ANDERSON CREEK CHRISTIAN CENTER
The 34th Pastoral Appreciation Celebration will be held through Sunday. Today, Saluting the Legacy will be held at 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center, and Grand Finale on Sunday with Pastor Demetrius Elliott speaking at 10:30 a.m. Senior pastors are Bishop Purdie and Elder Ida Elliott, and Pastor Angela Blue. Address: 1680 Will Lucas Road, Linden.
Sunday: Sermon at the 11 a.m. service will be "Rekindle the Gift of God" and will be based on 2 Timothy 1.1-14. Anthem will be "He Giveth More Grace." 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.
BUCKHORN UNITED METHODIST
Annual Fall Bazaar will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cape Fear Community Club Building on Hwy. 42 in Corinth. Ham and sausage biscuits, homemade soup, crafts and baked goods. Drawings will be held at 1 p.m. for a king-size quilt, $100 and $50 gas cards and a $50 Food Lion gift card.
Sunday, 11 a.m. Worship service: guest preacher Rev. Dr. Bill Reinhold presents sermon: "Peace To This House." First Scripture Reading: Isaiah 65: 17-25, Second Scripture Reading: Luke 10: 1-12. World-Wide Communion Sunday at 11 a.m. Rev. Dr. William Reinhold will give a Sunday School presentation on the missionary experience in Zaire, 10-10:30 a.m. Refreshments served. Preschool Fall Festival, Thursday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. Food, fun, and games. Kids may wear their Halloween (non-scary) costume. There will be a hot dog supper with all the fixin’s. Candy donations are needed. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Women's Circle, second Monday of the month, 2 and 6:30 p.m.; Men's Dinner, last Wednesday of the month, 6 p.m.; Youth Group, Sunday evenings - call for details: (919) 776-7313. Address: 1333 Carthage St.
CHURCH OF MANY COLORS
Sunday: Dedication and Celebration Services will be held at 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to celebrate the first Sunday in the newly built church home. Pastors are Gerome Williams Sr. and Cynthia Williams. Week of celebration will be held Oct. 7-13 with services at 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and at 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Different speakers each night. Address: 2193 Pilson Road.
COOL SPRINGS BAPTIST
A GriefShare Recovery Support Group will continue each Sunday through Dec. 1 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (919) 718-9739 or (919) 776-4633.
COOL SPRINGS UNITED METHODIST
Annual Harvest Sale will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. BBQ chicken, BBQ pork and chicken stew plates at $7 per plate Address: Broadway.
EAST SANFORD BAPTIST
First Sunday Monthly Breakfast in the fellowship hall at 8:30 a.m. Meet in the sanctuary (Sunday School Assembly) 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 worship service and the 6 p.m. service. Men's Prayer Breakfast will be Tuesday at 6:15 a.m. at Mrs. Wenger's Restaurant. Wednesday night from 6:40-8, 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.
Sunday: Sunday School Assembly at 9:30 a.m., Sunday School for all ages at 9:45, coffee fellowship at 10:30 and worship at 11 a.m. Sacrament of Communion during worship. The sermon, “Serving Doesn't Make You A Servant," will be based on Luke 17:5-10. Address: 316 W. McIntosh St
EMMANUEL CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN
Sunday: World-Wide Communion will be celebrated at the 11 a.m. worship service led by Dr. Barry Drum, pastor. The message for the morning will be “Family, continued” based on scripture found in Matthew 1: 1-2. Nursery care is available during worship. Children’s Church, held during the worship hour, is for children 6-12 years. The Crock Pot Bible Study will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wilma Irwin will be the hostess. The Women’s Fellowship will meet in the fellowship hall on Monday at 10:30 a.m. Nancy Johnson will be in charge of the devotions. Address: intersection of Spring Lane and Wilkins Drive.
Saturday: Family, Friends, Fun and Food Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., an Hour of Power with speaker, the Rev. William Gorham. Address: 123 S. Gulf St.
FAIR PROMISE A.M.E. ZION
Sunday: Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. An appreciation dinner honoring the Rev. Iris M. Jordan will be held in the fellowship hall following the morning service.
The Rev. Laura Gupton will lead the 9 a.m. contemporary service and the 11 a.m. traditional worship service on Sunday. Sunday School classes meet at 10 a.m. Monday: Elders and Deacons will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Harper Center for a meeting and dinner. Address: 203 Hawkins Ave.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN
Raffle drawing will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. Proceeds from raffle will help fund local outreach ministries. Grand prize will be a pair of tickets to the Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints game on Dec. 22 in Charlotte. Second prize is a $75 gift card from Lowe's Home Improvement, and third prize is a $50 gift certificate. Ticket holders do not have to be present. Refreshments will be served at the drawing. Address: 328 McIver St.
GOD CHOSEN MINISTRY
Sunday: Worship service at 9 a.m. Bible study at 7 p.m. Monday. Address: 3002 Industrial Drive.
GREATER ZION HOLY TEMPLE
A men’s day of worship will be celebrated Sunday. At 10 a.m., a men’s Sunday School class will be taught by Christopher Murriell. Pastor Joseph L. Barnes of High Point will speak at 11 a.m. During the 3 p.m. service, guests of Mount Olive Baptist Church of Moncure will include Pastor George Headen who will speak and the Male Chorus will provide music. Address: 608 Oddfellow St.
An appreciation program for Pastor Lula Olivia will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. Different groups on program. Address: 2810 County Line Road.
HILLMON GROVE BAPTIST
Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. Worship/Lord's Supper, 5 p.m. Adult Bible Study/Awana/Youth, 7 p.m. Choir Practice; Tuesday: 6:30 p.m. Missions Committee meeting; Wednesday: 10 a.m. Care Team C meeting, 5:30 p.m. World Hunger Meal, 7 p.m. Business Meeting. Address: 384 Hillmon Grove Road, Cameron.
HILLVIEW CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY
Kidz Day: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fun day for ages 5-12. Crafts, games, Bible lesson music, lunch. Sunday: Featured singer will be Carson Lamond at 10:45 a.m. Family fellowship time afterward with covered dish meal. Address: 3217 Lemon Springs Road.
HOLLAND CHAPEL AME ZION
A Pre-Appreciation Service will be held for the Rev. Dr. Orlando R. Dowdy and First Lady Marie Dowdy at 7 p.m. today. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Richard McMillan and congregation of Markham Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Durham. This service is sponsored by Stewardess Board #3. For more information, call Sister Wilhemenia Thomas at (919) 544-3857. Address: 360 Burgess Road, Apex.
HUNT SPRINGS BAPTIST
Homecoming: Sunday at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served following the worship service. Former pastor, the Rev. Mark Meadows, will bring the message. Special music. Address: St. Andrews Church Road
JONESBORO HEIGHTS BAPTIST
World Communion Sunday: Celebration Worship at 8:45 a.m. in the Chapel. Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Worship at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. Rev. Richard Wood, associate pastor for Family Ministry, will be preaching both services. Sermon title, “What We All Have in Common.” Listen live at www.jhbc.org. Operation Christmas Child Kickoff Celebration, Sunday, Oct. 20, 3 p.m. Address: 316 W. Main St.
JUNIPER SPRINGS BAPTIST
Juniper Springs will be hosting the Association’s Senior Revival on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Service will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a meal in fellowship hall. Friends Day will be held Sunday, Oct. 13. A covered dish dinner will be served after service. The Harvesters Quartet will perform Sunday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. 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.
LEE’S CHAPEL CHRISTIAN
Revival will be held Oct. 13-16. Special speakers and singers each night. Speaking Oct. 13: Dr. Larry Martin and Shepherd’s Flock Choir; Oct. 14: Rev. Darrel Davis and singing will be Penny Davis; Oct. 15: Rev. Craig Church speaking with Lisa Martin singing, and Oct. 16: Dr. Scott Wilson speaking with Don Brown singing. Address: 453 Lee’s Chapel Road.
LEMON SPRINGS UNITED METHODIST
This Sunday at 11 a.m., Rev. Roberta Byram will bring the message "Being a Disciple is a Hard Job! Are we cut out for it? Were the Disciples?" Beginning Wednesday at 7 p.m. an eight-week study on the "Birth Narratives." Dr. James “Mickey” Efird will provide the account of Jesus' birth shown in the Gospels of Luke and Matthew, and the differences between the four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. 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., Coming to Life at 6:50 p.m., and Community Gathering, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Youth Group, (6th grade and up) and Kingdom Kids (up to 5th grade) meet on Wednesdays, from 6:30-8 p.m. 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.
LION OF JUDAH
Pastor Aide Program will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be Bro. Daniel Owens.
MAYS CHAPEL BAPTIST
Sunday: Special guest Rev. Matt Garrett will be speaking on the Southern Baptist International Mission Board and the local Southern Baptist Mission in Colombia, South America, during the 9:30 a.m. worship service. The presentation will focus on opportunities for others to be involved in this mission work. Address: 24 Rosser Road, Bear Creek.
MCQUEEN CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST
Sunday: Guest speaker will be Evangelist Kimberly McLean at the 11 a.m. service. Special recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Address: 331 McQueen Chapel Road.
Annual Homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Homecoming events include the Ambassador Quartet, a Sketchboard presentation titled "The Boomerang," and a bounce house for children. Address: 830 Harvey Faulk Road.
MISSION OF HOPE INDEPENDENT
Today at 7:30 p.m., Communion Preparation service. During this time, members will prepare their hearts and minds to receive communion on Sunday. Pastor is Bishop Ted Lane. Address: 522 John Garner Road.
MT. PLEASANT CHRISTIAN
Harvest Sale: Saturday, Oct. 19. Serving 4 to 7 p.m. Chicken and dumplings, barbecue and roast beef. Plates $7 each. Auction at 7 p.m. Address: 4460 Lobelia Road, Vass.
MURCHISON CHAPEL AME ZION
Sunday: A 2nd memorial service honoring the life and legacy of Minnie McGilberry Murchison will be held at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Earlene Baggett, pastor of Chestnut AME Zion Church. Address: Olivia Road.
NEW CHURCH OF DELIVERANCE
Women’s Conference will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 with Denise Morris from Prevailing Life Ministries speaking and on Oct. 12 at 9:30 a.m. with Pastor Barbara Powell. On Oct. 12, Praise and Worship will be held from 9:30-10 a.m., Marriage Workshop from 10-11 a.m. and a Singles Workshop from 11 a.m. to noon. Address: 1259 Firetower Road.
Sunday: Men’s Day at 3 p.m. with speaker Minister Percy McNeill from Walk By Faith Ministries in Cameron. Address: 181 Murchison Road, Olivia.
POPLAR SPRINGS AME
The Liturgical Dancers will sponsor a spaghetti plate sale from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. $5 per plate, which includes spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. The spaghetti bowl will cost $2.50. Proceeds will help the dancers in the purchase of their uniforms. Address: 1261 Blackstone Road.
RECOVERY ROOM MINISTRIES
The Recovery Room Men’s Ministries Department will host its 3rd Annual Men’s Conference on Friday and Saturday. The conference begins today at 8 p.m. Speaker will be Pastor Phillip Watson of New Generation Church. Saturday morning at 8 a.m., the men will meet at the Golden Corral in Sanford for a “Men’s Fellowship Breakfast." The conference will conclude Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The speaker will be Pastor Richard Carnegie of Love, Faith, and Power Outreach Ministries. The theme for the conference is “Men of Courage!” Sunday, the men will celebrate Men’s Day at 11:30 a.m. Pastor Nathane Hooker will be the speaker. Theme will be “Men of Destiny Taking the Next Step." The colors for the day are black and white. Address: 504 Monroe St., Carthage.
ROBINSON CHAPEL AME ZION
Sunday: Memorial musical tribute honoring J.J. Bester at 3 p.m. Annual Missionary Program will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m. This program is sponsored by Steve Covington in honor of Mother Alice Fox. Address: 236 Castleberry Road.
ROCKY FORK CHRISTIAN
Saturday: Annual Harvest Sale. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chicken tenders or Chicken stew (as long as stew lasts). Supper from 5-7 p.m.: Fish or chicken tenders. $8 per plate. Auction will be held from 1-3 p.m. with Joe Johnson as auctioneer.
ST. LUKE UNITED METHODIST
The Biddle Sunday School Class yard sale is Saturday from 7 to 10:30 a.m. in the Davenport Christian Life Center. Sunday morning, celebration of World Communion Sunday at 8:45 in Casey Chapel and at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. Praise and worship begins at 8:30 a.m. in DCLC led by the Awakening Praise Band. Sunday school for all ages at 9:45. Bring your pets to the Blessing of the Animals at 2 p.m. outdoors in Lawrence Chapel. Address: 2916 Wicker St.
ST. MARK UNITED CHURCH OF GOD
Women’s Day will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Evangelist Emma Curry will be the speaker. Address: 511 Church St.
ST. THOMAS’ EPISCOPAL
This 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. and a nursery is provided from 8:45 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Fr. Lister will have a blessing of the pets on Saturday, but dogs need to be on a leash and cats or other animals need to be in a crate for their own safety.
SANDY BRANCH BAPTIST
Today: Fifth Quarter will be held at Sandy Branch following Chatham Central’s home football game. Students in grades 7-12 are invited for fun, food and fellowship. Address: 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek.
Homecoming meetings on Sunday. Speaker will be Mark Beebe from Randleman. The Lord’s Supper is at 9:30 a.m. and the Family Worship Service is at 11 a.m. Address: 650 N. Franklin Drive.
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. 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
Revival will be Oct. 20-24 and will feature several evangelists. Sunday Pastor Craig Dodson will speak at 10:30 a.m. on "Do Not Forsake The Assembly Of Ourselves." Evening service Brother Kevin Dodson brings the message. Adult and Youth Sunday School Classes commence at 9:30 a.m. Nursery and Children's Church provided. Free meal every Wednesday at 6 p.m. 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.
SPRING HILL UNITED METHODIST
Annual Harvest Sale on Saturday, Oct. 12. A full three days of events will accompany the sale beginning on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. with a dinner of chili and baked potatoes (donations accepted), with a sharing of memories from harvest sales past. On Friday, Oct. 11, 5-7 p.m., the United Methodist Men (UMM) will host its annual Steak Supper. Tickets are $12 per person, which includes steak, baked potato, tossed salad, bread and beverage. Tickets are available for presale by any UMM and are available through the church office. Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. until. Pig-picking BBQ, hot dogs, hamburgers, smoked sausage. Lots of homemade cakes, pies and desserts. Live auction begins at 11 a.m. The 2013 Memorial Quilt and Name Quilt will be auctioned at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Address: 1960 Spring Hill Church Road, Lillington.
STAR OF HOPE ORIGINAL FREE WILL BAPTIST
The Home Mission’s Annual Mission March will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday. The theme is “100 Women and Men in Red.” Minister Alexander Holmes will be the speaker. Address: 2834 Dalrymple St.
Pastor Appreciation Sunday will begin with morning fellowship at 9:45 a.m. followed by Sunday School at 10 a.m. Morning Praise and Worship will begin at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dr. John Allen delivering his sermon titled "God's Indispensable People," based on Philemon 8-16. A covered dish luncheon honoring Pastor Dr. John Allen will follow the worship service. Mission Friends, CIA's, Youth Alive and Adult Bible Study will begin Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The 23rd Annual Harvest Sale and Auction will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Auction will be held from 2-4 p.m. Homecooked BBQ or chicken and dumplings from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. $7 per plate. Eat in, take out or drive thru. All proceeds go to building fund. Auctioneer will be Joe Johnson. Address: 2401 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost worship service will be ministered by the Rev. Tim Martin. The first service will be held at 8:15 a.m. The second service will be at 10:30. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services. Coffee hour follows this service. Sunday School will be at 9:15 a.m. Confirmation Class will be at 4 p.m. Boy Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. Address: 525 Carthage St.
UNION GROVE UNITED METHODIST
Today: Chicken and pastry plate sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eat in or take out. Address: 84 Howard-Mac Ln., Broadway.
ZION HILL CHRISTIAN CENTER
Saturday: Sister Natalie Horton will be special speaker at 5 p.m. Address: Osgood Road.