Church News, October 25, 2013

Oct. 25, 2013 @ 12:20 AM
The Epicenter Church currently has openings for our After School Program. This is for 5-12th grades. If kids have younger siblings, they will also qualify as well. Stop in and see what we have to offer. Homework assistance, tutoring, after school pick up, video games, basketball, volleyball, wifi, concessions, movies and fitness programs, charm classes and much more available! Cost is very affordable.131 Countryside Dr, Forest City, NC. For more info, please call 828-305-1387.
New By-Laws: As of October 6, 2013, Faith Baptist Church, 149 West Main Extension, Forest City has new by-laws. If you wish to continue being a member, you need to come back to church and have regular attendance. 
Anyone needing a ride to Forest City Four Square Church, call Mike at 657-5839 or 289-3514 or 248-1635
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, October 25 
Chicken pie supper at Salem United Methodist Church, Bostic from 4:30-8:00 p.m. Adults $8; children (5-12) $5; (under 5) free. Take-out available (245-8518). Proceeds to benefit Salem UMC ministries.
Fall Festival at Piney Ridge CME Church, 4421 Hudlow Road, Union Mills has been cancelled.
Remove The Shackles Men's Crusade at New Bethel AME Zion Church, Forest Street, Forest City Friday night at 7 p.m. and Saturday starts with breakfast, workshops, lunch and preaching. For info 704-918-2558.
Benefit Poor Man's Supper at Harriett Memorial Free Will Baptist Church, 1938 Hwy. 221-A in the Caroleen community beginning at 4 p.m. Donation of $6 or more. Take outs available. Call 657-9446 to place an order. Proceeds to help cancer patient David Scoggins with medical expenses.
Saturday October 26
BBQ Cook Off and BBQ Dinner at Long Branch Road Baptist Church, 621 Long Branch Road, Forest City. Cooking at 7 a.m.; judging at 4 p.m. Teams of 4 people will cook (2 each) rack of ribs and Boston Butt. Church will supply 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
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.
Angel Divine Faith Church will be sponsoring a Fish Fry/Hot Dog Sale at the Green Hill Fire Department starting at 11 a.m. All proceeds will go towards Pastors Anniversary.  
Chicken Pie Supper at Mountain Creek Baptist Church, 710 Mountain Creek Road, Rutherfordton (Gilkey) from 4:30 until ... Adults $8, 6-12 $4 and under 6 free. Proceeds for new life center.
Poor Man's Supper and Gospel Singing at Caroleen United Methodist Church, 137 Mills Avenue, Caroleen. Supper from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Singing will follow. Proceeds for Matthew Pannell Shining Star Foundation.
Breakfast Fundraiser at Fatz Cafe in Forest City from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Profits for youth of Gold Hill Baptist Church. $7 adults. Under 6 free.
Yard Sale: at Jesus Way Ministries at Youth Empowerment  from 7 a.m. until. Proceeds for Haiti Mission.
Fish Fry at Tanner's Grove United Methodist Church from 4 until 7 p.m. Adults $9, Children $5. Carry outs available.
Fall Festival at Race Path Baptist Church from 2 to 8 p.m. Inflatables, games, face painting and fun. Chili and soup dinner. Proceeds for youth ministry.
Sunday October 27
Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale Fundraiser in the Parish Hall of The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 1024 W. Main Street in Forest City from 10:15 a.m. til 2:30 p.m. $5 Adult and $3 under 12. Take out orders are available. Proceeds for Knights Charities.
Fall Festival from 5 - 8 p.m. at Mount Vernon Baptist Church. A free hotdog supper, costume contest, Holy Hayride (featuring Biblical characters throughout the route) and Trunk or Treat will be happening in the parking lot. The community is invited to join us for the fun and it is open to all ages. Mount Vernon Bapt is located at 2676 Hudlow Rd. Forest City. Call (828)286-9294 for more information
Family and Friends Day at Piney Ridge CME Church. Worship at 11 a.m.; picnic to follow.
Choir Anniversary, New Salem CME Church, 784 Pleasant Hill Loop Road at 3:30 p.m. Contact Bro. Walter Abrams @ 864 804-2577 or Sis. Tasha Barnette @ 828 755-5035.
Gospel Singing at Full Gospel Revival Church, Hwy. 6/74A Rutherfordton; featuring Soul Vision at 2 p.m.
Dr. Dan Goldberg, a representative of Chosen People Ministries will speak at Crestview Baptist church at 10;30 a.m. His message will be on Middle East Prophecy.
Forest City Foursquare Church and Pastor Ricky Poteat invite everyone to help celebrate what God has done over the last 31 years at their church. They will host Ken Turner and Valor III in concert that morning at 10:30 am. Then enjoy a potluck meal afterwards.
Homecoming at Grace Missionary Methodist Church, 965 Kelly Road, Caroleen; service begins at 10. Singing from 10 to 11 featuring Gospel Travelers. Guest speaker at 11 a.m. service Pastor Lamar Hewitt. Lunch following the service. Bring well-filled basket.
Family and Friends Day and Church Anniversary Picnic: Worship at 11 a.m.
Church Family Reunion at Bethel Baptist Church of Ellenboro beginning with a concert by Simple Faith at 10:15 am, followed by 11:00 am worship service and covered dish lunch. Everyone's invited!  
Preacher Appreciation Day at Faith Baptist Church, 149 West Main Ext., Forest City. Worship service at 11 a.m. All are welcome.
Wednesday, October 30
Trunk or Treat at First Presbyterian Church at 6 p.m.; hot dog dinner served; 828-553-6426
Thursday, October 31
Halloween Trunk-a-Treat at 6 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 149 West Main Extension in Forest City.
Trunk or Treat Thursday at Long Branch Road Baptist Church, 621 Long Branch Road, Forest City from 6 - 8 pm.
Trunk or Treat at Spindale United Methodist Church, East Main Street in Spindale at Methodist Drive from 6 until 7 p.m.
Trunk or Treat at Union Mills Presbyterian Church, 6130 Hudlow Rd., Union Mills beginning at 5 pm.
Trunk or Treat at Race Path Baptist Church from 6 to 7 p.m.
Trunk or Treat in the fellowship hall of Mount Pisgah United Church of God from 5 to 8 p.m. All are invited.
Trunk or Treat at Southern Baptist Church on Railroad Avenue in Ruth from 5 to 8 p.m. Food games and trunk or treat.
Hot Dog Supper and Trunk or Treat at St. John AME Zion Church, N. Ridgecrest Avenue, Rutherfordton beginning at 6 p.m. Hot dog supper $2.
Noah's Ark Party at Floyd's Creek Baptist Church, 2004 Chase High Road, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Games, hayrides, cakewalk and lots of candy and fun. Kids up to 5th grade are invited. Dress as a favorite Bible character or other kid-friendly theme. 
If you have any questions, please email me or call at 828-245-1059. Thank you.
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
Operation Inasmuch at West Point Baptist Church, 1160 Union Road, Rutherfordton from 8 a.m. until noon. Clothes closet, food give-away, car wash and service. for info call 828-287-0165.
Community Breakfast at Mount Vernon Community Club on Hudlow from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Plates $5. Sponsored by Mount Vernon Baptist Church Youth and Children for summer camps for the children.
Spaghetti Supper at Thermal City United Methodist Church, 301 Thermal City Road  Union Mills from 4 p.m. until. Aduults $7, Children $3, under 5 free. Take Outs available.
Fall Festival at Bill's Creek Baptist Church, 1475 Bill's Creek Road in Lake Lure from 3 to 6 p.m. Benefit for Guatemala Mission work. (828-625-5517).
Free Clothes Closet at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church on Hudlow Road from 9 to 11 a.m. 828-245-4771.
Sunday, November 3
Gospel Singing: Riverside Baptist Church in Harris featuring His Glory Gospel Quartet
Award-winning Canadian Christian country singer/songwriter Trevor Baker will presnt his "Old but timely" message of home and encouragement with two local performances; 11 a.m. at First Broad Baptist Church in Bostic and 6 p.m. at the Forest City Church of the Nazarene. For more information go to
Benefit Singing at Village chapel Church, 141 Huntley Street in Forest City at 2 p.m. featuring Harris Baptist church Singers and Gospel Notes.
Debra Perry of Jaidyn's Call At Crestview Church in Forest City at 10:30 a.m.
Monday, November 4 
Soup Supper at First Presbyterian Church at 6 p.m.; $3.50 per person; proceeds for missions; 828-553-6426
Saturday, November 9
Spindale UMW annual Fall Fixin's Sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. To order vegetable soup call 828-286-2281 or 828-286-2800 before Nov. 3. Cost is $6 per quart concentrated and freezes well. Also baked goods, cookie walk and crafts available.
Church Bazaar at Mountain Creek, Baptist Church, 710 Mountain Creek Road, Rutherfordton, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Full breakfast, lunch, bake sale, canned soups, yard sale, quilt drawing at 2 p.m.
 A Christmas Bazaar will be held at The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1024 W. Main St. Forest City from 7 am to 2 pm. Crafts, baked goods, frozen entrees, once treasured items, silent auction and raffle. Breakfast and lunch will be available.
Saturday, November 9
Fall Bazaar: Missionary Wesleyan Church Social Hall, 811 Doggett Road, Forest City; 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Come and shop for great Christmas Gifts. For info 245-4219 or 287-3687.
Sunday, November 10
St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, 330 N. Ridgecrest Ave., Rutherfordton will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, at 2:30 pm with a special guest speaker, and music.  
Pastoral Anniversary for Pastor Gladys Logan at 6 p.m. at Angel Divine Faith Church. The speaker will be Bishop James Wiley from Liberty Temple Church in Shelby.
Second Sunday Night Singing at Sandy Level Baptist Church at 6 p.m. featuring Soul Vision.
Monday, November 11
Break Every Chain Empowerment Revival at Harvest House Baptist Church, 2938 Harris Henrietta Road in Mooresboro at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Thursday, November 14
Community Outreach Thanksgiving Dinner at Union Mills Presbyterian Church, 6130 Hudlow Rd., Union Mills at 6 pm. Free Thanksgiving meal for everyone in the community to join together for fellowship and a time of thanks for our many blessings. Music after the meal. Everyone welcome!
Saturday, November 16
A Touch of Christmas at First Wesleyan Church, 700 S. Church Street, Forest City from 8 a,m, until 1 p.m. Country store, wreaths, floral arrangements, gift baskets, Christmas gifts and more.
Saturday, November 23
Country Hm and Chicken Pie Supper at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church on Hudlow Road from 5 to 8 p.m. $10 plate all you can eat. 828-245-4771.
Sunday, November 17
Revival at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 4357 W. Dixon Blvd. in Mooresboro Sunday through Friday. Sunday evening at 6 p.m. and Monday through Friday at 7 p.m.
Sunday, November 24
Fourth Sunday Night Singing at Sandy Level Baptist Church at 6 p.m. featuring Good News Trio.
Sunday, December 8
Gospel Singing: Riverside Baptist Church in Harris featuring Truly Blessed