Faith briefs April 26-28

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 26, 2019

Solid Rock CoG breakfast
The Men’s Ministry of Solid Rock Church of God, 1004 Locke St., hosts its annual Men’s Prayer Breakfast on Saturday at 9 a.m. with worship, prayer, praise and food. For information, contact Pastor Samuel A. Washington or Deacon Edward D. Tucker at 704-232-0538.

Fairview Heights outreach ministry
The Outreach Ministry of Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church of 704 Old Concord Road, will be at Brightmoore Nursing Center, 610 W. Fisher St., at 11 a.m. Saturday. Speaker: Evangelist Shelia Bush.

Evangelist Sweeney at Love Christian Center
EAST SPENCER — Evangelist Cynthia D. Sweeney will be the guest speaker at Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St. on Sunday at 10 a.m..
Evangelist Sweeney is also an author, playwright, entrepreneur and the host of television and radio talk show The Selah Moments.
Host pastor is Bishop Ronald Hash. For information call 704-433-1474.

Pink Sunday at Mt. Zion Missionary
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave., will observe Pink Sunday at the 11 a.m. service. Pink Sunday promotes breast cancer awareness and education. Cookie Parks, breast cancer survivor, will be the speaker. Those in attendance are asked to wear pink in support of Pink Sunday. Dr. Nilous M. Avery, II is host pastor. Call 704-637-0954 for more information.

Usher Day at Jerusalem Baptist
Jerusalem Baptist Church will observe Usher Appreciation Day on Sunday during the 11 a.m. service. Rev. Dr. David Bracken, host pastor, will speak. Music will be provided by the JBC mass Choir. All adult and youth ushers are asked to dress in appropriate attire. The highlight of the program will be the recognition of Usher Of The Year.

Woman’s Day at Third Creek
CLEVELAND — Woman’s Day will be observed on Sunday at Third Creek AME Zion Church, 415 E. Main St. The theme is “A Woman Who Fears the Lord Shall be Praised.” Salisbury Mayor Alvena Heggins will be the speaker at the 11 a.m. service.
Valerie Watkins, from Jerusalem Baptist Church, Spencer, will speak at the 3 p.m. service; with special music by the Echos of Christ of Salisbury. A special presentation will made to the church’s Woman-of-the-Year. Lunch will follow the morning service in the Glenn Grayson Fellowship Hall. Visitors who desire may wear pink attire.
Rev. Harold L. Jordan is host pastor.

Cedar Grove celebrates 141 years
Cedar Grove AME Zion Church invites everyone to join us on Sunday, April 28, at our 11 a.m. worship service for our 141st Church Anniversary. Our very own Brother Chris Sherrill will bring the message. Lunch will be served following the service. Rev. Dr. Bertha Pittman, pastor.

Holy Humor at Mt. Tabor UMC
Need a good laugh to start your week? Join Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road, at 11 a.m. for Bright Sunday: A morning of Holy Humor. Wear your brightest colors and bring your family friendly jokes for a casual time of worship. Call 704-633-7484 or visit

New schedule at Piedmont UUC
The new Sunday Service schedule for the Salisbury Gathering of the Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church is now 12:30 p.m. The service this Sunday will focus on the topics of social justice and the struggle for wholeness.
Piedmont UCC is an inclusive religious community that meets on the campus of Temple Israel at 1600 Brenner Ave. across from the entrance to the V.A. Hospital. Coffee hour begins at noon prior to the service.
Lead minister is Rev. Mary Frances Comer. Learn more at

Erwin Temple celebrates 93 years
WOODLEAF — Erwin Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 155 Erwin Temple Church Road, will celebrate its 93rd Church Anniversary on Sunday.
The pastor, Rev. Ervin L. Hannah Jr. will give the morning message. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. Afternoon worship will begin at 3 p.m.
Guest speaker will be Rev. Paul I. Brown. He serves as Senior President-Dean School of Theological Center in Atlanta, Ga.

Mt. Zion Ushers Anniversary
MT. ULLA — Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1765 White Road, celebrates its Ushers Anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. Anthony Carter, associate pastor of New Zion Baptist Church Taylorsville.
T. P. Lane is host interim pastor.

Usher anniversary at Shady Grove
EAST SPENCER — The Usher Ministry of Shady Grove Baptist Church, 600 S. Long St., will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Leamon E. Brown, pastor of First Calvary Baptist Church. Host pastor is Rev. James Leadbetter III.

Rhema Praise and Worship honors pastors
SPENCER — Rhema Praise and Worship Church, 117 Long Ferry Road, celebrates its pastor, Rev. Alonza Williams Sr., and associate pastor, Rev. Joyce Williams’ eighth Pastoral Anniversary on Sunday, at 3 p.m. The 11 a.m. speaker is Bishop Otis Robinson of the Reformed Church of God of Winston-Salem, and the 3 p.m. speaker is Bishop Wayne Brown of Smith Chapel Apostolic Church of Cleveland, NC.

Family Day at Sandy Ridge AME Zion
LANDIS — The Stewardess Board 1 of Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church, 1025 Mt. Moriah Church Road, will present the annual Family and Friends Day Celebration on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Vickie Griffith is president; Rev. C.J. Shuford is host pastor.

God’s Will Be Done Ministry hosts program
On Sunday at 4 p.m., God’s Will Be Done Ministry, 1401 Bringle Ferry Road, hosts a Dynamite District Program led by Pastor Mike White of Amazing Grace Church of God of Cooleemee. A meal will be served at 3 p.m. Host pastor is Ralph Melton.

‘Our Song VI’ concert
On Sunday at 4 p.m. in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on the campus of Catawba College, Our Song VI will be presented by the Catawba Singers, the Catawba Chamber Choir, and the Catawba PopAC Choir. The program is free and open to the public.

F.A.C.T. Event
F.A.C.T. (Families and Communities Together) will have the final session of parenting workshops with a Family Night Out Event on Monday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church, 306 N. Church St. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.
There are workshops for the entire family: Adults – “Raising Competent, Confident & Resilient Children” with Margaret Stridick from the Terry Hess House & Child Advocacy Center.
Separate sessions for children and youth on the theme “Making Good Choices” with presenters Rev. Angelica Sweat and the community group GenUp.
RSVP to if you plan to attend.
Co-hosting the workshops are Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church and First Calvary Baptist Church. Rev. Dr. Derrick R. Anderson and Dr. Leamon E. Brown serve as pastors respectively.

National Day of Prayer in East Spencer
EAST SPENCER — The Town of East Spencer will acknowledge the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2 at noon on the steps of the Town Hall, 105 S. Long St. Guest speaker will be Pastor Lenny Burrison of Freshwater Outreach Ministries,105 W. Earnhardt St. in East Spencer.

Purpose Driven Life classes
Purpose Driven Life classes are hosted by In My Father’s House, led by Rev. Roosevelt Jenkins. They are held 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 May 2 and 9.

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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