Articles of Faith: New Covenant Offers Free Film
New Covenant Fellowship, 1305 Hulsey Road, Carthage, offers a free showing of the film "October Baby" at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26.
"Register to win a $50 gift card," says a spokesman.
The movie is a compelling story of a young woman who was adopted by loving parents after a failed abortion attempt. For information, call (910) 947-1412
New Covenant will also be hosting a conference for teenage girls Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The speaker is Lynn Cowell, and the cost is $5 per person. There is limited seating.
"Come as a group of friends, mother and daughter, or a mentor with a girl whose life you would like to see infused with the love of Christ," says the spokesman. "Make a day of it. Spend the morning with Lynn and then take the girl in your life out to lunch, an afternoon of shopping or to the coffee shop."
Based on her own story of choosing to remain pure before marriage, in her conversational way, Cowell takes a look at why you should ... or shouldn't wait. Shouldn't? By addressing these teen questions head on, she covers the questions they are asking, even if only to themselves. Teens will come away knowing why waiting is worth it, the benefits to waiting, how to protect their heart and body, how God defines purity and they should too, the power of purity, and how to get it
Call (910) 947-1412 for further information.
The Mark Trammell Quartet will be in concert at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Southern Pines Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m.
The Mark Trammell Quartet is based out of Gadsden, Ala., and their style of music is heavily influenced by legendary Southern gospel groups such as the Cathedrals and Gold City. They recently received recognition for the No. 1 Southern gospel song of 2012, "I Want To Know."
There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be taken.
For more information, call (910) 692-0992.
Southern Pines UMC
The Southern Pines United Methodist Church Men's Fraternity will begin meeting again at 6 a.m. on Wednesday mornings beginning Jan. 23. Participants will view and discuss the video series "Quest for Authentic Manhood," by Robert Lewis.
Kid's Own Worship will perform at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. worship services on Sunday, Jan. 27. The children, ages 3-7, will sing two selections.
The 2013 SPUMC confirmation class will begin Sunday, Jan. 27. The class, designed for seventh-grade students, will meet for 10 sessions at 9:45 a.m.
For more information about Southern Pines United Methodist Church, visit the website www.southernpinesumc.org or call the church office at (910) 692-3518. SPUMC is located at 175 Midland Road in Southern Pines.
Beaver Creek Baptist Church will hold a baby dedication ceremony Sunday, Jan. 27, during the 11 a.m. service.
The church is located at 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.
For information, call (800) 681-8602 or (919) 499-9632
Congregational Church of Pinehurst, UCC
Sunday School classes for children 3-5 and 6-8 years of age will be held this Sunday. Nursery care is provided each Sunday in the Butterfly Room by member volunteers, though children of all ages are always welcome at services.
On the third Sunday of the month, the Rev. Brent Bissette presents a children's sermon especially for young members. A community book-read of scholar Robin Myers' latest book, "The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus," will take place on Sundays at 7 p.m. starting Feb. 10 and continuing through March 17. Books are available locally at The Country Bookshop in downtown Southern Pines and are discounted for members of the class. Call the church office to register.
Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. is the first class of a discussion-oriented study of the Hebrew prophets based on presentations by UCC Hebrew Scripture scholar Dr. Walter Brueggemann. The class runs through Feb. 27.
The church celebrates a "joining Sunday" on Feb. 10. For more information about the church, call the Rev. Brent Bissette at (910) 585-2875 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community of Mindful Living meets on 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.
The church is located at 895 Linden Road across from Elliott's restaurant. For information call the church office at (910) 295-2243, visit the website youarewelcomehere.org, or on Facebook.
West End UMC
Each Monday evening West End United Methodist Church will have a fellowship meal at 6 p.m. followed by worship service at 7 p.m.
"So if you have to work on Sundays or travel on the weekends or you are not ready for Sunday morning, please join us on Monday evening," say a spokesman. "Come as you are."
The church is located at 4015 N.C. 73, West End.
For more information, call (910) 673-1371.
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 home-cooked meal provided at a charge of $5 per person.
The Welcome Home Bible Study will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.
St. Paul Lutheran Church will hold a organ recital concert and dedication service Sunday Jan. 27, at 4 p.m. The public is invited.
"This will not be a normal recital," says a spokesman. "Sondra Nelson has selected music that will demonstrate the wide range of sound this Allen Classic Organ is capable of producing."
The Allen Organ was built in Allentown, Pa., in 1987 and first sold to a Raleigh physician, who after 10 years donated it to Our Savior Lutheran Church in Raleigh.
As part of the terms of the donation, Our Savior must give the organ to another church if and when they decided to have it replaced.
After 15 years, Our Savior decided to purchase a new organ for their church. St. Paul Lutheran, in Pinehurst, was the fortunate recipient of the Allen Organ. Pastor Denton White will conduct the service of dedication.
Many old favorite hymns will be included.
Fellowship and coffee will follow the service and recital.
Trinity Christian Fellowship welcomes guest pianist Angela Robbins Sunday, Jan. 27, at the 10:30 a.m. family service.
Robbins has performed with the Raleigh Symphony and the Steinway Tour of Pianos. Sandy Tremblay, director of music, will join Angela in a piano duet.
Trinity Christian Fellowship is an interdenominational church and "invites the community to join us for this special musical presentation" at The O"Neal School, Hannah Marie Bradshaw Center, located at 3300 Airport Road.
For more information, contact the church office at (910) 215-5775.
First Church of Christ, Scientist
"Truth" is the subject of the 10 a.m. Jan. 27 church service at First Church of Christ, Scientist, located in Southern Pines, at 240 E. New Hampshire Ave.
Children and young people up to the age of 20 are welcome to attend Sunday School at the same hour. Child care is available. A printout of the Bible lesson is available from the Christian Science Reading Room or online through subscription.
The Reading Room is at 173-A NE Broad St. It is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (910) 692-7759.
Harvest Church of God will celebrate its 25th anniversary Sunday, Jan. 27, at 10:30 a.m. The guest speaker is O. Wayne Brewer.
The church is located at 7310 N. N.C. 22, Southern Pines.
The Community Assisting Learning Language (CALL) program of Community Presbyterian Church in Pinehurst is having a chili sale. The funds will be used to help continue its after-school tutoring and mentoring work with Hispanic students and their moms.
"This is the best chili you'll ever eat," says a spokesman. "You may order it by the quart for $10, vegetarian or meat. Not only will your donation give you a warm feeling in your heart, but our great-tasting chili will give you a warm feeling in your tummy as well. So, if you're having a Super Bowl party or just want to enjoy a great meal with family or friends, our chili will meet all your needs."
To order, call Community Presbyterian Church at (910) 295-6848. Or you can mail your check, made payable to CPC, and indicate either vegetarian or meat. The address is P.O. Box 1449, Pinehurst, NC 28370
The order deadline is Jan. 27, 2013, and pickup will be on Friday, Feb. 1, from 4 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Piney Grove Church, in the Windblow community, Ellerbe, will hold a free health screening from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 26, in the fellowship hall.
Contact Bettie Baldwin at (910) 652-5769 for more information.
Emmanuel Baptist Church will host a gospel singing, featuring Forever Changed, at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. The church is located at 632 McCrimmon Road, Carthage.
For information, call (910) 947-4736.
Jordan Chapel News
Jordan Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church will hold "General Claims Day" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. The speaker is the Rev. Angela Davis.
Family and Friends Day is Sunday, Feb. 10, at 3 :30 p.m. The Rev. S.O. Greene Sr. is the speaker.
'Walk to Jerusalem'
Our Saviour Lutheran Church is sponsoring a Lenten Pilgrimage called "Walk to Jerusalem" starting in February.
"We are encouraging the congregation to get out and walk during the Lenten season," says a spokesman. "It is a little more than 6,160 miles from Southern Pines to Jerusalem, Israel. Our congregation will be charting their miles and posting them for the six weeks from Ash Wednesday to Maundy Thursday. Our goal is to walk the 6,160 miles."
The "Walk to Jerusalem" is a walking program developed by St. John's Providence Health System. This "imaginary" trip to Jerusalem is designed to increase the physical, spiritual and emotional health of participants.
"We will be showing a PBS DVD titled 'Jerusalem, the Center of the World' in the adult Sunday School class during the Lenten season," says the spokesman.
Humana Health Systems provided pedometers for the walkers, and First Health Cardio provided brochures on "Walking for a Healthy Heart."
Beaver Creek Baptist Church, 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron, offers Wednesday morning Bible study at 9:30 a.m. in the chapel. The food pantry is open Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Family Life Center.
You are invited to connect - to connect to the major stories, themes and messages of the Bible through the 2013 Bible Challenge.
Created and offered to the community by Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, you can connect to the Challenge online at www.brownsonchurch.org. Here you can access the weekly reading assignments and questions to help guide you on your journey of spiritual enrichment.
Enjoy the flexibility of completing the assignments at home, on the road, with a partner or form a small group.
If obligations cause you to miss a week, just jump right back in the following week.
An optional meeting at Brownson at 10 a.m. on Sundays in January provides review, questions, discussion and fellowship.
Winter Bible Studies
Trinity Christian Fellowship offers the following Bible studies:
Monday Afternoon: 2 to 3 p.m., beginning Jan 7. "One Year Chronological Bible Study." Pastor Hill will explore the weekly readings and discuss the biblical events and the historical context in which they unfold.
Monday Evening Women's Bible Study: 6 to 8 p.m., beginning Jan 7. "Daniel, Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy," a 12-week Beth Moore study facilitated by Renate Yow. Child care is provided.
Tuesday Afternoon: 2 to 3 p.m., beginning Jan 8. "Bible Discussion": Pastor Ellis will discuss the weekly readings of Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs from the One Year Bible. The weekly sermon Scripture will also be explored.
Thursday Morning Women's Study: 10 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan 10. "Gospel of John," facilitated by Anita Gray.
Thursday Afternoon Community Bible Study: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., beginning Jan 10. "Servants of God" begins with Samuel and Eli: submission and responsibility.
All studies are held at the church ministry center, located at 6 Carter St., in Pinehurst, and are open to the community.
For more information, contact the church office at (910) 215-5775 or visit our website at www.trinitycf.net.
Open to all men and woman, Community Bible Study is an interdenominational Bible study and welcomes people from all backgrounds and levels of Bible knowledge.
The expanded weekly schedule has times on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
For further information and locations, contact Merle Lewis at (910) 255-6179 or (605) 321-6353 email email@example.com or Roy Longhta at (910) 215-8717, or email rlonghta@ nc.rr.com.
Each Wednesday at 11 a.m., First Baptist Church Southern Pines will celebrate a service of prayers. On the first Wednesday, there will be a prayer and healing service.
The church is located at 200 East New York Ave.
Market Place Ministries
Market Place Ministries meets the first Thursday of each month from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. at Russell's Seafood.
All denominations are welcome. For more information, call Dwight at (910) 639-4084.
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.
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.
Visit www.pagememorialumc.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.
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