Articles of Faith: First Presbyterian in Carthage Dedicates Building
The session and congregation of First Presbyterian Church, in Carthage, will have a dedication and reception for its new multipurpose room Sunday, July 15, from 3 to 5 p.m.
The church is located at 110 S. Ray St., Carthage.
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.
Southern Pines UMC
Southern Pines United Methodist Church will be hosting participants in Family Promise July 8-14.
"The church wishes to thank the volunteers who are assisting with this ministry," says a spokesman.
The annual SPUMC Jewels studies begin July 11 and will meet every Wednesday evening in July for dinner, fellowship and fun from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Senior Pastor Tommy Sweeley will lead a study on issues facing the church today.
Associate Pastor Charles Albright will teach a class based on the book "Praying the Psalms: Engaging Scripture and the Life of the Spirit," by Walter Brueggerman. The class will focus on how Psalms can enrich our prayer life and provide a language of expression for life's mountains and valleys.
Youth will participate in an entertaining game ironically titled, "Life is Not a Game." Each Wednesday the youth will focus upon a biblical principle for living life well.
Children will experience some "Good Ole Summer Fun." Each week children will enjoy a fun summer pastime, which will lead into a biblical lesson.
The Men's Fraternity summer program will also begin July 11 and will meet on five consecutive Wednesday mornings from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Based on an Andy Stanley video series, this program will help men take the "ir" out of irresponsible. Contact Paul Hora via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (910) 818-1225.
To learn more about SPUMC, call the church office at (910) 692-3518 or visit the church website: southernpinesumc.org.
The church is located at 175 Midland Road in Southern Pines.
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.
The mission statement of CBS throughout the world is "Making disciples for the Lord Jesus Christ through a caring in-depth Bible study."
"This is a great opportunity to meet and fellowship with other growing believers of Christ," says a spokesman.
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 email@example.com.
Beaver Creek Baptist
Beaver Creek Baptist Church opens its food pantry from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Family Life Center.
Widows, widowers and single adults will gather at Pizza Hunt at 11 a.m. Friday, July 6.
The church is located at 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.
For information, call (800) 681-8602 or (919) 499-9632.
Congregational Church of Pinehurst
The Congregational Church of Pinehurst, UCC, will hold Sunday school classes for children 3-5 and 6-8 years of age this Sunday.
Nursery care is provided each Sunday in the Butterfly Room by member volunteers, though children of all ages are always welcome at services.
July will bring an exciting four Sundays of music to the church. Each service will have special presentations, ranging from quartets and duets by visiting musicians and choir members, and even a performance by a bell-ringer ensemble.
The last Sunday of the month, the church will have an old-fashioned hymn-sing, with a chance for everyone to join in the singing of a favorite hymn.
The Healing Springs of the Pines Sangha meets on Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Hearth Room for ongoing mindfulness meditation. Call (910) 949-2623 for information.
Silent Meditation and A Course in Miracles will not meet on Monday, July 9, but will resume meeting at 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively, on July 16.
On Friday, the Silver Belles will pack lunches for MANNA! Those interested in helping should contact Pat Griffin at (910) 400-5090.
A foursome of the church's best golfers played in the NAACP golf tournament, finishing in the top 10. Although finishing 10th out of 10 teams, this did not deter their enthusiasm, since they won golf lessons as their prize. All agreed these were sorely needed and plan to put them to good use as soon as possible.
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 website youarewelcomehere.org.
Sandy Grove Bible Church of God, in Vass, 158 Sellars St., announces its July special services:
July 8, 3 p.m., Pastor John McNeill, of Sanford
July 20, 7:30 p.m., Bishop Willie Gilmore, of God's House of Fellowship, Carthage.
July 15, 11 a.m., Pastor Allen McNeill, Crossroad Temple Bible Church of God, Coats.
Spaulding Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, 8254 Main St., Taylortown, will hold a worship service Sunday, July 15, at 3 p.m.
The Rev. Oscar Rush, of Union Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, in Franklinton, will deliver the message. His congregation will accompany him.
"Please support the Spaulding Chapel trustees and the pastor, the Rev. Charles Allen, in this building fundraiser," says a spokesman.
Pastor Rayshawn Terry and the Impact Church of Charlotte kicks off Crusade 2012 on Saturday, July 14. The celebration begins with a high noon service.
Terry will be speaking at noon and Prophet Rocky Hemphill Jr., of City of Judah Int'l Ministries, in Hattiesburg, Miss., will be the guest speaker at 8 p.m.
All services will be held at the Douglass Community Center, 1185 Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines.
Visit www.theichurch.info or email admin@thei church.info for more information.
Harmony Baptist Church will host a gospel sing Sunday, July 8, at 6 p.m., featuring Mitzi Brooks, of Bear Creek.
The church is located at 3624 N.C. 73 East, West End. For information, call (910) 947-2551.
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.
"This is an opportunity for the people of Christ to gather, offer prayers for one another, the church and our community, break the bread and lift the cup of our Lord, and seek the wholeness of Christ in our lives and others," says a spokesman.
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. Occasional guest DJs are welcome. Felton Capel is a veteran announcer. Other Sunday staff members are Minister Jason Hackett, Niniji Lloyd and Pastor Ren Lee. 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. - noon and 1 - 2:30 p.m.).
Those interested in being a guest or who have church and community announcements to share should contact Highland-Sharpe at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (910) 295-0013.
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