The Quilters of Higgins Church

by Robin Warden
The legacy of the Ugly Quilt Group of Higgins United Memorial Methodist in Burnsville is far reaching.  These women have donated approximately 80 handmade quilts to members of our (more)

Noah's Blankets for Hugs

Noah's Blankets for Hugs is taking new or gently used blankets for V.A. hospital, Nursing homes, the infusion labs at Asheville and Spruce Pine, etc., now through November 28th. Donations can include: Quilts or Blankets, fabric to make quilts or a donation to buy items needed.  Everything is greatly appreciated. This is a non-profit group who just wants to show love and help for those in need.  If you have questions on where to donate please contact either Cindy Williams 828-208-2144 or Sarah Ray at 828-208-5551 or any member of Bible Baptist Church. 

Clothing Giveaway

There will be a clothing giveaway at Cub Creek Baptist Church in Bakersville Friday and Saturday October 31st and November 1st from 9:00am-1:00pm.

"Dream Makers" Donation Event Cancelled (Details)

Potluck Supper for the Widow's Oil Fund Cancelled

Pensacola Freewill Baptist Church has cancelled their potluck supper scheduled for Saturday November 1st. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

The McKameys to Sing at Zion Hill Baptist Church

The McKameys from Clinton, Tennessee will be singing at the Zion Hill Baptist Church, 1036 Zion Hill Road, in Marion, North Carolina on  Thursday evening, Nov. 6 at 7 PM. Plan to enjoy an evening with the McKameys. For more information dial 828-738-0992.

Annual Christmas Bazaar

South Estatoe Baptist Church, located at Highway 80 South, Burnsville, will host their Annual Christmas Bazaar on Friday November 7th from 12:00pm-7:00pm, Saturday November 8th from 7:00am-2:00pm.  Breakfast will be available on Saturday.  There will be handmade crafts, canned goods, and home baked goodies. Come shop for Christmas and enjoy Christian fellowship.

Christmas Bazaar

Newdale Presbyterian Church will be having a Christmas Bazaar on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7th and 8th from 8 am until? Lots of Christmas items, crafts, and baked goods. Proceeds from the sale will go to the building fund.

Benefit Singing for Toys for Tots Program

Everyone is invited to the Benefit Singing for the Toys for Tots Program on Saturday, November 8th at 6 PM at Central Baptist Church in Spruce Pine. The Thankful Hearts will be the guest singers.  A new unwrapped toy or a monetary donation for Toys for Tots Program will be appreciated.

Fall Mars Hill Homecoming Gospel Singing

It's time again for our fall Mars Hill Homecoming Gospel Singing sponsored in part by Yancey Funeral Services.  The singing will be held at 6 PM on Saturday, November 8th in the Moore Auditorium on Mars Hill University's Campus.  The singing will be featuring: The Primitive Quartet, Mountain Faith, The Simple Faith Quartet and Mountain Joy.  General admission will be $10.00 in advance if you come by the funeral home for tickets or you may get them at the door for $15.00.  Remember, children 12 and under are free!  Don't worry about parking because there will also be a shuttle service from the Builder's Express parking lot below the college and concessions will be available also at the singing.

Holy Ghost Explosion at Plumtree Presbyterian Church

Join us at Plumtree Presbyterian Church on Saturday, November 8th at 7pm and again on Sunday the 9th at 6:30pm for a Holy Spirit Explosion. Acts 1:8 says, "You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you". The word for power here has the same root meaning as the word dynamite. We believe the Holy Spirit wants to explode in you, making you a witness for His glory.  Guest speaker Timothy Berry is the Co-Director of the Garden School of Kingdom Ministry at The Garden Community Church, Instructor at Dr. Randy Clark's Christian Healing Certification Program and President & Co-Founder at Hearts Ignited Ministries International. Raised in a traditional Christian home Timothy, at the age of 19, experienced a supernatural visitation from the Lord that radically changed his life. While driving his car, he was sovereignly baptized in the Holy Spirit without having a knowledge or understanding of God’s supernatural workings. These events launched him into a pursuit of experiencing and understanding God’s love, presence and power. For more information visit

Mitchell-Yancey Parrish Food Pantry Closed This Saturday

The Mitchell-Yancey Parish Food Bank at Tipton Hill will be switching to their Winter Hours, 10:00am-11:30am, on Saturdays from now throughout the winter, but due to a forecast of bad weather they will not be open on Saturday November 1st but will distribute the food on Thursday November 6th from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

Chris Smith: The One Man Quartet to Sing at Low Gap Freewill Baptist Church

Chris Smith: The One Man Quartet, formerly of the Inspirations, will be singing at Low Gap Freewill Baptist Church in Burnsville Sunday November 9th at 10:00am and 11:00am.  Pastor Blaine Whitson invites everyone to attend.  An offering will be received.  CDs will be available for purchase. For more information about Chris Smith visit

Hayes Family to Sing at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church

The Hayes Family will be singing at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Spruce Pine Sunday November 9th at 6:00pm.  Pastor Darrin Waldroup and the congregation invites everyone to come out and enjoy this family gospel group from Boone.  To find out more about the group check out their website at

Poor Man's Supper Cancelled

White Oak Baptist Church in Bakersville has cancelled the Poor Man's Supper scheduled for Saturday November 1st.

Revival with Dr. Phil Kidd

Freedom Baptist Church, located at 1353 Roan Road in Spruce Pine, will be in revival November 12th through 14th at 7:00pm.  Prayer room will start at 6:45pm.  Dr. Phil Kidd will be preaching.

Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week

The Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week will be November 17-24, 2014. Spruce Pine First Baptist Church, 125 Tappan St., Spruce Pine, NC, will be a Relay Box Drop-Off Center once again. The hours will be from 8:00 am - 6: pm each day.The Church Phone number is 828-765-9411 to contact for any further information or questions. Rodger and Nancy Hinshaw are the Co-Coordinators of the Center once again this year.

Annual Primitive Quartet Singing at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church

The Primitive Quartet will be singing  at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Spruce Pine Sunday December 7th at 6:00pm.  Pastor Darin Waldroup and the congregation invite everyone to attend.  

Christmas Play "This Man Jesus"

The Christmas Play "This Man Jesus" will be presented at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Spruce Pine Saturday and Sunday December 13th and 14th at 6:00pm each night.  Pastor Darin Waldroup and the congregation invite everyone to attend.

Full Gospel Food Pantry for Those In Need

The Full Gospel Food Pantry at South Toe Old Presbyterian Church will be open on Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm for those in need of food.  South Toe Old Presbyterian Church is located just past South Toe School Road. For more information call 284-0375.

The Full Gospel Food Pantry is asking for monetary dontations to help them buy the food from Manna Food Bank to help them feed hungry people in Yancey County.  Churches and individuals wishing to help with funding may send donations to Donna Randolph, Treasurer, P.O. Box 1832, Burnsville, NC 28714.

Food Closet

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Spruce Pine is now offering a Food Closet, open the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 1:00pm-3:00pm for people in need.  For more information call 765-4966

Food Ministry for the Needy of All Counties

 Paint Gap Baptist Church is doing a food ministry for the needy.  The only requirement is that you or someone you know needs food.  All counties are welcome.  Please call ahead for pickup time at 828-689-4841 or 828-206-4841.