Saturday, Oct. 12

Lowesville Gospel Concerts at Living Word Ministries, 1062 S. Highway 16, Stanley (Lowesville), presents at 6 p.m. The Wards from Waynesville and Exodus from Gadsden, Alabama. A freewill offering-only will be received, and the public is invited. Call Carroll Cooke for more information at 704-618-9762.

Sunday, Oct. 13

Franklin Heights Baptist Church, 526 Wright Ave., Kannapolis, will celebrate its 82nd anniversary with homecoming. The celebration begins with a concert by The Montgomery Trio from 9:30-10:15 a.m. The worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m., with The Montgomery Trio singing during the service and David Simpson providing the message. A traditional homecoming meal will follow. Everyone is invited.

Mount Moriah Evangelical Lutheran Church is celebrating its 195th homecoming. The Rev. John Stirewalt, pastor of St. John’s, Lexington, South Carolina, will deliver the message. Stirewalt’s grandparents, Murrell and Ruby Stirewalt, were faithful members of the congregation, and some of his extended family are current members. Worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. A covered-dish lunch will be enjoyed at Efird’s Shelter on the church grounds afterward. Sunday school classes start at 9:15 a.m. and are available for all ages. The church is at 750 Mount Moriah Church Road, China Grove. Pastor John Woodard serves as interim pastor. All are welcome.

Saturday, Oct. 19

Oak Grove United Methodist Church, near Mount Pleasant 73 East on Bridge Road, is holding a bazaar with baked goods, canned goods, baby afghans, pictures, books, etc. Call 704-983-6820 on the day of sale for more information.

WINGS (Women In God’s Service) of Wil-Mar Park Baptist Church, 584 Wil-Mar St. NW, Concord, invites you to “Count Down to the Holidays” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Crafts, baked goods, canned goods and more. Don’t miss out.

Sunday, Oct. 20

Ann Street United Methodist Church is having its annual homecoming. Worship begins at 11 a.m. in the church sanctuary and will feature the Rev. Merrill Perkins, former pastor, as the preacher. A covered-dish meal will follow the service in the church fellowship hall. All friends and former members of the church are invited to attend. Ann Street Church is at 335 Ann St. in Concord. Pastor of the church is the Rev. Randy L. Wall.

The Presbyterian Women of Bellefonte Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg, will observe Women’s Day at the 11 a.m. service. Guest speaker will be lady Lesonya Wilder of God’s Glory Deliverance Ministry of Charlotte. The Rev. Sonya McAuley Allen is pastor.

Sunday, Oct. 27

The Angels of Joy of Bellefonte Presbyterian Church will be in concert at 3 p.m. Otisquest Posey will be the master of ceremonies. Directress will be Darlene Drye. The Rev. Sonya McAuley Allen is the pastor. The church is at 8866 Rocky River Road, Harrisburg.

Thursday, Oct. 31

Harrisburg Baptist Church, 6525 Morehead Road, Harrisburg, will have its annual fall festival from 6-8 p.m. Come enjoy hot dogs and games with your kids in a safe place.

Sunday, Nov. 10

Reeves Chapel AME Zion Church, 4955 Hamby Branch Road, Concord, is holding its 129th church anniversary beginning at 2:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Corey O. Rustin from Zion Wesley AME Zion Church. Host pastor is the Rev. Robin H. Stitt.


Blackwelder Park Baptist Church has launched a new church website, It replaces the old site, which has been taken down. For more information, call 704-932-4266.


Bethel Baptist Church, 1209 Opal St., Kannapolis, clothing pantry will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Monday and Thursday. For information, call 704-933-2324.

GriefShare grief recovery seminar and support group will meet at Central Baptist Church, 1810 Moose Road, Kannapolis. The session began Sept. 9 and meets every Monday at 6 p.m. for 13 consecutive weeks. GriefShare features nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics. Seminar sessions include “Is This Normal?” “The Challenges of Grief,” “Grief and Your Relationships,” “Why?” and “Guilt and Anger.” Call Central Baptist Church at 704-933-8006.

Second Presbyterian Church began a Bible study Sept. 9 from 6:30-7:15 p.m. It will continue for 10 weeks and will be studying the book, “The Prayer of Jabez.” Join the group for any or all sessions.


Alzheimer’s caregiver support meeting is held the second Tuesday of each month at noon at Kannapolis Church of Christ, 2315 Concord Lake Road, Kannapolis. Call Pat for more info at 704-305-3073.

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 204 N. Little Texas Road, offers free tutoring for any subject in grades K-12 on Tuesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. For more information, call 812-827-9134.

A nondenominational prayer breakfast is held Tuesdays at 7 a.m. at Troutman’s Barbecue, 362 Church St. N., Concord. There will be breakfast, Bible study, prayer and fellowship. For information, call Ed at 704-794-3100.

Families in Recovery, an open support group for both people in addiction recovery and their family members, meets at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Church, 220 George Liles Parkway, Concord, Room 116. The entrance is on the side of the building. For more information, call Debbie Lamm at 704-707-4277.

Midday Bible study with CommUnity Medicare Awareness meets at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 200 Sims Parkway, Room 22, in Harrisburg, starting Sept. 17 at noon. For more information, call Rev Clements at 301-651-0211.


C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Outreach Ministries holds Bible encounters through the study of God’s word on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at 142 Maple St., Mooresville. Call 704-662-8854 if you have any questions or need directions.

Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 301 Mount Olivet Road, will have a Bible discussion Wednesday mornings from 10-11 a.m. The study will be David Jeremiah’s “Facing the Giants in Your Life.” Workbook is available. Come enjoy the lively discussions.

Tutoring sessions will be back Wednesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. starting Oct. 16 at Harmony United Methodist Church, 101 White St., Concord. For more information, call pastor Thad Brown at 704-782-8237 or Kaylene Thompson at 980-622-8171.

Chair/mat yoga class will be held every Wednesday at St. James Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 104 Union St. S., Concord. Drop in from 1-2 p.m. Each class $3 and is taught by Angie Buchannan, certified yoga/pilates instructor. For more information, call 704-467-3321.


Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 251 Union St. N., Concord, has a free clothing distribution every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All sizes. For more information, call 704-782-1109 or visit

The food pantry at Shady Brook Baptist Church, 1009 Oakwood Ave., Kannapolis, will serve the Kannapolis area each Thursday from 1:30-3 p.m.

New Hope Lutheran Church, 1615 Brantley Road, Kannapolis, holds a noon Bible study covering relevant topical discussions. Study materials are not required. Bring yourself, a notepad and a desire to grow. Class lasts about 45 minutes. Call the church office at 704-932-3716 for more information.

GriefShare presents a series of grief recovery seminars at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 200 Sims Parkway, Room 21, in Harrisburg, each Thursday at 7 p.m. GriefShare features nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics. Seminar sessions include “Is This Normal?” “The Challenges of Grief,” “Grief and Your Relationships,” “Why?” and “Guilt and Anger.” For more information, call D. McIntyre at 704-455-8144.


Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 204 N. Little Texas Road, has a giveaway of children’s clothes on the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 812-827-9134.

Covenant Presbyterian Church USA, 5835 Charlie Walker Road, Kannapolis, will host a food pantry every second and fourth Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

The first Saturday of each month, New Hope Lutheran Church, 1615 Brantley Road, Kannapolis, offers a free lunch for the community from 11:30 a.m. to 1 pm. Lunch includes a hot dog, drink, side and dessert, with a time of devotion and fellowship. Everyone is welcome. Call the church office at 704-932-3716 for more information.

Price Memorial Clothes Closet. Free men’s, women’s and children’s clothing every Saturday in October from 10 a.m. to noon at Price Memorial AME Zion Church, 192 Spring St., Concord.


Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets at Impact Church, 44 Cabarrus Ave. W., Concord, on Sundays from 3:30-5 p.m. For more information, call Linda P. at 704-788-4879.

Crossroad Church is starting a new class in Divorce Care from 4-6 p.m. Sundays in Room 116. The class is 13 weeks, and you can join at any time. The divorce care group is led by people who have been through divorce and successfully rebuilt their lives. They will show you how to deal with the hurt caused by separation and divorce. For more information, email The church is at 220 George W. Liles Parkway, Concord.

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