Faith Briefs Saturday, Aug. 29
The Zionettes 58th anniversary
LINWOOD — This evening at 6 p.m. The Zionettes of Union Chapel AME Zion Church will be celebrating their 58th anniversary as well as the life of their founder and president, Edna Griffin. Union Chapel AME Zion Church is located at 4329 Sowers Road. The pastor is the Rev. Dairl Scott Jr.
Movie at Liberty UMC
Tonight at 7 p.m. Liberty United Methodist Church will host a family movie night featuring the movie “The Song.”
Patriot Sunday at NKBC
KANNAPOLIS — North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 312 Locust St., will observe Patriot Sunday on Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Area policemen, EMTs, firemen, and others of the community who protect and serve in harm’s way are invited guests and will be recognized. For more information, call 704-933-2125.
Mount Zion UCC
CHINA GROVE – During the 10 a.m. summer worship service at Mount Zion UCC, 1415 S. Main St., Becky Leinbach will gather the children and youth to receive their “talents” on behalf of outreach missions within the community. The Rev. Mark Burns will have a service of blessing for the children and youth. From 4:30-6 p.m., youth minister Drew Laurens will gather the children and youth for the Back To School Rally on the church grounds. Come dressed for fun. For more information visit mtzionchinagrove.com or call t 704-857-1169.
Smith Chapel Apostolic Holiness
CLEVELAND — Smith Chapel Apostolic Holiness Church, 1735 Mt. Tabor Church Road, will host Pastor Tyrone Washington of New Beginning Holiness Church of Kannapolis in a pre-anniversary service sponsored by the Pastoral Support Ministry, on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Bishop A. Wayyne Brown is host pastor.
The Pioneers will perform
At 6 p.m. on Sunday The Pioneers will perform at Emmanuel Baptist Church located at 2300 Bringle Ferry Road.
Gethsemane Missionary Baptist’s Men’s Choir
The Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church Men’s Choir will sing at the Gethsemane Missionary Baptist 17th anniversary celebration on Sunday at 4 p.m. at 719 South Caldwell St. The celebration will feature the Gethsemane’s Men’s choir, The Heirs of Salvation and other invited guests. The Rev. Dr. Clary L. Phelps is the pastor. Eugene Nunn is president of the Men’s Choir and Thelma Cuthbertson serves as Minister of Music.
The New Voices of Faith to sing
The New Voices of Faith of Mocksville will be the guest of honor for a musical appreciation service at Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church on Henderson Grove Church Road on Sunday at 3 p.m. Admission is free.
The program is sponsored by Durham radio personality Sister Elise Venable. All donations will benefit Henderson Grove Missionary Baptist Church. There will be great gospel quartet singing featuring Thelma Bass & The Faithfulaires of Durham, Anthony McCray of Durham, The Disciple Aires of Danville, Va., Little Tony & The Magnificents of Durham, and The Mighty Tenorneers of Burlington.
Family Day at Greater Holy Temple
EAST SPENCER — Greater Holy Temple Church 1, located at 404 Buffalo Shoals Road, headquarters church of the COLC Movement (the Churches of the Living Christ), will observe Family Day on Sunday at New Life Community Church at 118 Heilingtown Road. Bishop E.L. Gray is founder and overseer of GHTC.
In My Father’s House Outreach Ministries
In My Father’s House Outreach Ministries, led by the Rev. Roosevelt Jenkins, continues its series on The Purpose Driven Life, on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Hurley Room at Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Innes St. The ministry meets the first two Thursdays of each month. Upcoming meetings are Sept. 3 and 10. For more information, call 704-492-6086.
175th anniversary at historic St. Andrew’s
WOODLEAF — On Sunday, the 175th anniversary of the consecration of Historic St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Woodleaf will be celebrated at the annual homecoming service at 11:15 a.m. A covered dish lunch will follow at Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf Barber Road. The service will be conducted by The Right Rev. Anne Elliott Hodges-Copple, Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, assisted by Rev. Jane Holmes, Regional Deacon.
Rev. Hodges-Copple was elected sixth Bishop Suffragan and the first female bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina in 2013 and was consecrated in Duke Chapel on the campus of Duke University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University , earned her Master of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, Calif., and was ordained to the priesthood in 1988 and served as assistant to the rector at St. Luke’s, Durham, until 1992 and as Episcopal chaplain to Duke University until 2005, when she returned to St. Luke’s as rector. Bishop Hodges-Copple will serve as Bishop Pro Tem beginning November 1, 2015, when Bishop Michael Curry will be installed as the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church in America.
FPU preview at Mt. Tabor
Mount Tabor United Methodist Church (just north of Ellis Park on Old Mocksville Road) will offer a free preview of Financial Peace University on Monday at 6:30 p.m. This class helps people get out of debt, save for emergencies and invest for the future. Call 704-633-7484 or visit www.mounttaborumc.org or on Facebook (mtumc) or Twitter (@MountTaborUMC).
Free back to school concert
CONCORD —Sunday from 4-5:30 p.m., contemporary Christian music artist Rachel Kurtz will sing at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 100 St. John’s Church Road. There will be free drinks and hotdogs. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Hosted by area Lutheran churches. In case of rain, concert will be at St. James, 104 Union St. S.
RSVP for The Black & White Gala
CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Culinary Ministry will host The Black & White Gala on Sept. 26 to benefit the National Kidney Foundation, in an evening complete with a reception followed by an elegant plated dinner and gospel entertainment. Held at EBC, 2020 W. Sugar Creek Road. R.S.V.P. by Sept. 15 to email@example.com
Kirkwood Presbyterian movie
KANNAPOLIS — The free movie at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 900 Klondale Ave., is at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5. “Seven Days in Utopia,” stars Robert Duvall. This is a free movie with popcorn and coke. The church is located at 900 Klondale Ave.
Camp meeting 2015 with Bishop Walker
Cornerstone Church, 315 Webb Road, will host Camp Meeting 2015 with two-time Grammy Award winner Bishop Hezekiah Walker on Sept. 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. This is a free event with activities for children 5th grade and under. Registration is required. Theme nights include Under the Stars and Beach Night. For information/registration, call 704-855-1218 or visit www.cornerstone-church.net
Northgate’s women’s Bible study begins
The women’s Bible study at Northgate Church, 1255 West Ridge Road, started new semester on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m., studying “Boundaries” by Chip Judd. All women all welcome and childcare is provided for children up to age 5. There will be a supervised area for home schooled children, so they can bring class work to do. For more information contact Savina Daniel at 704-310-5884.
Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival coming to Mocksville
MOCKSVILLE — The Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival takes place Sept. 12 at 1988 Jericho Church Road. Sierra Hull is headlining America’s only bluegrass festival that promotes Bible study, camping and wholesome recreation. The line-up also includes the Snyder Family Band, Luthier Wayne Henderson and flatpicker Clay Lunsford, and Tim White and the VW Boys from the PBS program Song of the Mountains.
Advance tickets are $15 at www.cbcbluegrass.com and children under 12 are free. Seating is general admission festival style. Guests should bring their own chairs and blankets, but leave alcohol, tobacco, pets and coolers at home. For more information, call Carolina Bible Camp at (336) 492-7802 or visit the website atwww.carolinabiblecamp.com or www.cbcbluegrass.com. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CBCBluegrass.
Unite In Christ Rally
The inaugural Unite In Christ Rally sponsored by the Uwharrie District of the United Methodist Men, will be held Oct. 10 at Christ United Methodist Church, 3401 Mooresville Hwy.
The Rev. Dr. Gary Shockley is the keynote speaker. There will be three workshops from which to choose, a continental breakfast and a barbecue meal for lunch. To register go to www.wnccumm.org/ud15rally
Preventive health event
KANNAPOLIS — Living Water Church of God will host a health event through Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings. These affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings will be offered on Sept. 28. Five screenings are available to scan for potential problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.
Register at 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partner or call Virginia Stewart, RN, at Living Water Church of God, 166 N Little Texas Road, at 704-932-6396.