Faith briefs Saturday, April 1

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 1, 2017

Today: BBQ at Liberty UMC

10 a.m.-5 p.m. today April 1: Hickory cooked barbecue pork and chicken. Take out available. Liberty UMC at the intersection of Stokes Ferry and Liberty Roads.

Today: Musical program at Fairview Heights

The Usher Board of Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist, 704 Old Concord Road, hosts a musical program today April 1 at 2 p.m. On program are The Unity and Praise, Echoes for Christ, The Willing Travelers along with various other groups. Other interested groups are invited to participate. Food will be available in the fellowship hall beginning at noon. Host pastor is the Rev. Clarence E. Marlin.

Today: Extended deadline 

The deadline is today to register for At The Cross Ministries April 8 event “Youth Stand for Christ.” Teams of seven boys and girls ages 9-16 learn how to work together. Sign-up sheets are at the YMCA-Jake Alexander Blvd. or 704-433-6662 or

Holy Cross Lutheran hosts bishop

MOCKSVILLE — The Rev. Dr. Timothy Smith will preach on Sunday at 9 a.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 601 South. The service will include Holy Communion. After the service, there will be Q&A time, followed by a pot luck brunch. The Rev. Dr. David P. Nelson is interim host pastor.

Schofield at Stallings Memorial

Guest speaker Dr. J. Chris Schofield will lead the worship service at Stallings Baptist Church on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Schofield serves on the BSCNC staff as director of the Office of Prayer for Evangelization and Spiritual Awakening. Prior coming to North Carolina, Dr. Schofield served with the North American Mission Board, SBC, as Manager of the Prayer Evangelism Unit.

Men’s Day at St. Luke Baptist

St. Luke Baptist Church in Hawkinstown will celebrate Men’s Day on Sunday during the 11 a.m. service. All men have been asked to participate. The Rev. Marcus Fairley will preside on Sunday and will be the guest minister for the month of April. He is an associate minister at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, in charge of youth services. He is a native of Albemarle and is attending Interdenominational Theological Seminary in Atlanta.

Anniversary at The Vineyard 

The Vineyard Worship Center, 2655 Dunns Mountain Road, will celebrate its fourth church anniversary on Sunday. The 11 a.m. speaker will be Minister Sandra Cornelius-Little, associate minister of Miracle House of Hope in Charlotte. The 3 p.m. speaker will be the Rev. David Leaven, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, Cleveland. Alice Houston Perry is host pastor.

First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church, 308 W. Fisher St. at the corner of S. Fulton and W. Innes, will have a special schedule for Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. , worship in the sanctuary is at 10:30 a.m. and at 11:30 a.m. is the congregational meeting to elect officers and transition updates, in the sanctuary. There is a covered dish lunch in Lewis Hall at noon. 704-636-1321,

Baptist at Immanuel Lutheran

ROCKWELL — Adelynn Bree Nance, infant daughter of Alicia and Jason Nance of Rockwell, and Adelynn’s dad, Jason, will receive the sacrament of Holy Baptism Sunday during the 11 a.m. service. Josh Trexler will sing a special musical selection. Afterward is a reception given by the Irene Beaver Circle.

Macedonia Missionary celebrates 130 Years

CONCORD — Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 6740 Macedonia Church Road, will celebrate its 130th anniversary on Sunday beginning at 3 p.m. with guests Dr. Robert McGowens Sr. and the Greater Galilee Baptist Church Family. The Rev. John N. Leazer is host pastor.

Scholarship deadline 

The deadline for the Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship (IMF) Treasure Feamster Scholarship is April 3. With questions contact Jacqueline Springs at 704-639-1894 or Dr. Ethel Bamberg-Revis at 704-647-9545.

Unlocking the books of Daniel & Revelation 

Prophecies of Hope will host a free seminar on Monday, April 3 from 7-8:45 p.m. in the school auditorium at 305 Rudolph Road. There will be free childcare. Learn more at

Annual AME Zion Evangelistic Crusade

The Salisbury District of the AME Zion Church will have its annual Evangelistic Crusade April 3-5 at 7 p.m. nightly in various AME Zion Churches of the Salisbury District.

Monday: Marable Memorial AME Zion Church, Kannapolis;

Tuesday: Southern City AME Zion Church, East Spencer;

Wednesday: Third Creek AME Zion Church, Cleveland.

The theme is “Essentials for Effective Evangelism.” Visiting church choirs are expected from Oakgrove Baptist, Concord; Voices of Life Giving Church, Concord; Fairview Heights Baptist, Salisbury; and Moore’s Chapel AME Zion, Cleveland; along with the Salisbury District Gospel Choir and local choirs from across the District.

The Rev. Dr. Grant Harrison Jr. is the presiding elder of the Salisbury District.

The evangelist for the three-night services will be the Rev. Dr. Otis T. McMillan, general officer and director of the department of church growth and development of the AME Zion Church, Charlotte .

UMC youth take on Stations of the Cross

The youth of First United Methodist Church will host an interactive Stations of the Cross experience, a series of nine stations set up telling the story of Jesus on his way to the cross, several of which will have original student artwork. Participants can come to the church any time between 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5. Located at 217 S. Church St. Signs will point the way from the entrance facing Fisher St.

In My Father’s House 

In My Father’s House, led by the Rev. Roosevelt Jenkins, meets the first two Thursdays of each month from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The next services will be April 6 and 13 in the Hurley Room at Rowan Public Library.

Pine Ridge Baptist Church celebrates 21 years


Last Sunday was a total suprise for Pastor George Bradshaw and wife Peggy when Dr. J.B. Parker and wife Barbara were sitting in his office when he opened the door. Dr. Parker and Barbara are long time friend of the Bradshaws. He was with us to deliver the morning message and celebrate Pastor and Peggy’s 21 years of service at Pine Ridge. it was a joyous occasion and enjoyed by all. A delicious lunch and fellowship ended a blessed mornng.


Easter Egg hunts

Today: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt at Holy Cross Lutheran Church from A light lunch will be served. 601 South of Mocksville.

Today: 2 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt at Kennedy-Hall American Legion Post 106, 6250 NC Highway 801. Special eggs have candy, prizes, money. Age-appropriate hunting. refreshments, picture taken with the Easter bunny.

Today: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Colonial Spring Frolic at the Old Stone House, 770 Old Stone House Road. Colonial Easter egg dyeing plus musket demonstrations, woodworking, open fire cooking, candle making, children’s games, colonial dancers, music. $5 adults, $3 students.

April 2: 4:30 p.m. Annual egg hunt for children at The Arbor United Methodist Church, 5545 Woodleaf Road.

April 7-15: Easter Bunny Express at the NC Transportation Museum. A 25-minute train ride with the Easter bunny. See or call 704-636-2889 for schedule and tickets.

April 8: noon -2 p.m. Faithful Friends Annual Easter Sniff N’ Snag Egg Hunt, over 1000 eggs with dog treats inside, door prizes. Registration 11:30 -noon, $10 per dog. 220 Grace Church Road, 704-633-1722, www,

April 8: Noon-2 p.m. Community Easter Egg Hunt at Sherrills Ford Road Baptist Church, 6455 Sherrills Ford Road. Bring your Easter basket. Hot dogs and drinks provided.

April 14: 7 p.m. Flashlight Egg Hunt at World Hope Worship Center, 2203 Mooresville Road. Free event. Hot dogs, games, prizes.

April 15: 10  a.m. Town of China Grove annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Community Building, 412 S. Myrtle Ave . Easter Bunny will visit and there will be light refreshments after the egg hunts.  Rain or shine.

April 15: Easter Egg Hunt at Dan Nicholas Park. Infants through age 5 at 11 a.m. Ages 6-10 at 11:15 a.m. 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7803.

April 15: 10 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Fest in Historic Gold Hill, Saint Stephens Church Road,

April 15: 1 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt at Transformation Church, 1350 Old Stone House Road. Food, music, prizes for ages 1-12. 704-633-6588, Facebook or

April 15: 2 p.m. Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt at Spencer Doll and Toy Museum for children K-grade 4; also a drawing for an Easter basket. Regular admission applies. 108 Fourth St., 704-762-9359, www.spencer

April 15: 2-4 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt for children up to 12 years old.   Landmark Church,   1910 Mooresville Road, 704-633-8200.


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