Faith briefs

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Last Supper
KANNAPOLIS ó A 45-year tradition enters the spotlight again when the Kannapolis First Presbyterian Church presents “The Last Supper,” a living tableau of the last gathering of Christ with his disciples before his crucifixion.
This free performance (nursery available) will be on Palm Sunday, April 5, in the church sanctuary at 8 p.m.
Captured on stage, daVinci’s famous Last Supper painting springs to life when Jesus says “One of you will betray me…” Sitting or standing motionless at a larger-than-life-sized table, members of The First Presbyterian Church ó the disciples óeach in turn, voice private thoughts generated by the master’s shocking announcement.
Performed every few years since the early ’60s, this will be the 16th performance of The Last Supper by Ernest Emurian. Many of the actors and stage crew are the sons and daughters of original cast members.
The public is invited to attend this free centennial year performance and join with friends and neighbors in what has become a community tradition.
Call Kannapolis First Presbyterian Church at 704-938-4623 or go to for more information.Deacons alliance
The Rowan and Davie County Deacons Alliance Inc. will be having their 5th Sunday Fellowship Service on March 29 at New Bethel Baptist Church, located on N.C. 601 South, Mocksville.
The service will begin at 4 p.m. The Rev Gina Long of The Potters House Outreach Ministry will be the speaker. She will be accompanied by her congregation, choir and ushers. The Rev. William Cowan is the host pastor.
Evangelistic crusade
The Salisbury District African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church will have its annual Evangelistic Crusade beginning Monday, March 30, with the Fifth Annual Community Prayer Service.
Services will begin each night at 7 p.m. at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, located on the corner of Monroe and Partee Streets. The Rev. Carolyn Bratton is the host pastor
The theme for the crusade is “Getting Ready for the Final Exam: Relationship, Fellowship, Worship.” The Rev. Buddy Hoffner of Rockwell will be the guest on Monday night, along with the Livingstone Gospel Choir. Other choirs from across the District and Livingstone College Choir will provide music for the week.
On Tuesday, the Rev. Dr. Grant Harrison, Pastor of Soldier’s Memorial AME Zion Church will be the speaker. Wednesday, the Rev. Rudolph Cornelius, pastor Zion Wesley AME Zion Church of Troutman will speak. The Rev. Anthony Freeman, pastor of Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church in Landis will be speaker Thursday.
For further information contact the Rev. Dr. Grant Harrison, 704-642-1185.
Service of wholeness
On Sunday, March 28, First Presbyterian Church in Salisbury will begin the day with a Service of Wholeness and Healing in the sanctuary at 9 a.m.
This service will feature a “laying on of hands” for those who are in need of healing. You may also represent someone who is not able to attend and receive a “laying on of hands” for that person.
Sunday School will begin at 10 a.m. for all ages. Classes are available for pre-schoolers through adults.
On this fifth Sunday, the church will have one service of worship to celebrate Youth Sunday. Worship will begin at 11 a.m. in Lewis Hall. Senior high youth will be preaching, and the youth will be singing.
There will be a congregational lunch immediately following the service, in Lewis Hall.Northside Church
Northside Church of God of Prophecy will be having a special presentation, “Behold The Man,” this Sunday at 4 p.m.
There will be singing, dancing and praise.
Guests are Crown in Glory Lutheran Church, with Director Phyllis M. Partee, and the Northside Holy Angels Dance Team with Erika Lott, youth director.
The speaker is Minister Mary Allison Young. Host pastor is Bishop James J. Lott, II.
Northside will also have a Maundy Thursday service 7 p.m. on April 9, with communion and footwashing. Bishop James J. Lott II will bring the message.
St. Paul’s Episcopal
Next Wednesday, April 1, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will offer the last of five Lenten programs. This presentation is entitled “Orthopedic Medical Matters” and will be delivered by Karen Jones.
The public is invited to attend this program, which begins at 6:45 p.m.
The evening will conclude with the monastic service of Compline after this 30-minute discussion.
St. Paul’s is located at 930 S. Main St. in Salisbury.
Union Lutheran
On Saturday, April 4 at 7 p.m., Union Lutheran Church, 4770 Bringle Ferry Road, will host a service of scripture, prayer and hymns.
“Light in the Darkness” is a service of hope, with those who have lost jobs, homes, or are in financial distress in our community in mind.
The Salisbury community is invited to come as they are to this informal service in the sanctuary.
Hall’s Temple
Hall’s Temple Church will hold its annual 12 Tribes Rally March 29 at 3:30 p.m. The public is invited , along with other area churches. The host pastor is the Rev. E. Bruce.
Hall’s Temple will be having a spring revival on April 1-3 at 7:30 each evening.
On Wednesday, the speaker is the Rev. Reggie McConneaughey from God’s Tabernacle for Believers in Rockwell.
On Thursday, the speaker is Dr. John Krider from Ambassador Christian Church in Salisbury.
On Friday, the speaker is Joseph Robinson from New Creation of Statesville.
The public is welcome to all services.
Trinity Wesleyan
Trinity Wesleyan Kids invite children birth through fourth grade to join them for an EGG-STRAVAGANZA, Sunday at 10:45 a.m. at the church.
The event will include a giant easter egg hunt with prizes, inflatable bounce houses and an obstacle course, animals to pet and Easter praise and worship. Participants are requested to bring a basket for the egg hunt and wear causal clothes for outdoor activities.
Trinity Wesleyan is located at 2200 Mooresville Road.
For more information, contact Martha Richardson at 704-633-2884.
Emmanuel Baptist
This 5th Sunday, March 29, will be Youth Sunday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, located at 2300 Bringle Ferry Road.
Sunday School starts at 9:45 a.m., and morning worship will follow at 11 a.m. The youth will be conducting the service and Tim Cornelison, choir director, will be delivering the morning message, “God’s Tool Box.” The service will conclude with observance of the Lord’s Supper.
A cook-out lunch will follow the service. At 2 p.m. there will be a special song service featuring “Mended Wings.”
Gene Sides is the Pastor of Emmanuel. This event is open to the public and there will be no evening service.
Love Christian Center
EAST SPENCER ó Youth Day will be held Sunday, 11 a.m. at Love Christian Center, 102 S. Long St., East Spencer. The youth will be in charge of the entire service.
Music will be provided by the youth praise team and the Kujimani Praise Dance Ministry under the direction of Gloria Gray. Beverly Kerr will be dancing.
The speaker will be Allen Hines Sr. He is the treasurer of Love Christian Center and is the special advisor to the pastor. He is married to Minister Tiffany Hines and they have seven children.
The pastor of Love Christian Center is Bishop W. Ronald Hash.
For additional information, call 704-433-1474.
Grace Lower Stone
ROCKWELL ó A lenten service will be held at Grace Lower Stone Church, 2405 Lower Stone Church Road, at 7 p.m. this Sunday. The Rev. Wayne Trexler, pastor at Shiloh Reformed Church in Faith, along with the Rev. Spencer Swain, pastor at Grace Lower Stone, will be leading the service. The Rev. Junior Gaither and the Rev. Johnny Boggs will be assisting in the service as well.
For more information, call 704-279-4176.
Midway UMC
KANNAPOLIS ó Community Lenten evening services have been held each Sunday night during March in area United Methodist churches.
This Sunday, at 7 p.m., the service will be held at Midway UMC, Kannapolis, 708 S. Main St. Music will be rendered by Memorial, Midway, Trinity and Royal Oaks United Methodist Churches. The speaker will be the Rev. Millie Orbison, pastor of Royal Oaks. Child care will be provided. The Rev. David Cash is host pastor.
Anchored in Christ
CLEVELAND ó Pastor Ray Blakenship of Anchored in Christ Church of Statesville will be the guest speaker at The Building on Baker Mill Road in Cleveland, this Sunday at 5 p.m.
Gospel recording artists, Offered Soul,will be the guest group for the evening. The public is invited to attend.
Dinners will sold from 2-4:30 p.m.
For more information, call Sandra Cornelius, 704-315-1277.
Yadkin Grove Baptist
The Yadkin Grove Missionary Baptist Church, located at 325 Leonard Road, will celebrate the conclusion of the second pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Paul S. Rhinehart Sr., and First Lady Stacey B. Rhinehart on Sunday, at 10 a.m.
Pastor Patrick J. Walker Sr. of The New Macedonia Baptist Church, Washington DC, will be the speaker.
Blackwelder Park
KANNAPOLIS ó Blackwelder Park Baptist Church presents “SpringFest@The Park!” Saturday, April 11, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
This is a time of food, fellowship, and fun for all ages.
The event includes Easter egg hunts, an inflatable moon bounce, food, fountain drinks, games and live music.
Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
Call 704-932-4266 for more information.
Ladies meeting
Landis Baptist Church will have its Annual Ladies Meeting at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 4. An 8 a.m. continental breakfast precedes the meeting.
The meeting’s theme is “God Will Make a Way.”
Speakers are Kyla Rowland, Traci Graham and Pam Graham.
Special music will be by Kyla Rowland & Deliverance.
Lunch will be provided.
There is no registration fee. A love offering will be taken.