Faith Briefs Saturday, Feb. 11
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 mtzionchinagrove.com. 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 www.mounttaborumc.org 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.
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 www.salisburyfirstpres.org
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