Faith Briefs Saturday, Aug. 31

  • Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:01 a.m.
The Rev. Jonathan Schell and wife Krystina
The Rev. Jonathan Schell and wife Krystina

Ellis Reunion

The Emma Bruce Ellis family reunion picnic is at 1:30 p.m. today at Salisbury City Park.

The worship service is at 11 a.m. Sunday at Hall’s Temple Church, 1131 N. Long St.

After the service the family will gather at Kelsey Schoot park for a meeting and dinner.

St. Luke’s Reformed

St. Luke’s Reformed Church, 1775 St. Luke’s Church Road, welcomes new senior pastor, the Rev. Jonathan Schell, who will speak Sunday.

Schell comes from Concord First Assembly. He brings with him wife, Krystina, and their three children.

Hot dog fundraiser

KANNAPOLIS — Rodger’s Park Reformed Church, 704 East 22nd St., will host a hot dog and dessert fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Proceeds will go to church projects, local and world missions.

For more information, call 704-932-8301.

White Rock AME Zion

GRANITE QUARRY — White Rock AME Zion Church celebrates homecoming Sunday.

The 11 a.m. speaker will be the Rev. Thomas Lee, pastor. An old fashioned covered dish lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m.

The Rev. Jordan Boyd, pastor of Rockwell AME Zion Church of Charlotte is the 3 p.m. speaker.

Revival services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Speakers are as follows:

Tuesday — The Rev. Clarence Shuford Jr., St. Philip AME Zion of Greensboro;

Wednesday — The Rev. Morgan Glenn, Sills Creek AME Zion of Mooresville;

Thursday — The Rev. Jimmy Griffin, New Jersey AME Zion of Lexington;

Friday — The Rev. Dr. Anthony Freeman, Sandy Ridge AME Zion of Landis.

First UCC

First United Church of Christ, 207 West Horah St., welcomes the Rev. Steve Garvey as guest minister during the 11 a.m. service Sunday.

Garvey received his Master of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School and has served churches in New Hampshire, Connecticut, South Dakota and Vermont.

For this Labor Day service, members are invited to wear work uniforms or symbols of their vocation to church.

For more information, call 704-633-2723.

Mount Zion UCC

CHINA GROVE — Mount Zion United Church of Christ, 1415 South Main St., will host a hymn sing as part of the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday.

The highlighted hymns include “How Firm a Foundation,” “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing,” “Christ For the World We Sing” and “There Is a Fountain.”

Leading the service will be Jason Harwood, minister of music; Martha Isley, church musician and Thomas Hoke, liturgist.

For more information, call 704-857-1169 or visit

Antioch Baptist

CLEVELAND — Antioch Baptist Church, 968 Triplett Road, celebrates homecoming at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The guest speaker is the Rev. Renwicke Fisher of True Holiness Holiness Church of God in Kannapolis.

Revival services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

The guest speakers are as follows:

Wednesday — Pastor Jonathan Richardson of Final Harvest Ministries, Charlotte;

Thursday — Apostle Stephen Gains of Living Water Ministries, Chesapeake, Va.;

Friday — Bishop Walter Gwin Sr. of Spirit of the Word Church International, Charlotte.

For more information, call 704-528-3123.

First Baptist classes

LifeDevelopment classes begin this week at First Baptist Church Salisbury, 223 N. Fulton St.

If you are interested in attending a LifeTracks or LifeStyle class, contact Rod or Lisa at 704-633-0431.

LifeTracks classes

begin Wednesday

• The King, His Kingdom and Me: Facilitator Becky Albrecht, in the Church Parlor;, $5, Wednesdays 6 to 7:30 p.m.;

• Financial Peace University: Facilitator Wes Graham, room 117, Wednesdays 6 to 7:30 p.m., $95 per household;

• The Circle Maker: Facilitator Carl Morner, $9, room 216, Wednesdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.;

• Unglued: Facilitator Susanna Hollingsworth, in the Parlor, Thursdays 9 a.m., $8;

• Do You Know Your Bridegroom?: Facilitator Phyllis Keels, Wednesdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the FMC room 123, $15;

• Shepherding A Child’s Heart: Facilitator Jeremy and Jessica Casey, Wednesdays 6:30 p.m., room 108, $9;

• The Sin Eater: Facilitator Katie French, Wednesdays 6:30 p.m., room 115, $22;

• Sign Language: Facilitator Cathy Costantino, $35, room 114 Wednesdays 6:15 to 8 p.m.;

• Big Questions: Find Answers - Facilitators Rod and Robin Kerr, Wednesdays 6:30 p.m., FMC room 125.

LifeStyle classes

begin Tuesday

• Zumba: Facilitator Carmen Lentz, Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. in FMC small gym, $3 per class;

• Weight Training: Facilitator Brian Farmer, Tuesdays in the weight room, time TBA, no charge;

• Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions: Facilitators Diedre Costic, MPS and Mary Kay Byerly, Fridays 9:30 a.m.-noon, room 117, no charge, call Rufty-Holmes Senior Center 704-216-7714 to sign up,

Beth Moore simulcast

Cornerstone Church, 315 Webb Road, will show the Beth Moore simulcast “Living Proof” live from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. The $30 ticket includes lunch.

To register, visit or call 704-855-1218, ext. 107 by Wednesday, Sept. 11.

The event, now in its 15th year, challenges and encourages women to grow in their faith. Join 250,000 women around the world for this live, global, Internet streaming event.

Dove-award winning musical artist Travis Cottrell, worship pastor of Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, Tenn., is worship leader for the event.

Church bazaars

It’s almost time for church bazaars. The Salisbury Post will publish a listing of local bazaars in early September.

If you’d like to submit by email, send the following information to by Friday, Sept. 6, or watch for the form to fill out in the pages of the Salisbury Post.


Date and time:




Proceeds Benefit:


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