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Faith briefs

First United Methodist Church is celebrating the first anniversary of journey@first worship, which began Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, in the chapel of First UMC at the corner of Church and Bank Streets.
This service takes place on the third Sunday of each month. The journey@first worship team has spent many hours in planning each service. Beth Yelvington serves a music director for these services. Those who have attended have collected non-perishable goods for distribution by Rowan Helping Ministries and school supplies that were distributed within the community.
The public is invited to join journey@first on Nov. 15 in the chapel at 9 a.m. to begin the new year. Pastor Steve Haines will deliver the message “Sorting Out the Confusion,” and during the service “cardboard testimonies” will be given.
Those attending are asked to bring non-perishable goods to give to Rowan Helping Ministries. After the service, all are invited to come to the fellowship hall and share a “birthday” cake for journey.
Henderson Grove
The building fund committee at Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting a 12 Tribe Rally on Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. This program will include singing, poetry, praise dancing and other talents. The Rev. Rodney B. Eldridge is host pastor.
Please note this is an earlier date than was previously announced for this event.
Rose of Sharon
The senior choir of Rose of Sharon Church will be celebrating its third anniversary this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the church. Choirs from in and out of town are expected to be there. The public is invited.
For more information, call the church, 704-637-8087, Rosie Goodman, 704-855-4502, or Addie Belton, 704-633-4655.
Union Lutheran
“Senses of the Seasons,” a dedication of hand-crafted banners set to seasonal handbell music, will be presented at Union Lutheran Church, 4770 Bringle Ferry Road on Nov. 15 at 4 p.m
Members of Union have created many new banners for use in worship, and Belles and Beaus handbell choir will usher in each liturgical season with coordinating musical accompaniment.
The presentation is free of charge and will include some assembly participation.
Youth revival
The Salisbury District Christian Eduction Department of the AME Zion Church will have its annual youth revival Nov. 16-18 at 7 p.m. nightly,hosted by White Rock AME Zion Church, Granite Quarry, where the Rev. Moragan Glenn is pastor. The evangelist for the three nights will be the Rev. Trishaun Kendall, pastor of Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church in Salisbury. Jeanette Rankin is the Salisbury District youth director, Willie Boyd is district director of Christian education and the Rev. Herbert R. Warren Jr. is the presiding elder of the Salisbury district.
For information, contact Jeanette Rankin, 704-267-1663.
Kimball Memorial Thanksgiving
Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church invites the Kannapolis community to a Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service in the newly renovated sanctuary on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m.
Guest participants will be Mayor Bob Misenheimer, and Ed Hosack, CEO of Cooperative Christian Ministries. The offering will be designated to CCM.
All attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods for CCM.
Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church is located at 101 Vance Street in Kannapolis.
For more information, call 704-933-4101 or visit www.kimballchurch.org.
Trinity Lutheran
LANDIS óThis Sunday, Nov. 15, at 10:30 a.m., as part of their 100th year anniversary, Trinity Lutheran Church, Landis, is honored to welcome Lynn Erdman, vice president of Medical Affairs for the South Atlantic Division of the American Cancer Society.
A nationally-renowned speaker and writer, Erdman is a registered nurse with more than 25 years of experience in oncology and hospital administration.
Her message will be entitled “Life is All about Choices.” Trinity’s new Health Ministry Team will be installed at the service, and a covered dish meal will follow.
Moore’s Chapel
The Young Adult Missionary Society (YAMS) of Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church will observe its Founder’s Day this Sunday at 3 p.m.
The speaker for the program will be Bari Craig-Tiggett of Conover. She is a former member of Moore’s Chapel and served as YAMS coordinator. Presently, she is a member of Thomas Chapel AME Zion Church, Hickory. She served as YAMS coordinator of the Statesville District – AME Zion Churches. She will be accompanied by Thomas Chapel AME Zion Church’s Praise Team and members.
Craig-Tiggett attended Livingstone College and graduated from Lenoir Rhyne College. She is the owner and program manger of Ester’s Place Inc., a self-help group home in Convover. She is married to the Rev. Jerrold Tiggett and they have two children.
The public is invited to attend the event . Rosalind Mitchell is the YAMS Coordinator and the Rev. Carolyn Bratton is the pastor. The church is located at 500 Partee St.
Providence AME Zion
Providence AME Zion Church will celebrate Connectional Lay Day at 11 a.m. Sunday.
The speaker will be Minister Nadine Hudson, associate minister at New Zion Baptist Church. Thu public is invited.
The church is located at 2415 Providence Church Road. The Rev. Harold L. Jordan is pastor of Providence.
Operation Christmas Child
KANNAPOLIS ó Memorial United Methodist Church, 1100 West C St. in Kannapolis is a collection center for shoeboxes full of gifts for Operation Christmas Child this season.
The are are 11relay centers that bring their boxes to Memorial UMC, which then ships them to the Charlotte OCC processing center. For the location of the relay centers, call 1-800-640-5629.
Following are the collection center hours: 1-4 p.m. Sundays Nov. 15 and 22; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 18, 19, 20; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 21; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 23.
When dropping off shoe boxes, please plan enough time to help unload and complete a log-in sheet with an accurate count of the number of boxes delivered.
To order materials such as brochures, DVDs, stickers, prayer guides, order online at www.samaritanspurse.org or call 1-800-353-5949.
Soldiers Memorial
Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church is taking Tuesday Bible School to the next level.
Children and youth are invited to sessions beginning Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 6-7 p.m. The sessions are scheduled for the third and fourth Tuesday of each month, and are designed for age 5 to adult.
There are different session topics for each month. November’s topic is Black History, and December’s topic is Rites of Passage for Youth.
The Rev. Mary S. Hardin is director of Tuesday Bible school and the Rev. Dr. Grant Harrison Jr. is pastor.
For more information call 704-636-3389.
Gospel singing
LEXINGTON ó The Kelly Sisters will be performing 5 p.m., Nov. 22 at Grace Episcopal Church, 419 S. Main St. in Lexington. The performance of traditional and contemporary black gospel music is free and open to the public.
There will be an additional performance by Emmanuel Baptist Church Adult Liturgical Dance Ministry.
The Kelly SistersóTerry, Michelle, Cynthia, and LaTriciaóbegan their singing careers in Illinois. Their father, a Methodist minister, encouraged them to join the youth choir at their church. Terry was the first sister to move to Winston-Salem, and the three other sisters followed her there.
Cynthia, the third sister, performed at the Stained Glass Playhouse in the 2009 production of Mahalia. LaTricia, the youngest, is an evangelist at the House of Faith; Michele, the second oldest, is a Certified Nursing Assistant; and Terry, the oldest, is a hair stylist and pianist at Shiloh Baptist Church.
For more information, call 336-249-7211.

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