Faith Briefs, Saturday, March 9
The Spiritual Voices of Boyden Quarters will celebrate their 38th anniversary at 6 p.m. today and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Groups from in and out of town will participate. The anniversary will be held at new Zion Baptist church, 2785 Dunn’s Mountain Road.
For more information call K. D. Krider at 704-232-1316 or Helen Eberhart at 704-232-2095.
Four Seasons dinner
Southern City Church will have their annual Four Seasons Dinner Theater at 6 p.m. today at the Salisbury Civic Center. Foods from the four seasons will be served and a play performed by the Southern City Players.
Miriam Keller’s A Step Into Excellence Boutique will host a fashion show for the event. Tickets are $20.
The Rev. Patrick Tate is the pastor at Southern City AME Zion.
Dr. Gary Freeze, history professor from Catawba College, will present his newest research about Salisbury during the Civil War at the John Calvin Presbyterian Men of the Church breakfast at 8 a.m. Sunday in the John Calvin Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.
There will be a benefit fundraiser at noon Sunday at Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 355 East Ridge Road. It is co-sponsored by the East Rowan Chapter of Thrivent and Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church.
The meal consists of chicken pot pie, dessert, and drink. All proceeds will go toward the general living and medical expenses of Freddie and Martha Jones who were injured in a motor vehicle accident on January 30, and who have lost wages due to inability to work.
Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church, 306 N. Church St., will celebrate its annual Men’s Day Program at 11 a.m. Sunday with speaker the Rev. Dr. Grant Harrison Jr., the church’s pastor. Music will be provided by the Men’s Choir.
Four long-standing members will be honored for outstanding dedication and support to the church. Chairmen for the Men’s Day Program are George Washington Sr. and Fred Evans.
Mount Zion United Church of Christ
CHINA GROVE — During the 11 a.m. service, the Rev. Mark Burns continues his Lenten series on the book, “Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations” by Robert Schnase. This Sunday’ theme is “Service.” During the service, Lynsey Corriher and Cameron Corriher will light the Candle of Service.
Mt. Zion UCC will be hosting a fish fry to support the new construction fund from 5 p.m. until the fish run upstream Saturday, March 16.
Andy Corriher and his team of handy helpers are preparing the flounder, french fries, slaw, hush puppies and beverage. Tickets are $10 each.
Mt. Zion UCC is located at 1415 South Main St., 704-857-1169, mtzionchinagrove.com
New Hope AME Zion
New Hope AME Zion Church is hosting its Fourth Twelve Tribes Rally Program at 3 p.m. Sunday.
A brief historical background of each tribe will be given by the Rev. James Milton II, pastor of Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church of Huntersville. Members and friends of New Hope will represent the tribes in song and attire. The community is invited to join New Hope in this festive event.
New Hope AME Zion Church is located at 1470 N. Long St. Ext., Salisbury, Rev. Kirk A. Reid, pastor and Pamula W. Holland, program chairman.
World of Faith
World of Faith, 2600 Cottage St., welcomes special speaker Pastor Matthew Baughters, at 4 p.m. Sunday.
White Rock AME Zion
GRANITE QUARRY — The Estella McGorda Missionary Society will sponsor its annual Twelve Tribes of Israel Program at 4 p.m. Sunday,
Susan Lowe is president of the missionary Society.
White Rock AME Zion Church is located at 785 White Rock Ave., Rev. Thomas Lee, pastor.
ROCKWELL — Immanuel Lutheran of Rockwell will host a Lenten meal and service Sunday.
The covered dish meal will be provided by Immanuel members and begins at 5 p.m. in the fellowship building, followed by the service in the sanctuary at 6 p.m. The Rev. Bruce Sheeks, pastor of Immanuel, will speak on “Overcoming Jealousy in Your Life.”
St. Matthew’s Lutheran
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church’s Lenten soup and sandwich supper beginning at 5:30 p.m. will be held in the family life center Sunday. A service and celebration of communion will follow the meal.
The church is located at 9275 Bringle Ferry Road, pastor Gary Coble.
NAACP to meet with area ministers
The Religious Affairs Committee of the Salisbury-Rowan Branch of the NAACP are sponsoring monthly meetings with ministers in the Rowan County area.
This month’s meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Whispering Oaks Community Center, 805 Newsome Road.
The focus of the meetings is to discuss concerns of young people in the schools, the streets and people who remain in poverty in the county and how we can establish a mentoring program for our young people in the Christian Community.
Others issues that will be discussed are mental health and crime.
All ministers in the are who feel they can work together to do the work God has assigned our hands to do are invited.
For more information, contact the Rev. Carrie Bolton, 704-637-5031 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crusade planning meeting
Leaders from all denominations are invited to participate in the discussion of an area-wide crusade for Rowan County at noon Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse.
This will be a sharing of ideas and gauging interest in having an event like this in the Spring of 2014 in partnership with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
For more information, contact Ken Clark, director of missions for the Rowan Southern Baptist Association at 704-637-3407 or 704-657-3284.
Ambassador Christian Church
There will be a lay leadership service at 4 p.m. Sunday. Minister Chris Boulder from Durham will be the speaker.
Ambassador Christian Church is located at 726 Lincolnton Road.
SPENCER — Calvary Lutheran Church continues Lenten services at 6 p.m. Wednesday with dinner at 7 p.m.
Calvary Lutheran Church is located at 303 5th St., 704-636-2152.
First United Church of Christ hosts the Bible study “Living the Question,” a seven-week study beginning Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sessions are in the fellowship hall with entrance from Monroe St.
“Living the Question” is designed to help people wrestle with the relevance of Christianity in the 21st Century, focusing on questions of how to restore relationships, the prophetic Jesus, evil, suffering and a God of love, the myth of redemptive violence, practicing resurrection, discussion of the rapture and honoring creation.
First United Church of Christ is located in the Historic District at 207 West Horah St., 704-633-2723.
Music & Meditation at St. John’s
St. John’s Lutheran Church presents its annual Music & Meditation series on Mondays, March 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 include prayer and meditation, led by the Rev. Rhodes Woolly, senior pastor, and Danielle Kosanovich, diaconal minister for youth and outreach.
Michelle Trivette will perform Monday on saxophone and Rosemary Kinard will play piano March 18.
Trivette teaches music at Bostian and Enochville elementary schools to grades K-5. Kinard is associate parish musician at St. John’s.
St. John’s Lutheran Church is located at 200 W. Innes St., downtown Salisbury, 704-636-3431.
Life lessons from Steve Chapman
Steve Chapman, outdoorsman and author, will be speaking at the 9th annual Sportsman’s Banquet, sponsored by First Baptist Church of Salisbury.
The banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday. in the First Ministry Center Gym at 220 N. Fulton St.
Tickets are $75 for a table of 8; $55 for a table of 6; and $10 per individual ticket.
Dinner is included in the ticket price.
Contact Rod Kerr or Lisa Kluttz at 704-633-0431 to reserve your tickets. Deadline for reservations is Monday at noon.
Five Wishes Advance Directives seminar
Trinity Wesleyan Church will be hosting “Five Wishes,” an advanced directives seminar on from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at 2200 Mooresville Road.
Peter Gray, Certified Senior Care Manager of Tender Hearted Home Care, will present the seminar for adults age 18 years and older.
For late registration questions contact Martha Richardson at 704-633-2884 or mrichardson@goTrinity.tv
Holy Tabernacle of Jesus Christ hosts Four Gospel event at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
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.
SPENCER — The men of Spencer Presbyterian Church will serve breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16 in the fellowship hall of the educational building.
The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, grits, toast, coffee, milk and orange juice. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12.
The church is located at 113 1st St. off Salisbury Avenue across from the entrance to the NC Transportation Museum, Barrie Kirby, pastor, 704-636-6223.
First UMC event
LANDIS — The Methodist Men’s annual bean supper and white elephant sale will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16.; pay by donations
First UMC is located at 209 East Mill St.
Refuge Church of God
Refuge Church of God in Christ invites walkers to join in the Walk for the Cure for Breast Cancer Awareness on Saturday, March 16 at Sloan Park, just off Hwy 150.
The event is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a balloon ceremony, activities, music, food and more.
For details contact Genesis Grant at 336-300-3572.
Refuge Church of God in Christ is located at 1133 Short St. in Salisbury, Stanley Wright, pastor.
Progressive Outreach Ministry, 600 North Long St., is hosting its second annual Business Expo and Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16.
There will be numerous vendors present to accommodate most every need.
In addition, there will be blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol screenings.
Booths are $50 per vendor. Speakers will discuss healthy and holistic living.
For more information, call 980-202-2239.
New pastor at West A Tabernacle
KANNAPOLIS — The members of West A Tabernacle Baptist Church announce the calling of their new pastor, the Rev. Nick Jackson.
The son of the Rev. and Mrs. Steve Jackson, Nick is a graduate of North Stanly High School, and of Pfeiffer University with a degree in Human Services.
He is married to the former Melissa Dunlap.
Jackson comes to West A from Central Baptist Church of Kannapolis, and will be ordained there.