Guitarist Performs

First Baptist Church of Southern Pines presents classical guitarist Steve Newbrough in concert Sunday, July 28, at 4 p.m.

Newbrough grew up in North Carolina, and is a graduate of the N.C. School of the Arts in Winston-Salem. He earned a master’s degree in classical guitar performance from the University of Minnesota. 

Newbrough has a wealth of concert experience, performing nationally as a member and soloist of the acclaimed Minneapolis Guitar Quartet. He teaches guitar from his studio in Asheville, where he enjoys performing locally.The program will feature music of Barrios, Terrega, Albeniz, Garoto, Bach and Atkins.

“Everyone is welcome, and no reservations or tickets are necessary,” says a spokesman.

Joint VBS

Taylor Memorial Baptist Church and Roseland UMC are joining forces for a one-day VBS from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Roseland, 181 Rose Ridge Road, Aberdeen. Registration opens at 9:45 a.m.

"For several years now, our churches have held VBS together. It's always fun and it allows us to reach more of our community. We are on the same team, after all,” says Steve Turner, pastor of TMBC.

This year’s theme centers around the story of the ravens that fed Elijah and is open to all children in pre-K through fifth grade throughout Moore County. Children will enjoy games, music and crafts. Both a snack and lunch will be provided. Preregister by going to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/22RWY7C. Email Turner at tmbcpastor@windstream.net or call (910) 281-2051 or (910) 281-4006 for more information.

Beaver Creek VBS

Beaver Creek Baptist Church will hold VBS Sunday, July 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. as a one-night family event, with supper provided.

The theme is “In the Wild,” and Dan the Animal Man will be paying a visit.

For information, call (919) 499-9632 or visit www.beavercreekchurch.org. The church is located at 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.

Crossroads Community

Crossroads Community Church will hold VBS July 16-19.

The church is located at 780 Bibey Road, Carthage. Call (910) 949-3971 for more information.

Summer GriefShare Sessions

GriefShare is a 13-week program of “help and encouragement” for those who have experienced the death of a loved one and includes a video featuring an array of speakers and a workbook, “Your Journey from Mourning to Joy.”

The program is offered this summer at First Presbyterian Church in Carthage. The church location is 110 S. Ray St. and is the red brick church across the street from the Carthage post office.  

Doris and Bill Russell have agreed to facilitate this cycle of GriefShare.

The Russells say, “If you have experienced the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend, we will all walk together through this path, using the weekly video, personal workbook, and group discussion.”

The sessions will take place on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., through Sept. 3.

Visit www.griefshare.org and contact Doris and Bill Russell at (910) 949-6549 or russell_doris@hotmail.com

West End UMC

Disney’s movie “Moana” will be shown in the fellowship hall at West End United Methodist Church, Sunday, July 21, at 5 p.m. “Everyone is invited to attend so bring your children and grandchildren, friends and neighbors,” says a spokesman. “Popcorn and drinks will be served. Bring a beach towel to sit on as we enjoy this fun summer movie and time of fellowship.”

VBS will be held Sunday, Aug. 4, though Thursday, Aug. 8, from 5:45 to 8 p.m. each evening. The theme is “To Mars and Beyond.”  For more information or to register for VBS, call the church office at (910) 673-1371 or visit www.westendumc.net.

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) and is a time of fellowship and devotion with a wonderful home-cooked meal provided at a charge of $5 per person.

Worship services are held at 8:30 and 11 a.m., with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.

The church is located at 4015 N.C. 73, West End.

Ives Memorial

Ives Memorial Baptist Church is a vibrant growing church in Pinebluff. Sunday School for all ages is offered at 9 a.m., followed by a blended worship at 11 a.m. Every Wednesday night, there is a low-cost dinner, corporate prayer time and Bible study and/or mission groups for all ages starting at 5:30 p.m.

The church is located at 365 E. Philadelphia Ave. in Pinebluff, just minutes south of Aberdeen off U.S. 1. Check us out at imbcworship.org. There you can find sermons, events and ministries happening at IMBC. Also, feel free to visit or call (910) 281-3247.

Community Bible Study

Community Bible Study, a nondenominational Bible study, meets each Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., starting Sept. 3, through early May 2020, at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 1517 Luther Way, Southern Pines.

This year, the 30-week study will include “Christian Living, James, Job and Philippians.” Each CBS study is written by Bible scholars, based on Scripture, and encompasses a three-part approach with a personal study book, a core group of a maximum of 15 people facilitated by trained leaders, and a weekly teaching session. All women and men are invited. Concurrent related programs for infants and children of all ages are available for enrolled parents or guardians.

The registration fee is $35 per adult and $10 per child; scholarships are available as needed.

For questions and more information email cbssecretary@yahoo.com. Online registration is available at pinehurst.cbsclass.org.

Chapel in the Pines

In worship on Sunday, July 10, the congregation will hear about the prophet Amos who had a strange vision of God holding the Israelites accountable to the law the way a plumb line corrects the vertical straightness of a wall.

“Then we will explore a familiar parable told by Jesus, whose life and teachings became a new plumb line by which we might measure ourselves and the culture in which we live,” says a spokesman. 

At the informal monthly worship service, called The Gathering, members will be celebrating all of the talents God has blessed them with. Different members of the congregation will sing, play and demonstrate their God-given talents for our enjoyment and edification. Please mark your calendar for Thursday, July 11. There will be a hamburger cookout at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 11, followed by the celebration of talents.

VBS will be held at the Chapel in the Pines Thursday, July 25, and Friday, July 26, from 5 to 7 p.m., concluding Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (910) 400-5188 to pre-register your child.

The Chapel in the Pines – Seven Lakes is located at 581 Seven Lakes Drive in West End. For more information, call (910) 400- 5188, email citp10@7lakes chapel.com or visit us at our website http://7lakeschapel.com.

Pinehurst UCC

The Rev. Terry Yasuko Ogawa is offering a series of summer sermons addressing topics specifically requested by the congregation. What would you like Pastor Terry to speak about on Sunday morning? What questions of faith are particularly confounding? Please look for the sermon suggestions box on the table in the narthex and submit requests.

“Did everyone get to see the Congregational Church of Pinehurst gang riding and along-side the bright red truck in Pinehurst’s 4th of July parade?” asks a spokesman. “Under the CCP and Rainbow banners, they made us proud.”

“Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 27, and save 5 to 8 p.m. for CCP’s Beach Party 2019,” says the spokesman. “This mid-summer fellowship get-together will feature beach music, shag lessons, lawn games, a low country boil, hot dogs, iced tea and lemonade. BYOB.”

Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for kids age 6-10, and free for children age 0-5. Purchase tickets today at the Congregational Church of Pinehurst Facebook page or at the church on Sundays after 10 a.m. services.

“Friends and neighbors, all are welcome,” says the spokesman. “Beth Walker is the fearless organizer — please call the office and offer to help!”

Congregational Church of Pinehurst is an official Open and Affirming faith community that welcomes everyone, regardless of where they might be on their faith journeys. The Open and Affirming designation recognizes a core principle: “We value and respect differences in all people’s religious backgrounds, personal experiences, gender definition, and cultural experience.”

The church is located at 895 Linden Road, across from Elliott’s. For more information, call the church office at (910) 295-2243 or visit the Facebook page.

FBC Pinehurst

First Baptist Church Pinehurst has two Sunday morning services (8:30 and 11 a.m.) with Pastor Chuck Vickers preaching. Sunday School classes are available for all ages, as is a nursery for young children.

Weekly activities include youth programs, Bible studies for both men and women, a Wednesday night supper ($5, children under 5 free) followed by prayer meeting, Sunday night discipleship classes, choir and praise group practices, and a support group for college students, which is held on Sundays. For more information, call the church office at (910) 295-7022.

The church is located on N.C. 211, across from the Pinewild entrance.

Our Saviour Lutheran

Our Saviour Lutheran Church holds worship services at 10:30 a.m. Sundays in the sanctuary and a more informal worship service on Wednesdays at noon in the chapel. Both worship services include Holy Communion.

“Wednesday is its own unique service, so please come for both,” says a spokesman. “Christian education is on summer break and will start back Sept. 8, with a series titled ‘Pray Big.’”

A presentation about an upcoming Holy Land tour will be held at 6:30 p.m. July 17. The trip takes place March 9-17, 2020. For more information, visit https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/951321.

The church office will be closed July 4-5 for the holiday.

Our Saviour Lutheran Church is located at 1517 Luther Way in Southern Pines. Call (910) 692-2662, or visit oslcsp.org for directions and more information.

Trinity Christian Fellowship

Trinity Christian Fellowship, an interdenominational church located at 425 Magnolia Road, Pinehurst, offers a broad range of Sunday morning family worship services.

“The Rev. Matt Stillman and the Rev. Ellis Brooks welcome everyone to come as you are and join us in growing closer to God,” says a spokesman.

The 8 a.m. Daybreak service uses the liturgy from the Anglican Eucharistic Service (1928 Prayer Book) and celebrates Holy Communion every week. At 9 a.m., the New Song service celebrates family worship and is led in singing by a praise team. The 10:30 a.m. Cornerstone service is a traditional service and features the adult choir. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month for both the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. Nursery for children 2 and under is offered at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services.

Christian Science

“Sacrament” is the subject of the Christian Science Bible lesson-sermon for Sunday, July 14. The Christian Science Society service begins at 10 a.m., and will be held at the Civic Club, 105 S. Ashe St., Southern Pines.

The Society maintains a Reading Room at 173A NE Broad St. in Southern Pines, where there are helpful articles on a range of subjects, reports of healing accomplished through prayer alone, and resources for Bible study.

The Reading Room is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Call (910) 692-7759.

West End Presbyterian

A group of teenagers accompanied by adult leaders Kelly Wilson and Joanie Jones will be attending the Montreat Youth Conference, designed for rising freshman through graduating seniors July 21-27. This trip to the mountains has been a favorite conference for the youth for many years. The day is structured around keynote sessions, small group time, recreation activities and evening worship.

The theme this year is "Let Love Lead.” The day begins with the keynote session as everybody participates in a group building experience fondly known as energizers, announcements, music and a message regarding the theme of the day. Following keynote the large group breaks up into small groups sessions. This provides an opportunity for the youth to form relationships with others and to have honest discussions about questions raised during keynote and worship. Evening worship engages the youth with God's word as they seek to understand and respond to the challenges and triumphs of being a high schooler in the twenty-first century. Youth conference worship is joyful and reflective seeking to glorify God using the many creative gifts of the participants.Throughout the day a variety of recreational events are featured.

Back at the church there is still time to sign up children from the church and community for the Music and Arts Camp to be held July 15-19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The children will enjoy a fun and fulfilling week learning about music, drama, art and dance. The program culminates on Friday evening with a dinner theatre presentation of the musical, “Life of the Party: The Story of Mary and Martha,” directed by Jennifer Danis Thomas, director of music and starring the campers.

For planning purposes the deadline to sign up was July 5. Additional registrations will be accepted on a space available basis. Registration forms are available at www.westendpres.church.

Aug. 5-9 from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. will find the children at Vacation Bible School traveling to “Mars and Beyond with EP3-20.” They will be learning how to go beyond with daily lessons on faith, boldness, thankfulness, kindness and hope. A surprise visitor from Mars may also be there.

Registration forms for the children as well as sign-up opportunities for volunteers for both these summer programs are available on the church website, www.westendpres.church.

West End Presbyterian Church is located at 275 Knox Lane. Contact the church at (910) 673-4341 or www.westendpres.church.

First Baptist , S.P.

First Baptist Church of Southern Pines holds services Sundays at 8:30 and 11 a.m., with Bible study for all ages from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Age-graded classes are offered for preschoolers and kindergartners. Children and youth classes are designated by grades. Handbells and choirs for children ages 3 through sixth grade are held Wednesday afternoon and evening during the school year as well as for youth, grades 7-12, on Sunday afternoons.

Youth group gathers on Wednesday and Sunday evenings during the school year. A covered dish meal for senior adults is offered the second Monday evening of each month; a monthly outing for widows and widowers, on the fourth Thursday.

A mid-week meal is served on Wednesday evenings from September through May, followed by music and missions activities for children and youth. Small groups are offered for adults.  Retreats, mission trips and special events are offered throughout the year.

For more information, call (910) 692-8750 or visit www.fbcsp.org.

First Presbyterian, Carthage

First Presbyterian Church, Carthage, is located at 110 South Ray St., Carthage. It is the red brick church across from the Carthage post office. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. The contemporary worship service is the first Sunday of each month at 11 a.m. The contemporary service will meet in the Family Life Center. The remaining Sundays at 11 a.m. will be the traditional worship service in the sanctuary. A church nursery is provided. The Rev. Rick Martindale is the church pastor.

A spokesperson from the church asks that you make note of some changes for the upcoming summer schedule:

Through July 28, FPC will be worshipping an hour earlier, at 10 a.m. The children will attend a time of singing, prayer and education during worship, followed by learning experiences during summer children’s church. A combined adult Sunday School class will also meet in the church library at 9 a.m.

FPC distributes food on the first Saturdays of each month at the Robbins Food Pantry of Robbins Area Christian Ministries, from 8 to 11 a.m. Aug. 3 is the next Saturday to participate. To carpool, meet in the FPC parking lot on the first Saturday of every month at 7:30 a.m.

Grief Share will be held Tuesdays, now through Sept. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at FPC this summer. Facilitators Doris and Bill Russell say that Grief Share is a friendly, caring group of people who walk alongside you during one of life’s most difficult times using video, workbook, and discussions.

Summer Community Bible Study is being held Thursdays through Aug. 15, at 10 a.m., using the devotional “One Thousand Gifts,” by Ann Voskamp. This Bible study will meet at Aroma Cafe and Bakery in Carthage. Attendees may come early and purchase a tasty treat at the cafe, followed by a restorative time of reflecting upon how the weekly devotions have touched hearts and inspired prayers with God.

Christian Faith Yoga normally meets on Monday and Wednesday mornings, a time to strengthen your core in faith and in body while enjoying a fun time of fellowship, spiritual growth and physical challenge. Led by Lynda Lea Goodall, a certified Christian Yoga instructor who is recognized by the Yoga Alliance, classes are held in the Family Life Center. All ages are welcome, and beginners are encouraged. Floor class is held from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Chair class is 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Classes are $5. No classes will be held July 10, 15, 17 and 22, in order for the instructor to enjoy some well deserved summer vacation.

Lemonade on the Lawn will be held after the 10 a.m. worship July 14 and after the 11 a.m. worship on Aug. 11. “That is a time to enjoy cool lemonade and cookies and cool conversation on the FPC lawn,” says the spokesperson.

There will be a Summer Salad Supper Aug. 5. The Presbyterian Women are sponsoring this at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center. In addition to the Summer Salad Supper, the Presbyterian Women will have an informative guest speaker from Friend to Friend to present on the topic of human trafficking, which is one of the Presbyterian Women’s initiatives.

The church office number is (910) 947-2924. The email address is infofpc@yahoo.com. Visit fpccarthage.com.

S.P. UMC

SoPines UMC, known as the “Church in the Curve,” is located at 175 Midland Road in the curve coming from Southern Pines. The church offers two Sunday worship services, an 8:30 a.m. contemporary service led by a praise band and an 11 a.m. traditional. Nursery services begin at 8:15 a.m. and end at 12:15 p.m.

“Join us for light refreshments in the fellowship hall, following the first service,” says a spokesman. “Sunday School begins at 10 a.m.”

The Summer Choir is back again! Rehearsals are Sundays at 10 a.m. before the service. “There’s no commitment required,” says a spokesman. “Sing when you can.”

The UMC Annual Conference Session (ACS) will be July 12-15 in Greenville. Contact the church office for details.

The food pantry is open Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon, and Holy Communion is offered every Tuesday at noon in the chapel.

The church office will be closed July 4 for the holiday.

To learn more about the worship services, missions and church events, visit www.southernpinesumc.org or call the church office at (910) 692-3518.

Manly Presbyterian

Manly Presbyterian Church will hold VBS June 24-28, for ages 5 and up. Call (910) 639-2359 for information. 

Manly Presbyterian Church is located at 544 Yadkin Road, Southern Pines. Sunday services are held at 9:30 a.m.

UUCS

Guest minister the Rev. Lois Cavanagh-Daley will present the service postponed from June 23 for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Sandhills on Sunday, July 14, at 10 a.m. Cavanagh-Daley offers her message from Stephanie Land’s book “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother’s Will to Survive.”

UUCS is an emerging congregation seeking others who are comfortable with the thought that while there may be questions with no readily available answers, there may also be religion without dogma. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Sandhills holds Sunday services at 10 a.m. at 1320 Rays Bridge Road in Whispering Pines, in the Community Building. Learn more about UUCS at www.uucsandhills.org.

Pinehurst UMC

A Pinehurst UMC spokesperson asks, “What if this summer you could just …stop? Stop trying to fix other people? Stop expecting yourself to work like a machine? Stop yourself from making excuses? What if, instead, this summer you experienced a true summer break?”

If getting a real break sounds like just what you need, Senior Pastor David Beam and Associate Pastor Sarah Swandell invite you to Pinehurst UMC through July 28 for a sermon series, “Summer of Stop.”

Pinehurst UMC holds three worship services every Sunday: conventional worship at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., and contemporary worship at 9:40 a.m. The church offers multiple Sunday School classes at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. for all age levels (including preschool). Contact the church office for more information. Free child care is available.

“Mark your calendars for an enlightening series of nine monthly 75-minute afternoon lectures titled ‘Care for Your Brain,’ beginning Sept. 12,” says a spokesman. The lectures will be presented by local expert Dr. Karen D. Sullivan, Ph.D., ABPP. There will be no lecture in December. Each session costs $20 per person and includes a special 68-page companion workbook. Additional information is available through the church office.

Pinehurst UMC welcomes all those seeking renewed meaning in their lives by offering numerous ongoing small group and selected seasonal larger- group opportunities for fellowship and mission that span the age continuum (from preschool to post-retirement), encompass the full spectrum of interests, and provide help for those in need as close as across the street and as far as around the globe. The church office is pleased to provide details upon request.

Pinehurst UMC is located at 4111 Airport Road in Pinehurst. The website is www.pinehurstumc.org. The church phone number is (910) 215-4559.

Bethesda Presbyterian

Bethesda Presbyterian Church is located behind the lake at 1002 N. Sandhills Blvd. (U.S. 1) in Aberdeen.

Sunday morning prayer is at 9 a.m. in the chapel. Morning fellowship and breakfast is at 9:15 a.m. Sunday School classes for all ages are at 9:45 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11 a.m.

For questions about activities or service times at the church, call the church office at (910) 944-1319 or visit www.bethesdapres.church.

The next golf outing is Saturday, July 13, at 8:30 a.m. at the Elks Club in Southern Pines (280 Country Club Circle). The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch, but meals are not included in price.  Call the church (944-1319) to reserve a slot.

The July Sunshine Club activity will be a lunch at Pik-n-Pig in Carthage. The date is Wednesday, July 17, at 11:30 a.m. The van will be leaving at 11 a.m. from the church parking lot. Call the church office  if you would like to join us.

Beginning July 10, the church will begin a new Bring A Friend Bible study based on the book “The Early Christian Letters for Everyone,” by N.T. Wright. Wright explores the early Christian letters, also known as the general or catholic epistles. These letters include James; first and second Peter; first, second, and third John; and Jude.

There will be three different opportunities: On July 10, the meeting is at Panera Bread at 7 p.m. Each week we will meet at different restaurants around town for the Bible study on Tuesday evenings. On July 11, we will meet at the Gracious Living Retirement Community in Southern Pines. The first meeting will be from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. in the third floor chapel. On Sunday, July 14, during the normal Sunday School hour of 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. the study will be held in the parlor on the first floor of the Sunday School building.

“We encourage everyone to bring a friend to any and all sessions,” says a spokesman.

Books are available and you can get one by calling the church office at (910) 944-1319  and speaking to the Rev. Sue Hudson.

The youth are busy this summer. Some will be leaving on July 26 and heading to Mexico on their mission trip. They will be working to help build and make conditions better for those in this area. They will be returning on Aug. 2. The middle school youth, high school youth and college youth meet each week for a time of Christian sharing. If you have a youth interested in participating, call Alex Patti or Cathy Clark at the church office for the specific dates and times.

Community Presbyterian

Community Presbyterian Church celebrates one worship service each Sunday at 10 a.m. in the newly renovated fellowship hall while the sanctuary undergoes its renovation. Pastor Rod Stone and the congregation welcome guests. Child care is provided.

The Youth Ministry will be hosting weekly high school Bible study sessions on Wednesdays, open to rising ninth-graders through rising college freshmen who will use journaling, annotating and analyzing Bible passages. There will be an emphasis on how to tackle stresses using uplifting verses and artistic outlets. Email questions to meganpetero@gmail.com.

July 15-19 mornings will be for the annual camp for the children of Brookside Park. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, crafts, recreation, snacks and Bible stories. Contact Julie at jpitts@communitypres.com.

The interior renovations are nearly complete, but the church campus awaits village approval of site plans and landscape plans. Grading will begin soon.

Many classes, groups, committees and opportunities for volunteer tutoring and community outreach help members and friends become involved.

The church is located in Pinehurst village at the corner of Everette and Kelly Roads, off Midland Road. For more information call (910) 295-6848 or visit the website www.communitypres.com.

St. Mary Magdalene

St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church has Holy Communion each Sunday at 9:30 a.m., with a healing service at 11 a.m. Tuesdays.

The church is located at 1145 Seven Lakes Drive, Seven Lakes. For information, visit www.stmm.episdionc.org.

The Village Chapel

The Village Chapel will be “roaring” into summer with Vacation Bible School. The dates are July 8-10 from 9 a.m. to noon. You can register online at tvcpinehurst.com, or call the church office at (910) 295-6003 for more information.

A confirmation class be offered at The Village Chapel to students in fifth through eighth grades

on Sundays beginning on Sept. 8, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., in the Care Cottage. Contact Pastor Vickie Smith for more information at vickie@tvcpinehurst.com, or by calling the church office at (910) 295-6003.

The Holy Land Travel Tour (January 2020): Pastor Ashley and Vickie Smith will lead a group from the Chapel and community on a 10-day trip to Israel from Jan. 21-30. For a brochure and more information, call or text Pastor Ashley at (910) 992-8308 or email at ashleyneilsmith@aol.com.

The Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets each Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon each week in Room 101 and is open to all. For more information, contact Pat Soler at pj.soler@hotmail.com or call (925) 708-3691.

The Youth and Children’s Sunday School ministry begins during the 9:30 a.m. family service. The Youth Sunday Bible devotion and fellowship, which includes middle and high school students, meets Sunday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m., at 55 Community Drive (in the village). For more information about our Children and Youth ministries, contact Vickie Smith at (910) 992-8309.

Adult Sunday School programs meet in the Care Cottage, located at 55 Community Road, at 10:45 a.m., and in Chapel Hall after the 9:30 a.m. service.

The Village Chapel live streams its 9:30 and 11 a.m. worship services each Sunday, as well as select special services and concerts throughout the year. Links to live streams are posted on The Chapel’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/tvcpinehurst and on the webpage at www.tvcpinehurst.com. A Facebook account is not needed to access the page.

The church is located at 10 Azalea Road, Pinehurst. Sunday worship services are 8:15 a.m. (Communion); 9:30 a.m. (family service with children’s sermon, with Communion the first Sunday of the month); 11 a.m. (traditional, with Communion the first Sunday of the month). Communion is open to all Christians. Nursery care is available during all services.

For information on any of The Village Chapel’s weekly, regular programs and activities, or upcoming Christian education classes, call (910) 295-6003. Visit www.tvcpinehurst.com.

Brownson Presbyterian

Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church PC (USA) is located at 330 South May St., Southern Pines. The church office number is (910) 692-6252. Services are at 9 and 11:10 a.m., with classes at 10 a.m. September through May. We have vibrant youth programs for all ages as well as a full service nursery.

For information on membership, contact Marilyn Baxter, director of Member Ministries, at (910) 692-6252 or email members@brownsonchurch.org.

Summer Sunday School is now in session with two offerings at 10 a.m. (current events and Christian discipleship) and our weekday offering Acts Bible Study on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. Vacation Bible School will be held July 8-11 from 9 a.m. to noon for children ages preschool through fifth grade. To register, visit www.brownsonchurch.org.

The church picnic will be held Sunday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m. Tickets are $12.50 per person; children 7 and under are free.

Page UMC

Page Memorial UMC is located on the corner of Main and Poplar in downtown Aberdeen. Two services are offered each Sunday morning. There is a contemporary service at 8:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall with breakfast offered at 8 a.m. The traditional service is at 11 a.m. in the main sanctuary.

Sunday School for all ages is held at 9:45 a.m. There is a nursery for Sunday School and for the traditional service at 11 a.m.

Wednesday night supper will start at 6 p.m. The cost is $6 per person, $3 for children from 3-12, and no more than $20 per family.

The next breakfast meeting of the United Methodist Men will be Sunday Aug. 4, at 7 a.m. in the fellowship hall.

For more information on Page Memorial and its missions and ministries, call the church office at (910) 944-1093.

Carthage UMC

Carthage United Methodist Church holds worship services at 8:45 and 11 a.m. Sundays, with Sunday School in between at 9:45 a.m. The “Morning Glory Worship” at 8:45 a.m. is intimate and informal, while the 11 a.m. service is traditional in nature.

The church sponsors a food pantry which is open to residents of Carthage, Cameron and Vass and distributes food on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The location is 108 Bruce St. in Carthage.

Carthage UMC is located at 401 McReynolds St. in Carthage. For information, contact the church at (910) 947-2705 or at carthageumc@embarqmail.com.

First Baptist, Carthage

Services on Sunday begin with a 9:45 a.m. opening, followed by Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Youth group (grades 7-12) meets at 3 p.m.

Wednesday services include prayer meeting and Bible study as well as a youth group meeting, both beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The church is located at 108 McNeill St., Carthage. For information, call (910) 947- 2456.

Vass UMC

Vass United Methodist Church is located at 111 Alma St. in Vass, across the street from the Rescue Squad and Fire Department on N.C. 690. The church offers a traditional worship service each Sunday at 11 a.m. A nursery and children’s church are provided during the worship service.

Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. The popular “your choice” hymn singing begins at 10:45 a.m. on the fourth Sunday each month.

Christ Church Anglican

Christ Church Anglican is one of 20 parishes in the Diocese of the Holy Cross; its bishop and cathedral are in Columbia, S.C. Its liturgy and theology are expressed in the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. Members use the 1940 Hymnal and the authorized versions of the Holy Scriptures (King James and Revised Standard Versions of the Bible) as the basic for services.

Adult Bible study is held at 9:30 a.m. Sundays, with Communion services at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 750 Fairway Drive in Southern Pines. For further information, visit christchurchanglican.us.

Gospel Show

“Rose Highland-Sharpe Gospel Show- Radio/TV” is a community service and airs 24-hours-a-day on the Rose Highland- Sharpe YouTube Channel. If you’d like to be a guest, share your music, or provide community or church announcements, contact her at rosesharpe37@gmail.com, or leave a voicemail or text at (910) 528-0718.

Apostle Ronnie Moore holds a service with singing and preaching each Sunday at Campbell House in Southern Pines. He also makes CDs. For information, call 9910) 334-2462.

God’s Closet

God’s Closet Ministries will open its free clothing and household goods closet Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 311 Browns Chapel Road, Robbins.

St. John Baptist

St. John Baptist Church is located at 703 Harris St. in Aberdeen. Sunday School for all ages is at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11 a.m. Prayer service and Bible study are held Wednesdays beginning at 7 p.m.

For information on any of St. John Baptist’s services or upcoming events, call (910) 944-7895.

Caregiver Support

A support group for caregivers will be held each Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the library of Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 1517 Luther Way, Southern Pines.

“The purpose of this ministry is to provide compassionate weekly support for the caregivers of those suffering from dementia-related diseases in our community, through education, counseling and spiritual guidance,” says a spokesman. “All are welcome. No religious affiliation is required; our goal is to provide caregiver support.”

The group offers a place to exchange information, support and friendship with others whose lives are affected by dementia; a forum for sharing practical tips and strategies for coping with the many changes connected with the disease; a place to express feelings and be reassured that these feelings are normal and expected; an opportunity to decrease feelings of isolation and loneliness; a place to find a positive outlook on things without being misunderstood; the chance to regain some control in the face of a disease that cannot be controlled; and a place to find a sense of hope.

Email dalek1948@gmail.com or pj.soler@hotmail.com for information and session dates.

Cross Talk

“Come and share your thoughts and questions about the Christian faith in a casual atmosphere at Panera Bread, Aberdeen, every Monday at 11:30 a.m.,” says a spokesman for the ministry. “Look for the crosses on our table.” For information, call Doug at (910) 568-2325.

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