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Church Activities beginning Aug. 2

Tonight

New London United Methodist Church and Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church will have a joint vacation Bible school 6-8:15 p.m.
There will be classes for all children from age 3 through the sixth grade.
The theme for the VBS will be “Shipwrecked—Rescued by Jesus” at New London United Methodist Church, 206 S. Main St., New London.
The public is invited.
If you have any questions, call 704-463-5669.

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Friday

Highland Baptist Church, 106 Highland Dr., New London, will have its vacation Bible school from 6-8 p.m. for ages 3 through 12th grade.
The theme is “Team Jesus” and it will include crafts, lessons, snacks and games.

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Saturday

Porter and Randall United Methodist churches will have vacation Bible school from 9 a.m.-noon at Porter UMC, 40031 Porter Road, Norwood.
The theme is “Camping with Jesus,” so there will be lots of camping themed activities and crafts, as well as mission opportunities for children ranging from preschool to fifth grade.

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Bethany United Methodist Church, 2411 U.S. Highway 52 North, will have its VBS “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for ages 3 through rising sixth-grade.

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Union Chapel Methodist Church, U.S. Highway 52 Business South, near the Stanly County Fairgrounds, will have a community breakfast from 6:30-10 a.m.
The menu will be country ham, red-eye gravy, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, eggs, grits, pancakes, waffles, biscuits, toast, muffins, orange juice and coffee.
Donations are accepted.

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Sunday

Faith FWB Church, 34915 Locust Lane, New London, will welcome Jacob Berry Ministries at 11 a.m.

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Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 28766 N.C. Highway 24-27, Albemarle, will hear from guest singers The Locust Trio at 6 p.m.

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Love’s Chapel United Methodist Church will celebrate its 170th year with a special homecoming service at 11 a.m.
There will be a covered dish meal served in the fellowship hall immediately following worship service. The public is invited.
Love’s Chapel is at the corner of Love’s Chapel and Polk Ford roads in Stanfield.

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Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, 9029 Cottonville Road, Norwood, will have homecoming at 1 p.m.
Guest speaker will be Mark Swaringen.
Bring a full basket and a lot of memories.

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Highland Baptist Church, 106 Highland Dr., New London, will host a blood drive through Community Blood Center of the Carolinas from 1-4 p.m.

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With Proverbs 226, Cyril Prabhu wants to steer kids away from prison and into college.
Prabhu will speak at Badin Baptist Church this Sunday in preparation for an event at Albemarle Correctional Facility on Aug. 11. The event on Aug. 11 is a “Forgive me Dear” program in which the children of inmates at the Albemarle Correctional Facility will meet with their parent for a special time of relationship building.
Badin Baptist Church Fellowship Hall will be utilized as a staging area for the children and caretakers and the children will be bused to the facility for the meeting.
Volunteers are needed to assist with this endeavor.
More information is available at Proverbs226 or call 704-438-0622.

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Monday-Wednesday

Living Waters Ministries, 308 N. Central Ave., Locust, will have vacation Bible school at 7 p.m.

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Aug. 11

First United Methodist Church, 208 Pee Dee Ave., Norwood, will have a Back to School Bash in the church parking lot and fellowship hall from 9 a.m.-noon. There will be booths with many activities for children and parents from kindergarten to 8th grades.
All children will be given a free book bag with school supplies, there will be fire safety and study tips, free toothbrushes, free haircuts, yoga, free eye exams by the Lions Club, Teddy Bear Clinic, healthy meal recipes and samples, free snow cones and popcorn, Butterfly House, Pee Dee Electric safety, health info and more.

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Aug. 12

Lumber River Ministries will present a concert of gospel music at Cottonville Baptist Church at 4888 Plank Road, Norwood, at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
The Lumber River Quartet are a well known southern gospel ministry that travels and ministers all across the U.S. and Canada. Ronald, Glenn and Greg have appeared on TV, radio and are national recording artists.

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Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 28766 N.C. Highway 24-27, Albemarle, will have homecoming at 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Charles Hutchens, Pine Grove pastor from 1990-93.
A covered dish luncheon will follow at noon.
At 6 p.m., the Hatley Family Singers will perform.

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Aug. 12-16

Hillside Baptist Church, 930 Concord Road, Albemarle, will host visiting speaker Rev. Hack Hildreth from Emmanuel Baptist Church in Monroe.
Revival begins at 6 p.m. Sunday and is at 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
A nursery will be provided for children birth to 4.
There will be special singing every night.
The Rev. Mike Rinehardt and congregation welcome everyone to these special services.

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Aug. 18

Welcome Baptist Church in Albemarle will have “Game On” vacation Bible school 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Call or text Joy at 704-438-5564 to register your child by Aug. 11.

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The gospel singers The Redeemed trio will sing at New Life Lutheran Church at 4 p.m. The community is invited to attend. John Kahl is the Pastor.

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Aug. 19

NewLife Church, 157 Browns Hill Road, Locust, will host a blood drive through Community Blood Center of the Carolinas from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Call 1-888-59-BLOOD or visit www.cbcc.us to make an appointment.

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Aug. 20-26

Living Waters Ministries, 308 N. Central Ave., Locust, will have revival with evangelist Daniel Woods at 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26.

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Aug. 26

Kinza Memorial Baptist Church, 4311 Love Mill Road, Stanfield, will have its annual homecoming worship service at 10:45 a.m.
The Rev. Randy Berryhill will be guest speaker.
A covered-dish luncheon will follow the 10:45 a.m. worship service in the church fellowship hall.

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Aug. 27-29

Kinza Memorial Baptist Church, 4311 Love Mill Road, Stanfield, will have revival at 7 p.m.
Rev. Michael Dunwoody, pastor of the New Beginning Bible Church of Cloudland, Georgia will be guest speaker.
Guests are expected and everyone is welcome to attend.
For further details call Pastor Darrell Nance at 704-888-0807.