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
Wayne Cemetery's board of directors would like to have a community cemetery meeting on Saturday, June 9, at 4 p.m. in the Elizabeth Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. If you are concerned, your participation is welcome.
The Sanford district pre-checkup meeting is this Sunday at Fair Promise A.M.E. Zion Church, from 2 to 3 p.m.
The E.N.C.E.D. Summer Institute event will take place Thursday and Friday in Greenville. Everyone is welcome.
The New Zion A.M.E. Zion Church will celebrate its anniversary June 24. There will be an all-day service. Lunch will be held after the morning services. Evening service will begin at 3 p.m., with special guest preacher presiding Elder Ricky Frazier. Everyone is welcome.
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.
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.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Martin McMillian, Sharon and Darwin McMillian (June 5), Gregory Harris (June 10) and Reese Lynn Hunter (June 10).
Sick and shut-ins: Betty Ellerbe and Edna McCrimmon are in the hospital. Sarah F. McMillian, Phillip McMillian, Betty Lou Moses 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
St. Peters honored its graduates (Alexis Monroe, Devonte Wilson, Brittney Saunders and Quentin Anderson) Sunday during the morning service.
The Southern District Auxiliary Convention will convene in Greensboro June 13-17.
St. Peters will be going to St. Ruth on Friday, June 22, to Eldress Lillian Kearns' pastoral anniversary.
St. Peters will be going to Greater St. James in Charlotte on Sunday, June 24.
St. Peters will have Men's Day this Sunday. Elder Quick from Hamlet will be the preacher. All are welcome to attend the service. Dinner will be served after the service.
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.
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. Email contact information to pinecrest8725anniversary @yahoo or call (910) 688-3447.
Stephanie and David Brown will celebrate their wedding anniversary this week.
Birthday wishes go out to Mary Alford (June 8), LaSandra Williams (June 8), Cora Mae Barrett (June 10), Leroy Alford (June 11), Pearl Flannigan (June 12, and Ellen McGregor (June 12.)
Sick and shut-ins: Lewis McLaughlin, Paula Neal, Michael McLean, Charles Jackson, Joe Jackson, Samuel Brisbon, Darlene Harris, Mary Russell, 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.
The Red Hat Club will meet at noon Saturday. All members are asked to attend.
The Hart family reunion will be held on July 6 and 7. Call Tommy Hart at (910) 281-3898 for more information.
David and Cathy Townsend's family attended the Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games this past weekend in Raleigh, where their son DaJante Thomas participated and came in first place in two of his events.
Birthday wishes go out to Nancy Hayes, Vinnie Lington, Arnor Bea Alton, Ernest Gilmore, Carl Isaac and Stephene Little 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, Johnny King, 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
This year's community Vacation Bible School will be held June 18-22 at Vass First Baptist. There will be classes for all ages, and supper will be served each evening.
Please remember, with positive thoughts and prayers, all of our soldiers and their families, whether here in the States or abroad.
Sunday at Mount Pleasant was Graduation Recognition Sunday. This year the church recognized 14 individuals who were moving from one level of education to another.
The high school graduates who were recognized each received a Bible from the church and a daily devotional from the pastor and his wife. All of our high school graduates are from Union Pines this year, and they are: Cebrina Deese, Megan Dull, John Floyd, Cynthia Hohman, Neil Powers, and Jenna Smith.
Mrs. Monica Joyner Little graduated from Sandhills Community College with a diploma in surgical technology.
The junior and senior youth had a water slide party Sunday afternoon at the church and a hot dog cookout. There were about 25 in attendance.
The church received a great blessing Sunday morning with two new families coming forward at the end of the church service and requesting membership in the church. Wayne and Wanda Parker, from Woodlake, and Walt and Rita Perine, from Sanford, were joyously welcomed into the church family.
Journey 'N Faith, a Southern gospel group, will be providing special music when Cypress Presbyterian Church hosts a hot dog and hamburger supper this Saturday evening, starting at 6 p.m., June 9, in the church fellowship hall. Journey 'N Faith is Southern gospel at its finest. The group performs current Southern gospel songs, some old standard hymns and their own original songs. The community is invited to join Cypress for an evening of great music, fellowship and food. For more information, call the church at (910) 245-4731.
If you have any information you'd like to share with our community, please call me at (910) 245-4747.
- "Sunny" Sidley
There will be a pre-anniversary program at St. Ruth UCOG in West End June 8 at 7:30 p.m. with the speaker Evangelist Louise Thomas of Mount Carmel in Raeford.
The pastor's anniversary will begin June 20, 21 and 22, and close out on the 24th. There will be a different speaker each night. The pastor of St. Ruth is Eldress Lillian Kearns.
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
The substance abuse awareness information sessions have been suspended by the Rev. Carolyn Sanders Radcliff until further notice. The community thanks her and other participants who were instrumental in implementing this program for several months.
The Taylortown Ministerial Alliance meets on the second Saturday each month at one of the local churches in the early afternoon. The Rev. Kenneth Stewart is the president. All local ministers are welcome to attend.
Bishop Larry Brown thanks everyone for the visits, phone calls, cards, and prayers during his time of illness.
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.
"Town Talk" television show features the youth of Word of Truth Christian Ministries, St. James Lutheran Church, and Grace Church this week. The show airs daily at 11 a.m. and at 7:30 p.m. on Time Warner Cable 3 and is a service to the community by R. Highland-Sharpe, producer and host.
Galilee Missionary Baptist Church will have "Youth Day" this Sunday during the morning services, beginning at 11 a.m. There will be a special guest minister from the Pee Dee Missionary Baptist Educational Association. Linda Gore, Moore County 4-H coordinator, will give the "mission moment" regarding youth summer camps and 4-H clubs. The Galilee youths will be in charge of the services. Diane G. Stewart is the chairperson. The Rev. Rose Highland-Sharpe is the minister of music.
The last session of the "Job Seekers Series" will be held at the Robbins Area Library on Wednesday, June 20, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Contact Rose Highland-Sharpe, Job Link partner, for more information, at (910) 695-3783 (Sandhills Community College).
The Moore County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will have its first golf tournament June 16 at Whispering Pines Country Club on the East Course. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and shotgun start at 9 a.m., with four-player captain's choice using team handicaps.
A boxed lunch will be included in the fee, which is $80 a player or $320 a team. Prizes will be offered (hole-in-one prize is a 2013 car).
Proceeds will benefit the Moore County NAACP Mission. Mail registration information to the Moore County NAACP, P.O. Box 1351, Southern Pines, NC 28388. For more information, call (910) 947-1422, (910) 690-4454 or (910) 639-9414.
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 youth of Word of Truth Christian Ministries, St. James Lutheran Church and Grace Church will be featured on "Town Talk" television show through the first part of June. The show airs daily at 11 a.m. and at 7:30 p.m. on Time Warner Cable channel 3 and is a service to the community by Rose Highland-Sharpe, producer and host.
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.
Spruill Temple Church of God in Christ has a prayer service every Monday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Call in your prayer request at (910) 295-0071. The pastor, Elder Jerry Chesney, welcomes everyone to drop in at any time during this informal prayer time and "to come as you are."
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.
"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.
This month's prayer list includes James Murphy (UNC Hospitals/pediatrics), Deacon Leroy Alford Sr., Jaion Barrett, Mr. and Mrs. George Brown, Evelyn Clegg, Christine Ellerbe, Sandy George Gaines, Gladys Garris, Phyllis Goins, Cathy Harrington, Alice Jackson, Pauline Levine, Rosa Mills, Willa B. Monroe, Catherine Morrison, Dorothy R. Morrison, Evelyn Morrison, Vera Moses, Ann Odom (Grady Odom's wife, and friend of Mrs. Garris), Lolita Robinson, Mr. Shamberger, Johnnie Stanford, Patrice Taylor and Patrick Walker.
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
Pastor Mary Kelly will be the guest speaker at Outreach Ministry for Jesus Penecostal Assembly in Aberdeen on June 9 at 7:30 p.m.
There will be a PUSH program at God's House of Prayer Ministry on June 10 at 11 a.m. The program is sponsored by Deaconness Catherine McKeithen.
On June 16, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., a prayer breakfast will be given at the Vass Community Building in Vass. Also on the same day, a Family and Friends Day will be at the same location but at 6 p.m. The programs are in support of Pastor Mary Kelly's pastor aide. The programs are sponsored by Janet Miles. Tickets will be sold for the prayer breakfast.
Minister Frederick Kelly will be the guest speaker at St. Mark Church in Vass at 2 p.m. June 24 for its Men's Day program.
Pastor Mary Kelly will celebrate her 12th pastoral anniversary at 5 p.m. June 30 at the Douglass Community Center in Southern Pines. She will also be ordained as an apostle.
God's House of Prayer Ministry has Sunday School at 10 a.m. every week. Worship services are held every first and third Sundays of the month at 11:30 a.m. and special programs or worship on second and fourth Sundays. 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. 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 this week to Jameeha Belk (June 4), John Ross (June 5), Tiffany Hancock (June 7), Breyona Jones (June 8).
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