Faith Briefs Saturday, Sept. 23
Today: Men’s prayer breakfast
8 a.m. at Tower of Power United Holy Church of America. 601 E. Cemetery St. Speaker Terry Wright. Free.
Today: Hotdogs for hurricane relief
ROCKWELL — The Rockwell United Methodist Men will be serving free hotdogs, chips and Cheerwine in the parking lot of Ace Hardware in Rockwell beginning at 11 a.m. until they run out. There will be a donation basket available for hurricane relief going to United Methodist Committee on Relief. 100 percent of the donations will go for relief with no administrative fees involved.
Today: Youth Round Up
Hosted by Salisbury Rowan County Missionary Union, held at Shady Grove Baptist Church from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be
a Bible Bowl as well as other fun and games! Bring your youth out for a fun event!
Lyerly missions conference
ROCKWELL — “Feed My Sheep” is the theme of this weekend’s annual missions conference at Lyerly Evangelical Church, 1320 Crescent Road.
The conference begins at 3 p.m. with a pack-a-thon, packing 10,000 meals for shipment to Bangladesh. After a Bangladeshi meal, missionaries supported by Lyerly Church will present ministry updates. Stan Hankins, a resident of Hawaii associated with Ambassadors for Christ, will return to the conference this year.
Sunday’s conference: breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by missionary updates. Dr. W.C. Gaither Jr., pastor of Lyerly, will preach at 11 a.m. Guests musicians are Kimberly Lentz, pianist, and Taylor Eudy, flutist.
Women in White postponed
Southern City Church’s 100 Women In White concert has been canceled for Sunday and rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 19. For more information, contact Sharron Foxx at 704-245-0855.
No service at WWLTC
Whosoever Will Let Them Come Ministries (WWLTC) will not have services on Sunday. They will be out of town. Call 704-633-3876 for more information. WWLTC is headed by Bishop Chris F. and Pastor A. Brown.
Family & Friends at Grace Deliverance
Grace Deliverance Tabernacle, 1237 Old W. Innes St., will celebrate Family & Friends day on Sunday at 9:45 a.m. with guest speaker Elder Ronald Daughtridge of Mt. Olive Church in Thomasville. Host pastor is Apostle Patricia Trueblood.
Providence AME Zion at Dan Nick
Providence AME Zion Church, 2415 Providence Church Road, will hold its Sunday morning worship service at Dan Nicholas Park at 10 a.m. at shelter 14. Guest speaker f is Sister Clara Holmes Tandy, a local preacher at Providence. Lunch will be served following the service. Host pastor is the Rev. Zacharias E. Allen Sr.
Homecoming at Milford Hills UMC
On Sunday, Milford Hills United Methodist Church celebrate its 62nd homecoming. There will be a combined worship service at 10 a.m., with former Milford Hills Pastor Dr. Michael Kurtz providing the message, followed by a covered dish lunch in the fellowship hall.
Guests at Resurrection life
Shane and Ilika Edwards will minister in song and testimony on Sunday at 10 a.m. at Resurrection Life Church, 627 Newsome Road. The service will include special music and life stories of God at work in a life that had no hope. Host pastor is Jerry Snipes.
Homecoming at N. Kannapolis Baptist
KANNAPOLIS — Homecoming festivities will be held at North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 312 Locust St., on Sunday in celebration of the church’s 87th anniversary. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. David Prather, former pastor of the church, as speaker and Neal Wilkinson of Salisbury as guest soloist. A covered-dish lunch in McMurray Hall will follow the service. Info: 704-933-2125.
New Bethel Baptist’s Ushers’ anniversary
MOCKSVILLE — new Bethel Baptist Church, 3727 US Highway South, will celebrate its annual Ushers’ Anniversary on Sunday with guest speaker Rev. John Bankhead, associate minister of Jerusalem Baptist Church of Spencer at 11 a.m.
The 3 p.m. service features guest pastor Rev. Alice Houston-Perry of Vineyard Worship Center. This year’s theme is: Opening Doors To Redemption & Reconciliation. Info: 336-284-2990.
Family and Friends Day at First Calvary
First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S. Long St., celebrates Family and Friends Day Sunday. A non-traditional order of service begins at 11 a.m. followed by lunch and a 3 p.m. service featuring The Rev. Kenneth E. Walker, pastor, and members of Graves Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Yanceyville.
The Rev. Leamon E. Brown is host pastor.
Homecoming at Gethsemane
Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church’s annual homecoming and revival celebration will be Sunday with Gethsemane’s own Rev. Sherry Ford as the 11 a.m. worship speaker and culminating this day with Rev. Dr. Keith Curry from Oak Grove Baptist Church in China Grove, speaking at 4 p.m.
Rev. Dr. Ricky Banks from St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church in Elizabeth City is the revivalist speaker Monday through Thursday, Sept. 25-28at 7 p.m. nightly.
Southern City Tabernacle
EAST SPENCER — Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 940 S. Long St., hosts Global Mission Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. with guest speaker Christal Hayes. This is a world wide event being observed in all AME Zion Churches.
New London UMC homecoming
NEW LONDON — On Sunday, New London United Methodist Church, 206 S. Main St., will celebrate homecoming with Rev. Mark Barden, senior pastor of Central UMC, Shelby and pastor at New London UMC from 1992-96, returning as guest preacher. Bring a well-filled picnic basket to share at the luncheon that follows the service.
Global Missions at Third Creek
Each year the AME Zion Church celebrates Global Missions on the fourth Sunday in September to stress the “Blessing in Giving.”
Rev. Barbara J. Barbour will speak to the congregation of Third Creek AME Zion Church during the morning service. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from West Virginia and a masters of arts in theological studies from the Houston Graduate School of Theology.
Rev. Harold L. Jordan is host pastor.
SR CWU celebrates 50 years
The local unit of Church Women United was organized at First United Methodist Church on Sept. 18, 1967 with Mrs. T. Fredrick (Juanita) Henry as the first president. SRCWU will celebrate its 50th anniversary of fellowship, prayer and advocacy working for racial equality, peace and justice in the community and the world with a special program and refreshments on Sunday, 2-4 p.m. at First United Methodist, 217 S. Church St. Special guests will be past presidents and state officers.
St. Luke’s Blessing of the Animals
MT. ULLA — On Sunday from 4-4:30 p.m. bring the critter(s) you love for St. Luke’s outdoor service that celebrates our love for all God’s creatures. We will honor and bless them, and remind ourselves of our responsibility to care for them. Two sessions: Dogs at 4 p.m. and cats and any other critters at 4:30 p.m. Snakes, geckos, horses, burros and more are welcome; if it doesn’t fit in the car, bring a photo instead. St Luke’s Lutheran Church, 11020 NC Hwy 801, 704-278-2710. Host pastor is Scott Swix.
Outdoor event at Mt. Tabor
On Sunday Mount Tabor United Methodist Church (just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road) hosts a night of food and outdoor music and preaching (weather permitted). The community meal is at 5 p.m. with guest musicians The Hood House Band beginning at 6 p.m. Rev. Aldana Allen of Providence UMC is the guest preacher. Call 704-633-7484 to learn more or visit www.mounttaborumc.org
Neel Road Baptist news
Sunday is the last opportunity this year to donate for support of the West Rowan Bible Teachers Association.
Hygiene kits for distribution by the North Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief team have been completed and are being delivered with thanks to Ann and Michael Crayton.
Wednesday worship on Sept. 20 began a series of sermons on Doctrine: Why It matters.
The missions focus for October is Operation Christmas Child. Last year, Neel Road contributed more than 200 shoe boxes for needy children.
At The Cross holds Fall crusade
At The Cross Ministries Inc. will host its fourth annual Fall Crusade for Christ Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 26-28.
Speaker for the crusade will be Pastor Rick Galloway of Dorsett Chapel UCC, Spencer. Services begin at 7 p.m. at the annex of At The Cross Ministries, 1915-1917 W. Innes St.
At The Cross Ministries is transitioning to its new church location and invites area churches and individuals to join them for these special services.
For transportation or information call 704-433-6662.
World of Faith celebrates pastor
World of Faith Outreach Ministries, 5370 Stokes Ferry Road, will celebrate Bishop Kevin Bost in its 24th appreciation services, Sept. 29-Oct. 6.
The Monday-Friday services start at 7 p.m., the Sunday service starts at 4 p.m., and there will be no service on Saturday, Sept. 30.
Special day held at NHCS
North Hills Christian School will host a Grandparents and Special Friends Day 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29.
Pray Rowan, a gathering for all ages, denominations, and backgrounds, will come together as Christians to pray for our community on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10-11 a.m. on the steps of the Rowan County Court House, 210 N. Main St.
Pray Rowan recognizes that our community is in great need of prayer, revival, and hope and that it is time for Christians to come together to call upon Jesus to guide us through unprecedented struggles and thank Him for the blessings of freedom we so richly enjoy.
Those who attend are encouraged to bring a chair. For more information, email Tonya Skelley at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 843-991-4142, or visit https://www.facebook.com/prayrowan/.