Christian Science

“Master” is the subject of the Christian Science Bible lesson-sermon for Sunday, Sept. 20. The Christian Science Society service begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, 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.

Mt. Pleasant CC

Mt. Pleasant Christian Church, located at 4460 Lobelia Road, Vass, is holding worship services at holding worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday mornings. Sunday School services, including children’s church, are expected to begin on Sunday, Sept. 20, at 9:45 a.m. Masks are optional. Social distancing is preferred.

The church pastor is the Rev. Raymond Campbell. Visit www.mtpleasantcc.org or call (910) 245-7405.

Community Bible Study

“You are invited to join our virtual class for an in-depth study of the Gospel of John,” says a spokesman for the Pinehurst COED Day Class of Community Bible Study.

Meetings will be via an online platform, each Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The 30-week study began Sept. 8, and conclude on May 4.

“Your personal study book and access to a weekly online meeting will be provided,” says the spokesman.

Each CBS study is written by Bible scholars, based on Scripture, and encompasses a three-part approach with personal study questions, a core group of a maximum of 15 people facilitated by trained leaders, and a weekly teaching session. Adults of all ages are welcome. Related programs for children and youth are available for enrolled parents or guardians.

“We welcome new class members throughout the class year,” says the spokesman.

The registration fee is $35 per adult and $10 per child; scholarships are available as needed. For questions and more detailed information, email cbssecretary@yahoo.com. Online registration is available at pinehurst.cbsclass.org.

Our Saviour Lutheran

Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Southern Pines holds worship services on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday at noon. Masks are required in the building.

“And if anyone is uncomfortable with coming to church, they can join us on our live-stream by visiting our website at oslcsp.org,” says a spokesman.

The Village Chapel

The Village Chapel is offering in-person services at 8:15, 9:30 and 11 a.m. each Sunday, with safeguarding procedures to minimize health risks. Each Sunday there are two livestream services, with one at 9:30 a.m., and another at 11 a.m., and can be accessed at www.tvcpinehurst.com or at www.facebook.com/tvcpinehurst.

The Village Chapel Music Series kicks off its seventh season on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., featuring the Stephen Gourley, the music director of The Village Chapel. Gourley will be performing a program commemorating the 270th anniversary of the death of J.S. Bach. This fall, all concerts will be held on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., and all concerts will be exclusively live streamed on the Chapel's YouTube page. For more information, contact Gourley at (910) 295-6003 or stephen@tvcpinehurst.com. The YouTube link is www.youtube.com/tvcpinehurst1/c/

In preparation for The Village Chapel’s Confirmation Sunday on Nov. 1 at the 9:30 a.m. service, Pastor Vickie Smith will conduct an 8-week long confirmation class that began Sunday, Sept. 6, for students grades 5-12. The class will be each Sunday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Those interested should contact Smith as soon as possible at (910) 295-6003.

The Village Chapel will host its annual pet blessing Saturday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. “Join us on the front lawn with your best friend and enjoy refreshments for all,” says a spokesman.

A prayer service with Holy Communion and homily is held each Thursday in the sanctuary at 10 a.m. 

The Village Chapel Youth group meets every Sunday evening (except the first Sunday of the month) from 5-7 p.m. at the Care Cottage, located at 55 Community Road in Pinehurst.

On Thursdays, from 4 to 5 p.m., the Thursday Community Bible Study will resume meeting weekly (The Care Cottage at 55 Community Road in The Village of Pinehurst), or via Zoom for those who prefer not to meet in person or who are unable to meet in person. The Zoom ID# is 910 992 8308. In order to utilize Zoom, you must  have Zoom downloaded on your computer or phone- there is no cost for the download. Then enter the Zoom ID# and you will be connected. We will begin studying the Book of Hebrews — chapter by chapter — which includes a beginning orientation, weekly questions sent our beforehand, and a discussion on the readings and their application to our lives today. The class is led by Pastor Ashley Smith and is open to the surrounding community. If you are interested in participating, then provide him with your email for the weekly questions at ashleyneilsmith@aol.com. The questions will be sent out by Monday of each week.

On Fridays, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Pastor John will teach a class on “C.S. Lewis – Reflections on the Psalms.” This will be a 12-part class meeting weekly on Fridays through Dec. 4. Originally published in 1958, this was the first religious book Lewis wrote after an interval of 10 years. Everyone who reads it will have his insight deepened and widened by the appreciation of the poetic beauty, the psychology and the spirituality displayed in one of the least understood books of the Bible. There is no charge for this course; all materials will be provided; and this class is open to the community. For any additional information, call the church office at (910) 295-6003. 

The office is open, utilizing safeguarding procedures. Appointments with staff can be made by calling (910) 295-6003.

The Dementia Caregiver Support Group, open to all, meets each Thursday, at 10:30 a.m., in the Board Room. For more information, contact Pat Soler at pj.soler@hotmail.com or call (925) 708-3691.

The Village Chapel is an interdenominational church welcoming Christians of all denominations to worship with us, located at 10 Azalea Road, Pinehurst. For information on any of The Village Chapel’s regular programs and activities, or upcoming Christian education classes, call The Village Chapel office at (910) 295-6003. The informative website is www.tvcpinehurst.com.

St. Paul Lutheran Church

St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3253 Niagara-Carthage Road, Whispering Pines, is open for services at 9 a.m. Sunday, and will include Communion.

“We have social distancing,” says a spokesman. “Wear your mask if you feel It is necessary.”

The Sunday service will be recorded and available on the website stpaulinthepines.com later in the afternoon.”

The church is located at 3253 Niagara-Carthage Road, in Whispering Pines. For information, call (307) 214-8166.

Brownson Presbyterian

Brownson Church is located at 330 South May St., Southern Pines. The church office number is (910) 692-6252. For more information, visit www.brownsonchurch.org. Online services are held at 11 a.m. Sundays.

Brownson Presbyterian has a thriving ministry within the Brownson Learning Center where we are enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year. Visit brownsonchurch.org/preschool for more information.

Page Memorial UMC

Page Memorial United Methodist Church in Aberdeen announces that all worship, gatherings, meetings, and events (including the soup kitchen) are suspended until further notice.

“You can join us for worship online on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. on Facebook Live at www.Facebook.com/PageMemorialChurch,” says Pastor Mamie Alley. “Please ‘like’ our Facebook page and follow us for the most up-to-date information. I will post additional videos on our Facebook page throughout the week as well.”

The Food Pantry will remain open on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., using curbside service. The restriction on receiving food once per month has been lifted, so that those in need may receive food every Wednesday. The food pantry is located at 110 Knight St. in Aberdeen.

Chapel in the Pines

“In an effort to protect the health of our staff, our volunteers, and our Chapel members and friends, all gatherings of any size at Chapel in the Pines have been temporarily suspended,” says Pastor Paul James. “This includes all church activities, including Sunday morning worship as well as all community groups that routinely meet at the Chapel.

The church office remains open. Please use the contact information below.

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

Community Presbyterian

“Out of our interest to care for our church family and the community in which we live and serve, Community Presbyterian Church has canceled services,” says Pastor Rod Stone. “Be assured the Session and I will continue to monitor the situation acting as appropriate. We will be paying close attention to the recommendations of our public health officials. The health of this community is of great importance to us.”

Members who find themselves with the flu or virus should notify the church office.

For more information (910) 295-6848 or visit www.communitypres.com.

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