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Faith Briefs Saturday, July 21

Today: annual Jacob and Margaret Sloop Reunion
KANNAPOLIS — The annual Jacob Henry Hall Sloop and Margaret Catherine Deal Sloop Family Reunion is today at 1 p.m. at New Hope Lutheran Church, 1615 Brantley Road. All descendants are welcome and are asked to bring a picnic lunch and beverage. A brief business meeting will follow lunch. Info: Amie Goodman, 704-591-2999.

Guest speaker at Luther’s Lutheran
RICHFIELD — Luther’s Lutheran Church, at the corner of Stokes Ferry and Richfield Roads, welcomes guest pastor Robert “Bob” Howard at its Sunday morning service.

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. Diana Wright of Salem Presbytery, Winston-Salem. Info at 704-6933-4333 or johncalvinpres.com

Women’s Day at Mt. Vernon Presbyterian
WOODLEAF — Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church, 435 Carson Road, will observe Women’s Day on Sunday during the 11 a.m. service with speaker Kim McCoy, former member of Mt. Vernon and current member of Third Wind Ministry. The 2018 theme for Presbyterian Women is “Women Called to Lead with Love.” A Life Membership pin will be presented to one of the members of the Presbyterian Women’s organization of Mt. Vernon during the service. Lunch will be served by the men of the church following worship. Sarah Sharpe is moderator of Presbyterian Women and Rev. Otto Gaither is the supply pastor.

Homecoming at St. Luke Missionary Baptist
St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming and revival July 22-26. The July 22 11 a.m. speaker will be Rev. Marcus Fairley. The 3 p.m. speaker will be Rev. Eddie Lee, pastor of Saron Missionary Baptist Church in Polkton.
Revivalists are Rev Dr. H. C. Miller of Tupper Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh on Monday-Tuesday.
Rev. Dr. J. Vincent Terry of Mount Peace Baptist Church in Raleigh on Wednesday-Thursday.

First Calvary Baptist 152nd homecoming
On Sunday First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S. Long St., will celebrate its 152nd annual homecoming. Host pastor Leamon E. Brown will lead the 11 a.m. service. He has served First Calvary Baptist for 34 years.
The 3 p.m. guest speaker is Rev. Kenza G. Maxwell, currently on the ministerial staff at New Life Christian Faith Ministries in Morven.
Rev. Maxwell holds a bachelor of arts in theology from Trinity Theological Seminary in Ft. Lauderdale, a bachelor of science in business administration from Livingstone and a master’s degree in theology, also from Trinity Theological Seminary.

Special music at First UCC
First United Church of Christ, 207 West Horah St., welcomes Daniel and Michelle Trivette as guest musicians on Sunday at the 11 a.m. service. Michelle is a classical and jazz saxophonist. A former music educator with the Rowan-Salisbury Schools, she is the owner of Grooms by Michelle. Daniel Trivette is director of bands at West Rowan High School. He will play the marimba. Rev. Ken Clapp, Chaplain at Catawba College, is the guest minister.

Faith Temple Triumphant Sunday Afternoon Fellowship
EAST SPENCER — Faith Temple Triumphant Ministries, 900 Pinetree Drive, will have the first of its three Sunday Afternoon Fellowship Services this Sunday at 3 p.m. Pastor Stanley Rice of Yadkin Grove Baptist Church will be the afternoon preacher.
The second and third services are at 3 p.m. on Aug. 12 and Aug. 26.
Host pastor is Dr. Henry C. Diggs.

Homecoming and revival at Fairview Heights
Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church, 704 Old Concord Road, will hold its annual homecoming and revival services beginning Sunday at 11 a.m. with host pastor Rev. Clarence E. Marlin.
Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. Guest preacher for the 3 p.m. service is Rev. Keith Curry of Oak Grove Baptist Church, China Grove.
Revival services are Monday-Friday, July 23-27 at 7 p.m. nightly with speaker Rev. Timothy Lyons, Emeritus Pastor of St. John’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church of Charlotte.

Homecoming at Friendship Missionary Baptist
COOLEEMEE — Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its annual homecoming and church anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. Lunch will be served at 1:45 p.m. Guest speakeris Pastor Rodney Barker of Refuge Community Church, Cooleemee.
The Summer Revival is Tuesday- Thursday, July 24-26, at 7 p.m. nightly. Guest revivalists are:
Tuesday, Rev. Patrick Jones of New Zion Baptist Church;
Wednesday, Rev. Marvin Harper of Tabernacle United Church of Christ, Courtney-Huntsville;
Thursday, Dr. Timothy Williams of Yadkin Star Baptist Church, Lexington.
Rev. Dr. Ervin Baker is host pastor.

Rose of Sharon Men’s Day
Men’s Day is Sunday at 3 p.m. at Rose Of Sharon Holiness Church, 255 Camp Road. Guest speaker will be Pastor Perry Dye, Henderson Grove Baptist Church.
For more information call 704-637-8087.

Bethel Colony program at Trading Ford Baptist
Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, will host a program about Bethel Colony of Mercy, a Christ-centered transformation program for addicted men, on Sunday at 6 p.m.
Hear the testimonies of men whose lives have been transformed and hear 60 men singing praises to the Lord. There will also be news of the upcoming Bethel Colony women’s ministry. Call 704-633-5986 for more information.

Reception at Neel Road Baptist
On Sunday from 9-9:45 a.m. in the multi-purpose room, Neel Road Baptist Church, 35 Neel Road, will host a time of appreciation for Pastor Brian Hancock for accepting the role of interim pastor. Breakfast snacks will be served. Beginning July 29, separate discipleship classes for both men and women will again be offered on Sundays from 6-7 p.m.

Register for basketball camp
F.A.C.T. (Families and Communities Together) will sponsor the 2018 Skills & Drills Basketball Camp 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 30-Aug. 3 at Livingstone College, for boys and girls age 9-15. Free for the first 100 participants; breakfast and lunch provided. One-day open registration is 6-8 p.m. July 26at Trent Gymnasium, Livingstone.

Family & Friends Day at WWLTC
Whosoever Will Let Them Come Ministries (WWLTC) is hosting its annual Friends & Family on Saturday, July 28, at 4:30 p.m. at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons (Shelter 4), free to the public. There will be food, praise dancers, gospel singing and more. This is a family reunion of God’s people. RSVP to 704-633-3876 or ministrycorrespondence@wwltcministry.org
WWLTC Ministries is in Spencer and Cary and is headed by Bishop Chris and Senior Pastor Patricia Brown.

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