Local/National Faith Briefs

Catholic Daughters to meet Monday

The Catholic Daughters of America will meet on Monday at Hill Street Place. A light lunch will take place at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting. Bring a baby gift for the baby shower with Birthright. They particularly need newborn onesies, diapers and sleepers. Bring rosaries for saying a rosary for the unborn. All are welcome.

Easter breakfast fundraiser April 16 at Cornerstone UMC

Cornerstone UMC is hosting an Easter breakfast fundraiser from 8:30-11 a.m. Sunday, April 16. Scrambled eggs, sausage, an assortment of pastries and rolls, fruit, coffee and juice will be served. A freewill offering will go toward the youth summer mission trip. The youth will travel to Ecuador with Kids Around the World to build playgrounds in poverty-stricken communities. RSVP to the church office at 532-4010 or Office@CornerstoneMarshall.org. Join for breakfast and stay for the 9:30 a.m. Easter worship service or the 11 a.m. contemporary Easter worship service.

NC church ousts Scouts over transgender decision

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina church leaders have told a Boy Scout troop and Cub Scout pack they’re no longer welcome to use their facilities as a home base after the Boy Scouts of America decided in January to allow transgender boys.

The Charlotte Observer reported Coddle Creek Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Mooresville booted both Troop 169 and Pack 169. Mooresville is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Charlotte.

Pastor Andrew Shoger issued a statement saying that after 10 years, the church decided it “cannot partner with an organization that embraces what God’s Word clearly labels as sin.”

Shoger said the church would let the troops stay until they could find a new home.

The North Carolina Values Coalition has lobbied churches to abandon their Boy Scout troops for “faith friendly alternatives.”