Faith Briefs Saturday, June 25

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 25, 2016

Rose of Sharon service this morning

Men’s Day at Rose of Sharon Holiness Church, 255 Camp Road, will be observed today at 11 a.m. with guest speaker Pastor Perry Dye of Henderson Grove Baptist Church.

Mt. Zion Missionary’s 149th homecoming

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 149th annual homecoming beginning today at 11 a.m. with a fellowship picnic. Activities include a church history exhibit, family feud, recreation and food.

At Sunday’s 11 a.m. service the Rev. James Isaac III, pastor of the New Hope Granville Missionary Baptist Church of Oxford, will be the guest minister. Rev. Isaac is a graduate of NC A&T State University and has furthered his studies at Southeastern Theological Seminary and Shaw University Divinity School.

The late Rev. Harry Cowan, a former slave, founded Mount Zion in 1867. Cowan is recognized as a founding father of African-American Baptists in Rowan County and throughout North Carolina. Mount Zion is the second oldest church among African-American Baptists in Salisbury. Rev. Cowan’s contributions have been honored with a state historic marker on North Main Street.

Dress this year is “Sunday Best.”  For more information, call 704-637-0954 or email

Missions Prayer Day observed today

The Salisbury Rowan County Missionary Union will observe the 35th annual Missions Prayer Day of the Woman’s Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Convention of North Carolina today at noon. The session will be held at First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S. Long St. The Rev. Leamon Brown is the host pastor.

St. Joseph Catholic Church holds festival

KANNAPOLIS — Kermes/church festival fundraiser is today at St. Joseph’s, 108 St Joseph St. There will be food from a variety of cultures, games for children of all ages including a water slide and bucking bull. Bands will be playing most of the afternoon. Festivities begin around noon and go into early evening. Come for lunch and stay for supper.

New Life Community Church anniversary 

EAST SPENCER — In celebration of its fourth church anniversary, New Life’s revival services continue through this evening at 6 p.m. with guest speaker Elder Tyrus Hinton, Raleigh campus pastor of World Overcomers Christian Church.  The church is located at 118 Heiligtown Road.Host pastor is Carl Gray, 704-641-4374.

First Presbyterian 

First Presbyterian Church will celebrate the conclusion of Surf Shack, Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love. The VBS children will participate in song in the 8:50 a.m. Life Center worship service.

Darrell Connor and group at Wyatt’s Grove Baptist 

On Sunday at 11 a.m. Darrell Connor and the Country Music Legends will be performing at Wyatt’s Grove Baptist Church, at the corner of Bringle Ferry Road and Wyatt Grove Church Road, near High Rock Dam. Host pastor is David Jones.

Liberty service at St. John’s Lutheran

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., will host its annual Community Celebration of Liberty service Sunday at 11 a.m.  The St. John’s Men’s Chorus will lead the music of worship, which will include patriotic hymns and anthems and special readings. The Men’s Chorus is directed by Rosemary C. Kinard, associate parish musician. Bishop Emeritus Leonard Bolick will preach.

Raising Glory at Liberty UMC

GOLD HILL — Liberty United Methodist Church, 3940 Liberty Road, welcomes the group Raising Glory on Sunday during the 11 a.m. service.

Sunday  at 6 p.m. is an ice cream social for Brad and Cindy Treece in the fellowship hall. Donations of ice cream, cakes and other desserts are requested. Brad will be leaving Liberty as assistant pastor and music director to pastor his own two charge churches in July.

Homecoming, revival at Erwin Temple 

Annual homecoming services will be held Sunday at Erwin Temple CME Church. Pastor Ervin Hannah will give the morning message and the Men’s Choir will sing under the direction of minister of music Harold Moore. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m.

Afternoon worship begins at 3 p.m. with the Rev. V. Patrick Jones, pastor of New Zion Baptist Church, as guest speaker. A three night revival will follow with guest ministers as listed:

Monday, June 27: the Rev. Clary L. Phelps, pastor of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church;

Tuesday, June 28: the Rev. Clarence Marlin, pastor of Fairview Heights Baptist Church;

Wednesday, June 29: the Rev. Darian Potts, pastor of Piney Grove AME Zion Church of Harmony.

Services begin each night at 7p.m.

Testimonials at Rock Hill AME Zion

CONCORD — There will be a chicken dinner sale on Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. at Rock Hill AME Zion Church, 3620 Rock Hill Church Road. The Christian Education Department then presents Testimonial Fellowship, overcoming and optimizing, at 2:30 p.m.

Hear witnesses’ testimonies on how they glorify God. For more information contact J. Darrell Rollins at 704-224-1817 or the church at 704-782-9625.

Men’s Day at New Bethel Baptist 

MOCKSVILLE — New Bethel Baptist Church, 3727 Hwy 601 South, will celebrate its annual Men’s Day program on Sunday, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Marcus Fairley, associate pastor of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, as guest speaker. For more information, call the church at 336-284-2990 or visit

Usher anniversary at Oak Grove Baptist 

CHINA GROVE — The ushers at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1205 S. Main St., will be celebrating their anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. David Leaven of Antioch Baptist Church, Cleveland. Host pastor is the Rev. Dr. Keith Curry.

Mission Day at Henderson Grove

Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church celebrates its annual Mission Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. with guest speaker Minister Tiffany J. Miller, associate pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Salisbury.

Men’s Day at Hall’s Temple

Annual Men’s Day at Hall’s Temple Church on North Long  Street will be Sunday at 3:30 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Rickey Johnson, pastor of Antioch baptist Church of Granite Quarry, and other invited churches. Host pastor is the Rev. Elder Bruce Jr.

Outreach Christian Ministries observes anniversary

Outreach Christian Ministries Intl., 722 W. Horah St., will be celebrating Pastor Bradley Taylor’s fourth pastoral anniversary beginning  with a service on Sunday at 4 p.m. Guest speaker is Bishop Sheldon McCarter from Greater Cleveland Ave. Christian Church in Winston Salem.

Mt. Calvary Holy Church appreciation service

A special appreciation service honoring Elder Charles E. Susong will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Holy Church, 1400 Standish St. The guest speaker will be Bishop Derek Kelly of New Faith Full Gospel Fellowship Center in Lexington. Host pastor is Bishop Harvey L. Rice.

Homeland musical celebration at West Corinth Baptist 

MOORESVILLE — West Corinth Baptist Church, 120 Corinth Church Road, presents Homeland on Sunday at 5 p.m., a musical celebration of our country. America is a land uniquely blessed of God, a residence for those who dared to dream the dream, pay the price, share the costs, of living in the Homeland.

11th Hour sings at Homestead Baptist

KANNAPOLIS —Homestead Baptist Church will be presenting the 11th Hour Gospel Singers on Sunday at 6 p.m. The 11th Hour Singers are a national award winning gospel group. The church is located at the corner of West 22nd St. and North 29A.

Piedmont Singing Men at Eastside

PIC CONCORD — The Piedmont Singing Men will be in concert on Sunday, June 26 at 6 p.m.  at Eastside Baptist Church, 199 Elgin Dr. NE.  This is a free concert.

Dr. Wade to speak at New Zion

Dr. Lee Wade of Beltone Hearing Center will present a seminar at New Zion Baptist Church, 2785 Dunn’s Mountain Road, on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Nurses’ Ministry.

Mt. Tabor begins new series

Mount Tabor United Methodist Church (just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road) begins a new marriage and relationship discussion on Monday, June 27 from 7-9 p.m. called “Love to Stay,” which meets once a month.  Call 704-633-7484 to learn more  or visit or Facebook (mtumc) or Twitter (@MountTaborUMC)

Kirkwood movie

KANNAPOLIS — The Chosen. A story of friendship between the son of a orthodox Hasidic Rabbi and the son of a progressive Jewish Family. Based on the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok. Saturday, July 2 at 6 p.m. Free popcorn and drink. Kirkwood is located at 900 Klondale Ave.

North Carolina’s Favorite Son exhibit

RALEIGH — Now in its final weeks, “North Carolina’s Favorite Son: Billy Graham and His Remarkable Journey of Faith” exhibit will run through Sunday, July 10, at the NC Museum of History, 5 E Edenton St. Admission is free.


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