Turning Point Worship Center, at 16433 U.S. 15-501, 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.
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- Shelbi Person
The Rev. Charles McKnight will be the guest preacher at 3 p.m. this Sunday at Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist Church for its Family and Friends Day celebration. Everyone is welcome 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. The pastor is the Rev. James McKinnon.
The pastor and members of New Zion A.M.E. Zion Church thank everyone for submitting their ads for a souvenir book to commemorate the activities and other happenings for its Family and Friends Day, which will be held Aug. 12. Lunch will be served between the morning and afternoon services. The pastor and members of Spaulding Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church will be the special guests for the 3 p.m. service.
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.
The community was saddened to learn of the passing of Edna McCrimmon, daughter of Mamie Ruth Hammond. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at New Zion A.M.E. Zion Church, where the pastor is the Rev. Charles KcKnight. Please keep the family in your prayers.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Whitney Morris (July 18), Carla Benymon (July 19), Cynthia Hart (July 20, Daryl F. Hubbard and Lori Brown (July 21), Richard Taylor (July 22) and all who are celebrating.
Sick and shut-ins: Clareatha Horton and Dan McKoy Sr. are in the hospital. 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 community was saddened by the death of Mary Russell. Please keep the family in your prayers.
St. Peters will hold Family and Friends Day on Sunday, Aug. 12. Dinner will be served in the fellowship hall.
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.
The Holy Convention will be held July 24-29 in Greensboro.
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 8725anniversary @yahoo or call Pauline Little Ross or Vonnie Barber Thomas at (910) 688-3447.
Justin and Kim Boyke celebrated their wedding anniversary Tuesday. William and Carolyn Russell will celebrate their 42nd wedding anniversary Thursday.
Birthday wishes go out to Dedrick Harris (July 19), Dunivah Alston-Ray (July 20), Demon Alford, Lillie McLean and Lewis McLaughlin (July 21) and Marion Stanback (July 22).
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
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.
Fletcher's Chapel will have its homecoming Sunday, and its annual revival will begin.
The home union will be held Sunday, July 29, at Fletcher's Chapel. The Rev. C. Bethea is the host pastor. Macedonia will be in charge of the service.
Joe and Betty Hart; Brenda Graham and family; Reica Swanne and Angela, of Washington. D.C.; Vevia Hart and daughter, Eva M. Hart, of Florida; Alica Hart and family, from Thomasville; Tonya Hart and Baron Hart and family, of Columbia, S.C.; Belvia Hart and son, from New York; Harold Hart and family, from Madison; and Dr. Reginald Little, of Atlanta, attended the Hart family reunion last weekend.
Birthday wishes go out to Mae McLaughlin and Arlene McRae (July 10) Evin Ratliff (July 12) and to all 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, Arnell 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
Bill Harrison and Denise Godfrey, along with an army of volunteers, have met and planned the best Vacation Bible School ever at Mount pleasant Christian Church! Parents are encouraged to preregister their children for this school, as all children must be registered to attend.
The theme for this years school is "Fishin' on a Mission." Special events for this year's school will be "Tales in the Belly of the Whale," where the children will actually enter a mock whale and have their Bible stories told to them. They will have their food in the "Oceans Cafe," and there will be "Fishy Games" galore.
The school will be held July 24-26. On that Friday night, all the parents and church members are invited to share in the commencement services, which will be followed by a homemade ice cream, cookie and cake social for all in attendance.
This coming Saturday, four members of the church - Janet Chilton, Rhonda Chilton, Jessica McAlvey and Tina Kerrigan - will take part in the St. Baldrick's Cancer Challenge by having their heads shaved. Money "earned" in this challenge will go toward research aimed at finding a cure for childhood cancer. The ladies came to the front of the church to show off their golden locks, and next Sunday they will be back to show off their commitment to St. Baldrick's.
Mount Pleasant holds worship services at 11 a.m. each Sunday. Dr. Greg Poplin is the pastor. Everyone in the community is invited to attend services.
A closing celebration for the Summer Enrichment program at Cypress Presbyterian Church will be held at 6 p.m. this Saturday in the church fellowship hall. Come and meet the children and their parents, and enjoy good fellowship and great food.
The choir will practice on Thursday this week (instead of Wednesday) at 7 p.m.
With grateful hearts, the congregation at Cypress Church will be back in the upgraded sanctuary this Sunday. A sanctuary rededication service will be held Sunday, July 29, during the 11 a.m. worship service.
A covered-dish lunch will follow in the fellowship hall. Come join Cypress as it celebrates this special time of growth.
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 Street, where the pastor is Elder Allen Moore, will begin having services every first and third Sunday. Everyone is invited to attend.
Happy birthday to all who are celebrating this week.
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
Reco Cain received the annual college scholarship from the Taylortown Ministerial Alliance at last Saturday evening's service. Congratulations to Reco, and special thanks to the ministerial alliance.
His mom is Carmencita Gaddy Cain. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William Gaddy. The Rev. Kenneth Stewart is the president of the Alliance.
Councilman Jeff Moody and a group of health-minded residents meet on Monday and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. to walk around the community. Get healthy and start moving! Contact Jeff on Richardson Street for more information.
Congrats to Arjae and Mighia Matthews 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.
Luther Headen is greatly appreciated for his transportation outreach services by many area folks, including Eddie Raines, of Southern Pines. Thanks, "Mr. Luther!"
Gladys Garris was given a surprise birthday party by her good friend, Almeta, of Sanford, and about a dozen Taylortown senior citizens last week at a local restaurant. Gladys thanks everyone for their kindness and display of love on her special day.
The community extends sympathy to the family of the late Mary Russell, of Eastwood. Please continue to pray for the family.
Providence Presbyterian Church will have revival services tonight (Wednesday) at 7. The pastor, the Rev. Edward N. Williams, invites everyone to attend.
Attend some great free life skills classes at Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church in Southern Pines today (Wednesday) and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Classes are sponsored by Kingdom Life Christian Ministries in San Antonio. Apostle Tyrone McCreary is the pastor of KLCM and a former resident of West Southern Pines. (His mom is Theresa McCreary Black, and his family includes the Mason family.)
Apostle McCreary and about 125 ministers from KLCM will provide food and fun activities at the Clay Hole Pool Park in West Southern Pines from 2 until 6 p.m. Friday. Contact Trinity members regarding these programs. Revival services tonight (Wednesday) and Thursday are at 7 at Southern Pines Primary School's H.A. Wilson Auditorium.
Earn your GED and become a nursing assistant I at the same time. Health care basic classes start today (Wednesday), and basic skills plus classes begin Aug. 20. Classes run Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Call Twana McKnight at Sandhills Community College at (910) 695-3782.
Summer camp will be held at the Taylor House on Main Street Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 6-8, from 8 a.m. until noon for youths ages 8 to 12. Activities will be provided by Linda Gore, Moore County 4-H coordinator. Refreshments will be served.
Volunteers are needed. Contact Linda Gore at (910) 947-3188 or Rose Highland-Sharpe, 4-H adviser, at (910) 295-0013.
Mobile computer classes are available this summer for your church or community center through Sandhills Community College by calling Jenny Troyer at (910) 695-3926.
Evangelist Carolyn Mitchell (our town clerk) invites everyone to listen to her broadcast, "Words of Life," on WEEB 990-AM, 10:30-10:45 a.m. Evangelist Mitchell has been providing this teaching ministry for many years at WEEB. Thanks for listening.
The Rev. Kenneth Stewart invites local ministers to attend the Taylortown Ministerial Alliance meeting on the second Saturday of each month at one of the local churches in the early afternoon. The Rev. Kenneth Stewart is the president.
The Pinecrest High School class of 1977 invites former students close to their age from our community (such as the classes of 1976 or 1974) to the 35th reunion June 30. Contact Ella B. McMillan at (910) 715-8149.
Galilee has changed its Bible study time to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays instead of 7 p.m. The Rev. A. Wade, one of the assistant pastors, usually 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, the Rev. Charles Nabors, invites everyone to attend.
Thanks for supporting the "Hill Top Shops" this year. They include Not "Jus" Any Bag, Bono Abstract Clothing, Sew What?, 360 Creations Beauty Salon and New 2 U Everyday Rummage. Fresh Discipleship Center, with Pastor Cora Murphy, resides on "the Hill."
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.
Thanks for your support of MANNA!, which is at 11 a.m. each Tuesday at at Spaulding Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church. Special thanks 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.
Job-seeking skills/career, basic skills and GED classes are available at the Westmoore Center in Robbins and at the Day Reporting Center in Carthage. Basic skills and GED classes are available at the Northern Moore Family Resource Center in Robbins, Aberdeen Elementary School and in Van Dusen Hall at Sandhills Community College. Call the recruiter for basic skills education at SCC, Rose Highland-Sharpe, at (910) 695-3783.
Jobs are available at Smithfield's meat packing company in Tar Heel, N.C. As part of the application process, register for pre-employment skills classes in the human resources development program at Sandhills Community College. The classes are free to those who qualify. Call Jenny Troyer at (910) 695-3926.
Job-ministry positions as keyboardists are available at some local churches in Moore County. For more information, call (910) 295-0013 (the Rev. Rose Highland-Sharpe).
Learn how to play the guitar with Michael Robinson, the Taylortown "Music Man." 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.
The United Way of Moore County thanks the many local churches, ministries and faith-based organizations for considering making a donation in 2012. The United Way supports many nonprofits, including those that provide programs for youths, victims of abuse and those recovering from substance abuse.
For more information, call United Way at (910) 692-2413. Linda Mills Pearson is the executive director. The Rev. Rose Highland-Sharpe is a board member. Call her at (910) 295-0013.
Many thanks for your continued prayers and support of Edward and Sharonda Wilson.
Join Spruill Temple Church of God in Christ for weekly services. Call in your prayer request at (910) 295-0071. The pastor is Elder Jerry Chesney.
Spruill Temple Church of God in Christ has a prayer service from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. Call in your prayer request at (910) 295-0071.
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.
Please remember the victims of the recent fires, storms and hurricanes. Donations can be made through the Red Cross.
"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 veteran announcer Felton J. Capel and substitute announcers Pastor Ren Lee and Niniji Lloyd.
July's prayer list includes 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.
If you have any questions, comments and community news, please respond to R. Highland-Sharpe at P.O. Box 4653, Pinehurst, NC 28374, or at rosesharpe37@gmail. com. Send announcements at least two weeks in advance.
- Rose Highland-Sharpe
God's House of Prayer Ministry will have a car show at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Vass Park. The event is sponsored by Minister Freddie Kelly Jr.
A Fruits of the Spirit program will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 29, at the church. The program is sponsored by Deaconness Catherine McKeithen.
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.
Oakridge A.M.E. Zion Church in Vass will have its annual choir anniversary at 6 p.m. Saturday. The pastor is the Rev. Walter Cotton, from Bear Creek. Everyone is invited.
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.
Frye's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Vass will host a concert by the New Horizon Music Ministry, of Hampton, Va., at 11 am. Sunday, July 29. This group is composed of veterans who served their country honorably and who have suffered from the pain and agony of substance abuse but are now in recovery.
The church is at 1972 Lobelia Road. The phone number is (910) 245-3722. Come out and worship with the church.
St. Marks 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.
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.
Birthday wishes go out to Orville Leach and Keyona Jones (July 19), Annie Brooks (July 20) and Anilyiah Wilkins (July 21).
Congratulations to Minister Freddie Kelly, Jr. and Oglatha Kelly who will celebrate their 16th wedding anniversary Thursday.
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