Faith Briefs Saturday, July 9

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 9, 2016

First UMC Salisbury welcomes new associate pastor


PIC First United Methodist Church of Salisbury welcomes the Rev. Erin Michelle Weaver as the congregation’s new Associate Pastor for Adult Discipleship and Pastoral Care. A graduate of the University of Texas (Tyler) and United Seminary, Rev. Weaver is an ordained elder in the Western North Carolina Conference.

Senior pastor Mark Conforti says, “We are excited to welcome Pastor Erin Michelle. She possesses wonderful talents for ministry, a compassionate heart, and a dedication to serve.”

Rev. Weaver will be introduced to the congregation Sunday at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services, with a reception in the fellowship hall at noon. The church is located at 217 South Church St.

Events at New Bethel Baptist today

MOCKSVILLE — New Bethel Baptist Church, 3727 Hwy 601 S., will host a Night of Praise Dancing on today at 4 p.m. All praise dancers are welcome, individuals or groups. Arrive a little early to assure your CD will play your song. After the praise dancing there will be a cake walk, with your favorite homemade cakes available to win. Tickets for the cake walk will be presold and sold also on the night of the event.

On Sunday, New Bethel will hold a deacon ordination at 3 p.m. Brothers Eric “Ricky” Hudson and Clifford Allen Nichols will be ordained. The Rev. Dr. David Bracken from Jerusalem Baptist Church in East Spencer will be the guest speaker. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. Call 336-284-2990 or visit for more information.

Special music at Bethel UMC

MOCKSVILLE — Gaining Ground will be leading worship in song at Bethel United Methodist Church, 353 Bethel Church Road, on Sunday, July 10 at 10:30 a.m. There will be a covered dish luncheon in the fellowship hall following the worship service.

Heritage Day at Providence UMC

Providence United Methodist, 6450 Bringle Ferry Road, will hold its annual Heritage Day celebration on Sunday. Dig out those overalls, mom’s old dress and bonnet, dad’s old straw hat. Hitch up the milk cow to the wagon, ride the mule or horse over, walk, or crank up the tractor and celebrate heritage and roots here in this community. Immediately after the 10:30 a.m. worship service will be the annual cookout and horse shoe tournament.

First Presbyterian Church Salisbury

On  Sunday First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury will install and bless the youth preparing to head out to Mexico.

The special offering for 2 Cents a Meal (to help those around the world to develop sustainable food sources) will be collected at all services.

TWAM (Teens With A Mission) will be commissioned at the 11 a.m. service. They will travel soon for their Mexico Mission Trip 2016 where they will build houses for those in need.

In addition, special guest soloist Teresa Moore-Mitchell will sing at the 11 a.m. service.

At noon, gather in Lewis Hall for the fifth annual Tomato Day lunch. Bring in your homegrown tomatoes to share and eat. If you do not have tomatoes to share, there will be plenty on hand for BLTs and tomato sandwiches. Cheese sandwiches will also be available.

Pastor’s anniversary at First Calvary

First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 South Long St., will celebrate the 32nd anniversary of Pastor Leamon E. Brown at the 11 a.m. service Sunday.

The Rev. Andrew Davis Jr., associate pastor at Shady Grove Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker.

Rev. Davis, a graduate of North Rowan High School, attends Ohio Christian University on line.

He is the leader of a Men’s Community Outreach (Fishers of Men) and founder of Manifest Men’s Conference.

Rev. Brown joined First Calvary in the 1970s while a student at Livingstone College, served as assistant pastor after being ordained and was interim pastor for four years prior to being installed as senior pastor in 1984.

In addition, Rev. Brown is retired from RCCC where he was a faculty member for over 30 years.

Fairview Heights Ushers Board service 

The Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church Ushers Board will celebrate its first Honor and Appreciation service on Sunday at 3 p.m. The speaker for the occasion is minister Andrew Davis, associate minister of Shady Grove Baptist Church of East Spencer. The theme is “Service with a Smile.” Host pastor is the Rev. Clarence E. Marlin. The church is located at 704 Old Concord Road.

Lilly’s Chapel honors pastor 

Lilly’s Chapel Church of God, 618 W. Thomas St., will have a pre-anniversary service for Presiding Elder Dr. Thomas Clawson, pastor, on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Elder Bruce, pastor of Hall’s Temple Holiness Church of Salisbury. There will be music by the Hall’s Temple choir.

Anniversary service at Oak Grove

CHINA GROVE — The Missionaries of Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1205 S. Main St., will observe their anniversary on Sunday beginning at 3 p.m. The speaker will the Rev. Dr. Debra Hall, pastor at New Hope AME Zion Church of Spencer. Host pastor is the Rev. Dr. Keith Curry.

New Zion Baptist Women’s Day

Annual Women’s Day will be observed at New Zion Baptist Church on Sunday. The morning speaker will be associate minister Nadine Hudson. The speaker for the 3 p.m. service will be minister Frenchie McConneaughey, co-pastor and First Lady of God’s Tabernacle for Believers of Rockwell. Ladies are asked to wear white. The Rev. V. Patrick Jones is host pastor.

Outreach Christian Ministries 

Outreach Christian Ministries Intl. will be celebrating Pastor Bradley Taylor’s fourth pastoral anniversary with services on Sunday at 4 p.m.; Thursday, July 14 at 7 p.m.; Friday, July 15 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, July 17 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Speakers will be Pastor Chip Rice, Pastor Bill Godair, Bishop Theotis White, Bishop Kenneth Odom, and Bishop Sheldon McCarter. The services will be held at 722 W. Horah St.

Revival at UMA of Salisbury-Rowan

United Ministerial Alliance of Salisbury-Rowan will host its annual revival at the Tower of Power United Holy Church, 601 E. Cemetery St., on Wednesday through Friday July 13-15 at 7 p.m.

The Rev. William D. Turner is the host pastor.

Guest revivalist is Bishop J. C. Hash Sr., senior pastor of St. Peter’s Church and World Outreach Center in Winston-Salem.

Under his leadership, the church has seen membership increase from 300 to more than 3,500. The campus houses a 2,700 seat sanctuary and Family Worship Center, a Family Life Enrichment Center, a We Care House that provides food and clothing for the needy and Heritage Place, a housing complex for seniors.

A graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Okla., Dr. Hash holds a bachelor of theology degree and an honorary doctorate of divinity from Union Christian Bible Institute in Durham.

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 meeting is July 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.

Purpose Driven Class

Fairview Heights Baptist Church will begin a Purpose Driven class on Thursday, July 14. Call 704-492-6086 for more information. Host pastor is Rev. Clarence Marlin Sr.

Blood Drive at Prospect Presbyterian

Thursday, July 14 from 2-6:30 p.m. Red Cross blood drive at Prospect Presbyterian Church, 9425 West Hwy 152. Schedule at www.redcrossbloodlorg sponsor code Prospect Presbyterian or call 704-664-1514.

Praise In The Park

CLEVELAND – Shady Grove Baptist Church will be hosting Praise In The Park at Cleveland Park on July 16 from noon to 6 p.m. This fundraiser will feature gospel singing, praise dancing, games and prizes for the kids, raffles for bicycles and more. Fish plates, hot dogs and hamburgers will be sold. For a ride, call 704-267-9430 by July 14. For more information, contact 704-402-6362.​

OCM presents the play ‘Steal Away’

Outreach Christian Ministries presents “Steal Away,” a play written by Romona King and directed by OCM member Linda Hunt. The performance is at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 16.

Set in Chicago in the 1930s, the play focuses on five colored church women. When faced with losing scholarship funds, they devise a plan that will save their organization and continue their legacy of sending young colored girls to college. The play will be held at 722 W. Horah St.

There is no admission charge.


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