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Faith Briefs Saturday April 22

Today: St. John AME Zion 

MOCKSVILLE — St. John AME Zion Church will host its Second Legends Ball today at 4 p.m. at the FUMC Family Life Center located at 310 N. Main St. Attire is semi-formal and tickets are $20 for adults, ages 6-17 is $10 and age 5 and under are free.


Today:  Sandy Ridge AME Zion

LANDIS — Community Fun Day at Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church, today beginning at 11 a.m. Food, fun, fellowship. Rev. Clarence J. Shuford, pastor.

Today: Youth Empowerment Bible Study

Noon-1 p.m. every week at Southern City AME Zion Church, 940 S. Long St., for ages 7-17. Other community churches are invited to participate and host the study on a rotating basis. Call Rev. Michael Mitchell, 704-245-0729.


Holy Humor at SCGUMC

CHINA GROVE — South China Grove United Methodist Church, 230 Rose Ave., will celebrate its annual Holy Humor Sunday at the regular 9:30 a.m. service. This service is built around laughing at the devil because Christ won with His resurrection. Fun and laughter fill the morning. Matthew Weaver will accompany some of the hymns and will lead the congregation in singing his original song, “I Have a Friend.” Dr. S. B. “Doc” Warner is host pastor. 704-639-9165, docwarner@bellsouth.net


Whosoever Will Let Them Come

Whosoever Will Let Them Come Ministries (WWLTC) begins its regular Sunday worship services at 10 a.m. this week. WWLTC Ministries is headed by Bishop Chris and Pastor Patricia Brown. Learn more at 704-633-3876 or ministrycorrespondence@wwltcministry.org


United Baptist Church

LEXINGTON — United Baptist Church, 1007 Eleanor Drive, will celebrate Pastor Rufus T. Wyatt Sr. and Rev. Brenda Wyatt on Sunday. Both served in the Salisbury community prior to their present assignment in Lexington. The Sunday morning service will be at United Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with speaker Rev. Loretta Arnett. The evening service will be held at the Lexington YMCA at 3 p.m. with speaker Rev. R. Thomas Wyatt Jr. Special musical guests for the evening service will be the Lexington Community Choir and the White Family from Refuge Community Church of God in Cooleemee.


Third Creek AME Zion

CLEVELAND — Third Creek AME Zion Church, 415 E. Main St., will celebrate Women’s Day on Sunday on the theme of “Women Conquerors of Faith through God’s Grace.” Rev. Margaret R. Anderson, associate minister at Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church, will preach at the 11 a.m. service Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Carolyn Bratton, pastor of Moores Chapel AME Zion Church, will lead the afternoon service at 3 p.m. Rev. Harold L. Jordan is host pastor.


Holy Humor at Mt. Tabor

Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, 4520 Old Mocksville Road, hosts a morning of Holy Humor on Sunday at 11a.m. for a morning of Holy Humor. The Bright Sunday Worship is at 11 a.m., continuing the celebration of Easter. All are invited to wear bright colors and share family friendly jokes. Learn more at 704-633-7484 or www.mounttaborumc.org


Jerusalem Baptist Church

Jerusalem Baptist Church will celebrate its Usher’s Anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Sydney Moore of Greensboro. REv. Moore recently served as interim pastor at Bethel Baptist Church on 601 in Mocssville. The program will honor both junior and senior ushers. The program highlight will be the presentation of awards to  Outstanding Ushers of the Year. Special music will be provided by the combined choirs of Jerusalem. All ushers in attendance are asked to wear appropriate attire.

Rhema Praise and Worship

SPENCER — Rhema Praise and Worship Church, 117 Long Ferry Road, will sponsor its sixth pastoral anniversary of Pastor Alonza Williams Sr. and Joyce Williams, associate pastor, and the first family on Sunday. Bishop Otis Robinson of Lexington will be the 11 a.m. speaker and Pastor Rickey Johnson of Antioch Baptist Church of Granite Quarry will be the 3 p.m. speaker. Call 704-603-4380.


Erwin Temple CME

Erwin Temple CME Church, 155 Erwin Temple Church Road, will celebrate its 91st church anniversary on Sunday. The Men’s choir will sing at the morning service, accompanied by Harold Moore. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. Afternoon worship begins at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Timothy Bridges of Shady Grove Baptist Church of East Spencer. Rev. Ervin L. Hannah Jr. is host pastor.


Immanuel Lutheran

ROCKWELL —This Sunday Immanuel Lutheran Church will begin a new BLTZ Collection for the Organ Lutheran Church Outreach Ministries. (BLITZ: Bring Lots of Items to Zap…hunger, poverty, weather, etc.) Items to bring: cans of corn and fruit, shampoo, soap, toothpaste. These items can be brought to Immanuel any time between Sunday and Wednesday. Immanuel Lutheran is one of several community congregations which partners with Organ Lutheran in providing the Outreach Ministry services. The Outreach Ministry is open Thursdays 9-10 a.m., on Organ Church Road. Rev. Bruce Sheeks is pastor of Immanuel.


Moore’s Chapel

CLEVELAND — Fruit Of The Spirit Program at Moore’s Chapel Ame Zion Church, 5890 South River Church Road on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Mini-messages from members from local churches. The Rev. Eddie L. Fortson is host pastor.


Mt. Vernon Presbyterian

WOODLEAF — Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church, 435 Carson Road, will observe its Usher Board Anniversary on Sunday. The program, featuring a tribute to grandparents, will begin at 2:30 p.m. Elder Jackie McCoy from Ambassadors for Jesus Christ Church in Cleveland and John Wood from Mt. Vernon will be the speakers. Refreshments will be served prior to the program. Dr. Emery Rann is host pastor.


Sills Creek AME Zion

MOORESVILLE — Sills Creek AME Zion Church, 3165 Bradshaw Road, is celebrating Women’s Day on Sunday. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. The service starts at 3 p.m. The Rev. Bobbie Samuels is guest preacher, from South Iredell AME Zion Church, Troutman. The guest worship leader is Evangelist Paula Culbertson Tripp of Stepping Out on Faith Ministry. Rev. Morgan Glenn is host pastor. Email sillscreekamez@aol.com to learn more.


New Beginning Church

CONCORD — New Beginning Church, 5717 Alexander Road, will celebrate its 14th church anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. with guest speaker Dr. Randy Minor from Mt. Calvary Holiness Church in Statesville. For information call 704 223-4607.


Gospel benefit concert

MOCKSVILLE — The Advocacy Center & CareNet Counseling Inc. of Davie County are faith-based, non-profit organizations that coordinate resources to stand in the gap to help prevent homelessness for those in need. They are sponsoring a Gospel Benefit Concert Sunday at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 390 N. Main St. Two gospel groups will perform: Risen Son Quartet, a Southern Gospel Christian Vocal Group of the Mocksville area along with special guest the Big 4 Choir, a gospel group comprised of alumni of four Historically Black High Schools (Anderson, Atkins, Carver, Paisley) of Winston-Salem.

This concert is open to the public. A freewill offering will be received to support the Advocacy Center & NetCare Counseling Inc. For information contact Sylvia Steele at The Advocacy Center 336-753-0407.


Mt. Zion Baptist

MT. ULLA — The Usher Board of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1765 White Road, will celebrate its Ushers Anniversary on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Guest speaker is the Rev. Dwight Omar Neely, pastor of Rock Spring AME Zion Church, Hope Mills. Rev. Neely holds an associate in arts degree from Fayetteville Technical Community College, a bachelor of ministry degree from Andersonville Theological Seminary. Rev. Corey Barr is host pastor.

Mt. Calvary Holy

Two pre-anniversary services will be held at Mt. Calvary Holy Church, 1401 Standish St. , in honor of Bishop Harvey L. Rice.

1) Sunday, at 4 p.m.; guest speaker Bishop Robert Melton of Gates of Zion, Midway,.

2) Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.; guest speaker Pastor Odessa McCoy of Zion Tabernacle F.B.H. Church of God of Thomasville.


Resurrection Life Church

A special Service of Prayer and Healing includes the observation of Holy Communion, to be held at Resurrection Life Church, 627 Newsome Road, Sunday at 6 p.m. For more information call Pastor Jerry Snipes at 704-638-0002.


Piedmont Singing Men

CHINA GROVE — Piedmont Singing Men will give a free concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday at St. Paul’s UCC, 811 Enochville Ave.


Safe Harbor revival

Safe Harbor Baptist Church, 270 Dunns Mountain Church Road, will hold homecoming and revival April 24-28 at 7 p.m. nightly. Speakers will be:

Monday-Wednesday, Eddie Davis, pastor of Liberty Baptist Church of Crossville, Tenn.;

Thursday-Friday: Tony Finner, pastor of First Baptist Church of Conestee, S.C. Host pastor is Josh Montgomery.

People have questions

Are you ready? Is God real? Is the Bible true? An Apologetics Conference, free and open to the public, will be held April 29-30 at Franklin Baptist Church. For more information or to register, visit https://areyoureadyfbc.planningpod.com/


Mt. Mitchell hot dogs

Mt. Mitchell UMC’s hot dog sale is back on its previous fourth Wednesday of each month. Eat in or take out on April 26 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Delivery of orders of six. or more.


Love Christian Center

EAST SPENCER — The North Western and South Eastern District of the Church of God Apostolic Inc. will have its District Convention Wednesday through Friday, April 26-27 at Love Christian Center, 102 N.Long St. All services begin at 7:30 p.m. The Districts consists of churches from North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. The speakers will be:

Wednesday: Elder Edith Downs, Love Christian Center, East Spencer;

Thursday: Elder Richard Johnson Jr., Morning Star Church, Wytheville, Va.;

Friday: Elder David Reid, Share the Lamb Ministry, Greensboro.

There also will be a special Jam Service Friday night featuring New Life Community Church of East Spencer, Timika Peterson and Few Chose of Salisbury; The Reid Singers of Greensboro, and others.

For information call 704-433-1474. District Overseer is Bishop W. Ronald Hash


Spring bazaar

CLEVELAND — Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church’s Spring Bazaar is Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 935 Mt. Tabor Road, with name brand vendors. Vendor space is still available. Call Kenya at 704-402-8134.


Children’s Ministry Training Seminar

KANNAPOLIS — Local affordable half day seminar: “Digging Deeper With Jesus” on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., priced as low as $29.95 per person. This half-day workshop will equip you and your team with new, practical tools and concepts for children’s ministry. Held at He’s Alive Church, 1310 N. Cannon Blvd. Register at http://group.com/cmlocaltraining 800-635-0404 x4382. Presenter is Shannon Vasquez, a children’s pastor in Denver, Colo.


Valor III

First Baptist Church Salisbury will present Valor III in concert Sunday, April 30 at 6 p.m. This is a free concert with a love offering being taken. The concert will be in the Family Ministry Center.


‘I Got My Wig Back’

CONCORD — Maestro Eddie Brown Jr. and cast presents a gospel musical production titled “I Got My Wig Back” Saturday, May 6 at 7 p.m., featuring Minister Pamela Fisher of Kannapolis, Charlene Franklin of Kannapolis, Minister Marquis Beatty Sr. of Richburg, S.C., Charles Greenwood III of Charlotte, Odell Gillion Jr. of Salisbury, comedian Angela Clyburn of Charlotte and many others. Special guest cameo appearances by: Gospel comedian Minister Miriam Parker and DeMarcus Russell’s Mime Ministry. Music provided by: The combined voices of the Multi-Culture Reunion and The Total Praise community choirs. Free admission or $20 VIP seating, which includes reception and meet-and-greet with cast. Event will be held at: Concord Christian Church 265 Manor Ave., Info and inquries, 704-713-2155.


Elmwood United Methodist Church

STATESVILLE — Poor man’s bean luncheon, 3233 Salisbury Hwy. on Sunday April 30 from noon-2 p.m.  Different types of beans, slaw, corn bread, tea and dessert. Donations only.




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