Faith Briefs April 12-14

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 12, 2019

Drama at Hood Theological Seminary
April 13: Lenten Chapel Service at 10 a.m. The Christian Symbolism classes will guide the Lenten chapel services by sharing the drama, “The Passion Speaks.” You are invited to experience the objects that caused suffering and share their feelings. at Hood Theological Seminary 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive, 704-636-7611.

International Tea at St. John AME Zion
MOCKSVILLE — St. John AME Zion Church, 145 MLK Jr. Road, and the Missionary Dept. host an International Tea Saturday, April 13 from noon-2 p.m. Cost $15 per person. Rev. Tamica Robinson is host pastor.

Antioch Missionary Rainbow Tea
GRANITE QUARRY — Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 602 S. Salisbury Ave., will hold a Rainbow Tea on Saturday at 5 p.m. Special guest will be Unity & Praise, poet India Page and Kelley Mime Ministry. Cost $15. Host pastor is Rev. Rickey Johnson.

Gospel Festival at Lilly’s Chapel
Lilly’s Chapel church of God, 618 W. Thomas St., is hosting a Gospel Festival on Saturday, April 13 at 5 p.m. There will be various choirs, soloists, groups, praise dancers and mime ministries participating. For more details contact Brother C. Rawls at 704-216-5789 or the church at 8704-637-6788.

Easter week at Mt. Zion UCC
CHINA GROVE — Sunday during the 10:30 a.m. service Mt. Zion United Church of Christ, 1415 S. Main St., will celebrate Palm Sunday. After worship Mt. Zion Youth will deliver Easter Baskets to homebound and shut-ins. On Maundy Thursday at 6 p.m. id a covered dish dinner followed at 7 p.m. by a Maundy Thursday service eiyj dpecial music by Laura Agner and Kevin Agner.
Easter Sunday sunrise service is at 6:45 a.m. in the historic cemetery. Breakfast follows at 7:30 a.m. At 9 a.m. is the traditional service, with Holy Communion plus special music and a message. or 704-857-1169

Easter week at Mt. Moriah
CHINA GROVE — At Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, 750 Mt. Moriah Church Road, worship on Palm Sunday is at 10:30 a.m. including the reading of the Passion Story. Sunday School at 9:15 a.m.
Holy Week services: Maundy Thursday Communion Service at 7 p.m.; Good Friday Service at 7 p.m.;
Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. followed by a fundraiser breakfast. Holy Communion and Celebration Worship is at 10 a.m.

Easter week at Faith Lutheran
FAITH — Holy Week at Faith Lutheran Church, 205 S. Main St.:
April 14 – Palm Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. ;
April 18 – Maundy Thursday Service, 7 p.m. with Holy Communion;
April 19 – Good Friday Service, 7 p.m.;
April 21 – Easter Sunday Breakfast, 8:30 a.m., Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., worship at 10:30 a.m.

Family & Friends Day at Southern City Tabernacle
EAST SPENCER — Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 940 S Long St. celebrates Family and Friends Day Sunday at 11 a.m.
Rev. Patrick Tate is host pastor. Info: 704-870-8531

Womans’ Day at Friendship Missionary Baptist
COOLEEMEE — The Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will observe Woman’s Day Sunday featuring speaker Minister Mary White, an associate pastor of The Friendship Baptist Church, at 11 a.m.
The service will continue at 3 p.m. with guest speaker Evangelist Cathye Marlin of Fairview Heights Baptist Church.

Antioch Baptist celebrates pastoral anniversary
CLEVELAND — Antioch Baptist Church of Iredell County, 968 Triplett Road, celebrates Rev. David L. Leaven and First Lady Ruth Leaven’s 10th pastoral anniversary at Antioch.
Guest speaker at the 11 a.m. service: Pastor Gary Bellinger of City of God Ministries, Charlotte.
Bishop Terry Cherry of Mt. Moriah Holiness Church, Mooresville will be presiding.

Concert at First Baptist Salisbury
A Palm Sunday musical, “It Was Finished on the Cross,” will be presented by the Sanctuary Choir of First Baptist Salisbury on Sunday at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. The choir will be joined by orchestra and narration. For more information, visit

Women’s Day at New Bethel Baptist
MOCKSVILLE — New Bethel Baptist Church, 3727 US Hwy 601 S, will be hosting it Annual Women’s Day program on Sunday at 11 a.m. Minister Brenda Withers from New Life Baptist Church, Concord will be the guest speaker.
She and her husband served as youth pastors for 25 years, she was a lead vocalist in the music ministry for 20 years and she served as the Women’s ministry director for over 15 years. Info: 336-284-2990.

Annual service at Historic St. George’s
WOODLEAF — The annual service at Historic St. George’s Episcopal Church, 9170 Cool Springs Road, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
St. George’s was designated a historic church in 2007 by the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina.
From 1893-1906, St. George’s was a chapel of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Woodleaf (established in 1840). The church was built in 1893 and remodeled in 1928.
The celebrant for the service will be Rev. Dan Wall, Vicar at the Church of the Ascension at Fork.
Info: Betsy Brown at or 919-619-8588.

Easter week at Immanuel Lutheran
ROCKWELL — Immanuel Lutheran will observe Palm Sunday with a Procession of the Palms.
Maundy Thursday and Good Friday Services both begin at 7:30 p.m. Holy Communion will be served during the Maundy Thursday service, and the congregation will participate in the Stripping of the Altar.
The Good Friday service will be a continuation of the Maundy Thursday service.
Easter sunrise service begins at 6:30 a.m. in the sanctuary with a formal procession. The Chancel Choir will perform the Easter Suite “Palms, Passion and Alleluias,” followed by breakfast prepared by the Men’s Sunday School Class.
There will be no Sunday School or 11 a.m. service. Rev. Bruce Sheeks is host pastor.

Special program at Erwin Temple
WOODLEAF — The Pastors Aide Ministry of Erwin Temple CME Church, 155 Erwin Temple Church Road, will present the “Seven Ups” program Sunday at 3 p.m.
There will be seven speakers for the different topics. One speaker will be a member of Erwin Temple Church, and the other six will be guests from area churches.
Gospel singing will be provided during the afternoon. Rev. Ervin L. Hannah Jr. is host pastor.

37th annual Gospel memorial program
MOORESVILLE — The 37th Annual Gospel Memorial Program honoring the Legacy of Charles (Kent) and Alberta Cornelius, will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Sills Creek AME Church, 3165 Bradshaw Road.
On program will be The Pilgrimaires of Salisbury, The Anointed Vessels of The Carolinas. Special Guest Groups: The Carriers of Joy of Concord, Ray and The Gospel Keys of Charlotte.

Cantata at North Kannapolis Baptist
KANNAPOLIS — The Adult Choir of North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 312 Locust St., will present “The Christ, The Cross, The Crown” on Palm Sunday at 5:30 p.m. under the direction of Patrick Hunter. 704-933-2125 for additional information.

Cantata at Concordia Lutheran
CHINA GROVE — The Passion Story Drama and Cantata, is 6 p.m. Sunday at Concordia Lutheran Church, 185 Concordia Church Road.
Easter Sunrise Eucharist at 7:30 a.m. on April 21;
Easter Festival Service is at 11 a.m. on April 21.

Emmaus Road Quartet at Landmark
Landmark Church, 1910 Mooresville Road, will host a gospel music concert on Palm Sunday at 6 p.m.
Based in Dalton, Ga., Emmaus Road is a male quartet that has had the opportunity of traveling and sharing their ministry all across the United States.
The concert is free; a love offering will be taken. More information 704-633-8200.

IMF presents ‘The Road to the Cross’
Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship of Rowan County Presents Holy Week Services at 7 p.m. each night.
Host Church Monday-Thursday is Word of Life Family Worship Center, 726 E. Liberty St.
4-15 Monday: Pastor Anthony Smith of Mission House;
4-16 Tuesday: Pastor Robert Kelley of Moore’s Chapel AMEZ;
4-17 Wednesday: Pastor Eric Susong of Mt. Calvary Holy Church;
4-18 Thursday: Pastor Clarence Marlin of Fairview Heights Baptist;
4-19 Friday: The play “Getting to my Chapter 28.” Host church Friday is Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 602 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer;
4-21 Sunday Sunrise at 6:30 a.m. with Pastor Dr. Leamon Brown of First Calvary Baptist Church. Host church: Fairview Heights Baptist Church, 704 Old Concord Road.

Noonday services at Jerusalem Baptist
SPENCER — Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1570 Long St. Extension, will host its second annual Holy Week Noonday Services April 15-19, Monday-Friday from noon-12:20 p.m. Bag lunch will be provided.
Speakers are:
Monday, Rev. Ruby Steele; Tuesday, Rev. Rickey Johnson; Wednesday, Rev. Dr. Keith Curry; Thursday, Rev. Marcus Fairley; Friday, Dr. David Bracken.
A combined Easter sunrise service for Mt. Zion, Jerusalem and Gethsemane Baptist Churches will be held Sunday at 7 a.m. at Gethsemane. Rev. Dr. Nilous Avery II will be the speaker.

Manundy Thursday at John Calvin
John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave., will have a special Maundy Thursday Service at 6 p.m. For more information, visit

Holy week at Gloria Dei
• April 18: Maundy Thursday worship service at 7 p.m. by Rev. John Tucker
• April 19: Good Friday worship services at noon and also at 7 p.m. by Rev. John Tucker

Easter week at New London UMC
NEW LONDON —New London UMC, 206 S. Main St., hosts a Maundy Thursday worship service at 7 p.m.
The Good Friday Tenebrae service is at 7 p.m.

Easter services at Shiloh UMC
GRANITE QUARRY — Shiloh UMC, 234 S Main St., holds Maundy Thursday services at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Sunrise service is at 7 a.m. and breakfast follows.
Easter Sunday service is at 11 a.m.

Good Friday program at Third Creek AME Zion
CLEVELAND — Rev. Harold Jordan and the Third Creek AME Zion Church, 415 E. Main St., will host a Seven Last Words of Christ program at 6 p.m. on Good Friday, along with Rev. Bobbie Samuels and the South Iredell AME Zion Church of Troutman. Preachers are:
Shaquawn Ramsey, associate minister, Amazing Grace Church of God, Cooleemee;
Rev. Raymondo Brady, associate minister, Sills Creek AME Zion Church, Mooresville;
Rev. Bernetta Wright, associate minister, Marable Memorial AME Zion Church, Kannapolis;
Ann Jordan, associate minister, Oak Grove Baptist Church, China Grove;
Rev. Clara Tandy, associate minister, Providence AME Zion Church, Salisbury;
Rev. Chris Sherrill, associate minister, Shiloh Baptist Church, Concord;
Rev. Terry Jackson Jr., associate minister, Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church, Landis.

Easter services at St. Luke’s
MT. ULLA — St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 11020 Hwy 801, presents The Stations of the Cross on Good Friday at St. Luke’s Mt. Ulla at 7 p.m.
Easter Sunday worship is on April 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Scott Swix is host pastor, 704-278-2710

Easter at The Lake
Good Friday Movie Night: Lord’s Supper and “Risen” at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday April 21 at 9:30 and 11 a.m.: “He’s Alive; I’m Alive.”
Ronnie Pinyan is host pastor at Lake Community Church, 7800 Bringle Ferry Road,

7th annual Transitional Care Revival
HIGH POINT — Pastor Kathy White of Bethel Power of Faith Ministries, will be the guest Speaker Friday, April 19 , at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 20 , at the 8:30 a.m. Seminar & Training at River of Life Church of God In Christ, 1230 Franklin Ave., High Point. Host pastor is Rev. Perry Hill.

Passover at True Holiness CoG
“Ultimately Passover” service at True Holiness Church of God on Friday April 19 at 7 p.m. This is our time of year. For more info call 704-933-8475.
Pastor Renwick V. E. Fisher is host pastor.

‘Women Of The Upper Room’
On Saturday, April 20 at 5 p.m. The Reach — formerly Outreach Christian Ministries Int. — will present the play “Women Of The Upper Room,” at 722 W. Horah St. It is the resurrection story told by the women who were there.
Free and open to the public. Donations are welcomed.

Outdoor drama ‘Christ’s Cross and Crown’
CHINA GROVE — Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 4914 Old Beatty Ford Road, will present its 57th presentation of the outdoor drama, “Christ’s Cross and Crown” on Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21 at 8:30 p.m. Hot dogs will be served free from 7-8 p.m. both nights.
The church is located at the corner of Old Beatty Ford and Old Concord Roads.
Bring a blanket or chair for your seating on the hillside overlooking the drama scenes.

Sunrise Service at Dan Nicholas Park
Dan Nicholas Park & Campground, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, is hosting a community sunrise services at 7 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 21.

Central UMC Easter
SPENCER — On Easter Sunday Central United Methodist Church, 200 Fourth St., will host a Sunrise Service at 7 a.m.
Breakfast will be served after the Sunrise Service. Easter Worship Service will begin at 10:30 a.m.

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