Faith Briefs Jan. 19

  • Posted: Friday, January 18, 2013 7:01 p.m.
    UPDATED: Friday, January 18, 2013 11:56 p.m.
Rev. John Mendez
Rev. John Mendez

In observance of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, North Main Baptist Church will show the hit movie “October Baby” at 6 p.m. today.

Call 704-637-2929 for free ticket information.


North Main Baptist Church is located at 1501 North Main St., Salisbury.

Hall’s Chapel

The Pastor’s Anniversary Committee of Hall’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church will sell fish, homemade chicken and dumplings, hotdogs and beverages from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

The church is located on the corner of S. Clay and 611 East Monroe streets.

Stirewalt at Haven

The Rev. John Stirewalt will serve as guest preacher at Haven Lutheran Church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday,

Stirewalt is a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University and the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, S.C.

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Stirewalt travelled to Hamburg where he served as an exchange pastor.

While serving as a visiting pastor at a Hamburg parish, Stirewalt studied the effects of German reunification on congregational life.

In 2003 he was elected to serve as the Secretary of the Southeastern Synod – a synod of over 170 Lutheran congregations throughout Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.

Stirewalt is currently the Assistant Regional Director of Church World Service.

Haven Lutheran Church is located at 207 West Harrison St., 704-633-4881.

Blessing of God Ministry

Pastor Timothy Bridges Sr. choir and congregation of Shady Grove Baptist Church, East Spencer,, will be rendering service at 3 p.m. at the Blessing of God Ministry, 412 WestSide Drive, Lexington. Everyone is invited to attend to help make this program a success.

This program is being sponsored by Mother Robena Jones. Vanessa Taplah is the Chief-Apostle.

For more information contact Chief Apostle Taplah @ 336-853-5239.

DC & The Chosen Few with Matthew Weaver

WOODLEAF — DC & the Chosen Few with Matthew Weaver will be performing Sunday evening at Woodleaf UMC.

Singing will begin at 6 p.m. with refreshments and fellowship afterward.

The church is located at 9000 Church St. The new Woodleaf Road bridge is open, so you can take Woodleaf Road from Salisbury.

Sandy Ridge AME Zion

Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church, 1425 Mt. Moriah Church Road, will host a Martin Luther King Breakfast: “Celebrating the King in You.”at 9 a.m. Monday.

South China Grove

CHINA GROVE — Faith Community nurse, Gloria Ross, will be speaking in the evening service at the Southside Church of God at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Her topic will be “How to get rid of those Creepy Crawlers that cause the Heebie Geebies.” She will cover that and more. Her presentation will follow a time of worship through music.

The church is located at 163 Third Ave.; the pastor is Joyce Miles, 704-467-4555.

Cantamos concert

The mission of Cantamos (Spanish for “we sing”) is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through sacred music.

The Cantamos choir is coming to Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks, 820 Klumac Road, for a concert at 5:30 p.m., Sunday at Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks.

Cantamos is a musical outreach ministry for the Western North Carolina Lutheran Via de Cristo movement. Its members come from 18 churches in the Charlotte, Concord, Hickory and Statesville areas. They sing contemporary and traditional Christian music that will inspire you.

Copies of Cantamos’ recently-recorded CD titled “One Faith, One Hope, One Lord” will be available for purchase after the concert. A free will offering will also be accepted to defray the costs of this non-profit ministry.

Beyond Addiction Ministry

CHINA GROVE — A new ministry called Beyond Addiction kicks off from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Main Street Baptist Church.

It will be led by Todd Riley and assisted by the Pastor Rev. Dr. Larry Beaver.

The ministry is open to anyone seeking a resolution to the bondage of any kind of addictions. It is a 15-week interactive biblically based course. Main Street Baptist is located at 1615 N. Main St., across from Grove Supply Company.

For information, contact Main Street Baptist Church, 704-855-3274 or email Todd at hebrews10_@yahoo.com

Financial Peace University

Dave Ramsey’s popular Financial Peace University is coming to Rock Grove United Methodist Church, 1050 Rock Grove Church Road in Salisbury.

Financial Peace University is a biblically-based nine week program designed to help individuals and families reduce debt and live healthier financial lives.

You’re invited to attend a free preview session at 5 p.m. Sunday Jan. 27 in the church fellowship building. Classes begin February 10.

The cost is $95 per family; however a number of $50 scholarships are available upon request. Childcare will be provided.

More information is available at 704-279-0658, or by emailing pastorrandy@windstream.net

First UMC Preschool

First United Methodist Church Preschool, 217 South Church St., will be taking applications from church members, parents of children currently in the program and families that have previously had children in the program beginning Tuesday.

There are openings for 2, 3 and 4 year-olds. Beginning Monday, Jan. 28, the vacancies will be open to the public and filled on a first-come-first-served basis.

Two-year-olds meet two mornings a week, three-year-olds meet three mornings a week and the four-year-olds meet five mornings a week.

Applications are available in the volunteer office or call Lindsay Wineka, director,at 704-636-8778 or 704-798-4902.

Moore’s Chapel AME Zion

CLEVELAND — Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Gospel Fest, sponsored by the Christian Education Department, will be held at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church on Sunday Jan. 20 at 2:30 p.m. The church is located at 5890 S. River Church Road, off Cool Springs Road.

Rock Hill AME Zion

CONCORD — Rock Hill AME Zion Church, 3620 Rock Hill Church Road, hosts a MLK Jr Gospel Concert at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Featured groups are Jerel D

rye and Persuaded, Hood Memorial AME Zion Church Choir, Wingate Community Church Choir,and more.

The MLK Jr Prayer Breakfast is at 9 a.m. Monday,.

Tickets are $5 and the theme is survival. For more information call 704-782-9625 or 704-224-1817.

Rev. John Mendez speaks

The United Ministerial Alliance of Salisbury-Rowan will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at 7 p.m. Sunday, at St. Luke Baptist Church, 410 Hawkinstown Road, where the Rev. Arthur L. Heggins is pastor.

The guest preacher will be the Rev. John Mendez, senior pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Winston-Salem.

He has served on international and national boards and committees including the Racial Justice Working Group and the General Board of the National Council of Churches, Partners in Ecumenism, and the Urban-Rural Commission of the World Council of Churches, the Black Theology Project Board, and the Human Rights Commission of the Baptist World Alliance.

Dr. Mendez holds a Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio.

Rep. Carl Ford at Milford Hills Baptist

Milford Hills Baptist Church will host Rep. Carl Ford at 11 a.m. in recognition of Baptist’s Men’s Day.

Ford is the owner of Ford Broadcasting Network which comprises stations WRNA 1140 A. and WRKB 1460 AM.

He has been in radio since 1982 and owner of Ford Broadcasting Network since 1992.

Ford has served as chairman on the Rowan County Board of Commissioners, and this year was elected to serve in the General Assembly of the State of NC from District 76, which includes Rowan and Cabarrus counties.

Ford was born in Kannapolis now lives in China Grove. He and his wife are members of Truth Temple Church.

Jim Harris is pastor of Milford Hills Baptist Church, located at 1238 E. Colonial Drive.

Shiloh Baptist Church

CONCORD — The Shiloh Baptist Church Mass Choir under the direction of Music and Arts Director Eddie Brown Jr. will host their 2013 Anniversary Musical Fellowship Celebration 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, featuring The Unity Fellowship Community Choir of Georgetown, S.C. Jurisdiction;

The Richmond Senior High School Gospel Choir, Rockingham; The Macedonia Baptist Church Mass Choir and Expressions of Praise Dance Ministry, Concord; The Wingate Community Choir, Wingate; Powerful Motions Mimes; Fisher of Men Ministry, Charlotte and Psalmist Sarah Moors (formerly of The Shiloh Gospel Choir).

Worship will be held at The Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 255 Logan Ave.

The Rev. Wesley Harding Jr. is pastor.

Gospel Fest 2013

CONCORD — New Beginning Church of God will host Gospel Fest 2013 at 3 p.m. Sunday, featuring several groups live in concert.

New Beginning Church of God is located at 5717 Alexander Road.

For more information, call 704 938-2088.

Salem Lutheran

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church will observe Sanctity of Human Life Sunday with guest speakers from the Pregnancy Support Sunday.

Part of the offering will be collecting items that will support the ministry of the Pregnancy Support Center.

Call the church for the list of needs or go to www.rowanfriendsforlife.org/

Sunday is also the kickoff of “The Story” Bible study which will meet at 9:45 am. Sundays as well as noon and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

It goes through the Bible in 31 lessons.

Salem is located at 5080 Sherrills Ford Road, 704-636-0352, pastor Doug Hefner.

Lifeline Triumphant revival/crusade

The January revival/crusade at Lifeline Triumphant Pentecostal Church will be Wednesday through Friday. with services beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly.

Evening guest preachers are the husband and wife team of Pastor Randy Thompson and his wife Minister Mye’Sheia Thompson, of Victory Bound Triumphant Pentecostal Church in Smyrna, Ga.

Crusade Outreach features Evangelist Natricia A. Bailey from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Lifeline Triumphant is located at 506 East Lafayette St. in Salisbury.

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