Faith briefs, Sept. 14-16

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 15, 2018

‘3 Days Ablaze’
KANNAPOLIS — 3 Days Ablaze” is a weekend revival at the Kannapolis Congregational Holiness Church, 717 Robin Ave., today and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. The speaker will be Rev. Frederick Shumba of Zimbabwe, the Continental Representative for the Congregational Holiness Church for The Continent of Africa and founder and pastor of World Harvest Congregational Holiness Church in Zimbabwe. He oversees more than 100 churches in different African countries.

Conference postponed
The First Baptist “Better Together” women’s conference scheduled for Saturday has been rescheduled to May 4, 2019. Details at 704-637-3407 or

Homecoming at Sherrills Ford
Sherrills Ford Road Baptist Church, 6455 Sherrills Ford Road, will celebrate homecoming on Sunday with guest speaker Dr. Dale Tanner at 10 a.m., and a performance by The Smokey Mountain Gospel Singers, with a covered dish meal to follow. Host pastor is Travis Connor, 704-640-9493. Visit FB for updates based on weather events.

Homecoming at Rockwell UMC
ROCKWELL — Rockwell United Methodist Church on Hwy 52 will celebrate homecoming beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday. Rev. Tangela Cameron, Hospice Chaplain in Iredell County and former Ministry Coordinator of Rockwell UMC will be guest pastor with special music by Darrell Connor, Rockwell Chancel Choir and Rockwell UMC Handbell Choir. A covered dish meal follows.

Friends & Family Day at ATC
At The Cross Ministries hosts Friends and Family Day at 10 a.m. on Sunday with guest speaker Bishop Harvey Rice, Pastor Emeritus of Mt. Calvary Holy Church. Lunch will be served following the morning service. Host Pastor is Debra Ellison, 704-433-6662.

Piedmont Singing Men at Pine Ridge
CHINA GROVE — The Piedmont Singing Men will present a program for the homecoming service at Pine Ridge Baptist Church, 880 Old Linn Road, at 10 a.m. There will not be an evening service.

Homecoming at Christiana Lutheran
Christiana Lutheran Church, 6190 US Hwy 52, will celebrate its 147th homecoming on Sunday. Pastor Junior Gather of Lyerly Memorial Reformed Church will be the guest preacher. Dr. Gaither is a 1982 graduate of East Rowan High School. Worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by a covered dish lunch. Rev. Carl Haynes is host pastor.

Homecoming at St. Paul’s
Celebrate Chestnut Hill Homecoming at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 930 S. Main St., on Sunday with Rev. Rick Williams, guest celebrant for Holy Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. A covered dish luncheon will follow the service.

Cnacelled: Bethel Colony at The Arbor
The Arbor United Methodist Church, 5545 Woodleaf Road, hosts men from the Bethel Colony of Mercy on Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. This is a Christian based group which seeks to break the chains of addiction, since 1948. A covered dish lunch will follow. Rev. Craig Sefa is host pastor.

Homecoming at First UMC-CG
CHINA GROVE — First United Methodist China Grove will celebrate homecoming on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Former minister Vance Lowe and his wife, Cheryl are the guests. Special music will be provided and a covered dish meal will follow the service.

Homecoming at Lebanon Lutheran
CLEVELAND — Lebanon Lutheran Church, 1200 Thompson Road, will celebrate homecoming Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. The church was founded in 1893. Dr. David R. Keck, a former pastor at Lebanon, will conduct the service and deliver the message. There will be a covered dish meal following the service.

Homecoming at Gethsemane
Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church will observe homecoming on Sunday at 11 a.m. with guest speaker Minister Cynthia Mitchell. Rev. Ricky Johnson of Antioch Baptist Church is the speaker for the 3 p.m. service.
Revival services run Sunday-Thursday at 7 p.m.
Monday: Rev. Marcus Fairley of St. Luke Baptist Church;
Tuesday: Rev. John Leazer of Macedonia Baptist Church, Concord;
Wednesday: Rev. Carolyn Bratton of St. Stephens AME Zion Church, Gastonia;
Thursday: Rev. Nathan Scovens of Greater Galilee Baptist Church, Winston-Salem.

Homecoming at Genesis Baptist
CHINA GROVE — Genesis Baptist Church, 9710 Old Concord Road, celebrates 17 years at homecoming on Sunday at 11a.m. with guest musicians The Gospel Plowboys. Lunch will follow the worship service.

Guest speaker at John Calvin
The guest speaker at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave., at the 11 a.m. service will be Rev. Katie Todd of Greensboro. Learn more at

Homecoming at United Baptist
KANNAPOLIS — Homecoming and revival begins at United Baptist Church, 3001 Clermont Ave. Host pastor Rev. John E. Jones will preach the 11 a.m. service. and at 3 p.m. Bishop David L. Miller of Christ Fellowship Ministries Cathedral, Asheboro.
Revival runs Monday-Friday, Sept. 17-21 at 7 p.m.
Monday: Dr. Frederick A. Wilson Jr. of Rose Hill Baptist Church, Kannapolis;
Tuesday: Rev. John Bankhead, of New Bethel Baptist Church, Mocksville;
Wednesday: Rev. Charles Eric Susong of Salisbury’s Mt. Calvary Holy Church;
Thursday: Rev. William Moody of Bread of Life Missionary Baptist Church, Landis;
Friday: Rev. Clarence Marlin of Fairview Heights Baptist Church, Salisbury.
Rev. John E. Jones is host pastor.

Friends & Family at Soldiers Memorial
It’s Friends and Family Day at Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church, 306 N. Church St. on Sunday from 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m. A fellowship lunch follows the service. Rev. Dr. Derrick R. Anderson is the preacher, Raemi Evans is chair, Linda McCombs is co-chair, Rev. Dr. Derrick R. Anderson is host pastor.

New series at Mt. Tabor
A new “Jesus” worship series starts at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road, on Sunday at 11 a.m. Call 704-633-7484 or visit

Education Sunday at Third Creek
CLEVELAND — Third Creek AME Zion Church will observe Christian Education Sunday with Brother Terry L. Jackson Jr. of Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church in Landis as guest speaker at 11a.m. Rev. Harold L. Jordan is host pastor. Paula Waiters is Christian education director.

Homecoming at Hall’s Chapel
Hall’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church will observe homecoming at 11 a.m. on Sunday with host pastor Elder Richard Johnson speaking. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Dale Wilson of Campbell Missionary Baptist Church of Mooresville will lead the 3 p.m. service.
Revival is Sept. 17-19 at 7 p.m. Elder Timothy L. Lyons of Kings Mountain View Progressive P.B. Church of Westfield will speak.

Revival at God Will Be Done Ministry
God Will Be Done Ministry, 1401 Bringle Ferry Road, will celebrate revival beginning at the Sunday morning service. Pastor P.R. Melton will speak. Dinner is from 2-3 p.m., and Pastor Gary Milton of Boxwood Missionary Baptist Church of Mocksville will lead the 4 p.m. service.
Monday-Wednesday services are at 7 p.m.
Monday: Pastor Mike White of Amazing Grace Church of Christ in Cooleemee;
Tuesday: Barry Melton, assistant pastor at Boxwood Missionary Baptist Church of Mocksville;
Wednesday: host pastor P.R. Melton.
Call 843-337-9144 for details.

Homecoming at Shady Grove
EAST SPENCER — Shady Grove Baptist Church will observe homecoming on Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. Claude Forehand, pastor of First Baptist Church of Kannapolis, will be the guest preacher.
Revival is Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 17-19 at 7 p.m., led by revivalist Rev. Dr. J. D. Ballard of Raleigh.

133 years at Moore’s Chapel
CLEVELAND — The 133rd church anniversary will be celebrated at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 5890 South River Church Road, with 3:30 p.m. guest speaker Rev. Kinston Jones Sr., pastor of White Hill AME Zion Church from Rock Hill, S.C. Rev. Eddie l. Fortson is host pastor.

Missionary Day at St. Luke
Annual Missionary Day at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 410 Hawkinstown Road, is Sunday at 4 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Dr. Telika McCoy of Mount Peace Missionary Baptist Church, Raleigh. The theme is “Determined to do God’s will.” Rev. Marcus Fairley is host pastor.

Concert at New London UMC
NEW LONDON — New London UMC will host a concert on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. with Rod Almond and friends presenting a concert on some of John Denver’s music. Admission is free; an offering for Homes of Hope will be received.

Gospel Plowboys at Echoing Springs
The Gospel Plowboys will perform at Echoing Spring Christian Church, 350 Cannon Road, Sunday at 6 p.m. In addition, Dr. Paul Paino from the International Fellowship of Christians & Jews will be the guest speaker. Info: 704-798-2282.

UMA joint service, no business meeting
The United Ministerial Alliance will host its joint worship service at 7 p.m. Sunday, at Bethel Power of Faith Ministries, 1021 N. Main St. Rev. Clarence Marlin, pastor of Fairview Heights Baptist Church will speak. Apostle Charlene Kellam is the host pastor.
There will be no business meeting on Saturday, Sept. 15.

103rd G.A. at Lilly’s Chapel
Lilly’s Chapel Church of God, 618 W. Thomas St., hosts the 103rd annual General Assembly for the Northern, Northwestern, Southern Dioceses and South Carolina District of the Church of God, Wednesday-Sunday, Sept. 19-23, daily at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and nightly at 8 p.m.
Bishop Alexander Glover, Presiding Prelate; Bishop James Davis, Vice Bishop; Sr. Bishop Emeritus, Joseph Mitchum; Presiding Elder William Smith, Chairman of the Board; Dr. Doris Clawson, host pastor.

Yom Kippur at Temple Israel
Temple Israel, 1600 Brenner Ave., will hold Erev Yom Kippur services beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The Kol Nidre service is at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 19 Yom Kippur services are as follows:
9:30 a.m. Services
11 a.m. Torah Services
Noon Yizkor/Memorial
12:30 p.m. Musaf/Additional
1:30 p.m. Adjourn
4 p.m. Adult study session
5 p.m. Neilah
7 p.m. Havdalah and Break-Fast
Services are conducted by Rabbi Andrew Ettin.

ATC Youth Stand for Christ
The 4th Annual At The Cross (A.T.C.) Ministries Youth Stand for Christ is Sept. 22, 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Registration is now open for boys and girls age 9-16. Youth discover how to work together through sports, fellowship, and learning. Call 704-433-6662 to register or for information.

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