Church Briefs for Dec. 8, 2012

Dec. 07, 2012 @ 01:14 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.

Faulks Baptist Church

The Christmas Cantata, entitled "Tonight," will be performed by the adult choir under the direction of Linda Williams, at 7 p.m. Dec. 9. Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall after the cantata.

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 United Methodist Church

Memorial United Methodist Church

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.

Indian Trail Presbyterian Church

The annual Children’s Christmas Play at Indian Trail Presbyterian Church will to be held Saturday, December 8 at 5:30 PM in the church sanctuary.  Our play this year is entitled "A Child is Born" and is based on the illustrated Christmas storybook by Mary Alice Gran and illustrator Christa Hook.  The play stays true to the Biblical story of Mary’s annunciation, the journey to Bethlehem, the birth of baby Jesus, the visit of the shepherds, and the gifts of the Magi. Following the play, there will have a Christmas Barbeque dinner for everyone attending.  Indian Trail Presbyterian Church is located at 200 Indian Trail Rd., in Indian Trail.  For information, call 704-821-8751

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.

Mount Carmel United Methodist Church

An outdoor nativity is planned for Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the church at 1712 Carmel Church Road, Monroe. Hot drinks and cookies will be served.

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.

Stallings United Methodist Church

Children and Youth Drama Teams will present “A Charlie Brown Christmas” on Dec. 8 and 9 at Stallings United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Admission: FREE. Questions: 704-821-8820 or

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. 

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.