Faith Briefs Saturday, Jan. 23

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 23, 2016

‘War Room’ tonight

KANNAPOLIS — There will be a free showing of the movie “War Room” at North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 312 Locust St., this evening at 5:30 p.m. in McMurray Hall. From the award-winning creators of “Fireproof” and “Courageous” comes a compelling drama with humor and heart that explores the power that prayer can have on marriages, parenting, careers, friendships, and every other aspect of life. Rated PG.

Call 704-933-2125 to confirm in case of inclement weather.


Adult Faith Formation program

There is an Adult Faith Formation program offered each Sunday from 9:15-10:15 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in the music and art room of the school. The program includes video presentations by Bishop Robert Baron followed by discussion. The series is called “Catholicism.” All are welcome.


Fourth Sunday at Mount Zion UCC

CHINA GROVE – Sunday morning begins at Mount Zion UCC, 1415 South Main St., 9:30 a.m. in the new building with breakfast provided by Pat Corriher and her team. The Fourth Sunday Program is on “Esther” and God’s people not keeping “… silence at such a time as this.” During the 11 a.m. service the children’s choir will sing, and the Rev. Mark L. Burns will continue his Epiphany Series. Afterward the youth fellowship will meet for lunch and head out to visit homebound and shut-ins from the church family.

For more information see or call 704-857-1169.


Special day at Cedar Grove AME Zion

The Cedar Grove AME Zion Church Buds of Promise will observe Marie L. Clinton Day on Sunday during the 11 a.m. service. The theme is “Do You Know Who’s Calling You.”

Delaylah Watson, daughter of Tashelia Bennett, granddaughter of Dellery Bennett and goddaughter of the Rev. Eddie and Barbara Fortson, will be the speaker. Delaylah is a second grader at Royal Oaks Elementary School where she is a straight-A student. Delaylah has a sister, Tatyana and a brother, Cedric.

The Buds of Cedar Grove will also participate in the worship service. Margaret Ellis is the Buds Superintendent at Cedar Grove and the Rev. Dr. Bertha E. Pittman is pastor.


14th anniversary at God’s Tabernacle

ROCKWELL — The Disciples of God’s Tabernacle for Believers Ministry, 304 W. Main St., will celebrate their 14th anniversary on Sunday at 3  p.m. Guest speaker will be Dale White, pastor of Gray’s Chapel United Church of Christ in Statesville. Reginald McConneaughey Sr. and Frenchie McConneaughey serve as pastor and co-pastor.


Erwin Temple annual program 

The Usher Board of Erwin Temple Church will have its annual program at 3 p.m. Sunday. There will be four guest ministers to speak on The Four Gospels, Matthew, Mark Luke and John:  Minister Sharon Smoot from Ambassadors For Jesus Christ Church of Cleveland; Minister Jeffrey Allen from Shady Grove Baptist Church of Mount Ulla; Minister Jennifer White from New Shepherd Baptist Church of Cooleemee; and Elder Kevin Stockton from Freedom United Church of God of Woodleaf.

There will be gospel singing. The Rev. Ervin L. Hannah Jr. is host pastor.


Macedonia Missionary Baptist 

CONCORD — The Sunbeam Choir of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Concord, 6740 Macedonia Church Road, will hold its annual Concert Praise and Worship program beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Youth choirs are invited to join in. Contact Minister Mark Williamson at 704-779-9197 for more information, or 704-786-7308 or


Hall’s Temple honors Overseer Turner 

Hall’s Temple Church on North Long Street, will hold a memorial service to honor the memory of overseer Mother M. Turner on Sunday, Jan. 24 at 3:30 p.m. Special speaker will be the Rev. Louis Walker, pastor of Rose of Sharon Church of Salisbury, along with other area invited churches. Host pastor is the Rev. E. Bruce Jr.


Hamilton to sing at Emmanuel Baptist

Emmanuel Baptist Church will host gospel singer Brad Hamilton of Thomasville in  concert on Sunday at 6 p.m. The church is located at 2300 Bringle Ferry Road.
Klaussen concert at Blaise Baptist

MOCKSVILLE — Eduard Klassen will present a program of testimony and music on the Paraguayan folk harp on Sunday evening at 6 p.m. at Blaise Baptist Church, 134 Blaise Church Road. A love offering will be received.


Concert canceled at Liberty UM

GOLD HILL — The Mission Concert scheduled for Sunday at 6 p.m. at Liberty United Methodist Church has been canceled due to inclement weather.


Everybody birthday party at Piney Grove

MOCKSVILLE — Piney Grove AME Zion Church will host an Everybody Birthday Party on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 4-8 p.m. It will be held at the Carolina Bible Retreat Center, 1988 Jericho Church Road. Entertainment will be provided by The Echoes of Christ of Salisbury. Dinner will be served and there will be fellowship, fun and prizes. Contact Victoria Turner Brown at 704-657-7365 or Rev. Darian Potts at 704-231-4828 or Lonell Pruitt at 704-252-2044.

The menu is turkey, ham, roast, rice and gravy, rolls and drink. Tickets will also be available at the door.


Festal Chorale Evensong

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will host a service of Festal Choral Evensong to celebrate and dedicate its new organ and recently completed renovation project. The event will be Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at the church, 131 W. Council St. and will be officiated by the Right Rev. Whayne Hougland, 27th rector of St. Luke’s and the Rev, Robert Black, 28th rector of St. Luke’s.

The organ prelude by Dr. Mark Ardrey-Graves will begin at 5 p.m.

A reception will follow in the parish hall.


Human trafficking seminar

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church, 306 N. Church St. will host an informational program on human trafficking with an offering to be taken up in support of the Special Victims Program, by Edna Gillispie, RN, parish nurse. For details call 704-637-5874.


GQ family dinner night in the works

GRANITE QUARRY — Granite Quarry Fellowship, 111 S. Salisbury Ave., is making plans to serve the community a free dinner from 6-8 p.m. the last Friday of every month, starting Jan. 29, so that families can benefit from time together at no cost. Those who don’t have family to eat with are invited to come and become part of the GQ Fellowship family. Call 704-796-3222 for details.


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