Faith Briefs, Saturday Aug. 17

  • Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013 12:01 a.m.
Pastor William Ketchie
Pastor William Ketchie

Moore’s Chapel AME Zion

Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church of 500 Partee St., will celebrate its annual Family and Friends Day on Sunday.

Morning worship begins at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Carolyn Bratton delivering the message. Dinner will be served afterward.

The 3:30 p.m. service features the Rev. Charles F. Tillett Jr., pastor of St. Stephens AME Zion Church of Gastonia.

Rev. Tillett entered the traveling ministry of the AME Zion Church at the age of 15. While in the United States Navy he served as a Hospital Corpsman and Nero-Psychiatric Technician.

Afterward, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in social studies education from Livingstone and a Masters of Divinity degree from Hood Theological Seminary. Presently, he is a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

Lilly’s Chapel Church of God

Lilly’s Chapel Church of God, 618 West Thomas St., will be serving fish and hot dogs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Call 704-637- 6788 for more information.

Central Baptist Church hosts NCLL attorney

KANNAPOLIS — Attorney David Gibbs III of the National Center for Life and Liberty will be speaking Sunday during Central Baptist Church’s 10:30 a.m. service.

Gibbs and The National Center for Life and Liberty are currently representing the Rowan County Commissioners in their case versus the ACLU.

Central Baptist Church is located at 1810 Moose Road. Call 704-933-8006 or email for more information.

Mount Zion UCC

CHINA GROVE — Chaplain Larry Bolick will be the guest worship leader during the 11 a.m. service Sunday.

Bolick, one time associate pastor at Mount Zion UCC, currently serves as director of spiritual life at the Abernathy Laurels, a continuing care retirement community affiliated with the United Church of Christ.

Mount Zion UCC is located at 1415 South Main St. Call 704-857-1169 or visit for more information.

First Calvary Baptist

First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 South Long St., will celebrate Men’s Day during the 11 a.m. worship Sunday.

Guest speaker will be The Rev. Larry Myrick, assistant pastor of New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Winston-Salem.

Messiah Lutheran is 71

Messiah Lutheran Church, 701 E. Lafayette St., will celebrate its 71st anniversary Sunday.

Special guest speaker will be the Rev. Dale Pederson.

Pastor Dale served from June 1975 until June 1978.

A covered dish lunch will be held in the fellowship building following the service. Pictures of past homecomings will be on display.

Ebenezer UMC

WOODLEAF — Ebenezer united Methodist Church, corner of U.S. 801 and Sherrills Ford Road, will celebrate homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday.

The Rev. Harold Bales, former district superintendent, is the guest preacher and there will be a covered dish meal in the fellowship hall.

Miller’s Chapel

Miller’s Chapel AME Zion, 920 Miller’s Chapel Road, will celebrate homecoming Sunday.

The morning message will be by the Rev. Hezekiah Lawson, followed by lunch at 1:30 in the fellowship hall.

The 3 p.m. homecoming speaker will be the Rev. David Small, pastor of Liberty AME Zion Church of Cooleemee.

The three-night revival, begins at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

The evangelist for these services is the Rev. Zacharias Allen Sr., pastor of Providence AME Zion Church. Different churches and choirs are invited to worship each night.

UCFCI celebrates 16

United Christian Fellowship Church International will hold its 16th church anniversary celebration Sunday, Aug.

The Rev. Ronald Barton will be the guest speaker during the 11 a.m. service.

The 16th church anniversary Concert is at 4 p.m., featuring United Christian Fellowship Church Voices of Triumph Choir and the UCFCI Face 2 Face Mime Ministry.

Special guests include the dance ministry Fisher’s of Men Fellowship from Charlotte, and the youth choir of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Concord.

United Christian Fellowship Church International, is located at 118 Miller Chapel Road. Sonya T. Ellerbe is founding pastor.

Visit or call Trina Moore 704-633-0893 or email

Luther’s Lutheran

RICHFIELD — Luther’s Lutheran celebrates homecoming Sunday.

Services are at the regular times. Special guest speaker will be the Rev. Ed Harper of Haven Lutheran Church in Salisbury.

There will be a covered dish luncheon after the morning services. The Rev. Beaver is the host pastor. Luthers’ Lutheran is on Stokes Ferry Road in Richfield.

Grace Lutheran open house

Grace Lutheran Church will hold an open house for tits newly-built Family Life Center from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

This event is for all members, their friends and family, and for everyone in the community. Grace’s family life center was completed this past July after a little over a year in construction.

Boxwood Missionary

MOCKSVILLE — The annual homecoming celebration at Boxwood Missionary Baptist Church, 299 Boxwood Road, at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The guest speaker will be the Rev. Rodney Coleman of Cedar Grove of Mocksville. Dinner will be served.

Revival services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, with the Rev. Anthony Woodruff of Chinquapin Grove as the speaker of the week.

LeBeaus at Community Baptist

The LeBeaus will be live in concert at Community Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Sunday.

‘Unleash Our Praise’

CONCORD — ‘Unleash Our Praise 10th Year Reunion Celebration,’ hosted by Maestro Eddie Brown Jr. and The Renown Total Praise Community Choir of the Carolinas, continues at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Present will be the Total Praise Reunion Choir & Friends concert with Psalmist Ricardo Nicholas of Charlotte, The C2C Mimes of Bethpage Presbyterian Church of Kannapolis, Janet Faith Walker (dancer), Macedonia Baptist Church Praise Team, Sir Jerry Saddler and Judah Generation of the Triad Area and others.

The celebrations is held at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 255 Logan Ave.

Bethel fundraiser

Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 355 East Ridge Road, will host a benefit fundraiser meal Sunday following the morning worship service.

Lasagna with all the fixings, along with drink and dessert will be on the menu.

Donations will be used to cover the medical bills and funeral expenses associated with the death of the husband of Dana McCoy.

UMA service

The United Ministerial Alliance will host its joint fellowship service at 7 p.m., Sunday at Lilly’s Chapel Church of God, 618 W. Thomas St.

The Rev. William Turner, pastor of Tower of Power United Holy Church, Salisbury, will deliver the message.

United Baptist Church

United Baptist Church will celebrate the 38th anniversary of pastoring and teaching at United by Pastor and Mrs. John E. Jones, at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Bethel Power of Faith

The 26th pre-anniversary services for Bishop J.C. and Apostle Charlene Kellam of Bethel Power of Faith Ministries will be Tuesday through Friday.

Guest speakers include:

Tuesday — Pastor Kimberly Bost of World of Faith, Salisbury;

Wednesday — Bishop Stanley Transou of True Vine Ministries, Thomasville;

Thursday — Apostle Brenda McCullough of Garden of Eden Outreach Ministries, Statesville;

Friday — Apostle Bradley Taylor of Outreach Christian Ministries, Salisbury.

Apostle Kenneth Kates of Christ Deliverance Temple, Dublin, Ga., will speak at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25.

Evening services begin at 7:30 p.m.

Bethel Power of Faith Ministries is located at 1021 N. Main St.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran

Pastor William Ketchie will be the guest speaker for St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church’s Preaching Mission at 7:30 p.m. each evening Sunday and Monday.

Pastor Ketchie participated in St. Matthew’s youth programs and the Luther League as a youngster. He was educated at Lenoir Rhyne and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary and was ordained by the North Carolina Synod in 1975. Lutheran congregations he served include Reformation, Columbia, S.C.,. St. John, Asheboro,N.C., . And St. Paul’s Salisbury, NC where he retired in Aug., 2012.

He and his wife, Kathy, have recently become new members of St.Matthew’s, where he served previously as homecoming and preaching missions speaker.

The Rev. Gary Coble is pastor of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, located at 9375 Bringle Ferry Road.


SPENCER — Whosoever Will Let Them Come Ministries’ (WWLTC) Women of Faith will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Community Life Center.

All women in the community are welcome and encouraged to come.

The WWLTC Community Life Center is located at 601 South Iredell St.

For more information, call 704-633-3876 or

‘Repairing the Breach’ Outreach Conference

The Lifeline Enrichment Center, Lifeline Triumphant Pentecostal Church, will host the “Repairing the Breach” Outreach Conference Monday through Wednesday.

It will consist of morning and afternoon sessions beginning at 9:30 a.m. daily.

Worship services will be held Wednesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Speakers included Evangelist Selma O. Smith, Evangelist Tereca M. Enoch and Evangelist Mary Mark.

Sister Tamara Hill of Faith Temple of Deliverance, Beckley W.Va., National Triumphant Pentecostal Church Women’s Department President, is the morning speaker Saturday.

All services will be held at 506 East Lafayette St. For more details, contact Lifeline Church and Community Enrichment Center at 704-431-6286.

Bishop Richard Chambers will be the 11 a.m. preacher. Sept. 1.

Pastor of Lifeline Triumphant Pentecostal Church, is Overseer Annie L. Smith.

Mt. Vernon

WOODLEAF — Revival at Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church, Carson Road, is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Revival ministers are as follows, in order:

• Rev. Dr. Carlton A. G. Eversley, pastor of Dellabrook Presbtyerian of W-S;

• Rev. Dr. Paul Lowe, pastor of Shiloh Baptist of W-S;

• Rev. Rudolph Cornelius, pastor of Zion Wesley AME Zion Church of Troutman.

Homecoming is Sunday, Aug. 25 with pastor Emery Rann III. Mt. Vernon’s minister preaching during the 11 a.m. sermon; lunch will be served afterward, and the afternoon service will consist of songs, testimonials, sacraments and the homecoming financial report will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Movie at Mt. Zion

RICHFIELD — Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Richfield will hold its next “Night Under the Stars” at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Everyone is invited to come – rain or shine, for a free family friendly movie, including popcorn and soft drinks.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair. For more information, call 704-463-7280 or visit

Oakland Heights

Oakland Heights Baptist Church, 205 Newsome Road, will host a time of “transformation for God’s leading ladies” during their women’s conference next Saturday, Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. until around 3 p.m.

Special speakers scheduled are Rowan County native Carolyn Barker, Patty Wade from Charleston, W.Va and Minister Angela Dewees from Kenna, W.Va.

Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Deb Bishop at 704-431-4123.

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