Faith briefs Feb. 8-10

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 8, 2019

Two series at Mt. Tabor
Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road, is offering a free 3-week class to help you learn reasons why and steps to becoming debt-free. The class is at 10 a.m. on Feb. 10, 17 and 24. Call 704-633-7484 to register or visit
On Sunday at 11 a.m. Mt. Tabor begins a 4-week series “The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss.” Explore what the stories of Dr. Seuss say about faith, hope and love.

Pastor anniversary at Macedonia, Concord
CONCORD — Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 6740 Macedonia Church Road, celebrates the 22nd pastoral anniversary of its pastor, Rev. John N. Leazer, First Lady Darlene Leazer and their family on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The morning speaker will be Bishop Harvey L. Rice, retired pastor of Mt. Calvary Holy Church. The 3 p.m. speaker will be Dr. Leonzo D. Lynch of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Charlotte. See to learn more.

Rowan-Davie Deacons Alliance anniversary
The Rowan-Davie County Deacons Alliance will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. at St. Luke Baptist Church, 410 Hawkinstown Road. The speaker will be the pastor, Rev. Marcus Fairley, with music by the choir. Open to the public.

Initial sermon at Boxwood Missionary Baptist
MOCKSVILLE — Boxwood Missionary Baptist Church will host the initial sermon of Sister Juanita Moravian on Sunday at 3 p.m. Host pastor is Rev. Gary S. Milton. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.

Building fund service at Fairview Heights
Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church, 704 Old Concord Road, will hold a building fund service on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Dr. Barbara Hart, associate minister of First Calvary Baptist Church Rev. Clarence E. Marlin is host pastor.

F.A.C.T. hosts Dr. Mary Love
F.A.C.T. (Families and Communities Together) will celebrate Black History Month on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church USA, 300 S. Caldwell St.
Dr. Mary A. Love, adjunct professor at Hood Theological Seminary will speak on Black Migration, highlighting the Biblical character and scientific purposeful migration of Black people. Participants are asked to bring their technological devices to use during the session. There will be a display of Black Americans featured on U.S. postal stamps.
Rev. Olen Bruner is host pastor.

Bishop Shouse at Outreach Christian Ministries
Outreach Christian Ministries, 722 W. Horah St., will be having a fellowship service on Sunday with Bishop Kelvin Shouse from Mt. Calvary Holy Church of America, High Point, as the speaker. The service will start at 4 p.m.

Relief benefit at Mount Zion UCC
CHINA GROVE — On Sunday beginning at 5 p.m., Mt. Zion UCC, 1415 S. Main St., will host a Hurricane Relief Benefit on behalf of hurricane victims of Eastern North Carolina. Dinner is at 5 p.m. followed at 6 p.m. with the Mt. Zion Old Time Radio Hour with local celebrities. Tickets are available at the door. Learn more at or 704-857-1169.

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.

Free community dinner at FUMC-CG
CHINA GROVE — First UMC China Grove, 110 W Church St., hosts a free community dinner Sundays at 4 p.m. followed by praise, worship and Bible study at 4:30 p.m.

Purpose Driven Life class on Thursday
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 is Feb. 14

Annual Valentine Love Feast
On Sunday, Feb 17, Maranatha Bible Church, 2320 Statesville Blvd., hosts its annual Valentine event with a 5 p.m. concert featuring Raising Glory and a 6 p.m. dinner. $15. RSVP to 704-637-1995

The Desmond Pringle live recording event
PIC STATESVILLE — The Desmond Pringle 100 Voice Choir Live Recording happens Feb. 23 at 2:23 p.m. at Christian Outreach of the Piedmont, 1424 Rickert St. Special guests include national recording artists Cedrick Thompson, Christian Anderson, Debra Barr, Dr. Rose Mary Griffin and introducing “The Psalmists.’ Part of the proceeds will go toward the church building fund. For more information, call 888-212-4482. Tickets are $15 at

(IMF) Scholarship Committee
The Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship (IMF) Scholarship Committee is accepting applications for the 2019 IMF Treasure Feamster Scholarship through April 5. The scholarships are available for high school seniors who are members of an IMF-affiliated church, regardless of chosen field of study. High school seniors can check with their guidance office or affiliated churches for applications or information or call 704-639-1894 or 704-433-3277.

Women’s Fellowship at Soldiers Memorial
Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Women’s Fellowship hosts Lovetta Moore on Black women in history. 11:15 a.m. Monday, 306 N. Church. St. Lunch is served, bring a dish to share.

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