Faith Briefs Saturday, Nov. 11

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 11, 2017

Today: New London UMC hosts Welcome Table

NEW LONDON — Welcome to the Table is a community meal at New London UMC, with the meal being served from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today. The public is invited. If you have any questions, call 704-463-5669.

A.T.C. begins services in new building 

Services at At The Cross Ministries (A.T.C.) began on Nov. 9 with Thursday Night Power Bible Study.

Rehearsal for Power In Praise (PIPs) Youth Choir for ages 6-15 is today at noon.

The Sunday worship service is at 10 a.m.

The church has relocated its Ministry Center to 201 West D. Ave. Contact the church for transportation by noon on Saturdays by calling 704-433-6662.

Host pastor and founder is Rev. Debra (Dee) Ellison.

South China Grove to honor veterans

CHINA GROVE — South China Grove United Methodist Church, 230 Rose Ave., will honor veterans and active military service members including National Guard and Reserves at the regular 9:30 a.m. service on Sunday. Veterans and others are encouraged but not required to wear their uniforms.

Dr. S. B. “Doc” Warner is host pastor. Learn more at 704-857-4010.

Honor Guard at New Covenant Baptist 

KANNAPOLIS — The Honor Guard from VFW Post 10346, Yadkinville, will be performing a POW-MIA program on Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service at New Covenant Baptist Church, 1400 Stone Ave.

All veterans are invited. Lunch will be served.

Buddy Rhodes, a member of this Post and the Honor Guard, will perform “God Bless the USA” during the program.

For more information call 336-468-0401. Host pastor is Rev. Roger Steadman.

Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion

EAST SPENCER — Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 940 S Long St., will celebrate its church anniversary on Sunday at the 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. services.

The morning speaker is Rev. Dr. Grant Harrison Jr. and the afternoon speaker will be Rev. Dairl Scott Jr.

Rev. Dr. Harrison serves as the Presiding Elder of the Salisbury District. Rev. Dairl Scott Jr. is the pastor of Center Grove AME Zion Church, Tobaccoville.

Sunday is also Family and Friends Day. Everyone attending is invited to wear favorite team apparel.

Rev. Patrick Tate is host pastor.

Gloria Dei observes Veteran’s Day

In observance of WELCA Sunday, Gloria Dei’s ladies will assist Rev. John Tucker Sunday during the 11 a.m. special worship service in observance of Veteran’s Day.

Immediately following the service, WELCA will conduct their November meeting in the fellowship hall. Colleen Hoffner will present the program. The church is located at 1908 Statesville Blvd.

Trustee Day at Jerusalem Baptist

Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1570 N. Long St. Ext., will celebrate Deacon, Deaconess and Trustee Day on Sunday during the 11 a.m. service. Rev. Barbara J. Barbour will be the speaker.

Rev. Barbour is a native of Salisbury, having recently moved back to the area after her retirement from White Cross AME Zion Church in Efland. She holds a BA degree from West Virginia University and a master of arts in Theological Studies from Houston Graduate School.

All officers at Jerusalem are asked to wear the proper attire representing their respective auxiliaries. Special music will be provided by the combined JBC choirs. Dr. David Bracken is host pastor.

Outreach Christian Ministries holds birthday service 

Outreach Christian Ministries Intl., 722 W. Horah St., will host a birthday celebration service for First Lady Tramika Taylor on Sunday with Evangelist Tayon Dancy from Mt. Zion Church in Cary as the speaker. The service will start at 11 a.m.

Whosoever Will Let Them Come Ministries

SPENCER — Whosoever Will Let Them Come Ministries (WWLTC), 318 8th St., will host an appreciation service for Bishop Chris F. Brown and Pastor Patricia A. Brown, marking their 10th year in the ministry.

The event is Sunday at 11 a.m. The speaker for the occasion is Evangelist Camilla Peterkin of Faith & Love Christian Fellowship in Greensboro.

For more information, call 704-633-3876.

Fairview Heights 95th anniversary celebration

Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church, 704 Old Concord Road, will celebrate its 95th anniversary on Sunday.

The morning speaker will be Rev. Paul Jones, pastor emeritus of New Zion Baptist Church of Dunns Mountain.

The afternoon program will include recognition of church pioneers and church history with reflections of “Days Gone By.” Dinner will be served after the morning service.

Rev. Clarence E. Marlin is host pastor.

Thankoffering service features women of the Bible

ROCKWELL — Faithful women from the Old and New Testaments will visit Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2070 Emanuel Church Road, during the Lutheran Women’s Thankoffering at the 11 a.m. service. Reflective vignettes will portray faithful women as individuals, not just characters in ancient events.

During the service, a special Thankoffering will be collected for Rowan Helping Ministries. This special Sunday is coordinated by the Boger/Brown/Miller Circle (Brenda Rummage, president). The vignettes were written by Vickie Goodman. Christy Trexler will perform special music, and sixth grader Caroline York will play an organ duet with Dr. Rob Thankoffering Service participants include: Dian Deal, Maria Freeman, Linda Goodman, Vickie Goodman, Kay Meilinger, Susie Peeler, Patricia Pine, Brenda Rummage, Cindy Safrit, Kim Sheeks, Geraldine Shue, Betty Wilhelm and Pam York. Rev. Bruce Sheeks is host pastor.

Lilly’s Chapel Church of God honors pastor

Lilly’s Chapel Church of God, 618 West Thomas St., will celebrate its pastor Dr. Doris Clawson’s first anniversary on Sunday.

The speakers for the services are as follows:

11:30 a.m.: Elder Robert Albritton of Lilly’s Chapel Church of God;

3 p.m.: Bishop Willie Littlejohn, Mount Calvary Worship and Praise Ministries of Wake Forest.

Initial sermon at Oak Grove Baptist

CHINA GROVE — Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1205 S. Main St., presents Deacon Ann Jordan as she delivers her initial sermon on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Host pastor is Rev. Dr. Keith Curry.

Men’s Day at Mt. Zion Baptist

MT. ULLA — The Men of Mt. Zion Baptist Church will host a Men’s Day program on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Timothy Bridges, pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church of East Spencer.

Mt. Zion Baptist is at 1765 White Road. Corey Barr is host pastor.

New Bethel Baptist choir anniversary

MOCKSVILLE — The New Bethel Spiritual Choir of New Bethel Baptist Church, 3727 US 601 Hwy South, will host its choir anniversary, titled “Jesus is the Balm,” on Sunday at 3 p.m.

All soloists, choirs, quartets and groups are welcome to come and sing.

Rev. John Bankhead Jr. is host pastor. Info at 336-284-2990 or

Women’s Day at St. Luke Missionary Baptist

St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 410 Hawkinstown Road, celebrates its annual Women’s Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. on the theme of “Walking in Unity, Women on the Move for God.”

Guest speaker will be Rev. Sherry Ford, associate minister of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church.

Host pastor is Rev. Marcus L. Fairley.

United Baptist Church 44th usher anniversary

KANNAPOLIS — The Ushers celebrate their 44th anniversary at United Baptist Church, 3001 Clermont Ave., on Sunday at 3 p.m. Evangelist Cathye Marlin, First Lady of Fairview Heights Baptist Church, will be the preacher of the hour. Her husband and pastor is Rev. Clarence Marlin of Fairview Heights.

Rev. John Edward Jones is host pastor.

F.A.C.T. Blessing of the Children at Mt. Calvary

The F.A.C.T. (Families and Communities Together) monthly “Blessing of the Children Worship Service” will be hosted by Mt. Calvary Holy Church, 1400 Standish St., on Sunday at 3 p.m. on the theme of “Giving Thanks with a Grateful Heart!”

The object lesson will be presented by Rev. Johnny Sellers, student from Hood Theological Seminary. Meditation prayer will given by Rev. Eric Susong, newly appointed pastor of Mt. Calvary Holy Church. The children and youth of Mt. Calvary will preside and present talent, which includes:

Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church’s children and youth praise singing with sign language; and

M.C. Angels of Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church with a liturgical praise dance.

Children and youth who made the All A and A & B Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance and Good Citizenship Awards during this grading period will be recognized.

Everyone is asked to bring canned goods for Rowan Helping Ministries.

Founders Day at Hall’s Temple

The annual Founders Day observance at Hall’s Temple Holiness Church, 1129 N. Long St., held each second Sunday in November, will be Sunday at 4 p.m., with guest speaker Pastor Carrie Belton.

Neel Road Baptist

The Colours Band will be returning on Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. to provide gospel music during a special Fun & Fellowship time.

During the month of November donations of non-perishable foods and funds for the purchase of hams will be accepted.

The first delivery was made on Nov. 3 and weekly deliveries will be made throughout the month.

‘Gender Revolution’ 

12:30-2:30 p.m. Nov. 12: The National Geographic documentary film produced by Katie Couric, followed by optional discussion, will be shown at Piedmont UU Church, located at Temple Israel, 1600 Brenner Ave. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; lunch at 11:30 p.m.; film begins at 12:30 p.m. Info at

Parents Night Out at Cleveland First Baptist

CLEVELAND — Friday Nov. 17 is Parents’ Night Out. Infants and children through 5th grade are welcome from 6-10 p.m.

There will be a bouncy house/ slide, hayride, pizza, games and crafts. Drop off your kids and enjoy a night out.

Free coat giveaway at The Refuge 

The Refuge Church of God In Christ, 1133 Short St., will be hosting the Thanksgiving Coat Giveaway on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon. The theme is “Blessed to be a Blessing.” The church will give to families in need the coats that have been collected.

Coats of all sizes from toddlers to adults XL, both male and female, will be available for free.

Individuals must be present to receive. Refreshments will be served.


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