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Preparing To Celebrate Christ's Birth - Advent Meditations
Four weeks before Christmas begins the "Advent Season" and ends with the Christ Child's birth. The first Sunday in Advent this year is November 28.
Sunday, November 28, 2021

Romans 12:9
Love must be sincere...
Saturday, November 27, 2021

Christian Ministry Releases Latest Donor List
Christian Ministry of Lincoln County just released its latest list of donors. These are the local churches, businesses and private citizens who are contributing to the ministry’s annual efforts to make Christmas brighter for those who need it most.
Friday, November 26, 2021

Matthew 6:6
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father...
Friday, November 26, 2021

Psalm 37:16
Better the little that the righteous have...
Thursday, November 25, 2021

1 John 3:18
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech...
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Shaw, Sherry Anne To Perform Nov. 27
Shaw and Sherry Anne will perform a free concert Nov. 27 at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

John 1:29
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said...
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Matthew 7:1-2
Do not judge, or you too will be judged...
Monday, November 22, 2021

Proverbs 18:24
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin...
Sunday, November 21, 2021

Christian Ministry Signing Up Clients
Nov. 24-Dec. 5, Christian Ministry needs small groups of volunteers to sort school food. Now through Dec. 22, applications are being taken for food and toys.
Saturday, November 20, 2021

Ephesians 3:20
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we...
Saturday, November 20, 2021

Honest to God
This week, Dr. Spence talks about love and forgiveness.
Friday, November 19, 2021

Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed...
Friday, November 19, 2021

Upcoming Church Events
Fundraisers, Food Drive, and More! Email us your events to include in our weekly Upcoming Church Events column.
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Romans 10:17
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message...
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live...
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Daniel 12:3
Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens...
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

1 Peter 4:8
Above all, love each other deeply...
Monday, November 15, 2021

Romans 8:39
Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation...
Sunday, November 14, 2021

Ephesians 6:11
Put on the full armor of God...
Saturday, November 13, 2021

John 11:40
Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe...
Friday, November 12, 2021

Upcoming Church Events
Fundraisers, Food Drive, Craft Fair, Drive-Thru Benefit, Block Party, Conerts and More! Email us your events to include in our weekly Upcoming Church Events column.
Thursday, November 11, 2021

1 Timothy 1:15
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance...
Thursday, November 11, 2021

Psalms 24:1-2
The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it...
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Matthew 22:37-39
‭‭“Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart...
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Heart 2 Heart To Perform Nov. 13
The Cherryville-based Heart 2 Heart will perform a free concert Nov. 13 at 5 p.m.
Monday, November 8, 2021

Matthew 16:24
Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me...
Monday, November 8, 2021

Jeremiah 17:10
I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind...
Sunday, November 7, 2021

2 Thessalonians 3:3
But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you...
Saturday, November 6, 2021

Luke 19:10
For the Son of Man came to seek...
Friday, November 5, 2021

Upcoming Church Events
Gospel Meeting, Festivals and More! Email us your events to include in our weekly Upcoming Church Events column.
Thursday, November 4, 2021

Psalms 121:1-2
I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from...
Thursday, November 4, 2021

Christian Ministry Seeks Christmas Donors
Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is seeking donors for its annual Christmas campaign. According to executive director Mitzi Williams, all those involved in the local charitable organization are grateful for any and all help.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Isaiah 26:4
Trust in the LORD forever...
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Mark 11:24
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer...
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Carolina Caring Encourages Ringing Of Church Bells Nov. 7
Churches around the country will be ringing their bells following Sunday services on the first Sunday in November in honor of loved ones who have died. Many congregations will also join in this symphony of sound to recognize November as National Hospice Month.
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Psalm 62:7
My salvation and my honor depend on God...
Monday, November 1, 2021

Exodus 14:14
The LORD will fight for you...
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Psalms 34:18
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted...
Saturday, October 30, 2021

Upcoming Church Events
Pumpkins, Cookbooks, Concerts, Festivals and More! Email us your events to include in our weekly Upcoming Church Events column.
Saturday, October 30, 2021

2 Peter 3:8
But do not forget this one thing, dear friends...
Friday, October 29, 2021

Ecclesiastes 4:12
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves...
Thursday, October 28, 2021

Psalms 19:1-2
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands...
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Colin And Kathleen Ray To Perform Oct. 30
They’re each one half of what Bluegrass Today calls the “bluegrass power couple.” They’re Lincolnton’s own Colin and Kathleen Ray, and they’ll be appearing in concert on Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. at Living Word Ministries of Lowesville. Joining the Rays will be the Branson, Mo.-based Southern-Raised Bluegrass.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Hebrews 10:23
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess...
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Zephaniah 3:17
The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves...
Monday, October 25, 2021

Matthew 5:10
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness...
Sunday, October 24, 2021

Galatians 6:7
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked...
Saturday, October 23, 2021

Psalms 19:7
The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul...
Friday, October 22, 2021

Blessings Are Not Rewards
God is neither Santa Claus nor a vending machine.  He neither grants us everything we want nor can we earn His blessing.  Job was a godly man; yet multiple tragedies befell him.  In the end he came to realize more fully that God is God--He, and not we, is in control.  He couldn't earn God's blessings and neither can we.  
Thursday, October 21, 2021

2 Corinthians 7:1
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves...
Thursday, October 21, 2021

Philippians 1:9-10
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more...
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Landers Chapel UMW Breast Awareness Walk
On Saturday, October 16, Landers Chapel United Methodist Church United Methodist Women sponsored its annual breast cancer awareness walk. Participants gathered to enjoy fellowship with those affected by breast cancer and to raise over $1,200 for Cancer Services of Gaston County.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son...
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Gibbs Family To Perform On Oct. 23
The Gibbs Family have been singing all over the United States for the past 25 years. With a combination of Southern gospel, praise and worship, contemporary and country gospel music stylings, this family group has something for everyone. 
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

1 Chronicles 16:24
Declare his glory among the nations...
Monday, October 18, 2021

Soup Kitchen Integral Part Of Christian Ministry
A hot meal at noon, every day, all year long
Sunday, October 17, 2021

Hebrews 9:28
Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many...
Sunday, October 17, 2021

James 3:13
Who is wise and understanding among you...
Saturday, October 16, 2021

John 6:37
All those the Father gives me will come to me...
Friday, October 15, 2021

Upcoming Church Events
Fall Crafts/Vendors at Revival Tabernacle, Debra Howell Prison Ministry Memorial Festival, Drive-Thru Grocery Distribution, Dixie Revival Fundraiser, McKendree Sunday Luncheon, ECCCM Walk With Us To End Hunger, and The Pumpkin Patch continues at Boger City UMC… all this weekend! Email us your events to include in our weekly Upcoming Church Events column.
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Jeremiah 17:10
“I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind...
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Dixie Revival To Perform Oct. 16
The Bessemer City-based Dixie Revival will perform a concert Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. at Living Word Ministries of Lowesville with a $10-a-plate barbecue fundraiser tie-in.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Matthew 5:14
“You are the light of the world...
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Psalm 23:4
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil...
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Proverbs 5:21
For your ways are in full view of the LORD...
Monday, October 11, 2021

Christian Ministry Prepares For Christmas

Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is gearing up now for its annual Christmas efforts.
Donations are now being accepted. This year’s goal is $50,000, though of course exceeding that only helps. Monies raised benefit local needy families at Christmas and help the ministry to continue its worthy mission throughout the year. This year’s Christmas give-out day is Dec. 23 at the ministry’s downtown offices.


Sunday, October 10, 2021

Job 19:25
I know that my redeemer lives...
Sunday, October 10, 2021

Jeremiah 29:13
You will seek me and find me...
Saturday, October 9, 2021

Psalms 103:13
As a father has compassion on his children...
Friday, October 8, 2021

Upcoming Church Events
Fried Apple Pies and More at Pleasant Grove UMC, The Pumpkin Patch is now open at Boger City UMC and the Lowesville Gospel Concerts…. And other upcoming events. Email us your events to include in our weekly Upcoming Church Events column.
Friday, October 8, 2021

Burden Vs. Blessing
I’ve been angry with God. There’s some honesty for you. Some imperfection and ugly truth. The hard part of faith.
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Seeking God
If we're honest about it, we must confess that God knows us much better than we know Him.  This week, Dr. Spence talks about seeking God.
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Ephesians 4:32
Be kind and compassionate to one another...
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Monroe-Based Littles To Perform Oct. 9
The Monroe-based Littles with Maiden connections will perform a free concert Oct. 9 at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Psalm 68:19
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior...
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Matthew 6:33
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness...
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Hebrews 11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please God...
Monday, October 4, 2021

Revelation 21:4
He will wipe every tear from their eyes...
Sunday, October 3, 2021

Romans 4:7-8
Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven...
Saturday, October 2, 2021

Upcoming Church Events
The Pumpkin Patch is now open at Boger City UMC and other upcoming events. Email us your events to include in our weekly Upcoming Church Events column.
Friday, October 1, 2021

Revelation 1:8
I am the Alpha and the Omega...
Thursday, September 30, 2021

1 John 2:6
Whoever claims to live in him...
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Luke 11:28
Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God...
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Galatians 6:9
And let us not grow weary of doing good...
Monday, September 27, 2021

Christian Ministry Preparing Christmas Efforts
“Christmas Angels,” “Adopt a Christmas Food Item” and more
Sunday, September 26, 2021

Matthew 28:19
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations...
Sunday, September 26, 2021

John 16:33
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace...
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Upcoming Church Events
Childers Family in Concert, Lithia Springs Church of Christ begins meeting, Boger City UMC Pumpkin Patch opens and more upcoming events. Email us your events to include in our weekly Upcoming Church Events column.
Friday, September 24, 2021

Ephesians 4:31-32
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice...
Friday, September 24, 2021

A Message for Times of Trouble
Hurricanes, Afghanistan, COVID...these are indeed troubling times; but God is still in control.  This week, Dr. Spence recalls the story of Job, a Biblical message very much appropriate for our times.  
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Psalms 42:11
Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Thursday, September 23, 2021

John 8:32
Then you will know the truth...
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Childers Family To Perform Sept. 25
Lincolnton’s own Childers Family will perform a gospel concert on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. at Living Word Ministries of Lowesville
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Luke 11:13
If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children...
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Acts 20:35
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak...
Monday, September 20, 2021

Hebrews 13:2
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers...
Sunday, September 19, 2021

Proverbs 16:7
When people’s lives please the Lord...
Saturday, September 18, 2021
























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