Church News, October 1, 2013

Oct. 01, 2013 @ 12:23 AM
The Forest City Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is inviting the public to their Fall Family Festival on Friday, October 11 at 6:00 PM. Activities for all ages will include games, music, dancing, and ideas to help strengthen families. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served, and guests may bring a side or dessert to share if they wish. The event, including dinner, is free of charge and will be held at the Forest City Ward building at 250 Mount Pleasant Church Road in Forest City. For more information, contact Kendall Oliphant at 755-7130.
Anyone needing a ride to Forest City Four Square Church, call Mike at 657-5839 or 289-3514 or 248-1635
Food pantry available at West Point Baptist Church, Union Road in Rutherfordton. Call 287-0165 to set up appointment to pick up food. 
The Epicenter Church is offering paid scholarships from  25%-100% off our after School Program for 5-12th grades. (Younger siblings will also qualify.) For more info, call 828-305-1387.
Green Hill Baptist Church stocks a clothes closet and food pantry for anyone in need of assistance. Call 828-287-2170 or 828-980-5213.
Wednesday, October 3
The Rutherford County Visual Arts Guild Open Studio 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come and paint with others/any medium. $5 non members. Call 828-288-5009 for info.
Friday, October 4
2013 Missions Conference at Trinity Wesleyan Church, 291 Harmon Street, Forest City. Murray tiles' testimony Friday at 7 p.m. and them teen pizza party; Jesus in the Jewish Festivals, Sat at 7 p.m.; Israel and the Middle East In Conflict, Sunday at 11 a.m.; Jesus in the Passover, sunday at 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 5
Poorman's Benefit Supper for Johnny Edwards, Jr. at Bethel Baptist Church, Main Street, Ellenboro from 4 until 7 p.m. Adults $6, ages 6-11 $3, under 6 free. 828-223-4068.
Free Clothes Closet at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church from 9 to 11 a.m. 245-4771 for more info.
Country Bazaar at Oak Grove United Methodist Church from 7 a.m. until. BBQ supper from 4 until 7:30 (prepared by Appalachian Q Crew). 1507 Oak Grove Church Road.
Women of Strength Brunch at Jesus Way Christian Ministries, Old Ball Park Road, Spindale from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Praise and worship service and brunch. Call 828-289-5129 for info.
Country Ham and Chicken Supper (all you can eat) at Rock Springs Baptist Church in Rutherfordton from 4 p.m. until; adults $10, 5-11 $4, 5 and under free.
SWA Wrestling at Forest City Armory at 8 p.m. $6. Dedicated in memory of Jeff James.
Sunday, October 6
Gospel Singing: Riverside Baptist Church in Harris featuring the Lamberts
Gettys Reunion at Duncan's Creek Presbyterian Church, 1658 Duncan's Creek Road at 1 p.m. Bring covered dishes. Call 704-487-5480 for info.
Rollins Family Reunion - Mountain View Baptist Church Fellowship Building, Hwy 221 South, Rutherfordton. Lunch at 1 p.m. Bring a well-filled basket. Contact 287-9748
Gospel Singing at Village Chapel Church, 141 Huntley Street, Forest City; featuring The Brothers and Sisters.
Homecoming Service at Union Mills Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. at 6130 Hudlow Road. There will be a meal after the service. 
Monday, October 7
The Rutherford Community Chorus rehearses Monday nights at First Baptist Church, Forest City, from 7:30 until 9 pm. New singers welcome to join the chorus at first rehearsal on Monday. Contact Tony Spencer at or (828) 289-4638.
Saturday, October 12
Golden Trumpets 68th Anniversary Concert at Faith Temple Worship Center, Kentucky Street, Spindale at 6 p.m.
Spaghetti Supper at Thermal City United Methodist Church,  301 Thermal City Rd. Union Mills at 4 pm. Adults $7, Children $3  Under 5 free. Take out plates available. Proceeds support the church.
Fall Festival at Pleasantview Community Church (just behind KidsPlay) from 4 until 8 p.m. Chicken/Fish Fry; face painting, pumpkin carving, cake walk, cake auction, music and more.
Saturday, October 19
Southern Gospel Singing: Royal Quartet at Carolina Clinchfield Historical Society in Bostic at 6 p.m.  
Sunday, October 20
Gospel Choir Anniversary at St. John AME Zion Church, Rutherfordton at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday October 26
BBQ Cook Off and BBQ Dinner at Long Branch Road Baptist Church, 621 Long Branch Road, Forest City. Cooking begins at 7 a.m.; judging at 4 p.m. Each team of 4 people will cook (2 each) chicken, a rack of ribs and a Boston Butt. The church will supply the meat (ribs and Boston butts) and cooking space. Teams will supply ingredients, cooking unit, fuel, utencils, tables, chairs, tents, etc. 1st Place - $125 and a trophy, 2nd Place - $50, 3rd Place – $25. Call (828) 429-0609 or (828) 429-4479
Saturday, October 26
Bill's Creek Baptist Church Golf Tournament at 9 a.m. at Apple Valley Golf Course, Lake Lure. Space limited; enter by Oct. 11; contact 828-625-4956, 625-0790 or 828-694-3043; to benefit Guatemala and home mission work.
Ladies' Conference at Yancey Street Baptist Church in Marion at 6 p.m. Covered Dish Meal at 5. RSVP at 828-652-2713 by 10/19.
Saturday, November 2
Christmas Bazaar at Long Branch Road Baptist Church, 621 Long Branch Road, Forest City from 7 am – 2 pm. Vendors/crafters/exhibitors welcome - both indoor and outdoor tables available. Food will be available. Space/table fee is $25. For details contact Laurie Crowe at or (828) 429-4479
Sunday, November 3
Gospel Singing: Riverside Baptist Church in Harris featuring His Glory Gospel Quartet
Sunday, December 8
Gospel Singing: Riverside Baptist Church in Harris featuring Truly Blessed