Church Briefs for March 22

Mar. 22, 2013 @ 04:50 AM

Altan Presbyterian Church

Easter Egg Hunt will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 30. Easter breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. on March 31 with Sunday School at 10:15 a.m.  and worship at 11 a.m.

Austin Grove Baptist Church

On Thursday, Mar 28 at 7:00 p.m. we will have Communion & a Drama - “The Last Words.” On Easter Sunday we will have Sunrise Service at 7:00 a.m., Breakfast at 7:15 a.m., Sunday School at 8:15 a.m. and Morning Worship at 9:15 a.m.

Damascus Road Ministries

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

Essence of the Cross Ministries

The 10th Annual Apostolic Network Conference will be held nightly at 7 p.m. from March 20 to March 23. Call 704-291-9898.

Faulk’s Baptist Church

Easteer sunrise service will be at 7 a.m. with breakfast to follow in the fellowship hall. Sunday school will be at 8:30 a.m. with Easter Cantata, entitled “Jesus, the One and Only,”  and Communion at 9:30 a.m. on March 31.

First Baptist Church of Indian Trail

First Baptist Church Indian Trail would like to congratulate Dr. Mike Whitson, and his wife Kathy, for 30 years of Godly leadership.  In their honor, we will host the following events on Sunday, April 7:  Morning Worship – 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11am

Guest Speaker Dr. Johnny Hunt;  Evening Worship – 6 p.m. A celebration of the past 30 years featuring Guest Speaker Dr. Phil Hoskins and a surprise Special Guest.

 Reception will follow.  The church is located at 732 Indian Trail Fairview Rd, Indian Trail, NC 28079.  For more information, contact the church office at 704.882.1005 or visit

First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church at 302 East Windsor Street will present the Palm Sunday cantata, “Jesus! Name of Wondrous Love,” at the 10:45 a.m. service on March 24. Strings and woodwinds from the Union Symphony as well as Captial City Brass our of Columbia, S.C. will be heard in works by Bach, Handel, Rutter and others. There will be performances by the handbell choir and vocal soloists.

Greater Blessed Hope Baptist Church

The annual Palm Sunday concert is planned for 4 p.m. March 24.

Hamilton Cross Roads Baptist

“Worthy is the Lamb,” an Easter drama, will be presented at 7 p.m. March 24 and March 29 at the church at 6133 Old Goldmine Road in Marshville.

Hebron United Methodist Church

Spring Bazaar will be March 23 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Baked goods, yard sale items.

Indian Trail Presbyterian Church

The Indian Trail Presbyterian Church’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, March 30 from 2-4 PM on the Church Lawn.  Learn about the Easter Story, enjoy snacks and games, and find lot of Easter eggs.  You may even find the golden egg and win a prize. 

Indian Trail Presbyterian Church will celebrate and Easter Sunrise Service on Easter Sunday at 7 am.  in front of the Church Fellowship Hall.  Following the Sunrise Service the Men of the Church will provide and pancake and sausage breakfast for all in attendance.  At the regular 11 am. worship service, the choir will present an Easter cantata entitled “Amazing Grace.” 

For more details, please call the church office at 704-821-8751.  Indian Trail Presbyterian Church is located at 200 Indian Trail Rd. S.  in Indian Trail.

Lee Park Church

CPR certification class will be offered at Lee Park church at 2505 Morgan Mill Road on May 4th from 9am -12pm. Cost is $5.00. Must call church office to register at 704-289-4674 or to find out more information.

Memorial United Methodist Church

A Spaghetti Supper is planned for March 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. Eat in or take out for $8 a plate. Call Lois Carol at 704-776-9411.

Mount Carmel Baptist Church

Easter Cantata and Communion, March 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.

Mt Carmel Baptist Church is located at 2476 Upper White Store Road, Peachland.

Public is invited.

Mount Zion Baptist Church

Sunrise service on Easter will be at 7 p.m. followed by breakfast and Sunday school.

The church will celebrate its 100th anniversaryin May. The WMU has made a treasured recipes cookbook for the occasion, a hardback ring binder that contains 750 tried and true  recipes in 254 pages. The cost is $15 and add $5 if you want it mailed. Call 704-764-3639 or 704-764-9229.

Pleasant Plains Baptist

The Eighth Annual Tim Sherin Memorial Softball Tournament will be held at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church located at 3316 Pleasant Plains Rd., Matthews, NC on April 12 and April 13, 2013. Games will start at 6 p.m. on Friday night and 7 a.m. on Saturday morning. Everyone is welcome to attend & our concession stand will be open at all times, even breakfast on Saturday morning. We will be holding a raffle drawing after the last game. No winner will receive anything worth less than $20.00 & the grand prize winners will receive NASCAR tickets for the Charlotte races in May. Raffle tickets will be available at the games if you have not had a chance to purchase them beforehand. Our pastor is Rev. Ron Riddley, and you may contact our office at 704 847-9237 for more information.

Poplar Hill Missionary Baptist

Annual Easter program hosted by the family of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Laura) Staton at 3 p.m. on Marrch 31. Speaker will be the Rev. DiedreMcBride, pastor of Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist Church.

Church anniversary will be celebrated at 3 p.m. April 21. Speaker will be the Rev. Matthew Rouse, pastor of Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church will observe Holy Week with the following worship opportunities:

Palm Sunday, Procession with Palms - March 24 at 8:15 & 10:30 a.m.

Maundy Thursday - Confession and Eucharist - March 28 at 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday - Tenebrae Service - March 29 at 7:00 p.m.

The church is located at:  909 Circle Drive, Monroe NC  28112

Shiloh Baptist Church

Easter Cantata will be March 24 at 7 p.m. All are welcome

Siler Presbyterian Church

Siler Presbyterian Church will host their 4th annual “Transitions Conference”, a conference dealing with issues related to aging. The targeted population is anyone facing upcoming changes in their lives related to aging issues-- either a family member or their own. This year’s focus is “Your Future- Your Finance”.  The conference is March 23  from 9 a.m. (registration at 8:30 - 4:00 in the Fellowship Hall of Siler Presbyterian church.  There will be a variety of expert speakers as well as individuals represnting various resources available to support families as they care for the aging family member.  There is a $10.00 fee which covers lunch. (payable the day of the event)  Full details and registration are available at the website or by calling the church office at 704-821-7445.  Contact Dona Haney at 704-650-7098 for additional questions.

Stallings United Methorist

Stallings United Methodist Church, 1115 Stallings Road, Stallings, NC 28104 will have the following activities during Holy Week:

Thursday March 28 at 6:00 PM-Covered dish supper. We will join together at the Lord’s table with communion after our covered dish meal. We will enjoy praising God through beautiful music.

Friday March 29 at 8:00 PMTenebrae service or “service of shadows” we recall the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus, our Savior and Lord

Sunday March 31 at 6:30 AM Easter Son Rise Service

7:30 AM Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM Traditional worship service in the sanctuary

 9:45 AM Sunday School

10:55 AM COC contemporary service in fellowship hall

10:55 AM Traditional worship service in the sanctuary

Spring Renewal Services theme “Living Our Faith” Rev. Philip Cole will bring the messages

Sunday April 14 8:30 AM and second service of worship at  10:55 AM COC abd Traditional services will combine for one service in the sanctuary. “Who is On First?”-Colossians 1:13-20

Lunch for everyone

Sunday April 14 at 6:00 PM “Running On Empty” Matthew 13:11-16

Monday April 15 at 6:00 PM-light dinner

Monday April 15 at 7:00 PM “Letting Go... Holding Fast” Phillippians 3:7-16

Questions: 704-821-8820 or

Union Baptist Church

On Sunday, March 24th, Union Baptist Church will have a special worship service beginning at 10:30 A.M., featuring HOLY CITY Southern Gospel Quartet ( from Charleston, SC.   The following Sunday (March 31st) Easter morning services will begin at 7:30 A.M. with Sunrise Service, and breakfast.  Sunday School will begin at 9:00, and preaching at 10:00.  Rev. Tim Madaris is continuing the series on THE BIBLE, in conjunction with the television series on the History Channel throughout March.      

In April, MEN ON MISSION, Union Baptist Men’s ministry, is hosting a Men’s Retreat (12th and 13th) with cookouts and golf, with Dr. Bud Parrish as speaker.  Contact Pastor Tim (, or 843-200-0259) , or any of the men of the church, for more details, and to sign up for this event.

Wesley Chapel United Methodist

Ongoing Projects:  Donate food items for the school kids Back Pack project.  You do not need to be a member to donate.

Help Wanted:  Our church continues to look for individuals who can help us develop a music ministry.  We would like to be able to take the Word in music to shut ins.

For any questions or more information, please contact Pastor Greg at 704-201-9009.