Religion news: Study the Bible using ‘The Story’ by Randy Frazee
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Friday, Jun. 13, 2014

Religion news: Study the Bible using ‘The Story’ by Randy Frazee

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Compiled by Erica Batten

Matthews United Methodist

Study series: Study the Bible using Randy Frazee’s “The Story” starting June 29.

Materials are tailored to specific age groups and small-group study. Copies of the book are available in the commons area. Worship services are at 8:20, 9:40 and 11 a.m. Sundays. 801 S. Trade St., Matthews. www.MatthewsUMC.org.

South Mecklenburg Presbyterian

Concert: Barbershop quartet concert featuring men’s group Still Standing and women’s group Finders Keepers. Free, but donations benefit Urban Ministry Center. 7 p.m. June 21. 8601 Bryant Farms Road. www.SMPChome.org.

Sharon United Methodist

Sermon series: “Summer Reads” series will explore what it means to be human as depicted in popular fiction, classics and the first book ever published. 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. The sermon for June 22 is “East of Eden.” 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166; www.sharonumc.org.

Providence United Methodist

Family event: “Food Truck Family Jam” will feature the city’s best food trucks, children’s bounce park, and live music.

Bring lawn chairs. Parking and children’s area are free; food prices vary. 5-8 p.m. June 21. 2810 Providence Road. www.ProvidenceUMC.org.

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 www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/hl/soj/gpgs/Home.aspx.

MorningStar Presbyterian, Matthews

Children’s summer program: Children in rising grades K-5 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; www.morningstarpresbyterian.com.

Christ Lutheran

Vacation Bible school: Ages four 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. www.christelca.org.

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 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.

Calvary Church

Sports outreach program: The church’s popular CHAMP program offers soccer, flag football, and T-ball with emphasis on sportsmanship and Christian character development as well as athletic skills. Registration closes Aug. 9. Practices begin the week of Aug. 25. Fall season runs through Nov. 8. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. www.champsportsinfo.com.

St. Mark’s Lutheran

Soup kitchen: The church is now offering a weekly soup kitchen, serving hot lunches 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Meals will be provided to all who come, free of charge and with no other requirement. The soup kitchen will be staffed by the congregation and the neighborhood to meet the needs of the wider community. Volunteers will serve all guests restaurant-style at tables, providing as much dignity as possible. Between 150 and 200 people are expected each week, and the church is seeking volunteers. Forms are available at www.saintmarkscharlotte.org/soup-kitchen/volunteer. 1001 Queens Road. 704-375-9185.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Blood drives: 12:30-4 p.m. June 22 at Lighthouse Family Church, 2028 Wesley Chapel Road, Indian Trail. 8:30-11:30 a.m. June 22 at St. Mark’s Lutheran, 1001 Queens Road. www.cbcc.us.

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