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Compiled by Erica Batten
Living Saviour Lutheran
Staff member welcomed: The church has hired Shea Berbaum as its first full-time director of Youth and Family Ministries. A graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University, Berbaum has served as a youth minister at Agape Kure Beach Ministries and at Camp Metigoshe in North Dakota. He will direct youth programming and family ministries as part of the churchs mission to welcome people to Jesus Christ, equip them to grow in faith, and send them to serve others. Worship services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays. 6817 Carmel Road. www.livingsaviourlc.org.
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter and St. Pauls Episcopal, Monroe
Veterans service: Each church will hold a special service of thanksgiving and remembrance for veterans at noon Sept. 7. Open to veterans and their families of all faiths. Lunch will follow the service. The Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter is at 2701 Park Road. St. Pauls Episcopal is at 116 S. Church St. in Monroe. www.holycomforter-clt.org.
Matthews United Methodist
Couples event: Married, dating, and engaged couples are invited for Good-to-Great Date Night with best-selling author Dr. Les Parrott. Enjoy humor, fresh insight, and new strategies for your relationships. $28 per couple. Child care available upon request. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 7. 801 S. Trade St., Matthews. Register at www.matthewsumc.org.
First Presbyterian, Monroe
Beth Moore simulcast: Living Proof Live. $20 includes listening guide, breakfast, lunch and snacks. 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Sept. 14. Deadline to purchase tickets is Sept. 11. 302 E. Windsor St., Monroe. 704-289-2574.
St. Johns Episcopal
Job hunters group: Expert speakers provide job search tips, résumé reviews, interview coaching, and networking opportunities. No fees or registration. 7 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. 1623 Carmel Road. www.saintjohns-charlotte.org.
Stallings United Methodist
Concert: The Queen City Ringers handbell group will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 8. 1115 Stallings Road, Stallings. www.stallingsumc.org.
Sharon United Methodist
Sermon series: Five-week series will continue with Be Contagious on Sept. 8. 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.
Womens Bible studies: New studies by favorite authors Beth Moore, John MacArthur, David Jeremiah, Kay Arthur, and Elizabeth George. Classes range from in-depth Bible studies to topical studies on mothering, finding purpose, evangelism, and restoring balance in your life. Preschool child care provided for enrolled mothers. 9:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays and 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays starting Sept. 10.
Womens conference: Beauty Beyond the Ashes featuring Cheryl McGuinness, the widow of an American Airlines co-pilot whose plane hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Space limited. Adults, $15; ages 10-18, $10. 8:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 14. Coffee and light breakfast offered at 7:30 a.m. Register at www.calvarychurch.com/women.
Bible study electives: Courses include Effective Parenting in a Defective World, The Moral Problem: Relativism, Three Journeys of Manhood, more. Sessions are 12 weeks. Childrens and teen programs run concurrently. 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 4. Dinner served at 5 p.m. $15 family maximum. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. Register at www.calvarychurch.com/electives.
Behold God Ministries
Conference: Behold God Conference: Higher Up, Closer In. Speakers include author Ken Boa, Claude Alexander, senior pastor of Park Ministries, James Howell, senior pastor of Myers Park United Methodist, and John Munro, senior pastor of Calvary Church. Music provided by Marty Goetz. $105. Partial and full scholarships available. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Charlotte Convention Center. Register by Sept. 17. 704-894-9403; www.beholdGodministries.org.
Unity of Charlotte
Guest speaker: Peace activist and author Sam Wazan will present Ending Religious Violence: The Journey to Peace during the 10:30 a.m. service Sept. 8. Wazan will explain how many good people in the Middle East and worldwide are unknowingly feeding the violence. He will present a workshop on Debunking Myths With Islam: Muslims vs. Islam at 1 p.m. After the workshop, he will be available to sign copies of his book The Last Moderate Muslim. No reservations necessary. 401 E. Arrowood Road. 704-523-0062.
Weddington United Methodist
Grief support group: GriefShare is a 13-week supportive experience for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Video presentation, discussion and prayer with facilitators who have also experienced loss. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 4. 13901 Providence Road, Weddington. For information, contact Sandra McKee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-846-1032.
Harrison United Methodist, Pineville
Childrens consignment sale: Fall and winter clothing for children and teens, childrens furniture, toys, maternity clothing, more. Cash or checks only. No strollers in the sales area. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 6, and 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 7. Most items half price on Saturday. www.humcfaithcircle.org.
Community service day: On Sept. 8, the 1,200-member congregation will put their faith into action by cancelling regular service and completing service projects in the community. Projects include home repairs, landscaping, visits with the elderly, and other projects that support local agencies such as Charlotte Rescue Mission, Bethlehem Center, and Pineville Elementary. The day will end with a fellowship dinner at the church. 15008 Lancaster Hwy., Pineville. For information or to participate, contact Anita King at 704-541-3463 or email@example.com.
Amazing Grace Lutheran, Waxhaw
Crossroads Lutheran, Indian Land
Reformation Lutheran, Lancaster
Anniversary events: The ELCA celebrates its 25th anniversary under the theme Always Being Made New. To mark this occasion, the partner churches will come together to serve the community and to worship. On Sept. 7, volunteers will work at Andrew Jackson State Park, assemble care kits for teachers, and distribute water bottles at Walmart in Lancaster from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The three churches will join for worship and a fellowship luncheon at 10 a.m. Sept. 8 at the home of Jeanine DeVaney and Tommy Laughlin, 7606 Sims Road, Waxhaw.
Class: Amazing Grace and Crossroads Lutheran will offer The Legacy Journey, a Biblically-based class on investing, estate planning, purposeful living, and safeguarding your legacy. The seven-week course will be held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 9 at Crossroads Lutheran, 8511 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land. To register, call 704-843-7411 or 803-547-8311.
Shepherds Center SouthEast
Book club: Discussion of Alan Patons Cry, the Beloved Country. Please read selection prior to the meeting. Newcomers welcome. The club meets the second Tuesday of each month. 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at the Sardis House at Sardis Presbyterian, 6100 Sardis Road. 704-321-0325; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pineville United Methodist
Preschool: Openings are available in the 4-year-old classroom at the churchs preschool. Classes follow the WEE Learn curriculum and include Handwriting Without Tears. Bible stories, chapel, Spanish and music lessons and learning through social interaction. Classes are 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. $195 per month plus $60 registration fee. 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. www.pinevilleumc.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.
Christ the King Church
Live streaming event: Via simulcast, popular womens 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.
Faith and Health Connection
Workshop: Learn about the connection between Christian faith and your health. Workshop will address 22 Biblical principles for a healthy life. The three-hour workshop, presented live on the Internet, is held monthly. A donation to the Faith and Health Connection ministry is requested. 11 a.m. Sept. 4 and 7 p.m. Sept. 12. 704-542-3207; www.FaithandHealthConnection.org.
Central Church Life Care Center
Fall workshop series: Workshops begin Sept. 16. Topics include Changes That Heal, The DNA of Successful Relationships, Love and Respect Building Blocks, more. Christian 12-step ministry, LifeLine, is ongoing.
Networking meeting: Open House Coffee Break for ministers, social workers, and others in the counseling field. Emily Fitchpatrick and Amena McShea of On Eagles Wings Ministries/Hope House will discuss the growing trend of sex trafficking, how Hope House is partnering with authorities and community organizations to help victims, and how the trauma affects the survivors. Free. Refreshments provided. 9-11 a.m. Sept. 19. 5500 Randolph Road. 704-365-6112; www.centralchurchofgod.org/support-and-care/life-care-center.
Cross and Crown Lutheran, Matthews
Christian music concert: The Cantamos choir, a musical outreach ministry for the Western North Carolina Lutheran Via de Cristo movement, will perform at 4 p.m. Sept. 8. A free-will offering will be accepted. Copies of the choirs new CD will be available for purchase. 300 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. www.cantamosonline.org.
Organ concert: Associate Director of Music Dongho Lee will play the inaugural concert of the series Beauty to be Heard. Her program consists of works by Dupré, Rheinberger, Mendelssohn, more. 3-3:45 p.m. Sept. 8. A reception follows. 1412 Providence Road. www.christchurchcharlotte.org.
Bazaar workshops: Fellowship and craft-making events held weekly. Items made during the workshop will be offered for sale at the annual bazaar in December. 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the barn.
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; email@example.com.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Blood drive: Noon-2 p.m. Sept. 8 at Sedgefield United Methodist, 2830 Dorchester Place. www.cbcc.us.
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