Articles of Faith: Clark Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Ordination
On Sunday, July 22, at the 11 a.m. service, the Rev. William M. Clark will preach at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in a service of thanksgiving and celebration of the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the ministry in the Presbyterian Church, USA.
Pastor Jonathan Wallace has also invited the Rev. Charles Elliott, interim executive of Coastal Carolina Presbytery, to bring greetings.
For 30 years, Clark served as pastor of churches in Virginia, Tennessee and Florida; then, for 10 years did Presbytery administrative work, concluding with being the founding General Presbyter of the new Peace River Presbytery in Southwest Florida.
One of the highlights of that 40 years of active ministry was his emphasis on peacemaking by reaching out to international students in this country in the '60s to give them a home away from home at Christmas breaks; establishing a mutual partnership with the Synod of the Reformed Church of Guatemala in the 1980s; in 1985 going with the Florida Council of Churches to stand in solidarity with Cuba's Reformed Church living under a repressive dictatorship; and, just 10 days before the coup took place in 199l, meeting with the Peacemaking Committees of five states in the Soviet Union, including taking medicines and drugs to the hospital in Minsk of Belarus for children effected by the nuclear fallout of Chernobyl.
Churches served since the move back to his home area in retirement are being requested to help celebrate this milestone in ministry by sending representatives and/or greetings for this special Sunday.
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.
Jesus Is King of Deliverance Ministries will be having a three-night revival Wednesday, July 11, through Friday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Bishop Alfred Williams, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The church is located at 550 Ashemont Road, Aberdeen, off N.C. 211 near McCain.
For more information, call (910) 295-6744.
Refreshing Wells Church of God in Christ will celebrate the second pastoral anniversary of Pastor and First Lady Von and Tongela Ginyard Wednesday, July 11, through Friday, July 13, with a final service Sunday, July 15.
Tongela Ginyard will be honored Wednesday July 11, when the speaker is the Presiding Prelate Bishop Lerary Woolard, of Greater N.C. Jurisdiction Churches of God in Christ, Wendell.
Overseer Ronald Hubbard, of 4Real Empowerment Center, in Cleveland, Ohio, will speak Thursday and Friday.
The final service is at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 15.
The church is located at 450 S. Stephens St., Southern Pines.
Southern Pines UMC
The Southern Pines United Methodist Church summer JEWELS series begins July 11 and will meet for three consecutive Wednesdays. Participants will meet for dinner, fellowship, and learning from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
SPUMC will welcome Associate Pastor Charles Albright and his wife, Whitney, with a reception on Sunday, July 15, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
The SPUMC United Methodist Men have scheduled their 13th annual golf tournament for Saturday, Aug. 11, at Hyland Hills. The tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start and captain's choice format; foursomes will be handicapped. The $60 fee includes green and cart fees as well as lunch. The proceeds will go to support the missions of the UMM with an emphasis on the youth and children of the community. For additional information, contact Tom Aubrey at (910) 949-4090 or email@example.com.
To learn more about the programs and ministries of Southern Pines UMC, call the church office at (910) 692-3518 or visit the church website, www.southerpines umc.org.
SPUMC is located at 175 Midland Road in Southern Pines.
The Father Robert T. Lawson Council Knights of Columbus of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Pinehurst, announce that Marty Matula has been named Grand Knight.
The Women of Sacred Heart have a new president, Lois Mitchell.
Greater Harvest House of Prayer Ministries, located at 760 Midway Road, Aberdeen, will be having a Men's Day program Sunday, July 22, at 4 p.m.
The speaker will be national evangelist Robert Stone, from Crusade for Christ Ministries, in Southern Pines.
The Youth Department of Greater Glory holds their monthly "Unified Youth Fellowship Service" this Friday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m.
The guest speaker will be Minister Nelson Barringer, who is an associate of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Bayden. Other guests and participants are expected to appear on program.
This service will be hosted at Greater Glory, which is located at 1000 West New Hampshire Ave., Southern Pines.
There will be a special miracle healing and deliverance service held at Greater Glory Sunday July 15, at 6 p.m., with Prophet Hairston, from Collingsville, Va., as the speaker.
Greater Glory will observe Shepherdess Bessie Dixon's third pastoral anniversary celebration July 26-29.
On Thursday night, Pastor Sandra Fairly, of the House of Refuge Deliverance Church, Hartsville, S.C., is the speaker.
Friday Night; Minister CeCe Marie Harris, associate of the Father's House Non-Denominational Church, in Columbus, Ohio, will speak Friday night.
Events will conclude on Sunday evening at 6 p.m., with Pastor Charlotte Bryant, of Praise Tabernacle Deliverance Church, in Siler City.
Thursday and Friday services will be held at 7:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Evangelist Vickie Kelly at (910) 281-0369 or (910) 281-2023.
Congregational Church of Pinehurst, UCC
The members of The Congregational Church of Pinehurst, UCC, will conduct service this Sunday (July 15) while the pastor is on vacation.
Readings will be from essays written by the "This I Believe" study group, and Nancy Kinney's bell choir will play favorite selections. There will also have a special "children's moment" during the regular 10 o'clock service.
Nursery is provided every Sunday, although children are always welcome to remain in the sanctuary.
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.
On Monday, Matthew Bahr leads silent mediation at 12:30 followed by a Course in Miracles at 1 p.m. Contact Matthew at (910) 639-0439 for information.
The Titanium Whistles golf group meets on Tuesdays to play a different course each week. Consisting of 20 to 30 men from local churches, this informal outing is fun for all and everyone is welcome regardless of experience or age. Discounts on greens fees are often provided to the group.
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 our website at youarewelcomehere.org.
A health fair will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 28, at Carthage Church of Christ, 516 Union Church Road, Carthage.
Topics include healthy cooking, heart health, eat smart and move more, nutrition information and stress management.
For information, contact Shana Waddell at (910) 986-4910 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
"Welcome Home" Bible Study meets Wednesday, July 11, at 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. This study is designed for people who have returned to the church after an extended absence.
Senior Pastor Robert L. Dockery and First Lady Leatrice Dockery will celebrate their fourth pastoral anniversary, July 11-15.
Wednesday through Friday services begin at 7:30 p.m.
Guest minister on Wednesday, July 11, will be Pastor Darrel Gibson, of Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church, Wagram; on July 12, the guest minister will be Apostle Leonard Williams Jr., of First Church of Deliverance, Inc., Wadesboro; on July 13, the guest minister will be Overseer Willie Purcell, of St. James United Church of God, Raeford; and the celebration will end on Sunday, July 15, with Minister Dennis Drake, of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Manassas, Va., for the 11 a.m. service, and Minister Ray Campbell, of First Emmanuel Baptist Church, High Point, at the 4 p.m. service.
All services will be held at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, located on U.S. 1 in Hoffman. Services will start at 7:30 p.m. on July 11-13.
Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1160 Red Hill Road, Cameron, will be celebrating Choir Day Sunday July 15, at 3 p.m.
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.
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 rlonghta @nc.rr.com.
Sandy Grove Bible Church of God, in Vass, 158 Sellars St., announces its July special services:
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.
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 email@example.com, or call (910) 295-0013.
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