CHURCH NEWS 3/23/13
HOLY WEEK SERVICES
Holy Week Service will be held at the following churches on these dates at 7 p.m.: Tuesday, March 26, Star of Hope Original Free Will Baptist Church with New Zion Missionary Baptist Church as the guest church; Wednesday, March 27 at Mt. Zion Original Free Will Baptist Church with Star of Hope Original Free Will Baptist Church as guest; Thursday, March 28 at Pilgrims Rest Church with Mt. Zion Original Free Will Baptist Church as guest; Friday, March 29 at Mt. Pisgah Lee Original Free Will Baptist Church with Pilgrims Rest Church as guest. Sunrise service will be held March 31 at 6:30 a.m. at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church at 3324 Truelove St. Breakfast following the service.
ABUNDANT LIVING MINISTRIES
Youth Sunday Service at 3 p.m. Guest minister will be Minister Sabrina Gillard from Gospel Lighthouse, under the leadership of Apostle and Pastor Emma White. Address: 2607D Fayetteville St.
The Sunday sermon at the 11 a.m. service will be "Jesus Enters Jerusalem." The anthem for the service will be "Can You Drink the Cup." The Sunday School assembly will begin at 9:45 a.m. with classes for all ages following. Address: 124 Barbecue Church Road south of Sanford.
BEAVER CREEK BAPTIST
Easter Cantata will be presented Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m. Palm Sunday Service at 11 a.m. with the message titled “The Lord Needs You." Wednesday night Bible study has been canceled for the Maundy Service and Communion on Thursday, March 28, and Good Friday Service, March 29, both at 7 p.m. Easter Sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. followed by breakfast. Sunday School will begin at 7:45 a.m. and finished with worship at 9 a.m. There will be no 6 p.m. service. Address: 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.
Good Friday service on Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m. Following the service, there will be a free ho tdog supper and an after dark Easter egg hunt for the children. Please be sure to bring a basket and a flashlight. For more information, please contact Pastor Larry Pittman at (919) 809-0573.
Sunday at the 11 a.m. service, the Rev. Paul J. Shields will present sermon titled "Et Tu, Bruta? Beware The Ides of March." First Scripture Reading: Luke 19: 39-48, Second Scripture Reading: Luke 20:9-15, 21:34 - 22:2, 23:13-18. Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m. the choir will present a traditional program of Passion music, titled, “We Remember Calvary,” arranged by Joel Raney. Holy Communion will be offered. 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 — call for details: 776-7313. Address: 1333 Carthage St.
CAMERON GROVE AME ZION
Youth Revival to be held April 17–19 beginning at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Gregory B. Thompson, who is the Senior Pastor at Judah International Ministries in Maxton. Address: at 309 Vernon St., Broadway.
"The Living Last Supper" will be portrayed Sunday at 6 p.m. Accompaniment is provided by the Sanctuary Choir and Brass Quartet. The Rev. Whitney Wilkinson is pastor. Address: Cameron.
CHRIST CHURCH OF DELIVERANCE
Women's Conference continuing today at 7:30 p.m. with Pastor Anita Anderson and Saturday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Delia Weeks speaking. Lunch will be served immediately following conference. Address: 2233 Lower Moncure Road.
CHURCH OF MANY COLORS
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Church service at 11 a.m. with Elder Sylvester Quick speaking this Sunday. Address: 2320 Pilson Road.
Easter Camp Meeting 2013 will be held March 29 and 30 at 7 p.m. Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. March 31 with regular service at 10 a.m. Featured singers will include Charles Scarlette, Jack Dove, The Bibey Girls, Corbin and Linda Whitaker, Crossroads Adult Choir, Crossroads Youth Choir, Robert Wicker and Thomas and Ann Lane. Food available for modest price. For information, call (910) 949-3971. Address: 780 Bibey Road, Carthage.
The choir from Flat Springs Baptist Church will perform its Easter Cantata at Cumnock Baptist Church on Sunday at 7 p.m. Address: 477 Cumnock 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. and the 6 p.m. worship services. The Men's Prayer Breakfast will be Tuesday at 6:15 a.m. at Mrs. Wenger's Restaurant. Wednesday, March 27, at 7 p.m., Missions Night. The Rev. Gordon West will be guest speaker. Children's Choir at 6:40 p.m., children's programs, youth programs 6:40-8 p.m., Bible Study and Prayer Meeting 7-8 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. Sunday, March 31 — Easter Sunrise Service at 6:45 a.m. at the future building site off of Hawkins Avenue and Charleston Drive. eastsanfordbaptistchurch.org. Address: 300 North Ave.
Sunday: Sunday School Assembly at 9:30 a.m., Sunday School for all ages at 9:45, fellowship at 10:30 and worship at 11. The sermon will be titled “Are You Out Of Your Mind?”. Special choral music for Lent will highlight the worship. Special Good Friday service for 7 p.m. Friday, March 29, and a special Easter worship service starting at 10:30 (not the usual 11 a.m. worship time) on Easter, March 31. email@example.com. Pastor: Dr. William C. Hayes. Address: 316 W. McIntosh St.
Gospel singing with the Pioneers in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday. Love offering will be taken. Address: 632 McCrimmon Road, Carthage.
EMMANUEL CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN
Palm Sunday will be observed this week with Dr. Barry Drum, interim minister, leading the worship. His sermon topic will be “Journey to Jerusalem: He’s Here!”. Children’s Church will be held for children ages 5-12 during the church service. Nursery care is available. A fellowship hour will follow the service. Andrew’s Box for this month will be designated for CUOC. On-going collection for the Food Pantry. Address: corner of Spring Lane and Wilkins Drive.
Sunday: Gospel Project starting at 9:45 a.m. Easter cantata “Come to the Cross” will be presented by the Chancel Adult Choir at 10:50 a.m. Lisa Perry, missionary to East Asia, will speak during the evening service at 7. Thursday: Maundy Thursday Communion at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 30: Community Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. on church grounds for ages 1 through 11. Egg hunts will be broken down by age groups. Activities will follow the egg hunts. Food will be served. Sunday, March 31: Easter Sunrise Service at 6:45 a.m. outdoors on church grounds with breakfast to follow in the fellowship hall. 8:45 a.m. Gospel Project, 9:50 a.m. morning worship service. Address: 2724 White Hill Road.
FAIR PROMISE A.M.E. ZION
The Women of Promise will sponsor a Spring Bazaar/Bake Sale from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday. Lots of miscellaneous items. A Good Friday Fish Fry will be held Friday, March 29, from 11 a.m. through 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $7. This Sunday: Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. with worship at 11 a.m.
Sunday: Beginning Holy Week with The Lenten Sketches by Joseph M. Martin, featuring the Chancel Choir, and orchestra at 6 p.m. Call (919) 774-4220 for more information.
FIRST CALVARY BAPTIST
Saturday at 4 p.m., a musical celebration honoring the 8th pastoral anniversary of Pastor Ed and Angela Murchison of Greater Praise Fellowship Church. Master of ceremonies will be Pastor Wayne Johnson from Strait Gate Tabernacle of Faith in Lillington. Guest of honor will be Pastors Nathane and Donna Hooker from Recovery Room Ministry in Carthage and the music will be provided by Ties That Bind and Jackie Cherry. Dinner will be served. Address: 240 Fields Drive.
GETHSEMANE-MT. SINAI UNITED HOLY CHURCH
The Ushers of Gethsemane will celebrate their Anniversary Sunday at 6 p.m. Pastor Phyllis Carter of New Beginnings Church in Siler City will be the speaker. Area ushers are invited to attend. Address: 243 Vernie Phillips Road, Goldston.
GOD CHOSEN MINISTRY
Worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday and Bible study at 7 p.m. Monday. Address: 3002 Industrial Drive.
HILLMON GROVE BAPTIST
Sunday: 9:45 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m. Worship; 11 a.m. Kids Worship; 5 p.m. Awana, Youth Bible Study Classes: Outlive Your Life, Radical and What Is God Like?; 7 p.m. Choir Practice. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Care Team E Meeting; 7 p.m. Adult Bible Study, Youth, Girls in Action, Royal Ambassadors, Mission Friends. Thursday: 8:30 a.m. Bread Basket Ministry. Saturday, March 30: 10 a.m.-12 noon Community Easter Egg Hunt, ages 1-12. Address: 384 Hillmon Grove Road, Cameron.
HOLLAND CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION
The ICFC area of churches annual Holy Week Service will be at Holland Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church March 25-29. Guest speaker for the week is the Rev. Daran H. Mitchell of Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church in Greensboro. Dr. Orlando R. Dowdy is the host pastor. For more information, call the church office at (919) 362-7831. Address: 360 Burgess Road, Apex.
JOHNSONVILLE A.M.E. ZION
The Male Chorus will celebrate its 33rd year of singing on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Many groups are on the program.
JONESBORO UNITED METHODIST
People's Choice Chili Cook-Off, Cornbread Bake-Off and Confections Silent Auction will be held Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Wesley Center. Palm Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, 8:30 a.m. in the Wesley Center and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Breakfast Fast Lenten Prayer time Mondays, 7-8 a.m. in the sanctuary. Zumba classes on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6:15 p.m., $1 fee per class. Pastor's Bible study Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Wonderful Wednesday with dinner, Pioneer Clubs, youth and adult studies begins at 5:30 p.m. New bilingual study, “El Aposento Alto/The Upper Room,” 6:30-8 p.m. Holy Week Schedule: Community Maundy Thursday Worship, March 28, 7 p.m., sanctuary; Good Friday Stations of the Cross Meditation, March 29, 7-8 p.m.; Easter Sunrise Service 6:30 a.m., Wesley Center; Easter breakfast, 7:45-9 a.m., Wesley Center; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Easter Worship, 11 a.m., sanctuary. 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 Rev. John Hackney is pastor. Address: 852 Buckhorn Road.
Pre-Easter Services begin Monday-Wednesday at 7 p.m. Guest preacher will be Apostle Willie B. Simpson of Charlotte. Easter Sunday worship service at 11 a.m. Address: 631 Atkins Road, Cameron.
KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES
Special service will be held Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Bible talk titled “Does Death End It All?” at 9:30 a.m. on April 14. Address: 2201 Hawkins Ave.
LEMON SPRINGS UNITED METHODIST
Palm Sunday, Roberta Byram will be speaking at 11 a.m. on "Who Is Jesus?" Certificates will be awarded for Youth 2013 Confirmation Class “Claiming Jesus as Lord." Sunday School classes for all ages at 10 a.m. Four adult classes: 3-International Lessons; 1-Bible Study. Wednesday Events: Covered dish dinner, 6 p.m.; Sharing and Music at 6:45 p.m. and Community Gathering, 7 p.m. in sanctuary. Choir Rehearsal, 7:50 p.m. Youth Group, (6th grade and up) and Kingdom Kids (up to 5th grade) meet on Wednesdays, from 6:30-8 p.m. Upcoming youth events: Confirmation this Sunday. Reunion Group meets on the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Every Monday - Prayer 11 a.m., followed by lunch at Jim’s Restaurant. Address: 7225 Lemon Springs Road.
LILLINGTON CHURCH OF GOD
Second Annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 30, from 3-5 p.m. Inflatables, balloon art, face painting, an egg hunt and more. The Easter Story will be presented by the Jolly Raleigh Klown Alley. The event will be held for free rain or shine. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (910) 893-4577.
LOVE GROVE AME ZION
Sunrise Service, Sunday, March 31 at 6:30 a.m., breakfast at 8:30 a.m., Sunday School at 9 a.m. and morning service at 10 a.m. Free clothing closet Monday-Saturday Call for an appointment. Donations accepted. Address: 796 Love Grove Church Road.
MARSH MEMORIAL A.M.E. ZION
Trustee Program at 3 p.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be Bishop Ulyess Upchurch of Increase Faith Ministry. Address: San-Lee Drive.
MAYS CHAPEL BAPTIST
Observing Palm Sunday with the musical and drama, The Way to the Cross, on Sunday during the morning worship service at 9:30. The Lord’s Supper will also be served. Sunday School will follow at 10:30 a.m. Address: 24 Rosser Road, Bear Creek.
MCQUEEN CHAPEL UMC
The United Methodist Women will sponsor a Scholarship Breakfast on Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon. Minister Brandon Merritt will be the speaker. Pastor is Dr. Rev. James Henderson. Address: 331 McQueen Chapel Road, Lemon Springs.
MERCIFUL HANDS OUTREACH MINISTRY
The 4th Sunday Unity Service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday featuring Apostle Mary McKoy of The Healing Center Ministry of Erwin. Spirit of Unity with Pastor Archie Ray and Elect Lady Twana L. Ray. God's Fellowship Christian Center, Merciful Hands Outreach Ministry and Zion Hill Christian Center present The Unity Explosion at 4 p.m. March 31 at Merciful Hands Outreach Ministry featuring Apostle Dr. Ron Spears of Faith Power Christian Center in Dunn. Family and Friends Day at 4 p.m. April 14 featuring Evangelist Annette McKoy of Lion of Judah. Women’s Brunch at 10 a.m. April 6 featuring Rutha Ray and Geraldine Marks. Address: 3483 Cameron Drive.
MIDDAY FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES
A Community Fellowship commemorating the Resurrection and Passover will be held Saturday at 12 noon in the conference room of Holiday Inn Express Hotel at 2110 Dalrymple St. For more information, call Clara Hickey at (919) 353-5648.
Sunday, March 31: Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. at the church and an additional later service at 9 a.m. No service scheduled for the evening. Address: 830 Harvey Faulk Road.
MOORE UNION FWB
The 3rd Pastoral Anniversary Celebration on behalf of Pastor Donald Altman and First Lady Inge Altman will be held today at 7 p.m. Guest preacher will be Pastor Stanley Williams and Spring Hill FWB Church in Godwin. Services will conclude Sunday at 11 a.m. with guest preacher, Pastor James Leach and Mt. Nebo FWB Church. Lunch will be served after the service. Address: Broadway.
MT. CARMEL PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS
Spring Revival concludes today at 7 p.m. with speaker Apostle Willie Simpson. Address: 620 W. Main St.
MURCHISON CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION
Sunday: Celebrating the 20th Annual Memorial Service honoring Father George A. Murchison at 2:30 p.m. Speaker will be Pastor Sharon McIver along with various singing groups. Address: Thomas McGehee Road, Olivia.
NEW HOPE A.M.E. ZION
Saturday at 5 p.m., the Christian Education Dept. will present the drama “The Passion Symbols Speak." Address: 541 South Plank Road.
NEW LIFE FELLOWSHIP
More than one and a half million families have positively changed their financial future through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU). The now nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing. FPU will be held in Sanford at New Life Fellowship. The classes will begin Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. Contact Gail Dickens at (919) 499-5136 for more information or to register. Address: 4714 Olivia Road.
OAK GROVE HOLINESS
Pre-Founder’s Day Program will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. Guest pastor and church will be Pastor Russell and Stone Chapel Church. Sunday at 2:30 p.m., guest pastor and church will be Pastor Barry Palmer and Tempting Congregational Church. This will be a memorial service for the late Bishop C.J. McMillian. For more information, call (919) 776-3819. Address: 202 Tempting Church Road.
POPLAR SPRINGS AME
The Mary E. Chesney WMS annual night in white will be observed Sunday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Trish Harleston, Associate Minister of Orange Grove Missionary Baptist Church, will be guest speaker. Address: 1261 Blackstone Road.
PREVAILING LIFE MINISTRIES
Sunday at 10 a.m., Pastor Luckie Bepete from Capetown, South Africa, will be special guest. He is the Overseer of Missions of the Fellowship of Interdependent Churches under the tutelage of Apostle Michael Goings of Dillon, S.C. Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., Praise and worship at 10 a.m. The 11 a.m. message will be by Dr. Herman Morris. Good Friday service will be held at 7 p.m. Seven speakers from various churches will speak from “The Seven Cries from The Cross." Address: 207 McIver St.
RED BRANCH BAPTIST
The WMU will host an electronics/paint recycling event on Saturday, April 20. Residents and businesses can drop off old or unused electronics and used latex paint free of charge at the church. The hours will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, please contact Inez Butner, Women on Missions Leader, at (919) 776-7429, or Carolina eRecyclers Corporation at (910) 420-3748. Address: 1748 Old River Road, Carthage.
ROCKY FORK CHRISTIAN
Rocky Fork Christian Women's Fellowship will host a women's retreat Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until noon. The theme will be "A Makeover with Tha' Maker". Internationally-known storyteller, speaker, character actress, writer, and songwriter Janet Harllee will perform an original one-woman show. She will combine her storytelling, humor, song and inspirational message through her character, "Mitsy Lou Puppernickel" from Frog Holler. There is no charge for this event and lunch will be provided in the fellowship hall.
SAINT LUKE UNITED HOLY
Sunday: The 11 a.m. service will have as guest speaker, Evangelist Deborah Baldwin. Founders Day service will be held at 3 p.m. with speaker Elder Malcolm Curry from St. Mark Holy Church of God. Address: 1414 Farrell Road.
ST. LUKE UNITED METHODIST
Sunday: Palm/Passion Sunday with Pastor Gene preaching in Davenport Christian Life Center at 8:30 a.m. Palm procession and dramatic readings in Casey Chapel at 8:45 and in the sanctuary at 11 a.m. Authentic Seder meal in DCLC at 6 p.m. Last Lenten study Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday Foot Washing and Holy Communion Service, March 28 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Nursery provided. Good Friday Tenebrae Service March 29, 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Nursery provided. Prayer vigil in Casey Chapel Friday, March 29, 8 p.m. – Sunday, March 31, at 6 a.m. Sunday, March 31: Easter Breakfast, 9 a.m. DCLC, reservations required, call the church office. Cross of Flowers Service outside at Lawrence Chapel, 9:30 a.m. Easter Celebration Worship at 10:30 in the sanctuary. Holy Communion and Baptismal Renewal. Address: 2915 Wicker St.
ST. MARK UNITED CHURCH OF GOD
Pre-Easter services will be held March 27-29. Wednesday night speaker will be Minister Deloise Lee, Thursday night speaker will be Elder Lawrence Brooks and Friday night speaker will be Minister Deon Allbrook. Services at 7:30 p.m. Address: 511 Church St.
ST. THOMAS’ EPISCOPAL
This Palm Sunday, there will be two services of Holy Communion, at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Dr. Fred Brown will preach at both services. Sunday School starts at 9 a.m. and a nursery is provided from 8:45 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.
Salem spring celebration! April 27, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Free games, cookout and music. Activities for kids and adults. 145th Anniversary, Saturday, May 19. Address: 3554 Avents Ferry Road.
SHEPHERD'S FLOCK BAPTIST
Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:50 a.m. Morning worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday Night Service at 7. 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
Easter Sunday Sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. Service followed by breakfast in the fellowship hall.Sunday: Pastor Craig Dodson speaks on, “It Is Not A Myth.” Sunday evening Brother Kevin Dodson brings the message at 6 p.m. Saturday visitation meets at church 10:30 a.m. Choir practice Wednesday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m.; 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. For more information or transportation, call (919) 775-9939 or (919) 777-6579. Address: 989 White Hill Road.
THE SALVATION ARMY
Good Friday Service at 6 p.m. March 29. Saturday, March 30: Easter Bazaar at 8:30 a.m. and egg hunt and games at 11 a.m. March 31: Sunrise Service at 8 a.m. Light breakfast following sunrise service. Easter service at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call (919) 718-1717. Address: 507 S. Steele St.
Sunday morning fellowship will begin at 9:45 followed by Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. with Dr. Allen preaching on "The Word of Victory." There will be no activities on Wednesday evening, however, Maundy Thursday Service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Address: 2401 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Palm Sunday worship service will be ministered by the Rev. Timothy Martin. Worship services start at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services. Coffee hour follows the second service. Sunday School convenes at 9:15 a.m. Confirmation Class meets following the second service. Boy Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. The Maundy Thursday service will include Holy Communion at 7 p.m. Good Friday Service will be held at 7 p.m. March 29. Address: 525 Carthage St.
ZION HILL CHRISTIAN CENTER
Women’s Conference continues today and Saturday at 7 p.m. Today’s speaker will be Evang. Debra Baldwin from Life Church of God in Christ in Riverside, Calif. Saturday’s speaker will be Pastor Dr. Sharon Williams from Abundant Living Ministries. Sunday at 11 a.m., Pastor Al Smith and Evang. Beatrice Smith from Healing and Deliverance Ministries will be guests, and at 4 p.m., Pastor Richard Carnegie from Love, Faith, Power Outreach Ministries will speak. Address: 1360 Osgood Road.