Articles of Faith: Cypress Offers Summer Enrichment Camp
Cypress Summer Enrichment, a day camp for kids ages 6-13, is returning to Cypress Presbyterian Church.
Camp will meet Mondays through Wednesdays, July 2-18, in the Cypress Presbyterian Church fellowship hall from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Camp will not be held on July 4.)
Lunch and snacks will be provided. There is no cost for children participating.
"This year's program will be a time for fun as campers learn about God's creation, our amazing bodies and how to take care of them," says a spokesman. "Participants will also learn proper table manners, how to order in a restaurant, correct behavior at family-style meals, how to set a table, etc."
The Summer Enrichment Program began in the late 1980s under the leadership of the Rev. Bill Stewart. It started as an outreach to local children, offering them the chance to attend a fun summer day camp where they would learn good life lessons, Bible stories, verses and songs to help them grow in faith.
Registration forms may be obtained by calling (910) 245-7397.
Cypress Presbyterian Church is located six miles east of Vass at 1220 Cypress Church Road, Cameron.
Sandy Grove Bible Church of God, in Vass, 158 Sellars St., announces its July special services:
July 1, 11 a.m., Family and Friends Day, with speaker Pastor Larry Holmes, of Higher Heights, in Sanford.
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
The Culdee Chancel Choir will honor our nation's birthday with a patriotic musical, "I Love This Land," in the fellowship hall on Sunday, July 1, at 6 p.m.
"This cantata is a powerful presentation reminding everyone what a privilege it is to be part of our 'sweet land of liberty and freedom,'" says a spokesman.
Arranged by Russell Mauldin, it includes such familiar songs as "My Country 'Tis of Thee," "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "I Love this Land," and the favorite "The Armed Forces Medley."
Following the musical program, homemade ice cream and cake will be served. The church choir is under the direction of Gail Meeks.
Culdee Presbyterian Church is located at 916 N.C. 73. For directions, call the church office at (910) 295-6685 or visit www.culdeechurch.net.
Spaulding Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, 8254 Main Street, 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.
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Congregational Church Of Pinehurst, UCC
The Congregational Church of Pinehurst will celebrate Communion Sunday, and the children of the church will bring donations of food for the coalition to the front of the church to be blessed by the congregation.
Sunday School classes for children 3-5 and 6-8 years of age are held the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Nursery care is provided each Sunday in the Butterfly Room by member volunteers, though children of all ages are always welcome at services.
The council welcomed new members John Kelly, treasurer, and Gail Harrell at a dinner meeting at the Nekton farm. On the agenda were the upcoming 25th anniversary celebration in early April and exciting plans for community outreach programs by the Mission, Peace and Justice Team.
Buddhist Sangha of the Pines meets at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoons in the Hearth Room for mindfulness meditation.
On Monday, Matthew Bahr leads silent mediation at 12:30 p.m. followed by a Course in Miracles at 1 p.m. Contact Bahr at (910) 639-0439 for information.
The men of the church participate in the interchurch men's golf fellowship group, the Titanium Whistles, which meets on Tuesdays. The group plays a different course each week and welcomes golfers of all ages and skill levels. This Tuesday the course is Longleaf, with members to meet at 9 a.m.
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 United Methodist Church welcomes Pastor Charles Albright as he begins his tenure as associate pastor in July.
"SPUMC also wishes to thank Pastor Judson Dunlap for his service to the church and offer continued blessings in his transition to the Hoke charge," says a spokesman.
The youth mission trip is scheduled for June 30-July 3. SPUMC youth will travel to Haywood and Madison counties to work with the "Feed My People" program.
The Mary Martha Circle will meet on Monday, July 2, at 10 a.m. in Reeves Hall. Anyone wishing to attend a daytime circle is invited to attend.
The Men's Fraternity will begin their summer sessions on July 11 and will meet for five consecutive Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m. Participants will view the Andy Stanley video series, "Taking Responsibility for Your Life." For more information about the program, contact Paul Hora at (910) 818-1225 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Southern Pines United Methodist Church, call the church office at (910) 692-3518 or visit the website southernpinesumc.org. The church is located at 175 Midland Road in Southern Pines.
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 wonderful home-cooked meal provided at a charge of $5 per person.
West End United Methodist Church is holding Bible student at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, designed for the "reverts," those who went to the church when they were young and strayed away or were not active in the church, then came back later. The group meets in the fellowship hall.
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.
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.
Bishop Payton, from Southern Pines, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 29, at Christ Way.
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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