Faith briefs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 27, 2011

KANNAPOLIS — New Hope Lutheran Church, 1615 Brantley Road, will hold its fall festival today, from 5:45-7:30 p.m. There will be games, candy, prizes, and a weenie roast. For information, call 704-305-0550 or see
Christ UMC
Christ United Methodist Church at 34010 Mooresville Road, will hold its fall festival today from 5-8 p.m. There will be a bounce house, games and activities for the kids, cake walk and a costume contest. Hot dogs and popcorn will be available. Trunk or treat will begins at 7:30 p.m. Children are encouraged to come in costume.
Emmanuel Baptist
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2300 Bringle Ferry Road, will hold its fall festival today. Food will be available from 4-8 and there will be games from 6-8 p.m.
Fifth Sunday night singing at Emmanuel is Sunday, Oct. 30, beginning at 6 p.m. Visiting musical guests are Gary and Lessa Gray. An offering will be taken for them. The Rev. Eugene Sides is pastor.
Main Street Baptist
CHINA GROVE — Main Street Baptist Church will hold its fall festival today, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the church. There will be games to play as well as hay rides and trunk or treat.
On Sunday, Oct. 30 there will be a special singing service at 6 p.m. featuring The Gospelaires of Mooresville. Light refreshments will be served afterward.
On Nov. 5 there will be a bake sale from 7 a.m-1 p.m., proceeds go to the music ministry. On Nov. 6 the church will celebrate homecoming with services starting at 10:30 a.m. followed by a complete meal.
The church is located at 1615 North Main St.
Solid Rock
Solid Rock Church of God will host a Hallelujah Fest for the youth on today from 2-4 p.m. with food, fun and games. Youth Sunday is Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. with guest preacher Minister Anthony McCullough of The Park Ministries in Charlotte.
On Friday Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. Solid Rock will begin to celebrate the fourth pastoral anniversary of their pastor, the Rev. Samuel A. Washington. with guest preacher Bishop Paul S. Rhinehart Sr. of New Destiny Temple of Faith Full Gospel Ministry, Salisbury. Solid Rock is located at 1004 Locke St., 704-645-1782.
New Beginning
CONCORD — New Beginning Church will have a “Seven Up” program today at 7 p.m., sponsored by Evangelist Willie Roseman. The seven speakers will be: Stand Up (Janice Powell), Look Up (Patricia Ellis), Dress Up (Loretta Bailey), Lift Up (Sonya Thomas), Pray Up (Gwen Cherry), Give It Up (Stanley Puritt), and Make Up (Sondra Houpe). Call 704- 938-2088 for details.
Cornerstone Church
Cornerstone Church, along with community dignitaries and friends, will celebrate pastors Bill and Tina Godair on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 9 a.m. for 25 years of ministry at Cornerstone. Everyone is welcome and all will receive a complimentary 25th anniversary magazine.
Pastor Godair came to Salisbury in 1986 and started the ministry on W. 12th Street. By July 1996 they were able to purchase the building at 315 Webb Road and in 2008 the Event Center was built on the same property. The centerfold of the anniversary magazine will display the future plans of the 46 acres bought this year at the corner of I-85 & Hwy 152. See
Piedmont Baptist
KANNAPOLIS — The Piedmont Baptist Church, 5870 Wright Road, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 30. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. with The Old Paths singing and pastor Mike Edwards preaching.
Mt. Zion Freewill
KANNAPOLIS — Fifth Sunday singing and dinner will be held Sunday, Oct. 30 at the 11 a.m. service at Mt. Zion Freewill Baptist Church, 517 Pleasant Ave.
There will be special music by the Griggs Bluegrass Gospel Group, followed by a covered dish dinner.
CONCORD — The Inspirational Choir of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Concord will present its annual concert on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. (new starting time).
The church is located at 6734 Macedonia Church Road, 704-786-7308,
First Presbyterian
First Presbyterian Church, Salisbury will follow their fifth Sunday format beginning at 9 a.m. in the sanctuary with a Service of Wholeness and Healing. Childcare will be available at 8:45 a.m.
At 10:40 a.m. is a Called Congregational Meeting in the sanctuary and at 11 a.m. is the worship service. This Sunday is the installation of the second class of Stephen Ministers and honoring of the first class.
Spencer Presbyterian
SPENCER — Spencer Presbyterian Church will observe All Saints Day at the 11 a.m service on Sunday, Oct. 30 by honoring senior members of the congregation.
Those being recognized are the Rev. J. Lawrence Ayers, Elwood Bringle, Louise Eddinger, Catherine Harrison, Francis Lineberger, Carol Orthel, Emil Sparger and Margaret Sparger. The congregation will also celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, after which loved ones who died in the last year will be commemorated.
The church is located at 113 First St., off Salisbury Ave. across from the entrance to the Transportation Museum.
Prince of Peace
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (corner of Hwy 152 and Old Concord Road) will celebrate the Reformation on Sunday, Oct. 30 with worship and Holy Communion.
A new Bible Study series begins on Nov. 2. For more information, call 704-857-9588 or visit
The Potter’s House
The Potter’s House Outreach Ministries will host the revival service, “Keep your Lights Trimmed and Burning,” on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. with guest preacher pastor Lewis Walker of Rose of Sharon Holiness Church (255 camp Road). There will also bea special dance performance and songs.
Potter’s House Outreach Ministries is located at 119 A&B Clancy St. The Rev. Reginald Long is pastor and the Rev. Gena Long is co-pastor.
Deacons Alliance
The Rowan and Davie County Deacons Alliance will hold their fifth Sunday service on Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. at Salisbury’s Mt. Calvary Holy Church.
Guest speaker is Minister Nadine Hudson of New Zion Baptist Church. Host pastor is Bishop Harvey Rice.
Providence UMC
Providence United Methodist Church, 6450 Bringle Ferry Road, will host the joint fifth Sunday night hymn singing on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. Liberty United Methodist, St. Matthew’s Lutheran, Wyatt’s Grove Baptist and East Corinth Baptist Churches also host this event throughout the year.
Trinity Presbyterian
Trinity Presbyterian Church (USA) will have a four day revival, “A Shower of Blessings,” Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. nightly. Speakers will be the Rev. Dwight Moore, Disciples for Christ Outreach Ministry, Charlotte; the Rev. Samuel Stevenson of Logan Presbyterian, Statesville; the Rev. Alexander Porter of Bethpage Presbyterian Church, Concord; and the Rev. Harvey Rice of Maranatha Fellowship Church, High Point.
World Community Day
The Salisbury-Rowan Unit of Church Women United in North Carolina will celebrate “Living Our Faith, Unlocking Action” as prepared by writers for the national CWU Movement. On Friday, Nov. 4, the luncheon/program begins at noon in the fellowship hall of Trinity Presbyterian Church, 300 South Caldwell St.
World Community Day, celebrated annually in the first week of Nov., is an ecumenical service that brings women and men together to share their aspirations and challenges. Throughout the 70 years of Church Women United’s history, ecumenical action has been the means for work for peace and justice.
Attendees are asked to bring items for Rowan Helping Ministries’ food pantry. Items needed are peanut butter, canned meats (chicken, tuna, ham, ravioli, etc.), canned beans (pinto, lima, baked beans, peas, black eyed peas, etc.), sugar and pajamas in large, XL, XXL.
$7 box lunches of chicken salad, green salad, pasta salad with a croissant and chocolate cream cookie will be served. Reservations must be made by Monday, Oct. 31 with a church representative or by calling 704-310-7159.
Ecumenical choir
The Salisbury Ecumenical Choir is about to begin rehearsals for their annual Glory of Christmas concert. This year’s program features new choral selections that will be accompanied by an instrumental ensemble. There is no cost to sing, and the music is free.
Rehearsals will be held in the parish hall of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 131 W. Council St. The rehearsal schedule is • Wednesday rehearsals: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec. 7 • Thursdays: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 3, 10, 17; Dec. 1, 8 • Sundays: 5-6 p.m. Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 4 • Dress rehearsal: Saturday, Dec. 10, 9:30 a.m.-noon • Concert: Sunday, Dec. 11, 4 p.m.
Dr. Phillip E. Burgess is director, 704-633-3221 or 704-433-3887.
Memorial UMC
KANNAPOLIS — Memorial United Methodist Church’s annual Trunk or Treat will be held on Monday, Oct. 31 at 6:30 p.m. All ages are invited for free hot dogs and candy. The church is located at 1100 West C St.
NC-Va convention
EAST SPENCER — The North Carolina-Virginia Primitive Baptists will hold their 111th state convention in East Spencer this year.
Dr. Thomas W. Samuels, president, will sound the gavel at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 at State Worship and Conference Center, 315 Miller Ave., officially calling the convention to order with the theme of “Achieving Spiritual Maturity.” The four day conference wil conclude on Sunday, Nov. 6. The State Women’s Congress will meet on Friday, Nov. 4 with Mother Gracie L. Byers presiding. The State Church School Congress is Saturday, with Sister Lula M. Brown presiding. State president Samuels will deliver the Sunday message at 11 a.m.
The highlight of the convention is Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. when Dr. Bernard C. Yates, president of the National Primitive Baptist Convention USA, Inc., will deliver the closing message. Yates is pastor of the Zion Hope Primitive Baptist Church of Pensacola, Fla. The people of Salisbury are invited.
Shady Grove Baptist
EAST SPENCER — The Shady Grove Baptist Church Mass Choir (formerly the Senior Choir) will celebrate its 89th anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. Featured groups are Devotion and the Shady Grove Baptist Church men’s chorus.
The church is located at 600 S. Long St.
Feed the needy
EAST SPENCER — On Thursday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Providence Baptist Church, 620 Andrews Street, East Spencer (Exit 79 off I-85) will host a free Thanksgiving meal. All are invited. Reservations would be appreciated but all are welcome. Call Sam Adams at 704- 209-6454 or pastor Sy Ponds at 704-239-7904 and advise of the number attending. If you are shut in, call and your meal will be delivered.