Union County Weekly Faith Notes Nov. 16

Membership coffee and dessert, King’s Pajamas drive at Team Church

MATTHEWS – Team Church will host a membership coffee and dessert Nov. 27, a Tuesday, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the church. The event is an informational gathering for visitors wishing to join the church.
The church also recently launched its second annual King’s Pajamas drive. The initiative collects new winter pajamas, size 6 and up, and distributes them to children in need so they can wear them on Christmas Eve. Items can be dropped off in the church atrium.
Other current drop-off locations include
• Chick-fil-A, 2592 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe
• Chick-fil-A, Monroe Crossing mall, 2115 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe
• Chick-fil-A, 9905 Matthews Park Drive, Matthews
• Chick-fil-A, The Arboretum, 3217 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte
• Chick-fil-A, 9010 Albemarle Road, Charlotte
Future drop-off dates and locations include:
• Nov. 26 and 27: Pajama Skate Night at Kate’s Skating Rink, 14500 Independence Blvd., Indian Trail
• Nov. 28: Pajama Skate Night at Hatley’s Family Skating Center, 1705 Concord Ave., Monroe
• Dec. 15: Mark Schultz concert, Northside Baptist Church, 333 Jeremiah Blvd., Charlotte
For more information, visit www.teamchurch.com or call 704-469-5642. The church is located at 2301 Stevens Mill Road in Matthews, near the Union-Mecklenburg county line.

Big Sunday at Siler Presbyterian

WESLEY CHAPEL – Siler Presbyterian Church is gearing up for a Sunday full of special events. At noon, following the 11 a.m. worship service, the church will hold a REACH Cajun Feast fundraiser lunch. Confirmation class will follow the lunch at 1:30 p.m.
Then at 5 p.m., the church will host its Crossroads family worship program. For more information, call 704-821-7445 or visit www.silerchurch.org.
The church is located at 6301 Weddington-Monroe Road.

Seasonal happenings at Lakeview Baptist

MONROE – Lakeview Baptist Church is getting in the Christmas spirit with several holiday events coming up. The Kindred Hearts Ministry will usher in the season with a Christmas dinner at the Union Baptist Association office Dec. 1, a Saturday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost to attend the “fun and fellowship” is $10 per person.
On Dec. 6, a Thursday, the church will volunteer at the Operation Christmas Child processing center in Charlotte. Spots are limited, so be sure to sign up soon.
Then on Dec. 14, a Friday, at 6 p.m., the church will hold its annual Golden years Christmas Banquet. Be sure to sign-up to be counted as part of the celebration. For more information about these events, call 704-283-0019 or visit www.lakeviewfamily.org.
The church is located at 4602 Concord Hwy. The Union Baptist Association office is located at 1744 Williams Road.

The Joy of Giving coming to First Baptist Indian Trail

INDIAN TRAIL – First Baptist Church of Indian Trail’s worship arts ministry will present “The Joy of Giving: An Indian Trail Christmas 2012,” featuring the church’s worship choir, orchestra, drama and choreography teams.
Performances are scheduled for Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.; Dec. 15 at 3 and 7 p.m.; and Dec. 16 at 3 and 7 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.fbcit.org/worship-arts-ministry or call 704-882-1005.
The church is located at 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road.

Local Mormon congregations confirm support of President Obama

Area congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints voiced their support for President Barack Obama last week, after the president won re-election over challenger Mitt Romney, who is a Mormon.
“It is important to pray for the president of the United States regardless of political affiliations, and to reaffirm our commitment to be good citizens of this wonderful country in which we are privileged to live,” said Ladd Hall, a lay leader currently overseeing 10 regional Mormon congregations, in a news release. “Our responsibilities as followers of Jesus Christ are to respect the office of the president and to pray for the well-being and guidance of the person who holds that office.  We must also pray for America – that God may continue to bless this great nation.”

Wesley Chapel UMC hosts charity event

WESLEY CHAPEL – A “Tastefully Simple” tasting party this weekend at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church will help raise money for Cindy’s Hope Chest.
The event serves as a means to get some early holiday shopping done, while also helping people in need. Cindy’s Hope Chest, of Indian Trail, helps women who are dealing with a breast cancer diagnoses.
The event is Sunday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. at the church, 120 S. Potter Road, Monroe.

Operation Christmas Child collection week at Weddington UMC

WEDDINGTON – For the third year in a row, Weddington United Methodist Church will serve as a drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child boxes.
Churches, schools and neighbors in the community will be dropping boxes off in Helms Hall throughout collection week, and the church needs help with receiving and loading the shoeboxes into cartons through Monday, Nov. 19.
Hours are Friday, 2 to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunday, 2 to 6 p.m.; and Monday, October 19, 2 to 6 p.m.
Volunteers with trucks or vans also are needed to help deliver the cartons to the warehouse in Charlotte throughout the week. Sign up to help in Helms Hall or by contacting Betsy Wollner at bwollner@carolina.rr.com. For more information, call 704-846-1032. The church is located at 13901 Providence Road.

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