Faith Briefs Nov. 23-25
Theological Seminary of St. Paul’s graduates 100th student
CLEVELAND — St. Paul’s Theological Seminary held its 2018 graduation commencement on Nov. 10, celebrating the 100th student to complete courses. Sadie Adams completed the requirements for a diploma, which entails a study of the Old and New Testaments. 2018 valedictorians were Pastor Barbara Adams (Young’s Chapel) and Co-pastor Carolyn Miller (Grand Temple).
St. Paul’s offers diploma, bachelor, master and doctorate degrees. The dean of the seminary is Dr. David Chambers (DTh, DD), who is also the pastor of New Smith Chapel Church in Cleveland. Call 704-279-2509 to learn more.
Toys for Tots collection
Through Dec. 2 individuals are invited to donate new, unwrapped toys at The Sharonview Federal Credit Union Salisbury branch, 501 N. Main St. Toys for Tots was founded in 1947 and is run by the United States Marine Corps. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org
Town of Granite Quarry food drive
Through December bring non-perishable foods for local shelters and food banks. All donations stay in this area. Also accepting blankets, toiletries, laundry supplies, socks, baby supplies, diapers, wipes, etc. Drop off site: Granite Quarry Town Hall, 143 N. Salisbury Ave, Granite Quarry. http://www.granitequarrync.gov/
Outreach Ministry of Fairview Heights
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: Evangelist Shelia Bush.
Hanging o’ the Greens at Mt. Tabor
Learn about the meaning of Christmas symbols at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road, on Sunday at the 11 a.m. service which features Hanging o’ the Greens and lots of singing. 704-633-7484, www.mounttaborumc.orgMount
Guest speaker at John Calvin Presbyterian
The guest speaker at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave., will be Rev. Fred Sanford, from Statesville. For more information, visit johncalvinpres.com
Jerusalem Baptist honors deacons, deaconesses
Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1570 N. Long St., Ext., will host its annual Deacon, Deaconess and Trustee Day on Sunday during the 11 a.m., service with Minister Lawrence B. Costner as speaker. Minister Costner is associate minister at East White Oak Baptist Church in Greensboro. He is a graduate of Shaw Divinity School and Hampton University. The combined mass choir will provide music under the direction of Keith Holland.
All auxiliaries are asked to wear the appropriate attire.
Rev. Dr. David Bracken is host pastor.
Anchor Baptist Church celebrates Thanksgiving
CHINA GROVE — Anchor Baptist Church on Hwy 152 will be meeting for its 11 a.m. Sunday service at the Pine Ridge Baptist Church fellowship building, 880 Old Linn Road. Following the morning service will be a Thanksgiving celebration meal and fellowship.
Host pastor is Darren Yow; 704-787-4193.
Special program at World of Faith Outreach Ministries
On Sunday, World of Faith Outreach Ministries, 5370 Stokes Ferry Road, will present a special program. Dr. Ronald Hash of Love Christian Center will be the guest speaker at 5 p.m.