Articles of Faith: Page Presents Patriotic Musical July 1
The choirs of Page Memorial United Methodist Church will present "America: The Land of the Free," a patriotic musical, at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 1.
The musical is directed by Paulette Kapp. All branches of military service will be represented by Fort Bragg troops.
An ice cream social will follow.
The church is located at the corner of Main and Poplar streets in Aberdeen.
West End UMC
West End United Methodist Church holds a Bible study Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. It is designed especially for the "reverts": those who who went to the church when they were young and strayed away or were not active in the church, then came back later. Dr. Won Namkoong will lead this session.
West End United Methodist Church will present a program of patriotic music, guest musicians, and an old-fashioned sing-a-long at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 24.
Following the program, there will be apple pie and ice cream served in the fellowship hall.
Bread of Life Ministry at West End UMC 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.
Of Pinehurst, UCC
The Congregational Church of Pinehurst, UCC, holds Sunday School classes for children 3-5 and 6-8 years of age this Sunday and every second and fourth Sunday of each month. Children leave the sanctuary for their class at the singing of "Alleluia." Nursery care is provided each Sunday in the Butterfly Room by member volunteers, though children of all ages are always welcome at services.
Special activity packets developed by Linda Stout for young members are available for use during the service when there is no Sunday School.
The Healing Springs of the Pines Sangha meets Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Hearth Room for ongoing mindfulness meditation. Call (910) 949-2623 for information.
On Mondays, Matthew Bahr leads silent mediation at 12:30 p.m. followed by a Course in Miracles at 1 p.m. Contact him at (910) 639-0439 for information.
The Drum Circle will not meet during the summer months, but will resume again in September.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry knitting group meets the second and fourth Monday of each month to knit simple shawls. These are blessed by the congregation and given to anyone needed a special symbol of our prayers as they go through one of life's difficulties.
"Everyone is welcome to join in the conversation, and you need not be skilled to join," says a spokesman.
Contact Kathy Nekton (910) 245-7304 for information on the next meeting.
The Titanium Whistles golf group continues to meet throughout the summer on Tuesdays. A different course is played each week by 20 to 30 men from local churches. This informal outing is for all, 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 the website youarewelcomehere.org.
Southern Pines UMC
The Southern Pines United Methodist Church's Real Estate Committee invites church members to submit a Request for Proposal form to identify the best use for the house at 65 Midlothian Drive and the adjacent wooded lot across from the church. Forms are available in the church office. The deadline for submission is July 9.
The children who are attending Vacation Bible School will sing at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services on Sunday, June 24.
The Youth Mission Trip is scheduled for June 30-July 3. The youth will help plant, cultivate and harvest crops through a program called, "Feed My People" in Haywood and Madison counties.
"You can help the youth by placing your loose change in the change jar in the narthex," says a spokesman.
For more information about Southern Pines UMC, call the church office at (910) 692-3518 or visit www.southern pinesumc.org.
The church is located at 175 Midland Road in Southern Pines.
Emmanuel Baptist Church will host The Envoys for a gospel singing at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 24.
A love offering will be taken.
The church is located at 632 McCrimmon Road, Carthage.
For information, call (910) 947-4736.
The Kingsmen Quartet will perform Sunday, June 24, at 10 a.m. at Summer Hill Baptist Church.
The church is located at 663 Summer Hill Church Road, Carthage.
Ray Reese is the group's leader, who is known for his bass voice and close association with Bill Gaither's television programs.
A love offering will be taken to help with expenses.
There will be a platform service at Greater Works Church of Deliverance Ministries in West End, Sunday, June 24, at 4 p.m.
The service is titled "Women of Power." Women from different walks of life will speak on women of biblical times.
The church is located at 5061 N.C. 211 in West End.
The JCECA Ministries Inc., along with the Greater Glory Pentecostal Deliverance Ministries Inc., will observe their 17th annual National Judah Conference celebration June 20-24. The conference will be held in the sanctuary of Greater Glory, which is located at 1000 West New Hampshire Ave., in Southern Pines.
Evening services throughout the week will begin at 7:30 p.m.; 4 and 7 p.m. on Saturday; and Sunday at 11 a.m. There will be inspirational seminars on Wednesday and Thursday at noon. The guest seminarian will be Sister Pamela Phillips, an associate of the Open Door of Deliverance Church, Carthage. Other guest speakers include Prophetess Ruby Shepherd, Fayetteville, Wednesday; Pastor Eric Smalley, of St. Luke Church of God Church, Mount Gilead Bishop Arnold McRae, of Refreshing Springs United Church of God, Charlotte, Thursday; Dr. K.W. Matthews and The Wells of Living Water Congregation, Fayetteville, Friday.
A special Apostle's fellowship dinner will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in the church fellowship hall. There will be an evening service at 7 p.m. Saturday, with Apostle S.E. McKinney and the Greater Oasis Pentecostal Deliverance Church family, Wilson.
Other guests include: Apostle Dorothy Tyler and the Lifeline Deliverance International Ministry, Mount Laurel, N.J.; Evangelist Nevada Banks, of Angier; Pastor Maxine Beards, of Bennettsville, S.C.; and many others are expected to attend.
The conference will end on Sunday morning with the Presiding Prelate EC Apostle Michael S. Dixon bringing the closing message.
For more information on this conference and any other events, contact Evangelist Vickie Kelly at (910) 281-0369 or (910) 281-2023.
Three Night Revival
New Beginning Holiness Church of Deliverance, Pastor Overseer Carolyn McNair will have a three night revival Wednesday, June 20, through Friday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m.
The speaker will be Overseer David Terry, of Cedar Cliff Holiness Church of God, Graham.
The revival will be held at Shady Grove Holiness Church of God, N.C. 211 East, at the Moore and Hoke county line.
Ruling Elder Melvin Chambers is the host pastor.
For information, call (910) 944-1955.
Perpetual Covenant Fellowship Ministries presents a "gospel explosion."
"We are extending this invitation to choirs, Christian music groups and soloists to join us and/or participate in this event Sunday, June 24, at 4 p.m. at 1001 McKay Place, Lillington," says a spokesman.
To be listed on the roster to perform or for more information, contact Vernell McLeod at (919) 889-1539.
The Rev. Michael J. Garber, minister emeritus of Community Congregational Church in Southern Pines, will deliver a special patriotic presentation of "I Am the Flag of This Great Nation," Sunday, July 1, at 10 a.m.
Garber wrote the original piece more than 46 years ago and during his 26-year ministry at the church, it became a traditional observance each year.
Although the basic theme remains unchanged, it has been updated through the years.
Anne Dorsey, choir director, will present patriotic music to add to the celebration.
Community Congregational Church is located at 141 North Bennett St. in Southern Pines.
For further information call (910) 692-8468 or visit www.communitycongregational.org.
A barbecue dinner benefit will be held for Donnie Brewer, of Robbins, a veteran who is facing cancer.
Brewer is a fan of motorcycles, and is a trucker who has driven across America. He is the son of the late Lendo and Jewel Brewer, and also a brother of Dwight Brewer.
Brewer needs help with medical bills and living expenses.
"His neighbors and friends invite you to a benefit on Saturday, June 30, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Brown's Chapel Christian Church in Robbins," says a spokesman.
The barbecue plates include baked beans, slaw, hush puppies, dessert and a drink for $7.
There will also be a silent auction, T-shirts, raffle and a benefit motorcycle ride.
For more information, call Sandra Davis at (910) 464-3165, or donations may be mailed to 116 Spies Church Road, Robbins, NC 27325.
Piney Grove Church, in the Windblow community near Ellerbe, will host a 100 Men in Black service at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 24.
Pastor Jeremy Hollingsworth, of Love Grove Baptist Church, will bring the message. Music will be provided by the Love Grove Men's Choir and Lee Thee Men's Choir.
On Friday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m., the Rev. Gentry Winfield, of Harrington Chapel, will render service at Christ Way.
Bishop Payton, from Southern Pines, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 29.
The Wee-Learn program at First Baptist Church Aberdeen has three openings for 1-year-old babies and two openings for 2-year-olds for September.
Classes are from 9 a.m. to noon.
There is a waiting list for 3- and 4-year-old pre-kindergarten classes.
Enroll at weelearn@ aberdeenfbc.org, or call (910) 944-1421, ext. 125.
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 Village Chapel, an interdenominational Christian community, hosts AWANA Club for nursery to sixth grade each Sunday morning from 9:30 a.m. to noon and the AWANA youth program for sixth to 12th grades Sunday evenings from 4 to 6 p.m.
This is a no-cost Christian discipleship program. Contact Pastor Ashley Smith by email at ashleyneilsmith @aol.com or call (910) 295-6003.
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. 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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