Faith briefs, Saturday, May 18
‘Change the World’
KANNAPOLIS — North Kannapolis United Methodist Church will host “Change the World,” a denomination-wide event that focuses on ministries beyond the church walls, this weekend.
Today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the church along with other volunteers will build a charity garden, designed to provide fresh produce to those in need especially those in Rowan County.
Those who would like to volunteer or donate may contact Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org
The church will collect non-perishable food and personal hygiene items from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Items can be dropped off at the church, 1307 N. Main St., to support Love Pantries at NKUMC and Kannapolis Middle School.
Crown In Glory
The Crown In Glory Lutheran Church youth group will be selling fish dinners and hot dogs today.
Dinners are $7 and hot dogs are $1.50. They can be picked up from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the church, 517 E. Bank St.
All money raised will be used to send youth to summer camp.
Solid Rock CoG
The Women’s Ministry of Solid Rock Church of God, 1004 Locke St., will host a prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. today with guest preacher the Rev. Audra Atkinson, wife of the Rev. Cornelius Atkinson who serves as pastor of Wilson Heights First Church of God Charlotte.
Seven young people will be confirmed with participation in an affirmation of baptism during the 10:30 service Sunday at Salem Lutheran Church, 5080 Sherrills Ford Road.
Sandy Ridge celebrates 147 years
LANDIS — Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church will celebrate its 147th church anniversary Sunday.
Founded in 1866 by a group of former slaves of Rowan County, the church has a continuous line of descendants that is still evident in the majority of the families of the current membership.
This year’s theme is “We are Grateful for Our Past and Excited about Our Future.”
There will be a memorial tribute to Joretha Lowery Sheely, a lifelong member of the church whose family can be traced back to the charter members.
Guest speaker at the 10 a.m. service will be Glenn Rogers, senior pastor and founder of Living Water Ministries of Charlotte.
The Sandy Ridge Victory Choir and Fresh Anointed Voices will provide the music minister.
The afternoon service is at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. David A. Williams as guest speaker. He is the pastor of Pleasant Ridge AME Zion Church of Gastonia.
The Pleasant Ridge choir will provide music.
The annual Hall of Fame induction, for members reaching their 70th birthday, will honor Dottie Rose.
Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church will hold its annual worship at Sloan Park at 10 a.m. Sunday.
All are invited to dress casually and gather at the outdoor theater for a Pentecost communion worship service followed by a picnic lunch at the Morgan Shelter. Bring goodies to eat, beverages and a lawn chair.
For more details, call 704-857-5034.
Soldiers Memorial’s 149th anniversary
Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church, 306 N. Church St., will be celebrating its 149th anniversary service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The theme for this special occasion is “Continuing Our Legacy.”
The Right Reverend Joseph Johnson, retired bishop, is the guest speaker.
An anniversary reception will follow the service.
Mount Zion UCC
CHINA GROVE — Sunday is youth Sunday at Mount Zion United Church of Christ, 1415 South Main St., During the 11 a.m. service, youth will provide leadership and participate in the morning worship.
High school students Natalie Whicker and Aspen Mushala will deliver the message.
Middle schoolers Tayler Harwood and Ally Cress will sing a duet during the offering. The Gateway Middle High Youth Fellowship and Flock Senior High Youth Fellowship will present the skit, “7 Deadly Sins.”
Franklin Baptist Church, 3810 U.S. 601, will hold revival services Sunday through Wednesday with special guest speaker the Rev. Dave Kistler.
A fellowship dinner follows Sunday’s combined 11 a.m. service. Ladies are invited to bring a well-filled picnic basket to include guests.
Joint ‘Worship In the Park’
The annual joint “Worship in the Park” service with Franklin Presbyterian Church and John Calvin Presbyterian Church will be at Dan Nicholas Park at 11 a.m. Sunday.
The worship service will be in the outdoor theater at the park and a covered dish picnic will be under picnic shelter No. 3 following the service. In case of rain, the service will take place under shelter No. 3.
The two church choirs will join together. Katherine Lamb will deliver the message.
Mount Tabor UMC
Mount Tabor United Methodist Church will host “A Pentecost Celebration” at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Balloons, pom poms and a dramatic reading will help celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit. Wear red and come be a part of the worship experience.
Mount Tabor is located Just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road.
Providence AME Zion
Providence AME Zion Church, 2415 Providence Church Road, will hold pastor appreciation day to honor the Rev. Zacharias Allen Sr. at 11 a.m. Sunday.
The guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Ollie Powe III, founder and former pastor of Trinity Full Gospel AME Zion Church of Mobile, Ala.
Dinner will be served in the fellowship hall from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Gethsemane Missionary Baptist
The G. B. Stowe/Gethsemane scholarship will celebrate May scholarship Sunday.
The theme for the scholarship is “Striving to be the Best; Spiritually and Educationally.”
Speaker for the morning service is the Rev. Alexis Allen, associate minister at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Spencer.
Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church is located at 719 S. Caldwell St.
United Baptist Church
KANNAPOLIS — The Missionaries of United Baptist Church will host its 39th missionary anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday.
The speaker for this service is Dr. Martha Sparks, senior pastor of the Word of Life Family Worship Center in Salisbury.
Contact the church at 704-932-7316 for details.
Fairview Heights Baptist Church, 704 Old Concord Road, will hold its annual women’s day at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Guest speaker will be evangelist Donnetta Watkins, associate minister at New Creation Baptist of Statesville.
St. Luke’s Lutheran
MT. ULLA — St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 1020 N.C. 801, will hold a community open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Visitors are invited to tour the new fellowship building and the new activity building.
Light refreshments will be served.
First Calvary ushers observe anniversary
The Usher Board of First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S. Long St., will celebrate its anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday in the church sanctuary.
The Rev. Tim Bates will be the guest speaker.
Guest musicians, liturgical dancers and ushers from area churches will also participate in the program.
Liberty AME Zion
COOLEMEE — Liberty AME Zion Church, 271 Gladstone Road, will host its annual family and friends days program Sunday.
The event will feature a Twelve Tribe Rally. The program starts at 3 p.m.
New Bethel Baptist
MOCKSVILLE — Family and friends day will be held at New Bethel Baptist Church, 3727 US 601 S., at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Guest choirs from Gethsemane Baptist Church, Erwin Temple CME Church and Chosen Church of Faith will sing.
Also on the program are the Disciples of Joy, Boyden Quarters Choir and praise dancers Sierra Watkins and The Chosen 2 Praise Team.
Refreshments will be served following the program.
Holy Tabernacle of Jesus Christ, 325 Malcolm Road, hosts Men of the Bible at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Bethel Power of Faith
Bethel Power of Faith Ministries’ 4 p.m. service Sunday will feature guest speaker Chief Apostle Vanessa Taplah of The Blessing of God Ministry of Lexington.
Bethel Power of Faith Ministries 1021 N. Main St.
Mt. Calvary Holy
Mt. Calvary Holy Church, 1400 Standish St., will celebrate pastor Bishop Harvey L. Rice Sr.’s 41st anniversary of ministry to the church at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Guest speaker will be Dr. Harvey L. (Chip) Rice Jr., of Marnatha Fellowship of High Point.
The Dosses will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Southside Baptist Church, 500 Morlan Park Road.
The event is free and open to the public.
Love Christian Center
EAST SPENCER — Love Christian Center’s women’s department will be having its annual women’s day at 4 p.m. Sunday with guest speaker Lady Sandra Cornelius-Little of the Miracle House of Hope Ministries in Charlotte.
She holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from Johnson C. Smith University, and is married to Bruce Little, founder and pastor of Miracle House, and she serves as CEO.
Love Christian Center is located at 102 N. Long St.
United Ministerial Alliance
The UMA will host its joint fellowship service at 7 p.m., Sunday at Mount Zion CME Church, 124 Lloyd St., Salisbury.
Dr. W. T. Jackson, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church of Salisbury, will deliver the message.
Bus trip to Old Fort
Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church’s Stewardess Board is sponsoring a bus trip to to Pharr Chapel AME Zion Church in Old Fort, where the Rev. Patrick Tate will preach at 3 p.m Sunday. The cost is $20 per person and lunch will be served. The bus leaves from Southern City AME Zion Church parking lot at noon.
For more information, call 704-630-0922 or 704-633-7428.
EAST SPENCER — Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church is holding a fundraiser from noon until May 25 and 26.
Choose fried fish or chicken wings sandwich for $4; fried fish or chicken wings dinner with two sides and roll for $7; or fried fish or chicken with fries and soda for $5. To place a order or for delivery, call Deanna Corpening at 704-754-1458.
All proceeds go Twelve Tribes Rally and Hearts of Joy and Women of Joy Ministries of Southern City Tabernacle.
CONCORD — The Gospel Traveliers of the Carolinas’ 31st anniversary two-part program will be next Saturday, May 25, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 26 at 3 p.m.
The host church is New Beginning Church of God, 5717 Alexander Road. For details, contact Bishop Gene Roseman at 704 630-0126.
FUMC, China Grove
FUMC, China Grove will sponsor Project AGAPE, North Carolina support to Armenia, Wednesday, May 29. The program will be presented by Nara Malkonyan and will start at 5:30 p.m. The meal will be catered by Gary’s Barbeque. Serving starts at 6:15 p.m. Cost is $7 per meal. Reservations must be made by May 26. Call Wanda Watts, 704-857-3623.