Faith Briefs Aug. 9-11

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 9, 2019

The Old Time Preachers Quartet
Friendship Baptist Church, 100 Porter Road (I-85 exit 72), is hosting The Old Time Preachers Quartet Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and both Sunday services, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Members of the Quartet will preach in each service. Dinner on the grounds Sunday.

Haircuts and Hairdos
Last year St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 410 Hawkinstown Road, was able to serve over 80 kids as they prepared for the school year. This year on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Luke again offers Haircuts and Hair Dos along with school supplies and lunch. This event is totally free. Marcus L. Fairley is host pastor.

Hall’s Chapel
Hall’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, 611 E. Monroe St., hosts a bake sale 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by the Motherboard.

Community Health Fair
Hosted by Solid Rock Church of God and Rowan Helping Ministries and sponsored by Novant Health. Held Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Rowan Helping Ministries, 226 N. Long St.
Free health screenings include blood pressure monitoring, blood sugar check and more. Mammograms plus PSA screening for men (require appointments). For additional information contact Dr. Laura Washington 704-651-6327 or Jeanne LeMaster 704-637-6838 ext. 118.

Macedonia Missionary Baptist
CONCORD — Macedonia Missionary Baptist Praise Team presents Shabach: Praise and Worship, a unique worship experience beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday. The pre-revival service is at Macedonia, 6740 Macedonia Church Road.
The annual Homecoming and Revival begins shortly after the Shabach on Aug. 11-15.
On Sunday at 11 a.m., Rev. Nathaniel Gales Jr. will speak. The 3 p.m. service features Rev. Joshua Ellerbe, pastor of House of Shiloh Fellowship Church of Albermarle and also pastor of Poplar Springs Baptist Church of Burnsville.
Monday-Thursday, Aug. 12-15 at 7 p.m., Pastor Thomas Lee of Greater Wynns Grove Baptist Church, Colerain will be the speaker. Host pastor is John Leazer.

Smith Chapel
CLEVELAND — Smith Chapel Apostolic Holiness Church, 1735 Mt. Tabor Church Road, will be having its annual Praise In The Park Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., including Sunday school and morning worship followed by a cookout, fun, games and fellowship.
For more info contact Deacon Jimmy Brown 704- 202-2053, Elder Jerry Brown 704- 701-4575, Sis. Viola Stroud 704-640-1930.

Bishop Ronald Hash pastor’s anniversary
EAST SPENCER — The 26th pastor’s anniversary for Bishop Ronald and Lotis Hash will be Sunday at Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St.
The 10 a.m. speaker is Bishop J.C. Hash, pastor of St. Peter’ World Outreach Center and Church, Winston Salem. As a pastor, inspirational speaker, motivator and author whose message challenges people to see themselves as the leaders God created them to be, Dr. J James C. Hash Sr. is a man on a mission straight from God. As senior pastor and chief executive officer of the 3,500-plus member, multi-cultural St. Peter’s Church and World Outreach Center (SPWOC) in Winston-Salem, NC, Dr. Hash, along with his wife Joyce, delivers a positive message of strength and hope, encouraging people to strive for success in every area of life—spirit, soul and body.
A graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, OK, Dr. Hash holds a bachelor of Theology degree and an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Union Christian Bible Institute in Durham, NC. Dr. Hash and Joyce are the parents of four adult children and nine grandchildren.
The 4 p.m. speaker is Dr. Martha Starks, senior pastor of Word of Life Family Worship Center at 726 East Liberty St. for 40 years.
Dr. Starks is a graduate of Catawba College in Salisbury, and a Biblical Studies graduate from the Institute of Biblical Studies in Lynchburg, Virginia. She received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Union Bible In stitute in Durham, North Carolina. Active in the community, she is a member of the North Carolina Chaplaincy Association and serves on the Board of Directors for the One Church One Child Program which partners with the Rowan County Department of Social Services. Dr. Starks is also a member of the Salisbury Interdenominational Minister’s Fellowship and serves on the Board of Directors. She is the former Chairman of the Program Services Committee for the New Tomorrows program sponsored through Rowan Helping Ministries. She served for 10 years as an Associate Chaplain at Rowan Regional Medical Center and has served on various other Boards. Her radio broadcast “Victory in the Word” can be heard Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. on WOGR 93.3 WordNet Radio Station out of Charlotte or worldwide online at In 1995, Dr. Starks begin a Tuesday Bible Study at 11 a.m. In 1999, the Morning Bible Study was moved to Wednesday Morning called “Mid-Day Refreshing”.

Liberty AME Zion
COOLEEMEE — On Sunday at he 11 a.m. service, Rev. Patrick Tate of Southern City AME Zion Church will be the guest speaker. The theme is Brotherhood.

Antioch Missionary Baptist
GRANITE QUARRY — Antioch Missionary Baptist Church will observe its an annual homecoming and revival on Sunday. The 11 a.m. speaker will be Pastor Rickey Johnson. The 3 p.m. service features Rev. Dairl L. Scott Jr. of Center Grove AME Zion Church of Tobacconille. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, Aug. 12-15, at 7 p.m.
Monday: Evangelist Cathye Marlin, Fairview Heights Baptist Church;
Tuesday, Pastor John R. Bankhead, New Bethel Baptist;
Wednesday, Pastor Vincent Patrick Jones, New Zion Baptist;
Thursday, Pastor John W. Cade, Files Chapel Baptist;
Thursday is Youth Night. Asking your youth to attend. Rev. Rickey Johnson is host pastor.

Mt. Zion Baptist
MT. ULLA — Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Boyden Quarters 1765 White Road, will begin Homecoming and Revival on Sunday with Family and Friends Day at 11 a.m. with interim pastor Minister T. P. Lane delivering the morning message. Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. Harold Jordan, pastor of Third Creek AME Zion Church Cleveland, will be the speaker. Revival continues at 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 13-15 .
Tuesday: Rev. Eric Imes;
Wednesday: Rev. Dr. David Bracken;
Thursday: Apostle Derrick Kelly.

New Zion Baptist
New Zion Baptist Church, 2785 Dunn’s Mountain Road, will celebrate the 6th pastoral anniversary of Rev. Vincent Patrick Jones Sr., on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The 11 a.m. speaker is the pastor’s son, Rev. Patrick Jones, of Shady Grove Baptist Church, Bear Poplar. The 4 p.m. guest speaker will be Bishop Herbert C. Crump Jr., pastor of Freedom Temple Ministries, Rock Hill, S.C.

Parables of Christ
Parables of Christ from Conover will be singing at Gospel Lighthouse Church, 435 Concordia Church Road, Sunday at the 11 service.
Gospel Lighthouse is 1/4 mile behind Atwell Fire Department. Host Pastor is Leroy Blankenship.

Piedmont UU Church
Rabbi Dr. Andrew Vogel Ettin will be the guest speaker Sunday at the 12:30 p.m. service at Piedmont UU Church, located at Temple Israel, 1600 Brenner Ave., across from the VA Hospital.
The theme is justice. Commitments to justice and righteousness stand at the center of Jewish ethical teachings. We learn, however, not only from precepts and parables but from experience, from negative examples as much as positive ones. Rabbi Ettin will explore some personal examples and encounters shaping his perspective on Jewish teachings about justice.
Rabbi Ettin has been the spiritual leader of Temple Israel since 1990. He is also Professor Emeritus of English at Wake Forest University and Adjunct Professor of Religion and Divinity at WFU. He was formerly a professor at Cornell University. He is committed to interfaith and interracial activities as well as women’s issues. An alumnus of Rutgers College (A.B.), Washington University (M.A., Ph.D.) and Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies (M.S.J.S.), Dr. Ettin was ordained as a rabbi by Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. He is the author of four published books in addition to numerous articles; a fifth book is in progress.
Rev. Mary Frances Comer is the host minister. Visit for more information.

Lilly’s Chapel
Lilly’s Chapel Church of God, 618 W. Thomas St., will hold its annual homecoming service on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Charles Susong, pastor of Mount Calvary Holy Church, and music will be rendered by the Mount Calvary Holy Church Choir.
Annual revival services are Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 12-14 at 7 p.m. The revivalist speaker is Apostle Bradley Taylor, pastor of Outreach Christian Ministries, and music will be rendered by the Outreach Christian Church Choir.
Host pastor is Dr. Doris Clawson.

Moore’s Chapel AME Zion
CLEVELAND — The homecoming service at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 5890 South River Church Road, is Sunday at 3 p.m.
Visiting minister is Bishop Henry McNeil, pastor of New Horizon Baptist Church of High Point.
Revival services are Monday-Friday, Aug. 12-16 at 7 p.m.
Monday: Rev. Harold Jordan, Third Creek AME Zion, Cleveland;
Tuesday: Pastor T. Shay Geter, New Faith Full Gospel Fellowship Center;
Wednesday: Rev. Jimmy Griffin, New Jersey AME Zion, Lexington;
Thursday: Bro. Nicholas Lackey, local preacher, Shiloh AME Zion;
(Youth Night) Statesville;
Friday: Rev. James Millsaps, Knox Grove Baptist Church, Cleveland.
Rev. Eddie L. Fortson is host pastor.

The Reach Church
At the Sunday afternoon service at 4 p.m., Pastor Brian Deuley from Nikao church will be guest speaker at the fellowship service.

‘Songs Created in His Image’
New London — NLUMC Music In Missions Concert Series present ‘Songs Created in His Image’ as performed by Noah Melton, at New London United Methodist Church, on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
All donations received will go to the family of Alastair Parker, firefighter and first responder in Randolph County who was critically injured in a horrific car accident on June 29. As a result of his injuries, Alastair cannot return to work as an EMT with WakeMed Critical Care.

St. Luke’s Episcopal
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will hold the next installment of its series on “Becoming Beloved Community” events on Sunda at 5 p.m. The programs are aimed at promoting racial reconciliation, healing, and justice. Gather at the church Parish Hall for a meal followed by viewing of a video and a discussion. For more information, contact

Homestead Baptist
KANNAPOLIS — The Jordan Family Band will be singing at Homestead Baptist Church on Sunday at 6 p.m. The church is located at the corner of West 22nd Street and Hwy 29 A. There is no charge.

Organ Recital by Alden Wright
CHINA GROVE — On Sunday at 7 p.m., Salisbury native and rising senior at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where he studies with Nathan Laube, will present an organ recital at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 326 N. Main St. There is no charge.
Wright studied organ with Dr. Phillip Burgess 2012-2016 and piano with Diane Freeman 2008-2012. He will play works by Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Karg-Elert and Maurice Duruflé.

Pastoral appreciation
On Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Bethel Power of Faith Ministries, 1021 N. Main St., the 32nd pre-anniversary pastoral appreciation service for Bishop JC and Apostle Charlene Kellam will feature guest speaker Apostle Bradley Taylor of The Reach Church at 722 Horah St.

Grief programs
MOORESVILLE — Loss of a Spouse seminar. Saturday, Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m.; or GriefShare: A special weekly seminar and support group. Saturday, Aug. 24 at 9:30 a.m.
Shearer Presbyterian Church. Regster at or call 704-236-7570.

KANNAPOLIS — GriefShare: For those who have lost loved ones, to help them through the grieving process. Classes begin Sept. 9 and run for 13 weeks on Mondays at 6 p.m. and are held at Central Baptist Church located at 1810 Moose Road. $17 covers materials. Call the church for more information at 704-938-8883.

In Dr. Henry Waiters column on Aug. 1, “The gods of convenience,” an incorrect scripture was given. The final reference should be 2 Chronicles 7:14 , not Corinthians.

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