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Faith Briefs Oct. 12-14

Homecoming at Franklin Heights Baptist
KANNAPOLIS — Franklin Heights Baptist Church, 526 Wright Ave., celebrates its 81st anniversary with homecoming on Sunday with a concert by Krista Lawley 9:30-10:15 a.m. Worship is at 10:30 with Krista again singing and her husband Mark, bringing the message. A homecoming meal will follow.

Homecoming at Central UMC
Central United Methodist Church welcomes back Rev. Rodney Hagans Jr. as 2018 Homecoming speaker. Service begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by a covered dish lunch.

Homecoming at Lutheran Chapel
CHINA GROVE — Lutheran Chapel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 135 Eudy Road, celebrates homecoming Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Lutheran Chapel was established in 1780 in Rowan County and is part of the NCELCA Synod. Guest preacher is Rev. Sean Barrett, pastor of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Salisbury.
There will be a luncheon afterward. Rev. Susan Bame is host pastor.

Connectional Lay Sunday at Southern City
EAST SPENCER — Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 940 South Long St., celebrate Connectional Lay Sunday at the 11 a.m.service with speaker Jean B. Kennedy, a Southern City AME Zion Church member and member of the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education.
Please wear our colors, black and gold. Rev. Patrick Tate is host pastor.

Friends & family and revival at Soldiers Memorial
Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church, 306 N. Church St., celebrates Friends & Family day on Sunday from 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
Host pastor Rev. Dr. Derrick R. Anderson will preach.
Soldiers Memorial’s three-night Fall Revival begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 16-18.
Tuesday: Rev. Dairl L. Scott Jr., pastor of Center Grove AME Zion Church, Tobaccoville;
Wednesday: Rev. Anarah Henderson, pastor of Trinity-Unity AME Zion Church, Gastonia;
Thursday: Rev. Robert Kelley, pastor of Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church.
Co-chairs are Raemi Evans and Kay Norman. Rev. Derrick R. Anderson is host pastor.

Homecoming at Third Creek AME Zion
CLEVELAND — Homecoming will be celebrated on Sunday at Third Creek AME Zion Church, 415 E. Main St. at the 11 a.m. service with the pastor, Rev. Harold L. Jordan, bringing the message. Guest preacher for the 3 p.m. service is Rev. Eddie Fortson, pastor of Moores Chapel AME Zion, Cleveland. Dinner will be served following the morning service.
Fall revival is Oct. 16-19 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Rev. Stanley Rice, pastor of Yadkin Grove Baptist Church;
Wednesday: Rev. Dairl Scott Jr., pastor of Center Grove AME Zion Church, Tobaccoville;
Thursday: Rev. Morgan Glenn, pastor of Torrence Grove AME Zion Church, Charlotte.

John Calvin
The guest speaker at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave., will be Rev. Stedman Newsome. See johncalvinpres.com to learn more.

Homestead Baptist
KANNAPOLIS — At Homestead Baptist Church’s revival, evangelist Randy Perry and wife Mary will sing and preach. Revival begins Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and continues Monday-Wednesday Oct. 15-17 at 7 p.m. . The church is located on the corner of West 22nd St. and Hwy 29A.

Gospel Explosion at Boxwood Missionary
MOCKSVILLE — On Sunday at 3 p.m., Boxwood Missionary Baptist Church, 299 Boxwood Church Road, hosts A Gospel Explosion, featuring various groups and choirs. Rev. Gary S. Milton is host Pastor.

Revival at Liberty UMC
GOLD HILL — Revival at Liberty United Methodist Church, 3940 Liberty Road beside Morgan Elementary, features Dr. Rev. Dennis Sheppard as speaker. He holds degrees from Methodist University, Duke University and Drew University. Dr. Rev. Sheppard is retired from the North Carolina Conference and is currently the pastor at First/Canaan UMC in Denton.
The Sunday night service begins at 6 p.m. with The Rockwell UMC Chancel Choir performing s. The other services begin at 7 p.m.
Monday: Matthew Weaver • Tuesday: Larry Sheppard • Wednesday: Strings of Victory

194 years celebrated at Mt. Moriah
CHINA GROVE — Mt. Moriah Evangelical Lutheran Church, 750 Mt. Moriah Church Road, will celebrate 194 years at Homecoming on Sunday. Guest pastor will be Rev. Dr. Michael Frye, who grew up in Kannapolis and has served in Raleigh, Gastonia, Dallas, Texas, Charlotte and as pastor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Salisbury as he began his ordained ministry.
Host pastor is Rev. Joseph Tallent.

At the Cross
8th Annviersary
At the Cross Ministries celebrates its 8th anniversary Oct. 16-18.
Praise and worship begins at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday and the service at 6 p.m. at Salisbury Civic Center. Light refreshments will be served.
Tuesday: A celebration of music honoring the Soul Seekers and Shirley Cuthbertson.
Wednesday: Youth Night with gospel rap artist Kia Rice aka Virtuous, Destiny Stone, PIPs (Power in Praise) and other musical groups and liturgical dance and dance teams. Resource tables for youth with information on activities and educational opportunities available, plus door prizes. To reserve a table call 704-433-6662 by Oct. 14.
Thursday: Guest evangelist Bishop Elvin Mickens of Mt. Calvary Holy Church Concord.
Host pastor is Dee Ellison.

Concert at Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion
EAST SPENCER — Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion, 940 S Long St., hosts the 8th Annual 100 Women in White Concert Sunday at 4 p.m. The concert is dedicated to Sharron E. Foxx, devoted choir member. Women who attend are asked to please wear white attire. Deloris Foxx is chair, Rev. Patrick Tate is director and Tim Jones and others are the musicians.

Revival at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion
Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 500 Partee St. , will have its annual Fall Revival, Oct. 15-17 at 7 p.m..
Monday: Rev. Marcus Fairley, pastor of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church;
Tuesday: Rev. Tamica Robinson, pastor of St. John AME Zion Church, Mocksville;
Wednesday: Rev. David Williams, pastor of Greater Gethsemane AME Zion Church, Charlotte.
Rev. Robert N. Kelley Jr.is host pastor.

Concert at First Baptist Church Cooleemee
COOLEEMEE — The Kingsmen Quartet will be in concert Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. No ticket is required, a love offering will be received.

Neel Road Baptist collect supplies
Neel Road Baptist Church, 135 Neel Road, is collecting supplies and funds to be used and distributed by NC Baptist Disaster Relief. Donate canned food, hygiene items, baby diapers and formula, cleaning supplies or new appliances. No clothing will be accepted.
Oct. 21 is the last day to donate; the Missions Team will transport items to Shelby Mission Camp Oct. 22-23. Donations can be dropped off at the church. After Oct. 21, cash or check donations can be made; 100 percent will go to disaster relief. Make checks payable to Neel Road Baptist Church, designation Hurricane Florence or Disaster Relief.

Concert and dinner at Blackwelder Park
KANNAPOLIS — On Saturday, Oct. 20, Blackwelder Park Baptist Church is holding a free community concert and spaghetti dinner for anyone who would like to attend. The concert by The Crimson Gospel starts at 5 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. The concert, directed by Amanda Harper, will feature members of Blackwelder Park Baptist Church Choir and community singers from Charlotte, Albemarle, Thomasville, and other surrounding counties.

Milford Hills Pumpkin Patch
Milford Hills UMC Pumpkin Patch is open at 1630 Statesville Blvd. through Oct. 31. Proceeds go to missions. 704-636-0471.

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