Faith briefs

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Film at Enon
Enon Baptist Church invites the community to attend a free screening of the award-winning documentary, “Beneath the Skin: Baptists and Racism,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23. The evening will begin with a screening of the film at 7 p.m., followed by a panel discussion at 7:45 p.m. and refreshments and fellowship at 8:15. Enon Baptist Church is located at 1875 Enon Church Road, Salisbury. For more information, contact the church at or 704-633-3404.
Friends Forever TV
Friends Forever TV (FFTV) is hosting the Gathering Missions Weekend, Feb. 20-22 at the Event Center located at 315 Webb Road, Salisbury, on the campus of Cornerstone Church.
The Gathering Missions Weekend began Friday with a celebration service. The event will continue today at 9 a.m. and Sunday at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. These events are free and open to the public . For more information, call 704-855-1218 or visit
Cowboy Church
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will host Cowboy Church at 3 p.m. this Sunday.
Cowboy Church is a non-denominational form of worship adapted from the Old West concept of friends, family and others gathering for an informal worship experience. This service is open to the community. Some attendees wear Western clothing.
This month’s service will feature steel guitar virtuoso Jerry Bowman from Taylorsville. Musical guests will also include DC and The Chosen Few.
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church is located at 2570 St. Peter’s Church Road, Salisbury. St. Luke Baptist
The Rev. Dr. Grant Harrison Jr., pastor of Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church, will be the guest speaker at St. Luke Baptist Church’s annual Black History Celebration, Sunday at 3 p.m.
Also appearing on this program will be Nah’gen Visions Inc., whose mission is to use the power of the Hip Hop culture to invoke positive behavioral changes in youth.
O’Guin leaving
After nearly 16 years, Pastor Christopher O’Guin of Community Baptist Church will be leaving for another pastorate. The church has planned a service in his honor this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. during the morning worship service. A reception in his honor is planned from 3 to 5 p.m.
In March, O’Guin will become senior pastor at North Kannapolis Baptist Church in Kannapolis.
First United MethodistSix members from First United Methodist Church left for Dulac, La., Feb. 15 to help recovery efforts for those left homeless from hurricanes Katrina, Gustav and Rita.
Volunteering along with team leader Rob Watts are Jay Buxton, Bob Poole, Blair Lawson, Tony Nussman and Dwight Wilhelm.
The team has at least two assignments: roofing a new home, and finishing a large deck/ ramp.The team returned Friday.
Ash Wednesday
KANNAPOLIS ó First Presbyterian Church in Kannapolis will conduct an informal Ash Wednesday service on at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the fellowship hall.
The service for all ages, led by the Rev. Joe Crawford, begins the Lenten journey to the cross and Easter. A nursery will be provided. For more information, call 704-938-4623 or visit
Seth Warren benefit
ROCKWELL ó Grace Lowerstone Church is holding a benefit dinner 5 p.m., Feb. 28, at Grace Lowerstone Church with all proceeds going to the family of Seth Warren. Seth, 3, has multiple allergies. Those who cannot come to the benefit may send a check for Seth Warren to Grace Lower Stone Church, 2405 Lower Stone Church Road, Rockwell, 28138.
Jubilee concert
The Jubilee choir, under the direction of Kay Wright Norman, will present a concert in honor of Black History on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church on Caldwell Street.
Soloists are Teresa Moore-Mitchell, Quinton Woodward, Doris Goodman, Roy Leazer and Mitchell Siegle and Rebecca Stinson.
This event is open to the public. Dr. Clary Phelps is the host pastor for the service. Refreshments will follow in the James Stowe Fellowship Hall.The next Jubilee Choir program will be an Easter Cantata, “I Will Arise” at 4 p.m. Palm Sunday, April 12, at Jerusalem Baptist Church located on Long Street and Long Ferry Road.
Crown in Glory
Crown In Glory Lutheran Church cordially invites the community to Lenten mid-week services on Wednesdays.
A noonday meditation period will be held from 12:15-12:45 p.m. This service will be led by Vicar Adam DeGroot and Phyllis Partee, director of music.
A Lenten worship service will be held each Wednesday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. These services will be held from Ash Wednesday, Feb. 25, until April 8.
Crown In Glory is located at 517 E. Bank Street. The Rev. Donald Anthony is vacancy pastor.
Gethsemane Baptist
This Sunday, 10:45 a.m., at Gethsemane Missionary baptist Church, The George B. Stowe Memorial/GMBC Scholarship Committee sponsors United Negro College Fund Sunday. The speaker will be Willie Jean Kennedy.She is a retired school teacher after 36 1/2 years of service in the Rowan-Salisbury School System. She is married to Royal Lee Kennedy. The have three daughters and one grandson.
Kimball Lutheran
KANNAPOLIS ó Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church invites the community to join in the spiritual journey of Lent, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 25, with two worship opportunities.
A noon worship service will include Holy Communion and the imposition of ashes. The second service will be held at 7 p.m., with Holy Communion and the imposition of ashes again offered.
For more information, call 704-933-4101 or visit
Third Creek AME
CLEVELAND ó Third Creek AME Zion Church will have its annual women’s day program this Sunday.
The theme for this year is “Zion Women Committed to Excellence for God.”
The Rev. Andrea Polk, associate pastor of Third Creek will be the 11 a.m. speaker.
Joan Thompson Miller, wife of Dr. David Miller, Charlotte District, and founder of the FabConnection, which includes “The Fabulous After Fifty Society,” will be the guest speaker at 3 p.m.
Dinner will be served in the Glenn G. Grayson Fellowship Hall at 1:30 p.m.
For more information, call 704-278-2289.
Gospel singing
TROUTMAN ó There will be a big gospel singing at Zion Wesley AME Zion Church, 133 Zion Wesley Road in Troutman at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Featured will be The Messengers for Christ of Cleveland, The Mighty Pilgrimaires of Salisbury, and special guest Keith Holland and Friends in Christ of the Carolinas.
The Rev. Rudolph Cornelius is pastor.
Pine Ridge Baptist
CHINA GROVE ó There will be a Sunday Morning Singing at Pine Ridge Baptist Church, located at 880 Old Linn Road in China Grove.
The singing will feature two groups, “The Testimonians” and “4ever 4given.”
There will be no Sunday school and morning worship and praise will begin at 10 a.m. following the service. Lunch will be served in the fellowship hall.
At 6 p.m., the church singers will begin the evening service. The message will be delivered by the Rev. George Bradshaw, pastor.
For more information, call 704-279-0574.
White Rock AME Zion
GRANITE QUARRY ó White Rock AME Zion Church will celebrate their Men’s Day on Sunday. The Rev. William Gullick, pastor, will deliver the 11 a.m. message.
The Rev. Jimmy Griffin, pastor of Center Grove AME Zion Church, Tobaccoville, will deliver the 3:30 p.m. message. His choir and congregation will accompany him.
Area churches are welcome.
Cedar Grove AME ZionThis Sunday, at 3 p.m, Dianne Ellis Williams will give her trial discourse at Cedar Grove AME Zion Church.
The pastor of Cedar Grove is Rev. Dr. Patricia A. Tyson.
First Calvary Baptist
First Calvary Baptist Church will observe Black History Month at 4 p.m. Sunday.
The program will feature the Livingstone College Theater Arts Department, the First Calvary Choir and Dance Ministry, Magnify!
The theater arts troupe, directed by Dr. Michael Connor, has performed extensively locally and in other North Carolina cities this year. The students will present a readers’ theater, excerpts of speeches by well known black orators, and a presentation by liturgical dancers.
The First Calvary music department is directed by Winnell Short, minister of music.
The Rev. Leamon E. Brown is pastor of First Calvary which is located at 400 S. Long St.
The Greenes
GOLD HILL ó The Greenes from Boone will be in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the First Baptist Church of Gold Hill.
The church is located at 16141 Old Beatty Ford Road. There will be no ticket sales, but a freewill love offering will be received.
For more information, call Pastor Tony Parsons at 704-223-1842.
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