Faith Briefs Saturday, Oct. 1

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 1, 2016

Three day revival continues today at Greater St. John’s 

Greater St. John Church, 1340 North Long St., is hosting the Apostle R. Owens from Palm Beach Florida in a three-day revival service which continues today at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. Bishop Arnold McRae is host pastor.

Third Creek AME Zion Church events

CLEVELAND — Third Creek AME Zion Church, 415 E. Main St., is holding a fundriaser today from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Chicken, fish and hot dogs are $8 per plate. Held on the church grounds.

Oct. 9: Homecoming celebration: Guests: the Rev. Dr. Derrick Anderson of Soldiers Memorial Church, 3 p.m.

Oct. 11: Revival: the Rev. Timothy Bates, pastor of Cameron Presbyterian Church, Statesville;

Oct. 12: the Rev. Dr. Debra Hall, pastor of New Hope AMEZ Church, E. Spencer;

Oct. 13: the Rev. Dr. Carolyn Buford, pastor of Zion Wesley AMEZ Church, Mt. Pleasant.

New service time at Pine Ridge Baptist 

CHINA GROVE — Pine Ridge Baptist Church, 880 Old Linn Road, is going in a new direction with a desire to offer a service that will appeal to people of all ages. On Sundays, there will be Camp Meeting Style testimonies, music, praise and worship. The new services will begin each week at 10 a.m. and continue until further notice.

There will be no Sunday school. For more information call 704-279-0574 or 704-857-3182.

Southside Baptist celebrating 74 years

Homecoming at Southside Baptist Church is Sunday beginning with special singing at 10 a.m. by Gary Greene, Diane Smith and Jeanette Lomax. Brother Scottie Speers will be bringing the homecoming message. A covered dish lunch will be served afterwards to celebrate serving the Lord for 74 years. Southside Baptist is located at the intersection of Morlan Park Road and Jake Alexander Blvd.

Pet Sunday at Piedmont UU Church

There will be Pet Sunday services at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Piedmont UU Church Salisbury Gathering. Pet lovers and pets will have a spirit-filled and undoubtedly noisy hour of celebration. Events include the Blessing of pets by the Rev. Mary Frances Comer, a collection of money for Helping Animals To Survive (HATS), coffee time with treats for all. Those who don’t feel comfortable bringing pets or wish to remember deceased pets are invited to bring photos, stuffed animals, and other symbols of their pets.

Homecoming at First Baptist of Cooleemee

COOLEEMEE — First Baptist Church of Cooleemee will celebrate homecoming on Sunday. Norman Arrington (Biblical dramatist) will be the guest speaker for the 10:30 a.m. service, with special music by Potter’s Will. A covered dish lunch will be held on the grounds following the service. The Rev. Allen Mullins is host pastor.

Friendship Baptist Church homecoming

Friendship Baptist Church, 100 Porter Road, will be observing its 31st homecoming on Sunday. Services will be at 11 a.m. with a special speaker and music from Rev. Mike Austin. Dinner on the grounds will follow the morning services. Host pastor is Rev Jason Pierce. Call 704-633-8090 for additional information.

John Calvin Presbyterian hosts speakers

The visiting supply ministers for October at John Calvin Presbyterian Church are the following.

Sunday: Rev. Felicia Hoyle (Communion)

Oct. 9: the Rev. Laurie Valentine

Oct. 16: Rev. John Milholland

Oct. 23: the Rev. Dr. Ken Clapp

Oct. 30: the Rev. Steve Moss

Nov. 6: the Rev. Felicia Hoyle (Communion)

Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. The church is on Brenner Avenue in front of the Hefner VA Medical Center.

A First Sunday Sandwich Luncheon will follow worship in the fellowship hall.

Vision Baptist Church celebrates 

ROCKWELL — On Sunday, Vision Baptist Church, 10185 at Old Beatty Ford Road, will celebrate Dr. Rev. Trooper Ferguson’s 40th year of service in the ministry of the Lord. Also, the church will be celebrating its pastor’s birthday, which was Sept. 26. A luncheon after the morning service will be served in the fellowship hall.

All those whom have worshiped with Rev. Ferguson in the past are invited to attend. For further details and questions, call the Rev. Jimmie Porter, at 704-857-1530.

First Presbyterian of Salisbury welcomes Wilson

On Sunday, First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury welcomes the Rev. Alicia Wilson as guest preacher. Alicia grew up at First Presbyterian and is the daughter of Dean and Patsy Wilson. She is a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary (M.Div) and the University of Georgia (M.S.W.). She currently works for the Levine Cancer Institute as a social worker. Rev. Wilson be preaching at all worship services (sanctuary: 8:30 and 11 a.m.; Lewis Hall: 8:50 a.m.). Sunday is also World Communion Sunday and Holy Communion will be served at all services.

Gloria Dei blessing of the animals

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1908 Statesville Blvd., is having its annual Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday at 2 p.m. All pets should be on a leash or in a carrier.

Mt. Moriah blessing of the animals 

CHINA GROVE — Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, 750 Mt. Moriah Church Road, will have a special Blessing of the Animals on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Efird’s shelter. All pets should be on a leash or in a carrier as a safety precaution. Pastor Joseph Tallent will lead the blessing. The worship service with Communion is at 10:30 a.m.

Henderson Grove Women’s Day

Women’s Day will be held at Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Lucille Ledbetter of High Point. The Rev. Perry Dye is the host pastor.

New Zion Baptist senior choir

The senior choir of New Zion Baptist Church, 2785, Dunn’s Mountain Road, will observe its 86th anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. Out of town groups will appear to perform. The host pastor is the Rev. V. Patrick Jones.

Homecoming at St. John AME Zion 

MOCKSVILLE — St. John AME Zion Church, 145 Campbell Road, will celebrate homecoming on Sunday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Anarah Henderson, pastor of Trinity-Union AME Zion Church of Gastonia. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.

Revival services will be held Oct. 4-6 at 7 p.m. nightly. Revivalists include:

Tuesday: The Rev. Elston Hart of St. John AME Zion Church, Thomasville;

Wednesday: The Rev. Dairl Scott Jr. of Union Chapel AME Zion Church, Linwood and the Rev. J. Ruth Davis of Shiloh AME Zion Church, Statesville.

The Rev. Tamica L. Robinson is host pastor.

Shady Grove Choir anniversary

EAST SPENCER — As part of the anniversary celebration for Shady Grove’s senior choir’s 94th anniversary, the Macedonia Baptist Church Choir will be in concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday. In addition, the anointed mime ministry of Charlotte, Souls2Christ, will perform. Shady Grove is located at 600 S. Long St. Call 704-310-1768 for more information.

Outreach Christian Ministries hosts guest speaker

Outreach Christian Ministries Intl., 722 W. Horah St., will be having a service on Sunday at 4 p.m. with guest speaker Bishop Kenneth Yelverton from Temple of Refuge Ministries in Charlotte.

Fall concert at Love Christian Center

EAST SPENCER — Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St., will have its Fall Concert on Sunday, beginning at 5 p.m. Featured groups will be the Messengers of Christ from Cleveland, The Anointed Vessels of The Carolinas from Charlotte and the New Life Community Church Praise Team from East Spencer. For information call 704-433-1474. The concert is free.

Revival at Solid Rock Church of God

Solid Rock Church of God, 1004 Locke St., will be in revival Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 4-6 at 7 p.m. nightly. The guest preachers are:

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

Wednesday: the Rev. Reginald McConneaughey Sr., pastor of God’s Tabernacle for Believers, Rockwell;

Thursday: the Rev. David A. Lockhart, pastor of First Church of God of Concord.

In My Father’s House Outreach Ministries

In My Father’s House, led by the Rev. Roosevelt Jenkins, meets the first two Thursdays of each month. The next meetings are Oct. 6 and 13, 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.

New Gilead Reformed Church celebrates 250 years 

CONCORD — New Gilead Reformed Church, 2400 Old Salisbury Road, is celebrating its 250th anniversary. The church was started in 1766 by German Settlers in the Coldwater Community in Concord and was made up of Lutheran and Reformed members with the Rev. Samuel Suther as the first resident minister.

The anniversary and homecoming celebration is Sunday at 11 a.m. Honorable Judge Clarence Horton will be the guest speaker. There will be a covered dish lunch after the service. Honorable Judge Clarence Horton is a lifelong resident of Kannapolis. He has been speaking and writing on local church history for more than 30 years, and has been writing and narrating local history documentaries for the past decade.

Hot dog sale

KANNAPOLIS — On Thursday, Oct. 6 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Rodgers Park Reformed Church, 704 East 22nd St., will hold a hot dog sale fundraiser. Proceeds will be used for local and world missions and special church projects. Call 704-932-8301 for details.

3rd Creek Presbyterian Church

The 2016 Homecoming of 3rd Creek Presbyterian Church, 2055 3rd Creek Church Road, Cleveland NC will be held on Sunday October 9th. The event will being with registration and social hour at 10:00AM followed by the service at 11:00led by Pastor Don McCann and will feature a processional led by Scottish Highlands Bagpiper, Dave McKenzie. Other special music will be presented as well as a Time of Remembrance.

Following the service will be a Covered Dish Lunch. After lunch will be in the Sanctuary a Hymn Sing and other special music presented by the choir, soloists and instrumentalists.

All Former members and current members of the 3rd Creek Family are invited to join us for the celebration and to tour the historic buildings and grounds.

For any more information please contact the Church at 704-278-4460.

Ursinus UCC welcomes new director of music

ROCKWELL — Ursinus United Church of Christ announces the addition of Dr. Phillip E. Burgess as the director of music.

Dr. Burgess is an assistant professor of music at Catawba College and director of vocal and choral studies. A native of West Virginia and a graduate of Samford University and the University of Michigan, he moved to Salisbury in 1995 to become the organist/choirmaster at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. He has been active for many years in the Rowan/Salisbury community having directed the Concert Choir, and being the founding director of the Amadeus Children’s Chorus and the Salisbury Ecumenical Choir.

The City of Salisbury has honored him with both the Elizabeth Duncan Koontz award and the Mayor’s Spirit award for his work in improving race relations through music. Dr. Burgess is a frequent clinician for choral festivals throughout the south. Previous positions include Pfeiffer University and Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Fall Fests and Trunk- or-Treat coming up

Fall Festival at Emmanuel Baptist Church

2300 Bringle Ferry Road

Oct. 15, 5-8 p.m.

Free food, door prizes, cake walk, bounce houses, pumpkin patch and painting, hayrides and more.


At The Cross Ministries Fall Festival

915-1917 W. Innes St., suite 103

Oct. 15, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Baked goods, smoked turkey legs, shrimp gumbo, drinks, household

items, crafts, gently used clothing, furniture and more for sale. Entertainment by PIPs (Power in Praise Youth Choir).

To reserve a table or for more information call 704-433-6662.

Proceeds benefit the building fund and youth literacy program.


Community Church of Mt. Pleasant’s Fall Festival

Oct. 22, 2-6 p.m.

Second annual free festival with fun for the family, games for all


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