If you have news about your faith community, please send announcements, press releases and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.Compiled by Erica BattenMatthews United Methodist Reception: After 27 years of service to youth, Laurie Little, director of Youth, Young Adult and College Age Ministries, is embarking on a new adventure to support individuals with special needs. Through her service, more than 500 youth attend the Sunday evening and weekday programs. The Rainbow Express Camp, which Little developed, had more than 100 campers, 180 volunteers, and 43 buddies this year. The camp has already expanded to serve children at the Wings of Hope Orphanage in Haiti. Little plans to work solely with Rainbow Express and develop the program to further serve special-needs individuals. A reception honoring Little will be held 1-3 p.m. Aug. 25 in the church gym. 801 S. Trade St., Matthews. www.MatthewsUMC.org. First Baptist, Indian Trail ‘Monday Nights Live:’ Dr. Tim Lee will speak at 7 p.m. Aug. 26. Music by Brian Free and Assurance. Free. 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail. 704-882-1005; www.fbcit.org.Providence United Methodist Sale and auction: The Haiti Missions Ministry will host an attic sale 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 24. Items for sale include furniture, kitchen items, children’s clothing and equipment, garden tools, holiday items, sporting goods, and a ladies’ boutique. A live auction, conducted by Col. Brandon Desourdy of Piggybank Auctions, will begin at 2 p.m. Auction items may be previewed during the attic sale. Attic sale will accept cash only; auction will accept cash and bank cards. Proceeds will support the church’s ongoing missions in Haiti, including a school, a medical clinic, well building, and a microcredit lending program. 2810 Providence Road. www.providenceumc.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. Light breakfast served. Free. 10 a.m. Aug. 23 at the Cornwell Center. 2001 Selwyn Ave. 704-295-4819; email@example.com.Myers Park United Methodist Bible study: Why does the prophet Jeremiah’s message matter in today’s world? The Rev. James Howell will lead a study of this intriguing prophet. Open to clergy and laity in the community. The lectionary reading for September will be from Jeremiah. 7 p.m. Aug. 26. 1501 Queens Road. 704-376-8584; www.mpumc.org.Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Golf benefit: Players and sponsors needed. 8:30 a.m. Aug. 28 at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation, 7500 Olde Sycamore Drive, Mint Hill. Register at http://scsegolf2013.eventbrite.com.Sharon United Methodist Presentation: The praise team will present “The Story: The Musical.” Journey through the Bible with music inspired by the book by Randy Frazee and Max Lucado. Free. 4 p.m. Aug. 25. Sermon series: New five-week series will begin with a sermon on “How Big is Your Dream” on Aug. 25. Traditional service, 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10:10 a.m. Contemporary service, 11:15 a.m. Child care and Godly play available at both services. 4411 Sharon Road. www.sharonumc.org.Team Church, Matthews Domestic violence seminar: Christian experts will discuss facts about domestic violence, what the Bible says about abuse, and how the church can respond to help victims. Speakers are Robert and Julie Owens, Catherine DeLoach Lewis, and Amy Rasmussen Buckley. $15 includes lunch. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 7. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. 2301 Stevens Mill Road, Matthews. Register at www.teamchurch.com/DV.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.Temple Israel Picnic: “Back-to-Shul” picnic. Reconnect with friends and extended family as we prepare to usher in the High Holy Days. Bring a dinner; drinks and dessert provided. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Limited seating available. 5:30 p.m. Aug. 30 on the lawn. Evening services follow. 4901 Providence Road. www.templeisraelnc.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 Aug. 25. www.facebook.com/MaroniteMissionOfCharlotte.St. Matthew Catholic Healing prayer service: St. Peregrine service for those suffering with cancer and other diseases. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 in the sanctuary. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. 704-543-7677; www.stmatthewcatholic.org.Christ the King Church Live streaming event: Via simulcast, popular women’s author and Bible teacher Beth Moore will present “Living Proof Live.” Travis Cottrell will lead worship. Christ the King Church is serving as a host location for the greater Charlotte area. Now in its 15th year, the event challenges and encourages women to grow deeply in their faith. $17 online or $20 at the door. Lunch included. 9:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Sept. 14. 13501 S. Tryon St. www.ctkcharlotte.org.Covenant Presbyterian Backpack blessing services: Children and youth from across the city are invited to bring their backpacks for a time of recognition and blessing for a safe and enriching school year. School supplies will be packed for homeless students served by A Child’s Place. 9:30 and 11 a.m. Aug. 25. Arts celebration: “Room for Hope,” an exhibit from Palestinian and other Arab artists in conjunction with Diyar Academy, will begin at 5 p.m. Aug. 25. At 7 p.m., the choirs from Covenant Presbyterian and Myers Park United Methodist join for a festival performance of “Hymns, Psalms and Spiritual Songs” with the da Capo Brass, organists Patrick Scott and Susan Talley, and conductors James Jones, Robert Moody and Stephen Talley. Free. 1000 E. Morehead St. www.covenantpresby.org.Harrison United Methodist, Pineville Children’s consignment sale: Fall and winter clothing for children and teens, children’s furniture, toys, maternity clothing, more. Consignor registration now open. Volunteers receive registration discount. Sale will be held Sept. 5-7. 15008 Lancaster Hwy., Pineville. www.humcfaithcircle.org.St. John’s Baptist Silent movie: See Buster Keaton in “The Goat” with live accompaniment by ragtime pianist Ethan Uslan. Ice cream social to follow. Free. 7 p.m. Aug. 28. 300 Hawthorne Lane. www.stjohnsbaptist.org.Peace Moravian Special event: Pizza and ice cream social. 6 p.m. Aug. 24. www.peacemoravian.com. Gentle yoga classes: Focus on healthy living through breathing techniques, strengthening, and stretching to build a range of motion. All ages. $10 per session or $35 per month. Drop-ins welcome. 9:30-10:45 a.m. Wednesdays. 4418 Rea Road. 704-649-2730; firstname.lastname@example.org.Pineville Church of the Nazarene GriefShare classes: Walk-ins welcome. $10 for materials. 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Aug. 28 in the Family Life Center, Room 410. 8614 Pineville-Matthews Road. Register at 704-542-3618.Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood drive: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 24 at Eastwood Forest Baptist, 112 Aurora Blvd., Matthews. www.cbcc.us.
Friday, Aug. 16, 2013
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