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Sam Nadler to speak at Gospel Lighthouse

CHINA GROVE — Gospel Lighthouse Church will host Sam Nadler at the 10 and 11 a.m. Sunday services for Messiah in the Passover.
Nadler is an internationally recognized conference speaker having authored books on theology and discipleship.
For more information, visit wordofmessiah.org
Gospel Lighthouse is located at 435 Concordia Church Road. Dr. Joel P. Ervin is host pastor.
CHINA GROVE — During the 10 a.m. Sunday school hour March 16 through April 6, Mount Zion United Church of Christ children and youth will continue their visit to the city of Jerusalem; this second session will focus on the Last Supper.
At 9:30 a.m., breakfast will be served.
During the 11 a.m. service the second Candle of Lent, the Candle of Learning, will be lighted. Aterward, the Mount Zion UCC Youth will host a taco/salad bar fund raiser for their summer work camp trip in July.
Mount Zion UCC is located at 1415 South Main St. Call 704-857-1169 or visit mtzionchinagrove.com

SPENCER — Jerusalem Baptist Church is celebrating Mission Day Sunday during the 11 a.m. service.
The speaker is Brenda Kennedy, Associate Minister at St. Paul Baptist Church in Charlotte.
In addition to being a registered nurse, she is also vice president of Clinical Services with Bell Senior Living for Marriott Senior Living.
Featured music will be by the youth and young adults of Jerusalem. A special performance will be by the praise dancers Pearls of Praise of JBC.
All missionaries are asked to wear white.
Jerusalem Baptist is located at 1570 N. Long St. Extension. Rev. David Bracken is the senior pastor.
CHINA GROVE — Tim Wentz will sing an original composition by Sharyn Lands, “What’s In a Name,” at the 11 a.m. service at Immanuel Presbyterian Church.
Both the soloist and the composer are former students of Dr. Bill Dailey, director of music at Immanuel. Tim Wentz, Sharyn Lands, Eleanor Dailey and Bill Dailey will be performing a musical version of the Lord’s Prayer composed by Bill Dailey.
Immanuel Presbyterian is located at 365 Brown Road. For more information call 704-633-0724.
CHINA GROVE — Concordia Lutheran Church is hosting Scout Sunday on March 16. At the 11 a.m. service, Concordia will give thanks to their 28 Girl Scouts and their adult leaders for their service to the church and community. Several of the scouts will serve as worship assistants.
Ken Reed is Concordia’s pastor and the church is located on Hwy 152, six miles west of downtown China Grove.
First United Church of Christ will celebrate the second Sunday of Lent at the 11 a.m. worship service in the sanctuary.
Guest organist will be Alden Wright, a sophomore at Carson High School. Matthew Newton is choir director.
On Sunday night at 5:30 p.m., a meal will be served with reservations required for the $6 meal. At 6 p.m. a meditation on “Knowledge without Character” will be led by Dr. Jim Spiceland, retired professor of philosophy at Livingstone College. The Lenten Series is based on the “Seven Deadly Social Sins” as reflected by Gandhi.
First UCC is located in the West Square Historic District at 207 W. Horah St., where Rev. Carol Hallman is the resident Pastor.
New Bethel Baptist Church will honor their pastor, Rev. William Cowan and his wife Cherry, on his 11th pastoral anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m.
The speaker will be Rev. Timothy Bridges, pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church in East Spencer. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
The Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church Deaconess Board will observe Deaconess Day during an afternoon program Sunday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Barbara J. Barbour, recently retired African Methodist Episcopal elder, will be the guest preacher.
A Rowan County native, Barbour is a graduate of Dunbar High School, holds a bachelor’s degree from WVU and a master’s degree from the Houston Graduate School of Theology in High Point.
Barbour is the first itinerant female minster to start a church in the Washington Conference of the AME Church.
She was also the first female to pastor the following churches: St. Paul and Wayman AME Churches, Frederick, Md.; Metropolitan, Cumberland, Md.; Dickerson Chapel, Frostburg, Md.; St. Luke, Danville, Va.; Bailey’s Chapel, Roxboro; Piney Grove, Raleigh; Mt. Sinai, Pittsboro; Allen Chapel, Roxboro; and White Cross, Efland.
Guest deaconesses who attend the program are encouraged to wear white and sit in a reserved section.
Hazel S. Kennedy is board chair; Rev. Patrick Tate is host pastor.
The Stewardess Board of Third Creek AME Zion Church along with pastor Rev. Harold Jordan, First Lady Mrs. Judy Jordan, the ministerial staff, officers and members will host the second annual Pew Rally on the third Sunday, March 16, at 3 p.m.
Guest speaker will be Rev. Marcus Farmer, pastor of Piney Grove AME Zion Church. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.
ROCKWELL — A community Lenten meal and service will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church this Sunday, March 16.
The meal will be provided by Immanuel members and begins at 5 p.m. in the fellowship building, followed by the service in the sanctuary at 6 p.m.
Rev. Bruce Sheeks, pastor, will speak on “Death is Not the End” and Judy Harwood will present special music.
The U.M.A. will host its joint fellowship service at 7 p.m., Sunday, at New Zion Baptist Church, 2785 Dunns Mountain Road.
The host pastor is Rev. Patrick Jones.
Dr. George B. Jackson, pastor ofCitadel of Faith Christian Fellowship in Thomasville, will bring the message.
The Women’s Ministry of Oak Grove Baptist Church will be having a “Release in Your Midnight” on Friday, March 21 with speaker Alice Perry, pastor of Vineyard Ministries of Salisbury. The service will begin at 10 p.m. Host pastor is Rev. Dr. Keith Curry.
MOORESVILLE — In His Steps, a non-profit dance ministry for girls, will host its annual Elevate event with this year’s theme being “Elevate…Got Pink?” which is for girls in grades 6 through 12 grade on Friday, March 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at 197 Langtree Road.
Girls are invited to come dressed head to toe in pink if they want, or come as they are.
The event includes door prizes, a live band, free desserts and a $200 gift card to the girl who brings the most friends.
To register, go to www.ihsdance.com
Elevate events are designed to provide 6-12th grade girls an inspiring message about self-worth and to teach them how to apply biblical lessons to their lives. The ministry focuses on giving girls a safe place to learn about Christ, as well as to develop a positive self-image and share the challenges they face on a daily basis.
Volunteers and donations are encouraged and needed in order to make these events and the In His Steps ministry a success.
For more information on the Elevate events or In His Steps Dance, contact founder Donna Smith at 704-650-4089 or ihsdance@aol.com or visit ihsdance.com or facebook.com/ihsdance
Services begin for In My Father’s House Outreach, are held in the Hurley Room at Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. This event is not sponsored by RPL .
The next meeting of In My Father’s House Outreach is Thursday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
For questions and prayer requests, contact Roosevelt Jenkins, pastor, at 704-492-6086 or write PO Box 111, Salisbury NC 28144.

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