Friday, April 18
Good Friday service: 6 p.m. Southern Baptist Church, Ruth; "Last words from the cross."
Easter musical: 7:30 p.m. Concord Baptist Church, Old U.S.74 in Bostic; adult choirs from Corinth Baptist Church and Providence United Methodist Church will present "The Day He Wore My Crown." Southern Sounds Quartet will sing before the musical.
Special singing: 6 p.m. Cooper Springs Congregational Holiness Church, 5840 Bostic/Sunshine Hwy. in Sunshine; The Parton Family from Sevierville, Tenn. will be guest; everyone invited.
Saturday, April 19
Easter Evangelism Event: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Harvest House Baptist Church; Harris-Henrietta Rd., Mooresboro;Easter Egg every 30 minutes.
Fundraiser: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.;Southern Baptist Church, Ruth; car wash, bake sale, yard sale; sponsored by Kim Wood family; proceeds for Caswell expenses, Terrific Tuesday and youth and childrens' ministries at the church.
Guest speaker: 6 p.m.,Angel Divine Faith Church, Rutherfordton; Donnie Smith of Laulington, Ky. will conduct a healing and deliverance service.
Gospel singing: 6:30 p.m. Bible Way Baptist Church, John Smith Road, Green Creek; featuring Living By Faith.
Cruise-In Blessing of the Bikes: 11 a.m. Rutherford County Moose Lodge, U.S.74B. Blessing of the Bikes at 1 p.m. and bike show awards at 2 p.m. Music by Blood Bought; food, drinks and door prizes; call 828-289-1944.
Holy Week Services:
Gilkey United Methodist Charge will have services on:
April 18- 7 p.m. Good Friday Service at Gilkey United Methodist Church
April 20- 7 a.m.Easter Sunrise Service at Gilkey United Methodist Church
Holy Week Services:
Kistlers Chapel United Methodist Church, 3060 Poor Ford Road, Rutherfordton;
April 18, 7 p.m, Good Friday Worship
April 20,6:45 am Sunrise Easter Worship; breakfast
9:45 am Sunday School
11:00 am Easter Day Worship
Easter Sunday, April 20
Community Easter Sunrise: hosted by Union Mills Presbyterian Church; breakfast to follow; 6130 Hudlow Road, Union Mills.
Easter Service: 11 a.m. True Word Baptist Church, Puzzle Creek Road, Bostic; guest speaker, Minister Rosa Harris.
Easter Sunrise Worship: 7 a.m. Spindale United Methodist Church; Bruce Jones sill speak; breakfast follows at 8:45 a.m.
traditional Easter morning worship, 11 a.m.; chancel choir will present, "God's Holy Lamb", a musical for Easter.
Easter Sunrise: 7 a.m. Harmon Street Baptist Church; 8 a.m. breakfast, 9 a.m. Sunday School and at 10 a.m. the choir will present "Jesus Messiah".
Easter cantata: 6 p.m. Trinity Wesleyan and Missionary Wesleyan adult choirs will present, "Arise, My Love" at Missionary Wesleyan Church in Forest City; refreshment afterwards.
Sunrise service: 6:45 a.m. Southern Baptist Church, Ruth; prayer garden; 7:15 a.m. breakfast; 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. worship service led by choir.
Easter program: 10:30 a.m. Sandy Mush Baptist Church, Forest City; "Hallelujah! Praise the Lamb" will be presented; public invited.
Easter Sunrise Service: 7 a.m. Alexander United Methodist Church;free breakfast; regular service is 9:30 a.m.
Easter Service: 11 a.m. Temple of Jesus in Lake Lure; Rev. Ricky Wilkerson, guest speaker.
Easter Sunrise Service: Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church; breakfast follows; donations.
Guest speaker: 11 a.m. Angel Divine Faith Church, Rutherfordton; Donnie Smith of Laulington, Ky. will conduct a healing and deliverance service.
Gospel Jam: 6 to 8 p.m. Holy Ground Community Church, off Withrow Road in Spindale; near National Guard Armory; bring musical instruments; free supper.
<B>Each Wednesday April 23-May 28
"Pigs in the Parlor: 6 p.m. each Wednesday; deliverance study; Webb First Baptist Church, Ellenboro; Bishop Michael Moore is facilitator; round table discussion; free.
Saturday, April 26
Breakfast, yard sale: 8 a.m. from 2 p.m. Temple of Jesus Church, Lake Lure; proceeds will benefit Haiti missions.
Annual B-B-Q: 11 a.m.The Biker Church, 156 U.S.74B,Bostic; all events free; fun ride, food, music: music by Blood Bought and 3:16 bands; door prizes; Kid's Korner (bounce house, face painting and more); call preacher Chris 828-289-6773 or www.thebikerchurchnc.org; Contact Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org
Show & Shine for Jesus: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; car, motorcycle, truck and tractor show; motorcycle fun run, corn hole tournament, vendors, awards; registration $15; $20 with meal ticket; Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Forest City; Call Wayne Smith, (828) 429-9897 or Butch Abramczyk (828)289-6448.
Adult Prom: Providence United Methodist Church 7 p.m. King and Queen will be chosen; formal or semi-formal event; call 223-1337 church clerk or host: Bishop and Lady Sandra Moore,(704) 300-0093.
Annual Johnny Hill fundraising auction: 10 a.m. West Point Baptist Church, Rutherfordton; call 287-0165; all proceeds go toward bldg. debt.
Sunday, April 27
Rainbow Rally: 3 p.m. New Bethel AME Zion Church, Forest City; hosted by Vine Church of God for the building fund.
Family & friends day: 11 a.m. True Word Baptist Church, 186 Puzzle Creek Road, Bostic; speaker, pastor Eddie McKinney;4 p.m.speaker, pastor Annie Smith, Kingdom Builders Baptist Church, Spartanburg, S.C.
Special sermons: 3 p.m. Seven Churches "Living in the Last Days"; St. John AME Zion Church, 109 N. Ridgecrest Ave. Rutherfordton; various speakers.
Spahgetti Lunch: 12:15 to 2 p.m.; St. Francis Episcopal Church, Rutherfordton; proceeds go to aid local prison and detention center chaplaincy programs; suggested donations, $7 adults; $3 children; sponsored by Brotherhood of St. Andrews.
4th Sunday night singing: 6 p.m. Sandy Level Baptist Church; featuring Living By Faith, Forest City.
Thursday, May 1
"If My People" Prayer Rally: 6:30 p.m. Crestview Baptist Church, Forest City; multi-denominational rally; praise and worship services; guided prayer times; Prayer ministry national day of Prayer Community Prayer rally; call Marvin Greene, 245-2613.
Saturday, May 3
Poor man's supper, auction: 4 to 7 p.m. Little White Country Church, Gilkey; auction starts at 5 p.m. call Brenda McFarland (828) 289-9314 or Pastor Paul Lane II (704) 349-8947
Sunday, May 4
Homecoming: 11 a.m.Sandy Springs First Baptist Church will be celebrating 156 years with special music and guest speaker. Picnic lunch to follow the service.
<B>Saturday, May 10
Car Show, Vendor Day: 2nd annual Car Show & Vendor Day on at Long Branch Baptist Church.
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IF ENOUGH ROOM; Break out box:
Food Pantry: West Point Baptist Church; call 287-0165 for an appointment to receive food.
Soup Kitchen: Every Thursday: 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Faith Temple, Kentucky Street in Spindale; donations will be received.
New Beginnings Soup Kitchen: Each Thursday, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Green River Baptist Association, N. Washington Street, Rutherfordton.
Soup Kitchen: Every other Thursday; 6 p.m. at Faith Temple Worship Center off Kentucky Street in Spindale.
Clothes, food pantry: Green Hill Baptist Church; call 828-287-2170 or 828-980-5213.