Church news

Nov. 01, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

ANDERSON CREEK CHRISTIAN CENTER

Annual Thanksgiving community dinner will be held Nov. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Purdie and Ida Elliott Family Life Center. Address: 8227 Elliott Bridge Road, Spring Lake.

BEAVER CREEK BAPTIST

Sunday at the 11 a.m. service, Dr. Darrin Moore will present sermon “Give” — Philippians 2:5-11. Address: 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.

BUFFALO PRESBYTERIAN

Sunday at 11 a.m. service, the Rev. Paul J. Shields presents sermon:  "What Does ‘Faithful’ Look Like?” First Scripture Reading: Luke 19: 1-10, Second Scripture Reading: Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4. Annual Thanksgiving Dinner will be served on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 6 p.m. followed by the PW Thank Offering Program. The Presbyterian Women will provide the ham, turkey and dressing. Bring favorite side dishes and desserts to share with all. The price of the cookbook, “A Taste of Buffalo,” has been reduced to $5. Call (919) 776-7313 to purchase a cookbook. 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.

CENTER UNITED METHODIST

Fellowship each Sunday from 9:30-10 a.m. followed by Sunday Bible study from 10-10:45 a.m. Worship begins at 11 a.m. The United Methodist Youth and the Junior MYF (formerly Pioneer club) will not meet this Sunday due to annual homecoming celebration. Both will resume on Sunday, Nov. 10, with the Junior MYF working on their part for the Christmas program. Beginning Sunday, Nov. 10, the pastor will offer an adult Bible Study beginning at 2 p.m. in conjunction with MYF and Junior MYF. Choir practice is at 7 p.m., weekly on Wednesdays. Thursday morning Bible study each week. The current study is based on Revelation and it begins at 10:30 a.m. Annual Homecoming Celebration this Sunday. The Rev. A. Ray Broadwell, District Superintendent, will be guest preacher. The texts for Sunday are Proverbs 29:18 and John 13:31-38 and the message is titled: “Surviving or Thriving.” During the homecoming celebration the church will recognize those who have been interred in the Center UMC cemetery since the last homecoming celebration. Family members are invited to come and light a memorial candle for their loved ones. There will be a covered dish meal immediately following the worship celebration.

CHRISTIAN PROVISION MINISTRIES

Saturday and Sunday: Join Pastor Patti Mellette and the Women of S.T.Y.L.E. for their S.T.Y.L.E. Women’s Weekend “This Woman’s on Fire” on Saturday with continental breakfast and workshops beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, Bishop Charles Mellette will minister at the 8 a.m. service; 9:30 a.m., S.T.Y.L.E. Life Class (men included); at 11 a.m., guest speaker will be Co-Pastor Joyce McCarter from Greater Cleveland Avenue Christian Church in Salem. Address: 2300 Courtland Drive.

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.

EAST SANFORD BAPTIST

Sunday: First Sunday of the month breakfast in the fellowship hall at 8:30 a.m. 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 children from the Baptist Children's Home will be guests and have the 11 a.m. worship service. The Rev. Robbie Gibson will speak at the 6 p.m. service. Children and Youth Programs will be held at 5 p.m. Men's Prayer Breakfast will be on Tuesday at 6:15 a.m. at Mrs. Wenger's Restaurant. 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 at 11 a.m. The sermon: “A Faith That's Worth Living For!” will be based on Luke 20:22-38. The “PK's” (Presbyterian Kids) for children in K-5th grade will meet from 2-4 p.m. at Edgewood and the Lee County Presbyterian Youth Connection (for young people in middle school and high school) will meet from 5-7 p.m. at Pocket Presbyterian. bill.edgewoodpc@windsgtream.net. Pastor: Dr. William C. Hayes: Address: 316 W. McIntosh St.

EMMANUEL BAPTIST

Today from 1 to 7 p.m.: Benefit for Kim Holman. BBQ plates. $8 each. Silent auction, raffle tickets for quilt and wooden swing glider. Will deliver to Sanford businesses. Contact Suzy Paschal (919) 770-7187 or Becky Ennis at (910) 947-3000 if interested. Address: 632 McCrimmon Road, Carthage.

EMMANUEL CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN

Sunday: All Saints Sunday will be observed at the 11 a.m. worship service, led by Dr. Barry P. Drum, pastor. His sermon topic will be “The Character of a Saint” based on text found in Psalm 1. Nursery care is available during worship. Children’s Church is held during the worship hour is for children 6-12 years. Worshippers are reminded to bring items for the “Christmas Shoeboxes” being gathered by the Board of Christian Outreach. The Crock Pot Bible Study will meet at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, with a light supper provided by Betty Sauls. emmanuelucc.simplesite.com. Address: intersection of Spring Lane and Wilkins Drive.

ETS MINISTRIES

All Night Prayer: Today from 6 p.m. until Saturday at 6 a.m. Twelve hours of PUSH (Pray Until Something Happens). Sunday from 8-9 a.m. Hour of Power. Speaker will be Minister Randolph Bradley from Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Address: 123 S. Gulf St.

EVANS CHAPEL AME ZION

The 6th Pastoral Anniversary honoring Rev. Kenneth L. Swann will be held today at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Today’s speaker will be Elder Thomas Washington, pastor of Cutts Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Angier. He will be accompanied by his choir and congregation. The Sunday afternoon speaker will be Rev. Karim Currey, pastor of Mt. Olive AME Zion Church in Durham. Music will be provided by the Mt. Olive Church Choir of Durham and the Corinth AME Zion Church Choir of Siler City. Address: 241 Evans Chapel Road, Siler City.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

Jody McNeill will lead the 9 a.m. contemporary service and the 11 a.m. traditional worship service on Sunday. Monday, Elders and Deacons meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, prayer meeting at 7 p.m. in the church chapel. Address: 203 Hawkins Ave.

GOD'S FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN CENTER

Sunday at 3 p.m.: 10th Church Anniversary with Pastor Phillip Watson and New Generation Church and congregation. Address: 124 A South Main St., Broadway.

GREATER ZION HOLY TEMPLE

Homecoming and Family and Friends Day will be celebrated Sunday during two worship services at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Elder Joseph L. Barnes of High Point will bring message during the morning service with special music provided by the GZHT Praise Team. Evangelist Sammy Gray will speak during the afternoon service with music by the Evangelist Ministries of Robersonville. Special dedication of the parking lot, which was funded through donations from members, friends and community patrons. Worship, praise, reflection, recognition and teaching will be featured. Address: 608 Oddfellow St.

HILLMON GROVE BAPTIST

Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. Worship, 5 p.m. Adult Bible Study/Awana/Youth, 7 p.m. Choir Practice; Monday: 7 p.m. Women's World Day of Prayer, Johnsonville AME Zion Church; Wednesday: 10 a.m. Care Team C, 5:30 p.m. Praise Team Practice, 7 p.m. Business Meeting, 8 p.m. Cantata Practice. Address: 384 Hillmon Grove Road. Cameron.

HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST

Sunday: 11 a.m. worship with guest speaker Nick DeJesus, director of CareNet-Christian Counseling Service. Monday, 6:30 p.m., Baptist Women's Worldwide Day of Prayer Service, Zone II. Address: 385 Holly Springs Church Road, Broadway.

HOOD CHAPEL AME ZION

Pastor’s Appreciation service honoring the Rev. Joseph Marsh will be observed Sunday during the 11 a.m. service. Address: Cameron.

HOUSE OF PRAYER

Annual Rainbow Tea will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. For more information, please contact Teresa Covington at (919) 776-5418. Address: 549 Horton Road, Goldston.

HUNT SPRINGS BAPTIST

The Hunt Springs Baptist Church Men are hosting an "All You Can Eat" Pancake supper on Saturday in the fellowship hall from 5 to 8 p.m. Cost is $7 per plate. Address: 1557 St. Andrews Church Road.

INCREASING FAITH DELIVERANCE MINISTRIES

Continuing today at 7 p.m. is our International Festival. Saturday is the International Festival at Dalrymple Park. There will be music and food from foreign nations, games and door prizes as well as other activities that will be going on from 2 to 5 p.m. Contact the church at (919) 478-7456. Sunday services from 8:30-10:30 a.m. with Bishop Ulysses Upchurch and Pastor Denise Upchurch. Address: 117 Main St.

JONES CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST

Saturday: Annual bazaar and auction, with dinner rom 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, children 4 to 12 years of age $4, and children under 4 are free. Variety of food and desserts. Auction will have a variety of items. Address: 85 Jones Chapel Road.

JONESBORO HEIGHTS BAPTIST

Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost: Celebration Worship at 8:45 a.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Richard Wood preaching. Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Worship at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary with the Rev. Jeff Roberts preaching. Sermon title, “A Promise Fulfilled.” Listen live at www.jhbc.org. Hallelujah Harvest — A Free Children’s Fall Festival will be held Saturday from 1-3:30 p.m. in the Woodland Avenue parking lot. The festival includes pony rides, bounce house, obstacle course, basketball shoot, games and prizes, cake walk, popcorn, nachos, snow cones, and a magic and juggling gospel presentation by nationally-renowned juggler Chris Fowler. Address: 316 W. Main St.

JONESBORO PRESBYTERIAN

The men of the church will host their 2nd “Celebration of Music” at 4 p.m. Sunday. Appearing will be the Jus Right Band and the Psalm 33:3 group. Cake and coffee will be served. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Monies collected will go to missions and special projects. Address: 2200 Woodland Ave.

JONESBORO UNITED METHODIST

“Turn Back the Clock” breakfast by the UMMen begins Sunday at 7 a.m. in the Wesley Center; free, with donations accepted. All Saints Worship 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, with memorial candle lighting during the 11 a.m. service. Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m. JUMC hosts the Fairway District Superlative Sunday Lee County Celebration Sunday afternoon, 2:45-4:45; all welcome for worship and Holy Communion 3:15-4 p.m.; District Superintendent Ray Broadwell will preside. Jonesboro UMYouth hosts Jonesboro Heights Baptist youth for a punkin' chunkin' Sunday beginning at 3:30 p.m. on the lawn behind the church. Dr. Angela Bright Pearson shares her testimony, “Do You Hear What I Hear?”, at the UMWomen General Meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. in the church library. See the church's website, JonesboroUMC.org, for mid-week events and details on Operation Christmas Child boxes being collected through Nov. 24. Address: 407 W. Main St.

JUNIPER SPRINGS BAPTIST

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.

LEMON SPRINGS UNITED METHODIST

Annual Community Fair and BBQ Sale will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include craft/bake sale, silent auction, jumping toys and hayrides for the kids. Hourly drawings for a fresh cooked ham. BBQ will be sold by the pound for $7. BBQ tickets are available from any church member and will also be available at the community fair.

LION OF JUDAH MINISTRY

Sunday: A Pastor’s Aid program will be held at 3 p.m. with Minister Karen McDougald from Paradise AME Zion Church speaking. Address: 1819 Lee Ave.

LITTLE GALILEE

Dr. Emily Petty of St. Luke Church will be speaking Sunday at 3 p.m. concerning Elder Frazier Davis Pre-Anniversary.

LOVE, FAITH & POWER OUTREACH MINISTRIES

LFPO Ministries will have service on Saturday at Try Jesus Ministries, 311 Carthage St. Service begins at 5 p.m. Evangelist Beatrice Smith will be preaching.

MERCIFUL HANDS OUTREACH MINISTRIES

Rainbow Revival will begin Sunday (green day) at 4 p.m. with Bishop Anderson from Fountain of Life Ministries as speaker. Monday (purple day) at 7 p.m., with speaker Eva Shelby McNeill of Living Waters Ministries; Tuesday (orange day) at 7 p.m., with Minister Ruby McKoy from Redeeming Hope Through Christ Outreach Ministries speaking; Wednesday (blue day) at 7 p.m. will have Minister Carlos and Prophetess Letonia White from Emmanuel Church/Joshua Generation speaking; Thursday (yellow day) with Evang. Annette McKoy speaking at 7 p.m.; Friday (red day) with Evang. Sonia Blue of Overcoming Ministries in Fayetteville speaking at 7 p.m., and at 7 p.m. Saturday, the Rainbow Day and Banquet will be held with the Rev. Constance Jenkins from Faith Temple of Deliverance Baptist Church in Oxford speaking. Address: 3483 Cameron Drive.

MISSION OF HOPE INDEPENDENT

Weekly Sunday morning worship service begins at 11. This Sunday, visiting messenger will be the Rev. Freddie McGee, a member of Faith, Victory, Freedom Ministries of Raleigh. Pastor is Bishop Ted Lane. Address: 522 John Garner Road.

MORRIS CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST

Saturday: Annual Fall Harvest Sale. Turkey & Dressing with all the trimmings. Plates at $7 each will be served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. or until food runs out. New this year is two serving lines. A live auction will be held at 4 p.m. to auction off all the cakes, donated items and handmade crafts. All proceeds go to the building fund. Call (919) 499-4949 for more information. Address: 8533 Cox Mill Road.

NEW ZION BAPTIST

Saturday: The 4th Annual Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Speaker will be Betsy Jungkin, RN and community educator, who will speak on Hospice. Address: Truelove Street.

OAK GROVE HOLINESS

Saturday: The 31st Pastoral Anniversary for Pastor McMillian will be held at 6 p.m. Guest: Pastor Larry Russell and Greater Faith United Holy Church in Biscoe. Sunday at 2:30 p.m., guests will be Pastor Lillian Kearns and St. Ruth United Holy Church in West End. For more information, call Evang. Melvin at (919) 776-3819. Address: 202 Tempting Church Road.

OLIVIA PRESBYTERIAN

Sunday: Cavalcade of Gospel at 6 p.m. featuring Jimmy Cameron and the Renditions, Olivia Youth band and others. For more information, call (919) 895-0394. Address: 3363 Olivia Road.                           

PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST

Singing on the Hill: A Benefit Concert for BackPack Pals featuring the Mark Trammell Quartet, The Whisnants and the Jay Stone Singers will be held Friday, Nov. 22, at 6:45 p.m. Love offering will be taken for BackPack Pals. Address: Southern Pines.

PLEASANT HILL FWB

There will be a 4 Seasons program on Saturday at 6 p.m. Different speakers on the program. Pastor is Elder Valine Thompson. Address: 1981 Kelly Plantation Road, Carthage.

POPLAR SPRINGS AME

Annual Senior Citizens Day with luncheon will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, at noon. Sunday, Nov. 10: Celebrating the 133rd church anniversary. At 11 a.m., the Rev. Saundra Hunter will be speaker and at 3 p.m. there will be a special guest. Afternoon guest minister will be the Rev. W.O.E. Christopher, pastor of Pilgrim AME Church of Washington, D.C. Address: 1261 Blackstone Road.

RECOVERY ROOM MINISTRIES

Pastors Nathane and Donna Hooker and the Recovery Room Ministries Church Family will be celebrating their 4th church anniversary during morning service Sunday at 11:30. Dinner will be served immediately after morning service. The day will conclude with the 4th Annual Choir Anniversary Celebration at 3 p.m. Address: 504 Monroe St., Carthage.

ROBINSON CHAPEL AME ZION

Pastor Appreciation program for Pastor Walter Cotton at 3 p.m. Sunday. Many groups on program. Address: 236 Castleberry Road.

ST. ANDREWS CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN

Saturday at 5 p.m., the Usher Board of St. Andrews Congregational Christian Church in Pittsboro and the Mighty Sanfordaires of Sanford will sponsor a musical benefit program for Annette Williams and family. Pastor: Rev. Janer Beck. Address: 723 Thompson St., Pittsboro.

ST. LUKE UNITED METHODIST

Help pack meals for Stop Hunger Now on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Davenport Christian Life Center. The church will pack at least 10,000 meals for children from around the world. Sunday is All Saints Sunday and the church will have one worship service to remember and honor the saints who have entered the church triumphant at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. Sunday school will start at 9:30 a.m. this week. Address: 2916 Wicker St.

SANDY BRANCH BAPTIST

Saturday: Fall festival from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There will be a hot dog supper, Trunk or Treat, hayrides, and games and activities for all ages. Fifth Quarter will be held today following Chatham Central’s home football game. Students in grades 7-12 are invited. Address: 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek.

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

The Lord’s Supper this Sunday.Sunday, Pastor Craig Dodson will speak at 10:30 a.m. on “Satan vs. God." Adult and Youth Sunday School classes commence at 9:15 a.m. Nursery and children's church provided. 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 7-8 p.m.; transportation available, call (919) 775-9939 or (919) 777-6579. Address: 989 White Hill Road.

SWANN STATION BAPTIST

Fall revival services begin Sunday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Rev. Barry Lawrence, pastor of Fusion Church in Spring Lake, will be guest preacher. Special music each service. Sunday: Youth Ministry from 5-6 p.m., Awana from 5-6:30 p.m. No adult Bible studies this Sunday night. Regular Wednesday night ministries canceled this week. Address: 7592 Hwy. 87 South.

TAYLOR’S CHAPEL

Sunday: Celebrating 134 years at 3 p.m. Elder James Peterkin, pastor of Nehemiah Building Ministries Inc. in Dunn, will be the speaker. Address: 3233 Mays Chapel Road.

TRAMWAY BAPTIST

Sunday fellowship will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the fellowship hall followed by Sunday School at 10 a.m. Praise and Worship will begin at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dr. John Allen delivering his message from Revelation 3:7-13 titled "The Open Door." Mission Friends, Children in Action, Youth Alive and Adult Bible Study will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.  Address: 2401 Jefferson Davis Hwy.

TRINITY LUTHERAN

Sunday: All Saints Sunday worship service will be ministered by the Rev. Tim Martin. Worship service will be held at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services. The Youth Group will have a spaghetti lunch and auction following the 10:30 service. All funds raised from this event will go toward youth events. Conformation class meets at 4 p.m. Boy Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. Address: 525 Carthage St.

TRUE WORSHIP CHRISTIAN CENTER

Initial service this Sunday at 4 p.m., where the pastors are Greg and Sharon Norwood. Please join us for Initial Service this Sunday at 4 p.m. Address: 1665 Lower Moncure Road.

UNION GROVE UNITED METHODIST

Saturday: Annual chicken, fish and chitterling plate sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Address: 84 Howard-Mac Ln., Broadway.