Faith briefs

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 18, 2011

North Kannapolis breakfast
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. From N. Main St., turn onto West 8th or West 12th and follow the signs to the church.
True Holiness meal
KANNAPOLIS ó True Holiness Church of God offers a free Thanksgiving day meal 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Nov. 24.
The location of the meal is at United Baptist Church, 3001 Clermont Ave., in Kannapolis.
Dine in or take out; delivery is available upon request. Orders for delivery should be place no later than 10 a.m., Nov. 24. For more information or for order placement contact: True Holiness Church of God, 704-938-3972 or Pastor Renwick Fisher, 704-933-4360.
Love Christian Center meal
EAST SPENCER ó Love Christian Center will serve free Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Elder Edith Downs is in charge. Love Christian Center is located at 102 N. Long St., 704-267-8648. Bishop W. Ronald and Mother Lotis Hash are senior pastors.
Trinity UMC meal
KANNAPOLIS ó Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 E. 1st St., will serve a Thanksgiving meal in the fellowship hall on Tuesday, Nov. 22 beginning at 6 p.m. The meal is free. Call the church at 704-933-1127 by Saturday, Nov. 19 if you wish to attend.
Providence Baptist meal
EAST SPENCER ó On Thursday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Providence Baptist Church will host a free Thanksgiving meal. Reservations would be appreciated but all are welcome. Call Sam Adams, 704 209 6454 or Pastor Sy Ponds, 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 meal
The missionary department of Outreach Christian Ministries hosts the third annual Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 24 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or until all the food is gone.
Assistance for this program is accepted through donated food items or monetary gifts. Contact Ricky McCoy, 704-267-2362 or Victoria Connor, 704-232-5128. The church is located at 722 W. Horah St.
Pork shoulder giveaway for needy
Workers of the Vineyard will give free smoked pork shoulders for Thanksgiving, already prepared. There is a limited number available, ějust for the needy, not for the greedy.î The shoulders can picked up Thanksgiving morning. To receive one you must have a ticket. To inquire about tickets, call Minister Mike at 704-245-0729 or Darryl at 704-213-6120.
Oakdale Baptist
SPENCER ó Oakdale Baptist Church, 200 Charles St., is holding a bake and book sale fundraiser from 8 a.m.-noon today, Nov. 19. Proceeds go to world missions. 704-633-9530.
New Beginning
KANNAPOLIS ó New Beginning Church of God, 5717 Alexander Road, celebrates the ninth pastoral anniversary of Bishop Gene and Evangelist Willie Roseman. Services begin this morning at 11 a.m. with Bishop T. Washington and continue tonight, Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. with guest speaker Apostle S. Gillespie of Tabernacle of Joy, Mooresville. Services conclude Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. with Bishop R. Minor of Mt. Calvary Apostolic Holiness Church, Statesville, speaking.
For information, call 704 938-2088.
Blessing of God
LEXINGTON ó The pre-Thanksgiving musical program at The Blessing of God Ministry, 412 Westside Drive, begins at 6 p.m. this evening, Nov. 19.
Featured guests are Kingsley ěBrianîMcIntosh & Ministry, the Evangelaires of Lexington and others. Admission is free admission, limited seating available. Westside Drive is located off West. 5th Ave.
Lutherís Lutheran
Lutherís Lutheran Churchís Altar Guild is holding a spaghetti supper fundraiser today, Nov. 19: serving begins at 6 p.m. and donations will be taken at the door.
On Sunday, Nov. 20, the church will hold a Thanksgiving worship service at 6 p.m., followed by a social time of pie and fellowship. Canned food items will be collected for local food pantries.
The church is located at the corner of Stokes Ferry and Richfield Roads, 704-279-4974.
Maranatha Bible
Robert Vetter, former pastor of Maranatha Bible Church from 1987-92, has begun serving as its interim pastor. Vetter holds degrees from Columbia International University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Northeastern University. His professional positions include YMCA Executive Director, Vice President for Development at Harvard Medical School, and CEO of WorldTeam Mission International. He has also served in pastorates at Calvary Church in Charlotte and Providence Baptist in Raleigh. He is currently Hospice Chaplain in Richmond and Anson Counties.
During his pastorate at Maranatha , the church experienced significant growth numerically as well as adding an administration building to its facilities. He began the first missions conference at the church, now an annual event, that has resulted in many families from Maranatha serving directly on the mission field. Bob and his wife June reside in Whispering Pines.
Vetter will be preaching at Maranathaís 10 a.m. and 6 p.m worship services each Sunday. The church is located at 2320 Statesville Blvd.
Providence AME Zion
Providence AME Zion Church, 2415 Providence Church Road, will celebrate Annual Lay Day on Nov. 20 during the 11 a.m. service. The guest speaker will be Julius Suiter, president of the Salisbury District Lay Council. Members of the congregation will participate in the program. Host pastor is the Rev. Zacharias Allen Sr.
Mount Zion Baptist
The Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Salisbury, Inc. celebrates Ministry ě3Dî Day Nov. 20 at the Worship and Ministry Center, 1920 Shirley Ave. The Incredible Praise and Worship Devotional Team, Music Ministry, and Creative Expression Ministries lead the 11 a.m.service.
Guest speaker is the Rev. Dr. Nilous M. Avery Sr. of Raleigh, Pastor Emeritus of Hill Street Baptist Church, Asheville and the father of Mount Zion pastor Dr. Nilous M. Avery II.
Information booths and representatives will be available. For information, transportation, or directions call 704-637-0954.
Mount Zion will celebrate Thanksgiving with a community Thanksgiving day worship on Nov. 24 at 10 a.m., with Bishop Harvey Rice of Mount Calvary Holy Church. The Devotional Praise Team ministries of Mount Calvary, Mount Zion, and area churches will lead devotional praise.
Dress is casual and all are asked to bring canned goods and/or non-perishable food items to be distributed to local helping agencies. For information/transportation, call 704-637-0954.
Refuge Church of God
Family and Friends day is Nov. 20 at Refuge Church of God In Christ in Salisbury. The service is at 11:30 a.m., and dinner will be served immediately following. The Rev. Stanley Wright is pastor of the church, located at 1133 Short St., 704-245-5204.
United Baptist
KANNAPOLIS ó United Baptist Church, 3001 Clermont Ave., will host a pastor appreciation service for the Rev. and Mrs. John E. Jones on the third Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. The Rev. Renwick Fisher of Kannapolis is the speaker.
Marable Memorial
KANNAPOLIS ó The Womenís Home and Overseas Missionary Society of Marable Memorial AME Zion Church hosts a concert featuring The Williamson Family and Friends on Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. The church is located at 400 Huron St, where the Rev. M. Alexander Harden is pastor.
Spencer Community
SPENCER ó The second annual Spencer Community Thanksgiving Service, sponsored by the Spencer Council of Churches, is Nov. 20 at 3 p.m., Library Park in Spencer.
Bring a lawn chair as well as canned and non-perishable food, or a monetary offering to go to Rowan Helping Ministries. The rain location is at Calvary Lutheran Church.
Antioch Baptist
CLEVELAND ó Antioch Baptist Church, 968 Triplett Road, will celebrate their third annual Seniors Day with a theme of ěBlessed and Highly Favored.î The eventful afternoon begins Nov. 20, at 3 p.m.
Senior citizens being honored are Lillie Allison, Jettie G. Knox, Dorothy R. McNeely, Alma Ivery, Hallie R. Torrence, Mamie McKee, Viola Wilson, Catherine Heaggans, Pauline Glaspy, Annie Smith, Kathleen Phifer, Rosie Young, Otis Sr. and Mary F. White, Donald and Juanita Glaspy, William and Frances Wilson, Nathaniel and Jannie Mitchell, Pearline Tucker, Bertha Tucker, Katie White, Ada Graham, and James (Fred) Bailey.
The Rev. David Leaven is pastor, 704-528-3123.
Cedar Grove AME Zion
CLEVELAND ó Cedar Grove AME Zion church will crown its first Mr. Cedar Grove on Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. Contestants are Mr. Rodney Cuthbertson, Mr. Shirley Cuthbertson, Sr. and Mr. Carl (Brut) Harper.
The guest speaker for the occasion is the Rev. Kinston Jones, pastor of Siloam AME Zion Church of Statesville.
The pastor of Cedar Grove is the Rev. Dr. Bertha Pittman.
United Baptist
KANNAPOLIS ó United Baptist Church, 3001 Clermont Ave., will host an appreciation service for the Rev. and Mrs. John E. Jones on the third Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. The Rev. Renwick Fisher of Kannapolis will be the speaker.
Hallís Temple
Hallís Templeís anniversary service for pastor E. Bruce is Nov. 20 at 3:30 p.m. Speaker is minister Lowzella Diane Bruce, associate minister of Nation Ford Community Church of Charlotte.
World of Faith
The World of Faith is holding a musical Nov. 20, featuring Keith Holland and Friends, Mighty Gospel Express, Kenneth Everhardt and more. Doors open 4 p.m. The church is at 2600 Cottage St., across from Parkdale Mill on 29. Contact Kevin Bost 704-754-1240 or Bettye Agnew 704-223-9991.
Providence UMC
The Providence United Methodist Church YIA youth group will be having a bake sale on Nov. 20 from noon-4 p.m, providing baked goods for Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. All proceeds go to Christmas mission projects. The church is located at 6450 Bringle Ferry Road.
Kimball Lutheran
KANNAPOLIS ó Kimball Lutheran Church, 101 Vance St., will host a community Thanksgiving service on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m., featuring music and worship from churches throughout the community. Pastor John Sell will deliver the message. All offering will be given to Cooperative Christian Ministry. Kimball is located near the NC Research Campus. Call 704-933-4101 with questions.
Stallings Memorial collects donations
For the first time in more than 30 years, Stallings Memorial Baptist Church will have a float in the Holiday Caravan. During the parade, the church will be accepting donations of paper products for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Plan (SNAP), which provides resources for households to purchase food to eat but not non-food paper items such as toilet paper, napkins, tissues, paper towels, etc.
The collected donations will be distributed to the local community through Stallingsí Food Pantry and through Rowan Helping Ministries.
Mt. Mitchell UMC
KANNAPOLIS ó Mt. Mitchell United Methodist Church, 6001 Old Salisbury Concord Road, in celebration of the first Sunday of Advent is having a Moravian Love Feast Sunday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m.
Ministerial Alliance hosts service
The United Ministerial Alliance will host its third Sunday worship service on Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Holy Church, 1400 Standish St. Bishop Harvey Rice is the host pastor and also the guest preacher. The Rev. Joseph Robinson is President of the United Ministerial Alliance.
First Baptist Living Christmas tree
First Baptist Church of Salisbury celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Living Christmas Tree with services Dec. 1-5. All services will include the Living Christmas Tree choir, orchestra, and drama team. Tickets are still available for the Dec. 1 service at 7 p.m., and the Dec. 3-5 services, all at 8 p.m. Tickets may be picked up at the music office.
Shiloh Reformed
Shiloh Reformed Church of Faith has launched a website which will provide members and visitors information about the churchís history, ministries, missions, programs and events. Visit
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