Faith briefs

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 20, 2011

Shady Grove Baptist
EAST SPENCER ó The Willing Workers Missionary Ministry will hold their annual dinner and present a play, ěA Motherís Prayer,î at the Dunbar Center, 820 N. Long St.
The event is this evening at 5 p.m., with dinner at 5:30 p.m. The play will start at 6:30. This original play was written and directed by Melissa Bonds with Shelia Brown Miller as assistant director. Tickets will be available at the door.
Trinity Baptist
A spring revival service will be held Sunday at the 11 a.m. service at Trinity Baptist Church, 735 Klumac Road.
Guest preacher will be Dr. Sam Schnaiter, professor in the Bible department at Bob Jones University, Greenville, S.C.
Schnaiter is the head of the Department of Ancient Languages. He is the author of journal articles for Biblical Viewpoint and Frontline.
Solid Rock breakfast
The Womenís Ministry of Solid Rock Church of God will host a prayer breakfast today at 9 a.m. The inspirational speaker will be Evangelist Donnetta Watkins, associate minister of New Creation Baptist Church of Statesville. The Rev. Samuel A. Washington is pastor of Solid Rock, which is located at 1004 Locke St., 704/645-1782.
Jerusalem Baptist
SPENCER ó Jerusalem Baptist Church will celebrate the tenth anniversary of their pastor, the Rev. David L. Bracken, on May 21 and 22.
This afternoon at 1:30 p.m. is a time of food, fun and fellowship at Dan Nicholas Park.
On Sunday, Dr. Thomas Johnson Sr., pastor of Canaan Baptist Church of Christ in Harlem, N.Y., will deliver the 11 a.m. message, with music by Canaanís Male Chorus.
Lunch will be served at 1:30. At 3 p.m. the celebration continues with Dr. Gregory Moss Sr., pastor of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Charlotte, and the St. Paulís choir.
Bracken is the fire chief of the Reidsville Fire Department and a candidate for his Doctor of Ministry degree. Jerusalem is located at 1570 N. Long St.
The Gospel Traveliers
CONCORD ó The Gospel Traveliers of the Carolinas will celebrate their 29th singing anniversary on May 21 at 7 p.m. and May 22 at 3 p.m.
On the program will be New Voices of Faith, Gospel Keytones, and others.
The host church is New Beginning Church of God, at their new location, 5717 Alexander Road. For more information, call 704 938-2088.
Lyerly Evangelical
ROCKWELL ó Lyerly Evangelical Church, 1320 Crescent Road, will honor former and current armed forces personnel at its 10:30 a.m. service on May 22.
All veterans are invited and will be recognized, whether or not they are members of the church.
Wayne Blank with Gideons International will present a Bible to each veteran, and the church will send a donation to the Gideons for each veteran in attendance.
Pastor W.C. Gaither Jr., ThD, will speak. A military salute multimedia presentation will highlight each branch of the armed forces.
A hamburger and hot dog luncheon will follow worship.
First Presbyterian
KANNAPOLIS ó On Sunday, First Presbyterian Church in Kannapolis will host missionaries John and Dawn Fain, who make their home in Thailand. The Fains will speak at a joint adult Sunday school session, and then preach during the 10:55 a.m. worship service. Sunday school will be in the fellowship hall at 9:50 a.m., preceded by coffee and pastries at 9:30.
The Rev. John Fain III, son of a former First Presbyterian pastor, is a regional coordinator for Pioneers.
For more information, visit or call 704-938-4623.
Revival at Emmanuel
Revival services begin on Sunday at Emmanuel Baptist at the 11 a.m. service with Dr. Benny L. Vickrey as speaker.
The Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. and the revival continues Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. with Dr. Vickrey speaking each evening. There will be special music each service.
Emmanuel Baptist is located at 2300 Bringle Ferry Road.
Calvary Baptist
Beginning on Sunday and continuing through Wednesday evening Dr. Sid Nichols will be in revival services at Calvary Baptist Church. Sunday services are at 11 a.m and 6 p.m, with the Monday-Wednesday services beginning at 7 p.m.
Sunday is Childrenís Night; Monday, Sunday School Night; Tuesday, Pack-a-Pew Night; Wednesday, Youth Night.
Nichols presently serves as Director of Missions of the Calhoun Baptist Assoc., Anniston, Ala. and serves as Chairman of the Board of Regents for the University of Mobile and president of the Alabama Baptist Director of Missions.
Calvary Baptist Church is located on East Ridge Road, just beyond Ellis crossroads, 704-633-2567.
First Free Will
LANDIS ó The Rev. David Isenhour will be the guest speaker for the 11 a.m. morning worship service and the 6 p.m. worship service at First Free Will Baptist Church of Landis on Sunday. The church is located at 414 Upright St., where the Rev. Allen Merrington serves as pastor.
St. Luke Baptist
St. Luke Baptist Church, located at 410 Hawkinstown Road, will celebrate Family and Friends Day on Sunday, May 22, at 11 a.m. in worship and recognition of various members and visitors. Lunch will be served.
Hallís Chapel
Hallís Chapel Primitive Baptist Church will honor their pastor, Elder Richard L. Johnson, on his 21st pastoral anniversary, Sunday, May 22 at the 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. services.
Minister Clayton Thompson will speak in the morning and Bishop-elect Dr. Samuel Thompson in the evening, both of the New Beginning Baptist Church of Clover, S.C.
The church is located at 611 E. Monroe St.
Gethsemane Missionary
Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate George B. Stowe/GMBC Scholarship Sunday on May 22 at the 11 a.m. service, with the morning hymn led by the Menís Choir.
Special guest speaker will be Christopher McNeil, Salisbury High School assistant principal and girlís basketball coach.
Mt. Zion CME
The women of Mt. Zion CME Church on South Lloyd Street, will celebrate their annual Womensí Day program on Sunday, May 22 at 3 p.m.
The speaker will be Carolyn Bratton, pastor of Mooreís Chapel AME Zion Church. This yearís theme is Women Overcoming Missions Even Now. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.
New Bethel Baptist
MOCKSVILLE ó Family and Friends Day will be held on Sundayat 3 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church. The following choirs have been invited to sing on the program: TUCC Male Chorus, Erwin Temple CME Choir, Ambassadors for Christ and New Bethel Baptist Church Youth Choir.
The Church is located at 3727 US Highway 601 S.
Henderson Grove
The Usher Board of Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will hold its anniversary service on Sundayat 3 p.m. Guest speaker for the program is the Rev. Leamon E. Brown, pastor of First Calvary Baptist Church.
Oak Grove Baptist
CHINA GROVE ó Oak Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Womanís Day program on Sunday, May 22 at 3 p.m.
Evangelist Cathye Marlin, associate pastor of Fairview Heights Baptist of Salisbury, will be the speaker. Host pastor is the Rev. James I. Smith.
The church is located at 1205 S. Main St.
Lillyís Chapel
Lillyís Chapel Church of God, 618 West Thomas St. in Salisbury, will celebrate its 96th church anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. The Reverend Nilous Avery, pastor of New Zion Baptist Church of Salisbury, is guest speaker.
Henderson Grove
The Usher Board of Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 888 Henderson Grove Church Road, will hold their anniversary service at 3 p.m. Sunday.
The Rev. Leamon E. Brown, pastor of First Calvary Baptist Church will be the guest speaker. The Rev. Perry Dye is host pastor.
Southern City
EAST SPENCER ó The Evangelism Board of Southern City Church will observe their 14th anniversary with a musical program on Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Gospel Keynotes, the Houston Families, North Rowan Connection Choir, Trinity Presbyterian Choir and others will participate in the program. The church is located at 940 S. Long St.
Cedar Grove
CLEVELAND ó The Steward Board of Cedar Grove AME Zion Church will sponsor a program on Sunday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Alonzo Williams, pastor of Shady Grove Baptist, East Spencer, will be the guest speaker, accompanied by his choir and congregation.
Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Patricia Tyson is the pastor of Cedar Grove, located at 2470 Hildebrand Road.
Macedonia Missionary Baptist
MOCKSVILLE ó Macedonia Missionary Baptist Churchís annual menís day service will be held at Fairfield Baptist Church, 164 Excalibur Lane in Mocksville on Sunday May 22 at 3 p.m.
Guest speaker will be the Rev. James Clement. Pastor is Dr. W.T Jackson.
Remnant in Christ
Remnant in Christ Outreach Worship Center (Remnant) will have a musical program on Sunday, May 22, at 4 p.m., sponsored by the gospel group, The Loving Blenders.
Remnant is located at 627 Newsome Road, and the Pastor is Apostle Miriam Parker Keller.
For more information contact 704-638-5515 or
Love Christian Center
EAST SPENCER ó Love Christian Center will hold its Womenís Day service Sunday at 5 p.m. with speaker First Lady Joyce Hash of St. Peters World Outreach Center in Winston-Salem. Her choir and congregation will accompany her.
First Lady Lotis Hash is president over the women and Sister Angie Feaster is her assistant. Love Christian Center is located at 102 N. Long St. Call 704-433-1341 or visit
Rodgers Park Baptist
KANNAPOLIS ó Rodgers Park Baptist Church, 2400 N. Cannon Blvd., will start spring revival meetings on Sunday, May 22 and go through Thursday, May 26. Evangelist Greg Lentz of Salisbury will be preaching.
The services start at 6 p.m. on Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday. There will be old fashioned preaching and special music each evening.
Landis First Assembly
LANDIS ó Christian soloist and teacher Brenda J. Riley will minister this Sunday at Landis First Assemblyís 6 p.m. service. She leads Because of His Grace Ministries and is a member of Central Church of God in Charlotte.
Riley released her first CD, ěIn Due Season,î in 2003. She has sung on Trinity Broadcasting Network stations around the country and was a guest artist on the PTL Television Network on two occasions.
Landis First Assembly is located at 302 E. Corriher St.
Southside fundraiser
The Southside Baptist Church Youth Group will host a flapjack fundraiser on Saturday, May 28. Proceeds will help send members to Teen Valley Ranch Christian Camp.
The event will be hosted by the Applebeeís, 205 Faith Road, starting at 7:30 a.m. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at 704-239-7909. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage and beverages.