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Faith Briefs, Saturday Dec. 6


Maupin Ave. AR Presbyterian  Church

On Sunday Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. the women of the church will  host their annual Christmas party.   Matthew Weaver willpresent a program of holiday and sacred music followed by food and fellowship.    For any questions please contact Betty Sunding at 704-636-7756.

 Pastoral Anniversary

The Blessing of God Ministry, 412 WestSide Drive, Lexington, NC 27295. Will be celebrating the 15th Pastoral Anniversary of Chief Apostle Vanessa Taplah on Sunday December 7, 2014 at 3:00pm.  The speaker of the hours will be Chief Apostle Dr. Deborah Burton of The Living Word of God Tabernacle Ministry, Petersburg VA.  All are welcome to attend. For more Information you may contact Elaine Hardy @ 336-852-8783.

Pre-Christmas dinner

MOCKSVILLE — Fairfield Missionary Baptist Church, 164 Excalibur Lane, will host a pre-Christmas dinner on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. TIckets are $8 (donations accepted). Menu includes ham/turkey, mashed potatoes and grvy, green beans, macaroni and cheese, roll, sweet tea/coke.

For tickets and information, call the church at 336-751-0169.


Mount Zion CME 

Mount Zion Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 124 Lloyd St., is celebrating its 68th Anniversary and Founders’ Day Sunday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. The theme is “Transformed by God and Moving on by Faith,” with Rev. Ervin Hannah Jr., pastor of Erwin Temple CME, preaching.

For more information, call 704-637-5477. Pastor is Rev. Dr. Beverly Gaines Rose.


The Browders at Mt. Hope


Music for everyone at Mt.  Hope Church on Sunday: Dove Award nominees The Browders will be live in concert at 6 p.m. at Mt. Hope, 7004 Old Concord Road. A love offering will be received. For more information call pastor Johnny Boggs at 704-798-5700.


Mount Zion UCC

China Grove – During the 11:00am service members and friends of Mount Zion will be celebrating the second Sunday of Advent, lighting the candle of Joy.  Candle lighters will be Jeff, Candice and Sarah Safrit.  The Rev. Michael Baldonado of Charlotte will be the guest preacher.  Sarah Safrit will also be sharing the children’s message.

Mount Zion UCC is located at 1415 South Main Street, China Grove.

For more information you may check out their website at mtzionchinagrove.com or call them at 704-857-1169.

The Rev. Mark L. Burns serves as Pastor of Mount Zion UCC.


Hip Hop artist Sho Baraka 

STATESVILLE — Southern Christian Hip Hop artist Sho Baraka, along with Emory Anderson as well as urban dance teams, will give back to the neighborhood as they work to reach the youth of local communities. Baraka is the founder of 116 Clique, named after the Bible verse Romans 1:16, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” The event is Sunday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. at Christian Outreach of the Piedmont, 1424 Rickert St. Call 704-881-0425 or visit www.christianoutreachnc.org

Steve Thweatt in concert at New Gilead Church

Concord — New Gilead Church, 2400 Old Salisbury-Concord Road, will host Steve Thweatt, a former feature pianist with the University of Memphis, in a present a sacred concer on December 7 at 5:30 PM. Currently, he is an instructor at Piedmont School of Music located in Charlotte and Kannapolis, NC.  There will be fellowship and refreshments following the concert. Jeffrey J. Richards, Pastor, newgilead.com


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