Faith Briefs Oct. 5-7

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 5, 2018

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Word of Life Men’s Conference
The Mighty Men of Valor Fellowship of Word of Life Family Worship Center, 726 East Liberty St., hosts a Men’s Conference Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 6-7 on the theme of “Men of God Walking In Authority.”
Saturday at 8:20 a.m. is a continental breakfast; session one begins at 9 a.m. with speaker Toney Snipes, associate minister at Word of Life. Session two is at 10:30 a.m. with Bishop Elvin Mickens, pastor of Mt. Calvary Holy Church Family Worship Center in Concord. Bishop Mickens will also be the speaker for the Men’s Day Service at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
Dr. Martha Starks and Elder Clinton Starks are host pastors. For information or transportation call 704-633-2431.

Missionary Life Members breakfast
Ardis Chapel, 1940 Old Mocksville Road will host a Missionary Life Members Breakfast Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Ladies from all denominations are invited. Host pastor is Rev. Martha Greene.

Greater Glory Community Day on Saturday
EAST SPENCER — Greater Glory Transformation Center will be hosting a Community Day to celebrate our community on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 308 N. Boundary St. There will be food and games for all. Host pastor is Trent G. Edwards Sr.

Pray Rowan gathers Saturday
Pray Rowan, A gathering of all ages, denominations, and backgrounds in prayer, meets on Saturday from 10–11 a.m. at Southeast Middle School, 1570 Peeler Road. Contact or 843-991-4142 or

Echoes for Christ musical program
CLEVELAND — Echoes for Christ will present a special musical program on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Third Creek Presbyterian Church, 2055 Third Creek Church Road.
Refreshments will be served afterward and a love offering will be accepted.
Host pastor is Rev. Don McCainn. Info: 704-267-4960 or 704-433-1807.

Homecoming at Cooleemee First Baptist
COOLEEMEE — First Baptist Church of Cooleemee, 204 Marginal St., observes homecoming on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.. Guest speaker will be Pastor Shelby Harbour with special music by Benita Finney and Family. Bring a covered dish the fellowship lunch afterward.
There is no Sunday School or evening worship on Homecoming Sunday.

76th homecoming at Southside Baptist
Southside Baptist Church, at the intersection of Morlan Park Road and Jake Alexander Blvd., will celebrate its 76th homecoming on Sunday at 11 a.m. Evangelist Greg Lentz will deliver the message. A covered dish lunch will be served afterwards.

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. For more information, visit

Appreciation service for Pastor Walker
The appreciation service for Pastor Lewis G. Walker will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. at Rose Of Sharon Holiness Church, 255 Camp Road. Guest speaker will be Elder Paul Davis of Statesville.
Host pastor is Minister Julia C. Walker. Info: 704-637-8087.

Anniversary at The Vineyard Worship Center
The Vineyard Worship Center will celebrate the 5th Pastoral Anniversary of Pastor Alice Houston Perry on Sunday. The 11 a.m. speaker will be Pastor T. Shay Geter, New Faith Full Gospel, Salisbury. The 3 p.m. speaker will be Pastor Rodney Eldridge, New Smith Grove Baptist Church, Lexington. Pastor Alice Houston Perry is the pastor and founder of the Vineyard Worship Center which is located at 2655 Dunns Mountain Road.

Blessing of the Animals at Gloria Dei
Sunday, at 2 p. m. outside the fellowship building at Gloria Dei, 1908 Statesville Blvd., the annual Blessing of the Animals by Rev. John Tucker. All creatures are invited.

Dorsett Chapel UCC celebrates 105 years
SPENCER — Dorsett Chapel United Church of Christ celebrates it 105th church anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. Pastor Bradley Taylor of Outreach Christian Ministries, Intl. is the guest speaker.

Choir anniversary at New Zion Baptist
The Senior (vocal) Choir’s 89th anniversary will be observed at New Zion Baptist Church, 2785 Dunn’s Mountain Road, on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guests will include visiting choirs from Charlotte, Troutman, Huntersville, Kannapolis and Cornelius. Rev. V. Patrick Jones is host pastor.

9th annual Old Fashioned Hymn Sing
CONCORD — The 50-voice Piedmont Choral Society presents its 9th annual Old Fashioned Hymn Sing on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. North. Joseph Judge, associate professor of choral music at Pfeiffer University is director and Dr. Don Simmons, organist/music director at Kimball Lutheran in Kannapolis and adjunct keyboard instructor at Pfeiffer University is accompanist.
This free program features older, traditional beloved hymns, hymn stories, anthems by the choir and lots of favorite hymns chosen by the audience.
Bring canned goods for CCM. Learn more at 704-699-6053, Facebook or

Weaver, Lunsford and the GV Band
LEXINGTON — Matthew Weaver and Clay Lunsford and the Gospel Voices will in concert Sunday, at 6 p.m. at Tyro United Methodist Church, 4484 S NCHwy 150. This is the annual benefit concert for West Davidson Food Pantry-Feed The Children. A love offering will be received. Info: Nancy Adkins, 704-213-4404.

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

Soldiers Memorial women’s fellowship to meet
The Women’s Fellowship of Soldiers Memorial AME Zion church hosts its monthly meeting on Monday at 11 a.m. in the Enrichment Center, 306 N. Church. St. Open to the public. Bring a dish to share.

Fall Revival at Mt Zion Missionary Baptist
Mt Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave., celebrates Fall Revival Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 9-10 at 7 p.m. nightly with the Revs. Chris and Dr. Larry Whitley of Mt Moriah Missionary Baptist Church of Matthews.
Rev. Chris Whitley is an associate minister of Mount Moriah and the wife of Rev. Dr. Larry Whitley, pastor of Mount Moriah.
Rev. Larry Whitley retired from the NC State Highway Patrol after 30 years of service and Rev. Chris Whitley retired from the NC Department of Corrections after 24-four years of service.
Rev. Dr. Nilous Avery II is host pastor.

Purpose Driven Life classes
Purpose Driven Life classes hosted by In My Father’s House and 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 date is Oct. 11.

Homecoming at Immanuel Presbyterian
CHINA GROVE—On Sunday, Oct. 14, homecoming will be celebrated at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 365 Brown Road, at the 11 a.m. service with the Rev. Felicia Stewart Hoyle bringing the message.
Rev. Hoyle is the moderator of the Salem Presbytery and co-moderator of the Central Neighborhood Commission on Ministry. Her husband, Rev. Dr. Bill Hoyle , is pastor of Clemmons Presbyterian church where Felicia also served for 15 years.
Dr. Bill Dailey and Eleanor Dailey will be leading special opening music involving the congregation, as well as presenting an anthem and offertory music.
There will be a covered-dish luncheon immediately following the service.
Info: 704-633-0724.

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