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Faith briefs Jan. 31

Give and Take Event Saturday
RICHFIELD — Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Richfield will hold a Give and Take Event on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. Much like a yard sale, but with no money involved, there will be a variety of toys, clothes, and household items available free for anyone who can use them. Call the church at 704/463-7280 or visit www.mtzionrichfield.org for more information.

Genesis Baptist holds 5 days of revival services
CHINA GROVE — Genesis Baptist Church, 9710 Old Concord Road, will hold revival services Sunday at 6 p.m. and Monday-Thursday, Feb. 3-6 at 7 p.m.
Evangelist Sam Moore will be the speaker. Call 704-857-4600 for details.

Piedmont Unitarian Universalist
CHARLOTTE — The Salisbury Gathering of Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church invites you to a combined service with our University Gathering at 9704 Mallard Creek Road on Sunday at 9:45 a.m.
Guest speaker will be Dr. Rodney Sadler, from Union Seminary.
The minister of Piedmont UU Church is the Rev. Mary Frances Comer. Visit www.puuc.org for more information.

Pastor Emeritus bestowed
On Jan. 19, St. Peters’ Lutheran Church of Salisbury bestowed on Rev. John E. Pless the title of Pastor Emeritus.
The resolution from the congregation read “Rev. John E. Pless loyally served God with inspirational sermons, ministerial care, and leadership in the community.”
Pastor Pless served St. Peters’ from 1975-1984. During that time the average Sunday attendance increased to more than 300. The award was presented by Rev. Phil Tonneson, assistant to the Bishop of the NC Synod, Rev. Sean Barrett, pastor of St. Peter’s and George Lent, president of the congregation.

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