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Wilkinson sings at Emmanuel; Griffin at Prince of Peace

March is Women’s History Month at Jerusalem Baptist Church. The program, “Praise, Worship and Mission,” is today from 10 a.m. to noon in the church fellowship hall at 1570 N. Long St. Ext. This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served. Cynthia Lee is facilitator.
LEXINGTON — Minister Johnny Wright of Salisbury will be speaking at the Blessing Of God Ministry, 412 Westside Drive, today at 4 p.m. For more information contact Prophetess-Seer Johnnie Torrence at 704-636-4937.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3070 Hwy 152 East, is having a Gospel Singing Sunday at 11 a.m. with special music by Charlie Griffin, noted soloist and motivational speaker.
Prince Of Peace Lutheran Church is located at 3070 Hwy 152 East. For more information, call the church office at 704-857-9588.
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2300 Bringle Ferry Road, is hosting Fifth Sunday Singing tomorrow at 6 p.m. with musical guest Neal Wilkinson from Salisbury First Baptist. Host pastor is Gene Sides.
CHINA GROVE — At Mount Zion United Church of Christ, during the 10 a.m. Sunday school hour through April 6, children and youth continue their visit to the city of Jerusalem: this fourth session will focus on Good Friday. At 9:30 a.m. breakfast will be served. During the 11 a.m. service the fourth Candle of Lent, the Candle of Fellowship, will be lighted.
On Wednesday, April 2, the New Construction Fund Committee will be hosting dinner in the new building from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The menu includes pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, baked apples, biscuits, tea, coffee and desserts for an $8 donation.
Mount Zion UCC is located at 1415 South Main St.. Call 704-857-1169 or visit mtzionchinagrove.com for more information.
At The Cross (A.T.C.) Ministries, Inc. will host Fire on 5th at the 10 a.m. on Sunday. Speakers will include Associate Minister Emily Rivers of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church and Minister Travis Cauble of Mt. Pleasant. Associate Ministers of A.T.C. Paula Webb-Cheeks and Bernard Cheeks will also speak.
In addition, a healing service will take place at 4 p.m. in support of the pastoral focus for the March on physical, emotional/mental and spiritual healing. Dr. Ortud (Oddy) Crist, PhD, MA Pastoral Counseling will be the guest speaker at 4 p.m.
Host pastor is Debra H. Ellison.
SPENCER — First Baptist Church of Spencer will hold a special service, “Miracles in Song” on Sunday at 5 p.m. with featured guest speaker Kareem Hammond. Special music will be provided by Reece Jenkins, friends and family. A meal will follow the service. The church is located at 215 5th St. For more info, contact Rev. Franklin Myers at 704-642-6307 or Marty Smith at 336-250-7220.
COOLEEMEE — Pastor Dennis Bishop of First Waughtown Baptist Church of Winston Salem is guest speaker at the revival services being held at Refuge Church, 137 Marginal St.. Services are April 2-4 at 7 p.m. nightly. Host pastor is Rodney Barker.
STATESVILLE — Singers, musicians and dancers are needed to participate in a traveling musical worship team. Auditions will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Christian Outreach of the Piedmont, 1424 Rickert St. You do not have to be a member of Christian Outreach to participate.
CHINA GROVE — The One Day Revival with Evangelist Bobby Callaham was so successful that a second One Day Revival will be held tomorrow at the Southside Church of God in China Grove, 163 3rd Ave. Rev. Callaham of Shelby, will again be speaking in the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services. He will also pray for the sick and for those with other needs. For more information contact Pastor Joyce Miles at 704-467-4555.
The Vineyard Worship Center will celebrate its first church anniversary on Sunday with Rev. Rodney Eldridge of Power of Praise of Salisbury as the 11 a.m. speaker. The speaker for the 3 p.m. service will be Rev. Patrick Jones, pastor of New Zion Baptist Church, Dunns Mtn. Rev. Alice H. Perry is the Pastor and Founder of The Vineyard Worship Center which is located at 2655 Dunns Mountain Road.
ROCKWELL — The principal of Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Elementary School, Ms. Mary Hemphill, will be the speaker at God’s Tabernacle For Believers on Sunday at the 11 a.m. service, which will be focus on youth and young adults.
Ms. Hemphill attended Meredith College as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow. She studied in Puerto Rico as an exchange student at the University of the Sacred Heart in San Juan and pursued a double major in /Education and Spanish and a license in Elementary Education. She is a doctoral candidate in the Leadership Studies program at NC A&T State University in Greensboro, NC pursuing her PhD in the area of Leadership studies with a concentration in Administration.
Ms. Hemphill served as the Director of the Leadership 2000 Program for five years through Hickory Public Schools and worked with over 300 high school students to guide them through three years of internships in the non-profit, government and private business sectors in greater Catawba County. She also served as a member of the Teaching Fellows Advisory council through the Department of Public Instruction and was recently awarded the Courageous Leadership Award through her services to the students of Hickory City. She is an inductee and member of Alpha Delta Kappa, Gamma Eta Chapter for outstanding educators.
God’s Tabernacle for Believers is located at 304 West Main St., Rev. Reginald McConneaughey, senior pastor.
First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury will celebrate the fourth Sunday of Lent with two special services. The first will be a Service of Wholeness and Healing at 9 a.m. in the sanctuary. Childcare will be available at 8:45 a.m.
Sunday School for all ages is at 10 a.m. Adult classes will begin in Lewis Hall with a brief video and then continue in their classrooms with the study “24 Hours That Changed the World” by Adam Hamilton.
The second special service will be at 11 a.m. when the congregation will gather as ‘one’ in Lewis Hall. Dr. Jim C. Dunkin will preach and Holy Communion will be served. The First Grade Disciples will be welcomed to the Lord’s Table.
Providence AME Zion Church, 2415 Providence Church Road, is having a Young Adult in Christian Ministries (YACM Sunday) program in the 11 a.m. service. The guest speaker is Mr. John L. Miller Jr., a member of Walls Memorial AME Zion Church of Charlotte. Mr. Miller is the son of Mrs. Mary M. Miller and the late Rev. John L. Miller Sr.
EAST SPENCER — Love Christian Center will be having its annual Fifth Sunday youth service Sunday at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Minister Oglatha McLaughlin, youth minister at Always Living in Victory Ministries in Fayetteville. There will be singing and dancing. For more info call 704-245-3396. LCC is located at 102 N. Long St., where Bishop W. Ronald and Mother Lotis Hash are the senior pastors.
Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a Poor Man’s Supper on Sunday at noon. The menu consists of beans, corn bread, slaw, dessert, and drinks. All proceeds go to Relay for Life. Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 355 E. Ridge Road, 704-636-0331.
The early registration deadline is Monday to sign up for the Fresh Start Ministries of Shady Grove Baptist Church women’s conference featuring Evangelist Bridgette Wright. The event is April 26 and limited seating is available. Registration is $20 by March 31 and $25 at the door. It will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 3401 Mooresville Road. For ticket information call Min. Bakinna Medley at 704-762-8070.
Next Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Liberty United Methodist Church’s annual barbecue fund-raiser will be held at the church at the intersection of Stokes Ferry and Liberty Roads. There will be hickory cooked barbecue, pork and chicken sandwiches, plates and more. Takeout is available.
KANNAPOLIS ­— Kirkwood Presbyterian Church begins Saturday night series of movies beginning with “Courageous” on April 5 at 6 p.m. They will feature Christian movies on the first Saturday of each month. These movies will be free along with popcorn and coke. Bring family and friends and enjoy a fun night out. Other movies planned are Fireproof, Facing the Giants, Flywheel and Ring the Bell. The church is located at 900 Klondale Ave. Rev. Debra Madden is pastor.

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