Church Services

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 8, 2006

Baptist

Blackwelder Park, Kannapolis –Stan Welch, pastor: “Joseph: Reactions of the Righteous,” Nativity Story, Part II, 9 and 10:30 a.m. Anthem, “Start at the Manger.” 6 p.m., Adult Choir cantata, “Home for Christmas.”

Calvary — Dr. Rick Cockerham, pastor. Worship 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; 9:45 a.m,. Sunday school; 6 p.m., discipleship training.

Carmel — Ed Bitner, pastor: “It Just Had to Happen,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Joy to the World, the Lord is Come.” 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 6 p.m., “The Annunciation.”

Community — Chris O’Guin, pastor: “Jesus, Great Physicians,” 10:30 a.m. Anthem, “On Christmas Day.” 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 6 p.m., Christmas musical presented by choir.

Dunn’s Mountain — Bill Little, pastor: “Developing a Biblical World View,” Part II, 11 a.m. Anthem, “Mary, Did You Know.” 6 p.m., Concert by One Faith gospel trio.

Emmanuel, Bringle Ferry Road — Gene Sides, pastor: “What Will Your Obituary Say? & quot; 11 a.m. Anthem, “Since Jesus Came Into My Heart.” 6 p.m., Continuing study in Acts.

Enon — Dr. Kendal “Kip” Mobley, Th.D., pastor: “Who Can Endure?” 10:55 a.m. Anthem, “Angels We Have Heard on High.” 6 p.m., Cantata, “Love’s Pure Light.”

Faith — Guest Speaker: the Rev. Mike Shoaf, guest speaker, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Special music by Glory Girls. 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 6 p.m., Revelation Bible study; 7 p.m., worship.

First, China Grove — Steve Wilson, pastor: “Love in the Midst of Our Distress,” 10:55 a.m. Anthem, The Glory of Christmas.” 6 p.m., Celebration Choir presentation, “A Christmas Prayer.”

First, Rockwell — Benny Vickrey, pastor: “Saved by Grace,” 8 and 10:30 a.m.; 6 p.m., “The Smitten Shepherd and the Scattered Sheep.”

First, Salisbury — the Rev. Ron Wilson, International Mission Board, speaker, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Anthem, “Mary, Did You Know?” 6:30 p.m., Foreign mission study.

Franklin — Joe Thomas, pastor: “Be Ye Kind One to Another,” 11 a.m.; 7 p.m., Mr. and Mrs. George Crouch, speakers: “Missions to Africa.”

High Rock Community, 7800 Bringle Ferry Road — Identical celebration services, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Sunday; and 7 p.m. Saturdays.

Lighthouse, Landis — Dr. Mike Combs, missionary, speaker for 9:30 a.m. combined Sunday school and services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Milford Hills — Jerry Allen, pastor: “Preparing for Christmas,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “The First Noel.” 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 6 p.m., praise service.

Neel Road — Dr. Charles Howell, interim pastor: “A Christmas Presence,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem.” 9:45 a.m, Sunday school; 7 p.m., Chancel Choir cantata.

North Main — Dr. W. Dale Robertson, pastor: “The Compassion of Christ,” 8:15 and 11 a.m. Ingathering for Lottie Moon Christmas offering.

Oakdale, Spencer — Richard Gross, pastor: “Seekers of the King,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “What Was the Name of the Baby Boy?” 6 p.m., Children’s Choir cantata.

Phaniels — Mike Taylor, pastor: “Nothing for Christmas — God’s Christmas Gift,” 11 a.m.; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school.

Pine Ridge, China Grove — George Bradshaw, pastor: “Where is Christmas?” 10:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 5:45 p.m., prayer room 6 p.m., “Crowed Rooms and Empty Lives.”

Southside — Ricky Brown, pastor: “What’s His Name,” 11 a.m.; 10 a.m., Sunday school; 5:30 p.m., prayer rooms; 6 p.m., “In God We Trust.”

Trading Ford — Mike Motley, pastor: “Bethlehem Through Mary and Joseph’s Eyes,” 8:30 and 11 a.m.; 6 p.m., Back to Mayberry Bible study and Aunt Bea’s potluck supper.

Roman Catholic

Sacred Heart — Masses, Saturday, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7:45, 9 and 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mass in Spanish, 7 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. The Rev. John Putnam, pastor; the Rev. Alejandro Ayala, parochial vicar; the Rev. Dr. Jim Mazur, deacon. Second Sunday of Advent. Theme: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.”

St. Francis of Assisi, Mocksville — Masses: Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Mass in Spanish, 12:30 p.m. Bible study, 6 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Andrew Draper T.O.R., pastor. Theme: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.”

Orthodox Catholic

Blessed Sacrament Orthodox — Confession, 5 p.m. Saturday; Masses 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday. Confession, 5 p.m. Saturdays. The Rev. Father William P. “Bill” Agner, pastor: “The Everlasting Word.” For information, call 704-636-4385.

Christian Science

First, Salisbury — 11 a.m. Bible Lesson-Sermon: “God the Preserver of Man,” 11 a.m., Sunday school.

Episcopal

Christ, Cleveland — Holy Eucharist, 10:30 a.m. Guest speaker and celebrant.

St. Luke’s — Advent Lessons and Carols and Holy Eucharist, 8 and 10:30 a.m. the Rev. Whayne M. Hougland Jr., rector. Anthem, “Away in the Manger.” Annual meeting after later service.

St. Matthew’s — Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 9 a.m. Coffee hour and fellowship after service.

St. Paul’s — Holy Eucharist and sermon, 11 a.m. Nelson B. Hodgkins, vicar. Noon, annual parish meeting and covered-dish lunch.

San Mateo, 4401 Statesville Blvd. — 2 p.m. Special La Guadalupana service. The Rev. Bill Battermann, priest. Sara Palmer, speaker: “El Dios del Imposible. & quot; (“The God of the

Impossible.”) Saint Luke’s choir will join us. Procession and Blessing of Robert Crum’s painting of La Guadalupana. 2:30-4 p.m., Hispanic food bank.

God’s Table

God’s Table, Rowan Helping Ministries — 11:30 a.m.

Judaic

Temple Israel, Salisbury — 7:30 p.m., first Friday each month. Call 704-633-1702 for information or visit Web site: www.salisburytemple.org.

Lutheran

Amity, Cleveland — the Rev. Clarence E. Sifford, speaker, 11 a.m. Anthem, “Savior of the Nations, Come.”

Bethel — Carroll L. Robinson, interim pastor: “How Repentance Is Positive,” 10:30 a.m. Anthem, “Candles of Advent.” 8 a.m., Council; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school, Hanging of the Greens, Thrivent meeting; 7 p.m., advent worship.

Calvary, Spencer — David Martin, interim pastor: “Living in the Wilderness,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Every Valley, Every Mountain.” Communion service. 9:30 a.m., Fellowship; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 6:30 p.m., council Christmas party at Hidden Creek Clubhouse.

Christiana — Carl M. Haynes, pastor: “From Start to Finish,” 10:30 a.m.; 7:30 a.m., Council; 9:15 a.m., Sunday school.

Concordia, China Grove — Ken Reed, pastor: 8:30 and 11 AM

Pastor – Rev. Ken Reed

Sermon – & quot;Luke 3, & quot; 8:30 and 11 a.m. Anthem, 8:30 a.m., “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel. Anthem, 11 a.m., “Breathe of Heaven. & quot; 6:45 a.m., Council; 10 a.m., Inquirer’s discussion.

Ebenezer, China Grove — Michael Comer, pastor: “Preparations,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Circle of Love.” Service of the word.

Faith — Loyd Ginn, STS, pastor:

“Prepared or Not?” 9 a.m., Faith Works; 11 a.m., traditional service. Anthem, “Prepare Ye.” 7 a.m., Council; 9:45 a.m., opening; 10 a.m.,, Sunday school; 6 p.m., meal and budget presentation.

Gloria Dei — Dr. William H. Battermann, pastor: “The Joy of Preparation,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Say He Will Come.” Communion. Worship also on Saturdays at 5 p.m.

Good Shepherd WELS — Fred M. Archer, pastor: “Our Coronation,” 11 a.m.; 10 a.m., Sunday school.

Grace — Woodrow F. Frick, pastor: “Just Follow the Directions,” 10:30 a.m. Anthem, “There is No Cradle Ready.” 7:30 a.m., Council; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school.

Haven — Dr. Marcus B. Hovis III, pastor: “Who Knows What Surprise Awaits Us?” 10:30 a.m. Anthem, “There’s A Voice in the Wilderness.”

Immanuel, Rockwell — Bruce Sheeks, pastor: “Christmas Without Christ,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Glory is A-coming Our Way.” Children’s sermon, “Sweet Jesus Mangers.” 10 a.m., Sunday school; 7 p.m., cantata, “Together for Christmas.” Reception after cantata.

Lebanon — John Tucker, pastor: “Longing for the Perfect Gift,” 10:30 a.m. Congregational meeting. 9:15 a.m., Sunday school.

Lutheran Chapel, China Grove — Bill Connelly, pastor: & quot;God’s Path is Made Smooth, & quot; 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Anthems, “Comfort, My People, & quot; and & quot;There’s a Voice in the Wilderness. & quot; 8:30 a.m., Holy Communion.

Luther’s Lutheran, Richfield — Carol Yeager, pastor: “Preparing for Christmas,” 11 a.m.; 8 a.m., Council; 10 a.m., Sunday school.

Messiah — Don Safrit, interim pastor: “Love is What We Do,” 11 a.m. Annual congregational meting. 9:45 a.m., Sunday school.

Mount Zion, Richfield — R.F. Mitschke, pastor: & quot;A Cry For Mercy, & quot; 10:30 a.m. Anthem, “Come, O Child of Light.”

New Bethel, Richfield — Glenn C. Reichley, interim pastor: “God’s Messengers And Their Message,” 11 a.m. Congregational meeting. 9:45 a.m., Sunday school.

New Hope, Kannapolis — Doug Kearney, interim pastor: & quot;Paving the Way, & quot; 8:30 and 11 a.m.

Organ — Terrell Long, pastor: “Prepare the Way,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Prepare the Way.” Children’s program, “The Right Way.” 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; youth ministry have lunch then leave for Lutheran Home to help address Christmas cards.

Prince of Peace — Maurice Staley, pastor: “Seeing God’s Salvation,” 11 a.m. Youth sermon, “The Crooked Made Straight.”

St. Enoch, Kannapolis — John Mark Beam, pastor:”Are You Capable?” 8:45 and 11 a.m. Anthem, “Victory Report.” 9:45 a.m., Sunday school.

St. James, Rockwell — Craig E. Sigmon, pastor: “The Sounds of Advent,” 10:30 a.m.; 8:30 a.m., Council; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school.

St. John’s — 8:30 a.m. (chapel) Carl R. Sachtleben, pastor: & quot;The Wilderness Meeting. & quot; 10:45 a.m. (sanctuary) Children’s Christmas Program, & quot;Stars! Angels! Shepherds! Kings! & quot; Anthem, “Breath of Heaven.” (“Mary’s Song.”) 9 a.m., Contemporary Center Celebration, Jennifer Ginn, pastor: & quot;Longing for God: Hungry for God’s Rescue. & quot; 8:30 a.m., Holy Communion; 9:50 a.m., Sunday school.

St. Luke’s, Mount Ulla — Mary Louise Sitton, pastor: “How Do We Know|?” 10:30 a.m. Anthem, “Zion at Thy Shining Gates.” 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 6 p.m., children and youth Christmas program.

St. Mark’s, China Grove — Greg Yeager, pastor: “Habits of Presence,” 10:30 a.m. Anthem, “My Lord, What a Morning.” 9 a.m., Sunday school.

St. Matthew’s — Gary Coble, pastor: “Secret for Peace,” 11 a.m. Congregational meeting; 4 p.m., Christmas caroling.

St. Peter’s — Chancel Choir Christmas cantata, “The Perfect Christmas,” 10:30 a.m.; 9:15 a.m., Sunday school; 9 a.m., radio broadcast on WSAT AM 1280.

St. Stephen’s, Gold Hill — Constance Garrett, pastor: “A Massive Construction Project,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Crying Out.” 9:45 a.m., Sunday school.

Salem — Donald M. Phillips, pastor: “Just When You Had Everything Figured Out…,” 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Anthem, 10:30 a.m., “Alleluia For the Savior.” 8:30 a.m., Salem Spirit praise and worship gathering; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 4:30 p.m., youth and family Christmas caroling and Christmas party.

Trinity, Landis — Jarrod Lanning, pastor: “Honey, While You’re Up..,” 10:30 a.m. Anthem, “O Come, Emmanuel.” 9:30 a.m., Sunday school.

Trinity Oaks Lutheran Community — Darrell Norris, chaplain: “Mountains, Valleys, and Straight Paths,” 10:45 a.m. at nursing home chapel; 3:30 p.m., Vesper service at retirement center chapel.

Union — Dr. C. P. Fisher, interim pastor: “Listen, The Voice Speaks,” 10:30 a.m. Anthem, “Canticle for Advent.” 9:30 a.m., Sunday school.

Wittenberg, Granite Quarry — Thomas Cogan, pastor: “The Reason for the Season,” 10 a.m. Anthem, “Blessed Be the God of Israel,” and “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord.” 8:30 a.m., Coffee fellowship; 9 a.m., Sunday school; 11:15 a.m., congregational meeting.

Methodist

Bethel — Sherri Barnes, pastor: “Of Fire and Soap,” 11 a.m.

Central, Spencer — Dr. Robert McLawhorn, pastor: “Every Valley Shall Be Filled,” 9 and 11 a.m. Anthems, “Three Holidays Glorias,” “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks.” Noon, youth-sponsored potato bar lunch.

Christ — Jim King, pastor: “You May Be Ready for Christmas, But Are You Ready for Christ?” 8:30 and 11 a.m.; 6 p.m., Disciple Bible study.

Cleveland — Shirley Jones, pastor: “If I Were Young,” 11 a.m. Presentation of Scout award. Pot luck lunch.

Coburn Memorial — Cynthia L. Mackey, pastor: “Celebrate the Mystery,” 9 and 11 a.m. Love Feast.

Ebenezer — Floyd J. Wood, pastor: “A Sight for Sore Eyes,” 11 a.m.

First, China Grove — Vance Lowe, pastor. Adult Choir cantata, “Jesus — There’s Something About That Name,” 8:30 and 11 a.m.

First, Salisbury — Thomas L. Griffis, pastor. Special service of lessons and carols, 10:30 a.m.; 9 a.m., Fellowship time; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school.

Gays Chapel — Tony Jeffrey Jordan, pastor: “Led by the Light of Christmas,” 10:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; Christmas caroling in afternoon.

Grace — Donna Strickland Smith, pastor: “Do You Like Surprises?” 11 a.m.

Liberty, Gold Hill — Mark Helms, pastor: “A Redeemer Was Born,” 10:55 a.m.

Main Street — Angela R. Marlowe, pastor: “A Voice from the Wilderness,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Star Child.”

Milford Hills — Kevin Stewart, guest speaker: “Thanksgiving Prayer,” 8:30 a.m.; 11 a.m., children’s Christmas party; 5 p.m., youth go to Crossroads Methodist. Mount Tabor — Dale W. Bost, pastor: “This Is My Prayer,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Could It Be Tonight.”

Park Avenue — Annalee Allen, pastor. Program of music and spoken word, 11 a.m. with Marc Hoffman, guest pianist.

Rock Grove — Randy Lucas, pastor: “Wilderness Crying,” 8:30 and 11 a.m. Anthem, 11 a.m., “Ring the Bells.” 9:45 a.m., Opening; 10 a.m., Sunday school.

Rockwell — Dr. John F. Blalock Jr., pastor: “The Refiner’s Fire,” 10:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 3:30 p.m., Solid Rock Club at Ursinus.

Soldiers Memorial AME Zion — Dr. Grant Harrison Jr., pastor: & quot;What’s in a Name? — A Star!” Anthems, “Children, Go Where I Send Thee, & quot; and & quot;Go, Tell It On the Mountain.”

Unity, Kannapolis — Carl Settle, pastor: & quot;Jesus is Coming, How Shall We Prepare? & quot; 8:45 and 10:55 a.m.

Other congregations

Agape Faith Christian Center — Worship and children’s church, 10:30 a.m. Danny Dillard, pastor.

Bethany Bible Chapel — Speaker 11 a.m., Nathaniel Hollman. 9:30 a.m., Lord’s supper.

Central Church of Christ — Chris Townsend: “Just Who Are You Anyway?” 10:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m., Bible study; covered-dish lunch after assembly; 6 p.m., singing night.

Church of Christ, Rockwell —

Connecting Point, 1325 Faith Road — Perry Harris, pastor. Worship at 4 p.m.

First Assembly of God, Landis — John Darnall, speaker, 10:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 6 p.m., “Becoming More Like Jesus.”

First Christian, Salisbury — Jonathan Laws, speaker, 10:40 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Communion at both services.

First Reformed Church, Landis — David P. Franks, pastor: “Jesus, the Answer,” 8:15 and 11 a.m. Anthem, “Angels We Have Heard on High.” 9:15 a.m., Sunday school; 6 p.m., Adult Choir cantata.

Grace Bible, Rockwell — Dennis Chapmon, pastor: “The Greatest Gift Giver,” 11 a.m.; 6 p.m., “Off to Japan with the Mikoski’s.”

Grace (Lower Stone), Rockwell — Kevin Gilliam, pastor: “A Messenger of Promise,” 11 a.m.; 9 a.m., Confirmation; 9:45 a.m., opening; 10 a.m., Sunday school.

Landmark — Benny R. Hillard, pastor: “The Greatest Event in History,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Not Just Any Night Medley.” 6 p.m., Christmas open house at Landmark.

Lyerly Evangelical — Junior Gaither, pastor: “The Need,” Part II, “The Perfect Gift,” 10:30 a.m. Anthem, “Love Has Come.” 9:30 a.m., Sunday school.

Maranatha Bible — Bob Freitas, pastor: “Prayer for Peace and Progress,” 10 a.m.; 6 p.m., Care groups.

Mount Hope — David L. Crook, interim pastor: “Life Together,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Love Was When.” Installation of deacons and elders. Red Wagon Sunday. 10 a.m., Sunday school.

NorthGate — Bishop Frank Harvey, guest speaker, 10 a.m. Youth worship offering.

Remnant in Christ Outreach Worship Center, 1401 Long St. — Miriam P. Keller, pastor: “God said, “I’m Not Deaf; I’m Just Doing Something Different’,” 11 a.m. Special service in honor of the mother of the church.

Resurrection Life Church, 216 S. Main St. — Jerry L. Snipes, pastor: “The Majesty of Christmas…,” 10 a.m. Anthem, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” 9:30 a.m., Prayer and fellowship time. For more information, call 704-638-0002.

St. Luke’s Reformed — Johnny Boggs, pastor: “All Is Bright,” 10:30 a.m. Anthem, “God Calls Us to the Stable.” Installation of council members.

Shiloh Reformed Church, Faith — Wayne Trexler, interim pastor: & quot;While Men Were Busy, & quot; 11 a.m. Anthem, & quot;Prayer Of Adoration, & quot; and & quot;Infant Holy, Infant Lowly. & quot; 7:30 a.m., Churchwide Christmas breakfast; 9 a.m., consistory meeting; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school.

West Innes Street Church of Christ — Steve Short, minister: “Are You Passing or Failing?” 10:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m., Bible study. Evening topic: “Make Sure You Get the Picture.” Communion at both services.

Presbyterian

Back Creek (PCA), Mount Ulla — Bill Thrailkill, pastor: “A Humble Body, Birthplace and Being,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “For Unto Us a Child is Born.” 10 a.m., Sunday school.

DaySpring (ARP), 3875 Statesville Blvd. — Brian Phillips, pastor: “The Parents of Jesus-Joseph,” 11 a.m.; 10 a.m., Sunday school.

First, Salisbury — Dr. Jim C. Dunkin, pastor. Celebration of lessons and carols, 8:30 and 11 a.m. in sanctuary. Worship led by choirs and members of the congregation. 8:50 a.m., Life Center worship in Lewis Hall at new Family Life Center with message by Dr. Randy Kirby: “Will Jesus Make it in Time for Christmas?” 9:30-10:10 a.m., Advent gathering in fellowship hall; 10 a.m., Sunday school.

Franklin — Dr. Larry Summey, pastor: “‘Be Prepared’ is Not Only for Scouts!” 11 a.m. Special music, “Joseph’s Song.” 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:30 a.m., fellowship; 6 p.m., Christmas play, “Cricket County Christmas Cruise”; 6:45 p.m, covered-dish dinner.

Greater Harvest, 2445 Umberger Road, Cleveland — Dr. David L. Olah, ARP pastor: “The Babe, & quot; 9:30 a.m.; 10:45 a.m., Sunday school.

Immanuel, 365 Brown Road, China Grove — Barrie M. Kirby, pastor: “The Only Grudge You Should Ever Hold,” 11 a.m. Collection of hunger offering. 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; session meets after worship.

John Calvin — Marvin Lindsay III, pastor: “Burn, Baby, Burn,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Some Children See Him.” 8 a.m., Men’s breakfast and program; 10 a.m., Sunday school.

New Hope PCA, China Grove — James Byers, pastor: “Christmas Giving — The Gift of Love,” 11 a.m.; 10 a.m., Sunday school;6-9 p.m., “Journey to Bethlehem.”

Prospect, Mooresville — Joanne Hull, pastor: “Leaping for Joy,” 11 a.m. Children’s musical, “Christmas Joy.”

Second, Salisbury — Roger Mackey, pastor: “The Man Who Changes History,” 11 a.m.; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school.

Spencer — Elinor Wilburn, pastor. Children’s Choir Christmas cantata, 11 a.m.

StillWaters (PCA), 2324 S. Main St. (KidSports) — P. Cameron Kirker, pastor: “The Skeptic’s Home: Dark and Cold,” 10:30 a.m. Anthem, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” The Christmas Tour of Homes, Part 2.

Third Creek, Cleveland — Dr. Ed Lewis, interim pastor: “Getting Ready For Christmas,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Still.”

Thyatira at Millbridge — Margaret Almeida, speaker: “Mary’s Song,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “In the Bleak of Mid-Winter.” 10 a.m., Sunday school.

Trinity — Johnny Young, pastor: “Come Let Us Worship Him,” Part II, 11 a.m.

Unity, Woodleaf — Jennie Leake Hemrick, pastor: “Preparing the Way,” 10:30 a.m. Anthem, “We Bring Glad Tidings.” 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; congregational meeting to elect officers after worship.

United Church of Christ

First, Salisbury — Jim Humphrey, pastor: “Preparing the Way for Jesus,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Every Valley.” 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11:15 a.m., children’s church; 6 p.m., children’s Christmas program.

Mount Zion, China Grove — William J. Campbell, pastor: “A Time to Dance!” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Come, Lord Jesus.”

St. John’s, Kannapolis — Dr. H. Warren Casiday, pastor: “God Has a Word for You,” 10:30 a.m.

St. Paul’s, Enochville — Phred Causey, interim pastor: “Signs of What Times?” 10:30 a.m.; 9:45 a.m., Bible study.

Ursinus, Rockwell — Jim Staunton, pastor: “Coming at the Proper Time,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Coming at the Proper Time.” Dedication of new tables and chairs.

Wesleyan

Gold Hill — Mark Loman, pastor: “The Applause of Heaven,” 11 a.m.; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 6 p.m., worship.

St. Paul, Old Beatty Ford Road, Gold Hill — Roland Smith, pastor: “The Most Wonderful Man Who Ever Lived — Jesus Christ,” 11 a.m. Anthem, “Jesus, Name Above All Names.” 10 a.m., Sunday school.

Trinity Wesleyan — Children’s Christmas program, 6 p.m. Reception after program.

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