Faith Briefs Feb. 15-17
Coat Giveaway Saturday
EAST SPENCER — Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 940 South Long St., is hosting a coats giveaway from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. There are coats for all ages and sizes and will be given on a first come first serve basis. For more information call 704-870-8531.
Louise Klaver to speak at Love Christian Center
EAST SPENCER — Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St., has been conducting a Healing Crusade each Sunday at 10 a.m. A prayer line was conducted and many people were healed. The focus has been on spiritual and natural healing. Some citizens experienced miracles in their healing.
This Sunday at 10 a.m., Mrs. Louise Klaver will be speaking on the importance of physical exercise in healing. Mrs. Klaver has worked for the J. F. Hurley Family YMCA for 14 years. She is the Active Older Adult Director, the housekeeping director, and the water aerobics coordinator.
Host pastor is Bishop W. Ronald Hash. For additional information call 704-433-14714.
Heritage Month at Mt. Zion Baptist
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave., celebrates Heritage Month with Pastor Christopher Gray and special music by the Livingstone College Gospel Choir on Sunday at 11 a.m. The Mt. Zion Praise Team will open the worship service, and Rev. Dr. Nilous M. Avery II is host pastor. Call 704-637-0954 for additional information.
History presentation at Shady Grove
EAST SPENCER — At the 11 a.m. service on Sunday at Shady Grove Baptist Church 600 S. Long St., the Youth Ministry will host a special Black History presentation. Pastoral Candidate Rev James A. Ledbetter III will deliver the message.
A Black History Exhibit has been set up in the fellowship hall by Deacon Timothy Walker. Refreshments will be served following morning service. Dr. Joseph S. Parks is the interim pastor.
Pastoral anniversary at Antioch Missionary
GRANITE QUARRY — Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 602 S. Salisbury Ave., celebrates Pastor Rickey Johnson and First Lady Peggy Johnson’s 15th pastoral anniversary on Sunday. The 11 a.m. speaker will be Bishop Emeritus Harvey Rice Sr. followed by the Pastor Dr. Timothy Williams. from Yadkin Star Baptist Church of Lexington at 3 p.m. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m.
College Sunday at St. Luke Missionary
The College Ministry at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 410 Hawkinstown Road, invites you to join their Annual College Sunday. The service includes the melodious Voices of Eden of UNC Charlotte and begins at 11 a.m.
Rev. Marcus L. Fairley is host pastor.
Liberty AME Zion Men’s Day
COOLEEMEE — Liberty AME Zion, 271 Gladstone Road, invites you to Men’s Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. Pastor Rev. John Bankhead of New Bethel Baptist Church will be the guest speaker.
Rev. Michael Mitchell Sr. is host pastor.
United Ministerial Alliance
The United Ministerial Alliance (UMA) will host its joint worship service at 7 p.m., Sunday at Lilly’s Chapel Church of God, 618 West Thomas St. Pastor Clarence Marlin of Fairview Heights Baptist Church will deliver the message. Elder Dr. Doris Clawson is host pastor.
UMA’s business meeting is 11 a.m., Saturday at Tower of Power United Holy Church, 601 East Cemetery St.
Men’s Day at Ardis Chapel
Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church, 1940 Old Mocksville Road, observes Men’s Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. Pastor Rev. David Small of Zion Wesley AME Zion Church is the speaker. The Helping Hands Award will be presented to Eureka no. 45 and Western Star no. 9 members. The new pastor is Rev. Martha Greene.
Choir anniversary at Erwin Temple
WOODLEAF — The Mass Choir of Erwin Temple CME Church, 155 Erwin Temple Church Road, will celebrate their 23rd anniversary Sunday at 3 p.m. The Mass Choir will perform in the first part of the celebration, accompanied by the Erwin Temple Church Musicians: Harold Moore, Travis Williams and Henry Cleveland. Guest choirs will participate during the second part of the celebration.
Rev. Ervin L. Hannah Jr. is host pastor.
Maranatha Bible Church Love Feast
Maranatha Bible Church, 2320 Statesville Blvd., will be hosting its annual Valentine love feast Sunday, Feb 17.
At 5 p.m. is the Raising Glory Concert, followed by a testimony from Hannah Waller and dinner at 6 p.m. The dinner includes baked chicken, country-style steak, green beans, creamed potatoes, cream corn, salad, tea and dessert.
For tickets ($15) and more information call 704-637-1995.
White Rock AME Zion Celebrates Men’s Day
GRANITE QUARRY — White Rock AME Zion Church will celebrate Men’s Day on Sunday at 11 a.m. Marshall O. Lowery, CEO and founder of Rapid Tax in the Charlotte area, is the guest speaker. Lowery is a native of Huntersville, a well- known business leader and the author of “If You Wanna Help the Poor…Then Don’t Be One of Them.” Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Thomas D. Lee is host pastor.
Blood drive at Mt. Moriah
CHINA GROVE — Continuing our Celebration of February as HEART month, Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, 750 Mt. Moriah Church Road, will host an American Red Cross Blood drive on Sunday from 1-5:30 p.m. Call 704-857-5034 for details.
The morning worship service is at 10:30 a.m. Pastor John Woodard is interim pastor.
Save the date: Scottssing presents The Wisecarvers
Scottssing presents The Wisecarvers and Tony Corner — 6:30 p.m. Feb 23: Concert at Gold Hill First Baptist Church. Love offering benefits the search for the cure of Cystic Fibrosis. Learn more at www.scottssing.com or call 704-239-6134.
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.
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