Faith Briefs Saturday, March 22
Food fund raiser at Lane Street Baptist — Lane Street Baptist Church, 2532 Lane St., Kannapolis, is hosting its pancake breakfast, barbecue plate lunch and hot dog fund raiser today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
T.O.P. monthly prayer breakfast — At 8 a.m. today the men of Tower of Power United Holy Church will have their monthly prayer breakfast. Speaker will be Rev. Damein Mason of Restoration Ministries of Salisbury. Tower of Power United Holy Church, 601 E. Cemetery St., Pastor William D. Turner, 704-223-2608.
Twelve Tribes Rally at Hall’s Temple
Hall’s Temple Church will host their annual Twelve Tribes Rally on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Bishop T. Washington of New Freedom church of Kannapolis will be the presenter of The Tribes. Other local churches are invited.
Host pastor is E. Bruce Jr.
Bell Tower Ringers at First Presbyterian Salisbury
On this third Sunday in Lent First Presbyterian Church, Salisbury will have three worship services: 8:30 and 11 a.m. sanctuary worship and 8:50 a.m. Life Center Worship (contemporary service).
This week our Bell Tower Ringers, under the direction of Director of Music Ministries John Stafford, will lead the worship during both sanctuary services. The LCW Praise Team will lead the Life Center worship.
Mt. Zion UCC continues Lent services
CHINA GROVE — During 10 a.m. Sunday school Mount Zion UCC children and youth will continue their walk with Jesus in the city of Jerusalem, this week to the Garden of Gethsemane. At 9:30 a.m. breakfast will be served.
During the 11 a.m. service the third candle of Lent, the Candle of Caring, will be lighted.
Mount Zion UCC is located at 1415 S. Main St., 704-857-1169, mtzionchinagrove.com
Southside CoG hosts evangelist Callaham
CHINA GROVE — Southside Church of God will host Evangelist Bobby Callaham in the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services on Sunday. Rev. Callaham, of Shelby, is an experienced and anointed evangelist. The church is located at 163 3rd Ave. For more information call Pastor Joyce Miles at 704-467-4555.
Matthew Weaver to sing at Liberty UMC
GOLD HILL — Matthew Weaver will present a service of music at 11 a.m. at Liberty United Methodist Church, 3885 Liberty Road, Gold Hill, on Sunday.
Weaver is a local singer, songwriter and musician of numerous instruments, the recipient of many awards, and has played on The Grand Ole Opry.
He is also involved with Red Bird Mission, a rural mission program of the United Methodist Church in the rural Appalachian Mountains.
New Zion Baptist hosts Missionary Day
The Fannye Ford Willing Workers Missionary of New Zion Baptist Church, 2785 Dunn’s Mountain Road, will celebrate their annual Missionary Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Minister Alice H. Perry, pastor of Salisbury’s Vineyard Worship Center.
All ladies are asked to wear white if possible. The host pastor is Rev. V. Patrick Jones Sr.
Concert by the Male Choir of Statesville
The Male Choir of Statesville will present its annual spring concert at Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday at 3 p.m. There is no admission cost. Rev. Perry Dye is the host pastor.
A.T.C. Ministries celebrates Black History
EAST SPENCER — A.T.C. Ministries, Inc. and Faith Temple Triumphant Ministries pastors Dee Ellison and Henry Diggs and congregations present “Honoring our Past and Looking to the Future — A Celebration of Black History” on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
The public is invited to attend and to participate in the ministries of music, poetry, spoken word, drama and liturgical dance. Refreshments will be served.
The event will be at Faith Temple Triumphant Ministries, 900 Pinetree Drive. Call 704-782-0072 for more information.
Women’s Day at Rhema Praise and Worship
SPENCER — Rhema Praise and Worship Church will have their annual Women’s Day Program on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. The speaker is Minister Mavis Brooks of Grace Christian Center, Charlotte. The church is located at 117 Long Ferry Road.
The Gobers in concert at Community Baptist
The gospel group The Gobers are coming to Community Baptist Church on Sunday at 6 p.m. The Gobers are on southern gospel radio nationwide and currently have five albums with Chapel Valley/Mercy Road Records.
Keith Mason is pastor at Community Baptist Church which is located at 18 Carolina St., 704-636-0984.
One Focus Trio in concert at Calvary
One Focus Trio will be in concert Sunday at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church.
One Focus Trio, from Inman, S.C., ministers at churches and events throughout the Southeast.
Rick Cockerham is host pastor at Calvary Baptist Church, located at 2255 East Ridge Road, just beyond Ellis crossroads, 704-633-2567 or www.calvarysalibury.org
Spring Reneweal at Providence UMC
Providence United Methodist Church, 6450 Bringle Ferry Road, will hold their Spring Renewal at 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday.
The Rev. Jan Brittain is the guest speaker. She is an Elder in Full Connection, currently serving Williamson’s Chapel Church in Morresville. Rev. Brittan has served the United Methodist Church as clergy since 1989 at churches in Candler, Ashville, Statesville, and Greensboro. She holds an undergraduate degree from Pfeiffer and received her Masters of Divinity from Emory University in Georgia. There will be special music nightly:
Sunday — Jordan VanVoorhis, Tasha Hall and Gaynell Lambert of PUMC;
Monday — The Brown Framily of Rockwell;
Tuesday — Mike Leazer of Rockwell;
Wednesday — Providence UMC First Light Praise Team, Rick Lambert and Sara Coughenhour.
Blood drive at Spencer Presbyterian
SPENCER — The Red Cross will hold a blood drive Monday, March 24 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Spencer Presbyterian Church. Appointments can be scheduled online at www.redcross.org/blood.
The church is located at 117 1st St., off Salisbury Avenue across from the entrance to the Transportation Museum.Barrie Kirby is host pastor.
New Vision prepares for family and friends day
CONCORD — New Vision, 320 Copperfield Blvd., will host their annual Friends and Family Day next Sunday, March 30 at 10 a.m., which will feature special singing. For more information, call 704-733-0042 or 980-621-3572.