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Faith briefs

CHINA GROVE ó Mount Moriah Lutheran Church, China Grove, is having a Health Forum Sunday, sponsored by Parish Nightingales nurse ministry, during Sunday school.Beginning at 9 a.m. there will be refreshments. Nurses will be checking blood pressure, diabetic glucose, weight and body mass and more.
There will also be a pharmacist and assistants from Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast who will assist in reviewing medications and supplements. The Parish Nightingales will help with the safe disposal of old medications if you bring in the original bottles with you.
At the 10:30 a.m. worship service, there will be a festival service of Holy Communion to celebrate Pentecost. The Rev. Joseph E. Tallent will preach.
During the service, four young people will be confirmed following two years of instruction. The 2009 high school and college graduates will also be recognized.
Following the worship service there will be a covered dish lunch in honor of the confirmands and graduates.
The congregation welcomes newcomers and those who do not currently have a church home to come worship with Mount Moriah.
Mount Moriah is located at 750 Mount Moriah Church Road. For more information call 704-857-5034
Trinity Baptist Church
Dr. Bruce McAllister, director of ministerial training at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., will preach in revival services Sunday, at Trinity Baptist Church, 175 Klumac Road.
The two revival services will be at 9:45 and 11 a.m. McAllister is a church planter and has served as director of ministerial training since 1991.
He oversees student outreach ministries and church staff placement. Dr. Walter Kirk is pastor.
For more information call 704-433-4001.
Fifth Sunday
KANNAPOLIS ó The First Presbyterian Church in Kannapolis will have a special, more informal worship service this Sunday, May 31, as it celebrates Pentecost.
As part of its Centennial Celebration and ongoing fifth Sunday hymn sings, the service will begin at 10:55 a.m. with lots of favorite hymns and songs of the faith. There also will be a time for sharing about what God’s Spirit is doing among us.
The sermon will be brought by Dr. Rick Efird, a son of the church, and lead pastor of Desert Springs Bible Church, Phoenix. Efird is the son of Don and Iris Efird, and is an alumnus of A. L. Brown High School. He also holds degrees from Bryan College, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Phoenix Seminary. He has been at Desert Springs for 23 years.
Efird also will teach a joint adult Sunday school class in the fellowship hall at 9:40 a.m.
Following the worship service, all in attendance are invited to a sandwich and salad lunch in the fellowship hall. Donations will be accepted. Dress for the day is casual.
For additional information, call 704-938-4623 or visit www.FirstPresb.org.
Henderson GroveThe Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church Drama Department presents the play “May I Recommend Jesus” at 11 a.m. Sunday. The play is written and directed by Brenda McNeely. The Rev. Rodney B. Eldridge is pastor.
Holy Ghost Crusade
A Holy Ghost Crusade at New Beginnings End-Time Harvest Ministries, 132 N. Green St. began Friday night and continues through June 13.
The Friday speaker was Barbara Gelver of Shekinah Open Door Ministries, Charlotte.
At 7 p.m. tonight, Jeff McClain will be guest speaker, and Elder Alton Speight will speak Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
There will be additional guest speakers as the crusade continues. Apostle Harold A. Wilson is host pastor.
For more information, call 704-640-0902 or 704-232-4312.
Macedonia Baptist
At Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 2865 Enon Church Road, at 5 p.m. this Sunday, Bible study will take place, led by Dr. W.T. Jackson, pastor. A fellowship service will be held at 6 p.m.
Organ Lutheran
Austin Cress, Haylee Hepler, Hunter Poston and Josh Schenk will be confirmed Pentecost Sunday, May 31, at Organ Lutheran Church by Pastor Terrell Long. New members since May 2008 and graduates will also be recognized.
In addition, the Rev. Gary Safrit, a son of the congregation, will present an icon that he has been writing for more than six months.
A reception for the confirmands, graduates and new members will follow the service in the fellowship hall.
Cedar Grove AME Zion
CLEVELAND ó Cedar Grove AME Zion Church, Cleveland, will be having a Ten Commandment Program sponsored by the trustee board at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 7.Speakers are John Ellis of Cedar Grove AME Zion, Claudette Allen of Cedar Grove AME Zion, Jerry Sherrill of Cedar Grove AME Zion, Paula Robinson of Marable Memorial AME Zion, Brother James Rankin of Third Creek AME Zion, Yvette Collier of Moore’s Chapel AME Zion, Donna Cuthbertson of Cedar Grove AME Zion, Julia Mae Allison of South Iredell AME Zion, James Johnson of New Shepherd Baptist and Geraldine Cuthbertson of Cedar Grove AME Zion.
Solid Rock Church
Solid Rock Church of God, honoring Minister Laura A. Washington, D.Min., hosted a “First Lady Appreciation and Accomplishment Day” banquet on May 2 at the Salisbury City Park Center.
The theme was “Appreciating a Virtuous Woman.” The Rev. Gina Long of the Potter’s House Outreach Ministry was guest.
Solid Rock recognized Washington for earning her doctorate degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary at Wake Forest and for her dedication to ministry. She is married to the Rev. Samuel A. Washington, M.Div., pastor of Solid Rock.
Salem Lutheran
SALISBURY ó Salem Lutheran Church, will be hosting a contemporary Christian music concert today from 5 to 8 p.m.
Featured are Salem Spirit Band and Singers, St. John’s Lutheran Youth Band, Neel Road Baptist Praise Band and Trademark Band.
The concert will take place on the front lawn of the church, 5080 Sherrills Ford Road. Dinner and refreshments will be offered.
Proceeds from the sale of food items will benefit B.J. and Carolyn Fesperman and for Salem Youth’s annual Cherokee Mission Trip.
First PresbyterianPentecost will be observed Sunday at First Presbyterian Church with a Wholeness and Healing Service at 9 a.m., and then a single worship service at 11 a.m. for the fifth Sunday.
New Disciples will be welcomed during that service. The Disciples leaving next week for Brazil will also be commissioned.
Sunday school will be held at 10 a.m. Following worship, the church will celebrate unity in Lewis Hall with a covered-dish luncheon. During the lunch, there will be a service to burn the mortgage of the Family Life Center. The public is invited.
Love Christian Center
EAST SPENCER óYouth Day will be this Sunday, 11 a.m. at Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St. The youth will lead the service.
The speaker will be Jackie White. The mother of six, she is the secretary to the pastor, a member of the Adult Dance Team, Praise Team, youth teacher, and creative director for all Love Christian Center bulletin boards.
Directors of the youth department are Elder Agnes Partee-Brown, Cedrick Hash, and Sheena Holmes. The pastor of Love Christian Center is Bishop Ronald Hash.
For more information, call 704-433-1474.

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