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Faith Briefs Saturday, Sept. 12

Lyerly Evangelical holds 9/11 service

ROCKWELL — Lyerly Evangelical Church will recognize local firefighters, law enforcement officers, and emergency rescue personnel at its 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday. A hot dog/hamburger luncheon will follow. The Salisbury Fire Department will have the Twin Towers beam on display at the church, located at 1320 Crescent Road. For more information, call 704-279-5152. Dr. W. C. Gaither Jr. is host pastor.


First Reformed Church holds 9/11 service 

LANDIS — First Reformed Church of Landis at 210 N. Central Ave., will host a special Service of Remembrance, on Sunday at 11 a.m. Area police, fire and rescue personnel will be honored, and those lost on September 11, 2001, will be remembered. There will be words of greetings and testimony from several special guests, a flag presentation by the Woodmen of the World, and the National Anthem will be sung by the Reformers Quartet.

A special presentation will be made to each emergency service personnel present, and all area personnel are invited, and asked to meet at the church at 10:45 a.m., dressed in uniform, with their families. A processional by our “home-town heroes” will begin the service.


Women’s Day at Solid Rock Church of God

The Women’s Ministry of Solid Rock Church of God, 1004 Locke St., will celebrate Women’s Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Betty Parks-Lowe, pastor of Lula Street Church of God in Winston-Salem, is the guest preacher. Dinner will be served following the morning service. The Rev. Samuel A. Washington is the host pastor.


Cedar Grove AME Zion 

Cedar Grove AME Zion Church will honor Shirley and Virginia Cuthbertson on Sunday, at 3 p.m. to show the congregation’s love and appreciation for their hard work at Cedar Grove. The Rev. Dr. Bertha Pittman is the pastor.


North Kannapolis Baptist says bring a friend

KANNAPOLIS — North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 312 Locust St., will observe Bring-a-Friend Sunday and Grandparents Day on Sept. 13 at the 10:45 a.m. service. For additional information, call 704-933-2125.


Vision Baptist celebrates homecoming

ROCKWELL — Homecoming at Vision Baptist Church, 10185 Old Beatty Ford Road, will be observed Sunday at the 11 a.m. service with special music by the Mullis Family, followed by dinner on the grounds. Host pastor is Dr. Rev. Trooper Ferguson.


Homecoming at New Hope AME Zion

New Hope AME Zion Church, 1470 N. Long St., will observe its annual homecoming on Sunday during the 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. services. The Rev. Patrick Tate, pastor of Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church will speak at the 3 p.m. service. Lunch will be served after the morning service.

Revival services will be held Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 14-17. The Rev. Clarence Shuford, pastor of Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church, will be the revivalist for Monday evening. The Rev. Dr. Anthony Freeman, pastor of Clinton Tabernacle AME Zion Church of Hickory, will be the revivalist for Tuesday evening and the Rev. Ellison Bowman, pastor of Myers Tabernacle AME Zion Church in Charlotte will be the revivalist for Wednesday evening. The evening services will being at 7 p.m. with prayer and praise.


144th homecoming at Calvary Baptist

On Sunday at the 10:45 a.m. service Calvary Baptist Church will celebrate its 144th year with homecoming. Charlie Griffin, a soloist and recording artist from Boone, will provide a southern gospel and contemporary music musical concert beginning at 10:45 a.m. Following the concert will be a fellowship lunch. Calvary Baptist Church is located on East Ridge Road, just beyond Ellis crossroads, 704-633-2567.


Change of schedule at First Calvary Baptist

The church membership meeting at First Calvary Baptist, 400 S. Long St., which was scheduled for today has been cancelled. The revival services originally scheduled for Wednesday through Friday of this week have been cancelled as well.


Ordination service at Mt. Zion UCC

CHINA GROVE– During the 11 a.m. service, Mt. Zion UCC Church, 1415 S. Main St., will celebrate the ordination of Kim Hodges, a recent graduate of Duke Divinity School, who has accepted a call to serve as chaplain at the Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters in Norfolk, Va. The Rev. Lindsay Eierman Carswell will be guest preacher and the Rev. Jerry Rhyne, minister of church affairs for the Western North Carolina Association of the Southern Conference United Church of Christ will be officiating during the service of ordination. A reception in honor of Kim Hodges will follow in the new building. For more information visit mtzionchinagrove.com or call 704-857-1169. The Rev. Mark L. Burns is pastor.


Bethel UMC hosts spaghetti supper and special music

MOCKSVILLE — Bethel United Methodist Church/Mocksville, 353 Bethel Church Road, will host a spaghetti supper, on Sunday from 5:30-7 p.m. Donations for the supper will go to A Storehouse for Jesus and at 7 p.m. will be music from Total Praise in Song. The menu includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, garlic bread, dessert, coffee and tea. A love offering will be taken. Host pastor is the Rev. Tony Owens.


Coburn celebrates 125 years

Coburn United Methodist Church will homecoming and 125 years of service on Sunday at the 11 a.m. service with the Rev. Perry Bradshaw. There will be a covered dish lunch immediately following the service.


Liberty AME Zion holds homecoming and revival services 

MOCKSVILLE — Liberty AME Zion, 271 Gladstone Road, will hold homecoming and revival on Sunday. Speaker at the 11 a.m. service is host pastor) Rev. David T. Smalls ; At 3 p.m. is the Rev. Dr. David A. McLean, pastor of Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church; Monday, Sept. 14: The Rev. Tamica Robinson, pastor of St. Johns AME Zion Church of Mocksville; Tuesday, Sept. 15: the Rev. Rodney Barker, pastor of Refuge Community Church in Cooleemee. Monday and Tuesday services will begin at 7 p.m.


Pastor’s anniversary service 

CONCORD — On Sunday, Bishop E.L. Gray and the members of Greater Holy Temple Church in Statesville will bring the 9 a.m. message at Life Connection Ministries, 561 Pitts School Road NW, on behalf of the 15th pastoral anniversary of Bishop G.A. Graham and first lady Linda Graham.


Liberty UMC has homecoming speaker

COOLEEMEE — On Sunday, Liberty United Methodist Church will observe homecoming with the Rev. Fred Jordan as guest speaker. Sept. 13- 16 is revival, with guest speaker Johnny Boggs.


Midweek meditation begins at FUMC

A new worship experience begins Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Salisbury, 217 S. Church St. Midweek Meditation will feature acoustic music led by Justin Dionne and Mary Alice McMillan, contemplative prayer, and a message from Pastor Mark Conforti. For more information, go to www.fumcsalisbury.org/ midweekmeditation


Ardis Chapel revival and homecoming

Revival at Ardis Chapel, 1940 Old Mocksville Road, is Wednesday, Sept. 16 through Friday, Sept. 18 starting at 7 p.m. The Rev. James E. Milton III, pastor of Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church of Concord, will conduct the revival services. Homecoming starts Sept. 20 at the 11 a.m. morning worship with pastor Rev. Nathan Bratton and the 3 p.m. service features the Rev. T. Kendall, pastor of St. Matthews AME Zion Church of Rock Hill, S.C. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. Host pastor is the Rev. Nathan Bratton.


Salisbury-Rowan Pastor’s Aid Union 

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

RSVP for‘Kent Bernhardt & Friends’

Tickets are available for “Kent Bernhardt & Friends,” a night of food, music and comedy to be held at Milford Hills UMC on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. “Friends” include John Brincefield, Alden Wright, Baron Wright and Kay Peeler. Tickets are $14 and include a country steak dinner along with the show. Proceeds will go towards the church’s Mission Trip to Guatemala in October. Call 704-636-1007 or 336-905-0552 for tickets by Thursday, Sept. 17.


Stop Hunger Now at Providence UMC and Providence AME Zion

Providence UMC and Providence AME Zion are hosting a Stop Hunger Now event on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Providence UMC, 6450 Bringle Ferry Road. Volunteers will be packaging 10,000 meals to be shipped around the world to school feeding programs and crisis relief. Come and help “Light up the Life of a Child.”


Sherrills Ford Road homecoming

Sherrills Ford Road Baptist Church will be celebrating homecoming on Saturday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 20. The Smokey Mountain Gospel Singers will on hand Saturday evening at 7 p.m. for old time gospel singing. On Sunday, the service will begin at 10:30 a.m. The Smokey Mountain Gospel Singers will be playing for the service. the Rev. David Smith, pastor of Needmore Church, will be giving the message. The homecoing meal will be after the service.


Poplar Tent welcomes new pastor

Poplar Tent Presbyterian welcomes its new pastor, Clark Remsburg, from Canton, Miss., who will preach his first sermon on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. , followed by a covered dish luncheon. Learn more at www.poplartentchurch.org


Upcoming Sacred Spaces Trolley Tour

Upcoming Sacred Spaces Trolley Tour: Oct. 4, 2-5 p.m. Sacred Spaces Trolley Tours, presented in partnership with the Salisbury Visitors Bureau, is an annual offering by CFA that allows individuals a unique way to experience Rowan County’s worship centers all on the trolley. Center for Faith & the Arts welcomes people of all ages and interests to learn more about our community and its Sacred Spaces.

Center for Faith & the Arts 207 W. Harrison St., 704-647-0999 www.faithart.org


Kerr Street UMC hosts Truhitte in dinner theater

CONCORD — Dan Truhitte, who played in the role of Rolf in “The Sound Of Music,” lives in Concord and attends Kerr Street United Methodist Church. In honor of the movie’s 50th anniversary, Truhitte will present a dinner theater benefit show, sharing personal memories of the making of the movie. Proceeds will support the missions and ministry of Kerr Street United Methodist Church. The event is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. Tickets for the dinner and show are $25 per plate. Kerr Street UMC, is located at 419 Kerr St. NW. For reservations or information, call 704-782-4224 or email at kerrstreetsecretary@carolina.rr.com


Inaugural Awakening Music Festival

Sept. 26-27: Kirk Franklin, MercyMe, Jeremy Camp headline two-day Christian music festival in downtown Winston-Salem’s BB&T Ballpark. “Awakening Music Festival: Sing Your Heart, Loudly.” 4-10 p.m. Saturday and 2-8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $25-$75 per day at ticketmaster.com. Information: 336- 331-3740.


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