Church calendar for Sept. 20-27, 2013
Boone United Methodist Church, 471 New Market Blvd. in Boone, is holding its 29th annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, Sept. 21, 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m., including the famous “BAG” sale. Breakfast on Saturday morning will be Stick Boy Muffins and Cinnamon Rolls. Proceeds from the largest recycling event in the High Country will benefit the church building fund and missions. For more information see www.booneumc.org or call 828-264-6090.
The Olivet United Methodist Church Food Pantry, at the intersection of Collettsville Road and Mulberry Creek Road, will be open Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers to help with distribution and food donations will be appreciated.
Center Grove Baptist Church will be hosting its Shoes of Hope distribution Saturday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The event will be a shoe giveaway for children in need of them. Each child - ages toddler through 12th grade - will receive a new pair of tennis shoes and socks, and must be present to receive the shoes. Shoes will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, the Gospel will be presented, and feet will be washed in the name of Jesus Christ. Snacks and games also will be available. For more information, call 828-396-5284. The church is located at 3176 Deal Mill Road, Hudson.
New Life Baptist Church will hold a silent auction Sept. 21 from 4-6 p.m. to benefit a future organ recipient, Larry Osborne. Osborne is originally from the Granite Falls area but now lives in Red Springs, where he and his wife operate Red Springs Mission Camp. Auction items will include deals on local family attractions such as Biltmore Estate and Tweetsie Railroad, antique furniture and accessories, restaurant gift certificates to Fatz, George’s 321 and more.
There will be an old-time gospel singing at Whippoorwill Village in Ferguson on Saturday, Sept. 21, beginning at 5 p.m. The Rev. Horace Minton and Trio and Christine Horton on the piano will be featured on the program. Also performing will be the Rev. Gwyn Johnson, the Rev. Roger Horton, Kiesha Horton, Charles Webster, Mike Stone, Lisa, Hannah and Chastin Eller, the Beaver Creek Baptist Church, Boomer Advent Christian Church and Beaver Creek Advent Christian Church. Barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available, with proceeds going for home and foreign missions. There is no admission charge. Those attending may wish to bring a lawn chair and bug spray. Whippoorwill Village is on N.C. 268 18 miles from Lenoir.
The Caldwell Baptist Association will sponsor a Ladies Night Out that will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, from 5:30-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Whitnel. The guest speaker will be Marlene Hampton, sharing her testimony on forgiveness. Special music will be provided by Ashley Fisher Chastian. The picnic-style meal will consist of Chick-fil-A sandwich (grilled or original), chips, tea or lemonade, and cupcakes, for a cost of $6 per person. Paid reservations are required by Sept. 10. Call 758-4081 to make reservations, and indicate whether you want grilled or original chicken. Make checks payable and mail to the Caldwell Baptist Association, P.O. Box 1555, Lenoir, NC 28645.
Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church will have a Homecoming Banquet at the church starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, with guest speaker the Rev. Stephanie Banner of Handful Ministries Inc. The church’s Homecoming service will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, with the Rev. Waylon Wallace of Greater Commission/Rosebud Baptist Church.
Tabernacle Advent Christian Church, 1522 Wildwood Road, will celebrate its 137th anniversary Homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 22. The theme of the morning worship at 10:30 a.m. will be “Celebrating Tabernacle’s Legacy.” The service will feature a memorial service for those who have died in the past year, special music, and a challenging message. A covered-dish meal will be shared following the worship service. All members and friends are invited.
Homecoming at Shiloh Lutheran Church, in the Bethlehem community across from the Bethlehem Library, will be on Sunday, Sept. 22, following the 10:30 a.m. worship service, with Pastor David Hefner delivering the homecoming day message. Shiloh Chime Choir will make its public debut at this event, led by Kathy Hefner. Everyone is invited to bring a favorite dish. Lunch will be served at noon in the fellowship hall. For more information, call 828-495-7462.
Hood’s Chapel United Church of God in the Hood’s Creek community is celebrate its 37th pastoral anniversary of Bishop Philmore and First Lady Diane Hester. At services on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 10:30 a.m. the guest speaker will be Elder Jessie Banner of Mount Pisgah United Church of God in Forest City.
Piney Grove Baptist Church on N.C. 268 in the Yadkin Valley community will have its Homecoming service on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Gil Larew, former pastor. A covered-dish lunch will follow.
Harper’s Chapel United Methodist Church, beside Happy Valley Elementary School, will have its homecoming service on Sunday, Sept. 22. The service begins at 11 a.m. with special music, followed by a covered-dish meal.
Lenoir First Wesleyan Church, 906 Creekway Drive in Lenoir, will hold its 2013 Fall Revival starting Sunday, Sept. 22. The Rev. Wayne Spear will be the guest evangelist. Sunday services will be at 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday services will be at 7 p.m. There will be a covered dish dinner after the Sunday morning service. For more information call 828-758-5476.
Nelson’s Chapel Baptist Church, just off U.S. 321 on Kirby Mountain Road, will celebrate 108 years of ministry at Homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 22. The morning worship service will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a covered-dish lunch in the church fellowship hall.
Bible Way Church No. 10, 513 Robbins Ave., Lenoir, will have a worship program, “Where My Worship Meets God,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. Pastor Gene Howell of Christ Resurrection Cathedral in Hickory will speak.
Whitnel United Methodist Church at Connelly Springs Road and Delwood Drive in Lenoir is having a “Blessing of the Animals” service on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m. conducted by the Rev. Leon Morrow. Bring your pets - dogs, cats, turtles, mice, elephants, snakes. There are tables available for those who would like to display information/products regarding animals/pets. This service is free. In the event of rain, the event will move to Sept. 29.
Faith Tabernacle Church presents the play “Following Jesus” at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the old Lenoir High School auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children 6 to 12.
On Sunday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m., Refuge Missionary Baptist Church will show the movie “Monumental.” This is a free event. The church is at 375 Mount Herman Road in Hudson.
The Specks will be in concert with Enon Baptist Church Choir and Union Grove Baptist Church Choir on Sunday, Sept. 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Union Grove Baptist Church, 1808 Union Grove Road. The Specks -- Faye and Mike Speck and their daughter, Melody VanNus -- have been on Charles Stanley’s Christian cruises and his “In Touch” television program. A love offering will be taken for the Specks.
Rock Creek Baptist Church will have a revival Sept. 23-25 at 7 p.m. each night with the Rev. Hubert Shew. The church is off Abington Road. For more information call 828-754-3631.
Unifour Christian Seniors invites other senior adults in the area to join a trip to the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Va., to see “Little House on the Prairie” Nov. 9. The cost is $20 and is due in advance by Sept. 25. The group will leave from Ingles on Connelly Springs Road to go to Virginia for the play. For more information, contact Annette Strassner at 828-310-2977.
Bethel Advent Christian Church on Draco Road off Taylorsville Road will have a revival Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 25-27 at 7 p.m. nightly with the Rev. Floyd Boston.
Center Grove Baptist Church, 3176 Deal Mill Road, will have its community breakfast Saturday, Sept. 28, from 7-10 a.m. in the fellowship hall. A buffet-style breakfast will be available for a $5 donation, with proceeds being used to benefit mission projects in the community. Call 828-396-5284 for more details.
Lenoir Community Church will have a BBQ Pork Plate Sale on Saturday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Take-outs only, pulled pork, baked beans, slaw, roll and brownie for $6. All proceeds go toward the Women Ministry Missions projects. Orders may be placed by calling the church office, 758-4287, or coming by that day. Delivery is possible on orders of 10 or more plates if called in by Friday, Sept. 21.
Mount Zion United Methodist Women will have an auction and pinto bean supper on Saturday, Sept. 28, starting at 4 p.m.
Bethel Advent Christian Church on Draco Road off Taylorsville Road will have its Homecoming service Sunday, Sept. 29. A covered-dish lunch in the fellowship hall will follow the service.
Homecoming at Abington Road Baptist Church, 1599 Abington Road, Lenoir, will be Sunday, Sept. 29. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. and the morning service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Raymond Coffey.
Amazing Grace Lutheran Church E.L.C.A., 4648 Grace Chapel Road, will celebrate Homecoming Sunday on Sept. 29 at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The Homecoming service will be followed by a covered-dish lunch. For more information contact the church at 828-396-4550.
Dulatown Presbyterian Church, 1531 Miller Hill Road, Lenoir, will kick off its revival with Family Day on Sunday, Sept. 29, at the 11 a.m. worship service. The revival will be Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. nightly. Guest speakers and choirs nightly are: Monday, the Rev. David E. Roberts III of Morning Star First Baptist Church & Choir in Hickory; Tuesday, the Rev. James Wilfong of West End Mennonite Brethren Church & Choir in Lenoir; and Wednesday, the Rev. Terry Hunt of The Life Center & Choir in Lenoir.
On Sunday, Sept. 29, at 3 p.m. the Wilkes Acoustic Folk Music Society will have an afternoon program at Whippoorwill Village, which is on N.C. 268 18 miles from Lenoir. For more information call 336-973-3237.
Cedar Rock Baptist Church, 306 Wildwood Road, will host singing by The Gospel Witness on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m.
Crest View Baptist Church invites the public to see Bobbie Curtis as she portrays Fannie Crosby, a well-known hymn writer and poet, at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. Crosby, who lost her sight at 6 weeks old, wrote more than 8,000 hymns.
On Sunday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m., the Mylon Hayes Family will be singing at Refuge Missionary Baptist Church. This is a free event, however a love offering will be taken. The church is at 375 Mount Herman Road in Hudson. You may call 828-726-1385 for more information.
Setzer Creek Baptist Church will host a gospel singing featuring the Herb Miller family and the church’s own Touch of Grace on Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. The public is invited. The church is at 3163 Warrior Road, Lenoir.
Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1787 Cajah’s Mountain Road in Hudson, will have a Revival Sunday-Wednesday, Sept. 29-Oct. 2, with services at 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. nightly Monday-Wednesday. The Rev. Allan Blume, editor and president of the Biblical Recorder and a former pastor at Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Boone, will speak. For more information call 828-396-1241 or see www.mountzionhudson.org.
Poovey’s Chapel Baptist Church in Hudson will have a revival Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 7 p.m. each night, with Brother C.T. Townsend. There will be special singing each night. with The Poovey’s Chapel Choir & Youth Choir: Monday, The Corbett Family; Tuesday, Darren Peterson. Prayer meeting at 6:45. For more information call 828-728-7210 or see www.pooveyschapel.org. On Facebook, search for Poovey’s Chapel Baptist Church.
Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, 4648 Grace Chapel Road, is hosting the New Lectionary Sermon series each Sunday through fall and winter until after Easter. This Lectionary began Sept. 8 with the Old Testament, going through the Bible to Christmas, into Easter and the story of the early church as told in Acts and other New Testament writings. For more information, contact the church at 828-396-4550 or 828-306-3007.
Photographs for the new Shiloh Lutheran Church directory will be taken at the church on Oct. 3, 4 and 5.
Flemings Chapel Baptist Church will present a live dramatic presentation of Judgement House Oct. 4-6. Appointment times are Oct. 4 6-8 p.m., Oct. 5 4-8 p.m., and Oct. 6 2-6 p.m. Admission is free. Reservations are suggested. Call 828-758-5344. It is not handicap-accessible. The church is at 4430 Littlejohn Church Road, Lenoir.
Everyone is invited to Community Fun Day on Saturday, Oct. 5, 4-7 p.m., sponsored by Tabernacle Advent Christian Church, Cedar Rock Baptist Church, Chapel of Hope and Lenoir Community Church. There will be free hot dog plates, drinks, games, bounce houses, entertainment by local church groups and individuals, and more. All activities will be at Tabernacle Advent Christian Church, 1522 Wildwood Road, Lenoir, except in case of bad weather, when events will be moved to the Lenoir Community Church Family Life Center on Lower Creek Drive.
Faith Tabernacle Church, 1410 Winhurst St., Lenoir, presents 100 Men of Praise at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.
Cedar Rock Baptist Church, 306 Wildwood Road, will have a revival Friday-Sunday, Oct. 11-13, with preacher Larry Cain. Services Friday and Saturday begin at 7 p.m., and on Sunday at 11 a.m.
South Caldwell Family Worship, 4160 U.S. 321-A in Sawmills, will host gospel singing Sunday, Oct. 13, starting at 6 p.m. with the 5:17 Gospel Band.
Trinity United Methodist Church, 901 Seehorn St., Lenoir, will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. The Rev. John Herold will be preaching. A covered-dish luncheon will follow the worship service.
Center Grove Baptist Church, 3176 Deal Mill Road, will have its community breakfast Saturday, Oct. 26 from 7-10 a.m. in the fellowship hall. A buffet-style breakfast will be available for a $5 donation, with proceeds being used to benefit mission projects in the community. Call 828-396-5284 for more details.
Trinity United Methodist Church’s “Trunk or Treat” starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in the church’s back parking lot, 901 Seehorn St., Lenoir. There will be candy and corn dogs for the children. For more information, contact the church at 828-758-7482.
Center Grove Baptist Church, 3176 Deal Mill Road, will have its community breakfast Saturday, Nov. 23 from 7-10 a.m. in the fellowship hall. A buffet-style breakfast will be available for a $5 donation, with proceeds being used to benefit mission projects in the community. Call 828-396-5284 for more details.
Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, 4648 Grace Chapel Road, will host the New Lectionary Sermon series each Sunday through fall and winter until after Easter. This Lectionary began Sept. 8 with the Old Testament, going through the Bible to Christmas, into Easter and the story of the early church as told in Acts and other New Testament writings. For more information, contact the church at 828-396-4550 or 828-306-3007.
Shiloh Lutheran Church invites everyone to Sunday School teaching each Sunday at 9:30 a.m., with classes for all ages. Worship service ia at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor David Hefner. Chime Choir is rehearsing and it’s not too late to join in; call 828-495-7462 for details.
The There is Hope Gospel Singers perform every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Red Pig restaurant beside Wendy’s on U.S. 321 in Lenoir.
The Higher Grounds Christian Singles’ events are held at Foothills Christian Bible College on Winston Avenue in Wilkesboro. For more information call 336-262-5326.
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.
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.
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.