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Saturday, Jun. 28, 2014

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Compiled by Erica Batten

Justice Ministries

Home tour: Everett Custom Homes invites the public to tour its stunning mountain lodge-style home in the Hands Mill development at Lake Wylie. Proceeds go to Justice Ministries, a nonprofit organization committed to combating sex trafficking and sexual exploitation of women, with a focus on rescue and housing. $10 at the door; $8 online. The home will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 4, 5, 11, and 12 and noon-5 p.m. July 6 and 13. 3745 Rivergrass Lane, York. www.homeofdistinction.com/14Charlotte.

Matthews United Methodist

Study series: Study the Bible using Randy Frazee’s “The Story” starting June 29. Materials tailored to specific age groups and small-group study. Copies of the book 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.

Christ the King Church

Finance classes: “Financial Peace University” is designed to help you get out of debt, build wealth and give like never before using Biblical principles. Classes start Sept. 7. 13501 S. Tryon St. Register at www.CTKCharlotte.org/FPU.

All Things Possible Ministries

Auditions: Looking for Christian vocalists for 2014 Exalt! Vocal Talent Showcase July 19 in Fort Mill. Top 10 will perform at grand finale; winner will perform on TBN. www.ATPMIN.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 29 is “Harry Potter.” 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166; www.sharonumc.org.

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.

New Zion Missionary Baptist

New worship schedule: Effective July 5, Christian education will be at 9 a.m. Saturdays. Worship service will begin at 10 a.m. Bible study will be held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Everyone is welcome to join as we connect with God and rejoice in fellowship. 217 W. Todd Lane. www.insidenewzion.org.

New Zion Missionary Baptist

New worship schedule: Effective July 5, Christian education will be at 9 a.m. Saturdays. Worship service will begin at 10 a.m. Bible study will be held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Everyone is welcome to join us as we connect with God and rejoice in fellowship. 217 W. Todd Lane. www.insidenewzion.org.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Blood drive: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 29 at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 6212 Tuckaseegee Road. www.cbcc.us.

Christ Lutheran

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. Call to register any day before 9 p.m. 5811 Sardis Road. 704-535-2831; www.sardisbaptistcharlotte.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.

All Saints Lutheran

Vacation Bible school: Children age 4 through fifth grade are invited to “Painting a Promise,” sharing the good news of Jesus. Light fellowship supper, lessons, crafts and activities. 6-8 p.m. July 14-17. 17030 Lancaster Highway. www.allsaintslutheran.org.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Blood drive: 1-5 p.m. June 29 at Harvest Community Church, 7155 Hickory Ridge Road, Harrisburg. www.cbcc.us.

Bethpage United Methodist, Kannapolis

Concert: The Piedmont Singing Men will perform at 6 p.m. June 29. Free. 109 Fellowship Ave., Kannapolis. www.bethpageumc.com.

First Baptist, Mooresville

Musical: The sanctuary choir, soloists, narrator and instrumentalists will present “Indivisible: One Nation Under God.” 8:30 and 11 a.m. June 29. Brunch will be served at 9:45 a.m. in the fellowship hall. 150 S. Church St., Mooresville. www.fbcmooresville.com.

Journey Church, Huntersville

Women’s ministry: Join us on mission for Christ. Child care provided. 7-8:30 p.m. July 2 in the church coffee shop. 15711 Brookway Drive, Huntersville. www.thejourneyonline.com.

Huntersville United Methodist

Vacation Bible school: “Wilderness Escape: Where God Guides and Provides.” Explore adventures of Moses and the Israelites through songs, games, more. 6-8 p.m. July 21-23. Family program, 6-7:30 p.m. July 24. 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1156; www.huntersvilleumc.org.

Bethel Presbyterian, Cornelius

Vacation Bible school: “Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind!” Age 4 through rising fifth grade. Free; registration required by July 6. 5:30-8:15 p.m. July 18, 3:30-6 p.m. July 19-20, and 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 21. Special VBS Sunday school, 10 a.m. July 20. 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius. www.bethel-pc.org.

Community in Christ Lutheran, Cornelius

Summer worship schedule: Blended contemporary and traditional service will be held at 10 a.m. Sundays through Aug. 17.

Community patriotic celebration: The Jubilation Gospel Choir and music teams will present “America: Let Freedom Ring.” Refreshments follow. 3 p.m. June 29.

Preschool summer camps: Ages 2-5. Sessions June 30-July 3 and Aug. 4-7. www.communityinchrist.net.

Vacation Bible school: “Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind.” $20 per child; $40 family maximum. 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 27-31. 7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius. Register at www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/cic.

Centre Presbyterian, Mooresville

Art camp: “Uniquely U” for rising fourth- through eighth-graders. $60. 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 4-8. 129 Centre Church Road, Mooresville. www.thecentrechurch.org.

Fair View United Methodist, Mooresville

Gospel-centered discipleship: 10 a.m. Sundays in the fellowship hall.

Vacation Bible school: “Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind.” Meals and snacks provided. 5:30-8 p.m. July 13-17. Family night, July 13. 1430 Mecklenburg Highway, Mooresville. 704-664-2880.

Vanderburg United Methodist, Mooresville

Community breakfast: Pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs. Free; donations accepted. 8-10 a.m. July 5. 1809 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville. www.vanderburgumc.org.

Salem United Methodist, Denver

Vacation Bible school: “Kids Can Do.” Great music, inspiring stories and hands-on service. Dinner and snacks provided. Age 3 through rising sixth-graders. 5:30-8:15 p.m. July 13-16. 378 N. Pilot Knob Road, Denver. Register at www.SalemUnitedMethodist.com. 704-483-5055.

St. Luke Greek Orthodox, Mooresville

Worship services: 9:15 a.m. Sundays. 134-A Talbert Pointe Drive, Mooresville. www.stluke-nc.org.

RiverLife Wellness Center, Mooresville

Christian counseling: Free individual, marriage, and family counseling. Daytime and evening appointments available. 2487 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville. To schedule an appointment, provide your name and contact information to 704-664-7705 ext. 1.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Blood drive: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 29 at St. Mark Catholic, 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. www.cbcc.us.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Catawba Valley, Hickory

Service: Lay Leader for Worship Hugh McCammon will speak on Native American spirituality. 11 a.m. June 29.

Meditation group: Meditation and discussion to foster mindfulness and clarity. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursdays. 833 Fifth St. S.E., Hickory. www.uuhickory.org.

St. John’s Missionary Baptist, Gastonia

Summer lunch program: Ages 0-18. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 1282 Bradford Heights Road, Gastonia. 704-864-6222.

The Community Café

Lunch: The Community Café offers free lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays at Lake Wylie Christian Assembly, 5766 Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie, and 11:30-2 p.m. Fridays at Lake Wylie Lutheran, 2906 S.C. 160, Fort Mill. www.communitycafecares.com.

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