Faith Briefs Saturday, Nov. 1
The annual fall pork and chicken barbecue at Liberty UMC, intersection of Stokes Ferry and Liberty Roads, is today from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 704-633-4607.
St. Luke’s Reformed chicken dinner
The chicken pie/chicken noodle dinner is today from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at St. Luke’s Reformed Church, 1775 St. Luke’s Church Road. Eat in or carry out.
Trading Ford Baptist
Since 1869 Trading Ford Baptist church has been a force for good in its community and beyond. Homecoming will be celebrated Sunday at 10 a.m. with author, international speaker and multiple TBN/CBN guest Danny Wallace, who will share his life story of survival, hope and forgiveness. He will also be sharing his gift of musical talent.
Lunch will follow the worship service. For directions or more information, visit www.tradingford.net or call 704-633-5986.
Rose Belk to sing at Word of Life
On Sunday during the 10 a.m. service, Word of Life Family Worship Center, 726 E. Liberty St., will have special music provided by Rose Belk, a gospel recording artist, songwriter, and minister of the Gospel. She is a former member of the praise and worship team at Victory Christian Center (VCC) in Charlotte, a contributing writer for Optimal Living Magazine in Washington, DC, and she ministers to single moms through her IMPACT Program. She and her husband run and own their own management company, R. Belk Music Group, LLC and record label, New Season Records.
Dr. Martha and Elder Clinton Starks are the host pastors. Call 704-633-2431.
St. Peter’s Lutheran
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will host a covered dish fundraiser in the fellowship hall at noon on Sunday after the 10:30 a.m. worship service, which will be in celebration of All Saints Day and include Holy communion.
The fundraiser/covered dish dinner is in honor of retiring pre-school director Betty Pierce. There will also be a silent auction, proceeds from which will be given to the preschool in Betty’s honor. For more information call 704-279-5054.
Dunn’s Mountain Baptist tailgate
Dunn’s Mountain Baptist Church will be having “Tailgate Sunday” tomorrow, with worship beginning at 10:30 a.m., followed by fun.
Bring pop up tents, food, grills if you have one but if not we will have some on site, and wear your favorite team colors or jerseys. Dress like you would if you were going to the football game to support your team. There will be a horseshoe and corn hole tournament as well as many other fun things. The church is located at 1350 Old Stone House Road. Call 704-633-6588.
‘Fall back into church’ at North Kannapolis
KANNAPOLIS — Sunday is “Fall back into church” Sunday at North Kannapolis Baptist Church. Special guest for the 10:45 a.m. service will be author and musician Renée Coates Scheidt, who will be singing and sharing her testimony. Lunch in McMurray Hall will follow the service. The church is located at 312 Locust St. For more information, call 704-933-2125.
Revival at Phaniels Baptist
ROCKWELL— Revival services at Phaniels Baptist Church, 2685 Phaniel Church Road, begins Nov. 2 and continues through Nov. 5. Sunday’s services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and services Monday through Wednesday are at 7 p.m.
Guest evangelist for the event is Neal Hatfield of Uplands Reach Conference Center.
First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury welcomes back Dr. Jim C. Dunkin to the pulpit. Dunkin has been away on sabbatical and Sunday is his first day back in the worship services. All Saints’ Day will be observed at each service, at 8:30 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary and 8:50 a.m. in Lewis Hall, with communion.
Sunday is movie night at Mount Olivet
CONCORD — Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 301 Mt. Olivet Road, will show the movie “Heaven is for Real” at 4 p.m. Sunday, with popcorn, candy and drinks. For more information, call 704-782-8846 or visit www.mtochurch.com
Solid Rock celebrates pastoral anniversary
Solid Rock Church of God, 1004 Locke St., will celebrate its pastor, the Rev. Samuel A. Washington’s seventh pastoral anniversary on Sunday at 4 p.m. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Cornelius N. Atkinson, pastor of Wilson Heights First Church of God, Charlotte. Refreshments will be served following the afternoon service.
Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer
An observance of Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer will be held at Milford Hills Baptist Church on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Debbie Yokley, retired law enforcement officer, is guest speaker and soloist. Yokley has traveled internationally with World Missions Alliance since 2011. Her most recent mission trips have been to Ethiopia and Iraq.
Following the presentation, there will be a time of prayer focusing on prayer requests provided by the Baptist World Alliance Women’s Division representing seven continental unions including 239 Baptist organizations from 137 countries. This event is sponsored by the Woman’s Missionary Union of Rowan Southern Baptist Association. There is no charge.
Surviving the holidays griefshare seminar
KANNAPOLIS — Griefshare: Surviving the Holidays will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at Central Baptist Church, 1810 Moose Road. There is no charge. Those who attend will receive a free book with more than 30 daily readings providing additional insights and ideas on holiday survival. For more information call 704-467-2795 or email email@example.com
Sunday, 2-6 p.m., Salisbury Seventh-day Adventist Church, 305 Rudolph Road. Free games and activities, concessions, crafts and more.
Today from 2-5 p.m. Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2300 Bringle Ferry Road. Games, fellowship and food.
Mount Olivet UMC
Saturday, Nov. 8 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 301 Mt. Olivet Road, Concord. Baked goods, preserves, candies, canned goods, crafts, holiday gifts, breakfast. Proceeds go to missions. Call 704-782-8846 or visit www.mtochurch.com
Outreach Christian Ministries International, 722 W. Horah St.
Thanksgiving Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (or until food is gone)
6th annual Thanksgiving dinner, sponsored by the missionary department of Outreach Christian Ministries. Contact Victoria Connor at 704-232-5128.
Providence Baptist Church, 620 Andrews St., East Spencer
Thanksgiving Day, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Call Crystal Brown at 704-603-8041 for home delivery for shut-ins or to RSVP for large groups planning to attend.
If your church or organization will be hosting a free and open Thanksgiving dinner, you may send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org to be listed in the Faith Briefs.
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