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Aug. 16, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

BARBECUE PRESBYTERIAN

The sermon at the 11 a.m. service will be "Faith and Faithfulness." 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

Sunday: The 11 a.m. message is titled "A Personal Ministry." The third annual Women’s Conference will be held Saturday, Sept 7, from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Speaker will be Phyllis Elvington. Address: 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.

BUFFALO PRESBYTERIAN

Sunday, 11 a.m. worship service: Guest preacher, the Rev. Harold Stone, presents sermon:  "Controversy At Capernaum." First Scripture Reading: Isaiah 43: 18-25, Second Scripture Reading: Mark 2: 1-12. Buffalo Preschool Tuesday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Youth Worship Service, Sunday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m. Rally and Sunday School Recognition Day, Sunday, Sept. 8. Sunday School, 10 a.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.

CHATHAM UNITED METHODIST

Sunday: Bless the Children Service at 9:30 a.m. Back to School Bash from 4 to 6 p.m. Regular worship service every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Homecoming: 11 a.m. Sept. 8. Lunch to follow service. Address: Chatham Church Road.

CHRIST CHURCH OF DELIVERANCE

Sunday: Annual Homecoming. Morning service only. Dinner will be served. Revival: Monday-Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. with Pastor William Osborne. Noonday Prayer every Tuesday at noon. Intercessory Prayer every Friday at 11 p.m. Address: 2233 Lower Moncure Road.

CHRISTIAN FAITH MINISTRIES

The 2nd Annual Fall Festival will be held Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Address: 3110 Cameron Drive.

CHRISTIAN PROVISION MINISTRIES

Christian Provision Ministries’ Seasoned Saints Ministry will host its 10th Annual Gospel program at 4 p.m. Sunday. Special musical guests. Address: 2300 Courtland Drive.

CHURCH OF MANY COLORS

Sunday: Sunday School: 9:45 a.m., Church Service: 11 a.m. Co-Pastor Cynthia Williams will be speaker this Sunday. Address: 2320 Pilson Road.

COATS COMMUNITY

Saturday, Aug. 24, three Christian vocal groups will come together at the Coats Community Church in Coats for a musical worship service. Butler Hughes & Hayes, Mercy’s Cross and the Eric & Laura Ollis Family will be featured during this special evening, beginning at 6 p.m. to benefit the Anna Ruth Christian Retreat. Love offering will be received. Address: 275 North McKinley St., Coats.

CROSSROADS COMMUNITY

Gospel singing featuring The Dennis Family from Dunn will be held Sunday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. Address: 788 Bibey Road, Carthage.

DELIVERANCE CHURCH OF CHRIST

Sunday: Angels' Choir Anniversary at 3 p.m. Youth Directors for the anniversary are Shamekia Gales and Shannon Marsh. Address: 17935 Hwy. 64 West, Siler City.

EAST SANFORD BAPTIST

Sunday: Sunday School classes will begin at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Rev. Robbie Gibson will speak at the 11 a.m and the 6 p.m. worship services. 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 p.m.-8 p.m. on Wednesday. Services in Spanish led by 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 “Should I Keep Praying?” Pastor is Dr. William C. Hayes. Address: 316 W. McIntosh St.

EMMANUEL CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN

The 11 a.m. worship service will be led by Dr. Barry P. Drum, interim pastor, preaching. His sermon will continue his series on “The Apostle’s Creed," and is titled "I Believe in God the Father Almighty." Nursery care is available during worship. Children’s Church held during the worship hour is for children 6-12 years. The Church Council will hold its monthly meeting in the fellowship hall immediately following the coffee hour after worship. The next Crock Pot Bible Study will be on Sunday, Sept. 1, at 5:30 p.m. The Women’s Fellowship will meet on Monday, Sept. 9, at 10:30 a.m. Address: intersection of Spring Lane and Wilkins Drive.

FIRST CALVARY BAPTIST

Council For Effective Actions and Decisions (C.E.A.D.) will host a "Chat with the Superintendent" Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Family Life Center. The event is designed for students in grades 6-12 who may have questions about their school or programs offered. Parents may also ask questions. Dr. Andy Bryan will have the latest information on new programs and classes, and other pertinent information.  Refreshments will be served. The Saturday session is an informal session geared to the students and their concerns. Those with questions can call Margaret Murchison (919) 258-3277 or (919) 775-3525. Address: Fields Drive.

FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST DISCIPLES OF CHRIST

Sunday: Morning service at 11 a.m. and the Buie's Family Reunion will be held. Elder James Pearson will bring the word. Address: 10565 McDougald Road, Broadway.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN

A raffle drawing to fund local outreach ministries will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. Grand prize is a pair of tickets to the Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints game, second prize is a $75 Lowe's Home Improvement gift card, and the third prize is a mystery item worth $50. Tickets are $1 each or a pack of six for $5. To purchase tickets, call Pastor Robert Thomas at (919) 258-6960. Ticket holders do not have to be present to win. Address: 328 McIver St.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

Elizabeth Wagner, recent seminary graduate, will lead the contemporary worship service at 9 a.m. and the traditional worship service at 11 a.m. Church committees will meet at 4:30 p.m. Address: 203 Hawkins Ave.

FOUNTAIN OF LIFE MINISTRIES

Sunday: Fellowship program at 3 p.m. with Apostle Hilda A. Stephens speaking. Address: 3491 Cameron Drive.

GOD CHOSEN MINISTRY

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

GOD’S FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN CENTER

Today through Sunday, Pastors Harrison and Cathy Ray will celebrate their 10th Pastoral Anniversary. Today at 7:30 p.m., guest preacher will be Apostle Mary K. McKoy from The Healing Center Ministries Inc. in Coats. On Saturday at 5 p.m., guest preacher will be Dr. Alice Hooker from Works for Christ Christian Center. Sunday morning worship service at 11. Address: 124 A South Main St., Broadway.

GUM SPRINGS BAPTIST

Revival: Sunday-Wednesday at 7 p.m. Guest speakers will be: Sunday: the Rev. Roy Franks, founder/retired pastor of Victory Baptist Church; Monday: the Rev. Wayne Sechrest, pastor of Rolling Heights Baptist Church; Tuesday: the Rev. Tom Bowling, pastor of New Life Baptist Chapel; and Wednesday: the Rev. Bob Taylor, pastor of Living Word Missionary Baptist Church. Address: 227 Gum Springs Church Road, Moncure.

HILLMON GROVE BAPTIST

Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. Worship/Kid's Worship, 5 p.m. Adult Bible Study/Youth/TeamKid/Preschool TeamKid, Care Team R; Monday: 6:30 p.m. Women on Missions Meeting; Wednesday: 7 p.m. Adult Bible Study/Youth/Royal Ambassadors/Girls in Action/Mission Friends; Thursday: 8:30 a.m. Bread Basket Ministry. Address: 384 Hillmon Grove Road, Cameron.

HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST

Monday from 5 to 7 p.m., Food Pantry distribution. Address: Holly Springs Baptist Church Road, Broadway.

HOOD CHAPEL AME ZION

The 129th Homecoming will be observed at 11 a.m. Sunday. Dinner will be served. Bishop Willie Gilmore and congregation from Fellowship House of God will provide the revival service Aug. 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. Address: Cameron.

JOHNSONVILLE A.M.E. ZION

Friends and Family Day will be held Sunday. Morning worship service starts at 11 a.m. with dinner served. No evening service. Revival: Monday-Wednesday at 7 p.m. Speaker will be the Rev. Hurley Williams.

JONESBORO CHAPEL AME ZION

Sunday morning sermon will be preached by the Rev. Leo W. McKoy, pastor. Music will be provided by the Ladies Choir. Revival will be held Wednesday through Friday at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Gene Horton, pastor of Reaves Chapel AME Zion Church. His choir will accompany him on Wednesday night along with other guest groups providing music. Address: 2627 Fayetteville St.

JONESBORO HEIGHTS BAPTIST

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Celebration Worship at 8:45 a.m. in the Chapel, Rev. Richard Wood preaching. Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Worship at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary, Rev. Jeff Roberts preaching. Sermon title, “Across Jordan." Listen live at www.jhbc.org. Address: 316 W. Main St.

JORDAN CHAPEL AME ZION

Homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Jeff A. Person will bring morning message. Dinner after service. At 3:30 p.m., the Rev. Dr. Paul G. Murphy, pastor of the Franklin Chapel AME Zion Church in Laurinburg, will speak. Revival will be held from Aug. 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. Elder Jermaine Richardson, assistant pastor of Faith Temple Holiness Church in Morrisville, will be guest revivalist. Address: 415 Yadkin Road, Southern Pines.

JUNIPER SPRINGS BAPTIST

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 BAPTIST

Sunday: Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Worship at 11 a.m. this Sunday with Jody McNeill from Edgewood Presbyterian Church as guest speaker. He is an Elder and Sunday School teacher, and graduate of Campbell University. Children’s church with Fahren Cotton leading. Address: 586 Sanders Road.

LIFE CHANGERS FELLOWSHIP

Weekly worship at 5 p.m. Sunday with Pastor Jason Trusell. Address: 291 Wilson Road.

LILLINGTON CHURCH OF GOD

Saturday, Sept. 7: BBQ fundraiser with all proceeds going toward building fund. 3 to 7 p.m. Eat in or take out. $7 per plate includes pulled BBQ pork, boiled potatoes, green beans, roll and homemade dessert. Rain or shine. For further information or tickets, call (910) 893-4577 or visit us on Facebook. Address: 500 West Old Road, Lillington.

MACEDONIA AME ZION

Homecoming/Anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday. Bishop Kenneth Monroe will be guest preacher. Revival will be Monday-Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. Address: 1225 Gulf Road, Gulf.

MERCIFUL HANDS OUTREACH MINISTRIES

Unity Weekend Aug. 23-25. Aug. 23: Joy Night at 7 p.m. with Apostle Hugh Alston from Greater Harvest Deliverance Ministries in Morrisville; Aug. 24: Unity Night at 7 p.m. Speaking on the word U-Bro. Calvin Lee, N-Bro. Cedric Moore, I-Sister Zonie Horne, T-Sister Mary Lee, Y-Sister Toi Blue-Ray and summarizing will be Minister Waddell; Aug. 25: Unity Service at 4 p.m. with Pastor Charles Jacobs from Next Level Ministries of Charlotte speaking. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and regular worship service at 11 a.m. Address: 3483 Cameron Drive.

MIDDAY FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES

Celebrating: Education with Parents and Children. Friday, Aug. 30, at the Holiday Inn Express in the conference room. C. Thomas Hickey, Adm.

MT. CALVARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST

The senior picnic set for Saturday has been canceled until further notice. Special program for Deaconess Louise Quick and Brother Albert Battle at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. All home groups are asked to sing. Address: 1867 Colon Road.

MOUNT MORIAH MISSIONARY BAPTIST

Missionary Department will have annual Missionary March at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Speaker will be the Rev. John McKay of Spring Lake Memorial Missionary Baptist Church of Spring Lake. His choir and members will accompany him. Address: 18318 Hwy. 24/27, Cameron.

MT. OLIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST

Family and Friends Day at 11 a.m. Sunday. Revival begins Monday-Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Speaker will be Pastor Jerry Murray of Oakley Grove FWB Church of Hoffman. Address: Moncure.

MT. PISGAH LEE ORIGINAL FREE WILL BAPTIST

Home Mission Program at 11 a.m. Sunday. Evangelist Bobby Ray Smith will preach. Address: 2725 Mt. Pisgash Church Road.

MT. SINAI UNITED HOLY

Family and Friends Day at 2 p.m. Sunday. Musical program. Address: Washington Avenue.

MURCHISON CHAPEL A.M.E. ZION

Homecoming: Sunday at 11 a.m. Lunch following service. Speaker: Pastor Clyde Watson. Revival Thursday at 7:15 p.m. with Rev. Phillip Watson and guest choir. Guest choir. Revival Friday, Aug. 23, at 7:15 p.m. with Pastor Billy Buie and guest choir. Address: Olivia Road.

NEW BEGINNING FOR CHRIST

The 9th Annual Pastor's Appreciation Service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. Deacon John W. McAuley will be guest speaker. Address: 44 Allen Lane.

NEW ENDLAND AME ZION

Annual Homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Clinton W. Edwards Jr. will bring morning message. Dinner served around 1 p.m. Revival service will be held nightly at 7 Monday-Wednesday. Special speakers will be Monday: the Rev. George Dark of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Colon; Tuesday: the Rev. Angela Davis of Mt. Olive A.M.E. Zion Church in Carthage, and Wednesday: the Rev. Norman Bryant of Liberty Chapel Church in Moncure. Visiting choirs will provide music. Address: 164 Farrell Road.

NEW HOPE AME ZION

Services will begin Sunday at 11 a.m. No evening service. Revival services will be Tuesday-Thursday at 7 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Otis T. McMillan, director of the Bureau of Evangelism AME Zion Church, will be guest speaker. Guest choirs nightly. Address: 541 South Plank Road.

POCKET PRESBYTERIAN

Dustin and Sherri Ellington, mission coworkers in Zambia, will be speaking this Sunday. Coffee time begins at 9:15 a.m., followed by a joint adult-youth Sunday school program at 10 a.m. The Ellingtons will also help lead worship at 11. Address: 669 Pocket Church Road.

PRAISE TEMPLE BIBLE

Revival will begin Sunday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Annie Nettles. Monday at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Raymond Reynolds of American for Christ Ministry International of Raleigh will be evangelist for the week. Address: 1345 Taylor/Rosser Road.

RED BRANCH BAPTIST

Revival will be held Sept. 8-12 at 7 p.m. each day. Speaker will be Steve Freeman. Address: 1748 Old River Road, Carthage.

ROBERTS CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST

Annual Homecoming Service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Speaker will be the Rev. Darnell Gray, interim pastor. Revival: Monday-Wednesday at 7 p.m. Speakers are: Monday, Pastor Ryan Brooks of Vertical Church in Hillsborough and choir; Tuesday, Pastor Bryan J. Pierce, senior pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Greensboro and choir; and Wednesday, Bishop George W. Brooks, pastor emeritus of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Greensboro and choir. Address: Goldston.

ST. JAMES AME

Spiritual Refreshening Program will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be Assistant Pastor Shelia Miller of Truevine Holiness Church in Greensboro. Address: 1024 Boykin Ave.

ST. MARK UNITED CHURCH OF GOD

Homecoming: Sunday at 11:30 a.m. with Elder Malcolm Curry preaching. Revival will run Wednesday-Friday at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday speaker will be the Rev. George Dark; Thursday: Dr. Thomas Smith; and Friday, the Rev. Douglas Waterson. Address: 511 Church 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 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

SANDY BRANCH BAPTIST

Sunday: Homecoming. Sunday School will be held at 10 a.m. and the worship service will be at 11 a.m. The Rev. Mike Dodson, pastor of New Salem Baptist Church in Culpepper, Va., will be guest speaker. Following the worship service,  covered dish lunch in the activities building. Address: 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek.

SANFORD FREEWILL HOLINESS

Pastor Appreciation Day will be held Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Supporting the Rev. Pearl Castleberry. Address: 3000 Lemon Springs Road.

SHEPHERD'S FLOCK BAPTIST

Sunday: Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:50 a.m. Morning worship service at 11 a.m. Youth Challenge at 4:30 p.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

Breakfast cooked by the men of Solid Rock Saturday at 9 a.m. Come as you are Sunday as Brother Kevin Dodson brings the message “What is the Difference Between Faith and Belief.” Sunday evening Brother Kevin Dodson brings the message. Morning fellowship at 9 a.m., join in for coffee and donuts. Sunday Adult Bible Study and Youth Classes at 9:30 a.m. Nursery and Children's Church provided. Covered dish dinner Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., bring a favorite dish. Wednesday evening Prayer Time 7-7:30 p.m., Bible Study 7:30-8 p.m.; also children/youth classes ages 3 to 18 years old. Transportation available, call (919) 775-9939 or (919) 777-6579. Address: 989 White Hill Road.

STAR OF HOPE ORIGINAL FREEWILL BAPTIST

Annual revival at 7 p.m.: Guests will on Wednesday, Pastor Coleman Elliott and Lillington Grove Church; Thursday: Pastor Marvin Lee and Andrews Chapel AME Zion Church; and Friday: Pastor Willie Hunter and Saint Mary’s Church. Address: 2834 Dalrymple St.

TAYLORS CHAPEL

Musical program at 6 p.m. Saturday with Elder Renia Harris as Mistress of Ceremony. Appearing on program will be: Ties That Binds, Spiritual Voices of Pittsboro, New Directions Praise Team of Vass, Truly Blessed of Lillington, New Gospel Winds of Chapel Hill and Traveling Sons of Chapel Hill. Annual Homecoming will be Sunday, Aug. 25, beginning at 11 a.m. Revival will be Aug. 26-28 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Evangelist for the week is Elder Landy G. Void, pastor of The New Shiloh Holiness Church in Durham. Address: 3233 Mays Chapel Road.

THE SALVATION ARMY

Vacation Bible School “Son Rock Kids Camp” will be held Tuesday-Saturday at 5:30 p.m. All ages. VBS graduation will be held Sunday, Aug. 25, at 5:30 p.m. Call (919) 718-1717 for more information or transportation.

TRAMWAY BAPTIST

Sunday: Fellowship will begin at 9:45 a.m. followed by Sunday School at 10 a.m. Praise and worship will begin at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dr. John Allen delivering his sermon titled "Life In the Spirit" Part II. Address: 2401 Jefferson Davis Hwy.

TRINITY LUTHERAN

The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost worship service will be ministered by the Rev. Tim Martin. The service will be held at 9:30 a.m., Holy Communion will be celebrated. Coffee hour follows this service. No early worship service. Boy Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. Address: 525 Carthage St.

TRINITY UMC

Family and Friends Day at 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Bruce E. Petty will preside. Address: 523 Maple Ave.

UNION PRESBYTERIAN

Homecoming: Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Old Building Sept. 6-8. Sept. 6: 7 to 10 p.m. Ceilidh, Fair Barn, Pinehurst. Adults $25, children 10 and under $10. Reserve a clan table. Sept. 7: 11 a.m., worship at the site of the old building with the Rev. Donald McDonald of Isle of Lewis preaching. 1 p.m. Luncheon at Union Presbyterian Church. 2-5:30 p.m. Historical and Genealogical Lectures, Union and Eureka Churches. Tours of local historical sites. Sept. 8: 11 a.m., worship at Union Presbyterian Church with dinner on the grounds. Address: Carthage.