Articles of Faith: Mini-Fair Fundraiser Scheduled
Christ Way Church's 21st Century Community Learning Center's Know School Club will sponsor a mini fair, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The purpose of the fair is for our youngsters to raise their own spending money to use when they go to Washington, D.C. and New York later in June.
Students will sell products and produce they made or grew themselves. Some of the girls made earrings or keychains; boys put together bird houses, and painted wooden cars.
Some of the older boys are doing car detailing, and there will be a bouncy house, food and other activities.
"We are introducing Aaron's Italian Ice," says a spokesman. "Aaron is a student at the after-school program and will be starting his business. Students will keep part of their funds for the trip, part of their money they must save, and they are encouraged to donate a small potion to a nonprofit organization partners with the after-school program.
Thursday June 7, is the last day for this session.
Monday July 2, will be the first day of summer camp, which will close out Friday, July 27.
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.
Turning Point Worship Center will be having a Gospel Explosion Sunday, June 10, at 6 p.m.
Beaver Creek Baptist Church welcomes Pastor Darrin Moore as the new pastor of the church this Sunday, June 3, at 11 a.m.
The youth ministry will host a hot dog dinner after the 6 p.m. service Sunday, June 3. Donations toward their ministry will be accepted.
The church is located at 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.
For information, call (800) 681-8602 or (919) 499-9632.
West End UMC
West End United Methodist Church will begin a Bible study designed for the reverts who went to the church when they were young and strayed away or were not active in the church for several years. Dr. Won Namkoong will lead this session. The text will be John 3: 1-17. This Bible study will meet each Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the WEUMC fellowship hall.
A gospel singing, in memory of Bonnie Pasko, will be held Sunday, June 10, at 4 p.m. The evening will end with our traditional ice cream social 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.
On Sunday June 3, Dr. Aaron Spence, superintendent of Moore County Schools, will join Christ Way Deliverance Church for its noon service. Spence will discuss educational concerns from parents of different communities.
Bishop Stubbs, of Full Gospel Church in Midway, will speak at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3.
Bishop Samuel Wright, of Full Gospel in Sanford, will render service at Christ Way Deliverance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 8.
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, speak at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 29.
The Congregational Church of Pinehurst, UCC, celebrates Communion this Sunday. This is also the time when members offer contributions of food donated to the Coalition. The children of the congregation bring the food to the front of the church to be blessed by the congregation.
Sunday school classes are held the second and fourth Sundays, with nursery provided every Sunday.
The Healing Springs of the Pines Sangha meets Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Hearth Room for ongoing mindfulness meditation. All are welcome to participate. Call (910) 949-2623 for information.
On Friday, the Silver Belles will pack lunches for MANNA! This ministry helps feed neighbors in need. Call Pat Griffin (910) 400-5090 to participate.
All are welcome to join Matthew Bahr on Monday when he leads silent mediation at 12:30 followed by a Course in Miracles at 1 p.m. Call (910) 639-0439 for information.
The lively and motivating Drum Circle will meet on Tuesday at 4 p.m. No experience is necessary, and the church provides the drums.
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 invited regardless of experience or age. Discounts on greens fees are often provided to the group.
The Congregational Church of Pinehurst, United Church of Christ, "celebrates the human spirit by welcoming all regardless of race, sexual orientation, relationship status or disability, to full participation in our family of faith," according to a spokesman.
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
There will be an outdoor festival at Middle Cross Baptist Church Saturday, June 2, from 3 to 7 p.m.
"Come and enjoy an afternoon filled with games, crafts, food and fun for all ages," says a spokesman.
An outdoor gospel singing, featuring the Harvesters Quartet, will fill the air throughout the afternoon.
"Also, you'll enjoy some inspiring words from Sammy Frye, youth pastor at Yates Thaggard Baptist Church, and some good laughs from Christian comedian Tracey Garner from Wilmington," says the spokesman.
Many displays and booths will be set up, and antique tractors will be shown. Lots of door prizes will be given away throughout the afternoon.
"Bring your lawn chairs and children and enjoy an afternoon of fun with the family," says the spokesman.
The church is located at 440 Lucas Road, West End.
Southern Pines UMC
On Wednesday, May 30, Southern Pines United Methodist Church will host Monarch, an organization supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. in Reeves Hall.
The Mary Martha Circle will meet on Monday, June 4, at 10 a.m. in Reeves Hall. Anyone interested in a daytime circle is invited to join the group for fellowship and refreshments.
June 3 is Confirmation Sunday. Ten SPUMC youth will be confirmed.
The SPUMC Youth will sponsor a silent auction and brunch after the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services on Sunday, June 3. Proceeds will help support the youth summer mission trip scheduled for July.
For more information about SPUMC, contact the church office at (910) 692-3518, or visit the church website www.southernpines umc.org. The church is located at 175 Midland Road in Southern Pines.
Culdee Presbyterian Church will recognize its graduating seniors Sunday, June 3, with a luncheon following the worship hour.
Graduates will be recognized during morning worship Sunday, June 10, and Doris Moore Scholarship recipients will be recognized.
Culdee is located at 916 N.C. 73, West End. Call (910) 295-6685 for information.
God and Crisis
Is God really reliable in a crisis? Speaker Brian Talcott says, "I've found in my own experience that prayer is reliable in any situation.
Talcott will present a talk titled "Turning to God in a Crisis" on Sunday, June 10, at 3 p.m. in the Methodist University Alumni Dining Room in Fayetteville.
Talcott says that learning to pray through the deep study of the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy has brought him lifelong health. This led him, more than 30 years ago, to become a practitioner of Christian Science healing and later a teacher of this science.
"In this lecture I will share experiences I had as an U.S. Air Force chaplain that illustrate how allowing God's grace to replace our fears and doubts with trust in God's powerful presence brings solutions," says Talcott. "Yielding to God to adjust what needs adjusting brings peace to the human experience. Rather than trying to get God to do something, we can awaken our thought to the divine - to understand that God is ever-present and governing us, to help us receive grace and express the love of God."
A member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, Brian Talcott travels from his home in Berkeley, Calif.
Evangelist Bobbie Parton will conduct a blessing of the animals at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Community Congregational Church, 141 Bennett St., Southern Pines
In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9.
To keep order, all dogs must be kept on a leash, and smaller pets should be in crates.
"If you know your dog tends to bite, please muzzle it. If you have animals that are too large or sick or injured, and you would like for us to come to your farm for a blessing, please call," says the spokesman. "There is no charge."
For information, call (910) 272-0428 or (910) 2808-0639.
A music conference, "The Power of Deliverance Through Music," will be held Wednesday, May 30, through Friday, June 1, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, U.S. 1, Hoffman, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly.
On Wednesday, May 30, the guest speaker will be Pastor Sherri Allgood, of True Worship Ministries, in Biscoe; on Thursday, May 31, the guest speaker will be Pastor Derrick King, of Word of Life Christian Ministries, in Marion, S.C.; and Friday, June 1, the guest speaker will be Minister Jamain Freeman, of Victorious Praise Fellowship COGIC, in Durham.
Following the service on Friday, there will be a late night musical, starting at 10:30 p.m.
For more information, call (910) 281-0229.
Elder Allen Moore will speak at Faith on Fire Church in Eastwood, at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 10.
For information, call (910) 295-4005.
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 Southern Pines.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (910) 295-0013.
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