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Faith Briefs Saturday, April 11

Men for Life Ministry of Rose Hill

KANNAPOLIS — On Sunday, the Men for Life Ministry of Rose Hill Baptist Church will honor the women of the church with a luncheon immediately following the morning worship service. They invite the women of the Rose Hill community and surrounding area to share in the fellowship. The church is located at 216 Rice St. The pastor is the Rev. Keith Gaston Jr. For more informtion call brother Gary  Rhyne at 704-796-3834.


 St. James Lutheran Church

Rockwell — The Director’s Trio of Burlington will present the message of the day at St. James Lutheran Church on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Jason Huebner is pastor.


100th Birthday 

Kannapolis — Bethel AME Zion Church will be the host site for the 100th birthday celebration for Vivian Rose Duncan on Sunday, April 19 at 3 p.m. There will be a program to honor Mrs. Duncan in the sanctuary followed by a dinner reception in the fellowship hall. If you are interested in attending the birthday celebration,  RSVP by April 15 to Chiquita Shephard-Knight, 980-213-7334; Lillian Rose, 704-467-7904; Bettye Bynum Davis, 704-786-7840; Rosena Johnson, 704-932-8047 or Dr. Joy Kennedy 704-232-7963.


Ken Turner to sing at Landis First Assembly

LANDIS — Gospel bass singer Ken Turner will be in concert at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Landis First Assembly, 302 E. Corriher St. Turner, who once sang with the famous Blackwood Brothers Quartet, is well-known in the world of gospel music. He has also sung with the Palmetto state Quartet and with the Dixie Echoes.

His first RCA recording with the Blackwoods won a Grammy award. Their radio single “Learning to Lead” smashed all existing records by remaining at number one for 18 months. With Ken singing bass, the quartet appeared on TV programs like The Barbara Mandrel Show and Hee Haw. They also sang at the presidential prayer breakfast for former president Jimmy Carter and at several Billy Graham crusades.

Recently, Turner has been singing part-time with Valor Three, a gospel men’s trio from the Statesvile area, and he also sings in solo concerts. He remains one of the most beloved and funniest bass singers in gospel music, but he also has a serious message to share.


Memorial United Methodist

Kannapolis — Memorial United Methodist Church, 1100 West C St., is hosting Julie Kemp and Landon Whitley on Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. Julie recently wrote a book titled “Faith Has Its Reasons,” about a traffic accident that killed her husband, and almost killed her son Landon. Landon actually died three times and he has returned with stories of Heaven. Host pastor is Jim Brookshire, 704-232-4878 or memorialunitedmethodistchurch.org or https://www.facebook.com/ pages/Memorial-United- Methodist-Church/ 106001152775494?ref=hl


Men’s Day at St Luke Baptist

St Luke Baptist Church on Hawkinstown Road will be celebrating Men’s Day on Sunday. The 11 a.m. speaker is the Rev. Arthur Heggins, pastor of St. Luke. The 3 p.m. guest speaker is the Rev. John Cade of Files Chapel Baptist Church in Lexington. Rev. Cade has been the pastor of Files Chapel for eight years. He was born and educated in Lexington and received his religious training under Dr. F. D Betts at Files Chapel Church. He pastored New Faith Baptists Church in Lexington from 1986 to 1983.


Women’s Day at New Bethel Baptist

Mocksville — The annual Women’s Day Program will be held at New Bethel Baptist Church on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Sherry Ford, associate minister at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Salisbury.
All women have been asked to wear black and white. The church is located at 3727 Highway 601 S, where the Rev. William Cowan is pastor.


Solid Rock Church of God

The Men’s Ministry of Solid Rock Church of God, 1004 Locke St., will host its annual prayer breakfast today, Saturday, April 11, at 9 a.m.  Minister Walter Fennell Mapson Sr., associate minister of Johnson Chapel AME Zion Church of Leland, will deliver the message. Minister Mapson serves under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. Henry J. Young, visiting professor of theology and ethics at Hood Theological Seminary.


Women’s Day at God’s Tabernacle

Rockwell — The ladies of  God’s Tabernacle for Believers, 304 W. Main St., will host their annual Women’s Day Program on Sunday at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Evangelist Cathye Marlin of Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Reginald D. McConneaughey Sr. is pastor at God’s Tabernacle for Believers.


Second Sunday singing at St. Matthew’s

Second Sunday singing at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Family Life Center Sunday is at 7 p.m. featuring The Chapeleers, a local gospel group that spreads the gospel through song and musical talent. The group has singers Guy Puckett, baritone; Marty Puckett, tenor; Bill Hilton, lead vocals; Larry Poteat, bass vocals. Guitarists are Jerry Sides, bass; Jimmy Morgan, rhythm; with Brandon Kepley on keyboard and Joe William on drums.


purHERty Inc. 

purHERty is a faith-based movement that provides teen girls between the ages of 11-14 with mentorship and personal development programming. We facilitate programs that enrich, empower, and engage girls to develop a positive self-image and become community leaders.

If you would like your daughter to gain entrepreneurial skills, form positive friendships, serve her community and become a leader amongst her peers, purHERty is the program for her.

If interested, please attend one or our upcoming interest meetings on either April 25 from 10 to 11 a.m. or May 30 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to learn more. All interest meetings will be held at the Rowan Public Library.

RSVP to Ticora E. Davis Esq. at purherty@gmail.com or text 980-643-0213 to reserve your space.



The Pastor’s Aide Ministry of Erwin Temple Church will present a program at 3 p.m. on Sunday titled “The Seven Ups.” There will be six guest speakers and one more, a member of Erwin Temple, to make seven.
The guest speakers will come from various area churches. Gospel singing will be rendered by the Echos of Christ of Cleveland. The Rev. Ervin L. Hannah Jr. is pastor of Erwin Temple.


College Day at Ardis Chapel

College Day will be observed at Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church today, Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon, sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Inc., Salisbury Alumnae Chapter and is open to the public and potential students of all ages. The church is located at 1940 Old Mocksville Road.


South China Grove UMC

CHINA GROVE — South China Grove United Methodist Church, 230 Rose Ave., will celebrate HOLY HUMOR SUNDAY on Sunday at the regular 9:30 a.m. service. This is a time we celebrate with JOY that Christ rose from the dead and the devil lost. Take time to enjoy worship and laugh at the devil. There will be surprises during the worship that will add to the joy. Sunday school will follow and a fun-filled fellowship meal is planned for 11:30 a.m. Dr. S. B. “Doc” Warner is the pastor.


Faith Temple Triumphant Ministries

East Spencer – Faith Temple Triumphant Ministries, 900 Pinetree Drive, will be having a special morning 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday. The guest preacher will be Rev. Emmanuel E. Johnson of Randallstown, Md. He received a BS degree in business administration from Livingstone College and is currently pursuing a master of divinity degree from St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore. He was ordained an itinerant deacon in 2013 at the 63rd Session of the Washington Annual Conference of the Second Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He recently completed the requirements of the Washington Conference Board of Examiners. He is on the ministerial staff, is an adult church school facilitator and coordinator of the Comfort and Bereavement Ministry at Union Bethel AME Church in Randallstown where the Rev. Charles T. Sembly is pastor. He is the sole proprietor of Emmanuel’s Barbershop in Randallstown and is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.

Dr. Henry C. Diggs is the pastor at Faith Temple Triumphant Ministries. The ministry was established in October 2008 by Founders Dr. Diggs and First Lady Joann P. Digg


Movie Night at  Mt. Zion Lutheran

Richfield — Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 111 E. Church St., will hold its next “Night Under the Stars” on Friday, April 17, beginning at 8 p.m., rain or shine. This free family-friendly movie includes popcorn and soft drinks. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Call the church at 704-463-7280 or visit www.mtzionrichfield.org for more information. Host pastor is Ruth Ann Sipe.


Mount Tabor

Join Mount Tabor United Methodist Church (just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Rd.) on Sunday at 11 a.m. for the beginning of a new series called “Questions of Belief.” Must I see it? What you talkin’ ’bout? Who’s the Boss? Can I get a witness? Will we REALLY live? Call 704.633.7484 to learn more or visit www.mounttaborumc.org or Facebook (mtumc) or Twitter (@MountTaborUMC).


33rd Cornelius memorial service 

Mooresville — The Cornelius family will be celebrating the 33rd Memorial Service in memory of Charles (Kent) Cornelius. His wife, Alberta Cornelius and their children, the Rev. Rudolph, Charles (Nard), Avon, Stacey and Elder Sandra Cornelius-Little have continued to this great man of God by hosting a gospel program in his memory. Everyone who knew Mr. Kent was  aware that he loved God, his family, his church and gospel singing. The Cornelius family render this program annually to give back to his church in his honor. The program is Sunday at 3 p.m at Sills Creek AME Zion Church, off Hwy 150, off Bradshaw Road. On program will be Shady Grove Praise Team of East Spencer, the Pilgrimaires from Salisbury, The Anointed Vessels of the Carolinas and special guest, Redemption of the Carolinas.


Clothing and homemade soup giveaway

Today from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. is a clothing and homemade soup giveaway at Outreach Christian Ministries, 722 W. Horah St. With questions, call 980-234-6558.



The Salisbury-Rowan Pastor’s Aid Union Sunday evening service is cancelled. The Monday night business and fellowship meeting is at 7 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist. The Rev. Nilous Avery is host pastor.


Annual Service, Historic St. George’s Episcopal Church
WOODLEAF — The annual service at historic St.George’s Episcopal Church will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 19.  St. George’s was designated a historic church in 2007 by the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. From 1893 through 1906, St. George’s was a chapel of St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Woodleaf (established in 1840). The church was built in 1893 and remodeled in 1928. St. George’s was named for the Rev. George Badger Wetmore, who served as a priest in North Carolina from 1855 to 1888, including serving as priest-in-charge at St. Andrew’s.
The celebrant will be the Rev. Sarah Blaies, priest-in-charge at Christ Church in Cleveland. Prior to becoming a priest, she was a social worker for 23 years in Wisconsin. She graduated from General Theological Seminary (New York City) with a masters in 2009 and served as assistant priest from 2009-2012 at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Mooresville until accepting the call to Christ Church, Cleveland.  She now lives in Mooresville with her family. Davis Cooke of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury will serve as organist.
St George’s is located on Cool Springs Road in Woodleaf. For information, call Suzanne Goodson at 704-278-2423.
Events at Boxwood Missionary Baptist

 MOCKSVILLE — Spring revival at Boxwood Missionary Baptist begins Monday at 7 p.m. with guest speaker Minister Tony Kesler of New Shepherd in Mocksville. On Tuesday, April 14, Evangelist Sylvia Campbell of Greater Mt. Moriah Missionary in Mocksville will speak. Wednesday’s guest speaker is Minister James Miles of God’s Tabernacle for Believers. Services are 7 p.m. nightly.

On April 26 Boxwood hosts its Women in Hats service at 3 p.m. with guest speaker First Lady Frenchie McConneaughey. Refreshments will be served at 1:30 p.m.


One day revival at Rose of Sharon

On Saturday, April 18, at 11 a.m., Rose Of Sharon Holiness Church, 255 Camp Road, will hold a one-day Spring revival. Guest speaker will be Pastor Paschall McNair of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church in West End. Pastor Lewis G. Walker is host pastor.


Love Feast Thursday at Love Christian Center

East Spencer — Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St., will have its monthly Love Feast Thursday, April 16, from noon to 1 p.m. A free meal is provided for anyone who comes. For additional information call Minister Edith Downs at 704-267-8648.


Liberty United Methodist Church

On Friday April 18 at 6:30 p.m. is the Young and Young at Heart Banquet. RSVP by April 11 to  UMC_communication_team_leader@yahoo.com


Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church 

Concord — Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 6740 Macedonia Church Road, celebrates its 128th  anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. with guests Pastor Billy Houze and the First Baptist Church of Lawndale.

The annual Pastor’s Aid musical program is Saturday, April 18 at 6 p.m. Choirs, quartets and dancers are invited. Featured guests will be the praise team of Macedonia and Another Level Youth Choir.

The women’s auxiliary and the senior citizen’s ministry will host a Senior Diva fashion show and dinner on April 26. For details and ticket information contact Frances Wright at 704-503-1347 or Mildred Upsher at 704-933-0401.

The Rev. John N. Leazer is host pastor, macedoniaofconcord.org





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