Religion news: ‘Magnificence of the Organ’ program arrives June 7
Tuesday, Jun. 03, 2014

Religion news: ‘Magnificence of the Organ’ program arrives June 7

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Compiled by Erica Batten

Covenant Presbyterian

Concert: Organist Susan Talley, along with brass, violin and percussion, will present “Magnificence of the Organ,” a variety of classical, spiritual and patriotic music. Free. 3 p.m. June 7. 1000 E. Morehead St.

Providence United Methodist

Choir fundraiser: Live Maine lobsters will be flown to Charlotte for same-day delivery. $18.50 each. All orders must be prepaid. Proceeds go to youth music scholarship fund. Order by 5 p.m. June 11. Pick up 4-6 p.m. June 13. 2810 Providence Road. 704-366-7442.

Myers Park United Methodist

Program: Carla Tweddale is the founder and director of Lily Pad Haven, a ministry that provides housing and services to victims of human trafficking. She will discuss the extent of the problem in North Carolina. Sponsored by the United Methodist Women; open to men and women. 10:30 a.m. June 7 in Jubilee Hall. 1501 Queens Road. 704-376-8584;

Sharon United Methodist

Sermon series: The Rev. Kyle Thompson will present a series on “Downton Abbey.” 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. The sermon for June 8 is “What’s All This, Then?”

Church picnic: To celebrate our time in “Downton Abbey,” join us for a picnic and cricket on the lawn. Games for all ages. Bring lunch, blankets and chairs. Drinks provided. 11:45 a.m. June 8. 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166;


Art sale: Artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities will sell their nature-inspired paintings, garden art, herbs, spices and potted plants. Shoppers also can enjoy live art demonstrations and make art.

All proceeds benefit the artists and the UMAR Art Program. Founded by the United Methodist Church, UMAR is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting community inclusion, independence and growth for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 5 at McGill Rose Garden, 940 N. Davidson St.

Christ Lutheran

Vacation Bible school: Ages 4 through rising fifth graders. $27 first child; $20 each additional child. 8:45 a.m.-noon June 16-20.

Summer camp: Music, art and drama days for rising third through sixth grades, $150. 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. July 21-25. 4519 Providence Road.

Spirit of Joy Lutheran, Weddington

Vacation Bible school: “Wilderness Escape: Where God Guides and Provides.” 6:15-8:30 p.m. July 28-Aug. 1. 8600 Potter Road, Weddington. Register at

MorningStar Presbyterian, Matthews

Children’s summer program: Children in rising grades kindergarten through fifth are invited to M.A.D. DAZE, a week of music, art and drama relating to a production of “Emilia’s Gift.” $50. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 7-11. After-hours care available. 13000 Idlewild Road, Matthews. For reservations, call 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 704-847-0864;

St. John’s Episcopal

Job hunters’ group: Expert speakers provide job search tips, resume reviews, interview coaching and networking opportunities. No fees or registration. 7 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. 1623 Carmel Road.

Matthews Presbyterian

Community event: Guest speaker Dr. Christopher Lord will share current information on drug-use trends in Charlotte and Matthews. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 8. 207 W. John St., Matthews.

Cornerstone Fellowship, Pineville

Gospel concert: “Deeper Walk” concert. Free admission and cake raffle. 2-4 p.m. June 7. 10800 Pineville St., Pineville. 704-889-4673.

Wesley United Methodist

Vacation Bible school: “Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind.” Ages 4 through fourth grade. $18 per child; scholarships available. 9 a.m.-noon July 14-18. Registration open through June 15. 3715 Rea Road.

Mouzon United Methodist

Attic sale: Proceeds benefit local missions. 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 7. 3100 Selwyn Ave. 704-525-1326.

Sardis Baptist

Gentle yoga classes: Open to anyone who wants to improve strength, balance and flexibility, deepen breath and gain peace of mind. Space limited. $10 per class. 4:35 p.m. and 6 p.m. Mondays, 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Please call to register any day before 9 p.m. 5811 Sardis Road. 704-535-2831;

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Blood drive: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 8 at Amazing Grace Lutheran, 416 W. North Main St., Waxhaw.

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