If you have news about your faith community, please send announcements, press releases and photos to email@example.com.Compiled by Erica Batten Community Bible Study Women’s Bible study: Please join us as we being to study the book of Hebrews. Class resumes Jan. 3. 9:15-11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Church at Charlotte, 2500 Carmel Road. www.charlotte.cbsclass.org.Avondale Presbyterian Carol sing: 10 a.m. Dec. 30. One worship service at 11 a.m. Children welcome in services. Nursery available. 2821 Park Road. 704-333-6194; www.avondalepresbychurch.org.St. John Neumann Catholic Masses: Solemnity of Mary, 5 p.m. Dec. 31 and 11 a.m. Jan. 1. 8451 Idlewild Road. www.4sjnc.org.South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Worship service: 10 a.m. Dec. 30. No Sunday school. Child care provided. Children’s worship at 10 a.m. 8601 Bryant Farms Road. www.smpchome.org.Sardis Presbyterian Study series: Dr. Frances Taylor Gench, professor of Biblical interpretation at Union Presbyterian Seminary, will present “Wrestling with Scripture: Engaging Biblical Authority.” 6-8 p.m. Jan. 4; 8:45 a.m.-noon Jan. 5; and 10-10:45 a.m. Jan. 6. $16 includes program, meal and refreshments. Register by Dec. 30. 6100 Sardis Road. www.sardis.org.Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Classes for seniors: Adventures in Learning will be at St. Stephen United Methodist starting Jan. 16 and at Central United Methodist starting Feb. 7. Classes include Bible study, history of the Crusades, presidential personalities, watercolor and more. $25 for six weekly sessions. Lunch available for $6. Register at www.sceast.org. Book club: Discussion of James McBride’s “The Color of Water.” Please read selection prior to the meeting. Newcomers welcome. The club meets the second Tuesday of each month. 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 8 at The Ivey, 6030 Park South Drive. 704-321-0325; firstname.lastname@example.org.Stallings United Methodist Worship service: “A Christmas Celebration.” 8:30 and 10:55 a.m. Dec. 30. 1115 Stallings Road, Stallings. www.stallingsumc.org.Pineville United MethodistGrief support group: Open to anyone experiencing a loss, including death of a loved one, loss of a job or ending of a relationship. Facilitated by professional counselor Lotes Nelson. 12:15 p.m. each first and third Sunday. 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. www.LotesNelson.com.Congregation Ohr Hatorah Shabbat story hour: Children age 5 and younger will enjoy Shabbat stories, traditional crafts and games followed by junior Kiddush. Meets monthly at Ohr Hatorah, 6619 Sardis Road, and Chabad of Ballantyne, 8632 Bryant Farms Road. www.ChabadNC.org.