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Faith briefs October 4-6

Word of Life 2019 Men’s Conference
The Word of Life Family Worship Center, 726 East Liberty St., hosts a men’s conference with the theme “Men of Valor, Purpose, & Integrity: Destined for Greatness!” on Oct. 5-6.
Saturday:
8:30 a.m. continental breakfast
9 a.m. Session one
10:30 a.m. Session two
Elder Gerard Smith, associate pastor of Assemblies and Lifeline United in High Point will speak, along with Minister Anthony Imes of Word of Life.
On Sunday during the 10 a.m. service, Minister Reggie Isaac of Victory Christian Center in Charlotte and overseer of their Men’s Fellowship Ministry, will speak.
The Saturday sessions are for men only, but the Sunday Service is open to everyone.
Dr. Martha and Elder Clinton Starks are the host pastors. Info: 704-633-2431.

Birthday Celebration at The Reach
Apostle Bradley Taylor’s birthday Celebration at The Reach Church, 722 West Horah St., is on Sunday at 11 a.m. with special guest speaker Apostle Christopher Bell from Living Way Church in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Pray Rowan
Oct. 5 • 10–11 a.m. Hurley Elementary School. Gathering of all ages, denominations, backgrounds in prayer. www.prayecclesia.com

Foust’s inaugural at Love Christian Center
EAST SPENCER — On Sunday at 10 a.m. Minister Shirley Foust will deliver her first official sermon as a Minister, at Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St. She has been a member of Love Christian Center since 1994. She also was a basketball coach for North Rowan Middle and worked for Rowan County School System as a bus driver.
Host pastors are Bishop Ronald Hash and Elder Tonie Snipes.

Seven Churches of the Revelation
CLEVELAND — On Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 5890 South River Church Road, will present the “Seven Churches Of Revelation” program, featuring speakers from surrounding churches.
Rev. Eddie L. Fortson is host pastor.

New Zion Senior Choir anniversary
The Senior (Vocal) Choir’s 90th anniversary will be observed at New Zion Baptist Church, 2785 Dunn’s Mountain Road on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guest will include visiting choirs from Charlotte, Troutman, Huntersville, Kannapolis, Harrisburg and cornelius.
Host pastor is Rev. V. Patrick Jones.

Henderson Grove celebrates Women’s Day
Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate Women’s Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Min. Peggy Hudson, associate minister at New Zion Baptist Church. Rev. Perry J. Dye is host pastor.

Revival at Erwin Temple
WOODLEAF — Revival services will be held at Erwin Temple CME Church, 155 Erwin Temple Church Road, Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 8-10 at 7 p.m.
Guest ministers are:
Tuesday: Rev. Raymondo Brady, pastor of Ashley Chapel AME Zion Church, Rockingham;
Wednesday: Rev. James Cook, pastor of Stephen Missionary Baptist Church, Winston Salem;
Thursday: Rev. James Harley, pastor of Freedom & Reids Memorial Presbyterian Church, Mooresville.
Rev. Ervin L. Hannah Jr. is host pastor.

Homecoming at Immanuel Presbyterian
CHINA GROVE—On Sunday at the 11 a.m. service, homecoming will be celebrated at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 365 Brown Road. Rev. Steve Scott will bring the message.
Scott is serving as transitional general presbyter of Salem Presbytery. In his prior call he served for 20 years as pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Statesville. He grew up in Memphis, Tenn., and is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
Music director Eleanor Dailey will be leading special opening music, as well as presenting an anthem and offertory music.
There will be a covered-dish luncheon in the fellowship hall immediately following the worship service.
For more information, call 704-633-0724.

‘Unhinged Hee Haw’ at Mt. Zion UCC
CHINA GROVE — Mt. Zion United Church of Christ, 1415 S. main St., presents “Unhinged Hee Haw” on Oct. 19-20
This special dinner show event features The Efirds, Kayla Fetters, John Hardison, Cheeseman and Fleming James. Proceeds benefitchurch ministries
Oct 19: Dinner at 6 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. RSVP by Oct. 12 and call 704-857-2639 for tickets: table $130, family $40, couple $32, single $18.
On Saturday, show-only tickets are $10; Sunday 3 p.m. show-only $10. Contact mountzionucc@windstream.net for details.

East Spencer hosts Southern Soul Music Festival
EAST SPENCER — The Southern Soul Music Festival is Saturday sy 105 S. Long St. At 1 p.m. doors open with the food trucks and vendors, and the free concert plays from 5-9 p.m.
Live music includes Destiny Stone, Jazz Revolution and Live House.

Catawba presents ‘We are One Voice’
Catawba College’s Department of Music will present their first Choral Concert of the season on Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel.
“We are One Voice” will feature pieces that celebrate the joy of singing together in harmony and the power of music and words, with works by John Rutter, Paul Oakley, Moses Hogan and Barry Manilow.
Three performing choirs will be featured, the Catawba Singers an ensemble of 70 students, and the smaller Catawba Chamber Choir and PopAC. The ensembles are led by Dr. Phillip E. Burgess, associate chair of the Music Department and director of Choral/Vocal Studies.

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