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The Maronite Mission of Charlotte
Masses: Mass will 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 Parkway. The next Mass is July 13. www.facebook.com/MaroniteMissionOfCharlotte.
Vacation Bible school: “Giant Slayer: Are YOU Ready for the Fight?” Games, crafts, adventure, new friends, and more for ages 1 through adult. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 9-12. 217 W. Todd Lane. Register at www.insidenewzion.org.
Central United Methodist
Vacation Bible school: “Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God’s World Comes Together.” Program includes music, recreation and science activities. Preschool through sixth grade. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 13. 6030 Albemarle Road. 704-536-9157.
Hawthorne Lane United Methodist
Music camp: Participants will produce the musical “Blast Off: Discovering the God of Creation.” Rising first- through eighth-graders. Lunch provided. Registration required. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 15-17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 18, and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 19. Camp show and dinner for friends and family 6 p.m. July 19. 501 Hawthorne Lane. 704-332-8131; www.hlumc.org.
H. O. Graham Metropolitan Presbyterian
Special event: The women’s group will host a fashion and talent show 3 p.m. July 27. $5. 2926 Old Steele Creek Road. 704-375-2116.
Parkwood Institutional CME Church
Auto show: Second annual Fathers and Family auto and bike show. Prizes awarded for best of show, best cruiser bike, best muscle car, more. Guests N.C. Sen. Malcolm Graham, D-Charlotte, Councilmen David Howard and Michael Barnes, and Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Cannon. Games, music, fun for all ages. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 20. On-site registration available 5-7 p.m. July 15-19. 802 Tom Hunter Road. 704-921-4915; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yard sale: Proceeds benefit youth and church ministries. 7 a.m.-noon July 13.
Summer youth activities: 8-10 p.m. Tuesdays in the youth hut. 9115 Newell Baptist Church Road. 704-596-0184.
CharlotteEast Community Church
Vacation Bible school: Learn about God’s welcoming love and amazing places like Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom and Mexico in “Everywhere Fun Fair.” 6:30 p.m. July 23-26 at Albemarle Road Middle School, 6900 Democracy Drive. Bowling on July 26 for all registered participants. Register by July 16 at http://2013.cokesburyvbs.com/charlotteeast.
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 July 7 is “Who Do You Say I Am?” 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411Sharon Road. 704-366-9166; www.sharonumc.org.
Living Saviour Lutheran
Vacation Bible school: “Colossal Coaster World” for ages 4-10. 6-8 p.m. July 21-25. Pastor Angela Powell will lead adult program on “Basics of Prayer,” 6:30-7:45 p.m. Meal served 5:30-6 p.m. Offering accepted. Register by July 15. 6817 Carmel Road. 704-542-3626; www.LivingSaviourLC.org.
Temple Beth El
Dinner and lecture: Annual Schloss Summer Lecture on “Living in the Tension Between Safety and Freedom.” Guest panelists will speak about the increasing threats to our constitutional rights as we expand our national focus on security. Members, $10; others, $12. 7:30 p.m. July 12. 5101 Providence Road. Reservations: 704-749-3070 or www.beth-el.com/RSVP.
Harrison United Methodist, Pineville
Bible study: Senior Pastor Phillip Cole will lead an eight-week study on “Invitation to the New Testament, Part 1.” $13 for materials. 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays starting July 10. The second part of the series will be offered in the fall. 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville. 704-541-3463; www.harrisonumc.org.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Blood drive: Brenna Lakeson Student Drive. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 7 at Matthews United Methodist, 801 S. Trade St., Matthews. www.cbcc.us.
Roberta United Methodist, Concord
Hot dog festival: The church will celebrate National Hot Month and more than 50 years of selling hot dogs. Hot dogs, corn dogs and other refreshments will be for sale. Classic car show, owner-dog lookalike contest, pooch parade, tricycle races, cow patty bingo, hot dog-eating contest, root beer-chugging contest. Canned food and clothing donations accepted. Free admission. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 13. 3925 Cochran Road, Concord. 704-786-9215.
Boger’s Chapel United Methodist, Concord
Vacation Bible school: “Fun Fair” with old country fair flair. Dinner served each night; family cookout on the last night. 6-8 p.m. July 24-26. 1775 Flowes Store Road E., Concord. 704-786-3575.
Lakeside Fellowship ARP Church, Mooresville
Weekly series: Pastor Joseph will share his personal knowledge and experience in a special series of messages called “What Every Christian Needs to Know About Islam.” Refreshments will be served following the presentations. 9:30 a.m. Sundays, July 14 through Sept. 8. 381 Williamson Road, Mooresville. 704-663-6775; www.lakesidepresbyterian.org.
Lake Norman Baptist, Huntersville
Vacation Bible school: Classes for age 3 through adult. 6-8:30 p.m. July 14-18. 7921 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville. www.lakenormanbaptist.com.
Basketball camps: Girls’ camp for grades K-3, 6-8 p.m. July 15-16; grades 4-5, 6-8 p.m. July 17-18. Boys’ camp for grades K-3,6-8 p.m. July 22-23; grades 4-5, 6-8 p.m. July 24-25. $20-25. The grades 4-5 camps will be competitive; experience suggested. 6917 Forest Hills Drive, Denver. www.dbckidz.com.
Triplett United Methodist, Mooresville
Service suspended: The “Theotokos” Wednesday night worship service will not be held July 10. Service will resume at 6 p.m. July 17.
Vacation Bible school: “Kingdom Rock” for children age 3 through fifth-graders. 5:45-8:15 p.m. July 8-11. Dinner served at 5:45 p.m. Registration, 5:30 p.m. July 7. Grand celebration and hot-dog supper, 6 p.m. July 12. 838 Mazeppa Road, Mooresville. www.triplettumc.org.
Hopewell Baptist, Davidson
Vacation Bible school: “Colossal Coaster World” for all ages. Children’s activities include Bible stories, crafts, music, and games. 6:15-9 p.m. July 21-25. 18841 Davidson-Concord Road, Davidson. 704-892-3749; www.hopewellbaptistchurch.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 through Aug. 18 in Jetton Hall. Jane Cain will lead a study of Albert Schweitzer on July 7.
Sermon series: “Walking in God’s Way” series on the Ten Commandments. 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays through Aug. 18. Weekly “Gathering Around the Word” discussion will also focus on the commandments and the ethical issues they address. 5 p.m. Wednesdays in the parlor. No meeting July 17. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-5641.
Vanderburg United Methodist, Mooresville
Services: 8:45 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m. Coffee and conversation in the fellowship hall between services. 1809 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville. www.vanderburgumc.org.
RiverLife Wellness Center, Mooresville
Christian counseling: Free counseling for adults, including individual, marriage and family. 2487 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville. To schedule an appointment, provide your name and contact information to email@example.com or 704-664-3540 ext. 4.
St. John’s Lutheran, Cherryville
Vacation Bible school: Classes for all ages. 5:30-8 p.m. July 28-Aug. 1. Dinner included. 310 W. Church St., Cherryville. Register at 704-435-9264.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Catawba Valley, Hickory
Service: Tod and Meg Hoke will create a celebration of the practice of Five Happy Things. 11 a.m. July 7. 833 Fifth St. S.E., Hickory. www.uuhickory.org.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Blood drives: 5-8 p.m. July 7 at First Baptist, 201 Robin Road, Lincolnton. 3-7:30 p.m. July 9 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran, 3180 W. Main St., Claremont. www.cbcc.us.
Christ the King Church
Community clothing closet: Free groceries, school supplies, and clothing for all ages. Medical professionals will provide free blood pressure checks. 9 a.m.-noon July 13. 13501 S. Tryon St. www.CtKCharlotte.org.
Clinton Chapel A. M. E. Zion, York
Worship services: Sunday school, 10 a.m. Sundays. Praise and worship, 10:45-11 a.m. Morning worship, 11 a.m. Bible study, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. 302 California St., York. 803-684-7465.
Temple Solel, Fort Mill
Services: Regular services will be held at 7 p.m. each second and fourth Friday. The first service will be a Kabbalat Shabbat, and the second service will be a Midrash, or learners’, Shabbat. The program will include prayer and a discussion topic.
Religious school: Classes offer an approach different from traditional Sunday school classes. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Classes and services are held at St. Philip Neri Catholic, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. www.templesolelsc.org.
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