If you have news about your faith community, please send announcements and photos to email@example.com.Compiled by Erica BattenCrown Point Covenant Church, Matthews Dinner and concert: Dinner is barbecued chicken, two sides, bread and drink. Adults $10; children $5; children younger than 3 free. Desserts available for purchase. Bounce house. Local Christian rock band The Exchange Band will perform. Weather permitting, all activities will be outdoors. 4-6 p.m. Oct. 19. 3600 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews. www.crownpointcovenant.org.Wingate University Author speaks: Wingate University Friends of the Library will host Amy Clipston, the bestselling author of the “Kauffman Amish Bakery Series.” Clipston’s books have been featured on the Christian Book Association bestseller list and the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Clipston will share her journey to becoming a kidney donor in the paired donor program through Johns Hopkins Hospital. The reading will begin with a fall tea in the Ethel K. Smith Library. $20. Reservations required. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25. 220 N. Camden Road, Wingate. Reservations: 704-233-8091. www.wingate.edu.Monroe AM Aglow Informational women’s fair: Businesses and nonprofits from the Union County area will offer free information. Free blood sugar screenings. Kids’ zone with crafts, games, snacks, more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19, Belk Tonwanda Park, 217 W. Allen St., Monroe. Mlulu45@aol.com.Quail Hollow Presbyterian Fall craft fair: Homemade items by local craftsmen along with favorites such as Tupperware, Stampin’ Up, Phoenix Cards and Pampered Chef. Home-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.Covenant Presbyterian Concert: The Morehouse College Glee Club will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 19. 1000 E. Morehead St. www.covenantpresby.org.Dilworth United Methodist Fall festival: Food, live music, games. Free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 19. 605 East Blvd. www.dilworthchurch.org.Adnah United Methodist, Rock Hill Annual church bazaar: More than 30 vendors selling crafts and other items. Bake sale, silent auction, book signing. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19, family life center. Breakfast 8-10 a.m. Hot dog lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 1618 Adnah Church Road, Rock Hill. 803-328-1618.The Harvest Center Dinner: “Love Thy Neighbor” with keynote speech by Kathie Lee Gifford. 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at The Westin, 601 S. College St. www.theharvestcenter.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 at 10 a.m. Oct. 20. Luncheon afterward; reservations required. 6817 Carmel Road. www.livingsaviourlc.org.First Fellowship Ministries of Charlotte New location: The church will have its inaugural service and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Oct. 20. 7700 Lawyers Road. www.ffmoc.org.Pleasant Hill Baptist Community health forum: Learn about insurance options. Healthy cooking demonstration, door prizes, more. Free flu shots for all Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield patients. All others pay $25, which includes a $5 donation to the church. Noon Oct. 19. 517 Baldwin Ave. 704-376-1201. Bellefonte Presbyterian, Harrisburg Woman’s Day: Guest speaker the Rev. Joanne Browne Jennings. Please wear white or cream and pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 11 a.m. Oct. 20. Concert: Angels of Joy, the youth and young adult choir, will perform at 3 p.m. Oct. 27. 8866 Rocky River Road, Harrisburg. www.bellefontechurch.org.Sharon United Methodist Worship services: Sermon: “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 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.Unity of Charlotte Film series: “Speaking Truth to Power: The Justice Series” will present “Inside Job.” Free popcorn and beverage. Discussion with a moderator after film. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25. 401 E. Arrowood Road. 704-523-0062.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 up to age 5; RSVP at Kristen@mpumc.org. 1501 Queens Road. www.mpumc.org.St. John Neumann Catholic 40 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. Contact Judy Erb at firstname.lastname@example.org.Mallard Creek Presbyterian 84th annual barbecue: 10 a.m. Oct. 24. 11400 Mallard Creek Road. www.mallardcreekbbq.com.Rockwell AME Zion Homecoming: The church celebrates its 148th homecoming with guest speaker the Rev. Mark Evans. 3 p.m. Oct. 20. Guest speakers the Rev. Carolyn Bratton and Drs. Haven Anderson and Darin Mitchell will speak at 7 p.m. Oct. 22-24. 6301 Rockwell Church Road. 704-596-8279.Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood drive: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church, 9704 Mallard Creek Road. www.cbcc.us.Ramah Presbyterian, Huntersville Trunk-or-treat: Pizza, drinks, bouncy house, prizes. 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 25. 14401 Ramah Church Road, Huntersville. www.ramahchurch.org.Reformed Theological Seminary Inauguration: The seminary will inaugurate Dr. Michael Kruger as its fourth president 5 p.m. Oct. 20 at Uptown Church, 926 Elizabeth Ave. Kruger has been professor of New Testament for 12 years and academic dean for seven years. He is a leading scholar on the development of the New Testament canon and the transmission of the New Testament text. He is the author of “The Gospel of the Savior,” “Canon Revisited” and “The Question of Canon.” Kruger is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church of America. www.rts.edu/charlotte. Exodus Foundation Volunteer orientation: Learn how to mentor people who have criminal records or who have been incarcerated. 6-7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at Mount Carmel Baptist, 7237 Tuckaseegee Road, and 10-11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at St. Paul Baptist, 1401 Allen St. Career networking: Group for people with criminal records or who have been incarcerated. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at St. Paul Baptist. www.exodusfoundation.org.Hallelujah Acres Seminar: The Rev. George Malkmus will present “God’s Way to Ultimate Health.” Learn how to promote health and healing through diet, hear success stories of The Hallelujah Diet. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 2, Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel, 3315 Scott Futrell Drive. 800-915-9355; www.hacres.com.Carolina Pro Musica Concert: “The Vienna Court of Ferdinand II of Hapsburg,” with music by Arrigoni, Priuli, Castello, Frescobaldi, more. $15 regular admission; $7.50 for students and senior adults. 8 p.m. Oct. 26, St. Martin’s Episcopal, 1510 E. 7th St. www.carolinapromusica.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 meets 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.Pritchard Memorial Baptist Free coffee Fridays: Drive through. 7:30-9 a.m. Oct. 25. Trunk-or-treat: Candy, hay rides, inflatables. Wear costumes. $1 hot dogs. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 26. 1117 South Blvd. www.pritchardmemorial.com.Holly Hunter Baptist Trunk-or-treat: Fun, food, music, fellowship. 5-8 p.m. Oct. 26. 4316 Mount Holly-Huntersville Road. 704-399-3316.Little Rock AME Zion Services: “Frangelism” focus on evangelism is an invitation to all friends, relatives, associates and neighbors to worship. 10 a.m. Oct. 20 and 27. 401 N. McDowell St. 704-334-3782; www.littlerockamezion.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.Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood drive: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 26 at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 6212 Tuckaseegee Road. www.cbcc.us.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Men’s Fellowship barbecue: Proceeds go to youth camp scholarships and other projects. $8 per plate. Debit and credit cards accepted. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 25-26. 1200 East Blvd. www.fcc-charlotte.org.Peace Moravian Barbecue: Sponsored by the Men’s Brotherhood. Kid’s Club lemonade stand and baked goods. 10 a.m. Oct. 26. 4418 Rea Road. www.peacemoravian.com.Saint Vincent de Paul Church Vendors wanted: Christmas art and craft sale 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.Mouzon United Methodist Annual fall bazaar: Attic sale, crafts, baked goods, silent auction, breakfast and lunch café, more. Proceeds go to missions. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 26. 3100 Selwyn Ave. 704-525-1326; www.mouzonumc.org.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
Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
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