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Faith Briefs May 12

Today: St. Luke Missionary Baptist Rainbow Tea
The St. Luke Missionary Baptist Rainbow Tea Banquet is today from 5-7 p.m. on the theme of “An Evening in the Clouds.” At West End Plaza, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. West. Tickets are $20 at the door. There will be live music and entertainment.

Today: Annual Stowe A-Way
CONCORD — Today from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 301 Mt. Olivet Road, Concord hosts the famous Jim Stowe event: choose fish sandwich or dinner and everyone will receive orange sherbet. Concert begins at 6 p.m. Info at mtochurch.com

Luther’s Lutheran guest speakers
RICHFIELD — Sunday’s guest speaker at Luther’s Lutheran Church, at the corner of Stokes Ferry and Richfield Roads, is Pastor Jeffrey Hoffner.

Mother’s Day at China Grove UMC
CHINA GROVE — South China Grove United Methodist Church, 230 Rose South Ave., will be honoring mothers and all women by donating $5 to Main St. Mission for each female, regardless of age, attending the 9:30 a.m. service on Mother’s Day. Dr. S. B. “Doc” Warner is host pastor; warnerdoc@bellsouth.net

Mother’s Day at At The Cross Ministries
At The Cross Ministries, 201 W. D Ave., will hold a special Mothers Day service with guest speaker Elder Virginia Brown of Word of Life Family Worship Center. The Sunday service begins at 10 a.m. and features music by Power In Praise.
Rev. Dee Ellison is host pastor.

Musical at Mt. Zion UCC
CHINA GROVE — During the 10:30 a.m. service at Mt. Zion UCC, 1415 S. Main St., the Children’s Choir will share the musical “The Tale of Three Trees.” Also included will be a service of recognition for our mothers.
For more information visit www.mtzionchinagrove.com

Music and testimony at Gloria Dei
Gloria Dei, 1908 Statesville Blvd., welcomes guest musician Jacob Kluttz to perform two musical selections and share his testimony of faith during the 11 a.m. worship celebration.

Mother’s Day at Moore’s Chapel
CLEVELAND — The special service at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 5890 South River Church Road, at 11 a.m. Sunday features Mother’s Day Meditation with Barbara Ellis Fortson, First Lady of Moore’s Chapel. She is the wife of Rev. Eddie L. Fortson, pastor of Moore’s Chapel and the mother of two sons, one daughter and two god-daughters. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. James Ellis of Woodleaf.

Mother’s Day at Third Creek AME Zion
CLEVELAND — Mary Rankin will deliver the Mother’s Day message at Third Creek AME Zion Church during the morning service. Mrs. Rankin is the First Lady of Sneed Grove AME Zion Church of Ellerbe. Host pastor is Rev. Harold Jordan.

Janet Pascal in concert
KANNAPOLIS — In concert Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 201 Vance St.: Janet Pascal, multiple Grammy and Dove award nominee Christian vocalist, who sang with The LeFevres and was a frequent featured soloist on Gaither Homecoming stage.
A native of Reidsville, Pascal has also authored two books and hosts a radio show on JoyFM. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 but now cancer free, she uses her radio show to highlight stories of people whose lives have been impacted by cancer.
The concert is free, no ticket required. Call 704-699-6053 to learn more..

‘After the Resurrection’
The Breath of God Ministerial Alliance presents “After the Resurrection” — 40 days, 10 services, 5 locations, through May 25, a series of services will attempt to put these appearances in order and perspective.
May 17-18: Pastor Stanley Rice, Bishop Keith Felton of Grateful Heart Ministries, Salisbury.
For more information call 704-938-3972 or 980-621-4794.

Men’s day events at Dorsett Chapel
Dorsett Chapel UCC will hold a Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, May 19 at 9 a.m. The annual Men’s Day Service will be Sunday, May 20 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Jacotron Potts, associate minister at The Park Church of Charlotte, is the guest speaker.

Community meal at New London UMC
NEW LONDON — New London UMC will host Welcome to the Table, a community meal served from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. For information call 704-463-5669.

Emmanuel Baptist family fun night
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2300 Bringle Ferry Road, will be having a Family Fun and Bingo night on May 19 at 5:30 p.m. with a hot dog supper. As well as bingo and prizes there will be games for children. For details contact Rev. Dale Kinley at 336-906-4344.

Four Gospel program at Tower of Power
On Saturday, May 19 at 6 p.m. the Usher Board of Tower of Power will sponsor a Four Gospel program with speakers as follows:
Matthew: Pastor Wood
Mark: Pastor Bates
Luke: Evang. Marlin
John: Pastor Krider

Pastoral celebration at New Life
EAST SPENCER — The fifth pastoral anniversary celebration for Pastor Carl W. Gray and Lady Vicky Gray of New Life Community Church, 118 Heiligtown Road, begins Saturday, May 19 at 6 p.m. with the Black Tie Gala at the Salisbury Civic Center. Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for children 17 years and younger. There will be food, music and fun.
On May 20 at 10 a.m. Bishop E.L. Gray of Holy Temple Church, Statesville, will be the guest speaker. At 4 p.m. Pastor Darryl White and Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center from Charlotte will be our guests.

Women in Hats service at Boxwood
MOCKSVILLE — Boxwood Missionary Baptist Church will host a Women in Hats service on Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m. Special guest speaker will be Rev. Tiffany Miller of Macedonia Baptist Church of Salisbury, which is pastored by Rev. Jerry Miller.
Men and women, come wearing your hats next Sunday. Host pastor is Rev. Gary S. Milton.

Neel Road Baptist
The Neel Road Baptist GAs are hosting a Tea Party on Sunday, May 20, from 2:30-4 p.m. for all the ladies of the church and their guests.

Purpose Driven Life classes hosted by In My Father’s House
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 dates are Thursday, May 24, June 7, June 21.

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