Local churches to host fundraisers, special services

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 21, 2013

KANNAPOLIS — God’s Church of Faith, 811 Elm St., will hold a hotdog and hamburger fundraiser from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.
All proceeds go to foreign missions. For details, call 704-933-9433
LANDIS — First United Methodist Church, 209 E. Mill St., will be holding a hotdog fundraiser for the Cook Family from 10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. today.
This event also includes a silent auction with genuine NASCAR clothing, race car parts, pole tickets, silver coins, collectors knives and more. There will be a corn hole contest and other children activities.
The Southern Style Cloggers and Witness, a contemporary Christian band, will provide entertainment.
ROCKWELL — Rick Grubbs, host of the nationally syndicated radio program “Redeeming the Time,” will be the guest speaker at Lyerly Evangelical Church, 1320 Crescent Road, during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.
Grubbs is a former public speaking professor and missionary to Czechoslovakia.
He launched the one-minute daily radio program in 2003 as a ministry to teach time management for Christians.
The workshop is part of a two-day missions conference at Lyerly.
The Rev. David L. Norris, former pastor at Way of Life Assembly of God of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. for 15 years, will be the guest speaker at Rowan Christian Assembly of God, U.S. 52 Granite Quarry, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, 719 S. Caldwell St., begins homecoming and revival services at 10:45 a.m. Sunday with guest speaker the Rev. Dr. Edward Harper, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church of Lakewood, N.J..
Music will be provided by the combined Gethsemane and Macedonia choirs.
The Rev. Marvin T. Clowney of Clinton is the speaker for revival services Monday through Thursday.
Prior to services each night, workshops will begin at 6 p.m. facilitated by the Rev. W. Sherman Mason, pastor of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, High Point.
Gethsemane and area choirs will provide music during the revival services.
Franklin Baptist Church, 3810 U.S. 601, will celebrate homecoming Sunday.
Bobby Thomas, son of the Rev. Joe and Norma Thomas, will be the guest speaker and he is currently attending Southeast Seminary at Wake Forest.
There will be no 8:30 a.m. service Sunday and there will be a fellowship dinner following the 11 a.m. service.
First Calvary Baptist Church will observe Family and Friends Day with two services Sunday.
The Rev. Dr. Barbara Hart, associate pastor at First Calvary, will speak at 11 a.m.
The Rev. Dr. Staccato Powell of Grace AME Zion Church of Raleigh will lead the 4 p.m. service.
Powell is on the board of directors for the United States Conference of the World Council of Churches and vice-chairman of the General Assembly Committee on Ecumenical Relations for the Presbyterian Church (USA).
CHINA GROVE — Members and friends of Mount Zion UCC will gather at the Dan Nicholas Park amphitheater for the 11 a.m. service Sunday.
Special music will be provided by Melissa Adams, Graham Carlton, Barry Dyson and Carol Harris. Afterward is a picnic lunch and fellowship at shelter No. 2.
There will be a 9 a.m. service in the church sanctuary, but all Sunday school classes have been postponed until next week.
Mount Zion UCC is located at 1415 S. Main St.
CHINA GROVE — Concordia Lutheran Church, 185 Concordia Church Road, observes homecoming during the 11 a.m. service Sunday.
The will also honor its senior citizens, members 70 years or older, and couples married 50 or more years.
There will be a congregational dinner afterward in the Family Life Center.
Concordia had 92 members age 70 or older and 20 couples married 50 years or more.
The Rev. Carlin Ours, pastor of Organ Lutheran Church and a son of the congregation, will be the guest minister.
Special music will be presented by the chancel choir, directed by Jan Williams. Guest organist will be Alden Wright, from Organ Lutheran Church. Pianist is Sarah Brandt.
Concordia Church is located near Atwell Fire Department, just off N.C. 152, between China Grove and Mooresville.
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2300 Bringle Ferry Road, will observe homecoming Sunday during the 11 a.m. service with special music by soloist Alicia Owen and the Emmanuel church choir.
Pastor Gene Sides will deliver the homecoming message, and there will be a covered-dish lunch afterward.
There will be no evening worship service.
FAITH — Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 205 S. Main St., will celebrate homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday with Ethan Overcash as guest preacher.
Overcash is a son of the congregation and is Youth and Family Minister at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Charlotte.
A 2009 honor graduate of Jesse Carson High School, Ethan is the son of Jeff and Lisa Overcash of Salisbury.
There will be a covered dish luncheon in the Family Life Center following worship.
KANNAPOLIS — First Presbyterian Church will conduct its worship service at Village Park at 11 a.m. Sunday between shelters B and D, near the YMCA entrance.
Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.
Following the worship service is a covered dish picnic.

EAST SPENCER — Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 940 S Long St., will celebrate Overseas Missions Day on Sunday during the morning and afternoon services.
The Rev. J. Frances King, director of financial aid at Hood Theological Seminary and a former member of Southern City, will deliver the message during the 11 a.m. service.
The third annual 100 Women in White concert will be the focus of the 4 p.m. service. Women from area churches will present an array of music under the direction and accompaniment of Sir Davis. Ladies are asked to wear white.
Deloris Foxx is the chairman of the afternoon program.
During the 11 a.m. worship service on Sept. 22,
A commissioning service will be held for First United Church of Christ members who have volunteered to help with the NC Dental Society Mission of Mercy will be held during the 11 a.m. workshop service Sunday.
Mission of Mercy will be held Sept. 27-28 in Salisbury.
A special invitation is issued to all Boy Scouts and their families to attend Sunday school and worship.
CLEVELAND — Antioch Spiritual Singers of Antioch Baptist Church, 968 Triplett Road, will celebrate their 39th choir anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Salisbury will have a program at 3 p.m. Sunday to celebrate the 33rd pastoral anniversary of the Rev. W. T. Jackson and first lady Pearlena Jackson.
The message will be brought by the Rev. Walter Swann from New Beginning Ministry in Dowagiac, Mich.
MOCKSVILLE — The Ushers of New Bethel Baptist Church, 3727 U.S. 601 S., will observe their anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday.
The Rev. Ricky Johnson, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, will speak.
The Fairview Heights Gospel Choir will celebrate their 12th anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Various groups will participate.
The church is located at 7094 Old Concord Road.
Mt. Hope Church, 7004 Old Concord Road, will be hosting a joint service of gospel singing with the Hinkle family at 6 p.m. Sunday.
The Hinkle family has traveled more than 7,400 miles, held 129 meetings and ministered to 35,808 people this year.
An offering will be received. Resurrection Life Church is co-hosting the event.
KANNAPOLIS — The Gospel Airs of Mooresville will be leading the praise and worship service at 6 p.m. Sunday at Rodgers Park Baptist Church.
The Heritage Quartet will be in concert at Community Baptist Church, 18 Carolina St., at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Jacobo Ramos and Band will be live in concert at The Event Center, 315 Webb Road, at 6 p.m. today.
Ramos, a Puerto Rican native, pastor, singer and songwriter, has been nominated for a Grammy.
The concert is free.
The One Hundredth General Assembly of Northern, Southern, and Northwestern Dioceses continues through Sunday at Lilly’s Chapel Church of God, 618 West Thomas St.
The One Hundred Year Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. today at Hotel Salisbury & Conference Center, 530 Jake Alexander Blvd.
Special guest speaker is Pastor Robyn Gool of Victory Christian Center in Charlotte.
The Hinkle Family Resurrection Life Church will be ministering in song at the following care centers this week:
10:30 a.m. Monday — Bethamy Retirement Center in Spencer;
2 p.m. Monday — Magnolia Gardens in Spencer;
3:30 p.m. Monday — Genesis Elder Care;
10:30 a.m. Tuesday — Heritage Plantation;
2 p.m. Tuesday — Salisbury Gardens;
3:30 p.m. Tuesday — Carillon Assisted Living.
SPENCER — Spencer First Baptist Church, 215 Fifth St., will be having a “Community Meet & Greet Dinner” from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
All are welcome to an evening of fun, food and fellowship.
Progressive Outreach Ministry, 600 N. Long St., will host a free Youth Explosion Summit from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. next Saturday, Sept. 28.
The theme will be “Blazing for Christ.”
There is something for every age group.
For details, email Celeste at agapecel100@yahoo.com or call 980-202-2239.
KANNAPOLIS — As part of the 100th anniversary celebration at Kimball Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church, 101 Vance St., the Rev. John Futterer returns to preach Sept. 29.
Futterer served Kimball from 1986 to 1989 as co-pastor with the Rev. Dr. David R. Keck Sr.
The service will be from the 1918 Common Service Book of the United Lutheran Church in America.
There will be one worship service at 10 a.m., followed by a reception honoring and remembering Pastor John and his wife, Anne.
While at Kimball, Pastor John helped to organize the Living Faith Sunday School class, the Cherub Choir, Vacation Church School Campfirmation and was involved with the Kimball LYNC program.
He also began the St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals which continues annually.