Faith briefs

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 22, 2012

EAST SPENCER — New Life Community Church opened June 10, 118 at Hightown Road. Mayor Barbara Mallett participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The community-based church is part of the Church of the Living Christ Inc. Overseer and founder for COLC Inc. is the Rev. E. L. Gray. Gray installed New Life Community Church’s pastor, Carl W. Gray.
Services are weekly at 10 a.m.
Fundraisers today
Miss Mt. Tabor: Fish fry fundraiser, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church 1031 W. Horah St., sponsored by Cathedral Choir.
Day camp: Chicken, fish, hotdogs, drinks, desserts; also live music by gospel groups, 10 a.m. until, to raise money for children to attend day camp for free. Shady Grove Baptist Church, 220 Shady Grove Church Road, Mt. Ulla.
Clothing giveaway
Outreach Christian Ministries, 722 W. Horah St., is hosting a clothing giveaway from noon-4
Mission Prayer Day
Salisbury Rowan County Missionary Union’s 131st annual Mission Prayer Day will be held at noon today, June 23, at Gethsemane Baptist Church. All missionaries are asked to wear white.
Fairview Heights
The annual Youth Rainbow Rally will be held at 3 p.m., today, June 23, at Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church.
The service consists of four speakers: Sister Tara White (orange), obedience; the Rev. Stephen Peoples of Greater Mt. Moriah (yellow), love; Minister Mike White of Dorsett Chapel (lime green), honor; Minister Tiffany Miller of Mt. Zion (pink), faith.
All youth are invited. The church is located at 704 Old Concord Road.
Pine Ridge Baptist
CHINA GROVE — Starting Sunday, June 24, there will be a change in the worship schedule at Pine Ridge Baptist Church, 880 Old Linn Road.
Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m., morning worship at 10:45, the Sunday evening worship is at 6 p.m. and Wednesday Bible study is at 7. For more information, call 704-279-0574.
N. Kannapolis Baptist
KANNAPOLIS — The Children’s Choir of North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 312 Locust St., will present the musical “God of This City” Sunday during the 10:45 a.m. worship service.
Huffman at Southside
Scott Huffman will preach at Southside Baptist Church, 500 Morlan Park Road, on Sunday, June 24 at the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services. At the evening service he will be sharing how God is working in India.
‘Prophecy the revival’
CHINA GROVE — South China Grove Church of God, 163 Third Ave., will host “Prophecy the Revival” beginning Sunday, June 24, at 11 a.m. with Henry Mullis, a student of Biblical prophecy known for his insights into Scriptures. Sunday evening service begins at 6 p.m. Weeknight services are Monday-Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Antioch Missionary
GRANITE QUARRY — Women’s Day will be observed on Sunday, June 24 at 11 a.m. at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 602 S. Salisbury Ave.
Guest speaker will be the Rev. Juanita Allen, associate pastor of First Calvary Baptist Church of Salisbury.
Youth conference
EAST SPENCER — The Youth Conference continues at Love Christian Center on Sunday, June 24 at 11 a.m. with youth pastor Allen Hines Sr. speaking. LCC is located at 102 N Long St. For more information call 704-267-3611.
Erwin Temple CME
COOLEEMEE — Homecoming will be observed on Sunday at Erwin Temple CME Church.The morning message will be given by pastor the Rev. Ervin Hannah Jr. The Mass Choir will sing under the direction of Travis Williams, minister of music. Lunch will be served at 2 p.m.
Afternoon worship begins at 3 p.m., led by the Rev. Burrel Brooks and St. John Baptist Church of Statesville.
A three-night revival follows with guest pastors delivering the sermon each night. Monday: the Rev. Clarence Marlin of Fairview Heights Baptist Church, Salisbury; Tuesday: the Rev. John Cade of Files Chapel Baptist Church, Lexington; Wednesday: the Rev. Derek Kelly of New Faith Full Gospel Fellowship Center, Lexington. Area churches are invited to participate. Services begin each night at 7 p.m.
New Bethel Baptist
MOCKSVILLE — Men’s Day will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, at New Bethel Baptist Church, 3727 US 601 Highway S. The Rev. Timothy Bridges Sr., pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church of East Spencer, will speak.
Henderson Grove
Mission Day will be held at Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, June 24 at 3 p.m. The Rev. Arthur Heggins, pastor of St Luke Baptist Church, Salisbury, is guest speaker.
Jerusalem Baptist
SPENCER — Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1570 N. Long St. Extension, will celebrate Men’s Day on Sunday, June 24 at 3 p.m.
The Rev. Dr. Leonzo Lynch, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Charlotte, will be the speaker. Lynch is the first vice president of the General Baptist State convention of NC and is an instructor for the Congress of Christian Education.
The 2012 Man of the Year will be announced, with music by an all-male choir under the direction of Keith Holland, Jerusalem’s minister of music. Men from local churches are invited to sing with the choir.
Rhema Praise
SPENCER — The Rhema Praise and Worship Choir of 117 Long Ferry Road, is celebrating their first anniversary Sunday, June 24 beginning at 3:30 p.m. There will be music and dancing. All choirs are welcome to attend.
Hall’s Temple
Hall’s Temple annual Men’s Day will be held Sunday, June 24 at 3:30 p.m. with speaker Reginald McConneaughey, pastor of God’s Tabernacle of Believers, Rockwell.
Men of all area churches are invited. Hall’s Temple is located on N. Long St.
Have a ‘hattitude’
CLEVELAND — Antioch Baptist Church, 968 Triplett Road, will host the Hattitude Program – “A Well Worn Hat is a Symbol of Style and Grace,” on Sunday, June 24, at 4 p.m.
Recognitions and prizes for hat ensembles will be given in several categories.
Speakers are Delissé Glaspy of Antioch, Lauren Seabrook of Grace Bible Fellowship of Raleigh, Mildred Upsher of Macedonia Baptist Church of Concord and LaTisha Womble of First Missionary Baptist Church of Concord.
The community is invited to wear their finest hats and participate.
Service of Healing
RICHFIELD — Mt. Zion Lutheran Church will hold a Service of the Word for Healing on Sunday, June 24 at 5 p.m. This service provides a time to pray for spiritual, emotional, and physical healing for yourself and others. All are welcome, especially those who are struggling with sadness, fear, or pain. Call the church at 704-463-7280 or visit
Mt. Zion appreciation
MT. ULLA — Mt. Zion Baptist Church , 1765 White Road, will host the second annual pastoral celebration for Pastor Corey Barr and First Lady Stataria Barr, held at Mt. Zion on Sunday, June 24 at 5 p.m.
Speaker for the afternoon service is Pastor Quentin Boger of Word of Reconciliation Ministries.
Oakdale Baptist
SPENCER — The Shekinah Chorale will present a concert at Oakdale Baptist Church, 200 Charles St., on Sunday night, June 24, at 6 p.m. They are a group of singers from Cleveland Believer’s Fellowship that specializes in a cappella music with hymn arrangements, spirituals and choral pieces. An offering will be received. Call 704-633-9412 for more information.
Edwards Family sings
LANDIS — The Edwards Family from Salisbury will sing bluegrass gospel music and speak at Landis First Assembly Sunday, June 24 at 6 p.m. This local family was featured in a Salisbury Post front page article May 22. They performed recently on the pilot episode of “Bluegrass Road” on the Blue Highways TV network. The church is located at 302 E. Corriher St.
Christ UMC pork loins
The Christ United Methodist Men are preparing and selling pork loins at a cost of $20 for a half loin and $35 for a whole loin.
Pick-up date is Friday, June 29 from noon-6:30 p.m. at the Church Fellowship Hall, 3401 Mooresville Road.
Orders must be received by Tuesday, June 26.
Call Bob Umholtz at 704-278-4277 or Jerry Hilliard at 704-633-8244 to place order. Proceeds will support community mission projects.
New Zion Baptist
New Zion Baptist Church will hold its annual Youth Revival on Wednesday, June 27 through Friday, June 20 at 7 p.m. nightly.
On Wednesday and Thursday, guest speaker will be Pastor Shannon Jessup of Second New Bethel Baptist Church of Winston-Salem. The revival will conclude on Friday with a Youth Explosion featuring creative expressions in mime, singing and praise dancing. All area youth groups are invited.
Health, Wellness Fair
EAST SPENCER — The Town of East Spencer is sponsoring their first annual Health and Wellness Fair and Blood Drive at Shady Grove Baptist Church, 600 S.Long St.
On Saturday, June 30, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., there will be free health and wellness checks. The blood drive is from 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
In partnership with RRMC, Dr. Kennedy will speak on arthritis, Dr. Sims on smoking cessation and Dr. Thomas on general health. RRMC will also providing free lipo-profiles, blood pressure checks, and diabetic testing. Note that the finger stick test for diabetes requires one to fast for at least two hours before testing.
For more information, contact Rowan Regional Medical Center or Mayor Barbara Mallett at 704-636-7111.
Unity Presbyterian
WOODLEAF — Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf Barber Road, announces a new praise and worship service on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. starting July 1 in the Unity Fellowship Hall.
Vacation Bible School
First United Church of Christ
June 24-28
5:30 dinner, VBS 6-8:30 p.m.
“Operation Overboard Adventure” is the theme for First UCC’s VBS, with Dynamic Diver Dan and Ocho the Octopus leading the way for all ages preschool to adult.
207 West Horah Street, 704-633-2723.
North Kannapolis Baptist Church
June 24-28
6:30-8:30 p.m.
“Sky” is the theme for North Kannapolis Baptist’s VBS, for ages 2 through senior adults.Bible teacher Bill Jolley will lead the adult study.
312 Locust St., Kannapolis, 704-933-2125.
CG Main St. Baptist Church
June 24-29
6-8:30 p.m.
Fun, fellowship, and learning under the direction of the Rev. Dean Beaver and wife Jennifer.
1615 N. Main St., China Grove.
Crown in Glory Lutheran Church
June 25-28
6-8:30 p.m.
“Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity” is the theme for Crown in Glory’s VBS, along with music, games, crafts and refreshments.
517 E. Bank St., 704-636-7579.
Emmanuel Baptist Church
June 25-29
5:30-8 p.m.
“Amazing Wonders” is the theme for Emmanuel Baptist’s VBS, directed by Manda Ruble and Lynn Anthony.
2300 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-630-0909.
Dorsett Chapel UCC
June 25-28
6-8:30 p.m.
“Fruit of the Spirit” is the theme for Dorsett Chapel’s VBS, for ages pre-K through senior citizens.
1280 Hollywood Drive, Spencer, 704-637-6759.
Bethel Baptist Church
June 25-29
6:30-8:30 p.m.
“Camping at Sonrise National Park” is the theme for Bethel’s VBS, for ages 3 through 8th grade. Come at 6 p.m. for supper (no charge); Friday night is family night.
Depot St., Rockwell, 704-279-5593.
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
June 25-29
5-8 p.m.
“God’s Promises” is the theme for St. Peter’s VBS, for ages 3-14. Register Sunday or Monday on arrival. Supper provided at 5 p.m. daily; family dinner Friday at 6 p.m.
2570 Saint Peters Church Road, 704-279-5054.