Faith briefs May 10-12
Almost time for VBS
It’s almost VBS time! We will run listings for free in the Faith section, following this format:
Other: (may include age restrictions, picnic info, closing program details, etc.
Listings will run weekly beginning May 31 as space allows. Submit to email@example.com
T.O.P. men’s prayer 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. The speaker will be Rev. Tony Granet, an associate of the T.O.P. For more information call 704-636-1244 or 336-451-0370 or firstname.lastname@example.org (new email)
Gospel sing at Southside Church of God
CHINA GROVE — Southside Church of God, 163 3rd Ave., will host a gospel sing on Saturday at 7 p.m. with gospel artist Diana Gillette of The Perry Sisters. Rev. Gloria J. Ross is host pastor.
On Thursday, May 16, from 9 a.m.-noon, Dr. Smiley and Dr. Lipscomb will be at The Southside Mission for a free clinic. First come first serve to the public. The Southside Mission is located at 157 Columbus St. in China Grove.
At The Cross celebrates Mothers’ Day
At The Cross Ministries, 201 W. D. Ave., will host its annual Mothers, Women, and Young Women Celebration on Sunday during 10 a.m. service, with music by the Power in Praise (PIPs) Ministry.
The Men and Young Men’s Ministry will serve breakfast at 9 a.m.
The morning speaker will be Minister Stephanie Vonda Bruce, associate minister at Dorsett Chapel UCC where the pastor is Rev. Rick Galloway.
Host pastor is Rev. Dee Ellison. Call 704-433-6662 for more information.
Mother’s Day at Third Creek
CLEVELAND — A Mother’s Day program honoring the life of Emma Clarissa Willlams Clement will be held Sunday at Third Creek AME Zion Church, 415 E. Main St.
Lenore Bronson of Salisbury’s Mt. Zion Baptist Church will be the speaker at 11 a.m.
Emma Williams was married to Rev. George Clinton Clement in 1898 on the campus of Livingstone College on their graduation day, by Dr. Joseph Price.
In 1946, she became the first African-American Woman to be named the American Mother-of-the-Year. The AME Zion Church Quadrennial Convention of 1959 adopted “Emma Clarissa Clement Day” to be observed annually on Mother’s Day, in memory of her commitment and service to the Womans Home and Overrseas Missionary Society (WH&OMS) and the AME Zion Church.
Sandra Hunt is president of WH&OMS at Third Creek. Rev. Harold L. Jordan is host pastor.
Immanuel observes Mother’s Day
ROCKWELL — Immanuel Lutheran will celebrate Mother’s Day with red and white carnations in honor and memory of moms past and present. Mandy Shulenburger will present gifts to women in the congregation who have reached certain milestones on their life journeys, and will also pay tribute to the memory of women in the congregation who have died this past year. Rev. Bruce Sheeks is host pastor.
First Calvary Baptist Church Revival
It’s Revival Time at First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 South Long St., May 14-16 at 7 p.m. nightly.
The theme for this revival is “Sending Forth Laborers.”
Nightly speakers are:
Tuesday: Rev. Eric Susong of Mt. Calvary Holy Church;
Wednesday: Minister Deborah Johnson, Mt. Zion Baptist Church;
Thursday: Minister Justin Wade of Livingstone College.
Host pastor is Rev. Dr. Leamon E. Brown.
New Life celebrates pastoral anniversary
EAST SPENCER — Friday-Sunday, May 17-19, New Life Community Church at 118 Heiligtown Road, celebrates the sixth pastoral anniversary of Pastor Carl W. Gray and Lady Vicky Gray.
7:30 p.m. May 17: Guest speaker Apostle Sylvester Gillespie, pastor of Tabernacle of Joy Ministries in Mooresville;
6 p.m. May 18: Celebrating First Lady Vicky Gray with speaker Harriet Porter-Jinwright, pastor at The Garden at Pneuma Life Center in Charlotte;
10 a.m. May 19: Speaker COLC founder and overseer Bishop E.L. Gray of Holy Temple Church in Statesville;
4 p.m. May 19: Guest speaker Bishop Darryl White from Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Charlotte, will close out the Anniversary Celebration weekend.
IMF plans CityWide Revival
The Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship (IMF)of Rowan will host its annual CityWide Revival on May 21-23. Featuring revivalist Bishop Herbert C. Crump Jr., senior pastor and founder of Freedom Temple Ministries of Rock Hill, S.C. Services begin at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday at the host church Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave.
Youth Night is Thursday. Fifteen churches make up IMF and the community is invited.
The CityWide Revival Choir will be featured and the Minister of Music is D.J. Parsons. For more information call 704-433-6662.
Root of David Church of Deliverance services
The Root of David Church of Deliverance, 1315 Short St. (off Long St.), holds services in the Zeta Building every Sunday at 4 p.m. with the exception of first Sundays. Presiding Apostle is Susan Yarbrough.
Purpose Driven Life classes on hiatus
Due to scheduling constraints, Purpose Driven Life classes, hosted by In My Father’s House and led by Rev. Roosevelt Jenkins, will not be held until further notice.
Free 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.
‘Keys to Caregiving’ Conference
Trinity Oaks and Trinity at Home will host the 4th annual Keys to Caregiving Conference Saturday, May 18, at Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road.
The conference is free, and lunch is provided. Motivational speaker Jennifer Parsley will be featured, as well as dementia expert Mary Ann Drummond. Back by popular demand is a segment called Tips and Tricks of the Trade, in which professional caregivers share their hard-won practical knowledge. A panel of experts will answer questions.
The event is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and registration starts at 8:15. There may be free adult day care available for your loved one, space permitting. The conference is free, but RSVP to Teresa Dakins at email@example.com or call 704-603-2776.