Faith Briefs Oct. 25-27

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 25, 2019

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T.0.P. Men’s prayer breakfast
The Men of Tower Of Power United Holy Church, 601 E. Cemetery St., host their monthly prayer breakfast on Saturday at 8 a.m. with speaker Rev. Robert Wood of Gray’s Chapel F.B.H. Church. All men are welcome. Info: 704-636-1244 or 336-451-0370.

Impact School of Ministry presents free seminar
Come for a free breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, followed by the seminar, “A Day of Impact: Focus on Evangelism” with Missionary Elaine Wilburn. Topics: How to Effectively Evangelize Someone in Five Minutes; Ways to Improve Evangelism Skills; Become a Better Altar Worker.
Held at Destiny City Church behind The Forum on South Main Street.
Info: Dr. John H. Reeves, Dean, Impact School of Ministry, 704-639-5919.

F&F Day at The Blessing of God
LEXINGTON — The Blessing of God Ministry, 412 Westside Drive, will host family and friends day on Sunday at 11 a.m. . The service is free and open to the public. Info: Corporal Adjutant Beverly Knox, 980-365-1171.

Henderson Grove celebrates 207 years
The congregation of Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church, organized in 1812, will celebrate its 207th church anniversary on Sunday.
The 11 a.m. speaker is Rev. Perry J. Dye, pastor. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. The 3 p.m. speaker will be Rev. John Geter, pastor of Salem Baptist Church of Lexington.

Anna Anderson day at Southern City
EAST SPENCER — Southern City Church, 940 S Long St., celebrates Anna L. Anderson Day on Sunday at 11 a.m.
The Life Members Council will observe the event during the morning worship service. Pastor Rev. Patrick Tate will bring the message. Several members will receive their Life Members stole. Deloris Foxx serves as the local Life Members Chairperson.

Anniversary at the Grove
CHINA GROVE — Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1205 S. Main St., will celebrate the pastoral anniversary for Rev. Dr. Keith and Sister Tammy Curry on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The 11 a.m. speaker is Rev. Ann Jordan, associate at Oak Grove; the 3 p.m. speaker will be Rev. Patrick Jones from New Zion Baptist Church.

Mt Zion Missionary pastor appreciation
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave., will observe the 27th Pastoral Appreciation Celebration of Rev. Dr. Nilous M. Avery II and First Lady Nicole Hill-Avery on Sunday at 11 a.m.
Rev. Dr. Ricky L. Banks, pastor of St. Stephen Missionary Baptist of Elizabeth City, is guest speaker. Dr. Banks is Vice President-at-Large of the General Baptist State Convention of N.C. as well as the immediate past president of the General Baptist State Convention of N.C.
A special presentation will be made during the service honoring Dr. Avery. Music will be rendered by the Mount Zion music ministry. Dinner will be served after the service.

Womens’ Day at First Calvary Baptist
First Calvary Baptist Church, 400 South Long St., celebrates Women’s Day on Sunday at the 11 a.m. service, on the theme of “Women Rooted in Christ.” The speaker is Elder Tara White of Dorsett Chapel UCC, Spencer. Tara graduated from Livingstone College in 1995 where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology.
Her first book is titled “Don’t Curse Your Wedding Bed before You Say I Do.” Her newest release is “It Cost to Be the Boss,” a book about leadership in the home, church, and in business.
Rev. Dr. Leamon E. Brown is host pastor.

Women’s Day at Providence
Providence AME Zion Church, 2414 Providence Church Road, hosts a Women’s Day service on Sunday at 11 a.m. with speaker Rev. Clara Tandy on “Women, Mighty Warriors for the Lord. Special music will be by Rebecca Stinson and praise dancing by The Heavenly Steppers.

Homecoming at Immanuel Lutheran
ROCKWELL — Immanuel Lutheran celebrates its 124th year at homecoming on Sunday. The Immanuel Ringers will debut, playing new handbells which will be dedicated by Rev. Bruce Sheeks, pastor. The new addition to the cemetery wall will be dedicated as well. There will be a children’s sermon but no adult sermon as special music will be performed by the Immanuel Chancel Choir and Dr. Rob, music director. Following the service is a covered dish luncheon.

Rainbow Tea Dinner at Rose of Sharon
Rose Of Sharon, 255 Camp Road, hosts a Rainbow Tea dinner on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased from members or pay at the door.

Mt. Vernon Gospel choir celebrates
WOODLEAF — The 26th anniversary of the Mt. Vernon Gospel Choir will be observed on Sunday with a musical program at 2:30 p.m. Choirs from area churches have been invited to participate. Rev. Otto Gaither is host pastor. The church is on Carson Road.

Ushers’ program at Moore’s Chapel
CLEVELAND — Sunday at 3 p.m. is the Ushers’ Program at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 5890 South River Church Road, with special guest speaker Rev. John Phifer, pastor Of Piney Grove AME Zion Church in Harmony. Rev. Eddie L. Fortson is host pastor.

Boxwood hosts Old Fashioned Day
MOCKSVILLE — Come in your old fashioned wear to Boxwood Missionary Baptist’s Old Fashioned Service Sunday at 3 p.m. Speaker will be Rev. Jerry R. Miller of Macedonia Baptist, Salisbury. Dinner is at 1:30 p.m. Host pastor is Rev. Gary S. Milton.

Gospel concert at Macedonia Missionary Baptist
CONCORD — On Sunday at 3 p.m. Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 6740 Macedonia Church Road, will host its annual gospel concert featuring the Mmbc Mass Choir, along with special guests the Williamson brothers. Emceed by Denise Butler.

Women in White at Southern City
EAST SPENCER — Southern City Church, 940 S Long St., holds its 9th Annual 100 Women in White Concert on Sunday at 4 p.m.
Deloris Foxx is president of the Inspirational Choir who sponsors this concert. Rev. Patrick Tate is choir director and the music is provided by Tim Jones and Company.
All ladies at the concert are asked to wear white attire. Info: 704-870-8531

Fairview Heights outreach ministry
The Outreach Ministry of Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church, 704 Old Concord Road, will be at Brightmoor Nursing Center, 610 W. Fisher St., at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28. Speaker: Minister Jerome Allison.

Annual Session at the conference center
EAST SPENCER — The Annual Session of the NC-VA Primitive Baptist State Convention and Auxiliaries will convene at the Worship and Conference Center, 515 Miller Ave., Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 30-Nov. 3.
6:30 p.m. Oct. 30: Opening Ceremony Service: Rev. Dr. Larry Covington;
6 p.m. Oct. 31: Holy Communion Service: Elder Timothy Lyons;
10 a.m. Nov. 1: Women’s Congress: Minister Vivian Byers Love;
10 a.m. Nov. 2: Church School and Ushers’ Congress: Elder Terrence Robinson;
3 p.m. Nov. 3: Memorial Service: Elder Eric Helton.
Elder Jacques A. Moody, M.Div., General Convention President, Elder Plyler Hemphill, Sr., General Convention, M.Div., VP.

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