Faith briefs

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 23, 2011

KANNAPOLIS — Sunday, Sept. 25 at 10:30 a.m. is the sixth annual Biker Sunday at Kimball Lutheran Church, 101 Vance St.
The service includes communion and individual healing prayers. The pastor will bless the bikes and pray for the safety of the riders. After the worship, a free hot dog lunch will be served. Beginning at 10 a.m. and during and after lunch, there will be music, fun and fellowship.
If you ride or know people who do, come on out and invite your friends to join you as we give thanks for bikes and ask God’s blessing upon those who ride them. Motorcycles of all types will have reserved parking in front of the church.
After the worship, you might have the opportunity to ride on a bike. There will be free photos of individual bikes and riders. Bikers are asked to bring a teddy bear or canned goods for First Responders and CVAN. Call 704 933-4101 for more details.
Henderson Grove
Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund Committee will host a rainbow tea today, Saturday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, featuring the play “Glory Train.” Dinner will be served, $10 a person. All proceeds go to the church Building Fund.
Love Christian Center
EAST SPENCER — Love Christian Center and the Salisbury Rowan Branch NAACP will have a community day and voter registration 10:30 a.m.-2:30 today, Sept. 24 at Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St. Citizens can register to vote. There will also be entertainment and free food. For details call 704-433-1474.
Word of Life
On Sunday, Sept. 25 during the 10 a.m. service at Word of Life Family Worship Center, Bishop Gregory L. Fly will preach.
Fly is pastor of Grace New Covenant Apostolic Church in Columbus, Ohio and holds a Bachelors of Theology from International Apostolic University of Grace and Truth.
Bishop Fly is also the founder of the Kingdom Builder’s International Fellowship of Churches and Ministries, Inc., which is a Christ centered evangelistic fellowship dedicated to fellowship without bondage and unity without compromise,
For information or transportation call 704-633-2431. The church is located at 726 E. Liberty St.
World Hope friend day
Sunday, Sept. 25 is Friend Day at World Hope, 2203 Mooresville Road. At the 10:30 a.m. service guests are encouraged to wear favorite team colors, whether high school, college, or pro.
Following the service there will be free tailgating, a classic car display, cornhole and volleyball and a drawing for Carolina Panthers tickets.
At 6 p.m. is a special concert featuring bassist Bernard Harris and Friends. In his unique lefty style and playing his bass upside down, Harris plays gospel, jazz, rhythm & blues and fusion. He is music director and bass player for Christian recording artist Mandisa, as well as a solo artist. For this benefit concert he will be accompanied by his band. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Weather permitting, the concert will be outdoors.
World Hope is located near the intersection of Sherrils Ford and Rowan Mill Road. For more information, email
North Kannapolis
KANNAPOLIS — North Kannapolis Baptist Church will celebrate its 81st anniversary with homecoming services on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 10:30 a.m. A traditional covered-dish meal will follow the service. The church is located at 312 Locust Street, Kannapolis.
Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, 719 S. Caldwell St., celebrates 85 years on Sunday, Sept. 25 at the 10:45 a.m. worship service. Associate Minister the Rev. Sherry Ford will bring the message.
The Rev. William Cowan, pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church in Mocksville, will bring the 3 p.m. message.
Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m., the Rev. Dr. Leonzo D. Lynch, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Charlotte, will be the evangelist for the week.
South China Grove
CHINA GROVE — The Rev. John Lucas from the Church of God Children’s Home will be speaking Sunday, Sept. 25 at the South China Grove Church of God in the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services. The church is located at 163 Third Avenue in China Grove.
Mt. Mitchell UMC
KANNAPOLIS — On Sunday Sept. 25 at 11 a.m., Mt. Mitchell United Methodist Church will celebrate homecoming with guest speaker the Rev. Bob Dennis, who served Mt. Mitchell from 1966-1970.
A fellowship dinner will follow at noon. Mt. Mitchell is located at 6001 Old Salisbury Concord Road.
St. Paul’s Episcopal
On Sunday, Sept. 25, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will hold a Service of Institution of the Ruth Chapter of the order of the Daughters of the King and of Admission of five candidates into the order.
Rhet Wilkinson, Diocesan President of the DOK, will present the crosses to the candidates. There will be guests from other churches present. A reception will follow the service in the parish hall.
Adult Forum is 9:45-10:30 a.m., followed by Mass at 11 a.m. St. Paul’s is located at 930 S. Main St. at the corner of Harrison Street. Parking is provided behind the church. For information, call 704-637-9404.
Rodgers Park Baptist
KANNAPOLIS — 59th Homecoming at Rodgers Park Baptist Church is Sunday, Sept. 25. Brother Charlie Marshall from Concord (the prophecy preacher) will be guest speaker. A covered dish dinner follows the morning service.
Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. and morning worship service is at 11 a.m.
Church of the Nazarene
The Church of the Nazarene, 224 W. 12th St., will hold a homecoming service celebrating 70 years, on Sunday, Sept. 25. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. and the 11 a.m. service will feature the Rev. Dennis Delong. There will be special music by Hollow Oak Project and a covered dish lunch to follow the service. Call 704-636-9105 for details.
First Calvary Baptist
First Calvary Baptist Church will observe Family and Friends Day on Sunday, Sept. 25. The Honorable Mary S. Ponds, mayor of Granite Quarry, will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. worship service, followed by a fellowship dinner. First Calvary Church is located at 400 S. Long St.
Emmanuel Baptist
Emmanuel Baptist Church, at 2300 Bringle Ferry Road, is observing an old-fashioned homecoming with a covered dish lunch this Sunday, Sept. 25. Get your bonnets and bib-overalls out and join the fun.
Boxwood Baptist
MOCKSVILLE — Boxwood Baptist Church, 299 Boxwood Church Road, will hold its annual Women’s Day Service on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m.
Keynote speaker will be the Rev. Evelyn Miller, an associate minister of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.
Southern City Church
EAST SPENCER — The Missionary Department of Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 940 S. Long St., will observe Overseas Mission Sunday on Sept. 25, a connectional day for AME Zion churches.
The day will culminate with a “100 Women in White” concert at 3 p.m., a choir composed of women from various denominations, under the direction of Sir Davis, the Minister of Music at Shady Grove Baptist Church. An offering will be collected.
St. John’s Lutheran
Organist Andre Lash will be in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 in the sanctuary of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. A reception will follow.
Lash will present a concert of composers including Bach, Mozart, Vierne and Sowerby. He is currently instructor of organ in the School of Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is also organist at Christ United Methodist Church, Greensboro. He has a doctoral degree in musical arts from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.
Main Street Baptist
CHINA GROVE — Main Street Baptist Church will have its monthly service of music, “Best of Main Street,” Sunday Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. The choir and all special groups will be presenting the musical program. Refreshments and finger foods will be served immediately following the service. The church is located at 1615 N. Main St.
Tim Greene Trio
The Tim Greene Trio will be in concert at Community Baptist Church in Salisbury on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. This is a free concert with a love offering being taken.
The church is located at 18 Carolina St., 704-636-0984.
The Hinkle Family
Resurrection Life Church of Salisbury, 216 South Main St., hosts the Hinkle Family of Decatur, Texas, at 6 p.m. on Sunday Sept. 25.
The concert is free, a love-offering will be taken. The Hinkle Family has a unique ministry to the elderly in nursing homes, retirement centers and senior centers. They travel 365 days a year coast to coast and have been traveling full-time since 2001. In the last eight years they have traveled more than 1 million miles in 22 states. For details call the church at 704-638-0002 or Pastor Jerry Snipes at 704-433-8776.
Mt. Nebo Memorial
Mt. Nebo Memorial Church of God in Christ, Inc., 132 N. Green St., will host guest speaker the Rev. D. M. Mason on Sunday evening, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m., as he preaches on making an impact on this generation.
New Beginning
CONCORD — New Beginning Church of God will have a Four-Gospel Program on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. with speaker Evangelist Betty Simonton of New Beginning. For details, call 704 938-2088, Bishop Gene Roseman.
New Beginning is located at 5717 Alexander Road.
Providence UMC
Providence United Methodist Church held a dedication service for the consecration of the new flag pole and mission response trailer as a part of their homecoming service on Sept. 11. The flag pole is the Eagle Scout project of member Levi Morgan.
Providence is thankful for our community scouting programs. The flag pole has been positioned so that it can become an integral part of services of memorial for our deceased veterans.
The mission response trailer will support a newly formed group, “Hammers For Christ” which deals with disaster response as well as helping with home repairs, building ramps, and repairing storm damage for members of our community and region.
Dr. Robert Pierson
First United Methodist Church of Salisbury announces the speaker for this year’s Parker Preaching and Teaching Mission will be Dr. Bob Pierson.
The workshop on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. is on how to witness in the 21st century, at a cost of $25 (materials and lunch) for non-members
Pierson will also speak at the Sunday, Oct. 2, services at 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Pierson has served as senior pastor of Christ UMC in Tulsa for 37 years, and has served for 15 years as chairperson of the Large Church Initiative of the UMC, a fellowship of 3,000 of the larger United Methodist churches across the U.S. and Canada. Currently Dr. Pierson is serving as executive director of the Leadership Nexus Foundation which he created to offer consulting services and training to help churches become more effective. He is author of “Needs Based Evangelism” and “Tell.”
To register for the Saturday workshop, contact the FUMC office at 704-636-3121.
Cornerstone Church
Rod Parsley will minister at Cornerstone on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, visit or call 704-855-1218.
Parsley has been a TV host, evangelist, educator, humanitarian and statesman and is the author of more than 50 books and study guides. He is especially noted for his trilogy of books that call the church to moral action: “Silent No More,” a manifesto for the “values voter” movement; “Culturally Incorrect,” a New York Times best seller, and “Living on Our Heads,” published in August 2010.
Cornerstone Church is located at 315 Webb Road.
Jabez Family Outreach
“Seven Spheres of Influence,” a free Equipping the Saints seminar to encourage cultural transformation, will be presented by Jabez Family Outreach on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 7-9 p.m. at the Gateway Building, 204 E. Innes St. Seats are limited, call to register at 704-636-1415.
Clint Brown concert
On Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. at The Event Center, pastor, songwriter, singer and musician Clint Brown will present a free concert. The Event Center is located at 315 Webb Road, 704-855-1218,
St. James’ spaghetti
On Friday, Sept. 30, Saint James Episcopal Church, 851 Shinnville Road, will host its annual spaghetti supper from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults; children, $3. Shepherd Elementary School will receive half the proceeds to assist needy children. Take-out orders will be available the day of the supper and may be ordered by calling the church office at 704- 664-7115.
Dine-in patrons will be treated to live old-time music. Door prizes will be awarded.
Gethsemane benefit
RSVP by Sept. 30 to participate in the inaugural Fall Benefit Program celebrating five years of service to families in the Salisbury Community.
The event is on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. at 719 S. Caldwell St., sponsored by Westside Community Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church.
Individual donation is $20; organization is $100 (group of 6). Proceeds will benefit After School Tutoring, Summer Enrichment, Youth Mentoring, House of Hope, Health Bodies-Healthy Minds Programs and Westside Administration. Westside Community Foundation, Inc. is a 501 © (3) tax exempt.
Respond to 704-633-5057 or online at
The Guiding Light
EAST SPENCER — The Guiding Light Missionary Baptist Association will have a fundraiser on Saturday Oct. 1, starting at 7 a.m., held at The Guiding Light Convention Center, 308 Boundary St. Fish sandwiches, hot dogs and dessert will also be for sale. Churches that make up the Guiding Light include Henderson Grove and Macedonia Baptist of Salisbury, Shiloh Baptist of Concord, St. Joseph Baptist of Statesville and United Missionary Baptist of Kannapolis.
Church Women United
The Area II meeting of Church Women United in North Carolina is Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Milford Hills United Methodist Church, 1630 Statesville Boulevard. It is hosted by the Salisbury-Rowan Unit of CWU in NC, where Brenda Venning is president and Area II Chair Sarah Byerly will serve as coordinator/ presider.
The theme is: “Economic Justice: Promoting Dignity for Seniors, Safety for Children and Economic Opportunity for All People.” Registration is at 9 a.m. followed by guest presenters Ann Measmer, Charity Magnuson, and the Rev. Alexis Coleman, pastor of Homestead United Methodist Church in Charlotte, and then lunch. Call 704-633-0976 for more details.
Beverly Smith event
CHARLOTTE — On Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Beverly Smith Ministries hosts a community event that includes a health symposium, free haircuts, music, food and giveaways at the Carolina Business Center, 2828 Queen City Drive, suite H. Contact or 704-398-7332.
Elmwood UMC
STATESVILLE— Elmwood United Methodist Church, 3233 Salisbury Road, will celebrate homecoming Sunday, Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. With guest speaker Morris Clements, followed by a homecoming meal.
Faith Healing and Life
EAST SPENCER — Faith Healing and Life Ministries, 201 E. Pinetree Dr., will celebrate its pastor anniversary Sunday, Sept. 25, at 3:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Apostle W. R. Malcom from Atlanta.
Trinity Baptist
Trinity Baptist, 735 Klumac Road, will observe the church’s seventh anniversary and homecomimg at the 11 a.m. service. Guest preacher is the Rev. Dennis Coates, pastor of faith Baptist Church in Ottawa, Ohio.