Faith Briefs Saturday, Feb. 20

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 20, 2016

See ‘War Room’ tonight at NKBC

KANNAPOLIS — There will be a free showing of the movie War Room at North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 312 Locust St., tonight 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. Doors open at 5 p.m. Call 704-933-2125 for more information.


MLK Park groundbreaking

Today at noon is the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Martin Luther King Dream Park, to be held at 910 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. Guests can park at the Jaycee Optimist Sport Complex.


Pastor’s anniversary at Antioch Missionary Baptist

GRANITE QUARRY — Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 602 S. Slisbury Ave., will celebrate 12 years of Pastor Rickey Johnson and First Lady Peggy Johnson on Sunday at 3 p.m. At 11 a.m. the speaker will be Antioch’s own associate minister, the Rev. Linwood Buford. The speaker for the 3 p.m. service is the Rev. Arthur Heggins, pastor of Salisbury’s St. Luke Baptist Church.

Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m.


Men’s Day at White Rock AME Zion

GRANITE QUARRY — White Rock AME Zion Church will celebrate Men’s Day on Sunday during the 11 a.m. service. The Rev. Thomas Lee, pastor, will deliver the morning message on the theme of “Men Serving the Lord.” Lunch will be served immediately after the service. Thomas Turner is Men’s Day chairperson.


Bishop Charles Hash to speak

EAST SPENCER — Bishop Charles Hash will speak at Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St., on Sunday at 11 a.m.

Bishop Hash received his honorary master of divinity and doctor of divinity from New Life Theological Seminary in Orangeburg, S.C. He is the founder and member of Southwest Virginia Revival Team which travels the Eastern United States preaching revivals and camp meetings. Bishop many books include “The New Breed Walking Tall,” “Soul Ties & Sexual Sins,” “The Making of A Man of God” and others.

Bishop Hash is brother to the pastor, Bishop W. Ronald Hash.


Dr. Mark Creech to speak at Calvary Baptist

On Sunday at the 11 a.m. service, Dr. Mark Creech is the guest speaker at Calvary Baptist Church, speaking on the importance of Christians being involved in the legislative processes.

Dr. Creech has led the Christian Action League of N.C. as its executive director since 1999.  Prior to becoming CAL director, he served as a pastor for 20 years. Currently he serves as a lobbyist in the NC General Assembly and works to stop legislation ranging from attempts to promote a homosexual agenda to the advancement of more legalized gambling in the Tar Heel state.  His efforts have also been responsible for getting some important pro-family pieces of legislation through the General Assembly.

Host pastor is Rick Cockerham. Calvary Baptist Church is located on East Ridge Road, just beyond Ellis crossroads, 704-633-2567.


Fruit of the Spirit program at Moore’s Chapel

CLEVELAND — The Fruit of the Spirit program will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 5890 South River Church Road/ corner of Cool Springs Road. There will be various speakers from area churches. The Rev. Eddie L. Fortson is host pastor.


Deacon, Trustee and Deaconess Day

Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church, 704 Old Concord Road, will host its Deacon, Trustee and Deaconess program on Sunday at 3 p.m. The speaker will the Rev. Jimmy Griffin, pastor of New Jersey AME Zion Church in Lexinton. The Rev. Clareance E. Marlin is host pastor.


Providence AME Zion holds Men’s Day

Providence AME Zion Church, 2415 Providence Church Road, will hold its annual Men’s Day program at 3 p.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be thhe Rev. Dr. Claude E. Forehand, pastor of First Baptist Church in Kannapolis. This year’s theme is “Godly Equipped Men.”


Men’s Day at Ardis Chapel 

Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church will be celebrating Men’s Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. with guest speaker Dominque Bates. The recipients of the “Helping Hands Award” are Leon Gaither of Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church and the Rev. Patrick Jones of New Zion Baptist Church. Host pastor is the Rev. R. Nathan Bratton.


Erwin Temple Mass Choir celebrates 20th anniversary

Erwin Temple Mass Choir observes its 20th anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guest choirs are   invited to participate. The Mass Choir will be in concert for the first part   of the celebration. The second part will consist of guest choirs singing    two selections each. The Rev. Ervin L. Hannah Jr. is pastor of Erwin Temple   CME Church.


Benefit concert at New London UMC

NEW LONDON — New London United Methodist Church, 206 S. Main St., will host Daniel Dickens for a concert of classical and gospel selections titled “Songs for Chloe” on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Dickens is a music educator in the Stanly County School System and serves at pianist at New London UMC.

For this concert he will be joined by Rod Almond and Blake Fraley on several of the songs. This concert is part of New London UMC’s Music in Mission Concert Series. While there is no admission fee, a love offering will be received to assist Chloe Fraley, who was severely burned last November and has undergone multiple skin grafts.


Immanuel Lutheran hosts Lenten service and meal

ROCKWELL — The Lenten evening service is Sunday in the Immanuel Lutheran Church fellowship building. Prior to the service Immanuel members will provide a covered-dish meal, which begins at 6 p.m. followed by the service at 7 p.m.  The Rev. Bruce Sheeks, host pastor, will speak.

Teresa Moore-Mitchell & Friends

Teresa Moore-Mitchell & Friends will be in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. Moore-Mitchell will be partnering with her students at Catawba and Livingstone colleges, accompanied by Dr. Phillip Burgess, Catawba’s director of choral activities.


United Ministerial Alliance jount service

The United Ministerial Alliance will host its joint worship service at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Lilly’s Chapel Church of God, 618 W.Thomas St. Elder Agnes Partee-Brown, associate minister at Love Christian Center of East Spencer, is the guest preacher. Elder Thomas Clawson is the host pastor. The United Ministerial Alliance meets at noon every third Saturday at Tower of Power United Holy Church, 601 E. Cemetery St. Clergy are welcome.


Brunswick Stew for Missions

FAITH — Faith Baptist Church, 203 N. Main St., hosts Brunswick Stew for Missions next Saturday, Feb. 27 from 2–6 p.m. or until sold out. Take out quart size stew with no sides or eat in with a bowl of stew, crackers, drink, dessert. Cost is by donation. Proceeds go toward the Cuba mission in August, Agape Church in Turkey, and Andy and Dana Cauble in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Call 704-279-3629 for orders or info.


Annual singing for cystic fibrosis

GOLD HILL — Three Bridges will perform in concert for the cure of cystic fibrosis at the annual Scottssing next Saturday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Gold Hill Baptist Church, 16141 Old Beatty Ford Road. This is a free concert with a love offering benefitting the work to cure cystic fibrosis. For details see or call 704-239-6134.


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

• Feb. 24: the Rev. Carol W. Gilbert • March 2: the Rev. Ed Harper • March 9: the Rev. John Tucker • March 16: the Rev. Sean Barrett.


Black History program

St. Luke Baptist Church in Hawkinstown will be presenting a Black History program on Feb. 28 at 3 p.m.  The program will include Ministers Toni and Anthony Smith, the St. Luke Youth for Christ and other groups. The Rev. Arthur L. Heggins is host pastor.


Sign up for Guys’ Exchange Weekend

CHINA GROVE —  “Putting on the Whole Armor of God” is the theme of the Guys’ Exchange Weekend at First United Methodist Church of China Grove, 110 W. Church St. The event is for boys in grades 6 through 12, and will be held Friday-Sunday, March 11-13. The cost is $25 and scholarships are available. Deadline to sign up is March 6. Contact or with questions or to register.


Southern City honors Rev. Massey

EAST SPENCER — On Sunday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 940 S. Long St., will celebrate the life of the Rev. Reginald H. Massey, who has served the AME Zion Church, the Veteran Administration, Rowan County, and the Town of East Spencer for years. RSVP to Barbara Mallett at 704-636-1600 or Essie Foxx at 704- 630- 0922. A reception will follow the program in the hospitality area. All proceeds will be contributed to the establishment of the Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Scholarship Fund.

RSVP to attend Women’s conference 

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. Call 704-792-5673 for registration or information.


Shoe drive

Outreach Christian Ministries Intl’s shoe drive has been extended until March 26. Call 704-637-9955 if you have any slightly new or used shoes, which will be shipped overseas to help those less fortunate.


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