If you have news about your faith community, please send announcements, press releases and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.Compiled by Erica BattenSt. John Neumann Catholic Easter presentation: “The Passion of Jesus Christ,” outdoor live stations of the cross presented in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Vietnamese. 7 p.m. March 29. 8451 Idlewild Road. www.4sjnc.org. Myers Park United Methodist Labyrinth walk: Stations of the Cross labyrinth walk will be available 9 a.m.-7 p.m. March 27-29 in room 108 in the parish life building. Services: Maundy Thursday service with Holy Communion, 7:30 p.m. March 28. Good Friday service, 7:30 p.m. March 29. Child care provided for ages 5 and younger. Easter Sunday services: Sunrise service, 7 a.m. March 31 at the columbarium; service will be held in Francis Chapel if the weather is bad. Child care will begin at 6:45 a.m. Services at 8:30, 9:45, and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary and 8:45 a.m. in Jubilee Hall. 1501 Queens Road. 704-376-8584; www.mpumc.org.Covenant Presbyterian Maundy Thursday service: Creative and interactive worship experience integrates visual arts, music, drama, and dance with the story of Jesus’ Last Supper. 7 p.m. March 28. Good Friday service: The Covenant Choirs will present “The Seven Last Words of Christ” by Theodore Dubois. 7 p.m. March 29. Children’s celebration: Children will present the Easter story. Egg hunt and picnic follows. 10 a.m. March 30. Easter Sunday services: Three services in the sanctuary will feature music from worship teams, choir and orchestra. 8:15, 9:30 and 11 a.m. March 31. 1000 E. Morehead St. www.covenantpresby.org.St. Matthew Catholic Information sessions: Holy Ground Spirituality Center is hosting free information sessions on Fairfield University’s Spiritual Direction Formation Program offered in August at St. Francis Springs Prayer Center in Stoneville. Registration required for the information sessions. 10-11:30 a.m. April 5 or 6 in the New Life Center. Register with Eileen Crusan at 704-319-5536 or email@example.com. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. www.stmatthewcatholic.org.Pritchard Memorial Baptist Easter egg hunt: Free event for children age 12 and younger. Games, inflatables, snacks, Easter Bunny. 10 a.m.-noon March 30. Concert: Christian recording artist Steve Green will perform at 7 p.m. March 30. Seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free; a love offering will be received. 1117 South Blvd. 704-376-1571.Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Maundy Thursday service: Worship service with Holy Communion. 7 p.m. March 28. Animal blessing service: Music, prayer, and scripture readings for all people and the well-behaved pets they care for. Photos with pets available. 10 a.m. March 30. Easter Sunday services: Sunrise service followed by breakfast, 7 a.m. March 31. Easter worship celebration and flowering of the cross, 11 a.m. 501 Hawthorne Lane. www.hlumc.org.Park Road Baptist Maundy Thursday service: Worship service in Milford Chapel, 6:30 p.m. March 28. Easter service: Conclusion of Lenten series “Numbering Our Days: A Lifetime of Piety.” 11 a.m. March 31. Children’s Easter egg hunt follows the service. 3900 Park Road. www.parkroadbaptist.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 31 is “No Worries, We Have Duct Tape.” 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166; www.sharonumc.org.Cokesbury United Methodist Tenebrae service: 7 p.m. March 29. Easter services: Sunrise service, 7 a.m. March 31. Worship service, 10:45 a.m. 6701 Idlewild Road. 704-537-5818.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.Community Bible Study Bible study: Registration open for the 2013-2014 study of James, Philippians, and Mark. Class meets Thursdays mornings, September through April, at Church at Charlotte, 2500 Carmel Road. www.charlotte.cbsclass.org.Harrison United Methodist, Pineville Maundy Thursday service: 7 p.m. March 28. Easter Sunday celebration: Sunrise service, 6:45 a.m. March 31. Traditional services, 8 and 11 a.m. Contemporary service, 9:15 a.m. Spanish service, 11 a.m. 15008 Lancaster Hwy., Pineville. www.harrisonumc.org.All Saints Anglican Holy Week services: Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. March 28. Good Friday service, 7 p.m. March 29. Easter vigil, 7 p.m. March 30 and 7 a.m. March 31. Easter service: 10:30 a.m. March 31. Potluck lunch follows. Services are held at Charlotte Catholic High School, 7702 Pineville-Matthews Road. www.allsaintscharlotte.com.Shalom Park Holocaust remembrance day: “Community Day of Arts and Dialogue” is co-sponsored by Temple Beth El, Temple Israel, the Levine JCC, the Levine-Sklut Judaic Library and Resource Center, the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte, and Hadassah. Music, reflections, and lighting of memorial candles by survivors will take place at 4 p.m. April 7. Workshops begin at 4:15 p.m. and include Recipes From the Holocaust, Anthony Green’s “Pigeon,” UNCC Reflections From Auschwitz, The Butterfly Project, and “Dr. Seuss Goes to War.” Recitation of the Kaddish and reception at the butterfly garden memorial, 5:15 p.m. 5007 Providence Road. www.shalomcharlotte.org.St. Paul United Methodist Maundy Thursday service: Combined worship at Mouzon United Methodist, 3100 Selwyn Ave. 7 p.m. March 28. Good Friday service: 7 p.m. March 29. Easter services: Worship with Holy Communion, 8:30 a.m. March 31. Community breakfast, 9 a.m. Worship with choir presentation and Easter message, 10:30 a.m. Easter egg hunt follows the 10:30 a.m. service. 2830 Dorchester Place. www.stpaulcharlotte.org.Providence Presbyterian Maundy Thursday service: 6 p.m. March 28 in the fellowship hall. Tenebrae service: 7:30 p.m. March 29 in the sanctuary. Easter services: Sunrise service, 7 a.m. March 31 in the courtyard. Sanctuary services at 8:45, 10, and 11:15 a.m. 10140 Providence Church Lane. www.ppc1767.org.Calvary Church Good Friday service: Communion service, 7 p.m. March 29. ASL interpretation available. Easter services: Inspiring worship led by the choir and orchestra. Senior Pastor John Munro will deliver the message “God Gives Us the Victory.” 9 and 10:45 a.m. March 31. ASL interpretation available at the 10:45 a.m. service. Spanish service, 10:45 a.m. in the chapel. Child care provided. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. www.calvarychurch.com.Peace Moravian Services: In observance of Holy Week, the church will hold traditional reading services at 7 p.m. March 27-31. Holy Communion will be celebrated March 28, and a Tenebrae service will be held March 29. Easter services: Sunrise service, 6:55 a.m. March 31. Breakfast follows. Worship service at 11 a.m. No Sunday school. 4418 Rea Road. www.peacemoravian.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. Terri Bolotin will present “Abandoning Our Fears and Tears to a Trustworthy God” March 27. 704-332-8131; www.hlumc.org. 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. 704-334-0825; www.caldwellpresby.org.Grace Lutheran Easter worship service: 10 a.m. March 31. Breakfast, 8-9:15 a.m. 7000 Providence Road. www.grace-charlotte.org.Christ Lutheran Concert: Compassion International presents the “All Things Possible” tour featuring Mark Schultz and Aaron Shust with special 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.Indian Trail Presbyterian Easter egg hunt: Easter story, snacks, games, more. 2-4 p.m. March 30. Easter services: Sunrise service, 7 a.m. March 31. The men of the church will serve pancakes and sausage after the service. The choir will present “Amazing Grace” at 11 a.m. 200 Indian Trail Road S., Indian Trail. 704-821-8751.Stallings United Methodist Covered-dish supper: 6 p.m. March 28. Communion and music will follow the meal. Tenebrae service: 8 p.m. March 29. Easter services: Sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. March 31. Continental breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Traditional worship, 8:30 and 10:55 a.m. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m. Contemporary service, 10:55 a.m. in the fellowship hall. 1115 Stallings Road, Stallings. www.stallingsumc.org.Sardis Baptist Beginners’ yoga classes: Work on breathing and postures for strength, balance and flexibility. $10 per class. 4:35 and 6 p.m. Mondays and 4:30 and 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Call to register. 5811 Sardis Road. 704-535-2831; www.sardisbaptistcharlotte.org.Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Book club: Discussion of Dave Guterson’s “Snow Falling on Cedars.” Read selection prior to the meeting. Newcomers welcome. The club meets the second Tuesday of each month. 10-11:30 a.m. April 9 at The Ivey, 6030 Park South Drive. 704-321-0325; firstname.lastname@example.org.Pineville United Methodist Grief 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.
Friday, Mar. 22, 2013
Pastor Pat Hoare of St. John Neumann Catholic will portray Jesus at the fourth annual live Passion of the Christ presentation March 29. The multi-lingual presentation will take place rain or shine. The public is invited. COURTESY OF AL TINSON