Faith Briefs, Saturday, March 2

  • Posted: Sunday, March 3, 2013 8:08 p.m.

KANNAPOLIS — Trinity United Methodist Church’s 58th annual barbecue is today from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Carry-out or dine-in is $9 per plate or three sandwiches. Homemade desserts will be available for sale for dine-in patrons. Uniformed fire fighters, law enforcement, EMS and military personnel price is $8 for dine -in, plus they get a free dessert.

Information at or 704-933-1127

Trinity United Methodist Church is located at 416 East First St., across from A.L. Brown High.

Moore’s Chapel AME Zion

CLEVELAND — Today from 11 a.m. until, The Moore’s Chapel Stewardess Board’s chicken and fish dinner fundraiser continues. Plates consist of chicken or fish with baked beans, slaw and dessert for $8 eat in or take out. Call 704-278-2885.

On Sunday, March 3 at 2:30 p.m., Moore’s Chapel hosts the Twelve Tribes Rally Program with local churches participating. This is sponsored by Class Leaders.

Moore’s Chapel AME Zion is located at 5890 S. River Church Road, Rev. William Speas, pastor.

Love Christian Center

Love Christian center will celebrate homecoming on Sunday, March 3 at 11 a.m., with dancing, singing and the Word from Bishop W. Ronald Hash.

LCC is located at 102 N. Long St., East Spencer

Mount Zion UCC

CHINA GROVE — During this Sunday’s 11 a.m. service, Mount Zion UCC continues its Lenten observances with the lighting of the Candle of Faith. Candle lighters this Sunday include Daniela Rodriguez, Kelsey Sanchez, Miguel Rodriguez and Isabel Sanchez. Evans Leinbach III will play “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” on his trumpet. Following the service is a meal in the new building; all donations will support the Van Committee.

Mount Zion is located at 1415 South Main St., 704-857-1169,

Oak Grove Baptist

CHINA GROVE — The men’s choir of Oak Grove Baptist Church will celebrate their anniversary on March 3 at 3 p.m. They will be joined by various choirs from in and out of town to help them celebrate.

The church is located at 1205 S. Main St., China Grove.

New Zion Missionary Baptist

The senior choir of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church will observe their annual Twelve Tribes Rally on Sunday, March at 3 p.m. The public is asked to come and participate.

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church is located at 2875 Dunn’s Mt. Road; Rev. Paul Jones Sr., pastor.

Ordination service at Antioch

CLEVELAND — Antioch Baptist Church hosts the service of installation into the office of Deacon for Bro. David R. Houston and Bro. Nathaniel Mitchell.

The ordination service will be on Sunday, March 3, at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. John Leazer of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Kannapolis.

Antioch Baptist Church is located at 968 Triplett Road, 704-528-3123, Rev. David Leaven, pastor.

Outreach Christian Ministries

Outreach Christian Ministries’ Pastor’s Aide service to encourage pastor Bradley Taylor, will be held on Sunday, March 3 at 4 p.m. The speaker is Dr. Thomas Bannister of Temple Memorial Baptist Church in High Point.

Outreach is located at 722 W. Horah St.

NAMB Study at Calvary Baptist Church

This Sunday, March 3, Calvary Baptist Church will host its annual study for the North American Missions Emphasis, entitled “Whatever It Takes: Reaching the One,” led by Rev. Dr. Steve Sells and his wife, Shirley.

Dr. Steve Sells is originally from Salisbury, and specifically from Calvary Baptist Church. He is currently director of missions for the Randolph Baptist Association in Asheboro.

The evening will kick off with a finger food snack supper at 5 p.m in the fellowship hall, followed by the mission study at 6 p.m. The NAMB Annie Armstrong Easter Offering enables Southern Baptist missionaries to reach North America with the Gospel message of Christ.

Calvary Baptist Church is located on East Ridge Road, just beyond Ellis crossroads Rick Cockerham, pastor, 704-633-2567,

St. Matthew’s Lutheran

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church’s Lenten service and soup and sandwich supper beginning at 5:30 p.m. will be held in the family life center tomorrow. The liturgy theme will be “Communion is a Family Meal” and there will be a celebration of Communion. The church is located at 9275 Bringle Ferry Road, Gary Coble, pastor.

Sacred Heart Lenten Mission begins Sunday

Sacred Heart Catholic Church’s Lenten Parish Mission will be held Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, March 3-5, at 7 p.m. at the church, 375 Lumen Christi Lane.

The Lenten Parish Penance Service will be held Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. Several visiting priests will be present to hear confessions.

This year’s mission is led by the Rev. Matthew Buettner, whose theme will be “Fighting the Good Fight: Spiritual Challenges We Face Today.”

Father Buettner, author of “Understanding the Mystery of the Mass,” is pastor of St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church, Lincolnton.

For more information, visit or call the church office, 704-633-0591.

Music & Meditation series at St. John’s

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. in Downtown Salisbury, presents its annual Music & Meditation series on Mondays, March 4, 11 and 18, from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in the chapel. These events are free and the public is invited.

The services will include prayer and meditation, led by the Rev. Rhodes Woolly, senior pastor, and Danielle Kosanovich, diaconal minister for youth and outreach.

Guest artist on March 4 is Matthew Weaver on keyboard. After 13 years as music director at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Matthew recently resigned to pursue a career in music full-time. He divides his time between Boone and Nashville.

Performing March 11 are Michelle Trivette on saxophone and Rosemary Kinard on piano. Trivette teaches music at Bostian and Enochville elementary schools to grades K-5. Kinard is associate parish musician at St. John’s.

Performing March 18 are Kinard on flute and Rob Durocher on piano. Durocher has been St. John’s minister of music since April 1998 as principal organist.

For more information on the Music & Meditation series, please call the church office at 704-636-3431.

Blood drive

SPENCER — Spencer Presbyterian Church is hosting a Red Cross blood drive on Monday, March 4 from 2:30-7 p.m. Call Dot Landis for an appointment at 336-250-2289 or 704-636-9352.

Pastor’s Aid Union Crusade

GRANITE QUARRY — The Salisbury-Rowan County Pastor’s Aid Union sponsors its 20th annual Crusade Monday, March 4 through Friday, March 8, at Antioch Baptist Church of Salisbury.

The Rev. Rickey Johnson is host pastor. Services begin nightly at 7 p.m. Churches that will lead the services are:

Monday, Rev. Rickey Johnson and Antioch Missionary Baptist Church

Tuesday, Rev. Clarence Marlin and Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church

Wednesday, Dr. Nilous Avery II and Mount Zion Baptist Church

Thursday, Elder Richard Johnson and Hall’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church

Friday, Rev. Paul Jones Sr. and New Zion Baptist Church

Special music each night will be by the music ministry of that church.

Devotional praise teams will open the services. For information or transportation call 704-279-5459.

Calvary Lutheran

SPENCER — Calvary Lutheran Church continues Lenten services on Wednesday, March 6. Dinner is at 6 p.m. the Lenten service is at 7 p.m.

Calvary Lutheran Church is located at 303 5th St., 704-636-2152.

Hot dog/dessert sale

KANNAPOLIS — Rodger’s Park Reformed Church will hold its hotdog and dessert fundraiser on Thursday, March 7, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. All proceeds go to church projects, local and world missions.

The church is located at 704 East 22nd St., 704-932-8301.

Country Breakfast

CONCORD — Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church’s country breakfast is 7-10 a.m. next Saturday, March 9.

All you can eat is $5 per person, children only $4, for eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, grits, sausage gravy, homemade biscuits, coffee, tea, juice.

Mt. Olivet is located at 301 Mt Olivet Road.

Holy Tabernacle

Holy Tabernacle of Jesus Christ hosts Four Gospel event on Friday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. The speakers will be as follows:

• Matthew, Minister Mike White

• Mark, Elder James Mills

•Luke, Brother George McLaughlin

• John, Minster Raymond Miller

Holy Tabernacle of Jesus Christ is located at 325 Malcolm Road.

Priscilla Overstreet is host pastor, Calvin Overstreet is co-pastor.

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