Today, Jan. 29, Southside Baptist Church is hosting a bone marrow drive from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Those choosing to be tested will undergo a mouth swab to see if they are eligible to be registered as a donor. There will be snacks and drinks.
The church is located at 500 Morlan Park Road. For more information, call 704-633-1419.
The Young Adult Missionary Society (YAMS) and Home Missions Department of Mooreís Chapel AME Zion Church are joint sponsors of this afternoonís Rainbow Tea at 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church.
The theme of ěA Rainbow from Heavenî and special guests are the Livingstone College Gospel Choir.
Tickets are $10 and can be obtained from any member or paid at the door.
The church is located at 500 Partee St., corner of Partee and West Monroe across from Livingstone College.
Love Christian Center
EAST SPENCER ó Love Christian Center will hold its annual Fifth Sunday Youth Service on Jan. 30.
At 11 a.m. will be singing and dancing with the sermon brought by youth pastor Allen Hines Sr.
At 4 p.m. there will be a youth concert featuring the Love Christian Center Praise Team and Praise Dancers. Special guests include The Anointed Vessels of the Carolinas and The Chosen Desciples from Ahseboro.
The Chosen Disciples are young men of God that have been singing together for about 11 years, but have been known as the Chosen Disciples for the past four years.
In 2010 they released their first album entitled ěChange.î They have shared the stage with such nationally known artists as The Mighty Clouds of Joy, Keith WonderBoy Johnson, Swanee Quintet, and Pastor Tim Rogers and the Fellas .
Love Christian Center is located at 102 N. Long St., Bishop W. Ronald and First Lady Lotis Hash are senior pastors. For details on this event call 704-433-1341.
United Baptist Church
KANNAPOLIS ó United Baptist Church, 3001 Clermont Ave., celebrates the initial sermon of Sister Belinda Alford, Brother Joe Alford and Brother Brian Alford.
This special service will be held Sunday, Jan. 30 at 3 p.m.
The Rev. John E. Jones is pastor of United Baptist.
GRANITE QUARRY ó The Rowan and Davie County Deacons Alliance Inc. will hold its fifth Sunday worship service on Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church in Granite Quarry.
The Rev. Mitchell Sewell will be the speaker. The Rev. Rickey Johnson is host pastor.
SPENCER ó Mighty Miracle Temple, 117 Long Ferry Road, will hold a fifth Sunday unity service on Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. in the fellowship center.
Represented churches will be New Beginning, New Calvary Apostolic, Unity Cathedral, United Baptist, Wells Cathedral and Mighty Miracle.
Guest speaker is the Rev. Rufus Watts of United Baptist Church of Lexington.
In addition, Mighty Miracle will hold a Fish Fry Joy Night on Feb. 4 at 6 p.m., featuring praise teams, Witness of Peace of Charlotte and the Eleverettes Gospel Singers of Gastonia.
For more information on either event, call Bishop E. Hackett at 704-267-2830.
The Chapeleers will present a concert of gospel music on Sunday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. as part of the fifth Sunday night singing program at Emmanuel Baptist Church.
The church is located at 2300 Bringle Ferry Road. Eugene Sides is pastor and Russell Rung is director of music.
First Free Will Baptist
LANDIS ó First Free Will Baptist Church of Landis will host a fifth Sunday night song service on Sunday, Jan. 30 beginning at 6 p.m.
The Rev. Allen Merrington is pastor of First Free Will, located at 414 Upright St.
New Beginning Church
CONCORD ó New Beginning Church will hold a dedication service on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 11 a.m., at their new location, 5717 Alexander Road in Concord. Guest speaker will be Bishop Gene Roseman.
Also, Sunday, Feb. 6 will be friends and family day beginning at 11 a.m. Speaking will be Prophet Chavis Maxwell.
For more information, call the church at 704 938-2088.
CONCORD ó The deadline is Feb. 5 for the ěCouples Affirming Marriageî retreat and ball at First Missionary Baptist Church.
Call 704-786-6017 for details and reservations. The church is located at 59 Chestnut Drive SW and its website is www.fmbc-concord.org.
KANNAPOLIS ó Beginning on Sunday, Feb. 6, Marable Memorial AME Zion Church will offer another hour of worship.
This new addition runs from 8-9:45 a.m. Sunday school begins immediately afterward, followed by the 11 a.m. service.
These services are offered each Sunday with ěAnother Chance to Worshipî service offered on the fourth Sunday of each month at 3 p.m.
The Rev. Maurice A. Harden is pastor of Marable Memorial, which is located at 400 Huron St. Call 704-932-6211 for more information.
KANNAPOLIS ó Kimball Lutheran Church will host a Valentine Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 12. There will be two seatings, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Treat a sweetheart, friend or relative to a dinner of steak or chicken and vegetables, salad, dessert and tea or coffee in an atmosphere like a fancy restaurant. Proceeds benefit the youth groupís fund for the 2012 Youth Gathering in New Orleans.
Limited seating is available. For reservations call 704 933-4101.
The church is located at 101 Vance St., near the Research Campus.
Thursday noon service
Each Thursday at 12 p.m., Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church is open for noonday prayer services.
There is no formal church service, just an opportunity for solitude and prayer. At the end of the hour guests may choose to join in a brief discussion coordinated by the Rev. Dr. Grant Harrison Jr., pastor, or associate minister the Rev. Mary Hardin.
Soldiers Memorial is located behind the courthouse at 306 N. Church St. at the corner of Liberty St.
Scottssing presents a youth concert with The LeBeaus and Brothersake on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at East Rowan High School Auditorium.
In addition, Scottssing will be performing the ěSet Me Freeî skit.
All proceeds from the event go to the cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Tickets are $5 for those under 17 and $10 for those 18 and older.
For more information, call 704-239-6134 or visit www.scottssing.com.
Bible Bee host sought
For those who desire an opportunity to lead family ministry in their community, church or school, The Shelby Kennedy Foundation announces host registration for the third annual National Bible Bee from Feb. 1-March 31.
The Foundation provides Bible Bee local hosts with a turn-key program full of resources, ideas, and support in order to organize a Local Bee.
The competition challenges youth from ages 7-18 years in Bible knowledge and memorization, first in local contests held around the country, and then at a national competition in November for the top 300 contestants from across the nation. The winners of the national competition are awarded $260,000 in cash prizes.
The Shelby Kennedy Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging the spiritual growth of the family.
Learn more about the National Bible Bee and register to be a local host at www. BibleBee.org.
KANNAPOLIS ó Kirkwood Presbterian Church is sponsoring ěCrosses for Christians,î an evangelism program featuring decorated crosses suitable for displaying in the cemetery at Easter.
If interested please contact the Rev. Debra C. Madden, pastor, at tkirkwoodpresby@ carolina.rr.com.