Articles of Faith: Church Women United Resumes Meetings
Church Women United resumes its meetings Friday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. in the church library of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, in Southern Pines.
"We will discuss upcoming issues at this meeting," says a spokesman.
Trinity Christian Fellowship Cub Scout Pact 173 and American Heritage Troop 0173 will host registration on Aug. 28 and 30 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. and Sept. 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Cub Scouts is open to all boys in grades 1-5 and will meet every other Sunday from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
American Heritage Girls is part of the scouting ministry at Trinity and is open to all girls ages 5 years old through youth and meets every other Monday from 3:30-5 p.m. Registration takes place at Trinity Hall, 5 American Legion Lane, Pinehurst.
For more information contact Debbie Brown at (910) 215-5775.
Trinity Christian Fellowship will host a Community Bible Study class on Thursday afternoon from 3 to 4:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 6, at the ministry center, located at 6 Carter St., Pinehurst.
For more information contact the church office at (910) 215-5775 or Merle Lewis at (910) 255-6179
Southern Pines UMC
The Southern Pines United Methodist Church Women's Fall Bible Study is scheduled to begin on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. in Reeves Hall. The focus of the study will be the Beth Moore video series, "Breaking Free, the Journey."
Participants will explore Scriptures to discover the transforming power of freedom in Jesus Christ. This study includes testimonies of how women have found freedom and been delivered from personal captivity.
Call (910) 692-3518 for more information, to order a workbook or to make childcare reservations.
If you desire an opportunity to make a difference, plan to help package 10,000 meals through the Stop Hunger Now Project at SPUMC on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. Volunteers of all ages are needed to help provide meals for hungry children and families around the world.
After the project is completed, boxed dinners will be available for a minimum donation of $7 per person and a maximum of $25 per family. Reservations are required for the meal.
For further information, contact the church office at the previously listed number or at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The church wishes to thank those who contributed to the back to school supply drive for students at Southern Pines schools in need of materials," says a spokesman. "Fifty book bags, four kindergarten mats, and 14 bags/boxes of supplies were collected."
For more information about the programs and ministries of Southern Pines United Methodist Church visit our website: southernpinesumc.org. The church 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. 28, at 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.
Market Place Ministries
Market Place Ministries meets the first Thursday of each month from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. at Russell's Seafood.
All denominations are welcome. For more information call Dwight at (910) 639-4084.
Congregational Church of Pinehurst
Two new adult education studies will begin in September at the Congregational Church of Pinehurst UCC - one on Sunday evenings, one on Wednesday afternoons. Each class will run for six weeks.
Church members look forward to exploring challenging issues as they look with fresh eyes at the life of Jesus and the church. The Worship & Education Team collaborated with the Rev. Brent Bissette in planning these programs.
"We especially welcome and encourage participation of people from beyond our own faith community," says a spokesman. "Genuine consideration of diverse perspectives is a hallmark of our discussions."
The Sunday evening series will feature the work of Marcus Borg. "Embracing an Adult Faith" starts Sunday, Sept. 16, and runs through Oct. 28, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Hearth Room. Participants will enjoy the privilege of witnessing Marcus Borg in actual dialogue via DVD with a small group of adults as they honestly - and sometimes painfully - confront the big questions and work together toward authentic answers.
Each session will focus on a different topic: God, Jesus, salvation, community and practice. Linda Stout will introduce the sessions, assisted by Pastor Bissette and two additional discussion leaders.
The Wednesday afternoon series will start Sept. 19, and continue through Oct. 24, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Hearth Room. Using a Kerygma study program titled "Listening to Scripture," Pastor Bissette will lead the group in exploring various strategies for interpreting the Bible and reflecting on the meaning it might have had for its first readers and hearers. Learning what the text meant is the study's first objective. From there, participants will explore what message the text carries for Christians today.
Call the church office at (910) 295-2243 or email email@example.com to reserve a space.
Congregational Church of Pinehurst UCC is located at 895 Linden Road across from Elliott's restaurant. For further information about the church, visit the Facebook page or the website www.youarewelcome here.org.
First Baptist Church of West End WMU will be holding its semiannual yard sale and bake sale Saturday, Sept. 22, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the fellowship building at 5205 N.C. 211 in West End.
Proceeds will be used for mission projects.
Faith Baptist Church will host a gospel singing Sunday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. featuring Rick Strickland, of Greenville, Tenn.
The church is located at 2180 Carthage Road, West End. For information, call (910) 947-3797.
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, at 175 Cool Springs Road, Carthage, will be having revival services from Tuesday, Sept. 4, through Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7:30 p.m.
Harmony Baptist Church will host a gospel singing Sunday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. Corbin and Linda Whitaker will be the featured group.
The church is located at 3624 N.C. 73 East, West End. For information, call (910) 947-2551.
Vass United Methodist Church will hold a barbecue lunch and supper Thursday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The meal features pork barbecue prepared by Jordan's Barbecue of West End, accompanied by cole slaw, baked beans, roll and homemade dessert. Dine in the church fellowship hall or carry out. All plates are $7, and tickets are available at the door.
The church is located at 111 Alma St., Vass, across from the Vass Rescue Squad.
For information, call the Rev. Phil Brown at (910) 245-7665.
Beaver Creek Baptist Church Women on Missions will hold a Women's Conference titled "The Story Lives On," Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event is for ages 18 and up.
Facilitators and speakers include Dr. Gael B. Hogan, a writer, artist and teacher; and Doris Holland, who will give her testimony.
Breakout sessions include a discussion on breast cancer with Robin Saenz, the "Power of Pink" coordinator at the Lee County Health Department; Operation Bandannas, with Mary Bass Gray, found and director of this military ministry; and "Standing Firm in a Spiritual Battle," with Tracy Moore, wife of Dr. Darrin Moore, senior pastor of Beaver Creek.
Registration is $20 through Aug. 30, $25 from Sept. 1-15, and $30 Sept. 16-Sept. 29.
Contact the church office or Jeanette Sellars at (910) 986-3986 for information.
Beaver Creek's bus ministry will give rides to and from the church for all services. Call the office prior to 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays to schedule a pickup.
The church's food pantry is open on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Donations of any kind toward the pantry are appreciated.
On Sunday, Sept. 2, at 6 p.m., the Polkton Baptist Church Youth Ministry will present "Set Me Free."
The church is located at 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron. Call (800) 681-8602 or (919) 499-9632.
On Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pastor Arthur Umbach, Southeastern District director of spiritual life, will be leading a workshop on prayer at St Paul Lutheran Church in Pinehurst.
This workshop is open to all. All resource materials will be provided at the retreat, along with coffee, breakfast cakes, cold drinks and a box lunch.
"We are asking that participants bring their Bibles," says a spokesman.
Seating will be limited. To reserve a place, call John Wake at (910) 235-0853 by Sept. 7.
The Seven Lakes Chapel in the Pines is holding its annual rummage sale Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Old West End Gym.
"If you have items you would like to donate, call either Butch Allen at (910) 673-3312, or Don Truesdell at (910) 673-1970," says a spokesman.
Four new women's Bible studies will begin in September at The Village Chapel in Pinehurst. These studies are open to all women interested, whether members of The Village Chapel or not.
A 12-week study on Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians, Ephesians: Engaging God's Word, will begin Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Care Cottage. In Ephesians participants will explore God's goals, grace and blessings for His people and His church. Practical applications of Christ's way in our daily lives will be a key focus. This study is a new small group study developed by Community Bible Study International, whose mission is "Everyone in the World ... in the Word."
Contact Nancy Wetmore (910-295-2234) for more details, or call the Chapel office (910-295-6003) to register and purchase a book.
Precept Upon Precept: John, Part I begins Thursday, Sept. 6, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Care Cottage. Precept Bible Studies are written by Kay Arthur, whose in-depth knowledge of the Bible and gifted presentation of Biblical truth has made the Precept method an effective tool for thousands. The 10-week study is uniquely designed for the experienced student as well as for the individual who has never studied the Bible before. (Part II, an eight-week study and Part II, a 13-week study will be subsequent to John: Part I). To register and order a workbook, call Pauli Curl at (910) 215-9796.
"Spiritual Gifts: Practical Guide to How God Works Through You" looks at each individual's spiritual gifts, natural abilities, gifts that get things done, gifts that engage others, gifts that anchor us in our faith, gifts that force us to trust God, and how we combine them with the fruits of the Spirit. This six-week study begins Monday, Sept. 10, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Care Cottage, and is facilitated by Betty Mangum. The book, will be available in the Chapel office at a cost of $10 per person.
Whether wives, working women or leaders, women in the Bible represent a rich heritage of faith and service. "Life Lessons from Women in the Bible," a six-week study with interactive workbook, is scheduled Monday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in The Village Chapel Youth Room. Childcare is provided for this six-week study, which begins Sept. 10, facilitated by Betty Mangum. Sign up by calling the Chapel office at (910) 295-6003.
The Village Chapel is located at 10 Azalea Road in the village of Pinehurst. The Care Cottage, The Village Chapel's satellite campus, is located at 55 Community Road in Pinehurst, and is host to the Chapel's Mother's Morning Out program, adult Sunday School, and committee meetings in addition to varied Bible studies for women and men .
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 tab.
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.brownson church.org and www.community pres.com for more 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.
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.
Seven Lakes Baptist
Seven Lakes Baptist 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.
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.
Piney Grove Church, in the Windblow Community, Ellerbe, will hold revival, with Elder Robert Dockery as the speaker, Aug. 29-31 at 7:30 p.m. each evening.
Community Bible Study, an international study with classes held throughout the United States and in 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.
Each month on the first Wednesday, at 11 a.m., 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. 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.uuc sandhills.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 rosesharpe37 @gmail.com, or call (910) 295-0013.
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