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Faith Briefs Saturday, March 4

Today: Gospel Singers anniversary

LEXINGTON — The Gospel Singers of Files Chapel Baptist Church,900 Dixie St., will be celebrating their anniversary beginning today at 6 p.m. and continuing on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. All choirs, soloists, groups are welcome to come to be a part.


Lent at First Presbyterian

Holy Communion will be served at all three worship services in observance of the first Sunday in Lent at First Presbyterian Church, at the corner of S. Fulton St. and W. Innes Streets, on Sunday. Services are in the sanctuary at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and in Lewis Hall: at 8:50 a.m. A special musical trio will be singing at each worship service. Call 704-636-1321 or visit www.salisburyfirstpres.org


New series at Mt. Tabor

Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road, will start a new worship series, “The God We Can Know” on Sunday at 11 a.m.

Call 704-633-7484 to learn more or visit www.mounttaborumc.org or Facebook (mtumc) or Twitter (@MountTaborUMC)


Family and Friends Day at Soldiers Memorial 

Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church, 306 N. Church St., will celebrate Family and Friends Stewardship Day on Sunday during the 11 a.m. service.

The speaker is Dr. Vergel L. Lattimore III, president of Hood Theological Seminary and Professor of Pastoral Psychology and Counseling. Dr. Lattimore received his B.A. degree from Livingstone College; Master of Divinity from Duke University Divinity School and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He was the first African American chaplain to attain the rank of Brigadier General in the U.S. Air Force and the ANG.

The program will recognize the oldest and youngest member of the church, families with membership longevity and members who have given outstanding service to the community and to the Connectional AME Zion Church.

Dr. Derrick R. Anderson is host pastor. To learn more call 704-636-7391.


Speaker at St. Luke Missionary Baptist

St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Hawkinstown will host the Rev. Roosevelt Campbell Sr. as guest minister this week. Rev. Campbell is a native of Kannapolis and has worked for the Concord/Kannapolis Transit Authority for 12 years. Rev. Campbell is a member of First Baptist Church in Kannapolis. Learn more at 704-636-8947.


Erwin Temple Rainbow Tea 

The Missionary Society of Erwin Temple Church, 155 Erwin Temple Church Road, will have their annual Rainbow Tea Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. Four rainbow colors will be represented with the four tables decorated in the color selected by the assigned group. Each group will present a talent for the afternoon program. Dinner will be served in the fellowship hall afterward. The church is located just off Needmore Road in Rowan County. Host pastor is the Rev. Ervin L. Hannah Jr.


Oak Grove Baptist anniversary

CHINA GROVE — The Men’s Choir of Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1205 S. Main St., will observe its anniversary on Sunday beginning at 3 p.m.

Men’s choirs, soloists and any and all choirs are welcome to come and participate. Host pastor is the Rev. Dr. Keith Curry.


Shady Grove deacons and deaconesses

EAST SPENCER — The Deacon/Deaconess Ministry of Shady Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. Pastor Stanley Rice of Yadkin Grove Baptist Church will render the service.


Love Christian Center homecoming

EAST SPENCER — Homecoming 2017 at Love Christian Center, 102 North Long St., will be Sunday at 4 p.m. with guest speaker Bishop Donald Newkirk of New Beginning Christian Ministry of Lexington. Hosts are Bishop W. Ronald and Lotis Hash, 704-433-1474.


Kellam at Potter’s House Outreach Ministry

Apostle Charlene Kellam of Salisbury’s Bethel Power of Faith Ministries will be the guest speaker at Potter’s House Outreach Ministry, 119 Clancy St., on Sunday at 4 p.m.


Lenten dinner at First UCC

First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St., will observe Lent at 5:30 p.m. Sunday with meditations preceded by a meal in the fellowship hall. Call 704-633-2723 to make reservations. The March 5 Lenten Sunday Evening Meditation will be by Dr. Andre Resner.


The Edwards Family at Resurrection Life

Resurrection Life Church, 627 Newsome Road, will host the Edwards Family in concert on Sunday. For more than 10 years the Edwards Family has been playing and singing bluegrass gospel throughout the Southeast including Dollywood, the IBMAs in Raleigh and at NC Lt. Governor Dan Forest’s swearing-in celebration. The worship service begins at 6 p.m.; a love offering will be received. For more information call Rev. Jerry Snipes at 704-433-8776.


Miracle Outreach Community Center

LEXINGTON — Pastor Kathy White of Salisbury’s Bethel Power of Faith Ministries will be the guest speaker at Miracle Outreach Community Center, 300 East Center St., on Friday, March 10 at  7:30 p.m.


Brunswick stew for international missions

FAITH — Next Saturday, March 11, at Faith Baptist Church 203 N. Main St., get Brunswick Stew from 2-5 p.m. or until sold out. Quarts (no sides) or eat in (bowl, crackers, drink, dessert) or take-out. Supports materials for Cuba Mission in June 2017, Agape Church in Turkey and missionaries Andy and Dana Cauble in The Netherlands. By donation. Call 704-279-3629.


Thyatira Community Breakfast

Thyatira Presbyterian Church, 220 White Road, will host an all-you-can-eat community breakfast on Saturday, March 11 from 6:30-9:30 a.m. Adults $6, children 10 and under $3. Call 704-636-1595 for details.


Church Beyond The Walls Retreat

A Friday-Saturday retreat at Hood Theological Seminary is called “Church Beyond the Walls.” The program starts at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 24 and concludes on Saturday, March 25 at 4 p.m. The class is designed for churches or organizations who seek a deeper understanding of incarceration in the United States, its historic connection to race, and how to begin to build an effective prison ministry within a community to embrace those directly affected by mass incarceration. The event is sponsored by the School for Conversion in Durham, led by Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove. This event is coming out of a conversation between Hood Seminary, St. Luke’s Episcopal, St. John’s Lutheran, First Presbyterian and the School for Conversion. Learn more at goo.gl/evdw8p. where there is a registration link. Registration is $85 and covers materials and meals.


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