CLEVELAND — Knox Chapel Church UMC is hosting a fundraiser to help Tiffany with cancer treatments today, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 3520 Amity Road. There will be a cruise-in (bring your hot rods, classics, motorcycles) and live music (bring your instrument), fun for kids, and barbecue chicken plates with homemade desserts. All proceeds go to help Tiffany. Call 704-929-8281.
Northside God of Prophecy youth revival concludes tonight, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. with evangelist Sylvia B. Staten and minister Ashtenne Parker.
Benefit at The Building
CLEVELAND — A benefit program for Mary Ann Dalton is tonight, Aug. 18, beginning at 6 p.m. at “The Building,” 119 Abington Lane.
The Rev. John W. Cade, pastor of Files Chapel Baptist Church of Lexington, will speak. There will also be gospel singing and praise dancing.
Open air worship
The congregation of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Salisbury will hold its annual open air worship and picnic fellowship Sunday, Aug. 19, beginning at 9:45 a.m. at Ellis Park Recreational Fields and Event Center, 3542 Old Mocksville Road.
Worship includes Sunday school, devotional praise, back to school ministry emphasis, and the message by the Rev. Dr. Nilous Avery II, pastor. A “spread-the-table” old-fashioned picnic will follow, along with games and other activities. Dress is casual, and guests are asked to bring a Bible, food, and beverages.
For more information or transportation, call the church at 704-637-0954.
MOCKSVILLE — Homecoming Sunday is Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 3203 US Hwy. 601 South. Rev. Rodney Barker will speak and special music will be brought by Second Generation. A covered dish meal follows the service.
Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 500 Partee St., will celebrate family and friends day and homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 19. Dinner will be served in the fellowship hall at 12:30 p.m. The 3 p.m. service features guest speaker Rev. Dr. Sheldon Shipman, senior pastor of Greenville Memorial AME Zion Church of Charlotte.
Shipman has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Virginia Union University. He is the son of Mrs. Louise Shipman and the late Dr. F. George Shipman, former president of Livingstone College.
St. Peter’s Lutheran
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, located in eastern Rowan County at 2570 St. Peter’s Church Road, will celebrate homecoming Sunday, Aug. 19, marking the 87th annual homecoming celebration and covered dish luncheon. The Rev. Eddie Pless will speak. He served as pastor at St. Peter’s from 1975-1984.
St. Peter’s has a rich history beginning with an old hickory log church believed to have been built around 1745. Worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the luncheon to follow.
ROCKWELL — Lyerly Evangelical Church, 1320 Crescent Road, will celebrate 121 years of ministry at its homecoming service at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 19.
The church was organized in 1891 by Dr. J.M.L. Lyerly, who also founded Nazareth Children’s Home in 1906.
The Rev. Paul L. Pickler will preach. He retired in 2012 after 34 years in the ministry. A covered dish luncheon will follow the service.
MOCKSVILLE — Bethel United Methodist Church- Mocksville will celebrate homecoming Sunday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jack Luther, former pastor, as guest speaker. The Tuttle Family will provide special music from 10-10:45 and will sing during the worship service. Lunch will be served afterward.
Miller’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 920 Miller’s Chapel Road, will observe homecoming and revival beginning Sunday, Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. (speaker: Rev. H.R. Lawson II) and 3 p.m. (speaker: Dr. Myron Lawson of Unity in Christ Church). Lunch will be served in between, at 1:30 p.m.
Evangelist for the three day revival, Monday, Aug. 20-Wednesday, Aug. 22, will be Rev. Patrick Tate of Southern City AME Zion of East Spencer, at 7 p.m. nightly.
The congregation of Luther’s Lutheran Church (est. 1828), located at 4955 Richfield Road, will celebrate their annual homecoming Sunday, Aug. 19. Interim pastor Tommy Beaver will lead worship at 11 a.m. Following the service, a covered dish meal will be served in the fellowship hall.
Seagroves at Enon
The Rev. Bobby Seagroves will preach at Enon Baptist Church on Sunday, Aug. 19 at the 11a.m. service. Seagroves is a former Associational Missionary for Rowan Southern Baptist Association.
Messiah Lutheran Church, 701 E. Lafayette St., will celebrate its 70th anniversary and homecoming Sunday, Aug. 19 during the 11 a.m. service with Rev. Gene Bruce of Faith Lutheran as guest speaker. A graduate of ERHS and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary Bruce serves as interim pastor at Amity Lutheran Church in Cleveland and is chaplain at the Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks.
A covered dish luncheon will follow the service
Back To Bethlehem
Back To Bethlehem is inviting new families and churches interested in helping get the event back on track to a meeting at Camp Wesley, 3090 Deal Road, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19. Contact Kaye Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-245-5793, or Carol Welch at Carolwtb@ gmail.com or 704-763-4700.
Shady Grove Baptist
EAST SPENCER — The Willing Workers Missionary of Shady Grove Baptist Church will celebrate their 82nd anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 19 at 3 p.m. with Minister Paula Cheeks of Gethsemane Baptist Church as speaker.
White Rock AME Zion
White Rock AME Zion Church will host a welcome program for new pastor Rev. and Mrs. Thomas Lee on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 19 at 3 p.m. There will be a short welcome program followed by a reception in the Bessie Shuford Dining Hall. Hostesses are the Stewardess Board, Linda Wylie, president.
St. Luke’s Baptist
St. Luke’s Baptist Church, Hawkinstown Road, celebrates pastor’s 20th anniversary Sunday at 3 p.m. with special speaker Rev. John W. Cade of File’s Chapel Baptist Church.
United Christian Fellowship Church International, 118 Miller Chapel Road, celebrates its 15th anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 3 p.m. with guest speaker Pastor George Cook Jr. of Greater Mt. Sinai Baptist Church of Charlotte.
Keith Plott will be in concert at Southside Baptist Church, 500 Morlan Park Road at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19. A love offering being taken.
Pfeiffer concert series
MISENHEIMER — On Sunday evening, Aug. 19, Pfeiffer University is re-launching Sunday Night Alive with a concert by the band Ohio Avenue, at 6 p.m. in the Henry Pfeiffer Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. Questions can be directed to Sherri Barnes, sherri. email@example.com or 704-463-3073.
THOMASVILLE — The United Ministerial Alliance will host its joint fellowship service at 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 19 at Citadel of Faith Christian Fellowship, Inc., 7 J.W. Thomas Way, where Dr. George Jackson is the host pastor. Rev. Joseph Robinson, pastor of New Creation Baptist Church, Statesville will be preaching.
Dr. Larry Yoder is the speaker for St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church’s preaching week. Services are Sunday though Tuesday, Aug. 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. Yoder is a professor and director of the Center of Theology at Lenoir Rhyne University.
Homecoming preacher is Rev. Kenneth Fink, pastor of a Lutheran congregation in Mission for Christ Congregation of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Monroe. After the 10:30 a.m. service on Aug. 26, a covered dish lunch will be served.
St. Matthew’s is located at 9275 Bringle Ferry Road.
Bethel Power of Faith
Bethel Power of Faith Ministries, 1021 N. Main St., will observe the 25th pastoral anniversary of Apostle Charlene Kellam.
Guest speakers for the 7:30 p.m. services are • Tuesday, Aug. 21: Pastor Kim Bost, • Wednesday, Aug. 22: Pastor Reginald Long, • Thursday, Aug. 23: Bishop Kelvin Shouse • Friday, Aug. 24: Apostle Brenda McCullough • Sunday, Aug. 26: 11 a.m., Apostle Kenneth Kates.
New Destiny Temple
Bishop Paul S. Rhinehart Sr. and the New Destiny Temple Church family observe their first church and founder’s day celebration, as well as the installation of their church. Services begin at 7 p.m. Speakers are • Bishop Marvin McMillan (Aug. 22) • Bishop Nathan Anderson (Aug. 23) • Bishop Derek D. Kelly (Aug. 24).
The installation service will be Sunday, Aug. 26 with services at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Speakers will be Bishop Joe L. Randolph and Apostle Nehemiah Rhinehart Sr.
Services are at Livingstone’s Hospitality and Event Center, 701 W. Monroe St.
CONCORD — The Bethpage Mass Choir presents GOSPEL FEST 2012 on Sunday, Aug. 26, at 4 p.m., featuring the Bethpage Choir and C2C Youth Ministry, Brother James Cannon and The House of Prayer Shout Band, as well as other choirs and groups from the area. Bethpage Presbyterian Church is located at 8701 Mooresville Road.