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Faith Briefs Aug. 23-25

Today: Faith Leaders Luncheon
S-R NAACP Religious Affairs Committee hosts a Faith Leaders Luncheon today at 11 a.m. for pastors, clergy, lay leaders and faith leaders at Salisbury Civic Center, 315 MLK Jr. Ave. South. An open panel will discuss faith and justice in Rowan County. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Register on site. Each faith leader is asked for a $100 donation.
With questions contact Rev. Marcus L. Fairley at marcus.fairley@naacpnc.org or 704-502-0186.

Tower of Power men’s prayer breakfast
The monthly prayer breakfast at Tower of Power United Holy Church, 601 Cemetery St., is Saturday at 8 a.m. with speaker Pastor Ricky Johnson of Antioch Baptist Church, Granite Quarry. Free. All men are invited. Info: 704-636-1244.

Fairview Heights
The Outreach Ministry of Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church, 704 Old Concord Road, will be at Brightmoor Nursing Center, 610 W. Fisher St., at 11 a.m. Saturday, with speaker Minister Jerone Allison.

Homecoming and revival at Cedar Grove
Cedar Grove AME Zion Church holds its annual picnic on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Homecoming is Sunday at 11 a.m. Speaker is Cedar Grove’s Sister Quinta Ellis-Pamerly of Laurel, Maryland. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m.
Revival services are Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 27-29 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Rev. Robert Kelley of Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church;
Wednesday-Thursday: Rev. David Williams of Greater Gethsemane AME Zion Church, Charlotte.
Rev. Dr. Bertha Pittman is host pastor.

Moore’s Chapel Day
Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church will observe Moore’s Chapel Day in honor of its 127th year on Aug. 24-25. On Saturday is the community cookout at the church, 500 Partee St., at 1 p.m.
On Sunday, Rev. Robert N. Kelley Jr., pastor, will speak at 10 a.m. and dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.
3 p.m. speaker: Rev. Dr. Haven O. Anderson of Marvin AME Zion Church, Waxhaw.

Mass Choir Day at St. Luke Missionary Baptist
St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 410 Hawkinstown Road, hosts Mass Choir Day on Saturday at 4 p.m. to celebrate the Mass Choir’s Anniversary. Choirs are asked to render two selections.
Rev. Marcus L. Fairley is host pastor.

Lyerly Evangelical anniversary
ROCKWELL — Lyerly Evangelical Church, 1320 Crescent Road, will celebrate its 128th anniversary on Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service.
Rev. Wayne Trexler is the guest preacher. He grew up in Lyerly’s sister church, St. Luke’s Reformed. Lyerly Church is named for Dr. J.M.L. Lyerly, founder of the church (1891) and of Nazareth Orphans’ Home (1906), just down the road from the church. A covered dish lunch will follow the service. Dr. W.C. Gaither Jr. is host pastor.

Homecoming at St. Lutheran Church
Homecoming worship is Sunday Aug. 25 at 10:30 a.m. with guest speaker Rev. Mike Greenauer from Trinity Lutheran Church in Flat Rock.

Homecoming and Revival at New Bethel Baptist
MOCKSVILLE — New Bethel Baptist Church, 3727 US Hwy 601S, celebrates homecoming and revival Sunday at 11 a.m. with host pastor Rev. John Bankhead Jr. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m.
At 3 p.m. Rev. Keith Curry of Oak Grove Baptist Church, China Grove will speak.
Revival Services are Monday-Wednesday Aug. 26-28 at 7 p.m. .
Monday: Rev. Dr. Marion Franks, Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Mocksville;
Tuesday: Rev. Gary Milton, Boxwood Baptist Church, Mocksville;
Wednesday: Rev. Nasby Mills, Progressive Outreach.

Homecoming and music at Knox Chapel UMC
CLEVELAND — Knox Chapel UMC, 3520 Amity Hill Road, holds its 35th annual homecoming service at 11 a.m. There will be a meal after service with special music by Wood Family Tradition.

Homecoming and revival at Henderson Grove
Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming on Sunday. The 11 a.m. service will be conducted by the pastor, Rev. Perry J. Dye. Lunch will follow at 1:30 p.m.
3 p.m. guest speaker is Rev. Anthony Williams, Tower of Power United Holy Church.
Revival services are Aug. 26-30 at 7 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday: Rev. Dr. Nilous M. Avery II of Mt Zion Baptist;
Wednesday: Rev. Dale Wilson of Campbell Missionary Baptist, Mooresville;
Thursday: Rev. Henry Diggs of Faith Temple Triumphant Ministries;
Friday: Rev. Clarence Marlin of Fairview Heights Baptist Church.

Deacon-Deaconess Day at First Calvary Baptist
On Sunday, First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S. Long St., will celebrate Deacon and Deaconess Day at the 11 a.m. service with speaker Rev. Tony C. Williams, associate minister of Greater Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Charlotte.
Rev. Dr. Leamon E. Brown is host pastor.

Homecoming at St. Stephen’s Lutheran
GOLD HILL — St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 4401 St. Stephen’s Church Road, will celebrate 182 years on Sunday at 11 a.m. Bishop Emeritus of the NC Synod, Rev. Dr. Leonard Bolick, will preach. The service will include prayers for Blessing of the Backpacks for students of all ages. A covered dish meal will follow.
Rev. Ruth Ann Sipe is host pastor.

Homecoming at Historic St. Andrew’s
WOODLEAF — The annual homecoming service at Historic St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, is Sunday at 11:15 a.m. A covered dish lunch will follow at Unity Presbyterian Church (Woodleaf-Barber Road off Hwy 801) in Woodleaf. The service will celebrate the 179th anniversary of the consecration of St. Andrew’s on the last Sunday in August, 1840 and will be conducted by the Rt. Rev. Samuel Rodman, Bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina.
For information contact bebrown24@gmail.com or 919-619-8588.

Pre-anniversary at Lilly’s Chapel Church of God
Lilly’s Chapel Church of God, 618 W. Thomas St., will have a pre-anniversary service for Dr. Doris Clawson, pastor, on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Bishop Terry Dalton, pastor of New Calvary Holiness Church in Mocksville. Music will be provided by the New Calvary Church Choir.
Brother Corbett Rawls serves as vice chair.

St. Luke’s Episcopal observes Healing Day
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 131 W. Council St., will take part in a national action to remember and honor the first enslaved Africans who landed in English North America in 1619 by tolling their bells for one minute on Sunday at 3 p.m., coinciding with Healing Day events being held at Fort Monroe National Monument to commemorate the 400th anniversary of that landing. Gather in the church before 3 p.m.

Homecoming and revival at New Zion Baptist
New Zion Baptist Church, 785 Dunn’s Mountain Road, observes homecoming on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Pastor Rickey Johnson of Antioch Baptist Church, Granite Quarry.
Revival services are Tuesday-Thursday Aug. 27-29 at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Apostle Bradley Taylor, pastor of The Reach Church.
Various area churches will attend each night and their choirs will render music.
Host Pastor is Rev. V. Patrick Jones Sr.

Gospel fest and Revival at Bethpage United
CONCORD — Bethpage United Presbyterian, 8701 Mooresville Road, holds its annual Gospel Fest, Sunday at 3.p.m. featuring Mayfield Memorial liturgical dancers, Trifecta Youth Ministry of Dunamis Church, C2C Youth Ministry,Demarcus Russell and Bethpage United and Friends Tour Choir.
Revival is Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 26-28 at 7 p.m.
Monday: Pastor Gervonne Bennett-Carter, Victory Tabernacle Ministries;
Tuesday: Associate Pastor Phanta Lansden, CN Jenkins Presbyterian;
Wednesday: Pastor Sonya McAuley-Allen, Bellefonte Presbyterian.

Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Men’s Choir
The Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church Men’s Choir, of 719 South Caldwell St., celebrates its 21st anniversary on Sunday at 4 p.m., featuringGethsemane’s Men’s choir, The Heirs of Salvation and other invited guests.
Deacon Eugene Nunn is president of the Men’s Choir; Thelma Cuthbertson is Minister of Music.

Revival at China Grove Church of God
CHINA GROVE — Revival at China Grove Church Of God, 413 N. Franklin St., features Bishop Jonathan Whichard.
Services begin Sunday evening at 6 p.m. and continue Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Homecoming and revival at Allen Temple Church
Allen Temple Church holds revival Monday-Wednesday Aug. 26-28. Praise begins at 7 p.m. and worship at 7:30 p.m.
Monday: Pastor James Harley, Reid’s Memorial PCUSA (Mooresville) and Freedom PCUSA (Statesville);
Tuesday: Pastor Sharon Smoot, Ambassadors for Christ, Cleveland;
Wednesday: Rev. Jerry Miller, Macedonia Baptist.
Allen Temple will celebrate its 134th anniversary on Sept. 1 with a meal at 1:30 p.m and services at 3 p.m. with speaker Rev. Timothy Bates from Cameron Presbyterian Church, Cleveland and Calvary Presbyterian Church, Statesville.

Joint Bible study
Central UMC, 200 Fourth St. in Spencer and The Arbor UMC, 5545 Woodleaf Road, are hosting a Bible Study 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays beginning Aug. 26 at Central UMC and Wednesdays beginning on Aug. 28 from 10-11:30 a.m. at The Arbor UMC.
“Epic of Eden” is a 13-week journey to discover your place in God’s story with Pastors Greg and Mckenzie Sefa. Open to teenagers and adults. Contact 980-234-2803 or sefacj@gmail.com for info.

Register for Cornhole For Missions
ROCKWELL — Lyerly Evangelical Church, 1320 Crescent Road, is holding a fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 7 at 1:30 p.m. $10/person, blind draw, all proceeds to missions. A hamburger and hotdog supper is included. To register, call 704-279-5152 and leave message or email office@graceintruth.org

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