Lutheran Area Musicians and Pastors of Rowan County will sponsor its annual Reformation service at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Sunday, at 4 p.m. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the service in the fellowship hall.
The preacher will be the Rev. Doug Kearney. The Rev. David Ridenhour, pastor of St. Peter’s, will be the celebrant. Many other Lutheran pastors, musicians and lay leaders will take part.
Choir members from all the Lutheran Congregations are invited to sing in the mass choir. Choir members are asked to be at St. Peter’s at 1:45 p.m. for rehearsal. Bring your choir robe.
A brass choir of graduates from Appalachian State University will accompany the singing and perform special pieces.
Pastors not participating in the service are invited to robe and process. The color of the day is red.
The public is invited to attend the service.
The next LAMP meeting will be Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran, Mount Ulla.
Crown In Glory
Crown In Glory Lutheran Church, 517 E. Bank St., will celebrate Harvest Home this Sunday. The morning worship service is at 9 a.m. with Pastor Donald Anthony preaching. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m.
There will be a praise service at 3:30 p.m. and the Harvest Home worship service will begin at 4 p.m. The speaker is the Rev. William Parson, pastor of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Winston-Salem.
Pastor Parson is a well- known speaker in the Southeastern District of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. He has served as the Southeastern District Consultant for black ministry, as third vice president of the Southeastern District, and as a member of the SED Task Force on Black Ministry.
Today, guest choirs from Salisbury and surrounding areas will present a Songfest. The program begins at 7 p.m.
This Sunday, Sills Creek AME Zion Church will celebrate Lay Day during the 10 a.m. worship service. This is the celebration day of the anniversary of the denomination.
Mary Ponds, mayor of the town of Granite Quarry, is the speaker. Ponds, a retired educator, was elected to serve in her first run for a political office. She is the first woman and the first African American to serve the town of Granite Quarry.
On Oct. 26 through 28, the fall revival begins. Services are held at 7 p.m. each night. The preachers for the week are: the Rev. Thomas Lee, pastor of Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion, East Spencer; the Rev. Donnie Kent, pastor of Third Creek AME Zion, Cleveland; and the Rev. Carolyn Bratton, pastor of Moores Chapel AME Zion, Salisbury.
The public is invited.
Sills Creek is located at 3165 Bradshaw Road and Highway 150, Mooresville.
First Calvary Baptist
First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S. Long St., will observe Woman’s Day Sunday at 11 a.m. Minister Sarita Allen-Medlin of Durham will speak.
A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Allen-Medlin taught in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, and is currently a graduate student in educational administration at the University of North Carolina.
Allen-Medlin is following in the footsteps of her mother, the Rev. Juanita K. Allen, assistant pastor at First Calvary. An associate minister at Markham Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Durham, Allen-Medlin also serves as Sunday school superintendent.
AME Zion meetingPORTSMOUTH, VA. ó The Connectional Lay Council of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church was held July 25-31 in Portsmouth, Va
Salisbury resident Yvonne Tracey was elected the ninth president. Her family was one of the founding members 160 years ago of St. Frances AME Zion church in Port Chester, N.Y. This Sunday, Tracey will be the 11 a.m. speaker at Sandy Ridge AME Zion church, Landis. She will also conduct a “Lunch and Lead” session at Cedar Grove AME Zion church, Cleveland.
Tracey is a member of Soldiers Memorial AME Zion church, where she serves as lay president and director of Christian education.
The movie “Flywheel” will be shown at Cleveland First Baptist Church on Sunday evening at 5 p.m.
In the movie, Jay Austin, the owner of a used car dealership, sells cars in the worst way. Confronting the reality of how he truly conducts himself, Jay begins the ride of his life as he learns to honor God with his business, his relationships, and his life.
Zig Ziglar, author and motivation teacher, has said this movie is “entertainment that packs a message right where we all live and work.”
Snacks available. The public is invited and there is no charge. For more information call the Rev. Bobby Seagroves, interim pastor, at 704-857-6029.
Church Women United
The Salisbury-Rowan unit of Church Women United in NC will celebrate World Community Day with a luncheon and program on Friday, Nov. 6, from noon to 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Milford Hills United Methodist Church, 1630 Statesville Blvd.
Individual member churches will also bring canned goods for the food pantry of Rowan Helping Ministries.
World Community Day chair, Catherine Rivens, along with Jean Lowery, Ecumenical Celebrations chair, will lead the nationally prepared program.
All interested persons are invited to attend. Call 704-636-8499 by Nov. 1 for luncheon reservations ($6).
First UMC Landis
The First United Methodist Church of Landis, 209 East Mill St., will celebrate 106 years of ministry at its homecoming/All Saints Day on Sunday, Nov. 1.
The service will begin at 10:45 a.m. The guest speaker will be a former pastor, the Rev. Bobby D. Dennis.
The church will recognize members who have died this year. All former pastors and family members of the deceased will be guests.
The morning worship service will be followed by a traditional covered dish meal.
Past members and friends are invited to attend.
EAST SPENCER ó On Oct. 25 the Usher Board of Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 940 S. Long St., will celebrate its 87th anniversary at 3 p.m. at the church.
The Rev. Dr. Norman H. Hicklin, pastor of Mowing Glade AME Zion Church of Charlotte, will bring the message. He brings with him the ushers, choirs and members of that church.
Grace Goins is the recipient of the program dedication award.Delphia M. Henderson is the Youth Usher of the Year.
Christian Outreach of the Piedmont International presents “Fresh Wind” from Oct. 28 to 30 at 7 p.m. nightly.
The worship conference will feature Janet Floyd on Oct. 28 and 29, and Tracey Troy on Oct. 30.
Christian Outreach of the Piedmont International is located at 1424 Rickert St. in Statesville.
For more information visit www.christianoutreachnc.org or call 704-881-0425.Smith Chapel
There will be a special appreciation service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the New Smith Chapel Pentecostal Church, 8025 Statesville Blvd., honoring Elder Christine Cornelius for her work of 56 years in evangelistic ministry and more than 50 years of church work.
The speaker for the occasion will be Elder Naizely C. Krider from the Ambassador Christian Church in Salisbury.
The Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 197th church anniversary Sunday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. Dinner will be served immediately following the service.
The Rev. Rodney Eldridge will deliver the morning message.The afternoon message will be delivered by the Rev. Paul Jones, pastor of New Zion Baptist Church of Granite Quarry. The public is invited.
Providence AME Zion
Homecoming will be observed Sunday at Providence AME Zion Church, 2415 Providence Church Road, followed by a three-night revival.
The pastor, the Rev. Harold L. Jordan, will preach for the Sunday morning service at 11 a.m. The Providence Men’s Choir, under the direction of Rebecca Stinson, will sing.
Dinner will be served in the fellowship hall at 1:30 p.m.
The guest speaker for the 3 p.m. service is the Rev. Gwendolyn Hampton, pastor of St. John’s AME Zion Church, Mocksville, with music provided by the church’s choir.
The Rev. Allen W. Stimpson, pastor of New Jersey AME Zion Church, Lexington, will preach for the revival service Monday-Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. nightly.
Oakdale Baptist Church, 200 Charles St., Spencer, will host a basketball clinic on Saturday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to noon. The clinic is for boys and girls, grades 5 through 8 and will be conducted in the church’s full size gym. The clinic is free and limited to the first 40 that register.
The clinic will be led by Mark Senter of Winston-Salem, who is the Forsyth County representative for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He plays like a “Globe Trotter,” demonstrating fancy shooting and ball-handling skills. James Blackburn of Winston-Salem will also help lead the clinic. A high school basketball coach, he served as an intern with the Charlotte Bobcats.
Call Pastor Richard Gross at 704-633-9412 or 704-633-9530 to register.
Church of Nazarene
Salisbury’s First Church of the Nazarene will have homecoming this Sunday.
The church was organized in 1941 on Bank Street, and the current church was built in 1969 on the corner of 12th Street and North Jackson Street.
The 11 a.m. morning service will include a concert by the gospel singing group Hollow Oak. A carry-in dinner will be held after the morning service.
New Hope AME Zion
New Hope AME Zion Church, located at 1470 N. Long Street Ext. in Salisbury, will hold its Women’s Day Program this Sunday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Margaret Roberson Anderson, guest speaker.
Anderson grew up in Spencer and attended Livingstone College before transferring to the University of Louisville (Kentucky) where she received her degree in elementary education. She began teaching in 1975.
When her husband joined the ministry in 1980, the family moved back to North Carolina, and Anderson accepted teaching positions with the then-Salisbury City Schools (Henderson Intermediate) and later in 1986 with Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System until 1996 when the family moved to Detroit where her husband served as pastor and she continued to teach.
She has also served as principal at Oakland International Academy in Hamtramck, Mich., an Islamic school made up of children from Yemen, Somalia, Bangledesh and other Arabic countries. She currently teaches in Charlotte.
For more information, call 704-633-7548.
Haven Lutheran Church, 207 W. Harrison St., will observe Reformation Sunday on Oct. 25 at the 10:30 a.m. service.
During the worship service, the rite of Holy Baptism will be observed and new members will be received.
A reception honoring the new members will be held from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. The Rev. Ed Harper, interim pastor, will deliver the message for the day. Visitors are welcome.
House of Prayer
The congregation of the United House of Prayer for All People will be observing the installation of their new pastor, Apostle A. Wiggins from Norfolk, Va. in a service tonight, beginning 8 p.m.
Apostle A.M. Oakley, current pastor, has accepted a place in the sanctuary of the United House of Prayer in North Charlotte.
Immanuel Lutheran Church will celebrate its 114th year of ministry this Sunday. Homecoming service begins at 10:50 a.m.
Guest preacher is the Rev. Floyd W. Bost, former pastor from 1955-58.
Special music will be provided by the adult choir and the children/youth choir.
A covered dish picnic lunch will follow the service on the church grounds under tents. Members are encouraged to bring a picnic basket full of food.
Immanuel is located two miles south of Rockwell on Immanuel Church Road.
Old Fashion Day
Pine Ridge Baptist Church, 880 Old Linn Road, China Grove, will have an “Old Fashion Day” this Sunday. Everyone is invited to come in old-fashioned attire, and there will be music and preaching “in an old-fashioned way.” Those who don’t have something old fashioned to wear may come as they are.
Sunday Adventure and Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., worship service is at 10:30 a.m. Prayer rooms are at 5:45 p.m. and evening worship at 6.
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