Houses of Worship

This directory of Houses of Worship service providers was compiled by Sandhills PRIDE to provide the Moore County LGBTQ+ community with a listing of local professionals who are accepting of the LGBTQ+ community and welcome its business.

Congregational Church of Pinehurst, UCC

895 Linden Road
Pinehurst, NC

The Congregational Church of Pinehurst (CCP) mission is to follow Jesus’ way of love, justice and inclusion by recognizing and celebrating the diversity of God’s people. We are an ONA congregation that we interpret as Open to all; and Affirming of All. As such we have a partnership with Sandhills Pride. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey today, you will be welcomed at CCP. CCP is located across from Elliott’s Restaurant. We worship every Sunday at 10:00am and you are welcome to check us out. You can learn more about our church by visiting our website:

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

350 E. Massachusetts Ave.
Southern Pines, NC

The clergy and leadership at Emmanuel Episcopal have been very supportive of Sandhils Pride and our mission. For the past two years, we have held our Thanksgiving potluck at Emmanuel Episcopal, and have been welcomed warmly. Many supporters of Sandhills Pride are church members.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Sandhills

1320 Rays Bridge Rd.
Whispering Pines, NC 28327

The core of Unitarian Universalism is the freedom of belief along with the responsibility to seek truth and meaning. There is no set creed and there are no required beliefs. We are united by our freedom to question, our agreement that it is all right to be in doubt, and that the search for individual truth may be aided by common effort.  We invite all who share our vision to join us in this spiritual journey.

We are a welcoming congregation who envision a life filled with compassion for all, where the LGBTQ+ community is able to experience the inherent worth and dignity of every person.

The Sandhills Jewish Congregation

Beth Shalom

131 Jackson Springs Rd.
Jackson Springs, NC 27281

The Sandhills Jewish Congregation at Temple Beth Shalom is the only Jewish congregation within an hour drive. While the temple belongs to the Union for Reform Judaism, its members include Jewish families of all denominations. The congregation welcomes the LGBT community, and is served by Rabbi Kenneth Brickman, who, with his husband, divides his time between Pinehurst and NYC.