Faith Briefs Saturday, September 9
Patriot Day observance Monday 9-11 at Resurrection Life
Resurrection Life Church, 627 Newsome Road, will observe National Patriot Day on Monday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.
The National Day of Service and Remembrance occurs on 9-11 each year in memory of the 2,996 people killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in New York City, Arlington, Va. and Shanksville, Pa. “Cry Out America” is this year’s theme. Fervent prayer availeth much, and will ultimately determine the course of history. With questions call Pastor Jerry Snipes at 704-433-8776.
Today: Welcome table
NEW LONDON — New London United Methodist Church will resume The Welcome Table, a community meal, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today and each second Saturday. Learn more at 704-463-5669.
Liberty UMC Homecoming
GOLD HILL — On Sunday Liberty United Methodist Church, 3940 Liberty Road, welcomes back to his home congregation the Rev. Dan Gobble as homecoming speaker. There will be special music by The Lakey Family and Liberty’s music team led by Mike and Gaynell Lambert. After worship, the congregation will celebrate with a covered dish meal.
Woman’s Day at Word of Life
The Women of the Word Fellowship Group of Word of Life Family Worship Center, 726 E. Liberty St., will host a Woman’s Day Service on Sunday at 10 a.m. on the theme “Woman: Do You Know Who You Are?”
Guest speaker will be Rev. Darlene D. Mickens, co-pastor of Mt. Calvary Holy Church Family Worship Center in Concord. She is a native of Salisbury. Further studies were obtained at Livingstone College, Rowan Cabarrus Community College and UNC Charlotte.
All women have been asked to wear white. Dr. Martha Starks is host pastor.
Christ Episcopal’s 196th homecoming
CLEVELAND — Christ Episcopal Church, Old US 70, will celebrate its 196th anniversary on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Sarah Blaies, priest, will speak, followed by a picnic lunch in the shelter. Sally Bradley will serve as reader and Daryl Diamond, LEM. Organist is Debbie Fraley. The first church was organized in 1817 in a log building by the Rev. Robert Johnstone Miller, who became the first rector of the church. Sometime prior to 1826, a fire destroyed the church. The present building was completed enough by August of 1926 to be consecrated by the Right Rev. Bishop Ravenscroft. Learn more at 704-278-4652.
Homecoming at The Arbor
The Arbor United Methodist Church, 5545 Woodleaf Road, will celebrate homecoming on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Craig Sefa will deliver the sermon and there will be lunch on the grounds afterwards.
179th homecoming at Providence UMC
Providence United Methodist Church, 6450 Bringle Ferry Road, celebrates its 179th homecoming on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Fred Jordan delivering the message. A pot luck luncheon follows the service.
Ebenezer Lutheran’s 150th anniversary
Ebenezer Lutheran Church celebrates its 150th anniversary year on Sunday with guest pastor Darrell Norris. A “son-in-law” of Ebenezer, Pastor Norris married Kathy Liles at Ebenezer Lutheran in 1981. Kathy’s parents and extended family are long-time Ebenezer members. Pastor Norris currently serves at Bethel. There will be one worship service at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. A covered dish lunch in will following worship.
Mt. Zion UCC
CHINA GROVE — At the 10:30 a.m. service at Mt. Zion UCC, 1415 S. Main St., Rev. William Campbell, Pastor Emeritus, will speak. In addition, an offering will be taken on behalf of Hurricane Relief in Texas and Florida. Donations of canned goods are still being gathered for the Main St. Mission Food Pantry. Mark L. Burns is host pastor.
Homecoming at Lakeview Baptist
KANNAPOLIS — Lakeview Baptist Church, 2532 Lane St., celebrates 62 years with homecoming services at 11 a.m. on Sunday, with guest pastor Danny Craig. A fellowship meal swill be served afterward. Host pastor is Jeff Cole.
Homecoming at Genesis Baptist
CHINA GROVE — Genesis Baptist Church, 9710 Old Concord Road, will be hosting homecoming on Sunday. The worship service will be at 11 a.m. and lunch will follow the service.
Homecoming at Liberty AME Zion
COOLEEMEE — Liberty AME Zion Church, 271 Gladstone Road, celebrates homecoming on Sunday. 11 a.m. speaker is host pastor Rev. David T. Smalls.
The 3 p.m. homecoming speaker is Rev. Ervin L. Hannah of Erwin Temple CME Zion Church, Woodleaf. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m.
Revival services are Sept. 12- 13 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Rev. Bobbie Samuels, South Iredell AME Zion Church, Troutman;
Wednesday: Rev. Raymondo Brady, Sills Creek AME Zion Church.
New Hope AME Zion’s 131st anniversary
New Hope AME Zion Church, North Long St. Ext., will celebration its 131st church anniversary and 62nd homecoming on Sunday during the 11 a.m. service. The pastor of Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, Rev. Patrick Tate, will speak.
Revival services are Sept. 11-13 at 7 p.m.
Monday: Rev. Bobbie Samuels, South Iredell AME Zion Church, Troutman;
Tuesday: Rev. Jeffrey Wallace, Living Waters Ministries, Troutman;
Wednesday: Rev. Marcus Fairley, St. Luke Baptist Church, Salisbury.
Rev. Dr. Debra J. Hall is host pastor.
Homecoming at Mt. Tabor UMC
Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road, observes homecoming with worship and a luncheon. Rev. Jon Hunter of Rowan One Church One Child will speak at 11 a.m. Call 704-633-7484 to learn more.
Event for Concordia Youth
CHINA GROVE — On Sunday, Concordia Lutheran Church (NALC), 185 Concordia Church Road, will kick off the new school year of weekly gatherings for ages kindergarten through 12th grade. This Sunday begins at 5 p.m. with ice cream, bible study and music. Ken Reed is the host pastor.
Twelve Trives at Moore’s Chapel
CLEVELAND — On Sunday at 3 p.m. A Twelve Tribe Rally at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 5890 South River Church Road. Various Churches To Attend. Rev. Eddie L. Fortson is host pastor
Monthly F.A.C.T. service
F. A. C. T. (Families and Communities Together) will have its monthly Blessing of the Children Worship Service on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church, 306 N. Church St. in recognition of National Grandparents Day. The children and youth of the following churches will perform: Ariana Brown, First Calvary Baptist – poetry; Lilly’s Chapel Church of God – song; Miller’s Chapel AME Zion – song; M.C. Angels of Moore’s Chapel AME Zion – liturgical dance; Issac Johnson of Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist – special prayer for grandparents; Soldiers Memorial AME Zion – worship leaders, liturgical dance and spoken tributes. Dr. Mary Love from Hood Theological Seminary will speak and the prayer will be given by Rev. Dr. Ethel Bamberg Revis, associate minister of Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church. Refreshments will be served. The Rev. Dr. Derrick Anderson is host pastor.
Homecoming at Rose of Sharon
Rose of Sharon Church, 255 Camp Road, will hold its homecoming on Sunday at 3 p.m. The speaker will be Pastor Walter Leach from Joy Delight C. K. Church in Troutman.
Women’s Day at Solid Rock Church of God
The Women’s Ministry of Solid Rock Church of God,1004 Locke St., will celebrate Women’s Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. Elder Diane Roberts, associate minister of Mt. Calvary Holy Church, is the guest preacher. She has a B.S. in Nursing and a Master of Arts in Divinity. She is a retired registered nurse with a career spanning 39 years, including mental health intensive case manager at the VA. Dinner will be served following the service.
Initial sermon at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist
Deacon Deborah F. Johnson will preach her initial sermon on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave. She has been at Livingstone College in the Division of Institutional Advancement for 27 years, serves as the UNCF Director, is a past member of the Historic Preservation Commission, Rowan Helping Ministries Board and National Women of Achievement Inc. Rev. Dr. Nilous M. Avery II is host pastor.
New Life Community Church hosts fest
SPENCER — New Life Community Church, 118 Heiligtown Road, presents its Music & Arts Fest 2017 on Sunday at 4 p.m. There will be ministries from the areas of Charlotte, Lexington, Raleigh, Salisbury, Spencer and more. Hosted by Kena “KC” Cooper, former radio announcer of 100.7 FM & 1400 AM WSIC.
Shepherd’s Care at Outreach Christian
Outreach Christian Ministries, 722 W. Horah St., hosts a Shepherd’s Care service on Sunday with Pastor Patrick Jones from New Zion Missionary Baptist Church speaking at 4 p.m.
Matthew Weaver, Clay Lunsford and the GVB
Matthew Weaver and Clay Lunsford with the Gospel Voices will be in concert Sunday at 6 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 3020 Grace Church Road. The concert is free and a love offering will be received. Light refreshments served. Learn more at 704-857-9525.
In My Father’s House meets Thursday
In My Father’s House, led by the Rev. Roosevelt Jenkins, meets the first two Thursdays of each month from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The next service will be on Sept. 14 in the Hurley Room at Rowan Public Library, and will continue to study “The Purpose Driven Life.”
Pentecostal House of Praise hosts White
NEWTON — Pastor Kathy White of Bethel Power of Faith Ministries will speak at Pentecostal House of Praise, 610 N. Caldwell Ave., Newton, on Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Host pastor is Apostle Wade Danner.
Parents’ Night Out at Maupin Ave. Presbyterian
Maupin Avenue Presbyterian Church, 100 Maupin Ave., will host a Parents Night Out Fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 15 from 6 -9:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening out, or relax and recuperate from the back-to-school hustle, while your children’s minds, bodies and souls are entertained and nourished. The event is free, but donations will be accepted. Proceeds will support a church family in need. Preregistration is not required. Questions? 704-640-2520.
Ebenezer’s Community Breakfast
MT. ULLA — Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 8425 NC Hwy 801 at the caution light., will host a community breakfast Saturday, Sept. 16 from 8-10 a.m.
White speaks at Women’s conference
LEXINGTON — The Jewels of Destiny Prayer Ministry of the Blessing of God Ministry, 412 Westside Dr. Lexington, hosts its third women’s conference on Saturday Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. Pastor Kathy White of Salisbury’s Bethel Power of Faith Ministries, will be the guest speaker. No registration fee. Learn more at 336-337-7036.
Second annual Holy Cross fun day
MOCKSVILLE — Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1913 US Hwy 601 South, is hosting its second annual community event, Holy Cross Day, on Saturday, Sept. 16 from noon-4 p.m. There will be bounce houses, yard games, and free hot dogs, soda and chips. The event is the recipient of a Peeler/Casey grant from the North Carolina Lutheran Synod, as well as a Thrivent Action Team grant.
Special music at Sherrills Ford Road Baptist
Sherrills Ford Road Baptist Church, 6455 Sherrills Ford Road, will celebrate homecoming with The Smokey Mountain Gospel Singers on Saturday, Sept. 16 beginning at 6 p.m. with finger foods and then singing. On Sunday, Sept. 17 services begin at 10 a.m. and the homecoming meal is at noon.
Homecoming at Ardis Chapel
Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church will observe homecoming and revival. The homecoming service is Sunday, Sept. 17. with Rev. R. Nathan Bratton bringing the 10 a.m. message with lunch served at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. James Milton III, pastor of Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church in Concord is the preacher for the 3 p.m. service.
Revival services are Sept. 11-13 at 7 p.m.:
Monday: Rev. Alice Perry, Truevine Worship Center;
Tuesday: Rev. J. Ruth Davis, Shiloh AME Zion Church, Statesville;
Wednesday: Rev. Carolyn Bratton, Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church.
Outside service at Organ Lutheran
Organ Lutheran Church, 1515 Organ Church Road, will hold services outside in the picnic shelter on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m. with lunch provided after. On Sunday, Sept. 24 at 8:30 a.m. they will hold early service in the New Church, and will hold regular service at 10:30 a.m.
Neel Road Baptist hosts project recap
The GAs have completed their Christmas in August project, having collected school supplies as well as gift cards for use by two Baptist Home Missionaries.
They heard from two of the West Rowan Bible Teachers Association in August and will be collecting donations during the September to help support this program.
For the next two weeks, they will be putting together hygiene kits for distribution by the NC Baptist Disaster Relief team. They provide mobile kitchens, shower units, laundry units, bunk units, generators and other assistance. For example, 24 volunteers worked in Sanford on Friday night following the tornado there. In Texas, the Manna 1 feeding unit, a shower unit, feeding team, food and 3 recovery teams are hard at work. In Beaumont Texas, they have no potable water, so a tanker has been provided for them.