Faith Briefs, Nov. 2-4

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 2, 2018

Fairview Heights hosts Rainbow Tea
The Pastors Aid Committee of Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church’s annual Rainbow Tea for Pastor and First Lady Marlin is Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 4 p.m., in the fellowship hall.

Don Herbert to speak at Resurrection Life
On Sunday at 10 a.m. at Resurrection Life Church at 627 Newsome Road, Don Herbert, southern gospel singer from Kannapolis, will be in concert and sharing his testimony.
In 2001, his vocal cord was cut during surgery on his neck and he was told he would never talk again. Nine months later the Lord restored his voice. Then, after 13 years on a liver transplant list, in 2013 the Lord granted him a liver. One year later his kidneys began to shut down, and that’s when he met a preacher at a bake sale who would volunteer to become his donor.
A love offering will be received. Host pastor is Jerry Snipes, 704-638-0002

Pastor’s anniversary at Love Christian Center
EAST SPENCER — Part two of the anniversary celebration for Pastors Lotis and Ronald Hash is Sunday at Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St.
The 10 a.m. speaker is Tony Snipes, associate minister at Word of Life Family Worship Center. Minister Snipes received training from Central Carolina Theological School, as well as Prepare Enrich in Harrisburg, Pa and has earned a certification in marriage counseling. He is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biblical counseling from More Than Conquerers College in Charlotte.
The 4 p.m. speaker will be Bishop C.O. Reid, educated at NC A&T State University. He is the general overseer of the Church of God Apostolic, board member of the Greensboro Violent Crime Task Force, member of Priest Pilot Association and co-founder of Christian Airman Fellowship, an association of pilots for domestic and global mission.
Learn more at 704-433-1474 or 704-637-2487.

Homecoming at Trading Ford Baptist
At Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, there will be a fellowship meal immediately following the 10 a.m. homecoming service on Sunday, led by special speaker Richard Hovater.

A coal miner’s daughter to speak at Immanuel
ROCKWELL — Dr. Marion Bish will be the guest speaker during the Lutheran Women’s Sunday Service at Immanuel Lutheran, beginning at 11 a.m.
Bish grew up in West Virginia, where her father was a coal miner with an eighth-grade education and her mother was a high school graduate. She began college at 30 years old as a single mother with three young children. Today she is retired after 34 years as an educator, and her most recent position was the executive director of student services for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.
Immanuel members who will lead the service include Jo Fowler, Maria Freeman, Ally Handy, Alicia Nance, Susie Peeler, Brenda Rummage, Geraldine Shue, Christy Trexler, Katie Trexler, Betty Wilhelm and Janice Wolfe.

Guest speaker at John Calvin Presbyterian
Guest speaker at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave., at the 11 a.m. service Sunday will be Rev. Katie Todd of Greensboro. Learn more at

Mt. Vernon celebrates 148 years
pic WOODLEAF — Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church, 435 carson Road, will observe its 148th church anniversary on Sunday during the 11 a.m. service. Minister Debra “Dee” Ellison Simmons, pastor and foundar of At The Cross Minitries, will preach. Pastor Simmons is also the founder of Youth Stand for Christ, established in 2015, an organizaiton giving youth an opportunity to engage in Bible-based activities. The ministry also sponsors free summer music workshops, a meal site and community fun days.
Lunch will be served after the service. Rev. Otto Gaither is host paster.

Remembrance and healing at Mount Tabor
Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road, holds a time of remembrance and healing on Sunday at 11 a.m., remembering loved ones who have passed away, including an opportunity to say their name in remembrance plus a time for healing prayer. 704-633-7484

Ardis Chapel Seven Heavenly Virtues program
Ardis Chapel, 1940 Old Mocksville Road, will host a Seven Heavenly Virtues Program on Sunday at 3 p.m. This program is sponsored by the Missionary Department. Host pastor is Rev. Martha Greene.

Brass Quintet at Union Lutheran Sunday
An Afternoon for All Saints concert presented by the Hayes School of Music Brass Quintet from Appalachian State University will be held at Union Lutheran Church on Bringle Ferry Road at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Quintet members are Robert Carmichael, tumpet (Chapel Hill); Rob McCormac, trumpet (Asheville); Andrew Hicks, horn (Hickory); Zach McRary, trombone (Lenoir); Cody Chessor, tuba (Trinity). Guest performers are HSoM faculty members Dr. James Stokes and Brent Bingham.
The program will include pieces by Pezel, Ewald, Copland, Grieg, Jobim, Scheidt, and JS Bach.

Book of Revelation seminar at Word of Life
Monday-Friday, Nov. 5-9 at 6:30 p.m., Word of Life Family Worship Center, 726 East Liberty St., will host a seminar on the Book of Revelation led by Bishop Harvey Rice, BTh.
Rice, author of 14 books, will be instructing from his “The Book of Revelation Plus.”
The seminar is free but the material needed can be purchased for $3 or $10 ten minutes prior to the beginning of the sessions. Dr. Martha Starks is host pastor, 704-633-2431.

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 date is Nov. 8.

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 strategies for making it through the holiday season. To register or learn more call 704-467-2495 or email

Tickets available for 27th annual Living Christmas
First Baptist Church Salisbury will present the 27th annual Living Christmas Thursday, Nov. 29 through Monday, Dec. 3. Service times are: Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. (partial orchestra); Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 1 at 5 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 2 at 5 and 8 p.m.; and Monday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.
Tickets will be available to the community on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in the church fellowship hall. Limit 10 tickets per household.
After Nov. 8, any remaining tickets will be available from 10 a.m.-noon and 2 -4 p.m. (Monday-Thursday) and 10 a.m.-noon (on Friday), for as long as they last, in the music office. No phone reservations. Tickets are free, but required. A love offering will be received.

Root of David Church of Deliverance
The 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.

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