Faith Briefs Sept. 27-29
Submitted by Tanya D. Rogers
On Sept.8 East Corinth Baptist Church, a small church in Eastern Rowan County pastored by Rev. Johnny Daniel, honored Sue Eller, the church organist for her 36+ years of faithful dedication and service to the music department.
Sue began playing the organ for the church in the early 1980s after her son and daughter became involved in the youth choir. Both her children and families attended the service traveling from Texas and Florida.
A special service to honor Sue was held during morning worship service. During the celebration she received from the church a monetary gift equaling $1.00 per week for the 36 years of service. She also received an award, a blessing tree for tokens of appreciation from the congregation and a covered dish meal. Flowers were placed on the altar in her honor.
We are blessed each week by the musical abilities and talents of our church musicians. We should take time to thank them for volunteering their talents to serve the Lord. Johann Sebastian Bach said it best when he said, “Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand with his gracious presence.”
TOP men’s prayer breakfast
The men of the Tower of Power United Holy church at 601 E. Cemetery St. host a monthly prayer breakfast.
On Saturday at 8 a.m. the speaker will be Rev. Tommy Walker, associate minister of the Tower UHC of Salisbury. All men are welcome. Info: 704-636-1244 or 336-451-0370.
Women’s Fall Gathering at Salem Presbyterian
CLEVELAND — Rev. Eugenia Gamble, author of the Bible study “Love Carved in Stone,” will be guest speaker at Salem Presbyterian Women’s Fall Gathering on Saturday at Unity Presbyterian Church 885 Woodleaf Barber Road, beginning at 9:15 a.m.
Women’s empowering conference at Southern City
EAST SPENCER — “Hear about My Struggle, My Triumph and My Praise” is the empowering event on Saturday sponsored by Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 940 South Long St.
Saturday 9:30 a.m.: Unity and Praise Group
10-11 a.m.: Speakers Deanna Corpening, Bonnie Valentine, Tawanda Smith, and Elder Tara White of Dorsett Chapel UCC, tell of their struggles, triumph and praise.
Open to the public. A free boxed lunch will be served after the event. Info: 704-870-8531.
Outreach Ministry of Fairview Heights Baptist
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. Speaker: Evangelist Shelia Bush.
Homecoming at North Kannapolis Baptist
KANNAPOLIS — North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 312 Locust St., will observe homecoming festivities Sunday beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Guest speaker will be Dr. Jack Robbins, former summer youth worker at the church in the early 1960s.
Dinner on the grounds in McMurray Hall will follow. Dr. Keith Pisani is host pastor. Info: 704-933-2125.
Fifth Sunday events at Luther’s Lutheran
RICHFIELD — Luther’s Lutheran Church, Luther’s Lutheran Church, at the corner of Stokes Ferry and Richfield Roads, will have a contemporary worship service on Sunday at 11 a.m.
The Fifth Sunday family movie night is Sunday, with the meal at 5 p.m. and the movie “Breakthrough” at 5:30 p.m. We will also have a movie for younger children.
Fifth Sunday at Guiding Light
The Guiding Light Missionary Baptist Association will hold a Fifth Sunday Service at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday at 11 a.m. The association moderator is the Rev. John E. Jones.
Afternoon of praise at Word of Life
The Word of Life Family Worship Center Men’s Choir and Gospel Choir hosts an afternoon of praise on Sunday at 3 p.m.
Local and out of town choirs, quartets, and soloist will be participating on the program. Dr. Martha Starks is host pastor. Info: Pamela Starks, 704-633-2431.
The Ministers of The Reach sponsor guest speaker
On Sunday at 4 p.m. Apostle Tonyan Grace Schoefield, senior pastor Citadel of Life Community Church, will speak at The Reach at 722 W. Horah St. The event is sponsored by The Ministers of The Reach.
Blessing of the Animals at St Luke’s
MT. ULLA — St Luke’s Blessing of the Animals will be held Sunday at 4 p.m.
Bring the critter(s) you love for this short outdoor service that celebrates our love for all God’s creatures. We will honor and bless them and remind ourselves of our responsibility to care for them. Dogs, cats, bunnies, snakes, geckos, horses, burros and more, all are welcome.
St Luke’s Lutheran Church, 11020 NC Hwy 801, stlukesmtulla.org or 704-278-2710. Host pastor is Scott Swix.
Homecoming and revival at St. John AME Zion
MOCKSVILLE — St. John AME Zion Church, 145 Martin Luther King Jr. Road, will hold homecoming and revival services on the theme of “Show Me Your Glory, Lord.” Revival services run Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 1-3 at 7 p.m. nightly and conclude on Sunday, Oct. 6.
Tuesday: Rev. Lisa Caldwell, St. Phillips AME Zion Church, Greensboro;
Wednesday: Rev. Dr. Debra Hall, New Hope AME Zion Church;
Thursday: Rev. Thomas D. Lee, White Rock AME Zion Church, Granite Quarry.
The guest preacher for homecoming on Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. will be the Rev. John R. Bankhead Jr. of New Bethel Baptist Church, Mocksville.
Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.; devotional services are at 2:45 p.m.
Rev. Tamica L. Robinson is host pastor.
Anniversary services at True Holiness Church
KANNAPOLIS — True Holiness Church of God, 309 Rosemont Ave., will observe its 83rd church anniversary Oct. 2-4 at 7 p.m. nightly.
The theme for the anniversary is “Still Standing.” Speakers will be:
Wednesday: Pastor Sarah Cureton, Vision of Hope Ministries;
Thursday: Pastor Josie Caldwell, New Hope Christian Faith Church;
Friday: Pastor Eddie Mayer, Pee Dee Baptist Church.
Info: 704- 933- 8475. Pastor Renwick V. E. Fisher is host pastor.
Women’s Conference at Blessing of God Ministry
LEXINGTON — The Blessing of God Ministry, 412 West side Drive, will be having a Women’s Conference on Saturday, Oct. 6 starting at 11 a.m. Speaker for the conference is Pastor Eva Ratliff of Guiding Light Ministry, Greensboro. This conference is free and open to the public. For more information contact Pastor Patsy Joseph at 336-340-1887.
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.