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Faith Briefs Saturday, Aug. 8

Solid Rock Church of God

Solid Rock Church of God, 1004 Locke St., will host a Community Health Fair sponsored by Novant Health and Novant Health Breast Center today from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. with free blood pressure monitoring, free diabetes screening, education and more. No appointment is necessary. Refreshments will be served. The Rev. Samuel A. Washington is host pastor.


Friendship Baptist Church

Friendship Baptist Church, 100 Porter Road (I-85 & Peach Orchard exit 72), will be hosting an end of the summer youth rally this evening at 6 p.m. There will be special music by Salvation Slavic Baptist youth choir of Charlotte and guest speaker will be Dustin Stokes of Blackshear, Ga. There will be a cookout to follow the services. Host pastor is Jason Pierce.


Mt. Zion Baptist Church

The gospel music concert “Miracles, Signs and Wonders” will be held today at 6 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave. It is free and open to the public. A love offering for Robert Stephen Gilmore and Jalisa Gladden will be received. Scheduled performers include singers Rebecca Stinson, Virginia Rush, Teresa Moore-Mitchell, Unity N Praise and Jamera McQueen; Christian rap artists Gregory Peoples and Robert McDaniel; praise dancer Amber Latrice Gilmore; mime Zoe Parsons; The North Rowan Connection Choir directed by Milton Griffith; and Gufu Gospel Comedian Willette Johnson. The MC for the evening will be Cheryl “Chirlgirl” Patterson.

For those who won’t be attending but would still like to make a donation, both families have set up special accounts at the State Employees Credit Union. The account number for Jalisa and Jamila Gladden is 7468; to contribute for Robert Stephen Gilmore, send donations to Wendy Gilmore-Baskins 9879, State Employees Credit Union, P.O. Box 1085, Salisbury, NC 28145.


Emmanuel Baptist Church

There will be special music by the choir led by Crystal Cornelison, at Emmanuel Baptist Church on Sunday morning. At the 6 p.m. service the guest speaker will be the Rev. Joe Johnson. Host pastor is the Rev. Richard Gross.


Union Lutheran Church

Union Lutheran Church will hold its annual homecoming on Sunday, with the Rev. T.C. Plexico bringing the message.

Rev. Plexico served Union congretaion from the time he graduated from Southern Seminary in 1951 unitl 1953. He has served several interims since then. He has since retired and is serving as Pastor Emeritus of Union congregation. A covered dish lunch will be held in the grove following worship. Union Lutheran is located at 4770 Bringle Ferry Road. The Rev. David Nuottila is host pastor.


Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church

CLEVELAND — Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 5890 South River Church Road, celebrates homecoming on Sunday at 3 p.m. The visiting speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Bertha Pittman, pastor of Cedar Grove AME Zion Church of Cleveland. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.

Revival services are Monday through Thursday, Aug. 10-13, at 7 p.m.

Guest evangelist are:

Monday: The Rev. V. Patrick Jones, pastor of New Zion Baptist Church on Dunn’s Mtn. Road;

Tuesday: The Rev. Ervin L. Hannah Jr., pastor of Erwin Temple CME Church of Woodleaf;

Wednesday: The Rev. Harold L. Jordan, pastor of Third Creek AME Zion Church in Cleveland;

Thursday: Youth Night with the Rev. Kinston Jones Sr., pastor of St. Stephen AME Zion Church of High Point.

The Rev. Eddie L. Fortson is host pastor.


Mt. Zion United Church of Christ

CHINA GROVE – During the 10 a.m. summer Sunday Service at Mount Zion UCC, 1415 S. Main St., the Rev. Marcella Morton will be the guest worship leader. Guest soloist Skylia Soloman will sing and a special offering on behalf of SoleHope will be available. SoleHope is a Salisbury based group that provides sandals for the barefooted of Uganda.

For more information visit mtzionchinagrove.com or call 704-857-1169.

The Rev. Mark L. Burns is host pastor.


Organ Lutheran Church

Organ Lutheran Church (founded in 1745) is having Homecoming Day on Sundaywith former pastor, the Rev. John E. Pless, as the guest preacher. The Rev. Pless was pastor at Organ from 1992 until his retirement in 2005.

On Homecoming Day there is no early service, just 9:30 Sunday school and 10:30 worship.

This will be Organ’s 92nd homecoming celebration and the 55th year in its present church building. Bring favorite covered dishes and desserts and have lunch in the picnic shelter area following the service. The Rev. Carlin W. Ours is host pastor.


Antioch Missionary Baptist 

GRANITE QUARRY – Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 602 S. Salisbury Ave., will celebrate homecoming on Sunday. The 11 a.m. speaker will be the Rev. Rickey Johnson. At 3 p.m. the Rev. Cornelius N. Atkinson of Wilson Heights First Church of God in Charlotte will bring the message. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m.

Speakers for the 7:30 p.m. services are:

Monday: Pastor Alonzo A. Williams Sr. of Rhema Praise and Worship Church, Spencer;

Tuesday: The Rev. Dr. Timothy R. Williams of Yadkin Star Baptist Church, Lexington;

Wednesday: Pastor John W. Cade of Files Chapel Baptist Church, Lexington;

Thursday: Pastor Mercy Jones of the Empowerment Center Church, Huntersville.


Mt. Zion Baptist Church

MT. ULLA — Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1765 White Road, will celebrate Family and Friends Day and Revival on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The morning speaker is Pastor Corey Barr and the afternoon revival speaker is Pastor Shannon Jessup of Second New Bethel Baptist Church, Winston-Salem. Dinner will be served following morning service.

Revival services will conclude on Friday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. with Evangelist Cathy Marlin of Fairview Heights Baptist Church as the speaker. For information, call 704-637-3712.


New Zion Baptist Church

New Zion Baptist Church, 2785 Dunn’s Mountain Road, will celebrate the second pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Vincent Patrick Jones Sr., on Sunday. The 11 a.m. speaker will be one of the associate ministers, Peggy Hudson.

Pastor Bradley Taylor, pastor of Outreach Christian Ministries, will be the guest speaker at 3 p.m.

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


God’s Tabernacle for Believers

ROCKWELL – God’s Tabernacle for Believers will host an appreciation service for its ministers on Sunday at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Timothy Bridges, pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church of East Spencer.

The honorees include Minister James Miles, Minister Marvin D. Anderson, Evangelist Rosilyn Anderson, Evangelist Georgianna Williams, Elders Calvin and Shirley Cowan, and Elder Nellie S. Johnson.

God’s Tabernacle for Believers is located at 304 W. Main St. The Rev. Reginald D. McConneaughey Sr. is host pastor.


Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church

CONCORD – Homecoming at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 6740 Macedonia Church Road, will be held on Sunday beginning at 3 p.m. with guests Elder Antonio D. Johnson of Bethel Baptist Church of Kannapolis.

Revival will be held Monday through Thursday, Aug. 10-13 beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. The speaker for the occasion will be the Rev. Dr. Carl Easley of Cross Roads Baptist Church of Rock Hill, S.C.

Call 704-786-7308 or visit macedoniaofconcord.org


Lilly’s Chapel Church of God

Lilly’s Chapel Church of God, 618 W. Thomas St.. will hold homecoming and revival services Aug. 9 through 12. The homecoming service is Sunday at 3 p.m. with speaker the Rev. Roger Mallory, pastor of First Primitive Church of Concord.

Revival services will be held nightly at 7 p.m. The speakers are:

Monday: Elder Robert Albritton, Lilly’s Chapel Church;

Tuesday: the Rev. Reginald McConneaughey, God’s Tabernacle For Believers, Rockwell;

Wednesday: the Rev. Clarence Marlin of Fairview Heights Baptist Church.


Trinity Presbyterian Usher Board

The Trinity Presbyterian Church, Usher Board, will be celebrating its anniversary on Sunday at 4 p.m. The Usher Board Anniversary will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 300 S. Caldwell St.

Zion Wesley AME Zion Church

MT. PLEASANT — Zion Wesley AME Zion Church, 9001 Reid St., will celebrate homecoming on Sunday at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Samuel Blanks of Rock Hill AME Zion Church.

Revival services will be led by Pastor Darryl Medley of Spirit & Truth United Church of Worship on Monday, Aug. 10 and Wednesday, Aug. 12. On Tuesday, Aug. 11, the speaker will be assistant pastor Delores Medley of Spirit & Truth United Church Of Worship.

Praise and worship begins nightly at 6:30 p.m. and worship is at 7 p.m. Host pastor is the Rev. Dr. Carolyn E. Buford. Call 704-436-9753 for details.


St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church

Dean Orbison will be the featured singer at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Second Sunday Singing on Aug. 9 at 7 p.m., presenting a program of spiritual and contemporary Christian songs and music.

He is well-known as the director of the Honors Chorus at East Rowan High School, which was selected Grand Champion for five consecutive years in choral festivals along the east coast. Having served as director of the Concert Choir of Rowan County, The Catawba College Youth Choir and the Singing Christmas tree, he now serves as Minister of Music at West Corinth Baptist Church in Mooresville.


ATC Ministries 

At The Cross Ministries, 1915-1917 W. Innes St. Suite 103, is celebrating five years of service to God and the community beginning with Pastor Dee Ellison’s 10 a.m. message on Sunday.

Still Standing For God Crusade 2015 services are Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 10-12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Former Legion Building at 300 Legion St. in Granite Quarry (which is the starting location of the ministry).

The evangelist for the crusade is the Rev. Thomas Wyatt. Refreshments will be served following the services Monday-Wednesday.

ATC Ministries provides outreach ministries for youth, adults and families which include feeding the needy, food pantry, youth literacy reading program, providing resource information to the community in conjunction with Project Cover, musical workshops for youth and other volunteer activities within the community. For more information contact Valarie Samaroo at 704-647-0210 or 704-433-6662.


Neel Road Baptist Church

Neel Road Baptist Church has called Dr. Jim Harris as interim pastor as of July 26.

Prior to this, pastor Harris has been pastor of churches in Washington, California and Texas before coming to be pastor of Stallings Memorial Baptist Church in Salisbury.

He left here for West Virginia and full time evangelism before becoming the founding pastor of Friendship Baptist Church In Salisbury.

Harris retired from Friendship Baptist Church in 1995, and except for being full time pastor of Memorial Baptist Church from 2000 to 2006, he has been active in evangelism, missions and interim pastorates.

Dr. Harris is a native of henderson, And his education has included bob jones university, furman university, southwestern baptist theological seminary, east texas state university, and luther rice seminary.

Having been licensed to preach the gospel june 9th, 1954, dr. Harris has been in the ministry for over 61 years, and he states that his goal is to preach the gospel of jesus christ anywhere and everywhere that god opens the door for as long as he lives.


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, Aug. 13 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. September meetings are the 3rd and 10th. For more information, call 704-492-6086.


Calvary Covenant Fellowship 

HIGH POINT – The 28th pre-anniversary service for Bishop J.C. and Apostle Charlene Kellam is Friday, Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Calvary Covenant Fellowship. Guest Speaker is Bishop Kelvin Shouse.


Freedom Christian Worship Center

ROCKWELL — Freedom Christian Worship Center will hold a hotdog fundraiser on Aug. 12 from noon to 6:30 p.m. The church is at 607 Hwy 152 across from The Meadows.


Jobs for Life

Jobs for Life is an offering for the unemployed, underemployed and misemployed by First Baptist Church. Classes prepare students to succeed in their job search. Sessions begin Sept. 16 with student interviews on Monday, Aug. 17. Classes are held in the First Ministry Center at 220 N. Fulton St. Below are some important dates:

Student Interviews for fall classes: Monday, Aug. 10-17.

Mentor Team Training: Wednesday, Aug. 12, 6:30 p.m.

Instructor Team Training: Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m.

JFL Meet and Greet: Wednesday, Sept. 9, FMC Worship Center classes begin: Wednesday, Sept. 16.

If you are interested in being a part of Jobs for Life as a student, volunteer or instructor, contact Rod Kerr at 704-633-0431 or rod at fbcsalisbury.org


Gospel concert by Men Standing for Christ 

The Charlotte Folk Society’s new Gathering season opens Aug. 14 with a gospel concert by Men Standing For Christ, an evening of African American quartet-style gospel singing. Founded at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church near Johnson C. Smith University in 1956, Men Standing for Christ carries on the tradition of four-part harmony that dates back to the 1920s.

As always, CFS Gatherings are family-friendly and free; donations are appreciated. Held at the Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave.

See www.folksociety.org for more details.


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