February 6, 1997
Lenten luncheons and services planned
The annual Kings Mountain Community Lenten series will begin
The theme for the 1997 series is "The Commands of Jesus." The
sponsoring Kings Mountain Ministerial Association encourages ev-
ery pastor and congregation, as well as the public, to participate in
the series of fellowship meals and worship.
Services will begin promptly at 12:05 p.m. and last 20 minutes. An
offering will be received during the worship services for the Kings
Mountain Crisis Ministry. 1
The meal will be $2 per person to help defray the host church's
cost of meal preparation. Nurseries will be provided.
The schedule is as follows:
February 19 - Central United Methodist Church. Preacher, Rev.
Doug Peterson. Sermon "Follow Me" from Mark 1:14-22.
February 26 - Resurrection Lutheran Church. Preacher, Rev. Hal
Schwantes. Sermon "You Must Be Born Again" from John 3:1-18.
March 5 - Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church. Preacher, Rev. Pat
Stone. Sermon "Love God - Love Neighbor" from Matthew 22:34-40.
March 12 - Boyce Memorial ARP Church. Preacher, Rev. Dick
Newsome. Sermon "Do Unto the Least" from Matthew 25:34-40.
March 19 - Kings Mountain Baptist Church. Preacher, Rev. James
Dougherty. Sermon "Go Into All the World" from Matthew 28:18-20.
Bishop to visit Trinity Episcopal Church
D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Western
North Carolina, will make his visitation
to Trinity Episcopal Church Sunday,
February 9 at 11 a.m. The morning wor-
ship will be immediately followed by a
Current officers of the Vestry of the
church are Jane Copenhaver, Senior
Warden; Ellis Noell, Junior Warden;
Lawrence Muench, Patricia Wood, Elaine
Phifer, and the Rev. Walter D. Edwards
Jr., Supply Priest.
Visitors are welcome.
One-day crusade at Tabernacle of Pr
Carroll Roberson will preach a one-day crusade at th ]
of Praise Church, 541 Crocker Road, Kings Mountain, Sunday, Feb. 9
at 11 a.m. A special singing will be held at 6 pm.. p
For more information, call 739-3458.
Gospel singing at Allen Memorial Baptist
The Songsters Quartet of Gastonia will be in concert February 9 at
7 p.m. at Allen Memorial Baptist Church, Long Branch Road,
The public is invited.
Yard sale Saturday at East Gold Wesleyan
There will be a yard sale beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, February 8
at East Gold Street Wesleyan Church, Kings Mountain.
Clothes, toys, camper top, wood stove, couch and many more
items will be sold.
Bible study at Cherryville Church of God
Cherryville Church of God, 810 East Main St., Cherryville, is con-
tinuing the Bible study "Biblical Eternal Security: Conditional or
Unconditional” each Wednesday at 7 p.m. through February.
The public is invited. For.information, call 435-2275. UM 001
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Cherryville Ministerial Association to meet
The Cherryville Ministerial Association will meet Tuesday, Feb. 11
at 8 a.m. at Home Folks Cafe, 209 East Main Street, Cherryville.
The meal will be paid for by Carpenter's Funeral Home and devo-
Our new location will be
624 E. King Street
Allens Flower Shop
Reviving a Kings Mountain tradition
304 E. Kings Street ¢ 624 E. King Street
The Rt. Rev. Robert H. Johnson,
CRUSADE OFFICE OPENS - The Jay Strack Impact Crusade
opened a crusade office Monday at 801 W. King Street across
from the hospital. From left, Rev. Ron Caulder, president of the
KM Ministerial Association and Jeannine Fisher, members of the
executive committee; Marty Blanton, treasurer: ana Roxanne
Bridges, office secretary.
tions will be led by Rev. Perry Holleman. There will be a freewill of-
fering taken for Special Olympics.
All area ministers, including those who pastor and/or live in the
community, are invited. For more information, call President Mike
Johnson at 435-3796, Vice-President Todd Phillips at 435-2275 or
Secretary Michael Collins at 435-9264. "
Magic With a Message at Oak Grove
Dale Swofford will share his faith through gospel illusions when
he presents "Magic With a Message" Sunday, Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at
Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Swofford, a Red Skelton fan, patterns his magic show character af-
ter Skelton's Freddy the Freeloader. He says he does magic because
of his "love for laughter and love of people.” He said his overall mes-
sage is "God loves you." While doing his magic, he talks about
Christians being the light of the world and the salt of the earth.
Rev. Ron Caulder, pastor, invites the public. Admission is free. A
love offering will be received.
Cherryville Church of God selling coupon book
Cherryville Church of God is selling the new edition of "The
Carolina Community Service Coupon Book," which is good until
The book is for Gaston, Cleveland and Lincoln counties, and in-
cludes discount coupons at such places as The Captain's Cap,
Lineberger's, The Italian Oven, Western Steer, Quincy's, and Home
The books will be on sale through mid-March. For more informa-
tion, call 435-2275.
at church in BC
Sunset Lane Baptist Church,
12th’ Avenue, Bessemer City,
will have a spaghetti lunch at 12
noon and supper from 6-8 p.m.
on February 7.
The cost is $5 per plate.
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Crusade rally banquet February 20 at KMHS
A rally banquet for the Jay Strack Impact Crusade will be held at
6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 20 at the Kings Mountain High
Guest speaker will be Dr. Dwight "Ike" Reighard, senior associate
pastor of First Baptist Church of Atlanta, Ga. The banquet will pro-
vide information about opportunities for involvement in the cru-
sade scheduled for August 24-28 at John Gamble Stadium.
The crusade is being sponsored by the Kings Mountain
Ministerial Association. For tickets or further information, call the
crusade office at 730-0120.
Crusade committee issues call to prayer
The Prayer Committee of the Kings Mountain Jay Strack Impact
Crusade has issued a community wide call to prayer for the cru-
sade. Citizens of the community and surrounding area are being
asked to pray each morning from 8:24 to 8:28 a.m. This five-minute
time block represents the dates of the five days of the crusade ser-
vices which will be held August 24-28 at the Kings Mountain High
School football stadium.
Area clergy are being invited to attend pastor's prayer meetings
which will be held at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month.
The meetings will be at various churches in the area with the first to
be in February at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
For more information, call the committee at 739-9064.
Brother Chuck to sing at Crowders Mountain
Brother Chuck will be singing at Crowders Mountain Baptist
Church Saturday, February 8 at 7 p.m.
The public is invited.
Melody Masters to sing at Bostic church
The Melody Masters Quartet of Spartanburg, SC will be in con-
cert Saturday, February 8 at 7 p.m. at Walls Baptist Church, 749
Walls Church Road, Bostic.
The Melody Masters are recording artists with New Voice Music.
The program is free. A love offering will be received.
For more information, call 453-8981.
lllusionist Vince Tharpe at KM Baptist
Artistic illusionist Vince Tharpe will present a special service
Sunday, February 9 at 6 p.m. at Kings Mountain Baptist Church, 101
West Mountain Street.
The congregation will witness the gospel of Christ unfold through
chalk art, contemporary Christian music, and special effects.
Tharpe lives in Blacksburg and his ministry is committed to
spreading the gospel through art and music.
The Rev. Olin Byrum, pastor, and Mrs. Angela Zimmerman,
Minister of Music, invite the public to attend.
An offering will be received during the service for Art Alive
Ministries. A nursery will be provided.
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