If you have news about your faith community, please send announcements, press releases and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.Compiled by Erica BattenTemple Israel Scholar-in-residence: Jonina Duker will present “Who Is a Rabbi?” following the services and Kiddush luncheon. 1 p.m. March 2. Children’s services: Torah Tots offers music, dancing and prayer for families with preschoolers. 5:45 p.m. March 8. Mini Minyan for grades K-2, 11 a.m. March 2, 9, 16 and 23. Alternative service: Java & Jeans, a thought-provoking service with Rabbi Noam Raucher, will be held at 10 a.m. March 2. 4901 Providence Road. 704-362-2796; www.templeisraelnc.org.Christ Episcopal Art show: “In the Genes” is a collection of works by four sisters and two daughters of the Lee family of Maryland. The eclectic exhibit includes realism, expressionism, abstract and impressionism pieces in oils and acrylics as well as photography. March 1-29. 1412 Providence Road. www.christchurchcharlotte.org.St. John Neumann Catholic Lenten parish mission: Internationally-known singer and lay Franciscan Al Barbarino will lead “Living the Faith as Catholics in Today’s World.” Barbarino’s program includes spiritual music and inspirational messages. 7 p.m. March 3-5. 8451 Idlewild Road. www.4sjnc.org.Harrison United Methodist Lenten worship: Series on forgiveness continues through March 10. Traditional worship at 8 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Contemporary worship at 9:15 a.m. Hispanic service at 11 a.m. Lenten study: Based on Adam Hamilton’s book “Forgiveness: Finding Peace Through Letting Go.” $15 per book. 7 p.m. March 6, 13, 20 and 27. Children’s consignment: Great deals on gently-used spring and summer clothing for newborns, children and teens, plus maternity clothing, baby equipment, toys, furniture, more. No strollers allowed in the sales area. Free admission. 6-8 p.m. Feb. 28 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 1. Half-price sale, 8 a.m.-noon March 2. 15008 Lancaster Hwy., Pineville. www.harrisonumc.org.St. Matthew Catholic Healing prayer service: St. Peregrine service for those suffering with cancer and other diseases. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in the sanctuary. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. 704-543-7677; www.stmatthewcatholic.org.South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Donations needed: The church is holding its annual Lenten coat and kitchen drive through March 31. Items requested include coats, hats, gloves, scarves, new socks, pots, pans, glasses, kitchen utensils, and small appliances. Sharp knives will not be accepted. Donations go to local organizations. Collection bins are located in the chapel building. A trailer will also be open for donations 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 23. 8601 Bryant Farms Road. www.smpchome.org.Charlotte Projecting Hope Film Festival Film screenings: Faith-based and family movies, including “October Baby,” “Home Run,” and “Unconditional.” Free. March 8-10 at Ayrsley Grand Cinemas, 9110 Kings Parade Blvd. www.projectinghopecharlotte.com.St. Andrew’s United Methodist Lenten study: Dr. Phil Wingeier-Rayo from Pfeiffer University will lead “The Bible and Immigration.” Explore the Biblical mandate of hospitality. 6 p.m. Sundays through March 3. 1900 Emerywood Drive. www.standrewsumc.com.Elizabeth Communities of Faith Lenten services: All are welcome. Soup luncheon provided by Elizabeth area restaurants. $5. Proceeds go to local missions. Noon Wednesdays at St. John’s Baptist, 300 Hawthorne Lane. The Rev. Andrew Brown will present “Welcoming Change as Wounded Healers” on Feb. 27. Contemplative prayer: Noon Tuesdays in the Scott Lindsay Chapel of Presbyterian Hospital and 6 p.m. Thursdays in the prayer room at Caldwell Presbyterian, 1609 E. 5th St. 704-332-8131; www.hlumc.org.First Baptist Real Evangelism Conference: Guest preachers Bob Pitman, Roc Collins, David Ring, Junior Hill, more. Musical guests the Mike Speck Trio, Greater Vision, the Triumphant Quartet and the Collingsworth Family. March 6-8. 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail. 704-882-1005; www.fbcit.org.Sharon United Methodist Sermon series: Senior Pastor Kyle Thompson will preach about the meaning, impact, and relevance of Bible stories in a 31-week series. Small-group opportunities available. The topic for March 3 is “A Few Good Men…and Women.” 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. Attic sale fundraiser: Proceeds will benefit the SUMC Weekday School general funds and Bill Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund. Household goods, furniture, books, toys, children’s clothing. Bake sale and light breakfast also available. 8 a.m.-noon March 2. 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166; www.sharonumc.org.The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Women’s conference: “A Celebration of Womanhood” will feature inspirational speakers, original musical performances, and opportunities to serve the local community. Free. Attendees asked to bring a donation of cleaning supplies for local homeless women transitioning to permanent housing. Reservations requested. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 2. 5815 Carmel Road. Online reservations at http://signupgenius.com/go/60B0B49A8AF28AB9-tristake.Trinity Presbyterian Lecture: Annual Lenten Gilchrist Lecture welcomes Dr. Peter Hobbie, Emma Bailey and the Rev. George H. Cornelson. Hobbie will speak on the theme “The Once and Future Church.” 10 a.m. March 3 in the fellowship hall. He will also preach at the 11 a.m. worship service. Worship will be followed by a time of fellowship and conversation in the church parlor. 3115 Providence Road. www.trinitypreschurch.org.Church at Charlotte Divorce recovery: Transitions is a community initiative that provides support and hope for those facing separation and divorce. Spring session will begin 8:30 a.m.-noon March 2 and continue with weekly meetings starting March 4. Weekly meetings include small-group discussion and video seminars. $15. 2500 Carmel Road. 704-364-5913; www.churchatcharlotte.org.Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Book club: Discussion of “House of Sand and Fog” by Andre DuBus III. Please read selection prior to the meeting. Newcomers welcome. The club meets the second Tuesday of each month. 10-11:30 a.m. March 12 at The Ivey, 6030 Park South Drive. 704-321-0325; email@example.com.Calvary Church Spring sports: CHAMP soccer, flag football, T-ball, coach-pitch baseball, and karate. Program emphasizes sportsmanship, Christian character development, and athletic skills. Practices begin March 4. Soccer camp: Charlotte Eagles camp for boys and girls ages 10 to 17. All campers receive season tickets to Eagles’ home games, camp T-shirt and ball, and professional instruction. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 17-21. $265; $15 discount if registered before March 1. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. www.champsportsinfo.com.Pineville United Methodist Grief support: 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.Light of Christ United Methodist Worship services: Informal, casual and contemporary worship, 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Children’s and youth ministry. 9212 Bryant Farms Road. www.locumc.org.
Friday, Feb. 22, 2013
South Charlotte religion news
Scholar-in-residence Jonina Duker will explore the history of the rabbinate, the traditional role of the rabbi as teacher, the process of ordination, and the impact of patrilineal descent in a discussion titled "Who is a Rabbi?" 1 p.m. March 2, at Temple Israel. COURTESY OF CANDY LOVE