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Jul. 19, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

BEAVER CREEK BAPTIST

Sunday at 11 a.m. service, message will be “God is Able." Immediately following the service, the church we will celebrate the food pantry’s one-year anniversary with a pot-luck lunch in the Family Life Center. Dr. Darrin Moore is pastor. Address: 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.

BUFFALO PRESBYTERIAN

Sunday: 11 a.m. worship service with the Rev. Paul J. Shields presenting sermon, “Coming Into Our Own." First Scripture Reading: Exodus 3:7-8a, 6:1-8; Second Scripture Reading: Galatians 3:26 - 4:7. Vacation Bible School, Tell It On The Mountain, July 30-Aug. 1 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Snack supper, Bible stories, art, crafts, singing and recreational activities are planned for children ages preschool through 5th grade. Celebration of the Lord’s Supper, Sunday, Aug. 4, in the 11 a.m. worship service. 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.

CHRIST CHURCH OF DELIVERANCE

Shoe Rally at 3 p.m. Sunday. Prayer Week, Sunday, July 22-28.. Chief Apostle Crump's 24th Pastoral Anniversary will be Aug. 7-11. Address: 2233 Lower Moncure Road.

CHRISTIAN PROVISION MINISTRIES

Sunday: Pre-Anniversary Service at 5 p.m. Bishop Ernest Jones, choirs and congregation of True Vine Ministries in Fayetteville will be special guests. Health Services and Youth Fair will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Exhibitors and activities plus seasoned saints annual walk-a-thon. Free sports physicals from 10 a.m. until noon. Address: 2300 Courtland Drive.

CHURCH OF MANY COLORS

Sunday: Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Church service at 11 a.m. with Co-Pastor Cynthia Williams speaking. Address: 2320 Pilson Road.

CUMNOCK BAPTIST

Family Day will be held Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, July 28.

DELIVERANCE CHURCH OF CHRIST

The Deliverance Church of Christ will host a Flapjack Fundraiser Saturday, July 27, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at Applebee's. All proceeds raised will go toward the Women's and Children's Ministry. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door or by calling (919) 799-9468.

DIVINE OUTREACH CHURCH OF CHRIST

The 8th Church Anniversary will continue through Sunday. Guest speakers will be tonight at 7 p.m., Elder Shirley Hargrove of Swann Chapel FWB Church in Swann Station, and on Sunday, the Rev. Kenny Swann of Evans Chapel Church in Siler City. Address: 154 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. service. Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. The Men's Prayer Breakfast will be Tuesday at 6:15 a.m. at Mrs. Wenger's Restaurant. Wednesdays: Children’s choir at 6:40 p.m., children’s programs, youth programs from 6:40-8 p.m., Bible Study and prayer meeting 7-8 p.m. 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 “Can I Tame My Tongue?” bill.edgewoodpc@windstream.net. Pastor: Dr. William C. Hayes. Address: 316 W. McIntosh St.

EMMANUEL BAPTIST

Annual Churchwide Gospel Singing starting at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 28. Address: 632 McCrimmon Road, Carthage.

EMMANUEL CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN

The 11 a.m. worship service will be led by Dr. Barry P. Drum, interim pastor, preaching. His sermon topic will be “Journeys of Faith – Forgettable Leadership." Scripture reading will be found in Judges 8: 22–36. Nursery care is available during worship. Children’s Church held during the worship hour is for children 6-12 years. Address: Spring Lane and Wilkins Drive.

FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST

The Praise and Worship Chorale founded by Bishop T.D. Farrar will host a celebration in honor of its years of service on Sunday, July 28, at 3 p.m. at Faith Missionary Baptist Church where Rev. Anthony Farrar is pastor. The Variety Jublilaires will be special guests Also providing music will be the A.F. Farrar Singers and P&W. Address: 1305 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina.

FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST DISCIPLES OF CHRIST

Birthday celebration for Pastor Elder James Pearson at 2 p.m. Sunday. Minister Evang. Michelle McNeil will be the speaker. The Harnett County Alliance of Churches (HCAC) Youth Choir will provide the music. There will be praise dancers and more. 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

Col. Charlie Hicks will lead the combined worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary. The choir will sing during this Celebration of Music. Committees will meet at 4:30 p.m. Address: 203 Hawkins Ave.

GETHSEMANE - MT. SINAI UNITED HOLY CHURCH, INC.

The 67th Annual Sunday School Convention of the Mt. Sinai United Holy Church Inc. will convene today through Sunday. Service will begin tonight at 7:30 with the Rev. Sharon Sutton as the speaker. Saturday, a program will be presented by the various Sunday Schools at 4 p.m. Sunday School will be at 9 a.m. followed by morning worship at 10:30 with Elder Belinda McKoy as the speaker. Address: 243 Vernie Phillips Road in Goldston.

GOD CHOSEN MINISTRY

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

GOD’S PROMISE

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. FPU will be held in Sanford at God's Promise. The classes will begin Monday, Aug. 12, at 6:45 p.m. Contact Shawn Williams at (252) 671-0472 for more information or to register. Address: 610 E. Main St.

GRACE CHAPEL

Sunday: Early worship service at 8:15 a.m., Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Special speaker at 10:30 a.m. will be Sergei Vishnyakov. He joined the Gideons in 1985 and serves as Gideon National Director for Russia. He will share his experiences as to how God has transformed his life. The Guatemala Mission Report will be given at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night service is held at 7 p.m. weekly. Address: 2605 Jefferson Davis Hwy.

HOLLAND CHAPEL AMEZ

The Harmony Male Chorus will sponsor a musical program Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Appearing on program will be The Celestial Choir of St. Matthews A.M.E.Z. Church in Pittsboro, The Dowdy Boys of Pittsboro, The New Joy Bells and others. Family and Friends Fun Day will be held Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. A cookout, dunking booth, face painting, clown and representation from community organizations and Chatham County emergency personnel will be a part of the activities. Sunday, Sept. 15., the Rev. Franklin L. Rush, Presiding Elder for the Wilson District of Cape Fair Conference, will be the guest speaker. The Harmony Male Chorus will provide music. Dinner will be served following morning worship. Annual revival services will be held Sept. 16-18 at 7 p.m. Rev. Dr. Franklin D. Williams Jr., pastor of Roanoke Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson, will be the guest speaker. Address: 360 Burgess Road, Apex.

HUNT SPRINGS BAPTIST

Vacation Bible School will be held Sunday-Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Closing ceremony Friday at 6 p.m. Address: 1557 St. Andrews Church Road.

JONESBORO CHAPEL AME ZION

The Rev. Leo W. McKoy, pastor, will deliver the morning sermon at 11 Sunday. Music will be provided by the Ladies Choir of the church. At 3 p.m., the Rev. Clinton Edwards will preach. He will be accompanied by his choir and congregation from New Endland AME Zion Church. Music will be provided by the Jonesboro Chapel Male Chorus. 2627 Fayetteville St.

JONESBORO HEIGHTS BAPTIST

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost: Celebration worship at 8:45 a.m. in the Chapel, the Rev. Richard Wood preaching. Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Worship at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary, the Rev. Jeff Roberts preaching. Sermon title, “Yet There Is Room.” Listen live at www.jhbc.org. Vacation Bible School for adults begins Sunday night and runs through Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Address: 316 W. Main St.

JONESBORO UNITED METHODIST

Worship on Sunday, will feature sharing from the JUMC missioners, recently returned from Ponce, Puerto Rico. Services will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. in the Wesley Center and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary (no 8:30 sanctuary service). Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m.; children meet in the Wesley Center for the summer. Zumba on Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Wesley Center; $1 per class. (No Thursday Zumba classes in July.) Wonderful Wednesday features “potluck summer” — bring a dish to share at 5:30 p.m., then stay for Bible study. Ministerio en Español: Reunión de Oración, Miercoles 7 p.m.; Escuela Dominical, Domingo, 10 a.m.; Estudio Biblico, Viernes, 7 p.m. Información: jochoa@nccumc.org. Registration is now open for Music Camp at JUMC, Aug. 4-8. Sessions 4-6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, with presentation for families and friends on Thursday, Aug. 8, 5:30 p.m.; call the church office at (919) 775-7023 to register. Address: 407 W. Main St.

JORDAN CHAPEL AME ZION

Homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. Pastor Jeff A. Person will bring the 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 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.

JOSHUA GENERATION HEALING MINISTRIES

Today at 7 p.m.: Celebrating the 3rd Pastoral Anniversary of Apostle Marlene Jefferies, the senior pastor. Bro. Terry McLean will be speaker. Saturday, the pastoral banquet will begin at 5 p.m. at Ron’s Barn with Apostle Ulyess Upchurch as speaker. Sunday at 3 p.m. at Lee Arts Center, Bishop Julia Harris and Mt. Carmel will provide service. Banquet admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children (five to 12 years old). Truly Blessed, Redeemed and other groups will sing. Call (919) 498-4194 for further information. Worship service is at 10 a.m. every Sunday. Bible study is every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Address: 507 North Steele St.

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. Children Church with Gwen Rackley and Amanda Holt. Morning message with Pastor Andy Foley. Address: 876 Sanders Road.

LEMON SPRINGS UNITED METHODIST

Sunday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Roberta Byram will bring the message "God Is." Revival weekend: Aug. 16-18. Youth activities: Vacation Bible School, all ages, Sunday-Wednesday, 5:30-8 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m., VBS Celebration and Ice Cream Social "Get Together" for high school graduates through age 24, Sunday, July 28, 11 a.m. worship to 2 p.m. Pool party and cookout for youth: Wednesday, July 31, 5:45–8:15 p.m. 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. Choir rehearsal, 7:50 p.m. Youth Group, (6th grade and up) and Kingdom Kids (up to 5th grade) meet on Wednesdays, from 6:30-8 p.m. 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

Weekly service 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. Address: 500 West Old Road, Lillington.

MIDDAY FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES

Community fellowship will be held July 26 in the conference room of the Holiday Inn Express Hotel with Dr. Clara Hickey. Address: 2110 Dalrymple St.

MISSION OF HOPE INDEPENDENT

Family and Friends Day service Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Messenger for the afternoon is Elder Carlos Campbell of Emmanuel Pentecostal Church in Candor. Pastor is Bishop Ted Lane. Address: 522 John Garner Road.

MOORE UNION FWB

“Women On A Mission For God” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. today. Several speakers will participate. Address: 9415 Old Highway 421, Broadway.

MT. NEBO FREEWILL BAPTIST

Youth Revival will be held at 7 p.m. July 24-26. Guest speaker will be Pastor Phillip Watson of New Generation Church. Music will be provided by local church choirs. A Youth Out All Night Event will be held Friday, July 26, from 9 p.m. until 7:30 a.m. for all youth. Games, refreshments and various youth seminars. Address: 3292 Edwards Road.

MOUNT OLIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST

Summer Camp for Women will be held through Aug. 10. $5 per session. A variety of topics will be discussed. Times for each session are: July 13, 20, 27, 10 a.m. to noon; Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to noon and August 17, Camp banquet in Raleigh, time and location to be announced. For more information, call (919) 834-7626 ext. 14. Address: 704 Old U.S. 1, Moncure.

MT. PISGAH LEE ORIGINAL FREE WILL BAPTIST

Youth Revival at 7 p.m. today. Elder Gloria McArthur of Piney Grove OFWB Church in Ellerbe will bring message. Sunday: Family and Friends Day at 11 a.m. Speaker will be Elder Ernest Dunn. Special guest will be the Pearson Family Singers. Dinner follows morning service. Address: 2725 Mt. Pisgah Church Road.

NEW LIFE PRAISE

Pastor Roger Thomas will be preaching the Sunday morning worship service at 10:30 titled “The Foundation of Obedience.” Sunday school Bible classes for all ages begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday evening service at 6, special guests Bart and Laurie Comstock, missionaries to Ecuador, will present their story. Wednesday evenings at 6, Youth rec and Bible study. At 6:30 p.m., adult Bible studies. Address: 2398 Wicker St.

NEW ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST

Sunday: The Wortham Gospel Singers will celebrate their anniversary at 3 p.m. Many groups will be participating. Address: 3324 Truelove St.

PINEY GROVE CHAPEL BAPTIST

Vocal group Butler, Hughes & Hayes Quartet from Dunn will be featured on Sunday, July 28. The service will begin at 6 p.m. This special service is a part of Piney Grove Chapel’s Super Sunday Nights, which are being held throughout the summer. Address: 4440-A Piney Grove Church Road, Angier.

POCKET PRESBYTERIAN

Friday Night JAM (Jesus and Me) will be held tonight from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the church. This event is for families with children ages 3rd-5th grade and will feature interactive Bible stories, games and crafts. Call the church office (919-774-1610) for more information. This Sunday, the Rev. Russ Ward, a retired Presbyterian minister, will be preaching. The Rev. Ward's sermon title is "The Silences of God: A Song to Sing in the Darkness." Address: 669 Pocket Church Road.

PLEASANT HILL FWB

Sunday: Family and Friends Day with services at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Lunch will be served with the annual pig pickin on church grounds. Music from the Martin Luther King Youth Choir, the Divine Spirituals and others. Pastor is Valine Thompson. Address: 1981 Kelly Plantation Road.

RECOVERY ROOM MINISTRIES

Annual Youth Revival Will be held Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Friday at 8 p.m. The speaker will be Minister Freddie McGee. The revival will conclude with a Youth Explosion on Saturday, July 27, at 6 p.m. All youth choirs, dance teams and mime teams invited. Address: 504 Monroe St., Carthage.

SAINT LUKE UNITED HOLY

Sunday: Pastor Aide Program at 3 p.m. with speaker, Pastor Elder Joseph L. Barnes from Greater Zion Holy Temple and Praise Team providing the service. Address: 1414 Farrell Road.

ST. LUKE UNITED METHODIST

This Sunday, David Mellnik will be preaching in the Davenport Christian Life Center at 8:30 a.m. The Awakening Praise Band will be lifting it up for the Lord. Communion will be offered in Casey Chapel at 8:45. Pastor Gene will bring the message there and in the sanctuary at 11. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:45. Join us at Lee County Industries for some painting and light repair work on Saturday, July 27, at 9 a.m. Address: 2916 Wicker St.

ST. THOMAS’ EPISCOPAL

Sunday: 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 there is a nursery provided from 8:45 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.

SANDY BRANCH BAPTIST

Vacation Bible School will be held Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Classes for children age three through sixth grade. This year's theme is "Kids of Courage." Crafts, Kids of Courage stories, Bible time, games and music and lunch will be served each day. Classes will also be held for adults Monday-Thursday at 7 p.m. A study of the History of Protestant Reformation will be taught. Address: 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek.

SHEPHERD'S FLOCK BAPTIST

Sunday, 6:30 p.m. Family Movie Night. This month's movie will be "Gracecard." Free popcorn and soda. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:50 a.m. Morning worship service at 11 a.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

Vacation Bible School, Shipwreck Island, kickoff cookout Sunday at 5 p.m. Shipwreck Island VBS is 6-8:45 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Sunday Pastor Craig Dodson will speak about “For Hope Today, Remember The End Of The Story; Eternity With God.” Sunday evening starts VBS. 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 your 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. Food Bank distribution times each month: first Wednesday night at 7 p.m. and third Saturday (July 20) morning at 10. Transportation available, call (919) 775-9939 or (919) 777-6579. Address: 989 White Hill Road.

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 "Are You Ready to Meet God?" Address: 2401 Jefferson Davis Hwy.

TRINITY LUTHERAN

The Ninth 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.

TRY JESUS MINISTRIES

Yard sale: Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at church. Stepping By Faith Fashion Show at 6 p.m. No admission. Food and entertainment. Address: 311 Carthage St.

UNION GROVE UNITED METHODIST

Sunday: Family and Friends Day.Worship service will begin at 11 a.m. Speaker will be Myca Brickhouse, Associate Student Pastor of Duke Divinity School in Durham. Music will be provided by the Greene Family from Charlotteville, Va. Dinner will be served after the morning service.

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.

WARD MEMORIAL

Annual revival will begin Sunday. The 11 a.m. message speaker will be Interim Pastor James B. Elliott. Lunch served after service. The Rev. Stanley Burnette will be guest speaker for the week with services beginning at 7:30 p.m. Address: 386 East Forest Oaks Drive.

WORKS FOR CHRIST CHRISTIAN

"Healing The Woman Within" 1st Women's Conference today at 7:30 p.m. with speaker Apostle Annie Hinnant from Power of Praise Tabernacle of Deliverance in Benson, and Saturday at 10 a.m. with speaker Dr. Alice Hooker of Works For Christ.

ZION HILL CHRISTIAN CENTER

Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m., Pastor Richard Carnegie of Love, Faith, Power Outreach Ministries of Durham will be speaking. Address: Osgood Road.