If you have news about your faith community, send announcements and photos to email@example.com.Compiled by Erica Batten‘Day 1’ Sermons: The Rev. Dr. James Howell, senior pastor of Myers Park United Methodist, is the featured speaker for Oct. 13 and 20 on the nationally syndicated ecumenical radio program, “Day 1,” hosted by Peter Wallace. On Oct. 13, Howell will present “God Has Plans for You” based on Jeremiah 29:1. His sermon for Oct. 20 is “Is the Bible Inspired?” http://day1.org.Second Calvary Baptist Fall revival: Guest revivalists Drs. William Curtis, Joan Parrott and Peter Wherry. 7 p.m. Oct. 7-9. 114 Nelson Ave. www.secondcalvary-charlotte.org.Srishti Charlotte Fall festival: Sarbojonin Durja Puja 2013 will be held Oct. 4-6 at the Hindu Center of Charlotte, 7400 City View Drive. www.srishticharlotte.org.Charlotte East Community Church Workshop: Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America workshop on home-buying and refinancing. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 5 at Albemarle Road Middle School, 6900 Democracy Drive. Register at www.naca.com.St. Matthew Catholic Service: Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals, by having your pet blessed. Noon Oct. 5. Wreaths Across America: Honor fallen heroes with a wreath placed at their headstones at national cemeteries. Wreaths are $15 and may be purchased Oct. 5-6 in the narthex. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. www.stmatthewcatholic.org.Robinson Presbyterian Barbecue: Proceeds support community missions. Barbecue, homemade sauce, baked beans, homemade desserts. Eat in or take out. $9 for a plate or three sandwiches. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 5. 9424 Harrisburg Road. www.robinsonpresby.net.St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Yard sale and barbecue: Sponsored by Knights of Columbus and Squires. $8 for one barbecue plate or three sandwiches. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 5. 1400 Suther Road. www.stacharlotte.com.Grace United Methodist Attic sale: Proceeds go to missions. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 5 in the fellowship hall. 737 E. Woodlawn Road. 704-523-5052.Grace Crossing Baptist Fellowship Dedication: Please join us in a time of worship, dedication, and an open house as we celebrate the official opening of our new church building. 3-6 p.m. Oct. 6. 5600 Rocky River Road. www.gracecrossingcharlotte.org.Christian Library International Author dinner: Linda Strom will share the story of Karla Faye Tucker, the first female inmate to be executed in Texas in more than 100 years. Strom was the spiritual adviser to Tucker, who came to faith and became a beacon of hope to others on death row. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 J.M. Keynes Drive. www.cli-nc.org.Steele Creek Presbyterian Church Worship service: Cancer Awareness Month celebration for cancer survivors. Prayers, special music, speakers from the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the American Cancer Society. Reception follows, where attendees are invited to tie a knot in a prayer quilt in honor or memory of those with cancer. 11 a.m. Oct. 6. 7407 Steele Creek Road. 704-588-1290.Central United Methodist Barbecue: Annual barbecue and bake sale to support mission projects. Adults, $8; children, $4. Delivery for orders of 10 or more. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 11. 6030 Albemarle Road. 704-536-9157.Triumph Books Book signing: Ken Garfield will sign copies of his new book, “Billy Graham: A Life in Pictures.” The book celebrates the famed evangelist’s life in words and photos and is a collaboration of Triumph Books and the Observer. Former religion editor for the Observer, Garfield is director of communications at Myers Park United Methodist. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 10 at Traditions, 4317-A Park Road. firstname.lastname@example.org. Trinity Baptist Homecoming: Festivities will begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 6. Worship service at 10:30 a.m., followed by Southern gospel concert featuring the Riverside Boys at 11:30 a.m. Dinner at 12:30 p.m. 2009 W. Arrowood Road. www.trinitybaptistcharlotte.com.Temple Israel Class: “Walking With Justice” is a college-level investigation of Jewish sources provided by the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. Through small-group study and large-group discussion, we will experience the development of Jewish ethics and the directive to ensure social justice. $60. Materials and refreshments provided. 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 2-Dec. 11. Register at 704-362-2796. Workshop: “Bridges Out of Poverty” explores practical strategies to help volunteers in different economic classes understand each other and improve outcomes for people transitioning out of poverty. Presented by Dr. Paul Hanneman and Wanda Anderson. Free. $20 for book; recommended but not required. Two-part workshop is 6-9 p.m. Oct. 8 and 15 in the social hall. 4901 Providence Road. Guest speaker: As part of its Scholars-in-Residence weekend on family spirituality, Temple Israel welcomes Tom Fields-Meyer, author of “Following Ezra: What Special Needs Kids Can Teach Any Parent.” The talk will be followed by a panel discussion with area professionals in the special needs community. Free. 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 13 at the Sam Lerner Center at Shalom Park, 5007 Providence Road. www.templeisraelnc.org.Covenant Presbyterian Service: Contemplative Outreach of Charlotte will sponsor “Songs to Silence,” a morning of centering prayer and songs of Taize in the chapel. 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 5. www.cpcharlotte.org. Concert: Soprano Jamelia Davis, oboist Hollis Ulaky, and organist Susan Talley will perform works by Vivaldi, Purcell, Handel, Franck, Rheinberger, more. The concert celebrates the first anniversary of the new A.E. Schlueter organ in Morrison Chapel. 5 p.m. Oct. 13. 1000 E. Morehead St. www.covenantpresby.org.Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte Film screening: “I Believe You: Faiths’ Response to Intimate Partner Violence.” Discussion with local clergy follows. Sponsored by Mecklenburg Ministries, Shalom Bayit, Levine-Sklut Judaic Library, Charlotte Jewish Film Festival, Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte and Jewish Family Services. Free. 5 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Sam Lerner Center at Shalom Park, 5007 Providence Road. 704-364-6594; www.jfscharlotte.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 workshop is held monthly and is presented live on the internet in two 90-minute sessions. A donation to the Faith and Health Connection ministry is requested. 2 p.m. Oct. 22. 704-542-3207; www.FaithandHealthConnection.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 Oct. 12. www.facebook.com/MaroniteMissionOfCharlotte.Newell Baptist Sunday school: Kickoff of an effort to boost attendance to record for the year. Continental breakfast, 9:15 a.m. Oct. 6. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m. 9115 Newell Baptist Church Road. 704-596-0184.Trinity Presbyterian Service: Community invited to “Service of Thanksgiving for All God’s Creatures.” Singing, readings, prayers and a blessing of each animal. Pets will be available for adoption through the Humane Society of York County. Representatives from Project HALO will be available. 4 p.m. Oct. 6 on the church lawn. 3115 Providence Road. 704-366-3554.Little Rock A.M.E. Zion Services: “Frangelism” focus on evangelism is an invitation to all friends, relatives, associates and neighbors to join us for worship. 10 a.m. Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27. 401 N. McDowell St. 704-334-3782; www.littlerockamezion.org.McKee Road Baptist Revival services: Guest pastor Dr. Joe Brown; music by The Envoys. 7 p.m. Oct. 13-16. 4300 McKee Road. 704-846-2237; www.mckeeroadbaptist.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.Pritchard Memorial Baptist Friendship Supper Club: Dinner and entertainment by the Bar None Barbershop Quartet. Tickets available now through the church office. $10. 6 p.m. Oct. 18. 1117 South Blvd. www.pritchardmemorial.com.Holly Hunter Baptist Women’s conference: Elise Nichols will present “Finally! Life is Really About Jesus and Me.” Free. 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 11 and 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 12. 4316 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road. Reservations: 704-399-3316.Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood drives: 1-3 p.m. Oct. 6 at Paw Creek Presbyterian, 7400 Mt. Holly Road. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 6 at Greater Providence Baptist, 2000 Milton Road. www.cbcc.us.Purcell United Methodist Homecoming: The church celebrates 67 years. Worship service will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 13. Guest speaker the Rev. John Powell, the church’s first minister. Covered-dish lunch follows service. 2141 Weyland Ave. 704-399-7257. Providence United Methodist Service: Annual Blessing of the Animals. All varieties of pets are welcome to share in scripture and blessings. Animals must have current vaccinations and remain with owner on leash or in cage. 2 p.m. Oct. 13. 2810 Providence Road. www.ProvidenceUMC.org.Living Saviour Lutheran Anniversary celebration: All current and former members invited to “35 Years, Together in Christ.” Michael Frye, who served during the church’s first 15 years, and several other former pastors will attend. Frye and 103 charter members first met for worship in 1978 at the old Pineville Elementary School. A single worship service will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 20. Luncheon follows; reservations required. 6817 Carmel Road. www.livingsaviourlc.org.Calvary Church Health workshops: CHAMP Sports invites adults of all ages to workshops featuring healthy refreshments, practical information, and brief exercise routines. Free. 7 p.m. Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. www.calvarychurch.com/support.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.Wesley United Methodist Fall festival: Fun and music for the whole family. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 12. Pastor Judi Hunt will lead an animal blessing at 10 a.m. Free hot dogs, chips, drinks and desserts starting at 11 a.m. Dance party at 1 p.m. At 11 a.m., the church will dedicate its newly renovated playground, completed by Tyler Martino for his Eagle Scout project. Tours of the refurbished nursery, prayer room and sanctuary will be available throughout the day. The Pumpkin Patch will also be open. 3715 Rea Road. www.wesleyumccharlotte.com.Southern Evangelical Seminary Conference: In conjunction with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, the seminary will present the 20th annual National Conference of Christian Apologetics, “Reasons for Hope.” Speakers include Drs. Jay Richards, J.P. Moreland, and Os Guinness. Oct. 11-12 at First Baptist, 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail. Advance registration through Oct. 8. www.conference.ses.edu.Bellefonte Presbyterian, Harrisburg Birthday rally: The Building Fundraiser Committee will host the rally. Several choirs and choruses from Harrisburg will present the program. 3 p.m. Oct. 6. 8866 Rocky River Road, Harrisburg. www.bellefontechurch.org.Papa Robb’s Paradise Ice, Concord Food drive: Donations for Cooperative Christian Ministry will be collected through Oct. 20. 3700 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. 704-652-7272.Boger’s Chapel United Methodist, Concord Hobo supper: Pintos, fried potatoes, slaw, cooked cabbage, beverages and desserts. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 12. 1775 Flowes Store Road E., Concord. 704-786-3575.Kerr Street United Methodist, Concord Hot dog sale: Hot dogs, chips, drinks, chili beans, potato salad, desserts. Eat in or take out. Sale held on the second Saturday each month. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 12. 405 Kerr St. N.W., Concord. 704-782-4224.St. Phillip Missionary Baptist, Huntersville Homecoming celebration: Revival services will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 7-9. Speakers are Dr. Dennis Williams, Apostle Altheresa Goode, and Bishop Timothy Warren. The Rev. Graylin Carlton will deliver the homecoming message at 11 a.m. Oct. 13. Dinner will follow at 1 p.m. 524 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville. 704-875-6180.Unitarian Universalist Lake Norman Fellowship Coffee and conversation: Come find out the basic principles and beliefs of Unitarian Universalism. Services follow for those interested. 9:45 a.m. Oct. 6. Services are held at the Woodlawn School, 135 Woodlawn School Loop, Mooresville. For directions and information, visit www.uulakenorman.org. RSVP: email@example.com.First Baptist, Cornelius Senior citizens’ group: Interesting programs, fellowship, and travel opportunities. We welcome new people. Meetings at 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month. 21007 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. For more information, contact Margaret Smith at 704-875-9306.St. Therese Catholic, Mooresville Retreat: Sister Macrina Wiederkehr will present “Finding Your Monastic Heart: A Way to God.” $20. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26 with Mass at 5:30 p.m. 217 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. Contact Carmen San Juan at 704-664-7762. www.sainttherese.net/macrina.Temple Kol Tikvah, Davidson Program: Donna Spencer, chaplain of the Southeast District of Women of Reformed Judaism, will speak on “Women in the Torah.” District President Sherry Schwimmer will give an overview of WRJ. Hosted by the Sisterhood of Temple Kol Tikvah. Refreshments served. 1-3 p.m. Oct. 26. 605 South St., Davidson. Rita@vegan101.com.Davidson College Presbyterian Classes: Join our Covenant class for “Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Theology of Forgiveness” led by Dr. Tony Abbott. 9:45 a.m. Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27 in Room B of the Congregation House. Dr. George Ramsey will lead a series on Psalms in November, and John Kuykendall will lead the class in December. 218 Concord Road, Davidson. Organ concert: Organ at Davidson welcomes Virginia Vance, former professor of music at Peace University and organist at First Presbyterian in Rocky Mount. Free; donations in support of future programs encouraged. Reception follows. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in the sanctuary. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org.Central United Methodist, Mooresville Fall festival: Petting zoo, pony rides, inflatable bounce house and slide, more. Live music by Waiting Hill, John Lewis, and Defenders of the Cross. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 12. Free hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served starting at 11 a.m. Co-hosted by Faith and St. Paul United Methodist. 214 N. Academy St., Mooresville. www.cumcmooresville.com.Davidson United Methodist Book sale: Thousands of gently used books, including fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books. All proceeds go to local missions for women and children. Hosted by the United Methodist Women. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 10, 12 and 13 and 2-7 p.m. Oct. 11. 233 S. Main St., Davidson. www.davidsonumc.org.Mt. Zion United Methodist, Cornelius Concerts: The Cornelius Concert Series welcomes Tom Fisch, who will perform a range of acoustic music from country to folk to children’s music. 5 p.m. Oct. 12 on the front lawn. www.tomfisch.com. The Triumphant Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in the sanctuary. Free; offering will be taken. 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. www.mtzionumc.net.First United Methodist, Cherryville Pumpkin sale: Pumpkin Patch will be open Oct. 7-31. Hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, and 2-6 p.m. Sundays. Proceeds benefit youth program. 601 N. Pink St., Cherryville. 704-435-6732.Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood drive: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Tabernacle Baptist, 519 W. 19th Ave., Gastonia. www.cbcc.us.Temple Solel, Fort Mill Shabbat services: 7 p.m. each second and fourth Friday. Religious school: Different approach than traditional Sunday classes. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. All services held at St. Philip Neri Catholic, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. 803-619-9707; www.templesolelsc.org.Grace Presbyterian, Fort Mill Vendors wanted: Arts and crafts fair will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19. Vendor applications must be received by Oct. 6. All items must be original and hand-crafted; no resale items, please. $50 vendor fee. 2955 S. C. 160 W., Fort Mill. 803-548-0800; firstname.lastname@example.org.St. John’s United Methodist, Rock Hill Beginner line dance: Four-week series begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 7. All ages and skill levels invited. $20. Park in White St. lot. Ongoing line dance classes are 2-3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Park in Elizabeth Lane lot. $20 monthly. 321 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. 803-980-4000; email@example.com.
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