Faith Briefs Saturday, Aug. 4
Today: Fa So La Singing
CLEVELAND — From 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Old Providence Presbyterian Church, South River Church Road.
Old Folks Singing, also known as Fa So La Singing or Shape Note Singing is a tradition of more than 100 years.
Hymn leader Jon McCachren usually leads a 10 minute lesson on the history of this style of singing, which is a dying art. Guests may call out their favorite requests. A picnic lunch is from noon-1 p.m. Host pastor is Steve Hannah.
Today: 100 Men In Black Attire
SPENCER — Jerusalem Baptist Church will host The Youth 4 Christ 100 Men In Black Attire Choir Gospel Concert today at 5 p.m. 1570 N. Long St. on the theme “Jesus is the best thing that ever happen to me.” Concert proceeds support Youth 4 Christ. This year we will be honoring Rev. Clary L. Phelps, George Trueblood and Sharron Foxx. Soloists for the concert are Joe Smith, Odell Gillion, Keith Holland, Eric Holland, Rev. Patrick Tate, George Heggins, Donald Sturdivant, Kenny Abel, Jalen Walker, Reggie Weeks Jr., Kelly Brooks and Carlton Killian. Guest directors are Eddie Brown, Emory Susong, Rev. Patrick Tate and Jamaine Smith. Milton Griffith is founder and director of the Youth 4 100 Men In Black Attire Choir. Host pastor is Dr. Rev. David L. Bracken.
Today only: Cedar Grove choir anniversary
CLEVELAND — Cedar Grove Gospel Choir’s 61st anniversary service is today only, beginning at 6 p.m. at Cedar Grove AME Zion Church. Chris Sherrill, associate minister at Shiloh Baptist Church, Concord will bring the message. In- and out-of-town groups will participate. Rev. Dr. Bertha E. Pittman is host pastor.
John Calvin guest speaker
The guest speaker at the 10 a.m. Ten at 10 Summer Worship Service on Sunday at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave., will be Rev. Alicia Wilson. She is a Salisbury native and works as a social worker with the Levine Cancer Institute. Learn more at johncalvinpres.com
Concert at Lyerly Evangelical
ROCKWELL — Bluegrass gospel group Strings of Victory will be in concert at Lyerly Evangelical Church, 1320 Crescent Road on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. There is no charge, but a love offering will be taken for the group. Pastor W. C. Gaither Jr. is guest pastor.
Homecoming at Salisbury Macedonia Missionary
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Salisbury will celebrate homecoming on Sunday with Rev. Arthur Heggins speaking at 11 a.m. and Rev. Nilous Avery of Mt. Zion Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m.
Revival services are Monday-Friday, Aug. 6-10 at 7 p.m.
Monday: Rev Timothy Bates of Calvary and Cameron Presbyterian Churches, Statesville;
Tuesday: Rev. Eddie Fortson of Moores Chapel AME, Cleveland;
Wednesday: Rev. John Bankhead of New Bethel Baptist Church, Mocksville;
Thursday: Rev. Samuel Washington of Salisbury’s Locke Street Church of Christ;
Friday: Rev. John Leazer of Macedonia Baptist Church, Concord.
Homecoming at Yadkin Grove
Yadkin Grove Baptist Church celebrates its 149th homecoming on Sunday. The 3 p.m. speaker is Rev. Carolyn Bratton of St. Stephens AME Zion. Revival services are Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 6-8 at 7 p.m. Rev. Glenn J. Usry of Christian Outreach of the Piedmont is presiding minister. Rev. Stanly J. Rice Sr. is host pastor.
Homecoming at Phaniels Baptist
ROCKWELL — Phaniels Baptist Church, 2685 Phaniels Church Road, is celebrating homecoming on Sunday at the 11 a.m. service. Dr. Bryan Faggart will be the guest Pastor.
Homecoming at Oak Grove
CHINA GROVE — Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1205 S. Main St., will celebrate homecoming on Sunday at 3 p.m. with Rev. John Leazer, pastor at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Concord.
Revival services are Monday-Thursday, Aug. 6-9 at 7 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday: Rev. Dayhige M. Wright from Living Water Baptist Church of High Point;
Wednesday-Thursday: Rev. James Wilkes Jr. from Elon First Baptist Church of Burlington.
Host pastor is Rev. Dr. Keith Curry.
Homecoming at Dorsett Chapel
SPENCER — Dorsett Chapel United Church of Christ’s homecoming service is Sunday at 3 p.m. with speaker Rev. Patrick Jones of Salisbury’s New Zion Missionary Baptist Church.
Revival services are Monday-Wednesday, Aug., 6-8 at 7 p.m. with Pastor Cornelius Atkinson of Wilson Heights First Church of God, Charlotte.
Unity N Praise
GRANITE QUARRY — Unity N Praise Singing ministry will celebrate their 13th anniversary on Sunday at 5 p.m. at White Rock AME Zion Church, 785 White Rock Ave. The theme is “You Brought the Sunshine.” Host pastor is Rev. Thomas D. Lee.
Vintage Quartet at Resurrection Life
Resurrection Life Church, 627 Newsome Road, will host the Vintage Quartet on Sunday at 6 p.m. In 2011 the group earned the 91st annual NC Singing Convention First Place Grand Champion and in 2012 the First Place trophy in the male quartet division. For more info call 704-433-8776. A love offering will be received. Host pastor is Rev. Jerry Snipes
Calvary Baptist Nights of Summer
Calvary Baptist Church, 2255 East Ridge Road, begins its Super Sunday Nights of Summer on Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. with guest Speaker Dr. Josh Phillips of Memorial Baptist Church Norwood, and special music by Richard Alexander and the Norwood Church Choir. See www.calvarysalisbury.org
Pre-anniversary service for Kellams
The 31st pre-anniversary service for Bishop JC and Apostle Charlene Kellam is Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. with guest speaker Bishop Kevin Shouse of Calvary Covenant Fellowship in High Point. The service will be at Salisbury’s Bethel Power of Faith Ministries, 1021 North Main St.
Alden Wright in concert
CHINA GROVE — Salisbury’s Alden Wright will present a free organ concert Friday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 326 N. Main St., playing works by Bruhns, J.S. Bach, Schumann, Bridge, Howells, Still and Durufle. Info: 704-857-2092.
The Arbor UMC
The Arbor UMC, l5545 Woodleaf Road, has awarded three scholarships to members Kayla Mills, Dillon Simpson and Michael Pinkston. Craig Sefa is pastor and the church Scholarship Committee administers these annual gifts.