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Faith briefs

The Bethel Colony of Mercy Menís Choir will be in concert Sunday, April 3, at 6 p.m. at Landmark Church for a night of singing, fellowship and testimonies.
Bethel Colony of Mercy was founded in 1948 as a non-profit, non-denominational, Christian ministry to men in bondage to alcohol and/or drugs, and has offered help to thousands of men from all walks of life. Having received new life in Christ, scores have experienced restored health, renewed minds, redeemed reputations and reunited families. Bethel Colony of Mercy is located in Lenoir.
Landmark Church is located at 1910 Mooresville Road. For additional information, call the church at 704-633-8200.
Calvary Baptist
Jesusí Last Supper was actually a Jewish Passover. Peter Blitschteyn of Jews for Jesus will re-create the traditional Passover service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesusí death and resurrection in a presentation called ěChrist in the Passoverî at Calvary Baptist Church on Sunday, April 3 at 11 a.m.
Blitschteyn will set a table with items traditionally used at the Passover meal and detail the spiritual significance. He will also explain the connection between the events of the first Passover in Egypt and the redemption that Jesus accomplished, as well as the deep bond between the ancient Passover feast and the Christian communion celebration today.
Jews for Jesus has presented ěChrist in the Passoverî at over 38,000 churches. Blitschteyn will be on hand to answer questions.
Calvary Baptist will celebrate communion immediately after the Seder presentation. The church is located on East Ridge Road, just past Ellis Crossroads. For details, call at 704-633-2567.
Livingstone choir
St. Johnís Lutheran Church will host the Concert Choir from Livingstone College this Sunday, April 3, at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary.
Directed by DaVaughn Miller, the choir has performed throughout the United States including an invitation to perform at the United Nations in New York and an afternoon concert at the State House of the Massachusetts Legislature.
One of the crowning Concert Choir performances happened on April 26, 2010, when the choir performed at Carnegie Hall and received a standing ovation.
For several years, the Choir has been the recipient of the Lula Montgomery Award given to the organization on campus that has made the most significant contribution to the college community in a single year.
DaVaughn Miller holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a concentration in Ethnomusicology from Hampshire College, a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education, and a Masters of Music Degree in Choral Conducting, both from Appalachian State University. Currently, Mr. Miller is a doctoral student at Teachers College Columbia University in New York.
New Beginning
CONCORD ó New Beginning Church of God, with Bishop Gene Roseman, will celebrate friends and family day on Sunday, April 3 at 11 a.m. Guest speaker for the event is Prophet Chavis Maxwell.
New Beginning is located at 5717 Alexander Road. For more information, call the church office at 704 938-2088.
Henderson Grove
Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Churchís 100 Women in White Program will be Sunday, April 3 at 2:30 p.m.
The guest speaker will be Minister Belinda Alford, United Missionary Baptist Church of Kannapolis. This program is dedicated to the memory of Sis Mildred Johnson. The Rev. Perry Dye is host pastor.
World of Faith music
World of Faith Outreach Ministry, 2600 Cottage St., will present a musical program on Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m.
Singers and dancers are invited to come and perform.
To get to the church, turn onto Rowan Mills Road at the Forum Gym, turn left onto Cottage Street and it is the first church on the hill on the right. For more information, call Bishop Bost at 704-754-1240.
St. Luke Baptist
St. Luke Baptist Church will celebrate their annual Menís Day on Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m.
Guest speaker for the program is the Rev. Alonza Williams, pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church of East Spencer. He is a native of North Hampton County and presently resides in Lexington. Rev. Williams has been in ministry since 1992 and at Shady Grove for 8 years.
St. Luke Baptist Church is located at 410 Hawkinstown Road. The Rev. Arthur L. Heggins is pastor.
New Creation Baptist
STATESVILLE ó The women of New Creation Baptist Church will observe their annual Deaconess Program on Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m.
The speaker will be Dr. Laura Washington, associate pastor of Solid Rock Church of God in Salisbury. She will be accompanied by her pastor the Rev. Samuel Washington, choir, and congregation. The Rev. Joseph Robinson is host pastor.
ëReturn of the Legendsí
KANNAPOLIS ó Bethel Enrichment Center, 1209 Opal St., presents CS Productionís ěThe Return of the Legends.î
On Sunday, April 3, doors open at 3 p.m. and the program begins at 4 p.m.
The show will feature The Legendary Singing Stars of Tommy Ellison of Brooklyn, NY; The Singing Angels of Charlotte, The Supreme Seven of Jacksonville, Fla., The Joy Lites of Gaffney and Men Over 60 of the Carolinas. Emcee for the event is The G-Man of WGIV1370 AM/103.3 FM.
Advance tickets are $12, at the door $15. Call 704-658-8255 (Mooresville) or 704-273-8419 (K-Town).
ěRevelationî sings
The gospel group Revelation is coming to Community Baptist Church on Sunday, April 3 at 6 p.m.
Community Baptist is located at 18 Carolina St. The pastor is Keith Mason.
South China Grove
CHINA GROVE ó DWI crash victim Lee Cooper will speak Sunday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the South China Grove Church of God.
Cooper remembers the wreck caused by a drunken driver which killed his wife and unborn child, leaving him to endure years of rehabilitation. He will also share with the church how he should have died as a child, but was kept alive by Godís hand.
The church is located at 163 Third Ave. For more information call Pastor Joyce Miles at 704-467-4555.
United Baptist
KANNAPOLIS ó An evangelistic revival will be held Monday, April 4 through Friday April 8 at United Missinary Baptist Church, 3001 Clermont Ave., where the Rev. John E. Jones is pastor.
Services start at 7 p.m.
Speakers are as follows: Monday, Minister Alice Perry; Tuesday Minister Kathy Marlins; Wednesday, Minister Sherry Smith; Thursday, Minister Nicole Washington and Friday, Minister Angela Neal.
Bishop Bailey speaks
The United House of Prayer for all People will host Bishop C. M. Bailey on Monday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Bailey is National Leader of the United House of Prayer for all People, and will be at the local church on 501 Concord Road. Many out of town choirs and bands will be present.
Apostle A. Wiggins is host pastor.
Community revival
MOCKSVILLE ó St. John AME Zion Church, 145 Campbell Road, is hosting community-wide revival services from April 5-7 at 7 p.m. nightly. All area churches are invited.
Rodgerís Park
KANNAPOLIS ó Rodgerís Park Reformed Church, 704 E. 22nd St., will hold a hot dog and dessert fundraiser on Thursday, April 7, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. All proceeds go to church projects, local and world missions.
For details call 704-932-8301.
Women of Victory
Women of Victory Ministry will host noon day prayer on Tuesday and Thursday at 1229 Bringle Ferry Road.
This is in the old Mount Olive Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. For more information contact Minister Carol S. Stout at 704-633-3105 or 704-640-8381.
St. Johnís UCC
KANNAPOLIS ó St. Johnís United Church of Christ, 901 N. Main Street, will hold a three-service revival on Sunday, April 3 and Monday, April 4. The guest minister will be the Rev. Earl Cochran from Charleston, WV.
Service times on Sunday are 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., and on Monday at 7 p.m.. There will be special music each evening.
Blessing of God
There will be a chitterlings, fish, and chicken fundraiser at 1440 N. Long St. from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on April 8- 9, sponsored by Mrs. Linda and Lexingtonís Blessing of God Ministry.
Peace conference
THOMASVILLE ó The Martin Luther King Jr. Social Action Committee (MLK-SAC) of Thomasville and Food Lion, LLC presents the 8th Annual MLK Memorial Peace Conference on Monday, April 4 beginning at 6 p.m. The celebration will mark the 43rd Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This yearís theme is, ěThe Great Initiative of Change.î
The event will be held at the Thomasville High School cafeteria, with featured speaker Clarence Henderson, one of the key leaders of the famed student sit-ins at the lunch counter of the Woolworth Department Store in Greensboro.
The conferenceís overall purpose is to bring attention to the need for open dialogue on the process of peace, give voice to those who are opposed to war and to discuss non-violent ways to confront domestic violence. These are things Dr. King advocated prior to his demise 43 years ago.
The MLK-SAC Inc. established in 1993 maintains the goal of the non-violent elimination of injustice, discrimination, poverty, and racism. Since its earliest efforts in the late 1980s MLK-SAC has attempted to use grassroots efforts to build upon Dr. Kingís cherished ěBeloved Communityî paradigm.
Dr. Kingís revolutionary vision was about each of us becoming the change we want to see in the world. The 2011 MLK Peace Conference attempts to serve as a catalyst for this change in the Piedmont.
For more information call 336-476-7218, e-mail mlk-sac@carolina.rr.com or visit www.mlk-sac.samsbiz.com.

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