Faith Briefs, Saturday, March 16
First United Church of Christ will hold a Service of Installation and Celebration of Mutual Ministry Partnership for their new pastor, the Rev. Carol Hallman at 3 p.m. Sunday.
The Rev. Dr. John Deckenback, conference minister from the Central Atlantic Conference of the UCC, will preach. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.
Pastor Hallman is a native of Ohio and received her master’s from Yale Divinity School.
Prior to coming to Salisbury, she served as pastor of FUCC in Anthony, Kansas, and Christ’s Reformed UCC near Hagerstown, Md. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Families First of Rowan County.
First United Church of Christ is located in the Historic District of Salisbury at 207 W. Horah St., 704-633-2723.
James in concert today
Eddie James will be in concert at 6 p.m. today at Cornerstone Church. This is a free event.
Cornerstone Church is located at 315 Webb Road, 704-855-1218, www.cornerstone-church.net
Mt. Calvary Holy Church
Mt. Calvary Holy Church will be hosting a fish fry and bake sale fellowship from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., today to raise money for the building fund for renovations for the church. Mt. Calvary is located at 1400 Standish St.
The Faith Healing and Life Ministries Women’s Day program set for Sunday has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.
South Iredell Ame Zion
TROUTMAN — South Iredell’s 122nd church anniversary will be celebrated Sunday, with pastor the Rev. Bobbie Samuels bringing the morning message at 11 a.m.
Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. and at 3 p.m. the Rev. Thomas Lee, pastor of White Rock AME Zion Church of Granite Quarry will bring the afternoon message.
South Iredell is located at 201 Winford Road.
SPENCER — Jerusalem Baptist Church will celebrate Missionary Day on Sunday, during the regular 11 a.m. service with guest speaker Dr. Yvonne Tracey.
Tracey is a native of Port Chester, NY, and now resides in Salisbury. She is a member of Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church, where she is director of Christian education, director of missionary education and first VP of the local lay council.
Music will be rendered by the youth choir under the direction of minister of music Keith Holland. JBCs Pearls of Praise Dancers will also perform.
The highlight of the program will be a special presentation by missionary president Cynthia Stoner. A church member will be recognized, one who has exhibited the true spirit of being a missionary. All women in attendance are asked to wear white.
Jerusalem is located at 1570 Long St., ext., David Bracken, senior pastor.
Calvary Baptist revival
Beginning Sunday and continuing through Wednesday, Calvary Baptist Church will be in revival services.
Dr. Brad Whitt will speak at the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services.
Services begin at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.
Special emphases include Children’s Night on Sunday, Sunday School Night on Monday, Friend Night on Tuesday and Youth Night on Wednesday.
Activities are planned for children and youth prior to the evening services.
Whitt, pastor of Abilene Baptist Church, Augusta, Ga., is a graduate of Union University, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He recently was the president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention Pastor’s Conference.
Calvary Baptist is located on East Ridge Road, just beyond Ellis crossroads, 704-633-2567, Rick Cockerham, pastor.
Mt. Tabor fundraiser
CLEVELAND — Mt. Tabor Presbyterian’s Deacon Board is sponsoring a chicken plate and dessert fundraiser with hotdogs Sundays, March 17 and 24, from 12:30 to 2 p.m., The cost is $7.
Mt. Tabor Church is located at 935 Mt. Tabor Church Road, Cleveland.
Providence AME Zion
Providence AME Zion Church will hold its Usher Day Celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Guest speaker will be the Rev. Tamica Robinson, pastor of Liberty AME Zion of Cooleemee.
Providence is located at 2415 Providence Church Road, Zacharias Allen Sr., pastor.
The Men’s Fellowship of Hall’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church will have its eighth annual stewardship program ast 3 p.m. Sunday.
This year’s theme is “Men with Courage to Keep God’s Word.” Rev. Stanford Isom of Oak Grove Baptist Church of China Grove will lead the service.
Hall’s Chapel is located at 611 E. Monroe St., Elder Richard Johnson, pastor.
CONCORD — The Bethpage Choir of Bethpage United Presbyterian Church will hold a choir reunion celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday.
The church is located at 8701 Mooresville Road.
EAST SPENCER — The Deaconess Board of Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church will have a program at 3 p.m.
The board will honor one of their members for their dedicated service.
The Rev. David Hoover, pastor of Caldwell Chapel AME. Zion Church, will bring the message for the program.
All deaconesses who plan to attend are asked to wear white and sit in a reserved area.
Southern City is located at 940 S. Long St., Patrick Tate, pastor.
St. Luke Baptist Church
Pastor Arthur Heggins of St. Luke Baptist Church of 410 Hawkinstown Road in Salisbury, will be leading the service at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Blessing of God Ministry, located at 412 WestSide Drive, Lexington. For details, contact Elaine Hardy, 336-852-8783.
Mt. Zion Baptist
MT. ULLA — The Trustee Board of Mt. Zion Baptist Church will have a 7-Up program at 3 p.m. Sunday.
The program will feature speakers from Mt. Zion and other area churches.
Mt. Zion is located at 1765 White Road, Mt. Ulla.
Pastor Patricia Brown of Whosoever Will Let Them Come Ministries (WWLTC) will preach at High Point Church of the Living God at 4 p.m. Sunday. Jerome Dumas is pastor of the church.
WWLTC is located at 318 Eighth St., Spencer, Bishop Chris and Pastor Patricia Brown, 704-633-3876, firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Matthew’s Lutheran
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church’s Lenten soup and sandwich supper, service and celebration of communion begins at 5:30 p.m. in the family life center Sunday.
The church is located at 9275 Bringle Ferry Road, Gary Coble, pastor
Pine Ridge Baptist
CHINA GROVE — Dr. Tim Sim will be guest speaker at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Dr. Sims is senior pastor at Bethel Baptist Church of Shelby.
The service will begin at 5 p.m. with singing by Forever Forgiven from Richfield.
March 31 will be the seventeenth year that Pastor George Bradshaw and Peggy have served the church.
Pine Ridge Baptist Church is located at 880 Old Linn Road, 704-857-3182.
Funderburk at Southside
Danny Funderburk will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Southside Baptist Church in Salisbury. The event is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary.
Southside Baptist Church is located at 500 Morlan Park Road at the intersection of Jake Alexander Blvd. near the Farmhouse Restaurant. For details call 704-633-1419 and leave a message.”
Yadkin Baptist Puppets
The Yadkin Baptist Puppet Team from the Yadkin Baptist Church Salisbury will be presenting “The Greatest Offer Ever Made” at the Main Street Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Main Street Baptist is located in front of Grove Supply Company in China Grove, 704-855-3274, Rev. Dr. Larry Beaver, pastor.
Music & Meditation concludes at St. John’s
The third and final service of Music & Meditation will be presented from 12:15-12:45 p.m. Monday in the chapel of St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Performing on Monday are Rosemary Kinard on flute and Rob Durocher on piano.
Durocher is minister of music at St. John’s, and Kinard is associate parish musician.
These free services features music, prayer and meditation.
St. John’s Lutheran Church is located at 200 W. Innes St., 704-636-3431, the Rev. Rhodes Woolly, senior pastor.
The UMA will host its joint fellowship service at 7 p.m. Sunday March 17, at New Zion Baptist Church. Bishop Ronald Hash, pastor of Love Christian Center of East Spencer, will be preaching.
New Zion Baptist Church is located at 2785 Dunn’s Mountain Road, Rev. Paul Jones Sr., pastor.
AME Zion crusade
The Salisbury District African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church will have its annual evangelistic crusade at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, located on Monroe and Partee Streets. The Rev. Carolyn Bratton, host pastor.
The theme for the three-night revival is “Fortifying Our Faith While Focusing on our Future through Worship.”
The evangelist for Monday and Tuesday nights will be the Rev. Dr. Daran H. Mitchell, pastor of Trinity AME Zion Church, Greensboro, West Central Conference.
The evangelist for the Wednesday night service will be the Rev. Henrico White, pastor of St. Stephen’s AME Zion Church of High Point.
Music will be provided nightly by various church choirs of the Salisbury District and guest choirs from Trinity AME Zion Church, Greensboro, and St. Stephen’s AME Zion Church of High Point. Rev. Herbert R. Warren Jr., is Presiding Elder of the District, Rev. Dr. Grant Harrison serves as chairman of the Evangelistic Crusade Committee.
Fairview Heights Baptist
The Fairview Heights Baptist Church will hold their annual Spring revival at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.
Guest speakers and their churches are as follows:
• Wednesday, the Rev. Ervin Hannah of Erwin Temple, Cooleemee;
• Thursday, the Rev. Cornelius Atkins , Wilson Heights First Church of God, Charlotte;
• Friday, the Rev. Dr. Nilous Avery, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Salisbury.
United in Prayer Rally at Catawba College
The Catawba College Gospel Choir will host a United in Prayer Rally from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Leonard Lounge of the Cannon Student Center.
During the rally, free prayer posters will be distributed that students and others may write a prayer on, photograph their prayer and then share it via social media.
The United in Prayer Rally is organized by Hope Raisers at www.hoperaisers.org and the rally at Catawba is just one of the stops on a cross-country trip organized by the group.
The rally will include fun opportunities for individuals to win United in Prayer shirts that will also be available to those making donations. Members of the community are invited to participate.
Salisbury First Presbyterian
First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury hosts a Holy Week concert, “From Passion to Resurrection,” at 4 p.m. Palm Sunday, March 24, in the sanctuary.
Performers will include the sanctuary choir of First Presbyterian Church; soprano soloist, Christina Pier; violinist, Dr. Dan Skidmore and other guest instrumentalists; organist, Monty Bennett; and conductor, Rick L. Smith.
The choir will present Gabriel Faure’s Requiem by John Rutter; Easter music by Beethoven, Handel, Mozart; and a Moravian song by Johann Bechler. Begin your Holy Week journey from the Passion Story to the Resurrection with this free concert.
First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury is located at the corner of S. Fulton St. and W. Innes St.