Saturday, Nov. 9

A gospel play and chicken dinner sponsored by The Angels of Joy at Bellefonte Presbyterian Church, 8866 Rocky River Road, Harrisburg. Tickets are $11 for play and dinner, and $5 for the play only. Other food items will be available for purchase. Dinners may be preordered from any member of the choir. Doors open at 5 p.m. for dinner, and the play starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 704-455-5089.

Epworth United Methodist Church, 1030 Burrage Road NE, Concord, is holding its Christmas craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A variety of vendors are expected. In addition, food and drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, call Teresa Gray at 704-239-3811 or Susan Fuller at 980-621-7152.

Lowesville Gospel Concerts at Living Word Ministries, 1062 S. Highway 16, Stanley (Lowesville), presents The King’s Heralds from Nashville, Tennessee, at 5 p.m. The nation’s oldest continuously running quartet. A freewill offering only will be received, and the public is invited. Call Carroll Cooke at 704-618-9762.

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 Rustin from Zion Wesley AME Zion Church. Host pastor is the Rev. Robin Stitt.

Saturday, Nov. 16

Life Giving Church of God, 316 Spring St. NW, Concord, will be celebrating its leaders, pastor Vincent and lady Delisha Tillman’s, 12th pastoral anniversary. The celebration will take place at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. All are invited to come and help celebrate these servants of God.

Sunday, Nov. 17

The Pathfinders singing group will be in concert at Coldwater Baptist Church, 1045 Union St. S., Concord, at 11 a.m. The concert is free, and the public is invited.

Monday, Nov. 18

Join Epworth UMC for Messy Church from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited as they are and welcomed into a space to experience faith. Engage in activities, crafts and games that bring the month’s biblical story to life. After the activities and crafts, all ages join in a short celebration, with an interactive Bible story, music and prayer. Messy Church concludes with a meal. The church is at 1030 Burrage Road NE, Concord.



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. Call 704-933-2324.

GriefShare grief recovery seminar and support group will meet at Central Baptist Church, 1810 Moose Road, Kannapolis. The sessions began Sept. 9 and meet every Monday at 6 p.m. for 13 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 the group will be studying the book, “The Prayer of Jabez.” Join for any or all of the sessions.

Epworth United Methodist Church, 1030 Burrage Road NE, Concord, will hold “Messy Church” on the third Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Crafts and activities will be held for parents and children. Dinner will follow.


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 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 on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. at Troutman’s Barbecue, 362 Church St. N., Concord. There will be breakfast, Bible study, prayer and fellowship. 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. 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 at noon. 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 are back on Wednesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. 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 is $3 and is taught by Angie Buchannan, certified yoga/pilates instructor. 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 not required. Bring yourself, a notepad and a desire to grow. Class lasts about 45 minutes. Call 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 p.m. Lunch includes a hot dog, drink, side and dessert, with a time of devotion and fellowship. Everyone is welcome.


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 holding a 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’ll show you how to deal with the hurt caused by your separation and divorce. For more information, email The church is at 220 George W. Liles Parkway, Concord.

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