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Faith briefs

ROCKWELL ó Grace Bible Church will host JET (Jesus Empowering Teens) at Fieldcrest-Cannon Stadium noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 14.
Proceeds from the $6 advance ticket sales will benefit teens attending Go Tell Camp. The event will feature Christian music, New Life Wrestling, testimony and praise geared toward teens. Call Teia Allman at 704-433-1377 or e-mail her at tntallman@yahoo.com for tickets or more information.
Grace Bible Church is also home to Grace Academy, a private Christian-based elementary school. The church has rented Fieldcrest-Cannon Stadium for this fundraising event to help send teens to Go Tell Camp. Several area youth bands will participate, as well as the Carolina Bombers from New Life Wrestling.
Only advance ticket sales will go toward this fundraiser, but tickets can be purchased at the event
Jerusalem Baptist
SPENCER ó The missionary department of Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1570 S. Long St., will host a Motherís Day luncheon this afternoon, May 7 , at 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
The program will include musical tributes, poetry readings, the lighting of memorial candles and the viewing of a ěReflectionsî DVD featuring the ladies and mothers of Jerusalem. An encore presentation of the DVD can be viewed on Sunday immediately after the 11 a.m. service.
John Calvin breakfast
Catawba College history professor Gary Freeze will present a talk at John Calvin Presbyterian Churchís Men of the Church Breakfast on Sunday, May 8 at 8 a.m. in the fellowship hall, on the topic of the Middle East.He will discuss the region in the context of current civil unrest and fighting.
The church is located at 1620 Brenner Ave. Call 704-633-4333 for details.
New Shepherd Baptist
COOLEEMEE ó New Shepherd Baptist Church, 108 Wall St. will celebrate its annual Motherís Day Service at the 8 a.m. worship service.
The Rev. Donna Cuthbertson, minister of Cedar Grove AME Zion Church of Barber, will be the guest speaker.
Salem Lutheran
This Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary service and the 10:45 a.m. traditional service, Salem Lutheran Church will celebrate Motherís Day with a gift for each mother present.
Salem is located at 5080 Sherrills Ford Road. Call 704-636-0252 or visit www.salemelca.org.
Destiny City Church
Destiny City Church will celebrate its first anniversary on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at The Inn, 1021 Mooresville Road. Guest speaker will be Dr. Frank Harvey. Childrenís and nursery ministries will be available.
Ireland missionaries
Tim and Kristina OíToole, missionaries to County Galway in Ireland, will speak at Heartsong Church at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday about Godís calling on their lives to raise up leaders in Ireland to plant Irish churches.
Heartsong meets at Kidsports, 2324 S. Main St., behind the Forum. Call 704-798-2048 for more information.
Southern City
EAST SPENCER ó Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Churchís Womenís Home and Overseas Missionary Society will honor the life of Emma Clarissa Williams Clement during its celebration of Motherís Day at the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday.
Joy Kennedy will be the guest speaker. The missionary department will present gifts to all mothers present, recognition will be given to the Young Mother of the Year and the Senior Mother of the Year and at the close of the service members will launch red and white balloons in honor and memory of mothers.
Southern City is located at 940 S. Long St.
First Free Will
LANDIS ó The Rev. Weldon Key will be guest speaker at 11 a.m. at First Free Will Baptist Church, 414 Upright St. There will be no 6 p.m. evening service.
New Beginning
CONCORD ó New Beginning Church of God, 5717 Alexander Road, will celebrate assistant pastor Prophet Chavis Maxwellís anniversary today at 11 a.m. with speaker Minister Kelly Brooks of Integrity Deliverance Ministries.
The concluding service will be at 7 p.m., with speaker Pastor Renwick Fisher of True Holiness Church of God.
On May 15 at 3 p.m. there wil be a musical program. New Beginning invites all church choirs to attend.
For details call the church office at 704 938-2088 or email srgoodes@gmail.com.
Solid Rock
Elder Katie Byrd Crockett will be the 11 a.m. preacher on Motherís Day at Solid Rock Church of God, 1004 Locke St.
Crockett is a graduate of Salisbury High School and has a certificate in Christian Ministry from Hood Theological Seminary. She is associate minister at Mt. Calvary Holy Church serving under Bishop Harvey L. Rice Sr.
S.China Grove UMC
CHINA GROVE ó South China Grove United Methodist Church, 230 Rose Ave., has been recognized by United Methodist Communications as an official Welcoming Congregation for the second year.
Welcoming Congregations are a select group of United Methodist congregations nationwide that meet criteria including embracing newcomers and providing opportunities in discipleship.
Fairview Heights
The Womenís Ministry of Fairview Heights, 704 Old Concord Road, will host their first Spirit Filled Womenís Conference entitled, ěSisters, Come With Me To An AAA Meeting (anointed, appointed, appreciated).î
The conference runs Friday-Saturday, May 13-14, and concludes May 15 with Womenís Day Sunday.
Speakers are as follows: Friday at 5:30 p.m., the Rev. Willette Johnson, Dorsett Chapel, Spencer. Friday 7 p.m., Evangelist Donetta Watkins, New Creations, Statesville. Saturday 10 a.m., Evangelist Sadie Rice, Mt. Calvary Holiness, Salisbury; the Rev. Juanita Allen, First Calvary Salisbury; Sister Loretta Gaskins, Macedonia Baptist, Dayton, Ohio. Saturday 3 p.m., th Rev. Carolyn Bratton, Mooreís Chapel, Salisbury.
There is no registration fee. A free will offering will be taken and lunch will be served.
On Sunday at 3:30 p.m. the guest speaker at Womensí Day will be Barbara Hester of Gethsemane Hope Missionary Baptist Church.
. Other youth groups from area churches will be participating with bands and tables.
Mount Olivet
CONCORD ó Mount Olivet United Methodist Church will host a country breakfast on May 14 from 7-10 a.m.
Mount Olivet is located at 301 Mt. Olivet Road. Call 704-782-8846 for details.
Blessing of God
The Blessing of God ministry will hold a fundraiser at Boís This & That on Long Street from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, featuring Lindaís fish and chitterlings dinners.
Ordination service
Last Sunday, the Word of Life Family Worship Center held a minister, diaconate, and missionary ordination and licensing service. Dr. Martha Starks presided and Bishop Harvey Rice gave the charge to the candidates.

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