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Faith briefs Saturday, March 10

TODAY: Men & Young Men Talk About It
Special seminar at At The Cross Ministries beginning with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. The session is from 9-11 a.m. Session leader is Pastor Rickey Johnson of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Granite Quarry.
Host pastor is Dee Ellison of At The Cross Ministries, 201 W. D. Ave. Call 704-433-6662 for more info.

TODAY: 9 a.m. prayer breakfast
The Evangelism Committee of Trinity Presbyterian Church, USA, 300 S. Caldwell St. is hosting a prayer breakfast today at 9 a.m. on the theme of “Women: Our History Is Our Strength.” Guest speaker is the Rev. Margaret R. Anderson, associate minister of Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church.
The Rev. Olen V. Bruner is host pastor.

TODAY: Celebrate Bible Classes in West Rowan Schools
CLEVELAND — Celebrate 70 years of Bible classes in West Rowan Schools with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., cornhole tournament at 9 a.m., $40 per team. Hot dog lunch, silent auction, gospel sing at noon. Donations accepted. Come for part or all. Pre-register at 704-902-5237.
Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road. For more information, contact Sarah at 704-798-4250.

Lilly’s Chapel observes Women’s Day
Lilly’s Chapel Church, 618 West Thomas St., is observing Women’s Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. The speaker is Assistant Pastor LaJune Gray from Freedom United Church of God in Woodleaf.

12 Tribes program at St. John AME Zion
MOCKSVILLE — St. John AME Zion Church will hold its annual Twelve Tribes Rally on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Evangelist Cathey Marlin of Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church where the Rev Clarence Marlin is pastor. Host pastor is the Rev. Tamica L. Robinson.

Family & Friends day at Moore’s Chapel
CLEVELAND — Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 5890 South River Church Road, will host Family & Friends Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. with special guest speaker Alice H. Perry, pastor of Vineyard Worship Center, Dunn’s Mountain Road.
Lunch will be served after morning worship. Rev. Eddie L. Fortson is the host pastor.

Estella McGorda Missionary Society
GRANITE QUARRY — The Estella McGorda Missionary Society of White Rock AME Zion will present the 12 Tribes of Israel on Sunday at 3 p.m. Various groups will provide the music.

F.A.C.T. Blessing of the Children service
The F.A.C.T. (Families and Communities Together) Blessing of the Children Worship Service is Sunday at 3 p.m. at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 500 Partee St.
Object Lesson: Dr. Mary A. Love, Hood Theological Seminary
Meditation and Blessing Prayer: The Rev. Robert N. Kelley Jr., newly appointed pastor of Moore’s Chapel.
Children and youth from Moore’s Chapel will preside and special recognition will be given to students of F.A.C.T. member churches who have made the All A and A & B Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance and Good Citizenship.

Guest speakers at First UCC
First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St., will host guest speakers each Sunday at 6 p.m. through the season of Lent. This week’s speaker is the Rev. James Cook, chaplain at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. Host pastor is Carol Hallman.

Hoffman concert at Milford Hills Baptist
The 6 p.m. Sunday concert will be a homecoming for Marc as he attended the church in his youth. A love offering will be taken in support of a youth ministry the church supports in Kentucky. For more information call Milford Hills Baptist at 704-633-1423.

Music & Meditation at St. John’s downtown
12:15-12:45 p.m. Monday March 12. St. John’s Chapel, 200 W. Innes St. Prayer and meditation plus special music by Rosemary Kinard, flute and Rob Durocher, piano.

Klaver at Soldiers Memorial AME Zion
The Women’s Fellowship  of Soldiers Memorial AMEZ, 306 N. Church St., will feature Louise Klaver of the JFHurley YMCA a guest speaker on Tuesday, March 13 at their monthly meeting at 11 a.m., with information on the spring/summer programs at the Y. Bring a covered dish to share. Open to the community.

YACM night at Ardis Chapel AME Zion
Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church, 1940 Old Mocksville Road, will have a Youth & Young Adult in Christian Ministries (YACM) Spirit Night on Tuesday, March 13 starting at 7 p.m. featuring Rev. Timothy Bates, pastor of Calvary and Cameron Presbyterian Churches. Everyone invited especially youth and YACM.

Lent at Gloria Dei
The theme for weekly Lenten services at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1908 Statesville Blvd., is “Broken Places.” On Wednesday, Rev. Perry Bradshaw of Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church will speak on “Broken Gifts.”

Lent at Organ Lutheran
On Wednesday, Organ Lutheran Church, 1515 Organ Church Road, will hold Lenten Bible study at 6 p.m. The meal, sponsored by Senior Citizen Group, is at 6:30 p.m. Bible Study is by the Rev. Jarrod Lanning.

March Madness services at  St. Luke Missionary Baptist
St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 410 Hawkinstown Road, hosts March Madness worship services each Wednesday in the month of March: March 7, March 14, and March 21, at 7 p.m. with dynamic speakers.

In My Father’s House hosts Purpose Driven Life classes
Purpose Driven Life classes, led by the Rev. Roosevelt Jenkins, will be conducted from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Hurley Room at Rowan Public Library. The next study date is Thursday, March 15.

At The Cross Ministries to host 12-wk seminar
Register for “Experiencing God” Seminar” a 12-week; materials are $16. This study is designed to awaken believers to a God-centered life that encourages a personal relationship with God.
Meet Thursdays beginning March 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. Space is limited and pre-work is required for Session 1.
Sessions will be held at  At The Cross Ministries, 201 W. D. Ave., Pastor Dee Ellison and Sister Mamie William, facilitators. Call 704-433-6662 to register or for more information.

Tower of Power U.H.C free Spring Gospel Explosion
The Spring Gospel Explosion starts at 5 p.m. next Saturday at Tower of Power, 601 East Cemetery St.
Special guests include The Enforcers of Gaffney, S.C., The Gospel Key Tones of Salisbury, Willie + Billie Sumlin Men of God, Deborah Watts, Keith Holland & Friends, mime praise dancer Gigi, Fairview Heights Men’s Gospel Choir and the CME Mount Zion Choir. Fried chicken,  wings and homestyle fries will be served at 2 p.m. Info: Wanda Wright 704-636-3015 or Ann Caroll 704-314-5997.

Original Christian music: Feed the Soul
3 p.m. March 17: Davis Brown concert. Free, held in St. John’s Faith Center. Davis on keys, Bradley Chestnut on guitar and vocals, Ondria Witt on vocals, Kevin Agner on cello, Sacha Witt on trombone.

Bell Tower Ringer Handbell Concert
5-6 p.m. March 17. Free handbell concert featuring 200 ringers under the direction of Sandra Eithun, hosted by 1st Presbyterian’s Bell Tower Ringers. First Presbyterian Church, 308 W. Fisher St., 704-636-1321, www.salisburyfirstpres.org

First in Flight Tour hip hop concert
7 p.m. Saturday March 17: Christian Hip Hop concert with Parxx, DJ Besbleve, Virtuous and 1ne Chance. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. Free, donations accepted. Info at 704-798-8970. RSVP to www.eventbrite.com/e/first-in-flight-tour-salisbury-tickets-41913258685?aff=eac2

Treasure Feamster Scholarship deadline
The Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship (IMF) Scholarship Committee is accepting applications for the 2018 IMF Treasure Feamster Scholarship through April 6; must be postmarked by that date. Scholarships available for high school seniors who are members of IMF affiliated churches, regardless of chosen field of study. Check with guidance office or affiliated churches for applications. For additional information, call 704-639-1894 or 704-433-3277.

St. Luke Missionary Baptist inaugural 5K
St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 410 Hawkinstown Road,  hosts its first  5K Run/Walk  Promoting Health/Wellness in the Community on April 7 at 8:30 a.m. The race will begin and end at St. Luke. Registration is at 8 a.m.
Sponsors needed: Silver $250, Gold $500, Platinum $1000. Make s payable to St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 2735 Salisbury, NC 28145. Contact race coordinator Sherina Steele at 704-223-0449 or sherinasteele@yahoo.com

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