Faith Briefs, April 27, 2013

  • Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2013 12:01 a.m.
Charles McGee
Charles McGee

Outreach Christian Ministries’ conference 2013, “Uncommon Favor in the Year of Uncommon Harvest,” continues at 10:15 a.m today with evangelist Alease Taylor and at 11 a.m. with elder elect Carla Thompson.

Lunch will be served, followed by Linda Graham and minister Sherry Smith

At 6:30 p.m. is The conference concludes at 6:30 p.m. with music by several special guests.

Registration is $5. For more information, call 704-310.6890 or email

All services will be held at Outreach Christian Ministries, 722 W. Horah St.

Hall’s Chapel

Hall’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church Senior Missionaries will sell dinners and sandwiches of fish, barbecue chicken, fries, pigs feet and baked goods today starting at 10 a.m. at the home of Agnes W. Gray, 1144 Laurel St.

Mt. Calvary

Mt. Calvary Holy Church’s fish fry is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today 1400 Standish St. It will include hotdogs.

Block Party

CHINA GROVE — China Grove First Baptist Church is having a block party from 3 to 6 p.m. today.

Once registered, each participant will receive a hand stamp to allow them to participate in all the activities.

There will be a bounce house and slide, beanbag games, face painting, balloon animals and a petting zoo with animals from Lazy Five Ranch.

Cotton candy, popcorn, funnel cakes and drinks are free. Hotdogs will be served from 4 to 6 p.m.

Call 704-857-5415 for more information.

Moore’s Chapel

CLEVELAND — Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 5890 South River Road, will celebrate its 44th anniversary starting at 7 p.m. today.

Blessing of God

LEXINGTON — Apostle Charlene Kellam of Bethel Power and Faith in Salisbury will be rendering the service at 7:30 p.m. today at the Blessing of God Ministry, 412 WestSide Drive, Lexington.

This service is sponsored by Elder Dorothy Allen.

For more information, call 704-603-8490.

Poor man’s lunch

STATESVILLE — Elmwood United Methodist Church will host a poor man’s lunch from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Cost is donations only. All proceeds go toward a new roof for the church.

Elmwood UMC is located at 3233 Old Hwy 70.

Mount Zion UCC

CHINA GROVE — Anne Corriher will be sharing stories about her recent mission trip to Honduras during Sunday’s education hour starting at 10 a.m. at Mount Zion UCC, 1415 S. Main St.

The new construction fund committee will host a meal from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the new building Wednesday.

The menu consists of pork tenderloin and gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, baked apples, slaw, biscuits and beverage. The cost is $8 per person.

All donations go toward the new construction fund.

Erwin Temple is 87

COOLEEMEE — Erwin Temple CME Church will observe its 87th anniversary Sunday with a special celebration.

The morning service will begin at 11 a.m. with praise.

Pastor Ervin Hannah Jr. will speak and music will be provided by the Erwin Temple Mass Choir with minister of music Travis Williams.

Lunch will be served at approximately 1:45 p.m.

Afternoon worship begins at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Clarence Cox, pastor of Hanes Memorial CME of Winston-Salem.

The first church was built in 1926 and a new church was built in 1997. The old sanctuary is now used for a fellowship hall and dining area.

Mt. Zion Missionary

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave., will celebrate Pink Sunday during the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday.

Everyone is asked to wear pink to show their support, to honor those who have lost their battle with breast cancer and to celebrate survivors.

Those who have survived breast cancer will also be recognized.

Program chairs are Shirley Vinson and Emily Perry.

CG First Baptist

CHINA GROVE — Revival services at First Baptist Church of China Grove begin Sunday and run through Wednesday evening.

Sunday services will be at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Monday night through Wednesday night the services start at 7 p.m.

Pastor Matthew Laughter of First Baptist Church in Rockwell will speak at each meeting, which will include special music. Child care will be provided.

The Wednesday evening service will be preceded by a full hot meal at 5:45 p.m. that is open to the public.

For more information, call the church at 704-857-5415.

Rhema Praise and Worship

Rhema Praise and Worship Church will celebrate pastor Alonza A. Williams Sr. and First Lady Joyce Williams’ second anniversary Sunday.

Minister Mark Williamson of Macedonia Baptist Church of Concord will be the 11 a.m. speaker and Reggie McConneughey, pastor of God’s Tabernacle for Believers in Rockwell is the 3:30 p.m. speaker.

First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury will celebrate Youth Sunday with a single worship service at 11 a.m. in Lewis Hall Sunday.

High school seniors will be sharing their meditations on today’s scriptures during sermon time.

In addition, both middle and high school students will be helping to lead the worship.

Sunday school is at 10 a.m.

First Presbyterian is at the corner of W. Innes and S. Fulton.

Spencer Presbyterian

SPENCER — The Rev. George Goodman will be guest preacher at Spencer Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Goodman is the interim associate executive for Salem Presbytery.

A native of Salisbury, Goodman has served as pastor of C.N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church in Charlotte and as associate presbyter of Peaks Presbytery in Virginia.

After retiring, Goodman returned to this area and served as interim pastor of Mount Tabor Presbyterian Church, where he was baptized as an infant. His great-grandfather, one of nine newly freed slaves, helped found Mount Tabor in 1867.

The church is located on 1st St. in Spencer off Salisbury Ave. across from the entrance to the NC Transportation Museum.

Calvary Fundamental

LANDIS — The Rev. Cody Norris is the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. worship sermon Sunday at Calvary Fundamental, 414 Upright St.

Deacon Tim Elliott will be speaking at the 6 p.m. worship service.

Third Creek AME Zion

CLEVELAND — Third Creek AME Zion Church, 415 East Main St., will hold its annual Women’s Day program Sunday with a theme of “Surviving Women in Troubled Time.”

The Rev. Mary Orr, associate pastor of Mowing Glade AME Zion Church of Charlotte, will be the 11 a.m. speaker.

The Rev. Debra Williams, also an associate pastor at Mowing Glade, will speak at 3 p.m.

Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. All women are asked to wear red attire.

Cedar Grove AME Zion

CLEVELAND — The Lay Council of Cedar Grove AME Zion Church will sponsor a Seven-Up service at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Participants will be Linda Gregory, Geraldine Cuthbertson, William Pittman, Rodney Cuthbertson, Shirley Cuthbertson Sr., Maude Jones, Sister Donna Cuthbertson and Tyesha Harden.

Jimmy Jones is the Lay Council president at Cedar Grove, which is located at 2430 Hildebrand Road.

White Rock AME Zion

GRANITE QUARRY — A Rainbow Tea will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at White Rock AME Zion’s Geneva I. Oglesby Community Center.

Dinner, music, liturgical dance, a skit and presentations of colors will be part of the program.

A $10 donation is requested. The program is sponsored by the White Rock Home Missions Department.

Faith Healing and Life Ministries

EAST SPENCER — Faith Healing and Life Ministries, 201 E. Pinetree Drive , will celebrate the pastor’s anniversary at 3:30 p.m. Sunday .

For more information, email faithhealinglife@caro

New Beginning

CONCORD — New Beginning Church of God, 5717 Alexander Road, will celebrate its 10th anniversary sy 3 p.m. Sunday.

Guest speaker will be Bishop Randy Minor of Mt. Calvary Holiness Church in Statesville.

Community recognition program

SPENCER — The inaugural community recognition program honoring Ordinary People with Extraordinary Gifts will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Spencer.

The honorees are Cynthia Stoner, Sean Huff, Mary White and Thomasina Holland.

The community is invited to attend. Music will be provided by Keith Holland.

For more information, contact Velveeta Reid-Hairston at 704-638-6464. The event is sponsored by Hairston Funeral Home.

Today at First Calvary

First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S. Long St., is hosting a Gospel Music Explosion at 5 p.m. today, Saturday, April 27.

The program is being held in memory of its founder, the late Charles McGee, who sponsored the event annually as a part of the First Calvary’s Gospel Choir Anniversary Celebration.

McGee was known throughout Salisbury, Rowan and surrounding counties for his personal ministry through music and as a member of several musical groups.

Participants in the program include Messengers for Christ, Keith Holland and Friends in Christ, The Echoes for Christ and Fruitful Praise.

McGee served on the deacon and trustee boards, and was a member of the men’s, adult and gospel choirs. He was a role model for youth and worked with youth sports leagues, receiving several awards, including the Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Humanitarian Award.

National Day of Prayer events

The National Day of Prayer is Thursday.

The Rowan Southern Baptist Association will observe National Day of Prayer at noon at the Bell Tower in downtown Salisbury.

First Baptist Church of Spencer. 215 Fifth St., will observe National Day of Prayer on the front steps of the church at 12:45 p.m. This brief service which will include music, a message and prayer.

‘Calling All Youth’ will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. at the East Gateway at the fountain (above the Train Depot) in Salisbury. Sponsored by the Varick International Christian Youth Council Department of Christian Education of the Salisbury District of the AME Zion Church. In case of rain, meet at Soldier’s Memorial AME Zion Church, 306 N. Church St.

May Friendship Day

The Church Women United Celebration called May Friendship Day is an annual event nationwide.

This year the Salisbury-Rowan Unit of CWU will gather at noon on Friday at Christ United Methodist Church, 3401 Mooresville Road.

Women of all faith congregations are invited to this luncheon/program, which will also honor outstanding young church women from the unit churches.

Churches are asked to collect copier paper, cleansing wipes and hand sanitizer for The Good Shepherd Clinic.

Reservations are required. Contact your local church representative or call 704-633-0976 by Monday to reserve an $80 luncheon ticket.

Mount Olivet

CONCORD — Stowe A-Way for a Day and Concert by Night at Mount Olivet, honoring Jim Stowe for all his years at the Stowe A-Way, will be held Saturday, May 4.

There will be fish dinners, sandwiches and shrimp salad from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $8 to $15 for adults. Desserts, soft drinks and tea will be available.

The 6 p.m. concert features Alissa Deeter, Meredith Spry, the Piedmont Singing Men, Finders Keepers – Queen Charlotte Sweet Adelines and Christian Burleson accompanied by Daniel Truhitte, who played Rolfe in the original “Sound of Music.”

Mount Olivet United Methodist Church is located at 301 Mt. Olivet Road.

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