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Faith Briefs Saturday, April 21

TODAY: Gospel singing program at UBC
KANNAPOLIS — United Baptist Church, 3001 Clermont Ave., hosts a gospel singing program in memory of Deaconess Mary R. Locket, today at 5 p.m. The chicken and fish sale starts at 3 p.m. Herbert Ingram & the Sensational Aires, Deborah Clyburn, Rev. Wanda Shaw, Men Over 60, Bro. Maurice Hopper and many others will be present. Rev. John Edward Jones is host pastor.

Good Shepherd Sunday at Bethel Lutheran
Bethel Lutheran Church, 355 East Ridge Road, will celebrate Good Shepherd Sunday at 10:30 a.m. New “Good Shepherd” paraments will be dedicated during this service in memory of Betty Cruse who served Bethel faithfully for many years in various capacities. Holy Communion will also be celebrated during the service.
A family fun night/hot dog supper is Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. and will include pickleball, cornhole, cards, etc.

Mt. Zion UCC hosts Rev. Hardy
CHING GROVE — During the 10:30am service at Mount Zion United Church of Christ, 1415 S. Main St., Rev. Paul Hardy, new director of outdoor ministries for the Southern Conference of the UCC, will be preaching. Earlier that morning at 9:30 a.m. during the Fourth Sunday Program, Rev. Hardy give an update on the Johns River Valley Camp in Collettsville. After church the children’s and youth fellowships will meet from 11:30-1 p.m. Mark L. Burns is host pastor. www.mtzionchinagrove.com

Rock Hill CoC gospel meeting
CLEVELAND — Rock Hill Church of Christ, 4995 Needmore Road, will hold meetings Sunday-Thursday, April 22-26. Sunday services are 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday-Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: A. Simmons, What the Bible Says About Grace, What the Bible Says About Faith;
Monday: R. Albright, What the Bible Says About the Church;
Tuesday: A. Moss, What the Bible Says About Worship;
Wednesday: L. Smith, What the Bible Says About Heaven;
Thursday: D. Hogue, What the Bible Says About Salvation;

Women’s Day at Hall’s Chapel
Hall’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, 611 E. Monroe St., will be celebrating Womens’ Day on Sunday at the 11 a.m. service. Honorable Mayor Al Heggins will be the speaker. Elder Richard L. Johnson is host pastor.

Anniversary at Rhema Praise and Worship
SPENCER — On Sunday Rhema Praise and Worship Church, 117 Long Ferry Road, will be celebrating the seventh pastoral anniversary of beloved and honored leaders, Pastor Rev. Alonza Williams Sr., and First Lady associate pastor Joyce Williams. The 11 a.m. speaker is Rhema’s own Minister DaaKeya Williams and the 3:30 p.m. speaker is Rev. Rickey Johnson, pastor of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Granite Quarry. Host Pastor is Rev. Alonza Williams Sr.

Women’s Day at Third Creek
CLEVELAND — Women’s Day will be observed on Sunday at Third Creek AME Zion Church, 415 E. Main St. The theme is ‘Women of Redemption Praising God.” Rev. Diane Williams, associate minister at Cedar Grove AME Zion, Cleveland, will deliver the 11 a.m. message. Dinner will follow the service.
Rev. Donna Cuthbertson, associate minister at Sills Creek AME Zion, Mooresville, and Yolanda Price, preacher at Providence AME Zion Church, Salisbury, are the preachers for the 3 p.m. service. A special presentation will made to the church’s Woman-of-the-Year. Rev. Harold L. Jordan is host pastor.

Immanuel Lutheran assists Organ Outreach Ministry
ROCKWELL — Immanuel Lutheran will collect breakfast bars for Organ Community Outreach Ministries during the 11 a.m. Sunday service, and the collection period will continue through Wednesday. Immanuel is one of several community congregations which partner with Organ Lutheran in supplying the Outreach Ministry which is open every Thursday 9-10 a.m. and is located on Organ Church Road.

Anniversary at New Beginning CoG
CONCORD — New Beginning Church of God, 5717 Alexander Road, will celebrate its 15th church anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. The guest speaker is Dr. C. Randy Minor from Mt. Calvary Holiness Church in Statesville. Host pastor is Bishop Gene Roseman.

Erwin Temple celebrates 92nd anniversary
At the morning service at Erwin Temple CME Church, 155 Erwin Temple Church Road, the men’s choir will sing under the direction of minister of music Harold Moore. Lunch will be served about 1:30 p.m.
Afternoon worship begins at 3 p.m. with Rev. Calvin E. Smith, pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church of Thomasville, as guest speaker. Rev. Smith served as a former pastor of Erwin Temple CME from July 1992-Aug. 1998.
Rev. Ervin L. Hannah Jr. is host pastor.

Fairview Heights Usher Board program
Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church, 704 Old Concord Road, will host its Usher board program on Sunday at 4 p.m. with speaker Rev. Andrew Davis Jr., associate minister of FHMBC, with special music by The Heirs of Salvation of Salisbury. Host pastor is Rev. Clarence E. Marlin.

Root of David holds services
The Root of David Church of Deliverance, 1315 Short St. (off Long Street), holds worship services in the Zeta Building every Sunday at 4 p.m. with the exception of first Sundays. Presiding Apostle is Susan Yarbrough.

Missionary service at Mt. Calvary
On Sunday at 4 p.m. Mt. Calvary Holy Church, 1401 Standish St., will hold a missionary service with guest speaker Pastor Patricia Brown of Whosoever Will Let Them Come Ministries. Host pastor is C. Eric Susong.

The Chapeleers at Unity Presbyterian
CLEVELAND — The Chapeleers Gospel Group will perform at Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, on Sunday at 6 p.m.. A love offering will be taken, and refreshments will be served following the concert. Call 704-278-4248 for details.

‘After the Resurrection’ at Breath of God
The Breath of God Ministerial Alliance continues “After the Resurrection” — 40 days, 10 services, 5 locations, through May 25.
After the resurrection of Jesus, He appeared to the disciples and other believers over a 40-day period of time. This series of services will attempt to put these appearances in order and perspective.
April 26-27: Pastor Martha Starks, Pastor Willis Russell, Yadkin Grove Baptist, Salisbury
For more information call 704-938-3972 or 980-621-4794.

St. John AME Zion International Tea
MOCKSVILLE — The Missionary Dept. of the St. John AME Zion Church, 145 Martin Luther King Jr. Road, formerly Campbell Road, will have an International Tea on Saturday, April 28 from noon-2 p.m.. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from any member of the Missionary Department. The speaker will be Victoria Turner Brown on the theme of Women of God taking Personal Instruction from the Lord. Rev. Tamica L. Robinson is host pastor.

Cleveland First Baptist hosts revival
CLEVELAND — Cleveland First Baptist Church, 200 Maple St., will be hosting a Community Revival April 29-May at 7 p.m. each night. Rev. Peter Cuthbert from South Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary will be the speaker. For more info call 704-278-4586.

Catawba choirs perform free choral concert
The Catawba College Choirs will present a free program of choral music on Sunday, April 29 at 4 p.m. in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel, under the direction of Dr. Phillip E. Burgess.

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