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St. John’s holds attic sale today (Faith briefs)

The St. John’s Senior High League is hosting an attic sale 8-11 a.m. today to raise money for the annual Angel Tree Christmas party.
The attic sale location is the former K-Town building which will house the St. John’s Youth and Community Center in the future. The site is at the corner of Innes and Fulton Streets.
On Nov. 15, St. Johns will honor Veterans Day and Lutheran Services for the Aging. Visiting pastor Steve Gerhard will speak at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services.
On Nov. 22, St. John’s will celebrate Thanksgiving and Christ the King Sunday at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. At 3 p.m., Russian organist Leo Lebedinsky , director of music at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson, will present an organ concert.
On Nov. 26, Pastor Rhodes Woolly will preach in a joint service with Soldiers Memorial AME Zion congregation. This special service will feature a joint choir of voices from both churches. Southern City
Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church will observe its 111th anniversary during the morning worship service on Sunday. The children and youth of the church will be highlighted in a souvenir booklet.
Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins Sr., the 12th president of Livingstone College, will speak. The Livingstone College Gospel Choir will accompany him.
A fellowship dinner will be served after the service.
Cedar Grove AME Zion
CLEVELAND ó Cedar Grove AME Zion Church Young Adult Missionary Society (YAMS) will observe Founders Day on Sunday, Nov. 8, at the 11 a.m. service.
Sister Adrian Harper, a local preacher at Little Rock AME Zion Church and her pastor, the Rev. Dr. Dwayne A. Walker of the North Charlotte District, will be the speakers of the hour as the YAMS remembers Dr. Willa Mae Rice, founder of the society, and Dr. Adlise Ivey Porter, the organizing coordinator.
New Hope AME Zion
New Hope AME Zion Church, 1470 North Long Street Ext., will celebrate Connectional Lay Sunday on Nov. 15 at 11 a.m.
Yvonne A. Tracey, the newly elected Connectional Lay Council president of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, will be the guest speaker. She lives in Salisbury and is a graduate of Hood Theological Seminary.
Gethsemane Baptist
This Sunday at 10:45 a.m., Women’s Day will be observed at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church. Women over the age of 80 will be recognized and blessed.
The speaker will be Angela Dawkins, a native of Lexington. She attends St. Peter’s Church and World Outreach Center in Winston-Salem where she is president of the choir and serves on the Women’s Leadership Team. Dawkins works at a Winston-Salem law firm as a litigation paralegal.
Trinity Lutheran
Trinity Lutheran Church in Landis, North Carolina has published a 100 Year Anniversary Cookbook, selling for $15 each. They may be purchased from any member of the congregation or at the church office. Proceeds go to the building fund.
The cookbook contains 500 well-loved recipes and includes the contributors’ names, enabling users to find the recipes of family and friends. For more information, contact Lynn Sawyer or call 704 857-2441.
New Zion Baptist
New Zion Baptist Church is celebrating the 31st pastoral anniversary of the Rev. and Mrs. Paul Jones at 11 a.m. this Sunday. Guest speaker is Elder Keith Shuler, pastor of New Beginning Fellowship Church in Charlotte, accompanied by his choir and congregation.
Paul and Alma Jones have three sons and nine grandchildren. Jones preached his initial sermon Feb. 17, 1974 and was pastor of New Faith Baptist Church in Lexington prior to coming to New Zion.
Ardis Chapel
Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church, 1940 Old Mocksville Road, will celebrate a “100 Women in Hats” program at 4 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Cathy Marlin of Fairview Heights Baptist Church. Fairview Heights members and the public are invited to the event.
A capella ensemble
First Baptist Church, Salisbury, 223 N. Fulton St.,will host Chi Rho, the Wake Forest Men’s Christian a capella ensemble Sunday, Nov. 15, during the 11 a.m. service.
Chi Rho’s name was derived from the first two letters in the Greek spelling of the word “Christ.” The group has toured extensively and produced 10 albums.
For information, call 704-633-0431.
Genesis Baptist
On Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, Genesis Baptist Church held a ground-breaking ceremony for the addition of a new 9,600 square foot sanctuary.
On Sept. 9, 2001, Pastor Gene Edwards held the first meeting of Genesis Baptist Church at the Town House II Restaurant in Kannapolis, with 39 people present. On Oct. 21, 2001, the church moved to East 20th Street in Kannapolis. In February 2002, three acres of land on Old Concord Road was purchased for the new church and a ground breaking held in September. In May 2003, the church held its first service with more than 250 people present.
In September 2007, the church purchased an additional 22 acres. As of October 2009, Genesis Baptist Church has 463 members.
Miller’s Chapel
Members of Miller’s Chapel AME Zion Church will celebrate its 135th church anniversary with dedication of the new fellowship hall this Sunday. The Rev. Hezekiah Lawson, pastor, will deliver the 11 a.m. message.
Lunch will be served in the fellowship hall at 1:30 p.m.
The Right Rev. George W.C. Walker Sr., presiding prelate of the Piedmont Episcopal District and senior bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church will deliver the 3 p.m. message and dedicate the fellowship hall.
Music will be provided by Mrs. Willie J. Boyd.
Liberty AME Zion
The Ushers of Liberty AME Zion Church, 271 Gladestone Road, Cooleemee, will celebrate their annual Ushers’ Anniversary and Pew Rally this Sunday at 3 p.m.
Special speakers for the day will be: Donna Cuthbertsonof Cedar Grove AME Zion Church speaking on “Faith” and Julia Allison of South Iredell AME Zion Church speaking on “Charity.”
The public is invited. For more information, call 336-284-2508.
Community Baptist
Dr. Donnie Lovette will be in revival Nov. 8-11 at Community Baptist, 18 Carolina St., one block off Klumac Rd. Services Sunday are at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., and at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.
A native of Rowan County, Lovette has pastored churches in Salisbury, Oakboro, Indian Trail and Abbeville, S.C.
He is now senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Wilmington. He is a featured inspirational writer in several Wilmington magazines and newspapers.
Von Trapp Concert
KANNAPOLIS ó Elisabeth von Trapp will be in concert at Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 E. 1st St., Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. Admission is free, and a love offering will be collected.
Elisabeth von Trapp is the granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired “The Sound of Music.” Singing professionally since childhood, Elisabeth will sing both sacred and secular music.
For information call 704 933-1127
Gospel singing
MOORESVILLE ó BB & the Spiritual Hi-Lites presents a gospel singing program at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Winnie Hooper Center, 221 S. Sherrill St. in Mooresville.
Participating are The Gospel Express, Chosen, Anointed Voices from Salisbury and Boyden Quarters from Cleveland. Admission is free.
Food will be available for sale. For more information, contact Jared Vaughters at 704-236-8177. For directions call Michael Cuthberson at 704-232-4979.
New Beginning Church
KANNAPOLIS ó Bishop and Evangelist Roseman’s seventh pastoral anniversary will be observed at New Beginning Church with services Thursday, Nov. 19 through Sunday, Nov. 22, omitting Friday night.
Speakers will be:
– Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. – Pastor W. Brown of Written Epistles Church of Jesus Christ, of Charlotte;
– Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. – Apostle S. Gillespie of Tabernacle of Joy, of Mooresville;
– Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. – Bishop R. Mungo of St. John Holiness Church of Newton.
For more information call 704-938-2088. The church is located at 1124 Thomas Ave.

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