CHURCH NEWS 3/15/13

Mar. 15, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

BEAVER CREEK BAPTIST

Prayer Rally on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Phillips Memorial Park in Cameron located on NC 24/27 off of U.S. 1. Easter Cantata on Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24, at 6 p.m. Palm Sunday Service on Sunday, March 24, at the 11 a.m. service with the message titled “The Lord Needs You." Address: 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.

BROADWAY BAPTIST

Good Friday service on Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m. Following the service, there will be a free hot dog supper and an after dark Easter egg hunt for the children. Please be sure to bring a basket and a flashlight. For more information, please contact Pastor Larry Pittman at (919) 809-0573.

BUFFALO PRESBYTERIAN

Sunday at 11 a.m. worship service, the Rev. Paul J. Shields, presents sermon: "Pressing On." First Scripture Reading: John 12: 1-8, Second Scripture Reading: Philippians 3: 2-16. Preschool Easter Egg Hunt, March 23 at 10 a.m. Maundy Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. The choir will present a traditional program of Passion music titled, “We Remember Calvary,” arranged by Joel Raney. Holy Communion will be offered. Address: 1333 Carthage Road.

CAMERON GROVE AME ZION

Youth Revival to be held April 17-19 beginning at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Gregory B. Thompson, who is Senior Pastor at Judah International Ministries in Maxton. Address: at 309 Vernon St., Broadway.

CENTER UNITED METHODIST

Helen Little, Haiti Missionary, will be guest speaker on Sunday at the 11 a.m. service. A meal will be served afterward with monies going to the Community Building Center in Haiti. Crafts made by the Haitians will be available for purchase. Address: 4141 S. Plank Road.

CHRIST CHURCH OF DELIVERANCE

Women's Conference, March 21-23: Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m., Sister Barbara Hampton will speak; Friday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. Pastor Anita Anderson will speak, and Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m., Pastor Delia Weeks. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m., 3rd Sunday service at 3 p.m., noonday prayer, Tuesday 12 p.m.; Bible study Wednesday at 7 p.m.; 2nd and 4th Friday night service at 7; intercessory prayer Friday at 11:15 p.m. Address: 2233 Lower Moncure Road.

CHURCH OF MANY COLORS

Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Church service: 11 a.m. Co-Pastor Cynthia Williams will be speaker on Sunday. Address: 2320 Pilson Road.

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. The Men's Prayer Breakfast will be 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. eastsanfordbaptistchurch.org. Address: 300 North Ave.

EDGEWATER 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 a.m. The sermon will be titled “A New Attitude." Special choral music for Lent will highlight worship. The church will also celebrate the payment of the renovation loan and “burn the note” after worship. Good Friday service at 7 p.m. Friday, March 29, and a special Easter worship service starting at 10:30 (not the usual 11 a.m. worship time) on Easter, March 31. edgewoodpc@windstream.net. Pastor: Dr. William C. Hayes. Address: 316 W. McIntosh St.

EMMANUEL CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN

The Fifth Sunday of Lent will be observed this week with Dr. Barry Drum, interim minister, leading the worship. His sermon topic will be “Journey to Jerusalem: The Sheep and the Goats, Part II." The scripture reading will be Matthew 25:31-46. A special offering for “One Great Hour of Sharing” will be received. Candies and small stuffed toys are being collected for CUOC Easter baskets. Children’s Church will be held for children ages 5-12 during the church service. Nursery care is available. A fellowship hour will follow the service. The “Crock-Pot Bible Study” will meet Sunday afternoon at 5:30 in the Fellowship Hall for a light supper and Bible study. Address: corner of Spring Lane and Wilkins Drive.

EPHESUS BAPTIST

Sunday: Gospel Project starting at 9:45 a.m. with worship to follow at 10:50 a.m. Evening worship at 7. Wednesday: Studying the book of Exodus at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Sunday, March 24: Gospel Project starting at 9:45 a.m. Easter cantata “Come to the Cross” will be presented by the Chancel Adult Choir at 10:50 a.m. Lisa Perry, missionary to East Asia, will speak during the evening service at 7. Thursday, March 28: Maundy Thursday Communion at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 30: Community Easter Egg Hunt on church grounds for ages 1 through 11. Egg hunts will be broken down by age groups. Activities will follow the egg hunts. Food will be served. Sunday, March 31: Easter Sunrise Service at 6:45 a.m. outdoors on church grounds with breakfast to follow in the fellowship hall. 8:45 a.m. Gospel Project, 9:50 a.m. morning worship service. Address: 2724 White Hill Road.

EVANS CHAPEL AME ZION

A Gospel Explosion will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. Musical guests include New Creation of Hillsborough, Sensational Friendly Five of Bunnlevel, Nu Image of Erwin, Pat Crawford & One Spirit, Spiritual Creations, The Dowdy Boys of Pittsboro and the Burnetts Chapel Male Chorus of Snow Camp. Advance tickets are $10 and may be purchased before 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets will be $12 at the door. Children tickets are $5. Program will be held at the Silk Hope Community Building, 4221 Silk Hope Road, Siler City. Address: 241 Evans Chapel Road, Siler City.

FAIR PROMISE A.M.E. ZION

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day during the morning service Sunday. Following the service, the Stewardess Board will sponsor a Shamrock Fellowship dinner. Donation $7. A Spring Bazaar will be held Saturday, March 23.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

Sunday: Betty Sherrod, CLP, will lead the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. The men of the church breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. in the Harper Center. Church committees meet at 4:30 p.m. Linten service at noon on Wednesday in the Chapel. Address: 203 Hawkins Ave.

GOD CHOSEN MINISTRY

Sunday: 9 a.m. worship service. Bible Study on Mondays at 7 p.m. Address: 3002 Industrial Drive.

GOD’S FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN CENTER

Saturday at 6 p.m., Unity Program. Guest preacher for the evening will be Evangelist Kimberly M. Johnson from Straight Gate Tabernacle of Faith where Pastor Wayne E. Johnson is pastor. Address: 124 A South Main St., Broadway.

HILLMON GROVE BAPTIST

Sunday: 9:45 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m., worship; 11 a.m., Kids Worship; 5 p.m., - Awana, Youth Bible Study Classes: Outlive Your Life, Radical and What Is God Like?; 7 p.m., Choir Practice. Wednesday: 7 p.m., Adult Bible Study, Youth, Girls in Action, Royal Ambassadors, Mission Friends. Thursday, 7 p.m., Brotherhood Meeting. Address: 384 Hillmon Grove Road, Cameron.

HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST

Sunday: The Association Children’s Bible Drill presentation will be held beginning at 9 a.m. at S. Erwin Baptist Church. Monday: Spring LRBA annual meeting will be held at 6:45 p.m. at S. Erwin Baptist Church. Address: 385 Holly Springs Church Road, Broadway.

HOUSE OF JACOB

Sunday: Speaker at 4:30 p.m. will be Pastor Sidney Melvin from the Greater Highway Church of Christ in Vander. His congregation will accompany him. Address: 123 Gulf St.

JOHNSONVILLE AME ZION

Spring Revival will be held March 18-20. Speaker will be the Rev. Paul Atlas of Oak Grove A.M.E. Zion Church in Erwin. Services start at 7 p.m.

JONESBORO UNITED METHODIST

Lenten worship 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 Rev. Hunter Preston preaching. Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Deadline to enter Chili Cook-Off, Cornbread Bake-Off or Confections Silent Auction is Sunday. See www. JonesboroUMC.org for registration form. Breakfast Fast Lenten Prayer time Mondays, 7-8 a.m. in the sanctuary. Puerto Rico Mission Trip fundraiser Tuesday, 3-9 p.m. at Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt. Zumba classes on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6:15 p.m., $1 fee per class. JUMMen fellowship supper Thursday, March 21, at Brick City Grill. Pastor's Bible study Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Wonderful Wednesday with dinner, Pioneer Clubs, youth and adult studies begins at 5:30 p.m. New bilingual study, “El Aposento Alto/The Upper Room,” begins on March 20, 6:30-8 p.m. People's Choice Chili Cook-Off, Cornbread Bake-Off and Confections Silent Auction on March 23, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 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.

KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

Special service will be held Tuesday, March 26, at 8:30 p.m. Bible talk titled “Does Death End It All?” at 9:30 a.m. on April 14. Address: 2201 Hawkins Ave.

LEMON SPRINGS BAPTIST

Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Children’s Church with Gwen Rackley and Amanda Holt. Wednesday Bible Study. Address: 576 Sanders Road, Lemon Springs.

LEMON SPRINGS UNITED METHODIST

Sunday, Roberta Byram will be speaking at 11 a.m. Sunday School classes for all ages at 10 a.m. Four adult classes: 3-International Lessons; 1-Bible Study. Wednesday events: Covered dish dinner, Wednesdays at 6 p.m.; with Sharing & Music at 6:45 p.m. and Community Gathering, 7 p.m. in Sanctuary. Wednesday, LENT 2013: Transform: How has your life changed because of Jesus Christ? Kathy McNeill will be speaking. 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. Upcoming youth events: Confirmation Sessions, Feb. 3–March 17 (Confirmation next Sunday, March 24). 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.

LIBERTY CHAPEL

Today: Youth Explosion at 6 p.m. with Minister Chris Knight, mime ministry from Cynthia McEachin, dance teams, etc. Strengthening Relationships workshops will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Workshops for couples, singles and youth. Pastors John and Vertell Godbolt from Christ Gospel Church in Fayetteville will be guests. Address: 1855 Old U.S. Hwy. 1, Moncure.

LIFE CHANGERS FELLOWSHIP

Sunday Night BreakOut Service every Sunday at 5 p.m. Address: 291 Wilson Road.

LILLINGTON CHURCH OF GOD

Second Annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 30, from 3-5 p.m. Inflatables, balloon art, face painting, an egg hunt and much more. The Easter Story will be presented by the Jolly Raleigh Klown Alley. The event will be held for free rain or shine. For further information, email: lillingtoncog@gmail.com or call (910) 893-4577.

LITTLE GALILEE

Pre-Anniversary at 7 p.m. today. Minister Otis Steadman will be the preacher from Mt. Carmel Church. Anniversary is for Pastor Barnes. Shoe Rally at 3 p.m. Sunday. Pastor Margaret Allen from Divine Outreach Church of Christ will be preaching. Address: 1205 Vance st.

MERCIFUL HANDS OUTREACH MINISTRY

The 4th Sunday Unity Service will be held at 4 p.m. March 24 featuring Apostle Mary McKoy of The Healing Center Ministry of Erwin. Spirit of Unity with Pastor Archie Ray and Elect Lady Twana L. Ray. God's Fellowship Christian Center, Merciful Hands Outreach Ministry and Zion Hill Christian Center present The Unity Explosion at 4 p.m. March 31 at Merciful Hands Outreach Ministry featuring Apostle Dr. Ron Spears of Faith Power Christian Center in Dunn. Address: 3483 Cameron Drive.

MT. CARMEL PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS

Saturday at 9 a.m., Prayer Breakfast. March 20-22, Spring Revival at 7 p.m. each day. Wednesday's speaker will be Pastor Denise Morris of Prevailing Life Ministries, Thursday's speaker is Apostle Theordore Tribbey of Grace Restoration in Dunn and Friday's speaker will be Apostle Willie Simpson of Gods Plan For You Ministries.

MOUNT NEBO FREEWILL BAPTIST

Saturday at 5 p.m.: Rainbow Tea/Birthday Fundraiser. A skit will be presented. Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m., youth and adult prayer and Bible study every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Address: 3292 Edwards Road, Lemon Springs.

MT. OLIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST

The Missionary Department will sponsor a Mother and Daughter Symposium from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday and at 5 p.m. Sunday. There will be a Missionary march. Speaker will be Minister Cathy Smith. Address: Moncure.

NEW BETHEL F.W.B.

The 13th Anniversary Celebration of The Ties That Bind of Sanford will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday. Address: 1142 Boykin Ave.

NEW LIFE PRAISE

Pastor Roger Thomas will be preaching on “A Cup of Cold Water” at the Sunday 10:30 a.m. worship service. Guest speaker will be James Gibbons from the Gideon’s Sanford Camp. Sunday evening message at 6 is “Speaking to the Dead — Necromancy in Scripture.” Sunday school Bible classes for all ages begin at 9:30 a.m.  Nursery is provided on Sunday morning. Wednesday evenings at 6:30, adult Bible studies. Saturday is the monthly Brotherhood Breakfast at 8 a.m. At 9 a.m., Food Pantry distribution for those in need of a little help with groceries. Address: 2398 Wicker St.

NEW ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST

Missionary Day at 11 a.m. Sunday. Speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Linda Smith, associate pastor of First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. All missionaries are asked to wear white. Address: 3324 Truelove St.

OLIVIA PRESBYTERIAN

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary Homecoming Sunday at 11 a.m. Johnnie Evans with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be the guest speaker. A covered dish meal will be served afterward.

PARADISE AME ZION

YACM weekend. Saturday at 6 p.m. Minister Deon Allbrooks of St. Mark UCOG. Dress in jeans and red shirts. Sunday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Annisa Thompson Little of Evans Metropolitan AME Zion Church. Dress in red/gold or red/black.

PLEASANT HILL FWB

The 5th Pastoral Anniversary of Elder Valine Thompson will begin with services on Thursday night with speaker Rev. E. Williams of Providence Presbyterian Church and on Friday night with Elder Nathane Hooker of The Recovery Room Ministries, Carthage. Services on Thursday and Friday nights will begin at 7. The celebration will continue on Sunday with Sunday morning worship beginning at 11:30 with Rev. John Campbell of Mt. Olive AME Zion Church, Carthage. Lunch will be served after morning worship and the celebration will conclude with a 3 p.m. service with Pastor Phillip Watson of New Generation Church, Sanford. Address: Carthage.

POPLAR SPRINGS AME

Pastor’s Aid Annual Day will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Deloris Williams-Washington of Ebenezer Gospel Assembly. The Annual Missionary Day, sponsored by Mary E. Chesney Women’s Missionary Society, will be held March 24 at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Trish Harleston, M. Div. Direct Minister of Orange Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Durham. White attire is appropriate but not required. Maundy (Holy) Thursday service will be held at 7 p.m. March 28. Sunrise service will be held March 31 at 6:30 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Saundra Bullock-Hunter. There will be no 11 a.m. service on Easter Sunday. Address: 1261 Blackstone Road.

PREVAILING LIFE MINISTRIES

Sunday: Sunday School at 9:15 a.m., prayer at 9:45 a.m., 10 a.m. praise and worship at 11 a.m. with speaker Pastor Herman Morris. Address: 207 McIver St.

ROBINSON CHAPEL AME ZION

Sunday: Men In Black Program at 2:30 p.m. Guests will be Evangelist G. Mayness of Try Jesus Ministries and Pastor Allen of God’s Miracle Center in Nashville. The program is sponsored by Minister Lynn McIver. Address: 236 Castleberry Road.

ST. LUKE HOLINESS

Sunday: Celebrating the 50th Church Anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Lawrence Lee and his church members from Deliverance Tabernacle in Pittsboro will be guests. For more information, contact Pastor Pearline McMillian at (919) 776-3819. Address: 760 Harold Andrews Road, Siler City.

ST. LUKE UNITED METHODIST

The Casey Chapel will be open to the public for 36 hours from 8 p.m. on Friday, March 29 (Good Friday) until 6 a.m. on Easter Sunday, March 31, for an Easter Prayer Vigil. Individuals and groups are invited to join members of the St. Luke UMC congregation in meditation and prayer as Christians celebrate the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Members of the community are cordially invited to attend any of the services and celebrations planned for the Easter weekend. The church will sponsor the following events: Good Friday Services, Friday, March 29, 7-8 p.m. in the sanctuary; Easter Prayer Vigil at 8 p.m. March 29 to Casey Chapel - adjacent to the sanctuary at 6 a.m. March 31; Easter Sunrise Service, Buffalo Cemetery on Firetower Road, 7 a.m., Breakfast at St. Luke Christian Life Center, 9 a.m. Reservations are required:  Call 776-2012 by noon on March 23. Cross of Flowers will be constructed in the outdoor Lewis Lawrence Chapel adjacent to the rear parking lot. Please bring flowers from your garden; Easter Sunday Worship Service in the sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. Members of the community who wish to participate in the Easter Prayer Vigil  may park in front of the church and enter by the Casey Chapel door at any time of the day or night during the prayer vigil. Devotional materials, Prayer Guide cards and soft music will be available to facilitate meditation and prayers. There will be people to provide security. Call (919) 776-2012 for more information. Address: 2915 Wicker St.

ST. THOMAS’ EPISCOPAL

This Fifth Sunday in Lent, there will be two services of Holy Communion, with the first at 8 a.m. and the second at 10 a.m. Fr. Craig J. Lister will officiate at both services. Sunday School starts at 9 a.m. Nursery provided from 8:45 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. 

SALEM PRESBYTERIAN

Salem Spring Celebration. April 27, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Free games, free cookout and music. Activities for kids and adults. 145th Anniversary, Saturday, May 19. Address: 3554 Avents Ferry Road.

SHEPHERD'S FLOCK BAPTIST

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. 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

Fellowship breakfast prepared by the men of Solid Rock and Food Bank Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. with Food Bank food distribution at 10 a.m. Sunday morning 10:30 and Sunday evening guest speaker, Dr. Bill Pennell, will bring a message about work being done for the Lord overseas. Adult Bible Study and Youth Classes at 9:15 a.m. Nursery and Children's Church provided. Bring a covered dish Wednesday at 6 p.m. Wednesday morning prayer at 9, Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study 7-8 p.m.; also children/youth classes ages 3 to 18 years old. Food Bank distribution is the 3rd Saturday morning of each month at 10. solidrockcommunitychurch.net. For more information or transportation, call (919) 775-9939 or (919) 777-6579. Address: 989 White Hill Road.

STAR OF HOPE ORIGINAL FREEWILL BAPTIST

The Young People Christian League “YPCL” will host a Late Night Crazy Praise at 9 p.m. today. Youth from various churches will exhibit talents through singing, mime dancing and gospel comedy. Saturday at 5 p.m., a fashion show and spaghetti dinner. Tickets are $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Sylvia Bland at (919) 721-0333. Sunday at 11 a.m., Family and Friends Day. Casual dress. Dinner will be served. Address: 2834 Dalrymple St.

SWANN STATION BAPTIST

Sunday at 12 p.m.: Spaghetti Lunch Fundraiser in church fellowship building. Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, dessert and drink. Donations will send mission team to Mexico this summer. Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m., worship at 11 am., adult and youth Bible studies from 5 until 6 p.m. and Awana from 5 until 6:30 p.m. Address: 7592 Hwy. 87 South.

TRAMWAY BAPTIST

Morning Fellowship will begin at 9:45 a.m. followed by Sunday School at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11 with Dr. Allen preaching on "The Word of Distress." Adult Bible Study, Youth, CIA's, and Mission Friends will meet Wednesday evening at 6:30. Address: 2401 Jefferson Davis Hwy.

TRINITY LUTHERAN

Fifth Sunday in Lent worship service will be ministered by the Rev. Timothy Martin. Worship services start at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services. Coffee hour follows the second service. Sunday School convenes at 9:15 a.m. Men’s Mission organizational meeting follows the second service and the TLC Youth Group will meet after the second service. Boy Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Lenten meal begins at 5:30 p.m. and the service is at 6:30 p.m. Address: 525 Carthage St.

TRUE GOSPEL UNITED CHURCH OF GOD

Annual Prayer Clinic at 1 p.m. Saturday. Theme: Prayer Still Works. Different speakers. Address: 405 Third St.

ZION HILL CHRISTIAN CENTER

Today at 7:30 p.m., Pastor Al Smith and Evang. Beatrice Smith will conduct services. Saturday: Rev. Richard Carnegie from Love, Faith, Outreach Ministries will speak at 5 p.m. Women’s Conference will be held March 21-23 at 7 p.m. Address: 1360 Osgood Road.