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Trinity Episcopal School and Mecklenburg Ministries
Community conversation: Anti-racism writer and educator Tim Wise will discuss racial disparity in schools and provide steps for uprooting racism, privilege and institutional inequity. Free. Space limited. 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at Trinity Episcopal School, 750 E. 9th St. RSVP: www.tescharlotte.org/TimWise.
Clergy lunch: The public is invited to attend a clergy lunch and “Food for Thought” featuring Tim Wise. $6 includes soup, salad, entrée, dessert, and drink. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at Covenant Presbyterian, 1000 E. Morehead St. www.meckmin.org.
The Billy Graham Library
Closing: The library will be closed to the public Jan. 7-20 for maintenance and system upgrades. The library opened in 2007 and has since had more than 650,000 visitors from around the world. Admission is free. 4330 Westmont Drive. www.billygrahamlibrary.org.
Temple Beth El
Comparative religion series: “After Life: An End or a Beginning?” Educators and leaders from various faiths will discuss the sources of their faith’s teachings. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 22 through Feb. 26. Rabbi Judy Schindler of Temple Beth El and Rabbi Chanoch Oppenheim of Charlotte Torah Center will present a welcome, series overview, and Jewish perspective on the topic on Jan. 22. 5101 Providence Road. 704-366-1948; www.beth-el.com.
Faith Community Health Ministry of the Carolinas HealthCare System
Volunteer training: The Faith Community Health Promoter Training program teaches laypersons to educate and motivate a congregation toward health and to improve access to health resources. Registration and attendance at both classes required. $50. 5-9 p.m. Jan. 25 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 26 at Corporate Community Relations and LiveWell, 801 East Blvd. RSVP before Jan. 16. email@example.com.
Faith and Health Connection
Online course: Learn about the connection between the Christian faith and health. Become a faith and health ambassador through an 11-week course. Courses begin Jan. 17 and 23 and April 16 and 17. 704-542-3207; www.FaithandHealthConnection.org.
Myers Park United Methodist
Series: “Praxis: Think Like Jesus, Live Our Faith” will feature guest speakers, email reflections from Senior Pastor James Howell, Sunday worship emphasis on the Apostle’s Creed that will offer activities to practice at home, and videos on the church website. Howell will engage in conversations on the topic with the Rev. David Chadwick of Forest Hill Church at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 and with evangelist Leighton Ford at 7 p.m. Feb. 11. Child care available. 1501 Queens Road. 704-376-8584; www.mpumc.org.
Temple Beth El and St. Peter’s Catholic
Interfaith dialogue: Roundtable discussion of “What Does Israel Mean to Me?” Please bring a beverage and a snack or dessert to share. All are welcome. 5-7 p.m. Jan. 13 at Temple Beth El, 5101 Providence Road. RSVP: 704-365-3313.
Charlotte Christian Chamber of Commerce
Chapter launch: Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby, will speak and launch the North Charlotte chapter. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 17 at Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 J. M. Keynes Drive. Vendor tables will be available 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. www.charlottechristianchamber.org.
Archdale Church of Christ
Community class series: Russ McCullough will present a series examining the Bible’s veracity as the word of God. The text will be Neil Lightfoot’s “How We Got the Bible.” Free. Refreshments will be served. 7:30-9 p.m. every other Tuesday, Jan. 8-March 19. 2525 Archdale Drive. www.archdale.org.
Christ United Methodist
Wonderful Wednesdays: Drop-in meal, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Donations only. Small-group studies, youth group and children’s groups meet 6:15-7:30 p.m. 8020 Bellhaven Blvd. http://christumc-charlotte.org.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Blood drive: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 12 at First Mt. Zion Baptist, 1515 Remount Road. www.cbcc.us.
Shepherd’s Center SouthEast
Classes for seniors: Adventures in Learning will be held 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, more. $25 for six weekly sessions. Lunch available for $6. Register at 704-321-0325 or www.sceast.org.
St. Stephen United Methodist
Study series: Senior Pastor Tom Latimer will lead a series on “Growing a Culture of Invitation” based on the Acts of the Apostles and translating the insights to today’s world. Traditional worship is at 9 a.m. Sundays and contemporary worship is at 11:15 a.m. The topic for Jan. 13 is “Resistance and Success.” 6800 Sardis Road. www.ststephenumc.net.
Stallings United Methodist
Worship service: A combined service with guest preacher Britt Hadley will be held at 10:55 a.m. Jan. 6. 1115 Stallings Road, Stallings. www.stallingsumc.org.
The Choral Academy, Concord
Auditions: Vocal placement interviews for children and youth ages 7-20 to participate in three age-based choirs. No preparation is necessary. All youth in Cabarrus and the surrounding counties are welcome. Rehearsals begin on Jan. 8 and new singers will be accepted through the end of the month. The academy meets weekly at Calvary Lutheran, 950 Bradley St., Concord. www.choralacademy.org.
Davidson College Presbyterian
Organ recital: Organ at Davidson presents Director of Music Jane Cain. Free; donations encouraged. A reception will follow the performance. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org.
Jewish Council of Lake Norman
Comedy night: Joel Chasnoff will perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Alvarez College Union at Davidson College. $10. Reservations: www.jewishcounciloflakenorman.org.
First Baptist, Cornelius
Senior citizens’ group: Interesting programs, fellowship, and travel opportunities. We welcome new people to join us. 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.
Broad Street United Methodist, Statesville
Barbecue chicken fundraiser: Delivery for orders of 10 or more. Eat in or take out. $10 per plate. Proceeds go to Iredell Christian Ministries. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 11. 315 W. Broad St., Statesville. www.broadstreetumc.org.
Davidson Friends Meeting
Contemplative practices: Revitalize your prayer life. Patty Levering and Clarence Fox will lead the sessions. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays.
Wednesday worship sharing: Quiet worship and prayer. 9-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 625 South St., Davidson. 704-895-8404; http://davidson.quaker.org.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Catawba Valley, Hickory
Meditation group: Meditation and discussion to foster mindfulness and clarity. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursdays. 833 5th St. S. E., Hickory. www.uuhickory.org.
Blessed John XXIII Ecumenical Church, Hickory
Services: 4:30 p.m. Saturdays in the old sanctuary of Zion Lutheran Church, 1911 Zion Church Road, Hickory. 828-850-2675.
Catawba United Methodist
Luncheon: The men’s group will host a traditional new year’s luncheon following the 10:30 a.m. service Jan. 6. Donations will be accepted for mission projects. 207 E. Central Ave., Catawba. 828-241-4868.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Blood drive: 3-6 p.m. Jan. 12 at Holy Spirit Catholic, 537 N. C. 16 N., Denver. www.cbcc.us.
Temple Solel, Fort Mill
Services: Regular services will be held at 7 p.m. each second and fourth Friday. The first service will be a Kabbalat Shabbat, and the second service will be a Midrash, or learners’, Shabbat. The program will include prayer and a discussion topic.
Religious school: Classes for children in kindergarten through B’nai Mitzvah using the curriculum of the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Classes and services are held at St. Philip Neri Catholic, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. www.templesolelsc.org.