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Meeting to discuss food distribution and other briefs

CHINA GROVE — Sloan Lake Community Church, 10255 Old Concord Road, will conduct an informational meeting at 7 p.m Thursday for churches interested in learning about the Angel Food program.

Sloan Lake hosts a monthly Angel Food distribution where people can get groceries for far less than they would normally pay in retail stores. Angel Food Ministries is a national nonprofit organization based in Georgia.

Individuals can buy the groceries or churches or organizations can purchase for groups of individuals or homebound people.

For more information about the meeting, call the church office at 704-857-3311. To learn more about the program, log on to www.angelfoodministries. com.

First Presbyterian

KANNAPOLIS — First Presbyterian Church will host a Presbyterian Choir Festival 6 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary.

The choirs from First, Second, Flow-Harris and Kirkwood Presbyterian churches will combine to lead this service of worship. The program will be followed by a reception in the fellowship hall.

In addition to congregational singing, the joint choir will present several special musical offerings. Pastors and members of the four churches will also participate in the service.

First Presbyterian is located at 201 Vance St. For more information, call 704-938-4623.

Remnant in Christ

Miriam Parker Keller, pastor of Remnant in Christ Outreach Worship Center (RICO), will be on live television in Thomaston, Ga.

The broadcast will air on Georgia’s WTUC Channel 10, at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Keller will minister at the invitation of New Birth Ministries, which serves the Alabama and Columbus areas.

Remenant in Christ Outreach is located in Salisbury. As an outreach, the ministry has hosted clothing giveaways, provided school supplies for children, free community lunches, shoebox ministry for nursing homes and provided Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.

A native of Salisbury, Keller has ministered overseas in West Germany, in various cities in North Carolina and in several other areas within the United States including Baltimore, Maryland; New Haven, Conn.; Killeen, Texas, and Leesville, La. She is the daughter of the late Quentin R. and Doris C. Parker.

In 2000, Keller began a women’s ministry, which quickly evolved into a ministry for both men and women. She was ordained as a pastor in August 2002 and formed the Remnant in Christ Outreseach ministry. For more information about the ministry and its programs, call 704-640-0351.

Oakdale Baptist

SPENCER — Oakdale Baptist Church, 200 Charles St., will host a conference on Dementia at 7 p.m. Monday.

Alzheimer’s Disease is one form of over 70 types of dementia. Piedmont Behavioral Healthcare of Concord will present the conference on “How to care for your loved one afflicted with dementia.”

The conference will provide information to caregivers to those afflicted with dementia.

The event is free.

Church of God

CHINA GROVE — South China Grove Church of God will celebrate the Sanctity of Life at its 11 a.m. Sunday service of worship.

The celebration will be conducted in a specially decorated sanctuary, and will feature a message by speaker, Kathy Hall. Worship will include special singing and a prayer of blessing for children and the elderly.

For more information contact the Rev. Joyce Miles, pastor, at 704-467-4555.

St.Matthew’s Lutheran

Under the direction of Dean Orbison, the East Rowan Honor’s Chorus will present a concert Sunday at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 9275 Bringle Ferry Road. The 6 p.m. concert will be followed by a reception in the fellowship hall.

The church has started a new Sunday worship schedule. Sunday school now meets at 9:30 a.m. followed by worship at 10:30.

New Bethel Lutheran

RICHFIELD — New Bethel Lutheran Church recently began a witnessing emphasis program.

Joy Brown, Alan Misenheimer and the Rev. Glenn Reichley are leading the series of Bible studies. The study began Jan. 17 and will run from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 7.

The church is located at 21746 Rogers Road in the Paul’s Crossing area.

Thirty Hour Famine

The youth ministry of First United Methodist Church is sponsoring a 30-Hour Famine during the first weekend of Lent.

The famine will begin Feb. 23 and end Feb. 24. The event has been a tradition at First Methodist for eight years.

An organizational meeting will be held 5 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall for volunteers, youth leaders and parents.

Providence AME Zion

A service of worship will be sponsored by the stewardess board of Providence AME Zion Church at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Albert Moses, pastor, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Kannapolis, will be the guest speaker. Music will be provided by the church choir.

Moses is a son of Statesville Avenue Presbyterian Church in his home town of Charlotte. He is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University and Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary, Atlanta, Ga. His first pastorate was at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Key West, Fla. Before coming to Covenant Presbyterian Church five years ago, he served at Matthew-Murkland Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, and later at Cotton Memorial Presbyterian Church, Henderson.

Moses was commissioner to the General Assembly and to the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. He is a former chairperson of Campus Ministries for the synod and a former member of the board of directors for Cooperative Christian Ministries of Cabarrus County.

Moses and his wife Brenda have two children and one grandchild.

The Rev. Harold L. Jordan is the pastor of Providence AME Zion Church, located at 2415 Providence Church Road.

Gethsemane Baptist

The Grant Writing Ministry of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church will sponsor “Developing a Faith Based Community Program,” at 6:30 Tuesday.

The program will feature a special guest representing federal agencies.

Donnie Jefferson is Grant Writing chairperson and the Rev. Dr. Clary L. Phelps is the pastor.

Pine Ridge Baptist

CHINA GROVE — The Testimonians, a group from Albemarle, will present a concert at Pine Ridge Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Sunday. There will be no Sunday school this week.

The group organized in 1969. In 1992, they signed a contract with C.S.A. Gospel Recording Group that produced two national releases, “A Lamb of The Cross,” and “Pour On More Water.”

The message for the morning worship will be “Motive for His Sacrifice.” Lunch will be served in the fellowship hall after the service.

The Rev. Dr. George Bradshaw is the pastor of Pine Ridge Baptist Church, 880 Old Linn Road. For more information, call 704-279-0574.

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