Church Events
PINE NEEDLE SALE THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF OCTOBER at Salem United Methodist Church.  This fundraiser is hosted by the youth group.  Pickup, delivery or put out all available.  To preorder, call 704-732-1131.
10/25- Youth With A Mission of OLD ST. PAULS LUTHERAN CHURCH is sponsoring a FALL FESTIVAL from 5-8pm in the Family Life Center with activities for the whole family.  
10/25- BETHEL LUTHERAN CHURCH of Claremont will have its 83rd CHICKEN POT PIE SUPPER at the church, located at the corner of Riverbend and Bolick Roads.  Take out only will be at the parish hall from 1 to 3:30pm and Dine-in at the Family Life Center will be from 5pm on.  Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 & under.  All take-outs are $8.  The supper will include all the chicken pot pie you can eat with all the fixings’ and homemade desserts.
10/25- AUGUSTANA LUTHERAN CHURCH OF HICKORY will be having their FALL FESTIVAL COMMUNITY OUTREACH from 9am to 4pm.  For more information, call 828-328-6706 or visit
10/26- FIRST BAPTISTH CHURCH in Gastonia will host its FALL FESTIVAL from 4-6pm at 2650 Union Road in Gastonia.  Festival will feature Trunk or Treat, Bouncy Houses, Carnival Games, Prizes, Food and Candy.  For more information, call 704-865-8576.
10/26- CATAWBA HEIGHTS CHURCH OF GOD will host TRUNKS OF TREATS FALL FESTIVAL 5:30-7pm.  It will feature Food, Fun & Games!  Call 704-827-1528 for details.
10/27- GOSPEL SINGING featuring HIS GLORY begins at 7pm at New Buffalo Baptist Church in Earl.
10/29- SHADY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH, 3240 Tryon Courthouse Rd, Cherryville, will host a FALL FESTIVAL 6:30-9pm.  EVERYONE WELCOME!  Games, Prizes, Trunk-or-Treat, Fun, Food, Fellowship & More!  Call 704-435-9605 for more information.
10/31- GRACE CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 4336 Grace Chapel Road, will have a TRUNK O’ WEEN 5:30 to 7:30 at the church.  There will be games, food, trunk or treating from cars & more!
10/31- SARDIS LUTHERAN CHURCH, 3103 NC 10 W, Hickory, plans an annual TRUNK OR TREAT from 6-8pm at the church.  Call 828-462-1062 for more information.
10/31- LEONARDS FORK BAPTIST CHURCH will be having a HALLOWEEN TRUNK-OR-TREAT!  The church is located at 1462 Leonard’s Fork Church Road.  Trunk or Treat Haunted Hay Rides & Much More!
10/31- OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH of Lincolnton will have a safe alternative to trick or treating event 6-8pm at the church.  Event is FREE & open to the public.  The church is located at 1139 Oak Grove Church Road.
11/1- BETHLEHEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 6753 Hwy 182, Cherryville, will hold their annual BARBECUE 4pm-8pm.  Adults, $8; Children 12-6, $5; Under 5, FREE.  Menu includes:  Barbecue or Chicken, all the trimmings.  Dine-In or Carryout.  Proceeds will go to building fund.
11/1- HOPEWELL UNITED MTHODIST CHURCH will have its annual CHICKEN PIE AND DUMPLING SUPPER from 4:30pm on at 2211 Hopewell Church Road in Sherrills Ford.  Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 & under.  The menu includes chicken pie, dumplings, homemade rolls, sweet potatoes, green beans, Cole slaw, dessert & drink.  For more information, call the church at 828-478-9625.
11/1- VICTORY GROVE TABERNACLE of Lincolnton will be hosting a COMMUNITY WIDE FALL FESTIVAL from 4pm to 7pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend!  There will be a costume contest, cake walks, 3 large inflatables, slide, crayon fun house, hay rides and many carnival style games.  Also,, lots of food and prizes for everyone!  All kids will receive a large treat bag.  The best part is that it’s ALL FREE!!!! Phone:  704-735-9097.  Address:  457 Victory Grove Church Rd, Lincolnton.
11/2- FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 190 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, presents JAY ODEN IN CONCERT, “An Organ & Brass Recital” at 7:30pm.  Call 704-864-4371 for details.
11/7- SALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will host "DOC'S HOLIDAY" DINNER THEATRE on November 7 & 9 in the church's Christian Life Center.  The doors open at 6:30pm and the show is at 7pm.  Tickets for adults are $15 and kids 12 or younger are $8 each.  Tickets can be purchased through at 704-483-5563.  Church is located at 378 N Pilot Knob Rd in Denver.  For more information, call 704-483-2771.
11/8- There will be a FALL FESTIVAL at 5:00pm at Hephzibah A.M.E. Presbyterian Church on Hephzibah Church Road.  There will be Free Hotdogs, Chips & Soft Drinks.  There will also be games & prizes for children!  Plenty of Fellowship!
11/8- PLEASANT HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Warlick Road, Casar, will host a BBQ SUPPER 4pm to 8pm at the church.  Menu:  BBQ Pork or Chicken, BBQ Slaw, Buns, Pickles, Baked Beans or Green Beans, Desserts, Tea, Coffee.  CARRY OUT AVAILABLE!  Adults:  $8.  Children:  Under 6, Free; 6-12, $5.  PROCEEDS GO TO CHURCH BUDGET!
11/8- THE WOODSMEN QUARTET will be in concert at Newton Church of God, 412 West 13th Street, Newton, at 7pm.  A love offering will be received.  Call 828-464-5851 for more information.
11/8- REHOBETH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Sherrills Ford Road, Terrell, will have a BARBECUE FEAST at 11am.  On the menu is barbecue, Cole slaw, sweet potatoes, and multitudes of desserts!  Eat-in or Take out!  Food is served until the BBQ is gone.  Tickets may be bought at the door.  For more information, call the church at 828-478-2518 between 9am & noon Mon-Fri.
11/14- VETERAN’S DAY TRIBUTE CONCERT will be held at Parkwood Baptist Church, 1729 E Garrison Boulevard, Gastonia at 6:00pm.  Concert will feature:  MC, Jack Kimbro, Meredith Parks, Rex Smith, Chapel Grove Quartet, Golden Valley Crusaders, The Songsters.  SPECIAL GUEST:  The World War II Last Man’s Club.  Event is sponsored by Cornerstone Christian Center.  No Admission Charge!  Love offering will be taken.  There will also be color guard, door prizes & patriotic activities.  For more info, call 704-867-8749 or 704-864-9185.
11/14- THE FREEMANS will be in concert at VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH OF HICKORY!  Tickets are $10.50 in advance and $15 at the door.  Ticket price includes a meal & the concert.  The meal is at 6pm and the concert is at 7pm.  The church is located at 7255 Burke County Road in Hickory.  For more information or to order tickets, call 828-244-6122.
TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH of Vale, NC is conducting a recycling campaign.  The church is accepting newspapers, cardboard and magazines.  Proceeds will go to the Christian Ministry of Lincoln County.  For more information, call the church office at 704-276-1257.
HOMELESS SHELTERS SEEKING DONATIONS!!!  Donations for the Lighthouse and The Beacon, the homeless shelters operated by APC are looking for Non-perishable and breakfast foods, paper supplies, especially toilet paper, as well as soap and cleaning supplies. *ALSO!  Your Church or organization can volunteer to provide supper for the shelters (enough for 60 people).  Drop off at 407 W. Warren Street, Shelby, Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm.  Questions?  Call 704-487-9325 or e-mail
Friday, October 24, 2008