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April 21, 2021

Faith Briefs March 13-15

Gospel fundraiser
On Saturday at 3 p.m. is the Tower of Power Church, 601 E. Cemetery St., gospel fundraiser concert. Fish and chicken sandwiches, plates will be sold. Info: Wanda Wright, 704-636-3015.

Installation service
Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, 719 S. Caldwell St., celebrates the installation of new pastor Rev. Dr. Roy L. Dennis and First Lady Delphine T. Dennis, beginning Saturday with a banquet at the Aymer Center at Hood Theological Seminary from 6-9 p.m. Rev. Dr. Nathan Scovens of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, W-S, will speak.
On Sunday at 11 a.m. Rev. Dr. G. K. Moss will speak and Rev. Dr. Robert L. McGowens Sr. of Greater Galilee Baptist Church in Charlotte, will lead the 3 p.m. Installation Service. Lunch will be provided at 1 p.m. Sarah D. Ford is Installation chair.

Paint and Eat event
MOCKSVILLE — New Bethel Baptist Church, 3727 US Hwy 601 S., is hosting a Paint and Eat event on March 28 at 3 p.m. RSVP by March 14 to 336-284-2990. Registration fee is $ 40.

Jerusalem Baptist
SPENCER — Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1570 N. Long St. extension, will celebrate Mission Day on Sunday during the 11 a.m. service. East Spencer native Rev. Phyllis Jones will be the speaker. Rev. Jones is a legal attorney in Fayetteville, and associate minister at First Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Special music will be provided by the JBC senior choir. Rev. Dr. David Bracken is host pastor.

New Bethel Baptist
New Bethel Baptist Church will celebrate their pastor, Rev. John R. Bankhead Jr.’s, second pastoral anniversary on Sunday. The 11 a.m. speaker is Pastor J.J. Rice from Fairfield Baptist Church, Mocksville. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. The 3 p.m. speaker will be Rev. Dr. Keith Curry of Oak Grove Baptist Church, China Grove.

John Calvin Lenten services
John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave., hosts Sunday Lenten services at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary, exploring the theme of “Wilderness.”

Frank Voltz in Concert
MOCKSVILLE — On Sunday at 3 p.m. Center UMC, 1857 US Hwy 64 West, presents a concert by Frank Voltz, a multi-talented musician on piano, harp and organ. There is no charge for this event but a love offering will be taken. A light reception follows.

Lilly’s Chapel Women’s Day
Lilly’s Chapel Church of God, 618 W. Thomas St., will hold its annual Women’s Day Program on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Frenchie McConneaughey, co-pastor of God’s Tabernacle for Believers Church of Rockwell. Host pastor is Dr. Doris Clawson. Special music will be rendered by the God’s Tabernacle Church Choir.

Moore’s Chapel
The Men’s Booster Ministry of Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 500 Partee St., will have its annual program on Sunday at 3 p.m. with Rev. Demond Hairston, pastor of New Zion AME Zion Church in Robbins. Rev. Robert N. Kelley Jr. is host pastor and Calvin Turner is president of the Men’s Booster Ministry.

Trinity Presbyterian
The Presbyterian Women of Trinity Presbyterian Church USA, 300 S. Caldwell St., will observe its annual Women In White program on Sunday at 5 p.m. on the theme of “Honoring Women’s Spiritual Struggle and Survival” with speaker LaQreshia Bates Harley, associate pastor of Reid’s Memorial and Freedom Presbyterian Church, with special music by the Women’s Choir of Cameron Presbyterian.

First UCC’s Lenten series
At First UCC, 207 W. Horah St., the Lenten Sunday Supper Series, “What You Have Done to the Least,” continues on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Following supper are programs with local speakers. Speaker on March 15 is Donna Odrosky from PFLAG. Info: 704-633-2723.

Family & Friends Day
CLEVELAND — Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 5890 S. River Church Road, celebrates Family & Friends day with visiting pastor Apostle Derrick Kelly of New Faith Full Gospel Church in Lexington. Rev. Eddie L. Fortson is host pastor.

Lyerly Evangelical
ROCKWELL — Lyerly Evangelical Church, 1320 Crescent Road, will host the community Lenten service on Sunday at 6 p.m. Dr. Ray Schroeder of Grace Lower Stone Church will speak.
There will be special music by the Lyerly Church choir and soloist Donnie Miller. Fellowship and refreshments will follow. Dr. W.C. Gaither Jr. is host pastor.

Baptist Spring Revival
The Rowan Southern Baptist Association hosts Spring Revival March 15-17. Services are Sunday at 6 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 223 N. Fulton St., featuring Dr. Chuck Register, executive leader of Church Planting and Missions Partnerships for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina since 2009.
Worship will be led by First Baptist Salisbury, First Baptist China Grove and Trading Ford Baptist Church. A nursery will be provided.

United Ministerial Alliance
EAST SPENCER — The United Ministerial Alliance will host its joint worship service at 7 p.m. Sunday at Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St. Rev. Dr. Laura A. Washington, associate pastor at Solid Rock Church of God, will speak. Elder Antonio (Toney) Snipes is host pastor; Bishop W. Ronald Hash, Pastor Emeritus.
The UMA’s monthly meeting is Saturday, March 21 at 11 a.m. at Love Christian Center.

‘Bakeless’ bake sale
ROCKWELL — Immanuel Lutheran will hold a “Bakeless” Bake Sale on Sunday for a family facing a huge financial burden as a result of the father’s illness, missed work, loss of income, mounting hospital bills, loss of health insurance. Anyone wishing to contribute may contact Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2070 Emanuel Church Road, Rockwell, 704-279-3737.

Tower of Power
Tower of Power United Holy Church, 601 East Cemetery St. is hosting a Prayer, Healing, and Deliverance Service Friday, March 20 at 7 p.m. Guest speaker is Apostle Karen Foxx of Open Door Outreach Deliverance Christian Ministries, East Spencer. Host pastor is Elder Anthony Williams. Sponsored by the Evangelistic Ministry.

Encounter Night of Worship
Livingstone + Fresh Encounter Church presents a Night of Worship on the campus of the college on March 20 from 7-8:30 p.m. Open to the public. 701 W. Monroe St., 704-216-6000,

Women In Progress 10th anniversary program
The Victory Lap “I Made it Out Alright” features speaker Rev. David L. Bracken on March 21, from 3-6 p.m. at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1570 N. Long St. Also on hand will be Quincy Murdock, Mia Mason, Unity ‘N Praise and the Cedar Grove Choir.

The Breath of God
KANNAPOLIS — The Breath of God Ministerial Alliance will conduct a six-week ministry class beginning March 21 at 10 a.m. at True Holiness Church of God, 309 Rosemont Ave.
Topics include: The First Call, Sermon Research and Preparation, The Mission of Ministry and others.
There is no cost for the classes. only a love offering. For info contact Pastor Fenwick Fisher at 704-933-8475.

Events at Woodleaf UMC
WOODLEAF — Woodleaf United Methodist Church hosts breakfast March 21 from 7:30-10 a.m. honoring local firemen, local military personnel and law enforcement officers. Donations support the Community Health Ministry.
• Bloodmobile 1-5:30 p.m. on May 31. Call 704-278-1888 to schedule.
• June 20 is the breakfast to honor fathers, from 7:30-10 a.m.
• 1:30-2:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays: Senior WONDERS exercise group.

Mental health in the Church
April 3 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Hood Theological Seminary’s Center for Chaplaincy will host its Spring Event focusing on Mental Health / Mental Illness in the Church and Community.
Five continuing education units (CEUs) will be received upon completion of the workshops, held at the Albert J.D. Aymer Center on the Campus of Hood Theological Seminary, 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive.
To register and see the full schedule, go to
For more information, contact

Tower of Power Soup Kitchen
Soup Kitchen open at Tower of Power, 601 E Cemetery St., every second, third and fourth Tuesdays, noon-2 p.m. starting Feb. 11

David Phelps — Multiple Grammy Award Winning Recording Artist, David Phelps Brings Phelps Family Band: Stories & Songs Tour To The Oak Hill Memorial Baptist Church In Thomasville On March 20 at 7 pm.

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