Faith Briefs

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 24, 2013

Laymen’s League of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, 719 S. Caldwell St., will host a classic car show and fish fry today in the parking lot of the church.
Fish plates, fish sandwiches and hot dogs will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Providence United Methodist Church, 6450 Providence Church Road, will be celebrating 175 years of ministry and community outreach Sunday.
First light and traditional services will be combined for this celebration.
Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10:30 a.m. featuring Bishop Larry Goodpastor as guest preacher.
Goodpastor is the bishop of the Western NC Conference and most recently served as President of the College of Bishops for the global United Methodist Church.
Immediately following the worship service there will be an old-fashioned cookout. Homemade ice cream will be served. There will be games, a horseshoe tournament and bluegrass music.

John Calvin Presbyterian Church will kick off its summer worship season this Sunday and run through Sept. 1.
Sunday’s service will begin at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall with coffee. The service will be casual dress.
There will be a celebration of communion during the July 7 and Aug. 4 morning worship services.
Lynne M. Baab’s book “Joy Together: Spiritual Practices for Your Congregation” will be the book reference. During this time church members will be exploring the concepts of engaging in such practices together .
After the service each week, a light snack will be provided and a time of fellowship.
The summer season will wrap up with a covered dish brunch.
Email the church at or call 704-633-4333, for more information.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., will host a Community Celebration of Liberty during its 11 a.m. worship service Sunday.
This annual event will feature the St. John’s Men’s Chorus, a brass ensemble, percussion and saxophone.

CHINA GROVE — Mount Zion United Church of Christ, 1415 S. Main St., will hold a service of commissioning during the 11 a.m. service Sunday.
This event will be held for the youth and adult chaperone’s group mission trip to West Virginia.
The Mount Zion Work Camp Team will be spending the week in Bluefield, W. Va., working on homes and providing needed care for special needs persons.
Last year, Mount Zion UCC hosted a group mission work camp in China Grove attended by more than 350 youth and adults.
“Our summer work camp trip is an important part of our youth ministry program, as we offer our young people opportunities to learn, grow and share in their faith,” said the Rev. Mark L. Burns, pastor of Mount Zion.
For more information, call the church office at 704-857-1169 or visit

LANDIS– Calvary Fundamental Baptist Church, 414 Upright St., Landis will continue its missionary month celebration during the 11 a.m. service Sunday.
Evangelist J.D. Leaks will be the speaker for the service.

Faith Assembly International Ministry, 220 E. Horah St., will hold a healing, deliverance and miracle service Sunday, and every last Sunday of the month thereafter.
The service will begin at 11 a.m., with the theme of Operation Lunch Miracle.
For more information, call 704-797-3274.

CHINA GROVE — The Oak Grove Mass Choir, 1205 S. Main St., will have a musical program beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday.
All choirs, quartets, praise dancers and soloists are invited to join in.

Hall’s Temple Church, located on North Long Street , will be observing Missionary Day at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Guest speaker will be Elder Norzely Krider of Ambassador Christian Church, wife of Dr. John Krider.
All missionaries are asked to wear white.

FAITH — Faith Baptist Church, located on Main Street, will host its annual patriotic concert at 5 p.m. Sunday.
The Faith Fourth of July Community Choir, which includes members from 18 area churches, will perform musical selections chosen specifically to honor all veterans and those now on active duty.
All who have served in the U.S. Military are encouraged to wear their uniforms and be recognized when music from their specific branch of the service is performed.
Those planning to attend are asked to wear red, white and blue.
The chorus, directed by Jason Harwood, will be accompanied by pianist Susan Trivette.
Flutist Jean Wurster and drummer Joe Williams will also provide accompaniment. Karl Hales will narrate.
This is an annual event organized by Daisy Bost, a member of the Faith community. There is no admission charge and parking is free.
Rowan County churches represented are Faith Baptist include Faith Lutheran, First United Church of Christ – Salisbury, Christiana Lutheran, Rockwell United Methodist, Mount Hope Church, First Baptist-Salisbury, St. Matthews Lutheran, St. John’s Lutheran, Concordia Lutheran, First Presbyterian-Salisbury, St. James Lutheran – Concord, Mt. Zion United Church of Christ – China Grove, Shiloh Reformed, Dunn’s Mountain Baptist, Organ Lutheran, Mt. Moriah Lutheran – China Grove and Emmanuel Lutheran – Rockwell.
Before the concert, Rowan Big Band All-Stars, under the direction of Ron Turbyfill, will entertain with familiar selections beginning at 4 p.m.
Food and amusement rides will be available at Faith Legion Park, located across the street from the church, following the concert.
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2300 Bringle Ferry Road, will host the singing group Revelation with Earl Brewer during its 5th Sunday Night Singing at 6 p.m. Sunday.
There will be a love offering taken for the musical guests.

GRANITE QUARRY — The Rowan-Davie County Deacon Alliance will sponsor its annual Gospel Singing Extravaganza at 3 p.m. Sunday at Antioch Baptist Church
Everyone is invited. All proceeds from this program go to the homeless shelter and others who are in need.