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Faith briefs Saturday, July 11

Hall’s Chapel hosts old time gospel reunion

Hall’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, 611 E. Monroe St., will host its Pastors Aid Old Time Gospel Reunion today Saturday, July 11 at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Evangelist Mary Ingram Thomas of Bethel Power of Faith Ministries. The host pastor is Elder Richard L. Johnson.


Southside Baptist hosts guest speakers

Southside Baptist Church welcomes Evangelist Greg Lentz and his son, Henderson, Sunday morning, July 12 at 11 a.m.Hear young Henderson’s testimony of his recent near-death experience. Southside Baptist Church is located at 500 Morlan Park Road/Jake Alexander Blvd.


First Calvary Baptist celebrates anniversary of Rev. Brown

First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S. Long St., will celebrate the pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Leamon E. Brown during the 11 a.m.service Sunday, observing Rev. Brown’s 38th year as a member and 31st anniversary as senior pastor.

Dr. O. DeShea Cuthrell Sr., the “Rev. Clee,” will be the guest speaker with musical renditions by First Calvary’s Contemporary Choir and Magnify! Liturgical Dance group. Dr. Cuthrell has been in ministry for more than 25 years and as an accomplished musician has worked with some of the great names in gospel music, including Pastor Shirley Caesar, Myrna Summers and Darius Brooks. As a national Christian comedian, the Rev. Clee travelis across the country bringing joy, laughter, healing and deliverance.

Rev. Brown is a retiree from Rowan Cabarrus Community College where he taught religious study courses and was a GED director and academic advisor. He is a member of numerous organizations and has served on various boards, including Rowan Helping Ministries and the Salisbury-Rowan Community Service Council.


Mount Tabor looks at the history of hymns

Join Mount Tabor United Methodist Church (just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road) on Sunday as they consider “Why is Grace so Amazing?” Hear the story behind the loved hymn Amazing Grace as  part of the special “Summer Playlist” series looking at the history behind hymns.

Call 704-633-7484 or visit www.mounttaborumc.org or on Facebook (mtumc) or Twitter (@MountTaborUMC) to learn more.


First Lady Day at United Baptist Church

KANNAPOLIS – United Baptist Church, 3001 Clermont Ave., celebrates First Lady Day honoring Sis. Gladys Jones, wife of the Rev. John E. Jones.

It will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. All first ladies are invited to be in attendance for this event that has been set aside for Sis. Gladys Jones. Please wear a hat for this celebration. The Rev. Kathy Marlin of Fairview Heights Church will be the guest speaker.


Oak Grove celebrates anniversary

CHINA GROVE — The Missionaries of Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1205 S. Main St., will observe their anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Beverly Rose, pastor of Mt. Zion CME Church of  Salisbury. Host pastor is the Rev. Dr. Keith Curry.


Star Day at New Shepherd

COOLEEMEE — Star Day will be observed at New Shepherd Baptist Church, 108 Wall St., on Sunday at 3 p.m., sponsored by Omega Chapter 242, Order of the Eastern Star, PHA of Cleveland. Speaking will be the Rev. Frances J. Ellis, associate pastor. Pastor for New Shepherd is the Rev. Curtis Cummings.


Rhema Men’s Ministry sponsors program

SPENCER – The Men’s Ministry of Rhema Praise and Worship Church, 117 Long Ferry Road, will have a program on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. The speaker is Pastor John Leazer of Macedonia Baptist Church of Concord.


Mount Zion holds celebration

On Sunday at 4 p.m. Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Salisbury and Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Asheville will come together for a joint celebration. Speaker for the occasion is Dr. John H. Grant, pastor of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Asheville.

Dr. Grant, pastor of Mount Zion since 1989, served as the founding president and CEO of Mount Zion Community Development Inc. (MZCD) from 1997 to 2003, which has raised and invested millions of dollars for its community through its programs. Dr. Grant also served as founding president, chairman and CEO of the Eagle-Market Streets Development Corporation, another Christ-centered vision for up-building and transforming the community. He is the founding president of the Unity Fellowship of Churches Inc., global and vice president-at-large of the National Save the Family Now Movement. Dr. Grant holds a B.A. degree from Benedict College, Columbia, SC; master of divinity from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Rochester, NY; and doctor of ministry from Atlanta Theological Association through Erskine Theological Seminary.

The joint fellowship will take place at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave. Dr. Nilous M. Avery II is host pastor.


Service cancelled, regular meeting Monday

The Salisbury-Rowan Pastor’s Aid Union Sunday evening worship service is cancelled. The Monday night business and fellowship meeting is at 7 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, where the Rev. Rickey Johnson is host pastor.


The Privettes at St. Matthew’s Lutheran

The Privette Family from Mountain City, Tenn. will present the second Sunday singing at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church on Sunday at 7 p.m.

The group consists of Tommy Privette, banjo and bass singer; Rick Privette, mandolin and sings lead and harmony; Mike Privette, guitar and sings lead an harmony; Mike Sutton plays bass. The group sings traditional gospel songs in the Bluegrass style. As a family, they have performed all over the Eastern United Sates at churches and benefits. The most memorable event was taking part in establishing a record in the Guinness Book of Records and a tribute to Earl Scruggs with more than 400 banjo players playing “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” at the same time on all the bases of the Atlanta Braves baseball stadium.


Cool Spring UMC summer celebration

Cool Spring United Methodist Church will host its annual Summer Celebration and Car Cruise-In on Saturday, July 18 from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Free activities include water slip and slide, face painting, bubble blowing, free hotdogs, ice cream, popcorn, cotton candy and lots of other free things. Bring a chair and visit with your neighbors.


Blackwelder Park Baptist plans patriotic production 

KANNAPOLIS – The musical production “America: A Pilgrim’s Prayer, A Patriot’s Dream” will be performed July 18 at 7 p.m. at Blackwelder Park Baptist Church.

The performance will be led by Steven and Amanda Harper and include vocalists and musicians from Blackwelder Park Baptist Church as well as musicians and performers from the community and across the state. The production, written and arranged in 2000 by Randy Vader, Jay Rouse and Camp Kirkland, includes 14 songs, including four medleys. The performance will also feature a parade of flags in honor of veterans and fallen heroes. The Harpers formed the Harper & Friends Concert Choir and Orchestra in July 2014. This performance will include members of the Blackwelder Park Baptist Church choir and praise band as well as members of the Piedmont Prime Tim Community Band. The Harper & Friends Concert Choir and Orchestra features musicians and singers from Kannapolis, Salisbury, Charlotte, Troy, Albemarle and Thomasville.

The production is free and open to the public. Blackwelder Park Baptist Church is at 2204 Summit Ave. For more information, call 704-932-4266.


Barry McGee coming to Lyerly

ROCKWELL — Christian comedian/evangelist Barry McGee, Gospel Music Association Comedian of the Year and shop chaplain for Richard Childress Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports, will be appearing at Lyerly Evangelical Church, 1320 Crescent Road, on Sunday, July 19, at 6 p.m.

Jason Crabb live in concert

LINCOLNTON – Grammy and Dove Award winning Jason Crabb will be in Lincolnton live in concert on Sunday, July 19 at Daystar Family Worship Center Church. Doors open at 6 p.m., and theconcert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets $15. If this concert is anything like last year, plan to be there early or purchase online in advance at www.daystarnc.com or call 800-965-9324. Daystar Family Worship Center is located at 115 Industrial Park Road, 704-736-9949, daystarfwcchurch@bellsouth.net


Mother’s Morning Out

Grace United Methodist Church will offer a Mother’s Morning Out on Wednesday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. This is an opportunity for caregivers to leave their children with responsible adults while they take some time to run errands, clean house, or just relax. 846 Faith Road. There is no charge. Call 704-279-6696 to preregister.


Memorial UMC welcomes the Lamberts 

KANNAPOLIS — Memorial United Methodist Church announces the addition of Michael and Gaynell Lambert as worship leaders. Michael and Gaynell, from Rockwell, have been performing together for only nine years, but their years of making music, if totaled, would equal more than 80 years. They do a mix of vocals with piano, guitar, and mandolin, but Michael will also occasionally pull out a harmonica, dulcimer, autoharp, banjo or Native American flute. They like for their performances to be positive, uplifting and inspirational.

Memorial is at 1100 West “C” St. The pastor is Jim Brookshire. 704-0932-6711. Visit us at 10:30 a.m. Sunday mornings.


Local minister publishes book on the power of words

SPENCER — Minister Joyce Williams, assistant pastor of Rhema Praise and Worship Church of Spencer, has authored a book titled “Sticks and Stones May,” a nonfiction book containing teachings about the power of our words, based on Williams’ pastoral and ministry experiences. Contact her at icanminstry.phase2@gmail.com for more information on the release of her book.


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