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Friday, Oct. 18, 2013

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Compiled by Erica Batten

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.

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. 27. www.facebook.com/MaroniteMissionOfCharlotte.

Wellspring Church

Seminar: “Changing Lives: How to Care Like Christ,” a seminar on spiritual soul care by Dr. Bob Kelleman. $45 advance registration; $50 on site. Light breakfast, lunch, snacks, and all materials included. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Grace Academy, 3645 Pleasant Plains Road, Matthews. Register through Oct. 30 at www.howtocarelikechrist.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.org.

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.

Wingate University

Book reading: Wingate University Friends of the Library will host Amy Clipston, 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 begins 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.

Providence Presbyterian

Workshop: Singer, songwriter and activist David LaMotte will present “Challenging the Myth of Powerlessness.” Free; reservations requested. 10 a.m. Nov. 2. LaMotte will also participate in the 9 and 11:15 a.m. worship services Nov. 3. 10140 Providence Church Lane. 704-846-1079.

St. Matthew Catholic

Healing prayer service: St. Peregrine service for those suffering with cancer and other diseases. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the sanctuary. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. 704-543-7677; www.stmatthewcatholic.org.

Zion United Methodist, Monroe

Trunk-or-treat: Fun for all ages. Hay rides, cornhole, hot dog dinner. 4 p.m. Oct. 27. 1521 Old Fish Road, Monroe. www.zionumcmonroe.com.

Myers Park Baptist

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. Oct. 25 at the Cornwell Center. 2001 Selwyn Ave. 704-295-4819; ken@mpumc.org.

Saint Vincent de Paul Church

Vendors wanted: Christmas art and craft sale to be held Dec. 7. Please email Joann Keane at jskeane@gmail.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.

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.

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.

Sharon United Methodist

Sermon series: New series on “The Genius of Generosity” will begin Oct. 27 with a sermon on “A Brilliant Way to Live.” Traditional service, 9 a.m. 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.

Cross and Crown Lutheran, Matthews

Harp concert: The Charlotte area chapter of the American Harp Society presents a celebration concert in memory of founding member Elizabeth Clark. Clark was also principal harpist for the Charlotte Symphony and Opera Orchestras. Fifteen harpists will perform various selections. 5 p.m. Oct. 27. 300 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. www.crossandcrown.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 follows film. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25. 401 E. Arrowood Road. 704-523-0062.

Providence United Methodist

Fall festival: Food, games and prizes, train and pony rides, bounce houses, arts and crafts, more. Children’s pumpkin patch will be open. Children asked to wear play clothes instead of costumes. 3-6 p.m. Oct. 27.

Pipe Organ Spooktacular: The fall festival will begin with spooky and not-so-spooky organ music. 3 p.m. Oct. 27. 2810 Providence Road. www.ProvidenceUMC.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.

Temple Israel

Lecture: Professor Philip Spencer, founding director of the Helen Bamber Centre for the Study of Rights, Conflict and Mass Violence at Kingston University, will speak on “Kristallnacht in the Legacy of the Holocaust.” Free. Refreshments follow program. Free parking. 7 p.m. Oct. 27. 4901 Providence Road. www.templeisraelnc.org.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Blood drive: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 26 at Siler Presbyterian, 6301 Weddington Road, Matthews. www.cbcc.us.

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.

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