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EAST SPENCER ó Love Ministry invites the public to their annual Fellowship Feast today at 3 p.m.
The event will be held at the Northside Community Center, 729 N. Long St. in East Spencer.
A donation of $10 is requested. Funds raised help the group provide meals, clothing and financial assistance to needy persons in the community.
The speaker will be Evangelist Marianne Kelly, longtime employee of Rowan Regional Medical Center and first lady of her church in Badin.
For more information call 704-630-6943.
Genesis Baptist
Genesis Baptist Church will host a revival beginning Sunday.
The Rev. Bobby Mowery will speak at the 11 a.m. worship service. Mowery, pastor of South Stanly Baptist Church, Norwood, will also speak nightly.
Service times are 6 p.m. Sunday, and 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday.
The Genesis Choir and special singers will provide music nightly. A nursery will also be provided. The public is welcome.
Genesis is located at 9710 Old Concord-Salisbury Road, China Grove.
For directions or more information, call the Rev. Gene Edwards, pastor of Genesis, at 704-490-6873.
Church of God
CHINA GROVE ó South China Grove Church of God, 163 Third Ave., will feature special speaker Lewis Hall at Sunday’s 11 a.m. service.
The service will also include singers from Virginia and Tryon, N.C. along with the crowning of the Valentine’s King and Queen by the Children’s Church.
For more information, call the pastor, Joyce Miles, at 704- 467-4555.
Antioch Baptist
GRANITE QUARRY ó The members of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Granite Quarry will observe the fourth anniversary of Pastor Rickey Johnson and First Lady Peggy Johnson this Sunday. The 11 a.m. speaker will be the Rev. Henry Diggs, associate of First Calvary Baptist Church.
The Rev. Claude Forehand II, along with his choir and congregation of Buncombe Baptist Church, Lexington, will deliver the 3 p.m. message.
Antioch is located at 602 S. Salisbury Ave.
Erwin Temple
COOLEEMEE ó The Erwin Temple Mass Choir will observe their 12th anniversary Sunday with a special program of celebration.
Praise leaders will lead the congregation in songs of worship and praise to begin the service. The morning sermon will be given by the pastor, the Rev. Ervin L. Hannah Jr. Music will be rendered by the CYYA Choir.
Afternoon worship will begin at 3 p.m. with the Erwin Temple Mass Choir in concert for the first part of the celebration. During the second part, guest choirs will sing two selections each. Serving as mistress of ceremonies for the occasion will be Gina Collins.
Keith Holland is director and musician of the Erwin Temple Mass Choir. Nellie P. Hargrove is president and the Rev. Ervin L. Hannah Jr. is pastor.
New Zion Baptist
The Gospel Choir of New Zion Baptist Church on Dunn’s Mtn. Road will present an evening of gospel music Feb. 23, beginning 7 p.m. Groups from around the area will sing.
The public is invited.
The Rev. Paul Jones Sr. is pastor.
St. Luke Baptist
St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church is sponsoring an “African American History Affair” Sunday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m., at 410 Hawkinstown Road. 
The featured speaker is William “Pete” Kennedy, a member of the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce, serving currently on the Salisbury City Council, and owner of Kennedy Realty. He is also a past public school educator.
The public is invited.
Prayer breakfast
Salisbury-Rowan Church Women United will be sponsoring a prayer breakfast 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at New Zion Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 2645 Dunns Mountain Road.
Maggie Reid will cater the breakfast which will consist of ham, sausage, eggs, grits, biscuits, danish, fruit, coffee and juice at a cost of $6 per person.
Jean Lowery, newly installed ecumenical celebrations chair, will be the speaker, and she has chosen the topic of “Positioning Yourself to Hear from God.”
Brenda Venning and Phyllis Thomside will chair the event. Call 704-636-8499 by March 3 for reservations as space is limited.
An offering will be received and used to support the SRCWU 2008 budgeted agencies of CWU in North Carolina: M.A.T.CH, Family Crisis Council, Habitat for Humanity and Rowan Helping Ministries.
Jean Kennedy serves as president of Salisbury-Rowan Church Women United. Events and celebrations of the group are open to any interested persons.

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