Faith briefs Friday, August 10

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 10, 2018

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Deadline for donations to F.A.C.T. Back 2 School drive
The Families and Communities Together Blessing of the Children worship service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S. Long St. Youth and children may come dressed casually.
We are asking all F.A.C.T. churches to donate school supplies to be distributed to youth attending Sunday’s F.A.C.T. Program. Please have all donations of school supplies to First Calvary Baptist Church today from 6:30-8 p.m. or Saturday from 11 a.m. .-1 p.m. Contact Matt McCullough at 319-621-7065 or or

Gloria Dei Lutheran celebrates 50th year
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1908 Statesville Blvd., will be celebrating its 50th year at its present location on Sunday. First service is at 8:30 a.m. at the outdoor chapel, and at 9:45 is fellowship and reminiscing in the Rhoads fellowship building. A covered dish luncheon will follow the service.

Homecoming at Union Lutheran Church
Union Lutheran Church, 4770 Bringle Ferry Road, will celebrate homecoming on Sunday starting at 9:30 a.m. with Holy Communion at 10:30 a.m.. Lunch will follow. Guest pastor will be Rev. Dr. Jarrod Lanning from Trinity Lutheran Church in Landis. Rev. Tom Corbell is interim pastor.

Guest speaker at John Calvin Presbyterian
John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave., will host guest speaker Rev. Bill Sosebee of Lexington at the Ten at 10 Summer Worship Service. For more information visit

Homecoming and revival at Southern City Tabernacle
EAST SPENCER — Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 940 Long St., will observe its 119th homecoming on Sunday at 10 a.m. with Debra Hall of New Hope AME Zion Church, Spencer. Everyone in attendance is asked to wear royal blue and white attire. The Catawba Football Team will attend the service. Lunch will be served after the service.
Revival services are nightly at 7:30 p.m.
Monday: Rev. Dr. George C. Banks, of Goler Memorial AME Zion, Winston Salem;
Tuesday: Rev. Michael O. Mitchell Sr. of Liberty AME Zion, Cooleemee;
Wednesday: Rev. James E. Milton III of Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church, Concord.
Rev. Patrick Tate is host pastor.

Revival at China Grove Church of God
CHINA GROVE — Revival at China Grove Church of God, 413 N Franklin St., is Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. morning service and 6 p.m. evening service with evangelist Michael Ball from La Grange. Services continue Monday-Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Homecoming at historic Organ Lutheran
Historic Organ Lutheran Church, 1515 Organ Church Road, observes homecoming on Sunday. There will be a covered dish meal in shelter after the 10:30 a.m. service.
Doors of the “old church” are opened for a traditional early service every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. in August.

Lilly’s Chapel Church of God
Lilly’s Chapel Church of God, 618 W. Thomas St., celebrates homecoming on Sunday. Speaker for 11 a.m. service is Pastor Doris Clawson. Speaker for the 3 p.m. service is Rev. Reginald McConneaughey, pastor of God’s Tabernacle for Believers, Rockwell.

Homecoming and revival at Antioch Missionary Baptist
GRANITE QUARRY — Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 714 Candlewick Drive, will celebrate homecoming on Sunday at 11 a.m. with speaker Rev. Rickey Johnson. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. At 3 p.m. Rev. Rick Galloway of Dorsett Chapel United Church of God will speak.
Revival Services are Monday-Thursday at 7 p.m.
Monday: Dr. Laura Washington, Solid Rock Church of God of Salisbury;
Tuesday: Rev. Stanley Rice, Yadkin Grove Baptist Church of Salisbury;
Wednesday: Rev. Nasby Mills, Progressive Outreach Ministry of Salisbury;
Thursday: Youth night. Rev. Anthony Smith of Mission Home Ministries.
Rev. Rickey Johnson is host pastor.

Jones’ pastoral anniversary
New Zion Baptist Church, 785 Dunn’s Mountain Road, will be celebrating the fifth Pastoral Anniversary of Rev. Vincent Patrick Jones Sr., on Sunday. The 11 a.m. speaker is the pastor’s son, Rev. Patrick Jones, of Shady Grove Baptist Church, Bear Poplar . The 3 p.m. guest speaker will be Rev. Frank Butler Jr., pastor of New Zion Baptist Church, Taylorsville. For more information call 704-637-9324.

Faith Temple Triumphant
EAST SPENCER — Faith Temple Triumphant Ministries’ Sunday Afternoon Fellowship, at 900 Pinetree Drive, continues on Sunday at 3 p.m. Pastor Nasby Mills of Progressive Outreach Ministry will be the afternoon preacher.
The third service will be on Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. Host pastor is Dr. Henry C. Diggs

Homecoming and revival at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion
CLEVELAND — Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 5890 South River Church Road, will have homecoming on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Rev. Carolyn D. Bratton, pastor of St. Stephens AME Zion Church, will be speaking. Revival convenes Monday-Friday nightly.
Monday: Rev. Darian Potts of Piney Grove AME Zion Church, Harmony;
Tuesday: Rev. Dr. Calvin Miller, Presiding Elder, Winston Salem District of AME Zion Churches;
Wednesday: Rev. Jimmy Griffin of New Jersey AME Zion Church, Lexington;
Thursday: Brother Terry Jackson of Associate Sandy Ridge AME Zion, Landis;
Friday: Pastor Renwick Fisher of True Holiness Church of God, Kannapolis.
Rev. Eddie L. Fortson is host pastor.

Calvary Baptist Church
Calvary Baptist Church, 2255 East Ridge Road, will hold its second Super Sunday Night of Summer event on Sunday at 6 p.m. with guest speaker Dr. Clay Smith of First Baptist Church of Matthews, plus special music by Keith Cantrell of First Baptist Church, Indian Trail,
For more information call 704-633-2567 or go to

Homecoming and revival at Macedonia Missionary Baptist
CONCORD — Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Macedonia Church Road, will observe homecoming on Sunday. Revival services will be held Monday-Thursday Aug. 13-16, at 7 p.m. nightly. Guest speaker will be Bishop Thomas E. Lee of Greater Wynns Grove Baptist Church of Colerain. Learn more at

Revival at Love Christian Center
EAST SPENCER — Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St., will hold revival services Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 15-17 at 7:30 p.m. nightly.
Wednesday: Elder Edith Downs, Love Christian Center;
Thursday: Elder Marlene Morgan, Christian Love Center;
Friday: Pastor Shay Geter, New Faith Full Gospel Fellowship Center.
For more information call 704-433-1474.

Bi-monthly youth Bible study
EAST SPENCER — The Bible study established in memory of 7-year-old A’yanna Allen meets every other Saturday at Southern City AME Zion, 940 N. Long St., and tackle different topics. Refreshments are served. Associate Pastor Mike Mitchell is host pastor. Learn more at 704-637-9043.

Root of David Church of Deliverance
The Root of David Church of Deliverance, 1315 Short St. (off Long St.), holds worship services in the Zeta Building every Sunday at 4 p.m. with the exception of first Sundays. Presiding Apostle is Susan Yarbrough.

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