Thursday thru Monday, November 15-19
What: Operation Christmas Child Shoebox National Collection Week
When: November 15-19
Where: Heritage Fellowship Ch, 104 Oliver Ave, Shelby
More Info: Thurs. 11/15, 9-11am & 6-8pm. Fri. 11/16, 1-4pm. Sat. 11/17, 9-11am. Sun. 11/18, 2-4pm. Mon. 11/19, 9-11am
Friday, November 16
What: Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner & Music
When: Nov. 16, 6pm
Where: Union Mills Community Clubhouse, 6097 Hudlow Road, Union Mills
More Info: Sponsored By: Union Mills Presbyterian Church. Bluegrass Music By: Mountain Bridge. All Welcome! No Charge. Pastor James Koone: 828-289-7558 or Peggy Koone: 828-289-7523
Saturday, November 17
What: Annual Yard Sale, Bake Sale, Breakfast and Poor Man Lunch
When: November 17, 7am until
Where: Pleasant Grove UMC, Hudlow Road
More Info: All is Welcome. 828-245-5471
What: Surviving the Holidays Seminar
When: November 17, 10am
Where: Lake Lure Baptist Church, 6837 US 64/74A, Lake Lure
More Info: 847-437-0994, email firstname.lastname@example.org
What: Annual BBQ & Turkey Supper Church Fundraiser
When: November 17, 4-8pm
Where: New Bethel Baptist Church, 112 New Bethel Church Road, Lawndale
More Info: Dine in or take out. $9 per plate.
Sunday, November 25
What: Women in Red
When: November 25, 3pm
Where: Doggett Grove AMEZ Church, 651 Doggett Grove Road, Forest City
More Info: Theme: Domestic Violence. Speaker: Minister Tammy Gregory
Sunday, November 25
When: November 25
Where: Full Gospel Revival Church, 4799 Hwy. 64/74A, Rutherfordton
More Info: Guest Minister: David Tolbert. Meal after morning service. Special singing 2pm. 828-447-2886
Ongoing Church Programs
Thermal Belt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Meets on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month, 10:30am. 835 N. Trade St., Tryon. Coffee & refreshments are available. 828-513-0570 or Facebook at TBUUF
Crestview Baptist Church
Caregiver Support Group every 3rd Tuesday, 6pm. 630 S. Church Street, Forest City. 828-375-0046 to register.
Chase Baptist Church
GPS; Grieving Parents Support Group. Helping people find there way after the loss of a child. Meets second Tuesday of each month, 7pm. Scott Butler, 828-305-3619.
Rutherford Church of Christ
Mid-Week Service; Wednesday 7pm. 925 Hwy 221 N. Rutherfordton.
Union Mills Presbyterian Church
Family Bible Study & Potluck Meal every Tuesday, 6pm. 6130 Hudlow Rd., Union Mills. 828-287-9141.
First United Methodist Church
Welcome Table Free Community Meal, Mondays, 5-6:30pm. Dine in. 264 North Main St., Rutherfordton. Sponsored by churches of Rutherfordton. 828-287-3704.
Grace Chapel Foursquare Church
GriefShare, a special help seminar and support group for people experiencing grief/loss. 111 Mitchell St., Forest City. 828-289-9181.
Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church
Worship: Saturday 5pm. Sunday 9am & 11:30am. Sunday (Misa en Espanol) 3pm. 1024 W Main St, Forest City.
Mount Vernon Baptist Church
Sunday School, 10am. Worship Service, 11am & 6pm. Wednesday 7pm. 2676 Hudlow Rd., Forest City.
Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
Weekly schedule: Sunday School 10am. Worship Service 11am. Mt. Olivet Church Rd. Ellenboro.
Temple Baptist Church
Service Times: Sunday School 10am. Morning Worship 11am and Evening Worship 6pm. Wednesday Night Worship 7pm. 132 Franklin Rd., Mooresboro. 828-453-8577.
The Biker Church
Service: 10:30am Sunday's, Tune Up: 6:30pm Thursday's.
Preacher Chris, 828-289-6773. 245 Big Springs, Forest City.
Mundy's United Methodist Church
Worship Service 9am. Pastor, David M. Lee, Sr. 550 Trinity Church Rd., Mooresboro.
Harvest Time Ministry
Worship Sundays, 9am. Also, Soup Kitchen, every Tuesday at 5pm. 156 Sunset St., Rutherfordton.