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Compiled by Erica Batten
Maronite Mission of Charlotte
Masses: Mass will now be held at 7 p.m. on the second Saturday and the fourth Sunday of each month in the Daily Mass Chapel at St. Matthew Catholic, 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. The next Mass is May 26. www.facebook.com/MaroniteMissionOfCharlotte.
Fundraising banquet: Live entertainment by Lebanese singer Danny Achkar. Tickets include dinner and dessert. Adults, $75; children 10 and younger, $45. Cash bar available. 7 p.m. May 25 at the Marriott Executive Park Hotel, 5700 Westpark Drive. Tickets: 704-236-4994, 704-451-3836, or 704-995-5566.
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 May 26 is “Squirrel.” 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166; www.sharonumc.org.
Harrison United Methodist, Pineville
Prayer series: Through June 2, the Rev. Phillip Cole will present a series on prayer. 8 and 11 a.m. Sundays.
Summer study: “Making Sense of God’s Will” based on Adam Hamilton’s book. $12. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays starting May 28 or 10 a.m.-noon Fridays starting Aug. 2.
Fellowship event: Sing and dance Latin-style under the arbor. Bring a snack to share. Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m. each second and fourth Friday of the month. 15008 Lancaster Hwy., Pineville. 704-541-3463; www.harrisonumc.org.
Myers Park Baptist
Meeting: The Faith Communicators, an informal network of nonprofit communications and marketing people, meets the fourth Friday of each month for networking and a program on some aspect of public relations. Coffee and Danish will be served. Free. 10 a.m. May 24 at the Cornwell Center. 2001 Selwyn Ave. 704-295-4819; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study: “Conversations With the Bible” is a yearlong study of the contradictions and duplications in the Bible. Free study guides. 9:45 a.m. Sundays. www.sardisbaptistcharlotte.org.
Gentle yoga classes: Open to anyone who wants to improve strength, balance and flexibility, deepen breath and gain peace of mind. $10 per class. 6 p.m. Mondays and 4:30 and 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Call to register any day before 9 p.m. 5811 Sardis Road. 704-535-2831; www.sardisbaptistcharlotte.org.
Unity of Charlotte
Community spiritual service: Second Wave Surge is a dynamic service where the love of the divine meets the passion for justice. Free; love offering requested. 10:30 a.m. May 26. 401 E. Arrowood Road. 704-523-0062; www.unityofcharlotte.net.
Morningstar United Methodist
Hike: “Finding God on the Appalachian Trail,” a hike guided by Wilderness Trail (www.wtrail.com). Age 5 and older. No experience necessary. Backpacks and tents provided. May 24-27. The church is at 11440 Shopton Road. For information, call Pastor Mary Brown, 704-607-9144.
South Mecklenburg Presbyterian
Relay for Life: A survivors’ dinner to celebrate and honor those who have defeated cancer will be held 6:30-9 p.m. May 30 in Mecklenburg Hall. 8601 Bryant Farms Road. The Relay for Life event will be May 31 at Morrison Family YMCA. RSVP for the dinner, 704-519-8229. www.RelayForLife.org/ballantyne.
Providence United Methodist
Youth event: The middle and senior high youth, in conjunction with Samaritan’s Feet, will serve 200 children from Thomasboro Academy with a feet-washing event at 5 p.m. May 23 at the McCrorey YMCA. The youth volunteers completed training to prepare them to serve during the event. The children will receive a new pair of shoes and a feet-washing experience in the manner that Jesus washed his disciples’ feet. Providence United Methodist is at 2810 Providence Road. For information, contact the Rev. Teresa Dunn at 704-579-0549.
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.
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.
St. Matthew Catholic
Healing prayer service: St. Peregrine service for those suffering with cancer and other diseases. 7:30 p.m. May 23 in the sanctuary. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. 704-543-7677; www.stmatthewcatholic.org.
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