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Faith Briefs Sunday, Sept. 13-15

Free giveaway
Clothes, furniture, household items and other life essentials will be available on Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 224 W. 12th St.

Cruise-In at The Grove
CHINA GROVE — Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1205 S. Main St., will host its second cruise-in and fish fry on Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be food, fun and fellowship. This event is sponsored by the Pastor’s Aid Committee.

Final concert at The Inn
Saturday: After 14 years we’ve lost our lease. The final concert at this location will be 6 p.m. Sept. 14 with music by Mercy Falls, Bought by Blood, CrossTies, Solid Ground, Sean Spillane, Doreen Pinkerton, Dylan McLain and Lynette Goodwin; emceed by Scott Meade. Salisbury’s only contemporary Christian music venue. 704-213-1467, www.facebook.com/TheInnNC/

Jazz Vespers event
On Saturday at 7 p.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church Faith Center, 200 W Innes St., hosts a free evening of Jazz Vespers, including spoken word poetry by Ramon Jordan and a musical performance by Fusion Fellowship.

Homecoming at Pine Ridge Baptist
Pine Ridge Baptist Church, 880 Old Linn Road, will celebrate its 70th homecoming on Sunday. The service is at 10 a.m. with music, a note burning and early church history. Evangelist Mitch Canupp will bring the message. Lunch will be served in the fellowship building.
There will be no evening service. Info: 704-279-0574 or 704-857-3182.

Homecoming at Rockwell UMC
On Sunday at 10 a.m. Rockwell United Methodist will have its annual homecoming celebration welcoming back Pastor De Hillyer. Special music will be provided by the Rockwell UMC Chancel Choir and the Rockwell UMC Handbell Choir. There will be a covered dish meal afterward in the fellowship hall. Rev. Charles Hicks Curtis II is host pastor. Info: 704-201-5336 or revcharlescurtis@aol.com

Friends and Family Day at Love Christian Center
EAST SPENCER — Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St., will celebrate Friends and Family Day Sunday at 10 a.m. with speaker Elder Toney Snipes, assistant pastor at Love Christian Center, and who will be assigned as the senior pastor Jan. 1, 2020.
Minister Snipes is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biblical counseling from More Than Conquerors College in Charlotte.
Host pastor is Bishop Ronald Hash. Info: 704-433-1474.

Homecoming and revival at Ardis Chapel AME Zion
Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church’s annual homecoming and revival theme is “We Walk By Faith, Not By Sight.” At the homecoming service on Sunday at 10 a.m. , host pastor Rev. Martha Greene will bring the message. Lunch is served at 1:30 p.m.
Rev. George Greene, pastor of Christian Home Christian in Apex will preach the 3 p.m. service.
Revival services are 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 16-18.
Monday: Rev. Donna Cuthbertson, pastor of Smith Grove AME Zion Church of Mocksville;
Tuesday: Rev. Zacharias Allen of Providence AME Zion Church;
Wednesday: Rev. Dairl L. Scott Jr., pastor of Center Grove Chapel AME Zion Church, Tobaccoville.

Homecoming at Lebanon Lutheran
CLEVELAND — Lebanon Lutheran Church, 1200 Thompson Road, will celebrate homecoming on Sunday. Rev. Dr. David R. Keck, a former pastor, now retired, will conduct the service and message. Lebanon was founded in 1893, 126 years ago.
The Sunday service begins at 10:30 a.m. A covered dish meal will be served in the fellowship hall afterward.

Homecoming at Grace Evangelical
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3020 Grace Church Road, will celebrate 139 years at homecoming on Sunday. Speaking at the 10:30 a.m. service is Tammy Jones West, assistant to the Bishop.
Special activities include a joint Sunday School lesson led by Jones West at 9:30 a.m., music by a reunion choir made up of former choir members, and a covered dish lunch following the service in the Family Life Center.

Homecoming at Christiana Lutheran
Christiana Lutheran Church celebrates its 148th homecoming on Sunday beginning with breakfast at 8:45 a.m. in the Smith Assembly Hall, Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. and worship with the Sacrament of Holy Communion at 10:30 a.m. Homecoming preacher is Rev. Randall Cauble, a son of the congregation and currently pastor of New Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Hickory. Pastor Carl Haynes will be the celebrant. Becky Morris is the organist/music director.
Following worship is a covered dish lunch in the Assembly Hall. Drinks, paper products and eating utensils will be supplied by the church. 6190 US Hwy 52, near East Rowan High School.

Homecoming at New Covenant Baptist
KANNAPOLIS — New Covenant Baptist Church, 1400 Stone Ave., will observe homecoming on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
A covered dish lunch will be served outside in the covered area. The special guest speaker is pastor Jim Harris.
Host pastor is Roger Steadman.

Homecoming and revival at Hall’s Chapel
Hall’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, 611 E. Monroe St., will observe homecoming on Sunday. Elder Richard Johnson, pastor, will deliver the 11 a.m. message. Pastor Dale Wilson and the Campbell Missionary Baptist Church of Mooresville will be in charge of the 3 p.m. service. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m.
Revival services are Monday-Wednesday, Sept.16-18 at 7 p.m. Revivalist will be Elder Timothy L. Lyons, pastor of Kings Mountain View Progressive Primitive Baptist Church of Mt. Airy.

Revival at Soldiers Memorial AME Zion
Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church, 306 North Church St., holds Friends and Family Day on Sunday at 11 a.m. .
Revival services are Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 17-19 at 7 p.m. Before the service on Wednesday the 18th, there will be an Evangelism Workshop at 6 p.m.
The evangelist for the revival and workshop is Rev. Dr. Otis T. McMillan, executive director of Church Growth and Development for the AME Zion Church.
Rev. Dr. Derrick Anderson is host pastor.

Women’s Day at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave., will hold its annual Women’s Day service on Sunday at 11 a.m. Guest speaker is Rev. Y-Tushae McNeill who leads New Restoration Church of Kannapolis and Emmanuel Full Gospel Church of Windsor.
Special music will be provided by the Sanctified Sisters Choir of Mount Zion under the direction of Deborah Johnson. Ladies are asked to wear white with yellow accents or accessories. Rev. Dr. Nilous M. Avery II is host pastor.

First Calvary Baptist Family and Friends Day
On Sunday, First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 S. Long St., will celebrate at 11 a.m. with the Dixonville/Lincoln Community Association Reunion to share on “Reflections on our Heritage.” It is dress down Sunday. At the 3 p.m. service, speaker is Pastor Rick Galloway of Dorsett Chapel UCC in Spencer.
Rev. Dr. Leamon E. Brown is host pastor.

Men’s Day at Henderson Grove
Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate Men’s Day on Sunday, at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Harold Jordan, pastor of Third Creek AME Zion Church in Cleveland. Rev. Perry J. Dye is host pastor.

Anniversary at Macedonia Missionary Baptist
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 2865 Enon Church Road, celebrates the fourth anniversary of Rev. Jerry R. Miller and First Lady Rev. Lovetta on Sunday. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. Elder Calvin Miller, Presiding Elder of the Winston-Salem District will be the speaker for the 3 p.m. service

Moore’s Chapel AME Zion celebrates 134 years
CLEVELAND — Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 5890 South River Church Road, will celebrate its 134th church anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m.
Guest speaker will be Rev. Renae McClain, pastor of Popular Springs AME Zion Church of Lincolnton. Lunch will be served at 2 p.m.

Homecoming and revival at Shady Grove Baptist
EAST SPENCER — Shady Grove Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming and revival on Sunday-Wednesday, Sept. 15-18. The 3 p.m. homecoming service preacher will be Dr. Verenander Hughes, pastor of Genesis Baptist Church in Greensboro, and the revival preacher each night at 7 p.m. will be Rev. Ernest F. Ledbetter III.

Homecoming and revival at United Baptist Church
KANNAPOLIS — Homecoming and revival at United Baptist Church, 3001 Clermont Ave., starts Sunday at 3 p.m.. Rev. Wesley Harding of Shiloh Baptist Church, Concord, will preach.
Revival is Monday-Friday, Sept. 16-20, at 7 p.m.
Monday: Rev. Alexander Porter, pastor of Bethpage Presbyterian Church, Concord;
Tuesday: Rev. Maurice Y. Jones, pastor of Rose Hill Baptist Church, Kannapolis;
Wednesday: Rev. John Leazer, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church, Concord;
Thursday: Rev. Vincent Tillman, pastor of Life Giving Church of God, Concord;
Friday,: Rev. Frank McCullough, pastor of New Waves of Joy Baptist Church, Charlotte.
Rev. John E. Jones is host pastor.

Missions Sunday at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion
Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church will have a missionary program on Sunday at 3 p.m. with guest preacher Rev. Carolyn D. Bratton, pastor of St. Stephens AME Zion Church, Gastonia. Rev. Bratton previously served as pastor of Moore’s Chapel and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree at Hood Theological Seminary.
Guest choirs include Conquering Voices of Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church; The Zionettes of Union Chapel AME Zion, Linwood; and the Cedar Grove AME Zion Church Gospel Choir, Cleveland. Dr. Yvonne Tracey will emcee, Chi-Chi Ray-Leazer is Parent Body president and Rev. Robert N. Kelley Jr. is host pastor.

Homecoming and revival at Gethsemane
Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, 719 S. Caldwell St., will celebrate homecoming and revival beginning Sunday at 3 p.m.. with Rev. Dr. Debra Hall, pastor of New Hope AME Zion Church.
Revival services are 7 p.m. Monday- Thursday, Sept. 16-19.
Monday: Rev. Reginald McConneaughey, pastor of God’s Tabernacle for Believers;
Tuesday: Rev. Rick Galloway, pastor of Dorsett Chapel;
Wednesday: Rev. Paul Milton, retired pastor, United Methodist Church;
Thursday: Rev. Marcus Fairley, pastor of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church.

Homecoming and revival at God Will Be Done
God Will Be Done Ministry, 1401 Bringle Ferry Road, celebrates homecoming and revival beginning Sunday, with guest speaker Pastor Anthony Hackett. Dinner is 2-3 p.m. The 4 p.m. service will be led by Pastor Gary S. Milton of Boxwood Missionary Baptist, Mocksville.
Revival is Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 16-18 at 7 p.m.
Monday: Assistant pastor Barry Melton of Boxwood Missionary Baptist;
Tuesday: Pastor Michael White of Amazing Grace Church of God, Cooleemee;
Wednesday: Host pastor P.R. Melton will speak.

Revival at Liberty UMC
On Sunday Liberty United Methodist Church beginning at 6 p.m. will have a revival service featuring Rev. Beau Linker. The church is located at the corner of Liberty Road and Stokes Ferry Road beside Morgan Elementary. Special music will be provided by the Rockwell United Methodist Chancel Choir under the direction of Randy Maness with feature soloists John Rainey and Sandy Barnes.
Rev. Charles Hicks Curtis II is host pastor, 704-201-5336.

United Ministerial Alliance joint worship
The United Ministerial Alliance will host its joint worship service at 7 p.m., Sunday at Bethel Power of Faith Ministries, 1021 N. Main St.. Rev. Everett Scott of Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church, Concord, will deliver the message. Apostle Charlene Kellam is the host pastor.
The UMA’s business meeting is Saturday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. at Tower of Power United Holy Church, 601 East Cemetery St.

Homecoming and revival at Liberty AME Zion
MOCKSVILLE — Liberty AMEZ Church, 271 Gladstone Road, holds homecoming and revival Sept. 15-18, at 7 p.m. nightly
3 p.m. Sunday: Rev. Timothy Bridges, Unity in Christ Worship Center, Kannapolis;
Monday: Rev. Rodney Barker, Refuge Community Church, Cooleemee;
Tuesday: Rev. James Harley, Freedom and Reid’s Memorial Presbyterian Church;
Wednesday: Rev. Timothy Bates, Cameron and Calvary Presbyterian Church.
Host pastor is Rev. Michael Mitchell Sr.

Rise Against Hunger volunteer meal packaging events
Since 1998, Rise Against Hunger has been committed to providing nutrition and resources for the world’s most vulnerable.
— 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at Providence UMC, 6450 Bringle Ferry Road. Sponsored by Providence UMC, Providence AME Zion, Grace UMC.
— 1:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at St. Luke’s Episcopal, 131 W. Council St., Parish Hall. Info cstephenson@sls.church or 704-633-3221.

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