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Faith Briefs Saturday, July 14

Trading Ford Baptist burns note
Victories are worth celebrating! We believe that at Trading Ford Baptist and celebrate we did on June 10th as we paid off our building loan for our worship center and gymnasium! Members who served in the fundraising and building phase took part in the symbolic “burning of the note”. The project completed 10 years ago cost a total of 1.2 million dollars, and now thanks to the goodness of God and the generosity of his people that debt is now paid in full. Trading Ford is committed to serving our community and county and our doors are open to welcome all. You are invited to see for yourself what God is doing – our Sunday service is at 10 am, and we are located at 3600 Long Ferry Rd. You can also check us out at our website at www.tradingford.net

Shiloh UMC installs new pastor
GRANITE QUARRY — On Sunday, Shiloh United Methodis Chuerh welcomes Rev. John Bryant, who has been appointed to serve as pastor. Rev. Bryant received his degree from Duke Divinity School, and prior to this appointment has served churches in Sherrills Ford and Misenheimer. Rev. Bryant and his family look forward to being part of this community and discovering how we can be in ministry together.

The Tower of Power welcomes new pastors
The Tower of Power Church family is happy to make the following appointments: Rev. Annita Gillespie has been appointed as assistant pastor. She holds an associate degree in business administration from RCCC and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Catawba College. She works in the corporate office of Food Lion.
Rev. Anthony Williams has been appointed as pastor of The Tower of Power. Rev. Williams holds bachelor of science and master of business administration degrees from East Carolina State University, Greenville. He works as a loan mitigation analyst for United Guaranty Bank, Greensboro. He is married to Dr. Valerie Williams, associate superintendent of schools for curriculum and instruction, Scotland County Schools, Laurinburg.

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Guest speaker at John Calvin Presbyterian
The guest speaker at the 10 a.m. service on Sunday at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave., will be Rev. Larry Summey of Salisbury. For more information, contact website: johncalvinpres.com

Thomas Street Church of Christ Summer Gospel Meetings
Thomas Street Church of Christ, 700 West Thomas St., will be conducting its summer series of gospel meetings July 15-19. Guest speaker for the week will be Bro. John Foster from the Deep River Church of Christ in High Point. Sunday morning Bible study begins at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m. The meetings are nightly Monday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Unity Presbyterian homecoming
CLEVELAND — Unity Presbyterian Church at 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, now in its 230th year, will celebrate homecoming on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Rev. Jennie Leake Hemrick of First Presbyterian Church, Thomasville, will be the speaker. She served as interim pastor of Unity from 2006-2009.
Special music will be provided by guest organist Henry Tysinger; a brass ensemble (Donald and Danny Dameron, Mike Means), plus Cindy Kistler, Carla Kluttz, Nick Kluttz, Ashley Stamp. Members who have died in the past five years will be recognized.
Following the service is a covered dish lunch.
Under Rev. Hemrick’s leadership, the Unity congregation committed to the construction of a new fellowship building, the largest addition to the church since the 1950s. The $1.1 million building is now debt free. The congregation also revived the Woodleaf Tomato Festival which is held each year on the third Saturday in August on the church grounds. Now in its 12th year, the festival will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Aug. 18.

Guest minister at NorthGate Church
pic On Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service, NorthGate Church, 1255 West Ridge Road, hosts Pastor Todd Brenneman of The Gathering in Jerome, Pa. Rev. Brenneman has a strong desire to see people experience the transforming power of the Holy Spirit and to fulfill their destiny in Christ as sons of God. Learn more at www.gathering2him.org/ is their website.

WELCA’s Christmas in July
Women of Gloria Dei’s WELCA (Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) at 1908 Statesville Blvd., are having their Christmas in July party Sunday following the 11 a.m. service at Monterrey’s Restaurant. All women of the church are invited, even those not WELCA members. In lieu of exchanging gifts, WELCA will donate money given by the congregation at large to Community Care Clinic.

Concert at Lakeview Baptist
KANNAPOLIS — Lakeview Baptist Church, 2532 Lane St., will have a Sunday Morning singing Concert on Sunday at 11 a.m. by Servants Call. This is free to everyone.

Shady Grove Woman’s Day
EAST SPENCER — Shady Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Woman’s Day on Sunday at 11 a.m. Rev. Darlana M. Moore, an elder at The Real Church RVA of Richmond, Va., will be the guest speaker.

St. Matthew homecoming
ROCKWELL — St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church will be observing its annual Homecoming on Sunday.
The 3 p.m. speaker will be Rev. Rodney Eldridge, pastor of New Smith Grove Baptist Church, Lexington.
Revival services will be Wednesday, July through Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m.
Speakers for the week:
Wednesday – Rev. Mike Motley, pastor of Trading Ford Baptist Church, Salisbury
Thursday – Rev. Rickey Johnson, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, Granite Quarry
Friday – Rev. Dr. Keith Curry, pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church, China Grove

Third Creek AME Zion
The Usher Board of Third Creek AME Zion Church will celebrate its annual anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. Zacharias Allen Sr. along with his congregation and choir from Providence AME Zion Church will render the service. Dinner will be served in the Glenn G. Grayson fellowship hall at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Harold L. Jordan is host pastor.

Speaker at Boxwood Missionary Baptist
MOCKSVILLE — On Sunday at 3 p.m. Pastor Rodney Barker from Refuge Community Church will be fellowshiping and bringing and anointed word. The church is located at 299 Boxwood Church Road. Rev. Gary Milton is host pastor.

Men’s Day at Solid Rock Church of God
The Men’s Ministry of Solid Rock Church of God, 1004 Locke St., will celebrate Men’s Day on Sunday at 4 p.m. with guest preacher Rev. Rick Galloway, pastor of Dorsett Chapel United Church of Christ, Spencer. Light refreshments will be served. Rev. Samuel A. Washington is the host pastor and Deacon Edward D. Tucker is president of the Men’s Ministry.

Trinity Presbyterian celebrates 151 years
pic Trinity Presbyterian Church USA, 300 S. Caldwell St., will celebrate its 151st church anniversary on Sunday at 4 p.m. The theme for the occasion is “Standing In Grace” with speaker Rev. Dr. Jermaine B. Armour, pastor of the New Saint Luke AME Zion Church in Wilmington.
Dr. Armour is a graduate of Salisbury High School and Barber Scotia College. He has also received a master’s degree from the Interdenominational Theology Center in Atlanta, Ga. in Christian Education and a master of divinity from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He also holds an honorary doctorate degree in ministry from Livingstone College. Rev. Amour has been in the pastorate for 17 years. In June 2010 he became Presiding Elder of the Columbus-Cincinnati District of the Mid-Atlantic One Episcopal Area.
Rev. Olen Bruner is host pastor and Guam Reid is anniversary chairman.

MHBC monthly brunch
Milford Hills Baptist Church, 1238 East Colonial Drive, will host its monthly Community Brunch on Tuesday, July 17 at 10 a.m. The brunch will be followed by live Gospel music by Kirby Adcock Live. Donations accepted. Info at 704-633-1423.

Free hot meal at Love Christian Center
EAST SPENCER — Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St., East Spencer will provide a free hot meal to any one on Thursday, July 19 from noon to 1 p.m. The meal was started and administered by Elder Edith Downs about 15 years ago and is called “Love Feast.” The Love Feast is offered every third Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p.m.. For additional information cal 704-267-8648. The pastor of Love Christian Center is Bishop Ronald Hash.

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