Unity of CharlotteGuest 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.St. Mark Catholic, Huntersville Dedication: A life-sized replica of the statue “Mary, Mother of the Life Within” by artist Joseph DeVito will be the focal point of the Memorial for Life adjacent to the church, the perpetual adoration chapel, and the parish hall. The memorial will be accessible 24 hours a day for visitors of all faiths who are committed to the sanctity of life and seek a place for quiet contemplation and reflection. The dedication is at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Divorce support program: The Catholic Divorce Survival Guide is a 12-week session to help separated and divorced persons. DVD presentations and discussion. 6-8 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 9. 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. For more information, contact Peggy Sevigny at email@example.com or 704-654-1264.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 Sept. 14. www.facebook.com/MaroniteMissionOfCharlotte.Harrison United Methodist, Pineville Community service day: On Sept. 8, the 1,200-member congregation will put their faith into action by canceling the 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 School. The day will end with a fellowship dinner at the church. 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville. For more information or to participate in Faith in Action Sunday, contact Anita King at 704-541-3463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.University City United Methodist Performance: The church’s Celebration Choir, Psalm 150 Orchestra, soloists, HIS HANDS puppet ministry and special guest Ansel Brown will present “Indivisible: A Patriotic Musical.” This dramatic presentation will celebrate God’s blessings on America. Active and veteran military, police, fire and emergency personnel will be recognized during the presentation. Free; a love offering will be received. Child care for ages up to 5 years available by reservation. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Dinner 5:15-6:15 p.m. Adults $6; children $3. Reservations required for dinner. 3835 West W.T. Harris Blvd. www.ucumc.org.Big Spring United Methodist 179th homecoming: Guest minister the Rev. Melvin McIntosh. 10:30 a.m. Sept. 8. 5300 Old Dowd Road. 704-399-6362.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.healthy life. The three-hour workshop, presented live on the internet, takes place monthly. A donation to the Faith and Health Connection ministry is requested. 7 p.m. Sept. 12. 704-542-3207; www.FaithandHealthConnection.org.Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Fall classes: Adventures in Learning will meet Thursdays starting Sept. 12 at Central United Methodist, 6030 Albemarle Road, and on Wednesdays starting Oct. 2 at St. Stephen United Methodist, 6800 Sardis Road. Classes on gardening, Bible, local authors, history, more. Speakers include Gary Ritter from PBS’s “Trail of All Saints Catholic, Lake Wylie Oldies sock hop: “Frankie the K” will play favorite oldies. Hot dogs, soft drinks and snacks included. Raffle for prizes and gift baskets. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus in support of local charities. $15. Advanced ticket sales only. 7-10 p.m. Sept. 27, River Hills Marina Pavilion, 54 Marina Road, Lake Wylie. 803-627-4743.Amazing Grace Lutheran, WaxhawCrossroads Lutheran, Indian Land Class: The partner churches will offer “The Legacy Journey,” a biblically-based class on investing, estate planning, purposeful living and safeguarding your legacy. The seven-week course will meet 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.Hickory Grove United Methodist Bluegrass festival: Hosted by the United Methodist Men. Performances by Balsam Range, Amantha Mill and A Deeper Shade of Blue. $15 in advance; $16 at the door. Children younger than 10 free. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks available for purchase. 5-8:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the family worship center. 6401 Hickory Grove Road. For more information, call John Dobbins, 704-537-4637. www.hickorygroveumc.com.Joy Christian Fellowship, Matthews Multi-church event: “Community Awakening” worship and fellowship. Speakers include Pastor Bonnie Chavda of All Nations Church, Dr. Jean Chesser of cLife Ministries, former NFL player Percell Gaskins, Pastor Mark Matthews of Christian Life Center, and Dr. Leon Threatt of Christian Faith Assembly. 7-9 p.m. Sept. 15-19. 11516 Idlewild Road, Matthews. 704-845-5516; www.joychurch.org.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, Charlotte Convention Center. Register by Sept. 17. 704-894-9403; www.beholdGodministries.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 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. www.ctkcharlotte.org. Fall bazaar: Games, prizes, food and more than 50 vendors. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 21. 13501 S. Tryon St. More information and vendor registration at www.ctkcharlotte.org/FallBazaar.Faith and Health Connection Workshop: Learn about the connection between Christian faith and your health. Workshop will address 22 biblical principles for aHistory,” Dr. Tom Hanchett from the Levine Museum of the New South, and Janet Taranto of Advanced Directives, who will present “Six Real Options for Long-Term Care.” $30 for six weeks of classes. Catered lunch available for $6. All profits support medical transportation program and other services. Register at 704-321-0325 or www.sceast.org.Charlotte Spirituality Center Spiritual formation series: Topics include spirituality, the nature of God and the intersection of faith and science. Classes meet one Saturday a month at the Charlotte and Rock Hill locations. 4800 Wedgewood Drive. www.charlottespiritualitycenter.org.Torrence Grove AME Zion Homecoming: Lunch at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Worship service with the Rev. Clarence Roberts, 3 p.m. Services at 7 p.m. Sept. 16-18 with speakers the Rev. George Erwin, Tabatha Stanback and the Rev. Franklin Russell. Car and bike show: 4 p.m. Sept. 21. 1200 Torrence Grove Church Road. 704-536-8313.Charlotte Friends Meeting Cultural program: Authentic Kenyan dinner, cultural games, African drumming and slides to raise awareness and money to support the Samburu Project. $12 suggested donation. 6 p.m. Sept. 21. 570 W. Rocky River Road. RSVP by Sept. 18. email@example.com.Grace AME Zion Revival services: 7 p.m. Sept. 11-13. 127th homecoming celebration: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 15. 3722 David Cox Road. 704-494-8629.Calvary Church Women’s 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. Women’s 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. $15 for adults; $10 for ages 10-18. 8:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 14. Coffee and light breakfast offered at 7:30 a.m. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. Register at www.calvarychurch.com/women.Sharon United Methodist Adult Sunday school: Open house 10:10 a.m. Sept. 15. Audit classes at 10:10 a.m. Sept. 22 and 29. Community welcome. 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.Pineville United Methodist Golf tournament: 10th annual Scott Rea Memorial Golf Tournament sponsored by the United Methodist Men. Proceeds support the church’s outreach programs. Golfers of all ages and ability levels invited. Individuals $75; teams $300. 9 a.m. Sept. 16, Regent Park Golf Club, 5055 Regent Parkway, Fort Mill. Register by Sept. 9. 704-889-2022; www.pinevilleumc.org/golf.Christ Episcopal 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 and more. 3-3:45 p.m. Sept. 8. Reception afterward. 1412 Providence Road. www✓ .christ✓ church✓ charlotte✓ .org.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 choir’s new CD will be available for purchase. 300 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. www.cantamosonline.org.Stallings United Methodist Concert: The Queen City Ringers handbell group will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 8. Bible study: Beth Moore study of Deuteronomy. 3 p.m. Tuesdays starting Sept. 10. Men’s fellowship: The United Methodist Men will meet at 8 a.m. Sept. 14. The group meets monthly for fellowship and discussion of mission projects. 1115 Stallings Road, Stallings. www.stallingsumc.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.Idlewild Baptist, Matthews Homecoming: The church celebrates 35 years. 10:45 a.m. Sept. 15. Guest speaker Dr. Wayne Poplin will lead revival services at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 and 7 p.m. Sept. 16-18. 12701 Idlewild Road, Matthews. www.idlewildbaptist.org.All Saints Episcopal, Concord Ministry training: The Rev. Nancy Cox, Barbara Lewis and Dorothy Teeter of All Saints were among 415 pastors and congregation leaders at a Stephen Series Leader’s Training Course Aug. 4-10 in Pittsburgh. Participants came from across the U.S. and Canada to learn how to implement and direct Stephen Ministry, a system of Christian caregiving, in their congregations.Stephen Ministries will give All Saints an effective way to train and organize members to provide one-on-one Christian care to individuals struggling with such crises as grief, divorce, loneliness, relocation, hospitalization, a terminal illness or unemployment. The need for this type of care greatly exceeds what pastors alone can provide. All Christians are called to care for and love one another. By equipping lay people, we can help them fulfill their calling as Christians and also expand the amount of caring ministry available through All Saints. 525 Lake Road, Concord. www.allsaintsconcord.org.The Choral Academy, Concord Auditions: Vocal placement interviews for children and youth ages 7-20 to participate in one of three age-based choirs. No preparation is necessary. All youth in Cabarrus and surrounding counties are welcome. New singers will be accepted through the end of September. The academy meets on Tuesdays at Calvary Lutheran, 950 Bradley St., Concord. For more information or to schedule an audition, contact Gary Shive at 704-425-7447. www.choralacademy.org.Crossroads Church, Concord Special performance: His Little Feet Children’s Choir will sing at all services. 8:30, 9:45 and 11:11 a.m. Sept. 8. 220 George W. Liles Parkway, Concord. www.xroadschurch.us.Temple Or Olam, Concord High Holy Days: No tickets required. Donation requested. Kol Nidre 7 p.m. Sept. 13. Yom Kippur services 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 14. Break fast at 7 p.m. Services held at McGill Baptist, 5300 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. www.or-olam.org.Davidson College Presbyterian Organ at Davidson: The eighth season of the organ series will begin with a performance by Florence Jowers, Lenoir-Rhyne University associate professor of music and university organist, and 24 members of the Lenoir-Rhyne Youth Chorus. Free; donations encouraged. Reception afterward. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org.Lake Norman Baptist, Huntersville Beth Moore simulcast: Women in the community are invited for “Living Proof Live,” with Beth Moore and Travis Cottrell. $20. 9:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Sept. 14. Tickets available in the church office until Sept. 11. 7921 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville. www.LakeNormanBaptist.com.Mount Zion United Methodist, Cornelius Concert: The Cornelius Concert Series will begin its 2013-14 season with the Fuse Praise Band. A free-will offering will be taken at the door. 6 p.m. Sept. 8. Support ministry: DivorceCare offers a warm, caring environment for those facing separation and divorce. $15 includes workbook. 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 12-Dec. 19. 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. www.mtzionumc.net.St. Therese Catholic, Mooresville Golf tournament: Annual event to support charitable efforts of the Knights of Columbus. $100 per person; $375 for a team of four. All proceeds go to LifeSpan, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life and other local organizations. Shotgun start 9 a.m. Sept. 20 at Fox Den Country Club, 175 Club House Drive, Statesville. Coffee and donuts 8 a.m. Putting contest 8:30 a.m. Players, please email Mark Daly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested sponsors should contact Paul Britton at 704-660-6830 or Tom Frazone at 704-677-4566. Women’s newcomers’ class: Ten-week class based on book “After the Boxes are Unpacked.” Meet others, exchange insights and find the courage to put down roots again. $10. 10 a.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 11. 217 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. 704-664-3992.New Hope Baptist, Denver Revival services: Speaker is the Rev. Scott Slaughter of Crabapple First Baptist. Youth and adults will share in a group discussion on “Let’s Talk About God” at 9:45 a.m. Sept. 8. The first revival service will be at 11 a.m. Dinner and question-and-answer period on “What’s Happening to Churches Today?” at 5 p.m. Evening revival service at 6:30 p.m. Luncheon and discussion at noon Sept. 9-10. The Lord’s Supper will be observed at 6 p.m. Sept. 9-10, with revival service afterward. Dinner and discussion on “How Can I Win Against Sin?” at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Revival service afterward. 532 N. Little Egypt Road, Denver. 704-276-1529.Hopewell Baptist, Davidson Worship services: The regular worship schedule will resume Sept. 8. Services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Youth choir and Bible study meet at 5 p.m. Sundays. Awana program for children is at 5:15 p.m. Sundays. Prayer meeting, Bible study, children’s choirs and youth meeting are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 18841 Davidson-Concord Road, Davidson. 704-892-3749; www.hopewellbaptistchurch.com.First Baptist, Cornelius Harvest America Crusade: Live broadcast of Evangelist Greg Laurie. 7 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29. Special music begins at 5:30 p.m. www.corneliusbaptist.com. Senior citizens group: Interesting programs, fellowship and travel opportunities. We welcome new people to join us. Meetings at 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month. 21007 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. For more information call Margaret Smith at 704-875-9306.First Baptist, Mooresville Music ministry: Registration is available online for children’s choirs, student sign language choir, adult and senior adult choirs, handbell choirs, more. 150 S. Church St., Mooresville. www.fbcmooresville.com.Mount Pleasant United Methodist, Sherrills Ford Join Scouting nights: Boys in grades 1-5 and their families are invited to learn about Pack 327. Come and meet our leaders, play games and make new friends. Free Cub Scout Handbook for all who join at this event. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 and 12. 4136 Mount Pleasant Road, Sherrills Ford. 828-334-7800.St. Mark’s Lutheran, Mooresville Barbecue: Chicken and chopped pork barbecue, hushpuppies, drinks and ice cream. Bring side dish to share; no desserts please. Church services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sept. 15. Barbecue after the 11 a.m. service. 454 Fieldstone Road, Mooresville. www.saintmarkslutheran.com.St. Alban’s Episcopal, Davidson Concert: The 2013-14 season of Music at St. Alban’s begins with “BachFest 2013,” featuring soprano Margaret Carpenter and Tourmaline Baroque. Wine and hors d’oeuvres reception afterward. Adults $15; senior adults and students $10. Children younger than 12 free. 3 p.m. Sept. 15. 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. www.musicatstalbansdavidson.org.Journey Church, Huntersville Discovering Journey: Learn about the history and future of Journey church, meet the staff, ask questions. Lunch provided. 12:30 p.m. Sept. 15. 15711 Brookway Drive, Huntersville. www.thejourneyonline.com.Central United Methodist, Mooresville Community worship service: “For the Heart of the Community.” Central, Faith and St. Paul United Methodist churches invite you to share in this service celebrating our growing partnership in downtown Mooresville. Lunch afterward. 9:45 a.m. Sept. 8. 214 N. Academy St., Mooresville. www.cumcmooresville.com.Fair View United Methodist, Mooresville Homecoming: The Rev. David Christy will preach. 9 and 11 a.m. Sept. 8. Covered-dish luncheon after the 11 a.m. service. Hot dog sale: Eat in or take out. $5 buys two hot dogs, chips and cookie. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 12. 1430 Mecklenburg Highway, Mooresville. 704-664-2880; www.fairviewumc.org.Denver United Methodist Children’s consignment sale: Fall children’s and maternity clothing, toys, baby equipment, more. 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 14. 3910 N.C. 16 N., Denver. www.denverumc.org.Vanderburg United Methodist, Mooresville Golf tournament: The United Methodist Men will host the second annual Harry Moore/Jim Winecoff Memorial Golf Tournament. $50 to play; mulligans available to purchase. 1 p.m. Sept. 14, Twin Oaks Golf Club, 320 Twin Oaks Road, Statesville. Call Kevin Winecoff, 704-663-3845.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.
Friday, Sep. 06, 2013
The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.
Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email firstname.lastname@example.org to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.Read moreRead less