Faith Briefs Oct. 18-20

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 18, 2019

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Tonight: Tower of Power
Tower of Power United Holy Church 601 East Cemetery St. is having a Healing and Deliverance Service Friday at 7 p.m. The guest speaker is associate pastor Natricia A. Bailey, Assemblies & Lifeline United Church, High Point. Host Pastor Elder Anthony Williams. Sponsored by the Outreach Ministry.

St Luke Baptist celebrates 140 years
St Luke Missionary Baptist, 410 Hawkinstown Road, celebrates its 140th Church Anniversary with a weekend of festivities.
The banquet is Friday at 7pm.
On Saturday at 10 a.m. is the groundbreaking ceremony for the family life center. Following that at 11 a.m. is the Fall Festival, where everything is free. There will be vendors, food, music and more.
The Anniversary Celebration culminates with the Sunday Worship at 11 a.m.
Host pastor is Rev. Marcus Fairley

Guiding Light One Day Session
EAST SPENCER — The Guiding Light Missionary Baptist Association will hold its annual One-Day Session on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Guiding Light Convention Center. Rev. John E. Jones is moderator.

Life Member Breakfast at Ardis Chapel
The Missionary Department of Ardis Chapel AME Zion Church, 1940 Old Mocksville Road, will be having a Life Member Breakfast on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. $8 for adults and $4 for children 5-11years old.

T.E.A. at Smith Chapel
CLEVELAND — The Missionaries of Smith Chapel Apostolic Holiness Church, 1735 Mt. Tabor Church Road, and BRIDGING S.U.S.P.E.N.S.E. will be hosting T.E.A. on Saturday at noon.
Panelists: Dr. Lady Patricia Smyre of Harvest United Fellowship of Spencer on “Phases and Stages of a Believing Phenomenal Woman;”
Bettina Brown of Kannapolis on “Being a Victim of Breast Cancer;”
Brenda Brown-D of Smith Chapel Apostolic Holiness Church on “Domestic Violence;Surviving.”
Tea, brunch,fellowship, life nuggets and door prizes. Registration is 11:30-noon. Registration is $15 at the door.

Homecoming at Sandy Ridge
Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church will be celebrating Homecoming on Sunday at 10 a.m. Lunch follows in the in the fellowship hall.
The 3 p.m. guest speaker is Rev. Dr. Haven O. Anderson, pastor of Marvin AME Zion Church, Waxhaw.
Fall Revival services are Monday-through Wednesday, Oct. 21-23 at 7 p.m.
Monday: Rev. Robert Kelley, Moores Chapel AME Zion Church;
Tuesday: Rev. Debra Hall, New Hope AME Zion Church;
Wednesday: Rev. Reginald Keith, St. Stephens AME Zion Church.

Homecoming at Central Church of Christ
The Central Church of Christ is celebrating 19 yrs of Faith, Family, Friends & Fellowship on Sunday, at 1400 Brenner Ave.
Worship is at 10:30 a.m. with food, singing and fellowship to follow. There will be no evening service. Contact Minister Tim Lively at 336-960-8178 or visit Church of Christ.

Miller’s Chapel AME Zion celebrates 145 years
Miller’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 920 Miller’s Chapel Road, observes its 145th church anniversary/Family and Friends Day on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The 11 a.m. preacher will be the pastor, Rev. Hezekiah Lawson. The 3 p.m. preacher will be Rev. Myron Lawson, Presiding Elder of the Partners to the Promise Conference of Churches. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m.

BC Sunday at Cedar Grove AME Zion
Cedar Grove AME Zion Church will observe Breast Cancer Sunday during morning worship service with Minister Reba Parker-Imes, breast cancer survivor.
Minister Parker-Imes holds a degree in criminal justice from NC Central University in Durham and has worked for the State of NC for over 20 years. She is currently a Magistrate Judge in Iredell County. Rev. Dr. Bertha Pittman is host pastor.

Homecoming at Central UMC
SPENCER — Central UMC welcomes Rev. Renee Easter as the guest preacher for homecoming on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Easter is an ordained elder currently serving on the Church Legacy Initiative Team having recently guided the church through conversations to remember our past, be honest about our present, and seek God’s vision for our future.

Licht to speak at St. Paul’s Lutheran
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 205 St Paul’s Church Road, hosts as guest speaker on Sunday Rev. Scott Licht, National Director of Lutherans For Life, who will lead worship at 10:30 a.m. and return for a special presentation at 1:30 p.m.
He will explore “Four Little Words,” and how they can be both the most deadly and the most joyful at the same time.

Antioch celebrates 106 years
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 6020 S. Salisbury Ave., will celebrate its 106th anniversary on Sunday. Licentiate Minister Ben H. Pratt of Brown Chapel AME Church of Newberry, S.C., will be the 11 a.m. speaker.
Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Rickey Johnson is host pastor.

Friends and Family Day at Fairview Heights
Friends and Family Day will be at Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist church, 704 Old Concord Road, on Sunday. Preacher for the 11 a.m. service will be Pastor Clarence E. Marlin. A big cookout will follow after the morning service.

Laity Day Sunday at Union Chapel
LINWOOD — Union Chapel AME Zion Church, 4329 Sowers Road, will be celebrating Laity Day on Sunday at 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be Marcus McCombs Jr., a member of Moores Chapel AME Zion Church in Salisbury. Rev. Michael Frencher Jr. is host pastor.

Homecoming at Gospel Lighthouse
CHINA GROVE — Gospel Lighthouse Church, 435 Concordia Church Road, will be having its 19th year homecoming on Sunday at the 11 a.m. service. The Gospel Plowboys will be singing and there will be a covered dish dinner following. 704-857-3390.

Women’s Day at Trinity
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 300 S. Caldwell St., will celebrate Women’s Day on Sunday at 11 a.m. Rev. Tiffany Miller, associate minister at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist and Macedonia Missionary Baptist will be the guest speaker.
Rev. Miller is a graduate of North Rowan High School and Catawba College. She has served as Crisis Assistance Manager at Rowan Helping Ministries, and is currently on the board of directoers for Stephen’s Purpose. She is the recipient of two Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Awards and also a published author.
Rev. Olen Bruner is host pastor.

Homecoming at Salem Baptist
LEXINGTON — Salem Baptist Church, 231 Robert Everhart Road, will have homecoming on Sunday. The 11 a.m. speaker is Salem’s own Rev. John K. Geter. The 3 p.m. speaker will be Rev. Van Johnson of Union Baptist Church of Thomasville.
Revival is Monday-Thursday, Oct. 21-24 at 7 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday: Dr. Rodney L. Coleman of First Baptist Church of Chapel Hill;
Wednesday-Thursday: Bishop Greg Hargrave of Gospel Tabernacle United Holy Church of America of Burlington.

Homecoming at Rhema Praise
SPENCER — Rhema Praise and Worship Church, 117 Long Ferry Road, is celebrating homecoming and revival Sunday-Wednesday, Oct. 20-23.
Revivalists are: Rev. Alonza Williams Sr., pastor of Rhema Praise and Worship Church, Sunday at 11 a.m. and Rev. John Leazer, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church of Concord, at 3 p.m.
Monday at 7 p.m.: Dr. B.H. Casey, pastor of New Zion Baptist Church, Linwood;
Tuesday at 7 p.m.: Rev. Rick Galloway, pastor of Dorsett Chapel, UCC, Spencer;
Wednesday at 7 p.m.: Rev Rickey Johnson, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, Granite Quarry.
Host pastor is Rev. Alonza Williams Sr.

Star of ‘Overcomer’ at First Baptist-Salisbury
Aryn-Wright Thompson, who played the title role in the National hit movie “Overcomer,” will be at First Baptist on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. to share about making the movie and her struggles with identity.
“Overcomer” is rom the cretors of “Facing the Giants,” “Fireproof,” “Courageous” and “War Room.”
First Baptist-Salisbury, 704-633-0431,

Women’s Day at Jerusalem Baptist
Jerusalem Baptist Church will celebrate Wom,en’s Day on Sunday during the 11 a.m. service.
Speaker will be Cynthia Lee, a native of Reidsville. Mrs Lee retired from RJReynolds and now works in both the family owned child care center ad florist.
Special music will be provided by an all female choir consisting of the women of Jerusalem as well as area churches. The highlight of the program will be announcing the 2019 Women of The Year.
In addition,t he program will also observe Breast Cancer awareness month. All women in attendance are asked to wear white with pink accessories. Carolyn Holt is chair of this annual event.

Women’s Day at White Rock AME Zion
Elder Chanel J. Meekins Rev. Anita Michelle Morgan-Frencher
White Rock will celebrate Women’s Day on Sunday. Elder Chanel Juanita Meekins of Richmond, Va. will be the 11 a.m. speaker. Elder Meekins attended Livingstone College. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m.
Rev. Anita Michelle Morgan-Frencher a native of Pope, Mis., will be the 3 p.m. speaker. She holds a bachelor of science degree in social work and is currently employed as a school social worker with the Guilford County School System in Greensboro.

Women’s Day at New Hope AME Zion
SPENCER — New Hope AME Zion Church will observe Women’s Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. with speaker Rev. Monell Blackmon. In her younger years, she quit her job to take care of her nephew who had become bed ridden. He was later miraculously healed and made a full recovery. She is the associate minister and a lifelong member of Zion Wesley in Mt. Pleasant. Rev. Dr. Debra J. Hall is host pastor.

World of Faith musical program
World of Faith is hosting a musical program at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, 1500 E. Council St. Food will be served.
Area singers are invited to participate.

Musical concert at Lutheran Chapel
CHINA GROVE — Lutheran Chapel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 135 Eudy Road, hosts the Piedmont Singing Men and a program of gospel music. in the fellowship building at 4 p.m.
Access is from Main Street at Coach Deal Drive beside Mt. Zion United Church of Christ. Rev. Susan Bame is host pastor.

Seven Seals at Buncombe Baptist
LEXINGTON — The Missionary Ministry of Buncombe Baptist Church, 539 Hairston Road, will celebrate the Seven Seals Program on Sunday at 6 p.m.
Speakers are Bishop Dennis Clodfelter of New Life Worship Center, Lexington;
Rev. Jimmy Griffin of New Jersey AME Zion Church, Lexington;
Rev. Anne Dalton, of Emmanuel Baptist Church, W-S;
and Rev. Gregory Headen, host pastor.

UMA hosts joint worship
The United Ministerial Alliance will host its joint worship service at 7 pm, Sunday at Mt. Calvary Holy Church, 1400 Standish St. Elder Katie Crockett of Mt. Calvary Holy Church will deliver the message. Rev. Charles E. Susong is the host pastor.
The UMA’s business meeting will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m. at Tower of Power United Holy Church, 601 East Cemetery St.

Revival at Crown In Glory
Crown In Glory Lutheran Church, 517 E. Bank St., will hold revival services Oct. 24-25, with praise at 7 p.m. followed by worship at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: Rev. Timothy Bates, pastor of Calvary and Cameron Presbyterian Churches, Statesville;
Friday: Rev. Dr. Ethel Bamberg-Revis, associate minister At Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church.
On Harvest Home Sunday on Oct. 27, Rev. Donald Anthony, host pastor, will speak at the 9 a.m. service, with lunch served from 1-2:30 p.m. The praise service at 3 p.m. is followed by the worship service at 3:30 p.m. Vicar Jerrod Drye of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Concord, will speak. Music will be provided by the Crown In Glory choir and guest singers/musicians from the community. Phyllis Partee is director of music services.


Impact School of Ministry presents free seminar

Oct. 26. Held at Destiny City Church behind The Forum on South Main Street.

A Day of Impact: Focus on Evangelism with Missionary Elaine Wilburn; How to Effectively Evangelize Someone in Five Minutes; Ways to Improve Evangelism Skills; Become a Better Altar Worker.

Come for a free breakfast at 8:30 am. On Oct. 26, followed by the seminaor;. Contact Dr. John  H. Reeves, Dean, Impact School of Ministry, at 704-639-5919 to learn more.


Women’s conference at Horizon
STATESVILLE — Women in Motion, the Women’s Ministry of Horizon Church, 316 Signal Hill Drive, hosts Masterpiece Women’s Conference on Oct. 26 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Oct. 27 at 10 a.m.
Register in advance at 704-873-5250 or onsite from 8- 9 a.m. the Saturday of the event.
$15 includes admission, continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday.

Weaver, Lunsford hold benefit concerts
6 p.m. Oct. 20
Matthew Weaver and Clay Lunsford in concert will benefit Rowan One Church One Child Ministry, headquartered at Main St. United Methodist Church, 1312 S. Main St.
There are two ways to help:
• Give a love offering to help purchase beds for a child receiving Child Protective or Foster Care Services;
• Help us find foster homes for children placed out of county and adoptive homes for four children waiting for a forever home.
Information about the children will be provided at the concert. To learn more, contact Jon Hunter at 704-216-7914 or

4:45 p.m. Oct. 26 (note time change)
CHINA GROVE — First United Methodist Women of China Grove will sponsor a Matthew Weaver and Clay Lunsford Concert at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 in Langford Hall, at 110 W. Church St. A love offering will be taken.
A baked spaghetti dinner will be offered before the concert. Dinner tickets are available from Eunice Holt at 704-856-8609 by Oct. 23.
Age up to 3 years eat free, 4-9 years $5, 10 years and up $10 with all proceeds being used for missions.

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