Faith Briefs Feb. 21-23

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 21, 2020

Music workshop at Cedar Grove AME Zion
Cedar Grove AME Zion Church, 2430 Hildebrand Road, is hosting a Black History Music Workshop this evening at 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday at 11 a.m. featuring Pastor Vincent Tillman. A concert will be held Sunday at 3 p.m.
Workshop registration is $5. Call 704-267-5889 or 704-223-7318.
Dr. Bertha E. Pittman is host pastor.

Tower of Power Prayer Breakfast
The men of the Tower of Power United Holy Church at 601 E. Cemetery St., will host their monthly prayer breakfast on Saturday at 8 a.m. The speaker will be Rev. James Harley who pastors in Statesville and Mooresville. All men are welcome to enjoy a full free breakfast and to hear an inspiring message. Call 636-1244 or 336-541-0370.

FHMBC 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 11 a.m. Saturday, led by Evangelist Shelia Bush, associate minister at Fairview Heights. Host pastor is Rev. Clarence E. Marlin.

The Wisecarvers and Tony Corner in concert
GOLD HILL — Back by popular demand, The Wisecarvers with Tony Corner will be in concert at Gold Hill First Baptist Church. This free concert is Saturday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. A love offering will be collected with proceeds going to the search for the cure of Cystic Fibrosis.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. See

Talent show fundraiser at St. Luke’s
On Saturday at 6:30 p.m. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will hold a talent show fundraiser for youth programs in the Parish Hall at 131 W. Council St.
Desserts will be sold. Proceeds benefit youth programming at the church. Info: Caroline Stephenson,

Fairview Heights program postponed
Deacons, Trustees and Deaconess Day at Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist Church, 704 Old Concord Road, has been postponed to a later date to be announced.

Homecoming at Resurrection Life Church
Resurrection Life Church, 627 Newsome Road, will celebrate Homecoming 2020 on Sunday at 10 a.m. Guest speakers will be Joseph and Mennie Morrison. Joseph is a part of the Billy Graham Rapid Response Chaplain Team, traveling worldwide and ministering to those affected by manmade or natural disasters. Mennie is part of the Billy Graham Evangelist Home office located in Charlotte. Joseph and Mennie founded “Bless To Be A Blessing” Outreach Ministries in 2007, and are headquartered in York, S.C.
A time of music and praise will be led by Matthew Weaver and the Resurrection Life worship team. A covered dish luncheon will follow. Host pastor is Rev. Jerry Snipes, 704-638-0002.

Heritage Sunday at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave., will celebrate Heritage Sunday: “A More Excellent Way” during the 11 a.m. service. Students will be recognized for academic excellence, achievement and improvement. The combined Creative Expression Ministry will also minister during the service. Special guest choir will be The Gospel Choir of Livingstone College under the direction of Rev. Christopher Gray. Rev.
Dr. Nilous M. Avery II is host pastor.

Holy Cross honors Boy Scout Troop 525
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1913 US Hwy 601 South, will celebrate Scout Troop 525 at the 9 a.m. worship service on Sunday.
Members of Troop 525 will be recognized, along with their families. Scout Master Dwight Creason will be acknowledged for his many years of service to the troop. All former members, their families and leaders of Scout Troop 525 are invited to attend the worship service, which will be followed by refreshments.

Thomas Street Church of Christ fellowship meeting
On Sunday at Thomas Street Church of Christ, 700 W. Thomas St., Herbert Moore Jr. of Church of Christ at Airport Area, Hapeville, Ga., will be the guest speaker.
Morning Worship is at 11 a.m.
Lunch will be served 12:30-2:30 p.m. and afternoon worship is at 3 p.m.
Call 704-633-3863 to learn more.

‘Honoring the Legacy of a Leader’ at Southern City
EAST SPENCER — Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 940 South Long St., celebrates the life of Alisa Russell who has served our church, our schools, our community for several years.
“Honoring the Legacy of a Leader” program is Sunday at 3 p.m.
RSVP to Barbara Mallett at 704-636-1600 or Fran Allen at 937-901-0051.
A reception will follow the program in the Southern City Hospitality Area. Proceeds will be contributed to the Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Scholarship Fund.

Black History Month at Henderson Grove
In honor of Black History Month, Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate Family and Friends Day on Sunday at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be First Lady Cassandra Dye. Local dancers will be featured in a special performance. Lunch will follow. Rev. Perry Dye is host pastor.

Word of Life holds Black History Program
Word of Life Family Worship Center, 726 East Liberty St., will host its 29th annual Black History Program at 3 p.m. on Sunday on the theme of “Black History – Give It A Voice” with special music, dance, readings and skits commemorating great African American Achievers.
Elder Carrie Hunter Bolton will be the speaker. Elder Bolton is a graduate of Livingstone College and earned her master’s in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She was the first woman to graduate from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Divinity of Virginia Union University. She is a former professor at Livingstone College and served as Chair of the Sociology Dept., a professor at Duke Divinity School and former pastor of Alston Chapel United Holy Church in Pittsboro.
Proceeds will fund the church scholarship fund. Dr. Martha Starks is host pastor.

Steward and Trustee Day at Union Chapel AME Zion
Union Chapel AME Zion Church will celebrate Steward and Trustee Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m.
Rev. Dairl Scott Jr. of Center Grove AME Zion Church of Tobaccoville, will be the guest speaker.
In addition, on March 7, Union Chapel will present “A Legendary Night of Music From The Sixties.” Members of Union Chapel and Tyro United Methodist Churches will portray different musical artists of the 1960s.
Tickets are $10. Held at Tyro United Methodist Church, 4484 Hwy 150 South in Lexington.
For tickets contact Sharon Hargrave at 336-225-1718 or Justin Carter at 336-491-1510. Music From The Sixties Program starts at 6 p.m. Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.
Rev. Michael Frencher Jr. is host pastor.

Catawba College Spring Choral Concert
On Sunday at 4 p.m. the choirs of Catawba College will present a spring concert in Catawba’s Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on the theme of “Love is in the Air,” with musical selections related to the love of God, Country and Humankind.
Catawba choirs are under the direction of Dr. Phillip E. Burgess, associate chair of music and director of choral/vocal studies.
The hour long concert is free and open to the public.

Crown In Glory celebrates African American history
The youth of Crown In Glory Lutheran Church, 517 E. Bank St., will present an African American history program at 3 p.m. on Sunday, assisted by some members of the adult Sunday School class. They will be presenting information about African Americans and voting, emphasizing the work of Fannie Lou Hamer, a voting rights activist during the mid-20th century civil rights movement. Theonia Richardson is the program director. Phyllis Partee is director of music and Rev. Donald E. Anthony is vacancy pastor.

23rd annual Crossover Kannapolis service
KANNAPOLIS — Five area choirs are participating in the 23rd annual Crossover Kannapolis service on Sunday at 6 p.m. in honor of February being Race Relations Month.
The service will consist of special music by each of the five choirs, Bible readings and a testimony from one of the participants. A love offering will be taken, which will go to Teen Challenge of Kannapolis.
Crossover Kannapolis will be held at Centerview Baptist Church, 415 Walter St., Kannapolis. Rev. Willie Rash is the pastor.
The other participating churches are Bethel AME Zion, Rev. Dr. Charles Wilson, pastor; He’s Alive Church, Rev. Mark Carnes, pastor; Marable Memorial AME Zion, Rev. Dr. William McKenith, pastor; and Teen Challenge, Mr. Sal Dibianco, director.
For more information, call 704-785-0549.

Tower of Power Soup Kitchen
The Soup Kitchen is open at Tower of Power, 601 E. Cemetery St., every second, third and fourth Tuesdays, noon-2 p.m.

Pancake supper at Christ Episcopal
CLEVELAND — Christ Church, 3430 Old US Hwy 70, will hold its annual Pancake Supper in the Parish House from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25. A free-will donation will be accepted.
Coffee and doughnuts will be served Sunday at 9:15 a.m. followed by Bible Study at 9:30 a.m. and Holy Eucharist at 10:30 a.m.
Rev. Sarah Blaies is host pastor. See

‘Drive Thru Ashes’ at Grace UMC
On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26, Grace United Methodist Church, 846 Faith Road, will offer “Drive Thru Ashes” from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent, a time of reflection and repentance. Drive Thru Ashes allows participation for people who have no church home, don’t have time to attend a traditional service, or who are mobility challenged.
Grace and Bethel UMChurches invites members, visitors and friends to come to the church parking lot, stay in your car, and have ashes imposed on your forehead.
A traditional Ash Wednesday Service will be held at Bethel UMC, 2380 Long Ferry Road, at 6:30 p.m.


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