Faith Briefs Saturday, August 19
Local church events
Today: Everybody’s Birthday Party
CLEVELAND — Begins at t 3 p.m. at Third Creek AME Zion Church, 415 E. Main St., Cleveland. $10 donation.
Today: Communnity outreach cookout
Today, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Tower of Power United Holy Church, 601 E. Cemetery St. Food plus music by Heirs of Salvation, NAACP membership drive, voter registration, door prizes, vendors, Christian rap, testimonies, school supples giveaway. Info: 704-925-9493.
Today: River of Life Correction
The River of Life Church free Community Outreach Day today features a giveaway market. It is not a fundraiser. 210 W. Ritchie Road, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with a bounce house and hot dogs.
Morton at Mt. Zion UCC
CHINA GROVE— On Sunday at Mt. Zion United Church of Christ, 1415 S. Main St., during the 10:30 a.m. service the Rev. Marcella Morton will be the guest preacher. Remember to bring canned goods for Main St. Mission’s food pantry. Mark L. Burns is host pastor. For more information visit www.mtzionchinagrove.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Backpack blessing at Immanuel Lutheran
ROCKWELL — Immanuel Lutheran will host a Blessing of Backpack Service on Sunday, at 11 a.m. All students and school personnel, from preschool through adults, may bring backpacks, bookbags, and lunch boxes for a special dedication and blessing. Teachers, assistants, principals, other administrators, secretaries, cafeteria staff, librarians, custodians, and bus drivers are invited. Immanuel members will also continue collecting monetary donations for the Organ Lutheran Outreach Ministries for the acquisition of additional school supplies.
Backpack blessing at Mt. Tabor UMC
Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road, will host a Blessing of the Backpacks service Sunday at 11 a.m. Bring your school bag and receive a prayer card you can take with you each day to remind you that you are loved. Call 704-633-7484 to learn more, or visit www.mounttaborumc.org
Homecoming at Luther’s Lutheran
RICHFIELD — Luther’s Lutheran Church, 4955 Richfield Road at the corner of Stokes Ferry Road, will celebrate homecoming on Sunday with speaker Lucas Safrit.
The Back to School Bash is at 3 p.m. on Sunday — be prepared to get wet! This is open to the whole community.
Luther’s Lutheran is sponsoring a school supplies collection until Sept. 3.
Homecoming at Ebenezer UMC
MT. ULLA — Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 8425 NC 801 (the church at the caution light), will be celebrating 164 year of Christian service to the community with a homecoming service and covered dish lunch on Sunday at 11 a.m.
All are welcome; bring a dish to share.
Moore’s Chapel family day correction
Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 500 Partee St., will celebrate its Annual Family and Friends Day this Sunday at 3 p.m with guest preacher Rev. John N. Leazer, senior pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Concord .
Rev. Leazer is a native of Salisbury and has served as pastor of Macedonia Church since February 9, 1997. Rev. Carolyn D. Bratton is host pastor.
Choir day at Refuge Community Church
COOLEEMEE — The Inspirational Choir of Refuge Community Church, 137 Marginal St., will be having a Choir day Sunday at 3 p.m., inviting all choirs and dancers to come celebrate this annual event.
Anniversary at United Baptist Church
KANNAPOLIS — United Baptist Church,3001 Clermont Ave.,celebrates Rev. And Mrs. John E. Jones 43rd anniversary. It will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev Eddie Fortson, pastor of Mooresville AME Zion Church, Cleveland will be the minister of the hour.
Piedmont Singing Men at Pine Ridge Baptist
CHINA GROVE — The Piedmont Singing Men will be in concert at Pine Ridge Baptist Church, 880 Old Linn Road, on Sunday. Music will begin at 6 p.m. A love offering will be taken. For directions or information call 704-279-0574 or 704-857-3182.
Mt. Vernon holds revival
WOODLEAF — Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church, 435 Carson Road, will hold revival Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 22-24, at 7 p.m. nightly. Speakers are:
Tuesday, Minister Alice Perry, pastor of the Vineyard Worship Center;
Wednesday, Rev. Eddie Fortson, pastor of Moore’s Chapel AME Zion in Cleveland;
Thursday, Rev. James Boyce, pastor of Rocky Creek AME Zion Church in Harmony.
Rev. Otto Gaither is serving as supply pastor for Mt. Vernon.
Homecoming at Miller’s Chapel AME Zion
Miller’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 920 Miller’s Chapel Road, will observe Homecoming on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The morning preacher is Rev. Hezekiah Lawson. The 3 p.m. guest preacher will be Pastor Steven Boyd of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Kannapolis. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m.
Revival services are Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 21-23, at 7 p.m. nightly, with guest preacher Rev. Dr. James A. French.
He is a graduate of Livingstone College (B.A.), Hood Theological Seminary (M. Div. and M.R.E.), and completed classroom studies for the Doctor of Ministry at Candler School of Theology. He was awarded the Doctor of Divinity Degree by Livingstone College.
Dr. French has served as a pastor in the West Central, Western North Carolina, West Alabama, Florida and the Central North Carolina Annual Conferences.
Mr. Jonathan French, the minister of Music at Little Rock AME Zion Church in Charlotte, will provide the music.
Cedar Grove homecoming
Cedar Grove will observe its annual Revival Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 21-23, at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. Dr. Derrick Anderson, pastor of Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church will be the revivalist.
The annual picnic at Cedar Grove is Saturday, Aug. 26, beginning at 11 a.m. Hot fish, chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, snowballs, homemade ice cream and desserts will be available to purchase.
Homecoming will be on Sunday, Aug. 27. Minister Chris Sherrill of Shiloh Baptist Church, Concord will deliver the 10 a.m. message. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. The Rev. Sonny Turner of Charlotte will be the 3 p.m. speaker. Rev. Dr. Bertha E. Pittman is the host pastor.
Homecoming at Bethel United Methodist
MOCKSVILLE — Bethel United Methodist Church/Mocksville will celebrate its 201st homecoming on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Glenda Bennett will be the guest speaker and The Brad Radtledge Band will provide special music. There will be a covered dish luncheon after the worship service. Bethel UMC is located at 353 Bethel Church Road. Host pastor is Rev. Tony Owens.
Homecoming at Union Chapel AME Zion
LINWOOD — Union Chapel AME Zion Church, 4329 Sowers Road, will celebrate homecoming on Sunday, and revival services are Monday through Friday, Aug. 21-25 at 7 p.m.
The Sunday morning preacher is the pastor Rev. Michael Frencher Jr. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. The 3:30 p.m. speaker is Dr. Daran Mitchell of Trininty AME Zion Church of Greensboro. Revival speakers are:
Monday, Rev. John Cade of Files Chapel Baptist Church;
Tuesday, Rev. Patrick Tate of Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church;
Wednesday, Rev. Jimmy Griffin of New Jersey AME Zion Church;
Thursday, Rev. Dairl Scott Sr. of New Hope AME Zion Church;
Friday, Rev Dairl Scott Jr. of Center Grove AME Zion Church.
Homecoming at Knox grove Baptist
CLEVELAND — Knox Grove Baptist Church, Third Creek Church Road, will hold homecoming and revival services. Sunday’s guest speaker is Rev. Logan McCaskill of New Victory Baptist Church of Statesville.
Monday: Rev. Dale Gisson of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church of Statesville;
Tuesday: Rev. Eddie Forston of Moore’s Chapel AME Zion, Cleveland;
Wednsday: Rev Joe Shuford of Pleasant Grove Baptist, catawba.
Services are at 7 p.m. nightly.
The Chapeleers at Landmark
Sunday, Aug. 27, at 6 p.m. Landmark Church, 1910 Mooresville Road hosts a free evening of southern gospel music with the Chapeleers. A love offering will be received for the group.
Patrick Hunter in concert
KANNAPOLIS — Patrick Hunter, minister of music and youth at North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 312 Locust St., will present a worship concert on Sunday at 6 p.m. The concert will also feature Neal Wilkinson and Jerrod Godwin, accompanist. Admission is free. A love offering will be received for the music/youth ministries of the church.
A reception will follow in McMurray Hall. For additional information, call 704-933-2125.
Program at the Potter’s House
A special program, sponsored by the Women’s Ministry at the Potters’ House Outreach Ministries, is for men and women both.
It will be held Saturday, Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. at 119 A&B Clancy St.
Guest speaker Yvette Shelton was born in Salisbury to the late Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Shelton. She was raised in East Spencerand attended Dunbar Elementary. She was an honor graduate of North Rowan High School.
She received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Bennett College and a master’s degree in project management from Colorado Technical University.
Shelton currently resides in Atlanta, where she is a member of Greater Traveler’s Rest Missionary Baptist Church, also known as the House of Hope Atlanta.
She is currently employed at Mikart Inc. as a research & development analytical chemist III, and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Yvette is the foundering editor of “Empower,” a monthly Christian magazine for teens, and the author of “Royalty,” a Bible study for African American youth.
Revs. Reginald and Gena Long are the host pastors.
United Ministerial Alliance joint worship
The United Ministerial Alliance will host its joint worship service at 7 p.m. Sunday at Potter’s House Outreach Ministries, 119 A&B Clancy St. Rev. Kathy White of Bethel Power of Faith Ministries will deliver the message.
The UMA’s business meeting is at 11 am today at Tower of Power United Holy Church, 601 East Cemetery St.
30th pastoral anniversary services
The 30th pastoral anniversary services for Bishop JC and Apostle Charlene Kellam feature these guest speakers at 7:30 p.m. nightly, Aug. 22-25:
Tuesday, Pastor Kimberly Bost of World of Faith Ministries;
Wednesday, Bishop Albrey Howard of Greater Grace Apostolic Church, Greensboro;
Thursday, Apostle Michael Marshall of Full Deliverance Outreach Center, Lexington;
Friday, Apostle Wade Danner of Pentecostal House of Praise, Newton.
11 a.m.: Sunday, Aug. 27, Apostle Kenneth Kates of Christ Deliverance Temple, Dublin, Ga.
Services are at Bethel Power of Faith Ministries, 1021 N. Main St.