Faith Briefs Oct. 26-28

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 26, 2018

Tower of Power breakfast
The men of the Tower of Power United Holy Church at 601 E. Cemetery St., are hosting their monthly Prayer Breakfast Saturday at 8 a.m. with speaker Rev. Everett Scott, pastor of West-minister Presbyterian Church, Concord. Info 704-636-1244 or 336-451-0370.

Mt. Zion Give and Take event
RICHFIELD — Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 111 E. Church St., will hold a Give and Take Event on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m., like a yard sale but with no money involved. Toys, clothes and household items are available free. Call 704-463-7280 or visit

Fairview Heights outreach
The Outreach Ministry of Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church will be at Brightmoore Nursing Center, 610 W. Fisher St., at 2 p.m. Saturday. Speaker: Sister Peggy Streater.

Hall’s Chapel Rainbow Tea
Saturday at 4 p.m., the Hall’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Women’s Fellowship hosts a stewardship program in the form of a Rainbow Tea, in the fellowship hall. Pastor is Elder Richard L. Johnson.

‘Lay Day’ at Sandy Ridge
Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church will celebrate “Lay Day” on Sunday at 10 a.m. with guest speaker Dr. Yvonne Tracey. Catherine Rivens serves as president of the Lay Council. Host pastor is Rev. Clarence Shuford Jr.

Guest speaker at John Calvin
Guest speaker at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave.. at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday is Dr. Dianna Wright of Salem Presbytery, Clemmons. Learn more at

The Dosses at Immanuel
ROCKWELL — The Dosses will perform Sunday at the 123rd homecoming celebration of Immanuel Lutheran. They will present their message in song at the 11 a.m. service. Immediately after the service is a covered dish luncheon. A freewill offering will be accepted.

Henderson Grove celebrates 206 years
Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 206th church anniversary on Sunday. The congregation was organized in 1812. The 11 a.m. speaker is Rev. Perry J. Dye, pastor. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. The 3 p.m. speaker will be the Rev. Marcus L. Fairley, pastor of St. Luke Baptist Church .

Oak Grove pastor anniversary
CHINA GROVE — Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1205 S. Main St., will observe Rev. Dr. Keith and first lady Sis. Tamm Curry’s fifth anniversary on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The 11 a.m. speaker is Rev. Judy Richards, associate pastor of Files Chapel Baptist Church of Lexington. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.
The 3 p.m. speaker will be Rev. John Bankhead, pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church in Mocksville.

Mt Zion Missionary pastor appreciation
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave., will celebrate the 26th Pastoral Appreciation Celebration of Rev. Dr. Nilous M. Avery II and First Lady Nicole Hill Avery on Sunday at 11 a.m.
Rev. William H. Clayton II, pastor of Saint James Missionary Baptist Church in Henderson, is guest speaker. Rev. Clayton holds degrees from Shaw University Divinity School, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Virginia Union School of Theology, Richmond.
Dr. Avery is currently completing his tenure as the 32nd president of the General Baptist State Convention of N.C.
Music will be rendered by the combined Sanctified Sisters & Men of Majesty Choirs. Dinner will be served after the service.

Rainbow Tea at Rose of Sharon
Sunday at 2 p.m., Rose Of Sharon, 255 Camp Road, is hosting a Rainbow Tea. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased from any Rose of Sharon member or at the door. Host pastor is Minister Julia C. Walker.

Macedonia Mass Choir event
CONCORD — Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 6740 Macedonia Church Road, of Concord presents its annual Mass Choir Concert on Sunday beginning at 2:30 p.m. All choirs of Macedonia will combine for the first time, including the Men’s Choir, Youth Choir, Hymn Choir and Inspirational Choir. Special guests will be the Shady Grove Praise Team, with emcee Denise Butler. Rev John N. Leazer is host pastor.

Mt. Vernon choir anniversary
WOODLEAF — The 25th anniversary of Mt. Vernon Gospel Choir will be observed on Sunday beginning at 2:30 p.m. Choirs from area churches have been invited to participate during the program.
Lunch will be served prior to the program. Rev. Otto Gaither is host pastor of Mt. Vernon, located at 435 Carson Road.

Shady Grove honors clergy
EAST SPENCER — Shady Grove Baptist Church, 600 S. Long St., will celebrate Clergy Appreciation month on Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. Charles Farrow of Reeder Memorial Baptist Church in Charlotte will be the guest preacher . Dinner will be served at 1 p.m.

Old Fashion Day at Boxwood
MOCKSVILLE — Sunday at 3 p.m. is Old Fashion Day at Boxwood. Pastor Corker Stewart will be the guest speaker. Dinner will be served at1:30 p.m. Gary S. Milton is host pastor.

Special program at Ardis Chapel
Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church, 1940 Old Mocksville Road, will host a “Churches of Revelations” program Sunday at 3 p.m.
Host pastor is Rev. Martha Greene.

Women’s Day at New Hope AME Zion
New Hope AME Zion Church will celebrate its annual Women’s Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. with guest speaker Evangelist Cathye Verdell Marlin.
Evangelist Marlin was called into the ministry in 1979 and is licensed and ordained to preach. She is married to Rev. Clarence E. Marlin, pastor of Fairview Heights.
Rev. Dr. Debra J. Hall is host pastor.

Susong Installation Service
The installation service for Pastor C. Eric Susong of Mt. Calvary Holy Church will be Sunday, at 4 p.m.
The service will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 300 South Caldwell St. Speaker for the service will be Jurisdictional Bishop Elvin Mickens of Mt. Calvary Holy Church Family Worship Center, Concord. Host pastor is Rev. Olen Bruner.

The Gospel Voices at Unity
CLEVELAND — The Gospel Voices will perform at Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, on Sunday at 6 p.m. . A love offering will be taken, and refreshments will be served following the concert. Call 704-278-4248 for details.

Purpose Driven Life classes
Purpose Driven Life classes are hosted by In My Father’s House, led by Rev. Roosevelt Jenkins. They are held 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 Nov. 1 and 8.

96th choir anniversary at Shady Grove
EAST SPENCER — Shady Grove Baptist Church, 600 S. Long St., hosts its Senior Choir 96th anniversary Gospel Explosion Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m.
Featured will be The New Voices of Faith of Mocksville; J Soul N God’s Creation of the Carolinas Unity & Praise Singing Ministry, Dynamic Sounds of Devotion, the Original Sensational-Aires and John Noble and the Heavenly Voices of Kannapolis.
Learn more at 704-633-8215

Surviving the Holidays seminar
KANNAPOLIS — A GriefShare Surviving the Holidays seminar will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 11 at Central Baptist church, 1810 Moose Road. Receive practical, actionable strategies for making it through the holiday season. To register or learn more call 704-467-2495 or email

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