Faith briefs Saturday, March 12

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 12, 2016

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Women In Progress 6th anniversary

From noon-3 p.m. today, Saturday, March 12, Trinity Presbyterian Church USA, 300 S. Caldwell St. is holding its WIP anniversary event with guest speakers Evangelist Natricia Bailey, Evangelist Cathy Marlin, Evangelist Paula Tripp. Vendors, wellness and health booth, free blood pressure checks. Details at 704-431-9355.


Baptist Children’s Homes

KANNAPOLIS – Approximately 75 young people from Baptist Children’s Homes of NC will present a program at North Kannapolis Baptist Church on Sunday, March 13, at 10:45 a.m. Also participating in the service will be Dr. Michael C. Blackwell, president of BCH, and other staff members. The church is located at 312 Locust St. For more information, call 704-933-2125.


Immanuel Youth to conduct service

ROCKWELL — The Immanuel Youth Group (ILG) will lead the 11 a.m. worship service on  Sunday, March 13, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2070 Emanuel Church Road. Alex Freeman will deliver the sermon and Susie Trexler will present the children’s sermon. During this special service, Haley James, Alex Freeman and Callie Trexler will perform special musical selections.  Other youth participating in the service as worship leaders include: Mack Freeman, Cortney Miller and Hayden Stiller. The Rev. Bruce Sheeks is pastor.

FUMC Choir offers Haydn Mass

The Chancel Choir of First United Methodist Church will offer Joseph Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass” on Sunday, March 13, at 11 a.m.

Composed in 1798, this choral masterpiece is an exuberant setting of the traditional texts of the Latin mass. The choir will be joined by members of the Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra.

Other music by Gerre Hancock and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be used in the service, including a homily by the Rev. N. Fred Jordan, ending with a piece by Alexandre Guilmant. An activity book about the music offered during the service will be available for young children and teens, and a nursery is available for infant children. The church is located at 217 S. Church St. For more information, call 704-636-3121.


St. John AME Zion 12 Tribes Rally

St. John AME Zion Church will have its Annual Twelve Tribe Rally on Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m. All donations will be appreciated. The Rev. Tamica L. Robinson is host pastor.


Fairview Heights honors first lady

Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church will honor its First Lady, Evangelist Cathye Marlin, on Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m. The guest speaker for the occasion will be Evangelist Mary Ann Kelly, associate minister of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Badin. Lunch will be served after the morning service. Host pastor is the Rev. Clarence E. Marlin.


Memorial service for Mother M. Turner

A memorial service to honor Mother M. Turner will be held at Halls Temple Church on N. Long St. The service will be held on March 13 at 3:30 p.m., rescheduled from its cancellation in January. The Rev. Louis Walker will be the speaker, and other local churches are invited. The Rev. E. Bruce Jr. is the host pastor.


Lay Appreciation service

There will be a lay appreciation service, March 13, 4 p.m. at Ambassador Church, 726 Lincolnton Road. The Rev. Marcus Fairley of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church will be the speaker.


New Life Community Church service

EAST SPENCER —New Life Community Church, 118 Heiligtown Road, presents “A Life Changers Service” on Sunday, March 13, at 4 p.m. sponsored by the New Life Women’s Fellowship Ministry. Guest speaker is Dr. Phyllis F. Gill, pastor of New Life Christian Faith Church Ministries in Morven. For more information, call 704-641-4374.


White Rock AME Zion 12 Tribes Program

GRANITE QUARRY — The Estella McGorda Missionary Society of White Rock AME Zion Church will sponsor its annual Twelve Tribes of Israel Program on Sunday, March 13 at 4 p.m.  Susan Lowe is president of the missionary society. The Rev. Thomas Lee is the pastor.


Pine Ridge Baptist honors pastor

CHINA GROVE — Pine Ridge Baptist Church, 880 Old Linn Road, will honor 20 years of service by Pastor and Mrs.George Bradshaw. There will be a celebration starting at 5 p.m. with special music, reflections of the past, and guests from their first church, White Crest in Mt. Gilead. At 6 p.m. will be special guest speaker Dr. Tim Sims from Bethel Baptist Church in Shelby.  The schedule for the morning will be the same.

Liberty UMC benefit concert

GOLD HILL — Liberty United Methodist Church, 3940 Liberty Road, is hosting a Night of Music through Missions concert for One Child One Church on March 13 at 6 p.m. Matthew Weaver and the Gospel voices will be performing. We are asking for donations of packages of new disposable diapers.


Annual Evangelistic Crusade

The Salisbury District of the AME Zion Church will have its annual Evangelistic Crusade, March 14 through 16, at Livingstone College, Varick Auditorium at 7  p.m. nightly. The theme is “Embracing Kingdom Living Through Evangelism.” Local church choirs and dancers, students, pastors and guests will serve on the program each night.

The evangelist for the three night services will be the Rev. Dr. Otis T. McMillan, general officer and director, Department of Church Growth and Development of the AME Zion Church in Charlotte. Dr. Otis has several degrees in theology and thirty years of experience in ministry.


Milford Hills brunch 

Milford Hills Baptist Church, 1238 East Colonial Drive, will host its monthly Community Brunch on Tuesday, March 15 at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Entertainment will be provided by Mike and Libby Sells from first Baptist Church of Gold Hill, for a great time of food, fellowship and singing.


St. John’s shows ‘War Room’

St. John’s Lutheran Church will be showing the movie  “War Room” on Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m. in the new faith center. Admission is free. There will be a brief discussion afterwards and refreshments are available. Enter through the North Jackson street entrance. Parking is available in bank parking lot across from St. John’s.


Faith and healing service

CLEVELAND — there will be a faith and helaing service with Tommy Cuthbertson at The Building, 140 Abington Lane, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 18.

Hosted by Pastor Jim Carr of Mooresville Community Outreach. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit


Woodleaf JOY group

The Woodleaf JOY Group will take a trip to NarroWay Theater in Fort Mill S.C. to see “Lord of Light,” on Saturday, March 19. Contact Janie Waller at 704-278-4803 for details.


St. Luke Missionary Baptist anniversary 

St. Luke missionary Baptist Church in Hawkins town will be celebrating the anniversary of the Men’s chorus on March 19  at 4 p.m. Various groups will be participating. All interested groups or individuals interested may come and present a song or two. Host pastor is the Rev. Arthur L. Heggins.

Help the SRHS Bible Teaching Association

KANNAPOLIS – From 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 proceeds from the chicken noodle dinner benefit the South Rowan Bible Teaching Association. Prices in The Hut include all-you-can-eat dinner, drink and one dessert. Take-out is available. HEld at Rodgers Park Reformed Church, 704 East 22nd St., 704-932-8301.


IMF Treasure Feamster Scholarship

The Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship (IMF) Scholarship Committee is accepting applications for the 2016 IMF Treasure Feamster Scholarship through April 1 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.


2016 Health Fair

Coming Friday, April 8, from 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Crown in Glory Lutheran Church will be holding a mammography screening at 517 East Bank St. Other services will be available as well and a registered nurse will be on site. Also available blood prressure check, anxiet and diabetes risk assessment, depression screening. Call 704-403-1729 for an appointment or information. See Facebook Crown In Glory Lutheran Church.


NC Campers On Mission

The annual NC Campers On Mission spring rally will be held April 21-24 at Carolina Country Campground, 185 Jim Neely Drive (Hwy/ 601 N.).  Campers on Mission (COM) is a national fellowship of Christian campers who desire to share their faith in Jesus Christ by word and deed as they participate in a variety of mission projects. Come to the rally to learn about COM and get excited about using your RV for missions. The registration form can be found at Click on Calendar of Events and “registration form” for the April 21-24 rally. Registrations need to be received by March 21. Call Shirley Thompson at 336-274-9622 for more information.


Easter Egg Hunts

Christ UM Church 

An Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Christ UM Church Family Life Center, 3401 Mooresville Road, on Saturday, March 19, from 2-3:30 p.m. for children ages 3 years through 5th grade. The afternoon will also include crafts, games, snacks and lots of fun.

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.

World Hope Worship Center

Family Fun Flashlight Egg Hunt for preschool-8th grade at World Hope Worship Center, 2203 Mooresville Road. March 25 at 7 p.m. Bring your flashlight for a night of free fun, food, games, face painting and prizes. The Easter bunny will also be hopping by, so bring your cameras. Call 704-636-9159 for details.

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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