Faith briefs

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 11, 2011

EAST SPENCER ó The Greater Mt. Olive Full Gospel Baptist Church will donate clothing and shoes to men, women, boys and girls today, Saturday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in the fellowship hall at 307 N. Long St., pastor Frank Smith Sr.
Praise at The Rock
CONCORD ó Rock Hill AME Zion Church, 3620 Rock Hill Church Road, will hold a Gospel celebration today, Saturday, Nov. 12 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
There will be worship through song, dance, spoken word and praise.
Woodleaf fundraiser
WOODLEAF ó Woodleaf United Methodist Church is having a fish fry today starting at 11 a.m. The meal includes fish with french fries, slaw, bread, drink and homemade dessert. Donations will be accepted for the meals with all proceeds going towards the Woodleaf UMC Building Fund.
Eat in the fellowship hall or take a meal to go (no drink with carry-out). Meals will be served until the fish is gone.
The church is located at 9000 Church St. From Salisbury take Woodleaf Road to Cool Springs Road (cross over Hwy 801). Turn right on Church Street.
Trinity UMC
KANNAPOLIS ó Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 E. First St., will ěWorship As Oneî on the second Sunday, Nov. 13 at 10:25 a.m. This is a blended service, taking place in the sanctuary led by pastor the Rev. Judy White. The sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated. Fellowship time with coffee and goodies begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.
Gideon speaker
CLEVELAND ó Cleveland First Baptist Church hosts businessman and Gideon Don Efird of Kannapolis at the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, Nov. 13. Efird has served as the vice president and president of Gideons International, has spoken in more than 50 countries, in all 50 states and has flown more than two million miles sharing the work of Gideons.
Erwin Temple honors Veterans
In observance of Veteranís Day, a special service of appreciation will be held at Erwin Temple CME Church on Sunday, Nov. 13 beginning with the 11 a.m. service by pastor Rev. Ervin Hannah Jr., and music by the Erwin Temple Mass Choir and musician Travis Williams.
Guest speaker at the 3 p.m. service is Lieutenant Larry Naylor, retired from the United States Army. He is a native of Mocksville and the son of Rudolph and Betty Naylor. His awards and decorations include Bronze Star, Meritorious Service-Second Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation-Silver Oak Leaf Cluster.
There will be music by the G-Three Ensemble of New Jerusalem Holiness Church of Woodleaf and the Messengers Male Group of Shady Grove Baptist of Mt. Ulla.
Lillyís Chapel
Lillyís Chapel Church of God will celebrate the Rev. Thomas Clawsonís 18th pastoral anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 13. The 11 a.m. speaker is Demonn McNeill, pastor of Total Praise and Deliverance Church in Raeford.
The 3 p.m. speaker is Bishop Willie Littlejohn of Wake Forestís Mt. Calvary Praise and Worship Center.
New Zion Baptist
New Zion Baptist Church, 2785 Dunnís Mountain Road, will celebrate the 33rd pastoral anniversary of the Rev. and Mrs. Paul Jones Sr., on Sunday, Nov. 13 at the 11 a.m. service. This will be a joint worship service with First Calvary Baptist Church of Salisbury. The Rev. Leamon Brown, pastor of First Calvary, will speak. There will not be an evening service.
New Creation Baptist
STATESVILLE ó New Creation Baptist Church will observe its annual Menís Day program on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m. with speaker Santwan Dalton, pastor of The Purpose and Life Christian Center in Statesville. The Rev. Joseph Robinson is host pastor.
United Baptist
KANNAPOLIS ó United Baptist Church, 3001 Clermont Ave., will host the Rev. Tony Boone of Charlotte for the Usher Board Anniversary on second Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. The Rev. John E. Jones, is pastor.
Pastorís Aid Union
The Rowan County Pastorís Aid Union service is Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Salisbury. The Rev. Clarence Marlin of Fairview Baptist and congretation are in charge of the service.
The annual Holiday fellowship dinner is Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m., also at Mt. Zion. Pastors, their associates and union members are invited. The Rev. Nilous Avery II is host pastor.
White Rock AME Zion
GRANITE QUARRY ó White Rock AME Zion church Usher Board will celebrate an anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. The speaker for the program will be the Rev. Diane Roberts of Mt. Calvary Holiness Church. She is a native of Salisbury and graduated from Dunbar High School, East Spencer, and North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro. She is currently a mental health intensive case manager at the W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center and continues to minister at Mt. Calvary Holiness Church where she works under the direction of Bishop Harvey Rice.
New Shepherd Baptist
COOLEEMEE ó New Shepherd Baptist Church will celebrate their pastor, the Rev. Melvin Keslerís 21st pastoral anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker is the Rev. Dr. Jefferey Wimbush, pastor of Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta.
Rose of Sharon
The 88th church anniversary of Rose of Sharon Holiness Church, 255 Camp Road, will take place on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. Guest speaker is Pastor William Turner of Salisburyís Tower of Power Church.
First Presbyterian
CONCORD ó Renowned flutist Jill Felber accompanied by pianist Dianne Frazer will present a free concert Sunday, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 70 Union St. N. For more information, call the 704-788-2100.
Ardis Chapel AME Zion
Ardis Chapel AME Zion Churchís 100 Women in Hats Program presents ěWomen of the Bibleî on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 4 p.m. All are invited.
Henderson Grove
The New Voices Of Faith of Mocksville will celebrate their 14th anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 13 at Henderson Grove Baptist Church in Salisbury with a spiritual evening of gospel singing.
This musical celebration is free and will start at 4 p.m. Performing will be the Echoes for Christ of Salisbury, Rev. Baker and The Brothers of Charlotte, Gospel Stylistics of Winston-Salem, New Beginnings of Charlotte, the Cockerham Sisters of Mocksville, and the hosts, New Voices of Faith. Felicia Jones will emcee.
Blaise Baptist concert
MOCKSVILLE ó Jim Cole will be in concert Sunday evening, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center at Blaise Baptist Church, 134 Blaise Church Road. Admission is free and a love offering will be received. For questions or directions call 336-751-3639. For information on Jim Cole, visit
Jordan Connell at Dayspring Community
CHINA GROVE ó Jordan Connell and his band (who finished recording their first album this week) will perform a benefit concert at Dayspring Community Church, 90 Lentz Road, on Sunday, Nov. 13. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for this concert, which begins at 7 p.m.
Donations will be accepted to fund Dayspringís college studentsí trip to Passion 2012 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, where approximately 22,000 college age students will gather in January.
St. Matthewís
St. Matthewís Lutheran Church, 9275 Bringle Ferry Road, will host its monthly second Sunday singing in the family life center on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.
Carolina Rose and The Blue Grass Girls will perform. Carolina Rose lives in Norwood and is the daughter of the late Bill Monroe, ěThe Father of Bluegrass.î
As a young girl, Carolina She recently released her third album, ěBreaking Out.î
North Main Baptist
North Main Baptist Churchís fall revival will be held Nov. 13-16 at the church, 1501 N. Main St.
Sunday services are 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and the Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday services are at 6:30 p.m.
Nursery is available for ages up to kindergarten.
The Rev. Matthew Laughter, guest speaker, is senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Rockwell.
Calvary Baptist
Revival Services at Calvary Baptist Church are Nov. 13-16, at 11 a.m. on Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Dr. James Harris is the evangelist for the week.
Harris grew up in Henderson and has served as pastor of Stallings Memorial Baptist Church, founding pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, pastor of Memorial Baptist Church in Kannapolis and after retiring twice, currently serves Milford Hills Baptist Church as interim pastor.
A nursery will be provided nightly. For information, call 704-633-2567. Calvary is located on East Ridge Road.
Outreach Christian
Outreach Christian Ministries celebrates the 47th pastoral anniversary of Apostle R.E. and Alease Taylor from Nov. 15-18 at 7 p.m. nightly. Speakers for the week are:
Pastor Nasby Mills, Progressive Outreach Ministry of Salisbury; Bishop Stanley Transou, Greater Truevine Ministries of Thomasville; Bishop Reginald Sellers, Rhema Family Worship of Charlotte; Bishop Freddie Marshall, Christ Cathedral Church of Deliverance, Inc. of Winston-Salem.
On Sunday, Nov. 20 at 11:30 a.m. is the Morning Miracle Service, celebrating First Lady Alease Taylor.
Freedom United CoG
WOODLEAF ó The choir workshop at Freedom United Church of God is Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 17-19. Rehearsals are the 17th and 18th at 6:30 p.m. and the concert is Saturday the 19th at 5 p.m. at the church.
For participants age 12 and over there is a $5 fee. The pastor is Willie Joe Gray. Director is First Lady Selenea Barker of Refuge Community Church of Cooleemee.
Thyatira fundraiser
The Thyatira Presbyterian Church senior high youth group is raising funds for their 2012 mission trip with a chicken plate fundraiser next Saturday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The meal includes chicken, two sides, bread and dessert for $8. Carry out, eat in, drive through and delivery (within 10 miles of church). For tickets call 704-636-1595 or 704-400-2267 or email
Blessing of God
LEXINGTON ó A pre-Thanksgiving musical program will be held at The Blessing of God Ministry, 412 Westside Drive, on Saturday, Nov. 19. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Musical groups include Kingsley ěBrianî McIntosh and Ministry, One Accord of Durham, the Evangelaires of Lexington and others.
Limited seating is available. Call 336-425-6883 for information or go to
New Beginning
KANNAPOLIS ó New Beginning Church of God, 5717 Alexander Road, will celebrate the ninth pastoral anniversary of Bishop Gene and Evangelist Willie Roseman, beginning on Saturday morning, Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. with speaker Bishop T. Washington of New Freedom Holiness Church, Kannapolis.
Saturday night at 7 p.m., the speaker will be Apostle S. Gillespie of Tabernacle of Joy, Mooresville, and will conclude on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m., with speaker Bishop R. Minor of Mt. Calvary Apostolic Holiness Church, Statesville.
For more information, call 704 938-2088.
Forest Hill UMC
CONCORD ó Forest Hill United Methodist Church will have free clothing distribution for all ages every Thursday from 10 am. to 1 pm.
Every month on the first Saturday, clothing is $5 per bag with proceeds going to buy diapers for those in need.
The giveaway is in the basement of the ministry center, 251 N. Union St., entrance around the corner on Elm Avenue.
Sacred services
Sacred services and recognition events are being conducted Sunday, Nov. 13 at noon and 2 p.m. at the Hefner VA Medical Center. There will be times of silent chapel meditation and times for drumming, bells and flutes. Donations accepted.
On Thursday, Nov. 17 in Building 6 social room will be recognition of Native American and Alaskan Indian Month. Dr. Oxendine, president of Catawba College, will speak. Honorable Indian Chiefs and Notable Elders will also be acknowledged and remembered. Indian artifacts will be on display. Indian Medicine Wheel Circle Dancers will do fluting and drumming.
For more information, info@Sacred Grove or Chief Fleming ěHoly Eagleî Otey, 704-640-0242.
Trinity UMC
KANNAPOLIS ó Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 E. First St., will be serving a Thanksgiving meal in the fellowship hall on Tuesday, Nov. 22 beginning at 6 p.m. The meal is free and everyone is invited. Call the church at 704-933-1127 by Saturday, Nov. 19 if you wish to attend.
North Kannapolis
KANNAPOLIS ó Free Thanksgiving breakfast will be served at North Kannapolis Baptist Church on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, from 7-10 a.m. The church is located at 312 Locust St.
Providence Baptist
EAST SPENCER ó On Thursday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Providence Baptist Church will host a free Thanksgiving meal. All are invited. Reservations would be appreciated but all are welcome. Please call Sam Adams at 704-209-6454 or Pastor Sy Ponds at 704-239-7904 and advise us of number attending. If you are shut in, call us and we will deliver your meal.
The church is located at 620 Andrews St., Exit 79 off I-85.
Outreach Christian Ministries
The missionary department of Outreach Christian Ministries, 722 W. Horah St., is hosting its third annual Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 24 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or until all the food is gone.
Our aim continues to be to provide guidance to anyone desiring to enhance their lives spiritually, as well as to help meet the basic needs of those right in our own backyard. Assistance is accepted through donated food items or monetary gifts. Contact Ricky McCoy at 704-267-2362 or Victoria Connor at 704-232-5128.
To submit meal info
If your church is providing a Thanksgiving meal for the needy, you may submit the information to by noon on Thursday, Nov. 17 and we will publish it on Saturday, Nov. 19.
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