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Darrell Connor and Country Legends at St. Matthew’s

The Country Legends Band will present the second Sunday program at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church tomorrow at 7 p.m.
Darrell Connor, Jack Kee, Fred Carpenter, Larry Turner, Patrick Carman and Megan Stoner make up the band that is known not only for local gigs at nursing homes and VA hospital, but also for ties with the likes of George Hamilton IV, Randy Owen of the group Alabama, Lynn Owsley, Carolina Rose and Don Helms.
The Southern gospel program starts at 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center located at 9275 Bringle Ferry Road. For more information, call 704-633-3770.
First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury observes Mother’s Day on Sunday. The Rev. Brian Daoust, director of youth and Christian education, will preach at all three worship services.
Sanctuary servcies are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and in Lewis Hall at 8:50 a.m.
Missionary Portia H. Brandon will be delivering the message at the Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church Mother’s Day worship service at 10:45 a.m. Gethsemane Missionary is located at 719 S. Caldwell St.
First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S. Long St., will observe Mother’s Day at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday.
The Rev. Sarita Allen-Medlin of Durham will be the guest speaker, and the Contemporary Choir and Magnify liturgical dancers will participate in the service.
Allen-Medlin is an associate minister at Markham Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Durham and a consulting teacher in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. She is the daughter of The Rev. Juanita K. Allen, assistant pastor at First Calvary.
She earned a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education at The State University of New York College at Fredonia, and a master’s degree in school administration from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The Rev. Leamon E. Brown is pastor of First Calvary.
WOODLEAF — At 2 p.m. on Sunday, historic St. George’s Episcopal Church will hold its annual service.
St. George’s was designated a historic church in 2007 by the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. From 1893 through 1906, St. George’s was a chapel of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Woodleaf (established in 1840). The church was built in 1893 and remodeled in 1928.
St. George’s was named for the Rev. George Badger Wetmore, who served as a priest in North Carolina from 1855 to 1888, including serving as priest-in-charge at St. Andrew’s.
The celebrant will be the Rev. Sarah Blaies. Prior to becoming a priest, she was a social worker for 23 years in Wisconsin. She graduated from General Theological Seminary (New York City) with a masters, served as assistant priest at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Mooresville, and currently serves as Priest-In-Charge at Christ Church, Cleveland.
Davis Cooke of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Salisbury will serve as organist.
St. George’s is located on Cool Springs Road. For information, call Suzanne Goodson at 704-278-2423.
CONCORD — Heritage Baptist Church,274 Honeycutt Drive SE, will be holding revival services Monday through Friday, May 12 to 16 at 7 p.m.
Evangelist Cody Zorn from Georgia will preach. Terry Cruse is host pastor.
MOCKSVILLE — Deidra Helms from the Family Crisis Council will present a seminar on the topic of human trafficking on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the JBC fellowship hall. The forum is free and open to the public.
Jerusalem Baptist is located at 3203 US 601 South.
Lilly’s Chapel Church of God, 618 W. Thomas St., will hold a pre-anniversary service for Dr. Doris Clawson, co-pastor, on Friday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the church.
Guest speaker will be Elder Patricia Turner, co-pastor of Tower of Power Holy Church of Salisbury.
Special music will be provided by the Tower of Power church choir.
Milford Hills United Methodist Church, 1630 Statesville Blvd., is hosting a community health fair from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, May 17.
Services and information include mammograms (pre-registration encouraged at 704-210-5924), blood pressure and A1C diabetes checks, information on pediatric and dental health, as well as community services such as Meals on Wheels, YMCA, the Rufty-Holmes Senior Center and the Stephen Ministry.
Child care will be provided. For more information, call 704-636-0471.
The Women’s Ministry of Solid Rock will host a prayer breakfast next Saturday at 9 a.m.
Evangelist Ramona Lynn Streeter of Living Water Ministry, Troutman, will bring the message. There will be worship, food and fellowship.
Solid Rock is located at 1004 Locke St.
The Rev. Samuel A. Washington is host pastor. Call 704-645-1782 for more information.
On Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., a group of pastors and local community leaders are planning an event called Community Based Ministry Café.
In relationship with CCDA (ccda.org), this one-day training event is for pastors, leaders and organizers who are interested in reaching and transforming their communities through training from well-seasoned leaders, networking with other leaders, strategic planning, discussion and Q&A.
The main session speaker will be Alexia Salvatierra, special assistant to the Bishop of Welcoming Congregations for the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, international consultant and author of “Faith-Rooted Organizing.”
The training event will be held at New Zion Baptist Church, 2785 Dunns Mountain Road. The $10 per person registration fee includes lunch and resources.
Registration is available at www.wesleyan.org/nccafe
For more information contact pastor Dustin Wilson at 336-688-2567 or pastordust@gmail.com
Next Saturday from noon until 6 p.m., Organ Church, 1515 Organ Church Road, will host a country fun jubilee for kids and families.
There will hotdogs and hamburgers for lunch and dinner, a softball game, corn hole, goat pellet bingo, music, dish toss and cake walk fun.
All proceeds will go to the community food and clothing closet.

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