Faith Briefs Saturday, Nov. 15

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 15, 2014

App State Brass at Union Lutheran

The Ministry of Music of Union Lutheran Church, 4770 Bringle Ferry Road, will host the Appalachian State University Brass Quintet in a festive service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The Quintet, under the direction of Dr. James Stokes, will present a variety of 16th and 17th century brass music. Members of the group are David Marvel and Matt Dickson, trumpet; Doug Poteat, horn; Caleb McMahon, trombone; and Blake Ryall, tuba.

The Rev. David Nuotilla is pastor. Pat Miller is organist, and Dawn Merrell is interim choir director.


No Sunday service at WWLTC  Ministries 

Spencer — Whosoever Will Let Them Come Ministries, 318 8th St., will not have services on Sunday. Call 704-433-8566 or email for more information.


New Beginning to honor pastor 

CONCORD — New Beginning Church of God, 5717 Alexander Road, will host the 12th pastoral anniversary celebration for Bishop Gene and Evangelist Willie Roseman beginning today at 11 a.m. with guest speaker Pastor R. Powell of P3 Ministries of Troutman.

Tonight at 7 p.m. the speaker will be Apostle S. Gillespie of Tabernacle of Joy Ministries, Mooresville.

Services will conclude on Sunday at 3 p.m. with speaker Dr. Bishop C.R. Minor of Mt. Calvary Apostolic Holiness Church, Statesville.


Lay Council day at Southern City

Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church will celebrate Lay Council Day on Sunday at the 11 a.m. service with speaker Elisa Russell, a licensed psychologist with Community Specialized Service of Concord. Attendees are asked to wear black and gold.


First Calvary observes Veterans Day

First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S. Long St., will observe Veterans Day at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday with guest speaker the Rev. Dr. Ethel Bamberg-Revis, chaplain at the W. A. Hefner VA Medical Center.

Rev. Dr. Bamberg-Revis is an ordained elder in the AME Zion Church and associate minister at Soldiers Memorial AME Zion. Veterans and their families are invited. The Rev. Leamon E. Brown is pastor.


Hall’s Temple honors Elder Bruce

Hall’s Temple honors the Rev. Elder Bruce on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Bruce has served 22 years.

Speaker for the occasion will be the Rev. Dennis Clodfelter, pastor of New Life Worship Center in Lexington.


Joint UMA service

The United Ministerial Alliance will host its joint fellowship service at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Mt. Calvary Holy Church, 1400 Standish St. The Rev. Olen Bruner, pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church, will deliver the message. Bishop Harvey L. Rice is the host pastor.


Henderson Grove’s pastoral anniversary

Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the 4th anniversary of pastor Rev. Perry Dye and first lady Cassandra Dye on Sunday. The 11 a.m. guest speaker is the Rev. Lewis Walker, pastor of Rose of Sharon Holiness.

Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. The guest speaker at the 3 p.m. service will be the Rev. Clarence Marlin, pastor of Fairview Heights Baptist Church.


Ordinations at Mount Zion Missionary 

On Sunday at 3 p.m., Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave., will ordain Sis. Jill DeBose, Sis. Deborah Johnson and Bro. Terry Thomas into the Deacon Ministry.

Dr. David Bracken, pastor of Jerusalem Baptist Church of Spencer and moderator of the Rowan Baptist Association, will be the speaker for the occasion.

The Rev. Dr. Nilous M. Avery II is pastor.


New Bethel hosts Rainbow Tea

Mocksville — A Rainbow Tea will be held at New Bethel Baptist Church, 3727 US Highway 601 S., on Sunday at 3 p.m. with gospel singing by various groups and other talents presented on the program.

Host pastor is the Rev. William Cowan.


Youth Sunday at Mount Zion UCC

China Grove — This Sunday is Youth Sunday during the 11 a.m. service at Mt. Zion UCC, 1415 S. Main St. Megan Lowder will be sharing the morning message with special music by the Mt. Zion Children’s Choir and Ally Cress on piano.

Also participating in the service are Evans Leinbach, Alex Lizarazo, Grayson Whicker, Travis Lowder, Colby Cress, Ethan Bancroft, Tayler and Sarrah Harwood.

The children and youth director is youth minister Drew Laurens, a graduate of Catawba College, a UCC affiliated college.

For more information call 704-857-1169. The Rev. Mark L. Burns is pastor.


Consecration service for Heilig

Bishop Willie James Heilig, pastor of The Church of the Word of God, 1380 Hollywood Drive, Spencer,  will be elevated to the Episcopal office of Bishop in a service of consecration.

The official ceremony will be held at Citadel of Faith Christian Fellowship, on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. Citadel of Faith Christian Fellowship is located at 108 Salem St., Thomasville.


Gethsemane Missionary breakfast

Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, 719 S.  Caldwell St., is hosting the “GAP Ministry” prayer breakfast today at 9 a.m. for awareness and education on the virus and the effect it has had on the world.


Gospel comedy event tonight by ‘Gufu’

JKL Productionz presents Willette “Gufu” Johnson in “Gufu Unleashed: Real and Raw,” a gospel comedy event this evening at the Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. S.

Her comedic gifts and talents unleashes joy and laughter and she embraces humor inspired by God.

There will be live music provided by Jonathan Stout, Soundz of Joy.

Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. See to learn more.




Outreach Christian Ministries International

722 W. Horah St., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until food is gone. 6th annual Thanksgiving dinner, sponsored by the missionary department of Outreach Christian Ministries. Victoria Connor 704-232-5128.


Providence Baptist

EAST SPENCER — 620 Andrews St., 11 a.m. to 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.


Love Christian Center

EAST SPENCER — 102 N. Long St., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For free delivery or questions call Minister Edith Downs at 704-267-8648.


New Vision

CONCORD — 302 Copperfield Blvd., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. RSVP by Nov. 20 to Pastor Edward Jackson 980-621-3572 or Patti Alquist 704-733-0067.


True Holiness CoG

KANNAPOLIS — 309 Rosemont Ave. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take-out available. Place orders for delivery by 10 a.m. Nov. 25. Call the church at 704-938-3972; Pastor Fisher 704-749-0685; Elizabeth Gillispie 704-938-9221; Traci Gillispie 704-699-9816; Chambria Brawley Cayden 704-225-2515.

If your church or organization will be hosting a free and open Thanksgiving dinner, send the information to to be listed in the Faith Briefs.



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