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Faith Briefs Sept. 21-23

Today: Macedonia Missionary
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the third anniversary of Pastor Jerry Miller, and First Lady Rev. Lovetta Miller beginning this evening with Family Night at 7 p.m. Rev. James Harley will be the speaker.
On Saturday at 5 p.m. there will be a Gospel Program with various groups. On Sunday at 3 p.m. Elder Calvin Miller will be the speaker. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday
Nazarene giveaway event
The giveaway event at Salisbury First Church of the Nazarene, 224 West 12th St., postponed due to weather has been rescheduled to Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

T.O.P Men’s Prayer Breakfast
The men of the Tower of Power United Holy Church, 601 E. Cemetery St. , will hold the monthly Prayer Breakfast Saturday at 8 a.m. with speaker David Bush of Hall’s Chapel Baptist Church. Free meal and fellowship. All men are invited. Info: 704-636-1244.

RBA youth session follow-up
On Saturday from 1-3 p.m., First Calvary Baptist Church will host a follow-up to the July Rowan Baptist Association Youth session. Presenter Rev. Calvin Foster Jr. from Genesis Missionary Baptist Church will return, with strategies on youth retention and participation. RSVP to 704-633-2818 or 704-637-3226.

Sunday
Homecoming and revival at Ardis Chapel
Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church celebrates homecoming on Sunday at 10 am with Pastor Rev. Martha Greene bringing message. Lunch is served at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Luther McLendon, pastor of Galilee AME Zion Church in Morven, will preach at 3 p.m.
Revival services are 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 23-25.
Monday: Rev. Tameka Robinson of pastor of St. John AME Zion Church of Mocksville;
Tuesday: Rev. Marcus Fairley of St. Luke Baptist Church in Salisbury;
Wednesday: Rev. Rudolph Cornelius, pastor of Ashley Chapel AME Zion Church, Rockingham.

Homecoming at Faith Evangelical Lutheran
FAITH — Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 205 S. Main St., celebrates homecoming Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with guest speaker Rev. Gene Bruce. There will be a covered dish luncheon in the family life center afterward.

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.

Missionary speaker at North Kannapolis Baptist
KANNAPOLIS — Chris Johnson will be guest speaker Sunday at 10:45 a.m. at North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 312 Locust St. He has been a missionary to Eastern Europe since 1992 and serves with a Baptist mission agency based in Pennsylvania helping train national pastors, establish new churches, teach English, and provide humanitarian aid. His family lived in Hungary for 18 years before returning to the Charlotte.
Info: 704-933-2125.

Luthers Lutheran service in the park
RICHFIELD — Luther’s Lutheran Church, at the corner of Stokes Ferry and Richfield Roads, on Sunday at 11 a.m. will hold its annual Service In The Park, at Dan Nicholas Park shelter 4. There will be a covered dish meal afterward. Rain? Check the church’s FB page for updates.

UMW Sunday at Shiloh UMC
GRANITE QUARRY — United Methodist Women’s Sunday will be observed during the 11 a.m. service at Shiloh United Methodist Church on Sunday, led by Meg Peeler.
Rev. Laura Auten, superintendent of the WNCC Uwharrie District,will be guest speaker. Rev. Auten holds a B.A. in religion and Christian education from Pfeiffer University, and a master of divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary.
Polly McCracken will present a special recognition award and UMW members of Shiloh will serve as ushers. After the service is a covered dish lunch welcoming our guest speaker Rev. Auten, and honoring Shiloh’s new pastor Rev. John Bryant, along with his wife Kathy and their daughters Rebecca and Eleanor.

Guest speaker at John Calvin
Guest speaker at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave., will be Rev. Alicia Wilson. For more information, visit johncalvinpres.com

Homecoming at New London UMC
NEW LONDON — New London United Methodist Church, 206 S. Main St., celebrates homecoming on Sunday at the 11 service. Former member Janet Hitch, who has served for 17 years on the Western North Carolina Conference Program staff, will be the guest speaker. Bring a well-filled picnic basket to the luncheon that will follow the service.
Also, the concert “An Afternoon with John Denver,” originally scheduled for Sept. 16, has been rescheduled to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 30.

Family and Friends Day at First Calvary Baptist
First Calvary Baptist Church Family and Friends Day is Sunday. Members, families and friends are invited to dress down casually. The morning service is at 11 a.m. followed by lunch and a 3 p.m. service. The afternoon speaker is Rev. Rick Galloway, pastor at Dorsett Chapel United Church of Christ in Spencer. Rev. Leamon E. Brown is host pastor.

Missions Sunday at Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion
EAST SPENCER — Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 940 S Long St., will observe Global Missions Sunday at the 11 a.m. service Sunday, with guest speaker Rev. Bernetta K. Wright.
Rev. Wright is a native of Kannapolis and a member of Marable Memorial AME Zion Church. She holds a bachelor of science degree from Johnson C. Smith University, and a master of divinity degree from Hood Theological Seminary. She currently serves as an associate minister at Marable.
Marva McCain serves as the Parent Body President of the Missionary Dept. and Rev. Patrick Tate is host pastor.

Ushers’ anniversary at New Bethel Baptist
MOCKSVILLE — New Bethel Baptist Church, 3727 US Highway 601 South, will celebrate its annual Ushers’ Anniversary Sunday at 3 p.m. with Pastor T. Shay Geter of New Faith Full Gospel Fellowship Center as guest speaker, on the theme of “Follow And Listen To His Voice.”

Community Meal and concert at Mt. Tabor
Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road, hosts its Sunday night Community Meal and Outdoor Revival on Sunday at 5 p.m.
Revival worship begins at 6 p.m. and feature Cross Ties praise band. Bring a lawn chair. Info: 704-633-7484, www.mounttaborumc.org

Piedmont Singing Men in concert
KANNAPOLIS — The Piedmont Singing Men will be in concert at Center Grove Lutheran Church, 1601 S. Cannon Blvd. on Sunday at 6 p.m. This is a free concert.

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