If you have news about your faith community, please send announcements, press releases and photos to email@example.com.Compiled by Erica BattenSt. John Neumann Catholic Forty hours devotion: Guest homilist the Rev. Don Tranel of the Glenmary Home Missioners will speak each evening on “The Power of the Eucharist in Forming the Body of Christ.” 7 p.m. Oct. 20-22. 8451 Idlewild Road. Email Judy Erb at firstname.lastname@example.org.Myers Park United Methodist Series: “City of Faiths” will focus on promoting healthy dialogue without compromising beliefs. Imam John Ederer from the Muslim American Society of Charlotte will help explore Christianity and Islam at 7 p.m. Oct. 21. Child care available for children ages 5 and younger; RSVP at Kristen@mpumc.org. 1501 Queens Road. www.mpumc.org.Providence United Methodist Hymn festival: The church continues its celebration of the Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1472 organ installed this year. A hymn festival featuring choral clinician Carol Krueger will be held Oct. 18-19. 2810 Providence Road. www.providenceumc.org.First Baptist, Indian Trail Grace Gospel Fest: The Promise Partnership Ministries presents a showcase of local artists hosted by Christian quartet We R Forgiven. The showcase is followed by a concert featuring Deidra Hughes, Adam Locklear, and The Promise. $10. Donations welcome. 2-7 p.m. Oct. 19 in the family life center. Tickets available at 704-506-1620. 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail. www.thepromise.info.St. Luke Catholic, Mint Hill Fall festival: Multicultural food and entertainment, art and craft vendors, used book sale, bake sale, raffle, carnival rides, games, more. The Knights of Columbus will sponsor free-throw and soccer shoot-out competitions. Unlimited ride wristbands are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 19. 13700 Lawyers Road, Mint Hill. www.stlukechurch.net.Indian Trail Presbyterian Fall festival: Craft fair, games, hayride, face painting, more. Free admission. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19. 200 S. Indian Trail Road, Indian Trail. Information and vendor registration at www.itpcusa.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.St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Prayer service: In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the church is holding a Christian “Prayer for the Cure of Cancer” service for the Charlotte community. The 30-minute prayer service will be conducted in English and include readings from the Old and New Testaments. 6 p.m. Oct. 17. An open house “Be the Match” registry for bone marrow donors will be held 4-7 p.m. Participants may make donations to fill comfort bags for Carolina Breast Friends. 5108 Kuykendall Road. www.stnektarios.org.Pritchard Memorial Baptist Friendship Supper Club: Dinner and entertainment by the Bar None Barbershop Quartet. Tickets available through the church office. $10. 6 p.m. Oct. 18. 1117 South Blvd. www.pritchardmemorial.com.Sharon United Methodist Worship services: Sermon on “Even Amazing Grace Gets Old After 10,000 Years.” Traditional service, 9 a.m. Oct. 20. Sunday school, 10:10 a.m. Contemporary service, 11:15 a.m. Presentation: FBI Special Agent David Dawson will present “Human Trafficking From the Law Enforcement Perspective.” 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Dinner served 5:30-6:30 p.m. Reservations required by Oct. 25. Child care available by request. 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166; www.sharonumc.org.Stallings United Methodist Pork barbecue: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 18. 1115 Stallings Road, Stallings. www.stallingsumc.org.Cokesbury United Methodist Anniversary celebration: The church celebrates its 55th anniversary. Former pastor the Rev. Henry Justice will be the guest preacher. 10:45 a.m. Oct. 27. 6701 Idlewild Road. 704-537-5818.Jewish Family Services Parent workshop: Psychotherapist Ann Kreindler-Siegel and Melissa Siegel, coordinator of Love Speaks Out, will conduct a workshop on cyber abuse and dating violence for parents of children ages 11-18. Free. 1:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Sam Lerner Center for Cultural Arts at Shalom Park, 5007 Providence Road. RSVP: 704-364-6594. www.jfscharlotte.org.Carmel Presbyterian Program: Carol Anne Lawler of Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region will speak about hospice and how we can show compassion to anyone with a serious illness. 7 p.m. Oct. 21 in Ligon Hall. 2048 Carmel Road. www.carmelpresbyterian.org.South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Seminar: “Bridges Out of Poverty.” Wanda Anderson of Project HOPE will discuss the underlying causes of poverty. Presented by the church’s JOY Social Group. Free. 11 a.m. Oct. 24 in Mecklenburg Hall. 8601 Bryant Farms Road. 704-544-0404.Christ the King Church Community clothing closet: Free clothing, groceries, health checks, and kids’ craft area. 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 19. 13501 S. Tryon St. www.ctkcharlotte.org.Covenant Presbyterian Concert: The Morehouse College Glee Club will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 19. 1000 E. Morehead St. www.covenantpresby.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.St. Vincent de Paul Church Vendors wanted: Christmas art and craft sale to be held Dec. 7. Email Joann Keane at email@example.com with two photos of your art or craft. Handcrafted items only; no franchise or manufacturer’s representatives. Fees are $20 for table plus 10 percent of gross sales. All proceeds benefit preschool program. 6828 Old Reid Road. www.stvincentdepaulchurch.com.Pineville United Methodist Grief support group: Open to anyone experiencing a loss, including death of a loved one, loss of a job, or ending of a relationship. Facilitated by professional counselor Lotes Nelson. 12:15 p.m. each first and third Sunday. 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. www.LotesNelson.com.Light of Christ United Methodist Worship services: Informal, casual and contemporary worship, 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Children’s and youth ministry. 9212 Bryant Farms Road. www.locumc.org.Sardis Baptist Study: “Conversations With the Bible” is a yearlong study of the contradictions and duplications in the Bible. Free study guides. 9:45 a.m. Sundays. 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.Crown Point Covenant Church, Matthews Dinner and concert: Dinner includes barbecue chicken, two sides, bread and drink. Adults, $10; children, $5; children under three, free. Desserts also available for purchase. Bounce house. Local Christian rock band The Exchange Band will perform. Weather permitting, all activities will be held outdoors. 4-6 p.m. Oct. 19. 3600 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews. www.crownpointcovenant.org.Quail Hollow Presbyterian Fall craft fair: Homemade items by local artisans along with favorites such as Tupperware, Stampin’ Up, Phoenix Cards, and Pampered Chef. Homemade baked goods available. Boxed lunches and car wash offered by Boy Scout Troop 256. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 19. 8801 Park Road. 704-554-5714.Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood drives: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Christ Lutheran, 4519 Providence Road. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 20 at St. Mark’s Lutheran, 1001 Queens Road. www.cbcc.us.Peace Moravian 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.
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013
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