Turning Point Worship Center, at 16433 U.S. 15-501 South, holds worship services every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Bible study is held at 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday.
All are welcome. The pastors are Stoney and Brenda Locklear. For more information about Turning Point, call (910) 281-2055, email info@ tpworship.com, or visit turningpointworship. com.
Pastor Locklear will be the special speaker at Jesus is King of Deliverance, 550 Ashemont Road, Aberdeen, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. All are invited.
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- Shelbi Person
Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist Church will hold revival services today (Wednesday) through Friday at 7 each evening.
The Rev. Bruce Hurst, pastor of Leak Spring Missionary Baptist Church, will be the guest preacher. The Rev. James McKinnon, pastor of Poplar Springs, invites everyone to attend.
Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist Church invites everyone to attend Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. each week.
A musical appreciation program will be held Friday through Sunday at Elizabeth Chapel Free Will Baptist Church for Arza Adams. It begins at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday, with different singers. All are welcome to attend.
The Rev. Charles McKnight, pastor of New Zion A.M.E. Zion Church, and all of the members thank everyone who came out last Sunday for the annual homecoming. So many people from far and near attended. The theme was "Do You Have a Friend?"
Everyone in the community is invited to attend New Zion A.M.E. Zion Church each Sunday, with Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Please notify the pastor, the Rev. Charles McKnight, of a sickness or the need for prayer at (910) 639-1893.
Shiloh A.M.E. Zion Church will hold revival services Wednesday, Aug. 22, through Friday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. The Rev. Jeff Person, of Mount Zion A.M.E. Zion Church in Carthage, will be the evangelist for the revival.
The community was saddened to learn about the passing of Sue Addor Buffkin, who was born and raised in Addor, the village named after her family. She was very active in the community and well-liked. Her mother was the postmaster for many years until the small office was closed. Please keep the family in your prayers.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Jeffery Little (Aug. 15), Rebecca Glover (Aug. 16), Lorine McCants (Aug. 17) and Doris Cooper (Aug. 18).
In memoriam: Franklin B. Taylor (Aug. 18) and Martha William (Aug. 21).
Sick and shut-ins: Betty Ellerbe, Sarah F. McMillian, Betty Lou Moses, Louise Jones and Nora Smith are among the homebound. Diana Brown, Portia Smith, Sampson Blue 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
The St. Peters Church family thanks everyone who came out Sunday for Family and Friends Day. Dinner was served in the fellowship hall.
St. Peters' revival concludes tonight (Wednesday) at 7:30. Elder Malcolm Curry, of St. Mark in Sanford, will be the guest preacher. Everyone is invited to attend.
St. Peters holds Bible study at 7:30 p.m. on the Tuesdays after the first and third Sundays of the month. Prayer meeting is held at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday.
St. Matthews thanks everyone who attended its Family and Friends Day Sunday.
Greater Faith will have its missionary revival Aug. 22-24 at 7:30 nightly. Greater Faith will hold its annual Missionary Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19.
Plans are being made for the 25th reunion of the Pinecrest High School class of 1987 on Saturday, Oct. 6. Graduates are asked to look for updates on the Pinecrest Class of 1987 Facebook page, "Pinecrest Class of '87" or "Pinecrest Class of 1987 25th Reunion."
Send email contact information to pinecrest 8725 anniversary@yahoo or call Pauline Little Ross or Vonnie Barber Thomas at (910) 688-3447.
Gloria and Billy Lacy will celebrate their wedding anniversary this week.
Birthday wishes go out to Kelly Stancil, Elizabeth Dailey and Malika Dailey (Aug. 15), Todd Curry (Aug. 16), Gretchel Curry (Aug. 18), Gary Nottage, Tony Monroe, Brian Carter and Wanda Bailey (Aug. 19), and Millie Nixon and Nikia Penson (Aug. 21).
Sick and shut-ins: Lewis McLaughlin, Paula Neal, Michael McLean, Charles Jackson, Joe Jackson, Samuel Brisbon, Darlene Harris, Ruth Rogers, Evelyn Clegg, Cornelia Adkins, Minister Wrencher, Margret Thompson and Alma Jones.
- Wilma Monroe
Macedonia will hold homecoming Sunday. Revival services will be held Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 22-24 at 7 each night.
Bible study is held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Macedonia and at 7:30 p.m. at Fletcher's Chapel. Pleasant Hill holds its Bible study at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Tommy Hart, Jackie Sloan, Dorene Chavis, Bea and Iris Little, and Cynthia Woodard and her son attended the Claybrook family reunion Sunday in Madison
Birthday wishes go out to Reginald Little, Joyce McKoy, Iris Little, Tommy Hart and all others who are celebrating this week.
Sick and shut-ins: Earnest Gilmore, Beulah Jones, Joe Jones, Letha Isaac, Nancy Hayes, Flossie Hagins, Frank Smith, Albert Hailey, Lacy Jackson, Mattie White, Cathy Harrington, Lula Smith, Juanita Gilmore, Arlene McRae, Thelma McKoy, Dan McKoy, Eugene Martin, Nancy Ellerbe, Lillie Ellerbe, Jimmy Ellerbe, Rebecca Utley, Arnel Little, Mary Jamieson and Robert Wadkins are among the homebound.
Please continue to pray for the sick and shut-ins, church leaders, our children, government and one another.
- Bea Little
This past Sunday at Mount Pleasant Christian Church, several families were away for final summer getaways, and sickness kept others away. Prayers for safety and healing were offered for them.
In attendance for worship were Irene Seagroves Hair and her daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as the church celebrated Irene's 90th birthday. She turned 90 on Aug. 13. She is Mount Pleasant's oldest living member.
The congregation sang "Happy Birthday" to her during morning worship announcements. After the worship service, the congregation was invited to share the covered-dish meal in honor of Irene and her family. Many of her friends from the Spring Lake area, where she and her late husband, Bunch, lived for many years, attended the lunch.
This coming Sunday, the church will host Right Turn, the gospel group from Clinton. Everyone is invited to share this special time of worship and music, which begin at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall afterward.
The youth groups will meet next Sunday evening to plan their back-to-school celebrations. This will be a Saturday trip to Jordan Lake for fun, fellowship and food. All youth are encourage to attend the planning meeting.
Cypress Presbyterian Church welcomes Tommy Taylor, a third-year seminary student, to lead the worship service this Sunday.
Beginning Sunday, Aug. 26, the Rev. Hedin will offer a Bible study class at 10 a.m. in the Cypress fellowship hall. This study will weave together our daily experiences with God.
The fall youth kickoff will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, with a pool party. All youth in the community are invited to attend. Call the church at (910) 245-4731 for more details.
Lunch will be prepared at Cypress for MANNA! meals on Wednesday, Aug. 29. If you would like to help folks who need a nutritious lunch in the Vass area, please contact Cypress Church.
Plans are being made for the 60th annual Harvest Sale at Cypress Church. Mark your calendar now for Oct. 6. This promises to be another wonderful event, with good food and fellowship.
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
Holy Temple Church, on Anderson Road in Carthage, will have another clothes giveaway Friday morning.
Pastor Louise Kineil, of Synagogue of Christ, will speak at 2 p.m. Sunday at Union Grove, on Union Church Road in Carthage, where the pastor is Eldress Barkley. Pastor Kineil will also speak at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at Stone's Chapel, where the Pastor is Overseer William Russell .
Synagogue of Christ, on Stage Road, will have its Family and Friends Day and celebrate its church anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Dinner will be served. Worship services will not be held there Aug. 28. The church will travel to Greater Glory on Aug. 28-30. The pastor of Greater Glory is Eldress Joann Davis.
A missionary service titled "7 UPs" will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Ruth United Church of God in West End, where the Pastor is Eldress Lillian Kearns. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Body of Christ Outreach Ministries on Lemon Springs Road, where the pastor is the Rev. Larry Ray, will have its annual candlelight march at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Everyone is welcome.
St. Mary Church on Old Glendon Road, where the pastor is Eldress Betty Lee, will have its Fruit of the Spirit program at 7 p.m. Aug. 21.
Holy Temple Church will celebrate Elder Moore's pastoral anniversary Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 29-31, with services at 7:30 each night. The speakers will be Pastor Chesney, of Spruill Temple (Wednesday), Bishop Harley Johnson, of Action for Christ (Thursday), and Elderess Louise Kiniel, of Synagogue of Christ (Friday). Everyone is invited to come out and worship and enjoy the fellowship.
Holy Temple Curch will have a service at 4 p.m. Sept. 2. The Sinsational Evening 5 will perform at the church at 6 p.m. Sept. 30. Come out and be blessed.
Holy Temple Church holds services every first and third Sunday. Everyone is invited to attend.
Please pray for our president and all leaders, the sick, bereaved, shut-ins and residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities and caregivers.
If anyone has community news, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (910) 783-7822 (cell) or (910) 947-2208 (home) and leave a message at least one week in advance.
- Irene Ray
The time is getting closer for Taylortown's "2012 Celebrations," which will be held Friday, Aug. 31, through Sunday, Sept. 2. There will be a dinner, dance and fashion show at the Southern Pines Elks Lodge starting at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 31. It lasts until 12:30 p.m. For ticket information, call town councilman James Thompson at (910) 295-5978, town councilman Marvin Taylor or his wife, Tara, at (910) 638-3464, Joann Faulkner at (910) 295-0423, or Josephine Faulk at (910) 295-3378.
Interested golfers should call James Thompson at (910) 295-5978 for a captain's choice tournament at the Southern Pines Elks Lodge golf course.
On Saturday, Sept. 1, the parade begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a cookout, music and games until 3 p.m. at the Johnny Boler Municipal Park. Sunday services will be held at the Boler Park beginning at 11 a.m. and will be led by Apostle Andria Weekes and the congregation of Greater Works of Deliverance Ministries.
For hotel accommodations, call the Comfort Inn-Pinehurst at (910) 215-5500 and ask for the "Taylortown Weekend" rate.
Tune in to "Town Talk" television show this week through the end of August for highlights of Taylortown Day from 2010, with entertainment by Chris Scales, Anthony Harding, Egypt Band with Felton McRae, Apostle Andria Weekes, Pastor Cheryl Blue, and Minister Mary Jackson Cowan.
The show airs daily at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Time Warner Cable channel 3 of Southern Pines. The host is Rose Highland-Sharpe. (Also, see highlights on "YouTube Broadcast It Yourself" - rosehighlandsharpe.)
A praise and worship service will be held at 4 p.m. this Sunday at Greater Works Church of Deliverance Ministries. Choirs, praise teams and inspirational dancers are invited to share their gifts to celebrate the Lord. Contact Deborah Ratliff at (910) 639-7281 or Minister Karen Stanford at (910) 583-7328. The pastor, Apostle Andria U. Weekes, and members look forward to seeing everyone.
The Taylortown Ministerial Alliance will have the annual Back-to-School event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Johnny Boler Municipal Park.
There will be a cookout, and school supplies will be provided for school-aged children. The Rev. Larry Alford is the coordinator. The Rev. Kenneth Stewart is the president of the alliance.
Galilee Missionary Baptist Churchwill hold a prayer service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22. It will be led by the Rev. Rose Highland-Sharpe. The pastor, Rev. Charles Nabors, invites everyone to attend this service. The Rev. Highland-Sharpe says, "Come as you are and be a part of an uplifting time of prayer."
Join town councilman Jeff Moody and a group of health-minded residents on Monday and Thursday evenings at 7 to walk around the community. Get healthy and start moving! Contact Jeff on Richardson Street for more information.
Gloria Brown congratulates her granddaughter, Mighia Matthews, and husband, Arjae, on their new services, Voice of Deliverance Ministries at Simply Storage, at 4500 Billy Williamson Drive in Atlanta. Their services begin at 5 p.m. each Sunday and focus on sickness, depression and addictions. Attendees can dress casually and just come as they are. Call (888) 308-3068. Mighia is the daughter of Ministers Ann Brown McDonald and Carl McDonald.
Join Michael Robinson, the Taylortown "Music Man," for guitar lessons. Call (910) 691-9283. Michael also conducts "Taylortown Jams," which are music sessions open to experienced musicians from noon to 6 p.m. every Saturday at the Taylor House on Main Street. If you have a passion for playing any musical instrument, please join this lively "jam session." There is no charge for the jam session or music classes. The classes are open to all ages.
Ask the Rev. Rose Highland-Sharpe about keyboard playing opportunities at some local churches in Moore County. Call her at (910) 295-0013.
The "Hill Top Shops" thank you for your support. The shops include: Not "Jus" Any Bag, Sew What?, 360 Creations Beauty Salon, and New 2 U Everyday Rummage. Fresh Discipleship Center, with Pastor Cora Murphy, resides "on the Hill," too.
There is also an outreach ministry with household goods and clothing for those in need on "the Hill." It serves many throughout the county and is owned and managed by Minister Gerald and Tia Brown.
Inquire about free and/or low-cost classes for job seekers and those seeking a new career at Sandhills Community College by calling Tawana McKnight at (910) 695-3782, Jenny Troyer at (910) 695-3926 or Rose Highland-Sharpe at (910) 695-3783.
"MANNA" continues to be held Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at Spaulding Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church. Thank you to the preparers and hostesses, including Melba Bostic, Esther McNeill, Hulene Morrison, Kathy Murphy, and others from Spaulding Chapel and the community. Pastor John Roberts is the day-to-day operations manager for MANNA. The pastor at Spaulding Chapel is the Rev. Charles Allen.
Consider making a donation to United Way of Moore County. The United Way supports many nonprofits, including those that help youths, victims of abuse and those recovering from substance abuse. Linda Mills Pearson is the executive director. Call (910) 692-2413.
Evangelist Carolyn Mitchell (our town clerk) invites everyone to listen to her broadcast, "Words of Life," on WEEB 990-AM from 10:30-10:45 a.m. She has been providing this teaching ministry for many years at WEEB. Thanks for your prayers and support.
Galilee Missionary Baptist Church holds Bible study at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. The Rev. A. Wade, one of the assistant pastors, teaches a series each season on specific subjects. An outline of the subject is distributed to the participants. The study is very thorough and interesting. The pastor is Rev. Charles Nabors.
Spruill Temple Church of God in Christ has a variety of weekly services. Call (910) 295-0071 for more information. The pastor, Elder Jerry Chesney, invites everyone to their services.
Join St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 198 Gaines St. in Jackson Hamlet, for weekly services. Sunday School is held at 10 a.m. Worship begins at 11 a.m. Prayer meeting and Bible study are held at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. The pastor is the Rev. Elgett Floyd.
Thank you for listening to "Good News Inspiration" on WEEB-990 AM airs from 6 until 11 a.m. each Sunday. 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 rose-sharpe37@gmail. com.
WEEB gospel family members include substitute announcers Minister Jason Hackett (he also does the Solid Rock broadcast from 9:30-10 a.m.), Pastor Ren Lee, Niniji Lloyd and veteran announcer Felton J. Capel (9-9:30 a.m.).
Many thanks for your continued prayers and support of Edward and Sharonda Wilson.
Please remember the victims of the recent fires, storms and hurricanes. Donations can be made through the Red Cross.
The August prayer list includes Cheryl Parraway, Deacon Leroy Alford Sr., Jaion Barrett, Mr. and Mrs. George Brown, Bishop Larry Brown, Evelyn Clegg, Christine Ellerbe, Sandy George Gaines, Phyllis Goins, Cathy Harrington, Luther Headen, Alice Jackson, Pauline Levine, Rosa Mills, Willa B. Monroe, Catherine Morrison, Dorothy R. Morrison, Evelyn Morrison, Vera Moses, James Murphy, Lolita Robinson, Mr. Shamberger, Johnnie Stanford and Patrice Taylor.
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.
Submit community news and questions to Rose Highland-Sharpe at P.O.Box 4653, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or to rosesharpe37 @gmail.com. Announcements should be sent at least two weeks in advance.
- Rose Highland-Sharpe
God's House of Prayer Ministry will hold a car show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Vass Park. Fried fish sandwiches, hot dogs and hamburgers will be for sale. Everyone is invited to come out and help support God's House of Prayer Ministry.
The Gospel Mellowtones, of God's House of Prayer Ministry, celebrate its 12th choir anniversary at 3 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Douglass Center in Southern Pines. Everyone is welcome to attend.
God's House of Prayer Ministry has Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. every week. Bible study is held every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer is held every Saturday at 8 a.m. Pastor Mary Kelly is the church pastor.
St. Mark Free Will Baptist Church in Vass will hold Family and Friends Day at 11:30 p.m. Sept. 23. The program is sponsored be Linda Henderson. Everyone is welcome to attend.
St. Mark has Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. and worship services at 11:30 a.m. every Sunday. Bible study is held at 5:30 p.m. each Thursday. The pastor is the Rev. Chester Little.
Oakridge A.M.E. Zion Church holds Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship services at 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Sunday.
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.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Carolyn Wilkins (Aug. 16), Evangelist Sarah Elliott (Aug. 17) and Christina Smith (Aug. 21).
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