Cara Lynn Vogel, State Coordinator of Christian Women’s/Men’s Job Corp, a compassion ministry of WMU, will be speaking  July 8, 2024 at 1:30 PM at Elizabeth Baptist in the Hearthside Dining Room.  Please join us to learn more about how this ministry equips women and men, in a Christian context, for life and employment. 

Tickets Available Now for July 20 Concert with Carl Cartee at Gardner-Webb’s Brinkley Amphitheater
A Fundraiser for GWU Mission & Service Trips, Event Includes Shaylee Simeone and April Cushman
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Tickets are on sale now for the second event in the Summer in the Springs concert series in Gardner-Webb University’s Brinkley Amphitheater. Dove Award-winning Carl Cartee will be joined by Shaylee Simeone and April Cushman for A Night of Worship on July 20. The event is a fundraiser for GWU mission and service trips for students.
All seats are general admission. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance or at the door.
Purchase tickets here.
A Gardner-Webb Distinguished Alumni, Cartee has been writing songs since he was 7 years old, considering music more of a second language than an acquired skill. His catalog of songs and studio albums have garnered tracks on the albums of over 150 artists, such as Elevation Worship, Laura Story, Aaron Schust, Selah, Jaci Valesquez, Big Daddy Weave, The Martins, The Gaither Vocal Band, Rory & Joey, and The Oak Ridge Boys.
In addition, Cartee has written and recorded 13 albums and performed with artists Third Day, Mercy Me, and Steven Curtis Chapman. He serves as director of Worship Development on the staff of Fellowship Bible Church in Nashville, Tenn. He is also the founder of the Inspire Worship Conference, an annual event that trains and equips church worship leaders.
Simeone, a Nashville-based singer/songwriter and worship leader, is on a journey to say “yes” to God’s calling on her life. With pop-inspired music that is inherently congregational, she took her first step with a single debut of “Dearly Loved” in 2019, and it now has over 5 million streams on Apple Music. For years now, Simeone has enjoyed being a part of several music projects focused on sync/licensing such as HRDLY and Sugar Sad Eyes, while consistently leading worship in her local church. She wants her music to be “relatable while rooted in solid Biblical theology.” Her latest EP is “Streams of Worship.”
Cushman, born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, has been writing songs since she could make a joyful noise. Trusting Jesus at a young age, she served in church and on worship teams throughout her youth. April moved to Nashville in 2010 and landed her first publishing deal writing pop and country songs for Sony ATV. The Lord called her back to worship in 2019, after her father passed away. Cushman’s journey of physical pain, anxiety and grief, is now a story of hope, healing, assurance, freedom, and joy as she testifies to what the Lord has done. Moved and called to tell others of her journey in Christ and the Lord’s faithfulness, Cushman wrote and released an album in 2023 titled “Deep Waters” (available on all music platforms under the name April Geesbreght).
Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 10 working days prior to the event.  Please call 704-406-4270 or email with your request.


Would you like to volunteer for Shelby’s Habitat for Humanity ReStore?  They are desperately looking for volunteers to help, whatever hours they can, whatever days they can.  Anything would help.  Contact manager Dallas Banks, Sr. with questions.  

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
323 W Grover St, Shelby, NC 28150
(704) 482-6289
Open for Shopping and Donations
    Monday – Friday 10AM – 4PM
    Saturday 9AM – 3PM


Totally Free Clothing Store

The Totally Free Clothes Store is in need of volunteers to work in our store. We are a non-profit  organization that provides clothing items, food, and toiletries to those in our community who need it,, We need volunteers to help sort and hang donations, fill racks, help customers, and keep the store clean. We are open  to the public Mon, Tuesday, thursday and Friday 10am-4pm, Wednesday is our workday, We are closed to the public but work to restock and clean. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Melanie Burr at 704-692-2389.