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Compiled by Erica Batten
Providence United Methodist
Pipe-lugging day: Church and choir members will unload the 3,453 pipes for its new organ, the Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1472 that was formerly housed in the Kennedy Center. It will be installed by Parkey Organ Builders. Refreshments will be served. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 2. A dedication ceremony will be held in September. 2810 Providence Road. www.providenceumc.org.
Yard sale: Proceeds will help fund a mission trip to West Virginia. 6 a.m.-noon May 25. 9115 Newell Baptist Church Road. 704-596-0184.
Torrence Grove AME Zion
Family and friends day: Talented members of each family and friends group will participate in the program. 3 p.m. May 26. Lunch will be served after the morning service. 1200 Torrence Grove Church Road. 704-536-8313.
Steele Creek AME Zion
Concert: The Steele Creek Reunion Choir will perform a concert honoring former Minister of Music William Stanley McCullough, who directed the choirs for more than 30 years. 3 p.m. May 26. 1500 Shopton Road. 704-523-6552; www.steelecreekamezion.com.
Summer worship schedule: Worship will be 10 a.m. Sundays, June 2 through Sept. 1. 3115 Providence Road. www.trinitypreschurch.org.
Little Rock AME Zion
Spring revival: Excellence in Ministry awards luncheon, 1 p.m. May 25. Little Rock Day with guest preacher the Rt. Rev. Nathaniel Jarrett, 10 a.m. May 26. 401 N. McDowell St. www.littlerockamezion.org.
Chappell Memorial Baptist
Bible school workshop: Overview of “Jesus Family Reunion: The Remix” program, tips for recruiting, budgeting, teaching and safety. 10 a.m. June 1. 110 Bradford Drive. 704-394-5615.
The Maronite Mission of Charlotte
Masses: Mass will now be celebrated 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 Parkway. The next Mass is May 26. www.facebook.com/MaroniteMissionOfCharlotte.
Summer camp: “YouthQuake 2013” offers fun activities and games, Bible study, field trips, and more. Lunch served daily. $20 registration; $35 per week. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 17-Aug. 16 at Arbor Glen Outreach Center, 1520 Clanton Road. Register 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. 704-376-3819.
Shiloh Institutional Baptist
Cooking showcase: “The Taste of Shiloh.” Free. Donations will benefit sick and shut-in members. 4-6 p.m. June 1. 2400 Greenland Ave. 704-393-2065.
Shepherd’s Center SouthEast
Classes: Adventures in Learning spring classes include history, Bible study, creative writing, knitting, senior scams, travel information, and more. June 6, 13 and 20 at Central United Methodist, 6030 Albemarle Road. 704-321-0325; www.sceast.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.
Gentle yoga classes: Open to anyone who wants to improve strength, balance and flexibility, deepen breath and gain peace of mind. $10 per class. 4:35 p.m. and 6 p.m. Mondays and 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Please call to register any day before 9 p.m. 5811 Sardis Road. 704-535-2831; www.sardisbaptistcharlotte.org.
Grace Crossing Baptist Fellowship
Yard sale: Books, house wares, toys, furniture, and more. Proceeds will go to furnishing the new church building. 8 a.m.-noon June 1. 5600 Rocky River Road. www.gracecrossingcharlotte.org.
Wesley United Methodist
Special event: “Front Porch Ministry” and 36th anniversary celebration. Guest pastor the Rev. Dr. Gary Royals, district superintendent of the Western North Carolina Conference. Dinner will be served after the worship service. 11 a.m. June 2. 3715 Rea Road. Reservations: 704-542-1122.
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 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166; www.sharonumc.org.
Support ministry: GriefShare examines the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical impact of grief. Summer session begins at 7 p.m. June 3. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. Registration and child care information at www.calvarychurch.com/support.
Harrison United Methodist, Pineville
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.
Bible study: Beth Moore’s “Law of Love: Lessons From the Pages of Deuteronomy.” $10. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays starting June 4 or 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays starting June 12.
Fellowship event: Join us as we 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 Highway, Pineville. 704-541-3463; www.harrisonumc.org.
Concord First Assembly
Parenting seminar: John Rosemond, author of “Parenting by the Book.” Free. 12:30 p.m. June 2. Suite 5 at The Village, 280 Concord Parkway S., Concord. www.cfaconcord.com.
Lakewood Baptist, Kannapolis
Concert: The Piedmont Singing Men will perform a patriotic concert at 6 p.m. May 26. Free. 806 Klutz St., Kannapolis. 704-938-4144.
Piedmont Choral Society
Concert: Local singers invited to participate in annual patriotic benefit concerts. All voice parts needed. No prior vocal experience required. Rehearsals will be held 7 p.m. Mondays starting June 3 at Forest Hill United Methodist, 265 Union St. N., Concord. Concerts will be June 28-30. Proceeds go to local nonprofit organizations. 704-699-6053; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roberta United Methodist, Concord
Hot dog sale: Hot dogs and homemade desserts, $1.25 each. Takeout available. Free delivery for orders of 10 or more. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. June 1. 3925 Cochran Road, Concord. 704-786-9215.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Blood drive: 5-7:30 p.m. May 29 at Concord Christian, 3101 Davidson Highway, Concord. www.cbcc.us.
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
Registration under way: Vacation Bible School will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2. Volunteers are needed. For information on volunteering and registration forms, visit www.mtzionumc.net.
St. Phillip Missionary Baptist, Huntersville
Twelve tribe rally: Join in marching and singing with the 12 tribe leaders. Each leader represents one of the sons of Jacob. 5 p.m. May 26. 524 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville. 704-875-6180.
St. Luke Greek Orthodox, Mooresville
Marriage seminar: “Laughing Your Way to a Better Marriage: The Tale of Two Brains.” Video and discussion. Meal included. 5 p.m. June 2. 134-A Talbert Pointe Drive, Mooresville. 704-660-6915; www.stluke-nc.org.
First Baptist, Mooresville
Children’s choir camp: Children in completed grades 1-6 will learn and perform the vacation Bible school musical “Colossal Coaster World.” Minister of Music Eddie Hicks will lead the camp. Music skills, recreation, and refreshments provided daily. Participants will also receive a T-shirt and listening CD. $25. 9-11:30 a.m. June 17-21. Register by June 9. 150 S. Church St., Mooresville. 704-664-2324; www.fbcmooresville.com.
St. Mark’s Lutheran, Mooresville
Outdoor worship service: Casual dress. Bring lawn chairs. Service will include Holy Communion by intinction. Lunch will follow the service; bring side dish and dessert to share. 10:30 a.m. June 2 at the Mt. Ulla Lions Club Shelter at Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Road, Mount Ulla. 704-664-5474.
First Baptist, Cornelius
Sunday services: First service and Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Breakfast, 10:30 a.m. Second service, children’s church and nursery, 11 a.m.
Wednesday services: Fellowship meal, 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays. Adults, $5. “The Nest” for children age 3 through first grade, 6:30 p.m. Small groups and youth group for grades 6-12, 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate Recovery: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays.
Mothers’ morning out: 9 a.m.-noon Fridays.
Vacation Bible school: 5-7 p.m. June 9 and 6-8 p.m. June 10-13. 21007 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Register at email@example.com or 704-892-4701.
Triplett United Methodist, Mooresville
Bible study: Fellowship and study with people from area churches. 10 a.m. Mondays at the Lowe’s YMCA, 170 Joe Knox Ave., Mooresville. The group will not meet on Memorial Day, May 27.
New worship service: “Theotokos” is a relaxed time of worship and learning. 6 p.m. Wednesdays.
Tractor pull: Old Time Tractor Pullers Association event. Bring lawn chairs. Barbecue, hamburgers, and drinks available for purchase. 4 p.m. June 1. 838 Mazeppa Road, Mooresville. www.triplettumc.org.
Family group: Al-Anon is an anonymous fellowship whose purpose is to help families and friends of those who have a problem with alcohol. “Starting Over” group meets 8-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Bethel Methodist, 7284 Campground Road, Denver. “Just for Today” group meets 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays at Lake Norman Lutheran, 1445 N.C. 16 N., Denver. 828-478-2063.
Salvation Army of Iredell County
Emergency assistance program: Financial and food assistance. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon Fridays at the Statesville office, 1361 Caldwell St., Statesville, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday at the Mooresville office, 470 N. Broad St. Suite C, Mooresville.
Church programs: Adult Bible study, 6-7 p.m. Mondays. Youth character-building program, 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays. 704-872-5623; www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/commands/statesville.
Unitarian Universalist Lake Norman Fellowship
Coffee and conversation: Come find out the basic principles and beliefs of Unitarian Universalism. Services follow for those interested. 9:45 a.m. June 2. Services are held at the Woodlawn School, 135 Woodlawn School Loop, Mooresville. For directions and information, visit www.uulakenorman.org. Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prospect Presbyterian, Mooresville
Concert: “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Friends” features music of the classical period. Performers include Kathryn Reed, Taylor Richards, The Master’s Ringers, Tom McClelland, Melody Morrison, and Roy Watkins. Free. 3 p.m. June 2. 9425 N.C. 152 W., Mooresville. 704-664-1514.
Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry, Newton
Food drive: On May 11, letter carriers in the Newton area collected more than 6,375 pounds of food donations from residents along their mail routes. Donations from the annual event help stock the food pantry at ECCCM. 245 E. N St., Newton. www.ecccm.org.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Catawba Valley, Hickory
Service: The Rev. Kalen Fristad will speak on “Universalism: Past, Present and Powerful.” 11 a.m.-noon May 26. 833 Fifth St. S.E., Hickory. www.uuhickory.org.
Temple Beth Shalom, Hickory
Services: Monthly services will be held at 8 p.m. May 31 and 10 a.m. June 1. Luncheon follows morning service. The congregation is affiliated with the Reform Jewish movement and serves the Hickory and Unifour areas. 4360 N. Center St., Hickory. www.hickoryjewishcenter.com.
St. John’s Missionary Baptist, Gastonia
Gospel choir anniversary: 2:30 p.m. May 26. 1282 Bradford Heights Road, Gastonia. 704-864-6222.
Springwood Church of God, Gastonia
Summer praise fest: Performances by The Promise Trio, Blood Bought, Josh King, and We R Forgiven. Free admission. 5-8 p.m. June 1. 1007 Hickory Grove Road, Gastonia. www.summerpraisefest.com.
New Beginnings Baptist, Clover
Volunteers needed: Volunteers are needed for God’s Kitchen, a ministry that delivers meals to 120 or more shut-ins each day. Volunteers also needed to help with pickup, delivery, and sorting at the Lighthouse Thrift Store, which helps to provide housing for the homeless. The church is at 706 Old N. Main St., Clover. For information, contact the Rev. Ricou Williams at 980-322-4161.
Epiphany Lutheran, Rock Hill
Vacation Bible school: “Kingdom Rock.” Hands-on science activities, games, Bible songs, tasty treats. 6:10-8:30 p.m. June 16-20. Dinner served at 5:15 p.m. 2370 W. Main St., Rock Hill. www.epiphany-rockhill.org.
Kings Mountain Chapel United Methodist, York
Yard sale: Hosted by the church women. Spaces available for $5 each. Sausage biscuits, hot dogs, and baked goods also for sale. Proceeds go to local missions. 7 a.m. June 1. 1125 Philbeck Road, York. 803-684-2493.
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