If you have news about your faith community, please send announcements, press releases and photos to email@example.com.Compiled by Erica BattenSt. Matthew Catholic Food drive: Throughout July, the church will collect non-perishable food items, building materials for schools, educational materials, and clothing for the annual World Food Drive. The church’s goal is to collect more than 100 tons of food for local food pantries and cities in Haiti, Jamaica and Africa. www.stmatthewfooddrive.com. Healing prayer service: St. Peregrine service for those suffering with cancer and other diseases. 7:30 p.m. July 25 in the sanctuary. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. 704-543-7677; www.stmatthewcatholic.org.First Baptist, Indian Trail ‘Monday Nights Live:’ Guest speakers and artists at 7 p.m. each Monday through Aug. 26. The Rev. Alvin Summers and Poet Voices will join us July 29. Free. 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail. 704-882-1005; www.fbcit.org.Myers Park United Methodist Art show: The church will host UMAR’s summer art show. Framed art, jewelry, ceramics and more for sale. Free admission. UMAR is the United Methodist ministry that works with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Proceeds go to artists’ commissions and to buy supplies for the arts program. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 26. 1501 Queens Road. www.mpumc.org.Peace Moravian Summer picnic: Hot dogs and watermelon. 6 p.m. July 27. 4418 Rea Road. www.peacemoravian.com.Unity of Charlotte Movie night: Documentary “Rethink Afghanistan” asks viewers to consider women in Afghanistan, civilian casualties, the cost of war, security issues and possible solutions. Discussion with moderator will follow the film. Popcorn and beverage provided. $5 suggested donation. Part of monthly film series. 7 p.m. July 26 and 27. 401 E. Arrowood Road. 704-523-0062.First Baptist, Weddington Music day camp: Classes in guitar, drama, drums, hand bells and recorder for children in completed first to sixth grades. $25 includes musical book, CD, and T-shirt. 9:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 5-9. The children will also present the musical at 6 p.m. Aug. 11. 348 Providence Road, Weddington. Register at 704-846-6770.All Things Possible Ministries Auditions: Looking for Christian vocalists for 2013 Exalt! Vocal Talent Showcase in August. Winner gets studio time. Auditions held 2-5 p.m. July 27 at Grace Presbyterian, 2955 S. C. 160 W., Fort Mill. Praise and worship event: Exalt! Vocal Talent Showcase with top 10 vocalists competing for top prize. Audience will choose the winner. Tickets, $10. Proceeds help patients with catastrophic medical bills. 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at Steele Creek Church, 1929 W. Arrowood Road. Full details at www.ATPMIN.org or EXALT@ATPMIN.org.Love in Action Family events: Children will create handmade cards with colorful handprints to uplift children with cancer. The “I Believe” cards will be displayed The Sandbox’s “An Evening of Believing” prom in September. Free. Noon-5 p.m. July 27, Aug. 10 and Aug. 24 at Michael’s Stonecrest, 7836 Rea Road. 704-752-3810.Zion United Methodist, Monroe Vacation Bible school: “HayDay.” Family movie night and hot dog dinner, 6 p.m. July 26. VBS program, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 27 and during worship service at 10 a.m. July 28. 1521 Old Fish Road, Monroe. 704-753-1068; www.zionumcmonroe.com.Congregation Ohr HaTorah Shabbaton dinner: Please join us for a royal dinner in honor of the month of Elul. $18 per person or $50 per family before July 26. Services at 7 p.m. Aug. 2. Dinner at 8 p.m. 6619 Sardis Road. www.chabadnc.org.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 Pkwy. The next Mass is July 28. www.facebook.com/MaroniteMissionOfCharlotte.Community Bible Study Women’s day class: Register now for study of James, Philippians and Mark. 9:15-11:30 a.m. Thursdays starting Sept. 5 at Church at Charlotte, 2500 Carmel Road. www.charlotte.cbsclass.org.Sardis Baptist 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 and 6 p.m. Mondays and 4:30 and 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Please call to register any day before 9 p.m. 5811 Sardis Road. 704-535-2831; www.sardisbaptistcharlotte.org.
Friday, Jul. 19, 2013
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