Faith briefs

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 3, 2011

Cornerstone Church will kick off six months of celebration this Sunday, June 5 at 9 and 11 a.m. with guest speaker Jonathan Perry from Toledo, Ohio.
From June through November, the church will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Guests scheduled over the period include Jacobo Ramos, LaRue Howard, Paula White, Clint Brown and Israel Houghton and New Breed.
The church was founded in November 1986 by Pastor Bill Godair who continues to serve as its lead pastor. For more information, visit or
56th anniversary
The Voices of Joy (formerly Noble Spiritual Singers) of Salisbury will celebrate their 56th anniversary today, Saturday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sills Creek AME Zion church, 3165 Bradshaw Road and Hwy. 150 Mooresville. Call Dorothy Holt, 704-6366-6143 or Catrina Ford, 704-202-5106.
St. Matthewís Lutheran
St. Matthewís Lutheran Churchís annual Camper Services have begun for the summer. These informal services are every Sunday (except Homecoming), at 8:30 a.m. in the family life center through Sept. 4. These services began more than 30 years ago and are held from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Two members of St. Matthewís, Dot Connor and Hazel Trexler, were instrumental in staring these services.
Speakers for this year are the Rev. Gary Coble (pastor of St. Matthewís), Larry Thomason, the Rev. Floyd Bost, Jack Fisher, Phil Holshouser, Hope Coble, Kendal Rogers, Ken Carrick, Gwen Morgan and Darrell Connor. Following each service the youth of the church will serve doughnuts, coffee and juice. Sunday school follows at 9:30 and worship at 10:30 a.m.
St. Matthewís is located at 9275 Bringle Ferry Road.
EAST SPENCER ó Northside Church of God of Prophecy celebratesthe 36th anniversary of Pastor James J. Lott II on Sunday, June 5. The 11 a.m. speaker is Minister Mary A. Young of the East Spencer Church of God of Prophecy. The 4 p.m. service guest speaker is Bishop Clarence Lott, pastor of Lincoln Street Church of God of Prophecy, Concord.
Neel Road Baptist
Neel Road Baptist Church hosts Dr. J. Daniel Day from Campbell University Divinity School at 11 a.m. on June 5, as the congregation honors senior adults.
Day is the associate professor of Preaching and Worship at Campbell University Divinity School, and has published articles in The Abingdon Preaching Annual, Christian Ethics Today, Baptist History and Heritage Update, Review and Expositor, and more.
Additional information can be found at
Mount Sinai
ADVANCE óMount Sinai AME Zion Church will hold its annual homecoming celebration on Sunday, June 5. The Rev. Dr. Calvin L. Miller, presiding elder of the Winston Salem District AME Zion Church, will speak at 11 a.m., and the Rev. Gwendolyn Hamilton, pastor of S. John AME Zion Church of Mocksville, at 3 p.m.
The church is located at 488 Peoples Creek Road, Advance.
Second Presbyterian
Dr. Eric Faust returns home to preach the 11 a.m worship service on Sunday, June 5 at Second Presbyterian Church on Lincolnton Road.
Faust graduated from Boyden High, NC State, Union Theological Seminary in Richmond Va., and McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. He will preach on Humpty Dumpty and the helplessness of ěall the Kingís men.î
New Beginning
CONCORD ó Friends and Family Day at New Beginning Church of God is Sunday, June 5. The 11 a.m. speaker is co-pastor Chavis Maxwell.
New Beginning is located at 5717 Alexander Road, right off Hwy 3-Kannapolis. Call 704-938-2088 for details.
Cedar Grove AME Zion
CLEVELAND ó The fellowship service at Cedar Grove AME Zion Church is on Sunday, June 5, at 3 p.m. The Rev. Anthony Freeman, pastor of Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church of Landis, will speak.
The Rev. Dr. Patricia A. Tyson is pastor of Cedar Grove, 2430 Hildebrand Road.
St. Matthewís Baptist
The men of St. Matthewís Baptist church will host Menís Day on Sunday, June 5.
The 3 p.m. speaker will be the Rev. Corey Barr, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Boyden Quarters.
New Creation Baptist
STATESVILLE ó New Creation Baptist Church Gospel Choir celebrates their 19th anniversary on Sunday, June 5, at 3 p.m. All choirs and groups are invited. The church is located at 792 Glover St. Call Margaret Chambers, 704-873-8592 for details. The Rev. Joseph Robinson is pastor.
St. Luke Baptist
The senior choir of St. Luke Baptist hosts its annual program on June 5 at 3 p.m.
Dr. Grant Harrison Jr., pastor of Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church, will be the guest speaker. He has served as pastor for five years.
Harrison is the president of the United Way and vice president of Downtown Salisbury Inc. He is a graduate of Hood theological Seminary where he received a master of Divinity degree, and is the president of Hood Alumni Association.
St. Luke is at 410 Hawkinstown Road, where the Rev. Arthur L. Heggins is pastor.
First UMC
The Chancel Choir of First United Methodist Church offers a service of Choral Evensong Sunday, June 5 at 5 p.m.
Based on the services held daily in the medieval Church, Choral Evensong as arranged in the Book of Common Prayer of the Anglican Church has been sung regularly since the sixteenth century.
The service will be officiated by the Rev. Stephen D. Haines and the Rev. Julie E. OíNeal, with music under the direction of Matthew M. Brown. H. David Pulliam of Martinsville, Va. will accompany at the organ.
For details, call 704-636-3121. The church is located at 217 S. Church St.,
Main St. Baptist
CHINA GROVE ó The Voice of Truth, led by Dale Smith, is featured at the Sunday night Singing at Main Street Baptist Church in China Grove, across from Grove Supply. The service begins at 6 p.m. Sunday evening, June 5.
Macedonia Missionary
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church will hold evening fellowship on Sunday June 5 at 6 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Tommy Walker.
Macedonia is located at 2865 Enon Church Road.
Sons of Thunder
CONCORD ó On Sunday, June 5 at 6 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church will host The Sons of Thunder Quartet in concert. This group originated in Clemmons in 1993.
Epworth is located at 1030 Burrage Road, off Lake concord Road.
Wade Hammond
KANNAPOLIS ó Wade Hammond in Concert will be held at Mt. Mitchell United Methodist Church, 6001 Concord Salisbury Road on June 5 at 6 p.m.
Hammond comes from Hoover, Ala. and is an award winning Christian recording artist and songwriter. A love offering will be taken.
North Main Baptist
North Main Baptist Church, 1501 North Main St., offers the study ěSilencing Satan/Saving Seekers: A Study in Christian Apologetics,î to help believers answer the questions of seekers who are wrestling with issues of faith and life. The time is 6:30 each Sunday evening. The presenter is Dr. Dale Robertson.
Womenís Bible study
The Beth Moore study, ěStepping Up, a Journey through the Psalms of Ascentî will be hosted by Maranatha Bible Church beginning Wednesday, June 8 from 5- 6:45 p.m. Call 704-637-1995 to sign up or for information. Cost is $14 for the workbook.
The Blessing of God
LEXINGTON ó A three-night revival called ěShakin the Foundation: Is There a Praise in the Houseî will be held June 10-11 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 12 at 5 p.m. at The Blessing of God Ministry, 412 Westside Drive.
Guest evangelists are Jamera McQueen of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Winston- Salem; Regina Butler of Myrtle Tree Ministries, Winston-Salem and MaShunda Stepherson of New Resurrection Life Center, Mocksville.
For details call Apostle Vanessa Taplah at 336-853-5239, or visit
Clothing giveaway
St. Luke Baptist Church, 410 Hawkinstown Road, is holding a free clothing giveaway in the fellowship hall, Saturday, June 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hotdogs and cake will be sold to help aid in the fundraiser.
Love Christian Center
EAST SPENCER ó Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St., will hold Community Day on June 11 from 11 a.m-3 p.m. There will be free food, games, free clothing and more.