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Church activities beginning Friday

Friday

Union Chapel Methodist Church, U.S.  Highway 52 Business S., near Stanly County Fairgrounds, will have its annual barbecue chicken sale beginning at 11 a.m.
The plate consists of half a chicken, homemade potato salad, green beans, roll and dessert.
Cost is $9 per plate for eat-in, carry-out or delivery. Drive-thru will also be available.
Tickets are on sale and can be reserved by calling 704-307-0383 or from any member of the congregation.

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Friday-Sunday

The members of Cottonville AME Zion Church will host the annual camp meeting Friday-Sunday.
Activities will begin on Friday at 7 p.m. with a community worship service.
Events will continue on Saturday night at 7 p.m. with a gospel singing. Sunday morning worship service will commence at 11 a.m.
Activities will conclude Sunday afternoon with worship service at 2:30 p.m.
Vendors can operate their booths throughout the weekend. For vendor space, call Willie Allen at 704 244-6108 or Charlie Richardson at 704-438-0556.

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Saturday

Bethany United Methodist Church, U.S.  Highway 52 North, Albemarle, will have a yard sale beginning at 8 a.m.

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Parker Memorial Baptist Church, 49403 Parker Memorial Road, Richfield, will have a charity auction beginning at 9 a.m.
Breakfast and lunch will also be served.

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Sunday

Richfield Baptist Church will host its annual homecoming on Sunday at 11 a.m.
The morning worship will be led by the Rev. Randy Jetton. Immediately following the service, there will be a covered dish meal in the fellowship hall.
All are invited to join.

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Albemarle Wesleyan Church, 33713 Mann Road, Albemarle, will celebrate homecoming services beginning at 10 a.m. with Terri Prestwood bringing a program of special music.
Worship will begin at 11 a.m., with former member and Albemarle native Rev. Todd Hinson bringing the message. He will be accompanied by his wife, Becky.
Lunch in the fellowship hall will follow worship.
Rev. James Valk, pastor and congregation, extend a special invitation to all members, former members, relatives and friends to be present for these services.

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Sunday-Wednesday

Come enjoy a fall revival at Centerview Baptist Church, 508 Northeast Connector, Albemarle. The revival guest speaker will be Steve Chipps, pastor of Hillside Park Baptist Church in Thomasville.
Services are at 10:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday.
Special music will be featured nightly and nursery will be provided.
For more info, call Pastor Todd Galloway at the church office at 704-983-5203

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Union Chapel AME Zion Church will observe its 145th homecoming at 3 p.m.
The speaker for this event will be the Rev. Bill Russell, Pastor of Harvest City Church in Greensboro.
This will be the commencement of a three-night revival.
This year’s theme is “Restore My Joy.”
The revival will commence Monday-Wednesday at 7 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Arnett Wall, pastor of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Albemarle, North Carolina.
Dinner will be served after the morning worship on Sunday.
If you have any questions you may contact any member of Union Chapel or the Rev. Margaret Love at 704-982-6904.

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Oct. 13

Freedom Baptist Church of Locust will have its annual WMU Fall Bazaar starting with breakfast at 7 a.m. and a yard sale with many items to choose from.
Also available will be hot dogs for lunch from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and barbecued chicken with all the fixins at 4:30 p.m.
There will also be a raffle. Contact Nancy for tickets at 704-781-5511.
The grand prize will be a Blackstone dash grill with accessories, with many other items that can be won.
Baked goods, crafts and much more will also be available.

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Porter United Methodist Church will have its ham meal and harvest sale from 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Breakfast will include ham, grits, eggs and more, while lunch and dinner will include ham, green beans, potato salad and dessert.
Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children. Ham biscuits are priced at $2 each.
The harvest sale will begin at 7 p.m.

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The David Hinson Endowment Fundraiser will feature The River Band at Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 28766 N.C. 24-27 Highway, Albemarle. Ribs and barbecue will be available beginning at 4 p.m., with dine-in or carryout options.

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Oct. 14

Badin United Methodist Church, at the corner of Pine and Hickory streets in Badin, will celebrate homecoming at 11 a.m.
Immediately following the church service, there will be a covered dish lunch in the fellowship hall.

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Freedom Baptist Church of Locust will present the gospel group The Locust Trio at 6 p.m.
A non-perishable food item or Food Lion gift cards would be appreciated so Freedom Baptist Outreach can help its neighbors.

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Oct. 27

From 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 27, the fourth annual BBQ Cook-off Festival will be held in Locust’s Town Center.
A team of more than 40 volunteers representing numerous local churches will lead the event.
A group of spiritual travelers approached Ronny Russell, director of Live Again Ministries based in Locust, five years ago asking how they could help the organization with some of its projects. A planning team was formed headed by Blaire Singleton and Lynn Helms and a cookoff began.
Cooking teams from all over central North Carolina compete for cash prizes and trophies in several categories involving Boston Butts, ribs and chicken. Judges, using Kansas City Barbecue Society standards of judging, determine the winners.
Food is the main attraction. A $10 ticket, $5 for children, will allow attendees to sample up to 10 of the barbecue preparations, along with the trimmings and a drink.
Vendors are also present for attendees to do some shopping or browsing. There will be a raffle ($10 per ticket) for a $999 Traeger Wood Fired Grill and also a 50/50 raffle.
For children there will be a bouncy house and face painting. Goody bags will be given to kids who come in costumes — a good “dress rehearsal” for Halloween.
A Car and Motorcycle Show will also be going on during the event. Bring your vehicles and participate or just stroll around the show to admire.
Live entertainment will be provided, featuring two bands, the Mitch Hayes Band (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) and the Valhalla Band (1:30-3:30 p.m.).
For more details and contact information or to register as a competitor or vendor go to event’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/LAM bbqCookoff.
All proceeds from the event will benefit Live Again Ministries’ TRIBE program.
TRIBE is an after-school program for at-risk teens in the local middle schools and high schools. TRIBE is a place for teens to belong and be accepted as well as a place to grow both academically and emotionally.
For more information about TRIBE, contact Shelley Whitley at 980-581-0659.

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Green Memorial United Methodist Church, 11495 N.C. Highway 138, Aquadale, will have its annual chicken and dumplin supper from 4-7 p.m. There will also be special singing.
Cost for the meal, which includes chicken and dumplings, stew, slaw, pickles, rolls and homemade desserts, will be $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger.
The church’s harvest sale will begin at 7 p.m.
All proceeds will go to mission funds.

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Ongoing

Kinza Memorial Baptist Church, 4311 Love Mill Road, Stanfield, is participating with the NC Baptist on Mission on a project called Appalachian Christmas Outreach.
The Appalachian Coalfields ministry seeks to meet the physical and spiritual needs of people living in the Appalachian area.
The goal is to collect 15,000 backpacks for children ages 4-15 in the states of North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky.
Kinza Memorial Baptist Church is leading this project in Stanly County.
Kinza seeks help in providing backpacks filled with winter hats, gloves, socks, hygiene kits, Bibles and candy.
If your church ministry or organization can help, call Kinza Memorial Baptist Church at 704-888-0807 and leave a message.
Assistance is greatly appreciated.

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Outside Edge

St. Stephens Wesleyan Church will hold its 47th Annual Bazaar and Harvest Sale Oct. 13, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Breakfast biscuits will be available until 10 a.m., hotdogs from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and a chicken noodle supper beginning at 4 p.m.
Adult plates are $7 and children’s plates are $4.
Many baked goods, jams, Christmas decorations, fall items, crafts, afghans, quilts and much more will be for sale all day.
The church is at 7601 Brusharbor Road, off N.C. Highway 200 and Barrier-Georgeville Road in the Georgeville community, not far from Locust.
For more information, call 704-782-6677 before day of sale. Food orders and information day of sale: call 704-723-1143.