Faith Briefs Saturday, July 25

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 25, 2015

First Calvary Baptist celebrates 149 years

First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S. Long St., will celebrate its 149th homecoming on Sunday. The Rev. Leamon E. Brown, pastor of First Calvary, will host the morning service at 11 a.m.

Pastor Vincent Patrick Jones Sr., of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, will lead the afternoon service beginning at 3 p.m. Pastor Jones has been senior pastor of New Zion since August of 2013, after serving as assistant pastor for eight years as well youth pastor. He also served in the prison ministry and has led many youth revivals in the area.

He is the son of New Zion’s former pastor, the Rev. Paul Jones Sr.


Fundraiser today benefits WR Bible Teachers Association

CLEVELAND —The BBQ chicken fundraiser today goes from 2 until 8 p.m. at Knox Chapel United Methodist Church, 3520 Amity Hill Road.

The $8 plate includes half a BBQ chicken, slaw, beans, bread, desserts and drink. Eat in or take out.

Proceeds will go to the West Rowan Bible Teachers Association.


WWLTC Friends & Family Day is today

CLEMMONS – Whosoever Will Let Them Come Ministries (WWLTC) is hosting its annual Friends & Family Day today, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Tanglewood Park (shelter 4) in Clemmons. Come and eat, come and sing, come and praise the Lord. This year’s theme is “The Great Church Gathering: Many Members —one Body.”

WWLTC is under the leadership of Bishop Chris F. and Pastor Patricia A. Brown. Call 704-633-3876 or email for more information.


First Presbyterian TWAM presentation

First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury will celebrate Sunday at a single worship service at 11 a.m., gathering in Lewis Hall to give thanks for the safe and successful TWAM (Teens With A Mission) life-changing trip to Costa Rica.

This group of youth and adults built two houses for families in need, witnessed to the immigrant community of Pavas and shared God’s love with everyone they met.

The Rev. Brian Daoust will be preaching and the youth will help lead the worship.


Homecoming and revival at Fairview Heights 

Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist church will celebrate homecoming and revival beginning on Sunday. The homecoming begins at 3 p.m. and lunch will be served at 1 p.m.

The speaker for homecoming is the Rev. Reggie McConneaughey, pastor of God’s Tabernacle for Believers of Rockwell. Revivial speaker is the Rev. John Leazer, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church in Concord. Services for revival are July 27 through 31, and will begin at 7 p.m. nightly.

The Rev. Clarence Marlin is host pastor.


Gospel Singing at Lutheran Chapel

CHINA GROVE – There will be a Gospel Singing on Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at Lutheran Chapel Church, 135 Eudy Road, featuring Wendall Raffaldt and Johhny Addison of  Free Spirit. A love offering will be taken.


Pastor’s Aide anniversary at Boxwood Missionary Baptist

Boxwood Missionary Baptist will hold its seventh Pastors Aide anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Bradley Taylor of Outreach Christian Ministries. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. Host pastor is the Rev. Gary S. Mulkin.


Revival at Smith Apostolic Holiness

CLEVELAND — Annual revival at Smith Apostolic Holiness Church, 1735 Mt. Tabor Church Road, will be held July 27-31 at 7:30 p.m. nightly, as follows:

Monday through Wednesday, with revivalist Lonnie Gray, pastor of First Resurrection Church of Statesville;

Thursday, with  the Rev. Eric Imes of Shiloh Baptist, Concord;

Friday, with Bishop Terry Cherry of Mt. Moriah Church of Mooresville.

Call 704-278-0387 for more information. Host pastor is Bishop A. Wayne Brown.


LCC Summer Revival

EAST SPENCER – Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St., will be holding its annual Summer revival Wednesday through Friday, July 29-July 31 at 7:30 p.m.

The speakers will be as follows:

Wednesday: Pastor Timothy Bates from Statesville;

Thursday: Pastor Henry Diggs from East Spencer;

Friday: Pastor Nasby Mills of Salisbury.

For more information call 704-433-1474. Bishop W. Ronald and Mother Lotis Hash are host pastors.


ATC Summer youth music worship

At The Cross Ministries Inc. presents its 2015 Summer Youth Gospel Music Workshop on Wednesdays only, July 29 and Aug. 5 and 12. Location of the workshop is at 1915-1917 W. Innes St. Suite 103. Youth who are interested in learning gospel music and theory are invited to attend.

A.T.C. is a non-denominational ministry dedicated to positively touching lives through various outreach ministries.

Lunch and materials are included in the workshop fee of $30 per child and discounts are available for two or more children. Ages are 8-16.

The workshop instructor/leader is Adrian Smith, a music producer and workshop leader. Anyone interested in sponsoring a child or to register in advance or to receive more information may call 704-782-0072 weekdays.


‘Picking for the Master’ is Friday

Picking for the Master,  a family-friendly evening of bluegrass and string music hosted by Trading Ford Baptist Church, is at 7 p.m. on  Friday, July 31.

Heather Berry and Tony Mabe and their band play the opening set. Afterward, all pickers are invited to then join in for a jam session.  Concessions are available and doors will open at 6 p.m.

There is no admission charge, but the hat will be passed to help bring in more local talent from in future months.

The Picking for the Master event is the last Friday night of each month. Call Pastor Mike Motley 704-633-5986 for more information.


Kimball hosts ladies’ prayer breakfast

KANNAPOLIS – Saturday, Aug. 1 at 9 a.m. Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church, 101 Vance St., will host a buffet breakfast and fellowship at its annual ladies’ prayer breakfast.

Susan Jane King and Patrick King, authors of “Optimism for Autism,” will speak on the power of prayer and finding hope in the midst of life’s challenges. A freewill offering will benefit prison ministries and CVAN. RSVP to  704-933-4101 by July 27.


Movie night at Kirkwood next week

KANNAPOLIS – On Saturday, Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. Kirkwood Presbyterian Church will show “Where There’s A Will.” The movie, popcorn and soft drink are free.

The church is located at 900 Klondale Ave.


The Phenomenal Women of God plan annual conference

In 2010, the Phenomenal Women of God was birthed with the mission to love, undergird, minister and intercede for broken and lost women.

The group is hosting its  fifth annual conference on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The conference will be held at the Miller Center located at 1402 W. Bank St. Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Call 704-433-8527 for details.


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