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Faith briefs Saturday, March 26

Easter egg hunts today

Mt. Zion UCC 

CHINA GROVE — Mt. Zion United Church of Christ, 1415 S. Main S., 10 a.m. at the ball field. For preschool and early elementary. Bring your own basket.

New Bethel Baptist

MOCKSVILLE — 3727 US Hwy 601, at 1 p.m. Info at 336-284-2990.

Immanuel Lutheran 

ROCKWELL — 1:30 p.m., for toddlers-fifth grade, divided by age. Prizes, refreshments, appearance by the Easter Bunny. Rain date: after breakfast Sunday. Sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Youth, 704-279-3737.

Landmark Church

Landmark Church, 1910 Mooresville Road, 2-4 p.m. Fellowship, fun, candy.


Easter Egg hunts Sunday

First UMC

First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St. 9:45 a.m., “Backwards Easter Egg Hunt” on the lawn. Information at www.fumcsalisbury.org

First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church, corner of W. Innes and S. Fulton Streets. 10 a.m., upstairs on board The Disciple-Ship, for children age 2 through 5th grade.

Love Christian Center

EAST SPENCER — Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St. Easter egg hunt following 10 a.m. service. Information at 704-433-1474.

Drama at Trading Ford Baptist today 

Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, presents the drama JESUS! It is a lifelike depiction of the events leading up to and including the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

There will be two showings of this production, this evening at 6 p.m. and Sunday morning at 10 a.m. Call 704-633-5986 for more details.


Sunrise services

Antioch Baptist and White Rock AMEZ 

 GRANITE QUARRY – Antioch Baptist Church, 602 S. Salisbury Ave., will host a joint Easter sunrise service with White Rock AME Zion Church at 6 a.m. The Rev. Thomas Lee will speak, and the Rev. Rickey Johnson is host pastor. Breakfast will follow.


Sunrise service at Love Christian Center

EAST SPENCER — Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St., will have its annual Sun Rise Easter service at 6 a.m. The speaker will be Pastor Hamlet Kollie from Christ The Lamb Ministries. Free breakfast will be served.

The morning service begins at 10 am. The Praise Team, Dance Team, Youth Choir and poetry will be a part of the morning program. Bishop Ronald Hash will deliver the message.  For additional information call 704-433-1474.


St. Matthew’s Lutheran 

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 9275 Bringle Ferry Road, will celebrate as follows:

6:30 a.m.: Sunrise service starting in the sanctuary and ending, weather permitting, in the cemetery.

7:30 a.m.: Breakfast prepared by the Men’s group and served by the youth groups in the family life center. Contributions will be divided between the building and scholarship funds.

9:30 a.m.: Opening with the children’s Easter program followed by Sunday School.

10:30 a.m.: Easter worship service and communion by the Rev. Gary Coble.


IMF Sunrise Services

The Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship of Rowan Inc. will host a sunrise service at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion, 500 Partee St., beginning at 6:30 a.m. with the message by Pastor Dr. Henry Diggs of Faith Temple Triumphant Ministries.

Call 704-782-0072 for additional information.


St. Luke, Ardis Chapel and Shady Grove

St. Luke missionary Baptist Church in Hawkins town will be celebrating its Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. with Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church and Shady Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Timothy Bridges is in charge and the Rev. Arthur Heggins is the host pastor. The regular Easter service will be at 10 a.m.


Immanuel Lutheran 

ROCKWELL — Immanuel Lutheran’s Easter sunrise service beginning at 6:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. Pastor Bruce Sheeks will deliver the message and Christy Trexler will sing a special musical selection. Following the service, the congregation is invited to a complimentary breakfast prepared by the Men’s Sunday School Class.


Mt. Moriah Lutheran 

CHINA GROVE — Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, 750 Mt. Moriah Church Road, will welcome Easter morning with prayers in the church cemetery at 6:45 a.m. followed by sunrise worship at 7 a.m. in the sanctuary. Actors will present “I Saw Him,” the story of Easter as told by inanimate objects surrounding the crucifixion of Jesus, such as the cross, the whip, the stone and others.

The Lutheran Men will serve breakfast afterward. Holy Communion will be celebrated at the 10 a.m. service as well as special music selections. Host pastor is Joseph Tallent. For more information call 704-857-5034.


Emmanuel Baptist 

Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2300 Bringle Ferry Road, will host an Easter SonRise Service at 6:45 a.m. featuring special singing, preaching with Dr. Rodney Skipper of Thomasville and breakfast to follow. Host pastor is Dale Kinley.


Mt. Zion UCC

CHINA GROVE — Easter Sunday at Mt. Zion United Church Of Christ, 1415 S. Main S., begins at 6:45 a.m. in the historic cemetery. Breakfast is at 7:30 a.m. in the new building. Easter worship is at 9 a.m. instead of the usual 11 a.m. and will include Communion plus a special time to remember members of the church family who passed away during 2015. The Rev. Mark L. Burns is host pastor. For more information visit mtzionchinagrove.com or call 704-857-1169.


Holy Cross Lutheran

MOCKSVILLE – Celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on Sunday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1913 US Hwy 601 South. Services include Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. outside at the cross, followed by breakfast. The traditional Easter worship with Holy Communion will be at 9 a.m.


Genesis Baptist 

CHINA GROVE — The Easter sunrise service at Genesis Baptist Church, 9710 Old Concord Salisbury Road, is at 7 a.m. Host pastor is Gene Edwards and associate pastor is Roger Steadman. Sunday School is at 9 a.m. and the worship service is at 10 a.m.


Allen Temple Presbyterian

CLEVELAND – Easter sunrise service at Allen Temple Presbyterian Church will be at 7 a.m., with breakfast after the service. There will be no 11 a.m. service.


South China Grove Baptist 

CHINA GROVE — At 7 a.m. the Easter sunrise service is outside in the parking lot behind sanctuary at South China Grove Baptist Church, 501 Haney St., followed at 7:45 a.m. by breakfast in the family life center. 9:45 a.m. is Sunday school and worship is at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. The choir will share the musical “Behold The Lamb,” which will take us to the table, the cross and the empty tomb. Call 704-857-3611, or visit www.scgbc.com


Providence UMC

Providence United Methodist’s sunrise service at Dan Nicholas Park starts at 7 a.m. at the amphitheater. Dress accordingly and bring a blanket, seat cushions, etc. If the weather is inclement, the service will be at Providence United Methodist Church, 6450 Bringle Ferry Road. Pastor Aldana Allen will speak. Praise and worship music will be led by the Providence First Light Praise Team. Providence will also hold its traditional worship service at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.


First UMC

Easter Day liturgies, at First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St., begin with a sunrise service in the Parker Courtyard at 7 a.m., followed by two identical worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., both including the music of John Rutter, Healey Willan, Horatio Parker and Gerre Hancock for brass quintet, organ, and timpani. For more information, visit www.fumcsalisbury.org


South China Grove UMC

CHINA GROVE – South China Grove United Methodist Church, 230 Rose Ave., will hold its Easter sunrise service at 7:15 a.m. Weather permitting, the service will be held outside in front of the fellowship hall. The service will include recorded music by Matthew Weaver. A continental breakfast furnished by Doc Warner and his wife Beverly will be provided following the service. The Easter Sunday Service will be at the usual 9:30 a.m. time. Host pastor is Dr. S. B. “Doc” Warner, 704-857-4010.


Mount Tabor UMC 

Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road, will hold its sunrise Easter service at 7:15 a.m., followed by breakfast. Traditional worship is at 11 a.m. Call 704-633-7484 or visit www.mounttaborumc.org or Facebook (mtumc) or Twitter (@MountTaborUMC) for more information.


Calvary Baptist

The sunrise service at Calvary Baptist Church, East Ridge Road just beyond Ellis crossroads, is at 8 a.m. with special music, congregational singing, and an Easter message, held under the arbor. Following the service, a country style breakfast will be served in the new fellowship hall.

Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. and the morning service is at 11 a.m. The adult choir under the direction of David Hutchins, minister of music, will present an Easter musical. Accompanying the Celebration choir for several specials will be the Children’s Choir and the Creative Ministry/Movement team. Host pastor is Rick Cockerham, 704-633-2567.


Other services

First Presbyterian

Easter at First Presbyterian Church, at the corner of W. Innes and S. Fulton Streets, is as follows:

Three services of worship at 8:30, 8:50, and 11 a.m.

10 a.m., Sunday school

10:15 a.m., One Great Hour of Sharing “Feed the Fish” Finale (Lewis Hall)

10:30 a.m., Butterfly release (courtyard)

10:45 a.m., prelude music in the sanctuary


Musical at Dayspring

CHINA GROVE – Dayspring Community Church, 490 Lentz Road, will present “The Day He Wore My Crown,” an Easter musical, on Sunday at 9 and 11 a.m. Admission is free and nursery is provided. Visit www.dayspringcc.com or for more information, call 704-855-4468.


Pine Ridge Baptist

CHINA GROVE — The Easter Sunday schedule has changed at Pine Ridge Baptist Church, 880 Old Linn Road. There will be no Sunday school; morning worship will begin at 10:30 instead of 10:45 a.m. and there will be no evening service.  Wednesday Bible Study starts at 6 p.m. For additional information call 704-279-0574 or 704- 857-3182.


12 Tribes Rally at Halls Temple

Halls Temple, N. Long Street, will hold its annual 12-tribe rally at 3:30 p.m. on Easter Sunday. Bishop T. Washington of New Freedom Kannapolis will be presenter. Host pastor is the Rev. E. Bruce.


Revival services at Fairview Heights 

Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church, 704 Old Concord Road, will have its annual Spring Revival March 30 through April 1 at 7 pm. nightly.

Wednesday speaker will be the Rev. Thomas Leak, pastor of White Rock AMC Zion Church of Granite Quarry;

Thursday speaker will be the Rev. Alice Perry, pastor of Vineyard Church, Dunn Mountain Road;

Friday speaker will be Dr. Nilous Avery, pastor of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

The Rev. Clarence E. Marlin is host pastor.


‘Back to Business’ at Macedonia 

CONCORD — Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 6740 Macedonia Church Road, will host a series of inspirational events called “Back to Business,” from April 1-3.

6 p.m. Friday, April 1: “A Celebration of the Arts” features local praise dancers, dance teams and choirs;

8 a.m. Saturday, April 2: Featured speakers include:

• Pastor David Leaven of Antioch Baptist Church, Cleveland;

• Pastor Timothy Bridges, Sr. of Shady Grove Baptist Church, East Spencer;

• Pastor Darrick Leak of Judah House of Praise in Kannapolis and Poplar Hill Baptist Church, Polkton;

• Pastor Ricky Johnson of Antioch Baptist Church;

• Pastor Sonya Ellerbe of United Christian Fellowship Church;

• Minister Angela Neal of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Concord;

• Minister Gena Long of The Potters House Ministry;

• The Rev. Roaman Johnson, the Rev. Myron Williamson and Sister Casena Leazer with our youth.

Saturday: Lunch and dinner will be served and there will be separate classes for youth and teens.

6 p.m. Sunday, April 3: Mass Choir concert featuring combined choirs of all participating churches.

Registration and a $20 fee is required. Contact 704-786-7308 or macedonias.secretary@gmail.com for more information.


Movie at Kirkwood

KANNAPOLIS — On Saturday April 2 at 6 p.m. the movie “Mercy Rules” with Kirk and Chelsea Cameron will be shown at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 900 Klondale Ave. Just as “Fireproof” restores marriages “Mercy Rules” strengthens Families.” Free popcorn and soft drink will be served.


In My Father’s House Outreach Ministries

In My Father’s House Outreach Ministries, led by the Rev. Roosevelt Jenkins, meets the first two Thursdays of each month. The next meetings are Thursdays, April 7 and 14, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Hurley Room at Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Innes St. For more information, call 704-492-6086.


‘No Fooling’ at Southern City AMEZ

EAST SPENCER – Southern City AME Zion Church on Long Street, will hosting “No Fooling” for $5 on Friday, April 1 at 6 p.m. Heavenly Hot Dogs will be available, along with fun and games. On Saturday, April 2, there will be $7 Breakfast Galore from 8 a.m.-noon.


2016 Health Fair

April 8, 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Crown in Glory Lutheran Church, 517 E. Bank St. Mammography screening and other services. Registered nurse on site. Also blood pressure check, anxiety and diabetes risk assessment, depression screening. Call 704-403-1729 for an appointment or information. See Facebook Crown In Glory Lutheran Church.


Deadline for Treasure Feamster Scholarship

The deadline for the Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship Treasure Feamster Scholarship is April 1. High school seniors can check with their guidance office or affiliated churches for applications or information. For additional information, call Virginia Brown at 704-633-2431.


Vendors invited to car, truck, bike show 

STATESVILLE — Sixth annual Car, Truck and Bike Show supporting non-profits in Iredell County in Horizon Church’s parking lot at 316 Signal Hill Drive, on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Arts and craft vendors are invited to participate. Visit www.horizonchurch.net or call 704-873-5250.


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