Faith Briefs Saturday, June 23

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 23, 2018

Postponed: Give-&-take
RICHFIELD — Mt. Zion Lutheran Church’s Give-&-Take has been postponed. Call 704-463-7280 or visit for details.

Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church outreach ministry will be at Brightmoor Nursing Home, 610 W. Fisher St., 2 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. Clay Ruggs.


NY Yankees Chaplain
Chaplain of the New York Yankees, George McGovern, will speak about the responsibilities of this generation as we impact our youth at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at The Arbor UMC, 5545 Woodleaf Road. Sponsored by the Rowan-Kannapolis ABC Board, it is geared toward middle and high schoolers. Rev. Craig Sefa is host pastor. Questions? 313 610-7705.

Men’s Day at Jerusalem Baptist
Jerusalem Baptist Church will celebrate Men’s Day on Sunday during the regular 11 a.m. service. Guest speaker will be Rev. Coker Stewart, pastor of Cedar Creek Baptist Church of Mocksville. Music will be provided by an all-male choir with men from Jerusalem and several area churches.
The highlight of the program will be the naming of the 2018 Man of the Year. Deacon James Staley is chairman of Men’s Day and Rev. Dr. David L. Bracken is host pastor.

Guest speaker at John Calvin Presbyterian
The guest speaker at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave., will be retired minister Rev. Bill Sosebee of Lexington. For more information, contact our website:

Boldt is guest musician at First UCC
First United Church of Christ, 207 West Horah St., welcomes Carl Boldt as guest musician on Sunday at the 11 a.m. service. Carl is a graduate of Catawba College with a degree in chemistry. He has been in many Piedmont Players productions and is currently a member of the St. John’s Men’s Chorus.
Rev. Carol Hallman is host pastor.

Family & Friends at Boxwood Missionary
MOCKSVILLE — On Sunday Boxwood Missionary Baptist church, 299 Boxwood Church Road, will celebrate its annual Family & Friends Day. Dinner follows the 11 a.m. service. There will be no afternoon service.
The Pastors Aid ministry would like to thank the Messengers for Christ, the Mt. Zion Baptist Church men’s choir, The Gospel Keynotes and the Gospel Lyrics for helping to make the June 10 pre-Father’s day service a success.
Host pastor is Rev. Gary S. Milton.

Women’s Day at Antioch Missionary Baptist
GRANITE QUARRY — Women’s Day will be observed at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 602 S. Salisbury Ave., on Sunday at 11 a.m. The speaker will be LaQreshia Bates Harley, Commissioning Ruling Elder of Trinity Presbyterian Church. Host pastor is Rev. Rickey Johnson.

151st homecoming at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist


Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave., celebrates its 151st homecoming on Sunday at the 11 a.m. service. Rev. James Isaac III, pastor of the New Hope Granville Missionary Baptist Church of Oxford, is guest minister.
Rev. Isaac, a graduate of NC A&T, Southeastern Theological Seminary and Shaw University Divinity School, is the Moderator of the East Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Association, the special assistant to the National Director of the National Baptist Student Union and a member of the General Board of the General Baptist State Convention of NC.
The late Rev. Harry Cowan, a former slave, founded Mt. Zion in 1867 and it is the second oldest church among African-American Baptists in Salisbury. Rev. Cowan’s contributions have been honored with a state historic marker on North Main Street.
Rev. Dr. Nilous Avery II is host pastor.
Dinner will be served following the service.

Gloria Dei welcomes furry friends
Pets are welcome at the 8:30 a.m. family-oriented summertime outdoor Sunday Communion services at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1908 Statesville Blvd.
At the 11 a.m. indoor worship service, a representative from the Community Care Clinic of Salisbury will share about the services it provides.

Men’s Day at Hall’s Temple
Hall’s Temple Church, 1129 Bryce St., will hold its annual Men’s Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. with speaker Pastor Joseph Robinson.
Host pastor is Rev. Elder Bruce

Men’s Day at New Bethel Baptist
MOCKSVILLE — New Bethel Baptist Church, 3727 Hwy 601 South, hosts its annual Men’s Day program on Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. Marcus Fairley, pastor of St. Luke Baptist Church, Salisbury/Mocksville, will be the guest speaker. Rev. John Bankhead Jr. is host pastor. See

Mission Day at Henderson Grove
Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate Mission Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. with guest speaker be Min. Erma Dalton, associate minister of Salem Baptist Church of Lexington. Host pastor is Rev. Perry Dye.

7-Up program at Fairview Heights
The 7-Up program sponsored by the Missionary Circle at Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church, 704 Old Concord Road, includes Sister Anita Allen of Shady Grove Baptist Church, Mt. Ulla; Minister Raymondo Brady of Sills Creek AME Zion Church of Mooresville; Minister Angelica Crawford of Love Christian center of East Spencer; Sister Valarie Watkins of Jerusalem Baptist Church in Spencer, Sister Faith Howell of FHMBC; Rev. Mike Mitchell of Southern City AME Zion of East Spencer; and Deacon Larry Vinson of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Salisbury. This event is Sunday at 3 p.m. Host pastor is Rev. Clarence E. Marlin.

St. Luke’s celebrates 149 years
MT. ULLA — OnSunday, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church celebrates 149 years of worship and service with its homecoming service and fellowship meal, including special guest preacher, Rev. Jason Huebner.

Music and meal at Rockwell UMC


ROCKWELL — On Saturday, June 30 Rockwell United Methodist Church-The Golden Rule along with the Pete Livengood Sunday School Class host a free hot dog and hamburger dinner in the fellowship building at 5:30 p.m.; donations accepted.
Following the meal will be entertainment by John Rainey and his group of talented guitar pickers. There will also be a silent auction featuring hand crafted items made and donated by Robert File.

Cruise-in at Oak Grove
CHINA GROVE — On Saturday, June 30 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oak Grove Baptist Church at 1205 S. Main St. will hold a Cruise-In, hosted by the Pastor’s Aide Circle, plus a fish fry and more. Host pastor is Rev. Dr. Keith Curry.

Word of Life Marriage Conference

Elder Allen & Stephanie Davis

The Marriage conference hosted by The Word of Life Family Worship Center, is titled “Keys to a Godly and Successful Marriage” and is led by Elder Allen and Dr. Stephanie Davis, founders of KISS (Keep It Simple Spouses). The Davises oversee the Marriage Ministry at Evangel Fellowship Church of God in Christ in Greensboro.
The Conference begins at 8:30 a.m. June 30 with a continental breakfast followed by sessions covering Why is Good Communication So Important and Why is it Such a Challenge, Finances-Wow!, Sex and Marriage, How to have a Godly Marriage, Raising Children in Blended Families and more.
The conference concludes on Saturday during the 10 a.m. service.
Registration is $25/couple on Saturday and includes a continental breakfast and conference materials. Pastor Martha and Elder Clinton Starks are host pastors.
Register at WordofLife or call the church office at 704-633-2431.

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