October Faith News & Notes

Fall festival, craft fair and more at Pineville UMC

Pineville United Methodist Church will host a fall festival on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The event, geared toward kids, will feature games, a Bible walk, candy and a chance to win a variety of prizes including pencils, erasers, “crazy drinking straws” and more.

The United Methodist Women group will host its ninth annual craft fair on Nov. 9, a Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church’s Crossroads Center. The event, open to the public, will feature 50 vendors selling handmade jewelry, quilts, Christmas items and other craft merchandise. Lunch will be available for purchase.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the United Methodist Women’s mission programs, and proceeds from food and drink sales will benefit the church’s Youth Fellowship group.

The church will host a special worship service on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. A discussion about alternative worship options will follow the service.

Pineville UMC also is looking for volunteers who would be willing to work on the restrooms in the church’s fellowship building “to transform them from institutional to pretty,” according to a church newsletter. Those interested in helping with the restrooms’ makeover should contact Nancy Yawn at 704-904-6000.

Find more information about the fall festival and special worship service at the church’s website, www.pinevilleumc.org. Pineville United Methodist Church is located at 110 S. Polk St.

Pineville Nazarene to host fall festival

Pineville Church of the Nazarene will host a fall festival on Oct. 30, a Wednesday, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

The event will feature candy, snow cones, costume and pumpkin contests with Bible themes, a giant slide, games, prizes and a preschool bounce house. Tickets cost $1 each.

A hot dog dinner fundraiser will take place during the festival. Find more information at the church’s website, www.pnaz.org, or call 704-542-3618. Pineville Church of the Nazarene is located at 8614 Pineville-Matthews Road in Charlotte, near the Pineville line.

Harrison UMC to host cancer event

Harrison United Methodist Church will host Cancer Killers: The Cause is the Cure on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m. in Hammill Hall. The event will teach participants “what cancer really is and how your body is naturally programmed to kill it,” according to the newsletter.

Other topics include: “the dangers of conventional treatment methods;” “how lifestyle choices dramatically boost or reduce cancer development;” and “the ‘don’t get it’ plan – practical action steps for cancer prevention.” Call 980-406-3862 or email drbobmason@gmail.com to register.

Find more information about these events at the church’s website, www.harrisonumc.org, or call 704-541-3463. Harrison United Methodist Church is located at 15008 Lancaster Hwy.

Date night at Stough Memorial

Stough Memorial Baptist will host a Grace in Marriage Date Night on Nov. 8, a Friday, from 6 to 11 p.m., offering parents a night off. Grace Life Academy will provide child care for children birth to fifth grade.

Child care costs $25 for the first child, $15 for the second child, $10 for the third child and $5 for the fourth child and free for each additional child. Children will be provided with dinner and snacks, and parents of infants are asked to bring bottles, food, diapers, wipes, extra clothes and other necessary items.

Parents should drop their children off in the church’s gathering center and bring a card with emergency contact information. Find more information at www.mystough.org/#/get-connected, or call 704-889-7665.
Stough Memorial Baptist Church is located at 705 Lakeview Drive.

Live music at The Well

The Well Church & Coffeehouse will host an evening of live music featuring The Exchange on Nov. 2, a Saturday, from 7 to 10 p.m. Guests are encouraged to arrive early, as the band typically draws a large crowd, according to the church’s website.

Find more information at www.the-well.org, or call 704-889-4325. The Well Church & Coffeehouse is located at 220 Main St.

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