The Addor Community Center Committee needs everyone's help. The roof badly needs to be replaced.
Donations of any amount are greatly needed. Mail donations to P.O. Box 775, Pinebluff, NC, 28373. Residents will be receiving a flier soon. A big fundraiser is also being planned. Everyone is encouraged to help out.
A community health and safety awareness fair will be held Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at New Zion A.M.E. Zion Church, at 554 Addor Road.
Free health screenings, giveaways and healthy snacks will be offered. This is an Eagle Scout project for Terrell Hart. Everyone is encouraged to come out and support Terrell and learn about healthy living.
A memorial service for Sister Cleo Trout, mother of Juliebird Person, will be held Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. at New Zion A.M.E. Zion Church.
The community was saddened to learn of the passing of Pastor Shirley Gillis. The funeral was held Sunday. Please keep the family in your prayers.
The 21st Century after-school program at New Zion AM.E. Zion Church operates from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. This is a wonderful learning opportunity for the kids in the community.
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.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Brandon "BJ" Thompson (Oct. 18) and Louise Wilson (Oct. 19).
In memoriam: Caleb Berry (Oct. 20).
Sick and shut-ins: Betty Jean Ellerbe is home from the hospital. Nora Smith, Louise Jones and Philip McMillian are among the homebound. 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 holds Sunday services at Aberdeen Elementary School. Bible study has been canceled indefinitely.
Shiloh A.M.E. Zion Church, at 206 Keyser St., where the pastor is the Rev. Lula Oliver, 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.
Please continue to pray for everyone.
Please submit your news to Elder Clarissa Nealy at (910) 986-9133 by Saturday afternoon.
- Clarissa Nealy
Synagogue for Christ will have its annual Ushers Day at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
St. Peter Church will travel to St. Ruth on Sunday for its church anniversary.
Minister Devonte Wilson will be holding a revival at First Missionary Baptist Church in Carthage at 3 p.m. Sunday and Monday through Wednesday at 7:30 nightly. Everyone is invited to attend.
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.
Brian and Creshenda McKinney, and James and Murtis McCrimmon will celebrate their wedding anniversaries this week.
Jason Jones Jr. celebrated his birthday last week and had straight As on his report card.
Birthday wishes go out to this week to Elizabeth Diggs and Tonya Flannagan (Oct. 17), Vickie McCrimmon and Vickie Kelly (Oct. 18), and Brittney Saunders, Brianna Alston and Cricket McCrimmon (Oct. 19).
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 every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Macedonia and at 7:30 p.m. at Fletcher's Chapel. Pleasant Hill holds its Bible study at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday.
The president of the Red Hat Club is asking that all members attend the next meeting at 10 a.m. Oct. 27.
Fletcher's Chapel will celebrate Clergy Month on Sunday, Oct. 28. Members are asked to bring a covered dish and a gift for the pastor and first lady.
The "Why We Sing" gospel music workshop will be held Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3, at Love Grove Free Will Baptist Church in Jackson Hamlet. All choirs are urged to participate.
It is party time Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Hoffman Parks and Recreation complex. For more information, call 910) 281-4476.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Shirley Gillis, who died last week.
Happy birthday to Flossie Hagins on her 94th birthday Oct. 11. Birthday wishes go out to Erwin Ratliff, Walter Cook and Tanner McKeithan (Oct. 10), Jackie Sloan (Oct. 18), Davon Brown (Oct. 21), Renita Kelly (Oct. 27), Carolyn Hair (Oct. 29) and Azarich Ratliff (Oct. 30).
Sick and shut-ins: Earnest Gilmore, Beulah Jones, Letha Isaac, Henry Isaac, Nancy Haynes, Flossie Hagins, Frank Smith, Albert Hailey, Felton Hailey, Mattie White, Cathy Harrington, Lula Smith, Thelma McKoy, Dan McKoy, Eugene Martin, Lillie Ellerbe, Jimmy Ellerbe, Rebecca Utley, Mary Jamieson, Lowrine Nicholson, Janet Little, Robert Wadkins, Louis Gilmore and Bessie Little are among the homebound.
Please continue to pray for the sick and shut-ins, church leaders, our children, government and one another.
- Bea Little
Cypress Presbyterian Church was the place to be this past Saturday. The 60th annual harvest sale and supper was a huge success! The church served about 700 plates, and had many beautiful hand-crafted items for the auction.
Although it was a lot of work for church members and especially for Harvest Sale Committee co-chairs Margaret Blue and Anita Carter, it was a day of joyful Christian fellowship for all involved. The church thanks Sam Stout, the auctioneer, for his part in making the night so much fun for those attending. Cypress also thanks everyone in our community and beyond who supported us by joining us for supper or donating items for the auction.
Cypress Presbyterian Church homecoming will be held Sunday. The 11 a.m. worship service will feature special music, including bagpipe music by Terry Myers and harp music by Kerry Conner-Briggs. The choir will sing a special anthem, and the Rev. Barbara Hedin will deliver the homecoming message. After the service, everyone is invited to stay for the covered-dish lunch in the fellowship hall.
The church holds Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. each Sunday. Everyone in the community is invited to attend. For more about Cypress, visit its website, www.cypresspres.org.
A service of installation will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Cypress for the pastor, the Rev. Barbara Hedin. A reception will be held in the fellowship hall after the service.
Cypress is again participating in the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child shoe box project. These shoe boxes are filled with toys, school supplies, personal hygiene items and other items that children would enjoy or find useful. They are sent to children in need around the world and in the United States.
Collection week for the boxes is Nov. 12-19, and the boxes will be delivered Nov. 18. Anyone who does not attend Cypress but would like to participate can contact the church at (910) 245-4731.
The wedding of Michael VanCamp and Stacey Joyner was held this past Saturday at Mount Pleasant Christian Church. The church was decorated in beautiful yellow, bronze and lavender mums in wooden baskets that were hand-made by the bride's uncle. Mike and Stacey symbolized their union by pouring together white and black wax beads that will be melted into a unity candle for their home. The bride and groom were hosted at a country meal in the fellowship hall
On Sunday, Mount Pleasant Church hosted the Marks/Wright family reunion. This special reunion is held annually by the founding families of the church. More than 100 people attended this event. Some of the Marks family traveled from as far away as Georgia and Florida. A huge covered-dish lunch was served after the worship service.
Preparations are being made for the harvest sale and supper this Saturday at Mount Pleasant. There will again be a country store where you will be able to purchase handmade crafts and homemade baked items as well as canned goods.
Bill Harrison has hand-crafted a tin punch pie safe. Wayne Parker has donated a hand-crafted rocking horse that has been nicknamed "Lonesome." Mildred Seagroves has hand-stitched three quilts (two for raffle and one for the auction). Doris Haynes helped Mildred piece one of the quilts, and these ladies do exceptional work.
Everyone is invited to come share in the food, fun and fellowship. The supper is from 4 to 7 p.m., and the auction begins at 7 p.m.
Birthday wishes go ot this week to Junior Cleary (Oct. 14), Earl Simpson (Oct. 15), Robert Fowler Sr. (Oct.16), Liam Harrison (Oct. 18) and Allen Thompson (Oct. 19).
The youth of Mount Pleasant are planning a Halloween get-together at the church. This will include a hayride to several church family homes for some trick-or-treating, no tricks please. A meal will be prepared for them at the church fellowship hall. All youth are invited to attend this special event. For more information on those and other events at the church, call (910) 245-7405.
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Greg Poplin
St. Ruth will celebrate its church anniversary today (Wednesday) through Friday, at 7:30 nightly. The speakers will be Elder Worthy (Oct. 17), Pastor Larry Russell, of Greater Faith in Biscoe (Oct. 18), and Elder Charlvester Hester, of St. John (Oct 19).
The celebration concludes Sunday, with Evangelist Wanda Lawrence speaking at the 11:30 a.m. service and Bishop Currie speaking at the 3:30 p.m. service.
Stony Hill Free Will Baptist Church will celebrate Pastor Elder Al Wilson's ninth pastoral anniversary at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The host church will be St. John Free Will Baptist Church, of Fayetteville, where the pastor is Eldress Marie Dukes. All are invited.
Body of Christ Outreach Ministry on Lemon Springs Road, where the pastor is the Rev. Larry Ray, will hold Family and Friends Day at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Holy Temple Church holds services every first and third Sunday. Everyone is invited to attend.
Synagogue of Christ will have its usher anniversary at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. All are welcome to attend.
Synagogue of Christ will celebrate Pastor, Louise Kiniel's anniversary the week of Nov.12. The schedule is as follows: Monday. Nov. 12, Elder Allen Moore; Tuesday. Nov 13, Elder William Powell, of Sanford; Wednesday, Nov.14, Pastor Betty Lee; Thursday. Nov.15, Elder Daryl Harris; Friday, Nov.16, Overseer William Russell; Saturday, Nov. 17, Pastor Joann Davis; and Sunday, Nov. 18, Pastor Mary Atkinson (morning service) and Bishop Ben Stubbs (3 p.m. service).
The Pinckney High School class of 1962 will hold its 50th class reunion Saturday, Nov. 24, from noon until 3 p.m., at the Days Inn, 805 South West Service Road, off U.S. 1 in Southern Pines.
There will be a hospitality hour, buffet lunch and social hour. The cost is $30 a person. The attire will be casual. For more information, contact Velma Barrett Lane at (910) 692-6286 or Betty Person at (910) 245-7268.
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 email@example.com 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
Galilee Missionary Baptist Church invites everyone to its annual community picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the church grounds.
The community prayer begins at 11:15 a.m. and will be led by the pastor, the Rev. Charles Nabors, and other area ministers. Free food, lots of family fun, and fantastic fellowship will be available for all. Special thanks to Arthur Alford for preparing the hot dogs, hamburgers and fish.
Spaulding Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church will provide transportation to the one-stop registration and early voting at the Moore County Agricultural Center in Carthage this Saturday, Oct. 20, and next Saturday, Oct. 27. Gather to leave between 9 to 11 a.m. Spaulding Chapel is at 8254 Main St. in Taylortown. The pastor is the Rev. Charles Allen.
The new show for "Town Talk," beginning next week through the first week in November, will include interviews with nonprofit professionals regarding the upcoming Veterans Job Fair, Family Support Network (services for children with special needs) and the new GED test. "Town Talk" airs daily at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Time Warner Cable 3 of Southern Pines.
Taylortown residents featured on the "Town Talk" television show this month with mini interviews include Town Councilman Jeff Moody, his wife, Nadine, his mother-in-law, Shirley Headen, and one of his grandsons; the Rev. Charles Nabors, the Rev. Carolyn Radcliff, Apostle Andria U. Weekes and Evangelist Annie Williams; and other residents, such as Mary Lloyd, Susie Alford, Thomas Alford and Alyce Thompson.
The Rev. and Mrs. Charles Allen and Spaulding Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church members are seen; and members of House of Prayer Holy Church of God in Christ, Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, Providence Presbyterian Church and Spruill Temple Church of God In Christ can be viewed in the parade. Mayor Barrett and Councilmen Ratcliff, Taylor and Thompson are present in the parade and festivities.
There are many groups in the footage, including the Taylortown Police Depart-ment, civic organizations, firetrucks, motorcycle club riders, sports teams, youth clubs and political organizations. Jamie Gaddy Williams is fabulous as the "Taylortown clown!" The show airs on Time Warner Cable channel 3 of Southern Pines at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. daily
Voter registration and same-day early voting will be held at the Moore County Agricultural Building in Carthage Oct. 18 through Nov. 3., Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Absentee ballot requests are due by Oct. 30. The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Sympathy and prayers are extended to the families of Rochael Farmer, Mary Ann Gibson Baker, Betty McMillan Washington Moses and Rosa McCrimmon McDonald.
Thank you to the local ministries for all they do for the community, including Fresh Discipleship Ministries, Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, House of Prayer Holy Church of God in Christ, Spaulding Chapel AME Zion Church and Spruill Temple Church of God in Christ.
The Taylortown Ministerial Alliance meets on the second Saturday of each month in the early afternoon at one of the local churches. All local ministers are invited. The Rev. Kenneth Stewart is the president.
The Moore County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will have its branch elections Nov. 15 from 7 until 8 p.m. at 801 Mechanic St. in Southern Pines. To vote, one must be a member in good standing of the branch 30 days prior to the election. A form of identification is required.
Call Anita Cheatham, the branch secretary, at (910) 947-1422. O'Linda W. Gillis is the present of Moore County NAACP.
Join Town Councilman Jeff Moody and other health-minded residents each week for walks around the community. Get healthy and start moving! Contact Jeff on Richardson Street for more information.
Join Michael Robinson, the Taylortown "Music Man," for guitar lessons. 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.
Ask the Rev. Rose Highland-Sharpe about keyboard playing opportunities at some local churches in Moore County. Call her at (910) 295-0013.
The "Hill Top Shops" thank you for your support. The shops include: Not "Jus" Any Bag, Sew What?, 360 Creations Beauty Salon, and New 2 U Everyday Rum-mage. Fresh Discipleship Center, with Pastor Cora Murphy, resides "on the Hill," too.
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.
Inquire about free and/or low-cost classes for job seekers and those seeking a new career at Sandhills Community College by calling Tawana McKnight at (910) 695-3782, Jenny Troyer at (910) 695-3926 or Rose Highland-Sharpe at (910) 695-3783. Classes are offered in Aberdeen, Pinehurst, Robbins, Southern Pines and Westmoore. Jump-start your career at SCC.
"MANNA" continues to be held Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at Spaulding Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church. Thank you 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.
Consider making a donation to United Way of Moore County. The United Way supports many nonprofits, including those that help youths, victims of abuse and those recovering from substance abuse. Linda Mills Pearson is the executive director. Call (910) 692-2413 for information.
Evangelist Carolyn Mitchell (our town clerk) invites everyone to listen to her broadcast, "Words of Life," on WEEB 990-AM from 10:30-10:45 a.m. She has been providing this teaching ministry for many years at WEEB. Thanks for your prayers and support.
The Taylortown Ministerial Alliance meets monthly, usually the second Saturday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at one of the local churches. The president is the Rev. Kenneth Stewart. All local ministers are invited.
Galilee Missionary Baptist Church has Bible study on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. Rev. Angus Wade leads the services with prepared handouts on special subjects of interest and a lively discussion ensues. The pastor, Rev. Charles Nabors, invites everyone to attend.
Spruill Temple Church of God in Christ has a variety of weekly services. Call (910) 295-0071 for more information. The pastor, Elder Jerry Chesney, invites everyone to their services.
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.
Thank you for listening to "Good News Inspiration" on WEEB-990 AM, which 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-sharpe 37@gmail. com.
WEEB gospel family members include substitute announcers Minister Jason Hackett (he also does the Solid Rock broadcast from 9:30-10 a.m.), Pastor Ren Lee, Niniji Lloyd and veteran announcer Felton J. Capel (9-9:30 a.m.).
Many thanks for your continued prayers and support of Edward and Sharonda Wilson.
Please remember the victims of the recent fires, storms and hurricanes. Donations can be made through the Red Cross.
October'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, Alice Jackson, Rosa Mills, Willa B. Monroe, Catherine Morrison, Dorothy R. Morrison, Evelyn Morrison, Vera Moses, James Murphy, Cheryl Parraway, 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.
Submit community news and questions to Rose Highland-Sharpe at P.O. Box 4653, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcements should be sent 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 Advance Auto in Southern Pines. Food will be for sale at the show.
The Gospel Mellowtones will sing at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mount Olive Church in Carthage for its choir anniversary.
God's House of Prayer Ministry intercessory prayer group will have a prayer lunch starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the church. Also that day, the Gospel Mellowtones, along with other choirs and groups, will perform at a fundraiser for Deacon Anthony Blue at 4 p.m. at Southern Pines Primary School.
Evangelist Jacqueline Harvin will be the guest speaker at Holiness Church of Promise in Addor at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 for Pastor Brown''s appreciation service.
A Holy Night will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 at God's House of Prayer Ministry. There will be a cookout at the program.
Everyone is welcome to attend all programs. The church pastor is Apostle Mary Kelly. The church is at 205 Pats Road in Vass.
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.
Prophet Leslie C. Bender was ordained by Apostle Mary Kelly into her ministry as pastor of Beyond Zion Hills Inc. Oct. 6 at the Train House in Southern Pines.
A fall festival will be held at the Vass Library from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30. There will be games, stories, treats and much more. All are invited to wear their costumes.
Oakridge A.M.E. Zion Church has services on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. The pastor is the Rev. Walter Cotton, of Bear Creek.
St. Mark 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.
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