If you have news about your faith community, please send announcements photos to email@example.com.Compiled by Erica BattenShiloh Institutional Baptist Special event: “All Ministry Day Talent and Fashion Show.” Free. Refreshments follow program. 3 p.m. Nov. 9. 2400 Greenland Ave. 704-393-2065.Ultimate Life Church, Fort Mill Bazaar: Handmade craft items and baked goods, retail merchants, food and beverages. The youth will give free car washes. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9. 377 Carowinds Blvd., Fort Mill. www.ultimatelifeministries.com.Central United Methodist Dinner and concert: Gospel group Voices of Gratitude will perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 16. Spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. Adults, $10; children, $6. 6030 Albemarle Road. 704-536-9157; www.cumccharlotte.com.Moore’s Chapel United Methodist Barbecue: Pork and chicken. $9 for a plate or three sandwiches. Free delivery within 10 miles for 10 or more orders. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 15. 10601 Moores Chapel Road. Leave order information at 704-399-1632.American Islamic Outreach Foundation Program: “My Journey to Islam” with speakers Dorene Alama, Salim Abdus-Salam, Frederick Searle and Jackeline Arshed. Catered dinner. Babysitting available. 5:25 p.m. Nov. 9 at Masjid Al-Mustafa, 7025 The Plaza. www.AmericanIslamicOutreach.org.Second Calvary Baptist Anniversary services: The church celebrates 99 years. 8:30 and 10 a.m. Nov. 10. 114 Nelson Ave. www.secondcalvary-charlotte.org.Glenrock Baptist, Fort Mill Barbecue and bluegrass: Chopped pork barbecue plates served 5-6 p.m. Nov. 9. $7. Concert featuring The Hinson Girls begins at 6 p.m. $5. Dinner and concert combo ticket, $10. Proceeds go to 2014 mission trips. 1815 Dobys Bridge Road, Fort Mill. 803-547-6420.New Life Theological Seminary Scholarly forum: The public is invited to the Voices of New Life quarterly forum. The Rev. Trevor Smith, senior pastor of Westminster Presbyterian and a candidate for doctor of philosophy from the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, will read his paper, “Kwame Bediako: Identity as a New Theological Category and Methodology in the Writing of African Christian Theologies.” A discussion period will follow the reading. 7 p.m. Nov. 14. 3117 Whiting Ave. 704-334-6882.Greenville Memorial AME Zion Concert: The music ministry choir will present “I Feel the Spirit.” 5 p.m. Nov. 10. 6116 Monteith Drive. 704-596-4742.Big Spring United Methodist Community Taize service: Weekly service focuses on peace and healing. 7 p.m. Wednesdays. 5300 Old Dowd Road. 704-541-6928.Vajradhara Mahayana Buddhist Center Presentation: Gen Kelsang Jampa, Eastern U. S. national spiritual director for the New Kadampa Tradition, will present “Modern Buddhism: Wisdom and Compassion for Everyday Life.” Free; donations accepted. 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. Seventh St. www.meditationcharlotte.org.First Presbyterian Adult classes: “Theology and Film” will use contemporary film clips to explore topics prevalent in scripture. “Parables of Food and Light” explores Jesus’ use of everyday experiences to teach important lessons about God. 6:15-7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 and 20. Dinner served at 5:15 p.m. 200 W. Trade St. www.firstpres-charlotte.org.Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood drive: 6-8 p.m. Nov. 13 at Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 6031 Tuckaseegee Road. www.cbcc.us.Providence United Methodist Service: The Stephen Ministry presents “Living With Grief During the Holidays,” a special time of support for those who have lost a loved one. The Rev. Larry Dawalt of Hospice and Palliative Care will speak. Light refreshments. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10. A service of hope and healing, “The Longest Night,” will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 21. 2810 Providence Road. www.providenceumc.org. Saint Vincent de Paul Church Vendors wanted: Christmas art and craft sale to be held Dec. 7. Email Joann Keane at firstname.lastname@example.org with two photos of your art or craft. Handcrafted items only; no franchise or manufacturer’s representatives, please. Fees are $20 for a table, plus 10 percent of gross sales. All proceeds benefit preschool program. 6828 Old Reid Road. www.stvincentdepaulchurch.com.Sharon United Methodist Sermon series: “The Genius of Generosity” continues Nov. 10 with a sermon on “Why God Prospers Generous People.” Traditional service, 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10:10 a.m. Contemporary service, 11:15 a.m. 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166; www.sharonumc.org.Temple Beth El Inclusion Shabbat: Sponsored by the Temple’s LGBT advocacy group, the Keshet Committee. Krista Tillman will speak on “Being ‘Out’ as a Straight Ally in the Bible Belt” and on advocacy of LGBT issues. 7 p.m. Nov. 15. Marcia Rogers will share her personal story, “Being T(rans) or, The World of Tall Women and Short Men,” in a workshop, 9-10:30 a.m. Nov. 16. Rabbi Judy Schindler will lead a discussion session of Jewish resources on the topic. Bagels and coffee served. $5 donation requested. 5101 Providence Road. 704-366-1948.Providence Baptist Concert: Carolina Voices’ Festival Singers present “A Decade of Song!” in honor of director Donna Hill’s 10th anniversary. Adults, $17; seniors, $15; students with school ID, $10. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16. 4921 Randolph Road. Tickets available at www.carolinatix.org. www.carolinavoices.org.Temple Israel Kristallnacht anniversary commemoration: “Keeping the Message Alive” will honor four survivors and one liberator who tell the story of the Holocaust. Speakers include Rabbi Murray Ezring and the Revs. Russ Dean and Amy Jacks-Dean. Eugene Kavadlo, principal clarinetist, and Ali Kavadlo, principal violist, emeritus, of the Charlotte Symphony, will perform music of the Holocaust with accompaniment by the Motet Choir of Myers Park Baptist. 7 p.m. Nov. 10. 4901 Providence Road. www.templeisraelnc.org.St. Gabriel Catholic Veterans’ Day Mass: All veterans, active duty personnel and their families in our interfaith community are invited. Service will include honor guard, patriotic music and a special blessing. Veterans will perform the announcements and readings. Active-duty members encouraged to wear uniforms. 10:45 a.m. Nov. 10. 3016 Providence Road. www.stgabrielchurch.org. For information, please contact email@example.com.Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood drive: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Providence Baptist, 4921 Randolph Road. www.cbcc.us.First Baptist, Indian Trail Conference: “Get Married, Stay Married” with guest speakers Paul and Billie Kaye Tsika. $30 per person or $50 per couple includes materials. Child care provided if registered by Nov. 7. 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail. 7-9 p.m. Nov. 14-15 and 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 16. Register at 704-882-1005 or www.fbcit.org.The Spiritual Café, Matthews Grand opening: Menu: organic word of God. Samples: Trinity, relationships, worth of women. 6 p.m. Saturdays at Quality Inn and Suites, 13470 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews. www.thespiritualcafe.net.Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood drives: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 10 at Cornerstone Baptist, 8947 Albemarle Road. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Amazing Grace Lutheran, 416 W. North Main St., Waxhaw. www.cbcc.us.Central United Methodist, Concord Concert: Carolina Voices’ Festival Singers present “A Decade of Song!” in honor of director Donna Hill’s 10th anniversary. Adults, $17; seniors, $15; students with school ID, $10. 4 p.m. Nov. 17. 30 Union St. N., Concord. Tickets available at www.carolinatix.org. www.carolinavoices.org.St. James Catholic, Concord Women’s Guild fundraiser: Book and bake sale, raffle and auction. Huge selection. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 10. 139 Manor Ave. S. W., Concord. www.saintjamescatholic.org.Covenant Presbyterian, Concord Veterans’ remembrance service: The focus for this year’s service is Vietnam. Military memorabilia will be on display. 10 a.m. Nov. 10. 731 Union St. S., Concord. 704-786-1615.Roberta United Methodist, Concord Hot dog sale: Hot dogs and homemade desserts, $1.25 each. Takeout available. Free delivery for orders of 10 or more. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 16. 3925 Cochran Road, Concord. 704-786-9215.St. Mark Catholic, Huntersville Guest speaker: International speaker and author Jacque Philippe will reflect on how you can learn to place all your confidence in God and abandon yourself to Him. 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 11. 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. 704-948-1306; firstname.lastname@example.org.Davidson College Presbyterian Organ concert: Organ at Davidson presents the American Guild of Organists’ program “Organ Plus.” Free; donations in support of future programs encouraged. Reception follows. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org.Holy Spirit Catholic, Denver Craft show: More than 50 crafters, baked goods and lollipop prize drawings. Luncheon menu includes pulled pork sandwiches, soups, hot dogs, beverages and desserts. Free admission. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 23 in the Parish Activity Center. 527 N. C. 16 N., Denver. www.holyspiritnc.org.Ramah Presbyterian, Huntersville Food drive: “Ramah Jingle” will collect food for Loaves and Fishes. Items needed include fruit cocktail, cream of chicken and mushroom soups, evaporated milk. Bake sale, silent auction, live music. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 16. 14401 Ramah Church Road, Huntersville. www.ramahchurch.org.Bethel United Methodist, Denver Oyster stew fundraiser: All-you-can-eat oyster stew, vegetable soup, taco soup, potato soup, drinks and desserts, hot dogs for children. Eat in or take out. Adults, $12; children 12 and under, $5. Noon-7:30 p.m. Nov. 16. 7284 Campground Road, Denver. 704-483-1366.The Bahá'ís of Huntersville Devotional gathering: The public is invited to share prayers and readings with the members of the Bahá'í community. This week’s topic will be “The Equality of Women and Men.” 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Huntersville Arts and Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. www.huntersvillebahai.org.Covenant ARP Church, Statesville Concert: The Piedmont Singing Men will present a free Christmas concert. 6 p.m. Nov. 10. 120 N. Greenbriar Road, Statesville. 704-872-7876.Horizon Church, Statesville Vendors wanted: Significant Praise Festival will feature live performances, special guest speakers, children’s activities, more. 1-8 p.m. Dec. 7. Sponsors and vendors wanted. Applications due Dec. 1. Proceeds go to church missions. 316 Signal Hill Drive, Statesville. Contact Sheldon and Sheila Sloan at 704-380-1871. www.horizonchurch.net.Unitarian Universalist Church of Catawba Valley, Hickory Adult forum: “Unitarian Universalists Who Changed the World, Part I.” 9:30 a.m. Nov. 10. Service: The Rev. Bob MacDicken will present “A Sometimes Conscientious Objector Remembers Veterans’ Day.” 11 a.m. Nov. 10. 833 Fifth St. S. E., Hickory. www.uuhickory.org.Crouse United Methodist Fundraiser: Fish fry and oyster stew supper with all the trimmings. $8 per plate. Proceeds go to the building project. 4-7 p.m. Nov. 16. 3311 Crouse School Road, Crouse. 704-735-2443. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood drives: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Sweetwater Baptist, 609 21st St. S.E., Hickory. 3-7 p.m. Nov. 11 at Philadelphia Lutheran, 52 Pinewood Road, Granite Falls. 3:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at Grace Baptist, 300 Westland Farm Road, Mount Holly. 4-7 p.m. Nov. 13 at Pleasant Ridge Baptist, 198 Pleasant Ridge Church Road, Shelby. www.cbcc.us.State Line Church of Christ, Fort Mill Service: Guest speaker Josh Lewis. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 10. The church meets at Regent Park Golf Club, 5055 Regent Parkway, Fort Mill. www.statelinechurchofchrist.org.
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