Faith Briefs Oct. 21

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 21, 2017


GLMBA session

EAST SPENCER — The Guiding Light Missionary Baptist Association, 308 Boundary St., will hold its annual one-day session today beginning at 10 a.m. Host moderator is the Rev. John E. Jones.

Mt. Zion UCC

CHINA GROVE — Today  at 11 a.m., Mt. Zion United Church of Christ, 1415 S. Main St., will host a Blessing of the Animals service.

On Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service, guest musician Rusty Smith will share special music on trumpet. Afterward the Mt. Zion UCC Children’s Fellowship will meet for lunch and a special activity. See or 704-857-1169.


LCC pastoral anniversary

hash pic EAST SPENCER — Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St., will celebrate the 25th pastoral anniversary for Bishop Ronald and Lotis Hash on Sunday. The 10 a.m. speaker will be Bishop David Reid, pastor of Share the Lamb Ministries, Greensboro.

The speaker for the 5 p.m. service will be Bishop J. C. Hash, senior pastor of Saint Peter’s World Outreach Center Church, Winston Salem.

For additional information call 704-433-1474.

Calvary Lutheran

SPENCER — Cornelia Briggs, of the theater troupe Hot Flash Players, portrays Katie Luther in a performance at the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday titled “Katie Luther Speaks” at Calvary Luthern Church, 303 5th St.

Henderson Grove 

Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 205th church anniversary on Sunday. The congregation was organized in 1812. The 11 a.m. speaker will be Rev. Reggie Price. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m.

The 3 p.m. speaker will be Rev. Jerry R. Miller, pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Perry J. Dye is host pastor.

Oak Grove Baptist

CHINA GROVE — Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1205 S. Main St., will observe the fourth anniversary for Rev. Dr. Keith and First Lady Tammy Curry on Sunday. The 11 a.m. speaker is Minister Joe Holmes. The 3 p.m. speaker will be Rev. John Cade of Files Chapel Baptist Church of Lexington.

Hymn Sing Sunday at Immanuel

ROCKWELL — The 11 a.m. Sunday worship service at Immanuel Lutheran will feature a Hymn Sing Festival. The sermon will be in song by the Immanuel Chancel Choir under the direction of “Dr. Rob.” Many hymns utilize direct quotes or paraphrased passages from the Bible while other hymns contain original words of individual authors who were inspired by God’s greatness and goodness.

Women’s Day at Soldiers Memorial

Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church, 306 N. Church St., will celebrate Women’s Day on Sunday at the 11 a.m. service. The speaker will be Rev. L. Lynn Mitchell, associate minister of Trinity AME Zion Church, Greensboro. She is a Human Resource Development instructor at Randolph Community College.

The program theme is “Women United for Christ”. Special music will be provided by an all-female choir under the direction of Kay Wright Norman. Following the service, a fellowship dinner will be served. Rev. Dr. Derrick R. Anderson is host pastor.

Laity Day at Southern City

Southern City AME Zion Church will celebrate Laity Day on Sunday at 11 a.m. Speaker of the hour will be Minister of Music Tim Jones,who also serves as a fireman with the Concord Fire Department. All members and guests are ask to wear black and gold the Laity colors. Rev. Patrick Tate is host pastor.

Women’s Day at First Calvary

First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S. Long St., celebrates Women’s Day at the 11 a.m. service Sunday.  Life Coach and Elder Denise Barr from Mount Calvary Holy Church in Winston-Salem will be the guest speaker.  She  holds degrees in business administration and Christian counseling.

Mt. Vernon Presbyterian

WOODLEAF — The 24th anniversary of Mt. Vernon Gospel Choir will be observed on Sunday with a musical program beginning at 2:30 p.m. Area church choirs and gospel groups have been invited to participate. Rev. Otto Gaither is the current minister for Mt. Vernon which is located at 435 Carson Road.

Liberty AME Zion 

COOLEEMEE — Liberty AME Zion Church will have an Usher Anniversary program at 3 p.m. on Sunday, titled “Faith, Hope and Love.” Host pastor is David T. Smalls.

Coming up

Gloria Dei healing service

Gloria Dei’s monthly healing service is Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. Join the congregation as they receive the blessing of healing during a brief service in the main sanctuary. The church is located at 1908 Statesville Blvd.

Three night revival service

Bethel Power of Faith Ministries, 1021 N. Main St., hosts revival services at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-27, with the following guest speakers:

Wednesday: Pastor Beatrice Vaughters of Ambassador for Christ Jesus, Cleveland;

Thursday: Apostle Reginald Long of Potter’s House Outreach Ministry;

Friday: Pastor Randy Melton of God’s Will Be Done Ministries. Apostle Charlene Kellam is host pastor.

A Pale Horse Rides 

Salisbury Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 305 Rudolph Road, will host screenings of “Rome Is Burning” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27; “Barbarian Fire” at 11 a.m. Oct. 28 and “An Underground Movement” at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Attend and receive a free book. Hosted by Pastor Hodgins.

First Baptist holds benefit

First Baptist Church of Salisbury, 23 N. Fulton St., is hosting a benefit concert for hurricane relief on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 6:15 p.m., featuring local talent. An offering will be taken during the concert for those devastated by the hurricanes.

‘Surviving the holidays’

KANNAPOLIS — “GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays” is a seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death. It will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.-noon at Central Baptist Church, 1810 Moose Road. There is no charge.

For more information call 7040-467-2795 or email

 Appreciation service at Neel Road Baptist

On Sunday, Oct. 15, the congregation of Neel Road Baptist Church surprised Pastor Tim McQueen, his wife Donna, and youth pastor Brian Hancock with an unscheduled time of voicing appreciation in words, thanks to God in song, and food and fellowship. Presentations were made by representatives from the youth group and the congregation. Special music was provided by minister of music Susan Shores.

Meal fundraisers — Please note: Church hot dog and BBQ and fish and pancake and spaghetti fundraiser events will run in the daily Poster announcements, usually one day before the event.


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