Faith briefs Saturday, Feb. 13

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 13, 2016

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Valentine Dinner this evening

World of Faith Outreach Ministries, 5370 Stokes Ferry Road, is hosting a Valentine Dinner at 5 p.m. this evening. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children.


Valentone’s Day at Mount Tabor

Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road, celebrates Valentine’s Day with “The Hymns We Love” on Sunday at 11 a.m. Call 704-633-7484 to learn more or visit or Facebook (mtumc) or Twitter (@MountTaborUMC)


Fairview Heights hosts special service

Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church will be sponsoring a building fund service on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Dr. Barbara Hart, associate minister of First Calvary Baptist Church of Salisbury. The Rev. Clarence E. Marlin is host pastor.


Livingstone College Day at Soldiers Memorial 

Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church will celebrate Livingstone College Day on Sunday at 4 p.m., featuring the Livingstone College Concert Choir, let by Dr. DaVaughn Miller, chair of the music and theater arts department. This annual celebration highlights the historical relationship between Livingstone College, Soldiers Memorial AME Zion and the Salisbury-Rowan community. This day is also set aside to honor the heritage and legacy of Livingstone College with financial gifts, as expressed in the theme “Faith in God’s Love.”

The college’s concert choir will sing and Livingstone College will be represented by graduates, students, faculty and staff. Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, president, will speak on the the progress and future plans of the college.

A Valentine dinner will be served afterward in the fellowship hall. The Rev. David A. McLean is host pastor. Program chairs are Dr. Bryant and Kay Wright Norman.


Valentine’s Day at Concordia Lutheran 

CHINA GROVE — Concordia Lutheran Church will host a Valentine’s Day Soup Lunch for members and guests. Free will offering will be accepted for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in honor of our good friend Zach Smith. Concordia is located on Hwy. 152, six miles west of China Grove.

Host pastor is the Rev. Kenneth W. Reed Jr., 704-857-2163.


Parables of Christ in concert at FBC

First Baptist Church of Salisbury, 223 N. Fulton St., will present Parables Of Christ in concert on Sunday at 6 p.m. This is a free concert with love offering being taken. Use the back entrance and go to the second floor via steps or elevator. The doors will be open at 5 p.m.


Lenten servicesat FUCC 

The season of Lent has begun at First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St., with the series entitled “Can You Hear Me Now? Listening for the Still Speaking God.”

The Lenten Sunday Suppers begin Sunday at 5:30 p.m. The Rev. Carol Hallman will be speaking on the practice of Lectio Divina which is a way of using scripture as a prayer focus. Reservations for the meal are required and may be made by Tuesday preceding the service.

On Sunday, Feb. 21, the Rev. David McClean pastor of Soldiers AME Church will be our guest speaker. Rev. Dr. Vergil Lattimore is the speaker on February 28. His focus is “Prayer as Pastoral Self Care”. Rev. Marian Rhyne will speak on “Praying the Labyrinth” on March 6. Karen Campbell will be introducing us to “Body Prayer” on March 13th

First United Church of Christ, located in Salisbury’s Historic District, 704-633-2723.


Pastoral anniversary at Macedonia Missionary Baptist

CONCORD — Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 6740 Macedonia Church Road, celebrates the 19th pastoral anniversary of the Rev. John Leazer and First Lady Darlene Leazer on Sunday with guest speaker the Rev. Parnell Kelly of Shiloh Baptist Church of Badin.

Host pastor is the Rev. John N. Leazer, 704-786-7308,


Learn about ‘The Senior Slumps’ at Trinity Lutheran 

LANDIS — Trinity Lutheran Church is hosting a special presentation called “The Senior Slumps.” The program will be presented by Shonna Black who is an RN in Behavior Health. It is about depression and anxiety among older adults and how to help them. The program is Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall of Trinity Lutheran Church, 108 West Rice St.


SR Ministerial Association 

CHINA GROVE — South Rowan Ministerial Association will meet Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 9 a.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church, Hwy 152 W. Clergy from the South Rowan and North Kannapolis areas are welcome to attend for Bible study, prayer and planning for community events. For more information contact Pastor Ken Reed at 704-857-2163 or


Community Brunch at Milford Hills 

Milford Hills Baptist Church, 1238 East Colonial Drive, will host a Community Brunch on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. Entertainment will be provided by Carl Morner from First Baptist Church Salisbur


Joint Lenten services in Chestnut Hill 

Three congregations in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood, Coburn Methodist Church, Haven Lutheran Church, and St. Paul Episcopal Church, will come together during Lent for Wednesday night Bible Study at 7 p.m. A meal will be served at 6 p.m., prior to the Bible studies. Area pastors will lead the Lenten study on “Encounters with Jesus.” On Wednesday, Feb. 17, the Rev. Don McCann will kick off the study with “The Centurion’s Servant.”

• Feb. 24: the Rev. Carol W. Gilbert leads the study.

• March 2: the Rev. Ed Harper

• March 9: the Rev. John Tucker

• March 16: the Rev. Sean Barrett.

All the Bible studies and meals will take place in the Haven Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 207 W. Harrison St.


Trueblood to lead women’s conference 

For women who are called to the ministry: Apostle Patricia Trueblood will lead the women’s conference “Can Women Be Apostles?” on Sunday, March 6, beginning at 3 p.m. at the Salisbury Women Club, 1237 Old West Innes St. The registration cost is $20.

Dr. Trueblood of Grace Deliverance Tabernacle Inc., is an educator and motivational speaker who believes that God came to set women free as well as men. Learn how God uses women in the Bible and how he use women today for his glory.

Call 704-792-5673 for registration or information.


Teresa Moore-Mitchell & Friends 

Teresa Moore-Mitchell & Friends will be in concert at 7 p.m. next Sunday, Feb. 21, in the sanctuary of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St.

Moore-Mitchell will be partnering with her students at Catawba and Livingstone colleges to showcase their abilities, says Rob Durocher, the church’s minister of music. “People think you’ve got to go to the far reaches of the earth to find inspiring vocal talent to draw in fans and support. But the reality is, it’s right here in the midst of our community. We have such a person in Teresa.”

Moore-Mitchell is a soprano opera singer who has performed all over the country and beyond.

Moore-Mitchell will be accompanied by Dr. Phillip Burgess, director of choral activities at Catawba.

The Rev. Rhodes Woolly is senior pastor. The Rev. Danielle Kosanovich DeNise is pastor for discipleship.

Shoe drive

Outreach Christian Ministries Intl’s inaugural shoe drive has been extended until March 26. So if you have any slightly new or used shoes, give us a call at 704-637-9955 and we will be more than glad to accept them. Shoes will be shipped overseas to help those less fortunate.


GriefShare recovery seminar/support group: Mondays, 6-8 p.m., Jan. 25- April 18. First Baptist Church, China Grove, 302 Patterson St., 704-857-5415.

GriefShare recovery seminar/support group: Mondays, 6-8 p.m., March 7-June 6. Central Baptist Church,1810 Moose Road, Kannapolis. 704-467-2795.



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