Faith Briefs, Saturday, June 14

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 13, 2014

CHINA GROVE — On Sunday Dr. James Beard will be installed as pastor at Immanuel Presbyterian Church at the 11 a.m. service, with the Rev. Dr. Sandy Kern delivering the message. Rev. Kern is the honorably retired former pastor from Thyatira Presbyterian Church.
Also assisting in the service will be Dr. Dianna Wright, associate presbyter of the Salem Presbytery, Glenn McCorkle, clerk of session of Thyatira Presbyterian Church and John Brown, clerk of session of Immanuel.
There will be reception before the service at 10:15 a.m.
Dr. Beard received a B.A. in chemistry from Manchester College, Ind. and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University. He recently completed work in preparation for this call as a lay pastor.
The church is located at 365 Brown Road.
Linwood — Union Chapel AME Zion Church, 4329 Sowers Road, will host the Zionettes’ 57th anniversary beginning at 6 p.m. this evening.
This will be a celebration of the Zionettes’ legacy of singing gospel music. The program begins at 6 p.m. and features area groups.
Providence AME Zion Church, 2415 Providence Church Road, will host its fifth annual Tea Party and Hat Show today at 6 p.m.
Tea will be served while celebrating and watching the hat show. Visitors are welcome. Donations are $10 the door.
Cleveland — Third Creek AME Zion Church will honor their pastor, the Rev. Harold Jordan, this evening at 5 p.m. Featured guests will be the Echoes for Christ of Salisbury and the Youth Choir of Oakgrove Baptist Church in China Grove.
The Stewardess board is sponsoring the program. The church is located at 415 E. Main St.
Cleveland — Father’s Day will be observed at Cedar Grove AME Zion Church during the 11 a.m. service. Warren Campbell, of Shiloh AME Zion Church, Statesville, will speak.
At Shiloh, Campbell teaches the new members class/catechism, Sons of Varrick, noon day Bible study, Sons of Shiloh discipleship class, grades 4 -12 and he is also the CED adult director of the Statesville District.
The Rev. Dr. Bertha E. Pittman is the host pastor.

Providence AME Zion Church, 2415 Providence Church. Road, will celebrate pastor’s appreciation day, honoring the Rev. Zacharias E. Allen Sr., on Sunday at the 11 a.m. service.
The guest preacher will be the Rev. DeKontee Allen from the state of Alabama. He is the nephew of Rev. Z. E. Allen Sr. The dinner is to celebrate and wish him well and it begins at 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
The Word of Life Family Worship Center will recognize itss 2014 graduates on Sunday during the 10 a.m. service. 2014 graduates are:
College: Saint Augustine University, AuDarius Blackwood, BS in Business Administration.
High School: Parkland Magnet High School, Ryanishia Chambers (to Forsyth Tech); North Rowan High School, Moriah Duren (to Rowan Cabarrus Community College); Salisbury High School, Jaquan Jones (to UNC-Charlotte).
Dr. Martha and Elder Clinton Starks are the host pastors. Additional information at 704-633-2431.
The U.M.A. will host its joint fellowship service at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Potter’s House Outreach Ministries, 119 A & B Clancy St.
The Rev. Evelyn Litaker, interim pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church, Salisbury, will speak. The Revs. Reginald and Gena Long are the hosting pastors.
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 2865 Enon Church Road, will host a Father’s Day program on Sunday at 3 p.m.
Guest speakers will be Tommy Hairston from Jerusalem Baptist Church, Elder Kenneth Miller from Crown and Glory Lutheran Church and Deacon David Robertson from St. Matthews Baptist Church.
Troutman — Zion Wesley AME Zion church, 133 Zion Wesley Road, celebrates its pastor and first lady, the Rev. Rudolph and Ernestine Cornelius, on Sunday at 3 p.m. On program will be The New Voices of Faith of Mocksville, The Messengers for Christ of Cleveland, The Pilgrimaires of Salisbury and The Anointed Vessels of the Carolinas.
FAITH — The choir and congregation of Faith Lutheran Church, 205 S. Main St., will present a cantata on Sunday titled “Upon This Rock,” by Pepper Choplin, about Peter’s experience with Christ: his call, his confession, his denial, his restoration, and his sending out.
As worshippers hear Peter’s experiences with Christ, they are led to ask, “What is our passion? What is our call? Who do we live for?”
Pastor Randy Conley portrays Peter through reading and song. Tony Herrin sings the words of Jesus. Soloists who portray bystanders are Jayne Lingle, Tim Williams, and Sharon Deming. Don Deming is choir director.
East Spencer — Love Christian Center will be having its annual Third Thursday Love feast at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 19. The Love Feast is a free lunch for whoever comes to have food, fun and fellowship. Meals are dine-in only.
For details call 704-267-8648. Love Christian Center is located at 102 N. Long St., where Bishop W. Ronald and Mother Lotis Hash are senior pastors.
Eugene Hash will deliver the Father’s Day message on Sunday. Hash, along with his wife Deborah, are the co-founders of the former Zamar Music Group, Zamar Recording Studio and now Songwriter’s Dream Publishing a BMI registered company. Hash, a songwriter and producer, along with his wife Deborah, is the co-founder of the former Zamar Music Group, Zamar Recording Studio and now Songwriter’s Dream Publishing
Hash has traveled throughout the U.S. as a worship leader, facilitating music workshops.
The Inspirational Television Network (INSP) selected him several times (2005-2008), as a judge on the Christian Artist Talent Search Program.
Cooleemee — New Shepherd Baptist Church, 108 Wall St., will be have a mid-year revival Tuesday, June 17 through 19, at 7 p.m.
Guest emcee will be Minister James Fowler of Greater Cleveland Avenue Christian Church, Winston-Salem.
Guest speakers will be T.J. Bridgette of Salisbury, Antoine Jordan of Blessed Assurance, Concord and Anthony Wilson of Cathedral of Refuge, Winston-Salem.
There will be music by James Vaughters, the New Shepherd’s Men’s Choir, Heirs of Salvation of Salisbury and the Mighty Pilgrimaires of Mooresville.
Shady Grove Baptist Church will host “It’s a Family Affair” from June 18 to 21. Wednesday features Men’s Lock Up with pastor Daniel Cook; Thursday is Ladies Night with First Lady Ruta Usry; Friday is Youth Explosion with Evang. Tangela Phillips.
On Saturday is the event for the whole family with food, games, live music, comedy and more. Services Wednesday through Friday start at 7 p.m.
For more information call 704-202-0236. Timothy Bridges Sr. is host pastor.
Richfield — Mt. Zion Lutheran Church’s family movie night is Friday, June 20, rain or shine. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for a free, family-friendly movie beginning at 8 p.m. Info at
statesville — Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 802 Bethesda Road, will have as its guest preacher on Sunday at 11 a.m. the Rev. Dr. Robert Q. Beard, a native of Iredell County and graduate of Statesville High School. His sermon topic will be “How to love people you don’t like.”

CONCORD/KANNAPOLIS — The Piedmont Choral Society and community singers will present the 11th annual free “All Patriotic Music” benefit concerts.
More than 25 area singers will join the chorus for these special events. Servicemen and their families will be honored and recognized during the concerts.
The chosen non-profit for this year is the Military Order of the Purple Heart, a Congressionally chartered charity composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal. Although membership to this order is restricted to Purple Heart recipients, the Military Order of the Purple Heart supports veterans and their families with a myriad of programs.
Find more information at 70-699-6053 or
Lilly’s Chapel Church, 618 W. Thomas St, will hold a food fund-raiser with fish, hotdogs and hamburgers on Saturday, June 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The church’s phone number is 704-637-6788.
The Women’s Fellowship of First Calvary Baptist Church, Women of Christ Iron Sharpens Iron, will meet next Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ryan’s Family Steak House, 730 Jake Alexander Blvd. The program includes a Dutch-treat meal, a presentation by Ladsine Taylor, nurse practitioner Veterans Hospital, and a sermonette by Rev. Dr. Barbara Hart of the First Calvary Ministerial Staff. Assistant Pastor, The Rev. Juanita K. Alllen, will also participate on the program.
For more information, contact Rev. Dr. Hart at 704-633-7907 or Jannette Jackson at 704-278-1323.

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