Faith briefs

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 7, 2011

Jerusalem Baptist Churchís Menís Ministry will sponsor a health fair on Saturday, Jan. 8, from 1-3 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Guest speaker will be Diane Griffin of the Hefner VA Medical Center. This event is open to the public. The church is located at 1570 N. Long St.
Cedar Grove
CLEVELAND ó Victoria Richardson Day will be observed at the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Jan. 9, at Cedar Grove AME Zion Church.
Member Geraldine Cuthbertson will be the speaker. Claudette Allen, along with the Youth Missionary Department, will also take part in the service. The theme is ěTearing Down the Walls and Taking it to the Streets.î
The Rev. Dr. Patricia Tyson is pastor.
Mt. Moriah Lutheran
CHINA GROVE ó The Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church Parish Nightingales will host a fish fry on Jan. 8 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall to raise funds to complete the covered walkway project.
There is no set charge but donations are accepted. The menu includes flounder, fries, hush puppies, slaw, dessert and drink.
Mt. Moriah is located at 750 Mount Moriah Church Road between Main Street and Ryder in Landis.
For more information call 704-857-6481 or 704-857-2060.
Pine Ridge Baptist
CHINA GROVE ó Pine Ridge Baptist Church, 880 Old Linn Road, announces a 6 p.m. Sunday evening service on Jan. 9.
The candlelight baptismal service will be followed[0xa0]by special music by The[0xa0]Porters and the Shining Light Singers.
Sunday morning services remain the same: adult and youth Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and childrenís[0xa0]ěSunday Adventuresî from 9:30-11 a.m.
Morning worship begins 10:30 a.m.[0xa0]
Old Linn Road is located between Pine Ridge and Daughtery Roads.
Resurrection Life
Resurrection Life Church of Salisbury, located at 216 S. Main St., will host the Hinkle Family in concert this Sunday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m.
The concert is open to the public and free of charge. A love offering will be received.
The Hinkle Family travels coast to coast 365 days a year. They minister to nursing homes, retirement centers and churches nationwide. The Hinkles have been traveling since 2001, have conducted 6,365 services, visited more than 701,777 souls and traveled over one million miles in 22 states.
Their motto is ěMusic with a purpose.î
For more information, call 704-638-0002. The Rev. Jerry Snipes is pastor of Resurrection Life.
First Baptist classes
ěLife Supportî groups at First Baptist Church that begin meeting Monday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m., include:
Overcoming Depression (8 sessions) ó Susan Shores, facilitator, cost $5.
Spiritual Divorce, the Gift of the Climb (12 sessions) ó Angela Lambert, facilitator, cost $20.
DivorceCare (13 weeks) óAnganetta and Wayne Dover, facilitators, cost $13.
DivorceCare for Children-DC4K (13 weeks) ó Judy Cooper and Anna Holman, facilitators, cost $13.
GriefShare (13 weeks) ó Barbara Thomason and Ilene Streiff, facilitator, cost $13.
Hurts, Habits and Hangups: Celebrate Recoveryó Brian Nix, facilitator, cost $5.
For details on these classes contact Rod Kerr at 704-633-0431 or
First Baptist is located at 223 N. Fulton St.
First Methodist belief study
First United Methodist Church begins a new study on Wednesday evenings, beginning Jan. 12.
Dr. Trevor Eppehimer, professor at Hood Theological Seminary, will teach a course titled, ěThis We Believe: The Core of Wesleyan Faith and Practice.î
Beginning with core terms in The Wesley Study Bible, the course lays out vital Methodist tenets of faith and practical divinity. The cost of the courseís primary text is $10.50.
All who are interested may register through the church office at 704-36-3121 or visit
The church is located at 217 S. Church St.
Kimball Lutheran
KANNAPOLIS ó Kimball Lutheran Church introduces Wellness Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m.
Through Feb. 9, Wednesdays begin with dinner from 6- 6:50 p.m. Participants should sign up by Monday for the meal on Wednesday so enough food will be prepared.
There will be activities for all ages, from little ones in the Cherub Choir to the Chancel Choir for adults.
There will be three Bible studies from 7-8 p.m.: Beth Mooreís ěProverbs Study,î ěThe Grace of Jesus When You Are Down and Outî and ěConstant Prayer for Today.î
Finally, there is a ZUMBA class from 8-8:45 p.m.
For more information call 704-933-4101.
Kimball Lutheran Church is located at 101 Vance St., near the Research Campus.
New Beginning
KANNAPOLIS ó New Beginning Church of God, 1124 Thomas Ave., will hold their annual Gospel Fest singing program on Sunday, Jan. 16 at 3 p.m.
In concert will be The Gospel Traveliers of the Carolinas, Heavenly Voices of Concord, Gospel Keystones of Salisbury, Messengers for Christ from Cleveland, The New Voices of Faith from Mocksville, The New Revelations of Salisbury, The Carols of Joy from Concord and other groups and singers.
For more information, call church office at 704 938-2088.
Cornerstone event
ěLiving the Dream,î a night of praise, worship and dance in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.ís birthday, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. at The Event Center.
Featured will be gospel artists Blessed, from New Orleans. Admission to this event is free.
The Event Center is located on the Cornerstone campus at 315 Webb Road.
For details call 704-855-1218 or visit