If you have news about your faith community, please send announcements and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.Compiled by Erica BattenChrist the King Church Concert: Guitar champion Mark Kroos will perform at 6 p.m. Sept. 29. Dinner at 5 p.m. $12 includes dinner and concert admission. 13501 S. Tryon St. www.ctkcharlotte.org.Myers Park United Methodist Series: “City of Faiths” will focus on promoting healthy dialogue without compromising beliefs. Rabbi Murray Ezring of Temple Israel will present “Christianity and Judaism” at 7 p.m. Sept. 30. Series concludes Oct. 21 with Imam John Ederer. Child care available for children up to age 5; RSVP at Kristen@mpumc.org. An exhibit on worship life in other faith traditions is planned, and church members will attend Sabbath service at Temple Israel on Oct. 5. Small-group opportunities available. 1501 Queens Road. www.mpumc.org.Park Road Baptist Lecture series: James Tabor will be the inaugural speaker for the Milford Dialogue, a lecture and discussion series dedicated to the memory of Charlie Milford. Tabor’s research suggesting that Jesus married and had a family has been controversial. His presentation will engage critical thinking about Jesus and his impact on 21st-century Christians. Free. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in the community center. 704-523-5717; www.parkroadbaptist.org.Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Weddington Women’s scripture study: Hosted by the South Charlotte congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Please join us as we seek to draw closer to Jesus through study focused on the Book of Mormon. Babysitting provided. 9:15-10:15 a.m. Tuesdays. 5897 Hemby Road, Weddington. 704-996-0279; email@example.com.Common Heart, Indian Trail Family festival: Commonplace Festival with games, tent sale, putt-putt tournament, cookout, more. Guests encouraged to bring nonperishable food donations for the Common Cupboard. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 28. 116 Business Park Drive, Indian Trail. www.thecommonplace.org.Unity of Charlotte Film: “Gasland Part II” focuses on the contamination of our democracy through the influence of oil and gas corporations on our political system. Moderated discussions follow each film in the Speaking Truth to Power series. Popcorn and beverages provided. $5 suggested donation. 7 p.m. Sept. 27-28. Presentation: Andrew Harvey will present his vision and key practices in “Light the Flame: A Vision for a New Humanity.” 10:30 a.m. Sept. 29. Harvey will continue his message in a class from 1-3 p.m. $25 suggested donation. 401 E. Arrowood Road. 704-523-0062.St. Luke’s Lutheran Finance classes: Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University.” Child care available. $93 per family. 4-6 p.m. Sept. 15-Nov. 10. 3200 Park Road. For information, contact Rebekah Rouse at 704-542-5480. www.stlukeselca.org.Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mission trip: On Sept. 25, Austin DeMordaunt will leave for Copenhagen to serve as a missionary for two years. A 2012 graduate of Charlotte Country Day School, DeMordaunt attended one year at Brigham Young University, where he is studying pre-medicine. He will resume his college education upon completion of his mission.DeMordaunt joins thousands of other college-aged youth, including many others from Mecklenburg County, who are temporarily leaving college or employment to become full-time missionaries. A recent church policy change allows men to begin their service at age 18, as long as they have completed high school or its equivalent. Prior to the policy change, men were allowed to serve as full-time missionaries beginning at age 19. The policy change also allows women to serve at age 19. Like all Latter-day Saints missionaries, DeMordaunt will serve without pay from the church. His financial support will come from funds he and his parents have saved for this purpose.Before traveling to Denmark, DeMordaunt will spend eight weeks undergoing intense training in Danish at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. www.mormon.org.Lee Park Church, Monroe Christian festival: “Lee Park Alive” features carnival rides, live music, fireworks show, pimento cheese competition, vocal competition, more. 5-8:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Belk Tonawanda Park. www.leeparkalive.org.Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Fall classes: Adventures in Learning will be held Wednesdays starting Oct. 2 at St. Stephen United Methodist, 6800 Sardis Road. Classes on gardening, Bible, local authors, history, more. $30 for six weeks of classes. Catered lunch available for $6. Profits support medical transportation program and other services. Register at 704-321-0325 or www.sceast.org. Book club: Discussion of Beryl Markham’s “West With the Night.” Please read selection prior to the meeting. Newcomers welcome. The club meets the second Tuesday of each month. 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 8 at the Sardis House at Sardis Presbyterian, 6100 Sardis Road. 704-321-0325; firstname.lastname@example.org.Myers Park Baptist Lectures: The church welcomes the Rev. Dr. Brian McLaren as its “Jesus the Christ in the 21st Century” lecturer. He will present a lecture and book signing at 7 p.m. Oct. 11. Seminar “Christian Faith Emerging” at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 12. $45 includes continental breakfast. McLaren will also speak at the 9:45 a.m. adult forum and 11 a.m. worship service on Oct. 13. 1900 Queens Road. www.mpbconline.org. 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. Sept. 27 at the Cornwell Center. 2001 Selwyn Ave. 704-295-4819; email@example.com.St. Matthew Catholic Healing prayer service: St. Peregrine service for those suffering with cancer and other diseases. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in the sanctuary. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. 704-543-7677; www.stmatthewcatholic.org.Maronite Mission of Charlotte Masses: Mass will be held 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 Sept. 29. www.facebook.com/MaroniteMissionOfCharlotte.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. Call to register any day before 9 p.m. 5811 Sardis Road. 704-535-2831; www.sardisbaptistcharlotte.org.
Friday, Sep. 20, 2013
South Charlotte religion news
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