Faith Briefs Saturday, March 11
Today: Brunswick stew for international missions
FAITH — From 2-5 p.m. or until gone, at Faith Baptist Church 203 N. Main St. Call 704-279-3629. Eat in, carry out, quarts available. By donation. Goes toward materials for 2017 Cuba Mission, support for Agape Church in Turkey, support for Missionaries Andy and Dana Cauble in The Netherlands.
Today: Providence chicken and dumplings
Providence United Methodist Church, 6450 Bringle Ferry Road, will hold its chicken and dumpling supper today from 4-7 p.m. also with hot dogs, drinks, desserts. Proceeds support the ministries and projects of Providence United Methodist Women.
Tonight: Handbell Concert
The fifth annual Handbell Festival is being held at First Presbyterian Church, 308 Fisher St. There will be 191 bell ringers at this two day workshop. The finale concert, open to the public, is this evening at 5 p.m. in Lewis Hall. Clinician is Cathy Moklebust.
Concert at Lyerly Evangelical
ROCKWELL — Bluegrass and Southern Gospel group Strings of Victory will lead the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday at Lyerly Evangelical Church, 1320 Crescent Road. The group includes Donnie Miller on bass, Hubert Furr on guitar, and Jeff McCorkle on banjo. Madison McCorkle is lead singer. A love offering will be received. Dr. W.C. Gaither Jr. is host pastor.
White Rock AME Zion program
GRANITE QUARRY — The Estella McGorda Missionary Society of White Rock AME Zion Church will sponsor its annual Twelve Tribes of Israel Program on Sunday at 3 p.m. Susan Lowe is president of the missionary society. The Rev. Thomas Lee is host pastor.
Family day at Moore’s Chapel
Moore’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 300 S. Caldwell St., will have a “Family Unity Day” on Sunday at 3 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Clarence J. Shuford Jr. of Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church of Landis. He holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Emory University and is presently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry Degree at Hood Theological Seminary and is a U.S. Army veteran.
Fairview Heights honors first Lady
Fairview Heights Missionary Baptist, 704 Old Concord Road, honors first lady Evangelist Cathye Marlin on Sunday at 3 p.m. with guest speaker Pastor Alice Perry of the Vineyard Worship Center. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. Host Pastor is the Rev. Clarence E. Marlin.
Lay leadership appreciation service
A lay leadership appreciation service will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Ambassador Christian Church, 726 Lincolnton Road. Pastor Chris Bolder of the Kingdom Living Ministries in Concord will be the speaker.
St. Luke Baptist Church
St. Luke Baptist Church in Hawkinstown will have Minister Phyllis Duren as the guest speaker. Minister Duren organized the Phenomenal Women of God in 2010.
Women’s Sunday at FUCC
In recognition of International Women’s Week, the women of First United Church of Christ will conduct the service on Sunday at 11 a.m. The theme will be taken from the Celtic prayer genre of lorica, a Latin word meaning “body armor.” The service will be conducted by the Church Women’s Board. Those participating are Phyllis Little, Carolyn Cline, Susan Ward, Jeanette Yost, Sandy Wagoner, Glenda Shrewsbury, Sarah Schiemann and Frances Wensil, with a special solo by Lydia Price.
Special Music and Meditation services at St. John’s Lutheran
The St. John’s Lutheran Church chapel, 200 W. Innes St., will host brief services of Music and Meditation during the lunch hour on three consecutive Mondays during this Lenten Season. They will be held on Mondays, March 13, 20, and 27 from 12:15-12:45 p.m.
The services will include prayer and meditation led by the St. John’s Pastors, and special music by • Rosemary Kinard, flute and Rob Durocher, piano (March 13);
• Brad Chestnut, Guitar and Piano (March 20); • and Michelle Trivette, Saxophone (March 27).
Gloria Dei Lutheran Lenten meals
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on Statesville Boulevard will be having Lenten Meals at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall on Wednesdays as well as church services at 7 p.m., in the church sanctuary for the Season of Lent. Open to all.
KANNAPOLIS – Kingdom Kids Preschool at Blackwelder Park Baptist Church, 2204 Summit Ave., will host “Refreshments with Rembrants,” an art show fundraiser and open house on Thursday, March 16, from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information, call Kingdom Kids director Angie Tyler at 704-932-4266, ext. 105. Kingdom Kids Preschool is now accepting enrollment for children ages 1-4.
Spencer Presbyterian bake sale and breakfast
SPENCER — Spencer Presbyterian Church will have a breakfast and bake sale fundraiser Saturday, March 18 from 7:30-10:30 a.m. with pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, grits, toast, drinks. $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12. Proceeds support various church ministries. The event will be in the educational building, 117 1st St., off Salisbury Avenue across from the entrance to the NC Transportation Museum.
‘Pasta With a Purpose’
CHINA GROVE — First Baptist Church of China Grove, 302 Patterson St., will host “Pasta with a Purpose” on Saturday, March 18 from 5-8 p.m., which benefits the ongoing capital campaign for a handicap-accessible bathroom. The Back Creek Bluegrass Boys and Tori Jones will entertain while attendees enjoy a pasta dinner complete with garlic bread, salad, homemade dessert and drink. A silent auction will also take place throughout the evening. Tickets are $10 at www.chinagrovefbc.com/event. For tickets or more information, call 704-310-6741.
Deadline for Treasure Feamster Scholarship
The deadline for the Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship (IMF) Treasure Feamster Scholarship is April 3. The scholarships are available for high school seniors who are members of an IMF-affiliated church, regardless of their chosen field of study. Check with your guidance office or church for applications or information. For additional information, contact Jacqueline Springs at 704-639-1894 or Dr. Ethel Bamberg-Revis at 704-647-9545.
Wes Hampton at N. Kannapolis
KANNAPOLIS — Gospel tenor Wes Hampton of the Gaither Vocal Band will be in solo concert at North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 312 Locust St., on Sunday, April 2, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person ($10 each in groups of 10 or more). Call 704-933-2125 for tickets or purchase at http://www.itickets.com/events/373876.html
In My Father’s House
In My Father’s House, led by the Rev. Roosevelt Jenkins, meets the first two Thursdays of each month from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The next services will be April 6 and 13in the Hurley Room at Rowan Public Library.