Faith briefs

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 21, 2011

Unity Presbyterian Churchís dedication for the new fellowship hall will take place Sunday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. Contractors, sub-contractors, Fuller Architecture and Jarrell Construction will be recognized. There will be special music by Ashley Stamp and Carla and Cindy, and Joel Stamp and Ben Kluttz will play guitar.
The Rev. Phillip Hagen is pastor of Unity Presbyterian, 704-278-4248,
Christ Episcopal
CLEVELAND ó A fish fry fundraiser will be held at Christ Episcopal Church today, Saturday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m.-until. Cost is $8 for adults adn $5 for children.
Proceeds will go toward replacing the roofs on the church buildings, which were recently nomintated to the National Register of Historic Places. Christ Church celebrated its 175th anniversary in 1996.
The church is located at 3430 Old Hwy 70.
Mt. Mitchell UMC
KANNAPOLISó [0x14]Today at Mt. Mitchell United Methodist Church is the Autumn Fest from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with a Civil War reenactment held at 3 p.m. There will be food, arts, crafts and childrenís activities as well.
Mt. Mitchell will host a community Trunk or Treat event at Yost Park, 6001 Old Salisbury Concord Road on Oct. 29 from 6-8 p.m.
Madd Hatters postponed
The Madd Hatters program scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22 has been moved to Saturday, Nov. 5 at 4 p.m.
This is event is sponsored by the Nursing Ministry of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, 719 S. Caldwell St.
Theresa Phelps is chairperson and the Rev. Dr. C. L. Phelps is pastor.
First Presbyterian Kannapolis
KANNAPOLIS ó First Presbyterian Church will host a menís breakfast Sunday, Oct. 23, at 8 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Guest speaker will be David Beck, project manager of Facilities Management Group with Carolinas Healthcare Systems, with an update on the newest projects at CMC-NorthEast and the new CMC-Kannapolis site.
All men (and their sons) are invited. There is no charge, but donations will be accepted. Call 704-938-4623 or visit
Spencer Presbyterian
SPENCER ó The Rev. Ruth Lenger, former pastor of Spencer Presbyterian Church, will be the guest preacher at the 11 a.m. service Sunday, Oct. 23. Lenger served Spencer Presbyterian from 1995-2002.
The church is located on First Street off of Salisbury Avenue across from the entrance to the North Carolina Transportation Museum.
Soldiers Memorial
Homecoming will be observed on Sunday, Oct. 23 at Soldiers Memorial AME Zion. The Rev. Dr. Grant Harrison Jr., pastor, will lead the 11 a.m. service.
The Rev. Carolyn Bratton, pastor of Mooreís Chapel AME Zion Church, is guest preacher for the 3 p.m. service.
There will also be a three-night revival Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 24-26, with evangelist the Rev. Dr. Wayne Anthony Walker, pastor of Little Rock AME Zion in Charlotte.
Services begin each night at 7 p.m. The church is located at 306 N. Church St.
Providence Baptist
EAST SPENCER ó Providence Baptist Church, 620 Andrews St. (Exit 79 off I 85 ) is having a revival on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 11 a.m., Sunday night at 6 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. Brother Ricky Thomas will speak.
Henderson Grove
Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 199th church anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 23 The congregation was first organized in Oct. 1812. The 11 a.m. service will be conducted by the Rev. Perry J. Dye, pastor, followed by dinner. Guest speaker at the 3 p.m. service is the Rev. Isaiah Wheeler, pastor of Davidsonville Baptist Church in Statesville.
First Calvary Baptist
First Calvary Baptist Church observes Womenís Day on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Kenza G. Maxwell speaking. Special music will be provided by the combined choirs and a fellowship hour will follow the service.
Maxwell is an associate minister at New Life Christian Faith Ministries in Morven. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Livingstone College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology from Trinity Theological Seminary in Monroe.
The Rev. Leamon Brown is pastor of First Calvary Baptist Church which is located at 400 S. Long St.
St. Luke Baptist
The ushers ministry of Saint Luke Baptist Church, 410 Hawkinstown Road, will celebrate their annual day on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Frank McCullough, senior pastor of New Waves of Joy Baptist Church of Charlotte. Light refreshments will be served following the service.
The Rev. Arthur Heggins is host pastor.
Immanuel Presbyterian
CHINA GROVE ó The 70th homecoming birthday for Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 365 Brown Road, will be held Sunday, Oct. 23 at the 11 a.m. service.
The Hochstetler Family from Woodleaf will present special music, as well as Dr. and Mrs. Bill Dailey.
Five new members will join the church and there will be a dedication of the baby grand piano, new hymnals, new trees and shrubbery.
A covered dish lunch will follow in the fellowship hall. The Rev. Ron Lee is pastor.
United Baptist
KANNAPOLIS ó United Baptist Church, 3001 Clermont Ave., will hold a Pastor Aide anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. The Rev. John E. Jones is pastor.
Pastors aid program
LEXINGTON ó The pastors aid program is Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. at The Blessing of God Ministry, 412 Westside Drive. Guest speaker is pastor Jimmy Griffin of Center Grove AME Zion Church od Tobaccoville.
Westside Drive is located off West 5th Avenue across from On Time Catering. For more details and directions,c all Apostle Vanessa Taplah at 336-425-6883,
United House of Prayer
Eric Reid and the Echoes of Heaven are celebrating their fifth anniversary at United House of Prayer for All People on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. Guests include The Gospel Truetones, The Bailey McCollough Saints, The Echoes for Christ and others. Drawing for $100 cash prize. Proceeds go to building fund. The church is located at 501 Old Concord Road.
Resurrection Life
Resurrection Life Church, located at 216 S. Main St., will conduct its fourth Sunday service of prayer and healing on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m.
Pastor Jerry Snipes will present a clear, concise explanation of the basics of Biblical teaching concerning Godís will to heal, including foundational scriptures on healing and teaching how to apply them to specific needs. A time of prayer and Holy communion will follow.
Main Street Baptist
CHINA GROVE ó Main Street Baptist Church will have Best of Main Street song service at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23. Finger foods and refreshments will be served immediately following the service.
On Oct. 29 the church will have a Fall Festival from 6-8:30 p.m. at the church with games, crafts, food, hay ride, and trunk or treat.
On Sunday Oct. 30 the church will have a gospel singing concert featuring the Gospelaires from Mooresville. The service will start at 6 p.m. and immediately following there will be light refreshments.
The Church is located at 1615 N. Main St. in China Grove.
Rhema Praise
SPENCER ó Sunday through Friday, Oct. 23-28, Rhema Praise and Worship Church of 117 Long Ferry Road, where Alonza Williams Sr. is pastor, will host a week-long dedication service. Prayer will begin at 7 p.m. and services begin at 7:40 p.m. On Sunday, the evening prayer service begins at 3:30 p.m. and the service will start at 4 p.m.
Speakers in order beginning Sunday are: Pastor Tony Barr, Ebenezer Baptist Church of Wadesboro; Pastor Timothy Porter, New Philadelphia Church Of God of Yadkinville; Pastor James Milton, Mt. Pleasant Ame Zion Church in Concord; the Rev. Dr. Richard Gray II, New Zion Baptist Church of Linwood; Pastor Timothy Williams, Yadkin Star Baptist Church of Lexington; and Pastor Joseph Kearns, Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Asheboro.
Providence AME Zion
Providence AME Zion Church, 2415 Providence Church Road, celebrates its fifth homecoming and fall revival Oct. 23-27.
On Sunday, the Rev. Zacharias Allen Sr., host pastor, preaches at the 11 a.m. service, followed by dinner at 1:30 and the 3 p.m. homecoming message by the Rev. Gwendolyn Hampton, pastor of St. John AME Zion Church of Mocksville.
Revival speakers at the 7 p.m. services, in order beginning Monday, are: The Rev. Anthony Freeman, Sandy Ridge AME Zion of Landis; the Rev. Tamica Robinson, Liberty AME Zion of Cooleemee; the Rev. Harold Jordan, Mowing Glade AME Zion of Charlotte; and the Rev. Dr. Grant Harrison, Soldiers Memorial AME Zion of Salisbury.
Ebenezer UMC
WOODLEAF ó Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 9985 Cool Springs Road, corner of Hwy 801 and Sherrills Ford Road, will hold revival services Sunday through Wednesday, Oct. 23-26 at 7 p.m.
The Rev. Brad Cunningham, minister at Liberty United Methodist Church, will be the speaker.
For directions or transportation to the church, call the Rev. Floyd Wood at 704-278-0306 or Floyd Sneed at 704-278-0306.
Knox Chapel Church
CLEVELAND ó Knox Chapel will be holding their annual barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m until 6 p.m.
Guests may eat in or take out pates with homemade deserts.
Knox Chapel is located at 3520 Amity Hill Road. Call 704-929-8281.
Landis FUMC
Landis First United Methodist Church will have a trunk or treat event from 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29. This is free for all ages and there will be music, face painting, food, pumpkin patch, hayrides and trunk or treating.
Call First United Methodist Church of Landis at 704-932-5330 or 704-639-4301.
United Christian
United Christian Fellowship Church International, 118 Miller Chapel Road, celebrates Family Fun Day on Saturday, Oct. 29, from noon- 5 p.m., with free food, games, live music, mime and more.
This community event is free, and donations of canned goods and clothing will be accepted to go toward the Outreach Ministry.
For more information, find them on Facebook or contact Althea Cleveland at 704-633-0893.
St. Johnís UCC
KANNAPOLIS ó St. Johnís UCC, 901 N. Main St., will hold their Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 4-6 p.m. with bowling, fishing, tattoos, trunk or treat, cake walk and hot dogs.
Bethel Lutheran
Bethel Lutheran Church, 355 E. Ridge Road, will host a benefit fundraiser soup and sandwich meal on Sunday, Oct. 30 at noon.
All proceeds will go to the family of Michael Miller who suffers from cancer and whose family has no medical insurance. For information, call 704-636-0331.
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church will host its annual Fall Festival on Sun., Oct. 30 from 4-6 p.m. with the theme of ěFind the Hero in Yourself.î Adults and children are invited to come dressed as a favorite super hero or any other character. Activities include trunk or treat, inflatables, antique fire truck rides, a karate demonstration, new games and prizes and a hay ride.
In addition, First Baptist Churchís Wee Center will hold a bake sale. To raise funds for the annual Haiti mission trip, the Haiti team will be selling chick-n-chips (chicken strips and french fries). Bring two canned food items for Rowan Helping Ministries to exchange for game tickets.
For more information, contact Rod Kerr at 704-633-0431, ext. 105.
Center Grove bazaar
KANNAPOLIS ó Center Grove Lutheran Church, 1601 S. Cannon Blvd., will have a Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 5. from 8. a.m. to 7 p.m. featuring homemade pies, cookies, brownies, cakes, and crafts on sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
Sausage biscuits and beverages will be sold from 8-10 a.m. inside with hot dog sale following from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. outside. Extra activities feature the Fire, Police and Sheriff Departments, scouting, games, and a concert to end the day at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit Center Grove Lutheran Church outreach programs to the community.