Religion news, Feb. 9
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Religion news, Feb. 9

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Compiled by Erica Batten

Myers Park United Methodist

Series: Programs, small groups and other initiatives will focus on emotionally healthy spirituality and God’s place in our inner struggles. Psychiatrist Dr. Warren Kinghorn will explore mental illness from a theological perspective at 7 p.m. Feb. 16. Child care available. Senior Pastor James Howell will discuss spiritual disciplines on March 3. 1501 Queens Road. Full series details at

Temple Beth El

Comparative religion series: “Evil…Human or Divine?” Speakers will promote understanding of major religions and address evil and its roots in their faiths’ theology. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. On Feb. 18, the Rev. Robin Tanner of Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church will present a Unitarian Universalist perspective. Because of inclement weather, the Jan. 28 session with the Revs. Ollie Rencher and Steve Dalber has been rescheduled for March 4. 5101 Providence Road. 704-366-1948;

Sharon United Methodist

Sermon series: “Real World: SouthPark” will explore “real” life. Join us for the discussion. The sermon for Feb. 16 is “Storage Wars.” 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166;

Shepherd’s Center SouthEast

Valentine tea fundraiser: Authentic English tea, beautiful music and door prizes. $25. Tables of six may be reserved. Proceeds go to the medical transportation program and other services. 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Fireside Room at St. Stephen United Methodist, 6800 Sardis Road. Reservations by Feb. 12. 704-321-0325.

First Baptist, Indian Trail

Real Evangelism Conference: Guest preachers include John Hagee, Phil Hoskins, Bob Pitman, Junior Hill and Rick Coram. Musical guests will be the Mike Speck Trio, Greater Vision and the Collingsworth Family. March 5-7. 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail. 704-882-1005;

Central Church Life Care Center

Networking meeting: “Open House Coffee Break” for ministers, social workers and others in the counseling field. Doctors John Humphrey, David Dixon and Toks Rose will address “Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention.” Free. Refreshments provided. 9-11 a.m. Feb. 20. RSVP by Feb. 17. 704-365-6112.

Seminar: Shelley Young, president of Envision3, will present “Emotional Intelligence: The Other Kind of Smart.” Learn strategies for developing emotional intelligence that will help you enjoy healthier relationships, achieve career goals and experience success in all aspects of life. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 1. 5500 Randolph Road. 704-365-6112;

Harrison United Methodist, Pineville

Children’s consignment sale: Spring and summer children’s and maternity clothing, furniture, toys, more. Consignor and volunteer registration now open. Sale is Feb. 27-March 1. 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville.

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