Faith Briefs Nov. 9-11

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 9, 2018

Domestic violence discussion
Join the Women of Worth of Yadkin Grove Baptist Church, 325 Leonard Road, in a domestic violence round-table discussion 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Saturday. Sheena Hasty will be the guest speaker.

The Blessing of God Ministry
LEXINGTON — On Saturday at 11 a.m., The Blessing of God Ministry, 412 Westside Drive, will host the discussion “Reclaiming The Promise Land — The True Origin of the Hebrew Israelites” with featured speakers Sam and Karen Martin. This event is free and open to the public.

The New Voices Of Faith
The New Voices Of Faith of Mocksville will celebrate their 21st anniversary Saturday at Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Salisbury. Doors open at 4 p.m.; the program starts promptly at 5 p.m. Musical guests include Thelma Bass & The Faithfulaires of Durham, Echoes for Christ and Unity N Praise of along with The Shady Grove Senior Choir of East Spencer and The Oak Grove Choir of China Grove. Food and refreshments will be available courtesy of the Henderson Grove kitchen committee.

The Cove Church celebrates 20 Years
MOORESVILLE — The weekend of November 10-11 the Cove Church celebrates its 20-year anniversary. The Cove first met in two local elementary schools before moving to a permanent home on Langtree Road, and then expanding to additional campuses across the region. Mike Madding is senior and founding pastor.
West Rowan Campus meets Sundays at 9:30 a.m. at West Rowan High School, 8050 NC 801, Mt. Ulla.
Find other campus times and locations at locations or join in online at

Love Christian Center pastoral anniversary
EAST SPENCER — Love Christian Center celebrates the 26th Pastoral Anniversary Part III Climax of Bishop W. Ronald and Lady Lotis on Sunday at 10 a.m.
The speaker will be Bishop J. C. Hash, senior pastor of St. Peters Church and World Outreach Center of Winston-Salem. Services will be held at Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St., 704-433-1474

The Young Adult Missionary Society
YAMS of Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church will be having their Founder’s Day program on Sunday at 10 a.m. The morning speaker will be Mary Sheely, who is a member of Sandy Ridge.

Word of Life Veteran recognition service
Word of Life Family Worship Center will have their annual Veteran’s Recognition Service on Sunday during the 10 a.m. service. Veterans and active duty members of the military will be recognized.
The theme of the service is “The Price They Paid.” Dr. Martha Starks, pastor, will speak and patriotic music will be provided by the Gospel Choir as well as special solos.
Word of Life Family Worship Center is located at 726 E. Liberty St. For information or transportation call 704-633-2431.

Mount Zion UCC
CHINA GROVE — The 10:30 a.m. service at Mt. Zion UCC, 1415 S. Main St., will include a time of blessing for the Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box donations, followed by a spaghetti dinner in the new building. Children and youth will be decorating Thanksgiving fruit baskets to be delivered the following Sunday.
Learn more at or 704-857-1169

Eastwood Baptist Church
KANNAPOLIS — Eastwood Baptist Church, 320 Cook St., hosts a special singing service with the Jones Sisters Band for its morning service on Sunday at 11 a.m. Call 704-933-8326 to learn more.

Lilly’s Chapel Church of God
Lilly’s Chapel Church of God, 618 West Thomas St., will celebrate Pastor’s Second Anniversary on Sunday. The 11 a.m. speaker is Elder Elizabeth Miller, Lilly’s Chapel Church;
At 3 p.m.: Bishop Willie Littlejohn of Mt. Calvary Worship and Praise, Wake Forest, along with music by the Mt. Calvary Church Choir.
Host Pastor is Dr. Doris Clawson

Veterans Appreciation at Erwin Temple
WOODLEAF — The Veterans Appreciation Program is Sunday at 3 p.m. Worship begins at Erwin Temple CME Church, 155 Erwin Temple Church Road, at 11 a.m. Sunday with the message by pastor Rev. Ervin L. Hannah Jr.
Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. and the Veterans Appreciation Program begins at 3 p.m. with speaker Rev. Anthony B. Wright, retired Army veteran of 27 years, of Rock Hill, S.C. All who have served or are currently serving in any branch of the military are invited.

Guest speaker at John Calvin
Guest speaker at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave., at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be Rev. Billy Sosebee from Lexington. Learn more at

Special service at Immanuel Lutheran
ROCKWELL — Five Catechetical students will receive First Communion with their families on Sunday as Immanuel Lutheran celebrates the Sacrament of Holy Communion and Veteran’s Day during the 11 a.m. service. Catechism teachers are Judy Harwood and Rev. Bruce Sheeks. Students and parents are: Ethan (Brian and Macheal Humes); Callie and Wyatt (Darrin and Lisa Trexler); Kayla (Tracy and Sheri Trexler); and a child of Pam York.
All veterans present will be honored during the service. Veterans are invited to wear their uniforms or any insignia indicating branch of service. Other members of the congregation are invited to wear patriotic attire.

Southern City’s 119th church anniversary
EAST SPENCER — Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 940 S. Long St., celebrates 119 years on Sunday at 11 a.m. Host pastor Rev. Patrick Tate will speak on the theme “Pray, Sing and Celebrate.” Those in attendance are invited to wear pink and black attire.

Blessing of the Children service
The F.A.C.T. (Families and Communities Together) Blessing of the Children Service is Sunday at Mt. Calvary Holy Church, 1400 Standish St.
The object lesson will be presented by Dr. Mary A. Love and the meditation by Deacon Theo Fleming and Miss Ariayanna White.
The program will also highlight the accomplishments of member churches’ children and youth who recently made the All A and A & B Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance and Good Citizenship awards.
Rev. Eric Siding is host pastor.

UBC Usher Board
KANNAPOLIS — The Usher Board of United Baptist Church will celebrate its anniversary on the Sunday at 3 p.m. It will be held at United Baptist Church, 3001 Clermont Ave., where Rev. John Edward Jones is host pastor. The preacher of the hour will be Re. Myra McManus, associate minister of First Baptist Church, Kannapolis.

Women’s Day at St. Luke Missionary
The Women of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 410 Hawkinstown Road, host the annual Women’s Day service Sunday at 3 p.m.
Dr. Telika McCoy, youth minister at Mount Peace Baptist Church in Raleigh, is guest speaker.

St. Luke Missionary Women’s Day
St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church observes Women’s Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. on the theme “I’m a Woman of Faith Standing on His Promises.” Guest speaker is Dr. Telika McCoy of Raleigh. Host pastor is Marcus L. Fairley.

Fifth pastoral anniversary
Day Two of the fifth pastoral anniversary celebration of Pastor Randolph Melton is Sunday at 4 p.m. at God’s Will Be Done Ministry, 1401 Bringle Ferry Road. Food will be served from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

New London UMC concert
NEW LONDON — On Sunday, New London United Methodist Church, 206 S. Main St., will host a Music in Missions Concert at 4:30 p.m. This date is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. In observance, the concert is “The Pity of War: A Requiem for All Affected by World War I.”
Guest soloist is Dr. David Hamilton, a member of the voice faculty at Catawba College. There is no charge for the concert; an offering will be received to assist the Kannapolis Bible Teaching Association.

Second Sunday Singing at St. Matthews Lutheran
St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 9275 Bringle Ferry Road, hosts its Second Sunday singing at 7 p.m. on Sunday with Carson High School doing a performance.

Veterans program at Soldiers Memorial
On Monday, Nov. 12, the Women’s Fellowship of Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church will meet at 11 a.m. in the Enrichment Center, 306 N. Church St. Guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Ethel Bamberg-Revis, chaplain at the VA Hospital, speaking on post-traumatic stress related to veterans. Veterans are invited to attend. Lunch will be s served. Members may bring a dish to share.

WWLTC anniversary service
SPENCER — Whosoever Will Let Them Come Ministries, 318 8th St., celebrates 11 years on Saturday 8 at 3 p.m. Guest speaker is Bishop Elvin Mickens of Mt. Calvary Holy Church Family Worship Center in Concord. Host pastors are Bishop Chris and Sr. Pastor Patricia Brown.

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