BADIN NEWS: Palestine Church to ‘camp out at VBS’

Published 9:08 am Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Palestine UMC

Palestine United Methodist Women will meet in the church basement each Wednesday at 5 p.m. to make Chrismons for the Christmas season.

Jo Grey

The PUMW also meets regularly on the first Thursday each month at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall and welcomes all women, any age, to enjoy fellowship and ministry planning.

Kids ages 3 and up will “camp out at VBS” this Friday evening beginning with dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by class time until 8 p.m. Saturday’s session begins with breakfast at 9 a.m. and lasts until noon.

The church is committed to serving the community through the Peanut Butter and Jelly Summer Food Program. Volunteers are needed for weekly Sunday deliveries which will run through Aug. 6.

Donations of the following items are appreciated: spaghetti sauce, fettuccine pasta, alfredo sauce, Hamburger or Chicken Helper, canned chicken, large cans of beef stew or soup, saltine crackers, macaroni and cheese, bags of rice, cereal grits, oatmeal, fruit cups, Pop Tarts, pudding cups, granola bars, snacks/cookies. Monetary donations are also helpful.

It’s time for summer reading and the fun of special programs scheduled for Thursday afternoons throughout the summer at 3:30 p.m.

Children met one of the Morrow Mountain State Park rangers last week.

All children are invited to come meet other special guests on June 22 and 29. There’s still time for readers to sign up to earn Brag Tags for each hour spent reading. Call Branch Manager Treva Allmon for more information at 704-422-3218.

The next regular morning Storytime and Crafts is June 27 at 10:30 a.m.

Bread Giveaway

Stop by Badin VFD June 23 at 2 p.m. and pick from an assortment of breads at no charge. The giveaway is sponsored by Better Badin, Inc. and South Albemarle Ministerial Alliance.

Sunshine Club

It’s time for food and fellowship for adults of all ages on June 27 at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall of Badin Baptist Church, 28 Falls Road.

The monthly programs include an inspirational devotional, guest speakers, musical performers or games.

Everyone is asked to bring a favorite dish to share afterwards. Beverages are provided.

Patriotic Concert

The Singing Americans will present a program of patriotic music, “America, a Beacon Light of Freedom,” at a free concert at 4 p.m. July 2 in the Badin Baptist Church sanctuary, 28 Falls Road.

Better Badin

The next regular meeting is July 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Badin Baptist Church, 28 Falls Road. Longtime volunteers as well as newcomers are encouraged to come and participate in planning for future Badin events.

Museum News

Badin Historic Museum has joined with other small museums in the region to offer a passport program, Miles for Museums. Get passport stamps from Badin and any of the following museums before Labor Day to be eligible for prizes: New London Area Historical Museum, Stanly County History Center, Locust Historical Society and Museum, Norwood Museum, Oakboro Museum of History, Oakboro Railroad Museum, Historic Gold Hill, Matthews Heritage Museum and Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society Museum (Mt. Pleasant).

Israel Tour

Rev. Dr. Anthony E. Neal will host a pilgrimage to the Holy Land for the First Baptist Church of Badin congregation and the community is also invited on this journey.

According to Christie Neal, the tour planner, travelers will experience key sites where Jesus once walked. The tour is Sept. 16-24, 2024. Christie can be reached at 704-318-1433 or

Badin and Palestine News is by Jo Grey. Announcements for the next column may be emailed to