Faith Briefs Saturday, March 18
Today: Guiding Light convention
EAST SPENCER — The Guiding Light Missionary Baptist Association will hold its annual Sunday School Convention today beginning at 10 a.m. The Rev. John E. Jones is the moderator and host. The Guiding Light Convention Center is located at 308 Boundary St.
Today: Fish fry at St. Luke’s
MT. ULLA — St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 11020 NC Hwy 801, will host a fish fry today from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Proceeds will be used to assist with the Thompson and Hampton families’ medical bills, WRHS band uniforms, and for a generator for St. Luke’s activity building so that it may continue efforts to qualify as a Red Cross Emergency Shelter facility. Visit www.stlukesmtulla.org or call 704-278-2710.
Today: Dana’s chicken noodles supper
KANNAPOLIS — Today at Rogers Park Reformed Church, 704 East 22nd St. from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Chicken and noodles plus hot dogs, hamburgers and desserts. Proceeds benefit the South Rowan Bible Teaching Association.
Today: No UMA business meeting
EAST SPENCER — The UMA will not have a business meeting today. The next business meeting is April 15 at Tower of Power United Holy Church, 601 East Cemetery St.
Sunday service: The United Ministerial Alliance will host its joint worship service at 7 p.m. Sunday at Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St. The Rev. Rickey Johnson, pastor of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Granite Quarry will deliver the message. Bishop W. Ronald Hash is host pastor.
Appreciation at New Beginning
CONCORD — Sunday at 11 a.m. is the appreciation service for Evg. Barbara Chambers at New Beginning Church of God, 5717 Alexander Road. Guest speaker is Elder Stefan Smith from Mt. Moriah Holiness Church of Mooresville. Information: 704-630-0126. Host pastor is Bishop Roseman.
North Kannapolis celebrates Spring
KANNAPOLIS — Sunday is “Spring into Church Sunday” at North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 312 Locust St., at 10:45 a.m. Special musical guest will be Neal Wilkinson. A lunch of bbq, hamburgers and hot dogs will follow at noon in McMurray Hall. Information: 704-933-2125.
Guest speaker at St. Luke Baptist
St. Luke Baptist Church in Hawkinstown will host the Rev. Dr. Regina Dancy as guest speaker on Sunday. Dr. Dancy was ordained in 1999 and earned her master’s and doctoral degrees from Hood Theological Seminary. Presently she is chief financial officer and director of human resources at Hood.
Family & Friends at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion
CLEVELAND — Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 5890 South River Church Road, will celebrate Family and Friends Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. featuring the Rev. Jimmy Griffin, pastor of New Jersery AME Zion Church Lexington. The Rev. Eddie L. Fortson is host pastor.
Sills Creek AME Zion turns 145
MOORESVILLE — Sills Creek AME Zion Church, 3165 Bradshaw Road, is celebrating its 145th church anniversary on Sunday. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. The service starts at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Dairl Scott Sr. of New Hope AME Zion Church as the special guest. The Rev. Morgan Glenn is host pastor. Information: email@example.com or Facebook.
Blessing of the Children Worship Service
The F.A.C.T. (Families and Communities Together) will have its monthly “Blessing of the Children Worship Service” on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Lilly’s Chapel Church of God, 618 W. Thomas St. Children and youth of Lilly’s Chapel will preside and present a song and praise dance. Other children and youth participants are:
Trinity Presbyterian Church, USA ; Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church; Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church; Angelica Sweat of Hood Theological Seminary; Rev. Dr. Doris Clawson of Lilly’s Chapel Church of God. Special recognition will be given to students who were named to the Honor Roll for all As and A/Bs and also for those who achieved perfect attendance.
12 Tribes Rally at Hall’s Temple
Hall’s Temple Church will host a Twelve Tribes Rally on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. with speaker Bishop T. Washington. Host pastor is the Rev. Elder Bruce Jr.
Hall’s Chapel men’s fellowship
The Men’s Fellowship of Hall’s Chapel Primitive Batpist Church will host its annual stewardship program on Sunday at 4 p.m. The guest speaker will the Rev. Patrick Tate of Southern City AME Zion Church of East Spencer. Host pastor is Elder Richard L. Johnson.
Women in White at Trinity
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Caldwell St., will host its annual Women in White program on Sunday at 5 p.m. Guest speaker is the Rev. Tiffany Miller, associate pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church. Music will be provided by the Trinity Women’s Choir. Host pastor is the Rev. Olin Bruner. 704-636-6854.
Milford Hills monthly brunch
Milford Hills Baptist Church, 1238 East Colonial Drive, is having its monthly Community Brunch on Tuesday, March 21 at 10 a.m. Special entertainment will be by Mona Jo Griffin. Information: 704-633-1423.
Southern City breakfast fundraiser
EAST SPENCER — Southern City AME Zion’s breakfast fundraiser is Saturday, March 25 from 8 a.m.-noon, sponsored by the Christian Education Dept. of Southern City AME Zion Church. Tickets are $5; contact Tina Wallace at 704-232-1596 or Jennifer Kennedy at 704-637-0558.
Ebenezer community breakfast
MT. ULLA — On Saturday, March 25 from 8-10 a.m. Ebenezer United Methodist Church at 8425 NC 801 will host a community breakfast. The church is at the caution light.
Cheers to 7 Years at Gethsemane
Women In Progress 7th year Anniversary is March 25 at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church in the fellowship hall, 719 S Caldwell St., from noon-3 p.m.
Community groups and locally owned businesses will be represented, lunch will be provided, there will be wellness stations, a photo booth, a community news table, door prizes and raffles. Information: Melissa 704-754-1813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Mt. Mitchell hot dog date change
The Mt. Mitchell UMC hot dog sale in March is the fifth Wednesday instead of the usual fourth: March 29 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Eat in or take out, delivery of orders of 6 or more.