Faith briefs Saturday, July 23

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 23, 2016

Resurrection Life Church dedicates new church home

Resurrection Life Church will dedicate its new church home on Sunday during the 10 a.m. worship service. Resurrection Life is a non-denomination Christian fellowship which was a church-plant in December of 2001. Pastor/ church planters Rev. Jerry and Melissa Snipes started the church meeting in their home, and subsequently met in the Salisbury Womens’ Club, Summersett Funeral Home Chapel and for the past 13 years in the Old Empire Hotel.

Pastor Snipes says “The Lord has blessed the efforts of so many people and proven Himself to be faithful as we have the opportunity to purchase this house of prayer.”

Resurrection Life Church is located at 627 Newsome Road. For more information call 704-638-0002.


Southern City hosts picnic, revival

EAST SPENCER – Southern City Tabernacle AME  Zion Church, 940 S. Long St., will observe its annual homecoming on Saturday today with a community cook-out from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be free food , face painting, live deejay, games, door prizes, a fire truck and water slide. Bring chairs or blankets. For details call 704-640-4109. The Rev. Patrick Tate is the host pastor.

On Sunday, a joint morning worship service will be held with New Hope AME  Zion Church at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Debra Hall, pastor of New Hope, will bring the message. Revival services are July 27-29 at 7 p.m. nightly. The speakers are:

Wednesday, the Rev. David Rankin, pastor of Thomas Chapel AME  Zion Church, Black Mountain;

Thursday, the Rev. Timothy Lamont Bates, pastor of Calvary and Cameron Presbyterian Church;

and Friday, the Rev. David Scott Cunningham, pastor of China Grove AME  Zion Church, Pineville.


WWLTC Friends & Family picnic today

TANGLEWWOOD — Whosoever Will Let Them Come Ministries (WWLTC) is hosting its annual Friends & Family on today July 23 at 4:30 p.m. at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons at shelter 4. This event is free to the public and everyone is invited. This is their largest fellowship and outreach event of the year; they have hosted up to 500-people previously. There will be food, praise dancers, gospel singing and more. RSVP to 704-633-3876 or email

WWLTC Ministries is headed by Bishop Chris and Patricia Brown.


Music program today at Hall’s Temple

Hall’s Temple Church on N. Long Street will hold its annual Musical Program today at 6:30 p.m. In- and out-of-town groups will be on program.


First Presbyterian Salisbury

On Sunday, First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury will welcome the Rev. Dr. Ed Lewis as guest preacher. A native of Johnson City, Tenn. and a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary and Drew University, Dr. Lewis served as an installed Presbyterian pastor for 41 years, the last 34 at First Presbyterian Church of Mooresville. Since retiring in 2004, he has served three interim pastorates and continues to serve as a pulpit supply. Dr. Lewis will be preaching at all three worship services ‚ sanctuary  8:30 and 11 a.m.; Lewis Hall 8:50 a.m.


St. Enoch Lutheran  honors scholarship recipients

ENOCHVILLE – St. Enoch Lutheran Church, 701 Campbell Ave., will honor its scholarship recipients on Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. A lunch will follow in the fellowship hall to benefit the Lutheran Disaster Fund for victims of the West Virginia floods. Take-out will be available also.


Jerusalem Baptist Church

Jerusalem Baptist Church will celebrate Senior Citizen’s Day on Sunday during the regular 11 a.m. service. The Rev. Dr. David Bracken, senior pastor at Jerusalem, will be the speaker.

All senior members age 65 and older will be recognized with a special token. Music will be rendered by the mass choir and Keith Holland, minister of music.


Mt. Vernon Presbyterian picnic

WOODLEAF – On Sunday, the worship service will be held at Myers Park/Community Garden site, 435 Carson Road, beginning at 11 a.m. A picnic will follow the service for everyone attending Bible school and for residents of the community.


Fairview Heights Family & Friends day

Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church, 704 Old Concord Road, will hold its annual Family and Friends Day/Homecoming-Revival Services on Sunday.

The 11 a.m. speaker is the host pastor, the Rev. Clarence E. Marlin. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. The 3 p.m. speaker is the Rev. Reginald McConneaughey, senior pastor of God’s Tabernacle for Believers, Rockwell.

Revival services will run July 25-29 at 7 p.m. each night. Speaker for the occasion is the Rev. Timothy Bridges, pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church, East Spencer.


Reunion at Mt. Moriah Lutheran

CHINA GROVE – The 90th annual family reunion of Jacob Henry Hall Sloop and Margaret Catherine Deal Sloop will be Sunday at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church.

Family and friends are urged to attend the 1 p.m. lunch and are asked to bring a well-filled picnic basket and beverage. The Lottie Goodman Family will be hosting the event. For more information, contact Amie Goodman at 704-591-2999 or


NASCAR race truck driver at FBC

NASCAR race truck driver Jordan Anderson will share his testimony at the men’s gathering at First Baptist Church of Salisbury on Sunday, in the First Ministry Center (former YMCA building).  Supper is at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program.  Contact Pete Teague at 704-202-2188 or to sign up.


United Baptist breakfast fundraiser

KANNAPOLIS – A breakfast fundraiser will be held at United Baptist Church, 3001 Clermont Avenue, where the Rev. John E. Jones is pastor.  It will be on July 30 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. This is sponsored by the missionaries of United. For details call Vanessa Hamrick at 704-699-3623 or 704-938-8498.


Free school supplies

KANNAPOLIS — Homestead Baptist Church, at the corner of 22nd Street and Hwy 29A, is holding a free school supplies giveaway on July 30 from 10-11:30 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Rainbow Tea at Rose of Sharon 

Rose of Sharon Holiness Church, 255 Camp Road, is hosting a Rainbow Tea on July 30 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased from any Rose of Sharon member or at the door.


RSVP for Kimball Memorial breakfast

KANNAPOLIS — Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church, 101 Vance St., is hosting its annual ladies’ prayer breakfast on Aug. 6 at 9 a.m. with guest speaker Rebecca Hardin, retired Bible teacher.

The freewill offering will benefit the Women’s Scholarship Fund and the Women In Need Fund. Childcare will be available if there is a need. Call the church office by Aug. 1 at 704-933-4101.


Phenomenal Women of God conference

In 2010, the Phenomenal Women of God was birthed with the mission to love, undergird, minister, and intercede for broken and lost women.

The group’s sixth annual conference will be held in Salisbury on Aug. 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Miller Center, 1402 W. Bank St. Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Contact Minister Phyllis Duren, 704-433-8527, for more information.


The Jesus Line

Visionary Sister Trina Whitley hosts The Jesus Line every Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. Participate in a time of prayer and healing by calling 605-562-0020, pin 703307721. The call is free. Sister Whitley lives in Salisbury.


For The Love of Men

For The Love of Men will be held on Saturday, July 30 at Rowan Public Library at 1 p.m. This event is for women who have fathers, husbands, sons, brothers, and/or nephews of color. Events facilitators are as follow: Loving Our Men – Tonya Cross, Knowing Your Rights – Kristen Thompson, Esq. and Self Care – Willette Johnson. This program is not sponsored by Rowan Public Library. Sponsored by The Vine Events,




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