East Charlotte church shows resolve after arson fire

East Charlotte church shows resolve after arson fire

Worshipers at Briar Creek Road Baptist Church held a rousing and emotion-filled service inside the east Charlotte church just four days after an arson fire damaged the building.

Thomasville preacher begins 237-mile walk to DC

Thomasville preacher begins 237-mile walk to DC

Bishop George B. Jackson, pastor of Citadel of Faith Christian Fellowship, is walking with about 20 other people from Belhaven, N.C., to Washington, D.C., to focus attention on the closings of rural hospitals.

Jeb Bush hits Obama on religious freedom

Jeb Bush hits Obama on religious freedom

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is condemning the Obama administration's use of "coercive federal power" to limit religious freedom as he courts Christian conservatives ahead of a likely presidential run.
 

Rev. Dwayne Walker kicks off campaign to be an AME Zion bishop

Rev. Dwayne Walker kicks off campaign to be an AME Zion bishop

The Rev. Dwayne Walker, pastor of Little Rock AME Zion Church in Charlotte, said the time has come to seek a new phase in his ministry.

Charlotte church collects shoes for those in need

Charlotte church collects shoes for those in need

What started as a drive to collect 300 pairs of new and gently worn shoes by members of C.N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church ended Sunday with more than 1,000 pairs collected for homeless residents and others in need.

Statesville Avenue Presbyterian Church USA

Statesville Avenue Presbyterian Church USA

A CHURCH YOU SHOULD KNOW

Located just off Statesville Road in north Charlotte, this congregation believes that faith requires action, so members are encouraged to do good works in the surrounding community.

In times like these, commitment is required

In times like these, commitment is required

FAITH MATTERS

It is impossible to affect change if we stop talking about matters simply because they fall from the news. We cannot change laws or behaviors if we are easily moved.

New Birth Charlotte enters foreclosure

New Birth Charlotte enters foreclosure

The 64,688-square-foot New Birth Charlotte Church building off Sam Furr Road has gone into foreclosure after members defaulted on a $10 million loan.

Does your walk match your talk?

Does your walk match your talk?

COMMENTARY

Dressing up in our Christian costumes, pretending that we are fail proof, has never helped anyone.

Hell Loses…Again

Hell Loses…Again

GUEST COMMENTARY

Time and time again, the Black Church has been ridiculed, persecuted, marginalized and discounted, but it has never been defeated.

I Am That Man

I Am That Man

GUEST COMMENTARY

As Father's Day approaches, Minister Jacotron A. Potts explores what it means to be a man committed to the healthy growth and development of children.

Pew study: Fewer Americans identify as Christians

Pew study: Fewer Americans identify as Christians

VIDEO: Believers in the United States are still overwhelmingly Christian -- with 70 percent identifying themselves as such -- but that's down about 8 percent from just a few years ago.

 

Why do we covet what others have?

Why do we covet what others have?

FAITH MATTERS

What others have may look good on the outside, but if you look closely, you may be surprised by what you find.

Book some quiet time with God

Book some quiet time with God

FAITH MATTERS

With all that goes on in our lives, what time are we setting aside for prayer and reflection?

Local church stages production of 'God's Trombones'

Local church stages production of 'God's Trombones'

The fine arts ministry at C.N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church will stage three performances of the James Weldon Johnson’s classic that pays homage to the historic oratory style of the black preacher.

‘Selma’ moves Charlotte churches to talk

‘Selma’ moves Charlotte churches to talk

More than 150 members of the Park Church and Myers Park United Methodist came together Saturday for a screening and a discussion of the civil rights-era film “Selma."


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Take time to be grateful

Take time to be grateful

FAITH MATTERS

Goals are important, and looking forward to a fresh new year is great, but we should apply that same intensity to celebrating the blessings we currently enjoy.

My blessing came wrapped in unexpected paper

My blessing came wrapped in unexpected paper

FAITH MATTERS

She needed a car. She prayed for a car. But when her car finally arrived, Tanya Wilson was not ready for what she received.

Who got on the wrong side of Pastor John P. Kee?

Who got on the wrong side of Pastor John P. Kee?

The Charlotte preacher and gospel recording artist took to his Facebook page Friday to rebuke a fellow preacher regarding "a very ugly commentary" that apparently criticized Kee.

Bishop Claude Alexander to speak at men's spiritual summit

Bishop Claude Alexander to speak at men's spiritual summit

Scheduled for Saturday at the Park Expo and Conference Center, this event is free and open to men of all ages and ethnicities.

When hip-hop meets religion

When hip-hop meets religion

At GeneratiONE Church in Huntersville, Pastor Quinn Rodgers has created a worship environment unlike anything most churchgoers have seen or experienced.

 
June 30, 2015
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