Faith Briefs Sept. 8

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 18, 2012

CHINA GROVE – The Big Giveaway is today from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the South China Grove Church of God fellowship hall. Clothing for all ages, a spaghetti lunch, blood pressure screenings, even the gift of prayer will be given. Everything is free. The church is located at 163 Third Ave. For information or directions, call 704-467-4555.Prince of PeaceThe Prince of Peace Lutheran Church fundraiser goes until 2 p.m. today in conjunction with other events in the Bostian Heights community. 704-857-9588, www.princeofpeacesalisbury.orgRainbow hat paradeThe Missionary Society of Jerusalem Baptist Church will host a Rainbow Hat Parade today at 5 p.m. in the fellowship Hall, for a minimum donation of $5. There will be entertainment, food, fun, fellowship and prizes.
Men and women are welcome; attire is come-as-you-are, business casual or dress to impress. The highlight of the evening will be the high stepping ladies in the Rainbow Hat Parade.Stallings MemorialStallings Memorial Baptist Church, 817 S. Main St., celebrates its tenth annual Emergency Responder Day Sept. 9 during the morning service, where Salisbury City and Rowan County emergency personnel will be honored. Emergency personnel that would like to be a part of this celebration need to be at the church by 10:10 a.m.
A video of the 9/1 001 events will be shown during the service. Salisbury Police employee and Stallings member Robin Allen, will provide special music. A steel beam from the Twin Towers in New York City will be on display.
Following the service, all Emergency Responders and their families will be served lunch by the members of the church in the Rhyne Building. Solid Rock
Solid Rock Church of God celebrates Women’s Day on Sept. 9, 2012 at 3 p.m. with guest preacher Elder Doris Clawson, co-pastor of Lilly’s Chapel Church of God, Salisbury. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.St. Paul’s EpiscopalSt. Paul’s resumed its normal 11 a.m. Holy Eucharist on Sept. 2 instead of 10:30 as it was during the summer months. At 9:45 a.m., Bible Study will re-start this coming Sunday, Sept. 9. The Rev Rick Williams, Vicar, will be the celebrant for Eucharist and the instructor for Bible Study. A
Also this Sunday, St. Paul’s will hold an installation service for three new members into the Ruth Chapter of the Order of the Daughters of the King, Dawn Brown, Lynn Hodson, and Elizabeth Watson. A reception for the new members will follow in the parish hall.
On Wednesdays, St. Paul’s is praying the Anglican Rosary beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by Compline to conclude the service.Presbyterian WomenWOODLEAF – The outreach ministry team of UPC Woodleaf begins a series of workshops beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 12 with a financial overview; Sept. 19, getting out of debt; Sept. 26, the importance of a medical and financial power of attorney, a will, and the need for life insurance; and on Oct. 3, a final checklist on end of life needs. Classes are 7-8:15 p.m.
David Wilcox, a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church in Davie County, is the speaker. There is no registration or charge. All ages are welcome.
Unity Presbyterian is located on Woodleaf Barber Road.Mt Tabor PresbyterianCLEVELAND – Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church on Amity Hill Road holds their annual picnic today from noon-6 p.m. The winners of the Knox-Neal Family Reunion Raffle were first, Daniell Chunn; second, Zach Campbell and third, V.L. Funderburk.Mount Tabor UMCMount Tabor United Methodist Church celebrates homecoming on Sunday at 11 a.m. Mount Tabor UMC is located at 4520 Old Mocksville Road, one mile north of Ellis Park. Pastor Kris Mares, wife and mother to 5 children, will share a message about passionate worship. Guests are invited to stay after the service for a covered-dish luncheon.St. Matthew’s singingThe second Sunday singing at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Family Life Center features the music of Matthew Weaver, at 7 p.m. on Sept. 9. Matthew is a talented musician and a master pianist and plays 18 other instruments. Backup artists include Darrell Conner, Paul Hill and Trevor McKenzie.
The church is located at 9275 Bringle Ferry Road.Trinity Presbyterian
The Inspirational Choir of Trinity Presbyterian (USA) will celebrate its 15th anniversary on Sept. 9 at 4 p.m. with the theme of “I Believe.” Guest choirs are invited to join in.Calvary homecomingCalvary Baptist Church celebrates its 141st year with homecoming on Sept. 9. The Envoys (, a group from Charlotte, will play beginning at 10:45 a.m. following the 9:45 Bible study.
Following the concert, lunch will be served in the fellowship hall.Christ EpiscopalCLEVELAND – Homecoming is Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church Old US Highway 70.
Holy Eucharist Rite II will be celebrated with the Rev. Sarah Blaies, Priest-in-charge, as the officiant. This will be her first homecoming service since becoming the priest-in-charge on Aug. 19.
A special dedication will be made of the National Historic Register plaque. Christ Church recently was admitted to the National Historic Registry. Charles and Becky Floyd, Grady and Trudy Hall, Claudia Register and Bill Russell, worked in helping the church receive this national award.First CalvaryFirst Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S. Long St., will observe Grandparents’ Day at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Evangelist Betty Goodlett Clark, minister and member of First Calvary, will speak.
Clark has a career as an educator, tutor, and Bible School teacher. She is a graduate of Dunbar High School in East Spencer, received a BS degree from A & T State University in Greensboro and a Bachelor of Theology Degree from Christian Life School of Theology.Providence UMCProvidence United Methodist Church, 6450 Bringle Ferry Road, celebrates homecoming Sept. 9 beginning at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. George Ragsdale speaking. Ragsdale was a part of the Providence family from 1993-95 when his father and mother, Rev. Bill Ragsdale and Annie the Joe, were serving at Providence. George got his undergraduate degree and Master’s of Divinity from Duke University and now an ordained elder in the WNC Conference.
There will be a pot luck luncheon after the service.Rhema conferenceThe men of Rhema present Men’s Conference 2012 “Man of God’s Purpose,” Sept. 15 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Keynote speaker is Tony Barr Sr., senior pastor of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, Wadesboro. Registration is $20 which includes lunch. The church is located at 117 Long Ferry Road.Unity PresbyterianWOODLEAF – Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf Barber Road, introduces a new praise and worship service on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. in the new fellowship hall. This is in addition to the 10:30 traditional service and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.Liberty homecomingLiberty United Methodist Church celebrates homecoming on Sunday with guest speaker Rev. Dan Gobble, pastor of Providence UMC, at the 11 a.m. service. A covered dish luncheon will be served afterward.Spencer PresbyterianSPENCER – Spencer Presbyterian Church will hold Rally Day tomorrow. Elder Jim Effinger begins an intergenerational class on different religions at 9:45 and a nursery will be available for pre-school children. Worship at 11 a.m. includes the Lord’s Supper and the recognition of a Tichenor scholarship recipient. There will be dinner and outdoor games after worship.Salem LutheranSpeaker at Salem Lutheran Church’s homecoming service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday features North American Lutheran Church Bishop Bradosky. A covered dish luncheon will follow.
Bishop Bradosky will speak again at 4 p.m., as part of the 162nd homecoming celebration. A reception will follow.
Bradosky was elected Bishop of the North American Lutheran Church on Aug. 11, 2011 at the 2011 Convocation in Columbus, Ohio.Landis First AssemblyLANDIS – Revival services with Evangelist Jon Jenkins and his wife, Helen, are scheduled at Landis First Assembly Sunday through Wednesday, Sept. 9-12. Jenkins is ordained with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. He and his wife reside in and minister out of Troutman.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, and at 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.Word of Life revivalFall revival at Word of Life Family Worship Center is Sept. 12-14, at 7 p.m nightly.
Bishop Harvey Rice, senior pastor of Salisbury’s Mt. Calvary Holy Church, is guest speaker. Local churches and choirs are invited to attend.First Pres, KannapolisKANNAPOLIS – First Presbyterian Church in Kannapolis kicks off its new Sunday School year on Sept. 9 with a Rally Day Brunch at 9:15 a.m., followed by a short kickoff program, after which everyone will move to their respective classes.
New this year is a class for younger adults on Genesis. Grades K-5 will use a new curriculum based on The Jesus Storybook Bible.End of summer bashWOODLEAF – Woodleaf UMC’s End of Summer Bash starts Sunday at 6 p.m. This free event includes live contemporary music by Hills Worship as well as a deejay, pizza, chips and drinks. Festivities are on the church grounds (weather permitting) so bring lawn chairs or blankets.
The church is located at 9000 Church St. Due to Woodleaf Road being closed for construction, it would be best to take Highway 70 from Salisbury. Turn right onto Parks Road which brings you to Woodleaf Road; cross 801 to Cool Springs Road, turn right on Stadium Street.Moore’s ChapelThe Parent Body of the Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society of Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church of Salisbury observes National Grandparents Day on Sunday at 1 p.m. The church is located at 500 Partee St. in Salisbury.
Two teams of grandparents will be highlighted: Jay and Yvette Collier and Barbara Neely. The winning team will be recognized as Grandparent(s) of the Year. The children of the church will showcase their talent in honor of all grandparents, and refreshments will be served.Oakdale BaptistSPENCER – Oakdale Baptist Church, 200 Charles St., will hold a Patriot Day Worship Service at 11 a.m. on Sept. 9 with guest speaker Milton Mull, a Christian businessman who was in New York when the Twin Towers came down. He will share what it was like to be there, how he survived the attack, and how he grew in his faith. Mull will also share several songs in the service.St. Paul’s LutheranOn Sunday, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 205 St. Paul’s Church Road in Salisbury, will observe homecoming with the Rev. Floyd Bost, St. Paul’s former pastor, speaking. Mack Williams will share his musical talents.
Following the service is covered dish meal.Genesis BaptistCHINA GROVE – Genesis Baptist Church, 9710 Old Concord Salisbury Road, celebrates homecoming tomorrow. There will be a covered dish meal following the morning service. Pastor Ron Jackson of Gaffney, SC, will speak.Cross of ChristCONCORD – Homecoming at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 4500 Rimer Road, is Sunday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Timothy Bean leading.
Bean is senior pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church (NALC) in Statesville.
During the Sunday school hour at 9:45 a.m., guest speaker is Art Christian, assistant principal at Mount Pleasant High School. Children’s Sunday school will be taught by Jodie Strube at 9:45 a.m.
Following the worship service is a covered dish picnic.New Hope AME ZionNew Hope AME Zion Church, 1470 N. Long Street Extension, celebrates homecoming on Sunday. Speaker for the 11 a.m. service is the pastor, Rev. Kirk Reid. Rev. Patrick Tate of Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, is in charge of the 3 p.m. service. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m.
Three days of revival will be Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 10-12. Revivalists for the week are, in order, Rev. Timothy Bridges of Shady Grove Baptist Church, East Spencer; Bishop Derek Kelly of New Faith Gospel Fellowship Center, Lexington; Rev. Dr. David Bracken of Jerusalem Baptist Church, Spencer. Services begin at 7 p.m. with prayer and praise.Lanes ChapelLane Chapel Methodist Church will observe homecoming this Sunday at 11 a.m. Lunch will be held afterward in the shelter. The church is located on Uwharrie Point Drive in Montgomery County.Ardis ChapelArdis Chapel’s homecoming and revival services begin Monday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. and go through Wednesday. Rev. Carolyn Bratton of Moore’s Chapel AME Zion will conduct the revival services.
Homecoming will be held Sunday, Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. Rev. Dr. Calvin Miller, presiding elder of the Winston-Salem District, will lead. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.Grace LutheranOn Sunday, June 10, 2012, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church awarded three high school graduates, active in their church and community, a Crawford and Eva Sloop Scholarship. They served as leaders in the youth group, worship service assistants, hand bells, choir members, and instrumental accompanists; participated in youth group (LYNC), youth retreat planning, youth productions, Witness of Grace pageants, organized and conducted fundraisers. They visited shut-ins, helped in church nursery, served homeless shelter residents, assisted in VBS and Kids of Grace, volunteered at church workdays, and served on mission trips.
Recipients are:
Jesse C. Carson: Jake Bernhardt, son of Robin Bernhardt and Ike Bernhardt; Cathryn Lippard, daughter of Lynn and Angela Lippard.
South Rowan: Morgan Rodgers, daughter of Barry and Shannon Rodgers.
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church is located at 3020 Grace Church Road.Rose of SharonHomecoming at Rose of Sharon Holiness Church, 255 Camp Road, will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 15 at 3 p.m. with guest speaker Paschal McNair, pastor of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church of West End.Wittenberg ChapelWittenberg Lutheran Church celebrates homecoming on Sunday at the 10 a.m. service, conducted by pastor Tom Cogan. Guest pastor is Rev. John Woodard, a former pastor of Wittenberg for more than 17 years.
This is a special Sunday because a time capsule buried 25 years ago will be dug up and the contents revealed. The Wittenberg Young Disciples buried it 25 years ago with Pastor Woodard.
The unveiling will be in the basement of the fellowship hall at 9 a.m. The basement has been remodeled and has a new concrete floor featuring a replica of The Woman at the Well statue on the church lawn. The youth that were members of WYD have been invited to attend the ceremony as well as the congregation.
Following the service is a covered dish lunch celebration.