Faith Briefs Saturday, Nov. 16
Mount Zion UCC
CHINA GROVE — Mount Zion United Church of Christ, 1415 South Main St., will host a fish fry fundraiser from 5 p.m. until today in the church hut.
Proceeds go to the church’s new construction fund.
The 11 a.m. Sunday service will include a time of celebration and blessing for this year’s Christmas shoeboxes on behalf of Samaritan’s Purse.
The Mount Zion Children’s Choir will sing during the anthem time.
For more information, call 704-857-1169 or visit mtzionchinagrove.com
Our Community Appreciation Awards
Our Community Appreciation Awards is hosting the fourth annual Lifetime Achievement and Nominee Banquet from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Miller Recreation Center on Bank Street.
Honorees include Bishop Harvey Rice, Pete Kennedy, William Peoples, Rodney Woods, Tommy Hairston, Kim Kelsey and Willie Granford.
Call 704-754-1863 for more information.
New Beginning CoG
CONCORD — New Beginning Church of God, 5717 Alexander Road, hosts pastoral anniversary services for Bishop Gene Roseman this weekend.
11 a.m. today — Pastor R. Powell of P3 Ministries of Troutman;
7 p.m. today — Apostle S. Gillespie of Tabernacle Of Joy Ministries, Mooresville;
3 p.m. Sunday — Bishop R. Minor of Mt. Calvary Holiness Church, Statesville;
For more information, call 704 938-2088.
New Faith Full Gospel Fellowship Center
New Faith Full Gospel Fellowship Center announces early worship services at 9:30 a.m. Sundays at the Miller Recreational Center,, 1402 W. Bank St.
For transportation call 980-643-2629.
CHINA GROVE — Praise and worship at the Southside Church of God will be unique Sunday as Handprints Ministries, under the direction of Cindy Cozad, leads the 11 a.m. worship service.
Handprints Ministries is a non-profit Christian organization with the goal to bridge the gap for Jesus between the deaf and hearing worlds.
Southside Church of God is located at 163 Third Avenue.
For more information, contact Pastor Joyce Miles at 704- 467-4555.
The church women will honor eight ordained ministers who are members of First United Church of Christ, 207 West Horah St., during the 11 a.m. worship service.
The ministers have a total of 284 years of dedicated service to the church.
Those being honored include the Rev. Guy Fisher, the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Clapp, the Rev. Gary Hauze, the Rev. Marcella Morton, the Rev. Don Scott, the Rev. Larry Walser, the Rev. James Cook and the Rev. Carol Hallman.
Prior to the benediction, a congregational meeting will be held to vote on the 2014 church budget.
Confirmation Super Sunday for confirmation students and their mentors will be held at 12:15 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
ROCKWELL — “Mission Trip...India” will be the theme of the Women’s Thankoffering Service set for 11 a.m. Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran, 2070 Emanuel Church Road.
The Immanuel Lutheran Women will lead the service with guest speaker Paula Lewis, a retired vice-president of nursing from a California medical facility.
She has traveled to India on several mission trips to educate children about hygiene and to assist with medical needs.
Two of these mission trips were implemented by programs sponsored by the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
During the service, Christy Trexler will perform music titled “Written in Red,” and Carolyn Trexler will present the children’s sermon, “Reaching Out to Others.”
A Thankoffering will be received for the Rowan Family Crisis Council.
Helen Weddington, a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Women, is an ambassador for the Crisis Council and has created a painting that the Council has used on notecards sold to raise awareness and to generate additional funds.
Additional Thankoffering Service participants include: Carolyn Brown, Mandy Shulenburger, Amie Capano, Kay Meilinger, Vera Lewis, Betty Hoffner-Wilhelm, Barbara Harwood and Stella Stirewalt.
Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the third pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Perry Dye and First Lady Cassandra Dye on Sunday.
The guest speaker for the 11 a.m. service is Chris Chunn, associate minister of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Salisbury.
Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.
The Rev. Patrick Tate, pastor of Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church in East Spencer, will be the guest speaker during the 3 p.m. service.
Providence AME Zion
Providence AME Zion Church, 2415 Providence Church Road, will have a Lay Day of the Connectional Lay Council of AME Zion Church during the 11 a.m. service Sunday.
Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church’s Gerald Rush will be the guest speaker.
New Hope AME Zion
SPENCER — The women of New Hope AME Zion Church will conclude their annual Women’s Day Celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday.
The Rev. Barbara J. Barbour, a retired minister of the AME Church and an assisting minister at Jerusalem Baptist Church, will be bringing the message.
Barbour, a native of Rowan County, graduated from Dunbar High School in East Spencer.
She received a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University and a master’s in theological studies from Houston Graduate School of Theology.
New Hope AME Zion Church is located at 1470 North Long St. Extension.
Outreach Christian Ministries
Outreach Christian Ministries, 722 W. Horah St., will celebrate the birthday of First Lady Tramika Taylor at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
The service will include a surprise guest speaker.
For more information, call 704-213-4674.
Hall’s Temple Holiness Church will celebrate the Rev. Elder Bruce Jr.’s anniversary at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Guest speaker for the occasion will be the Rev. Reginald McConneaughey, pastor of God’s Tabernacle Church for Believers, along with other invited churches.
Sandy Ridge AME Zion
LANDIS — The Gospel Choir of Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church will celebrate its 39th anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Piano and organ concert
KANNAPOLIS — Joel Everett, organist and accompanist at Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church, will present a concert of piano and organ repertoire at 5 p.m. Sunday at Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church, 101 Vance St.
Music will include both original and well-known pieces.
The concert, titled “A Classical Night at the Movies,” will feature music from the silent movie era along with works by Debussy, Joplin, Gershwin and more.
Admission is free.
United Ministerial Alliance
The UMA will host its joint fellowship service at 7 p.m. Sunday at Macedonia Baptist Church, 2865 Enon Church Road.
Dr. Fleming Otey of Indian Native American Chapel, Salisbury, will deliver the message.