Faith Briefs Saturday, Feb. 27

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 27, 2016

Hinkle Family in concert at Resurrection Life

On Sunday at 6 p.m. the Hinkle Family will be in concert at Resurrection Life Church of Salisbury, 216 S. Main St.

The Hinkle Family travels 365 days a year, coast to coast, ministering in nursing homes, retirement centers and churches. They have been traveling full time since 2001. In the past 13 years, they have ministered at 9,157 services, visited more than 1,271,736 souls and traveled over 1,438,477 miles in 28 states. As they do at each visit to Rowan County, the Hinkles ministered in six different retirement centers this week in the Salisbury area. A love offering will be received for the family during the Sunday service. For more information, contact the Rev. Jerry Snipes at 704-433-8776.

Brunswick Stew for Missions

FAITH — Faith Baptist Church, 203 N. Main St., hosts Brunswick Stew for Missions today from 2–6 p.m. or until sold out. Cost is by donation. Call 704-279-3629 for orders or info.


Spaghetti dinner fundraiser

MT. ULLA — A spaghetti dinner will be held Saturday today from 5:30-7 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 11020 Hwy 801, to raise funds for MS victim Gina Connelly Bond to have her dog trained to be an assistance dog.

The dog and the trainer will be on site for all to see. For more details call 704-658-6086.


St. Stephen’s Lutheran fundraiser

GOLD HILL — The Lutheran Men in Mission of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 4401 St. Stephen’s Church Road, will hold their annual BBQ fundraiser on today from 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. at the fellowship hut.

There will be ribs, chicken, beef and pork at $9 per plate. Proceeds benefit some congregational ministries and local community ministries such as the Mt. Pleasant Food Ministry, Nazareth Children’s Home, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and St. Stephen’s Playschool.


St. Matthews Missionary Baptist celebrates Smyre birthday

ROCKWELL — St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church, 508 Watkins St., will celebrate Evangelist Mother Mary Smyre’s 86th birthday today at 3 p.m.. with guest speaker Elder Calvin Miller and guest singers The Messengers of Christ. Dinner will be served after service. The event is sponsored by the Smyre Tribe (10). Host pastor is John K. Geter. For details, call 704-421-2464.


Annual singing for cystic fibrosis

GOLD HILL — Three Bridges will perform in concert for the cure of cystic fibrosis at the annual Scottssing at 6:30 p.m. this evening at Gold Hill Baptist Church, 16141 Old Beatty Ford Road. For details see or call 704-239-6134.


Mount Zion UCC observes Lent

CHINA GROVE — The third Sunday in the season of Lent at Mt. Zion UCC, 1415 South Main St., begins at 9:30 a.m. for breakfast. Program speaker will be author John Freeze and the discussion will include his recent book, “Straighten The Path.” A special time for children and youth will be provided by Abi Kennett, youth minister. During the 11 a.m. service, the third Sunday of Lent will be observed with the lighting of the Candle of Bread-Bringers.Afterward, the youth fellowship will visit members of the church family at home and in nursing facilities. The Rev. Mark Burns is host pastor.


Black history skit at Fairview Heights

Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church, 704 Old Concord Road, will present a Black history skit on Sunday during the 11 a.m. service, portraying Rosa Parks. Host pastor is the Rev. Clarence E. Marlin.


Family & Friends Day at Henderson Grove

Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate Family & Friends Day on Sunday at 11 am. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Lewis Walker, pastor of Rose of Sharon Holiness Church. Lunch will follow. The host pastor is the Rev. Perry Dye.


Black history program at St. Luke

St. Luke Baptist Church in Hawkinstown presents a Black history program on Sunday at 3 p.m. with Ministers Toni and Anthony Smith, the St. Luke Youth for Christ and other groups.


God’s Tabernacle ministers at Blessing of God

LEXINGTON — Pastor Reginald McConneaughey Sr. and congregation of God’s Tabernacle for Believers of Rockwell will be ministering at the Blessing of God Ministry, 412 Westside Dr. in Lexington on Sunday at 3 p.m. Many people are searching for answers and fulfillment that the world simply cannot give. Jesus Christ is Lord and can fulfill all of our needs. This service is free and hosted by Chief Apostle Vanessa Taplah. For more information contact Elaine Hardy, church administrator, at 336-852-8783.


Northside Church of God of Prophecy hosts program

EAST SPENCER — The Northside Church of God of Prophecy, 730 N . Long St., will host a program titled The Five Heartbeats on Sunday at 3 p.m. Participants include Elder Kenneth Miller of Crown In Glory Lutheran Church; Minister Jerome Allison of Fairview Baptist Church; Minister Audwin Clemons of Stanton Place CoGoP in High Point; Minister Edith Downs of Love Christian Center; Bro. David Jones of Northside CoGoP; and First Lady Natalie Walker of Graves Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Yanceyville. The Oak Grove Baptist Church Mass Choir and the Rev. Kenneth E. Walker will bring the music.

Host pastor is Bishop James Lott II.


Black history service at Word of Life

There will be a special service celebrating Black History at Word of Life Family Worship Center, 726 East Liberty St., on Sunday at 3 p.m. featuring displays of Black history through dance, song, readings and special skits portraying famous African-Americans. Deaconess Cynthia Sloan-Bailey — who holds a masters degree in African-American Literature and English from NC A&T State University and a bachelor of arts in English from Livingstone College, is director of the Word of Life Education Department — will speak. The Education Department is sponsoring the service and proceeds from the service will go toward the church scholarship fund. High school seniors who are members of the Word of Life Congregation have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship ranging from $500 to $1,000.

Dr. Martha S. Starks is host pastor. For information or transportation call 704-633-2431.


Greater Holy Temple hosts guest speaker

STATESVILLE — Elder Kevin Stockton from Freedom United Church of God in Woodleaf will be the guest speaker at the Sunday evening service at 4 p.m. at Greater Holy Temple Church, 404 Buffalo Shoals Road, where Bishop E.L Gray is overseer and pastor.


19th Crossover Kannapolis service

KANNAPOLIS — The 19th Annual Crossover Kannapolis service will be held at Centerview Baptist Church, 415 Walter St., on Sunday at 6 p.m. and will include choirs from five area churches as well as the men’s choir from Teen Challenge. For Race Relations Month, the service seeks to crossover barriers that sometimes separate churches, i.e. denomination, race and worship styles. Participating churches include Bethel AME Zion, Centerview Baptist, Kannapolis Church of God, Marable Memorial AME Zion and Sandy Ridge AME Zion. A love offering will be taken to go to the ministry of Teen Challenge. For more information, call 704-933-2331.


Jazz Vespers return to St. John’s 

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., will host Jazz Vespers at 7 p.m. next Saturday, March 5, in the chapel. The hour-long event features the Joe Robinson Band and vocalist Diana Tuffin. A reception follows the service.


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.”

• 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.


Concordia Lutheran family gathering

CHINA GROVE — On March 2, 9 and 16, Concordia Lutheran Church, 185 Concordia Church Road/Hwy 152 West, will continue its Wednesday night family gathering. Supper begins at 6 p.m., followed by evening prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m. “Do You Have a Heart for God? Life Lessons from David in the First Book of Samuel” will be led by Pastor Ken Reed each night. Families are welcome. Call 704-857-2163 or email for more information. The Rev. Kenneth W. Reed Jr. is host pastor.


New Thursday night worship service

ADVANCE — Hillsdale Church, 5018 US Highway 158, will host a free pancake and bacon supper on Thursdays at 6 p.m. Worship begins at 6:30 p.m. and children’s church for ages pre-K through 5th grade is available on Thursday nights as well as an infant and toddler nursery.

Call 336-998-4020 or visit


Mt. Moriah Lutheran continues Lenten services

CHINA GROVE — Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, 750 Mt. Moriah Church Road, continues Wednesday Lenten Services each week at 7 pm. Pastor Joseph Tallent leads worship using Holden’s Evening Prayer & a Reflection theme of Open My Life, Lord. Weekly topics include: March 2- Open our Ears; March 9- Open our Hearts; March16-Open our Lives. A simple donation dinner is served at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall before the service. For details call 704-857-5034.


Hot dog sale at Rodgers Park

KANNAPOLIS — Rodgers Park Reformed Church, 704 East 22nd St., will hold a hot dog sale fundraiser on Thursday, March 3, from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Proceeds will be used for local and world missions and special church projects. Call 704-932-8301 for more information.


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, March 3 from 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. The next meeting is March 10. For more information, call 704-492-6086.


See ‘The War Room’ at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church

KANNAPOLIS — On Saturday, March 5 at 6 p.m. the widely acclaimed movie “War Room” will be shown for free at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 900 Klondale Ave. Free popcorn and soda will be served.


Black history dinner theatre in Concord

CONCORD — The Christian Education Department of The Rock Hill AME Zion Church, 3620 Rock Hill Church Road, hosts Black History Dinner Theatre on Saturday March 5 at 6 p.m. The theme is “A Time To Learn and Remember.” There will be a soul food dinner provided and local entertainment. Cost is $10 at the door; dress your best. For more information, call 704-224-1817 or 704-425-8364 or 704-782-9625


RSVP to attend Women’s conference 

Apostle Patricia Trueblood will lead the women’s conference “Can Women Be Apostles?” on Sunday, March 6 at 3 p.m. at the Salisbury Women Club, 1237 Old West Innes St. Registration $20. Call 704-792-5673.


Empty Bowls Supper 

North Hills Christian School will host an Empty Bowls Soup Supper from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10 to raise hunger awareness. Attendees receive handmade bowl as a reminder of empty bowls in our community. Proceeds benefit Rowan Helping Ministries. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 children. Visit


Sign up for upcoming boys’ retreat

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


Faith and healing service

CLEVELAND -— Coming Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m. to The Building, 140 Abington Lane, featuring Tommy Cuthbertson.

Come expecting miracles, healings and deliverance. Host pastor is Jim Carr of Mooresville Community Outreach. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.


IMF Treasure Feamster Scholarship

The Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship (IMF) Scholarship Committee is accepting applications for the 2016 IMF Treasure Feamster Scholarship. Applications will be received through April 1, 2016 and must be postmarked by this date. The scholarships are available for high school seniors who are members of an IMF affiliated church, regardless of their chosen field of study. High school seniors can check with their guidance office or affiliated churches for applications or information. For additional information contact Virginia Brown at 704-633-2431.


Shoe drive

Outreach Christian Ministries Intl’s shoe drive continues until March 26. Call 704-637-9955. The shoes will be shipped overseas to help those less fortunate.


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