CHURCH NEWS 2/8/13

Feb. 08, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

BEAVER CREEK BAPTIST

Sunday at the 11 a.m. service, the message will be titled “God’s Great Love." Wednesday at 7 p.m., special service in remembrance of Ash Wednesday. Every Wednesday: Bible study at 9:30 a.m. in chapel followed by the Food Pantry from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Address: 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.

  BUFFALO PRESBYTERIAN

Sunday at the 11 a.m. service, the Rev. Paul J. Shields presents sermon:  "To Be Changed." First Scripture Reading: Exodus 34: 29-35, Second Scripture Reading: Luke 9: 18-31. "What Presbyterians Believe" Bible Study — Feb. 20, and March 6 and 20 at 6:30 p.m. Men's Sweetheart Banquet: Sunday at 6 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 — call for details: 776-7313. Address: 1333 Carthage St.

  CAPE FEAR DISTRICT OF THE

UNITED HOLY CHURCH OF AMERICA

The two-day Married Couples and Singles’ Conference will begin at 6 p.m. today and will continue at 10 a.m. Saturday at Comfort Suites on Bragg Street. Break-out sessions include “A Tale of Two Brains,” “Money Matters” and “Keeping Romance in Your Marriage.” Registration fee is $35 per person, which covers a reception tonight, luncheon on Saturday, 10 pictures and a conference bag. A one-day registration fee of $20 per person is available. For more information, contact Elder Joe Barnes at (336) 906-5440 or Elder Chris Brown Jr. at (919) 396-3072.

  CHURCH OF MANY COLORS

Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Church Service: 11 a.m. Pastor Gerome Williams Sr. will be speaker on Sunday. Address: 2320 Pilson Road.

  COOL SPRINGS BAPTIST

Special speaker at 7 p.m. Wednesday will be from Chosen People Ministries. She will be giving testimony about growing up in Russia as a Russian Jew. She will discuss the Jewish celebration of Purim. For more information about this event, visit coolspringsbaptist.com. Address: 1313 Cool Springs Church Road.

  CONNECT CHURCH

Worship each Sunday morning at 10 at Lee Christian School in the 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.

  DIVINE OUTREACH CHURCH OF CHRIST

Missionary Program will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be Annie Pulley. Address: 134 McIver St.

  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. Mira Gracheva, a Russian Jew, will be guest speaker at 6 p.m. service Sunday. The Men's Prayer Breakfast will be Tuesday at 6:15 a.m. at Mrs. Wenger's Restaurant. 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 the Rev. Jim Wright held each Sunday at 11 a.m and each Wednesday at 7 p.m. eastsanfordbaptistchurch.org. Address: 300 North Ave.

  EDGEWOOD PRESBYTERIAN

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 “Why Is The Bible Important?” Dowe Smith from the Sanford Gideon Camp will speak at the 11 a.m. service. edgewoodpc@windstream.net. Pastor: Dr. William C. Hayes. Address: 316 W. McIntosh St.

  EMMANUEL CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN

Morning worship will be held at 11 a.m. with Dr. Barry Drum, Interim Pastor, preaching. The sermon will be “Bring Pleasure to God." Children’s church, conducted by Nancy Johnson, will continue to explore “What’s in the Bible?” with children ages 5 – 12. A fellowship time will follow the service. The Board of Deacons will meet Monday at 6 p.m., followed by the church council at 7 p.m.

  EVANS CHAPEL AME ZION

The "Ladies in Pink" Program will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. Anissa T. Little of Evans Metropolitan AME Zion Church in Fayetteville. Musical guest will be recording artist Minister Charles Clark of Raleigh. All ladies are asked to wear the color "pink" and to bring their "sweethearts." Address: 241 Evans Chapel Road, east of Siler City.

  FAIR PROMISE A.M.E. ZION

Black History will be celebrated every Sunday during the month of February with a theme titled “Ebony Pride.” Feb. 10 at 4 p.m., the Woman’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society will sponsor a pre-Valentine’s Tea. Food, fellowship and prizes.

  FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

Contemporary worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday in the McIver Fellowship Hall and a traditional worship service at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. Women’s Circles meet Monday. Community Ash Wednesday Service at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the sanctuary. Address: 203 Hawkins Ave.

  GOD CHOSEN MINISTRY

Service Sunday at 9 a.m. with Pastor Rita M. McLean. Bible study Monday at 7 p.m. Address: 3002 Industrial Drive.

  GREEN GROVE AME ZION

Love Fest at 3 p.m. Sunday with Pastor Lula Oliver, host pastor, preaching. Everyone is asked to wear red showing love. Address: 2810 County Line Road.

  HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST

WMU Day will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. Guest speakers will be Dewey and Kathie Akins, North American Volunteer Missionaries, AR Ministries. Address: 385 Holly Springs Church Road, Broadway.

  HUNT SPRINGS BAPTIST

Learn how to reach your God-given potential Sunday at 10:55 a.m. Address: 1557 St. Andrews Church Road.

  JONESBORO UNITED METHODIST

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, with Rev. Hunter Preston preaching. Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Final Philanthropy of Community Pathways training Monday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Public is invited to Shrove Tuesday (pre-Lent) pancake supper on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Center; $5 per person supports summer mission trip. Ash Wednesday worship at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the sanctuary. Women's small groups Sunday and Monday (see www.JonesboroUMC.org for details). Men volunteer at the Bread Basket, Wednesday, Feb. 13. 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 dinner at 5:30 p.m. Address: 407 W. Main St.

  JOHNSONVILLE A.M.E. ZION

Pearl Stroud Day will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Speaker will be the Rev. Linda Swann Smith.

  JUNIPER SPRINGS BAPTIST

Baptist Women’s Day will be observed Feb. 17. 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.

  LEMON SPRINGS UNITED METHODIST

Sunday, Roberta Byram will be speaking at 11 a.m. on "An Eye Opening Experience." 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 & Music, 6:45 p.m.; Community Gathering, 7 p.m.; Choir Rehearsal, 7:50 p.m. Wednesday: Ash Wednesday Service. Youth Group (6th grade and up: Meet on Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m.) Upcoming youth events: Confirmation Sessions, Feb. 3–March 17; Steak Dinner fundraiser, Saturday (served at the church; eat in or takeout); Winter Jam Concert, Feb. 16; Confirmation Sunday, March 24. 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.

  MT. CALVARY BAPTIST

The 37th Pastoral Anniversary for the Rev. George Dark and First Lady Shirley Dark will be held Sunday. Speaker for the 11 a.m. service will be the Rev. Ridie Heddon. Dr. Thomas Smith of First Calvary Baptist Church will speak at 2:30 p.m. Address: Colon.

  MT. OLIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST

Annual Ushers Program will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Speaker will be Pastor Toddy Brooks of Rose Hill A.M.E. Zion Church in Moncure, along with his choir and congregation. Address: Moncure.

  MOUNT SINAI UNITED HOLY

Revival services will be held Monday through Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. Raychon McKoy from Gethsemane-Mt. Sinai United Holy Church in Goldston as speaker. Address: 1021 Washington Ave.

  MT. VIEW

Sunday: Old Fashioned Day - a look at the past fashion, foods and practices of African American ancestors. Morning worship will begin at 11 a.m. with a brief African American history program conducted by the youth leadership. Following the worship service, lunch will be served with foods cooked the “old-fashioned way.” Worshipers are encouraged to wear clothing of their ancestors or to simply dress casually. The Mt. View Usher Board is hosting this program. The Rev. Laura Headen is the pastor. Address: Pittsboro-Moncure Road, Moncure.

  MURCHISON CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION

A breakfast plate sale will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, from 7:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. A regular plate will cost $5 and a combination plate will cost $7. Beverages are included in price. Address: 1511 Olivia Road.

  NEW DIRECTION OUTREACH

Feb. 15 at 7:30 a.m. and Saturday, Feb. 16, at 12 noon, the ministers present Deliverance, A Kingdom Prayer Explosion. Prayer, healing, wealth restoration. Infuser will be Apostle A. Antonio Walker. Address: 2623 North U.S., Vass.

  OAK GROVE HOLINESS

Service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Guest will be Evangelist Olivia Wright and True Gospel United Holy Church. For more information, contact Pastor Pearline McMillian at (919) 776-3819. Address: 202 Tempting Church Road.

  OLIVIA PRESBYTERIAN

Sunday at 6 p.m. Professor Bill Caudill will present an evening of bag piping and Scottish heritage in the area. He founded the Scottish Heritage Center at St. Andrews Presbyterian College. He is also the founder of and an active member of the St. Andrews Presbyterian College Pipe Band. Refreshments after presentation. For more information, go to www.oliviapc.org. Address: Olivia.

  RED BRANCH BAPTIST

Bruce Frye will be in concert at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Feb. 24. Address: 1748 Old River Road, Carthage.

  ROBERTS CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST

Have a Heart luncheon Saturday. Speaker will be Minister Roy Hanner from Bear Creek and a member of The River of Life Church of God of Prophecy Church in Siler City. The luncheon will aid foreign missions of the State Missionary Baptist Association. For further information, call (919) 775-4668. Address: Goldston.

  ST. THOMAS’ EPISCOPAL

This First Sunday in Lent, there will be two services of Holy Communion, with the first at 8 a.m. and the second at 10 a.m. Dr. Fred Brown will preach at both services. Sunday School starts at 9 a.m. and  there is a nursery provided from 8:45 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. This Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, there will be two Eucharistic services with the first at 11:30 and the second at 6 p.m. Fr. Craig J. Lister will officiate at both services and there will be a nursery provided at the evening service.

  SHEPHERD'S FLOCK BAPTIST

Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:50 a.m. Morning worship service at 11 a.m. 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

Sunday: Rejoice with Baptism opening the service. Sunday is Solid Rock Women’s Day with breakfast for the women prepared by the men served buffet style at 8:30. The morning worship guest speaker is Betty Sue McNeil at 10:30. At 6 p.m., Pastor Craig Dodson speaks on, “Pray About All Decisions You Make.” 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. Men's fellowship breakfast third Saturday each month 9 a.m. Food Bank distribution the third Saturday (Feb. 16) morning at 10. For more information or transportation, call (919) 775-9939 or (919) 777-6579. Address: 989 White Hill Road.

  TRAMWAY BAPTIST

Sunday, Dr. Allen’s sermon will be “The word of Assurance." Sunday School with opening assembly at 9:45 a.m. Nursery provided. Adult Bible Study, CIS’s, Mission Friends and Youth Group meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Address: 2401 Jefferson Davis Hwy.

  TRINITY LUTHERAN

Transfiguration of Our Lord 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. Address: 525 Carthage St.

  WORKS FOR CHRIST CHRISTIAN CENTER

Men's conference at 7 p.m. today, and men's prayer will be held Saturday at 7 a.m. All men are invited. "Healing the Woman Within" will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. with Dr. Alice Hooker as the speaker. All women are invited. Address: 1395 Firetower Road.

  ZION HILL CHRISTIAN CENTER

Sunday at 4 p.m., Pastor Steve Chesney of Exousia Christian Fellowship Inc. will be preaching. At 6 p.m., Pastor Richard Carnegie of Love, Faith and Power Outreach Ministries will have a service. Address: 1360 Osgood Road.