CHURCH NEWS 12/21/12

Dec. 21, 2012 @ 05:00 AM

BAPTIST GULF HOUSE OF PRAYER

New Year’s Eve service from 7:30 p.m. until midnight. Breakfast at midnight. The Dosses will be singing. Address: 1431 Gulf Road, Gulf.

BARBECUE PRESBYTERIAN

The sermon at the 11 a.m. service will be "Word Became Flesh." Anthem for the service will be "O Holy Night." The Sunday School assembly will begin at 9:45 a.m. with classes for all ages following. Address: 124 Barbecue Church Road.

BEAVER CREEK BAPTIST

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6 p.m., Monday. Communion on Sunday, Dec. 30, in 11 a.m. service. Every Wednesday, Bible study at 9:30 a.m. and Food Pantry from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Address: 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.

BETHANY BAPTIST

Adult Christmas cantata “Silent Night, Holy Night” at 11 a.m. Sunday. Address: Gulf.

BUFFALO PRESBYTERIAN

Sunday at the 11 a.m. service, the Rev. Paul J. Shields, will present the sermon: "Acceptance." Scripture Reading: Luke 1:  39-45. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with Communion at 7:30 p.m. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Bible Study, Wednesdays, 6 p.m.; Women's Circle, second Monday of the month, 2, 6:30, and 7 p.m.; Men's Dinner, last Wednesday of the month, 6 p.m.; Youth Group, Sunday evenings. Address: 1333 Carthage St.

CHRIST CHURCH OF DELIVERANCE

Christmas Program will be Sunday at 6 p.m. Bring gifts to Christ service will be Monday at 11 p.m. Watch Night Service will be Monday, Dec. 31, at 9 p.m. Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Worship service every Sunday at 11 a.m. Noonday Prayer every Tuesday at 12 p.m. Intercessory Prayer Friday at 11:30 p.m. Address: 2233 Lower Moncure Road.

CHRISTIAN PROVISION MINISTRIES

Children’s Christmas Community Choir presents a concert at Walmart on Saturday at 1 p.m., sponsored by Christian Provision Ministries, Walmart, Positive Direction for Youth and Positive Academic for Youth. Sunday, join Bishop Charles and Pastor Patti Mellette for “Christmas at CPM.” At 8 a.m., we will have the morning Glory Christmas worship service, at 9:30 a.m. a Christmas social and at 11 a.m., Christmas with gospel comedian, Marcus D. Wiley from the Yolanda Adams Morning Show. At 5 p.m., Christmas musical, “Take Me To The King” and children’s Christmas community choir will be performing. Address: 2300 Courtland Drive.

CONNECT CHURCH

Worship each Sunday morning at 10 at Lee Christian School in their cafeteria. Pastor Thadd McElreath is currently teaching through the Gospel of Luke with a focus on gaining Certainty in who Christ is and what his earthly ministry means to us in our lives now. www.connectchurchsanford.com.

COOL SPRINGS BAPTIST

The Cool Springs Jubilate Choir will peform the Christmas musical "Smoky Mountain Christmas" on Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. Address: 1313 Cool Springs Road.

EAST SANFORD BAPTIST

Sunday: Sunday School classes will begin at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. The Rev. Robbie Gibson will speak at the 11 a.m. worship service. A special Candlelight Communion Service will be held at 6 p.m. The Men's Prayer Breakfast will not be held Tuesday. Children's Choir at 6:20 p.m. and children's programs, youth ministry, Bible study and prayer meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday. Services in Spanish led by Rev. Jim Wright held each Sunday at 11 a.m. and each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Church office closed on Dec. 24 and 25. eastsanfordbaptistchurch.org. Address: 300 North Ave.

EDGEWOOD PRESBYTERIAN

Sunday: Sunday School Assembly at 9:30, Sunday School for all ages at 9:45, Fellowship at 10:30 and Worship — featuring a special Christmas program by the children and the sermon “What Are You So Happy About?” at 11 a.m. Special Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service of Lessons And Carols on Monday at 11 p.m. edgewoodpc@windstream.net. Pastor: Dr. William C. Hayes. Address: 316 W. McIntosh St.

EMMANUEL BAPTIST

Christian drama, “The Change, Could This Be You,” will be presented at 6 p.m. Sunday. Address: 632 McCrimmon Road, Carthage.

EMMANUEL CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN

Morning worship on the Fourth Sunday of Advent will include lighting the Advent wreath, lighting of memorial candles and Holy Communion. The message, "The Gospel for Advent — A Live Nativity Scene," will be given by Dr. Barry Drum. Donors of poinsettias are reminded to pick them up following the 11 a.m. service. Annual meeting of the church membership has been scheduled for Monday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m.

FAIR PROMISE A.M.E. ZION

The Voices of Praise will present a Christmas cantata titled “Silent Night, Holy Night” at 6 p.m. Saturday, directed by the Rev. Iris M. Jordan. The evening will also feature visiting vocalists and the children’s Christmas skit. Following the performance, enjoy a Repast in the fellowship hall.

FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST DISCIPLES OF CHRIST

Sunday at 3 p.m., the church will celebrate the pastor’s anniversary, Elder James A. Pearson. Johnsonville Male Chorus will be on this program, Brittany Yarborough and the United Voices of Praise from the House of God from Broadway, Spruill Temple Choir from Taylortown and others will participate on this program. Address: 10565 McDougald Road, Broadway.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with Holy Communion at 10 p.m. Monday. Address: corner of 5th and McIver streets.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

Dr. Arnold Lovell will lead the 9 a.m. contemporary service and the 11 a.m. traditional service on Sunday. Christmas Eve service at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the sanctuary. The church office and walking track will be closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Address: 203 Hawkins Ave.

FOUNTAIN OF LIFE MINISTRIES

Sunday: Christmas program at 3 p.m. There will be dance, song, drama skits and mime. Address: 3491 Cameron Drive.

GRACE CHAPEL

Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service, Pastor Rudy Holland speaks on the message of Christmas. Family Communion Service will be Sunday evening at 6:30. Address: 2605 Jefferson Davis Hwy.

HILLMON GROVE BAPTIST

Sunday morning worship 11 a.m. Monday, Candlelight Service, 5 p.m. Address: 384 Hillmon Grove Road, Cameron.

JONESBORO UNITED METHODIST

On this Fourth (and final) Sunday of Advent, Pastor Hunter Preston will preach on “Walking the Road to Bethlehem” at worship starting 8:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, 8:30 a.m. Wesley Center and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. Christmas Eve services on Monday feature family-oriented worship at 5 p.m. in the Wesley Center and traditional candlelight worship, 10:30 - midnight in the sanctuary. Wonderful Wednesday and zumba classes are on break until the first full week of January. Address: 407 W. Main St.

JUNIPER SPRINGS BAPTIST

Regular services: Sunday school at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and Wednesday night Bible studies at 7. (Third Wednesday night, coffee and donuts at 6:30). The Children’s Christmas Program will be presented Saturday at 6 p.m. The Rev. John Hackney is pastor. Address: Buckhorn Road.

LEMON SPRINGS UNITED METHODIST

Sunday, Roberta Byram will be speaking at 11 a.m. on "Joseph Walked with Purpose." Christmas Eve special service Monday at 5 p.m. Child friendly service and 7 p.m. Holy Communion with Candlelight service. Sunday School classes for all ages at 10 a.m. Four adult classes: 3-International Lessons; 1-Bible Study. Wednesday Events: Dinner, 6-6:30 p.m.; Sharing and Music, 6:45 p.m.; Community Gathering, 7 p.m.; Choir Rehearsal, 7:50 p.m. There will be no service on Wednesday. Youth Group (6th grade and up) meet on Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Kingdom Kids (up to 5th grade), meet on Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. First Monday each month: the Reunion Group - 5:30 p.m. Every Monday - Prayer 11 a.m., followed by lunch at Jim’s Restaurant. Address: 7225 Lemon Springs Road.

LION OF JUDAH MINISTRY

Services every Sunday at 11 a.m. Address: 1819 Lee Ave.

MAYS CHAPEL BAPTIST

Celebrate the Christmas season Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with the lighting of the Advent Wreath and Christ Candle, special music, dramatic reading, children’s worship and message by Rev. Eric N. Davidson. Address: 24 Rosser Road, Bear Creek.

MERCIFUL HANDS OUTREACH MINISTRIES

Fourth Sunday Unity Service at 4 p.m. Sunday with Prophetess Melissa Blue of Emmanuel Church of God. Address: 3483 Cameron Drive.

MISSION OF HOPE INDEPENDENT

Bishop Ted Lane and church family will host 11 a.m. worship service Sunday with Rev. Dorothy Stacker bringing the message. Address: 522 John Garner Road.

MURCHISON CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION

Christmas play at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Address: Olivia.

NEW LIFE PRAISE

Pastor Roger Thomas will be preaching the Sunday morning worship service at 10:30 a.m., fourth in a four-part series, “The People of Christmas — The Ones Who Missed It!“. Sunday evening message is “Christmas — Jesus, The Young Boy.“ Sunday school Bible classes for all ages begin at 9:30 a.m. Nursery is provided on Sunday morning. Wednesday evening adult Bible studies are canceled for Dec. 26 and will resume Jan. 2. Address: 2398 Wicker St.

PENTECOSTAL DELIVERANCE FELLOWSHIP

NETWORK OF CHURCHES

Christmas Gift Wrapping. Location: Kmart Christmas Tree Area.: Today, 3 p.m. until closing; Saturday, 3 p.m. until closing; Sunday, 4 p.m. until closing; and Monday, 2 p.m. until closing.

PREVAILING LIFE MINISTRIES

Sunday at 9:15 a.m. prayer, 10 a.m. worship service. The 11 a.m. speaker will be Dr. Herman Morris, following a Christmas program. Address: 207 McIver St.

RED HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST

Sunday at 6 p.m. Christmas program. Snacks will be served after program. Address: Hwy. 42, Goldston.

ST. THOMAS’ EPISCOPAL

Sunday: The Fourth Sunday in Advent. Two services with the first at 8 a.m. and the second at 10 a.m. Fr. Craig J. Lister will officiate at both services. No Sunday School this Sunday because of Christmas break but there is a nursery provided from 8:45 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Christmas Eve - Children's Pageant at 4 p.m., Festival Choral Eucharist at 10 p.m., Christmas Day - Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m.

SANDY BRANCH BAPTIST

Annual Christmas Eve Service will be held Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. in the activities building. A play titled "Perfect Fit" will be presented. Following the play there will be the traditional Lottie Moon Christmas Walk. Address: 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek.

SANFORD FREEWILL HOLINESS

Christmas play at 6 p.m. Sunday. Address: 3000 Lemon Springs Road.

SHALLOW WELL

Sunday, the choir will present their cantata during the 11 a.m. service. A Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service will be held Monday. It will begin at 11 p.m. and conclude around midnight with Holy Communion and the ringing of the bells of Christmas. Address: 1220 Broadway Road.

SHEPHERD'S FLOCK BAPTIST

Sunday: The Adult Choir will present the Christmas Cantata at the 11 a.m. worship service. No Sunday night service. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:50 a.m. Morning worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study at 7. 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: Children's Christmas program, a Christmas skit by adults, sing Christmas Carols plus fruit bags for everyone after the morning service. A dessert social in the fellowship hall follows the 6 p.m. service. Sunday at 6 p.m., Pastor Craig Dodson speaks on, "Do You Have Room For Jesus?" Choir practice 8:30 a.m. Fifth Sunday Singspiration Dec. 30. Adult and Youth Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Coffee-donuts/fellowship time 10 a.m. Nursery and Children's Church provided. Covered dish dinner Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study 7-8 p.m., also children/youth classes ages 3 to 18 years old 7-8 p.m. Men's fellowship breakfast third Saturday each month 9 a.m. Food Bank distribution is the first Wednesday (1/2/2013) at 7 p.m. and the third Saturday (1/19/2013) morning at 10 a.m. solidrockcommunitychurch.net. For transportation call (919) 775-9939 or (919) 777-6579. Address: 989 White Hill Road.

SWANN STATION BAPTIST

Saturday: 7 p.m. Adult Choir presents Christmas Musical “All Is Well." Sunday: Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m. Nursery provided. 11 a.m. worship, Adult Choir presents “All Is Well." Children’s Church and nursery provided. 5 p.m., Awana (children), youth, adult Bible study; Wednesday: No evening ministries. Address: 7592 Hwy. 87 South.

TRAMWAY BAPTIST

Sunday, Dr. Allen’s sermon will be “The Best Christmas Ever." Sunday School with opening assembly at 9:45 a.m. Nursery provided. There will be a Silent Lord’s Supper at 5 p.m. There will be no services on Wednesday, Dec 26. Address: 2401 Jefferson Davis Hwy.

TRINITY LUTHERAN

The Fourth Sunday in Advent worship services will be held at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and will be ministered by the Rev. Tim Martin. Holy Communion will be celebrated at the early service. Sunday School convenes at 9:15 a.m. Boy Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Service will be at 7 p.m. Monday. Address: 525 Carthage St.

TRUEBREAD FELLOWSHIP

Christmas Musical Service at 5 p.m. Monday led by Raynard Jones. Address: 874 Greenwood School Road.

ZION HILL CHRISTIAN CENTER

MERCIFUL HANDS OUTREACH MINISTRIES

GOD’S FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN CENTER

Present Unity Explosion at 11 a.m. Dec. 30 featuring Prophetess Millie Harris and Evangelist Shelby McNeil at 4 p.m.