Faith in the News: Let’s Get Connected Day is May 17

  • Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2014 11:37 a.m.

The Covenant Community Connection is sponsoring the 11th annual Let’s Get Connected Day on May 17, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Granite Lake Park on U.S. 52.

The group will be dedicating the eighth Peace Pole with a Circle of Prayer at noon.

Granite Quarry Mayor William Feather will be bringing a proclamation as well as participating in the prayers. The Granite Elementary Strings will begin the celebration with patriotic tunes. East Rowan Chamber Ensembles and the East Rowan Mustang Jazz Band will be performing.

Representatives of the Jewish and Islamic faith as well as Christian will bring prayers. Some prayers will be offered in German, Spanish, Vietnamese, Ibo, Arabic and Hebrew. An authentic hand made tepee will be set up for participants to experience the Native American culture.

Faith, Family and Freedom event to collect kids’ shoes

Former Redskins coach Joe Gibbs will be the featured speaker for the New Life 91.9 Faith, Family and Freedom celebration at the ZMax Dragway in Concord on June 21. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m.

It’s an evening of music, fireworks and family fun. Performers include Britt Nicole, Matthew West, For King and Country, and Hawk Nelson.

Participants will also “Fill That Truck” with new shoes and socks for Samaritan’s Feet, which shares hope with children in the U.S. and around the world by giving them shoes. (Organizers request new children’s athletic shoes, sizes 10-4, closed toe, and white crew socks.)

Tickets for Faith, Family and Freedom are $5 to $50. For more information, go to

Women of Faith Tour reaches Charlotte in November

Women of Faith’s 2014 Tour, “From Survival to Revival,” will be at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte on Nov. 14 and 15. The event will include Bible teaching, music, worship and more.

Speakers include Christine Caine, Patsy Clairmont, Lisa Harper and others.

Singer Natalie Grant is also on the program.

Tickets range from $49 to $129. For more information, go to

Evangelicals and Catholics Together group marks 20 years

When evangelicals and Catholics set aside centuries of mutual suspicion 20 years ago, the idea was fairly simple: Even if we can’t always work together, at least let’s not work against each other.

Now, two decades after the launch of the group Evangelicals and Catholics Together, relations between the two groups appear stronger than ever, forged by shared battles over abortion, same-sex marriage, religious freedom and immigration.

A new pope is finding crossover appeal among evangelicals who share Pope Francis’ emphasis on evangelism and his distaste for the fancier trappings and authoritarianism of the papacy.

Humor me: Zzzzzzzz

A Sunday school teacher asked the children just before she dismissed them to go to church, “And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?”

A child replied, “Because people are sleeping.”

Quote of the week

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.

— Jewish Proverb

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