Faith Briefs, Saturday Nov. 2

  • Posted: Saturday, November 2, 2013 12:01 a.m.

Fall barbecue

The fall barbecue at Liberty United Methodist Church, intersection of Stokes Ferry and Liberty Roads, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

It will feature hickory-cooked barbecue pork and chicken. Take out is available.

Friendship Tea

Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church, 1940 Old Mocksville Road, will have a Friendship Tea from 4 to 6 p.m. today.

The event will include games, refreshments and fun for a $5 donation.

For more information, call 704-638-2324

Handbell concert today

First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury and The Bell Tower Ringers will present a Handbell Festival concert at 5 p.m. today.

A collaboration of 68 members from 10 different churches is the result of a two-day handbell workshop.

The theme is “Handbells for All Seasons” and will be directed by guest clinician Michael Glasgow.

Russell to speak today

Apostle KB Russell, of KB Russell Ministries, will bring “A Message Ordained by God to Set the Captive Free.” at 5 p.m. today.

The free program is hosted by Apostle Joe and Prophet Belinda Alford of Faith Covenant Ministry and will be held at the J.C. Price Building, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road.

Salem Lutheran

Salem Lutheran Church will hold its All Saints worship services Sunday during its two services — 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional.

There will be a litany to remember and give thanks for the saints, those in heaven and on earth. Holy Communion will also be celebrated.

For those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, the Grief Share Care Support group meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

Salem will also recognize the Hospice Sabbath on Sunday. Salem is located at 5080 Sherrills Ford Road.

For more information, call 704-636-0352 or visit

First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church Salisbury celebrates All Saints’ Day on Sunday.

The custom of commemorating all the martyrs of the church on a single day goes back at least to the third century.

First Presbyterian will remember their fellowship disciples who have died since last year’s All Saints’ Sunday during the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services in the sanctuary, and 8:50 a.m. in the Life Center.

Ardis Chapel

Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church will have a 100 Women in Hats Program at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The Rev. Carolyn Bratton, pastor of Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church of Salisbury, will be the guest preacher. Everyone is invited to attend and wear their beautiful hat.

Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church, 1940 Old Mocksville Road, 704-638-2324.

Trading Ford Baptist

Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, celebrates homecoming during the 10 a.m. service Sunday.

Trading Ford church has a rich history, dating back to a mission in a one room schoolhouse in the late 1860s.

Homecoming kicks off fall revival with services are 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

Speaker for the week is Evangelist Neal Hatfield from Wilkes County, director of Uplands Reach Christian Camp in Millers Creek.

Guest music leader is Jonathan Eagle, a Rowan County native.

For more information, call 704-633-5986 or visit

Word of Life

Dr. Fairest Hill will be the special guest speaker at Word of Life Family Worship Center, 726 East Liberty St., Sunday.

Hill credits God for the talent and skill required for playing instruments, singing, composing and producing music.

The church will also host its inaugural College Day Celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Word of Life Family Worship Center will have its Deaconess Cynthia Sloan-Bailey, education director, will speak and there will be door prizes and entertainment.

Proceeds go to the Word of Life Family Worship Center Lucinda W. Seigle Scholarship Fund. The event is casual, and everyone is asked to wear college attire in support of their alma mater or favorite college.

For more information, call 704-633-2431 or visit

First UCC

First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St., will celebrate Holy Communion during the 11 a.m. service Sunday.

In celebration of All Saints Sunday, candles on the altar will be lit in memory of those who have died during the past year.

Following the service, the annual meeting and covered dish lunch will be held in the fellowship hall.

Concert at Southside

CHINA GROVE — Parables of Christ, Southern Gospel recording artists and worship leaders will sing at Southside Church of God, 163 3rd Ave., at 6 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call Pastor Joyce Miles at 704-467-4555.

The Gospel Plowboys

The Gospel Plowboys will be singing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Stallings Memorial Baptist Church, 817 South Main St., Refreshments will follow.

Solid Rock CoG

The sixth pastoral anniversary for the Rev. Samuel Washington Jr. will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Sunday at Solid Rock, 1004 Locke St.

Guest speaker for the service will be the Rev. Cornelius Atkinson, pastor of Wilson Heights Church of God in Charlotte.

Worship will include special music and presentations. A reception in the fellowship halls follows the service.

New Beginning

CONCORD — The “Men of the Bible” program at New Beginning Church Of God, 5717 Alexander Road, is at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Subjects and speakers are:

• Abraham, Elder D. Johnson of Mt. Carmel TPC of Harmony

David, Brother R. Smith of New Beginning Church of God

Moses, Minister A. Freeman of Word of Truth in Kannapolis

Job, Elder M. Palmer of Tabernacle of Joy Ministries in Mooresville.

St. Luke Baptist

St. Luke Baptist Church, 410 Hawkinstown Road, will hold the ordination service for their own Brother Bruce Hayes at 4 p.m. Sunday.

As it is customary, fellow area deacons are invited to St. Luke on Sunday to contribute to the occasion and share in the ceremony.

The guest speaker is the Rev. Dell Wilson, pastor of Campbell Missionary Baptist Church of Mooresville.

Liberty UMC

GOLD HILL — Liberty United Methodist Church, 3860 Liberty Road, will host a gospel concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The concert will feature Matthew Weaver, a local musician, and the Gospel Voices from Union Grove.

Admission is free and a love offering will be taken to benefit Red Bird Missionary Conference in Beverly, Ky. Gently used clothing will also be accepted for the mission.

Following the concert, there will be light refreshments and representatives from Red Bird Mission will be available for questions.

Red Bird Conference ministers through churches, educational programs, child care, medical work and economic resource development.

United Baptist

The Missionaries of United Baptist Church in Kannapolis will host its pre-Thanksgiving revival at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday to raise money for families in need.

There will be different speakers each night.

Trinity Presbyterian

Fall revival at Trinity Presbyterian Church USA, 300 S. Caldwell St., will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

Speakers for the week are as follows:

• Monday — The Rev. Eulando Henton of Mt. Tabor Presbyterian of Cleveland

• Tuesday — The Rev. Willette Johnson of Dorset Chapel United Church of Spencer

Wednesday — The Rev. Timothy Bates of Cameron Presbyterian and Calvary Presbyterian Church of Statesville.

Round table talks

Bring your coffee, tea or Sundrop and spend an hour discovering the Bible through topics such as Satan, Job, women of the Bible and Joseph from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays.

The round table is at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 301 Mt. Olivet Road.

For more information, call 704-782-8846 or visit

Smith Chapel

CLEVELAND — Smith Chapel Apostolic Holiness Church, 1735 Mt. Tabor Church Road, will host the anniversary celebration of Bishop Wayne Brown and First Lady’s 36th pastoral and 46th ministerial anniversaries Thursday, Friday and Sunday, Nov. 10. Worship starts at 11 a.m.

For more information, call 704-278-0387 or visit

Organ event at Sacred Heart

Flora Lester, director of sacred music and liturgical arts at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, will play the “Organ Dedicatory Recital” at Sacred Heart at 7 p.m. Friday.

The six- rank, two manual organ was installed in May and is Sacred Heart’s first pipe organ. A reception will follow in Brincefield Hall.

Organist Shawn Kenny of Columbus, Ohio, will provide organ accompaniment for the classic silent film, “The King of Kings” at Sacred Heart at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, will include a brief intermission and conclude at 8:30 p.m..

Veteran’s Day Program

SPENCER — There will be a Veteran’s Day program at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at Rhema Praise and Worship Church, 117 Long Ferry Road.

The guest speaker will be Col. (Ret.) Dave Ulmer, a 35-year Army Special Forces veteran and who has dedicated his life to helping veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Ulmer served in combat operations in Vietnam and during the first Gulf War through a variety of special operations units and suffers himself from PTSD.

Since retiring from the Army in 2000, Ulmer has battled his own difficulties with gaining treatment and the proper disability benefits from the Veterans Administration.

Ulmer has successfully aided veterans from combat operations stretching from the Korean War to the present.

Macedonia Missionary

The Praise Team of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Concord will host its annual Shabach Service at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.

Local praise teams, dance teams and mimes will be featured.

If you or your group would like to participate, call 704-224-5333 or email Leslie Douglas at

Final bazaar of the season

Mount Olivet UMC

annual Bazaar

Date and time: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9

Location: 301 Mt. Olivet Road, Concord

Featuring: Baked goods, preserves, candies, canned goods, crafts, Santa’s Attic $10 & under, holiday gifts.

Menu: Breakfast: ham biscuits, grits, red-eye gravy.

Proceeds Benefit: Missions

Sponsored by the United Methodist Women

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