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Faith Briefs Saturday, Oct. 22

Stowe scholarship fund raiser

The George B. Stowe Scholarship fish fry is today at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, 719 S. Caldwell St., from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Crown In Glory Lutheran

Crown In Glory Lutheran Church, 517 E. Bank St. , Continues its 2016 Harvest Home Festival with the dedication of the Wiley Lash Outreach Center, 528 Horah St. at 3 p.m. today.

On Harvest Home Sunday host pastor, Rev. Donald Anthony, will speak at the 9 a.m. service. Lunch will be served from 1-2:30 p.m. The afternoon service begins with a praise service at 3 p.m. followed by the worship service at 3:30 p.m. Rev. Christopher Stout, pastor of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Kannapolis and Abundant Life Lutheran Church, Charlotte will speak. Music will be provided by the Crown In Glory choir and guest singers/musicians from the community. Phyllis Partee is director of music services.

Red Bank Baptist Church Orchestra

The Red Bank Baptist Church Orchestra from Chattanooga, Tenn. will perform at Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road tonight at 7 p.m. The orchestra will also lead the worship service on Sunday at 10 a.m. A covered dish lunch will follow. A love offering will be taken at both performances. Call 704-278-4248 for details.

Bishop and Lady Hash’s anniversary

EAST SPENCER — Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St., will celebrate Bishop W. Ronald Hash and Lady Lotis Hash’s 24th pastoral anniversary on Sunday. The 10 a.m. speaker will be Pastor Vernon Williams Jr. of Chayah Faithy World Outreach Ministries, Concord.

The speaker for the 5 p.m. service is Bishop J. C. Hash of St. Peter’s Church & World Outreach Center of Winston Salem. He is senior pastor and CEO of the 3,500+ member, multi-cultural St. Peter’s Church and World Outreach Center (SPWOC).

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.

For additional information call 704-433-1474.

Mount Zion UCC

CHINA GROVE — Sunday at 10 a.m. is the Fourth Sunday Program at Mt. Zion UCC, 1415 S. Main St. Special guest Sgt. C.S. Flowers of the Rowan County Sheriff Department will talk with the combined Sunday school classes about appropriate “do and don’ts” regarding law enforcement and how best to support and respect one another. During the 11 a.m. service the children’s choir will sing. Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are available in the church library and need to be returned by Nov. 13.

Trunk or Treat plans are underway for Oct. 31. Call 704-857-1169 or see mtzionchinagrove.com

The Rev. Mark L. Burns is host pastor.

Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist 

Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 204th church anniversary on Sunday. The congregation was organized in 1812. The 11 a.m. speaker will be the Rev. Perry J. Dye, pastor of Henderson Grove. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. The guest speaker at the 3 p.m. service will be the Rev. Vincent Patrick Jones, pastor of New Zion Baptist Church of Salisbury.

First Calvary Women’s Day

The celebration of women continues at First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S. Long St., continues on Sunday at 11 a.m. with guest speaker LaTonya Albright, author, coach, public speaker and 16-year correctional professional with the NCDPS. She is the CEO of several business ventures including LaTonya Renee Enterprises.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Winston-Salem State and a master’s degree from NC A&T. She is co-author of “Camouflage, an Anthology” with 13 other women sharing stories of courage and triumph.

Albright is a member of Victorious Praise Fellowship Church in Durham.

Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion 

EAST SPENCER — Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 940 S. Long St., will host Life Members Council – Anna L. Anderson Day on Sunday at 11 a.m.

The guest speaker will be Evangelist Willene Campbell. The Missionary Dept. will observe this event. Marva McCain is the chairperson for the Life Members Council and Elisa Jones is the parent body president.

Soldiers Memorial

On Sunday, Soldiers Memorial will celebrate homecoming. Pastor Rev. Dr. Derrick Anderson will deliver the 11 a.m. sermon with music by the Cathedral Choir, directed by Kay Wright Norman.

Following the 11 a.m. service, the annual homecoming feast will be served.

At 3 p.m., the Rev. Reginald Keittof Mt. Pleasant AME Zion Church of Statesville will speak.

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist 

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Salisbury, 1920 Shirley Ave., celebrates the 24th pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Nilous M. Avery II on Sunday at 11 a.m.

The Rev. William H. Clayton of Saint James Missionary Baptist Church in Henderson is guest speaker. Clayton is a graduate of NC A&T State University, Greensboro, and Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Atlanta, Ga. He has completed theological and graduate studies at Shaw University Divinity School, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Virginia Union School of Theology, Richmond. He is presently enrolled in a dual degree program at the Chicago Theological Seminary.

Dr. Avery is a graduate of Shaw University and Shaw Divinity School with a doctor of ministry degree from Hood Theological Seminary. He currently serves as president of the General Baptist State Convention of NC which is comprised of over 1,600 churches and 60 associations.

Praise concert and classic car cruise-in

On Sunday, Oct. 23, a classic car cruise-in fundraiser will be held from noon-6 p.m., with hot dogs and hamburgers served from 5:30-6:15 p.m.

There will be a contemporary praise and worship concert from 6:30-7:30 p.m. with music by Destiny City Church.

This event is sponsored by Father & Son Produce Market, 1774 Sherrills Ford Road. Bring a lawn chair. Park at Trinity Wesleyan Church. Proceeds benefit the West Rowan Bible Teaching Association.

For more info, call 704-636-6630.

Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church

WOODLEAF — The 23rd anniversary of Mt. Vernon Gospel Choir will be observed on Sunday with a musical program beginning at 2:30 p.m. Choirs from area churches have been invited to participate during the program. Dr. Emery Rann is the host pastor of Mt. Vernon which is located on Carson Road.

Anniversary service at Oak Grove

CHINA GROVE — The Oak Grove Baptist Church family, 1205 S. Main St., will celebrate the third pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Keith and first Lady Tammy Curry on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. The 3 p.m. speaker will the Rev. Dr. Clary Phelps, pastor at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church of Salisbury.

Cedar Grove AME Zion

The Missionary Department of Cedar Grove AME Zion Church will sponsor its annual program on Sunday at 3 p.m.  The Rev. Timothy Bridges, pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church of East Spencer, will be the guest speaker.  Rev. Dr. Bertha Pittman is host pastor.

Jerusalem men’s Choir Celebration

SPENCER – Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1570 N. Long St. Extension, will host a gospel singing celebration spotlighting the men’s choir on Sunday at 3 p.m. Master of Ceremonies is Kenneth Abel of Fairview Heights Baptist Church. There will be several men’s choirs from area churches. Keith Holland, minister of music and John Bankhead and James Staley are co-chairs. The Rev. Dr. David Bracken is host pastor.

St. Luke Missionary 

The usher board of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. The speaker for the event is Rev. John Cade of File Baptist Church in Lexington. Rev Cade was licensed by the Rowan Baptist Association in 1982 and has pastored two churches since his ordination. He was the pastor of New Faith Baptist Church for five years and has been at Files Chapel for the past eight years.

Women’s Day at New Hope

New Hope AME Zion Church, 1470 N. Long Street Extension, will observe its annual Women’s Day Celebration on Sunday at 3 p.m. Addie Hudson Lisby, chief communications officer of the AME Zion Church, is guest speaker.

Lisby received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Brenau College for Women in Gainesville, Ga. and her faith community nurse practitioner certification from Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Ga. She now lives in the Charlotte area, where she serves as the editor of the Star of Zion.

The theme for the celebration is “Women About God’s Work: Spiritually United through Prayer and Supplication.” To symbolize the blood of Jesus, everyone is encouraged to wear the color red. The Rev. Dr. Debra J. Hall is host pastor.

Providence AME Zion homecoming

Providence AME Zion church, 2415 Providence Church Road, will hold homecoming and revival beginning Sunday at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Harold L. Jordan, pastor of Third Creek AME Zion Church of Cleveland.

Revival services are at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 24-25. Monday’s speaker is Rev. Jordan and Tuesday’s speaker is the Rev. David Smalls, pastor of Liberty AME Zion Church of Mocksville.

The Rev. Zacharias E. Allen Sr. is host pastor.

Liberty UMC

GOLD HILL — At Sunday’s worship service attendees of Liberty United Methodist Church, 3940 Liberty Road, are asked to donate new children’s socks, which may also be dropped off at the church before Sunday or during worship.

Also on Sunday, from 3 -5 p.m., the Uwharrie District Fall Celebration will be held at Tylo UMC.

Call 704-633-4067 for more information.

Hall’s Temple

The Hall’s Temple building fund program is Sunday at 4 p.m. with guest speaker Bishop Daniel Horton, husband of pastor Mary Burton Horton, along with the church of Holy Church of Christ of Lancaster, S.C.

Host pastor is the Rev. E. Bruce. Hall’s Temple is on North Long Street.

Saddler Family Gospel Singers

On Sunday at 5 p.m., the Reggie Saddler Family returns from national tour to appear at Franklin Presbyterian church. See story on the front of the Faith section. Admission is free, with a love offering taken. Dinner with the Saddlers will follow. FPC is located at 280 Franklin Church Road.

Prospect Presbyterian Church

MOORESVILLE — On Sunday at 6 p.m., Prospect Presbyterian Church, 9425 W NC 152 Hwy., will host the St. James Male Choir for a Southern Gospel concert in the sanctuary followed by at meal at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

Weaver and Lunsford at Resurrection Life

Sunday at 6 p.m. is An “Evening of Encouragement” with music by Matthew Weaver and Clay Lunsford at Resurrection Life Church, 627 Newsome Road. For more information, call Pastor Jerry Snipes at 704-433-8776. A love offering will be taken.

BCBB and Tori sing at Kirkwood

KANNAPOLIS — At Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 900 Klondale Ave., the Back Creek Bluegrass Boys with Tori Jones will be performing on Sunday at 6 p.m. This is a free concert, a love offering will be received. All members of the group were recent award winners at The Granite Quarry Fiddlers Convention.

40 day ride to Washington

John Riggs, pastor of Texoma Cowboy Church of Wichita Falls, Texas, will be speaking in Rockwell on Friday, Oct. 28 at the Circle K Arena, 7860 Gold Hill Road, as part of his 40-day ride to Washington to a call for revival in the church. Find more details at Texomacowboychurch.com or on facebook.

Installation service at Lilly’s Chapel 

The installation service of Pastor Dr. Doris Clawson will be held Saturday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. at Lilly’s Chapel Church of God, 618 West Thomas St.

Unity in the CommUnity 

1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29: Held at Centerview Baptist Church, 415 Walter St., Kannapolis. Other church sponsors are Conquerors Shield of Faith and Iglesia Bautista Discipulos de Cristo. Christian music, bouncy houses, free hot dogs and popcorn, testimonies, TV giveaway. Info at 704-785-0549. This is the program that was rescheduled due to the hurricane weather earlier in the month.

The Arbor awards pins

The Arbor United Methodist Women awarded two members with a Lifetime Membership Pin at morning worship on Oct. 16. Those ladies included Cheryl McDaniel, past president of the UMW and Hilda Osborne for her past work in the organization. Suzanna Miller, current president of the UMW, presented the pins. It was also Laity Sunday and Terry Osborne led the worship with Jared Safely delivering the message. Frank and Mary Godon are co-pastors of the The Arbor, which is located at 5545 Woodleaf Road.

The Blessing of God Ministry 

The Blessing of God Ministry will be hosting a “Prophetic Rain” impartation and prayer brunch on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. Shamar Prophet Larry Medley will the speaker. Admission is free. For more information contact Elaine Hardy at 336-852-8783.

Knox Chapel UMC 

CLEVELAND — Knox Chapel United Methodist Church, 3520 Amity Hill Road, will host its annual BBQ on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., serving sandwiches and trays, with homemade desserts and drinks.

 

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