If you have news about your faith community, please send announcements, press releases and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.Compiled by Erica BattenChrist 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.Faith and Health Connection Live webinar course: Learn about the connection between the Christian faith and health. Become a Faith and Health Ambassador through an 11-week course. Upon completion, participants will be equipped to lead the Bible study “PathWay 2 Wholeness: The Christian Faith and Whole-Person Health.” Two courses begin the week of April 15. 704-542-3207; www.FaithandHealthConnection.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.Temple Israel 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 9, 16 and 23. 4901 Providence Road. 704-362-2796; www.templeisraelnc.org.St. Matthew Catholic Special Mass: Maronite Catholic Bishop Gregory Mansour of the Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn will pay an official visit to the Maronite Mission of Charlotte March 8. To celebrate the occasion, a special Mass and dinner reception will be held in his honor. Bishop Mansour will celebrate Mass at 7 p.m. The dinner reception will follow Mass. Adults, $10; children, free. Scripture study day: Alice Camille will present “Finding Our Place in the Story of Faith.” 9:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 9. Registration forms available at www.stmatthewcatholic.org. Symposium: A viewing of the Rev. Robert Barron’s television series “Catholicism.” Monthly meetings will include video and small-group discussion. The Rev. Thomas Kessler will lead the next session, “Bread of Heaven: The Mystery of the Eucharist.” 7-9 p.m. March 14. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. 704-543-7677.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.Providence United Methodist Workshop: “Understanding the Difficult Relationships in Your Life.” The 12-week workshop is hosted in partnership with the Charlotte Rescue Mission. Registration required; space limited. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays starting March 7. 2810 Providence Road. Register at www.providenceumc.org.Harrison United Methodist Lenten worship: Series on forgiveness 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. 15008 Lancaster Hwy., Pineville. www.harrisonumc.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 10 is “The Things We Do for Love.” 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166; www.sharonumc.org.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. David Docusen will present “Congregations as Healing Communities” on March 6. 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. Providence Presbyterian Food-packing session: Our goal is to package 40,000 meals for international hunger relief organization Stop Hunger Now. 2 p.m. March 10. 10140 Providence Church Lane. 704-846-1079.Idlewild Baptist, Matthews Missions barbecue: One platter, three sandwiches, or one pound of meat, $8. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. March 9. 12701 Idlewild Road, Matthews. 704-847-6565.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.Calvary Church Spring sports registration: CHAMP soccer, flag football, T-ball, coach-pitch baseball, and karate. Program emphasizes sportsmanship, Christian character development, and athletic skills. 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. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. www.champsportsinfo.com.Christ Lutheran Concert: Compassion International presents the “All Things Possible” tour featuring Mark Schultz and Aaron Shust with guest Jonny Diaz. $10 general admission. 6 p.m. May 5 in the new worship center. 4519 Providence Road. 1-800-965-9324; www.itickets.com/events/298188.html.Blair Road United Methodist Children’s consignment sale: Children’s clothing, baby items, furniture, toys, maternity clothing, more. Proceeds go to missions helping women and children. 8-11 a.m. March 9. Half-price sale, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 9135 Blair Road, Mint Hill. www.blairroadumc.org.
Friday, Mar. 01, 2013
Charlotte religion news
The family of artists, including four sisters and two daughters of Virginia's Lee family, will exhibit their eclectic works together in a show called "In the Genes." The women bring more than 50 years of combined artistic experience to the Christ Church Art Gallery, 1412 Providence Road. The exhibit will be open through March 29. From left, Susan Hallgren, Jennifer Fordham, Helen Lee Meyers, Cynthia Meyers, Casey Shannahan, Martha Manco. COURTESY OF MARTHA MANCO