ANDERSON CREEK CHRISTIAN CENTER
Dedication ceremony of the Mark Blue Education Building on May 31. Honoring the late Elder Mark Blue and 15 years of dedicated service of the Anderson Creek Church Child Development Center. Every parent that attends will receive free child care registration. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony. Address: 8247 Elliott Bridge Road, Spring Lake.
BEAVER CREEK BAPTIST
Sunday at 11 a.m. service, Dr. Darrin Moore will present the sermon “Loving Me” Matthew 22:35-39. VBS will be held June 16-20 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Classes for ages 4 through adults. Address: 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.
Sunday at the 11 a.m. service, the Rev. Paul J. Shields presents sermon: "Eyes Wide Open." First Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1: 15-23, Second Scripture Reading: Luke 24: 44-49 for the Memorial Day service. Men’s Dinner, Wednesday at 6 p.m. Pentecost Sunday, June 8, at 11 a.m. service with celebration of the Lord’s Supper and recognition of graduates. 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.
CENTENNIAL AME ZION
Sunday: Family and Friends Day at 11 a.m. Address: 67 Milton Marsh Road, Bear Creek.
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 this Sunday is based on John 14:15-21, and is titled “A Sense of Familiarity.” The Junior MYF and the Methodist Youth will meet on Sundays from 2-4 p.m. The Thursday morning Bible Study is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. each week — exploring the Book of Daniel on June 5. Tuesday nights at 7: Bible Study called “Not a Fan” based on the book by Kyle Idleman. It will be led by one of the church's Lay Servants, James “Nicky” Gaster. Vacation Bible School will be held June 22-26. There will be an adult study so parents can participate as well. Those who wish to preregister their children, please contact the church at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name(s) and age(s) of the children. Youth Sunday will be held Sunday, June 1. This special worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Covered dish lunch following the worship service. Address: 4141 S. Plank Road.
EAST SANFORD BAPTIST
Sunday: Sunday School Assembly in sanctuary at 9:45 a.m. Classes will start at 10 a.m. The Rev. Robbie Gibson will speak at the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services. Men’s Prayer Breakfast will be Tuesday at 7 a.m. in the building at the Hawkins Avenue site. Turn into the gravel drive next to the “Future Home of East Sanford Baptist Church” sign. 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. Office will be closed on May 26 for Memorial Day. www.eastsanford.org. Address: 300 North Ave.
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 6th Sunday of Easter at 11 a.m. Joyce McGehee will lead in worship. email@example.com. Pastor: Dr. William C. Hayes. Address: 316 W. McIntosh St.
Sunday: The Unity Quartet will be in concert at 6 p.m. Address: 632 McCrimmon Road, Carthage.
EMMANUEL CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN
Sunday morning worship will be held at 11 a.m. with Dr. Barry Drum preaching. Nursery care is available. Members and friends are urged to bring non-perishable food for the CUOC food pantry. The Pot-Luck Bible Study has been postponed from June 1 to June 8 at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: Services beginning with pre-worship announcements at 10:50 a.m. followed by worship at 11 a.m. No evening worship service. Weekly activities are: Breakfast at 9:15 a.m., Sunday School at 9:50. Dr. David Boroughs is pastor. Vacation Bible School is scheduled for June 22-27. Address: 2724 White Hill Road.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST DISCIPLES OF CHRIST
Missionary program Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Speakers from surrounding churches will participate on this program and every speaker will be taking a letter from missionary to speak on. Speakers from Holly Springs, Durham, Sanford, Lemon Springs and many others. There will be a choir and step dancing. Sponsored by Mother Tammie Brown and Mother Janie Pearson. Address: 10565 McDougald Road, Broadway.
The Rev. Ron Stoker will lead the 9 a.m. contemporary service and the 11 a.m. traditional service on Sunday. His sermon this week is “Do Not Let Your Heart Be Troubled” from John 14. Monday, the church office and walking tracks will be closed. Address: 203 Hawkins Ave.
FORT BRAGG VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
The Fort Bragg Garrison Chaplain's Vacation Bible School (VBS) will be held June 23-27 at Irwin Intermediate School, in the Hammond Hills neighborhood, daily from 9 a.m. to noon. VBS is available for DoD family members who have completed kindergarten through the sixth grade. Registration forms for students and volunteers are available at any of the post chapels, Watters Family Life Center or the Religious Support Office at the corner of Macomb and Jackson streets. Transportation will be provided to and from Linden Oaks. For more information, please contact Jeff Nevin at (910) 394-1351 or Tim McHale at (910) 394-1886.
Golia Marsh McKoy was named "Woman of the Year" for 2014 during the Woman's Day service on Sunday. Address: 243 Vernie Phillips Road, Goldston.
GOD CHOSEN MINISTRY
Worship is led by Pastor Rita McLean each Sunday at 9 a.m. Address: 3002 Industrial Drive.
GOOD NEWS BAPTIST
Contemporary service at 10 a.m. every Sunday. Nursery and classes through fifth grade. Youth meetings and senior citizens activities. Pastor is Steve Ray and music leader is Judy Nowell. Address: Dennis Wicker Civic Center.
HICKORY MOUNTAIN UMC
Homecoming: Sunday, June 1. Worship service at 11 a.m. will be conducted by the Rev. Mary Ellen Bender. Covered dish lunch after worship service. Also, everyone is invited to bring an item of non-perishable food in support of the food pantry. Address: 201 Hadley Mill Road, Pittsboro.
HILLMON GROVE BAPTIST
Sunday: 9 a.m. Praise Team Practice, 9:45 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. Worship/Preschool Worship/Kid's Worship; Tuesday: 6:30 p.m. Deacon's Meeting; Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Care Team E, 7 p.m. Bible Study/Youth/Girls in Action/Royal Ambassadors/Mission Friends. Address: 384 Hillmon Grove Road, Cameron.
HILLVIEW CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY
Sunday: Pastor Ray Bodin will bring morning message at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m. Children’s Church starts after praise and worship. Bible Study at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Food Pantry is on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. On May 28, the Food Pantry Delivery Truck will be in the parking lot. Saturday, May 31, from 7 a.m. until 12 p.m., the Ladies of Love will have a yard sale. Address: 3217 Lemon Springs Road.
HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST
Sunday: Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Address: 385 Holly Springs Church Road, Broadway.
LIFE CHANGERS FELLOWSHIP
Sunday worship with Pastor Jason Trusell and First Lady Danielle Trusell from 5-7 p.m. Power 2 Live Bible Study is held Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. Address: 291 Wilson Road.
JONESBORO HEIGHTS BAPTIST
Sunday: Celebration Worship at 8:45 a.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Kenny Dail preaching. Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Worship at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary with Dr. Calvin Sayles preaching. Sermon title: “Joy Builders and Joy Killers.” Listen live at www.jhbc.org. Vacation Bible School will be June 15-19 from 6 to 8 p.m. This year’s theme is Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind. Pre-register online at www.jhbc.org. Address: 316 W. Main St.
JUNIPER SPRINGS BAPTIST
Sunday: Sunday school at 10 a.m. Morning worship at 11. Wednesday night Bible studies at 7 (third Wednesday night, coffee and donuts at 6:30). Vacation Bible School, “Agency D3," will be held June 15-19. The WMU will host 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 bring the message at 11 a.m. on “Let’s Talk about the Holy Spirit." Sunday School classes held for all ages at 10 a.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m., supper; 7 p.m., Bible Study; Youth: 6:30 p.m., Kingdom Kids (children) and Youth Group (sixth grade and up). Wednesday, special speaker, Otis Hardy. Every Monday morning: Prayer at 11 a.m. followed by lunch. Every Saturday: Nursing home visits — Westfield Nursing and Rehab (Tramway Road) at 11 a.m., and Sanford Rehab (Farrell Road) at 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at 10 a.m., Bible Study. Address: 7225 Lemon Springs Road.
LOVE, FAITH & POWER CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES
Sunday: Join the church in welcoming Pastor Barrett and Eagle's Anointing Ministries for a Sunday service at 6 p.m. Pastor and Co-Pastor Carnegie invites people to worship the first through fourth Sundays at 6 p.m. Services are held at Try Jesus Ministries, 311 Carthage St.
LOVE GROVE AME ZION
The Male Chorus will celebrate its 43rd anniversary Sunday at 3 p.m. Appearing will be The Mitchellets, The Golden Tones, Thomas Battle Singers, Oak Grove Singers and the Tempting Travelers. Address: 796 Love Grove Church Road.
MERCIFUL HANDS OUTREACH MINISTRIES
Saturday: Women’s Fellowship sponsors a chicken plate sale. $6 per plate, which includes two pieces of fried chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, roll and dessert. Sale will be held at 608 Fields Drive. Orders can be called in at (919) 498-5018. Sunday: The Second Annual Church Anniversary will be held at 4 p.m. Speaker will be Bishop Grant Blue of The Potter’s House. Address: 1360 Osgood Road.
MIDDAY FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES
Worship with us in the conference room at Holiday Inn Express on Dalrymple Street Friday, May 30. Happy “Feast of Pentecost - I." Fasting, praying, anointing, baptizing. For more information, call Clara Hickey at (919) 353-5648.
MT. CALVARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST
Sunday: Appreciation service for Associate Ministers Rev. Fred Dunlap and Rev. Charles Johnson at 2:30 p.m. Speaker will be Pastor Nathane Hooker of Recovery Room Ministries in Carthage, along with his choir and congregation. Address: 1713 Colon Road.
MT. OLIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST
The Mass Choir will celebrate its anniversary Sunday, June 1, at 2:30 p.m. Address: Moncure.
NEW BIRTH NON-DENOMINATIONAL
Community Outreach “Cookout” will be held June 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Depot Park. Free food and drinks. Live music, face painting, games. For more information, contact Pastor Tammy Carter at (910) 813-3019 or Apostle Rosa Martin at (910) 261-3498.
NEW LIFE PRAISE
Pastor Jeff Chappell will preach Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service from 1 Chronicles 10:11-21 on “Freedom’s Never Free.” The church will honor military heroes who gave their lives for our freedom with a noon luncheon program. The 6 p.m. message is the study of the Book of Revelation. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery is provided on Sundays. Those who need a ride to church, please call Tim at (919) 523-2680 on Saturday to schedule. Address: 2398 Wicker St.
NEW ZION AME ZION
A Fruit of the Spirit Tea will be held June 1 at 3 p.m. Message for the afternoon will be brought by The Hackett Brothers — Ministers Bryan, Aaron and Jason Hackett — and praise dance by Javion Boggan. Address: 4967 Hwy 705, Robbins.
Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. followed by the morning worship service at 11 a.m. conducted by Dr. Mike Johnson The choir is planning some patriotic music for the Memorial Day celebration. Nursery facilities are available. Place your non-perishable food donations in the fellowship hall for CUOC. The church is collecting school supplies, small, soft toys, and toiletries for the Christmas shoebox campaign. There will be a special business meeting immediately following the morning worship. Location: 3301 Hawkins Ave.
OAK GROVE HOLINESS
Saturday, The 55th Church Anniversary will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Guest speaker will be Minister Gregory Mitchell from Fayetteville. Guest choir will be the Poplar Springs Male Chorus. Celebration continues at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with guest pastor and church, Bishop Samuel Wright and True Gospel United Church of God. Other guest church will be Synagogue of Christ. A Prayer Warriors Crusade will be held at 7 p.m. Monday. Guest preacher will be Elder William Chisholm from Stones Chapel Church in Carthage. For more information, contact Pastor McMillian at (919) 776-3819 or Evang. Melvin at (910) 703-3963. Address: 202 Tempting Church Road.
Sunday: Rev. George Walton will continue his series on King David with a message taken from I Samuel 16:1 titled “Annointing A New King” at the 11 a.m. service. Contemporary “Awakening” service begins with breakfast at 8 a.m., Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Youth meets on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. including band practice. Address: 3363 Olivia Road.
OVERHILLS COMMUNITY BAPTIST
The Dennis Family will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 1. Address: 948 Overhills Road, Linden.
Sunday: The 99th Church Anniversary will be observed at 3 p.m. Speaker will be Pastor Malcolm Currie, pastor of St. Mark United Church of God.
ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN
Chartered Trail Life USA Troop is having a BBQ pork plate fundraiser, Friday, May 30. Tickets are $8 each, or $15 for two. To support summer and high adventure trips. Visit website www.TLUSAnc0919.com for information. Address: 5422 St. Andrews Church Rd.
ST. JAMES AME
Sunday: Pastor Appreciation Day at 3 p.m. Appearing will be The Gospel Herald from Colon, The Gospel Wings from Alex and the Williams Family. The pastor is the Rev. Myraette Pearson. Address: 1024 Boykin Ave.
ST. LUKE UNITED HOLY CHURCH
Sunday: Evening service at 3 p.m. Speaker will be Evangelist Burma Spinks of Durham. Address: 1414 Farrell Road.
ST. LUKE UNITED METHODIST
Sunday: Awakening Band is back in the H.U.B. (Honor God, Understand the Word, Believe and be Saved) service in the Davenport Christian Life Center this week at 8:30 a.m. Traditional worship at 8:45 a.m. in Casey Chapel and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. Sunday School for all ages at 9:45. The church office will be closed on Monday. The next Stop Hunger Now event will be held Saturday, June 7, at 10 a.m. For more information, visit the church's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SaintLukeUMCSanford or website: www.saintlukeumc.org. Address: 2916 Wicker St.
ST. THOMAS’ EPISCOPAL
This Sunday there will be two services of Holy Eucharist, at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Fr. Craig J. Lister will officiate at both services. Memorial Day weekend so there is no Sunday School but there is a nursery provided from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
SANFORD FREEWILL HOLINESS
Revival: May 26-28 at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Tyler Jernigan. Address: 3000 Lemon Springs Road.
SHEPHERD'S FLOCK BAPTIST
Sunday: Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:50 a.m.; worship begins at 11 a.m. and evening service at 7. Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 11 a.m., Kick Off for VBS, food, games and fun on Pressley Foushee Road (future home of Shepherd's Flock Baptist Church). VBS will be held June 15-18. 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).
Women’s Conference will be held May 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch will be served. Various workshops. Speakers from Wilmington, Greenville, Hallsboro and Asheboro. Host will be Dr. Jessie L. Cole. Donation of $25 per person will be accepted. Address: 1107 Washington Ave.
SOLID ROCK COMMUNITY
Women’s conference will be held May 31 with Phyllis Elvington speaking. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday evening Bible Study and prayer from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday evening Youth meeting 6-7. Transportation available, call (919) 777-6579. Address: 989 White Hill Road.
STRAIT GATE TABERNACLE OF FAITH
Saturday: Men’s Prayer Breakfast gathering at 7 a.m. Pastor Ed Murchison of Greater Praise Fellowship in Goldston will host the service. Pastor Lamont Rone of The City Church in Siler City will be speaking.
SWANN STATION BAPTIST
Saturday: Hamburger, hot dog, homemade ice cream fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. in the fellowship building. Donations will help sponsor a mission trip to Mexico this summer. Homemade quilt raffle tickets available for purchase: $2 per ticket or $5 for three tickets. Sunday: Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m., nursery provided; worship at 11 a.m., nursery provided. Covered dish lunch following worship to welcome and meet the new full-time youth pastor, Blake McFarland, and his wife, Nichole. Address: 7592 Hwy. 87 South.
THE WORD EDUCATION CHURCH
Pastorial Anniversary honoring Pastor D.J. Cutler will be held Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Dr. Earl Johnson will be special speaker. Topic will be A Second Wind refreshing in Accordance with Joshua 14:10-14. A picnic will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Son Inn. Address: 26 Word Church Lane, Lillington.
Sunday fellowship will begin at 9:45 a.m. followed by Sunday School at 10 a.m. Annual Church in the Park Praise & Worship Service will begin at 11 a.m. at Kiwanis Park on Wicker Street across from Parkview Retirement Home with Pastor Dr. John Allen delivering his sermon titled "The High Price of Freedom." Scripture for the message will come from John 8:31-36 & I Peter 1:18-21. Covered dish lunch will follow the worship service under the picnic shelter. Children's Choir, Mission Friends, Children in Action, Youth Alive and Adult Bible Study will meet Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. followed by Adult Choir Practice at 7:30 p.m. Address: 2401 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Sixth Sunday of Easter worship service will be ministered by the Rev. Tim Martin. Worship service will be held at 8:15 a.m. with Holy Communion. The second service will be at 10:15 a.m. Youth Pancake Breakfast fundraiser will follow the second service. Address: 525 Carthage St.
TRUE GOSPEL UNITED CHURCH OF GOD
Youth Night at 7:30 today. Special speaker will be Elder Darrell Harris and his congregation from End Time Harvest and Deliverance Ministries in Carthage. Address: 405 Third St.