Faith briefs Saturday, April 2

Published 2:05 pm Saturday, April 2, 2016

Holy Humor at South China Grove UMC

CHINA GROVE — South China Grove United Methodist Church, 230 Rose Ave., will hold its annual Holy Humor Sunday, on April 3 at 9:30 a.m. It will be a time to laugh at the devil, realizing that Christ won and the devil lost when Christ rose from the dead. The church will be decorated with sports and other items from the schools in Rowan County. Congregants are encouraged to wear anything that represents their favorite sports team, amateur or professional. Matthew Weaver will play the prelude and postlude as well as other parts of the service.

Last years’ service was recognized in a national publication, The Joyful Noiseletter. There will be respectful humor throughout the regular Sunday morning service. Dr. S. B. “Doc” Warner is pastor. Call 704-857-4010 for details.

North Kannapolis Baptist hosts John Jacobs team 

KANNAPOLIS —North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 312 Locust St., will host John Jacobs and the Next General Power Force on Sunday, April 3, at 10:45 a.m. A demonstration service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Jacobs has held more than 3,000 crusades in 40 countries. His strength team has held over 30,000 public school assemblies in the U.S. alone. He has been featured on CNN, People Magazine, and almost every major network. Since beginning his ministry, Jacobs has seen more than a million people come to know Christ in his crusades. Call 704-933-2125 for more information.

Anniversary at The Vineyard Worship Center 

The Vineyard Worship Center, 2655 Dunns Mountain Road, will celebrate its third church anniversary on sunday, April 3 . The 11 a.m. speaker will be Elder Wanda Fowler of Mocksville. The 3 p.m speaker will be Rev. Henry Sterling of Macedonia Baptist Church. Alice Houston Perry is founder and host pastor.

St. Luke Baptist Men’s Day correction

HAWKINSTOWN —  St. Luke Baptist Church will be celebrating Men’s Day on April 3 at 3 p.m. and not on April 10 as announced in the flyers.

The speaker for the occasion is the Rev. Dr. Timothy Williams of Yadkin Star Baptist Church in Lexington. Williams is a  native of Winston-Salem, and a graduate of Winston-Salem State University. He holds  both a master’s  and doctorate in theology from Jacksonville Seminary.

He has been the pastor of Yadkin Star Baptist Church for more than 10 years and is a member of the High Point Educational and Missionary Association Inc.

Rainbow Teat at White Rock AME Zion 

GRANITE QUARRY — White Rock AME Zion Church Home Missions Department will sponsor a Rainbow Tea on Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m. for a donation of $10 at the Geneva I. Oglesby Community Center, 663 Dunns Mountain Road. Diane Ellis is Home Missions president and the Rev. Thomas Lee is pastor.

Union Chapel holds Women’s Day program

LEXINGTON — Union Chapel AME Zion Church, 4329 Sowers Road, will hold its Women’s Day Program on Sunday April 3 at 3 p.m. The Rev. Debra Hall of New Hope AME Zion Church of East Spencer will be the guest speaker. The Rev. Dairl Scott Jr. is host pastor.

Rally at Moore’s Chapel AME 

CLEVELAND — Moore’s Chapel AME  Zion Church, 5890 South River Church Road, will host its Fifty State Rally on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Entertainer Barry McGee at TFBC

At 6 p.m. on Sunday April 3 Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, will host Christian comedian/musician/evangelist Barry McGee.

The three-time Comedian of the Year uses humor and costuming to portray Biblical characters, which captivates audiences of all ages. He has performed with Lee Greenwood, Ricky Skaggs, and Charlie Daniels, and is a shop chaplain for NASCAR teams.

Admission is free and a love offering will be received. Call 704-633-5986 or visit

FPU comes to Mt. Tabor UMC

Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, 4520 Old Mocksville Road, will host Financial Peace University classes beginning Monday, April 4 at 6 p.m..

More than 2.5 million families have positively changed their financial future through Dave Ramsey’s nine-week Financial Peace University (FPU). The course provides practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a week where a different lesson is taught on DVD followed by a small-group discussion.

Call 704-633-7484 or visit or on Facebook (mtumc) or Twitter (@MountTaborUMC)

Cast Your Nets at Kirkwood

KANNAPOLIS — Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 9 Klondale Ave., is launching the “Cast Your Nets” program to bring new people into the church. The pastor is Rev. Debra Madden. Call 704-932.4527 for more information.

Dr. Starks celebrates 37 years

Dr. Martha Seigle Starks, senior pastor of Word of Life Family Worship Center, 726 E. Liberty St., is celebrating 37 years of pastoral service during the month of April. Rev. Starks was ordained into the ministry in 1970 by Bishop John Henry Wilson. She served as youth pastor and assistant pastor before being installed as senior pastor in 1979.

Special services to commemorate the occasiony are as follows:

Wednesday, April 6 at 7 p.m.. Guest speaker Pastor T. Shay Geter of New Faith Full Gospel Fellowship;

Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. Guest speaker Pastor William Turner of Tower of Power United Holy Church;

Sunday, April 10 at 10 a.m. Guest speaker Bishop Ronald Hash of Love Christian Center in East Spencer.

Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m.. Guest speaker Bishop Harvey Rice of Mt. Calvary Holy Church;

Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m. Guest speaker Bishop Derek Kelly of New Faith Full Gospel Fellowship, Lexington.

Sunday, April 17 at 10 a.m. Guest speaker the Rev. Doris Glaspy of Newark, N.J. and concluding at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Calvin Miller, presiding elder, Winston-Salem District of the AME Zion Church.

For information and transportation call 704-633-2431.

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.

Special service for Bishop Rice

A pre- anniversary service for Bishop Harvey L. Rice will be held at Mt. Calvary Holy Church, 1401 Standish St., on Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Bishop Elvin Mickens of Mt. Calvary Holy Church Family Worship Center in Concord.

Community Health Fairs 

Crown in Glory Lutheran 

517 E. Bank St.: Friday, April 8, 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Mammography screening, blood pressure check, anxiety and diabetes risk assessment, depression screening. at 517 E. Bank St. Registered nurse on site. Call 704-403-1729 for an appointment or information.

New Zion Missionary Baptist 

2785 Dunn’s Mountain Road: Saturday April 9, 8 a.m.-noon.

Zumba class 8:15-9:15 a.m. Blood pressure check, heart check, diabetes check, dental check and pharmacist on site. All free.


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