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Homecomings, revivals, festivals coming up

The monthly prayer breakfast of the men of the Tower of Power United Holy Church, 601 E. Cemetery St., is at 8 a.m. today with guest speaker the Rev. Paul Jones Sr., former pastor of New Zion Baptist Church in Granite Quarry.
Outreach Christian Ministries Int’l, 722 W. Horah St., is hosting its annual Youth Explosion, concluding with a Sunday youth service.
All youth are invited to join workshops beginning at 11 a.m. today. The theme is “Finish Strong: Stay Your Course.”
Fairview Baptist Church’s youth event is at 5 p.m. today at 704 Old Concord Road. It will include with song, praise, dance and mime.
Rugged Cross Baptist Church, 185 Dukeville Road, celebrates six years Sunday, with an old fashioned homecoming day. Come dressed old fashioned, drive your tractor or ride your horse and then enjoy dinner on the grounds. See facebook.com/ruggedcross for details.
The board of Deacons of Rowan Christian Assembly, U.S. 52 Granite Quarry, announces the appointment of the Rev. David L. Norris as interim pastor following the retirement of pastors the Rev. and Mrs. Glynn Dickens, who pastored the church for 21 years.
Norris and his wife Peggy formerly pastored Way of Life Assembly of God in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. for 15 years prior to their retirement to Salisbury. He will begin his ministry during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.
Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 201st church anniversary Sunday.
The congregation was organized in 1812. The 11 a.m. service will be conducted by the Rev. Perry Dye, pastor of Henderson Grove.
Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker for the 3 p.m. service will be Elder Richard Johnson, pastor of Hall’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church in Salisbury.
First Calvary Baptist Church will observe Woman’s Day during the 11 a.m. service Sunday.
Evangelist Alease Hunt Taylor of Outreach Christian Tabernacle will speak, with music by the adult choir, directed by Minister of Music Winnell Short. A new Miss/Mrs. First Calvary will be crowned.
Evangelist Taylor co-founder and Elect Lady of Outreach Christian Tabernacle for 48 years, works with the youth department and Sunday School.
MOCKSVILLE — A representative from Blue Cross Blue Shield and will speak on the Affordable Care Act during the 11 a.m. service Sunday at Bethel Baptist Church, 3727 U.S. 601 S. A question and answer session will proceed the talk. The public is invited and dress is casual.
First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St., will distribute monetary gifts from the First UCC Foundation during the 11 a.m. service Sunday.
The First UCC Endowment Fund was established in 1997 with an initial gift by the Ed Alcorn family and has provided a method of perpetual giving to non-profit organizations that represent the mission and ministry of the church. A reception honoring the recipients will be held in the fellowship hall following the worship service.
CHINA GROVE — The Installation service for the Rev. Dr. Keith Curry at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1205 S. Main St., will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday with guest speaker the Rev. John Cade, pastor of Files Chapel Baptist Church of Lexington.
The Inspirational Choir Of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Concord will present its annual concert at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Providence AME Zion Church, 2415 Providence Church Road, will have its seventh annual homecoming celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday with guest speaker the Rev. Nathan Bratton of Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
Fall revival will be held at 7 p.m. starting Monday. The schedule is as follows:
Monday — The Rev. Hezekiah Lawson of Miller’s Chapel AME Zion
Tuesday — The Rev Eddie Fortson of Steward’s Chapel AME Zion
Wednesday — The Rev. Kirk Reid of New Hope AME Zion
Thursday — The Rev. Rudolph Cornelius of Zion Wesley AME Zion

ROCKWELL — The disciples of God’s Tabernacle for Believers, 300 W. Main St. will host a week of worship and praise starting Monday.
Services are at 7 p.m. and speakers for the week are as follows:
Monday — Bishop Harvey Rice of Mount Calvary Holy Church
Tuesday — The Rev. Dennis Clodfelter of New Life Worship Center, Lexington
Wednesday — The Rev. William Cowan of New Bethel Baptist Church, Mocksville
Thursday — The Rev. Johnny Morgan of Grateful Heart Ministries, Granite Quarry
Friday — Bishop Paul Rhinehardt of Destiny Temple of Faith.
SPENCER — The movie “Home Run” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Oakdale Baptist Church, 200 Charles St.
It is the story of a professional baseball player who struggles with substance abuse and over comes it with the help of the Lord, offering hope and help for people struggling with addictions.
The movie is rated PG-13. A movie for younger children will be shown in another room at the same time.
Sacred Heart Catholic Daughters will present its 43rd annual Louisiana Turkey Gumbo fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the church, 385 Lumen Christi Lane.
The meal includes gumbo, rice, salad, punch bowl cake, drink and roll for $8, eat in or take out, free delivery on 10 or more.
In addition, Sacred Heart cash raffle drawings will be held at 6:15 p.m. that day.
Contact any CDA member for tickets: Maria Perkins 704-633-9551, Karen Kehr 704-798-9829, Dolores Malzahn 704-431-2522, Colette Miller 704-223-4427,
The Praise Team Of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Concord will host its annual Shabach Service at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.
Local praise teams, dance teams and mimes will be featured.
If you or your group would like to participate, call 704-224-5333.
Christian Outreach of the Piedmont, 1424 Rickert St., Statesville, hosts Harvest Worship 2013 Oct. 29 through Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday features Pastor Otis Lockett Jr. of Evangel Fellowship Church, Greensboro • 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Pastor Michael Kelly of Central Triad Church • 6 p.m. Oct. 31, Destiny Night youth concert with anointed youth praise teams, dance teams and holy hip hop ministers • 4 p.m. Nov. 3, Pastor Robyn Gool of Victory Christian Center, Charlotte. Glenn Usry is host pastor, 704-881-0425 www.christianoutreachnc.org
The second annual Men’s Conference will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Blessing of God Ministry, 412 Westside Drive, Lexington, wtih speaker Minister Dairl Scott Jr. of Union Chapel AME Zion Church of Churchland. The theme is “Gathering of God’s Elect.” Admission is free.
Register to be a bone marrow donor at the “Delete Blood Cancer Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive” next Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Grace Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 3020 Grace Church Road.
Donors of all ethnicities are needed. Register at this event and receive a swab inside of your cheeks to collect cells for tissues typing. Donors must be between the ages of 18 and 55: medical eligibility guidelines at www.deletebloodcancer.org
Also, a Zumbathon will be held Saturday from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. to benefit Make-A-Wish. Call 704-857-1013 or see www.gracelutheransalisbury.com

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