COMMUNITY EVENTS

Trinity Methodist, 1513 Florida St., Gastonia, holds a free community breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17.

EASTER/LENT EVENTS

Lenten Luncheon series: Noon to 12:50 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 22 through March 22, First Presbyterian Church of Belmont, 102 S. Central Ave. Menu includes soup, sandwich, homemade cakes, and iced tea. Cost: $5 per person. No reservations needed. Enter through the main doors on the South Central Avenue side of the church. Theme: Psalm 34:8 “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” Features the Rev. Chris Vogado, New Hope Presbyterian on Feb. 22; the Rev. David Hiatt, Park Street United Methodist on March 1; Father Frank Cancro, Queen of the Apostles Catholic on March 8; Stuart Cramer High School Choir under the direction of Bethany Jennings on March 15; and South Point High School Choir under the direction of Melissa Glover on March 22. Call 704-825-3357 or visit www.fpc-belmont.org.

FUNDRAISERS

Daniels Lutheran, 3170 Reepsville Road, Lincolnton, serves up a country breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24. Take out available. Suggested donation: $7. Benefits church building fund.

Flint Groves Bapist, 2017 E. Ozark Ave., Gastonia, holds a Spring Consignment Sale from 6 to 9 pm. Friday, March 9, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 10. Features features spring and summer clothing, toys, baby furniture, strollers, high chairs, shoes, maternity clothes, books, movies, electronics, sports equipment, and holiday dresses. Many items half price on Saturday, March 10. Visit www.myconsignmentsale.com/fgbc.

New Camp Creek Baptist, 863 New Camp Creek Church Road, Kings Mountain, holds a pinto bean supper from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3, a fundraiser for a church member dealing with terminal liver cancer. Will provide financial help for medical and funeral expenses. Donations accepted. Call the Rev. Richard Stroup 704-472-2047

Puett United Methodist, 3009 Dallas-Cherryville Highway, Dallas, hosts a barbecue and bake sale, sponsored by the women of the church, starting at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16. Plates: $7 each. Dine-in and drive-thru service offered. Delivery available for orders of 5 paltes or more. Call 704-922-7301.

HEALTH

Women of Real Destiny present a self care workshop, "Catering to You" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 3, Gaston County Public Library, 1555 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Speaker: Jennifer Davis. Registration: $10. Deadline to sign up: Feb. 28. Mail check or money order to to W.O.R.D., P.O. Box 550776, Gastonia, North Carolina, 28055. Call Minister Josuana Cuthbertson, 980-989-5970.

HELPING OTHERS

Lutheran Chapel Church, 702 N. New Hope Road, Gastonia, holds a clothes giveaway from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. Warm clothing will be available.

Lakeshore Christian, 2200 Brookneal Drive, Gastonia, holds its monthly food giveaway at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28.

MUSIC

First United Methodist presents the a cappella ensemble Impromptu at 7 p.m. Feb. 23, First UMC Theatre, 162 E. Main Ave., Gastonia. Free. Donations accepted. Visit www.fumcgastonia.org. 

SPECIAL EVENTS/WORSHIP

Boyd Friendship Baptist, River Oaks Road, Lake Wylie, South Carolina, holds a Scripture Cake Program at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11. Speakers are Minister Nellie Johnson, Minister Diane Johnson, Sister Joreida Currence, Sister Teresa Barnett, Minister Monica Gardner, Sister Brenda Pegram, Minister Cynthia Phillips, Sister Francine Arroyo, Sister Rose Crawford and Minister Cynthia Stitt.

Saint John Christian Holiness Church of God, 210 Logan St., Bessemer City, holds a revival at 7 nightly Wednesday, Feb. 21, through Friday, Feb. 23. The speaker will be Pastor Johnny Borwn, The Genesis Church, Gastonia. The church hosts Family and Friends Day at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 11. The speaker will be Mother Jacqueline B. Elliott, Mount Olive Fire Baptized Holiness Church, Maiden.

West Franklin Baptist, 450 S Myrtle School Road, Gastonia, holds a revival at 7 nightly, Monday Feb. 19 to Thursday, Feb. 22. The Sampson Family will be featured nightly. The Phillips Family will be singing on Thursday night. Call 704-867-6018.

YOUTH

Macedonia Apostles & Prophets Ministries, 405 Sherman St., Gastonia, presents Gospel Youth Explosion on Saturday, Feb. 17. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the event begins at 6 p.m. Features singing and dancing from local groups, worship and praise.

Email announcements to wmacdonald@gastongazette.com. Deadline: Noon on Wednesdays.