Faith Briefs Saturday, June 10

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 10, 2017

Today: Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church

2865 Enon Church Road, at 3 p.m., Rainbow Tea sponsored by the Pastor’s Aid Ministry. The Rev. Jerry Miller is host pastor.

Today: Tower of Power United Holy Church

 601 E. Cemetery St., annual Rainbow Tea today at 3 p.m. For more information, call 704-928-7097 or 704-925-9493.

First Presbyterian ordination and orientation

On Sunday during its Life Center Worship Service at 8:50 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 308 W Fisher St., will ordain and install Elder Steve Thomas.

At 12:15 p.m. in the fellowship hall, the church wll hold orientation and training for teachers and leaders of its Fun Maker Vacation Bible School.

At 3 p.m., the church will hold a Presbyterian 101 class for all those interested in joining FPC.

For more information call 704-636-1321 or visit

Boxwood pre-Father’s Day concert

MOCKSVILLE — Various groups will be on hand at Boxwood Misionary Baptist Church on Sunday at 3 p.m. to celebrate fathers, past and present, maternal and paternal, and acknowledge the great men in our lives. Dinner will follow the program.

There will be no eveing speaker, just a joyful noise unto the Lord. Sponsored by the Pastor’s Aid Ministry.

Guest speaker at Bethel Power of Faith 

On Sunday at 5 p.m., Apostle L’Tanya C. Perry of New Beginnings Worship Center in Hudson will speak at Bethel Power of Faith Ministries, 1021 N. Main St. where Apostle Charlene Kellam is host pastor.

Ebenezer Lutheran Church celebrates homecoming

For Ebenezer Lutheran Church’s 150th anniversary year homecoming service on Sunday, the Rev. Michael Comer returns ass guest preacher. Rev. Comer served at Ebenezer Lutheran from 2001-2010. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., and there will be a combined worship service at 10:30 a.m., followed by a covered dish meal in the fellowship hall.

Neel Road Baptist commissions youth team 

Over the past two years, Neel Road Baptist Church’s Student Ministry has gone to Washington D.C. and shared the gospel with more than 400 strangers representing well over 20 countries. The largest team yet, 24 strong, will be commissioned on June 11 at 11 a.m. at 135 Neel Road. Leaving after the service, and led by youth pastor Brian Hancock, they will be wearing the initials of a fellow team member from last year, Ella Ferguson, who went on to be with our Lord on Nov. 7, 2016 [see Post Article “The Thing About Ella,” Nov. 8, 2016]. They will return on June 17.

Children’s Day at Cedar Grove 

Children’s Day will be observed at Cedar Grove AME Zion Church on Sunday, along with the Little Master & Miss Cedar Grove Contest. Our contestants are: Kingston Carpenter, Zoe Coletrane, Catriana Hovis, Ty’Jon Cole, Quincy Rowland, Delaylah Watson and JaKayden Howell.

Guest speaker will be Keshun Sherrill, graduate of Augusta University, the all-time leading point guard scorer at Augusta University and Peach Belt Conference and the son of Keith and Rhonda Sherrill. Host pastor is Rev. Dr. Bertha Pittman.

Revival services at Faith Temple Triumphant

EAST SPENCER — Faith Temple Triumphant Ministries’ (900 Pinetree Drive) Afternoon Revival Series begins Sunday and continues through August.

June 11: Bishop Ronald Hash, Love Christian Center, East Spencer;

June 25: Pastor Joseph Robinson, New Creation Baptist Church, Statesville;

July 9: Pastor Clarence Marlin, Fairview Height Baptist Church, Salisbury;

July 30: Pastor Dr. Martha Starks, Word of Life Family Worship Center, Salisbury;

Aug. 13: Pastor Parnell Kelly Jr., Shiloh Baptist Church, Badin;

Aug. 27: Pastor Rickey Johnson, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Granite Quarry.

Services start at 3 p.m. Dr. Henry C. Diggs is host pastor.

Lilly’s Chapel Church hosts guest speaker

Lilly’s Chapel, located at 618 W. Thomas St., is sponsoring a special service on Sunday at 3 p.m. The guest speaker is Elder Diane Roberts from Mt. Calvary Holy Church.

Oak Grove Baptist Ushers anniversary service

CHINA GROVE — Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1205 S. Main St., will be celebrating its Usher’s Anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Ricky Johnson from Antioch Baptist Church in Granite Quarry. Host pastor is the Rev. Dr. Keith Curry.

Rhema Praise and Worship choir anniversary

SPENCER — Rhema Praise and Worship Choir, 117 Long Ferry Road, will celebrate its 6th Choir Anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. with a musical concert. Guests are Brother Steve Brown and Company (Praise and Worship Ministry Team of Smith Chapel Apostolic Holiness Church of Cleveland) and the Rev. Kathy Henderson and Friends of Charlotte. Host Pastor is the Rev. Alonza Williams Sr.

New Hope AME Zion observes Men’s Day

New Hope AME Zion Church, 1470 N Long St., will celebrate its annual Men’s Day Observances on Sunday at 3 p.m. The messenger will be the Rev. James E. Milton II, pastor of Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church of Concord along with the men’s choir. Rev. Milton was born and reared in the Salisbury area. Host pastor is the Rev. Dr. Debra J. Hall.

44th church anniversary at United Baptist

KANNAPOLIS — United Baptist Church, 3001 Clermont Ave., will celebrate its 44th church anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Rick Galloway, pastor of Dorsett Chapel United Church of Christ in Spencer, will be the speaker. Host pastor is the Rev. John E. Jones.

Salem Evangelical welcomes new pastor

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5080 Sherrills Ford Road, announces the installation of Pastor Dawn W. Rister to serve as its 13th pastor. She was originally called to serve on March 1. The service of installation will be held on Sunday at 4 p.m, followed by a reception in the fellowship hall.

Pastor Dawn was ordained as a minister of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC) on receiving the call to Salem. Previously a Youth Minister at St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church in Chapin, S.C., she received her Masters of Divinity through Hood Theological Seminary. She is originally from Lexington, S.C., where she was a teacher and a coach in the South Carolina schools. During her tenure as an educator, she was recognized as Teacher of the Year and also served on numerous leadership and advisory committees. She and husband Doug are the parents of daughter Taylor and sons Tucker and Cooper.

Bluegrass concert at Milford Hills Baptist 

On Sunday at 6 p.m., The Grass Street Blue Grass Band will be playing at Milford Hills Baptist Church, 1238 E. Colonial Drive. A love offering will be taken.

Trading Ford Baptist presents musical ‘Daniel’

The musical “Daniel” will be presented by the Calvary Baptist Church Choir Voices of Praise, from Winston-Salem, on Sunday, at 6 p.m. at Trading Ford Baptist church, 3600 Long Ferry Road. It tells the story of Daniel’s amazing journey set to music. For more information call 704-633-5986

‘Don’t Give Up’ Convention 

WINSTON-SALEM — The Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum will hold a “Don’t Give Up” Convention June 16-18 and June 23-25, from 9:20 a.m.-4:50 p.m. each day. The program is divided into 52 parts and will be presented in brief discourses, interviews and short videos. One segment of a three-part feature film titled “Remember the Wife of Lot” will be shown each afternoon. The convention will benefit both Witnesses and non-Witnesses, promising to empower individuals not only to keep enduring but also to cope with challenges productively. The convention is free of cost. For more information visit

Legacy Weekend at OCM

The Founders of Outreach Christian Ministries will be honored the weekend of June 16-18, a weekend that marks a significant milestone in the history of OCM and the Westside Community. The event takes place at 722 W. Horah St. 5:30 p.m. starting Friday, June 16 with a meet-and-greet with the First Family at 1802 1st Street.

4 p.m. Saturday, June 17: Panel discussion with skits on “Transforming Vision into Reality.” Speakers are Pastor Bradley Taylor and co-founder Alease Taylor.

5:30 p.m. Saturday: Community fellowship cookout. The site sign will also be unveiled. The sign says,”Future Home of the Westside Community Center.”

11 a.m. Sunday, June 18: Morning Worship service with special guest Bishop R.G. Williams of World Wide Christian Ministries.

Two programs at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion

Moore’s Chapel will hold a Reading, Music and Creative Expression Camp from June 19-23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church, 500 Partee St., for toddlers through pre-college. A meal will be provided daily by the USDA School Lunch Program. The camp is free and open to the public. Volunteers are welcome and van transportation is available. For more information call 704-636-7995 or email

Moore’s Chapel presents FACT Skills and Drills Basketball Camp July 17-21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Livingstone College’s William Trent Gymnasium, 701 W. Monroe St. The camp is free and lunch and transportation are provided. Contact Coach DeCarlo Duling at 770-899-7897 for more information. Registration will be after these church services  • Soldiers Memorial: June 11, 18, 25 at 1 p.m.  • Moore’s Chapel: June 11, 18, 25 at 12 at 1 p.m.  • Moore’s Chapel: June 13, 14, 15 at noon

Word of Life graduation

The Word of Life Family Worship Center’s annual graduation service is Sunday at 10 a.m. 2017 Graduates are • Liberty University – Rev. Bonny Ellis Valentine, Master of Arts in Human Service Counseling • Brian Wesley Harris, Bachelor of Science in Sports Management • North Rowan High School – Desmond Gray and DeAndre Gray will continue their education in the Fall.  Dr. Martha and Elder Clinton Starks are host pastors.

In My Father’s House

The next Community Awareness Services at In My Father’s House, led by the Rev. Roosevelt Jenkins, will be on Thursdays, July 6 and 13 in the Hurley Room at Rowan Public Library, at 11 a.m. A special invitation is extended to pastors, council members, firemen, first responders, community advocates, the mayor, widows and widowers, parents and the elderly. “And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness” — James 3:18 (Last week’s scripture reference was incorrect).


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