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Faith Briefs Saturday May 5

Today: Hat Show at Third Creek
CLEVELAND— Today at 3 p.m. at Third Creek AME Zion Church, 415 E. Main St. enjoy hats, food, fun and fellowship. Rev. Harold Jordan is host pastor.

Today: Echoes for Christ at Fairview Heights
The Echoes for Christ celebrate their sixth anniversary today at Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church, 704 Old Concord Road, where the Usher Board of F.H.M.B.C. will be selling hot fish and hot dogs in the fellowship hall beginning at 2 p.m.
The concert is at 5 p.m. Rev. Clarence Marlin host pastor. Info: George Heggins 704-433-1807.

The Echoes for Christ celebrate their sixth anniversary today at Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church

Holy Cross Lutheran installation service
MOCKSVILLE — Holy Cross Lutheran Church will be installing its new pastor on Sunday at the 9 a.m. service, with Holy Communion. The Rev. Kelly Moore will be installed as the pastor of Holy Cross with the Rev. Andrew Miller, Dean of Conference 9 of the North Carolina Synod of the ELCA, officiating, and the Rev. David Guthrie, President of the Provincial Elders Conference of the Moravian Church in America, participating. The church is located at 1913 US Highway 601 south of Mocksville.

90th homecoming at South China Grove Baptist
CHINA GROVE — South China Grove Baptist Church will be celebrating its 90th year during homecoming on Sunday. The special service begins at 10:30 a.m. (note: earlier than normal) with will be special singing, and the homecoming message will be given by Rev. Steve Wilson, retired pastor of First Baptist Church in China Grove. Following the service will be a covered dish meal in the family life center.
The church is located at 501 Haney St., one block off of Thom St. between Hwy 29 and South Main St. in China Grove. Rev. Tony Wagoner is host pastor. Info: 704-857-3611 or www.scgbc.com

Guest musician at Mount Zion UCC
CHINA GROVE — During the 10:30 a.m. service at Mount Zion UCC, 1415 S. Main St., Laura Agner will be guest musician. After the Second Sunday Service, gather in the conference room at 1 p.m.; the Youth Fellowship will be going to the Kannapolis Intimidators Game. Mark L. Burns is host pastor, www.mtzionchinagrove.com

Senior Citizens day at United Baptist Church
KANNAPOLIS — United Baptist Church, 3001 Clermont Ave., will celebrate Senior Citizens Day during the 11 a.m. service on Sunday. Emeritus Bishop Harvey Rice of Mount Calvary Holiness Church, will be the speaker. Rev. John Edward Jones is host pastor.

Luther’s Lutheran guest speakers
RICHFIELD — The Sunday services at Luther’s Lutheran Church, at the corner of Stokes Ferry and Richfield Roads, will be led by ELCA seminarian Denton “Buster” Bennet.

St. Matthew’s Women’s Day
ROCKWELL — St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church will observe its annual Women’s Day program on Sunday. The 11 a.m. speaker is Minister Tiffany Miller of Macedonia Baptist Church of Salisbury where Rev. Jerry Miller is pastor. The 3 p.m. speaker will be Pastor Alice H. Perry of The Vineyard Worship Center, whose choir will be participating in the service.

Ushers anniversary
On Sunday, The Ushers of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their anniversary at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Minister Frenchie McConneaughey, associate minister at God’s Tabernacle of Rockwell.

New pastor installation service at Salem Baptist
LEXINGTON — The installation service for the new pastor of Salem Baptist Church, Rev. John K. Geter and Sister Emma D. Geter, is Sunday at 3 p.m.
Salem Baptist Church is located at 321 Robert Everhart Road.

Lilly’s Chapel Church of God celebrates 103 years
Lilly’s Chapel Church of God, 618 West Thomas St., will be celebrating its 103rd church anniversary Sunday at 3 p.m. The guest speaker is Rev. William Moody, pastor of Bread of Life Missionary Baptist Church in Landis, NC . Host pastor is Dr. Doris Clawson.

Mens’ Day at New Zion Baptist Church
The annual Men’s Day will be celebrated at New Zion Baptist Church, 785 Dunn’s Mountain Road, on Sunday at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Rick Galloway, pastor of Dorsett Chapel UCC Church. Host pastor is Rev. V. Patrick Jones Sr.

St. James Male Chorus at Franklin Presbyterian
On Sunday at 5 p.m. the St. James Male Chorus will present a concert at Franklin Presbyterian Church, 280 Franklin Church Drive off Hwy 601, with a covered dish meal to follow at 6 p.m.

Return America representative to speak at Southside Baptist
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 Dr. Ron Baity, president of Return America, speaks at Southside Baptist Church at the intersection of Morlan Park Road and Jake Alexander Blvd., on what Return America is doing to restore Biblical values to North Carolina and what we can do to regain our moral sanity. Host pastor is Robin Albright. Info: 980-234-2803.

‘After the Resurrection’ continues
The Breath of God Ministerial Alliance presents “After the Resurrection” — 40 days, 10 services, 5 locations.
May 10-11: Pastor Renwick Fisher, Pastor Phyllis Gill, Life Giving church of God of Concord. For more information call 704-938-3972 or 980-621-4794.

Stowe A-Way For a Day and Concert by Night
CONCORD — Saturday, May 12 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Mt Olivet United Methodist Church, 301 Mt Olivet Road. Famous “Jim Stowe” fish sandwich or fish dinner. Everyone will receive orange sherbet. The concert begins at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. Info at 704-782-8846 or mtochurch.com

Bi-monthly youth Bible study
EAST SPENCER — The Bible study established in memory of 7-year-old A’yanna Allen meets every other Saturday at Southern City AME Zion, 940 N. Long St. Info: 704-637-9043.

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