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Faith briefs Saturday, April 30

Thursday, May 5: National Day of Prayer observances:

Stallings Memorial Baptist 

Thursday, May 5, Noon – National Day of Prayer, Stallings Baptist Church Courtyard, 817 S Main St. Join the Chestnut Hill Community churches and businesses as we pray for our nation and leaders. Following the service, all are invited to stay for a hot dog lunch.

The Arbor United Methodist 

The Arbor United Methodist Church, 5545 Woodleaf Road, will have a National Day of Prayer Service Thursday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. The theme for the service is “Wake Up America” and the community is invited for this special time of prayer for our nation.

Town of East Spencer 

National Day of Prayer will be celebrated on the steps of Town Hall, 105 South Long St. at noon on Thursday. The Rev. Carl Gray of New Life Community Church of East Spencer will lead in prayer for our nation, community and leadership.

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Free stuff at Lane Street Baptist today 

KANNAPOLIS — Today is Love Thy Neighbor Day at Lane Street Baptist Church, beginning at 9 a.m. — it’s a free give away being held at the Marvin Brothers Youth Building and includes children’s items, some small furniture, holiday items, glassware and dishes, clothing, and much more. Bring boxes and wrapping paper if needed. Hot dog with all the trimmings will be available beginning at 11 a.m.. Remember, everything is free.

Hot dogs today at Eastwood

KANNAPOLIS — Eastwood Baptist Church, 320 Cook St., will be hosting a hot dog fundraiser today from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. with hot dogs and vendors. Call 704 933-8326 for details.

Spring to Jesus Extravaganza today

Today from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2300 Bringle Ferry Road, is hosting its first Spring to Jesus Extravaganza, featuring free food, snowcones, popcorn, pony rides, bounce houses and games with prizes.

Annual ‘Mayberry Daze’ is tonight

CHINA GROVE — This evening at 7 p.m. , the Mount Zion Players of Mount Zion UCC will present an encore presentation of Mayberry Daze, “Aunt Bee the Warden.” The cost is $10 per person or $30 per family with children. Proceeds will go towards the new construction fund.

The Rev. Mark L. Burns is host pastor. Mount Zion UCC, 1415 South Main St., 04-857-1169 or mtzionchinagrove.com

Neal Wilkinson sings at 88th homecoming celebration

CHINA GROVE — South China Grove Baptist Church, 501 Haney St., will celebrate its 88th year during homecoming service on Sunday. The special worship service begins at 10:45 a.m. (earlier than normal). Opening the worship service will be music by Neal Wilkinson, well known in this area for his solos in productions at First Baptist Church Salisbury, Piedmont Players, and many other venues such as singing the National Anthem at ballgames all over the U.S.

Also during the service will be music by Lauren Wagoner and her sisters, and a message given by Coach Joe Pinyan, who grew up with the SCGBC family.

A covered dish meal in the family life center follows the service. Former members and families are extended a special invitation.

The church is located one block off of Thom Street between Hwy 29 and South Main St. Host pastor is the Rev. Tony Wagoner.

For more information call 704-857-3611 or visit www.scgbc.com. Rev. Tony Wagoner is the pastor.

Union Chapel AME Zion 

LEXINGTON — Union Chapel AME Zion Church, 4329 Sowers Road, will hold its Spring/Youth Revival. On Sunday at 11 a.m., youth pastor the Rev. Joshua Holmes, will deliver the morning service.

Revival services run Monday, May 2 through Wednesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. The speaker for the week will be Dr. Rodney Coleman of First Baptist Church in Chapel Hill. Host pastor is the Rev. Dairl Scott Jr.

Spring Revival at Emmanuel 

Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2300 Bringle Ferry Road, holds its Spring Revival on Sunday with Dr. Steve Chipps, pastor of Hillside Park Baptist Church of Thomasville.

Services run May 1 through 4; on Sunday morning 11 a.m., Sunday night at 6 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m.

St. Matthew Missionary Baptist

ROCKWELL — St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church will be observing its annual Woman’s Day on Sunday. The 11 a.m. speaker will be Elder Katie B. Crockett of Mt. Calvary Holy Church, where Bishop Harvey Rice is pastor.

The 3 p.m. speaker will be Alice H. Perry, pastor of Vineyard Worship Center.

Macedonia Missionary, Enon Church Road 

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Enon Church Road, will hold its annual Usher’s Anniversary Program on Sunday, at 3 p.m. . Guest speaker will be the Rev. Tiffany Miller, associate pastor at Macedonia.

Host pastor is Jerry Miller.

New Zion Baptist

New Zion Baptist Church, 2785 Dunn’s Mountain Road, observes its annual Men’s Day on Sunday at 3 p.m.

The speaker for this occasion will be the Rev. Travis Harris, pastor of First Baptist Church, New London. All men from visiting churches will make up a combined Male Choir.

The host pastor is Rev. V. Patrick Jones, Sr. Call 704-637-9324 for details.

Macedonia Missionary, Concord 

CONCORD — Macedonia Missionary will hold a music concert on Sunday at 4 p.m. at 6740 Macedonia Church Road. The Rev. John N. Leazer is host pastor.

The Edwards Family 

The Edwards Family bluegrass gospel group will be in concert at Friendship Baptist Church on Sunday at 6 p.m. . This is a free event. Friendship Baptist is located at 100 Porter Road (I-85 exit 72 Peach Orchard). Host pastor is Jason Pierce. Call 704-633-8090 for more information.

Mt. Olivet UMC concert

CONCORD — Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 301 Mt Olivet Road, will host a concert by the Piedmont Singing Men on Sunday at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. Call 704-782-8846 for details.

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, May 5 and 12, 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.

Rodgers Park hot dog fundraiser

KANNAPOLIS — Rodgers Park Reformed Church, 704 East 22nd St., is hosting a hot dog sale on Thursday, May 5, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Proceeds will be used for local and world missions and special church projects. Call 704-932-8301 for details.

New Beginning Church of God

CONCORD — New Beginning Church of God, 5717 Alexander Road, presents the 12th Appreciation Service for co-pastor Chavis and Lady Tosha Maxwell.

Services begin on Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. with speaker Chris Huffstetler, associate pastor of OneChurch, Greensboro. On Saturday May 7 at 6:30 p.m. the speaker will be Minister Jamaine Smith of First Baptist Church, Kannapolis, along with Cabarrus Music and Arts Ministries. Host pastor is Bishop Gene Roseman and co-pastor is Prophet Chavis Maxwell.

Epworth UMC breakfast

CONCORD — Epworth UMC will hold its annual ham breakfast on Saturday, May 7 from 7-11 a.m. for $6. All proceeds benefit the Summer Missions Teams, one of which will be going to Honduras, one to Ashville to the Haywood Street Mission, and one will be starting a new mission project called Backyard Mission Camp in Cabarrus County.

Women’s Day at Rose of Sharon

The Rose of Sharon Holiness Church will be hosting Women’s Day on Saturday, May 7, at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be co-pastor Doris Clawson, from Lilly’s Chapel Church of God. Lewis G. Walker is the pastor of Rose of Sharon Holiness Church.

Kirkwood Presbyterian movie

KANNAPOLIS — Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 900 Klondale Ave., will present a free movie on Saturday, May 7: “Woodlawn” is the true story of the spiritual awakening of nearly every player on the Woodlawn High School football team in Birmingham Alabama, and the rise of superstar Tony Nathan.

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