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Upcoming Church Events

Rock Springs Camp Meeting, Now-August 11 --- For more information and directions visit https://www.rockspringscampmeeting.com/

  • August 1: Julie Smith will conduct a Children's Service at 6:30 p.m.. Then Chad McIntosh will hold a Youth Service at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, August 2: The Community Singing will begin at 7 p.m. with various local groups. Anyone who would like to have a choir or group participate should contact Van Barker at 704-483-2710.
  • Saturday, August 3: Children’s Fun Day from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Kid’s Power Pedal Pull and Rev’ed Up r-Kids Car and Truck Show plus many more activities for the kids.
  • Saturday, August 3: Marks the official beginning of the 189th camp meeting with the free Big Sing at 7 p.m.  Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and the Bruce Hedrick Family will be performing. Bring lawn chairs or use the sheltered seating under the arbor on Campground Road in Denver.
  • Sunday, August 4 starts the daily activities for camp meeting week with Butch Ross leading the Sunday School at 10 a.m., Rev. Don Haynes will lead the Morning Worship at 11 a.m. and Rev. Juston Smith at 7:30 p.m. for the Evening Worship.
  • Monday, August 5: Morning Bible Study with Rev. Sean Turner at 11 a.m.; Evening Worship at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Zack Christy.
  • Tuesday, August 6: Morning Bible Study with Stuart Noel at 11 a.m.; Evening Worship at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Kimberly Moore; Special Music will be provided. 
  • Wednesday, August 7: Morning Bible Study at 11 a.m. with Rev. Kelly Whitener; Rev. Paul Christy will provide Evening Worship at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 8: Morning Bible Study at 11 a.m. with Rev. Billy Towery; Evening Worship at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Luke Christy.
  • Friday, August 9: Morning Bible Study with Sean Turner at 11 a.m.; Evening Worship at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. David Christy. 
  • Saturday, August 10: Bluegrass Gospel Concert at 7 p.m. featuring the Flowers Family and Roan Mountain Boys. The concert is free, bring lawn chairs.
  • Sunday, August 11: Sunday School at 10 a.m. with Butch Ross; Morning Worship at 11 a.m. with Rev. Amy Cole; Evening Farewell Community Service at 6 p.m. with Rev. Billy Towery. 


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Kastner Bible Display, Now – August 31 --- In the Gathering Room at the Gaston County Museum of Art & History, 131 W. Main Street, Dallas, NC 28034 the Kastner Bible will be on display until August 31 (coinciding with the 2019 Costner Family Reunion being held Saturday, August 10 at Philadelphia Lutheran Church in Dallas, N.C.) Each year the Museum displays the bible for a few weeks highlighting a new woodcut print. This year’s featured woodcut illustration focuses on Ezekiel 1. Printed in 1564 in Germany, the Kastner Bible came to America with Adam Kastner in 1745. Because of its large size and the lack of family records inside, this would not have been a family bible; it is believed to have been a “pulpit bible,” one that would have been used in a church. It is a corrected version of Martin Luther’s first translation of the Bible into German, featuring over 730 pages and woodcut illustrations. The Kastner Bible made its way to the Rhyne family of this area and was handed down through the family until it was donated to the Gaston County Museum. This bible is the oldest object in GCM’s collections. It was professionally conserved some years ago by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.

LCHE Open Enrollment, Now – September 1 --- Open Enrollment Time for Local Homeschoolers has begun and will last until September 1, 2019.  Join Lincoln County Home Educators for the 2019-20 school year. Lincoln County Home Educators, founded in 1988, is an active local Christian support group serving Lincoln and surrounding counties. Our purpose as a group is to offer help and encouragement to area home schoolers and to provide educational, spiritual, and social activities for member families. Just a few LCHE activities are monthly field trips, classes, weekly park time, parties, yearbooks, teen group, and graduation ceremonies. Join us and enjoy the fellowship, friendship, and learning opportunity available to your family. Visit http://www.lchesupport.com/ for details or to join.

Pleasant Grove UMC Homecoming, Sunday, August 4 --- Homecoming will be celebrated at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 2069 Hwy 182, Lincolnton, NC 28092 on Sunday, August 4 with an 11 a.m. Worship Service, with a covered-dish lunch to follow.  All are invited!  (Crouse UMC Worship Service will be at 9:30 a.m. for this Sunday only).

First Baptist – High Shoals, Back-To-School Bash, Sunday, August 4 --- Join us at First Baptist Church, 600 N. Lincoln St. in High Shoals for a Back-To-School Bash on Sunday, August 4 from 6-7 p.m. We will have hot dogs and give out free school supply kits on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information call 980-241-2788 or email revmcclain@yahoo.com.

Messiah UMC VBS, August 4-7 --- Come join us for “Miraculous Mission – Jesus Saves the World” Vacation Bible School August 4-7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Messiah United Methodist Church, 4102 W Hwy 27, Lincolnton, NC 28092. All are welcome!

Marvin UMC Second Saturday Breakfast, Saturday, August 10 --- Come on out for a great breakfast on Saturday, August 10 from 7-10 a.m. See you there by the pancake station!  Marvin United Methodist Church is located at 2731 Startown Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Love Denver Back-To-School Event, Saturday, August 10 --- Love Denver is a multi-church sponsored event that was created to help lessen the burden of going back to school.  This back-to-school event is for our local community and provides FREE backpacks, school supplies, medical check-ups, clothing and shoes. It is also a fun family friendly event to spend time as a family right before school starts with free lunch (burgers, pizza), bounce houses, arts/crafts, dancing, snow cones and entertainment! The event will be held on Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at East Lincoln High School, 6471 Hwy 73, Denver, NC 28037.

Freedom Church, L-Town Love, Saturday, August 10 --- Join us at Freedom Church, 125 E. Main St., Lincolnton, NC 28092 on Saturday, August 10 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. for this completely free back-to-school event including: backpacks, school supplies, dental health screenings, haircuts, kids fingernail bar, lunch and lots more!

Lowesville Gospel Concerts, Heart 2 Heart/Johnson Edition, Saturday, August 10 --- Heart 2 Heart from Cherryville, North Carolina and Johnson Edition from Salem, South Carolina will be in concert Saturday, August 10 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.  at Living Word Ministries, 1062 Hwy 16 South in Lowesville/Stanley. The concert will be no cost, a freewill offering only will be received. The church is located 1.8 miles south of the intersection of Highways 73 and 16 Business. Check our schedule at www.gospelgigs.com/lowesvilleconcerts. For more information call 704-618-9762 or email Carrollcooke144@yahoo.com. Southern Gospel every 2nd Saturday and Bluegrass Gospel every 4th Saturday, and sometimes both. Everyone is welcome!



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Community Grove Church Back-To-School Blessing, Sunday, August 11 --- Community Grove Church, 4321 Reepsville Road, Vale, NC 28168 will host a Back-To-School Blessing on Sunday, August 11 from 5-8 p.m. Will be distributing FREE Book Bags with school supplies and will have FREE popcorn and drinks. A service will follow this event.

Covenant Church, Back-To-School Prayer Event, Sunday, August 11 --- Our community, in many ways, has been through some difficulties this summer. We really want to show our students, parents, teachers, administrators and board members that we love and support them. This event is for ALL teachers, administrators, school board members, parents and students. Please consider joining us for a "Back-to-School Prayer Event" at Covenant Church on Sunday, August 11 at 6 p.m. at 2168 Gastonia Highway, Lincolnton NC 28092. We realize that everyone is very busy and that this is a very busy time of year but we couldn't think of another time to do this. We promise not to keep you long but we want to show you that you are not alone as you impact the young people of our community. Everyone is invited to join us as we pray for our community, teachers, administrators, school board members and staff, parents and students. For questions or more information please contact the church office at 704-735-1559.

Sparks Freewill Baptist Chicken Dinner Fundraiser, Saturday, August 17 --- A Fundraiser Dinner for Sparks Freewill Baptist Church to raise money for their air and heat system in the fellowship hall will be held, Saturday, August 17 from 12-4 p.m. Chicken plates are $8 with BBQ or plain chicken leg quarter, corn, green beans, cole slaw, roll, dessert, and a bottle of water. Tickets are being sold in advance. Contact the church at 503 South Edwards St., Lincolnton, NC 28092 for more information.

LCHE Spirit Night, Thursday, August 22 --- Lincoln County Home Educators will host a Spirit Night at Pelicans SnoBalls Lincolnton on Thursday, August 22 from 6-8 p.m. Twenty per cent of sales will go to support LCHE. Lincoln County Home Educators, founded in 1988, is an active local Christian support group serving Lincoln and surrounding counties. Visit http://www.lchesupport.com/ for more information about LCHE.

Lowesville Gospel Concerts, Amantha Mill/Williamson Branch, Saturday, August 24 --- Amantha Mill from Boone, North Carolina and Williamson Branch from Nashville, Tennessee will be in concert Saturday, August 24 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.  at Living Word Ministries, 1062 Hwy 16 South in Lowesville/Stanley. Both are super bluegrass bands! The concert will be no cost, a freewill offering only will be received. The church is located 1.8 miles south of the intersection of Highways 73 and 16 Business. Check our schedule at www.gospelgigs.com/lowesvilleconcerts. For more information call 704-618-9762 or email Carrollcooke144@yahoo.com. Southern Gospel every 2nd Saturday and Bluegrass Gospel every 4th Saturday, and sometimes both. Everyone is welcome!

SEPTEMBER

New Life Ministries, Worship On Main, Saturday, September 7 --- Come worship with us on Saturday, September 7 from 6-9 p.m. at the James W. Warren Citizens Center, 115 West Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092. Rain or shine event.  For more info contact John Jones 980-429-0924.

Marvin UMC Second Saturday Breakfast, Saturday, September 14 --- Come on out for a great breakfast on Saturday, September 14 from 7-10 a.m. See you there by the pancake station!  Marvin United Methodist Church is located at 2731 Startown Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

McKendree UMC Pine Ridge Boys Concert, Sunday, September 8 --- Come out for this free concert on Sunday, September 9 from 6-7:30 p.m. and hear the Pine Ridge Boys gospel group sing. A love offering will be taken to help pay for their travel expenses. McKendree United Methodist Church is located at 3537 Maiden Highway, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Pleasant Grove UMW Yard & Fried Apple Pie Sale, Saturday, September 21 --- The United Methodist Women of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church will host a Yard Sale and a Fried Apple Pie Sale on Saturday, September 21 from 7 a.m. until Noon.  Stay tuned for more details! The church is located at 2069 Highway 182, Lincolnton, NC 28092. All are Welcome! Proceeds will benefit the UMW mission projects.


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