Faith Briefs Dec. 28-31
Sunday, Dec. 30
St. Stephen’s Lutheran
GOLD HILL — 4400 St. Stephen’s Church Road. 9:15 a.m.: Special service of Lessons and Carols. Visit www.ststephensgoldhill.org
New London UMC
NEW LONDON — 206 S. Main St. 11 a.m.: Daniel Dickens presents a dramatization of Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus.
First Baptist Church Salisbury
The Parables Of Christ in concert 6 p.m., First Baptist Church of Salisbury. Free; love offering accepted. Family Ministry Center, across the street from the church 223 N. Fulton St.
Monday, Dec. 31
Rhema Praise and Worship
SPENCER — Pastor Clarence Marlin will be at Rhema Praise and Worship Church, 117 Long Ferry Road, on Monday at 10 p.m. for the Watch Night service. Host Pastor is Rev. Alonza A Williams Sr.
Mount Zion Missionary
New Year’s Eve Watch Night Service at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave., begins at 10:30 p.m.and includes the Creative Expression Ministry, music by the Mount Zion music ministry and messages by the associate ministers.
Entry into the New Year will be led by Dr. Nilous M. Avery II, host pastor.
Sunday, Jan. 6
“Light of the World”: Men’s Chorus Christmas Concert
The St. John’s Men’s Chorus Concert is rescheduled for 4 pm Jan. 6. A freewill offering will benefit Meals on Wheels.
Mount Tabor breakfast
On Sunday Mount Tabor United Methodist Church (just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road) hosts breakfast and a Christmas Hymn Sing. The community breakfast begins at 10 a.m. with singing and worship to follow; it is a casual time of gathering. See www.mounttaborumc.org
Speaker at Trading Ford Baptist
Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, welcomes special speaker Rick Grubbs at 10 a.m. on Sunday, speaking on Overcoming Procrastination.
Fairview Heights program
Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church, 704 Old Concord Road, will host a ore-anniversary program for pastor and first lady Rev. Clarence E. Marlin and Evangelist Cathye Marlin on Sunday at 3 p.m. This will be a four-part mini sermon series with four guest speakers, each accompanied by their choir:
Pastor Vincent P. Jones Sr. of New Zion Baptist Church on Dunn’s Mountain Road;
Pastor Ricky Johnson of Antioch Baptist Church of Granite Quarry;
Rev. Virginia Brown of Word of Life Worship Center in Salisbury;
and Rev. Christopher Sherrill of Shiloh Baptist Church in Concord.
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 January 3 and 10
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.