Faith Briefs June 14-16

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 14, 2019

Zionettes celebrate 62nd anniversary
LINWOOD — The Zionettes of Union Chapel AME Zion Church, 4329 Sowers Road, will be celebrating their 62nd Anniversary Saturday at 6 p.m. All choirs, groups, and soloists are welcome. Rev. Michael Frencher Jr. is host pastor.

Fathers, Men, and Young Men At The Cross
Fathers, Men, and Young Men Celebration is Sunday at 10 a.m. at At The Cross Ministries, 201 W. D Ave.
Bishop Harvey Rice, Pastor Emeritus of Mt. Calvary Holy Church will be the guest speaker.
Host pastor is Dee Ellison. 704-433-6662.

First Calvary Men’s and Father’s Day
First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S. Long St., will celebrate Men’s and Father’s day Sunday during 11 a.m. service.
Rev. Arthur Heggins will be the guest speaker. As a special gift, we will offer photos for fathers and their families. The photographer will be available until 2:30 p.m. Host pastor is Dr. Leamon E. Brown.
For more information, call 704-633-2818, or contact Bro. Matthew McCullough at

Guest musician at First UCC
This Sunday First United Church of Christ welcomes Kania Mills as our guest musician during worship. Kania Mills is the clarinet and saxophone instructor at Catawba College and Livingstone College. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Worship begins at 11 a.m.

United Ministerial Alliance joint worship service
GRANITE QUARRY — The United Ministerial Alliance will host its joint worship service at 7 p.m. Sunday at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 602 S. Salisbury Ave., Granite Quarry.
Rev. Dr. George B. Jackson, pastor of Citadel of Faith Christian Fellowship of Lexington, will deliver the message. Rev. Rickey Johnson is host pastor.
The U.M.A.’s business meeting will be held on Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. at Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St., East Spencer.

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave., begins celebrating its 152nd Homecoming with the following activities:
6 p.m. Wednesday: W.O.W. (Worship On Wednesday) with Rev. Marcus Fairley of St. Luke Baptist Church. Dress is casual.
6:30 p.m. Thursday: Gospel Karaoke Night
6:30 p.m. Friday: Family Movie Night
1 p.m. Saturday: Church cookout and Family Fun Day
11 a.m. Sunday, June 23: Rev. James Isaac III of New Hope Granville Missionary Baptist Church, Oxford.
All activities are open to the community. Find more info at 704-637-0954 or
Rev. Dr. Nilous M. Avery II is host pastor.

Celebrate America Concert Series
CONCORD — At the 16th annual Piedmont Choral Society’s annual free “All Patriotic Music” concert series, guest community singers will join the group.
All service personnel and their families will be honored, along with a tribute to our POWs/MIAs and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Music of the WWII era will be featured.
A benefit concert for the Jason Ray Foundation ( is Thursday only, June 20 at 7 p.m. A reception follows.
Additional concerts are Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 23 at 3 p.m. Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. N., Concord will host all events.
Info: 704-699-6053 or

Men’s Day at New Bethel Baptist
MOCKSVILLE — New Bethel Baptist Church, 3727 US Hwy 601 S., will celebrate Men’s Day on Sunday, June 23 at 3 p.m.
Dr. James Donald Ballard, Pastor Emeritus of United Metropolitan Baptist Church of Winston-Salem, will be the guest speaker. Dr. Ballard led United Metropolitan for 45 years before his retirement. His retirement has allowed him to continue to serve in the role of guest preacher and to pursue his passion for writing. Rev. John R. Bankhead Jr. is host pastor.

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.

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.

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