Faith Briefs, Sept. 28-30
Lyerly Evangelical mission conference
ROCKWELL — Lyerly Evangelical Church, 1320 Crescent Road, is holding its annual missions conference, headlined by Bass Pro angler Clifton Bradley of Swannanoa.
Today Bradley will be at the Saleeby-Fisher YMCA for a community outreach event. There will be free hot dogs, a drawing for a $100 Bass Pro gift card, fishing games with prizes for kids, and music by Brad Treece and John Rainey.
The 11 a.m. Sunday service will feature Bradley and Ken Dees, also of Swannanoa, and Alyce Lentz will sing.
Dr. W.C. Gaither Jr. is host pastor.
S-R Missionary Union Youth Round Up
Saturday is SRCMU Youth Round Up at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch is at noon.
The Bible Bowl will begin at 11 a.m. Churches are invited to bring their youth choir and dance teams.
The SRCMU executive board meeting will be held immediately after the Youth Round Up Event.
On Sunday, the Salisbury-Rowan County Missionary Union 5th Sunday service will be at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Nilous Avery as host pastor. Classes begin at 4:30 p.m. led by Rev. Dr. Barbara Hart and Brother Keith Hart. Business session is 5:30 p.m. and worship will begin at 6 p.m. with Dr. Leamon E. Brown of First Calvary Baptist Church in charge of the service.
Fairview Heights outreach ministry
Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church outreach ministry will be at Brightmoor Nursing Center, 610 W. Fisher St., at 2 p.m. Saturday. Speaker: Minister Faye Howell.
Landis church celebrates 100th anniversary
LANDIS — First Reformed Church, 210 N. Central Ave., will celebrate its 100th anniversary this weekend with two special services. On Saturday at 6:30 p.m. is Dinner on the Grounds. Bring a covered dish, lawn chair and blanket. During the meal there will be entertainment and sharing.
Worship Under the Stars will follow and will include lighting of memorial luminaries placed around the sanctuary. Participating guests include Rev. Eric Disher (former pastor), Rev. Hunter Fuller (former youth pastor), and Rev. Richard Myers (former associate and youth pastor).
On Sunday a special service will be held at 11 a.m. with music by The Voices of Joy choir, a time of remembrance and thanksgiving, and a message by Rev. David Franks, host pastor.
Maranatha Bible Church hosts Bruce Woodman
pic Bruce Woodman, international evangelist, will speak Sunday at 10 a.m. at Maranatha Bible Church, 2320 Statesville Blvd.
Impact International, under Woodman’s leadership, proclaims the Gospel throughout Central and South America with city-wide crusades, television and radio ministries.
Homecoming at Rockwell UMC
ROCKWELL —On Sunday at 10 a.m., Rockwell United Methodist Church located on Hwy 52, will celebrate homecoming beginning at 10 a.m.. Rev. Tangela Cameron, Hospice chaplain in Iredell County and former Ministry Coordinator of Rockwell UMC will be guest pastor. Special music will be provided by Darrell Connor, Rockwell Chancel Choir and Rockwell UMC Handbell Choir.
A covered dish meal will follow.
Holy Eucharist celebration at St. Paul’s
The Rt. Rev. Anne Hodges-Copple, bishop suffragan of of the diocese of North Carolina, will celebrate Holy Eucharist Rite II on Sunday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, 930 S. Main St. The service is at 10:30 a.m., followed by a reception in the parish hall.
Homecoming at Mount Zion UCC
CHINA GROVE — During the 10:30 a.m. service, Mt. Zion UCC, 1415 S. Main St., will celebrate homecoming Sunday, featuring a celebration of its 50-year “Golden Members.” A covered dish dinner will follow.
At 3 p.m., there will be an encore presentation of this year’s “Mayberry Daze” performance in the fellowship hall. www.mtzionchinagrove.com
Homecoming at North Kannapolis Baptist
KANNAPOLIS — Danny Funderburk will be guest musician this Sunday as North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 312 Locust St., celebrates homecoming at 10:30 a.m. Danny is a former member of The Singing Americans, Perfect Heart, Mercy’s Way, and the prestigious Cathedral Quartet.
Host pastor Dr. Chris O’Guin will bring the message. Dinner on the Grounds will follow in McMurray Hall.
Homecoming at Landmark
pic Landmark Church, 1910 Mooresville Road, will observe homecoming on Sunday at the 11 a.m. worship servcie with guest speaker Rev. Carroll Robinson. A covered dish luncheon on church grounds will follow.
Sunday concert at Mt. Tabor
A Sunday morning concert at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road, is at 11 am. and features the Bethany Youth Praise Band.
Guest speaker at John Calvin
Guest speaker at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave., at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be Dr. Ed Lewis of Salisbury. www.johncalvinpres.com
Fifth Sunday at Henderson Grove
The Guiding Light Missionary Baptist Association will conduct Fifth Sunday services at Henderson Grove Baptist Church on Sunday 11 a.m.
Rev. John E. Jones is host moderator.
Christian Education Sunday at Third Creek
Third Creek AME Zion Church will observe Christian Education Sunday, with Brother Terry L. Jackson of Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church in Landis, at the 11 a.m. service. Rev. Harold L. Jordan is host pastor. Paula Waiters is director of Christian Education.
pic Lilly’s Chapel Church of God, 618 W. Thomas St., will have a building fund service on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Dr. Lewis Walker, pastor of Rose of Sharon Holiness Church of Salisbury. Host pastor is Dr. Doris Clawson.
There will be music by the Rose of Sharon Holiness Church Choir and the special guest choir will be Hall’s Temple Holiness Church Choir.
Guest speaker at Boxwood Missionary Baptist
MOCKSVILLE — On Sunday at 3 p.m. Pastor Stanley Rice of Yadkin Grove Baptist Church will be guest speaker at Boxwood Missionary Baptist Church, 299 Boxwood Church Road. Rev. Gary Milton is host Pastor.
St. Luke’s celebrates Blessing of the Animals
MT. ULLA — Bring the critter(s) you love for the short outdoor Sunday service at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 11020 NC Hwy 801, to celebrate our love for all God’s creatures.
There will be two sessions: dogs at 4 p.m., cats and any other critters at 4:30 p.m. Snakes, geckos, horses, burros and more, all are welcome… if it doesn’t fit in the car, bring a photo instead!
Call 704-278-2710 for details.
New date for ‘An Afternoon with John Denver’
The concert, “An Afternoon with John Denver,” which was originally scheduled for Sept.16 at New London UMC, has been rescheduled for this Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at New London UMC, 206 S Main St.
Fifth Sunday singing at Cooleemee First Baptist
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COOLEEMEE — Sunday’s 5th Sunday Singing features Hall’s Ridge Boys of West Virginia.
Also, Soul’d Out Quartet will be in concert Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Cooleemee. No ticket is required, a love offering will be taken.
Luther’s Lutheran family movie night
RICHFIELD — Luther’s Lutheran Church, at the corner of Stokes Ferry and Richfield Roads, obsderves 5th Sunday at 6 p.m. with Family Movie Night. There will be pizza along with the film “God’s Not Dead 3: Light into Darkness.” Check the church’s FB page to learn more.
Pathfinders to sing at First Baptist
First Baptist Church of Salisbury presents The Pathfinders in concert on Sunday at 6 p.m. This is a free concert with a love offering being taken. It will be held in the Family Ministry Center across the street from the church.
Hurricane aid collection at Faith Lutheran Church
FAITH — Faith Lutheran Church, 205 S. Main St., invites you to drop off cleaning supplies, N95 dust masks, water and Bibles for Hurricane Florence victims on Monday, Oct. 1, from 6-8 p.m.
Revival at Solid Rock Church of God
Solid Rock Church of God, 004 Locke St., will be in revival 7 p.m. nightly, Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 2-4.
Tuesday: Rev. Rickey Johnson, pastor of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Granite Quarry;
Wednesday: Rev. Carl W. Gray, pastor of New Life Community Church, COLC 3, East Spencer;
Thursday: Rev. Timothy L. Bates, pastor of Cameron Presbyterian Church and Calvary Presbyterian Church, Statesville.
Rev. Samuel A. Washington is thost pastor.
82 years celebrated at True Holiness
True Holiness Church of God celebrates its 82nd church anniversary Oct. 3-5 at 7 p.m. nightly.
Wednesday: Pastor Y.T. McNeil of New Restoration Church;
Thursday: Elder Anthony Love of St. Mark United Holy Church;
Friday: Pastor Kevin Sturdivant of Grooms Chapel Baptist Church.
Pastor Renwick Fisher is host pastor. For information call 704-938-3972.
Purpose Driven Life classes
Purpose Driven Life classes, led by the Rev. Roosevelt Jenkins, will be conducted from 10-11 a.m. on the first and second Thursday of each month, at Brookdale Assisted Living, 2201 Statesville Blvd. The next study dates are Oct. 4 and 11.
World of Faith Outreach Ministries
World of Faith Outreach Ministries, 5370 Stokes Ferry Road, will congratulate Apostle Kevin Bost at his 26th appreciation service on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. with a Musical Program and first night of service.
There is no service on Oct. 6. The last night is Sunday, Oct 7 at 4 p.m.
Address is 5370 Stokes Ferry Road. Contact 980-234-9377 for more information