Sunday: 11 a.m. worship service. The Rev. Paul J. Shields will present sermon: "What Could Be More Important Than Rules?” First Scripture Reading: Leviticus 19: 1-18, Second Scripture Reading: Galatians 5: 1, 13-25. Vacation Bible School, Tell It On The Mountain, July 30-Aug. 1 from 6:30-8 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, during the 11 a.m. 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.
CHESTNUT AME ZION
Usher Anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday. Pastor is the Rev. Dr. Earlene Baggett. Address: 4522 Buckhorn Road.
DELIVERANCE CHURCH OF CHRIST
The Church Women's Ministry will host a Flap Jack Breakfast at the Sanford Applebees on Saturday from 7 to 10 a.m. and also its Annual Women's Day services on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guest preacher for the hour will be Pastor Helen Glover from Destiny Church of God of Prophesy in Goldston, along with choir and congregation. Ladies from other local churches will also take part in the program. Gifts will be given to all attending women and lunch to go for all. The color chosen for the program is green. Theme: “Women of God, Growing in Grace.” Address: 17935 Hwy. 64 West, 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. services. Men's Prayer Breakfast will be on 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. Vacation Bible School — Spend August in Athens with Paul at Victory Bible School, Wednesday, July 31 and Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. VBS Picnic, Saturday, Aug. 31. Address: 300 North Ave.
Sunday: Sunday School Assembly at 9:30 a.m., Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m., fellowship at 10:30 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. The sermon will be titled “Can I Learn To Be More Patient?”. Address: 316 W. McIntosh St.
Annual Churchwide Gospel Singing starting at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Address: 632 McCrimmon Road, Carthage.
EMMANUEL CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN
The 11 a.m. Sunday worship service will be led by Dr. Barry P. Drum, interim pastor. His sermon topic will be “Journeys of Faith – Samson." Scripture reading will be found in Judges 13: 1-7, 24-25. Nursery care is available during worship. Children’s Church, held during the worship hour, is for children 6-12 years. Address: intersection of 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 their years of service on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Faith Missionary Baptist Church where Rev. Anthony Farrar is the 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
Joy Celebration at 7 p.m. today. Pastor Elizabeth Turner from Fayetteville will be preaching, along with her choir and congregation. The Church of God from Broadway will also be guests. Sunday at 3 p.m., there will be a program titled “Work While It’s Day.” 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.
Combined worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary. Jody McNeill will lead the service. Address: 203 Hawkins Ave.
GOD CHOSEN MINISTRY
Worship service at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Bible study at 7 p.m. Monday. Address: 3002 Industrial Drive.
GOD’S FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN CENTER
Pre-Anniversary Service at 6 p.m. Saturday. Guest preacher will be Prophetess Ruby Shepherd of God's Vision of Praise in Vass. Address: 124 S. Main St., Broadway.
Sunday: Early worship service at 8:15 a.m., Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Dr. Holland is speaking at 10:30 a.m. on the topic, “Procrastination.” Ice cream social and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night service is held at 7 p.m. weekly. Address: 2605 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
GREATER ZION HOLY TEMPLE
A “Come As You Are” service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday. Message will be given by Pastor Joseph I. Barnes of High Point, and the music will be presented by the Praise Team. Address: 608 Oddfellow St.
HEAVENS MANNA SAINTS OF GOD
2013 Chatham Health Initiative will be held Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. at the Conference Center, 163 Medical Park Drive in Siler City. The event will focus on dental health and nutrition. Speakers will be Herbert L. McNeal Jr. and Annette Harris.
HILLMON GROVE BAPTIST
Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. Worship and Kid's Worship, 5 p.m. Adult Bible Study/Youth/TeamKID/Preschool TeamKID, 7 p.m. Choir Practice. Monday: 6:30 p.m. Deacon's meeting; Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Care Team E, 7 p.m. Adult Bible Study/Youth/Royal Ambassadors/Girls in Action/Mission Friends. Address: 384 Hillmon Grove Road, Cameron.
HOLLAND CHAPEL AMEZ
Family and Friends Fun Day will be held Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 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 guest speaker. Address: 360 Burgess Road, Apex.
HOUSE OF PRAYER
Annual Ron Rainey Scholarship musical program will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (919) 776-5418. Address: 549 Horton Road, Goldston.
JOHNSONVILLE A.M.E. ZION
The Mass Choir will present its annual musical program at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
JONES CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST
Annual Homecoming this Sunday at 11 a.m. After the service, there will be a covered dish dinner in the fellowship hall followed by afternoon entertainment. There will be no Sunday School for this Sunday only.
JONESBORO HEIGHTS BAPTIST
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost: 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 the Rev. Jeff Roberts preaching. Sermon title, “Another Look at the Good Samaritan.” Listen live at www.jhbc.org. Address: 316 W. Main St.
JONESBORO UNITED METHODIST
The Rev. Amie Stewart will preach on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, 8:30 a.m. in the Wesley Center and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. 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. Registration closes Aug. 1 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. Ministerio en Español: Reunión de Oración, Miercoles 7 p.m.; Escuela Dominical, Domingo, 10 a.m.; Estudio Biblico, Viernes, 7 p.m. Información: email@example.com. Address: 407 W. Main St.
JORDAN CHAPEL AME ZION
Homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. 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 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 GENERATIONS HEALING AND DELIVERANCE MINISTRY
Program on Saturday at 5 p.m. Theme is Your Favorite Scripture featuring various speakers. In the Arts Center.
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 UNITED METHODIST
This Sunday at 11 a.m., Rev. Roberta Byram will bring the message "Be Aware of How to Pray?". Legacy Sunday, Aug. 11: Celebrating those who have made a difference in our lives and living into our Legacy at LSUMC. Revival weekend: Aug. 16-18. Special guest will be preaching and performing. Youth activities: "Get Together" for high school graduates through age 24, Sunday, 11 a.m. worship to 2 p.m. Pool Party and Cookout for Youth: Wednesday from 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., 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. Join the Reunion Group on the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Every Monday - Prayer at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at Jim’s Restaurant. Address: 7225 Lemon Springs Road.
LIFE CHANGERS FELLOWSHIP
Weekly worship on Sundays at 5 p.m. 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.
MIDDAY FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES
Community fellowship will be held today in the conference room of the Holiday Inn Express Hotel with Dr. Clara Hickey. Address: 2110 Dalrymple St.
MT. HERMAN A.M.E. ZION
Family and Friends Day at 3 p.m. Sunday. Speaker will be the Rev. Orlando Dowdy from Holland Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Apex. Address: Goldston.
MT. NEBO FREEWILL BAPTIST
Youth Revival continues today at 7 p.m. 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 today 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 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 Aug. 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.
Plate Sale fundraiser on Saturday. Featured items on each $7 plate will include fried fish, pork barbecue, baked beans, coleslaw and a dessert. Starts at 10 a.m. and last until all food is sold. To pre-order plates, contact Ovelma Williams at (919) 545-4476, and to order plates that day, contact the church at (919) 542-4569. Deliveries are available with an order of five or more plates. Revival services during the week of Aug. 11. Revival will begin during the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, Aug. 11, with Rev. Laura Headen, pastor, providing the morning message. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m., and the afternoon service will begin at 2:30 featuring Rev. Ronnie Brooks and the choir of St. Matthews AME Zion Church of Pittsboro. Mt. View is hosting three additional revival evenings, beginning with praise service at 7 p.m. with the following speakers: Monday, Aug. 12, Rev. Charles Howard; Tuesday, Aug. 13, Rev. Linda Smith of Johnsonville AME Zion Church; Wednesday, Aug. 14, Rev. Juanita Cannon of Blacknell AME Zion Church. Address: Moncure-Pittsboro Road.
NEW BEGINNING FOR CHRIST
Community Church Service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in conjunction with Mission of Hope Church. Address: 44 Allen Road.
NEW CHURCH OF DELIVERANCE
The 20th Pastoral Anniversary will be held Wednesday-Friday. On Wednesday, Apostle Sharon Saunders will speak; Thursday, guest will be Pastor Bennie Bryant Jr. of Cornerstone Christian Enpowerment Church, and Friday, Pastor Nathan Hooker of Recovery Room in Carthage will speak. Address: 1259 Firetower Road.
NEW LIFE PRAISE
Pastor Roger Thomas will be preaching on “VBS and The Family” at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. The Sunday evening message at 6 is “The Bible and Happiness.” Sunday school Bible classes for all ages begin at 9:30 a.m. Nursery is provided on Sunday morning. Come as you are. Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m., mixed adult and women’s Bible studies. Youth meet at 6 to 7:30 p.m. for recreation and Bible study. Address: 2398 Wicker St.
OAK GROVE HOLINESS
Annual Men and Women’s Day will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. Guest pastor will be Pastor Alice Perry of Solid Rock Bible Church of God in Smithfield. For more information, call (919) 776-3819. Address: 202 Tempting Church Road.
PINEY GROVE CHAPEL BAPTIST
Vocal group, Butler, Hughes & Hayes Quartet from Dunn, will be featured on Sunday 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.
PLEASANT HILL FWB
Annual Fall Three Night Revival will begin Sunday, Aug. 4, at 3 p.m. with Pastor Mary Atkinson of Great Hope FWB in Raeford. Services will be held daily at 7:30 p.m. with Bishop Ricky Smith of St. Peters Deliverance Church of God in Southern Pines. Address: 1981 Kelly Plantation Road, Carthage.
RECOVERY ROOM MINISTRIES
Annual Youth Revival will conclude tonight with Minister Freddie McGee at 8 p.m. Saturday, Youth Explosion at 6 p.m. featuring area choirs, dance and mime teams. All services will be held at the church. Address: 504 Monroe St., Carthage.
ST. LUKE UNITED HOLY
Sunday: Men’s Day Program. Morning worship at 11, evening service at 3. The Rev. Rickey McKinney of Mt. Zion AME Church in Carthage will be the speaker. Address: 1414 Farrell Road, Osgood.
ST. PAUL AME ZION
Annual Homecoming Service on Sunday, Aug. 4. Revival services at 7 p.m. from Aug. 6-8. Theme will be God’s Promise. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Staccato Powell of Grace A.M.E. Zion Church in Raleigh. Address: 550 Cumnock Road.
ST. THOMAS’ EPISCOPAL
This Sunday there will be two services of Holy Eucharist, at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Fr. Fred Thompson will officiate at both services. Sunday School starts at 9 a.m. and there is a nursery provided from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
SANFORD FIRST PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS
The Crusader Quartet from Erwin will present a concert at 11 a.m. Sunday. Greg Long is pastor. Address: 3606 Wicker St. Ext.
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 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).
STAR OF HOPE ORIGINAL FREE WILL BAPTIST
Pastor’s 2nd Anniversary will be celebrated Sunday with Pastor Thomas McGilveary, pastor of Mt. Zion Lee Original FWB Church, preaching at the 11 a.m. service. At 3 p.m., Bishop Reginald Hinton Sr., Presiding Prelate of the Original Cape Fear and Southwestern Free Will Baptist Conference and pastor of Mt. Pisgah Harnett Original FWB Church in Erwin, will provide the service. Dinner will be served. Address: 2834 Dalrymple St.
Morning fellowship will begin 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 "A Good and Faithful Servant." Address: 2401 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost worship service will be ministered by the Rev. Ted Edwards. 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.
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.
WORKS FOR CHRIST CHRISTIAN CENTER
Hawaiian Style Sisterhood Program today at 7 p.m. Dinner will be served, cost of event $5, can be paid at the door. Address 1395 Firetower Road.