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Faith briefs

Wednesday, Jan. 26, the youth of World Hope Worship Center are hosting a concert event featuring Aaron Gillespie of The Almost, which has opened for Switchfoot. Doors open at 6 and the concert starts at 7. There is no admission charge.
There will also be representatives on hand from Compassion International.
Also that night will be the testimony of Travis Cordial, who has a new ministry called This Is Our Shout Out, which reaches out to kids/teens who survive the divorce of their parents, but who don’t usually have an opportunity to SHOUT OUT about how it makes THEM feel. His website is: http://thisisourshoutout.com/ . Travis also has a new promo video: http://www.youtube.com/thisisourshoutout. A love offering will go toward his ministry.
The event will be held in the church’s Family Life Center and simulcast in the sanctuary. The church is located at 2203 Mooresville Road.
Luther’s Lutheran
Luther’s Lutheran Church will hold its annual Poor Man’s Supper this evening, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. Traditional southern food such as corn bread and beans will be served.
The dinner is open to all and a free will donation will be taken for Rowan Helping Ministries.
The church is located at the intersection of Stokes Ferry Road and Richfield Road in eastern Rowan county.
Contact pastor Carol Yeager at 704-754-6287 for directions and questions.
First Calvary Baptist
Today from noon until 3 p.m. is the round table discussion entitled, “Get Your Money Right,” the first in a series presented by First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S. Long St. It is free and open to the public.
Maranatha Bible
Maranatha Bible Church will celebrate Sanctity of Life Sunday with a special report by Randy Meeks, Vice President of Board of Directors of the Pregnancy Support Center of Salisbury, during the Sunday, Jan. 23 10 a.m. service.
Sunday evening Maranatha will host a free Southern Gospel music concert at 6 p.m. with the Land of the Sky Boys quartet, which was started by the former members of the famous Kingsmen Quartet.
A free will offering will be taken. More information is at www.mbiblechurch. org.
Lyerly Evangelical
ROCKWELL — The Brothers 4 quartet will lead worship at Lyerly Evangelical Church, 1320 Crescent Road, on Jan. 23 at the 10:30 a.m. service.
The southern gospel group is led by Dean Orbison, choral director at East Rowan High School. He also directs the Rowan Concert Choir, Catawba Youth Chorale, and is Minister of Music at West Corinth Baptist Church in Mooresville.
The group can be booked by calling 704-433-8015.
Cedar Grove AME Zion
CLEVELAND — The Buds of Promise of Cedar Grove AME Zion Church will observe Mrs. Marie L. Clinton Day at the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday.
Cleveland Elementary students Quran Rowland and Anique Miller will speak.
Erwin Temple CME
The annual usher day will be observed at Erwin Temple CME Church on Sunday, Jan. 23. Worship begins at 11 a.m. with devotions and praise, a message from the pastor and music by The Mass Choir.
A celebration program entitled “Bad Men and Women of the Bible” begins at 3 p.m.
Eight guests from different area churches will speak about and portray Bible characters.
United Christian
United Christian Fellowship Church, 118 Miller Chapel Road, announces a temporary schedule change.Regularly scheduled services will begin at noon on Sunday, Jan. 23 only. On Sunday, Jan. 30, worship services will return to the 11 a.m. schedule.
Henderson Grove
Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will install the Rev. Perry J. Dye of Statesville as pastor on Sunday, Jan. 23 at 2 p.m.
Dye has been in the ministry for 12 years and is the former associate pastor of St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church in Statesville. He and his wife, Cassandra, have two children and one grandchild.
The service of consecration and installation will be conducted by the Rev. John E. Jones, pastor of United Missionary Baptist Church in Kannapolis. Dinner will be served following the service.
Beatitude program
CLEVELAND — The Christian Education Department of Cedar Grove AME Zion Church will sponsor the “Beatitude Program” beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23.
Featured speakers are Brenda Chunn of Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church; Cindy Rice of Oak Grove Baptist Church; Marylyn Greene of Marable Memorial AME Zion Church; Barbara Fortson, Steward Chapel AME Zion Church; Kenneth Cuthbertson of Dorsett Chapel UCC; Ryan Marsh of Mitchell Chapel AME Zion Church; Jerry Sherrill Sr., Donna Cuthbertson and John Ellis Jr., all of Cedar Grove.
Quinta Ellis, Director of Christian Education along with Ernestine Luckey, Jimmy Jones, Kim Terry, and Maude Jones, all local directors, will be in charge of the service.
God’s Tabernacle
ROCKWELL — Senior Pastor Reginald McConneaughey Sr. and the disciples of God’s Tabernacle for Believers, 304 W. Main St., will celebrate the church’s ninth anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 23.
The guest speaker for the 3:30 p.m. service will be Paul S. Rhinehardt, pastor of Yadkin Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Salisbury.
Blessing of God
LEXINGTON — On Sunday, Jan. 23 at 4 p.m, guest speaker Pastor Renwick Fisher of True Holiness Church of Christ in Kannapolis will speak at Blessing of God Ministry, located at 412 Westside Dr. Lexington. For more information call 704- 267-1434.
First UMC preschool
First United Methodist Church Salisbury Preschool is now enrolling children for the younger 2-year-olds (2 by Sept. 11, 2011), older 2-year-olds (2 by March 1, 2011); 3-year-olds (must be 3 by Sept. 1, 2011) and 4-year-olds (4 by Sept. 1, 2011).
Registration forms may be picked up in the church office.
Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Monday, Jan. 24, through Friday, Jan. 28, from 8 a.m.-noon. Call 704-636-3121 for information.
Lifeline Triumphant
Lifeline Triumphant Pentecostal Church will be in revival from Jan. 26-28. The speaker will be Pastor Reginald McConneaughey of God’s Tabernacle for Believers in Rockwell.
Services begin at 7:30 p.m. nightly and will be held at 506 E. Lafayette St.
Hickory Grove Baptist
CHARLOTTE — This Sunday, Hickory Grove Baptist Church will honor Dr. Joe B. Brown’s 26 years of service as senior pastor. This citywide service will take place at 10:45 a.m. at the main campus of the church, 6050 Hickory Grove Road. A reception will also be held from 4-6 p.m. in the Family Life Center.

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