Faith Briefs Saturday, Oct. 28
Women’s Day at Mt. Zion
MT. ULLA — The Women’s Day Program, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today, is presented by the Women of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1265 White Road. Guest speaker is Minister Willette Johnson, associate minister at Dorsett Chapel. Host pastor is Rev. Corey Barr.
Come see ‘Glory Train’
The comedy “Glory Train,” written and produced by Rev. Barbara Barbour, will be performed in Jerusalem Baptist Church’s fellowship Hall today (Oct. 28) at noon. Free and open to the public.
Youth Program at LCC
EAST SPENCER — The Love Christian Center Youth Program, a special play presented by the youth, is Sunday at 10 a.m. Guest speaker will be Tanya Holmes, mother, prayer warrior, coach, mentor, writer, tutor and at times singer. Love Christian Center is located at 102 N Long St. Host pastor is Bishop W. Ronald Hash.
All Saint’s Day at the Arbor UMC
The Arbor United Methodist Church, 5545 Woodleaf Road, will have a special service on All Saint’s Day on Sunday at its 10:30 a.m. service, honoring those members who have died in the past five years. The Rev. Craig Sefa is host pastor.
Reformation service at Mt. Zion UCC
CHINA GROVE — During the 10:30 a.m. service the Mt. Zion Children’s Choir will be performing the Reformation musical “Martin and the Doors.” Everyone is invited to bring their own 95 Theses to nail on the church door. Mark L. Burns is host pastor, 1415 S. Main St. www.mtzionchinagrove.com
Reformation service at Gloria Dei
In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Gloria Dei members are encouraged to wear red symbolizing the work of the Holy Spirit within the church. All committees will meet to plan upcoming events following the service while feasting on a German potluck meal. The church is located at 1908 Statesville Blvd. All are welcome to the 11 a.m. Reformation service.
Appreciation at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave., will celebrate the 25th Silver Pastoral Ministry Appreciation for Rev. Dr. Nilous M. Avery II on Sunday at 11 a.m.
The Rev. William H. Clayton II of Saint James Missionary Baptist Church in Henderson, is guest speaker. Clayton has completed theological and graduate studies at Shaw University Divinity School, southeaster Baptist Theological Seminary and Virginia Union School of Theology, Richmond. He is currently enrolled in a dual degree program at the Chicago Theological Seminary.
Dr. Avery is a graduate of Shaw University and Shaw Divinity School with a doctor of ministry degree from Hood Theological Seminary. In addition to pastoring the historic Mount Zion Baptist Church, Dr. Avery is the 32nd elected president of the General Baptist State Convention of NC.
Note: Mount Zion has launched a new website at http://mountzionsalisburync.org
Fifth Sunday at the Guiding Light
The Guiding Light Missionary Baptist Association will hold Fifth Sunday services on Sunday at 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be Cathye Marlin, First Lady of Fairview Heights Baptist Church. Host moderator is the Rev. John E. Jones.
Concert at Mt. Tabor UMC
Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road, hosts a concert by Testify Youth Choir on Sunday at 11 a.m. This is a family-friendly worship concert. See www.mounttaborumc.org
Homecoming at Immanuel Lutheran
ROCKWELL — Immanuel Lutheran will celebrate both the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and its own 122nd homecoming. The Chancel Choir will perform several special music selections. After the worship service, there will be a covered dish luncheon in the fellowship building .
Children and youth will gather at 4:15 p.m. for program practice for the Christmas Family Night event.
Initial sermon at Yadkin Grove Baptist
The Pastor and members of Yadkin Grove Baptist Church will host First Lady Cindy Rice as she presents her initial sermon on Sunday y at 3 p.m.
Refreshments will be served. Rev. Stanley J. Rice is host pastor.
Celebrating the life & legacy
HIGH POINT — Assemblies and Lifeline United Church, 301 East Lexington Ave., will be celebrating the life and legacy of the late Rev. Dr. Wayne B. Murdock on Sunday at 3 p.m.
Lutheran Reformation series concludes
The congregations of the East Rowan Area LCMC/NALC s conclude their series on the Lutheran Reformation on Sunday. Session 5, the joint celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, is at 4 p.m. Sunday at Organ Lutheran Church with guest speaker Pr. Mark Ryman (NALC).
The event will include a full worship service with The Lord’s Supper celebrated; a combined choir from the participating congregations will sing and after the guest speaker, refreshments will follow.
This is a laity refresher perspective on what the Reformation has meant to Lutheran Christians. A nursery will be available. Call for more info: 704-633-0922 for more info.
Concert at Macedonia
CONCORD — The Mass Choir of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 6740 Macedonia Church Road, will present its annual concert on Sunday at 4 p.m. The Praise Service begins at 3:30 p.m. and features Macedonia’s Praise Team. Eddie Brown and Total Praise are the guests at intermission. Rev. Myron Williamson will be the worship leader. Host pastor is John Leazer.
Luther’s Lutheran movie night
RICHFIELD — On Sunday at 5 p.m., enjoy dinner and a movie at Luther’s Lutheran church, at the corner of Stokes Ferry and Richfield Roads. The film is “When the game Stands Still.” The meal will be provided.
The Piedmont Singing Men
CHINA GROVE — The Piedmont Singing Men will be performing a gospel concert on Sunday at 6 p.m. at Genesis Baptist Church, 9710 Old Concord Road.
Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing in Cooleemee
COOLEEMEE — Cooleemee First Baptist Church, 204 Marginal St., hosts its Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing, with the Montgomery Family.
Register by Tuesday for mammogram
Delta Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Novant Health Breast Center and First Calvary Baptist Church Missionary Unit 6 will offer mammograms on Nov. 4, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Preregistration is required. Make an appointment through Earnestine Krider, 704-637-7183 or Marva McCain, 704-640-0087. Application deadline is Oct. 31. Missionary Unit 6 will also offer blood pressure checks, mini workshops, and health information.
Giveaway at First Church of the Nazarene
Salisbury First Church of the Nazarene,224 West 12th St., will host an outreach “Give Away” event on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Quality items will be given away as well as light refreshments.
Annual Atwell Township Singing Convention
CHINA GROVE — The Annual Atwell Township Singing Convention is Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Methodist Church, 4820 W Hwy 152, China Grove. Please bring a canned food item.
Food fundraisers: Please note: Church hot dog and BBQ and fish and pancake and spaghetti fund raiser events will run in the daily Poster announcements, usually one day before the event.