House of Favor International Ministries, 7225 W. N.C. 10 in Vale, will host a Kingdom Queen’s Women’s Conference 5 p.m. Friday and events 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guest speaker will be Prophetess Angie McCorkle from Wesley Chapel Holiness Church in Mt. Holly. For more information, call (704) 419-3298.
Boger City Wesleyan Church, 2803 N.C. 27 in Lincolnton, will host a Christmas bazaar with homemade crafts and hot dogs.
For more information, call (704) 524-9775
Marvin UMC on Startown Rd. in Lincolnton will host a breakfast buffet 7-10 a.m.
Marvin UMC’s Women’s group will host a gently-used purse sale 7-10 a.m. at the church on Startown Rd. in Lincolnton.
All items will be $5, and proceeds will benefit the church’s local mission work.
House of Favor International Ministries in Vale will host the second day of its women’s conference with events 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, call (704) 419-3298.
Breakfast with Santa
Hill’s Chapel UMC, 988 S. N.C. 16 in Stanley, will host Breakfast with Santa at 9 a.m. Individuals may also take pictures.
For more information, call (704) 827-9511.
Lions Club party
The Lions Club will host their 14th annual Christmas party at Boger City UMC in Lincolnton.
Blind/visually impaired families will arrive between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
The Gaston County Parks & Recreation Department will host their 5th Annual 1890’s Heritage Village Christmas Celebration 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Dallas Park, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas.
For more information, call (704) 922-2163.
Caroling for Cans
Girl Scouts of Lincoln County will be “Caroling for Cans” 3-4 p.m. Saturday at Bi-Lo, 427 N. General Blvd. in Lincolnton.
All donations will go to Christian Ministry.
Boger City Baptist Church, 2201 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, will host “And on Earth Peace,” and adult choir concert 7 p.m. with special guests Jay and Amy Rouse.
For more information, call (704) 735-5642.
River Oaks Band
Bud Long’s River Oaks Band will perform 7 p.m. at 2910 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information, call (704) 735-1389.
Boger City Baptist Church in Lincolnton, will host “And on Earth Peace” choir concert at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call (704) 735-5642.
First Baptist Church of High Shoals will host the Christmas cantata “Jesus: There’s Just Something About That Name” at 11 a.m. For more information, call (704) 735-5562.
Soup & sandwich lunch
Macedonia UMC in Vale will host a soup and sandwich lunch 1-4 p.m. Donations will be accepted.
New Hope Baptist Church, 5816 Hope Rd. in Vale, will host a clothes giveaway 2-4 p.m. For more information, call (704) 462-4010 or email Rev. Larry Roseboro at email@example.com.
The High Shoals community will host a Christmas parade starting 3 p.m. with lineup at 2:15 p.m. at New Heights Baptist Church. A collection will be taken up for a children’s burn center in Columbia, S.C. For more information, contact Parade Director/Coordinator Linda Stamey at (980) 241-5527.
Hospice and Palliative Care of Lincoln County will host “Light Up a Light Service” 3:30 p.m. at Emanuel Reformed Church, 329 E. Main St. in Lincolnton, for families who have lost a loved one. Activities will include music, readings and a candle lighting.
For more information, visit hpccr.org or call (704) 335-4334.
In My Father’s House
Today is the first day that In My Father’s House Community Support Services Network Inc. will operate its newest location at 7225 N.C. 10 West in Vale. The new location will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday, and the Lincolnton location will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. All items are $1, but if necessary, can be given away for free. For more information, call Ivey Robinson at (704) 419-3298.
The Lincoln County Public Library will host “A Jolly Evening with Mrs. Claus” 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton and “Family Story Time with Santa and Mrs. Claus” 6:30-8 p.m. at the Shanklin Library in Denver.
Coalition of Churches
The Coalition of Churches will hold its annual Christmas fellowship 7 p.m. at the Oaklawn School in Lincolnton. Individuals are asked to bring a covered dish. Topics for discussion will include a Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Black History Month.
The Lincolnton Lions Club will meet 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall at First Presbyterian Church, 114 W. Main St. in Lincolnton. The program will consist of a financial donation for Christian Ministry and an awards ceremony recognizing the 2012 Lions Club International Poster Contest winners. Attendants are also encouraged to bring a toy for Christian Ministry. Home Place Restaurant will cater the meeting. Members should contact club treasurer to reserve a plate.
Denver-based nonprofit, Spreading JOY Corporation, is currently collecting toys for needy area children ages 18 and under. Toys will be handed out Dec. 15 to children of women from the local Battered Women’s Shelter. Items can be dropped off at Sports Clips in Denver. Individuals may also mail donations or toys to Spreading JOY Corporation, P.O. Box 1771, Denver, N.C. 28037 or visit spreading-joy.org and donate using the PayPal button at the top of the page.