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Church Activities beginning Saturday

Saturday

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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Palestine United Methodist Methodist Men’s Group will host a fundraiser breakfast from 7-9 a.m. in the Palestine UMC fellowhip hall.
Breakfast with all the trimmings will be served.
Donations will be accepted to further the group’s community missions.

Sunday

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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The Second Sunday Gospel Singing Service originally scheduled has been cancelled at Oak Grove United Methodist Church.

Monday-Wednesday

Hope, Faith & Charity Church will have its annual revival at 7 nightly.
The speaker will be Minister Nelson Barringer from Davidson Grove Baptist Church in Chesterfield, South Carolina.

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Oct. 19

Stony Hill United Methodist Church, 28996 Stony Hill Road, Albemarle, will have barbecued pork available 11 a.m.-7 p.m. for dine-in or carryout. Cost is $8 per plate.
Menu will include pulled pork, chips, slaw, bread and dessert, with tea and coffee available as well for dine-in.
The meal is sponsored by Stony Hill United Methodist Men.

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Oct. 20

Annunciation Catholic Church will have its 15th annual yard sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Family Life Center.
Entrance to the Family Life Center is on Third Street.
Kitchen items, home decor, toys, outdoor items and much more will be available.
Breakfast will be served 8-11 a.m. with eggs, bacon, pancakes, biscuits and gravy.
Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. with spinach rolls and pepperoni rolls.
There will also be a bake sale.

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Palestine United Methodist Women’s Group will host a Poor Man’s Suppper fundraiser beginning at 4 p.m. in the Palestine UMC fellowhip hall.
A meal of pinto beans, stewed potatoes, cabbage, side meat, cornbread, onions, beets and desserts will be served.
Donations of $8 per plate will be collected to help further the group’s community missions.

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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/ LAMbbqCookoff.
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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The Frog Pond Festival, Health and Fun Day will be 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 17236 Frog Pond Road, Oakboro.
Special attractions and entities included are the N.C. Baptist Health Screening Mobile Unit, Veterans & Families Outreach Mobile Unit, American Red Cross (blood drive), Maranatha Ministries of Oakboro, a Flow Yoga class, N.C. Baptist Men & Women Disaster Unit, Stanly County Health Department dental division and exhibits, Endy Fire Department’s fire prevention activities and Stanly County YMCA.
Children’s activities include:
• 8 a.m. – Yo-Yo Cereal Bar Breakfast;
• 9 a.m. – Fun Run;
• 10 a.m. – Flow Yoga class;
• 11 a.m. – Fun food class;
• 11:30 a.m. – Worship Dance Jam;
• 11:50 a.m. – Face painting and snow cones;
• 12 p.m. – Bounce inflatables
Other activities are:
• 8-11 a.m. – Breakfast;
• 9:30 -11:00am Live Music;
• 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Lunch;
• 8 a.m.-2 p.m. – Free health screenings (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, A1C);
• 9 a.m.-2 p.m. – Games and corn hole, as well as a horseshoe tournament.
Call Bill Hinson at 704-485-4826 to sign up for horseshoe.
Find more information at www.pgbcoakboro.org/health
Sign up for the blood drive at 704-485-3944.

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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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Palestine United Methodist Church, 36414 Palestine Road, Albemarle, will have its annual Fall Festival and Trunk-or-Treat from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. No scary costumes are allowed.

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Oct. 31

First Baptist Church of Oakboro and Red Cross Baptist invite the community to Trunk or Treat from 6-7:30 p.m. at 322 N. Main St. in Oakboro.
Activities include hot dogs, bouncy house, hayrides, cake walk and lots of trunks & treats. Email firstbaptistoakboro@gmail.com or call 704-485-4313 for more information.

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Nov. 3

New Life Lutheran Church, 225 E. Gold St., New London, will have a chicken and dumpling supper 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Plates will be $5 and include dessert and drinks.
Proceeds will go to missions. Takeouts available.

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Love’s Grove United Methodist Church, 4360 Polk Ford Road, Stanfield, will have its chicken and dumplings supper from 4-7:30 p.m.
Besides the featured dish, plates will include green beans, slaw, cranberry sauce, roll, homemade dessert and drink.
Cost is $8 per plate, with children 6-11 eating for $3 and ages 5 and under free.
Hot dogs will also be available.
Proceeds will benefit missions.

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Nov. 7-9, 11

Colston Street Church of God in Albemarle will celebrate the 16th pastoral anniversary of Pastor Ray Little and First Lady Johna Little.
Services will be at 7:30 nightly with Pastor Dickey of Ramah Grove Baptist Church (Nov. 7), Pastor Iris Jillman of Church of God of Prophecy (Nov. 8) and a surprise speaker Nov. 9.
The series will feature Bishop Jerry Mack of Jipton, Georgia at 4 p.m. Nov. 11.

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Nov. 12-14

St. Luke Church of the Living Word, 801 Roosevelt St., Badin, will have its annual missionary revival at 7 nightly.
Speaker will be Elder Terry Lindsey of New Jerusalem in Morven and Rose of Sharon in Ansonville.

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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.