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Faith Briefs Saturday, Aug. 12

Messiah Lutheran 

On Sunday, Messiah Lutheran Church, on the corner of Lafayette Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., will celebrate its 75th anniversary. Messiah was first organized in 1942 under the name of Bethel Lutheran Church, but changed to Messiah a year late as there was already a Bethel Lutheran in Rowan County. Current pastor Rev. Don Safrit will deliver the homecoming message at the 11 a.m. service. There will be no Sunday School. A covered dish dinner will be held afterward.

The  McKameys in concert

MOORESVILLE — West Corinth Baptist Church, 120 Corinth Church Road, Mooresville on Friday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. Limited seating. Free, however ticket is needed for admission. Contact Dean at 704-433-8015.

Mt. Zion Baptist

MT. ULLA — Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1765 White Road, will hold its annual Family and Friends Day on Sunday at 11 a.m.

Annual revival services are 7 p.m. Sunday-Friday, Aug. 13-18. Sunday afternoon speaker: Rev. Jerry Miller, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church Salisbury. Friday: Evangelist Cathye Marlin of Fairveiw Heights Baptist Church.

Love Christian Center 

EAST SPENCER — Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St., will hold revival services Aug. 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Speaker: Apostle Derek Kelley, pastor of New Faith Full Gospel Deliverance Center of Lexington. Info: 704-433-1474.

Faith Temple Triumphant 

EAST SPENCER — Sunday Afternoon Revival Series continues at Faith Temple Triumphant Ministries, 900 Pinetree Drive, Sunday at 3 p.m. Pastor Parnell Kelly Jr. of Shiloh Baptist Church in Badin will speak.

After School Tutoring Program

At Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church on South Caldwell St., Mondays-Fridays from 3-6 p.m. starting Monday, Aug. 28. Call 704-633-5057 for more info or email gethsemane@charlotte.twcbc.com

Moore’s Chapel AME Zion

Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 500 Partee St., celebrates Family & Friends Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. Speaker: Rev. John N. Leazer, senior pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Concord. Rev. Leazer is a native of Salisbury and has served as pastor of Macedonia Church for 20 years.

White Rock AME Zion

White Rock AME Zion Church will hold its Sunday morning 11 a.m. worship service at Shelter number 1 at Dan Nicholas Park. Lunch will be served immediately afterward.

Gloria Dei 

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1908 Statesville Blvd., will hold outdoor worship services tomorrow and Aug. 20 at 8:30 a.m. Worship and receive communion in the cross/rock altar setting located beside the church.

Lilly’s Chapel

Homecoming and revival at Lilly’s Chapel Church of God, 618 W. Thomas St., is at 76 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, Aug. 13-16. The homecoming service is Sunday at 3 p.m. with speaker Overseer Annie Smith of Lifeline Triumphant Pentecostal Church of High Point. Revival speakers are • Monday, Elder Robert Albritton, Lilly’s Chapel • Tuesday, Rev. Shay Geter, New Faith Ministries • Wednesday, Rev. Alice Perry, Vineyard Worship Center.

 F.A.C.T. service on Sunday

SPENCER — The F.A.C.T. (Families and Communities Together) Blessing of the Children Worship Service is Sunday at 3 p.m. at New Hope AME Zion Church and will feature children and youth of New Hope presiding and special presentations of talents offered by children and youth of: Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church, Trinity Presbyterian Church, USA and Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church. The Object Lesson will be given by Johnny Sellers, student at Hood Theological Seminary and the Mediation and Blessing of the Children Prayer will be given by Rev. Dr. Debra Hall of New Hope AME Zion Church.

Trinity Presbyterian USA

The annual Usher Board Program at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 300 South Caldwell St., is 3 p.m. Sunday with speaker Rev. Alice H. Perry, senior pastor and founder of Vineyard Worship Center.

Dorsett Chapel

SPENCER — Dorsett Chapel, 1280 Hollywood Dr., is hosting a Back to School Jam on Aug. 19 from 2-6 p.m. with games, food, fun and performances by The One Keon, C-Pubb, Faith, Trizzy Tre, Jessica Marie and Jasmine Grace. Info: 704-637-6759.

Zion umc

MT. ULLA — Zion United Methodist Church, Stokes Ferry Road, is celebrating homecoming on Sunday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Brad Treece. Rev. Treece grew up in this church and his family has served many years at Zion. He currently serves two churches in Davidson County: Piney Grove UMC and Pleasant Grove UMC. A covered dish lunch will follow.

Landis First Assembly

LANDIS — Gospel bass singer Ken Turner will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sundy at Landis First Assembly, 302 E. Corrhiher St. Turner once sang with the famous Blackwqood Brothers Quartet and also with the Palmetto State Quartet and with the Dixie Echoes.

Antioch Missionary Baptist

GRANITE QUARRY — Homecoming at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church is Sunday at 3 p.m. with Dr. Timothy Williams of Yadkin Star Baptist Church of Lexington. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. Revival services are Monday-Thursday, Aug. 14-17 at 7 p.m. nightly • Monday: Samuel Washington of Solid Rock Church of God • Tuesday: Reginald McConneaughey of God’s Tabernacle for Believers • Wednesday: Carolyn Bratton of Moore’s Chapel AME Zion • Thursday: Dairl Scott Jr. of Union Chapel AME Zion of Linwood • Thursday is youth night.

Annual salad supper

Milford Hills UMC United Methodist Women’s annual salad supper is Monday, Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. All women are invited; guests are welcome. Bring a salad or dessert to share. Speaker: Renee Hayes, WNCC Social Action Coordinator, on mass incarceration.

Saint Peter’s Lutheran

Homecoming weekend at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church, 2570 Saint Peters Church Road, is Aug. 18-20 • 7 p.m. Friday: the Chapeleers • 4 p.m. Saturday: Uncle George is performing followed by a bouncy house, dunk tank, waterslide and ice cream social • Sunday: presentation from the Engage North Rowan after school program during Sunday school • 10:30 a.m., speaker Rev. Doug Kearney followed by lunch at the hut across the street. Info: 704-279-5054 or saintpeterslc.org

MHB community brunch

10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, Milford Hills Baptist Church, 1238 East Colonial Drive, will host a Community Brunch with featured singer Larry Chastain. The event is held every third Tuesday at 10 a.m.

New Zion Baptist

New Zion Baptist Church, 2785 Dunn’s Mountain Road, celebrates the fourth pastoral anniversary of Rev. Vincent Patrick Jones Sr., on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. 11 a.m. speaker: New Zion’s Rev. Chris Kelly. 3 p.m. speaker: Bishop Derek Kelly of New Faith Full Gospel Ministries in Lexington. Info: 704-637-9324.

Mt. Zion UCC

CHINA GROVE— 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Mt. Zion United Church of Christ, 1415 S. Main St., Rev. Michal Baldonado will preach. From 4 -6 p.m. Mt. Zion will host its annual ice cream social. Bring a favorite homemade ice cream, unique tastes and textures are welcome. Info: www.mtzionchinagrove.com or 704-857-1169.

Neel Road Baptist 

During the month of August, Neel Road Baptist Church, 135 Neel Road, the GAs will collect supplies for NC missionaries Brenda and Thomas Boberg in Farmville for “Christmas in August.”

River of Life fundraiser sale

River of Life Church, 210 W. Ritchie Road, will host a mostly free sale on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with a bounce house and hot dogs.

30th pre-anniversary service 

The 30th pre-anniversary service for Bishop J.C. and Apostle Charlene Kellam features guest speaker Apostle H.L. Ellerbe of The Everlasting Word Outreach Center for Christ of Rock Hill. The service is Friday, Aug. 18, at 7.30 p.m. at Bethel Power of Faith Ministries, 1021 North Main St. in Salisbury.

Moore’s Chapel Ame Zion

CLEVELAND — Homecoming at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 5890 S. River Church Road, is Sunday at 3 p.m. with guest Rev. I. Melvin Peay of St. Paul AME Zion Church of Hickory. Revival services are 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14-18 • Monday: Rev. Dr. Calvin L. Miller, presiding Elder Winston-Salem District AME Zion Churches • Tuesday: Rev. Dairl Scott Jr. of Center Grove AME Zion Church, Tobaccoville • Wednesday: Rev. Rudolph Cornelius of Zion Wesley AME Zion Church, Troutman • Thursday (youth night): Rev. Patrick Tate of Southern City AME Zion Church, East Spencer • Friday: Pastor Sandra Forney of Helps Ministry of Deliverance, Statesville.

Women’s crusade

KANNAPOLIS — Women’s Crusade at True Holiness Church of God, 309 Rosemont Ave. Aug. 16-18 at 7 p.m. nightly. Speakers: • Wednesday, Minister Reba Imes • Thursday, Pastor Peggy Barrett • Friday, Overseer Sylvia McClendon. Info: 704 -938-3972.

C.H.O.I.C.E.S. 

MOORESVILLE — C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Outreach Ministries celebrates the launching of Safe Haven, 142 Maple St., Friday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. Workshops; refreshments will be served. Info: 704-662-8854 or www.choicesoutreach.org/choicesoutreach@outlook.com

Macedonia Missionary Baptist

CONCORD — Homecoming and revival at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 6740 Macedonia Church Road, begins Sunday at 11 a.m. with speaker Pastor Arthur Heggins of St. Luke Baptist Church. Afterward is the Friends & Family Day luncheon. Afternoon speaker is Dr. Nilous Avery II of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and also president of General Baptist State Convention of NC. Revival is 7 p.m. Aug. 14-17 with guest speaker Rev. Dr. J. Vincent Terry, v-p of General Baptist State Convention of NC and pastor of Mount Peace Baptist Church of Raleigh.

North Hills 

North Hills Christian School begins its 2017-2018 academic school year with community prayer on Friday, Aug. 18 at 8:15 a.m. in the Helen Kelley Smith Gymnasium.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 375 Lumen Christi Lane, host Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University classes starting Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. The nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances. The course meets once a week. Visit www.daveramsey.com

 

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