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Concert: Carolina Voices will present “American Reflections: A Salute to Veteran’s Day.” $17. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 11. 4921 Randolph Road. www.providencebc.org.
Second Calvary Baptist
Anniversary service: The church celebrates 98 years. Denny Davis will be the guest minister. 10 a.m. Nov. 11. 114 Nelson Ave. 704-399-0378; www.secondcalvary-charlotte.org.
Hickory Grove United Methodist
Fundraisers: The United Methodist Women will host a craft and bake sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 10. The Methodist Men will host a chicken-and-dumplings dinner noon-7 p.m. All you can eat. Adults, $8; children younger than 12, $3. No charge for children younger than 3. Desserts available for donation. 6401 Hickory Grove Road. www.hickorygroveumc.com.
Concert: The 17th Mid-Carolinas Handbell Festival concert with guest conductor Monica McGowan will be held at 4 p.m. Nov. 10. 6100 Sardis Road. www.sardis.org.
Providence United Methodist
Special program: The Rev. Beth Brittain, chaplain and grief counselor, will present “Living With Grief During the Holidays.” Free. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11. 2810 Providence Road. www.providenceumc.org.
Steele Creek Church of Charlotte
Men’s conference: 2012 Iron Sharpens Iron men’s conference is a regional event unifying men. Open to ages 13 and older. 8:30 a.m.-4:55 p.m. Nov. 17. 1929 W. Arrowood Road. Registration and details at www.CRCMM.org.
Sharon Forest Baptist
Fundraiser: Holiday crafts, baked goods, jellies, gifts and holiday decorations for sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 10. Barbecue will be sold 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Proceeds sponsor mission teams and youth programs. 11020 E. W. T. Harris Blvd. 704-536-0012.
Clinton Chapel AME Zion
Anniversary celebration service: Guest speaker the Rev. George Battle. 4 p.m. Nov. 11. 1901 Rozzelles Ferry Road. 980-224-9709.
Greenville Memorial AME Zion
Choir anniversary service: The choir celebrates 30 years. 5 p.m. Nov. 11. 6116 Monteith Drive. 704-596-4742.
St. John’s Episcopal
Service: The church will host a special service of hope and celebration to focus on cancer and the people it affects. 5 p.m. Nov. 11. 1623 Carmel Road. 704-366-3034.
Donations needed: The church will be an Operation Christmas Child collection site. Hours of collection are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Collection will be Nov. 12-19. 4316 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road. 704-399-3316.
Cancer support group: Harbor of Hope offers love, support and hope in Jesus to anyone touched by cancer. The monthly meetings alternate between spiritual and medical topics, incorporating speakers and small-group discussion. Jerel Law will share “Cancer: A Spouse’s Perspective” at 6:15 Nov. 14.
Food distribution: In partnership with The Urban Restoration, the church will host a special service and food distribution. The first 1,000 families in attendance will receive a Thanksgiving meal to feed a family of five. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 18. 301 S. Davidson St. www.charlottefbc.org.
St. Paul United Methodist
Fundraiser: Frank’s Original Eastern-style barbecue and slaw for sale to go. Proceeds go to the music ministry. $10 per pound. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 10. 2830 Dorchester Place. www.stpaulcharlotte.org.
Little Rock AME Zion
Usher’s anniversary: Guest preacher the Rev. William White of Gethsemane AME Zion. 4 p.m. Nov. 11. 401 N. McDowell St. 704-334-3782; www.littlerockamezion.org.
Guest speaker: The church will host Melissa Rogers, director of Wake Forest Divinity School’s Center for Religion and Public Affairs, as the final speaker in its series “Soul in the City: When Faith, Politics and Morality Meet.” 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14. 1000 E. Morehead St. 704-804-7565; www.covenantpresby.org.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Blood drive: 6-8:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 6031 Tuckaseegee Road. 704-972-4700; www.carolinadonor.org.
Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte
Guest speaker: Dan Raviv, Washington-based correspondent for CBS News and host of national radio magazine’s “Weekend Roundup,” will speak about his new book, “Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel’s Secret Wars.” Free. 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Sam Lerner Center for Cultural Arts at Shalom Park, 5007 Providence Road. www.jewishcharlotte.org.
St. Mark’s Lutheran
Conference: The church has acquired an original copy of the “Book of Concord” from the year 1580 and will host a conference to educate the community about its significance. The Rev. Timothy Wengert of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia will speak at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 17 and at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Nov. 18. Saturday lunch is $10; reservations requested. A potluck lunch will follow the Sunday programs. 1001 Queens Road. For lunch reservations or information, email Pastor Emily Hartner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matthews United Methodist
Holiday shopping extravaganza: Shop for the holidays and other special occasions. More than 70 vendors will offer handmade items for the home as well as all age groups on your gift list. Holiday desserts, breakfast and lunch available. Sponsored by Prime Time Adults Senior Ministries. Proceeds support local missions. Free admission and parking. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17. 801 S. Trade St., Matthews. 704-847-6261; www.matthewsumc.org.
St. Matthew Catholic
Lecture: John Allen will present “The Future Church: Current Trends That Will Revolutionize the Church.” Free. 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 12. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. www.stmatthewcatholic.org.
South Mecklenburg Presbyterian
Film and discussion: Documentary, “Lost Childhood: Growing Up in an Alcoholic Family.” George McConnell, director of the Earle E. Morris Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Center, will speak and offer resources for those impacted by alcoholism. 7 p.m. Nov. 11. 8601 Bryant Farms Road. www.smpchome.org.
Common Heart, Indian Trail
Food collection: The Common Cupboard food pantry is collecting money, turkeys and other groceries for its annual Great Turkey Countdown. This year’s goal is to package 500 Thanksgiving family feasts and deliver them to families in need. Freezer space is limited, so monetary donations are preferred; contact the food pantry before bringing food donations. Volunteers will also be needed to package and deliver the meals, 8-10 a.m. Nov. 17. 116-A Business Park Drive, Indian Trail. www.thecommonplace.org.
First Presbyterian, Monroe
Community jubilee: Homemade baked goodies and casseroles, ham biscuits, and lunch items, plus a variety of vendors. Proceeds go to church building fund. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17. 302 E. Windsor St., Monroe. www.fpcmonroenc.org.
Davidson College Presbyterian
Study series: The Jubilee Class will present programs on the relationship between church and state. Adults and college students invited. 9:45 a.m. Sundays through Nov. 18. Dr. Sherrill Holland will present “Calvin and the Constitution” on Nov. 11.
Organ recital: Organ at Davidson presents John Cummins performing works by Messiaen, Couperin, Bach and more. Free; donations encouraged. A reception will follow the performance. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org.
Holy Spirit Catholic, Denver
Craft show: More than 50 crafters, bake shop, lollipop drawing for prizes. Free admission. Luncheon menu includes chicken salad croissants, tea sandwiches, soups, hot dogs, more. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17 in the parish activity center. 537 N. C. 16 N., Denver. www.holyspiritnc.org.
First Presbyterian, Mooresville
Ecumenical prayer service: Sponsored by the ecumenical commission of St. Therese Catholic. Hosted by the Rev. Dr. Fred Coates. 7 p.m. Nov. 15. 249 W. McLelland Ave., Mooresville. 704-664-5275.
Huntersville United Methodist
Thanksgiving love feast: Co-sponsored by New Beginnings Moravian and Mt. Olive Baptist. An offering will be taken for the Huntersville branch of Loaves & Fishes. Child care provided for children younger than 5. 7 p.m. Nov. 18. 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. www.humconline.org.
Family group: Al-Anon is an anonymous fellowship whose purpose is to help families and friends of those who have a problem with alcohol. “Starting Over” group meets 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays at Lake Norman Lutheran, 1445 N.C. 16 N., Denver and 8-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Bethel Methodist, 7284 Campground Road, Denver. 704-489-8657.
First Baptist, Cornelius
Seniors group: Interesting programs, fellowship, and travel opportunities. New people welcome. Meetings at 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month. 21007 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. For information, contact Margaret Smith at 704-875-9306.
The Salvation Army of Iredell County
Emergency assistance program: Financial and food assistance. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon Fridays at the Statesville office, 1361 Caldwell St., Statesville, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday at the Mooresville office, 470 N. Broad St. Suite C, Mooresville.
Church programs: Adult Bible study, 6-7 p.m. Mondays. Youth character-building program, 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays. 704-872-5623; www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/commands/statesville.
Hopewell Presbyterian, Huntersville
Holiday bazaar: Homemade canned and baked goods, more. 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 17. Breakfast will be served starting at 7:30 a.m. A silent auction will be held 8-11 a.m.
250th anniversary: The church will continue its year-long celebration with a worship service with guests John and Patsy Todd. 11 a.m. Nov. 18. 10500 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville. www.hopewellpresbyterian.com.
Mt. Zion United Methodist, Cornelius
Veterans’ service: The church will honor its veterans at the 11 a.m. service Nov. 11. Please wear uniforms and medals and greet members in front of the church.
Concert: The Cornelius Concert Series presents concert pianist Katie Reimer performing works by Bach, Fairouz and Brahms. An offering will be taken at the door. 7 p.m. Nov. 18. Series continues Dec. 16. 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. www.mtzionumc.net.
Bethel United Methodist, Denver
Oyster stew fundraiser: All-you-can-eat oyster stew, vegetable soup, taco soup, potato soup, drinks and desserts, hot dogs for children. Eat in or take out. Adults, $10; children 12 and younger, $5. Noon-8 p.m. Nov. 17. 7284 Campground Road, Denver. 704-483-1366.
The Bahá’ís of Huntersville
Video screening: The public is invited to a special showing of a video about the plight of Bahá’ís in Iran, who are being denied a higher education. The topic for discussion will be “Education Under Fire.” Light refreshments served. 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Huntersville Arts and Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. www.huntersvillebahai.org.
Temple Or Olam, Concord
Special event: Friends of all faiths invited to celebrate with us as we welcome home a second handwritten Torah scroll. Presentation on Torah history and production. 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at McGill Baptist, 5300 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. 704-720-7577; www.or-olam.org.
St. Martin Lutheran, Concord
Craft sale: Vendor tables available for Nov. 17 event. $10 each. 5469 N. C. 200 S., Concord. 704-782-4040.
Covenant Presbyterian, Concord
Veterans’ remembrance service: Veterans will be recognized during this third annual service. This year’s emphasis is on the Korean War. Guest speaker Korean War veteran Ken Miller. Military memorabilia will be on display. 10 a.m. Nov. 11. 731 Union St. S., Concord. 704-786-1615.
Grace Lutheran, Concord
Harvest home celebration: Service with guest speaker the Rev. Glenn Lucas, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. with testimony service at 2:30 p.m. 58 Chestnut Drive, Concord. 704-782-7620.
Food collection: Bring a frozen turkey or ham to Sunday morning service to help feed 2,000 people during the holidays. Our goal is to collect 50 turkeys and hams by Thanksgiving and another 50 by Christmas. Donations will go to the Urban Ministry Center in Charlotte and to those in need in Harrisburg. 10 a.m. Sundays. 4815 N. C. 49 S., Harrisburg. 704-455-2491.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Blood drives: Noon-2 p.m. Nov. 11 at Calvary Lutheran, 950 Bradley St., Concord. 3:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Crossroads Church, 220 George W. Liles Pkwy., Concord. 704-972-4700; www.carolinadonor.org.
Belmont Abbey College
Concert series: Arts at the Abbey presents the Akerman-Teixeira Guitar Duo performing music of Rossini, Scarlatti and more. Free; donations accepted. 8 p.m. Nov. 12. 100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Road, Belmont. 704-461-6813; www.bac.edu.
Catawba United Methodist
Service: The women of the church will lead worship and Operation Christmas Child boxes will be dedicated. Debbie Epps will deliver the message. 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11. 207 E. Central Ave., Catawba.
Blood drive: Donors will be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 gift card from the Red Cross. 3-7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Family Life Center, 209 E. Central Ave., Catawba. 828-241-4868.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Catawba Valley, Hickory
Adult forum: Veterans Day forum will be a discussion on “Is There a ‘Proper Relationship’ Between Faith and Patriotism?” 9:30-10:30 a.m. Nov. 11.
Service: “What Kind of Attitude is That?” will provide insights on how to strengthen our religious community while respecting the worth and dignity of all. 11 a.m.-noon Nov. 11. 833 5th St. S. E., Hickory. www.uuhickory.org.
Epiphany Lutheran, Rock Hill
Adult Sunday school: New series “Making Sense of the Bible.” 9:15 a.m. Sundays, Nov. 4-Dec. 16. 2370 W. Main St., Rock Hill. www.epiphany-rockhill.org.