Church calendar for May 4, 2013

May. 03, 2013 @ 11:45 AM

The Caldwell County Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance will meet Saturday, May 4, at People’s Tabernacle at 9 a.m.

Faith Tabernacle Church's 2013 annual convention concludes with services at 10 a.m. May 4-5. All services will be held at the church.

Mount Zion United Methodist Church is having a silent auction May 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. Items include furniture, household items, baked goods and much more. Hot dogs and drinks will be available. The church is on Blue Creek Road in the Kings Creek community.

Mount Hermon United Methodist Church will collect newspapers and magazines for recycling Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Bring bagged or bundled papers and place them in the truck in the parking lot of the church. A container also will be available for aluminum cans. The church is at 2695 Alfred Hartley Road. For more information call 828-728-9314.

Hartland Baptist Church's 75th homecoming celebration starts at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 5. The Rev. Brian Smith will be the guest speaker. Dinner will follow the worship service. Former members and friends are invited.

Living Water Fellowship's homecoming celebration starts at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 5. The Cook Family will be singing, along with Sister of Grace and the youth choir. Lunch will be served after the service.

The group Soul Purpose plays in concert at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Whitnel Church of God Mission.

Hood's Chapel United Church of God will have an Usher Board Service at 11 a.m. May 5, with guest speaker Pastor Robert Hayes.

Colliers United Methodist Church's homecoming will be Sunday, May 5. The Rev. Julie O'Neal, a former pastor, will be the speaker for the 11 a.m. worship. A catered meal will be provided for lunch after the service. This will be the 176th year of homecoming.

Lenoir Community Church will serve a Country Dinner on Sunday, May 5, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Family Life Center. This meal is Dine In or Take Out (drink not included in take out), and consists of roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, roll, dessert and drink, all for $5.

A home going service for Overseer Juristine Corpening Caldwell will be held at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center, 1913 Hickory Blvd SE, Lenoir, on Sunday, May 5. Receiving will be 1-3 p.m., and the service will begin promptly at 3 p.m.

Sleepy Hollow Bible Baptist church, 1062 Sleepy Hollow Road, will have its annual Spring Revival May 5-8, with services beginning at 7 p.m. Each evening there will be special music. Guest speakers: Sunday, the Rev. Steve Walsh, pastor at Miller Hill Baptist Church; Monday, the Rev. Robert Setzer, pastor at Ambassador Baptist Church; Tuesday, the Rev. Don Ingle, interim pastor at Whitnel First Baptist Church; Wednesday, the Rev. Sam Craven, pastor at Union Grove Baptist Church.

Laytown Mennonite Brethren Church will hold a revival May 5-8. The May 5 service will begin at 6 p.m. On all remaining nights, services begin at 7 p.m. There will be a different speaker each night, along with special choirs or singers.

Yadkin Baptist Church, 2044 Roby Martin Road in Lenoir, will conduct Revival Services on Sunday-Wednesday, May 5-8, beginning at 7 p.m. daily. Preachers for the week, in order of appearance, will be the Rev. Roger Beck of Meadowbrook Baptist Church, the Rev. Brian Smith of Mulvale Baptist Church, the Rev. Terry Hunt of The Life church, and the Rev. Dale Hanson of Fellowship Baptist Church. Special music will be provided by choirs or groups from each church. Wednesday will feature a Youth Night service. A nursery will be provided and age-appropriate Bible studies will be provided for K-3 children.

The Caldwell County Chapter of the NAACP will meet at the MLK Center on Monday May 6, at 6:30 p.m.

The First Church of God Youth Department, 1020 Broadway St., Lenoir, will host a youth festival on Saturday, May 11, from noon to 6 p.m. in the church parking lot. There will be free games, prizes, singing, praise dances and other entertainment. Food also will be available for purchase. The public is invited.

There will be a youth-sponsored blood drive at Center Grove Baptist Church on Monday, May 13, from 2:30-7 p.m. Contact the church office at 396-5284 to make an appointment. All donors will be automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $1,000 American Express gift card. Donors should eat iron-rich foods for two weeks before donating blood. Drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine on the day of the drive.

"The Pastor's Juggling Act" is a marriage getaway designed especially for pastors and their wives. It will be a time to learn and grow, laugh and rest. There will be plenty of free time to enjoy the sights. This event will be held on May 16-18 at Caraway Conference Center, Sophia (near Asheboro). The cost is $99 per couple and includes lodging, conference materials and four meals. For more information, go to

Day 3 Church in Granite Falls will host its Pig Pickin' Fellowship on Saturday, May 18, starting at 4 p.m. There will be live music with local contemporary Christian bands. For more information contact Matthew McCroskey at 499-1167.

Smith Memorial United Methodist Church, 426 Woodsway Lane, will celebrate its 137th church anniversary May 24-26. The public and anyone who has attended SMUMC through the years is invited. On Friday: 6-9 p.m. Meet and Greet with refreshments. On Saturday: Church Banquet 6 p.m., speaker - Ms. Chrissie Thomas. Sunday: Church service with the Rev. Charlie Rivens and SMUMC Mass Choir. Ice cream and watermelon social follows the morning service. For more information, call 828-758-2757.

Bibleway Church No. 3, Hoods Creek Road, will be celebrating Overseer Irene Corpening at appreciation services May 26 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Guest speakers and choirs to be in attendance.

There will be a Beth Moore Living Proof Simulcast at Concord Baptist Church on Sept. 14 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There is a $15 charge per person charge. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. Currently taking the first 250 registrants. To register or if you have questions contact Cindy Starnes at 455-2901.

Country Grace Church holds non-denominational services every Monday at 7 p.m. at the H&H Arena, 533 Ned Herman Road (off U.S. 64-N.C. 90) in Taylorsville. Gospel music is provided, as is the word preached by Pastor Dwight Austin. Light refreshments will be provided.

Chesterfield Church of Christ’s worship service is aired on WKGX 1080 Sunday mornings from 8:45-9 a.m. The church is at 2088 Hartland Road.

First United Methodist Church of Granite Falls holds a contemporary service at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays prior to the traditional service at 11 a.m.

First Baptist Church of Granite Falls hosts The Master’s Cup coffee house Monday-Friday from 7-9 p.m. The event allows participants to have coffee, fellowship and devotions. For more details, call 828-396-1922. The church is on Crestview Street in Granite Falls.

First Church of God is having a call to prayer at 10 a.m. on Saturdays. Each Saturday when fire alarms sound around Lenoir and Caldwell County at 10 a.m., the church asks citizens to stop and pray for the city, world, churches, wars and other issues of concern.

Handfuls of Purpose Ministries will offer used clothing for those in need on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Men's, women’s and children’s clothing is available along with shoes, coats and housewares. Donations also are accepted. For more information, call 828-759-7006. The ministry is at 4461 Hickory Nut Ridge Road, Hudson, in the white building on the right past Tri-County Motor Speedway.

Higher Ground Christian Singles hosts a covered dish singles event on the second Friday of each month from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 183 Rock Quarry Road in North Wilkesboro. The dress is casual, and musicians are invited to bring their instruments for a jam session. For more information, call (336) 696-4003 or (336) 262-5326.

Peoples Tabernacle for God Inc. will feed members of the community from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. every Saturday. The church is at 412 Collett Place, Lenoir.

Prayer Mountain Victorious Church hands out food on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. The church is seeking donations of food or money to be used for food purchases for its food ministry. To donate, call 828-726-6125 or mail to P.O. Box 506, Hudson, NC 28638. The church is at 142 Fairway Shopping Center, Hudson.

Seeds for Harvest Thrift Store is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to provide food for the hungry in Caldwell and surrounding counties. Donations assist with providing food. For more information, call 396-2573 or 320-6963. Seeds for Harvest is at 105 Industrial Park behind Andy’s Barber Shop off U.S. 321 in Hudson.

Storehouse Daily Bread Ministries is giving away groceries and other items to needy families on Mondays from 9 a.m.-noon. The ministry is off Morganton Boulevard behind Fairvalue grocery store.