Published 12:00 am Friday, June 10, 2011

Sunday, June 12 is Summer Camp Send-Off Sunday at Resurrection Life Church. At the 10 a.m. service there will be a time of prayer and commissioning for the workers, teens and campers attending Ambassador Camp this summer.
Evangelical-based Ambassador Camp has been in ministry since 1957 in Lake Waccamaw, N.C. A special offering will be received Sunday for campers who need financial assistance.
Resurrection Life Church is a partner in ministry with the camp. Resurrection Life is located at 216 S Main St. To learn more, visit
Love Christian Center
EAST SPENCER ó Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St., will hold Community Day today, June 11, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with free clothes, free food, games and fun for all ages. There will also be free HIV testing. For details call 704-433-1341.
Providence tea party
Providence AME Zion Church, 2415 Providence Church Road, will have a tea party and a hat show today, June 11, at 2 p.m. A donation of seven one dollar bills will purchase a ticket.
Erwin Temple CME
COOLEEMEE ó Pastor appreciation services for the Rev. Hannah and first lady Daisy Hannah begin today, June 11, from 6-8:30 p.m. with a program featuring a message, food and fun.
Sunday morningís guest speaker will be Dr. Moses V. Goldman, interim director of the Institute for Health, Social and Community Research and assistant professor of Divinity at Shaw University, Raleigh.
Lunch will be served at 2 p.m., and at the 3 p.m. service, the Rev. Ervin Baker of Friendship Baptist Church of Cooleemee will speak.
UMC fundraiser
WOODLEAF ó Woodleaf United Methodist Church hosts an antique tractor pull today, June 11, at 4 p.m. to benefit the Woodleaf UMC building fund.
Admission is $5 for adults, children 12 and under are free. There will be hotdogs, hamburgers, desserts and drinks available.
The church is located at 9000 Church St. between N.C. 801 and Cool Springs Road.
Concordia Lutheran
CHINA GROVE ó On Sunday, June 12, Concordia Lutheran Church will provide a ěBlessing of the Graduates.î
During 11 a.m. worship the congregation will recognize 10 high school and three college graduates and offer prayers of guidance.
Pentecost Sunday will also be celebrated that day at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services with Holy Communion and the continuation of the series on St. Paulís letter to the Romans.
The Rev. Kenneth W. Reed Jr. is pastor of Concordia, 185 Concordia Church Road.
Call 704-857-2163 or visit
Combined service
Franklin Presbyterian Church and John Calvin Presbyterian Church offer a combined Pentecost Sunday worship service with communion at Dan Nicholas Park on June 12 at 11 a.m. at the Stanback Outdoor Theater.
The Rev. Dr. Samuel Dansokho, associate professor of Religion, Society and Culture at Hood Theological Seminary, will preach. Dansokho, born in Senegal, West Africa, is an ordained Presbyterian minister and a member of Salem Presbytery.
The worship service will be led by the Rev. Larry Summey of Franklin and the Rev. Kellie Browne of John Calvin. Michael Brooks, director of music at John Calvin, will lead the music.
Immediately following the service, there will be a covered dish lunch at picnic shelter 4.
New Gilead Church
CONCORD ó Liz Hood will sing at New Gilead Church on Sunday, June 12 at the 11 a.m. service. Hood is a mezzo-soprano who has given musical presentations in four countries and served eight times in Mexico as a short term missionary teaching music and serving as a medical translator.
New Gilead is located at 2400 Old Salisbury Road. Call 704-788-1202 or visit the church on Facebook.
Cedar Grove AME Zion
Pastor Appreciation day for the Rev. Dr. Patricia A. Tyson is Sunday, June 12 at the 11 a.m. service. The Rev. Daren Jaime of the Peopleís AME Zion Church in Syracuse, NY will be the guest speaker.
St. Johnís Lutheran
Organist Donald Grice will be in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 12, in the sanctuary of St. Johnís Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. Grice will present a concert of selections by composers including Bach, Buxtehude, Haydn, Franck, Vierne, Howells and Beard. He serves as assistant organist/choirmaster at St. Paulís Episcopal Church, Winston-Salem.
The event is free and a reception follows. The concert is made possible by a gift from Dr. Dale Higbee, director of Carolina Baroque.
New Hope AME Zion
New Hope AME Zion Church, 1470 N. Long St. Extension, the Rev. Kirk A. Reid, pastor, will celebrate Menís Day on Sunday, June 12, at 3 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Nilous Avery II, pastor of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Salisbury. The menís chorus of Mt. Zion, Dixie Dalton, musician and Deborah Johnson, director; and the menís community choir, Phyllis Partee, musician and Melvin Rush, I, director, will provide the music.
Avery is a native of holds a bachelor of arts degree from Shaw University, Raleigh, and master of divinity and doctor of ministry degrees from Hood Theological Seminary.
Program postponed
ROCKWELL ó The Menís Program for Godís Tabernacle for Believers has been cancelled for Sunday June 12, at 3:30 p.m. The program has been re-scheduled for Sunday June 26 at 3:30 p.m. Godís Tabernacle for Believers is located at 304 W. Main St., Rockwell.
Union Lutheran
Union Lutheran Church, 4770 Bringle Ferry Road, celebrates Pentecost on Sunday, June 12 with Holy Communion, as well as the 60th anniversary of the Rev. T.C. Plexicoís ordination.
The celebration drop-in reception in the fellowship hall is from 3-5 p.m.
Currently serving as interim pastor since February, Plexico first served Union Church from 1951-1953. He has held leadership positions in the N.C. Lutheran Synod, the American Red Cross, the United Way, served as district governor of Rotary International and was recipient of the John Benjamin Bedenbaugh Award for Distinguished Pastoral Leadership in the Church-at-large.
He has been a contributor to the Salisbury Post and a religious news announcer for WSAT radio.
Mt. Zion Missionary
The missionary circle of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Boyden Quarters, 1755 White Road, observes Missionary Day on Sunday, June 12 at 3 p.m. Guest speaker is Evangelist Kathye Marlin of Fairview Heights Baptist Church in Salisbury.
St. John AME Zion
MOCKSVILLE ó The stewardess board of St. John AME Zion Church hosts pastor appreciation program on Sunday, June 12 at 3 p.m., for the Rev. Gwendolyn Hampton, pastor of St. John. The Rev. Harold Jordan, Mowing Glade AME Zion Church of Charlotte, is guest speaker.
St. John is located at 143 Campbell Road in Mocksville.
White Rock AME Zion
GRANITE QUARRY ó White Rock AME Zion Church celebrates Pastor Appreciation for pastor Morgan Glenn beginning at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 12. Lunch will be served immediately after morning worship. The 3 p.m. speaker is the Rev. Donald Hill and the members of Freedom Tabernacle Church of Lexington. Services continue Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Mondayís speaker is the Rev. Clay Fulton, pastor of New Hope AME Zion of Lewisville; Tuesday the Rev. Lejune Gray of Freedom United Church of God, Woodleaf, and Wednesday, the Rev. Dr. Norman Hicklin, pastor of Mt. Olive AME Zion of Monroe. Host and hostess for the event are James Alston and Linda Wylie.
Remnant in Christ
Pastoral anniversary services at Remnant in Christ Outreach Worship Center, 627 Newsome Road, continue on Sunday, June 12, at 5:15 p.m., when Apostle Darren Johnson of Restoration Temple Family Life Center, Lexington will minister. Pastor of Remnant is Apostle Miriam Parker Keller, 704-638-5515 or
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VBS at Calvary Baptist Church is Sunday-Thursday, June 12-16. Kickoff is Sunday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. with food followed by a magic show by John Manuel at 5:30 p.m. VBS is 6-8 p.m. each evening, with the theme ěPandamaniaóGod is Wild About You!î Gifts will be given away nightly, including T-shirts, gift cards, electronics and Bibles. The final night features the building of a 65-inch banana split.
Calvary Baptist is located on East Ridge Road, just past Ellis Crossroads, 704-633-2567.
New Zion Baptist
VBS at New Zion Baptist, 2785 Dunnís Mountain Road, is June 13 through June 17 from 6:30-8 p.m. nightly. This yearís theme is ěJesus to the Rescueî and there are classes for nursery through adults.
Food will be served each day and transportation is available by calling 704-633-3217, 704-636-9887 or 704-633-7128.
Maupin Avenue
Maupin Avenue Presbyterian Church, 100 Maupin Ave., will hold vacation Bible school Monday, June 20 through Friday June 24, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. nightly.
The theme is ěPandamaniaóGod is Wild About You!î
Oakdale Baptist
SPENCER ó Vacation Bible School at Oakdale Baptist Church, 200 Charles St., runs June 20-24, with the theme ěBig Apple Adventure.î
From 6-8:30 p.m. there are classes for children age 4 through grade eight, as well as an adult class; music, crafts, mission videos, a continuing story video drama, snacks and recreation. Call 704-633-9412 to register.
St. Peterís Lutheran
St. Peterís Lutheran Church, 2570 St. Peterís Church Road, hosts Bible school for ages 3-adult June 20 through 24. The theme is ěGodís Covenants with Noah, Moses, David and Jesus.î
Dinner for students begins at 5 p.m., followed by Bible school, with a pickup time of 8 p.m. Register at 704-279-5054 or 704-279-7739.
The closing program on Friday features a hotdog and hamburger supper, music, a student craft display and a fire truck and water slide.
Lane Street Baptist
KANNAPOLIS ó Lane Street Baptist church will host vacation Bible school Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 1, for grades K2 through 12. Classes are from 6-8 p.m. nightly.
Registration is at the church on Saturday, June 25 from 3-5 p.m.