Faith Briefs Nov. 30-Dec. 2
Pray Rowan meets Saturday
Pray Rowan is a gathering of all ages, denominations and backgrounds in prayer. Meet Saturday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. at East Rowan High School, 175 St. Luke’s Church Road. Learn more at email@example.com or 843-991-4142 or www.facebook.com/prayrowan/
Love Ministries hosts Prayer Brunch
On Saturday at noon at Tower of Power Church, 601 E. Cemetery St., Love Ministries will host faith, food and fellowship. Please donate $10 if you can. Guest speaker will be Rev. Patricia Turner.
GLMBA Ushers Convention
EAST SPENCER — The Guiding Light Missionary Baptist Association, 308 Boundary St., will hold its annual Ushers Convention on Saturday, Dec. 1 beginning at 10 a.m. Host moderator is Rev. John E. Jones.
Pastoral anniversary at Blessing of God Ministry
LEXINGTON — The Blessing of God Ministry, 412 Westside Drive, will celebrate Chief Apostle Dr. Vanessa Medley’s 19th pastoral anniversary on Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. on the theme of “In Due Season.” Free and open to the public.
Treasure Feamster Scholarship event
The Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship (IMF) Treasure Feamster Scholarship Committee hosts A Night of Praise Fundraiser featuring praise dance, mime, singing, poetry and creative expression, on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Mission House, 120 Statesville Blvd. at 5:30 p.m.. Host pastor is Anthony Smith.
Advent begins at Mt. Zion UCC
CHINA GROVE — During the 10:30 a.m. service at Mt. Zion UCC , 1415 S. Main St., EJ and Donna Miller will be lighting the first Advent Candle of Hope.
On Saturday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m., Mt. Zion will host Breakfast with Santa for children and families of the community.
www.mtzionchinagrove.com or 704-857-1169.
John Calvin hosts guest speaker
The guest speaker at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave., will be Rev. Sandra Kerns of Salisbury. Learn more at johncalvinpres.com
Blue Christmas service at FUCC
A Blue Christmas Service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2 at First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St. The Blue Christmas Service is designed for people dealing with any type of loss during this holiday season. Service begins at 3 p.m. All are welcome.
Program at World of Faith Outreach
On Sunday, World of Faith Outreach Ministries, 5370 Stokes Ferry Road, will present a Fruit of the Spirit Program at 5 p.m.
Candlelight service at United Baptist Church
KANNAPOLIS — The Missionary Hanging of the Greenery & Candlelight Service will be held at United Baptist Church, 3001 Clermont Ave. on Sunday at 6 pm. Rev. Arthur Higgins will be the preacher of the hour. Re. John Edward Jones is host pastor.
Immanuel Lutheran gives back
ROCKWELL — Immanuel Lutheran will celebrate the First Sunday in Advent by returning Christmas shopping bags filled by members to Organ Community Outreach Ministries. The project was coordinated by Debbie Cope and Pat Pine. Immanuel is one of several congregations which partner with Organ Lutheran in supplying the Outreach Ministry (open 9-10 a.m. Thursdays except holidays, on Organ Church Road).
Anyone may bring grocery bags to the church filled with hot chocolate, egg noodles, canned chicken, bar soap, shampoo, soups, peanut butter, jelly, saltine crackers, toilet paper, facial tissue, paper towels, boxed mac and cheese, canned pastas and canned vegetables and fruits.
Special concert benefits the Pregnancy Support Center
Jacob Johnson, from Travelers Rest S.C., who recently performed in the Salisbury Christmas Parade, will be performing a special benefit Christmas concert for the Pregnancy Support Center on Friday Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. at The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150.
Local performer Sarah Claire King will be the opening act for the concert.
Advance tickets are available at www.facebook.com/events/ 188877472046473
Only 100 tickets are available, $15 in advance and $20 at door if available. Special church group rate is $12.50 with a dozen tickets.
Call Erica at PSC, 704-633-7695 or Tom at The Inn, 704-213-1467.
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 Dec. 6 and 13.
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.