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Harvest sale

Center United Methodist Church will be holding a harvest sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4141 S. Plank Road, Sanford. Barbecue plates cost $ 10 and are sold through drive-thru.

Back home

The Taylor Memorial Baptist Church will hold the reunion from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 26. The church is located at 4164 Hoffman Road, Jackson Springs.

The theme is “TMBC: Make a Difference! “

“We will hear both face-to-face and video testimonials from current and former members of how TMBC has helped them in their walk with the Lord,” said a spokesperson. “You are invited to join us for Sunday school at 9:30 am. The children’s church will be offered during worship service time at 10:30 am.”

Due to COVID-19, there will be no post-service meals this year.

“We also encourage (but it is not mandatory) that those present in person wear masks,” the spokesperson said.


The Red Branch Baptist Church, located at 1748 Old River Road, Carthage, will host a family life conference on October 2-3.

The guest speaker is Dr. Bill Korver, Carolina Bible College, who will help attendees re-prioritize Bible truths for their families and marriages.

Services will take place Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

“Please join us for this very important event,” said a spokesperson.

Community Bible study

Pinehurst’s Community Bible Study (CBS), a non-denominational Bible study, invites those interested to join a 30-week study on 1 & 2 Peter, Christian Living and Colossians. The class will meet on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., until May 3. Women and men of all ages are welcome. Related programs for children and youth are available for registered parents or guardians.

In addition, an online study for women will be offered on Wednesdays. Online courses will be led by a CBS trained facilitator on Zoom.

CBS’s mission is to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through compassionate and in-depth Bible study, accessible to all. Each CBS study is authored by Bible scholars, based on the scriptures, and includes a three-part approach with personal study questions, a small group discussion, and a weekly teaching session.

Christian Science

“Reality” is the subject of the Christian Science Bible Lesson Sermon for Sunday, September 26th. The Christian Science Society service begins at 10 am and will be held at the Civic Club, 105 S. Ashe St., Southern Pines.

The Society maintains a reading room at 173A NE Broad St. in Southern Pines where there are useful articles on a range of topics, reports of healing accomplished through prayer alone, and resources for Bible study. The reading room is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Call (910) 692-7759.

Our Lutheran Savior

Our Lutheran Church of the Savior has Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. via Zoom for now and a worship service at 10:30 a.m. which is both in person and via vimeo online-

There is a small in-person service in the sanctuary on Wednesdays at noon.

Communion at the wheel takes place on the first Sunday of the month at noon. There is a 15-minute service on FM 89.5, followed by Communion.

The church is located at 1517 Luther Way, Southern Pines. For more information, visit or call (910) 692-2662.

Lutheran Saint Paul

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Whispering Pines has services at 9 a.m. every Sunday.

Bible study takes place on Thursday at 3:30 p.m., with a short study after church on Sunday. Our parish post is online on our Facebook page.

There will be a church picnic on Saturday, September 25 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Thaggard Lake Lodge in Whispering Pines.

St. Paul Lutheran is located at 3253 Niagara-Carthage Road in Whispering Pines.

For more information, call (307) 214-8166.

Mt. Pleasant CC

The Mt. Pleasant Christian Church, located at 4460 Lobelia Road, Vass, has church services at 11 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Sunday school services start at 9.45 a.m. Masks are optional. Social distancing is privileged.

The village chapel

The village chapel offers in-person and live services. The village chapel is open for all Sunday services (8:15 am, 9:30 am and 11:00 am) every Sunday, with back-up procedures to minimize health risks. Sunday services are broadcast live and can be viewed at or

The eighth season of The Village Chapel Music Series kicks off Sunday, September 26 at 4 p.m. with a hymn festival. Join us for a service of congregational hymns and choral hymns, conducted by the Chapel Choir under the direction of Chapel Music Director Stephen Gourley.

The village chapel choir is open to singers aged 16 and over. Rehearsals take place Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 pm The chapel choir conducts all musical elements during religious services at 9:30 am and 11 am as well as special services throughout the year. All inquiries should be directed to Stephen Gourley at [email protected] or 295-6003.

The village chapel children’s choir meets on Sunday morning after the 9:30 am church service. The children present musical offerings in worship every month. At the moment, the face covering is mandatory for everyone participating in the children’s choir. Inquiries should be directed to Deborah Holden at [email protected]

The youth group meets on Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Care Cottage (55 Community Road), with the exception of the first Sunday of each month.

Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina The “sacred reading” meets in the shrine every Monday at noon, led by Pastor John.

The Thursday Men’s Fellowship Bible Study, led by Pastor Ashley, meets at 4 p.m. at Care Cottage and will study the book of 1 Samuel.

Pastor John’s CS Lewis class takes place on Fridays at 10 a.m. at Chapel Hall.

A prayer service with communion and homily takes place every Thursday in the sanctuary at 10 a.m.

On Wednesday October 13, the church will host Heritage Hall-a-palooza, a fundraising evening to benefit the furnishing of our new building, Heritage Hall. There will be a live auction, an authentic Jordan BBQ dinner with all the props, live music from the McKenzie Brothers, a raffle and more. For more information, call the office at (910) 295-6003.

The retreat for men from the community is open to all Christian men from the larger community. This year’s retreat is scheduled for Saturday, November 13, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse Main Ballroom at Pinehurst # 9. Breakfast would include coffee, water and sandwiches. breakfast. Lunch would be a choice of two different sandwiches, all served with fries, pickles and dessert. Bee coffee, soft drinks and iced tea will be provided at all times. The cost is $ 28 per person. You can pay by check payable to The Village Chapel and in the “memo section” write RETREAT or pay online by going to, click on the “donate” tab in the upper right corner, select “Men’s Ministry” from the drop-down menu, then in the Memo box, type “Men’s Retreat.” The agenda will include Communion and one or two guest speakers. The first guest speaker is Edward Graham, son of Franklin Graham and little -son of Dr Billy Graham. Edward graduated from West Point, then served in the military as a ranger / special operations officer for eight deployments. At the end of 2018, he left the military after 16 years to become a vice -President of Programs and Government Relations for Samaritan’s Purse.

Dementia Caregiver Support Group meetings are currently on hold, although support is still available. For more information, contact Pat Soler at [email protected] or call (925) 708-3691.

The Village Chapel is an interfaith church welcoming Christians of all faiths to worship with us, located at 10 Azalea Road, Pinehurst. For more information about The Village Chapel’s regular programs and activities, or upcoming Christian education classes, call The Village Chapel office at (910) 295-6003. The website is

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