Faith Briefs Feb. 22-24
T.O.P. Men’s Breakfast
The men of the Tower of Power United Holy Church at 601 E. Cemetery St. will host their monthly prayer breakfast Saturday at 8 a.m. with speaker Rev. Joseph Robinson, Pastor Emeritus of New Creation Baptist Church in Statesville. Call 336-451-0370 or 704-636-1244 to learn more.
Clothing giveaway Saturday
CLEVELAND — Ambassador for Jesus Christ, 210 Clement St., will hold a free clothing giveaway for everyone on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will also be free hotdogs and drinks available.
Soup event at Third Creek AME Zion
CLEVELAND — At noon on Saturday the Missionaries of Third Creek AME Zion Church, East Main St., will sponsor the Soup Smorgasbord. Tickets are $10. Rev. Harold Jordan is host pastor.
Outreach Ministry of Fairview Heights
Outreach Ministry of Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church, 704 Old Concord Road, will be at Brightmoore Nursing Center, 610 W. Fisher St., at 2 p.m. Saturday. Speaker: Minister Jerome Allison.
In addition, FHMBC hosts a Deacons, Trustees and Deaconess Program on Sunday at 3 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Joe Floyd of First Baptist Southmont Church, of Southmont NC. Host pastor is Rev. Clarence E. Marlin.
Black History Month musical celebration at Macedonia – Salisbury
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Salisbury, off Hwy 70 on Enon Church Road, is having a Black History Musical Celebration on Saturday at 5 p.m. featuring The Echoes of Christ, Voices of Faith, Unity of Praise and Men over 60. There will be food available for sale in the fellowship hall. Rev. Jerry R. Miller is host pastor.
Scottssing presents the Wisecarvers
GOLD HILL — The Wisecarvers and Tony Corner will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Gold Hill First Baptist Church. A love offering will go toward the search for the cure of Cystic Fibrosis. Learn more at www.scottssing.com or call 704-239-6134.
Homecoming at Resurrection Life includes Matthew Weaver
At 10 a.m. on Sunday, Resurrection Life Church, 627 Newsome Road, will have its first homecoming service since the church plant in December 2001. Rev. Dr. Joseph Morrison will be the guest speaker and local musician Matthew Weaver with the Resurrection Life Worship team will participate. A covered dish luncheon will follow. Rev. Jerry and Melissa Snipes are the founding church planters. Learn more at 704-638-0002.
Black History Month celebration includes luncheon at Rock Hill AME Zion
CONCORD — The Rock Hill AME Zion Church Christian Education Department is having a Celebration of Black History on Sunday at 10 a.m. Guests are invited to wear Greek or college or African attire. From 1- 2 p.m. is s Soul food luncheon; adults $10 and children $5.
There will be a Rhapsody in Black Gospel Concert at 2:30 p.m. For details call 704-224-1817 or 704-782-9625.
Honors Chorus at Liberty UMC
GOLD HILL — On Sunday at the 11 a.m. service the East Rowan Honors Chorus will perform at Liberty United Methodist Church, 3940 Liberty Road.
At 7 p.m. the Good News Crew, a puppet ministry of Tyro United Methodist Church, will present “Go Tell the World.” Learn more at 704-633-4067.
Heritage Month at Mt. Zion Baptist
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave., celebrates Heritage Month on Sunday at 11 a.m. with special music by the Gospel Choir of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham. The Mount Zion Praise Team will open the service.
Rev. Dr. Nilous M. Avery II is host pastor. Learn more at 704-637-0954 or church firstname.lastname@example.org
Black History Month celebration at Henderson Grove
In honor of Black History Month, Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate Family and Friends Day on Sunday, at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Min. Andrew Davis, associate minister at Fairview Heights Baptist Church. Lunch will follow. The Rev. Perry Dye is the host pastor.
Black History Month celebrations at GMBC honor local leaders
Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, 719 S. Caldwell St., will celebrate the last Sunday of Black History Month with speaker Bishop Emeritus Harvey Rice Sr. at the 11 a.m. service. Each Sunday in February has been designated to honor a local citizen or business. This Sunday’s honorees are Audrey Cunningham, first female African American detective and magistrate in Rowan County, and Byron and Phillip Brown of Randall’s Modern Beauty and Barber Shop. A Down Home Dinner will be served after the morning service.
Steward & Trustee Day at Union Chapel AME Zion
LINWOOD — Union Chapel AME Zion Church, 4329 Sowers Road, will celebrate Steward and Trustee Day Sunday at 3 p.m. with guest Rev. Dr. Billy Casey of New Zion Baptist Church of Linwood. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Michael Frencher Jr. is host pastor.
28th Black History Month celebration at Word of Life
The Education and Drama Ministries of Word of Life Family Worship Center, 726 East Liberty St., will observe their 28th annual Black history program at 3 p.m. on Sunday with music, dance, readings and skits commemorating great African American achievers. Proceeds from the program will be used to fund the church scholarship fund. For additional information or transportation call the church at 704-633-2431. Dr. Martha Starks is host pastor.
Southern City Tabernacle honors legacy of a leader
EAST SPENCER — On Sunday at 3 p.m. Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 940 South Long St., celebrates the Legacy of a Leader in honoring the life of member Mrs. Magdalene Fox. Mrs. Fox has served the family of Southern City through her role in evangelism. RSVP to Barbara Mallett at 704-636-1600 or Terry Love at 704- 213 1026. All proceeds will be contributed to the Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Scholarship Fund.
Dinner will be served after the evening service. Patrick Tate is host pastor.
Free community dinner at FUMC-CG
CHINA GROVE — First United Methodist Church 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.
Save the Date: UnAltered Tour
The nationally touring, one-night conference that dives into God’s design for speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, as adopted from 1 Timothy 4:12, is coming to The Event Center, 315 Webb Road, on March 9.
The event, from 7-9 p.m., is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There will be a special Parents Session at 7 p.m.
Register to reserve seats at 704-855-1218 or see www.unalteredtour.com to learn more.
Save The Date: Daughter of Holocaust survivor Weissberger to visit Temple Israel
3 p.m. Sunday, March 17
As part of the 49 Days of Gratitude event, Tammy Grinshpon, daughter of renowned Holocaust survivor Ela Weissberger, will visit Temple Israel on Sunday, March 17. She will share her mother’s legacy and describe what life within the concentration camps was like.
Weissberger shared her story of survival through speaking engagements as well as in her autobiography “The Cat with the Yellow Star: Coming of Age in Terezin.”
Portions of a webcast featuring Weissberger will be shown during this event.
Temple Israel is located at 1600 Brenner Ave., at the corner of Brenner and South Link Ave., across from the main entrance of the Hefner VA Medical Center.
The event starts at 3 p.m. There is no charge and the event is open to the public.