Church Briefs

Dec. 21, 2012 @ 12:39 PM

Damascus Road Ministries

A drug-alcohol support group will meet at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the church. Call 704-220-7789.

Faith Community Ind.

The 84th birthday of Elder Walker Norwood will be celebrated Dec. 29 from noon to 3 p.m. at the church at 701 Howie Mine Road.

Life Track Classes | Winter 2013
Beginning Wednesday, January 9, 6:15 p.m. at  First Baptist Church Indian Trail, 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail
 Designed to address specific areas of spiritual growth and equip individuals to overcome the obstacles that hinder spiritual growth.  Classes include Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey, Adoption Class, Divorce Care by Church Initiatives. There are also Men and Women’s classes, marriage class and activities for the whole family from preschoolers to senior adults.
 For a complete list of classes, descriptions and costs visit  Register online or by calling 704-882-1005.

Grace and Memorial United Methodist Churches

The combined choirs of Grace United Methodist Church and Memorial United Methodist Church will present the Christmas cantata, "Silent Night, Holy Night" on Dec. 16 at at 9:30 a.m. at  Grace United Methodist Church and again on Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church. The public is invited.

Hebron United Methodist Church

Christmas Eve services will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 24.

Indian Trail Presbyterian Church

A candlelight Christmas Eve Service will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 24 in the church sanctuary. Traditional Christmas scriptures will be read and Christmas hymns sung. Communion will be celebrated followed by a candlelight service. Call 704-821-8751/

Mount Carmel Baptist Church

The Christmas cantata, "Mary Did You Know?" will be performed Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. at the church on Upper White Store Road in Peachland.

Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church

The 48th Annual Christmas program will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 25 with a mass choir.

St. Luke's Lutheran

December 24 at 5:00 PM - Christmas Eve Service in Spanish.

December 24 at 7:00 PM and 11 p.m. - Christmas Eve Candlelight worship services with Holy Communion.

 Union Baptist Church

The Heart Sisters have published  “GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD, II” Cookbook, to benefit upcoming outreach and missions for 2013. Union Baptist church members, family and friends have contributed more than 300 tried and true recipes in this second edition that will be treasured for generations to come. The cost is $20 per book. All recipes include complete nutritional information and will be excellent Christmas gifts. To order by mail, send a check for $23.00 to Union Baptist Church, 4312 Old Pageland Monroe Road, Monroe, NC 28112. 

A celebration of the season is planned Dec. 23rd, at 6:30 p.m.   The service will include Christmas Communion, and  our choir will be presenting "Repeat the Sounding Joy," a surprising Southern cantata.  There will be refreshments afterwards.  The church is located at 4312 Old Pageland Monroe Road, Monroe, NC, and is pastored by Rev. Tim Madaris.  Phone 704-764-7289 or 843-200-0259.

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church will hold its annual Christmas program on Dec. 23 at 5 p.m. with refreshments and gift exchange to follow.  

The church has begun its back pack program for school children. Donations are now being accepted. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Greg at 704-201-9009.

The church is a distribution point for Pleasant Grove Campground Cookbooks, Second edition. Get several for Christmas gifts. For cookbooks, please contact Dora at 704-283-6106.