Church events around McDowell

Don White is the new Pastor at South Marion Pentecostal Holiness Church located at 219 Parkers Chapel Road in Marion. The church will have a singing with Lighthouse Gathering featuring Shellem Cline on Friday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. There will be gospel singing along with family-oriented comedy. This event is love offering only. Come join us for a family-approved night of fun, singing and laughter.

»Nealsville Church of God, of 27 Bethel Church Road, will have a youth rally tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m. and at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Josh Bowman will be the minister. All are invited to attend.

»Cross Mill Church of God, of 200 Old Highway 10 W., Marion, will have an all-you-can-eat country breakfast on Saturday from 7-10 a.m. for $6.

»Mt. Zion AME Zion Church is sponsoring the fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. prayer breakfast on Saturday at the Marion Community Building. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the event starts at 8:30 a.m. The speaker is Rev. Stephon Goode. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

»Victory Temple Full Gospel Church will have a revival starting Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and continue Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. The guest speakers are Phil and Geri Ann Privette. Everyone is welcome.

»Addie’s Chapel United Methodist Women and church family will hold their annual Martin Luther King Jr. service on Monday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. The theme for this service is called ‘United, Yet Divided’. The speaker will be Rev. Michael Smith, doctor of theology and pastor of Mt. Moriah MBC in Marion.

»Purpose Quartet will sing at Chapel Hill Baptist Church’s Family Life Center on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. The church is located on U.S. 221 South in Marion. The group is a local quartet with a national reputation. Come out and hear them perform.

»Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church will have an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 7-10 a.m. A $5 donation is appreciated.

»Nebo United Methodist Church Methodist Women will host a benefit dinner on Saturday, Feb. 3 with proceeds going to the New Hope women’s shelter. The dinner will include soup, chili and grilled cheese. Everyone is welcome.

»Cross United Methodist Church, of 85 W. Cross St., has a sharing food pantry for the community. The tiny food pantry is located outside the church fellowship building, and is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The non-perishable food items are available for anyone in need. If you would like to donate items to this ministry, you may drop them off at the pantry box, or call 460-9257 or 442-8098. They are also accepting donations for gently-used blankets for the homeless and for others who may be in need of warmth during the cold weather. Blankets can be placed beside the sharing food pantry.

»Nebo United Methodist Church will have a movie night on the first Friday of each month. Popcorn, drinks and hot chocolate will be served.

»Love of Jesus Ministry is a new church to the area located at 1101 Baldwin Avenue in Marion. They will have service on Sundays at noon. Everyone is welcome.

»First United Methodist Church on Robert Street (across from Marion Elementary) will have Family Movie Night on the third Friday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Free popcorn and drinks included.

»Landmark Independent Baptist Church will host a meeting on alcohol and addiction awareness by Gene Sigmon the third Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 225 Huskins Branch Road in Marion. For more information, contact Gene at The church will have their homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 27 featuring a singing with the Lamberts. A meal will be served after the service. Everyone is welcome.

»Apostolic Restoration Ministries is a new church to the area. If anyone is interested in attending, call Tim Eller at 828-443-2050.

»Pepper’s Creek Baptist Church will have a singing on the fourth Saturday of each month from January through October at 7 p.m.

»Grace Baptist Church on Shady Lane is again sponsoring the AWANA Program for youth every Wednesday night from 6:45-8:15 p.m. If you have any questions, contact Youth Director Paul Robertson at 828-652-9581. Everyone is invited to attend.

» Greenlee Baptist Church, at 5967 U.S. 70 W. in Old Fort, is offering Kids on Mission each Sunday from 6-8 p.m. Newborns to seniors in high school are invited to join. The church also has a deaf ministry available. Interpreters will be provided for the worship services every Sunday at 10:55 a.m. For information, call the church office at 668-6075 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

» Chapel Hill Baptist Church, off U.S. 221 South in Marion, offers an all-you-can-eat breakfast for donations the second Saturday of each month from 7-10:30 a.m. Take-outs are available.

» McDowell Children’s Ministry, a ministry for children of the community interested in participating in a life-changing program, meets twice monthly. For more information, call Daniel at 659-0095 during the day or 738-0733 in the evenings.

» Pinnacle United Methodist Church, at 1383 Pinnacle Church Road, Nebo, holds a community support group the first and third Mondays of the month at 6 p.m. The Angels of Mercy Clothes Closet will also be open those days from 6-8:30 p.m.

» Clinchfield Baptist Church has a community meal the third Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m.

» Clinchfield United Methodist Church offers Meals that Heal lunches and food pantry on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

»Cross Mill Pentecostal Holiness Church has a soaking prayer and intercession meeting every Friday at 8 p.m. For information, call Junior Lewis at 442-6216.

»Vision Baptist Church, at 1841 Fairview Road, Marion, is offering Extreme Teens (Club 411) on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m. Victorious Couples meet on Sundays at 10 a.m. Additional children’s and adult programs are also available.

»Expect A Miracle Full Gospel Church, at 275 Old Catawba Road, Old Fort, now holds a Women of Destiny Bible study each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. For information, call 828-785-3084.

»St. John’s Episcopal Church offers a food pantry in the basement of the parish house on South Main Street on Fridays from 4-6 p.m. Bring a photo ID.

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