Faith Briefs Saturday, May 28
Services this weekend include music and pastor appreciation
CLEVELAND – Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 5890 South River Church Road, will have a musical program today, Saturday, May 28 at 5 p.m. Several local groups will participate. The Rev. Eddie L. Fortson is the pastor.
Salisbury Christian Fellowship welcomes new pastor
Salisbury Christian Fellowship welcomes its new senior pastor, Vic Sassano, and his family. Pastor Vic has extensive pastoral experience and delivers the Word of God in an engaging, passionate, practical manner. Vic’s wife, Rhonda, and their three children — Victor (24), Clairissa (19), and Charity (17) — enjoy serving alongside him. The Sassano family is excited about all the fantastic things God is already beginning to do at Salisbury Christian Fellowship. This dynamic church is filled with authentic followers of Christ. Their passion for the things of God, willingness to serve each other, and initiative to pray for not only their church but the community as well, have already captured the hearts of Pastor Vic and his family. The church is located at 210 W Ritchie Road. Sunday services begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship at 10:30 a.m., and a Wednesday night service at 7 p.m.
Mercy’s Well, a contemporary gospel trio, will present two free concerts on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Milford Hills United Methodist Church, 1630 Statesville Blvd.
John Calvin Presbyterian Church
Beginning on Sunday at 10 a.m. the John Calvin Presbyterian Church adult Sunday school class that meets in the old fellowship hall will be be reading and discussing “The Screwtape Letters” written by C.S. Lewis. The writings are a correspondence between two devils, Screwtape and his young nephew, Wormwood. The class will look at how Lewis delves into questions about good and evil, temptation, repentance and grace.
The church is located in front of the Hefner VA Medical Center on Brenner Ave.
At The Cross Ministries (ATC
At The Cross Ministries (ATC) hosts its Friends & Family celebration on Sunday at 10 a.m., followed by lunch. Speakers will be Elder Edna Coleman and Pastor Debra Ellison (sisters and ministers of the gospel) with music provided by the Power In Praise (PIPs) Youth ministry.
ATC, 1915-1917 W. Innes St. Suite 103, is celebrating six years of service to the community.
For more information call 704-782-0072 weekdays. Parking is in the rear of the church
Second Presbyterian welcomes veteran
Second Presbyterian, 732 Lincolnton Road, will have a special Memorial Weekend service at 11 a.m. on Sunday with guest speaker the Honorable Retired Max C, State Aviation Safety Officer. His text will be the story of David and Bathsheba and his sermon is titled: “My Favorite War Story”.
Dry’s extensive military career includes six years in the US Army and 33 years in the National Guard. He took part in the 71st Assault helicopter Company in Chu, Lai, Viet Nam, totaling 858 combat flying hours. He served as an instructor pilot, maintenance officer/test pilot for UH-60 Blackhawk, flight examiner and safety officer.
Pastor Appreciation Service
The officers and members of Cedar Grove AME Zion Church will honor pastor Rev. Dr. Bertha E. Pittman and First Man William (Bill) Pittman on Sunday during the 11 a.m. service. The speaker will be Barbara Fortson, the First Lady of Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church of Cleveland.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on Statesville Boulevard will be holding its first outdoor church service on Sunday at 11 a.m. on our church lot, two houses over, same side as the church.
The youth of Gloria Dei have worked hard on maintaining the lot and have placed four benches and a cross for the outdoor services, weather permitting. Dress casually and bring chairs if you wish, as the benches have do not have backs to them.
Bethel Power of Faith
Apostle Charlene Kellam of Bethel Power of Faith Ministries will speak on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Mount Zion CME, 124 Lloyd St. Host pastor is Beverly Rose.
New Bethel Baptist Church
MOCKSVILLE — New Bethel Baptist Church, 3727 Hwy 601 South, will be honoring its senior members for their years of service and dedication to the work of the church and community. The appreciation service is Sunday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. V. Patrick Jones, senior pastor of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, as guest speaker.
Grace Deliverance Tabernacle
Grace Deliverance Tabernacle, 1237 Old W. Innes St., (Salisbury Women’s Club), will celebrate Apostle and Elder Trueblood’s 38th pastoral anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Special guests include Bishop Ronald Hash from Love Christian Center in East Spencer, and Sis. Tiffany Trueblood, a well-known songstress from One God One Thought Center For Better Living of Lancaster, Pa. Emmcee for the servive will be Elder Eric Susong from Mount Calvary Holy Church in Salisbury. An anniversary dinner will be served after the service.
Fifth Sunday Singing with the Chapeleers
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2300 Bringle Ferry Road, presents The Chapeleers in concert on Sunday at 6 p.m.
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, June 2 and 9, 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.
Hot Dog Sale
KANNAPOLIS — Rodgers Park Reformed Church, 704 East 22nd St., will have a hot dog sale on Thursday, June 2 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Proceeds will be used for local and world missions and special church projects. For more information, contact 704-932-8301.
Thyatira Presbyterian Church, 220 White Road, is hosting an all you can eat Community Breakfast from 6:30- 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 4. Adults are $6, children 10 and under $3. Eggs, sausage, country ham, biscuits, gravy, grits, drinks. Call 704-636-1595 for details.
Mt. Calvary Holy Church giveaway
Mt. Calvary Holy Church, 1400 Standish St., is holding a clothing and household item giveaway. All items from new to slightly used, are free. Saturday, June 4 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For info call the church at 704-636-9609.
Musical Appreciaion Celebration
CLEVELAND – On Saturday, June 4 at 6 p.m. Antioch Baptist Church, 968 Triplett Road, will be having a musical celebration for Deacon Otis White Sr., Brother Leon Sheely and Brother Bruce Allison. It will feature area groups, church choirs and congregations. For more information, contact 704-528-6358 or 704-934-0067.
Mount Tabor UMC
On Sunday at 11 a.m. at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church (just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road) the “Digging Into Creation” series continues, about the Creation story in Genesis 1. Call 704-633-7484, visit www.mounttaborumc.org or Facebook (mtumc) or Twitter (@MountTaborUMC)
GASTONIA — Ranlo Church of God, 1825 Spencer Mountain Road, offers youth ages 12-20, a place to have discussions regarding their faith and beliefs, from 6:20-8 p.m., Wednesdays beginning June 1. Email Bethanydsawyer@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/ facebook/videos/ 10153231379946729/ for details.