CHURCH NEWS 12/7/12
The sermon at the 11 a.m. worship service will be "Harvest of Righteousness" and will be based on Philippians 1.3-11. The Sunday School assembly will begin at 9:45 a.m. with classes for all ages following. Also, the combined choirs of Barbecue Presbyterian Church and Olivia Presbyterian Church (with orchestra and youth) will present a Christmas Cantata titled "A Blest Messiah Born" at the church on Sunday at 7 p.m. There will be a time for fellowship and refreshments after the cantata in the Fellowship Hall. Barbecue Church is located at 124 Barbecue Church Road south of Sanford.
BEAVER CREEK BAPTIST
Christmas Cantata on Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m. each night. Wednesday: Remembrance Service at 7 p.m. to honor and remember our loved ones who are not with us this Christmas season. Please bring a picture of the one you would like us to remember. Address: 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.
Sunday at the 11 a.m. service, the Rev. Paul J. Shields presents sermon: "Purposeful Prepared?” First Scripture Reading: Malachi 3: 1-4, Second Scripture Reading: Luke 3: 1-6. Covered dish luncheon, Sunday, after worship service. Children’s Christmas Program, Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. Christmas Cantata, Sunday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. Christmas Caroling, Monday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with Communion at 7:30 p.m. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Bible Study, Wednesdays, 6 p.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. Address: 1333 Carthage St.
Sanctuary Choir will present its cantata, Rise Up! A New Light A-Comin’ at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. Fellowship and refreshments to follow the program. Address: 600 Carthage St., Cameron.
CARBONTON UNITED METHODIST
Christmas Drive Thru: Today and Saturday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Biblical scenes and stories, luminaries, lights and hot chocolate and cookies for all visitors. Groups, cars, trucks, vans and buses welcome. Free admission. Canned soup food drive each night to support local food pantries. Address: 5442 Goldston-Carbonton Road in Carbonton.
CHRIST CHURCH OF DELIVERANCE
Christmas Program will be Sunday, Dec. 23, at 6 p.m. Bring gifts to Christ service will be Monday, Dec. 24, at 11 p.m. Watch Night Service will be Monday, Dec. 31, at 9 p.m. Worship service every Sunday at 11 a.m. Noonday Prayer every Tuesday at 12 p.m. Intercessory Prayer Friday at 11:30 p.m. Address: 2233 Lower Moncure Road.
CHRISTIAN LIFE FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER
Building Fund Program on Sunday at 2 p.m. Guest speaker will be Minister Tawanna Harrell from Fayetteville. Address: Washington Avenue.
CHURCH OF GOD
The United Voices of Praise will celebrate their anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday. On the program are The Voices of Triumph, The YouthLette and Mime Praise and others. Address: 416 Rosser-Pittman Road, Broadway.
CHURCH OF MANY COLORS
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m., church service: 11 a.m. Ground breaking ceremony this Sunday at 3 p.m. on Pilson Road. There will be a sign. Pastor Gerome Williams Sr. will be speaker this Sunday. Address: 2320 Pilson Road.
Worship service at 10 a.m. in Lee Christian School's cafeteria each Sunday morning. Pastor Thadd McElreath is teaching through the Gospel of Luke with an emphasis on having certainty in who Christ is and what his life and teachings mean to us. For more information and directions check out the website, www.connectchurchsanford.com.
EAST SANFORD BAPTIST
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. Candy Cane Lane Christmas Musical, "A Recipe for Life," will be held on Sunday at 6 p.m and Monday at 7 p.m. The Men's Prayer Breakfast will be on Tuesday at 6:15 a.m at Mrs. Wenger's Restaurant. Wednesday, Renea Henderson “The Bag Lady” will be showing slides from her mission trip to India and Africa. Also, a college student will be sharing her experience at the “Door of Hope” in Africa. This is in celebration of the Week of Prayer for International Mission Study. Children's Choir at 6:20 p.m. and Children's Programs, Youth Ministry, Bible Study and Prayer Meeting 7 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. eastsanfordbaptistchurch.org. Address: 300 North Ave.
Sunday School Assembly at 9:30 a.m., Sunday School for all ages at 9:45, fellowship at 10:30, and worship — with the sermon “Are Your Ducks In A Row?” — at 11 a.m. Live Nativity from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, choir's Christmas Cantata on Friday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m., and Candle Light Communion service at 11 p.m. Christmas Eve. firstname.lastname@example.org. Pastor is Dr. William C. Hayes. Address: 316 W. McIntosh St.
FAIR PROMISE A.M.E. ZION
The Voices of Praise will present a Christmas cantata titled “Silent Night, Holy Night” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22.
Sunday, there will be a combined worship service at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. This service will contain worship in music and songs of Christmas. Open House at the church manse (212 Hawkins Ave.) from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday. Women’s Circles will meet Monday. The Keenager Banquet will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Harper Center. Address: 203 Hawkins Ave.
GOD CHOSEN MINISTRY
Regular service Sunday at 9 a.m. with Pastor Rita M. McLean. Clothes, fellowship and food at 3 p.m. Sunday. Bible study will be Monday from 7-8 p.m. Address: 3002 Industrial Drive.
GOD’S FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN CENTER
Today at 7:30 p.m. there will be a Women's Conference. Guest preacher will be Prophetess Ruby Shepherd of God's Vision of Praise in Vass. Men are welcome. Address: 124 A South Main St., Broadway.
The children will present "A Live Nativity Program" on Saturday at 7 p.m. Hot chocolate will be served following the program. Address: 2605 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
HILLMON GROVE BAPTIST
Family Movie Night tonight at 6 p.m. with a covered dish. Featured film will be “Without Excuse,” produced by the Rexford family, will be shown at 7 p.m. Sunday: Monthly breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. Worship service will be held at 11 a.m. following Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. The choir will present a special selection, “Receive Your King” featuring Glenda and Meredith Randolph as soloists. Sunday night: Bible study groups/Awana/Youth will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday: Care Team A will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the church office with Bill and Marge Guy. The Week of Prayer for International Missions is Dec. 2-9. The church will be collecting for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering in support of International Missions during the month. Luminaries will be lit for each $25 and will be displayed on Dec. 15 during the evening of the Christmas Cantata. The Children’s Sunday school Christmas Party will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Children in the Birth through 6th Grade classes are invited. Children planning to attend should sign up in their Sunday school class. The Adult Choir will present the cantata, “Peace, Hope and Joy, “ on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. A presentation by the Children’s Choir will be included. Light refreshments in the fellowship hall following the program. On this evening, the choir will collect nonperishable food items for Martha’s Place, the local food pantry.
HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST
The choir will present the Christmas Cantata “All Is Well” at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Address: 385 Holly Springs Church Road, Broadway.
HOUSE OF JACOB
Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., hot dog sale. Buy one for 85 cents, two for $1.85, add a soda for $2.50. Free clothes give away will take place. The church will receive non-perishable foods to bless others in this Christmas season. Those who desire to give can stop by on this Saturday. Sunday: A Platform Service will include the following speakers: Minister L. Spence of Raleigh, Evang. S. Tolson of Fayetteville, Sis. S. Ward of Cameron and Evang. F. McRae of Fayetteville. Theme "The Spirit of Giving." Service will begin at 3 p.m. Address: 123 Gulf St.
JONESBORO UNITED METHODIST
Jingle Bell Bash for children tonight is parents' chance to shop or relax while kids have fun in a Safe Sanctuary setting. Call the church office at (919) 775-7023 before noon today to sign up. JUMC youth provide a Christmas store for the residents of Oakhaven home Saturday morning. On this second Sunday of Advent, Pastor Hunter Preston will preach on “Walking the Road to Bethlehem” at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services in the sanctuary and the 8:30 a.m. Heartstrings service in the Wesley Center. Rev. Jorge Ochoa preaches via Skype at the Spanish-language service at 11 a.m. in the Wesley Center. Zumba class Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., $1 per class. Wonderful Wednesday on Dec. 12 includes 6:30 p.m. rehearsal for the Children's Christmas Play to be presented on Sunday, Dec. 16, 5 p.m. with a potluck dinner following. Also at 6:30 on Wednesday is the Advent study, “The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem.” Wonderful Wednesday dinners are $5 per person, served 5:30-6:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, the JUMC Cantata Choir rehearses “Emmanuel-God With Us!” for Sunday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m. Address: 407 W. Main St.
JOSHUA GENERATION HEALING MINISTRIES
Pastoral Care Program for Brother Derrick Harris, Deacon Jeffery McCauley and Prophet Darrell Sanders will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday. Address: 154 McIver 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 Children’s Christmas Program will be presented Saturday, Dec. 22, at 6 p.m. The Rev. John Hackney is pastor. Address: Buckhorn Road.
LEMON SPRINGS UNITED METHODIST
Sunday, Roberta Byram will be speaking at 11 a.m. on "John the Baptist Walked with a Purpose.” Sunday School classes for all ages at 10 a.m. Four adult classes. Wednesday events: Dinner, 6-6:30 p.m.; Sharing and Music, 6:45 p.m.; Community Gathering, 7 p.m.; Choir Rehearsal, 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, Children's Christmas Offering. Youth Activities (sixth grade and up: meet on Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m.) Kingdom Kids (up to fifth grade), meet on Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. First Monday each month: the Reunion Group - 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
Meeting Sundays at The Get Smart Community Center. Meeting at 5 p.m. Sunday with Pastor Jason Trusell for L-iberty I-mpact F-ellowship E-mpowerment. Address: 1309 Washington Ave.
MAYS CHAPEL BAPTIST
Celebrating the second Sunday of Advent on Sunday during the 9:30 a.m. worship service. Music provided by the Praise Team and a message of peace by Rev. Eric N. Davidson. Address: 24 Rosser Road, Bear Creek.
MISSION OF HOPE INDEPENDENT
Morning worship service Sunday with the Rev. Hubert Stacker bringing the message. Address: 522 John Garner Road.
Gospel Heralds celebrating anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Address: Colon Road.
NEW BEGINNING FOR CHRIST
Celebrating the 9th Church Anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Minister Hooker from New Zion Baptist Church. The New Zion Male Chorus will be the guest choir. The pastor is Rev John McNeill. Address: 44 Allen Lane, Johnsonville.
NEW COVENANT FELLOWSHIP
Toy give-away on Saturday from 8-10 a.m. These are gently used toys for those in need. One toy per child please.Address: 1305 Hulsey Road, Carthage.
NEW LIFE PRAISE
Pastor Roger Thomas will be preaching Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m., second in a four-part series “The People of Christmas — The Wisemen.” Sunday school Bible classes for all ages begin at 9:30 a.m. Nursery is provided on Sunday morning. This Sunday evening is movie night beginning at 6, with the movie “A Christmas Journey to Freedom” featuring Wintly Phipps and Gwendolyn Briley-Strand (as Harriet Tubman). Wednesday evenings at 6:30, there are adult Bible studies. Address: 2398 Wicker St.
Adult choirs of Olivia and Barbecue Presbyterian churches will present the cantata “A Blest Messiah Born” by Larry Shackley on Sunday at the 11 a.m. worship service at Olivia Presbyterian Church and again at 7 p.m. at Barbecue Presbyterian Church. A chamber orchestra of local instrumentalists will provide the accompaniment.
PREVAILING LIFE MINISTRIES
Dr. Herman J. Morris will deliver the Sunday message at 10 a.m. following intercessary prayer. Sunday at 2 p.m. will be the annual Christmas Celebration Fellowship/Dinner for the community in the dining room. Address: 207 McIver St.
ST. THOMAS’ EPISCOPAL
Sunday: Second Sunday in Advent. Two services with the first at 8 a.m. and the second at 10 a.m. Fr. Craig J. Lister will officiate at both services. No Sunday School this Sunday because the church is having its annual Lessons & Carols Festival.
SANFORD CHURCH OF GOD
Christmas Cantata will be presented Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m. Address: 2105 Pathway Drive.
SHEPHERD'S FLOCK BAPTIST
Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:50 a.m. Morning worship service at 11 a.m. with Sunday night service at 7. Youth Challenge, Sunday, 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
Sunday morning at 10:30, Pastor Craig will speak on "Stand Up For Jesus." Sunday at 6 p.m., Brother Eddie Oldham brings a Christmas skit. Fifth Sunday Singspiration Dec. 30. Adult Bible Study and Youth Classes at 9:15 a.m. Nursery and Children's Church provided. Bring a covered dish Wednesday 6 p.m. Wednesday morning prayer at 9, Wednesday evening prayer 7-7:30, Bible Study 7:30-8 p.m.; also children/youth classes ages 3 to 18 years old. Food Bank distribution is the first Wednesday at 7 p.m. and the third Saturday (Dec. 15) morning at 10 a.m. solidrockcommunitychurch.net. For transportation, call (919) 775-9939 or (919) 777-6579. Address: 989 White Hill Road.
Women of ELCA will meet Saturday at 10 a.m. The Second Sunday in Advent worship service will be ministered by the Rev. Timothy Martin. Worship services start at 8:15 a.m., Holy Communion will be celebrated. The second service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Coffee Hour follows the second service. Sunday School convenes at 9:15 a.m. Boy Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. Address: 525 Carthage St.
Free coat giveaway on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Free coats to the public. Address: 523 Maple Ave.
WORKS FOR CHRIST CHRISTIAN CENTER
Men's Conference at 7 p.m. today and Men's Prayer on Saturday at 7 a.m. Address: 1395 Firetower Road.
Choir will present "Herald The News" at 7 p.m. Sunday. Address: Deep River community.
ZION HILL CHRISTIAN CENTER
Saturday at 6 p.m., program on The Great Kings of The Bible will be presented. Special preacher will be Archie Ray. Other speakers will also participate. Sunday at 4 p.m., Pastor Steve Chesney of Exousia Christian Fellowship Ministry will speak. Address: 1360 Osgood Road.