CHURCH NEWS 3/8/13

Mar. 08, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

BEAVER CREEK BAPTIST

Prayer Rally on Saturday, March 16, at 9 a.m. at Phillips Memorial Park in Cameron located on NC 24/27 off of US 1. Every Wednesday, morning Bible study at 9:30 in the chapel followed by the Food Pantry serving the community from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Family Life Center. The church offers a ride to and from church on Sunday mornings. Please call before Thursday at 4:30 p.m. to schedule a pickup. Address: 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.

BLANDONIA PRESBYTERIAN

Hot dog sale starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Hot dogs and sodas will be sold for $1 each. Address: 605 Wall St.

BROADWAY BAPTIST

Good Friday service on Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m. Following the service, there will be a free hot dog 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.

BUFFALO PRESBYTERIAN

Sunday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Paul J. Shields presents sermon: "Lifted, Reconciled, Made New, Recognized." First Scripture Reading: Luke 15: 1-3, 11b-24, Second Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 5: 16-21. Preschool Easter Egg Hunt, March 23, at 10 a.m. Maundy Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. — evening of musical meditation and reflection, as the choir of Buffalo Presbyterian Church presents a traditional program of Passion music, titled, “We Remember Calvary,” arranged by Joel Ramsey. 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.

CHRIST CHURCH OF DELIVERANCE

Women's Conference, March 21-23: Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m., Sister Barbara Hampton will speak; Friday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. Pastor Anita Anderson will speak, and Saturday, March 24, at 10 a.m., Pastor Delia Weeks. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., noonday prayer, Tuesday 12 p.m.; Bible study Wednesday at 7 p.m.; intercessory prayer at 5 a.m. Address: 2233 Lower Moncure Road.

CHRISTIAN FAITH MINISTRIES

Thirty-One Fashion Show will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday. Samara Fox will present “The Virtuous Women." Person with most guests in attendance wins a prize. Free admission. Address: 3110 Cameron Drive.

CHURCH OF MANY COLORS

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

DELIVERANCE CHURCH OF CHRIST

Ushers' Auxiliary presents “A Lesson In Contracting," the Annual Contractor program on Sunday at 3 p.m. This year, the program highlights the following First Ladies of local churches to speak: Lady Twana Ray, Merciful Hands Outreach Ministries, Sanford; Lady Idell Covington, Church of God of Prophesy, Siler City; Lady Jeanette Brooks, St. Matthews AMEZ, Moncure; Lady Maggie Cheek, Black Creek, Angier; and Lady Onelia McNeil, Christian Life Family Worship Center, Sanford. Address: 17935 Hwy. 64 W., Siler City.

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. 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. 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 “Lost And Found." Special choral music for Lent will highlight the worship. Good Friday service for 7 p.m. Friday, March 29, and an Easter worship service starting at 10:30 (not the usual 11 worship time) on Easter, March 31. edgewoodpc@windstream.net. Pastor: Dr. William C. Hayes. Address: 316 W. McIntosh St.

EMMANUEL CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN

The Fourth Sunday of Lent will be observed this week with Dr. Barry Drum, interim minister, leading the worship. His sermon topic will be “Journey to Jerusalem: Metaphors and Mindsets.” The scripture reading will be II Timothy 3:14-16. 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. The Board of Deacons will meet Monday at 6 p.m., with the church council meeting following at 7 p.m. The “Crock-Pot Bible Study” will meet next week at 5:30 p.m. Address: corner of Spring Lane and Wilkins Drive.

EPHESUS BAPTIST

Sunday: Gospel Project at 9:45 a.m. with worship to follow at 10:50 a.m. Evening service at 7. Bible study on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Address: 2724 White Hill Road.

FIRST CALVARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST

Women's Day will be observed Sunday at 11 a.m. Speaker will be Roberta M. Heck, inspirational speaker, award winning poet and writer. She is also a vocalist and periodically sings with Bobby Jones on the televised Bobby Jones Gospel Program.  She is married to Roderick Heck, formerly of Sanford. Through her ministry, she shares her testimony on "The Enduring Power of Faith," offering inspiration and hope. The worship hour will include music by a women's choir,  under directorship of musician Cordelia Winchester. The weekend gets under way tonight with Ladies Night Out as the church observes Women's History Month. Pastor is Dr. Thomas E. Smith Sr.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

Colonel Charlie Hicks, church member and certified lay speaker, will lead the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Women’s Circles will meet Monday. Address: 203 Hawkins Ave.

FOUNTAIN OF LIFE MINISTRIES

Hosting an Ordination Service held by Bishop Warren Anderson on Sunday at 3 p.m. in support Stephen Johnson, Shanora Johnson, Margret Hunter and Lilly Stewart. Address: 3491 Cameron Drive.

GETHSEMANE HOLY CHURCH

A Pre-Anniversary program for Bishop Roy McKoy will be held today at 7:30 p.m. with the Mt. Sinai Choir of Siler City, The United Fellowship Choir of Sanford and special guest, Willis Pittman, and the Burden Lifters of Richmond, Va. Address: 243 Vernie Phillips Road, Goldston.

GOD CHOSEN MINISTRY

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

HILLMON GROVE BAPTIST

Saturday: 8 a.m. Church Wide Cleanup; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Food Collection Drive for Buddy Backpack of Harnett County at Food Lion locations on Hwy 87 and Buffalo Lake Road. Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Breakfast, 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Worship,    Baptism Service, Commissioning of Brockman Family to Uganda Mission Field; 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. Monday: 6:30 p.m. Women on Mission meeting. Tuesday: 6:30 p.m. Missions Committee Meeting. Wednesday 6 p.m. North American Mission Study led by Beverly Johnson. Address: 384 Hillmon Grove Road, Cameron.

HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST

Sunday: Youth Sunday at 11 a.m. Address: 385 Holly Springs Church Road, Broadway.

HOUSE OF PRAYER

The Gospel Choir will celebrate its 28th anniversary at 6 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (919) 776-5418. Address: 549 Horton Road, Goldston.

JONESBORO CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION

The United Gospel Caravan will celebrate its 21st anniversary at 6 p.m. Sunday. Many guest groups are expected to appear. Members of the Caravan are The Sons of Destiny, The Gospel Messengers and the Jonesboro Chapel Male Chorus. Address: 2627 Fayetteville St.

JONESBORO UNITED METHODIST

Lenten worship Sunday 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. Breakfast Fast Lenten Prayer time Mondays, 7-8 a.m. in the sanctuary. Women general meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. in the Wesley Center. Zumba classes on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6:15 p.m.; $1 fee per class. Men cook and serve at The Bread Basket on Wednesday. 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. Pictorial directory portraits by appointment Wednesday through Saturday. Registration now open for Chili Cook-Off and Cornbread Bake-Off on March 23; see www.JonesboroUMC.org for details. 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.

KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

Special service will be held Tuesday, March 26, at 8:30 p.m. Bible talk titled “Does Death End It All?” at 9:30 a.m. April 14. Address: 2201 Hawkins Ave.

LEMON SPRINGS BAPTIST

Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Worship at 11 a.m. Children’s Church with Gwen Rackley and Amanda Holt. Pastor Andy Foley will bring morning message. Address: 576 Sanders Road, Lemon Springs.

LEMON SPRINGS UNITED METHODIST

Sunday, Roberta Byram will be speaking at 11 a.m. on Have You Noticed? Sunday School classes for all ages at 10 a.m. Four adult classes. Wednesday events: Covered dish dinner, Wednesdays at 6 p.m.; with Sharing and Music at 6:45 p.m. and Community Gathering, 7 p.m. in sanctuary. Wed. March 13th, LENT 2013: Notice! What fresh new thing is God trying to show you? Presented by Lynn Vaughan Leidheiser, (GriefShare facilitator at First United Methodist Church of Cary). Choir Rehearsal, 7:50 p.m. Youth Group, (6th grade and up) and Kingdom Kids (up to 5th grade) meet Wednesdays, from 6:30-8 p.m. Upcoming youth events: Confirmation Sessions, through March 17 (Confirmation Sunday, March 24). Join the Reunion Group 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.

LIFE CHANGERS FELLOWSHIP

Sunday: Sunday Night BreakOut. Guest speaker: Apostle Allan Hinnant. Pastor is Jason Trusell. Address: 291 Wilson Road.

LILLINGTON CHURCH OF GOD

Second Annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 30, from 3-5 p.m. Inflatables, balloon art, face painting and an egg hunt. 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: lillingtoncog@gmail.com or call (910) 893-4577.

LOVE GROVE AME ZION

Sunday at 3 p.m., musical program. Appearing will be the Calvary Missionary, Swann Station Baptist, The Mitcholetts and others.

MERCIFUL HANDS OUTREACH MINISTRY

The 4th Sunday Unity Service will be held at 4 p.m. March 24 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. Address: 3483 Cameron Drive.

MURCHISON CHAPEL AME ZION

Sunday: Missionary program at 3:30 p.m. Speaker will be Pastor Jettie Hackney, along with her church and choir. All missionaries and churches are invited. Address: Olivia.

NEW BETHEL FREEWILL BAPTIST

Ladies Ministry with Elder Renee Harris will meet Saturday at 10 a.m. Subject will be A Memo From God.

NEW ENDLAND A.M.E. ZION

Sunday: 3 p.m., Steward Board Program. Message given by the Rev. Catherine Marsh of the Sanford District. Music by Tommy Chambers. Pastor is the Rev. Clinton W. Edwards Jr.

NEW LIFE PRAISE

Pastor Roger Thomas will be preaching on “Beware of the Thief” at the Sunday 10:30 a.m. worship service. The Sunday evening message at 6 is “Death of the Firstborn.” Sunday school Bible classes for all ages begin at 9:30 a.m. Nursery is provided on Sunday morning. Wednesday evenings at 6:30, adult Bible studies. Address: 2398 Wicker St.

NEW ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST

The Women’s Conference that was scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. has been postponed until a later date. Address: 3324 Truelove St.

OAK GROVE HOLINESS

Sunday: Service at 2 p.m. with guest pastor and church, Pastor Eugene Station and Taylor Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. For more information, contact Pastor Pearline McMillian at (919) 776-3819. Address: 202 Tempting Church Road.

POCKET PRESBYTERIAN

Saturday from 5-8 p.m., the church is holding a fund-raising dinner to help send two of the members on a March mission trip to Nicaragua. The menu will include either spaghetti or Fettucini Alfredo, garlic bread, salad and dessert. There is no set charge for the meal, but donations will gladly be accepted. For more information, call (919) 774-1610. Angela Washburn is the new Director of Christian Education. She is a Certified Christian Educator with a variety of experience as a teacher, educator and curriculum. Address: 669 Pocket Church Road.

ST. LUKE HOLINESS

Sunday, March 17: Celebrating the 50th church anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Lawrence Lee and his church members from Deliverance Tabernacle in Pittsboro will be guests. For more information, contact Pastor Pearline McMillian at (919) 776-3819. Address: 760 Harold Andrews Road, Siler City.

ST. LUKE UNITED HOLY

Sunday: Evening service at 2 with St. James AME Church. Speaker will be Pastor Pearson. Address: 1414 Farrell Road.

ST. LUKE UNITED METHODIST

Sunday: One Great Hour of Sharing special offering to support the ministry of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Pastor Gene will be preaching and serving communion in the Davenport Christian Life Center at 8:30 a.m. Laity will preach in Casey Chapel at 8:45 a.m. Sunday school for all ages at 9:45. Traditional worship in the sanctuary at 11 a.m. Address: 2916 Wicker St.

ST. THOMAS’ EPISCOPAL

This Fourth 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. Fr. Craig J. Lister will officiate 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. Each Wednesday in Lent there will be a Eucharist service at 11:30 a.m. and an Evening Prayer/Lenten Program and meal at 6 p.m.

SALEM PRESBYTERIAN

Salem Spring Celebration! April 27, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Free games, free 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 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: Lords Supper. Pastor Craig Dodson speaks on, “Ignoring God’s Will.” Sunday evening Pastor Dodson speaks on “Judgment of The Wicked Rich.” 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.

TRAMWAY BAPTIST

Youth Sunday will be observed this Sunday. Morning fellowship will begin at 9:45 followed by Sunday School at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11. Adult Bible Study, Youth, CIA's and Mission Friends will meet Wednesday evening at 6:30. Address: 401 Jefferson Davis Hwy.

TRINITY LUTHERAN

Fourth Sunday in Lent worship service will be ministered by the Rev. Timothy Martin. Worship service at 8:15 a.m. with Holy Communion. Second service is at 10:30 a.m. 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. Soupers at 5:30 p.m. and Lenten Wednesday service starts at 6:30 p.m. Address: 525 Carthage St.

WORKS FOR CHRIST CHRISTIAN CENTER

Men's Fellowship at 7 p.m. today. All men are invited. Saturday at 9 a.m. "Healing the Woman Within" will be held. All women are invited to attend. Address: 1395 Firetower Road.

ZION HILL CHRISTIAN CENTER

Saturday at 6 p.m. a Building Fund Program will be presented. It is sponsored by Deacon Gary Graham. Various groups and choirs are appearing featuring The Divine Spirituals from Carthage as the special guest. Sunday at 6 p.m., Pastor Richard Carnegie from Love, Faith, Power Outreach Ministries in Durham will be special speaker. Women’s Conference will be held March 21-23 at 7 p.m. Address: 1360 Osgood Road.