Faith Briefs Saturday, Feb. 11

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 11, 2017

Fish fry fund raiser today

GRANITE QUARRY — White Rock AME Zion Church will hold a fish fry fund raiser today 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Plates are $8, sandwiches are $5. Call ahead orders to 704-279-5753.


Love Christian Center hosts prophesy series 

EAST SPENCER — Elder Reuben Hash Jr. will conduct a seminar on End Time Prophesy Sunday at 10 a.m. at Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St. Elder Reuben Hash is the brother of the pastor Bishop Ronald Hash. He has studied extensively End Time Prophesy for over 20 years and has ministered extensively in California, Florida, and other parts of the United States. The seminar is free. For additional information call 704-433-1474.


Mount Zion UCC dinner

CHINA GROVE — Following the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at Mount Zion United Church of Christ, 1415 S. Main St., there will be a spaghetti dinner to highlight the work camp to Pocahontas, Va. For information call 704-857-1169 or visit Host pastor is the Rev. Mark Burns.


St. Luke Missionary Baptist

St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Hawkinstown will host visiting minister Minister Bonita Temoney on Sunday at the 11 a.m. service. Minister Temoney is a native of Arat, Va. and is married to Overseer Jerome Temoney. They have two daughters and are members of Mt. Carmel Triumphant Pentecostal Church in Hamptonville.


Anniversary at Macedonia Missionary Baptist

CONCORD — The celebration of the 20th pastoral anniversary of Pastor Rev. John N. Leazer and First Lady Darlene Leazer continues Sunday at 11 a.m. with Elder Michael Massey, Presiding Elder AMEZ Rockingham District; and at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Peter Wherry of Mayfield Memorial Baptist Church, Charlotte.


Mount Tabor UMC

Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road, will explore the Kindness of God and join in a 30-day kindness challenge beginning Sunday at 11 a.m. Call 704-633-7484 or visit or on Facebook (mtumc) or Twitter (@MountTaborUMC).


Brunswick stew at Vision Baptist Church

ROCKWELL —At noon on Sunday following the morning service, at Vision Baptist Church, 10185 Old Beatty Ford Road, Miss Kay’s annual Brunswick Stew will be served in the fellowship hall. This is served each year prior to Valentine Day. There is no charge, and no love offering. All are welcome. Host pastor, Rev. Jimmie Porter, 704-857-1530.


Immanuel Lutheran Concludes Trilogy Study

ROCKWELL —Immanuel Lutheran is concluding its trilogy study of Faith, Hope and Love with this Sunday’s grand finale theme of Love. The Immanuel Lutheran Church Chancel Choir (I-L-Triple C) will lead the congregation in “love songs” under the direction of Dr. Wayne (Dr. Rob) Robertson. Ten year-old Hydee Benfield will sing a special solo.  The Rev. Bruce Sheeks is the host pastor.


Fairview Heights hosts special service

Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church, 704 Old Concord Road, will sponsor a building fund program on Sunday, at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Alice Perry of the Vineyard Worship Center. The Rev. Clarence E. Marlin is host pastor.


Men’s Day Program  at Liberty AME Zion

COOLEEMEE — Liberty AME Zion Church, 271 Gladstone Road, will host a Men’s Day Program at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. David T. Smalls is host pastor.


Program at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion

CLEVELAND — Moore’s Chapel AMEZ, 5890 S. River Church Road, will hold a Four Gospel Program Sunday at 3 p.m. Speakers from the scriptures are

• Matthew: Rev. Mary Scott, Mt. Pleasant AMEZ, Statesville

• Mark: Minister William Jeffrey Allen, Shady Grove Baptist, Mt. Ulla

• Luke: Minister Aaron Stockton, Champion Kingdom Center, Charlotte

• John: Rev. Michael Mitchell, Southern City AMEZ , East Spencer.

The Rev. Eddie L. Fortson is host pastor.


New Creation celebration

STATESVILLE — The members of New Creation Baptist Church will celebrate their pastor, the Rev. Joseph Robinson and First Lady Mary Robinson’s 10th anniversary on Sunday at 3 pm. at the church, 792 Glover St., instead of the Civic Center this year. Elder Donnie Witherspoon, from New Birth All Nation Church, Salisbury will speak. A repast will follow.

F.A.C.T. (Families and Friends Together) Blessing of the Children  Service 
F.A.C.T. (Families and Friends Together) will have its “Blessing of the Children Worship Service” on Sunday, February 12, 2017 @ 3:00 PM at Trinity Presbyterian Church, USA.  The church is located at 300 S. Caldwell Street, Salisbury, NC.
The theme of this month’s program is, “Black History: The Crisis in Black Education.”  The Children and Youth of Trinity Presbyterian Church will be in charge of the worship service and will present a liturgical dance.
Other participants will include:
*Children & Youth of New Hope AME Zion Church will present a Black History Quiz.
*An Oratory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” by Elbert Moulton and the Children & Youth Sign Ministry of Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church.
*The Object Lesson will be presented by Dr. Mary Love, Hood Theological Seminary with the topic, “Reflections in African American Education.”
*Local Black History Icons:  Rev. Dr. Derrick Anderson, Pastor of Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church and Mrs. Dorothy Gill-Smith, Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church will share “Reflections of Segregation and Integration in the 1960’s.”  Mrs. Gill-Smith will be accompanied by the Children & Youth of Moore’s Chapel.
*The Meditation and Blessing of the Children will be presented by Rev. Olen Bruner, Pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church.
There will also be a Black History Artifacts Exhibit in the fellowship hall of the church and refreshments will be served.
The public is invited and community Children and Youth are urged to attend.


Hall’s Chapel Primitive Baptist

Hall’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, 611 E. Monroe St., will hold its Matron’s Valentine Tea on Sunday at 4 p.m. Speaker of the hour will be Elder Diane Roberts of Mt. Calvary Holy Church. Host pastor is Elder Richard Johnson.


Guest speaker at Outreach Christian Ministries 

Outreach Christian Ministries Intl., 722 W. Horah St., will be having a service on Sunday at 4 p.m. with guest speaker Pastor Christopher Steele from Emmanuel Temple Holiness Church in Catawba.


Rowan & Davie County Deacons Alliance

EAST SPENCER — The Rowan & Davie County Deacons Alliance Inc. will be celebrating its 28th anniversary on Sunday at Jerusalem Baptist Church at 4 p.m. Dr. Rickey Johnson from Antioch Baptist Church will be the guest speaker accompanied by his choir, ushers and members. Dr. David Bracken is the host pastor; Deacon Reginald C. Weeks Sr. is chair and Deacon Clarence Craig is president.


Gospel bluegrass at St. Matthews Lutheran

St. Matthews Lutheran Church presents Bluegrass Gospel Music by the Privette Family Bluegrass Band Sunday, at 7 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 9275 Bringle Ferry Road.


Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Women’s Fellowship

Soldiers Memorial Women’s Fellowship will meet Monday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. in the Enrichment Center at 306 N. Church S. Lunch will be served. Information will be provided on health education. The public is invited.


FirstARTS Series presents 

7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17: The Merling Trio from Western Michigan University (piano, violin, and cello) . First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St. Free and open to the public. Info at 704-636-3121.


Lewis Preaching Series guest speaker Dr. Richard Ward 

First Presbyterian Church, 308 W. Fisher St., hosts Lewis Preaching Series guest speaker Dr. Richard Ward, Fred B. Craddock-Professor of Homiletics and Worship, Phillips Theological Seminary. Dr. Ward is particularly interested in the arts of storytelling and oral interpretation of scripture. He will speak on Feb. 25 at 9 a.m., and Feb. 26 at the 8:30, 8:50, and 11 a.m. services as well as 6 p.m. Call 704-636-1321 or visit


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