Church Briefs

Dec. 14, 2012 @ 06:04 PM

Black's Memorial Presbyterian Church

Deconess JoNette's Rocking Christmas will be Dec. 16 at 6 p.m.

Christmas in Christ

The seventh annual program will be Dec, 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the J. Ray Shute Center. Free clothes, toys, shoes and more

Damascus Road Ministries

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

Faith Baptist Church

"The Light In Bethlehem" will be presented Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. This will be the traditional story of the birth of Christ. Bring the children and join us for an evening of inspiration.

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.

First Baptist Church of Indian Trail

First Baptist Church of Indian Trail presents

The Joy of Giving – An Indian Trail Christmas 2012

• Friday, December 14, 7 p.m.

• Saturday, December 15, 3 & 7 p.m.

• Sunday, December 16, 3 & 7 p.m.

at First Baptist Church Indian Trail, 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Rd, Indian Trail, NC

To purchase tickets, visit or call 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.

Greater Blessed Hope Baptist

Christmas concert will be Dec. 16 at 4 p.m.

Hebron United Methodist Church

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

The Family Christmas service and supper will be Dec. 16 at 5:30 p.m.

The Christmas Blue Service will be Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. It is a service of healing for those who have lost loved ones or those who feel lost.

Luminaire Christmas Mission will be Dec. 16 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Mount Calvary AME Zion Church

Christmas luminaria service wukk be at 4 p.m  Dec. 16.  Speaker will be Joletha Dockey of Bessie Chapel AME Zion Church.

Mount Carmel Baptist Church

The Christmas cantata, "Mary Did You Know?" will be performed Dec. 16 at 6 .m. and on Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. at the church on Upper White Store Road in Peachland.

New Hope Baptist

New Hope Baptist Church - the children will present the Christmas Play, "Star Of Wonder" on Sunday, De. 11 at 6 p.m.  Refreshments will be served  in the church Fellowship Building after the program.  All are welcome!

New Hope United Methodist

A Boston butt sale and church bazaar are planned for Dec. 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Baked goods, Christmas items, and more will be available. Boston butts, cooked, are $30. Contact Benny at 704-320-8668.

St. Luke's Lutheran

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Monroe will offer the following special opportunities for Christmas 2012.

The children and youth of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Monroe will present the annual Christmas play on December 16 at 1:00 PM. They will present “Too-oo-oo-oo-Busy!!!"  and "The Christmas Story—Jesus Christ is the Same-Yesterday, Today, and Forever.”

Sunday, December 16 at 10:30 a.m. - Special music presented by the Adult Choir and the Handbell Choir.

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 will be joined by Antioch United Methodist Church to go caroling on Sunday, Dec. 16 for shut-ins. The church is a sponsor of Extreme Extremities Sock and Glove collection to be distributed through several local agencies to the needy. Donations will be accepted thru Dec. 7. 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.