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Faith Briefs Saturday, June 24

Today: Prayer Explosion 

COOLEEMEE — 1 p.m. Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 157 Neely Road, praying for the pastors, the sick, the families, and the nation. Guest speaker: Elder LaJune Gray of Freedom United Church of God, Woodleaf. Host pastor Rev. Dr. Ervin Baker.

Today: T.o.P. men’s prayer breakfast

8 a.m. Tower of Power United Holy Church, 601 E. Cemetery St., with Rev. Ozzie Felder of Hamlet. 704-925-9493 or 704-636-1244.

Today: Bar-B-Q lunch

GOLD HILL — 11 a.m. until, St. Stephens Lutheran Church, 4400 St. Stephens Church Road. Chicken, potato salad, baked beans, slaw, roll, drink, dessert. Eat in or takeout, $10/plate. Proceeds go to church needs. 704 279-3768.


Today: Mt. Zion Missionary’s 150th anniversary celebrationMount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Salisbury will celebrate its historic Sesquicentennial Anniversary on Sunday, June 25.  Festivities today run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a tailgate style cookout featuring a fish fry, grilled hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken, ribs, plus bounce houses, a mini-pool for the toddlers, gospel music, basketball, football and more. There will also be trophies and certificates awarded for all those participating in our “Best BBQ” and “Best Homemade Dessert” Contest. The following morning, Sunday June 25, Rev. Dr. Nilous M. Avery II, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and 32nd president of the NC-General Baptist Convention and the First Lady Nicole Avery will host Mt. Zion friends and family for brunch shortly following services. All events are free of charge and open to the public, however, any donations to support our ongoing mission to “GGEO” Glorify God and Edify Others will be much appreciated and graciously accepted. Mount Zion Missionary Baptist church is located at 1920 Shirley Ave.
For more information contact Ms. Marilyn Moore, chairperson Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Anniversary Committee, 704-640-6688 and/or follow us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mtzion.baptistchurch.54/

Today: Potter’s House

6:30-8:30 p.m., 119 Clancy St. Community Resource Council of Piedmont Correctional Institution’s annual benefit gospel singing concert and bake sale withlive music. Proceeds go to the Community Resource Council. 704-232-2413.

Organ Lutheran

Early services at Organ Lutheran Church will be held in the Old Historic Organ Church Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

Boxwood Family & Friends

MOCKSVILLE — Boxwood Missionary Baptist Church will host Family & Friends Day on Sunday. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. after the morning service. There will be no evening service. Host pastor is the Rev. Gary S. Milton.

Henderson Grove 

Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church celebrates Mission Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Tiffany Miller, associate minister of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. Host pastor is the Rev. Perry Dye.

Hall’s Temple

pic Hall’s Temple Church on North Long Street will host its annual Men’s Day on Sunday. The speaker for the 11 a.m. service is Mamie Jefferies and the 3:30 p.m. speaker will be pastor Damen M. Mason of Tower of Power Church. Host pastor is E. Bruce.


Erwin Temple

Annual homecoming services on Sunday at Erwin Temple CME Church, 155 Erwin Temple Church Road, feature the Men’s choir accompanied by minister of music Harold Moore. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m.

Afternoon worship is at 3:p.m. with the Rev. Burell Brooks, pastor of St. John Baptist Church of Statesville.

A three night revival will follow. Speakers are:

Monday June 26, Rev. Clarence Marlin of Fairview Heights Baptist Church;

Tuesday June 27, Rev. Rodney Barker of Refuge Community Church of Cooleemee;

Wednesday June 28, Rev. Ervin L. Hannah Jr., host pastor. The Erwin Temple Mass choir will sing.

Services begin each night at 7 p.m.

Immanuel Lutheran to hold Gideon Sunday

ROCKWELL — Immanuel Lutheran will honor the work of The Gideons during the 11 a.m. service. Tony Brown, owner of Brown’s Painting, will share testimonies and facts. Billy Goodman, a member of Immanuel, will serve as worship leader. Both are members of the Salisbury East Camp of Gideons International.

Gideons personally witness and distribute God’s Word, in 95 languages, to police, fire, and medical personnel; prisoners; military personnel; students in the fifth grade and above; and to those with whom they interact on a daily basis.

Scriptures are also placed by Gideons and its Auxiliary in hotels, motels, hospitals, convalescent homes, medical offices, domestic violence shelters and prisons. Immanuel will collect a special offering.

Faith Temple Triumphant

EAST SPENCER — Faith Temple Triumphant Ministries, 900 Pinetree Drive, will have the second of its summer Sunday Afternoon Revival Series.

Sunday at 3 p.m.: Pastor Joseph Robinson of New Creation Baptist Church, Statesville. Host pastor is Dr. Henry C. Diggs.

Love Christian Center

EAST SPENCER — Love Christian Center, 102 N Long St., will hold its annual Men’s Day Sunday at 4 p.m. with speaker Rev. Rick Calloway of Dorsett Chapel UCC in Spencer.

Pastor Galloway is a 2010 graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with a master of divinity degree and a 1989 magna cum laude graduate of NC A&T State University. He is currently pastor at Dorsett Chapel United Church of Christ in Spencer.

Host pastor is Bishop W. Ronald Hash.

Jerusalem Baptist Men’s Day

Jerusalem Baptist Church will celebrate Men’s Day on Sunday at 11 a.m. Dr. Clarence Johnson, pastor Emeritus of Elm Grove Baptist Church in Reidsville will speak. Special music will be provided by and all-male choir made up of the men of Jerusalem Baptist along with men from area churches. The highlight of the program will be the naming of the Jerusalem Baptist Church “Man of the Year.”

New Bethel Baptist Church Men’s Day

pic MOCKSVILLE — New Bethel Baptist Church, 3727 US Highway 601 South, will hold its annual Men’s Day Program on Sunday at 3 p.m. with Nasby J. Mills Jr., pastor of Progressive Outreach Ministry as the guest speaker. Pastor Mills is the founder of Progressive Outreach Ministry.

Oak Grove Baptist Men’s Day 

CHINA GROVE — Men’s Day will be observed at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1205 S. Main St., on Sunday at 3 p.m. with speaker the Rev. Stanley Rice, pastor at Yadkin Grove Baptist Church. Host pastor is the Rev. Dr. Keith Curry.

Organ recital at St. Mark’s

pic CHINA GROVE — On Sunday at 3 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 326 N. Main St., will host an organ recital by Alden Wright performing classical compositions. Wright is a rising sophomore at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. A native of Salisbury, he studied organ with Dr. Phillip Burgess and piano with Diane Freeman. He has served as music director and organist at Milford Hills United Methodist Church as well as interning at Christ church (Episcopal) in Rochester under the Roy E. VanDelinder Fellowship in 2016-2017.

New London UMC concert

NEW LONDON — On Sunday, New London United Methodist Church, 206 S. Main St., will host a concert in its Music and Missions Concert Series at 4:30 p.m. Daniel Dickens (church pianist), Danny Harris (church organist) and friends will provide a program of patriotic music. Admission is free and an offering will be received to support Bridge to Recovery, a local ministry which provides a free, short term sober house to men and women seeking recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction. 704-463-5669.

Appreciation service at Mt. Calvary

Mt. Calvary Holy Church, 1401 Standish St., will be having a special appreciation service honoring Elder Charles E. Susong on Sunday at 5 p.m. The guest speaker will be pastor Bradley Taylor and the host pastor is Bishop Harvey L. Rice.

N. Kann. Baptist Concert

KANNAPOLIS — The Piedmont Singing Men will be performing a free gospel and patriotic concert at North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 312 Locust St., on Sunday at 6 p.m.

Neel Road Baptist fundraiser

Neel Road Baptist Church, 135 Neel Road, is hosting a pancake supper fundraiser on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at 135 Neel Road, to help finance the Eagle Scout project of Eric Houck who plans to erect a flagpole on the front lawn of the Neel Road Baptist Church Campus.

Lutheran Reformation Series session 3: 

East Rowan Area LCMC/NALC congregations are presenting a series of services concluding in a celebration of the Lutheran Reformation on Oct. 29.

To listen to the previous messages, go to www.SPLCweb.org > menu > worship recordings > launch media player > Reformation Series-Martin Luther 2/26/17 > play.

Session 3: 4 p.m. Sunday at Union Lutheran Church (NALC); speaker Pr. D.J. Lura on “Theology of the Cross.”

The sessions includes a brief evening prayer service, the speaker’s message and refreshments.

The Joint Reformation Sunday event will include a full worship service with The Lord’s Supper, a combined choir from the participating congregations, the evening’s message and refreshments. Contact St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 704-633-0922 for more info.


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