Faith briefs Saturday, June 6

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 6, 2015

St. Luke Baptist choir anniversary 

St. Luke Baptist Church, 410 Hawkinstown Road, is celebrating the anniversary of the Gospel Choir on today at 4 p.m.  Any group or choir is invited to present a selection. Call 704-636-8947 for details. Host pastor is the Rev. Arthur L. Heggins.

End of school celebration at Faith Lutheran

FAITH — Faith Lutheran Church, 205 S. Main St., will host an End of School Celebration today starting at 5 p.m. Outside games, including a bounce house, will be behind the church. Pizza will be served in the family life center at 7 .p.m followed by the movie “A Bug’s Life” (bring your own chair). In case of rain, games will be in the family life center.

On Sunday, Faith Lutheran will start summer hours with Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 am. Summer hours will continue through August.

Free movie night at Kirkwood

KANNAPOLIS — The movie at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 900 Klondale Ave., tonight at 6 p.m. is “God’s Not Dead.” The movie is free along with popcorn and a drink.

Bethabara Moravian summer recitals

WINSTON SALEM — Bethabara Moravian Church, 2100 Bethabara Road, will host a Summer Recital Series every Saturday in June and July (excluding July 4). Today’s 2 p.m. concert features “Swept Away,” a local youth contemporary Christian group. Call 336-924-8789 for more information.

Organ Lutheran Church summer schedule

Organ Lutheran Church will hold its Sunday service in a historical setting that is more than 220 years old. Organ Lutheran is said to be the oldest Lutheran congregation in Rowan County and is sometimes referred to as the mother church of Lutheranism in North Carolina, founded in 1745 and built in 1794.

Continuing its summer tradition, the church will open the doors of the “Old Church” for a traditional early service every Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. for the months of June, July and August (excluding homecoming Sunday, Aug. 9).

Organ Lutheran Church is located at 1515 Organ Church Road and the pastor is the Rev. Carlin Ours.

First UMC Salisbury welcomes Confirmands 

First United Methodist Church of Salisbury welcomed ten Confirmands on Sunday, May 31: Brendan Hawley, Ethan Mastro, Will Bivens, Patrick Howard, Nicholas Peltz and Jackson Price.

Graduates recognized at First Presbyterian

This Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, corner of S. Fulton St. and W. Innes St., during the worship service in the sanctuary at 11 a.m. all of the graduating high school seniors and college graduates will be recognized. The church will also present two additional eighth grade students for confirmation.

Concordia Lutheran recognizes graduates 

CHINA GROVE – Concordia Lutheran Church will recognize three college and ten high school graduates on Sunday, June 7. A celebration meal will be held after the 11 a.m. service. The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated at the 8:30 a.m. service. Concordia is located on Highway 152, 185 Concordia Church Road. Pastors are Ken Reed and Larry Bost. Call 704-857-2163 for more information.

Pastoral candidate to speak at Macedonia Missionary

Pastoral candidate the Rev. Winford Griffin will be the guest speaker for the 11 a.m. service Sunday, June 7 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.

Immanuel Presbyterian hosts guest speakers

CHINA GROVE — There will be two special guest speakers at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in China Grove on Sunday and also on June 14.

Tomorrow’s speaker is the Rev. Dr. Jill Crainshaw, Blackburn Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology at the Wake Forest School of Divinity. Dr. Crainshaw grew up in Kannapolis and then went on to receive her bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University. She received the following degrees after college: master of divinity, (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary); and a doctorate, (Union Theological Seminary/ Presbyterian School of Christian Education). She is the author of a number of books and articles. Crainshaw is a Teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and a board member for the North Carolina Council of Churches.

On June 14 the Rev. Dr. Barry Sang will be speaking. Dr. Sang is professor of religion and chairman of the religion and philosophy department at Catawba College. He earned his bachelor of arts degree from Carroll College in Wisconsin, his master of divinity degree from Colgate Rochester Theological Seminary in New York State, and his masters of philosophy and doctorate of philosophy in Biblical studies from Drew University in New Jersey. Dr. Sang was ordained into the Christian ministry by the American Baptist Churches, USA, in 1977, and was ordained an elder in the Presbyterian Church, USA in 1998.  His special fields of interest are New Testament studies, Old Testament prophecy, and Process Theology.

Immanuel Presbyterian is located at 365 Brown Road. The services begin at 11 a.m.

Mount Tabor UMC

Mount Tabor United Methodist Church (just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road) begins its Summer Playlist sermon series on Sundays at 11 a.m., which will consider the history and meaning behind favorite hymns and Christian songs. Call 704-633-7484 or visit or on Facebook (mtumc) or Twitter (@MountTaborUMC).

Rainbow Tea at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion

CLEVELAND– A Rainbow Tea, sponsored by the Missionary Department, will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church.

Carson and South combined Baccalaureate service 

LANDIS — Carson High School and South Rowan High School will hold a combined Baccalaureate service for graduating seniors  Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Reformed Church, 210 North Central Ave. Speakers for the service include members of the Class of 2015 from both schools, and the message will be given by the Rev. David P. Franks. Music will be provided by the South Rowan High School Varsity Choir and the First Reformed Church Praise team.

Seniors are asked to gather in the Fellowship Hall at 2:30 p.m. A reception will follow the service. Parents, family and    members of the community are also invited to attend.

Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist

Men’s Day celebration will be held at Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday at 4 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Perry Dye, pastor of Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Clarence Marlin is host pastor.

Women’s Day at Love Christian Center 

EAST SPENCER — Women’s Day at Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St., will be Sunday at 4 p.m. The speaker will be co-pastor Darlene Mickens from Mount Calvary Holiness Church of Concord.

For more information call Cedrick Hash at 704-960-6444 or Angela Feaster at 704-267-8222. Host pastor of Love Christian Center is Bishop W. Ronald Hash.

FUMC Choral Evensong

The Chancel Choir of First United Methodist Church will offer a service of choral evensong Sunday at 5 p.m.

Based on the services held daily in the medieval church, choral evensong as arranged in the Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England, has been sung regularly since the sixteenth century. Evensong is part of what is called the Daily Office, a bi-yearly rotation of lessons from Scripture and a monthly rotation of psalms woven between consistent prayers and canticles.

Sunday’s choral offering will include Iain Quinn’s setting of Preces and Responses and Psalm 84 sung to an Anglican chant by Sir Hubert Parry. Other music includes selected hymns and a choral setting of the “Magnificat” and “Nunc dimittis” by the late American composer, David Hogan. Hogan’s ‘Mt. St. Alban’ service was commissioned for the Washington National Cathedral.

Matthew Michael Brown is director of music and organist. First United Methodist Church is located at 217 S. Church St. For more information, visit

Trading Ford Baptist movie night

Trading Ford Baptist Church movie night features “Mom’s Night Out” on Sunday at 6 p.m. in the youth center (brick buidling with steeple). The the movie is free. Hotdogs and concessions available beginning at 5:30 p.m. for donations.

In My Father’s House Outreach Ministries

In My Father’s House Outreach Ministries, led by the Rev. Roosevelt Jenkins, continues its series on The Purpose Driven Life on Thursday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Hurley Room at Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Innes St.

The ministry meets the first two Thursdays of each month. For more information, call 704-492-6086.

Movie Night at Mt. Zion Lutheran

RICHFIELD — At Mt. Zion Lutheran Church,  111 E. Church St., the next “Night under the Stars” is Friday, June 12, beginning at 8 p.m., rain or shine. This free family friendly movie includes popcorn and soft drinks. Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs. Call the church at 704-463-7280 or visit for more information. Ruth Ann Sipe is host pastor.

Participate in SetUP

Interested in rap/word, dance, theater, and singing? Register for SetUP, a summer workshop designed to reveal God-given talents on June 13 and 18 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Registration is 10 a.m. until  noon both days and the cost is $25 ($15 for siblings), which includes a T-shirt, snacks at workshops, and food on showcase night.

Workshop dates are July 8 to 10 from 6 until 8:30 p.m. nightly, with a block party /showcase on July 11 from 2 until 5 p.m.

Mt. Zion Baptist Church is located at 1920 Shirley, Ave. Contact Alyssa Gilmore at 980-234-3318 or Chanale Propst at 980-234-4124 with questions.

Liberty UMC

GOLD HILL — Next Saturday, June 13 at 7  p.m. is the Nashville on the Lake concert.


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