Articles of Faith: Pianist in Concert at Carthage UMC
Pianist Jim Hendricks, professor of music at Chicago State University, will be in concert at Carthage United Methodist Church, 401 McReynolds St., Carthage, Sunday, Feb. 3, at 4 p.m.
There is no admission charge.
Hendricks is best known for his recordings of classic tunes, which he has arranged in the styles of Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson.
For more information, call (910) 947-2705.
On Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m., at Culdee Presbyterian Church, Pastor Joseph Washburn, will present a program and pictures on his recent trip to Israel.
Culdee is located on N.C. 73 between Eastwood and West End.
For more information, call the church office at (910) 295-6685.
The Women's Fellowship of the Southern Pines Community Congregational Church met Jan. 9, for its bimonthly luncheon and program.
Twelve members were present, along with Pastor Michael Dubbs, who offered a prayer of thanksgiving. Judy Dugger served as hostess for the luncheon.
On Feb. 3, at the 11 a.m. service, the deacons will serve Communion. On this same date, Lynn Hammond will be ordained as a church deacon, and Scott Newton and Dixie Oliver will be reinstalled as deacons.
Co-Chair Lynn Hammond, of the Women's Fellowship, reported on plans for a joint meeting of the Men's and Women's Fellowships March 12 at 6 p.m. at the church. A soup and bread dinner will be served. A program will be presented by Jane McClaren, author of the book "Honest Eating." She will be speaking on healthy eating habits.
The Women's Fellowship is still collecting books for the Southern Pines Boys and Girls Club. Books for ages 6 through 12 are needed by the club.
The Southern Pines Community Congregational Church is located at 144 N. Bennett St.
For more information, call the church office at (910) 692-8468.
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," says a spokesman. "Come as you are."
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 in the church fellowship hall, Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m.
The church is located at 4015 N.C. 73, West End. For more information, call the church office at (910) 673-1371.
Southern Pines UMC
Southern Pines United Methodist Church will sponsor the third annual Super Bowl Chili Cook-Off competition on Feb. 3 immediately after the 11 a.m. worship service.
Adult tasters ($5) and kids under 12 ($3) will decide who wins the coveted title of King or Queen of Chili.
"Those wishing to compete for this prestigious title should bring a Crock-Pot filled with your best chili," says a church spokesperson.
SPUMC youth and the Outreach Ministry ask for support of the annual Cans for Fans drive to benefit the Coalition for Human Care and the church food bank. Donations of food cans or money may be given in the name of your favorite NCAA team. Cans for Fans begins Feb. 3 and will continue through March 3. Contact Erin Shore for more information.
The Winter 2013 Women's Bible Study begins Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. with a day time session beginning Thursday, Feb. 7, at 9 a.m. The seven-session study is titled "Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted," by Priscilla Shirer.
To learn more about the programs and ministries call the church office at (910) 692-3518 or visit the website www.southern pinesumc.org.
SPUMC is located at 175 Midland Road in Southern Pines.
Of Pinehurst, UCC
The Congregational Church of Pinehurst, UCC celebrates Communion this Sunday at the 10 a.m. service
This is also the time when contributions of food are donated to the Coalition. The children of the congregation bring the food to the front of the church to be blessed by the congregation. Nursery care is provided each Sunday in the Butterfly Room by member volunteers although children of any age are welcome during service.
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.
On Friday morning at 9 a.m., the Silver Belles will pack lunches for MANNA! The church sponsors the lunches and serves as a packing location for 60 lunches to help feed our neighbors in need.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets this Tuesday to knit simple shawls that are blessed by the congregation and given to those in need of a reminder of our love and concern. Everyone is welcome and you don't need to be a skilled knitter to enjoy the fellowship. Call Kathy Nekton at (910) 245-7304 for directions to the meeting.
The Titanium Whistles golf group meets every Tuesday 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 welcome regardless of experience or age. Discounts on greens fees are often provided to the group.
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 the Facebook page.
The fifth annual Christian Women's Retreat, "Made for More," will take place Saturday Feb. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (doors open at 9 a.m.), at Hampton Inn and Suites, Aberdeen (off U.S. 15-501 behind Starbucks).
The will be music, speakers, small groups and luncheon as well as door prizes.
Speakers include Cathy Smith, Tarshima Hackett, Debbie Schwob and Pauli Curl.
For reservations, mail a check for $28 per person payable to Meetings Network, P.O. Box 5893, Pinehurst, NC 28374.
For additional information, call Barbara Weeks, coordinator, at (910) 215-0426, or Linda Poteet at (910) 420-2916.
Sandy Grove Bible Church of God will host a Ladies in Red event at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. The speaker is Eldress Yanon Monroe, of Jackson Grove Church in Red Springs.
On Friday, March 1, at 7 p.m. Pastor Margaret Allen, of Sanford, will speak at Joy Night.
On Sunday, March 10, at 3 p.m. Pastor Sharon Williams, of Sanford, will speak for a fellowship program.
Mira Gracheva, a representative of Chosen People Ministries, will speak at Christ Community Church Monday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m.
Gracheva will present a message on Purim, along with a question-and-answer session.
The meeting is open to women of the community of all faiths.
For more information, call the church office at (910) 215-8099.
First Church of Christ, Scientist
"Love" is the subject of the 10 a.m. Feb. 3 church service at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 240 E. New Hampshire Ave., Southern Pines.
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 on-line through subscription. The Reading Room is at 173-A NE Broad St. It is close to the Southern Pines Railroad station and open weekdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For information, call (910) 692-7759.
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.
Jordan Chapel News
Jordan Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church will hold 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 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."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
For information, call (910) 295-1577.
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