Stallings UMC volunteers return from mission
STALLINGS – Six volunteers from Stallings United Methodist Church returned last week from a trip to Jonesville where they helped repair a home.
Those volunteers were Tom and Renelle Maddrey, Joe Robinson, Carol Frazier, David Floyd and Brent Smith. They went as part of the Appalachia Service Project to help keep the home from being condemned.
The volunteers installed siding, installed and mudded sheetrock in the bathroom, did electrical work and added an additional bathroom in the home.
For more information on the Appalachia Service Project visit www.asphome.org.
First Presbyterian hosts picnic and potluck
MONROE – First Presbyterian Church in Monroe hosts a picnic and potluck Sunday, June 3, at the farm of Les and Diane Everett.
Organizers are asking guests to bring fried chicken, sandwiches, potato salad, macaroni salad or baked beans. Tea, lemonade and water will be served and families are invited to bring any other drinks they’d prefer.
Along with food there will be games like volleyball, a scavenger hunt, kick ball, water balloon toss, horseshoes and a golf ball driving contest.
The event will end with a devotional and hymn.
For more information contact First Presbyterian Church at 704-289-2574.
Providence City Church hosts VIBE Mission Week
INDIAN TRAIL – Providence City Church will host a four-day camp for kids in grades kindergarten to fifth, which promises to be full of fun, faith and fellowship.
Kids who attend the VIBE Mission Week, July 15 to 18, will spend their days serving several Union County organizations and learning about the Book of Daniel. Kids also will spend the days playing games and watching movies. The camp costs $200, which covers lodging, food and materials needed.
The camp is held at the Hartis Grove Baptist Church, 4224 Blanchard Circle. For more information, visit www.providencecitychurch.org or contact Crystal Kirton at 704-207-3309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JAARS Center hosts open house
WAXHAW – There will be an open house at the JAARS Center, 7405 JAARS Road, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event will feature rides and games, and interactive learning exercises about how transportation issues and global technology affect Bible translation.
The event is free, but there is a fee for rides and food.
For more information, visit www.jaars.org/jaarsday or call 704-843-6130.
First Baptist screens “Courageous”
INDIAN TRAIL – First Baptist Indian Trail hosts a movie night June 10 in the worship center.
The church will show the acclaimed “Courageous,” a PG-13 rated Christian film about five men who must learn to become better fathers.
The movie begins at 6 p.m. in the worship center, 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road. Childcare will be available for infants through fifth-graders.
Next Level hosts Movies in the Park
CHARLOTTE – Next Level Church will show the Steven Spielberg-directed “The Adventures of Tintin” June 15 for its annual Movies in the Park.
Held at the Ballantyne Corporate Park at the corner of Ballantyne Commons Parkway and J. Delaney Drive, the event is free and includes free popcorn and water, door prizes and a number of other activities.
For more information on the event visit, www.nextlevelchurch.org.
Later this summer the church also will screen “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” and “Hugo.”
Stallings UMC group needs drivers
STALLINGS – Members of the Old Folks In Action group will attend the Folkmoot Festival this summer and are looking for drivers.
The event is in Maggie Valley, Tenn., and features music from countries around the globe. The group will attend the July 31 candlelight closing ceremony. Tickets are $25 and anyone interested should contact Carolyn Pinnell at 704-821-7866 before May 29.
First Baptist looking for missionaries
WEDDINGTON – First Baptist Church of Weddington is looking for volunteers for a July 1 to 6 mission trip to Bluffton, S.C.
The men on the trip will do yard work and light construction and the women will host backyard Bible clubs for the children of the area.
Anyone interested should contact the church at 704-846-6770.