Faith Briefs, Saturday, May 4
St. Luke Baptist
The Men’s Chorus of St. Luke Baptist Church, 410 Hawkinstown Road, is observing its annual musical program at 4 p.m. today. The event was rescheduled from its original date in March.
Other churches are invited to bring choirs and musical groups, especially men’s choirs.
Fundraiser at Immanuel
ROCKWELL — Immanuel Lutheran and Lead Chunkers are cosponsoring a shotgun raffle today.
The event will raise funds for Tony Trexler, a local man who is battling cancer.
It will be held at Lead Chunkers in Rockwell.
There will be two drawings for two sportsman guns.
Tickets are $1 each. All laws apply.
For for more information, call 704-209-0212 or 704-213-1160.
Echoes For Christ
Echoes For Christ of Salisbury is celebrating its anniversary at 5 p.m. today at Fairview Baptist Church, 704 Old Concord Road.
New Voices of Faith, Anew Praiz; MC Ensemble. Keith Holland and Friends, Fairview Baptist Church Choir and many other groups will be performing.
CG First Baptist
CHINA GROVE — The history of First Baptist Church China Grove from 1925-1944 will be shared in the continued celebration of the 125th birthday of the church at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday.
Early minutes prove that church meetings were as lively then as today.
“So to avert so many wrangles in the church, we have had no regular church conference. A conference will be called when deemed advisable”
The church moved from the South Yadkin Baptist Association to the newly-formed Rowan Baptist Association in 1927.
Pastors during this time were the Rev. Brinkley, 1929-38; the Rev. John E. Carter, 1938-40; the Rev. Oscar Funderburke, 1940-43; and the Rev. W.A. Roberts, 1943-44.
Steve Wilson is currently pastor.
Brinkley returned in 1944 and stayed for the next 24 years.
The church is located at 320 Patterson St.
Landis First Assembly
LANDIS — Landis First Assembly will hold revival services on Sunday, through Wednesday.
Services Sunday will begin at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m.
They will be held at 7 p.m. the rest of the week.
The guest speaker at these services will be Dr. Jeremy Mays of Water Valley, Ky., assisted by his wife, Niki. He is visually impaired, but powerfully anointed by the Holy Spirit.
Special music and congregational worship will be featured at each service.
The church is located at 302 East Corriher St., just off South Chapel St.
ROCKWELL — Lyerly Evangelical Church, 1320 Crescent Road, will dedicate a major renovation project during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.
Improvements include a total redesign of the sanctuary chancel area and installation of new sound and video systems. The fellowship hall and several classrooms were also refurbished.
The renovations will be dedicated in memory of two couples who were lifelong members, Frances and Douglas Moss and Lois and Clarence Pickler.
A dedicatory hymn written by choir director Gwen Hudson will be used. Set to the Italian Hymn, the words refer to the church’s origin as Bethany Reformed Church (1891), to its present mission as Lyerly Evangelical, as well as petitions for God’s blessing on the future of the church.
CHINA GROVE — South China Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its 85th year during a homecoming service Sunday.
The celebration begins at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school.
A special song service Clinton Abernathy, a soloist from Salisbury who grew up in the church and whose family was part of the charter members of the church, will start at 11 a.m.
The homecoming message will be presented by the Rev. Derald Adams, who served as the church’s pastor of for 20 years until his retirement in December of 2006.
There will be a covered dish meal immediately following the Homecoming service. The public is invited, especially former members.
The church is located at 501 Haney St., one block off of Thom Street between U.S. 29 and S. Main St. in China Grove.
St. Matthew Baptist
ROCKWELL — St. Matthew Baptist Church. 508 Watkins St., is observing its annual Woman’s Day on Sunday.
The 11 a.m. speaker is Sister Delores Dalton of Salem Baptist Church in Lexington.
The 3 p.m. speaker is evangelist Cathye Marlin, First Lady of Fairview Heights Baptist Church.
First Presbyterian, Salisbury
Sunday, is a special day of worship at First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury.
A service of installation and ordination will be held at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary for the new church leaders as they publicly dedicate themselves to the work of God in this community of faith.
First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury is located at the corner of South Fulton and West Innes streets.
KANNAPOLIS — Lakewood Baptist Church, 806 Kluttz St., will hold revival services beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday then nightly through Tuesday at 7 p.m.
On Sunday morning,
Children from Baptist Children’s Home will be singing and giving testimonies on Sunday morning.
The Rev. Joe Smith of Faith Baptist Church will speak Sunday evening
Monday’s speaker is Dr. Danny Akin of Southeastern Theological Seminary and Tuesday features Dr. Joe Brown of Hickory Grove Baptist Church.
Macedonia Missionary Baptist
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 2865 Enon Church Road, will hold its ushers anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday with Evan Penny Denny, associate minister of United Baptist Church of Kannapolis.
New Zion Baptist
New Zion Baptist’s annual Men’s Day will be observed at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Guest speaker will be Leamon Brown, pastor of First Calvary Baptist Church in Salisbury.
All men from visiting churches will make up a combined male choir.
New Zion Baptist is located at 2785 Dunn’s Mountain Road.
Blessing of God
LEXINGTON — Pastor Daryl Aistrop of God’s Tabernacle in Kannapolis will be ministering at the Blessing of God Ministry at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Blessing of God Ministry is located at 405 WestSide Drive in Lexington.
Annual Gospel Fest
MOCKSVILLE — The annual Gospel Fest program will be held at New Bethel Baptist Church, 3727 U.S. 601, at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Various singers and choirs are scheduled to participate.
Glorious Emmanuel Pentecostal
EAST SPENCER — Glorious Emmanuel Pentecostal Church, 501 N. Long St., is hosting the consecration and installation service for Elder Titus Hezekiah King Sr. at 4 p.m. Sunday.
World of Faith
World of Faith Outreach Ministries will host a 20th appreciation celebration for Pastor Kimberly Bost at 5 p.m. Sunday with guest speaker Apostle Shirley Lane from Warriors Outreach Deliverance Ministries of East Spencer.
World of Faith is located at 2600 Cottage St.
Rodgers Park Baptist
KANNAPOLIS — Rodgers Park Baptist Church, 309 E. 24th St., will have revival beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday.
It will continue at 6 p.m. Monda through Thursday.
There will be special music and singing nightly. Brother David Harrison is guest evangelist.
Mount Zion UCC
CHINA GROVE — Mt. Zion UCC, 1415 S. Main St., will host The Main Street Mission Port-A-Pit BBQ fundraiser will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday in the church hut.
The Golden Agers will visit the Troutman Chair Company. That evening the Mt. Zion UCC preschool will be having their spring program and graduation.
Bethel Power of Faith Ministries
Bethel Power of Faith Ministries, 1021 N. Main St., will host guest speaker Apostle Derrick Mock of Thirdwind Ministries in Statesville at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Holy Tabernacle of Jesus Christ
Holy Tabernacle of Jesus Christ, Malcolm Road, will host a service at 7:30 p.m. Friday with guest speaker Pastor Thomas Jackson of St. Mark Christian Church in Troutman.
New Beginning Church of God
CONCORD — New Beginning Church of God, 5717 Alexander Road, will host its ninth appreciation service for Co-Pastor Chavis and Lady Tosha Maxwell starting at 7 p.m. Friday.
The speaker Friday will be pastor Antonio Johnson of Bethel Baptist Church in Kannapolis.
The event will continue at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The guest speaker will be minister Jamaine Smith, of First Baptist Church, Kannapolis.
CONCORD — Epworth UMC, 1030 Burrage Road NE, will host its country ham breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11.
The meal will include country ham, eggs, grits and biscuits for $6, dine in or carry out. Proceeds benefit summer missions.
Mother & daughter breakfast
CONCORD — The 2013 Mother & Daughter Breakfast at Parkwood Baptist Church Ministry Center, 1069 Central Drive, will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11.
The keynote speaker is Anita Owens-Scott, pastor of New Direction Life Ministries of Norwood.
This event is free, but donations will be accepted.
The dance ministry is presented by Graceful Gifts of Life Giving Church, and special musical guests are the Heavenly Voices of Charlotte.
For more information or directions call 704-784-8922 or 704-425-7635 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Free summer camp for low-income housing
MT. ULLA — Shady Grove Baptist Church will be hosting a summer camp to provide a place where children of low-income housing can belong and feel safe.
The camp will be sponsored by Giving Hands Ministry and C.A.R.E. (Children Are Reason Enough).
Shady Grove Baptist Church is located at 220 Shady Grove Church Road, Mt. Ulla.
Fundraisers to obtain financial support for the camp are now in progress.
For more information about the camp or the fundraisers, call the office at 704-938-5214 during office hours of 10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ###
Third Creek welcomes the Jordans
CLEVELAND — Members of Third Creek AME Zion Church, 215 E. Main St., recently welcomed their new minister, the Rev. Harold L. Jordan, and his wife, Judy Jordan.
The Jordans were presented to the congregation by the Presiding Elder of the Salisbury District, Rev. Herbert Warren Jr. and the Senior Bishop and Presiding Prelate of the AME Zion Church, Bishop George Battle.
Missionary Supervisor Myrl Thomas, trustee chair, gave words of welcome.
Following the morning service, lunch was served in the fellowship hall.
Youth Commission coordinator honored
Zubecca Brown was honored by Youth Commission International during the 12th Annual Eagle Awards Celebration on April 26 .
Youth Commission sponsors student-led Christian clubs in local schools.
Through the ministry of this organization, Rowan County now has prayer and Bible study in every middle and high schools.
Throughout the past ten years, Brown worked tirelessly to establish new clubs and strengthen the existing clubs in the county.
As Youth Commission coordinator for Rowan County, she connected local churches, pastors, and volunteers to make sure that the Gospel is being heard by our young people within these clubs.
This ministry started in a few schools surrounding Charlotte, but has now expanded to 132 clubs and has spread to other states and even to other nations.
Brown was awarded the Frank J. Harrison Award for her outstanding service to the ministry.
Anyone interested in this ministry may contact Youth Commission headquarters at 704-364-2122 or www.youthcommission.us.