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Church Women United honors those who serve others on Friendship Day
The Salisbury Rowan Unit of Church Women United celebrated May Friendship Day on May 2 at Christ United Methodist Church. The theme of the ecumenical gathering was “Through God Our Hands Serve.”
May Friendship Day offers a time to value friendships and bond with one another to work towards common goals.
The hands-on service project for this event was the Good Shepherd Clinic. Jean Allen was present to receive these gifts. 170 women and men attended this celebration. Lynn Bolick, president of SRCW; Pat Gilbert, president of Christ UMW; and the Rev. James King, pastor of Christ UMC welcomed everyone. Jean Little, chair of MFD, presented the purpose of the event.
Leading in worship were Rena Morgan, Dee Woods, Martha Richards, Jean Kennedy, Brenda Venning, Sarah Byerly, Manie Richardson, Phyllis Thomside, Tonya Cornelius and Dellene Gudger.
Doris Brown, president-elect, presented certificates of recognition to 14 young women highlighting the service they have done in their individual churches: Nia Symone Campbell of Trinty Presbyterian; Ilse Cardelle of Sacred Heart Catholic; Karen Boyd Hicks of White Rock AME Zion; Patricia Jones of Third Creek AME Zion; Frances Johnson Lescoe of First Presbyterian; Janeria R. McCullough of First Calvary Baptist; Misty McDaniel of Christ UMC; Dana Monroe of Soldiers Memorial AME Zion; Sh’Myra Moore of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist; April R. Pittman of First United Church of Christ; Kolisha Denice Sheffield of First Calvary Baptist; Sandy Stubbins of Milford Hills UMC; Krystal Stukes of Mt. Zion Baptist and LaSheka Foxx-Walker of Southern City AME Zion.
Church Women United will celebrate Human Right Day at Sacred Heart Catholic church on Aug. 1.
Cobb receives superior rating in state piano contest
Nate Cobb, a rising senior at South Rowan HIgh School, recently received a Superior rating at the State NC Music Teacher Association contest held at Queen’s University in Charlotte.
The 17-year-old is son of Jamie and Malia Cobb of Kannapolis.
He has studied piano for seven years with Marsha K. Carter of China Grove.
The honor rating is awarded to students who play with meticulous accuracy in the correct style of the composer and with imagination.
In order to play at the State level, the student must receive a Superior rating in the District level contest held in March at Pfeiffer University.
Cobb will be invited to particiapte in the NCMTA 56th State Conference honor recital this fall.

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