Church News

Mar. 07, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

ABUNDANT LIVING MINISTRIES

Saturday: Abundant Living Ministries Inc. and Three Rivers Organization presents Informing the Community: Informational Sessions on Estate Planning and Legal Documentation. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Sessions begin at 1 p.m. Free. For directions or questions, please call (919) 774-8402. Pastor is Dr. Sharon Baldwin Williams. Address: 2607D Fayetteville St.

BEAVER CREEK BAPTIST

Sunday at 11 a.m. service, Dr. Darrin Moore will begin the series, “God’s Desire for the Church” Ephesians 1:1-2. Address: 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.

BETHANY BAPTIST

Sunday School meets each Sunday at 10 a.m. Sunday worship service is at 11 a.m. This Sunday, Pastor Leslie Puryear will be preaching on "How To Handle Conflicts." Wednesday night Bible study and youth meetings are at 7 p.m. Address: Gulf.

BUFFALO PRESBYTERIAN

Sunday, 11 a.m. service: The Rev. Paul J. Shields presents the sermon:  "To Be Or To Become." First Scripture Reading: Isaiah 61: 1-3, Second Scripture Reading: Matthew 5: 1-12. AM BUZZ with the Sanford Chamber of Commerce hosted by Buffalo. Thursday, March 20, at 7:30 a.m. Coffee and refreshments provided. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Women's Circle, second Monday of the month, 2 and 6:30 p.m.; Men's Dinner, last Wednesday of the month, 6 p.m.; Youth Group, Sunday evenings — call for details: (919) 776-7313. Address: 1333 Carthage St.

CENTER UNITED METHODIST

Fellowship and coffee (or hot tea) each Sunday from 9:30-10 a.m. followed by Sunday Bible study from 10-10:45 a.m. Sunday worship begins at 11 a.m. Message will be based on Psalm 51:1-4 and is titled, “We Know!” The United Methodist Youth and the Junior MYF meet on Sundays at 2 p.m. The Thursday morning Bible Study meets from 10:30-11:30 a.m. each week exploring the Gospel of John. Lenten Bible Study beginning on Tuesday at 6 p.m. It is titled, “Mosaic: When God Uses All The Pieces.” It will be led by Eileen Kelly, one of Center UMC’s lay servants/lay preachers. Address: 4141 S. Plank Road.

CHRISTIAN FAITH MINISTRIES

Friends and Family Day will be held at 11 a.m. March 30. Public invited. Address: 3110 Cameron Drive.

CHRISTIAN LIFE FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER

Christian Life Family Worship Center, currently located at GET SMART on Washington Avenue, will have a Victory March on Sunday at 3 p.m.

CROSSROADS COMMUNITY

DAVID BIBEY MINISTRIES

Spring Fundraiser Plate Sale will be held Friday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $8 per plate. BBQ pork or fried chicken plates with baked beans, cole slaw and roll. All proceeds go to World Mission. Orders of five plates or more can be delivered in Moore County only. To place orders, call (910) 949-3971. Address: 780 Bibey Road, Carthage.

DOUBS CHAPEL

Today: Annual Auction. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and french fries, soft drinks and bottled water will be available for purchase from 5 p.m. until. The auction begins at 6:30 p.m. and will include tools, homemade desserts and gift certificates from local businesses, golf packages, pottery, Carhartt items, sports equipment, furniture and miscellaneous household items — new and gently used merchandise. Address: 1444 Doubs Chapel Church Road, West End.

EAST SANFORD BAPTIST

Sunday: Sunday School Assembly in sanctuary at 9:45 a.m., depart for Sunday School at 9:50 and classes will start at 10 a.m. Rev. Robbie Gibson will speak at the 11 a.m. service. Dr. Mark Harris of FBC of Charlotte, Immediate Past President of the Baptist State Convention of N.C. will be the guest speaker at the 6 p.m. worship service. Men's Prayer Breakfast will be on Tuesday at 6:15 a.m. at Mrs. Wenger's Restaurant. Wednesday: 6:40-8 p.m. Children and Youth Bible Study and Music. Services in Spanish led by Rev. Jim Wright held each Sunday at 11 a.m. and each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Address: 300 North Ave.

EDGEWOOD PRESBYTERIAN

Sunday: Sunday School Assembly at 9:30 a.m., Sunday School for all ages at 9:45, coffee fellowship at 10:30 and worship for The First Sunday In Lent at 11 a.m. The church will celebrate the Sacrament of Communion during worship. The sermon “Given Another Chance” will be based on Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7 and Matthew 4:1-11. The younger children will have a Pizza and Movie party after worship and the youth will meet with the Lee County Presbyterian Youth Connection 5 p.m. at Pocket Presbyterian. bill.edgewoodpc@windstream.net. Pastor: Dr. William C. Hayes. Address: 316 W. McIntosh St.

EMMANUEL CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN

The morning worship will be celebrated on Sunday at 11 a.m., led by Dr. Barry P. Drum, pastor. His sermon topic will be “Lent: A Journey to Jerusalem,” based on text found in Psalm 51:1-12, Luke 5:12-16. Nursery care is available during worship.  Children’s Church, held during the worship hour, is for children 6-12 years. Emmanuel is hosting a group of students from N.C. Wesleyan College working on outreach projects the weekend of March 14-16. Volunteers are needed to help serve meals for the students. Call Nancy Griffin (919) 258-6223 if you can help. emmanuelucc.simplesite.com. Address: intersection of Spring Lane and Wilkins Drive.

FAITH HOPE DELIVERANCE

Sunday: Birthday service at 11 a.m. honoring First Lady Michelle Fogle. Guest speaker will be Evang. Annette McKoy.

FIRST CALVARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST (pic)

Yvonne Johnson, Mayor Pro-Tem of the City of Greensboro, will be guest speaker for the annual Women’s Day on Sunday at 11 a.m. A Women’s Choir under the directorship of Cordelia Winchester will sing, and the women will be in charge of worship services. The theme is God’s Flower Garden and women are asked to dress in pastel colored clothing, and to wear a hat. A repast will follow in the Family Life Center. Co-Chairs for the celebration are Deacon Mildred Smith, and Deaconesses Lola Love and Margaret Murchison. Dr. Thomas Smith Sr., pastor, extends an invitation to the public. Address: Fields Drive.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

Sunday: The Rev. Stoker will lead the 9 a.m. contemporary service and the 11 a.m. traditional service. His sermon will be “Negotiating With The Truth” from Matthew 4. At 4 p.m., Rev. Stoker’s Installation Service will be held in the sanctuary and a reception will follow in the Harper Center. At 7 p.m. Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15, Divas and Friends in concert in the McIver Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $10 each and available in the church office. Address: 203 Hawkins Ave.

GETHSEMANE - MT. SINAI UNITED HOLY

A pre-anniversay program honoring Bishop Roy McKoy will be held tonight at 7:30. The Gethsemane Mixed Chorus, The Dowdy Boys of Pittsboro, Mt.  Sinai Choir of Siler City and others will be on the program. Address: 243 Vernie Phillips Road, Goldston.

GOD’S FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN CENTER

Saturday: Special service will be held at 6 p.m. featuring the comedian, Hattie Mae Jenkins. Address: 124 A South Main St., Broadway.

HILLMON GROVE BAPTIST

Saturday: 9 a.m. Church Council Meeting; Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Breakfast, 9 a.m. Praise Team Practice, 9:45 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. Worship/Preschool Worship/Kid's Worship, 5 p.m. Awana/Youth/Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m. Choir/Cantata Practice; Monday: 6:30 p.m. Women on Mission Meeting; Tuesday: 6:30 p.m. Missions Committee Meeting; Wednesday: 6 p.m. International Mission Study, 8 p.m. Cantata Practice. 384 Hillmon Grove Road, Cameron.

HILLVIEW CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY

Sunday: Pastor Ray Bodin will preach on “Jesus Will Make A Way.” Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m. and worship starts at 10:45 a.m. Bible study at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Food Pantry is on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:45 p.m. Address: 3217 Lemon Springs Road.

HOLLAND CHAPEL

Sunday: Third March Madness will be held at 10 a.m. Members, family and friends are asked to financially support the youth representatives. The congregation is invited to dress down in favorite school paraphernalia (caps, sweats, T-shirts, etc.). A tailgate (food) will follow worship services in the fellowship hall. Anyone desiring to set up a table outside for their family and friends is invited to do so. Each family is asked to bring a picnic basket and tablecloth to share food with their friends and family members. For more information, please call the church office at (919) 362-7831. Rev. Orlando R. Dowdy, Senior Pastor.

HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST

Saturday: Children’s Bible Drill presentation at S. Erwin Baptist Church in Erwin. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and drill will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday: Youth Sunday at 11 a.m. Address: 385 Holly Springs Church Road, Broadway.

HOUSE OF PRAYER

The Gospel Choir will be celebrating its 29th anniversary on Saturday at 6 p.m. For more information, call (919) 776-5418. Address: 549 Horton Road, Goldston.

JOHNSONVILLE A.M.E. ZION

Spring Revival will be held March 12-14 at 7:30 nightly. Speaker will be the Rev. Anthony Ford of Southern Pines.

JONESBORO HEIGHTS BAPTIST

Sunday: Celebration worship at 8:45 a.m. in the chapel with Kenneth Smith preaching. Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Worship at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary with Dr. Calvin Sayles preaching. Sermon title: “Abide or Nothing at All.” Listen live at www.jhbc.org. Address: 316 W. Main St.

JONESBORO UNITED METHODIST

Sunday: Worship, open to all, is celebrated in English at 8:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, 8:30 a.m. in the Wesley Center and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. La Trinidad worship in Spanish at 11 in the Chapel; enter the education building under the breezeway and follow the signs. Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Celebration of Family Promise on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in the Wesley Center. UMWomen General Meeting with surprise speaker Monday at 7 p.m. in the Wesley Center. Bring your lunch and enjoy Women's Lunch Bunch on Tuesdays, noon - 1 p.m. Serve with the UMMen at the Breadbasket, Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Pastor's Bible Study Wednesday mornings, 9:30 a.m. in the Wesley Center. Wonderful Wednesdays offer dinner at 5:30 p.m. ($5 per person), with Faith Weavers kids activities, youth music practice and adult studies at 6:30 p.m. New Lenten study, “The Daniel Plan,” starts March 12. Handbells rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. and JUMChoir rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Zumba classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., $1 donation per class. Yoga on Saturdays at 10 a.m.; donations accepted. Ministerio en Español: jochoa@nccumc.org. Address: 407 W. Main St.

JUNIPER SPRINGS BAPTIST

Sunday: Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. and Wednesday night Bible studies at 7 (third Wednesday night, coffee and donuts at 6:30). Vacation Bible School will be held June 15-19. The WMU will host its first Women’s Conference on Saturday, Sept. 6. The Rev. John Hackney is pastor. Address: 852 Buckhorn Road.

LEMON SPRINGS UNITED METHODIST

Sunday, Pastor Roberta Byram will be speaking at 11 a.m. on First Sunday Lent: "Into the Wilderness." Sunday school classes for all ages at 10 a.m. Wednesday: Light supper at 6 p.m., contemporary singing at 6:45 p.m. 6:30 p.m., Kingdom Kids (children) and youth group (6th grade and up). Theme for Wednesdays, March 12 through April 9: Lenten Bible Study: Passion Narratives. Youth Activities: Confirmation Sessions thru March 25. www.lemonspringsumc.org. Address: 7225 Lemon Springs Road.

LIFE CHANGERS FELLOWSHIP

Life Changers Fellowship Church and Lady Danielle Trusell and L.O.L. (Life Out Loud) Women's Ministry presents "Women of Divine Strategy” today and Saturday. All services will be held at God's Promise Ministry, 610 E. Main St. Today at 7 p.m., guest speaker will be co-pastor Lady Leah Hill McNair with other special guests included. Saturday at 10 a.m., Women's Luncheon $10 (registration). Please arrive early. Luncheon includes a Women's Panel on "Divine Strategy” with various ministry gifts. Men are welcome to attend all services.

LOVE FAITH AND POWER CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

Saturday: The church is giving Co-Pastor Carnegie a surprise 50th birthday celebration. Admission is $25/couple, $15/single. This includes the buffet dinner starting at 5:45 -7 p.m. Service begins at 7 p.m. For those coming to the service only, the charge is $10 per person. Sunday service at 6 p.m. The church has a non traditional Sunday service with services every first through fourth Sundays at 6 p.m. Address: Try Jesus Ministries, 311 Carthage St.

LOVE GROVE AME ZION

The United Gospel Caravan will celebrate its 22nd anniversary at 6 p.m. Sunday. Groups of the United Gospel Caravan are Gospel Messengers, Jonesboro Chapel Male Chorus, the Sons of Destiny and guest groups. Address: 796 Love Grove Road.

MERONEY UNITED METHODIST

A pancake breakfast will be held Saturday, March 15, from 7 to 10 a.m. Cost is $6 and all proceeds go to support Relay for Life. Address: Bear Creek.

MT. CARMEL PHA

Saturday: Gospel Celebration 2014 Musical Program to benefit the building fund for Mt. Carmel PHA will be held at 6 p.m. at St. Luke Holiness Church, 1414 Farrell Road. Appearing on the program will be The Lee Boys of Broadway, The Sons of Destiny and The Christian Disciples of Sanford. Special guest will be Men In Christ of Raeford, along with others.

MOORE UNION FWB

March 19-21 at 7 p.m. each day, the church will celebrate the fourth year Pastoral Anniversary of Pastor Donald Altman and First Lady Inge Altman. Special guest speaker and choir each night. Sunday, March 23, at 11 a.m. anniversary service with guest speaker District Elder Harris and Mt. Nebo FWB Church Choir. Address: 9415 Old Hwy. 421, Broadway.

MURCHISON CHAPEL AME ZION

A musical program in memory of Brother John D. Buie will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Local male choirs will appear. Address: 5141 Olivia Road.

NEW COVENANT FELLOWSHIP

Saturday at 7 p.m.: Jeremiah Jones Concert. Love offering collected. Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m., Aaron Shust Concert. Full tour stop for The Morning Rises tour featuring Aaron Shust, Mikes Chair, Jonny Diaz and Lauren Daigle. Ticket prices are $25 for premium seats, $18 for middle section and $10 for general seating. Address: 1305 Hulsey Road, Carthage.

NORTHVIEW CHRISTIAN

Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. followed immediately by the morning worship service conducted by the pastor, Dr. Mike Johnson. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday. The YMAC Craft Fair has been rescheduled to April 12. The church continues to collect non-perishable foods for CUOC. Place food gifts in the fellowship hall. Operation Christmas Child donations are under way. A list of suggested items is in the church bulletin. Address: 3301 Hawkins Ave.

OAK GROVE HOLINESS

Sunday: Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Guest pastor will be Pastor V. Thompson from Carthage. Guest group will be the Murchison’s Sisters. For more information, call (919) 776-3819. Address: 202 Tempting Church Road.

OLIVIA PRESBYTERIAN

Sunday: “Victory Beyond Temptation” will be the message by the Rev. George Walton at the 11 a.m. service. It will be taken from Genesis 2:7-9 an d 3:1-8. Awakening Service at 8:30 a.m. Youth group and youth band meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

PINE RIDGE MISSIONARY BAPTIST

The Pine Ridge Gospel Singers will celebrate their 36th anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. Many groups will attend. Address: 631 SanLee Drive.

ST. LUKE UNITED METHODIST

Sunday: Holy Communion will be offered in the Davenport Christian Life Center at 8:30 a.m. The Awakening praise band will accompany the worship experience. David Mellnik will be preaching in Casey Chapel at 8:45 a.m. Sunday school for all ages will take place at 9:45, and traditional worship will be celebrated in the sanctuary at 11 a.m. A new grief support group will begin Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. The group will be using "Beyond the Broken Heart" by Julie Yarborough. Anyone who has suffered loss is welcome to attend. There is no Wednesday Night Live meal this week. Early Responder Training will take place at St. Luke on Saturday, March 29. Cost is $30 for the all day basic course, $15 for half-day re-certification. Sign-up at  http://www.nccumvim.org. More information about St. Luke can be found at www.saintlukeumc.org.

ST. MARK UNITED CHURCH OF GOD

Sister Cynthia Thompson will preach her first sermon on Sunday at 3 p.m. Address: 511 Church St.

ST. THOMAS’ EPISCOPAL

Sunday: Two services of Holy Eucharist, at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Fr. Craig J. Lister will officiate at both services. Sunday School starts at 9 a.m. Nursery provided from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A Lenten Study and meal will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 19 and 26, and April 2, at 6 p.m. Morning prayer will be offered at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday during Lent.

SHEPHERD'S FLOCK BAPTIST

Sunday: Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:50 a.m. Praise and worship will begin at 11 a.m. Family Movie Night, “Unstoppable” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Tune in to WDSG 107.9 FM on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. to hear Pastor Dr. Larry Martin or visit www.wdsg-fm.com. Address: 22 Big Springs Road (corner of Center Church and Big Springs Road).

SOLID ROCK COMMUNITY

Sunday: Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 and morning worship is at 10:30. This Sunday Pastor Scott Yow will speak on “How To Recognize Toxic Relationships” James 3:16. Wednesday evening Bible Study and prayer from 6-7. Wednesday evening youth meeting 6-7. Sunday morning fellowship at 9 and Sunday School all ages 9:30. Transportation available, call (919) 777-6579 or (919) 775-9939. Address: 989 White Hill Road.

STARTING LIFE CHURCH

Women Breaking Chains 2014 on April 25-26. Guest pastor will be Dr. Gail Dickens of New Life Fellowship Church in Olivia. Registration is open now. Call (919) 548-1189 for more information.

STRAIT GATE TABERNACLE OF FAITH

Men’s Prayer Breakfast gathering Saturday, March 15, at 7 a.m. It Is Finished Ministries, 17 Colleys Lane, Olivia, will host the service. Bishop Jeffrey Alexander will speak. Church Anniversary Celebration: The celebration will begin on Friday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. Pastor Darius Martin of Emmanuel Fellowship in Siler City will provide the service. On Saturday, April 12, at 5:30 p.m., please join the church at Ron’s Barn for an evening of dining and fellowship. The celebration will end Sunday, April 13, with regular worship service at 10 a.m. and afternoon service at 4 p.m. Apostle James A. Prince of Walk By Faith Christian Center will close out the celebration. The theme is "As I Look Back Over My Life." Address: 6494 McDougald Road, Lillington.

TRAMWAY BAPTIST

Sunday: Education Building Dedication Service and Morning Fellowship will begin at 9:45 a.m. followed by Sunday School at 10 a.m. Morning Praise and Worship Service will begin at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dr. John Allen delivering his sermon titled "The Call of Jesus." Scripture for the message will come from Mark 1:14-20. Wednesday: Children's Choir Rehearsal, Mission Friends, CIA's, Youth Alive and Adult Bible Study will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by Adult Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. Address: 2401 Jefferson Davis Hwy.

TRINITY LUTHERAN

Women of the ELCA will meet on Saturday in the fellowship hall at 10 a.m. First Sunday in Lent worship service will be ministered by the Rev Tim Martin. Holy Communion will be celebrated at the 8:15 service. The second service will be at 10:30 a.m. Coffee hour follows the second service. Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Lenten services begin on Wednesday, March 12. Supper will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Worship service follows. The youth will host a pancake breakfast after the late service on the Second Sunday of each month. The event will be a fundraiser for their trip to the youth gathering. Address: 525 Carthage St.

WORD EDUCATION CHURCH

Pastor DJ Cutler's Anniversary Celebration will be held Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Speaker will be Michael Landon. Address: 26 Word Church Lane, Lillington.

WORKS FOR CHRIST CHRISTIAN CENTER

"Healing the Woman Within" will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. with Dr. Alice Hooker as speaker. All women are invited to attend. Address 1395 Firetower Road.

ZION HILL CHRISTIAN CENTER

Sunday: Elder Sandid from Gospel Lighthouse Ministries will speak at 4 p.m. Address: Osgood Road.