Church News, August 17, 2013

Aug. 17, 2013 @ 12:23 AM
The Epicenter Church will have an after school program beginning this coming school year for students in grades 5 through 12. Tutoring, homework assistance, wifi, games, video games, basketball, volleyball and concessions will be available. Additional classes will be offered — music lessons, cooking lessons. Cost will be less than daycare pricing. School pickup will be available. Please call 828-305-3888 for more info and pricing. 
The Endowment Committee of First United Methodist Church, Forest City is now taking applications from non-profit organizations for their 2014 Endowment Grants. If you are interested, please call 828-245-6446 for an application. Applications are due back by: September 23, 2013
Food pantry available at West Point Baptist Church, Union Road in Rutherfordton. Call 287-0165 to set up appointment to pick up food. 
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.
Friday, August 16
First Wesleyan Church of Forest City will host a Change Purse event at 6:30 p.m. to raise awareness of sex trafficking. Change Purse is a non-profit organization committed to fighting sex trafficking through raising awareness and financially supporting faith based organizations that provide hope, healing, and resoration, through their direct work with victims and survivors of sex trafficking. Change Purse donates profits generated through collecting donated purses that are new or in like-new condition and selling them via the online store, awareness events, and home parties. We will be selling and collecting purses the night of the event. Light refreshments will also be served.
Vacation Bible School at Caroleen Baptist Church Friday and Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. Registration Friday at 5:30 p.m.  for ages 5 to 12. Theme Growing in Friendship with Jesus.
Saturday, August 17
Chicken Pie Supper: High Shoal Baptist Church, 284 High Shoals Church Road, Henrietta; from 4 to 6 p.m.; adults $6, 6-12 $3, under 6 free; proceeds to Needy Family Christmas Fund. 657-6448.
BBQ Fundraiser at Big Springs Baptist Church in Hollis-Polkville Community from 4 to 7 p.m. Donation only. Dine-in or take-out. For more info call 828-223-3001
Benefit Singing and Spaghetti Dinner: Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Family Life Center from 5 to 7:30 p.m. for Tommie and Sandra Earley. Food and music starts at 5, dinner served until 7:30. Donations accepted.
Sunday, August 18
Southern Gospel Singing: Royal Quartet at Sandy Level Baptist Church in Bostic at 10:30 a.m.
Southern Gospel Singing: Royal Quartet at Piney Mountain Baptist Church in Ellenboro at 6 p.m. 
Homecoming at Harris First Baptist Church. Worship at 11 followed by lunch. Gospel singing at 2 p.m. featuring The Lamberts   
Floyd's Creek Baptist Church, 2004 Chase High Road, Forest City, will welcome the Zambian Vocal Group at 11 a.m. Come hear the rich, rhythmic vocal harmonies of these five men from Zambian Africa. For more info call 828-245-1059.
Revival: Jerusalem Baptist Church, Sunday through Tuesday. Sunday at 3 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, August 20
Join us every Tuesday night at The Epicenter Church for Emerge Youth Ministries at 7 pm for ages 12-18 and once a month for our Elevate service for ages 12-28  located in our student center located at 131 Countryside Dr Forest City, NC. For more info go to our website at
Sunday, August 25
Southern Gospel Singing: Royal Quartet at Coopers Gap Baptist Church in Mill Springs at 6 p.m.  
Homecoming Services at Robertson Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Bostic; Guest speaker Rev. Dan Hensley; SS at 10 and worship at 11 followed by covered dish luncheon.
Homecoming at West Point Baptist Church, Union Road, Rutherfordton; Worship at 10 a.m., followed by covered dish meal.
Southern Gospel Singing at Sandy Plains Baptist Church on New House Road at 6 p.m featuring Americans Quartet.
Gospel Singing: True Word Baptist Church, 1071 S. Broadway Street, Forest City; featuring groups from North and South Carolina at 4 p.m. For info, 828-248-2812.
Saturday, August 31
Free Clothes Closet: at Pleasant Grove UMC on Hudlow Road from 9 until 11 a.m. All are welcome. For info 828-245-4771.
Sunday, September 1
Gospel Singing: Riverside Baptist Church in Harris featuring Living By Faith
Gospel Singing Explosion: Chase High School Auditorium at 5 p.m. featuring JB and Focus, Rolajuwon Harris, Nu Direction, Browning Brothers, Gospel Crusaders, Golden Trumpets; limited advance tickets $10. At door $15, age 6-12 $5. For info 828-248-2812 or 828-223-1297.
Sunday, September 29
Southern Gospel Singing: Royal Quartet at First Baptist Church in Cliffside at 6 p.m.  
Sunday, October 6
Gospel Singing: Riverside Baptist Church in Harris featuring the Lamberts
Saturday, October 19
Southern Gospel Singing: Royal Quartet at Carolina Clinchfield Historical Society in Bostic at 6 p.m.  
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