Faith Briefs Saturday, May 20
Today: fish fry
Fish fry to benefit Taylor Kirk Scholarship Fund, 6 p.m. Gospel music by Raising Glory at 7 p.m. Luther’s Lutheran Church, corner of Stokes Ferry Road and Richfield Road.
The UMA’s business meeting is at noon at Tower of Power United Holy Church, 601 E. Cemetery St.
Today: bake sale
Bake sale and fundraiser sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1205 S. Main St. China Grove. Sponsored by the Missionaries of Oak Grove.
Today: men’s breakfast
Dorsett Chapel UCC Men’s Breakfast Fellowship is today at 9 a.m.
On Sunday. the Annual Men’s Day Service is at 11 a.m. Rev. Chris Coates, associate minister at Elm Grove Baptist Church, Reidsville is the guest speaker.
Today: women’s breakfast
At 9 a.m. is the Women’s Ministry of Solid Rock Church of Gods annual Prayer Breakfast/Brunch.
Sister Annie Boone-Carroll, President/Owner of Boone-Carroll Funeral Home, Cleveland will share Pre-planning/Pre-need Funeral Information. She is a member of Tower of Power United Holy Church.
Minister Sonya Galloway, First Lady of Dorsett Chapel United Church of Christ, Spencer , will break the bread of life.
A freewill offering accepted. Solid Rock is located at 1004 Locke St. Rev. Samuel A. Washington is host pastor.
Today: community lunch
New London UMC, 206 S. Main St., New London, will host a free community lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. serving hamburgers and hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, dessert. We will also play Bingo.
Sandy Ridge Celebrates 151 Years of Faith
LANDIS — The 151st anniversary celebration for historic Sandy Ridge Church, Mt. Moriah Church Road, will be held on Sunday, with 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. services. The theme is “151 Years of Faith.”
The church began around 1866 in a brush arbor near Sechler’s Pond in the China Grove Township. The second structure was a log structure built in the area where the current sanctuary is now building, begun by a group of newly freed slaves. The building which now serves as the fellowship hall was the very first brick structure. The current sanctuary was completed in 1984. There have been 48 pastors during the past 151 years.
Current pastor Rev. Clarence J. Shuford Jr., will speak at the 10 a.m. service. The Mass Choir under the direction of. Janet Murdock and C. Eugene Caldwell, will provide the music. A memorial tribute will be held in remembrance of members of the church, who have passed on since May of 2016.
The afternoon service features Rev. Dr. Derrick R. Anderson of Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church. During this service, four members will be honored for their dedicated service to the church: Andrew T. Harris, Richard McKinley, Augusta Livingston and Kenneth W. Norton I.
This year’s Annual Hall of Fame induction, an honor bestowed upon members reaching their 70th birthday, includes: John B. Faulkner III, Jacqueline “Jackie” Hester, Frances Glenn, and Calvin Shaw Sr.
The Church Anniversary Committee is chaired by Bennett Hester Sr. and includes Adrain Scott, Deborah Shaw, Calvin Shaw, Paulette Byers, Janet Murdock, Fidelina Jackson, Jennie Wright, Catherine Rivens, John H. Russell Jr., Kelly Hester, Jackie Hester, Frances Glenn, David Brown, Michael Allison, Karen Brown, Andrew Harris, Jacqueline Anthony, Eugene Caldwell, Pearl Melchor, and pastor Rev. Clarence J. Shuford Jr.
Mt. Zion UCC
CHINA GROVE– This Sunday is Youth Sunday during the 10:30 a.m. service at Mt. Zion UCC, 415 S. Main St. Evans Leinbach will bring the morning message, along with the children’s choir. Participating in the service will be Colby Cress, Madison Rawlings, Savanna Bancroft, Kelsey Sanchez, Isabel Sanchez, Ally Cress, Alex Lizarazo, Miguel Valdez, Ethan Bancroft and Travis Lowder. Mt. Zion will also be honoring graduating seniors during the service.
Mark L. Burns is host pastor. 704-857-1169, www.mtzionchinagrove.com
Hall’s Temple Woman’s Day
Hall’s Temple Church on N. Long Street will host its annual Woman’s Day on Sunday. The 11 a.m. speaker is Vonda Bruce, a member of Dorsett Chapel. The 3:30 p.m. speaker will be Pastor Doris Clawson of Lilly’s Chapel.
First Presbyterian Church’s newest officers will be ordained and installed during the 11 a.m. Sunday service.
At 4 p.m. in the sanctuary will be a Service of Wholeness and Healing.
Sunday evening at 7 p.m. in Lewis Hall, the Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble will conduct a concert with Lady D and Carlos Rivera. The concert will feature Latin, Blues and Jazz style music performed by this amazing handbell group. The concert is free.
FUMC confirmation class
First United Methodist Church celebrates the culmination of its confirmation class on Sunday, at the 11 a.m. service. The following students will be confirmed and welcomed as full members of the church: Emily Bo., Emily Bu., Khalil C., Micah C., Nicholas F., Casey G., Timmy H., Sage H., Will K., Liam M., Riley P., Caroline P., Ryan P., Brooke R., Regan R., Maris W., Autumn W., Sutton W., Will W.
Immanuel Lutheran graduation Sunday!
ROCKWELL —Six college graduates will be specially honored during the 11 a.m. Sunday service at Immanuel Lutheran: Rachel Hughes (East Carolina University), Dominique Karriker (Catawba College), Allyson Mills (Pfeiffer University), Stephanie Sides (Guilford College), Taylor Trexler (Rowan-Cabarrus Community College) and Nathan Wyatt (Catawba College).
Pastor Sheeks will present special gifts from the congregation, and recognize all other graduates in preschool, kindergarten, elementary school and middle school. Vickie Goodman, chair of the Immanuel Scholarship Committee, will present scholarships to those continuing their pursuit of higher education. Following the service, the Irene Beaver Circle will host a reception.
This will also be BLITZ Sunday for Organ Lutheran Church Outreach Ministries. Items needed this month include: deodorant, dish detergent, shampoo, conditioner, diapers, sanitary pads, toilet paper, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes.
SPENCER — The annual strawberry festival at Spencer Presbyterian Church is Sunday, from 1-3 p.m. in the fellowship hall and on the grounds. Assorted strawberry desserts will be served at no charge. Entertainment includes Elvis impersonator Michael Thomas; gymnast Rylan Furr; vocalists Quincy Cook, Mallory Braun, Alexis Cowan, North Rowan Middle School “Newest Edition;” NRHS band members; and other local performers. The church is located on 1st St. across from the entrance to the NC Transportation Museum.
St. John AME Zion
EAST SPENCER — St. John AME Zion Church celebrates its 120th church anniversary on Sunday. Dinner is at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Patrick Tate, pastor of Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church in East Spencer will preach the 3 p.m. service.
Rhema Praise and Worship
SPENCER — The Ushers of Rhema Praise and Worship Church, 117 Long Ferry Road, is celebrating their sixth anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. Pastor Patricia Brown of Whosoever Let Them Come Ministries will be the guest speaker. Host pastor is Rev. Alonza Williams Sr.
Women’s Day Program
Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church, 704 Old Concord Road, will host its annual Women’s Day program on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Sandra Ellerbe of New Parkers Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Wadesboro. The theme is Women of Faith/God’s Trumpeters. All women are asked to be present in the color red. Host pastor is Rev. Clarence E. Marlin
The Vineyard Worship Center
The Vineyard Worship Center Missionaries and Willing Workers will have a Pack the Pew Program on Sunday at 3 p.m. with speaker Elder Sherrel Bonner Charles, associate minister of Love Christian Center, East Spencer.
The Vineyard Spring Revival will be held on Tuesday-Thursday, May 23-25. Speaking on Women’s night on Tuesday is Elder LaJune Gray, associate pastor of Freedom United, Woodleaf. Speaker at Wednesday’s Youth night is Pastor Eddie Fortson of Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, Cleveland. Speaking on Thursday, Men’s night, is Pastor Dwight Moore, Disciples for Christ, Charlotte.
Revival services begin nightly at 7 p.m. The Vineyard is at 2655 Dunns Mountain Road. Alice Houston Perry is host pastor.
World of Faith Rainbow Tea
World of Faith Outreach Ministries, 5370 Stokes Ferry Road, will host an outdoor Rainbow Tea, open to everyone, on Sunday at 2 p.m. All you can eat for $10. Host pastor Bishop Kevin Bost.
Union Chapel AME Zion
LINWOOD — Union Chapel AME Zion Church, 4329 Sowers Road, will celebrate Men’s Day Sunday beginning at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Minister Joseph Holmes, associate minister of Files Chapel Baptist Church in Lexington. Rev. Dairl Scott Jr. is host pastor
Ardis Chapel AME Zion
The women of Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church will celebrate Women’s Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. with speaker Rev. Tiffany Miller of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. Host pastor of Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church is the Rev. R. Nathan Bratton.
Love Christian Center women’s program
EAST SPENCER — Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St., will host its annual Women’s Day Program Sunday at 4 p.m.
Guest speaker will be Elder Norzley Krider, associate minister of Ambassador Christian Church where she was ordained Elder on January 17, 1999.
The co-presidents of the LCC Women’s Department are Mother Lotis Hash and Sister Angelia Feaster-Bost. Host pastor of Love Christian Center is Bishop W. Ronald Hash.
Mt. Calvary Holy Church
Mt. Calvary Holy Church, 1401 Standish St., will celebrate the 45th pastoral anniversary and upcoming Retirement of Bishop Harvey L. Rice on Sunday at 5 p.m. Guest speaker will be Dr. Harvey “Chip” Rice, pastor of Maranatha Fellowship Church (COGIC) of High Point Dr. Harvey “Chip” Rice is the son of Bishop Harvey and Sadie Victoria Rice and serves as senior pastor of Maranatha Fellowship Church in High Point. He is a graduate of North Carolina A&T and received his doctorate of divinity from Master’s International School of Divinity.
United Ministerial Alliance
The United Ministerial Alliance will host its joint worship service at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Luke Baptist Church, 410 Hawkinstown Road. Rev. Anthony McCullough, interim pastor of Pittsboro Church of God, will deliver the message.
Joint community revival
ROCKWELL — Three churches, three denominations, three nights: May 24-26 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church Rockwell, 8630 Hillcrest Drive. This joint revival includes God’s Tabernacle for Believers of Rockwell, United Methodist Church and First Baptist Rockwell. Call 704-279-6120 for more information.
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 May 24 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Delivery of orders of six or more.
MT. ULLA — Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 8425 NC Hwy 801, is hosting a breakfast for the whole community Saturday, May 27 from 8-10 a.m. The church is at the caution light.
Grace Deliverance Tabernacle
The 39th annual pastoral anniversary and birthday service for Apostle Dr. Patricia Trueblood will be held May 27 at the Salisbury Civic Center at 3 p.m.
Guest pastor: Dr. Martha Starks of Word of Life Family Worship Center.
Honoring Apostle Dr. Patricia Trueblood and Elder M. Trueblood on Sunday, May 28 at 3 p.m. Guest Pastor: Bishop Alexander Draft of Apostolic Church of Christ, Winston-Salem.
Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship of Rowan, Inc. Presents a CityWide Revival- “Growing Spiritually, Emotionally, Physically”
May 22-26 at 7 p.m. nightly
Workshops: Monday-Thursday 6 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
Health & Wellness Fair- Rowan County Health Department
The Creators Law Firm- Ticora Davis: How to start a business and information table: “Better jobs for better lives in Rowan County”
Church Beyond 4 Walls Part 1, Pastor Anthony Smith-Mission House • Church Beyond 4 Walls Part 2, Pastor Anthony Smith- Mission House
First Calvary Baptist Church 400 S. Long St., host pastor Leamon Brown
Word: Dr. Robert L. McGowens, Sr., Greater Galilee Baptist Church Charlotte & Winston Salem
Music Nightly by City Wide Choir & Liturgical Dance, Celebrating “One God One Sound” Minister of Music DJ Parsons
Friday: Youth Night at CityWide, bring your youth out as we celebrate them with a Cookout, Music and Fellowship
5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m. (Friday only) 6th Annual Treasure Feamster Scholarship Awards
Call 704-433-6662 for more information.
New Bethel Baptist
MOCKSVILLE — New Bethel Baptist Church 3727 US Highway 601 South will celebrate their First Season of Love Concert which will feature Joshua Rogers, Sunday’s Best season five winner, Sincere Praise- Kelyn Nichols, and the Winston Salem State Inspirational Gospel Choir to be held on Saturday Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. Upper level tickets are $20 and lower level tickets (live screen only) are $15. Tickets are available now on the church website through PayPal at www.newbethelbaptistchurch.webs.com or see a New Bethel Baptist Church member.