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GRANITE QUARRY ó Shiloh United Methodist Church, 234 S. Main St., will host an ice cream social Sunday at 5 p.m.
Featured entertainment will be provided by the One Faith Trio. This group is comprised of Dean Orbison, Megan Riddle and Justin Hall.
The event is open to the public.
For more information, call the church office at 704-279-2112.
Rainforest VBS
KANNAPOLIS ó First Presbyterian Church in Kannapolis will conduct its 2008 Vacation Bible School this Sunday through Wednesday, July 13-16, from 5:45-8 p.m. It is open to all ages, infants through adults.
The theme this year is “Rainforest Adventure.” Each evening will begin with a churchwide supper in the fellowship hall, beginning at 5:45 p.m. At 6:15, there will be an opening ceremony, then at 6:30 participants will move to their classes.
The children, ages 2 through grade 8, will experience “Rainforest Adventure: A Treetop Bible Blast.” Through Bible stories, crafts and science experiments, games and songs, participants will learn about God’s love and caring for his creation.
The older teens and adults will adjourn to the sanctuary, where their class will be “Major Messages from the Minor Prophets.” The sessions will be led by Mike Hazeltine, Bible teacher at A. L. Brown High School for the past 29 years.
Call 704-938-4623 for additional information and to register, or visit www.FirstPresb.org.
Gethsemane Baptist
The Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church Music Ministry presents a benefit concert for Eugene Addison and family, featuring GMBC choirs and invited groups, at 7 p.m. today. The church is located at 719 S. Caldwell St.
Donations will be accepted on behalf of the Addison family.
C. L. Phelps is pastor and J. L. Stowe, is pastor emeritus.
Northside seminar
A Northside Women’s Seminar is being held today at the Adam Clodfelter Center, 729 N. Long St.
Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and sessions will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The agenda includes music, singing and praise dancing, with emphasis on women’s issues and creating low-budget meals.
The special guests are Minister Henrietta Flowers, Erma Hunter RN, and Kim Finger RN.
Lunch and the seminar are free. No children, please. Dress is casual.
Macedonia Baptist
CONCORD ó A benefit conference continues at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church through Sunday. The theme is “Whatsoever He Tells You to Do.” The church is located at 6734 Macedonia Church Road in Concord.
Saturday facilitators are Marvel Pope of First Assembly Worship Center in Concord, Pastor Rickey Johnson of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Granite Quarry, Minister Mavis Brooks of Grace Christian Center of Pineville and Minister Tim Bridges of Macedonia.
David Treme will conclude the conference at the Sunday morning service.
The cost of the conference is $35. Babysitting services are provided.
For more information, call 704-786-7308.
New Zion Baptist
The annual Women’s Day will be observed at New Zion Baptist Church, 2785 Dunn’s Mountain Road Sunday. The 11 a.m. speaker will be Minister Nadine Hudson. The 3 p.m. speaker will be Minister Teresa Jones.
All are invited to attend. Ladies are welcome to sing in the Women’s Choir.
Pastel colors are being worn this year. Maggie Reid is the program chair. The Rev. Paul Jones is host pastor.
Maupin Avenue VBS
Maupin Avenue Presbyterian Church, 100 Maupin Ave., will hold its vacation Bible school 6-8 p.m., July 20-July 24.
The theme is “God’s Big Backyard.” Classes will be offered for pre-school through middle school. Activities will include Bible stories, songs, crafts, games and snacks.
Registration is 5:45 p.m. Sunday, July 20.
Solid Rock Church
The Solid Rock Church of God will have its annual Men’s Day program at 3 p.m. Sunday.
The guest speaker will be Minister Torrence Staton, associate minister of the University Park Baptist Church in Charlotte.
The Rev. Samuel A. Washington is the host pastor.
Refreshments and snacks will be served after the evening service.
Vacation Bible school will be held at Solid Rock 6:30-8:30 p.m., July 14-18. All age groups are invited to attend. There will be the Word of God, games, stories and snacks nightly. Friday will close out with hot dogs, chips, hamburgers, cookies and drinks.
For more information, call Pastor Samuel Washington, 704-645-1782, or James Streater, 704-637-0329.

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