Faith Briefs Saturday, Oct. 14

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 14, 2017


Milford Hills UMC

The United Methodist Women’s Annual Fall Card Party is today from 12:30-4 p.m. in fellowship hall at Milford Hills UMC. Entry tickets are $8 so bring your friends and your Bridge, Canasta, Dominoes or any other board game. Support UMW missions and have fun while you play.

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Presented today at the Salisbury High School football field from 1-2 p.m. is Sweet Hour Of Prayer For Our Children — Strengthening and Building Our Community Through the Power of Prayer, hosted by Gemstones Academy & COMPASS and Nightcrawlers in partnership with Dorsett Chapel United Church of Christ, Life Church, Mission House & Southern City Baptist Church.

Bring blankets and lawn chairs For more information contact Alisha Byrd at 704-640-7254 or Alex Clark at 980-643-8487.


F.A.C.T. (Families and Communities Together) will have its monthly Blessing of the Children Worship Service is today at 5 p.m. at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 500 Partee St. The theme is “Are You, Fall-O-Ween Jesus?” The object lesson will be presented by Angellica Sweat, Hood Theological Seminary student. A Trunk or Treat segment will be held in the parking where cars will be decorated with biblical scenes and children and youth are asked to dress as biblical characters.

New Bethel Baptist Church

MOCKSVILLE — New Bethel Baptist Church, 3727 US 601 South, will celebrate its Annual Night of Praise Dance and Cake Walk Program today at 4 p.m. Tickets are $1. Enjoy worship through dance and homemade cakes. Host pastor is John R. Bankhead Jr. Info at 704-224-6060 or

The Browders at Mt. Hope Church

At 6 p.m. today, Mt. Hope Church, 7004 Old Concord Road, will host The Browders in concert, with a message by Matthew Browder.

The Browders, father Tommy, brothers Matthew and David and Matthew’s wife Sonya have produced number one singles as well as award winning albums.

 Try Faith Gospel Singers 44th anniversary

Try Faith Gospel Singers will be celebrating their 44th Choir Anniversary on tonight at 7 p.m. at Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church, 1940 Old Mocksville Road.


Art and Soul artist at Christ UMC

Art and Soul artist Stephanie Burke will share her special gift by painting a picture during worship service at Christ United Methodist Church, 3401 Mooresville Road, on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The praise team and pianist will provide music, and Stephanie will witness through her inspirational painting. A meal follows the service and you may even have a chance to try your hand at painting.

Central UMC homecoming

SPENCER – Central United Methodist Church will celebrate homecoming on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with guest speaker Rev. Jon Hunter, coordinator and board chairman for Rowan One Church One Child. A covered dish luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall. Info at 704-636-4101.

Jackson Park’s 79th homecoming

KANNAPOLIS — Jackson Park United Methodist Church, 715 Mable Ave., will have homecoming on Sunday in celebration of the 79th birthday of the church. Worship is at 10:30 a.m. with Sara Gordon Pitts as the guest speaker. The service includes special music and a skit presented by the children. A covered dish lunch follows in the gym.

Baptism at Neel Road Baptist

Neel Road Baptist Church, 135 Neel Road, will observe a celebration of baptism on Sunday in the 11 a.m. worship service. 2017 Fall Family Fun Day is scheduled for Oct. 28.

Homecoming at Mt. Zion Lutheran

RICHFIELD — Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Richfield will celebrate homecoming with a special service on Sunday at 11 a.m. followed by a covered dish luncheon. Former members and others in the community are especially invited. Info at 704-463-7280 or

White Rock AME Zion celebrates Women’s Day

GRANITE QUARRY — White Rock AME Zion Church will celebrate its 56th Women’s Day on Sunday . Rev. Dianne Williams, associate minister of Cedar Grove AME Zion Church, Cleveland, will be the 11 a.m. speaker. Lunch follows the morning service.

The nontraditional praise and worship program begins at 3 p.m.

 Jerusalem Baptist celebrates Women’s Day

SPENCER — Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1570 Long St. Ext., will celebrate Women’s Day on Sunday during the 11 a.m. service.

The speaker will be Salisbury native Valarie D. Watkins. She holds a business degree from Salisbury Business College and is employed at Freightliner. Special music will be provided by an all-female choir under the direction of Keith Holland.

All women are asked to wear white. The highlight of the program will be naming the 2017 Women of the Year. Rev. Dr. David L. Bracken is host pastor.

Rhema Praise and Worship homecoming

SPENCER — Rhema Praise and Worship Church, 117 Long Ferry Road, is having its homecoming and revival beginning Sunday. Rev. Alonza Williams Sr. is bringing the 11 a.m. sermon.

Rev. Dr. Dairl Scott Sr., pastor of New Hope AMEZ in Lewisville is bringing the Sunday evening service at 3 p.m..

Rev. Dairl Scott Junior, pastor of Center Grove AMEZ, Tobaccoville, will be running the revival on Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 16-18 at 7 p.m. nightly. Pastor Alonza Williams Sr. is host Pastor.

Eastwood Baptist homecoming

KANNAPOLIS — Homecoming service at Eastwood Baptist 320 Cook St., is at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Pastor Steven Cline will speak and a covered dish meal will follow the service.

The annual car show will be held Oct. 21 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Food will available for purchase and proceeds go to the church building fund.

Miller’s Chapel’s 143rd anniversary

Miller’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 920 Miller’s Chapel Road, will observe its 143rd church anniversary on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The 11 a.m. preacher is the pastor, Rev. Hezekiah Lawson. The 3 p.m. preacher will be Rev. Harold Jordan, pastor of Third Creek AME Zion Church, Cleveland. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m.

Trinity Presbyterian celebrates Women’s Day

Trinity Presbyterian Church USA, 300 South Caldwell St., will celebrate its annual Women’s Day on Sunday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Alberta McLaughlin will speak on “We’ve Come This Far by Faith: 150 Years the Presbyterian Woman, The Glue That Holds the Church Together.”

Dr. McLaughlin works as a Day Treatment Teacher at Henderson Independent High with middle school students. She holds degrees from the College of New Rochelle, Shaw University and United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio.

Rev. Olen V. Bruner is host pastor.

Immanuel Lutheran assists Organ Lutheran Ministry

ROCKWELL — On Sunday Immanuel Lutheran Church will begin a new BLITZ (Bring Lots of Items to Zap…hunger, poverty, etc.) Collection for the Organ Lutheran Outreach Ministries. Cans of corn, fruit, green beans, green peas, carrots and potatoes will be collected during the service and can be brought to Immanuel any time between Sunday and Wednesday. The Outreach Ministry is open 9-10 a.m. Thursdays and is located on Organ Church Road.

Program at Moore’s Chapel

The Usher Board of Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church will have a special program on Sunday at 3 p.m. with guest preacher Rev. James E. Milton II of Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church, Concord. All church ushers are invited. Rev. Carolyn D. Bratton is host pastor and George C. Ellis is Usher Board president.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Rainbow Tea

COOLEEMEE — Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Rainbow Tea on Sunday at 3 p.m.

There will be talents from the surrounding area participating on the program. Special musical guest will be Keith Holland & Friends in Christ. Rev. Dr. Ervin Baker is host pastor.

Providence AME Zion homecoming

Providence AME Zion Church, 2415 Providence Church Road, celebrates homecoming and revival.

Homecoming services are Sunday at 3 p.m.. with special guest Rev. Dr. Tisa J.D. Clark of Antioch Baptist Church/UM , Upper Marlboro, Md.

Revival services at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 16-18 with guest speaker Rev. Melvin Witcher, pastor of Little David Baptist Church, Landover, Md.

Rev. Zacharias E. Allen Sr. is host pastor.

35Th Gospel Celebration

TROUTMAN — On Sunday at 5 p.m. New Life Missionary Baptist Church, 571 S Main St., hosts Steve Wilson & Love Center Choir plus various groups on program.

Food will be sold starting at 3:30 p.m.

 Mt. Calvary Holy Church

First Lady’s Day Celebration honoring First Lady Sadie V. Rice is at Mt. Calvary Holy Church, 1401 Standish St. on Sunday at 5 p.m. Guest speaker will be co-pastor Darlene D. Mickens of Mt. Calvary Holy Church Family Worship Center, Concord. Host pastor is C. Eric Susong and Bishop Harvey L. Rice is Pastor Emeritus.

Liberty UMC Spiritual Fall Revival

GOLD HILL — Liberty United Methodist Church, 3885 Liberty Road, will hold its annual Spiritual Fall Revival starting Sunday at 6 p.m. with music by The Rockwell UMC Chancel Choir with guest John Rainey.

Monday through Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. led by Rev. Cliff Wall, pastor at Clarksbury UMC in Harmony. Special music will be provided by:

Monday, The Praise Grass Band with Mike and Gaynell Lambert;

Tuesday, The Lakey Family with Jon and Marti Lakey and children;

Wednesday, Matthew Weaver.

United Ministerial Alliance

The United Ministerial Alliance will host its joint worship service at 7 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Presbyterian Church USA, 300 South Caldwell St. Elder Edith Downs, associate minister of Love Christian Center of East Spencer will speak. Rev. Olen Bruner is host pastor.

The UMA’s business meeting is 11 a.m. Saturday Oct. 21 at Tower of Power United Holy Church, 601 East Cemetery St.


Hall’s Temple revival

SPENCER — Hall’s Temple, 519 Correll St., will hold revival services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 18-20. with revival speaker Bishop Derek Kelly, senior pastor of New Faith Full Gospel Worship Church.

Host pastor is Rev. Elder Bruce.

Crown In Glory 

Crown In Glory Lutheran Church, 517 E. Bank St., will celebrate its 2017 Harvest Home Festival beginning with revival services Thursday-Friday, Oct. 19-20 with praise service at 7 p.m. followed by the worship service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday’s speaker is Rev. Dr. Norman L. Johnson, formerly minister of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Old Bridge, NJ, and Friday’s speaker is Rev. Dr. Ethel Bamberg-Revis, associate minister at Soldiers AME Zion Church.

On Harvest Home Sunday Oct. 22, host pastor, Rev. Donald Anthony, will speak at the 9 a.m. service. Lunch will be served from 1-2:30 p.m.

The praise service begins at 3 p.m. with worship at 3:30 p.m. led by Rev. Samuel Cosby of Grace Lutheran Church, Greensboro. Music will be provided by the Crown In Glory choir and guest singers/musicians from the community. Phyllis Partee is director of music services.

Pancake breakfast fund raiser

Gloria Dei will host a pancake breakfast fund raiser Saturday, Oct. 21. Donations will be accepted to help a church family who is experiencing unforeseen, ongoing medical expenses. Pancakes, sausage, bacon, coffee, juice, and tea will be served in the fellowship hall from 6:30- 10:30 a.m. Parking is behind the church located at 1908 Statesville Blvd.



Moore’s Chapel AME Zion 

5 p.m. today: Trunk or Treat in the parking lot. Cars will be decorated with Biblical scenes and children and youth are asked to dress as Biblical characters. 500 Partee St.

Luther’s Lutheran 

RICHFIELD — Oct. 21, 5-7 p.m.:  Trunk or Treat at Luther’s Lutheran Church, corner of Stokes Ferry and Richfield Roads.

Mt. Mitchell UMC

KANNAPOLIS — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 21: Autumn Fest at Mt. Mitchell United Methodist Church, 6001 Old Salisbury Concord Road, with Garden Tractor Pull at 11 a.m.. plus vendors, food, Hit and Miss engines, wood carving, silent auction and baked goods.

Jackson Park UMC

KANNAPOLIS — 4:30-7 p.m. Oct. 28: Jackson Park United Methodist Church, 715 Mable Ave. with a free hot dog supper, games, a cupcake walk and Trunk or Treat.

Maranatha Bible Church

6 – 8 p.m. Oct. 28: Families are invited to an evening of fun and fellowship with hot dogs, cake walk, hay rides, games and treat bags. 2320 Statesville Blvd., 704-637-1995.

Mt. Mitchell UMC 

KANNAPOLIS — 6 -8 p.m. Oct. 28: ommunity Trunk or Treat sponsored by Mt. Mitchell United Methodist Church, 6001 Old Salisbury Concord Road, with a  bonfire, hot dog roasting, s’mores and more.

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