Faith briefs Sept. 8

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 7, 2018

Cedar Grove Men’s Day weekend
Cedar Grove Baptist Church’s third Annual Men’s Day Weekend starts Saturday at 8:30 a.m. with a men’s prayer breakfast. Guest speaker will be Pastor John Bankhead of New Bethel Baptist Church, Mocksville. A Men’s Forum will discuss the following: Mentoring Men to be Leaders in the Home and Community.
On Sunday at 11 a.m., the speaker will be Rev. Glen Pettiford of First Baptist Church of Winston-Salem.

First Calvary Baptist Community Day
First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S. Long St., will celebrate Community Day with a series of events. You are invited to dress casually and join us from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for indoor and outdoor activities, drumming workshop, liturgical dance workshop, food, fellowship and youth activities.
Our goals are to strengthen community ties, to encourage the youth to consider owning and operating their own businesses and to promote sustained economic growth and development within our community as we highlight local businesses, under the theme of “Living Together in Unity”.
For more information, call 704-633-2818, or contact Bro. Matthew McCullough (

New London UMC hosts Community Table
On Saturday, The Community Table, a community meal at New London UMC will resume, with the meal being served from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month. Learn more at 704-463-5669.

Ten Year Memorial Program
CLEVELAND — The Revelations and the Cedar Grove Gospel Choir will host a Ten Year Memorial Program in memory of Vaughn Williams on Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. at Cedar Grove AME Zion Church. On program will be The Sensational Aires, The Mighty Pilgrimaires, Anointed Vessels of the Carolinas, Nu Revelations, The Gospel Travelaires of the Carolinas, Echoes for Christ, Cedar Grove Gospel Singers and others. Rev. Dr. Bertha E. Pittman is host pastor.

Baptist Men’s breakfast
KANNAPOLIS — David Freeze is guest speaker for the Baptist Men’s breakfast at North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 312 Locust St., Sunday at 7:30 a.m. in McMurray Hall. A native of Salisbury , David is a farmer, writer, runner, coach and cyclist and motivational speaker, emphasizing that regular people can achieve amazing things. Tickets are $5. Call 704-933-2125 for tickets or information. Ladies are also invited.

Rosh Hashanah at Temple Israel
Temple Israel, 1600 Brenner Ave., will hold Erev Rosh Hashanah services on Sunday at 8 a.m.
First Day Rosh Hashanah morning service is at 9:30 a.m. on Monday and will adjourn approximately at 12:30 p.m.
Services are conducted by Rabbi Andrew Ettin.

Worship on the Lawn at Ursinus UCC
ROCKWELL — Ursinus United Church of Christ, 116 West Main St., holds worship on the Lawn Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with entertainment by Margaret Tucker and the Oak Park Rhythm Band, followed by a covered dish lunch. Rev. Catherine Costello is host pastor.

Homecoming at The Arbor
The Arbor United Methodist Church, 5545 Woodleaf Road, will celebrate homecoming on Sunday, at the 10:30 a.m. service. Former co-pastors Rev. Frank and Mary Gordon will be guest speakers. Stay for a covered dish lunch after the service in the outdoor shelter. Rev. Craig Sefa is host pastor.

Homecoming at Providence UMC
Providence United Methodist Church, 6450 Bringle Ferry Road, will celebrate homecoming on Sunday beginning at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Dan Gobble will deliver the message. Music will be provided by the English Road Band. There will be a covered dish luncheon following the worship service on the grounds.

Homecoming and revival at New Hope AME Zion
New Hope AME Zion Church will observe its annual homecoming during the 11 a.m. Sunday service with Rev. Patrick Tate, pastor of Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, East Spencer in charge of the service. Lunch will be served immediately after.
Revival services are Sept. 10-12 at 7 p.m. on the theme Keep On Walking By Faith.
Monday: Rev. Louis Hunter Jr., pastor of Caldwell Chapel AME Zion Church, Mooresville;
Tuesday: Rev. Christopher Springs, pastor of Browns Chapel AME Zion Church, Locust;
Wednesday: Rev. Dr. David Bracken, pastor of Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, Spencer.
Rev. Dr. Debra J. Hall is host pastor.

Homecoming at Liberty UMC
GOLD HILL — Liberty United Methodist Church, 3940 Liberty Road, will celebrate its annual homecoming on Sunday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Charles Curtis. Afterward is a covered dish meal in the fellowship hall. Info: 704-633-4067.

Homecoming at Coburn UMC
Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church, 901 South Church St., will celebrate its 128th homecoming on Sunday at 11 a.m. .
Rev. Tony Owens, the pastor serving Coburn Memorial UMC, will be the speaker for the service. There will be a covered dish luncheon in the fellowship hall following the service.

Homecoming at Mt. Tabor UMC
Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road, celebrates homecoming on Sunday at 11 a.m. with guest preacher Rev. Sherri Barnes, followed by a church luncheon. Call 704-633-7484 or visit

Guest speaker at John Calvin
The guest speaker at John Calvin Presbyterian Church,1620 Brenner Ave., at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday will be Rev. Alicia Wilson of Salisbury. For more information, see

Men’s program at Moore’s Chapel
Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 500 Partee St., will have its annual Men’s Booster Ministry Program on Sunday at 3 p.m. with guest preacher Rev. Dr. Grant Harrison Jr., Presiding Elder of the Salisbury District AME Zion Churches. Special guest choir will be Sills Creek AME Zion Church of Mooresville .
Rev. Robert N. Kelley Jr. is host pastor; Calvin Turner is president of the Men’s Booster Ministry.

Speaker series at Liberty AME Zion
MOCKSVILLE — The 3 p.m. Sunday speaker at Liberty AME Zion Church, 271 Gladstone Road, is Rev. Patrick Tate of Southern City AME Zion Church in East Spencer;
Monday: Rev. Eddie Fortson of Moores Chapel AME Zion Church, Cleveland;
Tuesday: Rev. Timothy Bates of First Calvary Presbyterian Church, Statesville.
Host pastor is Rev. Michael Mitchell Sr.

Women’s Day at Solid Rock Church of God
Solid Rock Church of God, 1004 Locke St., celebrates Women’s Day Sunday at 3 p.m. with Pastor Kathy L. White of Bethel Power of Faith as guest preacher.
Pastor White is founder and CEO of the Gateway Freedom Center, which provides transitional housing and recovery programs for men re-entering society from jail or prison, and men battling substance abuse.
Rev. Samuel A. Washington is host pastor. Dinner will be served following the morning service.

Homecoming at Shady Grove Baptist
MT. ULLA — Shady Grove Baptist Church, 220 Shady Grove Road, celebrates its 139th homecoming Sunday at 4 p.m. with guest speaker Pastor Derek Leaks of Judah House of Praise in Kannapolis.
Revival services are Monday- Wednesday, Sept. 10-12 at 7 p.m.

Gospel Singing Extravaganza
GRANITE QUARRY — On Sunday at 4 p.m. the Rowan-Davie Deacons Alliance hosts a Gospel Singing Extravaganza at New Zion Baptist Church. Bring your choirs and praise dancers. Proceeds will be donated to the local homeless shelter and others in need. Chair, Deacon Reginald C. Weeks Sr.

Gospelfest at New Life Community Church
EAST SPENCER — On Sunday at 4 p.m., New Life Community Church & Total Restoration Church, 118 Heiligtown Road, hosts Music & Arts Gospelfest 2018 featuring ministries from Charlotte, Lexington, Concord, East Spencer and more. We are a bilingual ministry. Hablamos español.

Weaver and Lunsford in concert at Grace Lutheran
Matthew Weaver and Clay Lunsford will give a free concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Grace Lutheran Church, 3020 Grace Church Road. A lLove offering will be received with light refreshments afterward.

Neal Wilkinson in concert at St. Matthew’s
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 9275 Bringle Ferry Road, will host Neal Wilkinson in concert at 7 p. m. on Sunday.
Wilkinson, a native of Rowan County, is a member of First Baptist Church where he participates in their gospel quartet and the church choir.

‘Better Together’ Women’s Conference
RSVP by Sept. 10 to attend the morning of bible study, music and fellowship featuring Phyllis Elvington. The conference is Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at First Baptist Church Ministry Center 220 N. Fulton St. Breakfast snacks and lunch provided. Cost: $10 per person (pay at the door).
RSVP to Rowan Southern Baptist. Assoc. Office, 704-637-3407 or

Griefshare recovery
KANNAPOLIS — Mondays Sept. 10-Dec. 10. Central Baptist Church, 1810 Moose Road. Info 704-467-2795,

Ray’s of Sunshine NarAnon support
Ray’s of Sunshine, a Rowan County NarAnon group, provides support for families and friends that have a loved one battling addiction or have lost a loved one to addiction. Ray’s of Sunshine meets every Wednesday at Cornerstone Church, 315 Webb Road from 7-8 p.m. Info: Valerie Belk, or 980-247-3275.

Outreach Christian Ministries
Outreach Christian Ministries, 722 W. Horah St., will be having a fellowship service on Wednesday, Sept. 12 with Apostle Lorenzo Moore from The UP Church of the Carolinas in Charlotte, as the speaker. The service will start at 7:30 p.m.

New class at Gloria Dei
The Bible study at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1908 Statesville Blvd., led by Pastor John Tucker is Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. in the fellowship building, studying the book of Ecclesiastes and other sources of wisdom literature.

Purpose Driven Life classes
Purpose Driven Life classes, led by the Rev. Roosevelt Jenkins of In My Father’s House Ministries, are 10-11 a.m. on the first and second Thursday of each month, at Brookdale Assisted Living, 2201 Statesville Blvd. The next study date is Sept. 13.

New Bethel Baptist vocal workshop and concert
MOCKSVILLE — New Bethel Baptist Church, 3727 US Highway 601 South, will have a Family Memorial Three Day Vocal Workshop & Concert. Practice is Thursday-Friday, Sept. 13-14 at 6 p.m. Registration is $10. The concert will be on Sept. 15 from 1-3 p.m. plus the annual Cake Walk Program. Tickets for the cake walk are $1 each. Pastor John R. Bankhead Jr. is host pastor.

The Kannapolis Congregational Holiness Church
KANNPOLIS — “3 Days Ablaze” is a weekend revival at The Kannapolis Congregational Holiness Church, 717 Robin Ave., on Friday-Saturday, Sept. 14-15 at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. with speaker Rev. Frederick Shumba of Zimbabwe, Africa. Rev. Shumba is the Continental Representative for the Congregational Holiness Church for The Continent of Africa. He oversees more than 100 churches in different African countries.

Maranatha’s 45th Homecoming
Maranatha Bible Church, 2320 Statesville Blvd., celebrates its 45th homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. Pastor Lincoln Roth will bring the message. A covered dish luncheon will follow the worship service.

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