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Faith briefs

CHINA GROVE ó The South China Grove Church of God is holding a ěBig Give-awayî today, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 163 Third Ave. There will be clothing given away and a free meal of home made chicken pot pie.
On Sunday, Aug. 28, there will be a picnic lunch during which school supplies will be given to students.
Everyone is invited to enjoy the food and the fellowship in both events. There will be no evening service on Aug. 28. For more information call Pastor Joyce Miles at 704-467-4555.
Bucks for Becky
CLEVELAND ó A barbecue fundraiser for Becky Lippard is today from 4-8 p.m. at Third Creek Presbyterian Church, 2055 Third Creek Church Road.
There will be entertainment throughout the evening, including many of the ëLee Street Theatre Singers,í along with Graham Carlton and Matthew Weaver.
Barbecue is by donation, and proceeds will go to defray medical costs.
Hallís Chapel
The Hallís Chapel Primitive Baptist Church Matronís Appreciation Dinner is today, Saturday, Aug. 27, at 4 p.m.
Guest speaker is Evangelist Katie Byrd Crockett of Mt. Calvary Holy Church of Salisbury. President of the group is Sister Brenda Rucker and the pastor of Hallís Chapel, 611 E. Monroe St., is Elder Richard Johnson.
Pastorís aid program
LEXINGTON ó On Aug. 28 at 3 p.m., pastor Nilous Avery of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Salisbury will be the guest speaker for the pastorís aid program at The Blessing of God Ministry, 412 Westside Drive. Call 336-853-5239 for details.
St. Andrewís turns 171
WOODLEAF ó The annual homecoming at historic St. Andrewís Episcopal Church will be held Sunday, Aug. 28 at 11:15 a.m. Lunch will follow at the Woodleaf Community Center. The service will celebrate the 171st anniversary of the consecration of St. Andrewís on the last Sunday in August, 1840. St. Andrewís was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
The service will be conducted by The Rt. Rev. William O. Gregg, Assistant Bishop of North Carolina.
Main Street Baptist
CHINA GROVE ó On Sunday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m., Main Street Baptist Church presents ěBest of Main St.,î a program of gospel music featuring the church choir and all the special singing groups of the church. After the program everyone with a birthday or anniversary in the month of August will be recognized and everyone will be treated to finger foods and refreshments.
The singing is under the direction of Vickie Poteat. The church is located at 1615 N. Main St. in China Grove.
New Beginning
New Beginning will have a ěPack A Pewî program on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 3 p.m. Featured singers will be Gospel Keytones of Salisbury, Gospel Travliers of the Carolinas and P3 Ministries from Statesville.
For more information, call Bishop Gene Roseman at the church office, 704 938-2088.
Knox Chapel UMC
CLEVELAND ó Homecoming at Knox Chapel United Methodist Church will be held on Aug. 28 with the Rev. Dr. Lilllie M. Jones as guest speaker. The 11 a.m. worship service will be followed by a covered dish dinner. The church is located at 3520 Amity Hill Road.
Cedar Grove AME Zion
CLEVELAND ó Annual homecoming services at Cedar Grove AME Zion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 28. Cedar Groveís own Rev. Dr. Bertha E. Pittman will deliver the 11 a.m., message. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.
The 3 p.m. preacher will be the Rev. Donnie Kent, pastor of Third Creek AME Zion Church, accompanied by the choir and congregation.
Henderson Grove
Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will observe homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 28. The 11 a.m. service will be conducted by the Rev. Perry J. Dye, pastor of Henderson Grove. Dinner will be served afterward.
Guest speaker at the 3 p.m. service is the Rev. Tim Stevenson, pastor of J.W. Abernathy Baptist Church in Hickory. Revival services will be held Aug. 29 ń Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m. The guest evangelist for the week will be the Rev. John E. Jones, pastor of United Missionary Baptist Church in Kannapolis.
Lutherís Lutheran
Lutherís Lutheran Church is starting the ě90 Day Read the Bible Challengeî this Sunday, Aug. 28. Participants will read the entire Bible from coverto cover beginning this Sunday and continuing through to Thanksgiving.
Weekly bible study meetings will be held at the church on Thursdays at noon and Monday evenings at 7 p.m. The first meetings will be Thursday, Sept. 8 and Monday, Sept. 12. Contact Pastor Carol Yeager at 704-754-6287 for details or with questions.
First Calvary Baptist
First Calvary Baptist Church will observe Deaconess Day on Sunday, Aug. 28. Minister Tina Wyatt of Dorsett Chapel United Church of Christ will be the guest speaker. The adult choir, directed by Minister of Music Winnell Short, will sing. The Rev. Leamon E. Brown is pastor of First Calvary Baptist, located at 400 S. Long St.
Sills Creek AME Zion
MOORESVILLE ó Sills Creek AME Zion Church will celebrate homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 28. The Rev. Jordan Boyd, pastor of Sills Creek, will preach the 10 a.m. message.
Dinner will be served at 2 p.m. The Rev. John Leazer, pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Concord, will preach the 3 p.m. message., accompanied by his choir and congregation.
Fall Revival is Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 25-27.
Sills Creek AME Zion is located at 3165 Bradshaw Road and Highway 150, Mooresville.
Rodgerís Park
KANNAPOLIS ń Rodgerís Park Reformed Church, 704 E. 22nd St., is holding a hot dog and dessert sale to raise funds for church projects, local and world missions.
The sale is Thursday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Phone 704-932-8301 for details.
Total Praise VII
On Sunday evening, Aug. 28. St. Johnís Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., is hosting Total Praise VII, a contemporary service for all ages. A hot dog supper will be served at 5 p.m., followed by the service of praise music at 6. There will be activities for children and a variety of music, including a hymn sing. The Rev. Rhodes Woolly is senior pastor, the Rev. Jan Huntley is pastor for discipleship and Rob Durocher is director of music ministries.
First Presbyterian
First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury will gather Sunday, Aug. 28 at 4 p.m. at Dan Nicholas Park (Company Shelter), for fun, games, fellowship and food. Bring a side dish or dessert, lawn chair and friends.
On Sunday morning worshipwill be in the sanctuary at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and in Lewis Hall at 8:50 a.m., with Dr. Jim C. Dunkin speaking.
Faith Lutheran
FAITH ó Faith Lutheran congregation will celebrate Rally Day Sunday morning, Aug. 28, at 9:30 a.m., following the FaithWorks contemporary service. This yearís Rally Day is dedicated to the memory of Joanne Holshouser, long-time Christian Education director.
In addition, Faith Youth Initiative (FYI), a new community youth ministry that, along with Faith Lutheran, also involves Faith Baptist, Shiloh Reformed and the Faith Civic Groups, will be highlighted.
FYI is lead by Brent Lane and will include tutoring, Bible Study and a meal on Tuesdays and Thursdays. An offering will be collected to help fund the new ministry. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will match up to $1600 if the congregation can raise $4800.
The Reverend Clarence E. Sifford Jr. is pastor of Faith Lutheran Church.
Enon welcomes new pastor
The Rev. Rick Warden and his wife Jamie begin their ministry at Enon Baptist Church on Sunday, Aug. 28 at the 11 a.m. service. There will be covered dish meal afterward.
Enon Baptist Church is located at 1875 Enon Church Road.
New Bethel Baptist
MOCKSVILLE ó New Bethel Baptist Church, 3727 Hwy 601 S., celebrates homecoming at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28 with speaker the Rev. Rodney Coleman Sr., pastor of Cedar Grove Baptist. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m.
Annual revival services are Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 29-31 at 7 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Clary L. Phelps, pastor of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist of Salisbury. Call the church at 336-284-2990 for more information.
Jerusalem Baptist
Jerusalem Baptist church will hold revival services Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. nightly.
The Rev. Dennis Leach, pastor of Morning Star Baptist Church of Winston-Salem, will be the speaker. Leach is also the treasurer of the Rowan Baptist Assoc. of NC.
Homecoming will be observed on Sunday, Sept. 4. Senior pastor the Rev. David Bracken will be the 11 a.m. speaker. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. At 3 p.m. the Rev. Roy L. Dennis Jr., pastor of Bluestone Missionary Baptist Church of Pelham will speak.
Jerusalem Baptist is located at 1570 Long St. Ext.
Harrison and Harrison
Harrison and Harrison will be in concert at Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 3 p.m.
Harrison and Harrison are Joanne K. Harrison, organ, and Grant Harrison Jr., lyric baritone. This fundraising event is sponsored by the Board of Class Leaders. The church is located at 30 N. Church St., and Grant Harrison Jr. is the pastor.
Holy Tabernacle
Holy Tabernacle of Jesus Christ, 325 Malcolm Road, celebrates the 24th anniversary of pastor Priscilla Overstreet and co-pastor Calvin Overstreet at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31-Setp. 2 and twice on Sunday, Sep. 4. There will be no Saturday service.
Speakers for the celebration are: Wednesday, Aug. 31 – Bishop Wade Danner, Pentecostal House of Praise, Newton; Thursday – Bishop William Allen Sr., House of Refuge Deliverance Ministries, Greensboro; Friday – Bishop Terry Dalton, New Calvary Holiness Church, Mocksville; Sunday 11 a.m. – Evangelist Ann Miller, Holy Tabernacle of Jesus Christ; Sunday 4 p.m. – Bishop Mauney, Just Annointed Ministries, Statesville.

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