If you have news about your faith community, please send announcements, press releases and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.Compiled by Erica BattenSharon United Methodist Sermon series: The “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 Aug. 10 is “The Pearl.” 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166; www.sharonumc.org.First Baptist, Indian Trail ‘Monday Nights Live’: Guest speakers and musicians at 7 p.m. each Monday through Aug. 25. Dr. Jeff LaBorg will speak Aug. 11. Music by the Triumphant Quartet. Free. Men’s conference: “Iron Sharpens Iron IX” is open to all men ages 16 and up. Great steak dinner, power-packed messages from Dr. Mike Whitson and Dr. Alvin Summers, inspiring music and great fellowship. $20 per person. 7-9:30 p.m. Aug. 8. 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail. 704-882-1005; www.fbcit.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 by the Chris Sanchez Trio. Bring lawn chairs. Parking and children’s area are free; food prices vary. 5-8 p.m. Aug. 9. 2810 Providence Road. www.ProvidenceUMC.org.Spirit of Joy Lutheran, Weddington School supply drive: Help our Union County neighbors. Collection box will be in the narthex through Aug. 17. 8600 Potter Road, Weddington. www.spiritofjoy.us.Community Bible Study Bible study: Register now for women’s day class. We will study 1 and 2 Corinthians. 9:15-11:30 a.m. Thursdays starting Sept. 4 at Church at Charlotte, 2500 Carmel Road. charlotte.cbsclass.org.Light of Christ United Methodist Information session: “Modern Day Slavery” will provide information on human trafficking and what you can do about it. Hosted by the church youths; open to all ages. 7-8 p.m. Aug. 13. 9212 Bryant Farms Road. www.locumc.org.Southminster Retirement Community Workshop: Ken Garfield, former Charlotte Observer religion editor and current communications director at Myers Park United Methodist, will present a workshop on writing obituaries. Garfield also writes obituaries for families and will discuss how to write an obituary that celebrates a life and legacy, how to choose a photograph, designating a memorial in the person’s honor and more. 1 p.m. Aug. 11. 8919 Park Road. email@example.com; www.kengarfieldobits.com.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. Register at www.CTKCharlotte.org/FPU. Simulcast: “Living Proof Live” featuring Beth Moore, author of best-selling Bible studies and other books for women. $20 advance ticket purchase includes materials, snacks and lunch. 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Sept. 13. 13501 S. Tryon St. Register at www.CtKCharlotte.org/BethMoore.Unity of Charlotte Workshops: Join like-minded animal lovers and activists to celebrate the sacred relationships between animals and humans.Social activist Andrew Harvey and author Linda Bender, DVM, will present “Animal Wisdom” 2-4 p.m. Aug. 9 and “Loving and Serving Creation” 2-4 p.m. Aug. 10. They will bring the message on these sacred relationships at the 10:30 a.m. service Aug. 10. Each workshop is $20. Bender will host a book signing after each workshop. Copies of her book, “Animal Wisdom: Learning From the Spiritual Life of Animals,” will be available for purchase. 401 E. Arrowood Road. www.unityofcharlotte.org.St. John’s Episcopal Job hunters’ group: Expert speakers provide job search tips, résumé reviews, interview coaching and networking opportunities. No fees or registration. 7 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. 1623 Carmel Road. www.saintjohns-charlotte.org.The Maronite Mission of Charlotte Masses: Mass will be held at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month in the Daily Mass Chapel at St. Matthew Catholic, 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. The next Mass is Aug. 9. www.facebook.com/MaroniteMissionOfCharlotte.
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