Faith Briefs, Saturday, June 11
LCC’s Community Day is today
EAST SPENCER — Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St., will host a Community Day today from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with free food, games, recreation, face painting, music, and more. For additional information call 704-433-1474.
‘In God We Trust’ program today
Hall’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, 611 E. Monroe St., will present the program “In God We Trust” at 4 p.m. today. Guest speaker is Dr. Laura Washington of Solid Rock Church of God. Sponsored by Pastors Aid committee. Host pastor is Richard L. Johnson.
Today: Community Day at Stallings
The annual Community Day at Stallings Memorial Baptist Church is today from 4-7 p.m. It is a free event with games, food, music, community booths, prizes and more.
Pastoral anniversary at Shady Grove
EAST SPENCER — Shady Grove Baptist Church will celebrate the fourth pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Timothy Bridges Sr. and First Lady Dwana Bridges. The speaker Sunday at the 11 a.m. service will the Rev. Lynwood Buford of Antioch Baptist Church and the 3 p.m. speaker will be the Rev. Rick Galloway, pastor of Dorsett Chapel United Christian Church in Spencer.
Providence AME Zion honors pastor
Providence AME Zion Church, 2415 Providence Church Road, will host the appreciation service for its pastor, the Rev. Zacharias E. Allen Sr., during the 11 a.m. service on Sunday. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Grant Harrison Jr., presiding elder of the Salisbury district. Lunch will follow in the fellowship hall.
Anniversary services at True Holiness
KANNAPOLIS — True Holiness of God, 309 Rosemont Ave., will be honoring Pastor Renwick Von Eric Fisher’s 25 years of ministry beginning June 12 at 11 a.m. and continuing June 13-17 at 7 p.m. each night.
This will also be a celebration of the church’s 17th anniversary, on the theme of “Committed Life To A Faithful God.”
• Sunday: Minister Jermaine Benson, God Word Only Ministry, Wingate;
• Monday: Bishop Ronald Carpentar, New Hope Baptist, Badin;
• Tuesday: Pastor Willis Russell, New Generation Outreach, Kannapolis;
• Wednesday: Dr. Billy Casey, Galilee Baptist Church, Oakboro;
• Thursday: Pastor Lonnie Jackson, True Word Ministry,Greensboro;
• Friday: Pastor F. L. Clark, First Institute Worship Center, Gastonia.
For more information, call 704-938-3972.
Boxwood hosts service to honor fathers
MOCKSVILLE — Boxwood Missionary Baptist Church, Boxwood Road, will honor all fathers and father-figures with a special service on Sunday at 2 p.m.
It will be a time of musical praise and recognition of the fathers of the congregation. Dinner will be served after the service.
The Rev. Gary S. Milton is host pastor.
Special program at Fairview Heights
The Pastor Appreciation Committee of Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church, 704 Old Concord Road, will sponsor a program Sunday, at 3 p.m.
The speaker will be Evangelist Kimerely Kelly, associate minister of New Faith Full Gospel Center of Lexington, accompanied by her pastor, Bishop Derek Kelly.
Host pastor is the Reverend Clarence E. Marlin.
United Baptist Church turns 43
KANNAPOLIS — United Baptist Church,3001 Clermont Ave., celebrates its 43rd church anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.
The Rev. Frank McCullough, pastor of Waves of Joy Baptist Church, Charlotte, will be the guest speaker. The Rev. John E. Jones, is host pastor.
St. Luke Missionary Baptist anniversary
St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church is celebrating the anniversary of the senior choir on Sunday at 3 p.m. The speaker for the event is The Rev. Jerry Miller of Macedonia Baptist Church in Salisbury.
Host pastor is the Rev. Arthur L. Heggins.
Oak Grove Baptist observes Men’s Day
CHINA GROVE — Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1205 S. Main St., will be celebrating its annual Men’s Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Claude Forehand, pastor at First Baptist Church of Kannapolis. Host pastor is the Rev. Dr. Keith Curry.
Men’s Day at New Hope AME Zion
New Hope AME Zion Church will celebrate its annual Men’s Day on Sunday at 3 p.m.
Guest speaker will be the Rev. Timothy L. Bates, pastor of Calvary Presbyterian Church and Cameron Presbyterian Church of Statesville.
Rev. Bates is a graduate of North Rowan High School, hold a BA in business administration from Catawba College and a master of divinity degree from Hood Theological Seminary.
Among his many community accomplishments, Bates received the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award and the 2015 Helping Hand Award from Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church.
The men’s community choir will provide the music. Host pastor is the Rev. Dr. Debra J. Hall.
Erwin Temple CME shows appreciation
The Rev. Ervin L. Hannah Jr., pastor of Erwin Temple CME Church, will be honored with an appreciation service on Sunday.
He will give the morning message and the Spiritual Choir will sing. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m.
Afternoon worship begins at 3 p.m. with guest minister the Rev. Curtis L. Cummings, pastor of New Shepherd Baptist Church of Cooleemee.
Rev. Hannah has served Erwin Temple since 2006.This 10th anniversary celebration will be led by the Pastor’s Aide Ministry.
Faith Healing and Life holds Men’s Day
Faith Healing and Life ministries will hold a Men’s Day program on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Guest speaker Melvin Barnes is the son of music legend the Rev. F.C. Barnes.
Melvin holds a masters degree in theology from Jacksonville Seminary in Nashville, NC.
In 2014 Melvin and Luther Barnes left their father’s ministries and began the Restoration Worship Center, where Melvin is assistant pastor and also leads the ministry “Brother to Brother” — men reaching back to guide young men.
Host pastor is Bishop R.E. Peele. Call 704-239-4779 for more information.
Rhema Praise and Worship Choir
SPENCER — On Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Rhema Praise and Worship Choir will celebrate its fifth choir anniversary. Elder Jackie Bush of Whosoever Will Let Them Come Inc. will bring the evening message.
Rhema Praise and Worship Church is located at 117 Long Ferry Road. The Rev. Alonza Williams Sr. is host pastor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gospel explosion benefits Flint
A gospel explosion program will be held on Sunday at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church at 4 p.m. The program is a benefit a missions trip to deliver water to the residents of Flint, Michigan.
The emcee will be the Rev. Alice Houston Perry and program participants are Teens for Christ (TFC) from Macedonia Baptist of Concord, Walter Mitchell, Elder Phyllis B. Shipp, The Heirs of Salvation and the Gethsemane Men’s Choir.
Sarah Ford is Missionary Ministry president. Dr. Clary Phelps is pastor.
Men’s Day at Love Christian Center
EAST SPENCER — Men’s Day at Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St., is Sunday at 4 p.m. The speaker will be Carl Grey, anointed teacher, psalmist, spiritual shepherd and pastor of New Life Community Church in East Spencer.
Grey holds a doctorate degree in sacred music and was the minister of music at several churches in North Carolina and South Carolina, including the Men’s Department of University Park Church in Charlotte. In 2013 he was installed as the pastor of New Life Community Church.
Host pastor is Bishop W. Ronald Hash, 704-433-1474.
Revival at Always Hope Baptist Church
LINWOOD — Always Hope Baptist Church, 267 Clay St., will be hosting a revival with preacher Adam Mowbray from Old Rugged Cross Baptist Church in Salisbury. The revival times will be Sunday through Wednesday, June 12-15. Sunday night’s service will be at 6 p.m., with Monday through Wednesday services at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Gene Aldridge, pastor of Always Hope Baptist Church, at 336-853-6023.
NCLL attorney to speak at Friendship Baptist
Friendship Baptist Church, 100 Porter Road, will host attorney David Gibbs III on Sunday at the 6 p.m. service. Gibbs is with the National Center for Life and Liberty and is an attorney representing Rowan County in its battle over prayer at the County Commissioners’ meetings.
Host pastor is Jason Pierce. Call 704-633-8090 for more information.
Second Sunday Singing at St. Matthew’s
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 9275 Bringle Ferry Road, will host its Second Sunday Singing on Sunday at 7 p.m. in the family life center. The gospel group The Chapeleers will be singing. The group was founded in 1998 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Members are Larry Poteat, Guy Puckett, Marty Puckett, Bill Hylton, Jerry Sides, Jimmy Morgan, Brandon Kepley and Joe Williams. For more information, call 7040-633-3770.
BBQ chicken lunch
GOLD HILL – 11 a.m.-until on June 18 at St Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 4401 St Stephen’s Church Road. Contact 704-279-3768 for more information. All proceeds go for repairs needed at the church or family center.
Installation service at Antioch
CLEVELAND — Antioch Baptist Church, 968 Triplett Road, will install into the office of Deacon Brother Kenneth Mills on Sunday.
Guest speaker is the Rev. Eric Imes, associate pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church of Kannapolis.
The Rev. David Leaven is host pastor.
Community tailgate event at Mt. Vernon
CLEVELAND — The Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a Gospel Tailgate at the Myers Park/ Community Garden, 3760 Woodleaf Barber Road, on Saturday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
There will be gospel music, food, poetry and a Noah’s Arch inflatable. Children’s activities also include story telling, face painting and water balloons.
The event is dedicated to the memory of the late Ruth Myers, who donated the land to the Mt. Vernon Congregation in 1975 and to the late Brenda Chunn, community garden project manager.
Those interested in tailgating or vending should call 704-637-7192.
The program begins at noon with a liturgical dance. Featured gospel groups include • The Revelations, 12.30 p.m. • The Messengers for Christ, 1:30 p.m. • Trinity Three, 1 p.m. • The Young Messengers, 2 p.m. • Echoes for Christ, 2:30 p.m.
Other groups are welcome. Program emcees are Rev. Timothy Bates, Roland Carter and Tara Reid