New Zion A.M.E. Zion Church will have open voter registration at 1 p.m. each Sunday in the fellowship hall.
Those interested in enrolling their children in the 21st Century after-school program at New Zion AM.E. Zion Church should contact the Rev. Charles McKnight, or his wife, Barbara, or Alma Hudson. The program will begin Sept. 24 and operate from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
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 Sanford District Conference convention will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, and at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10. The presiding elder asks that all members please attend.
The mid-winter meeting of the Central N.C. Conference of A.M.E. Zion Churches will be held Dec. 26-30 in Atlanta. The cost to go on this bus trip is $100 per person. Anyone interested in going is asked to contact Evans Metropol-itan A.M.E. Zion Church in Fayetteville at (910) 483-2862. You can pay in $25 installments. The deadline for payments is Nov. 24.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Betty Lou Moses (Spet. 1), Nathaniel Taylor and Tracy Dixon (Sept. 2), Mammie R. Hammond (Sept. 3), Otis Cotton (Sept. 4) and Sharon Leggett (Sept. 7).
In memoriam: Oreatha M. Haith (Sept. 3) and Charles Seagroves (Sept. 10).
Sick and shut-ins: Betty Ellerbe, Betty Lou Moses, Nora Smith 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 will be celebrating Elder Brenda Brown's first pastoral anniversary beginning with pre-anniversary services Friday, Sept. 7, with Apostle Carolyn Hicks, of Deliverance Jesus is Coming Victory Center in Hope Mills, speaking.
Services continue Wednesday, Sept. 12, with Pastor Joseph Green, of Try Jesus Ministries of Sanford; Thursday, Sept. 13, with Dr. Michael Isaac pastor of Shaol Creek Baptist Church in Shelby; and Friday, Sept. 14, with Pastor Marty Mason, of Flowing Waters World Outreach Center in Lillington. All services begin at 7:30 nightly. The anniversary will culminate at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, with the speaker to be determined.
New Hope Christian Ministries 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.
Please continue to pray for everyone.
Please submit your news to Elder Clarissa Nealy at (910) 986-9133 by Saturday afternoon.
- Clarissa Nealy
St. Peters will travel to Bass Temple at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 for Elder Moore's pastoral anniversary.
St. Ruth in West End will hold Family and Friends Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. Everyone is invited to attend.
The United Church of God Usher Board workshop will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 15 at St. Mark.
The missionary department of St. Peters will have its candlelight march at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21.
Kingdom Minded Ministries will have its first marriage conference at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, with Pastor Daryl and Tina Harris speaking, and at 10 a.m. Sept. 22, with Pastor Tyrant Davenport and first lady Charlotte Davenport, of Fayetteville, speaking
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, "Pinecrest Class of '87" or "Pinecrest Class of 1987 25th Reunion."
Send email contact information to pinecrest 8725 anniversary@yahoo or call Pauline Little Ross or Vonnie Barber Thomas at (910) 688-3447.
Birthday wishes go out to Christian Jones (Sept. 7), Kierston Hollingsworth (Sept. 8) and Jeremy Marsh and Nikkia Brown (Sept. 9).
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 Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Macedonia and Pleasant Hill, and at 7:30 p.m. at Fletcher's Chapel. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Macedonia will hold a fun day at 10 a.m. Sept. 15. Everyone is invited to come out.
Bea Little, president of the Red Hat Club, asks that all members call her at (910) 281-3417 by Sept. 15 about the September meeting.
Birthday wishes go out to Ivory Little, Dorney McFayden, Doretha Jefferson, James McRae 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, Nancy Ellerbe, Lillie Ellerbe, Jimmy Ellerbe, Rebecca Utley, Arnel 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
Mount Pleasant Christian Church begins Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. each week.
The worship service was led by Steve Lane, who introduced the guest minister, Brian Teeter. He joked that this was Labor Day weekend and that the people present at church had no place to go for the weekend!
During the sermon, he said Christ will come again and it would be a surprise for some and a long-awaited day for others. He did advise us that we should be ready because we do not know when Christ will come again. He also said that everyone should be willing to give the required 10 percent of their earned income to support the church.
The choir sang "A New Name in Glory" in memory of Margaret Wright Brown, who was buried Friday at Center United Methodist Church.
This Sunday will be a big day at Mount Pleasant. It is Youth Sunday, when the junior and senior youth will lead the worship service. This is also National Grandparents Day, and they will be honored during this service. This will also be the day the church remembers the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and all those who lost their lives on that terrible day.
At 7 p.m. Sunday, Mount Pleasant Christian Church will be one of the many host churches all across the nation that will be meeting for the "I Pledge Sunday," a nationwide call and meeting of Christian voters. The simulcast will last 90 minutes.
This is a call for all Christians to join together in a united effort to pray for the upcoming election, prepare by registering themselves and others, and participate by voting Nov. 6. Everyone in the community and in Moore County is invited to attend and hear national speakers, including Sen. Rick Santorum and Bishop Harry Jackson. For more information, call the church office or go to ipledgesunday.org.
Church members have been given the opportunity to purchase a shirt that sports an American eagle and flag, with the words "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord" on the front and the church name and address on the back.
The choir will begin practicing its Christmas music in the next couple of weeks, and anyone who enjoys singing is invited to join. The choir meets each Wednesday for about an hour. You don't have to know how to sing. Just be able to make a "joyful noise"
Combined youth groups from Cypress, Vass Methodist and Vass Presbyterian will begin regular meetings at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Vass United Methodist Church. The younger youth group starts with third-graders, while the older group is geared for more mature middle school and high school students.
All children/youth from the community in these age groups are invited to join in. Call Cypress Church at (910) 245-4731 if you would like more information.
The Presbyterian Women are joining in a project to purchase cooling towels for our soldiers. A donation of $12 buys one towel made so that when it is wet with water and worn around the neck, it will reduce body temperature. It can be reactivated with more water as needed.
If you would like to contribute, you can make your check out to Presbyterian Women for as much as you would like to contribute, with "towel project" on the notation line. Notes and cards to go with the towels would also be appreciated. Donations will be received through Sept. 10. Call the church at (910) 245-4731 if you have questions.
Cypress will again be collecting food for BackPack Pals this school year. Instead of cereal, the church will collect peanut butter cracker packages. Please leave your donations in the basket located in the vestibule. Donations can be brought to the church on Sunday mornings from 10 to noon or Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:15.
The Cypress Presbyterian Church choir has started working on its Christmas cantata at its Wednesday night rehearsals at 7, with the last part of practice devoted to the cantata. Anyone interested in joining can contact Chris Stewart at (910) 245-4731.
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.
Don't forget to mark your calendar now for the 60th annual harvest sale Oct. 6 at Cypress Church. Details will be announced soon, and it promises to be another wonderful event.
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 call me at (910) 245-4747.
- "Sunny" Sidley
Pastor Louise Kineil, of Synagogue of Christ, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Stone's Chapel, where the Pastor is Overseer William Russell.
Synagogue of Christ, on Stage Road, will have its Family and Friends Day and celebrate its church anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Dinner will be served.
St. Ruth United Church of God in West End, where the pastor is Eldress Kearns, will have its Family and Friends Day at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. The speaker will be Eldress Olivia Wright.
Lakeview Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, at 123 Tree Road, where the Pastor is Elder D. Graham, will celebrate its 63rd church anniversary Sept 23. Pastor Graham will speak at the 11 a.m. service, and Eldress Mary Kelly will speak at the 4 p.m. service. Dinner will be served. Everyone is invited.
The Sinsational Evening 5 will perform at 6 p.m. Sept. 30 at Holy Temple. Come out and be blessed.
Holy Temple Church holds services every first and third Sunday. Everyone is invited to attend.
St. Mary Church on Old Glendon Road, where the pastor is Eldress Betty Lee, will have its Fruit of the Spirit program at 7 p.m. Sept. 21.
Stony Hill Free Will Baptist Church in Carthage, where the pastor is Elder Alphona Wilson, will hold its annual Family and Friend's Day on Sunday, Sept. 16, with a gospel music celebration and another surprise. All are invited to join.
The community was saddened to hear of the death of Doris Ray-McPhaul's husband. Please pray for the family.
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
Special thanks to Mayor Barrett and his wife, Diane "Peaches" Barrett; Town Councilmen James Lattimore Thompson, Marvin Taylor, Mitchell Ratliff, Jeff Moody and their families; Sheldon and Carolyn Mooney (Mulligans on 18 and the Elks Lodge); Joanne Faulkner; Josephine Faulk; Tara Taylor, Akeila Moses, Rebecca Moses, Kevin Utley, Adelita Taylor Young, and Apostle Andria Utley Weekes, of Greater Works of Deliverance Church; the Taylortown Police Department; the "Soul Steppers"; fashion show models; local ministers; parade participants; and everyone who attended the weekend activities and made the "Taylortown Celebrations 2012" a great success!
Highlights of the Saturday event will be shown on the "Town Talk" television show later this month. Pictures of the weekend event will be placed in a future edition of the Pilot.
The Moore County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will have its 75th annual celebration at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Whispering Pines Country Club. The speaker will be Dr. Tim Tyson, a notable author, research scholar and professor at Duke University. He also serves as the education chair of the N.C. NAACP.
For tickets and more information, call O'Linda W. Gillis, the branch president, at (910) 947-1422. To place an ad in the souvenir booklet by Friday, call O'Linda or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Marion Fletcher for additional information at (910) 949-2607.
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.
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.
September'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, Luther Headen, Alice Jackson, Pauline Levine, 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 email@example.com. Announcements should be sent at least two weeks in advance.
- Rose Highland-Sharpe
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. Pastor Mary Kelly is the church pastor.
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 Free Will Baptist Church in Vass will hold Family and Friends Day at 11:30 p.m. Sept. 23. The program is sponsored be Linda Henderson. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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
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