Faith Briefs Saturday, Feb. 18

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 18, 2017

Today: Poor man’s supper

COOLEEMEE — Today from 5-7 p.m., Cooleemee First Baptist Church will host a Poor Man’s Supper of pinto beans, stewed potatoes, slaw, cornbread, drink, dessert. Adults $7, children 6 and up $ 5.


Black history program at Love Christian Center

EAST SPENCER — Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St., will have a Black history program Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. The youth praise team, youth choir will be singing.  The LCC Dance Team will also perform.  The youth department will present Black History facts.

The main speaker will be Elder Agnes Partee-Brown, a native of Salisbury.  She has an associate degree from New York University, B S and masters degrees from Community Bible Institute in Brooklyn, NY. and is working on her Doctorate Degree. Elder Partee-Brown is married to Deacon Ralph Brown.

Men’s Day at Third Creek 

CLEVELAND — Men’s Day will be observed at Third Creek AME Zion Church, 415 E. Main St., on Sunday. The 11 a.m. message will be preached by the pastor, Rev. Harold L. Jordan with music by the Men’s Choir. The Twelve Tribes of Israel will be presented for the afternoon service at 3 p.m. by the men of the church who will portray the twelve sons of Jacob. Lunch will be served in the fellowship hall following the morning service.


Immanuel Lutheran BLITZ 

ROCKWELL —This Sunday Immanuel Lutheran Church will begin a new BLITZ Collection for the Organ Lutheran Church Outreach Ministries. BLITZ means Bring Lots of Items to Zap…(hunger, poverty, weather, etc.). Bring soups, baby diapers, dish washing detergents, etc. to Immanuel any time between Sunday and Wednesday. Also, during the 11 a.m. worship service Pastor Sheeks will begin a new study tracing the Biblical themes of forgiveness and grace.


Erwin temple CME choir anniversary

Erwin temple CME, 155 Erwin Temple Church Road, off 801, will celebrate its 21st annual mass choir anniversary on Sunday with a special program beginng at 3 p.m. Guest choirs are invited to participate with up to 2 selections each. Harold Moore is minister of music; host pastor is the Rev. Ervin L. Hannah.

St. Luke Missionary Baptist 

St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Hawkinstown will host the Rev. Jermaine D. Smith of First Baptist Church as the guest speaker for the 11 a.m. Sunday service. He is the minister of Music and Creative Arts. In January he was appointed as president of the worship, music, and arts auxiliary of the United Baptist Association of Charlotte and vicinity.


Antioch Missionary Baptist

GRANITE QUARRY — Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 602 S. Salisbury Ave., will celebrate the 13th pastoral anniversary of Pastor Rickey Johnson and First Lady Peggy Johnson on Sunday. The Rev. Mitchell Sewer of Winston-Salem will be the 11 a.m. speaker. Pastor George Steele of Hallelujah Baptist Church of High Point will deliver the 3 p.m. message. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.


The combined Chancel Choirs

The combined Chancel Choirs of John Calvin Presbyterian Church and Thyatira Presbyterian Church will provide song during the Sunday 11 a.m. services on Sunday at John Calvin and at Thyatira on Feb. 26. Music directors Michael Brooks (John Calvin) and Jon McCachran (Thyatira) will lead the choirs.


White Rock AME Zion 

GRANITE QUARRY — White Rock AME Zion Church will celebrate Men’s Day on Sunday at the 11 a.m. service. The Rev. Thomas Lee, pastor, will deliver the morning message on the theme of “Men Walking Shoulder to Shoulder for God,” Lunch will be served after morning service. Thomas Turner is Men’s Day chairman.


Ardis Chapel 

Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church, 1940 Old Mocksville Road, will celebrate Men’s Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. The following are the recipients of th “Helping Hands” award:

Rev. Eddie Fortson of Moore’s Chapel Church in Cleveland, Deacon Clayton Sturdivant of Dorsett Chapel UCC Church and Rev. Michael Mitchell of Southern City AME Zion Church.

Host pastor is the Rev. R. Nathan Bratton.


Black history workshop concert 

CLEVELAND — A Black history workshop concert will be presented Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Cedar Grove AME Zion Church, directed by LaFonda Cornelius of Statesville. Demario Ellis along with others will be in charge of the music. Food will be available to purchase. The Rev. Dr. Bertha E. Pittman is host pastor.


Fundraising concert at New London UMC

NEW LONDON — On Sunday, New London United Methodist Church, 206 S. Main St., will host a Music and Missions Concert at 4:30 p.m. Featured will be Daniel Dickens at the piano and Josie Luther on guitar and vocals. The concert is free, but an offering will be received to assist with the medical expenses of Nyoka Myers, a Senior at South Stanly High School who was paralyzed in an automobile accident in December. Call 704-463-5669 to learn more.


Bethel Power of Faith Ministries

Bethel Power of Faith Ministries, 1021 N. Main St., will host guest speaker the Rev. Justina Stewart of Mt. Zion CME on Sunday at 5 p.m.


United Ministerial Alliance

The United Ministerial Alliance will host its joint worship service at 7 p.m. Sunday at Lilly’s Chapel Church of God, 618 West Thomas St. The Rev. Hamlet B. Kollie Sr., pastor of Christ Lambs Church Ministries Inc., will deliver the message. Elder Dr. Doris Clawson is host pastor.


A Black history celebration

EAST SPENCER — Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 940 South Long St., will present “Legacy of Leader: A Black History Moment,” in recognition of the extraordinary life of Willie Evans Jr., who has served the family of Southern City and community for over 35 years. The presentation is Sunday at 3 p.m. Lunch will be served after morning service. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. Host pastor is the Rev. Patrick Tate.


Annual Livingstone College Day celebration at Soldiers Memorial

On Sunday at 4 p.m., Livingstone College, the Concert Choir and Octet will be celebrated at Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church, 306 N. Church St. The concert theme is “Movement Music: Songs of Inspiration, Hope and Unity.” This is a free concert.

Choral works include anthems, chorales and hymns of hope by Beethoven, Verdi, Andre Thompson and Diane White. The second part on the program features concert spirituals and gospel songs of inspiration, with instrumentalist Ezra Tutti on alto saxophone and several works by contemporary gospel music composers.

The Concert Choir and Octet are conducted by Dr. DaVaughn Miller, chair of the music and theatre arts department and accompanied by Dr. Lawrence Quinnett.

Featured soloists include: sopranos Laneesha Tillery, Erin Hugee, Jenna Wright; alto Jada McCall; bass Tony Holte.

The celebration will benefit the Concert Choir with checks made payable to the Livingstone College Choral Society.

As Livingstone College is celebrated, we also celebrate the links between the College and Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church from the early church, the location of the early “college” and the relocation to Salisbury , to the church in Salisbury , its members and past presidents.

Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, president, will give highlights of new programs and projects. Deborah Johnson, director for UNCF, will highlight the benefits of UNCF to students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

A free will offering will be taken. Refreshments will follow.


Healing Force Drum Band 

LEXINGTON — The Healing Force Drum Band will appear in concert 2 p.m. on Sunday at First Reformed United Church of Christ, 104 East Center St. The drum band features a lively family of drummers, musicians, singers and storytellers in a free concert to celebrate African American History Month.

The Healing Force specializes in drumming, world music and educational storytelling. They are from Winston-Salem and have been together since 1975.

The church performance will include audience participation, and a love offering will be taken. Host pastor is the Rev. Elizabeth Parker Horton. Learn more at 336-248-2617 or


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