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Faith Briefs Saturday, Feb. 7


Installation at St. Mark’s Lutheran

CHINA GROVE — St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 326 N. Main St., will mark the installation of the Rev. Philip Thorsen on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Rev. Thorsen came to St. Mark’s from Friendship Lutheran Church in Taylorsville, where he was pastor for 14 years. He has also served parishes at Trinity Lutheran in McClure, Pa. and St. John’s Lutheran in Harper’s Ferry, W.V. and was a vicar at Penn State University’s Lutheran Campus Ministry program.

He received his BA in psychology and his license for secondary education for social studies from Bethel University in Arden Hills, Minn. He received his master of divinity from Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg.

Communion will be part of the service and a reception will follow.

For more information, contact dpegram@stmarkschinagrove.org or 704-857-2092.


Ambassador Christian pastor appreciation 

Bishop Harvey Rice of Mt. Calvary Holy Church will be the speaker for the pastor’s appreciation service tonight, 7:30 p.m., at the Ambassador Christian Church, 726 Lincolnton Road.


Project Cover

Today from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Project Cover Inc. is holding a food and clothing giveaway while supplies last, at 123 E. B Ave.


St. Paul’s UCC

CHINA GROVE — Today from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., in memory of Rev. Phred Causey, St. Paul’s will host the 59th chicken noodle dinner and bake sale. Eat In or Carry Out. St. Paul’s is located at 811 N. Enochville Ave. See www.stpaulsuccnc.org for details.


Jazz Vespers

Jazz Vespers will take place this evening at 7 p.m. in the chapel of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. Themed “When the Saints Go Marching In,” this “hour of worshipful music” will feature musicians Diana Tuffin and the Joe Robinson Band.

The event is free and the public is invited. The Rev. Rhodes Woolly is senior pastor of St. John’s, and Rob Durocher is minister of music.


Guest musician at Ursinus UCC

ROCKWELL — Erin Maynor, singer, songwriter, and worship artist will appear on Sunday February 8 at the 11 a.m. service at Ursinus United Church of Christ, 116 W Main St. She was honored to be a 2012 Dove Award nominee.

Erin is a former member of the group “Crutch Field” (www.crutchfieldband.com) and currently serves on the worship team at Life Fellowship in Davidson. The Rev. Tricia Lytle serves as interim pastor at Ursinus.


Pastoral anniversary at New Creation 

Statesville — The members of New Creation Baptist Church will celebrate the eighth pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Joseph Robinson and First Lady Mary Robinson, on Sunday February 8, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the Statesville Civic Center, 300 S. Center St. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. James Samuel, pastor of Masterpeace Christian Church of Charlotte. Dinner will be served at 3 p.m.


Resurrection Life hosts the Jarmans

The Rev. Duane and Vicki Jarman will share in word and song on Sunday, Feb. 8 during the 10 a.m. service at Resurrection Life Church, 216 S. Main St. The Jarmans are teaming up with Operation Mobilization (OM) to begin a new mission work in Greece.

The Jarmans are the founders of StrengthenMinistries, based in Salisbury. They have encouraged and trained in worship many congregations in the Salisbury-Rowan area for more than 20 years.

Duane and Vicki will help strengthen and encourage church fellowships and equip pastors through training workshops. Many different church fellowships will be encouraged through the Jarmans and Operation Mobilization.

OM is an organization that has been involved in missions for more than 50 years. In teaming with OM, the Jarmans will continue to help strengthen churches and train pastors and church leaders in Greece, a nation in need of encouragement , and filled with immigrants and refugees from surrounding nations.

The Jarmans will be leaving for Greece in mid-summer. For more information call Pastor Jerry snipes at 704-433-8776 or 704-638-0002.


Pastor’s anniversary celebration 

CONCORD — Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 6740 Macedonia Church Road, will honor its pastor, the Rev. John Leazer and his family, who are beginning their 18th year of service. The celebration is Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with featured speaker pastor Alice Houston-Perry of Salisbury’s Vineyard Worship Center. For more information call 704-786-7308 or visit Macedoniaofconcord.org


Pastor’s Aid service and meeting

The Salisbury-Rowan Pastor’s Aid Union regular service will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Antioch Baptist church in Granite Quarry. The Rev. Patrick Jones of New Lion Baptist Church will be in charge of the service.

The Monday night business and fellowship meeting at 7 p.m. will also be held at Antioch. The Rev. Rickey Johnson is host pastor.


Sunday program at Fairview Heights

Fairview Heights Baptist Church will host a program on Sunday at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Arthur Heggins of St. Luke Baptist Church being in charge of the service. The Rev. Clarence Marlin is host pastor.


Cedar Grove workshop concert 

Children and Youth Black History Workshop Concert is Sunday at 4 p.m. at Cedar Grove AME Zion Church. Angie Harding-Ellis and Jeremy Kirkpatrick, both of Concord, will be the directors. The event is free and open to the public. The Rev. Dr. Bertha E. Pittman is host pastor.


Valentine’s Tea at Hall’s Chapel

Hall’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, 611 E. Monroe St., will hold the Matron’s Annual Valentine’s Tea on Sunday at 4 p.m. Guest speaker will be Minister Anita Phillips of Tower of Power Ministries. Host pastor is Elder Richard L. Johnson.


Deacon’s Alliance’s 26th anniversary

The Rowan-Davey County Deacon’s Alliance will be celebrating its 26th anniversary on Sunday at 4 p.m. Bishop Harvey Rice, pastor of Mt. Calvary Holy Church, will be speaking on the theme of “Serving Humanity by Inreach and Outreach through God’s Grace.”

Services will be held at 7 p.m. nightly at Jerusalem Baptist Church where Dr. David L. Bracken is pastor.

Monday: Rev. John Jeter of St. Matthew’s Baptist Church of Rockwell;

Tuesday: Dr. Laura A. Washington, evangelist of Solid Rock Church of God;

Wednesday: Dr. David Bracken of Salisbury’s Jerusalem Baptist Church;

Deacon Reginald C. Weeks Sr. is chair and Deacon Clarence Craig is president.


Second Sunday at St. Matthew’s 

Praise Grass Band, a local band with ties to Providence Methodist Church, will be the Second Sunday group at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church on Sunday at 7 p.m.

The band members are Mike Lambert, vocalist and mandolin; Gaynell Lambert, vocalist and keyboard; Tim Ervin, guitar; and Steve Cauble, upright bass. They will present a program of gospel music.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church is located at 9275 Bringle Ferry Road. The Rev. Gary Coble is pastor. With questions, call 704-363-3770.


Word of Life hosts Nobel nominee 

Word of Life Family Worship Center will have a special service on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. Guest speaker will be Dr. Joel Wallach, a 1991 Nobel Prize nominee (medicine/nutrition), author, longevity and wellness expert.

Dr. Wallach teaches that our body can and wants to heal itself, and offers practical solutions to common health challenges.

For additional information call the church at 704-633-2431. Dr. Martha and Elder Clinton Starks are host pastors. The church is located at 726 E. Liberty St.


‘You Can’t Burn Down History’ 

EAST SPENCER — On Saturday, Feb. 21, “You Can’t Burn Down History,” a commemorative celebration of the Dunbar Center, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion, 940 S. Long St. In addition to honoring the history of Dunbar, there will be an announcement about the beginning of an exciting Renaissance Arts Program (RAP) for East Spencer. Vendors may contact Tonya Miller Cross at cross.tonya@gmail.com


Regular hours plus dinner at Pine Ridge Baptist 

CHINA GROVE — This week Pine Ridge Baptist Church, 880 Old Linn Road, resumes its regular schedule of Sunday school at 9:45, morning worship at 10:45 and prayer rooms at 5:45 with evening worship to follow.

On Wednesday evening the church will be serving Valentine Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Following the meal, there will be a program of sisters bringing a program of bells and singing. For more information call 704-857-3182 or 704-279-0574.


Movie at Kirkwood

KANNAPOLIS — Tonight’s free film is “Cowgirls and Angels” showing at 6 p.m. Kirkwood Presbyterian is at 900 Klondale Ave.


February at Liberty United Methodist 

Dancing for Missions- The Women’s Quilting Group is sponsoring line dancing classes from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and on Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

The Evangelism, Outreach, and Nurture Team will meet Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.

Valentine Banquet: A romantic night with flowers, food and fellowship Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. $10 a person, RSVP by Feb. 16.


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