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Children’s Sabbath at First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury hosts a day of worship and mission on Sunday, Jan. 27, beginning with a Service of Wholeness and Healing at 9 a.m. in the sanctuary. Childcare will be available at 8:45 a.m.
At 10 a.m. is Sunday school for all ages. At 11 a.m., Children’s Sabbath will be observed during the worship service, which will include music presented by 1st Kids.
At noon, immediately following the one worship service of the day, TWAM (Teens With A Mission) will host a lunch for the entire congregation in Lewis Hall. The lunch will include fried chicken, mac and cheese, green beans, salad, bread and dessert. There is no charge for this meal, but a free-will offering will be collected, going to support the TWAM Costa Rica Mission Trip 2013.
The day concludes at 5 p.m. with a Brazil Mission 2013 organizational meeting. Anyone interested in joining this mission trip may attend. This year volunteers will complete the building of a new health/dental clinic in Rio Verde, Brazil.

Chicken dumpling supper today
CHINA GROVE — The Oak Grove United Methodist Church chicken dumpling supper is today, Saturday, Jan. 26, from 4-7 p.m. Donations will be accepted to benefit ministries of the church. Oak Grove UMC is at 4820 N.C. 152 West.

Fairview Heights Baptist
Fairview Heights Baptist Church continues the 11th pastoral anniversary celebration of Clarence Marlin and family. The concluding service will be Sunday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Tony Gaskins of Macedonia Baptist Church of Dayton, Ohio, as speaker. At the 3 p.m. service, Rev. David McClendon, pastor of Rock Hill AME Zion Church of Concord, will speak.
Fairview Heights Baptist Church is at 704 Old Concord Road, with Clarence E. Marlin, pastor.

Mt. Tabor UMC ‘First Things First’
Mount Tabor United Methodist Church will put “First Things First” in a new series designed to help prioritize your new year this Sunday at 11 a.m.
Mount Tabor, is just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road, 704-633-7484, www.mounttaborumc.org

Mt. Zion United Church of Christ
CHINA GROVE — On Sunday, Jan. 27 during the 11 a.m. service, the Mt. Zion UCC Children’s Choir will be singing “The Rainbow of Life” under the leadership of Mary Corriher, director, and Carole Brooke, pianist.
Mt. Zion UCC, 1415 South Main St., 704-857-1169, mtzionchinagrove.com

Liberty AME Zion is 135
COOLEEMEE — Liberty AME Zion Church will celebrate the 135th anniversary of the church on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. The speaker for this occasion will be Rev. Dr. Dwayne A. Walker, pastor of Little Rock AME Zion Church, Charlotte.
Also on this day will be the honoring of the oldest living member of Liberty, Mr. Andrew Patterson.
Liberty AME Zion Church, 271 Gladstone Road, Rev. Tamica L. Robinson, pastor.

Hall’s Temple
The Hall’s Temple memorial service for Mother Margaret Turner will be Sunday, Jan. 27 at 3:30 p.m. with speaker Bishop Theotis White, pastor of Zion Hopewell FGFWC Church, Gilbert, S.C. Everyone is invited for she was well-known in Salisbury.

God’s Tabernacle for Believers
ROCKWELL — The pastors and disciples of God’s Tabernacle for Believers will celebrate their 12th church anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 27. The speaker for the 3:30 p.m. afternoon service will be the Rev. John Leazer, pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Concord.
God’s Tabernacle, 304 W. Main St., Reginald McConneaughey Sr., senior pastor.

Rhema Praise Family & Friends
SPENCER — Rhema Praise and Worship Church celebrates their first Family and Friends Day on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 3:30 p.m. The speaker for the occasion will be Dennis Clodfelter, pastor of New Life Worship Center, Lexington.
Rhema Praise and Worship Church, 117 Long Ferry Road.

CHAOS Youth Drama Team
ENOCHVILLE — CONNECT contemporary worship with the CHAOS Lutheran Youth Drama Team is at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29. For information call 704-932-8461 or email stenoch@ctc.net
St. Enoch Lutheran Church, 701 Campbell Ave., John Mark Beam, pastor.

‘Games That Children Play’
CONCORD ­— New Beginning Church of God hosts the program entitled “Games That Children Play” next Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m.
This program is intended to help identify factors that will assist in aligning one’s spiritual growth and moving forward. Each speaker has the opportunity to elaborate in their own way on how children’s games may interact with our walk with Christ, to teach us to grow in Christ. Sponsored by evangelist Willie Roseman.
New Beginning Church of God, 5717 Alexander Road, 704-938-2088, Bishop G. Roseman.

Victory Baptist Church
CHINA GROVE — Dr. Charlie Marshall will be guest preacher at Victory Baptist Church on Sunday, Feb. 10. Dr. Marshall, of Charlotte, served for 15 years on the staff of Northside Baptist Church as an associate of Dr. W. Jack Hudson. In 1975 he began his evangelistic ministry and now deals with Bible prophecy with up-to-date, informative and Bible-centered information.
Victory Baptist Church, 111 Ross St., 704-855-7117, Dr. Nelson Wright, pastor.
Da T.R.U.T.H. live in concert
STATESVILLE — 2013 Stellar Award winner, Christian Rapper Da T.R.U.T.H., will perform at Restoration Concert ’13 at Christian Outreach of the Piedmont tomorrow afternoon, Jan. 27, at 4 p.m. Admission is $5.
Emanuel Lee Lambert — Da T.R.U.T.H.— is a graduate of Philadelphia Biblical University and the Institute of Jewish Studies.
His first recording was the EP “Who Is the Truth” (2003). Even before the release of his first album in 2004, he enjoyed a record-breaking 18 months at No. 1 on MP3.com’s Christian hip hop chart.
Currently, he is featured on two top-10 singles of the Radio and Records (R&R) Christian Rhythmic Chart. His album “The Whole Truth” was released in the fall of 2011.
Concert information is available at Christian Outreach of the Piedmont, 1424 Rickert St., 704-881-0425, www.christianoutreachnc.org

Clergy convocation in Concord
CONCORD — The Tony Biles Annual Clergy Convocation will focus on Pastoral Care with Veterans Suffering from PTSD, with Rev. John Oliver, chief of chaplains, Veterans Administration Hospital, Durham.
The event is Thursday, Feb. 14, from 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m., with a light breakfast and lunch included. There is no charge for this event but reservations are required.
To RSVP or for more information contact Beth Jackson-Jordan, 704-403-3335, beth.jackson-jordan@carolinashealthcare.org
The event location is CMC NorthEast, 920 Church St. N, Hamrick Theatre, and is sponsored by the CMC-NorthEast Pastoral Care Department.

Advance care planning workshop
CONCORD — Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County is offering a free living will/healthcare power of attorney workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church.
Registration is required at 704-782-2024 by Monday, Feb. 4. Space is limited.
Ric Durham will be conducting the workshop, which is open to anyone interested. Notaries public will be present, and no fee will be charged for anyone wishing to prepare a living will or healthcare power of attorney.
All Saints Episcopal Church is at 525 Lake Concord Road.

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