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Faith Briefs Aug. 16-18

12 Tribes program at Fairview Heights
Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church, 704 Old Concord Road, will host a Twelve Tribes program on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Host pastor is Rev. Clarence E. Marlin.


Beasley to speak at Piedmont UU Church
The Salisbury Gathering will participate in a combined service with the University Gathering at 9704 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte.
The Sunday 9:45 a.m. service features guest speaker Rev. Kathy Beasley of Orlando, Fla.
Rev. Beasley is a recent graduate of Unity Urban Ministerial School and is licensed as a Unity Minister.
The service will be followed by a caravan to the Charlotte PRIDE parade. Rev. Mary Frances Comer is the minister of Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church.


Homecoming at NorthGate
NorthGate Church, 1255 W. Ridge Road, is celebrating its inaugural homecoming on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.
There will be a potluck meal after the service.


Homecoming at Luther’s Lutheran
Luther’s Lutheran Church, at the corner of Stokes Ferry and Richfield Roads, celebrates homecoming on Sunday with guest speaker bishop Timothy Smith. A covered dish meal follows the service.


Messiah Lutheran’s 77th anniversary
On Sunday, Messiah Lutheran Church will celebrate its 77th anniversary. Current pastor, Rev. Don Safrit, will deliver the homecoming message during the 11 a.m. service. There will be no Sunday School that morning. A covered dish lunch will follow in the church fellowship hall. All former and current members are encouraged to attend for worship, food, and fellowship. Messiah Church is located on the corner of Lafayette St. and Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.


Missionary anniversary at Smith Chapel
CLEVELAND — Smith Chapel Apostolic Holiness Church, 1735 Mt. Tabor Church Road, will be celebrating their Missionary Anniversary Sunday at the 11 a.m. and at 3 p.m. services.


Homecoming and revival at Union Chapel
LINWOOD — Union Chapel AME Zion Church, 4329 Sowers Road, celebrates homecoming and revival Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. with host pastor Rev. Michael Frencher Jr. speaking. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m.
At 3 p.m. Bishop James Ledbetter of Shady Grove Baptist Church will be the guest speaker.
Revival services are Monday-Friday, Aug. 19-23 at 7 p.m. Speakers are:
Monday: Rev. Scott Cunningham of China Grove AME Zion Church, Pineville;
Tuesday: Rev. Carolyn Bratton of St Stephens AME Zion Church, Gastonia;
Wednesday: Rev. Dr. Bryon Battle Sr of Little Bethlehem Christian Center, Eden;
Thursday: Rev. Dr. Jarret Frite of New Mt Olivet AME Zion Church, Rock Hill;
Friday: Minister Justin Wade of Greater Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Charlotte.


Pastor anniversary at United Baptist Church
KANNAPOLIS — United Baptist Church, 3001 Clermont Ave., will celebrate Pastor and Mrs. Jones 45th anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Eric Susong, pastor of Mount Calvary Holy Church, will be the guest speaker.


Pastor anniversary at Shady Grove Baptist
MT. ULLA — Shady Grove Baptist Church, 220 Shady Grove Church Road, will celebrate its pastor’s 31st anniversary on Sunday at 4 p.m.
The guest speaker will be Rev. Clarence E. Marlin of Fairview Heights Baptist Church. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.


Reggie Saddler Family in concert
Reggie Saddler and Family will be in concert Sunday at 5 p.m. at Franklin Presbyterian Church, 280 Franklin Church Drive. This event is free, but love offerings will be accepted. There will be a free meal afterwards.


Prayer and healing service at Resurrection Life
Resurrection Life Church, 627 Newsome Road, will host a Prayer and Healing Service on Sunday at 6 p.m. What does the Bible say about healing? For more information contact Rev. Jerry Snipes at 794-638-0002.


St. Lutheran Church homecoming week
A week of preaching; Sunday-Tuesday Aug. 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Jeff Lindsay from Church of the Redeemer. Gastonia will be the guest speaker.
Homecoming worship is Sunday Aug. 25 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Mike Greenauer from Trinity Lutheran Church in Flat Rock as guest speaker.


Women’s fellowship at Hall’s Chapel
Hall’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, 611 E. Monroe St., will host Women’s Fellowship Revival services Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 20-22 at 7 p.m. nightly.


Mt. Vernon Presbyterian revival and homecoming
WOODLEAF — Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church, 435 Carson Road, will hold revival services Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 20-22 at 7 p.m. Revival evangelist are:
Tuesday: Pastor James Harley of Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church in Mooresville and Freedom Presbyterian Church in Statesville;
Wednesday: Rev. Jafus Mack, assistant youth pastor at Shekinah Glory Apostolic Church in Hickory;
Wednesday: Youth night;
Thursday: Rev. Sharon Smoot of Ambassadors for Jesus Christ Church in Cleveland;
Sunday, Aug. 25 is homecoming. Minister James Miles from Allen Temple Presbyterian Church in Cleveland will preach at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served afterward. The 2:30 p.m. service consists of praise and worship, Sacraments, and the homecoming financial report. Rev. Otto Gaither is host pastor.


32nd pastoral anniversary at Bethel Power of Faith
The 32nd pastoral anniversary services for Bishop JC and Apostle Charlene Kellam of Bethel Power of Faith Ministries, 1021 N. Main St., feature guest speakers Aug. 20-23 at 7:30 p.m.:
Tuesday: Pastor Kimberly Bost World of Faith Ministries;
Wednesday: Pastor Charlene Jones New Life Apostolic Church, Mocksville;
Thursday: Apostle Michael Marshall of Full Deliverance Outreach Center, Lexington;
Friday: Pastor Anthony Williams Tower of Power United Holy Church.
Sunday, Aug. 25 at 11 a.m.: Apostle Kenneth Kates of Christ Deliverance Temple, Dublin, Ga.


VBS at Luther’s Lutheran Church, at the corner of Stokes Ferry and Richfield Roads
Aug. 24 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
For all ages. Lunch will be served.


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. Register at shearerpca.org 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.

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