Faith Briefs Saturday, March 5

Published 9:01 am Saturday, March 5, 2016

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Third Creek AME Zion smorgasbord

CLEVELAND — The missionaries of Third Creek AME Zion Church will host the annual Soup Smorgasbord today at 12:30 p.m. The Rev. Harold L. Jordan is the pastor of Third Creek.


Ardis Chapel AME Zion hosts banquet

Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church, 1940 Old Mocksville Road, will be having an Easter Banquet this evening at 6 p.m. The tickets are $15.


Files Chapel Gospel Choir

LEXINGTON — The Gospel Chorus of Files Chapel Baptist Church, 900 Dixie St., continues celebrating its anniversary today at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. All choirs,soloist, praise teams, and dancers are welcome.


Jazz Vespers 

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., will host Jazz Vespers at 7 p.m. tonight in the chapel, featuring the Joe Robinson Band and vocalist Diana Tuffin. A reception follows the service.


Annual Rainbow Tea 

The Missionary Society of Erwin Temple Church will hold its annual Rainbow Tea on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m.

There will be four colors of the Rainbow represented. Members will work in groups with the table colors of the Rainbow and each table group will present a talent for the afternoon program. A meal will be served in the Fellowship Hall after the program.

The Rev. Erwin L. Hannah Jr. is host pastor.


Oak Grove Baptist choir anniversary

CHINA GROVE — The M en’s Choir of Oak Grove Baptist Church will be celebrating its anniversary on Sunday beginning at 3 p.m. All choirs are invited to come help the Men’s Choir celebrate. Host pastor is the Rev. Dr. Keith Curry.


Love Christian Center Homecoming

EAST SPENCER — Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St., will have its annual homecoming service Sunday at 4 p.m. The speaker will be Pastor John A. Bost Sr.

Pastor Bost was a member of Love Christian Center for more than 10 years, serving as the church administrator, chairman of the deacon board, finance committee chairman and Sunday school superintendent, to name a few.

Host pastors of Love Christian Center are Bishop W. Ronald and Lady Lotis Hash. For additional information call 704-433-1474.


Concert at New London UMC

NEW LONDON — New London United Methodist Church, 206 S. Main St., will host Isaac Pyatt for a recital on marimba on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

Pyatt is a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he is majoring in percussion performance and in music composition. Selections on this concert will include transcriptions of works by J. S. Bach and Franz Haydn, and contemporary music by Michael Burritt, Paul Lansky, and more.

Since his freshman year Pyatt has performed with the UNCG Wind Ensemble – the highest level concert band at UNCG. In May of 2016, the UNCG Wind Ensemble will be taking their first European tour. Over the course of 11 days, they will visit Prague, Salzburg, Bologna, Venice, Florence, and Rome, while performing 6 concerts of standard wind ensemble repertoire. While there is no admission fee, donations are gladly accepted. The public is invited.


Culture Impact Conference 

KANNAPOLIS — Culture Impact Conference challenges the church to impact today’s culture on Sunday at 6 p.m.

Central Baptist Church, 1810 Moose Road, hosts guest speakers Dr. Kenyn Cureton, Dr. Mark Harris and Bishop E.W. Jackson.

Admission is free. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information, call 704-933-8006 or email


The Campbell University Choir

KANNAPOLIS — The Campbell University Choir will present a concert at North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 312 Locust St., on Sunday at 6 p.m. as a part of their Spring 2016 Tour. The University Choir has a rich heritage spanning more than 55 years and has performed for audiences all over North Carolina and the Southeast. Recent international tours have taken the choir to Central Europe, Ireland, and Italy. This spring’s concert consists of repertoire both sacred and secular. Patrick Hunter, minister of music and youth at the church, sang with this choir when he was a student at Campbell. For details, call 704-933-2125.


‘War Room’ at TFB

Trading Ford Baptist, 3600 Long Ferry Road, offers a free showing of the film “War Room.” This movie reflects on the real life struggles that we all face, and reminds us that prayer combined with faith can be a game changer. The fild will be shown Sunday at 6 p.m. Call 704 633 5986 for more details.


Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis

SPENCER — Genesis is the book of beginnings, the beginning of time, the human race and all things eternal; important scientific affirmation of the creation.

The DVD-driven study by the Institute for Creation Research accurately portrays the creation of the heavens, the earth and all life. This free series of programs will be held at Oakdale Baptist Church, 200 Charles St., Beginning on March 6, 13, 20 and April 3, from 6-8 p.m.


Outreach Christian Ministry revival 

Outreach Christian Ministry will host Evangelist Tanya Pugh from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in revival March 9-11. Services will begin at 7 p.m. nightly. Come out and hear this powerful woman of God in recognition of Evangelist Alease Taylor’s 45 years of ministry and in conjunction with Women’s History Month.


Homemade chicken and dumplings 

Homemade chicken and dumplings – 4-7 p.m., Saturday, March 12 at Providence UMC, 6450 Bringle Ferry Road, near Dan Nicholas Park. Also serving hot dogs, drinks, and desserts.


Ardis Chapel 

Ardis Chapel AME Zio Church, 1940 Old Mocksville Road, will have a Youth Revival Monday March 7 through Wednesday, March 9, starting at 7 p.m. The speaker is Rev. Dairl Scott Jr. of Union Chapel AME Zion Church of Linwood. Host pastor is the Rev. R. Nathan Bratton.



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 10 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. For more information, call 704-492-6086.

St. Luke Baptist holds spring revival 

St. Luke Baptist Church in Hawkinstown is celebrating its spring revival March 10 and 11. The Thursday speaker is Minister Alice Perry of the Vineyard worship Center and the Friday speaker is the Rev. Jordan of Third Creek AME Zion Church. Services begin at 7 p.m. nightly.

The Rev. Arthur L. Heggins is host pastor.


Hobo supper

CONCORD — On Saturday, March 12 at Epworth UMC, 1030 Burrage Road NE, from 4-7 p.m. have all you can eat pinto beans, slaw, cornbread and drinks for $3. Children under 6 years eat free. Proceeds benefit the Missions of the United Methodist Men.


Dinner theater postponed

CONCORD — The second annual Black History Dinner Theatre has been postponed to Saturday, March 19 at 6 p.m. at Rock Hill AME Zion Church. For more information, call 704-782-9625.


Registration kick-off for Trinity UMC pre-K

KANNAPOLIS — Registration for the 2016-17 school year at Trinity UMC Pre-K is open. The Pre-K is located at 416 East 1st St., across from A.L. Brown High School. We offer developmentally-appropriate classes for ages 1-5. For more information, call Debbie Mishak, Pre-K director at 704-933-1127.”


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.


Easter Egg Hunts

FUMC China Grove

First United Methodist Church of China Grove, 110 W. Church St., will host an Easter egg hunt Sunday. March 20. Worship is at 10:30 a.m. with lunch at 11:45 a.m. and egg hunt to follow.

Landmark Church

Easter egg hunt  at Landmark Church, 1910 Mooresville Road, on Saturday, March 26, from 2 – 4 p.m. Come out for fellowship, fun, and lots of candy.


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