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 pastor, the Rev. Anthony Ford, and the members of Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church invite everyone to attend the annual homecoming celebration at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday.
Trinity is also holding a walk-a-thon fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 22, with the proceeds going toward completion of a new fellowship hall.
The community was saddened to learn of the passing of Claretha Core Horton on Thursday morning. Please keep the family in your prayers.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Mary Kirkpatrick (Sept. 10) and Susie White.
In memoriam: Charles L. Seagraves (Sept. 10), Jack McNeill (Sept. 13) and Erma Arnold (Sept. 15).
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 is celebrating Elder Brenda Brown's first pastoral anniversary this week.
Services will be tonight (Wednesday), with Pastor Joseph Green, of Try Jesus Ministries of Sanford; Thursday, with Dr. Michael Isaac, pastor of Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Shelby; and Friday, with Pastor Marty Mason, of Flowing Waters World Outreach Center in Lillington. All services begin at 7:30 nightly.
The anniversary will culminate at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, with Pastor Boris Wiggins, of New Bethel in Cary, speaking.
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. Friday for Elder Willie Moore's pastoral anniversary. The van will leave the church at 7 p.m.
St. Ruth in West End will hold Family and Friends Day at 3 p.m. Sunday. Everyone is invited to attend.
The United Church of God Usher Board workshop will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday 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. Singles are invited to attend.
Everyone is invited to come out for the annual regional crusade Thursday through Saturday at Rose of Sharon Church at 715 S. Russell St. in Troy. The theme for the crusade is "Church of the Living God: Lift Up Your Eyes, Look Out Over the Fields." Two anointed revivalists will be speaking - national evangelist Perry Hester and Pastor Prince Purcell III, the crusade founder.
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.
Terrica and Charles Bloom Jr. will celebrate their wedding anniversary Saturday.
Birthday wishes go out to Teray Harris and Dale Drakeford (Sept. 12), Keyonia Drakeford, Sherrie Penson, Devon Williams and Kevin Williams (Sept. 14), Marion Seay and Shelia Thompson (Sept. 16), Montrell Covington and Dorothy Hollingsworth (Sept. 17) and Evelyn Person (Sept. 18).
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 at 7:30 p.m. at Pleasant Hill, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Fletcher's Chapel. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Macedonia will hold a fun day at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Everyone is invited to come out.
The Macedonia men are sponsoring a rally Sunday.
The Hailey family reunion was held last weekend. Tommy Hart, Nettie Hart and Arnor B. Little attended the Jefferson family reunion Saturday in Bethune, S.C.
Jimmy Perkins passed away Aug. 4 in Philadelphia. The funeral service was held Tuesday in Philadelphia. He was Bea Little's and Flossie Hagins' first cousin.
Sympathy is extended to the family of the Rev. James Campbell. The funeral service is today (Wednesday).
Birthday wishes go out to Ivory Little, Dorcey McFayden, Doretha Jefferson, James McRae and all others who are celebrating this week.
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
This past Sunday was a wonderful day of worship and celebration at Mount Pleasant Christian Church. It was Youth Sunday, with the youth leading the worship services and all the music. They stepped up to the challenge in a most wonderful way.
The service opened with Brittney Boggs welcoming all worshipers to the church and giving a wonderful explanation of what Sept. 9 was all about. She shared that Youth Sunday was about the youth sharing their talents and taking the responsibility to lead worship.
She then pointed out that it was also Grandparents Day, and all the grandparents were honored by the Youth. She also reminded the church that this was Patriot Sunday and that Tuesday was Patriot Day, when we all pause to remember those who lost their lives on 9/11.
Each of the youth took part in special ways, from filling the choir to taking part in a special sermon that shared the special, often unknown, meanings of the 23rd Psalm. The trio of Amanda Lane, Brittney Boggs and Lauren Lane sang a wonderfully inspiring song titled "My Temporary Home." The combined senior and junior youth and children's choirs, some 45 strong, sang three selections.
They closed the music part with a song, "God Bless America," that they sang as a prayer.
That evening, Mount Pleasant took part in the nationwide simulcast of "I Pledge Sunday," the largest gathering of Christians via streaming video from First Baptist Church in Charlotte. About 59 people from four churches joined together at Mount Pleasant for this special and very inspirational gathering.
Also, members of the church purchased more than 100 new church witness shirts that were worn in honor of the 9/11 anniversary Sunday. Members will continue to wear them at different times during the year. It has 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 youth will meet at 6:30 p.m. this Sunday. The choir will begin working on its Christmas music this Wednesday evening.
Everyone in the community is invited to join Mount Pleasant for worship and other activities.
Many people in the Lobelia area know Tommy and Elizabeth Hennings, who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 16.
Cypress Presbyterian Church awarded scholarships to two outstanding young men in the community who are now attending college. Frankie Rodriguez is attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and his brother, Zakary, is attending Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I. They are the sons of Frank and Sue Rodriguez. Best wishes to them in their future endeavors.
The Cypress Presbyterian Women will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, to kick off the return to their regular meeting schedule after the summer break. All ladies are invited to attend. Supper will be provided.
Cypress' 60th annual harvest sale and supper will be held in the church fellowship hall Saturday, Oct. 6. Supper will be served from 4 until 7 p.m., with the auction following. The meal will be country ham, grits and red-eye gravy or fried chicken, rice and gravy. Both come with generous portions of sweet potatoes, green beans, dessert and roll.
The auction will feature many handcrafted items. Everyone is invited to attend.
The Cypress Presbyterian Church choir has started working on its Christmas cantata at its Wednesday night rehearsals at 7.
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.
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
Synagogue of Christ, on Stage Road, will have its Family and Friends Day and celebrate its church anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 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. 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 Apostle Mary Kelly will speak at the 4 p.m. service. Dinner will be served.
The Sinsational Evening 5 will perform at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 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 Friends Day on Sunday, with a gospel music celebration and another surprise. All are invited to join.
The Pinckney High School class of 1962 will hold its 50th class reunion Saturday Nov. 24, from noon until to 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
The community was saddened to hear of the passing of Pauline Morrison Levine. Please remember the Levine-Morrison-Barrett and connecting family members in your thoughts, prayers and good deeds.
Sympathy and prayers are also extended to the families of the late Elder James Campbell (in-law of Terry Mills Campbell), who was a former pastor at Holly Grove Church in Eagle Springs; and Michael McPhaul (Doris Ray McPhaul's husband. She is employed at Taylortown Head Start).
Thanks to Melba Bostic and her daughters, Yolanda and Robin, for the beautiful plant donated to Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in memory of Melba's brother, Cobbie Lee Ransom. He would have celebrated his 100th birthday the first week in September.
The Rev. Angela Headen Davis invites everyone to her church, Mount Olive A.M.E. Zion in Carthage, for the annual revival services, beginning tonight (Wednesday) through Friday at 7. The speakers are the Rev. Martha Green (tonight), the Rev. Wayne Brown (Thursday) and the Rev. C.L. Wall (Friday).
Congratulations to the Rev. Davis on her new appointment as pastor at Mt. Olive.
Everyone is invited to the 75th annual celebration of the Moore County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at 4 p.m. Saturday 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 or Marion Fletcher at (910) 949-2607.
Minister James McNeill is the featured guest on "Town Talk" television this week through next week on Time Warner Cable channel 3. He will give his story-testimony and sing some of his favorite old-timey songs. The show airs daily at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.The host is Rose Highland-Sharpe. Thanks for watching.
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-sharpe37@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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Announcements should be sent at least two weeks in advance.
- Rose Highland-Sharpe
Apostle Mary Kelly, of God's House of Prayer, will be the guest speaker at 4 p.m. Saturday at a banquet for Apostle McNeil, of Tabernacle of Praise Ministry, at Macedonia Chapel in High Point.
Minister Freddie Kelly Jr. will be the morning speaker at God's House of Prayer Ministry at 11 a.m. Sunday. Apostle Mary Kelly will be the guest speaker Sunday at Lakeview Chapel for its anniversary
A birthday dinner celebration will be held for Perry Ray by his wife, Evangelist Betty Ray, at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Douglass Community Center in Southern Pines.
Evangelist Betty Ray will be the morning speaker at God's House of Prayer Ministry at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.
On Sept. 28 at 7 p.m., Apostle Mary Kelly and the Gospel Mellowtones will be at Dr. Young's pastoral anniversary at the Community Center in Coats.
A Jelly Bean program will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 30 at God's House of Prayer Ministry in support of the building fund. The program is sponsored by Michael Thompson.
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. Apostle Mary Kelly is the church pastor.
Frye's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church will celebrate its 107th homecoming Sunday. The morning worship service begins at 11, and the guest speaker will be the Rev. Kenneth Stewart. The guest speaker for the 4 p.m. service will be Leslie Capers, of St. Joseph Free Will Baptist Church in Goldsboro. The host pastor is Elder Kent L McMillian.
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.
Birthday wishes go out to Colon Lee Kelly (Aug. 31), Christopher Kelly (Sept. 1), Minister Gladys McDonald (Sept. 5), Michelle McLeod (Sept. 8), Elijiah Wilkins (Sept. 11), Mia Allison Toomer (Sept. 12), Mary Dobbins (Sept. 16), Minister Alexander Morris (Sept. 17) and Jovan Wilkins Gore (Sept. 18).
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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