The Banner News
Government The Belmont City Council on the first Monday of every month at 7 pm. They hold a work session at 6:30 pm, prior to the regular meeting. Both meetings are open to the public. The agenda is available on the website one week prior to the meeting. Please sign up at the meeting if you wish to address the council at public comment or at a public hearing. The Mount Holly City Council meets for at 7:00 pm on the 2nd Monday and 6:30pm on the 4th Monday of every month. The 2nd Monday is the monthly business meeting and the 4th Monday is the council roundatable worksession. Meetings are open to the public and are held at City Hall, 400 East Central Ave. Gaston County Board of Commissioners meets the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the commissioners’ chambers, second floor, at the Gaston County Courthouse, 128 W. Main Ave., Gastonia. The Gaston County Board of Education conducts its regular meeting on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. The Board Operations and Instruction Committees also meet monthly. Board meetings are held at the Central Administrative Center, 943 Osceola Street, Gastonia, N.C.
Events/Meetings Overeaters Anonymous meetings: Kings Mountain: Christ the King Catholic Church, 714 Stone St., 6:30 p.m., meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Contact Mary at ; Lincolnton: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2639 N. Carolina 150, 10:30 a.m. – Noon, 2nd & 4th Saturdays, hut in back. Contact Robbie at ; Shelby: Cleveland County Memorial Library, 103 Howie Drive. Call for meeting times. Contact Robbie at . You may also call the ReachLine & Information at , or go to . The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for membership. Our groups are self-supporting. NOW – April 15 – AARP Tax Prep at the Gaston County Senior Center is open to seniors 55-plus. Location: Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas – Cherryville Highway, Dallas, N.C. Advance registration is required please call ( to schedule an appointment Monday – Friday during center hours. Appointments are filling up fast so don’t wait too long. Gaston County strives to make its programs, services, and activities accessible to all. If you will require an accommodation we request that you contact our office at least five days before the event.
Church Queen of Apostles Homelessness Program – Homelessness, its challenges and solutions will be presented at Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church on April 11. The issue of social justice concern will be presented by Kathleen Boyce of Family Prom-
ise; Stephen Crane, executive director of Reinvestment in Communities of Gaston County and Sister Carmelita Hagan of Catherine’s House. The free program begins at 7 pm. and is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church is located at 503 N. Main St., Belmont. For more information contact George Burazer at 704-820-3163 or georgeburazer @gmail.com. Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 120 Belmont-Mount Holly Road in Catawba Heights, will have a yard sale on April 27 from 7am to 2pm. Tables will be available for rent for $10 each. For more information call the church at 704-827-3366.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Your guide to area events
Club Meetings The Quiltmakers Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. All skill levels and ages are invited to the Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia. Please call the center (704) 865-3291 to speak to Pam Bryson for further information.
Health NOW & throughout the year – The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group (PDSG), Cherryville, N.C., meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at Cherryville’s First Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of Mountain Street and Academy St. near downtown. Meetings are for PD patients and caregivers, who are invited to attend. There will be speakers, information on PD topics and research, as well as open discussion. If questions please call group leader Dan Harvey at (704) 297-0865. Handicap Parking is available and the meeting is held on the first level of the church. 2013 meeting dates, all at 6:30 p.m., are as follows: April 11; May 9; June 13; no July meeting; Aug. 9; Sept. 13; October 11; and Nov. 8. There will be no Dec. meeting.
Hospice April 9 – “Reflections” Sharing Group. This grief sharing group meets for six weeks. No cost and open to anyone who has lost a loved one. If you plan to attend one of our groups, please make every effort to attend all six sessions. Tuesday mornings April 9, 2013, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesday evenings April 9, 2013, from 5:30 – 7 p.m., at Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building, 951 Wendover Hgts. Dr., Shelby. For more info, call (704) 487-4677. RSVP to ext. 166 if you plan to attend. April 5 – Hospice Chicken Dinner Fundraiser Friday, April 5, 2013, 3-7 p.m. $10 a plate. Drive-thru only! Free business delivery for orders of 10 or more available for advanced purchases. Tickets can be purchased either at the Hospice Administration Building, 951 Wendover Hgts. Dr., Shelby, at The Hospice Store, or by calling (704) 487-4677.
ton Area meets the second Saturday and the third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m., at the Gaston County Citizens Resource Center, Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. For more information, call Shirley at (704) 865-5663. The Compassionate Friends – Death of a Child (any age) Support Group, local chapter. This is a monthly support group for people who have lost a child. For more information, call Rose and John Stanley at (704) 865-7229, or John’s cell (704) 6166000. The group meets at First Presbyterian Church, 1621 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Gaston Hospice is now offering free advance directive clinics to discuss living wills, health care powers of attorney and the new M.O.S.T. form, (Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment). A medical social worker will explain these forms and help you complete them and then notarize them. These clinics can be offered off-site at an office or church. For more information, contact Cindy Harry at (704) 861-8405. Sessions will be offered the first Thursday of every month from 11:30 until 1p.m., and the third Thursday from 4 until 5:30 p.m.
Reunions April 4 – Former employees of the Carlton Yarn Mill will have their 25th reunion at Roma Italian restaurant in Cherryville on April 4, 2013, from 5 p.m., on. There will be special prizes offered, so don’t miss coming to this reunion! For more information call Dot Leonhardt at (704) 435-2295, or Vivian Patterson at (704) 435-6182.
Education NOW – April 22 – Students can apply for scholarships for the 2013 -2014 academic year at Gaston College, now through April 2. More than $150,000 in scholarship assistance is available to students through the Gaston College Foundation. Scholarship awards can range from $250 to more than $2,500 each. To apply go to the Scholarship Tracking and Review System (STARS) at .
Fresh Start Widowed of the Greater Gas-
April 12 – Gaston College will host SciVisit Day Friday, April 12, 2013 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon at the Dallas Campus. This is a hands-on, interactive event for middle and high school students interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math and medical careers. Students will learn about STEMM educational opportunities and career paths available at Gaston College through a variety of experimental learning activities, demonstrations and the use of the “iPod” concept. For more information, contact Heather Woodson at ( or .
Classes Gaston College’s “Alive at 25” driving program for high school students is designed to assist drivers 16-24 in making good driving decisions. Class is a four and a half hour, highly interactive session. Cost is $67. To register or for more information, contact Donna Nichols at (704) 922-6353, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Gaston College’s Defensive Driving Course – Call to see if you qualify. If you have been charged with a traffic violation and the charge was NOT in a school or work zone, or does not involve the use of alcohol; you may be eligible for the Defensive Driving Course (DDC-4). Course is offered in cooperation with the District Courts in Lincoln and Gaston counties and the North Carolina Health and Safety Council. Classes available at both Dallas and Lincoln campuses. Cost: $67. To find out if you qualify, contact Donna Nichols at (704) 922-6353, or e-mail email@example.com. NOW – May 2013 – Gaston College is offering a series of free classes to teach the aspiring entrepreneur or seasoned small business owner how to run a small business more efficiently. Classes will be offered now through May 2013 on Thursdays from 6:30 9 p.m., Room KCC114B, Kimbrell Campus, 7220 Wilkinson Boulevard, Belmont. Also, a series of four basic accounting classes will be offered on Tuesdays from 5:30 -7:30 p.m., Room KCC114B beginning April 16. For more information call Stephanie Michael Pickett at (704) 922-6215.
Fellowship & Faith
Church Service Directory BELMONT Alexander Memorial Baptist Church 208 South Main Street 704-825-3216 Brotherhood/Sisterhood Wncc. 120 Park Street 704-825-1333 Catawba Heights Baptist Church 311 Belmont Avenue 704-827-8474 Catawba Heights Wesleyan Church 101 Beaty Rd., Belmont 704-827-8381 Centerview Baptist Church 2300 Acme Road 704-827-2061 East Belmont Baptist Church 501 Catawba Street 704-825-5780 East Belmont Church Of God 320 E. Catawba Street 704- 825-8845 East Belmont Free Will Baptist 909 Edgemont Ave 704-825-5346 East Belmont Presbyterian Church 901 Catawba Street 704-825-8822 Ebenezer United Methodist Church 120 Belmont-Mt. Holly Road 704-827-3366 First Baptist Church 23 N. Central Avenue 704-825-3758 First Foursquare Gospel Church 8 Elizabeth Street 704-825-5811 First Presbyterian Church 102 S. Central Ave 704-825-3357 First Presbyterian-Belmont 112 S. Central Ave 704-829-0668
First United Methodist Church of Belmont 807 South Point Road 704-825-2106 Forest Pointe Church Meets at Stowe Family YMCA Bldg. 704-825-1709 Fresh Anointing Church of God 71 McAdenville Road 704-825-7283 Friendship Baptist Church 5008 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-3276 Full Gospel Church 106 School St 704-827-9621 Gaston Christian Church 5339 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-8252 Goshen Presbyterian Church Roper Street 704-827-6280 Grace Korean Chr. Assembly-God 124 Georgia Belle Ave 704-829-1091 Grace Wesleyan Church 6014 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-7959 Henry’s Chapel Ame Zion Church 151 Henry Chapel Rd 704-825-0711 Holy Comforter Lutheran Church 216 N. Main St. 704-825-2483 Hood Memorial Ame Zion Church 455 Sacco St. 704-825-6007 Loves Chapel Presbyterian Church 204 Lincoln St. 704-825-8342 Message of Love Church 306 Pearl Beaty Dr. 704-827-6500
Mount Moriah Baptist Church 110 Lincoln St. 704-825-2046 Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist 212 South Street 704-825-7269 New Hope Presbyterian Church 4357 S. New Hope Rd., Gastonia 704-824-1697 New Life Baptist Church 201 Oak Trail 704-822-6195 New Mills Chapel Fire Baptised 104 Morning Glory Ave. 704-825-5457 North Belmont Church of God 2316 Acme Rd. 704-827-4092 O’Conner Grove Church Ame Zion 613 N. Main Street 704-825-5576 Park Street United Methodist 120 Park Street 704-825-8480 Power of the Spirit Church 118 School Street 704-827-7071
Featured Church of the Week St. Anthony of Padua Church Queen Of The Apostles Catholic Church 503 N. Main Street 704-825-9600 South Point Baptist Church 124 Horsley Ave. 704-825-9516 South Point Freewill Baptist 297 Gaither Rd. 704-825-8045 South Point United Methodist 510 Southpoint Church Rd. 704-825-4019 Springwood Freewill Baptist 220 Park Terrace Dr. 704-827-7801
Notice In order to accommodate the number of churches in our communities, we will print two alternating lists of churches each week. If you don’t see the church you’re looking for, be sure to check next weeks paper.
St. Marks United Methodist Church 701 Secrest Ave. 704-825-8175 Stowe Memorial Baptist Church 26 Kee Rd. 704-825-5987 Unity Baptist Church 1005 Catawba St. 704-825-8730 Upper Room United Pentecostal 1405 Armstrong Ford Rd. 704-825-0604 Will of God Church 513 Woodlawn Ave. 704-827-5185