Faith Briefs, Saturday Jan. 17

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 17, 2015

‘The World in Crisis’ begins tonight

The World in Crisis,” a week-long World Ministry Seminar, begins today at 7 p.m. at the World Ministry Auditorium, 305 Rudolph Road, and features speaker John Earnhardt. Topics include “Greatest Story Ever Told” and “Steps to Heaven.”

Free admission and free childcare. For more information call 864-985-2908.


Tonight: ‘It’s Time to P.U.S.H’

“It’s Time to P.U.S.H” — Pray Until Something Happens. The Intercessory Prayer Ministry of Rhema Praise and Worship Church will host the Rev. Cathy Henderson of Weeping Willow AME Zion Church in Charlotte as the speaker this evening at 6 p.m.

Guest speaker for Sunday at 3:30 p.m. will be Pastor Robert Mason of Greater Love Worship Center of Durham.


First Calvary Baptist observes MLK Jr. Day

First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S. Long St., will observe Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Day during the 11 a.m. service on Sunday. Dr. Matthew McCullough, a member of First Calvary, will be the guest speaker.

Dr. McCullough is an assistant professor in the department of chemical, biological and bioengineering at his alma mater, North Carolina A&T State University. He graduated from A&T in 2001 with a B.S. degree in industrial engineering and obtained his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Iowa in 2006.

McCullough completed his post-doctoral training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Since returning to A&T University in the fall of 2010, He has worked in helping to roll out both historic M.S. and B.S. programs in bioengineering, the first at an historically black college or university (HBCU). His current research interests include computational analysis of the musculoskeletal system.

The Rev. Leamon E. Brown is pastor of First Calvary.


UMA of Salisbury-Rowan honors MLK Jr.

United Ministerial Alliance of Salisbury-Rowan will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Tower of Power United Holy Church, 601 E. Cemetery St., where the Rev. William D. Turner is pastor.

The guest preacher is Dr. Vergel L. Lattimore III, president of Hood Theological Seminary and professor of pastoral psychology and counseling.

Dr. Lattimore has a B.A. with high honors in social welfare from Livingstone College, a M.Div. from Duke University Divinity School, Durham, and a Ph.D. in pastoral psychology and counseling from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

He is a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors; a clinical member, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; and a licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist (Ohio).

Dr. Lattimore is a retired Brigadier General in the Air National Guard and  is an ordained Elder in the AME Zion Church.

The Rev. Joseph Robinson is president of the UMA.


Baptism service at Mount Zion UCC

China Grove – During the 11 a.m. service Mount Zion United Church of Christ, 1415 S. Main St., will celebrate the sacrament of baptism for Cora May Holshouser. Following worship the Mt. Zion Youth Fellowship will have a mission project at Main Street Mission in China Grove.

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


Rowan Youth Orchestra at First UCC

The Rowan Youth Orchestra will perform in the 11 a.m. service at First United Church of Christ on Sunday. The Rowan Youth Orchestra (formerly Salisbury Super Strings) is a branch of the Salisbury Symphony and is composed of young musicians who have graduated from the After School Strings program and/or have auditioned successfully. The orchestra is under the direction of Marguerite Keller. First UCC is one of the sponsors through the First UCC Foundation.

The Chancel Choir, under the direction of Matthew Newton and Susan Trivette, organist, will perform.

First UCC is located at 207 W. Horah St. For information call 704-633-2723. The Rev. Carol Hallman is pastor.


MLK Jr. Humanitarian Awards program

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave., will host the 38th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration and Humanitarian Awards Program on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Guest speaker will be  the Rev. Linda D. Inman, president of the Women’s Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Convention of North Carolina. Rev. Inman received both her bachelor and master of science degrees from North Carolina A & T State University and is employed at North Carolina A&T State University as executive director of Housing and Residence Life.

Inman has worked with the Women’s Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Convention of North Carolina for more than 39 years, in the Youth, Young Adult and Senior Departments.

Music will be provided by the 100 Women in Red Choir and the Men’s Choir of Gethsemane Baptist Church. Creative expressions will be ministered by the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Dance Ministry.

For more information, call 704-637-0954.


‘God’s Trombones’

On Sunday at 3 p.m. the Department of Christian Education will present “God’s Trombones,” seven negro sermons in verse by James Weldon Johnson, 1871-1938. It will be presented by the following church members: Dr. Grant Harrison Jr., Elijah Oakley (Youth), Sage Staley (Youth), Augustine Kotee Jr., Gerald Rush, Henry Jackson, Avery Staley, Rev. Mary Hardin and Kayla Caldwell (Youth).

The Cathedral Choir, under the direction of Dr. Joanne K. Harrison, will provide the music.

The program is open and free to the community. Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church is located on 306 N. Church St. Dr. Yvonne A. Tracey is Christian Education Director and Dr. Grant Harrison Jr. is pastor and Presiding Elder of the Salisbury District.


New Beginning holds Gospel Fest

Concord — New Beginning Church of God, 5717 Alexander Road, will hold its annual Gospel Fest program on Sunday at 3 p.m.

In concert will be Heirs of Salvation of Salisbury; The Gospel Deliverers from Mooresville; Trinity THREE of Mooresville; The Heavenly Voices of Concord; The Men of God, Kannapolis and Concord; The New Gospel Truth from Charlotte; The Brothers & Sisters of Mooresville; The Gospel Traveliers of the Carolinas and The Mighty Heavenly Heirs from Salisbury.

For more information, call 704-938-2088. Bishop Gene Roseman is host pastor.


MLK Jr Prayer Breakfast

Concord — Rock Hill AME Zion Church, 3620 Rock Hill Church Road, will host a breakfast in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the theme of “Unity in the Community.” The breakfast is Monday Jan 19 at 9 a.m. Tickets are $5 and can be obtained at the door. For more information call 704-782-9625 or 704-224-1817.


MLK Breakfast at Sandy Ridge

Landis — The Youth and Young Adult Ministries at Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church, 1425 Mt. Moriah Church Road, will present their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Breakfast on Monday at 9 a.m.  in the Aggrey Building. Guest speaker will be LaVon Hill, Sandy Ridge member and senior at South Rowan High School, where he is a member of the basketball team. LaVon is the son of Taquita Parker and the grandson of Michael and Linda Allison. At Sandy Ridge, he participates with the B-Y Choir, serves as a Junior Steward and is a member of the Youth Missionary Society. Other participants on the program will include Donte’ Hill, Andre Sheely, Andria Sheely, Taylor Wiggins and Jaise Rivens.

Call 704-857-8414 for more information.


Bethel Power of Faith Ministries

Bethel Power of Faith Ministries, 1021 N. Main St., will have a guest speaker on Friday, Jan. 23. Bishop Kenneth Odom of Cathedral of Grace in Winston Salem will speak at at 7:30 p.m. Host pastor is Apostle Charlene Kellam.


Sandy Ridge Men’s Choir in concert

Kannapolis — The Men’s Choir of Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church will perform a free concert on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 3 p.m., to be held at Marable Memorial AME Zion Church. Marable is located at 400 Huron St.


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