Saturday night is alternative to Sunday morning worship

CorrespondentMarch 25, 2014 

Update: Sunday's concert by the North Carolina Master Chorale at Hayes Barton Baptist Church is a ticketed event. Regular price tickets are $24; discounts are provided for seniors ages 65 and over, military personnel and full-time students/youth. The event was listed as free to the public based on information provided by the venue. Ticket information can be found at: 

While most people think of Sunday morning when they think of heading to church, several local churches also offer services on Saturday evening. Starting last week, Richland Creek Community Church, Wake Forest joined the club and began offering a fifth worship service beginning at 6 p.m. each Saturday. The service will be its third contemporary worship service each week, with the other contemporary services at 10:15 and 11:30 a.m.

“We as a church really believe that there is a great opportunity to reach out to our community to people who can’t come on Sunday morning or feel that going to church on Sunday isn’t their thing,” said Chad Lister, contemporary worship leader at Richland Creek Community Church. “We think we can reach more people with the Gospel by having a worship service on Saturday night.”

During the service, Senior Pastor David Sims will preach the same message shared at the other four services. One of the main differences in the contemporary services at the church is the music. Lister says that the music will be more modern than traditional church music and will also include some hymns along with the contemporary music. He also anticipates that the service will have a more casual and relaxed feel than a typical Sunday morning worship.

“If you are searching and don’t have a church home, come to our new service. If you want to grow in your relationship with God, come to our new service,” said Lister. “If you want to be a part of a special family of believers in a casual and comfortable environment where we can grow and worship together in the word, I invite you to come to Richland Creek Community Church.”

For more information on Richland Creek Community Church, visit or call 919-556-9292.

Requiems of Faure and Durufle Concert

The Hayes Barton Chorale and the Moller Pipe Organ will perform Requiems by French composers Gabriel Fauré and Maurice Duruflé at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Hayes Barton Baptist Church, 1800 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. The concert is free. For more information, call 919-833-4617 or visit www.

Keith & Kristyn Getty: Hymns for the Christian Life

The community is invited to hear Keith & Kristyn Getty perform Hymns for the Christian Life at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 120 S. Wingate St., Wake Forest. The music is an original collection including Irish melodies, bluegrass and country music. Their well-known hymn “In Christ Alone” has been recorded by well-known artists, including Natalie Grant, Owl City and the Newsboys. Tickets are $15 and children under six are free. For tickets and concert information, visit

Christian Business Networking Event

Hope Community Church invites the community to its Marketplace breakfast at 7 a.m. Thursday, March 27 at the church, 821 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh. Attendees with network with other Christian business professionals and hear Pastor Mike Lee share biblical principles on how to deal with and make difficult decisions in the marketplace. For more information, visit or call 919-532-0620.

Editor’s Note

Previous editions of the contact information have listed an incorrect email address for event info submission. The correct address is below.


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