Faith Briefs Saturday, April 29
National Day of Prayer: Thursday, May 4
The National Day of Prayer, signed into law by President Harry S. Truman in 1952, is observed annually on the first Thursday in May by thousands of people through communities and churches. This nationwide event calls on people of all faiths to pray for our nation and its leaders.
The National Day of Prayer will be observed on Thursday at 8 a.m. at Resurrection Life Church, 627 Newsome Road. This will be the 66th annual national observance. Prayers will be offered for our nation, goverment officials, the veterans of America and the people of this great nation. For more informaion call Rev. Jerry Snipes at 704-433-8776 or visit www.nationaldayofprayer.org
Town of East Spencer
EAST SPENCER — There will be an observance on the steps of Town Hall on Thursday from 11 a.m. -noon with speaker Chaplain Rev. Jason Brown, Youth pastor and member of Providence Baptist Church. Other pastors of different faiths will also participate.
Stallings Memorial Baptist Church
On Thursday, the National Day of Prayer, a special prayer service will be held at Stallings Memorial Baptist Church, 817 S. Main St. at noon.
China Grove to host prayer event
CHINA GROVE — There will be a local observance of the National Day of Prayer in Downtown China Grove at noon on Thursday outside the China Grove Roller Mill Museum, 308 N. Main Street. Prayers will be led by area pastors for families, outreach agencies, schools, public safety workers, the government, churches, and more. In case of rain, it will be held inside the Museum. The China Grove event is sponsored by the South Rowan Ministerial
Association. For more information, contact Pastor Ken Reed at 704-796-1764 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Salisbury District Christian Education Department
The Salisbury District Christian Education Department comes together in prayer on Thursday at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion, 500 Partee St., from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The 2017 Theme is “For Your Great Names Sake.” A meditation will be given by Rev. Dr. Grant Harrison Jr., Presiding Elder of the Sensational Salisbury District.
Today: Fairview fish fry
Fairview Heights Baptist Church 704 Old Concord Road, is hosting a fish fry and other fundraiser (spaces $10) today from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Catered by Inland Point Seafood. Plates include two pieces of fish, two sides, dessert, drink for $10. Sponsored by the Building Fund committee.
Today: Third Creek fundraiser
CLEVELAND — Fish and chicken plate fundraiser at Third Creek AME Zion Church, Saturday, 11 a.m. until. Plates are $8 each. 415 E. Main St.
Today: Cedar Grove AME Zion
CLEVELAND — Family and Friends Service at Cedar Grove AME Zion Church at 6 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Darl Scott Jr., pastor of Union Chapel AME Zion Church, Linwood and The Anointed Vessels of Charlotte in concert. Food will be available to purchase. Rev. Dr. Bertha Pittman is host pastor.
First Presbyterian Church
308 W. Fisher St. at the corner of S. Fulton and W. Innes Streets, observes Youth Sunday with the 8:50 and 11 a.m. services led by the youth and the sermons be given by high school seniors. The 8:30 a.m. service will be conducted by Dr. Randy Kirby. 704-636-1321, www.salisburyfirstpres.org
Today: 23rd appreciation service
World of Faith Outreach Ministries, 5370 Stokes Ferry Road, congratulates Pastor Kimberly Bost on her 23rd appreciation service. Services are today and Sunday at 7 p.m. There will be no service Sunday, and the event ends May 1 with a 3 p.m. service.
Guiding Light Missionary Baptist
EAST SPENCER — The Guiding Light Missionary Baptist Association will conduct Fifth Sunday services on Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Edward Lockett, associate pastor of United Missionary Baptist Church in Kannapolis. The host is the Rev. John E. Jones, moderator. The Guiding Light Convention Center is located at 308 Boundary St.
Union Chapel AME Zion
LINWOOD — Union Chapel AME Zion Church, 4329 Sowers Road, will hold its Twelve Tribe Rally Sunday at 6 p.m. In addition, the annual Spring/Youth Revival runs Monday May 1 through Wednesday May 3 at 7 p.m. each night. The speaker will be Dr. Rodney Coleman of First Baptist Church in Chapel Hill. Rev. Dairl Scott Jr is host pastor.
‘The Other Twelve Disciples’
The United Methodist Women of The Arbor United Methodist Church, 5545 Woodleaf Road, will present a powerful live drama titled “The Other Twelve Disciples” on Sunday, at its regular 10:30 a.m. service. There will also be special music. Frank and Mary Gordon are co-pastors.
5th Sunday Singing with Steve McPherson
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2300 Bringle Ferry Road, welcomes Steve McPherson of The Pioneers, who will be performing Sunday at 6 p.m. at the evening service.
Singing Saints Chorus Spring Concert
At 4 p.m. Sunday, The Singing Saints, a volunteer chorus, presents gospel music, hymns and classics at Christ United Methodist Church, 3401 Mooresville Road. Robert L. Kennedy is director; Nancy Sloop and M.L. Marley are accompanists; Cy Maulden is director emeritus. Volunteers from the Concord area that meet on Mondays to sing together use the talents given them by the Master. A free will offering will be taken to help defray expenses. Refreshments will follow.
Matthew weaver at Mt. Tabor UMC
Matthew Weaver will lead the 5th Sunday Sing at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, 4520 Old Mocksville Road. Local musician Matthew Weaver will lead worship — bluegrass style — at the 11 a.m. service. Info at 704-633-7484 or www.mounttaborumc.org or Facebook: mtumc or Twitter: @MountTaborUMC
Rose of Sharon Women’s Day
Rose of Sharon Holiness Church,255 Camp Road observes Women’s Day on Saturday, May 6 at 11 a.m. Pastor Gena Long of The Potter’s House will be the guest speaker.
True Holiness Church of God
KANNAPOLIS — True Holiness Church of God, 309 Rosemont Ave., will observe its 18th church anniversary May 1 through 5 at 7 p.m. nightly. The theme is: In Pursuit of God. The speakers for the week are:
Monday – Pastor Stanley Rice, Yadkinville Grove Baptist Church • Tuesday – Pastor Trent Edwards, Greater Glory Church • Wednesday – Pastor Johnny Morgan, Grateful Heart Ministries • Thursday – Pastor Burt Hinton, Bethel Temple Faith Ministries • Friday – Apostle Andrew Rollinson, Bethsaida Tabernacle Church. Information: 704-938-3972. Pastor V. E. Fisher is host pastor.
Unity of Churches every 5th Sunday
EAST SPENCER — The Unity of Churches meets every fifth Sunday from Lexington, at 4 p.m.. This fifth Sunday the service is at Mighty Miracle Temple, 110 East Henderson St., East Spencer. The speaker will be Elder Juanita Miller. Information: Minister Dustin Morgan, 336-590-1181 or Bishop Donnell Miller, 336-425-5418.
S-R NAACP hosts pageant
The Salisbury-Rowan NAACP will present its 2017 Woman/Mother of the Year Pageant on Sunday at Hall’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, 611 E. Monroe St. (at the corner of E. Monroe and S. Clay) at 4 p.m. Ladies from area churches will participate. The pageant will also include local talent. The Mother of the Year Pageant is a fund-raising project. The monies raised will be used to supplement the local, state and national budgets.
Thursday: 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 May 4 and 11 in the Hurley Room at Rowan Public Library.
Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church
CLEVELAND — Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 5890 South River Church Road, is hosting a Women’s Conference May 5-6 • 7 p.m.May 5: Minister Paula Cuthbertson Tripp of Stepping Out On Faith Deliverence Ministry of Raleigh, Founder Of Women In Progress • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 6: Co-pastor Nae Anna Smith of Victory Miracle Center of Statesville. Rev. Eddie L. Fortson is host pastor.
‘I Got My Wig Back’
CONCORD — An original musical by Kannapolis native Eddie L. Brown, “I God My Wig Back,” will be presented 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at The Concord Christian Church, 265 Manor Ave.
The title, “I Got My Wig Back,” is a paradox representing a second chance of life, Brown says. The cast and crew include both well-known local personalities and newcomers. His friend, Minister Pamela Fisher, has one of the leading roles, piggybacking her encounter and real testimony that she experienced two years ago.
Brown has experience touring with national gospel stage plays under Emmanuel Seegars Inc.
He has toured with plays such as “Daddy, Where Are You?” “Lord, Why I Keep Choosing The Wrong Man?”, “Why Does Good Girls Like Bad Guys, “and “Carmen,” written and produced by playwright/songwriter Professor Curtis Dean Sr.
Known for his animated and energetic choir directing, he brought together two of his former choirs to form one mass choir for the production.
General admission is free. VIP seating is $20, which will include a meet and greet and after reception with cast. For more information call 704-713-2155. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.