Faith Briefs March 29-31
Revival concludes at Fairview Heights
Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church, 704 Old Concord Road, concludes Spring revival services tonight at 7 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Dr. Casey of New Zion Baptist of Linwood. Host pastor is Rev. Clarence E. Marlin.
Pastoral anniversary at Word of Life
Word of Life Family Worship Center’s celebration of Rev. Dr. Martha Starks’ 40th pastoral anniversary continues Saturday at 5 p.m. with an Evening of Elegance Banquet.
The final service will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. with Pastor Rick Galloway of Dorsett Chapel United Church of Christ as the speaker. Rev. Louis Turner, Pastor Bobby Chiles of Youth Crusade Evangelistic Center in Greenwood, S.C., and Pastor Mark Chambers of The Garden Center in Charlotte are special guests.
Hosts are Pastor and Elder Clinton Starks. Info: 704-633-2431 or fwcwordoflife.com
Women’s conference Jerusalem Baptist
Jerusalem Baptist Church will host its annual Woman’s History Month Conference and Luncheon Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The theme is “Hats, Heels, Pearls and Tea.”
Guest speaker will be First Lady Portia Best of Beulah Baptist Church in Reidsville. This conference is the culminating event after a month of highlighting extraordinary women who made major contributions in America.
Women’s conference at Rhema Praise and Worship
SPENCER— Rhema Praise and Worship Church, 117 Long Ferry Road, holds its Annual Women’s Conference on Saturday-Sunday March 30-31.
Saturday speakers are Minister Tena Williams, youth minister of Rhema Praise and Worship, and Rev. Tiffany Miller, associate minister of both Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Salisbury (where she is also youth pastor), and the Salisbury Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.
Rev. Miller is the presenter for the 9:30 a.m. Saturday workshop and the Sunday evening 3:30 p.m. speaker.
Minister Tena Williams will bring the 11 a.m. morning message on Sunday.
No registration is required. Host pastor is Rev. Alonza Williams Sr.
Fairview Heights outreach ministry
The 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. on Saturday. Speaker will be Evangelist Shelia Bush.
Annual Rainbow Tea at Third Creek AME Zion
CLEVELAND — Third Creek AME Zion Church, 415 East Main St., hosts its annual Rainbow Tea on Saturday at 4 p.m. Rev. Harold Jordan is host pastor.
Pine Ridge Baptist honors Pastor Bradshaw
CHINA GROVE — At the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Pine Ridge Baptist Church, 880 Old Linn Road, Pastor Bobby Seagroves will deliver the message. It will be a time of celebration honoring Pastor George Bradshaw for his 23 years of service to Pine Ridge. Following the service lunch will be served in the fellowship building.
The evening service will begin at 6 p.m. Info: 704-857-3182
Guiding Light’s fifth Sunday service
KANNAPOLIS — The Guiding Light Missionary Baptist Association will hold its Fifth Sunday services on March 31 at 11 a.m. at United Missionary Baptist Church of Kannapolis. The host moderator is Rev. John E. Jones.
Weaver and Lunsford at Mt. Tabor UMC
Matthew Weaver and Clay Lunsford will lead the Gospel music at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road, on Sunday at 11 a.m. for a time of “Coming Together.”
A fellowship luncheon follows the service. Info: www. Mt. taborumc.org
Church anniversary at The Vineyard
The Vineyard Worship Center, 2655 Dunns Mountain Road, will celebrate its sixth church anniversary on Sunday. Pastor Arthur Heggins will be the 11 a.m. speaker.
The 3 p.m. service features speaker Pastor Gervonne Carter of Victory Tabernacle Ministries of Harrisburg.
New London UMC concert
NEW LONDON — On Sunday, New London United Methodist Church, 206 S. Main St., continues its Music and Missions Concert Series. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. Daniel Dickens (church pianist) and Molly Easter (vocalist at Central UMC, Albemarle) will provide a program of contemporary Christian music.
An offering will be received to assist with the medical expenses for Brinn Andrew. Info: 704-463-5669.
Movie night at Luther’s Lutheran
RICHFIELD — Luther’s Lutheran Church, at the corner of Stokes Ferry and Richfield Roads, will host a movie night on Sunday with supper at 5 p.m. and the movie “I Am Not Ashamed” starting at 5:30 p.m.
Lenten series at First UCC
First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St., continues its weekly Lenten Series “Walking Through Holy Week.” Weekly speakers present the events of a different day of Holy Week. On Sunday, Lea Silverburg will talk about Seder Service and Thursday of Holy Week. Lenten supper is at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation at 6 p.m. RSVP for dinner to 704-633-2723.
Lent at Gloria Dei
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1908 Statesville Blvd., hosts Lenten season Wednesday meals and services on the theme of “A Time for Tears.” On April 3, Rev. Kevin Conley, interim pastor at Unity Presbyterian Church, speaks on “Does Love Make you Sorry?”
Lenten study at Haven Lutheran
Haven Lutheran Church, 207 W. Harrison St., continues its ecumenical Lenten Bible Study on Wednesdays. Denominations participating include Lutheran, Episcopal, Presbyterian and Methodist. A light meal is served each Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Services continue through April 10.
Purpose Driven Life classes
Purpose Driven Life classes are hosted by In My Father’s House, led by Rev. Roosevelt Jenkins, 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 April 4 and 18.
Impact hosts free night of worship for youth
KANNAPOLIS — On Friday, April 5 from 6:45-9 p.m., Impact leads a worship night for students grade 6-12. Impact Worship is a collective of young worship leaders from Elevation Worship and other local churches. Held at He’s Alive Church, 1310 Cannon Blvd. Info: 980-781-4920.
Feamster scholarship deadline
Applications for the IMF Treasure Feamster Scholarship must be turned in or postmarked by April 5. Scholarships are available for high school seniors who are members of an IMF affiliated church, regardless of their chosen field of study. Info: 704-639-1894 or 704-433-3277.
Smith Chapel Apostolic Holiness Church
CLEVELAND — Smith Chapel Apostolic Holiness Church, 1735 Mt. Tabor Church Road, hosts its annual Prayer Brunch on April 6 on the theme “But God.”
Registration is $10. The brunch begins at 9:30 a.m. and the service is at 10 a.m. Host pastor is Bishop Dr. A. Wayne Brown