If you would like to have an event included in Religion news, send a news release to firstname.lastname@example.org.Compiled by Erica BattenUnity of Charlotte Study group: The Rev. Nancy Ennis will facilitate a six-session series about divine love in all its many forms. The study will use a CD series by Andrew Harvey and Chris Saade. Meetings will be held at 7 p.m. each first and third Monday starting June 17. 401 E. Arrowood Road. 704-523-0062.Motivations Ministries Ministry event: Ministries and ministry-minded people are invited for a night of “Kingdom Connections.” Live music, barbecue, fellowship and raffle. Tickets, $10. 5-8 p.m. June 15. 1800 Queens Road W. www.motivationsministries.org.Exodus Foundation Volunteer orientation: Learn how to mentor people who have criminal records or who have been incarcerated. 6-7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at Mt. Carmel Baptist, 7237 Tuckaseegee Road and 10-11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at St. Paul Baptist, 1401 Allen St. Career networking: Group for people with criminal records or who have been incarcerated. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at St. Paul Baptist. www.exodusfoundation.org.Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center Bible study: The West Charlotte community is invited for a weekly Bible study. 2:30 p.m. Sundays. 2921 Tuckaseegee Road. For more information, contact Nick Stelzig at email@example.com.First United Methodist Lunch event: “Tuesday Topics” welcomes Chief Rodney Monroe of the Charlotte Police Department, who will present “Combating Gun Violence.” Lunch will be served at no cost, but a donation to UMCOR for the people of Oklahoma is suggested. Sponsored by FUMC Women and Business Leaders of Charlotte. Free parking in the garage on Ninth Street between North Tryon and North Church. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 18. 501 N. Tryon St. Reservations: 704-333-9081; firstname.lastname@example.org.CharlotteONE Relief concerts: Proceeds will go to Oklahoma tornado relief projects. The Carlos Whittaker Big Band will perform at the first event. 6 p.m. June 18 at Icehouse, 2100 South Blvd. Concerts will also be held July 19 at Icehouse and Aug. 23 at the Epicentre. CharlotteONE is a citywide worship gathering for young adults. www.CharlotteONE.org.The Russell O’Neal Impact Foundation, Mount Holly Benefit concert: Jeff and Sheri Easter will perform. All proceeds go to help families and children with cancer. 7 p.m. June 21 at Goshen Free Will Baptist, 1300 W. Catawba Ave., Mount Holly. Food will be available for sale starting at 5:30 p.m. www.russelloneal.com.Common Heart, Indian Trail Food distribution: On June 18, Common Heart, along with Speedway Children’s Foundation and Feed the Children, will provide groceries to 800 families in Union County. Each family will receive a box of food and information about how to access local services. Common Heart also operates a free tax service, a referral network, and Common Things Thrift Store. 116-A Business Park Drive, Indian Trail. www.thecommonplace.org.Life Baptist Vacation Bible school: “Hip-Hop Hope: Jesus Makes Me Glad.” God’s word, food, fun and music with a hip-hop beat. All ages. 6-8 p.m. June 24-28. Registration block party, 3-6 p.m. June 22. 5901 Amberly Lane. www.thelifebaptistchurch.com.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 June 16 is “Take a Bullet.” 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166; www.sharonumc.org.All Saints Lutheran Vacation Bible school: “God’s Tree of Life” for children age 4 through fifth grade. Fellowship supper, entertaining lessons, crafts and activities. Register early to receive correct T-shirt size. Adult classes available. 6-8 p.m. June 24-27. 17030 Lancaster Hwy. www.allsaintslutheran.org.Stallings United Methodist Vacation Bible school: “Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God.” Grades K-5. The first night will be orientation and sundae party. 6:15-8:30 p.m. June 16-21. 1115 Stallings Road, Stallings. www.stallingsumc.org.Concord First Assembly Celebration service: The church celebrates 55 years of ministry. Drama, music, special guests, storytelling, more. 9 and 11 a.m. June 16. 150 Warren C. Coleman Blvd., Concord. www.cfaconcord.com.Davidson College Presbyterian Study series: “Biographies of Faith” features brief studies of people in history whose Christian faith impacted the world. 9:45 a.m. Sundays, June 16-Aug. 18 in Jetton Hall. Sherrill Holland will introduce a documentary on Will Campbell on June 16. 704-892-5641. Support group: PFLAG (Parents, Friends, and Families of Lesbians and Gays) promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through support, education and advocacy. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in the parlor. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. For information, contact Bill Strong at email@example.com or Pat Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.Asbury United Methodist, Huntersville Family fun day: Indoor and outdoor games, bounce house, face and hair painting, food, more. All ages invited. Free. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 22. Vacation Bible school: “SonWest Roundup” for children age 3 through rising sixth-graders. Free; donations welcomed. 5:45-8:15 p.m. June 23-27. Light dinner served at 5:45 p.m. 11724 Asbury Chapel Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2486; www.asburyumc-huntersville.com.Huntersville United Methodist Vacation Bible school: 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 24-27. 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. www.humconline.org.Holy Trinity Lutheran, Hickory Children’s day camp: Grades K-5. Space limited. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 4-9. Preschool: Applications now being accepted for weekday preschool for the 2013-14 school year. Interdenominational faith-based instruction with art, music and play centers. Ages 1-5. Tuition varies by age. Classes are held 9 a.m.-noon with an optional lunch bunch until 12:50 p.m. Classes begin Sept. 3. 547 Sixth St. N.W., Hickory. For information or to schedule a tour of the school, contact Joyce Coffey at 828-322-2536 or email@example.com.Catawba United Methodist Vacation Bible school: “Superheroes of the Faith.” Children may dress as superheroes on the first night. Offering will be collected for the Society of St. Andrew Potato Project. 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 17-21. 209 E. Central Ave., Catawba. 828-241-4868.Unitarian Universalist Church of Catawba Valley, Hickory Meditation group: Meditation and discussion to foster mindfulness and clarity. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Drumming classes: Robb Worthington will teach Afro-Cuban conga drums to focus consciousness, foster mindfulness and have fun. $10 per class. Beginners’ class at 12:45 p.m. June 16, 23, and 30. Intermediate class at 1:15 p.m. Service: Father’s Day and family dedication service. The Rev. Bob MacDicken will speak on “Celebrating Family.” 11 a.m. June 16.State Line Church of Christ, Fort Mill Guest speaker: David Norfleet of Alpharetta Church of Christ will speak at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. June 23. 5055 Regent Parkway, Fort Mill. www.statelinechurchofchrist.org.The Community Cafe Lunch: The Community Café offers free lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays at Lake Wylie Christian Assembly, 5766 Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie, and 11:30-2 p.m. Fridays at Lake Wylie Lutheran, 2906 S.C. 160, Fort Mill. www.communitycafecares.com.
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