Faith briefs

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 1, 2011

FAITH ó Faith Baptist Church will host a patriotic concert Sunday, July 3 at 5 p.m. The Fourth of July Chorus, composed of voices from 15 area churches, will perform musical selections chosen specifically to honor all veterans and those who are currently on active duty.
All who have served or are enlisted in the U.S. Military at this time are encouraged to wear their uniform and be recognized. Those attending are encouraged to wear patriotic colors.
The chorus, directed by Jason Harwood, will be accompanied by Susan Trivette on the piano. Dr. Karl Hales will narrate. Daisy Bost is organizer of the event and there is no admission charge.
Rowan County churches represented are Organ Lutheran, Faith Lutheran, Faith Baptist, First Presbyterian-Salisbury, St. Lukeís Episcopal-Salisbury, Mt. Hope UCC, First UCC-Salisbury, St. Paulís Lutheran, St. Johnís Lutheran-Salisbury, Grace Lutheran, Christiana Lutheran, First Baptist-Salisbury, Mt. Zion UCC-China Grove, Shiloh United Methodist- Granite Quarry and also All Saints Lutheran- Bowie, Md.
Prior to the concert, the Shrine Band will entertain with familiar selections beginning at 4 p.m. Following the concert food and amusement rides will be available at Faith Legion Park, across the street from the church. Parking is free. Faith Baptist Church is located on Main Street in Faith.
Faith Lutheran
FAITH ó Faith Lutheran Church celebrates freedom on Sunday, July 3. The special worship celebration begins with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by the joint service of FaithWorks and the traditional service beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The service features special music, presentation of the American and Christian flags by Cub Scout Thomas Stewart, Boy Scout Zachary Stewart and Pack Master of Pack #351 Donald Stewart, as well as Holy communion.
John Calvin
John Calvin Presbyterian Church begins Ten@10 on the 4th of July weekend through Labor Day weekend (10 weeks), when worship time moves to 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings.
Ten@10 is a summerís journey through the parables of Jesus, including challenges such as committing to ten minutes a day spent in prayer and bringing ten cans of food for Rowan Helping Ministry.
After worship light refreshments will be served.
John Calvin is located at 1620 Brenner Ave. at the corner of Overman Ave., across the street from the W.G. Hefner V.A. Hospital. For details call 704-633-4333 9 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays except Tuesday.
Providence UMC
Providence United Methodist Church, 6450 Bringle Ferry Road, will host Heritage Day on Sunday morning, July 3, an annual celebration of Providenceís heritage and roots in the community. It is also a celebration of the Fourth of July and the birth of our country.
Following the 10:30 a.m. worship service will be a cookout, horse shoe tournament and games for the children.
Call 704-633-5326 for details.
New Beginning
CONCORD ó Sunday, July 3 is Friends and Family Day at New Beginning Church of God, with speaker co-pastor Chavis Maxwell at 11 a.m.
On Friday, July 8 is a gospel birthday bash for Saisha Roseman, New Beginningís minister of music. The program starts at 7:30 p.m.
New Beginning is located at 5717 Alexander Road, led by Bishop Gene Roseman.
St. Johnís Lutheran
St. Johnís Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., will hold a Celebration of Liberty at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 3.
Special music beginning at 10:50 a.m. will be provided by the St. Johnís Menís Chorus, the St. Johnís Vacation Bible School Choir and a brass trio.
The Rev. Rhodes Woolly is senior pastor, the Rev. Jan Huntley is pastor for discipleship and outreach and Rob Durocher is director of music ministries.
Calvary Baptist
ěThe Influence of the Bible on Americaî will be shown at Calvary Baptist Church this Sunday, July 3, at 6 p.m.
The Bibleís profound influence on America, widely understood by previous generations, is largely unrecognized today. This video documents the impact of the Bible on American life and culture over the past four centuries.
The video is hosted by David Barton, the founder of Wall Builders, an organization dedicated to presenting Americaís forgotten history and heroes. Rated: G ń (90 minutes).
Calvary Baptist Church is located on E. Ridge Road just beyond Ellis Crossroads.
Henderson Grove VBS
Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School July 5-8 from 6-8:30 p.m.
This yearís theme is ěLet Jesus Use You.î There will be lessons, games, crafts and refreshments, with a closing program on Sunday, July 10 at the 11 a.m. service.
The Rev. Perry J. Dye is pastor and Esther Mobley is VBS director. Henderson Grove is located on Henderson Grove Church Road off South Main Street. For more information, call 704-633-7573.
Hallís Chapel VBS
Hallís Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, 611 E. Monroe St., will hold Vacation Bible School Tuesday-Friday, July 5-8 from 6-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
There will be classes for pre-school to adult with the theme of ěJesus Truth Seekers: Mission Possible!î The closing program will be July 9 at noon, followed by a cookout.
Camp meeting
The week-long camp meeting ěFire From Heaven in 2011î will be held July 5-12 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Services will be held at 722 W. Horah St.
Nightly speakers in order, beginning Tuesday, July 5 are: Bishop T. White of Gilbert, SC; Apostle M. Keller of Salisbury; Apostle D. Johnson of Lexington; Bishop R. Reeves of Lynchburg, Va.; Pastor J. P. Kee of Charlotte and Pastor D. Degrate of Charlotte.
A Founderís Celebration Service honoring Apostle R. E. Taylor will be held Sunday, July 10 at 11:30 a.m.
For more information call 704-637-9955.
Blessing of God
LEXINGTON ó The ěBe Made Wholeî Conference will be held at 7 p.m. July 7-8 at The Blessing of God Ministry, 412 Westside Drive.
Conference speaker will be Apostle Jacki London of Jacki London Ministries, New Bern. For more information call 336- 337-7036. The public is invited and the conference is free.
Chief Apostle is Vanessa Taplah. Visit
Rodgerís Park
KANNAPOLIS ó Rodgerís Park Reformed Church will hold a hot dog and dessert fundraiser Thursday, July 7, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. All proceeds go to church projects, local and world missions. The church is located at 704 E. 22nd St., 704-932-8301.
Mount Tabor
The Deacon Board of Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, 965 Mt. Tabor Church Road, will be selling fish sandwiches in the fellowship center on Frida, July 8, from 11 a.m. until.
Women of Mt. Calvary
The Women of M. Calvary Holy Church, 1400 Standish St., will host a Womenís Day service on Sunday, July 10.
The 11 a.m. speaker is Dr. Patricia Thomas-Wright of Goldsboro, a graduate of Livingstone College and Hood Theological Seminary. The 5 p.m. speaker will be Minister Tina Wyatt of Dorsett Chapell in Spencer.
Contact Elder Sadie V. Rice at 704-637-0276 or Sis Samirah Blackwell at 704-754-1613.
First Baptist Church
Music and Arts Camp, sponsored by First Baptist Church of Salisbury, will be held July 11-15 with singing, painting, puppets, handbells, a field trip, clowning, keyboard, guitar and drums for kids just completing grades 1-6 .
Morning Camp is 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at $30 per child (cost will not exceed $55 per family for morning camp; scholarships available).
For more information on camp, the optional afternoon Focus Groups (clowning, keyboard, guitar, drums), the Friday night praise and a registration brochure, contact Russ or Debbie at 704-633-0431.
First Baptist Church is located at 223 N. Fulton St.
Golden Crown Tea
Faith Healing and Life Ministries Inc. will sponsor a Golden Crown Tea on July 31 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available through July 20. Call 704-633-7510 or email or
New pastor at Salisbury Christian
The Rev. James D. Howard, BA, MA, has been voted in as pastor at Salisbury Christian Fellowship, 210 W. Ritchie Road.
Howard, a retired U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer, has been in pastoral ministry for more than 30 years, has taught the Word of God on numerous local and national radio stations, and spent seventeen years as co-owner of Charlotte Scale Company while also serving in ministry.
He holds a Master of Arts in Theology and is currently completing his dissertation for Doctor of Ministries.
Ebenezer scholarships
CHINA GROVE ó This yearís recipients of the Ebenezer Lutheran Church Endowment Fund Scholarship are Kirsten Beaver of Graham, Mark Campbell of Raleigh, Savannah Goodnight of China Grove and Caroline Todd of Lawrenceville, Ga. Each will receive $500 toward a college education.
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