspirational television and radio shows include "Town Talk" on Time Warner Cable 3 and "Good News Inspiration" on 990 AM-WEEB of Southern Pines (990 is on the Internet, too).
"Town Talk" is a service to the community spotlighting faith-based programs, nonprofit agencies and individuals with overcoming testimonies. Highland-Sharpe is the producer and host. The show airs daily at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
"Good News Inspiration" offers gospel music, preaching, church information and other public service announcements. Rose Highland-Sharpe is the Sunday program director and lead announcer. The show airs Sundays from 6 to 11 a.m. (other services air 11 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2:30 p.m.).
Those who would like to be on the program or who have church and community announcements should contact Highland-Sharpe at email@example.com, or call (910) 295-0013.
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