Church News

Mar. 21, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

ABUNDANT LIVING MINISTRIES

Today: Program at 7:30 p.m. Address: 2607D Fayetteville St.

ANDERSON CREEK CHRISTIAN CENTER

The Second Pastoral Appreciation Celebration for Pastor Angela Blue will be held Friday, March 28, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 30, at 4 p.m., following The Vision — Fulfilling His Purpose. Special guests will be Co-Pastor Tonya Anderson of Abundant Life Ministries, who will be ministering on March 28, and Pastor Derrick Justice, of Lillington Star FWB Church, who will minister on March 30. For more information, call (910) 497-4350 or visit andersoncreekc.org.

BETHANY BAPTIST

Spring revival is Sunday-Wednesday at 7 p.m. each day. Sunday, Jack and Bert Yates will be special guests, Monday, Cindy Hall will speak; Tuesday, Richard Brunson speaks; and Wednesday, special guest will be Gaylon Moss. Address: Gulf.

BROADWAY UNITED METHODIST

Sunday: Musician Marcus Parker will sing at the 11 a.m. service. He will share his musical talents and give a testimonial. After the service will be lunch in the fellowship hall. Address: 104 Church St., Broadway.

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 am. Worship begins at 11 a.m. The message this Sunday is based on Psalm 51:10-17 and Romans 5:1-11 and is titled, “Simply Unacceptable!” The United Methodist Youth will not meet this Sunday. The Junior MYF will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. The Thursday morning Bible Study from 10:30-11:30 a.m. each week is exploring  the Gospel of John. Lenten Bible Study continues on Tuesday at 6 p.m. It is titled, “Mosaic: When God Uses All The Pieces.” It will be led by Eileen Kelly, one of Center UMC’s lay servants/lay preachers. Carolee Mitchell, lay servant/lay preacher, will bring the message on Sunday, March 30. Address: 4141 S. Plank Road.

CENTRAL BAPTIST TEMPLE

Sunday: The Dosses will perform during Sunday School at 10 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. and the evening service at 6. Bro. Neil Lathan will preach and The Dosses will sing. Prayer meeting is Wednesday night at 7 (children have Discovery Club during this time). Nursery provided for all services. Address: 1411 Fire Tower Road.

CHRISTIAN DISCIPLES

Sunday: Celebrating the third anniversary at 4 p.m. at the Lee County Arts and Community Center on N. Steele St. Doors will open at 3 p.m.

CHRISTIAN FAITH MINISTRIES

Friends and Family Day will be held at 11 a.m. March 30. Lunch will be served following service. Address: 3110 Cameron Drive.

EAST SANFORD BAPTIST

Sunday: Sunday School Assembly in sanctuary at 9:45 a.m., depart for Sunday School at 9:50 and 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 on Tuesday at 7 a.m. at the building on the land on Hawkins Avenue behind Food Lion. Wednesday from 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. wwweastsanford.org. Address: 300 North Ave.

EDGEWOOD PRESBYTERIAN

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 Third Sunday In Lent at 11 a.m. The sermon “What Are You Thirsty For?” will be based on Exodus 17:1-7 and John 4:5-42. The youth will meet with the Lee County Presbyterian Youth Connection at 5 p.m. at Pocket Presbyterian. bill.edgewoodpc@windstream.net. Pastor: Dr. William C. Hayes. Address: 316 W. McIntosh St.

EMMANUEL CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN

Sunday: Morning worship will be at 11 a.m., led by Dr. Barry P. Drum, pastor.  His sermon topic will be Lent: A Journey to Jerusalem, based on text found in Psalm 31. Nursery care is available during worship. Children’s Church, held during the worship hour, is for children 6-12 years. emmanuelucc.simplesite.com. Join the church on Facebook at Emmanuel Congregational Christian Church. Address: intersection of Spring Lane and Wilkins Drive.

EPHESUS BAPTIST

Sunday: Fellowship breakfast begins at 9:15 a.m. with Sunday School following at 9:50 a.m. Morning worship begins at 10:50 a.m. and evening worship is at 7 p.m. Children’s activities are every Sunday evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening, March 30, at 7 p.m., the Worship Choir will present “Let Everything that has Breath Praise the Lord," a concert of praise. Dr. David Boroughs is pastor. Address: 2724 White Hill Road.

FAIR PROMISE A.M.E. ZION

Sunday: St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Dinner will be held following the morning worship service. Donation: $8. Carry-outs are available.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

The Rev. Ron Stoker will lead the 9 a.m. contemporary service and the 11 a.m. traditional service. His sermon will be “Dealing With Our Critics” from Exodus 17. Confirmation class will be held at 4 p.m. in the church library. Youth groups meet at 5 p.m. in the Harper Center. Lenten service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the chapel. Address: 203 Hawkins Ave.

GETHSEMANE HOLY

The Annual Usher Anniversary will be held Sunday at 6 p.m. Elder Belinda McKoy, choir and congregation of Mt. Sinai Holy Church of Siler City, will provide the service. Address: 243 Vernie Phillips Road, Goldston.

GOD CHOSEN MINISTRY

Sunday: Worship at 9 a.m. Monday: Bible study at 7 p.m. Address: 3002 Industrial Drive.

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, 5 p.m. Awana/Youth/Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m. Choir/Cantata Practice; Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Care Team E, 7 p.m. Bible Study/Youth/Girls in Action/Royal Ambassadors/Mission Friends, 8 p.m. Cantata Practice; Thursday: 8:30 a.m. Bread Basket Ministry; Sunday, March 30: 5 p.m. Gospel Music Night featuring The LeBeau's. Address: 384 Hillmon Grove Road, Cameron.

HILLVIEW CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY

Sunday: Pastor Ray Bodin will bring the morning message. Sunday School starts at 9:45 a.m. and worship service starts at 10:45 a.m. Children’s Church will start 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 March 26 at 11 a.m., the Food Pantry delivery truck will be at the church parking lot. Agents/representatives are asked to be on time to pick up pantry supplies. Address: 3217 Lemon Springs Road.

HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST

Monday: LRBA Spring Annual meeting will be held at Crossroads Church in Lillington at 6:45 p.m. Address: 385 Holly Springs Church Road, Broadway.

JOHNSONVILLE A.M.E. ZION

The Male Chorus will celebrate its singing anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Many groups will appear.

JONESBORO HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH

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: “Whatever it Takes!” Listen live at www.jhbc.org. Address: 316 W. Main St.

JONESBORO UNITED METHODIST

Sunday: Worship is celebrated in English at 8:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, 8:30 a.m. in the Wesley Center and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary, as well as in Spanish at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Bring lunch and enjoy Women's Lunch Bunch on Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m. Pastor's Bible Study Wednesday mornings, 9:30 a.m. in the Wesley Center. Wonderful Wednesdays offer dinner at 5:30 p.m. ($5 per person), with Faith Weavers kids activities, youth music practice and adult studies at 6:30 p.m. The Lenten study, “The Daniel Plan,” considers how faith, food, fitness, focus and friends influence your relationship with God. Also on Wednesdays, Handbells rehearsal at 6:30 p.m., prayer meeting in Spanish at 7 p.m. and JUMChoir rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. Zumba classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., $1 donation per class. Yoga on Saturdays at 10 a.m., donations accepted. Ministerio en Español: www.facebook.com/latrinidad.jonesboroumc. Address: 407 W. Main St.

JUNIPER SPRINGS BAPTIST

Sunday: Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. and Wednesday night Bible studies at 7 (third Wednesday night, coffee and donuts at 6:30). Vacation Bible School will be held June 15-19. The WMU will host its first Women’s Conference on Saturday, Sept. 6. The Rev. John Hackney is pastor. Address: 852 Buckhorn Road.

MCQUEEN’S CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST

Saturday: United Methodist Women will sponsor a Scholarship Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Minister Michael Brickhouse will be the speaker. Pastor is Dr. Rev. James Henderson. Address: 331 McQueen Chapel Road, Lemon Springs.

MIDDAY FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES

“Women and Men of Honor” fellowship program will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, March 28, in the conference room of the Holiday Inn Express on Dalrymple Street/Horner Blvd. For more information, call Dr. Clara Hickey at (919) 353-5648.

MONCURE BAPTIST

Saturday: Baptist Men’s Dental Van will provide free dental services from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For an appointment or more information, call (919) 548-5577 or email kennie.ellis@windstream.net. Address: 75 Davenport St., Moncure.

MOORE UNION FWB

Today-Sunday: Celebrating the fourth anniversary of Pastor Donald Altman. Today at 7 p.m., guest speaker will be Pastor Stanley Williams of Spring Hill FWB Church in Godwin along with his choir. Sunday at 11 a.m., guest speaker will be District Elder Harris of McLean Chapel FWB Church in Bunnlevel. Mt. Nebo Choir of Lemon Springs will perform. Address: 9415 Old Hwy. 421, Broadway.

MT. PISGAH LEE ORIGINAL FREE WILL BAPTIST

Sunday: Scholarship Musical Program at 4 p.m. Appearing on program will be The Calvary Gospel Singers of Ellerbe, The White Rock Gospel Ensemble of Chapel Hill, New Hill Male Chorus of Bennettsville, S.C., Lillington Grove Choir of Lillington and Bazzel Creek Male Chorus of Fuquay. Address: 2725 Mt. Pisgah Church Road.

MURCHISON CHAPEL AME ZION

Sunday at 2:30 p.m.: Celebrating the 21st Annual Memorial Service in memory of Father George A. Murchison. Speaker will be Minister Angela Thompson of McQueen Chapel U.M.C. in Lemon Springs. Various choirs will participate. Address: 5141 Olivia Road.

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 and games. For more information, contact Pastor Tammy Carter at (910) 813-3019 or Apostle Rosa Martin at (910) 261-3498.

NEW COVENANT FELLOWSHIP

Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m., Aaron Shust Concert. The church will host a full tour stop for The Morning Rises tour featuring Aaron Shust, Mikes Chair, Jonny Diaz and Lauren Daigle. Ticket prices are $25 for premium seats, $18 for middle section and $10 for general seating. Address: 1305 Hulsey Road, Carthage.

NEW LIFE PRAISE

Pastor Jeff Chappell will preach Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. 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. Church phone is (919) 776-1877. Address: 2398 Wicker St.

NEW ZION A.M.E. ZION

Saturday: Stewardess Dept. will have an indoor/outdoor yard sale and silent auction from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A chicken plate sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Address: 4967 Hwy. 705, Robbins.

NEW ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST

Grief Counseling Session, Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. Topic will be A Linking Object or a Keepsake, Which Are You Holding On To? Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Dr. Dorothy Waterson (919) 345-8002 or Knotts Funeral Home (919) 776-4345. Address: 3324 Truelove St.

NORTHVIEW CHRISTIAN

Sunday: Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. followed by the worship at 11. Sermon by the pastor, Dr. Mike Johnson, will be a continuation of the parables in the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 15. Nursery care will be available. The Men's Fellowship will meet at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, and YMAC will follow at 10 a.m. The Crafts Fair project needs all members of the church to contribute their handmade items for the sale. Place non-perishable food items in the fellowship hall for delivery to CUOC. Address: 3301 Hawkins Ave.

OAK GROVE HOLINESS

Sunday: The 23rd Annual Memorial Service of the late Bishop C.J. McMillian will be held at 2:30 p.m. Guest evangelist will be Carolyn Street and the Scott Avenue Church of God of Prophecy. Services will be held Friday, March 28, through Sunday, March 30. Minister Covington from Tempting Congregational Church will speak at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 28. Elder Cliffous Johnson from Greater Love Ministries in Lillington will speak at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29. Pastor Pearline McMillian will speak at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 30. For more information, call (919) 776-3819. Address: 202 Tempting Church Road.

OLIVIA PRESBYTERIAN

Sunday: The Rev. George Walton will deliver message “Wilderness Water” taken from Exodus 17: 1-7, at 11 a.m. Awakening Service at 8:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Youth meets Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. including band practice. Youth will deliver morning worship on March 30 at 11 a.m. Session will meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Address: 3363 Olivia Road.

OVERHILLS COMMUNITY BAPTIST

Friday, May 2: BBQ pork or BBQ chicken plate, green beans, potatoes, roll and dessert. $7 donation (eat in or carry out). 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Address: 948 Overhills Road, Linden.

POPLAR SPRINGS AME

Sunday: The Mary E. Chesney Missionary Society will observe its Annual Night In White service at 3 p.m. Speakers include the Rev. Haney Barnes, Hazel Roberts, Claudia Thompson, Dorothy Matthews, Annie Johns and Faye McLean. Address: 1261 Blackstone Road.

PREVAILING LIFE MINISTRIES

Sunday: Pastoral services will be held at 3 p.m. Bishop Ulysses Upchurch from Increasing Faith Deliverance Ministries will be guest speaker. This month’s Women’s Fellowship will focus on nutrition and various recipes will be featured at 11 a.m. Saturday. Lunch will be served. Address: 207 McIver St.

REAVES CHAPEL AME ZION

Singing program on Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m. Several gospel groups appearing including the Sons of Destiny and Claybourne Baker and the Gospel Wind. Address: 7888 Goldston-Glendon Road, Goldston.

ROBERTS CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST

Annual Have a Heart Luncheon will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. Each speaker’s topic will correspond with a letter from the word LOVE. L - Brother Larry Headen from Saint Luke United Church of Christ in Goldston, O - Brother Christopher Cheek from Roberts Chapel Baptist Church in Goldston, V - Sister Lynnette Jones from Goldston, and E -Minister Monica Headen from Mount Oliver Missionary Baptist Church in Moncue. Address: Goldston

ROBINSON CHAPEL AME ZION

Saturday: Plate sale beginning at 11 a.m. Fish or chicken $8, fish/chicken combo $10. Choice of two sides: Cole slaw, baked beans, green beans, potato salad. Eat in or take out. Delivery available (four-plate minimum). Call (919) 352-2940 or (919) 770-0865. Sale will be held at Marsh Memorial AME Zion Church, 1007 SanLee Drive. Sunday: Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.

ST. LUKE UNITED METHODIST

Sunday: Awakening praise band in the DCLC at 9:30 a.m., traditional worship in Casey Chapel at 8:45. Communion will be offered in the sanctuary at 11 a.m.  Sunday school for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Children and youth programming Sunday afternoon. See website for more information. Monday morning Lenten walking group meets at 9:15 a.m. in the Williams Lobby for a devotion and exercise. Wednesday Night Live meal begins at 5:30 p.m. Call the church office for dinner reservations. (919) 776-2012. Wednesday Lenten Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Early Responder Training, Saturday, March 30, 8:30 a.m. Basic and re-certification. Sign up through the St. Luke website: saintlukeumc.org. 2916 Wicker St.

ST. THOMAS’ EPISCOPAL

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. Sunday School starts at 9 a.m. Nursery provided from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A mid week Holy Eucharist will be held each Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. during Lent. A Lenten Study and meal will be held on Wednesday, March 26 and April 2, at 6 p.m. Morning prayer will be offered at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday during Lent.

SHEPHERD'S FLOCK BAPTIST

Sunday: Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:50 a.m. Praise and worship will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday night service at 7. Wednesday service at 7 p.m. 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: Fellowship at 9 a.m. followed by Sunday school for all ages beginning at 9:30 and Sunday morning worship at 10:30. Pastor Scott Yow brings part three of the series, “How To Recognize Toxic Relationships,” James 3:16. Wednesday evening Bible Study and prayer from 6-7. Wednesday evening youth meeting 6-7. Sunday morning fellowship at 9 and Sunday School all ages 9:30. Transportation available, call (919) 777-6579. Address: 989 White Hill Road.

STARTING LIFE CHURCH

Women Breaking Chains 2014 on April 25-26. Guest pastor will be Dr. Gail Dickens of New Life Fellowship Church in Olivia. Registration is open now. Call (919) 548-1189 for more information.

TRAMWAY BAPTIST

Sunday: Morning fellowship will begin at 9:45 a.m. followed by Sunday School at 10 a.m. Morning Praise & Worship Service will begin at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dr. John Allen delivering his sermon titled "On The Jericho Road." Scripture for the message will come from Luke 10:25-37. Wednesday: Children's Choir Rehearsal, Mission Friends, CIA's, Youth Alive and Adult Bible Study will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by Adult Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. Address: 2401 Jefferson Davis Hwy.

TRINITY LUTHERAN

Third Sunday in Lent worship service will be ministered by the Rev. Tim Martin. Worship services will be held at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion will be at the first service. Coffee hour follows the second service. Tanzania Presentation will be given by the Carlsons during the coffee hour. Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Confirmation Class will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday Lenten Meal starts at 5:30 p.m. and Lenten Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Address: 525 Carthage St.

TRINITY UMC

Saturday: Annual Women in White program at 6 p.m. Pastor is Bruce E. Petty, Address: 523 Maple Ave.

ZION HILL CHRISTIAN CENTER

Sunday: Sister Natalie Horton will speak at 4 p.m. Address: Osgood Road.