Church calendar for Sept. 14-20, 2013

Sep. 13, 2013 @ 05:04 PM

Shiloh Lutheran Church, 1011 Shiloh Church Road in Bethlehem, will hold a breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 14, 7-10 a.m. The menu consists of ham, livermush, bacon, sausage, eggs, gravy, fruit, rice, grits, milk, coffee and juice for $6 for those 11 and up, $3 for children 3 to 10, and free for children under 3.

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.

The Olivet United Methodist Church Food Pantry, at the intersection of Collettsville Road and Mulberry Creek Road, will be open Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers to help with distribution and food donations will be appreciated.

Unity Faith Church of God is celebrating Pastor Billy Lipford and Evangelist Betty Lipford’s 41st anniversary in the Lord. On Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. the speaker will be Pastor James Wilfong. On Sunday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m. the speaker will be Evangelist Norma Petty.

The Soul Singing Caravan is celebrating its 43rd annivarsary at Mount Bethel AME Church, 4075 Grandin Road east of Lenoir at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, and asks that groups, praise teams or choirs join them. If you are able to attend, contact Sister Jacquie Howell at 828-758-2723 or 828-303-1491, or by Facebook, or by email at

Sept. 15 is the deadline for those going with Unifour Christian Senior Adults to a Nov. 9 showing of “Little House on the Prairie” at the Barter Theatre in Abindon, Va., to pay their $20 fee. For more information contact Annette Strassner at 828-310-2977.

Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, at the intersection of Collettsville Road and Mulberry Creek Road, will hold Homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 15. The 11 a.m. service will be conducted by the Rev. Lynn Hawkins. Special music and a covered-dish luncheon will follow.Homecoming at Blessed Hope Advent Christian Church will be on Sunday, Sept. 15. Preaching will be the Rev. Allen Raby of Wildwood Advent Christian Church. Carolina Harvest will sing after lunch. Services begin at 11 a.m.

Grandin Baptist Church’s homecoming will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, the Rev. R.J. Lovins. Lunch will be served afterward.

Buffalo Cove Baptist Church will have homecoming on Sept. 15. Sunday School is at 10 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Pastor Joe Helton will speak. A dinner will follow.

Cedar Rock Baptist Church, 306 Wildwood Road, will have its Homecoming service on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m. Benny Hendrix will speak. A dinner will follow.

Harper’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 351 N. Fairview Drive in the Harpertown community, will have its Homecoming/Camp meeting Sunday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Charlie Riven. For more information, contact Brother Calvin Harbison, 828-750-5835.

Mount Zion United Methodist Church will have its Homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 15, with worship at 11 a.m. The Rev. David Noyes will be guest preacher.

The First Church of God, 1020 Broadway St. in Lenoir, will begin its annual fall revival on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. with praise and worship nightly beginning at 7 p.m. The evangelist for the week is Pastor David Lunn of Joseph Campau Avenue Church of God in Detroit, Mich. The public is invited.

Charlie Griffin, Christian soloist and noted motivational speaker, will be in concert Sunday, Sept. 15, at Poovey’s Grove Baptist Church, 4889 Poovey’s Grove Church Road, off U.S. 321 behind the Bernhardt Showroom at the MDI intersection in Granite Falls. The 6 p.m. Singspiration concert is open to the public. A love offering will be received. For additional information contact Pastor Ron Winkler at the church office, 828-396-3745.

The South Lenoir Church of God will be in Revival Sunday-Wednesday, Sept. 15-18, at 7 p.m. nightly. Bishop Bobby Williams from  Cleveland, Tenn., will be the revival speaker. There will be special singing each night. Live streaming of every service came be found on the church website, For more information, contact Bishop Ernest E. Bowes at 828-759-0173.

Foothills Baptist Campmeeting begins Monday, Sept. 16, and goes through Friday, Sept. 20. Evangelist Alfred Willis of Saint Stephen, S.C., is this year’s preacher. The campmeeting choir is under the direction of Tim Ramsey of Boiling Springs, S.C., and special singing is scheduled each evening. The campmeeting is held in the auditorium of Ambassador Baptist Church, off U.S. 321 on Mount Herman Road. For more information call 728-2459.

The Lenoir Seventh-day Adventist Church, 518 Pennel St., announces a weekend revival beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. The speaker will be Elder Eric Hagan, pastor of the church. His subject will be taken from Revelation 14. Refreshments will be served Thursday and Friday evenings. Saturday’s meeting begins at 10:45 a.m., followed by a free lunch of vegetarian haystacks. A book will be given to all guests who attend the revival. For more information and a map visit

Unifour Christian Senior Adults is sponsoring “Christmas at the cove,” dinner and service with Cliff Barrows in Asheville, on Saturday, Dec. 7. The cost is $65 each and is due by Sept. 20. For more information contact Annette Strassner at 828-310-2977.

Hood’s Chapel United Church of God in the Hood’s Creek community will celebrate its 37th pastoral anniversary of Bishop Philmore and First Lady Diane Hester. Services will be Friday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. with guest speaker Pastor Annie Massey of St. James United Church of God in Charlotte, and Sunday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m.with guest speaker Elder Jessie Banner of Mount Pisgay United Church of God in Forest City.

Boone United Methodist Church, 471 New Market Blvd. in Boone, will hold its 29th annual Fall Bazaar Friday, Sept. 20, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 21, 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m. A silent auction will accept bids on Friday until 6 p.m. The famous “BAG” sale will begin on Saturday. An Old Fashioned Country Breakfast will be served on Friday morning with Meat or Vegetable Lasagna for lunch. On Saturday morning we will serve 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. If you’re interested in having a display, call Judy at 754-7363 by Friday, Sept. 20.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Prayer meeting at 6:45. For more information call 828-728-7210 or see On Facebook, search for Poovey’s Chapel Baptist Church.

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.

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.

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.

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 begins 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.