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Community Baptist Church, 18 Carolina St., invites the public to a concert of Southern gospel music by Dave McVay Sunday at 6 p.m.
McVay has spent the last four years of music ministry as a tenor with the trio Three Bridges. He has now taken a different path as a solo artist.
His debut solo project, “Let Faith Answer,” came out on Crossroads Records in November 2007.
The concert is free.
For more information, call 704-636-0984.
Church of God
CHINA GROVE ó South China Grove Church of God will host a unique revival April 20 -27. The services will range from traditional to specialized services for women, men, teens, and adults.
The Rev. Mac Berry will be the evangelist for the traditional services Sunday-Wednesday, and on Sunday morning, April 27.
On Thursday, a Women’s Service will be held in the sanctuary with evangelist and missionary Gloria Ross, while a Men’s Service will be held in the fellowship hall with coordinator Mickey Wilson and special speaker Grady Ross.
On Friday, the service will have a youth emphasis with drama teams from Cornelius, led by Jennifer Joyner, and from Kannapolis, led by Chasity Kiker, and special singer Cloe McMasters from Salisbury.
On Saturday, the service will have a children’s emphasis, featuring puppet and drama team Mustard Seed Moving Company. On Sunday evening, Gloria Ross will again preach in a traditional revival service.
Each service will highlight special singers from the area.
Service times are 11 a.m. Sunday mornings, 6:30 p.m. Sunday nights, and 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
The public is invited to attend and all ages are welcome for each service. A nursery will be provided.
For more information call the pastor, the Rev. Joyce Miles, 704-467-4555.
Ardis Chapel
The Rev. David T. Miller and the members of Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church will celebrate the church’s 139th anniversary Sunday at 3 p.m.
The members are dedicating the new church windows at this time also. Several church families purchased windows in memory of their loved ones.
The public is invited to the celebration. Ardis Chapel is located at 1940 Old Mocksville Road.
Antioch Baptist
The program committee of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church will sponsor a special service on Sunday at 5 p.m.
The speaker will be Evangelist Tina Wyatt of Dorsett Chapel United Church of Christ, accompanied by her congregation. Musical guests will be the Anointed Vessels and the Pilgrimaires.
Antioch is located at 602 S. Salisbury Ave., Granite Quarry. The Rev. Rickey Johnson is the pastor.
East Rowan chorus
ROCKWELL ó Immanuel Lutheran Church will host the East Rowan High School Honors Chorus during the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday.
Dean Orbison directs this auditioned group of 40 students. Immanuel church members Nikki Goodman, Josh Trexler and Molly Trexler are members of this ensemble.
All chorus members, their families and guests are invited to stay for a luncheon in the church’s fellowship building following the service. The church is located at 2070 Immanuel Church Road, Rockwell.
St. James Lutheran
ROCKWELL ó St. James Lutheran Church in Rockwell will celebrate homecoming at its 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.
Pastor Emeritus, the Rev. Dr. C.P. Fisher, will bring the message. The junior and senior choirs will sing.
A fellowship meal will follow the service in the fellowship hall.
Nancy Wilson to speak
EAST SPENCER ó Love Christian Center will celebrate the climax of its 2008 Women’s Conference Sunday. The speaker for the 11 a.m. service will be Mother Lotis Hash, wife of Pastor Ronald hash.
The speaker for the 5 p.m. service will be Pastor Nancy Wilson, lead servant of New Beginnings Community Outreach Church in Greensboro. She has recorded songs with Bishop Larry Trotter and Sweet Holy Spirit from Chicago, Debra Morton and the Women of Excellence Choir in New Orleans and Pastor Chris Brinson and Ensemble of Kernersville. She also has recorded several CDs.
She is a board member of Pastor’s Consortium, was selected in 2000 as one of Greensboro’s Most Influential Women, 2002 recipient of Women of Distinction award, and member of the Greensboro Chapter of the NAACP. She is featured in the book, “Black America Series ó Greensboro, N.C.” by Otis L. Hairston Jr.
Love Christian Center is located at 102 S. Long St. in East Spencer. The president of the Women’s Department is Angela Feaster.
For more information call 704-433-1474.
Resurrection Life
Resurrection Life Church will be sharing a “Day of Encouragement” on Sunday, beginning with the 10 a.m. worship service.
Regina Rogers will be sharing her life story. She has been part of the Pregnancy Support for the past 10 years. Since the age of 16, she has faced extreme health issues, and she will share the faithfulness and healing power of God’s grace.
At 6 p.m., recording artist Max Hayes will be in concert. He has been singing and playing the piano since the age of 8. He has served as evangelist and church planter/pastor for the past 27 years.
Hayes is a recent graduate of Gupton-Jones College in Atlanta, Ga. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer at Summersett Funeral Home in Salisbury. A love offering will be received and will go toward his second CD recording.
Resurrection Life Church is located at 216 S. Main St. The Rev. Jerry Snipes is the pastor.
For more information call 704-638-0002.
First Calvary Baptist
A Women’s Inspirational Hour will be held at 1 p.m. today at First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S. Long St.
The session will include inspirational discussions of faith, spirit-led women, spiritual gifts, sharing our heritage, focusing on God’s promises and other topics.
The program is sponsored by the Deaconess Board and is open to all women seeking spiritual awakening.
The Rev. Leamon Brown is church pastor.
For more information call 704-633-2818.
Union Lutheran
Union Lutheran Church, 4770 Bringle Ferry Road, will be celebrating Church Music Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Robert Howard will lead worship, with Pat Miller, organist, and Tonya Brittain, music director, assisting.All music ministry participants will be acknowledged, with a special presentation to Catherine Mahaley as a life-long member of the Senior Choir for over 70 years.
Music will be offered by Cherub, Alpha, Youth and Senior vocal choirs, Silver Bells, Agape, Luther, and Belles and Beaus handbell choirs and the Wind Ensemble.
Musical selections include “Praise the Lord,” accompanied by Orff instruments; “So Much to Sing About,” accompanied by handbells; and a postlude based on “Hymn to Joy,” featuring handbells and organ.
Holy Tabernacle
Holy Tabernacle of Jesus Christ, 325 Malcolm Road, will celebrate the 19th church anniversary of Pastor Priscilla and Co-Pastor Overstreet at 7:30 p.m., April 23-25 and during the 11 a.m. Sunday, April 27 service. There is no service on Saturday.
Speakers will be: Wednesday ó Overseer Howell; Thursday ó Overseer Lane; Friday ó Bishop Danner; Sunday ó Bishop Cannady, with altar call by Pastor Cannady.
A homecoming dinner will be served after the Sunday morning service.
Spencer Presbyterian
SPENCER ó Spencer Presbyterian Church, 113 First St., is hosting a musical, “Lyrics for Leo,” on Saturday, April 26, at 6 p.m.
Musical entertainment will be provided by Spencer Presbyterian and Kimball Lutheran adult choirs, Spencer Presbyterian children’s choir, North Rowan Middle School Chorus, accompanied by Susan Trivette, Steven Freeman, Taska Gwin, Evelyn Reichley, Elizabeth Watson and Charity Spires.
A love offering will be taken to purchase a wheelchair for a 21-year-old quadriplegic. There will be a $3 hot dog supper from 4-5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided after the concert.
Church Women United
The Church Women United’s celebration, May Friendship Day, is an annual event nationwide. This year the Salisbury-Rowan Unit of CWU in North Carolina will gather on May 2 at the Lewis Center of First Presbyterian Church in Salisbury. Women of all faith congregations are invited to this luncheon/program, which will also honor Outstanding Young Church Women from the unit churches.
The 2008 theme for the celebration is “God’s Wisdom Inspires Hospitality,” centering on the scripture Matthew 25:35: “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”
The Fellowship of the Least Coin, a worldwide movement now in service for more than 50 years, will be observed as women bring their pennies they have set aside since last May to be sent to join other least coins worldwide which support grants for the greatest needs submitted.
A separate offering will be taken to support the local and the N.C. units. Also, as an action outreach, churches are asked to collect twin sheet sets, pillows, towels, washcloths, diapers and hygiene products such as any sizes of toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, and bring the items to May Friendship Day to be shared with the Family Crisis Assistance Council.
All are welcome to attend this luncheon/program, but reservations are required. Contact your local church representative or call 704-636-8499 by April 27.
Golf Tournament
First United Methodist Church of Salisbury is sponsoring a golf tournament at Crescent Golf Club on May 17 with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.
The game’s format will be Captain’s Choice. The cost to participate is $280 per team, or $70 per player. This includes range balls and lunch.
All the proceeds of the event will be used to help fund the 2008 Mission Team trip to Guatemala.
For more information, to participate, or to make a donation, contact the church office at 704-636-3121.
Missions of Angels
Missions of Angels is a new Christian, full gospel, nonprofit, women’s organization, where emphasis is placed on women fulfilling the great commission, as they reach out to each other to help meet the spiritual and emotional needs of other women.
MOA will provide a spiritual covering for those who desire to help meet the special needs of women in all walks of life, such as wives, mothers, daughters, grandmothers, women going through separation or divorce, single moms rearing children and widows. MOA is geared to bring loving support to those who need ministry and to those who desire to reach out to others in a safe, loving environment.
The Get Acquainted Meeting date is April 28 at 8 p.m., at the Rockwell Civic Center, Carolina Ave., Rockwell, beside the Fire Department.
For additional information, call the Rev. Diane Valley at 704-855-3103 or the Rev. Becky Barger at 704-279-1106.
You may also e-mail MOA at moa@carolina.rr.com for a same day reply.
Neel Road Baptist
Neel Road Baptist Church has a new Youth and Families minister, Graham Culbertson.
The church invites all ages to come out and meet him and join in activities.
Neil Westbrook is minister of Neel Road Baptist Church.
For information call 704-636-0790.

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