Faith Briefs Saturday, Jan. 28
The Benhams have found themselves in the midst of a cultural firestorm.
‘This is a Battle Cry’
Examining Spiritual Warfare, for apostles, pastors, prophets, evangelists, bishops, teacher, mothers, fathers and children. 3 p.m. today at the Salisbury Women’s Club, 1237 Old W. Innes St. Sponsored by Grace Deliverance Tabernacle Inc.
Trinity Presbyterian prayer breakfast
Registration for today’s prayer breakfast at Trinity Presbyterian Church USA, 300 S. Caldwell St., starts at 8:45 a.m. Breakfast begins at 9 a.m. Tickets are $5 .
Unified service at First Presbyterian
Sunday, First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury will hold a unified service or worship. Our schedule for the day will be unique. Sunday school is at 9:30 and the unified worship in the sanctuary is at 10:30 a.m. At 11:30 is a congregational meeting and introduction to the FPC Mission Study. At noon, TWAM (Teens With A Mission) will host a congregational lunch in Lewis Hall. The lunch is free; donations will be accepted to help with the costs of the 2017 TWAM Mission Trip to Mexico to build homes for people in need. At 4 p.m. is a Service of Wholeness and Healing in the sanctuary.
Baptist Men’s Day at N. Main Baptist
The Men of North Main Baptist Church, 1501 N. Main St., will lead in worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Guest speakers will be Michael Esquer, “Dickie” Stoner, Daryl Raper and Henderson Lentz a student/athlete at North Rowan H.S. The Men’s Choir will lead in worship.
Calvary Baptist pastor to retire
Pastor Rick and Jackie are retiring and will conclude their ministry at Calvary Baptist Church at the 10:45 a.m. service on Sunday after 20 years. Chris, Brooke, and their families will be with be in attendance. There will be a covered dish lunch after the service. Calvary Baptist Church, 2255 East Ridge Road.
The Cedar Grove AME Zion Church Buds of Promise will observe Marie L. Clinton Day on Sunday at the 11 a.m. service.
Le’Reese Hubbard, son of Demario and Carrie Duncan-Ellis, will be the speaker. Le’Reese is a 9th grader at North Meck Academy in Huntersville where he has been the school president for three years, leader of the Young Men’s Club and works with special needs students.
The Buds of Cedar Grove will also participate in the service. Margaret Ellis, Buds Superintendent; The Rev. Dr. Bertha E. Pittman, pastor.
5th Sunday singing at Mount Tabor UMC
Mount Tabor United Methodist Church (just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road) will hold its 5th Sunday Singing tomorrow at 11 a.m. 704-633-7484, www.mounttaborumc.org, Facebook (mtumc) or Twitter (@MountTaborUMC)
Immanuel Lutheran Debuts New Choir and Digital Piano
ROCKWELL—The twenty-two member Immanuel Lutheran Church Chancel Choir, otherwise known as The I-L-Triple C, will make its debut performance this Sunday under the direction of Dr. William Dwayne Robertson, “Dr. Rob,” who was recently installed as the new Director of Music. This musical debut also includes the introduction of a new Roland Digital Piano which Dr. Rob will play as the choir presents a special anthem “He Touched Me.” The new instrument was purchased with donations from the Hoyt and Nell Bost Memorial Fund designated for the purpose of enriching the musical programs at Immanuel. Some of the features of this instrument include: a high-resolution monitor with 400 internal songs with digital sheet music, skill-building games, a recorder, USB flash memory and fifty onboard rhythm accompaniments. The worship service will be led by Rev. Bruce Sheeks, pastor, and begins at 11:00 p.m.
Chunn at St. Luke Missionary Baptist
On Sunday, at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Hawkinstown, the Rev. Chris Chunn will speak at the morning service. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Rev. Chunn is a native of the Salisbury area and the son of James and Betty Chunn of Salisbury.
Mount Zion UCC ordination service
CHINA GROVE — On Sunday Mt. Zion UCC, 1415 S. Main St., will ordained and install as deacons Laura Holshouser, Rachel Rawlings and Jack Untener. Installed as elders are Emily Bancroft and Tim Corriher. Following worship Mt. Zion children and youth will gather for lunch and a movie. Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m. is Pancake Dinner Night.
The Rev. Mark Burns, 704-857-1169, mtzionchinagrove.com
Vision Baptist soup luncheon
ROCKWELL — Vision Baptist Church, 10185 Old Beatty Ford Road, will host a 4-soup luncheon following Sunday’s morning service, featuring potato, vegetable, hearty chicken noodle and salmon stew, all homemade. There is no charge and no offering will be taken. We as a church are looking for fellowship and friendship.
The Rev. Jimmie Porter, 704-857-1530.
Piedmont Singing Men at BPBC
KANNAPOLIS – The Piedmont Singing Men will presents a gospel concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday at Blackwelder Park Baptist Church, 2204 Summit Ave. The concert is part of the group’s “Sacred Repertoire” set. There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be taken.
Wilkinson, Rich, Trivette sing at Emmanuel Baptist
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2300 Bringle Ferry Road, will host gospel singers Neil Wilkinson and Leslie Rich accompanied by Susan Trivette on Sunday at 6 p.m.
Servants Voices at First Baptist Salisbury
Servants Voices will be in concert at First Baptist Church of Salisbury on Sunday at 6 p.m. in the chapel on the second floor. A love offering will be taken. Enter the church at rear; elevator is available.
New London UMC to host Bible Study
NEW LONDON — On Monday, Jan. 30, New London United Methodist Church, 206 S. Main St., will begin a five-week study of Bishop Robert Schnase’s book, Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations, beginning at 6:30 p.m., a discussion of the practices of radical hospitality, passionate worship, intentional faith development, risk-taking mission and service, and extravagant generosity.
Lenoir-Rhyne student advocates for Nation of Israel
HICKORY— A convocation will be held Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the “Bears Lair” of the Cromer Center on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University. The event will be conducted by David F. Bares II, associate minister at Morning Start First Baptist of Hickory.
The subject for discussion will be “Jewish Contributions to/for Humanity” scientifically, medically, technologically and spiritually. Guest speakers include David E. Roberts II, pastor of Morning Star First Baptist and Rabbi Dennis Jones of Temple Beth Shalom. The purpose of the meeting is to combat antisemitism. Pastors and ministers are encouraged to attend. Dinner will follow the event. See http://student.lr.edu/node/4716
Hot dog sale at Rodgers Park
KANNAPOLIS — The hot dog sale at Rodgers Park Reformed Church, 704 East 22nd St., a fund raiser for local and world missions and special church projects, will be Thursday, Feb. 2 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 704-932-8301.
An evening with the Benham Brothers
FAITH — Twin brothers David and Jason Benham are former professional baseball players, bestselling authors, speakers, and entrepreneurs whose success earned them a reality show with HGTV in the Fall of 2014, yet the show was cancelled because of their commitment to Biblical values. The Benhams found themselves in the midst of a cultural firestorm. Appearing on CNN, Fox News, ESPN, ABC’s Nightline & Good Morning America, the Benhams continue to stand up for what they believe.
Meet them at Faith Baptist Church, 203 N. Main St., on Thursday, Feb. 2. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with music provided by The LeBeaus.
Queens in Training
Queens in Training is an empowerment group for young ladies age 8-17; women are also welcome. This group is a setting for young teenage girls to be empowered through discussions, trainings, meetings, workshops and programs aimed toward bringing back the essence of being a lady. The fundamentals of lady etiquette will be brought back into the lives of our young ladies in an effort to gear them towards more positive aspects in life.
Sponsored by Great Women and Men United. Held at Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St., Hurley Room from 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 7 and 14, March 2 and 23, April 4 and 12, May 2 and 23. Learn more at 704-738-7077.
Health Fair at Saint Peter’s Lutheran
Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church is hosting a Health Fair on Feb. 8. A variety of services will be available: everything from cholesterol tests to dental screenings (and many more).
This Health Fair is made possible through generous partners. There is no way that this event would be possible without the participation of the Community Care Clinic (Salisbury), Novant Health, Rowan County Public Health, and the Saleeby-Fisher YMCA (Rockwell). The members of this partnership are excited to bring tools for a healthier lifestyle to eastern Rowan County.
Feb. 8 from 5-7 p.m. Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church, 2570 Saint Peters Church Road, Salisbury, 28146.
Spring T-ball, soccer
GOLD HILL — First Baptist of Gold Hill, 16141 Old Beatty Ford Road, is accepting registrations for its first season of T-ball and second season of soccer. Season runs March 4-April 8. Deadline Feb. 18. Details at www.facebook.com/lookingupsportsgoldhill or Linda Little at 704-223-0542 or firstname.lastname@example.org