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Reynolds to speak
Ozzie Reynolds and his wife Patsy will speak about their work in Zambia, Africa, at the Wednesday Night Live program at John Calvin Presbyterian Church this coming Wednesday.
Mwandi, a village in Zambia, is 9,300 miles away, but Patsy and Ozzie Reynolds, along with fellow Presbyterians, have made the trip 11 times. Reynolds, a Salisbury ophthalmologist, has helped restore sight to 500 people at Mwandi’s hospital. The hospital is supported by John Calvin Church and other local Presbyterian churches.
The 6:30 p.m. program will be preceded by dinner at 6 p.m.
For more information or to make a dinner reservation, call 704-633-4333.
Antioch Baptist
CLEVELAND ó Antioch Baptist Church, 968 Triplett Road, will have its homecoming service Sunday at 3 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. C. B. Mingo, pastor of Clark’s Chapel Baptist Church of Statesville.
Revival services will be held Sept. 9-11 at 7 p.m. nightly. The speaker will be the Rev. L. Duncan Spears.
For more information, call 704-528-3123, or Antioch968@aol.com.
Jerusalem Baptist
SPENCER ó Jerusalem Baptist Church’s homecoming will be this Sunday.
Lunch will be at 1:30 p.m., followed by the evening service with speaker the Rev. Sonya Ellerbe of United Christian Fellowship of Salisbury. The Rev. David L. Bracken is the pastor of Jerusalem, located at 1570 North Long Street Extension.
Allen Temple
CLEVELAND ó Allen Temple Presbyterian Church, 313 E. Main Street in Cleveland, will celebrate its 124th church anniversary Sunday at 3 p.m.
The theme for this service is “Standing On The Promises Of God.” The speaker will be the Rev. Wanda Cuthberson, pastor of Wesley AME Zion Church of Harrisburg.
The public is invited to attend. For further information call 704-278-4091 or 704-577-0296.
Cedar Grove
CLEVELAND ó At 7 p.m. tonight at Cedar Grove AME Zion Church, Cleveland, a memorial service will honor Bro. Vaughn Williams, who was a guitar player for several gospel groups and a preacher at Cedar Grove AME Zion Church.
On Sunday, Cedar Grove will observe Grandparents Day shortly after the 11 a.m. message. All the grandparents of the church will participate in this special recognition. Awards will be given for Best Dressed, Best Talent and Best Offering.
The children’s department is sponsoring this occasion. Refreshments will be served after the recognition.
Memorial service
KANNAPOLIS ó A 9/11 Memorial Service will be held at North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 312 Locust St., Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Tribute will be paid to those who lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001, local emergency and law enforcement agencies, and those serving in the military.
“Come Home to NKBC” Day will be held at North Kannapolis Baptist Church Sunday, Sept. 13, at 10:45 a.m. Former members and guests are invited. Lunch will be provided following the service. For information call 704-933-2125.
Shiloh Reformed
FAITH ó Shiloh Reformed Church of Faith offers Family Night activities each Wednesday, beginning with a fellowship meal at 5:30 p.m., followed by discipleship studies for all ages.
Pioneer Club, which is an age level, Christ-centered, Bible based study with a variety of activities, meets 6:30-7:30 p.m.. In addition, Pre-School Choir, Children’s Choir and Children’s Chimes are also held on Wednesday evenings. Celebration Choir rehearsal is at 7:30 p.m.
For more information, call the church office at 704-279-2260.
St. Paul’s Episcopal
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 930 S. Main St. in Salisbury, will celebrate its annual homecoming on Sept. 13.
The Rev. Candis Burgess, stated supply priest, and the Rev. Nelson Hodgkins, former vicar, will celebrate Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m.
Following the service, there will be a pot-luck luncheon on the church grounds. Afterwards, there will be a hymn sing.
Mighty Miracle
Mighty Miracle Temple UCCI, 117 Long Ferry Road, is having its homecoming service Sunday, Sept. 13, at 3 p.m.
The speaker will be Elder Alice Perry from Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Boyden Quarters, Mt. Ulla.
A four-day revival will be held at the church Sept. 14-17, at 7 p.m. nightly. The speaker will be Dr. George B. Jackson from Citadel of Faith Christian Fellowship UCCI of Thomasville.
For transportation or more information, call 704-267-2830.
House of Prayer
The congregation of the United House of Prayer for All People, 501 Old Concord Road, will be attending services at the sanctuary at 101 S. Dudley St. in Greensboro.
Sept. 7-13, the church will hold the 83rd annual Holy Convocation services. Special guest, Bishop C. M. Bailey, will be present Friday, Saturday night and Sunday. There will be baptismal services held across the street from the sanctuary conducted by the bishop, beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday. There will also be services around 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
The local kitchen will be closed Sept. 11-13.
Church Women United
The Area II Meeting of Church Women United in North Carolina will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, 732 Lincolnton Road, Salisbury. The Salisbury-Rowan Unit of CWU in NC will host.
Betty Jo Hardy serves as president of the Salisbury-Rowan Unit, and Virginia Shuford is Area II chair of CWU in NC and will serve as coordinator/presider of the event. The theme will be “‘Growing Safe Kids.”
During registration a continental breakfast will be provided by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg CWU Unit. Speakers will include the Rev. Annie Smith, focusing on spiritual health, Toi Degree from the NC Cooperative Extension Agency, focusing on nutrition and Beth Connell from Rowan County’s Emergency Medical Service division focusing on safety.
A wrap-up session will be led by the Rev. Jon Hunter of the board of Rowan County Social Services and Beth Connell, presenting information about Caregivers and Smart Start Rowan. Lunch will be provided and served by the SRCWU Unit. During all the presentations there will be handouts and time for questions and answers.
The public is invited. Call 704-279-7055 for more details.
Back Creek
MT. ULLA ó Back Creek Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Mount Ulla, 2145 Back Creek Church Road, will have its annual homecoming celebration Sept. 13 at 11 a.m.
The guest preacher will be the Rev. Alex Coblentz, pastor of Back Creek from 1986-1999 and currently serving as pastor of French Camp Presbyterian Church (ARP) in Mississippi.
Dinner on the grounds will follow the service.
Lanes Chapel
MONTGOMERY CO. ó Homecoming for Historic Lanes Chapel Methodist Church will be held Sunday, Sept. 13. Worship begins at 11 a.m.
The church is located on Uwharrie Point Parkway off Hwy 49 in Montgomery County.
A dinner will follow the service.
Alpha Course
“Is there more to life than this? What happens when we die? Is forgiveness possible?”
The Alpha Course answers these and many other questions of faith beginning Sept. 16 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St.
The Alpha Course gives you the chance to ask those questions, then provides thought-provoking responses in a relaxed, non-threatening, low-key, fun way.
The group will meet for eight Wednesdays, 5:45-8:15 p.m., starting Sept. 16 by sharing a meal in the St. John’s library.
After the meal, the topic is introduced on video by Nicky Gumbe. Participants then divide into small groups to explore the topics in greater depth.
Child care is provided. Contact the church office at 704-636-3431 to make reservations.
St. John’s is handicap accessible.

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