Faith Briefs Saturday, April 7

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 7, 2018

Calvary calls new senior pastor
Calvary Baptist Church has called Rev. Scott Faw as new senior pastor. Please join us in welcoming Scott, Elizabeth and family.
Pastor Faw, a graduate of Fruitland Bible College, has served in the pastorate of several churches as senior pastor. We are excited about the future of our church and this surrounding community under the leadership of our new pastor.
Sunday Services: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Bible study • 11 a.m. Morning worship • 6 p.m. Evening worship
Wednesday Services: 6 p.m. Children/youth meal • 6:30 p.m. Children/youth Bible study • 6:30 p.m. Adult prayer and Bible study

Today: Pray Rowan
A gathering of all ages, denominations and backgrounds in prayer, 10-11 a.m. at the Hurley Family YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd West. See

Holy Humor Sunday at South China Grove UMC
CHINA GROVE — At South China Grove United Methodist Church, 230 Rose South Ave., Matthew Weaver will be leading Holy Humor Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Take a trip through the winding back roads of the Appalachian Mountains and laugh at the devil through stories of how the mountain people filled their lives with happiness and joy  through their musical traditions.
People are invited to wear “country” type clothing in good taste to honor the fact that many of the mountain people had little money, but worked hard to provide for their families. Dr. S. B. “Doc” Warner is host pastor. 704-857-4010.

Pine Ridge Baptist honors the Bradshaws
CHINA GROVE — On Sunday, Pine Ridge Baptist Church, 880 Old Linn Road, will be honoring Pastor and Mrs. George Bradshaw for 22 years of service in the church. Pastor came March 25, 1996. Dr. and Mrs. J.B. Parker, long time friends of the Bradshaws, will be special guests for the occasion.
Dr. Parker will bring the morning message at 10 a.m. Lunch and fellowship will follow.
For more information call: 704-857-3182 or 704-279-0574.

The Arbor UMC presents drama
On Sunday, April 15, The Arbor UMC, 5545 Woodleaf Road, will feature the chancel drama titled “The Other Twelve Disciples,” a portrayal of 12 women close to Jesus during his ministry and how they served him in their own unique ways. At the 10:30 a.m. service these women will tell of their encounters and proclaim their belief and faith in Jesus. Linda Painter directs this drama and Craig Sefa is host pastor.

Erwin Temple CME 7 Ups Program
The Pastor’s Aid Ministry of Erwin Temple CME Church, 155 Erwin Temple Church Road, will host its annual Seven Ups program Sunday at 3 p.m.
Six guest speakers will come from various area churches and the seventh speaker will be a member of Erwin Temple. There will be Gospel singing by guests and other talent will be presented. Host pastor is Rev Ervin L. Hannah Jr.

Guest musicians at Mt. Zion UCC
CHINA GROVE — During the 10:30 a.m. service at Mt. Zion UCC, 1415 S. Main St., Carole Brooke will be the guest musician with China Grove’s own Donnie Deal as soloist. Mt. Zion UCC’s Second Sunday Service will be in the church parlor at 1 p.m. and will include communion.
Mark L. Burns is host pastor.

Macedonia Missionary Baptist’s 131st anniversary
CONCORD — Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 6740 Macedonia Church Road, celebrates its 131st church anniversary beginning Sunday at 11 a.m. with the morning message delivered by host Pastor John Leazer.
The afternoon speaker is Rev. Dr. Nilous Avery of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

Charles K. Cornelius 36th annual memorial

MOORESVILLE — Sills Creek AME Zion Church, 3165 Bradshaw Road, will host a Gospel Celebration on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. featuring J Soul and God’s Creation of Mocksville; The Pilgrimaires of Salisbury; Pastor Vincent Tillman and Life Giving Church of God Choir of Concord; Gospel recording artist Rapper; Minister Tawana Ross of Charlotte; The Anointed Vessels of the Carolinas; recording artist Ali Steele of Charlotte; and Gospel Recording Artist Pork Chop and the Fellas of Lancaster, S.C.

Boxwood Missionary Baptist Youth revival
MOCKSVILLE — Boxwood Missionary Baptist Church, 299 Boxwood Church Road, is having a one-day Youth Revival Sunday at 3 p.m. Pastor N. Bratton of Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church of Salisbury will be rendering services. Pastor Gary Milton is host pastor.

God’s Tabernacle For Believers Women’s Day
ROCKWELL — Women’s Day will be observed Sunday at 3 p.m. at God’s Tabernacle For Believers, 304 West Main St. with speaker Pastor Faye Reese-Miller of The Victory Outreach Center, Winston-Salem. Reginald D. McConneaughey Sr. and Frenchie McConneaughey serve as pastor and co-pastor.

Family & Friends Day at St. Luke Missionary Baptist
St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 410 Hawkinstown Road, observes its annual Friends and Family Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guest preacher is Rev. Dr. Melvin Andrew Davis, pastor of Zion Baptist Church in Columbia, S.C. Dinner will be served following morning worship.

Voters’ revival
The Voters’ Revival at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 300 S. Caldwell St., is Sunday at 4 p.m. with  guest speakers, inspirational messages, movement music, creative dance and voter education and registration. The “Dare to Dream” and “Living Legends” awards recipients Annie Miller Bates, Anthony Smith, DeDee Wright and Emily Perry will be recognized.

Soldiers Memorial Women’s Fellowship
The Women’s Fellowship of Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church, 306 N. Church St., will feature Captain Melonie Thompson of the Salisbury Police Department, on Tuesday, April 10 at 11 a.m. Captain Thompson will provide information on individual, home and community safety. Lunch will be served. Bring a dish to share. This meeting is open to the public.

Gloria Dei Bible study
Bible study will resume Wednesday at 2:30 in the fellowship hall. Pastor John Tucker will lead the group in the study of Revelations.

A’yanna Allen Bible study
EAST SPENCER — Saturday, April 14: A’yanna Allen Bible Study for children and youth, noon-1 p.m. at Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 940 S. Long St. The Bible study meets every other Saturday. 704-245-0729 to learn more.

Purpose Driven Life study
In My Father’s House sponsors Purpose Driven Life classes, led by the Rev. Roosevelt Jenkins, from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Hurley Room at Rowan Public Library. The next study date is Thursday, April 19.

Karen Peck and New River in concert
MOORESVILLE — 6 p.m. April 22: West Corinth Baptist Church, 120 Corinth Church Road. Tickets are free but required as seating is limited. RSVP to 704 433-8015.

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