Faith Briefs, Resurrection weekend April 19-21
No UMA meeting
The United Ministerial Alliance will not have a business meeting on Saturday April 20, nor a third Sunday worship service on Easter Sunday.
Lebanon Lutheran Church
CLEVELAND — 1200 Thompson Road
Easter sunrise service at 8 a.m. Message by retired Pastor Carroll Robinson; communion will be served. Breakfast follows. There will be no 10:30 a.m. service.
John Calvin Presbyterian
John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave.
Community sunrise service at 8 a.m.
Potluck breakfast to follow.
North Kannapolis Baptist
KANNAPOLIS — 312 Locust St., 704-933-2125.
Early worship at 7:30 a.m. (outside, weather permitting);
Easter breakfast at 8:15 a.m.;
Bible study 9:15 a.m.; and
Easter worship at 10:30 a.m. including special music and communion.
St. Stephen’s Lutheran
GOLD HILL — 4400 St. Stephen’s Church Road, www.ststephensgoldhill.org
Good Friday service at 7 p.m.
Easter Sunrise Service at 6:45 a.m. Breakfast afterward in the fellowship building.
RICHFIELD — www.mtzionrichfield.org
Easter Sunday community sunrise service at 6:45 a.m. in the Richfield Cemetery. Breakfast will follow at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church.
Mt. Zion Lutheran
RICHFIELD — 704-463-7280, www.mtzionrichfield.org
Festival service with Holy Communion at 11 a.m.
Lutheran Chapel China Grove
CHINA GROVE — 135 Eudy Road
Good Friday service at 7 p.m.;
Easter sunrise service at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast afterward; Worship service at 9:30 a.m.
Rev. Susan Bame is host pastor.
1910 Mooresville Road:
Sunrise service 7 a.m.; Sunrise breakfast 7:30 a.m.
Worship 11 a.m. featuring the cantata ‘Majesty’ performed by the Landmark Choir under direction of Mary Williams with solos by Mike Robinson, Laura Jackson, Hillary Robinson, Megan Smith; Richard Kelly, narrator; Mica Poteat, choreographer.
Mt. Zion UCC
CHINA GROVE — Easter Sunday sunrise service 6:45 a.m. in the Historic Cemetery;
Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.
Traditional service with Holy Communion at 9 a.m. plus special music. www.mtzionchinagrove.com or 704-857-1169
Trinity Presbyterian USA
300 S. Caldwell St.
Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. followed by breakfast. Message delivered by Dr. David Boger, Commissioned Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church USA.
Mt. Moriah Lutheran
CHINA GROVE — 750 Mt. Moriah Church Road.
Good Friday service at 7 p.m.;
Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. followed by fundraiser breakfast.
Holy Communion celebration worship at 10 a.m.
FAITH — 205 S. Main St.
Good Friday Service, 7 p.m.
Easter Sunday breakfast, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.;
Worship at 10:30 a.m.
Erwin Temple and Moores Chapel
WOODLEAF — Joint Easter sunrise service at Erwin Temple CME, 155 Erwin Temple Church Road, at 6 a.m. with Moores Chapel AMEZ of Woodleaf.
Rev. Eddie Fortson, pastor of Moores Chapel will speak. Breakfast afterward.
Regular morning worship is at Erwin Temple at 9 a.m. with speaker Rev. Ervin L. Hannah Jr., pastor of Erwin Temple.
627 Newsome Road
Resurrection Celebration Sunday at 10 a.m. with music by the Resurrection Life Band, personal testimonies and a message.
Rev. Jerry Snipes is host pastor, 704-433-8776.
Easter sunrise service 6:30 a.m., formal procession, re-lighting of the Lenten Cross. Chancel Choir will perform.
Breakfast afterward, prepared by the Men’s Sunday school class. No Sunday school or 11 a.m. service. Rev. Bruce Sheeks is host pastor.
CHINA GROVE — 185 Concordia Church Road.
Easter Sunrise Eucharist, 7:30 a.m.;
Easter Festival Service at 11 a.m.
Southern Tabernacle AME Zion
EAST SPENCER —940 S Long St., 704-8708531
Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. Fellowship breakfast afterward.
Morning worship service is at 10 a.m. Rev. Patrick Tate is host pastor.
Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship
SPENCER — 7 p.m. Good Friday: Presenting the play “Getting to my Chapter 28” at host church Antioch Missionary Baptist, 602 S. Salisbury Ave.;
Easter Sunday sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. with Pastor Dr. Leamon Brown of First Calvary Baptist Church, at host church Fairview Heights Baptist, 704 Old Concord Road.
SPENCER — 1570 Long St. Extension.
Second annual Holy Week Noonday Services conclude Friday, noon-12:20 p.m. with speaker Dr. David Bracken.
Combined Easter sunrise service for Mt. Zion, Jerusalem and Gethsemane Baptist Churches is Sunday at 7 a.m. at Gethsemane. Rev. Dr. N=ilous Avery II speak.
Gloria Dei Lutheran
1908 Statesville Blvd. April 19 Good Friday worship services at noon and also at 7 p.m. by Rev. John Tucker
New London UMC
NEW LONDON —New London UMC, 206 S. Main St.
Good Friday Tenebrae service at 7 p.m.
GRANITE QUARRY — 234 S Main St.
Sunday Sunrise service at 7 a.m.; breakfast follows.
Easter Sunday service at 11 a.m.
Joint Sunrise Service
Sunday at 6:30 a.m., hosted by Third Creek AME Zion Church.
Joint sunrise service with Mt. Vernon Presbyterian, Woodleaf; Third Creek AME Zion, Cleveland; Liberty AME Zion, Cooleemee; Cedar Grove AME Zion, Cleveland; and South Iredell AME Zion, Troutman.
Message by Rev. Michael Mitchell, pastor of Liberty AME Zion Church, Cooleemee. Breakfast will be served.
Love Christian Center
EAST SPENCER — 102 N. Long St.
Sunrise service at 6 a.m. with speaker Minister Michael Williams. Breakfast will be served afterward; .
Easter morning service at 10 a.m.
Host pastor is Bishop Ronald Hash.
Bethel and Grace UMC
Easter Sunday 7 a.m. sunrise service at Bethel Cemetery; in the event of rain meet in the Bethel sanctuary, 2380 Long Ferry Road;
8 a.m. Easter breakfast is at Bethel UMC;
9 a.m. Easter service is at Grace UMC, 846 Faith Road;
10:30 a.m. Easter service at Bethel UMC, 2380 Long Ferry Road.
Third Creek AME Zion
CLEVELAND — 415 E. Main St., 704-267-4068.
6 p.m. Good Friday: Seven Last Words of Christ by Rev. Harold Jordan of Third Creek along with Rev. Bobbie Samuels of South Iredell AME Zion, Troutman. Preachers: Shaquawn Ramsey, Amazing Grace Church of God, Cooleemee; Rev. Raymondo Brady, Sills Creek AME Zion, Mooresville; Rev. Bernetta Wright, Marable Memorial AME Zion, Kannapolis; Ann Jordan, Oak Grove Baptist, China Grove; Rev. Clara Tandy, Providence AME Zion, Salisbury; Rev. Chris Sherrill, Shiloh Baptist, Concord; Rev. Terry Jackson Jr., Sandy Ridge AME Zion, Landis.
St. Luke’s Lutheran
MT. ULLA — St. Luke’s Lutheran, 11020 Hwy 801
Good Friday, 7 p.m. service.
Easter Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.
Host pastor Scott Swix, 704-278-2710 www.stlukesmtulla.org
KANNAPOLIS — 2532 Lane St.
Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. Breakfast afterward.
The regular morning worship service will be at 11 a.m. Host pastor is Jeff Cole.
Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist
Combined Easter sunrise service at 6 a.m. Congregations from area churches will be in attendance. Breakfast will following the service. Rev. Perry J. Dye is host pastor.
Lake Community Church
Easter at The Lake, 7800 Bringle Ferry Road, www.thelake.church
Good Friday movie night: Lord’s Supper and “Risen” at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday at 9:30 and 11 a.m., “He’s Alive; I’m Alive.” Ronnie Pinyan is host pastor.
Ultimately Passover service at True Holiness Church of God. Good Friday at 7 p.m. 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. The resurrection story told by the women who were there. Free and open to the public. Donations welcome.
Dan Nicholas Park
Dan Nicholas Park & Campground, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, is hosting a community sunrise services at 7 a.m. on Easter Sunday.
SPENCER — 200 Fourth St.
Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. Breakfast will be served after ward.
Easter worship will begin at 10:30 a.m.
CONCORD — Apostle Charlene Kellam of Bethel Power of Faith Ministries will speak at New Freedom Holiness Church 4625 Garden Terrace, on April 26 at 7 p.m. Host pastor is Bishop Tyrone L. Washington.
Christian Outreach re-dedication
April 26-28: Christian Outreach of the Piedmont Inc. will be hold re-dedication services featuring Evangelist Jim Hockaday, Apostle Tracey Troy, Bishop Harvey Rice and Psalmist Kenny Smith. All services are open to the public. Glenn Usry is host pastor.