Faith Briefs Saturday, August 6

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 6, 2016

Annual Eagle reunion is today 

The annual Eagle reunion, always held the first Sunday in August, is today at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 9275 Bringle Ferry Road. The 10:30 a.m. church service is held on the site where Solomon Eagle Sr. helped establish the church in 1837. His gravestone is visible in the cemetery where many family ancestors are buried. The reunion and covered dish dinner begins at 12:30 p.m. Cups, plates, utensils and ice will be provided.

With questions or for more information, contact Gene Eagle, great-great-great grandson of Solomon Eagle, at 910-520-2867, email


Rose Hill Baptist celebrates 75 years

KANNAPOLIS – Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 216 Rice St., is celebrating its 75th anniversary beginning today with Community Day from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

On Sunday, Aug. 7 at 10 a.m. 75 Years of Music will be presented featuring the Rose Hill Mass Choir. Brunch will be served after the service.

Saturday, Aug. 13: The anniversary banquet will be held at Living Water Church of God, 166 North Little Texas Road. The Rev. Dr. Leonzo D. Lynch from Ebenezer Baptist Church of Charlotte will be the guest speaker.

The banquet will feature a fashion show, a catered meal and gift card give-away. For more information contact Sonia Crumblin at 704-933-0963.

The anniversary will conclude with a 10 a.m. service on Sunday, Aug. 14 with guest speaker Rev. Dr. Casey R. Kimbrough, pastor of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Charlotte.


Cedar Grove Gospel Choir 

Cedar Grove Gospel Choir will celebrate their 59th anniversary on today, Aug.  6,    beginning at 6  p.m. In- and out-of-town groups will participate.   The anniversary will conclude on Sunday   at 3  p.m. with the Rev. Carolyn Bratton, pastor of Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, as the guest speaker.  The Rev. Bertha Pittman is the pastor of Cedar Grove.


100 Men In Black Choir Concert

PIC  Jerusalem Baptist Church will host the North Rowan Connection 100 Men In Black Choir Concert today Saturday Aug.  6, at 5 p.m. at Jerusalem Baptist Church, Long Street. The choir is under the direction of Mr. Milton Griffith. All proceeds benefit the North Rowan Connection “Hope Scholarship.”

This year’s soloists include Eugene Nunn, George Heggins, Kenneth Abel, Jaylen Walker, Thad Harris, Albert Horne, Randy Hyde, Keith Holland, Eric Holland, Maurice Hooper and Eric Reid.

This year’s concert is dedicated to the memories of Thomas Morgan, Evelyn Clayburn and Essie Mae Foxx. The master of ceremonies is Roland Carter.

The City of East Spencer will be making a presentation at this event.


Old Country Baptist Church

Rick Hildebrand, missionary to the American prisons and schools, will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. homecoming service at Old Country Baptist Church, 627 Faith Road, on Sunday. A covered dish meal will follow the service.


Homestead Baptist Church

KANNAPOLIS — Pastor Chad Miller will be preaching and Redemption will be singing at Homestead Baptist Church on Sunday at the 11 a.m. and 6  p.m.  services. The church is located on the corner of West 22nd Street and US 29 A.


Homecoming and revival at Macedonia

Macedonia Missionary Baptist church, Salisbury, will host its annual homecoming and revival Aug.  7-12 . The Sunday worship service is at 11 am.

At 3 p.m., the word will be brought by the Rev. Calvin Miller, presiding elder of the Winston-Salem District of the AMEN Zion Church.

Revival will be held at 7 p.m. each night. The guest speakers and their churches are as follows:

Monday: the Rev. Timothy Bates of Cameron and Calvin Presbyterian, Statesville;

Tuesday: the Rev. Rudolph Cornelius of Zion Wesley AME Zion Church, Troutman;

Wednesday: Bishop Harvey Rice of Mt. Calvary Holy Church;

Thursday: the Rev. John Leazer of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Concord;

Friday: the Rev. Nilous Avery, president of the General Baptist State convention of NC , Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

Host pastor is Jerry Miller.


Oak Grove Baptist homecoming and revival

CHINA GROVE — Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1205 S. Main St., will celebrate homecoming on Sunday at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Harold Jordan, pastor at Third Creek AME Zion Church of Cleveland. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.

Revival services run Monday-Friday, Aug. 8-12 at 7 p.m.

Guest speakers are as follows:

Monday: the Rev. Harry gaston of Rose Hill Baptist, Kannapolis;

Tuesday: The Rev. Clarence Marlin of Fairveiw Heights Baptist;

Wednesday: the Rev. Antonio Johnson of Bethel Baptist Church of Kannaplis;

Thursday:  Bishop Dennis Clodfelter of New Life Worship Center in Lexington;

Friday: the Rev. Renwick Fisher of True Holiness Church of God,  Kannapolis.

The Rev. Dr. Keith Curry is host pastor.


Outreach Christian Ministries

Outreach Christian Ministries Intl., 722 W. Horah St., will be having its annual Word Camp, kicking off the first service on Sunday at 4  p.m.. with guest speaker Bishop Kelvin Shouse from Calvary Covenant Fellowship Network in High Point.


Dorsett Chapel

SPENCER — Dorsett Chapel United Church of Christ will hold its annual homecoming on Sunday at 3 p.m. The guest speaker is Rev. Timothy Bridges of Shady Grove Baptist Church, East Spencer. Revival Services will be held Monday, Aug. 8 to Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Cornelius Atkinson of Wilson Heights First Church of God, Charlotte is the revivalist.


Yadkin Grove Baptist

Yadkin Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its annual homecoming on Sunday  at 3  p.m.. Dr. David Bracken of Jerusalem Baptist Church will be the guest speaker.

Revival services will be held Monday, Aug. 8 to Wednesday, Aug. 10 beginning at 7 p.m nightly. The Rev. McConneaughey of God’s Tabernacle for Believers will be the speaker. For further details visit


Mount Zion United Church Of Christ

China Grove – This Sunday is Work Camp Sunday at Mt. Zion UCC, 1415 South Main St.  Leading the 10:30 a.m. Sunday summer worship service are participants of the Work Camp in Valdosta, Ga.  Worship leaders include youth participants Megan Lowder, Travis Lowder, Ally Cress, Colby Cress, Miguel Valdez, Ethan Bancroft, Dawson Mushala, Alex Lizarazo and young adult participants, Sarah Safrit, Jonathan Martin and Matthew Martin.  Each participant will share highlights and experiences and “God Sightings.”

For more information, visit or call at 704-857-1169. The Rev. Mark L. Burns ism host pastor.


St. Mark’s Lutheran

CHINA GROVE – St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 326 N. Main Street, will host Alden Wright in recital on Sunday at 7 p.m. The recital is free of charge. Alden will be playing works by Bach, Buxtehude, Zipoli, Reger, Dupré, Fauré, Tournemire and Shearing.


New Zion Baptist

A Community Prayer Unity Gathering will be held at New Zion Baptist Church on Sunday at 5 p.m. This community event will allow various churches, clergymen, local leaders, and concerned citizens to come together for prayer and encouragement. As our nation and communities pray, we believe that prayer will touch the hearts of many for healing, restoration and unity.


Love Christian Center

East Spencer — The annual Fall revival at Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St., is Wednesday through Friday, Aug.  10-12 at 7:30 p.m. Revival speaker is Bishop Derek D. Kelley, pastor at New Faith Full Gospel Deliverance Center of Lexington.

Bishop Kelly is a native of Salisbury,  is an accomplished songwriter and musician receiving numerous awards. He served at his home church, New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Linwood, before being installed as the senior pastor of New Faith Baptist Church of Lexington.

In 2006, Apostle Kelly was consecrated as a Bishop. He holds  an associate degree in Biblical studies and completed a bachelor of arts degree in religion and philosophy from Shaw University.

Host pastor is Bishop Ronald Hash.  For additional information call 704-433-1474.


Mt. Tabor revival and homecoming

Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church USA will hold its annual revival Wednesday through Friday, Aug.  10-12 at 7 p.m.

Speakers are as follows:

Wednesday: the Rev. Larry Hill of Woodland Presbyterian Church;

Thursday: the Rev. Darrell Van Pelt of Davidson Presbyterian;

Friday: the Rev. Albert Moses of Matthews Murkland Presbyterian.

The homecoming service will be on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served following the service.


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 Thursday,  Aug. 11, 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.


Community Health Fair

From 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13: Hosted by Solid Rock Church Of God, 1004 Locke St., and sponsored by  Novant Health and Novant Health Breast Center. There will be free blood pressure monitoring, free blood sugar check, and free healthcare information. A mammogram requires an appointment. There will be a special presentation by Global Women’s Ministry Inc. of Charlotte. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the Rev. Laura A. Washington, D.Min., at 704-645-1782 or


Back pack giveaway

EAST SPENCER — From noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13: Free back packs and supplies to first 200 students K-8th grade. Arts and crafts, free hotdogs, sodas and a haircut. Must be accompanied by an adult. Held at Roayl Giants Park. Sponsored by Restauraction Total NC, 980-565-1698.


Hot dog fundraiser

KANNAPOLIS — First Wesleyan Church, 301 Bethpage Road, will hold a fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., serving grilled hot dogs, homemade chili and homemade desserts. Proceeds benefit the church restortation fund.



Lyerly Evangelical Church

ROCKWELL – As part of its “Lyerly Church Cares” community outreach, Lyerly Evangelical Church, 1320 Crescent Road, will begin an after-school care program on Aug. 29, serving children from area elementary schools ages K-5th grade from 2:30-6 p.m. each day at a reasonable cost.

Transportation will be public school buses or church van. Students will receive homework help, have devotions, eat a healthy snack and play. Kaye Honbarrier, recently retired from Faith Elementary School, is the director. For registration information, call 980-330-9664.



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