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Cokesbury United Methodist
Music at Cokesbury presents contemporary gospel music by Hosanna. 7 p.m. Sept. 15. 6701 Idlewild Road. www.cokesburyumc.net.
Mouzon United Methodist
Community block party
Free food and drinks, live music and DJs, bounce houses, games, prizes, more. The Panthers’ Sir Purr will visit. 5-8 p.m. Sept. 17. 3100 Selwyn Ave. www.mouzonumc.org.
Sharon United Methodist
“The People’s Choice” will explore election-related topics through the lens of scripture. The topic for Sept. 18 is “Love Your Enemies.” 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road. www.sharonumc.org.
Grace United Methodist
All members, former members and friends of Grace are invited. The service will have special music and our new pastor, the Rev. Tim Webster, will bring the message. Lunch will follow the service. 11 a.m. Sept. 18. 737 E. Woodlawn Road. 704-523-5052.
The Sardis Weekday School will host a consignment sale with fall and winter clothing for children of all ages plus maternity clothing, nursery items, books, sports equipment, much more. Registration for consignors and volunteers is now open. Sale is 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 1. 6100 Sardis Road. http://sardisweekdayschool.org/childrens-consignment-sale/.
Matthews United Methodist
Sept. 22 at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation. Proceeds support the Charlotte Rescue Mission, Hoskins Park Ministries and the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte. Luncheon at 11 a.m. Shotgun start at noon. Register with Dave Dowker at 704-779-0599.
Myers Park United Methodist
Politics and religion program
In the midst of this often bitter election season, Pastor James Howell will lead a program exploring religion and politics from a Christian and Methodist perspective. 7 p.m. Sept. 26 in Jubilee Hall. 1501 Queens Road. www.myersparkumc.org.
Pastor Jim Brookshire will begin his series “Lifeworx: Faith-based Perspectives on the Big Questions of Life.” 10:30 a.m. Sept. 18. 2830 Dorchester Place. www.sedgefieldchurch.org.
Ministry Development Services
Healthy parsonage workshop
Counselor Michael Hall will lead a five-part series for clergy and spouses. $160 per seminar. The next seminar is “Behind the Stained Glass: Confessions of True Intimacy in Clergy Marriages.” 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept 27. Series concludes Oct. 25. The series is held at Sardis Presbyterian, 6100 Sardis Road. Register at www.ministryds.org.
St. Matthew Catholic
Support group meeting
Job seekers are invited to Christians in Career Transition, a ministry providing support for those out of work and under-employed. Learn the proper methods for a successful job search. Free. 7-9 p.m. each first and third Monday in the New Life Center, Room 132. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. www.stmatthewministries.org/cict.
The Episcopal Church of St. Peter by-the-Lake, Denver
The Alexander Community Concert Series season opens with a performance by The Envoys. Their style of gospel music, featuring four-part harmony and amazing vocal arrangements, appeals to all ages. Reception follows the concert. Adults, $15; seniors and students, $10; children younger than 12, free. 3 p.m. Sept. 18. 8433 Fairfield Forest Road, Denver. www.saintpeterbythelake.net/concert.
Huntersville United Methodist
Fall community extravaganza will include a car show, food, kids’ games, live music, more. Vendor tables, $35. 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 22. 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. www.humconline.org.
First Baptist, Mooresville
Disciples’ Academy and Equip U classes begin Sept. 14. Disciples’ Academy focuses on spiritual formation. Choices include men’s Bible study, Introduction to the New Testament, more. Equip U classes help with life skills and healthy lifestyle. Choices include Women at the Well, God of Justice and Financial Peace University. To register, call the church office at 704-664-2324 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is available online for the music opportunities at the church. Groups include choir for age 3 through kindergarten, grades 1-6, grades 7-12, student sign language choir, adult choir, senior adult choir, handbells for grades 4-6, 7-12, and adults, adult choir chimes, orchestra, praise band, and In His Steps Dance Ministry for grades K-12. No cost to participate. 150 S. Church St., Mooresville. www.fbcmooresville.com.
Fair View United Methodist, Mooresville
Women’s Bible study
Susan Harrison will lead a class on “Ecclesiastes: Wisdom for Women.” Materials provided. 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 20 through Nov. 1.
Chaplain Terri Vilagos will host a small group that creates a midweek Sabbath through prayer, study and worship. The group will begin when 10 participants are registered. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. 1430 Mecklenburg Highway, Mooresville. 704-664-2880.
Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist, Mooresville
Women’s Bible studies
Choices include Beth Moore’s “Esther,” Priscilla Shirer’s “The Armor of God,” more. Child care available. 10 a.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 14. Coffee and breakfast served at 9:30 a.m. 575 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. Register at www.willchapumc.org/register.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman
Sunday services are now being held at Coddle Creek Elementary School, 484 Presbyterian Road, Mooresville.
Humanist discussion group
The group meets at 9:45 a.m. on the first and third Sundays of the month.
The Rev. Mary Frances Comer will present “Closets for Rent and New Beginnings.” 11 a.m. Sept. 18. Nursery available. uulakenorman.org.
Community in Christ Lutheran, Cornelius
We have returned to our normal worship schedule. Services at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school at 9:15. Worship on Wednesday (WOW) starts at 7 p.m. Sept. 21.
Spots available in the 3- and 4-year-old classes.
CIC3 Chicks will begin a study of “The Sin of Certainty” in September.
Happy Times Seniors will meet at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 21 in the fellowship hall. The group meets monthly at various restaurants. 7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius. www.communityinchrist.net.
St. Mark Catholic, Huntersville
Faith-based support group will meet weekly for eight weeks starting at 7 p.m. Sept. 15.
“Pig Out for a Scout.” $10 for a pound of barbecue; $15 for a meal for four. Baked goods also for sale. Pick up, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 17.
Community blood drive
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 18. Schedule appointments at www.cbcc.us.
Men’s Bible study
28-session study of St. Paul’s letters to the Corinthians and their modern relevance on topics such as immorality, lawsuits and liturgical abuses. 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays starting Sept. 20. 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. www.stmarknc.org.
All Things Possible Ministries
Vocal talent showcase
Join us for live amazing praising at the Exalt! Vocal Talent Showcase. Audience votes for the winner. 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at Lake Forest Church, 8519 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Tickets available at www.AllThingsPossible.org.
Woodlawn Baptist, Charlotte
Homecoming and revival
Come see old friends and renew your love and trust in Jesus. Pastor Michael Davis will speak at the homecoming service, 10:45 a.m. Sept. 18. A covered-dish luncheon will follow the service. Timothy Simms will deliver the sermon at revival services at 6 p.m. Sept. 18 and at 7 p.m. Sept. 19-20. Special music by Matt Tollison at the evening service Sept. 18. The Pathfinders will present Southern gospel music on Sept. 19. 4622 Nations Crossing Road, Charlotte. www.woodlawnchurch.org.
Mallard Creek Full Gospel Worship Center, Charlotte
3 p.m. Sept. 18. Dinner served between services.
7 p.m. Sept. 20-23. 121 Lawrence Gray Road, Charlotte. 704-549-1953.
Little Rock Cultural Center, Charlotte
“Female Playwrights on Parade” features four playwrights, four one-act plays and three topics: domestic violence, breast cancer and sexual assault. A panel discussion with Mike Sexton of the Domestic Violence Speakers Bureau will follow the plays. 2 p.m. Sept. 24. 401 N. Myers St., Charlotte. www.pals4life.net.
All Saints Catholic, Lake Wylie
The All Saints Council of the Knights of Columbus is conducting its annual Coats for Kids campaign during September. Donations will be used to purchase new coats for needy families in the parish, the Clover school district and the Palmetto Pregnancy Center. www.allsaintslakewylie.com.
St. Peter Catholic, Charlotte
Garden of Eaten
Hot dogs, chips and sodas available before 1 p.m. Panthers games for a small donation. Proceeds go to nonprofit organizations in our community. 9:30 a.m. Sept. 18. 507 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. www.stpeterscatholic.org.
New Zion Missionary Baptist, Charlotte
Health fair and symposium
Staff from Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will be available for blood donations. The health and wellness ministry will provide blood pressure, blood glucose and BMI screenings. An oncologist will discuss and answer questions about prostate, ovarian and breast cancer. A gastroenterologist will discuss colonoscopy and digestive disorders. Free. Noon-2 p.m. Sept. 17. 217 W. Todd Lane, Charlotte. 704-399-4915.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Weddington
“Jesus Christ and the Everlasting Gospel.” 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5897 Hemby Road, Weddington.
Young adult class
Single adults, ages 18-30, are invited to a Bible study called “The Eternal Family.” 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 421 Wingfoot Drive, Waxhaw. For more information, contact Sally Hall at email@example.com.
Forest Hill United Methodist, Concord
Children’s consignment sale
9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sept. 16. Select items half off, 8-11 a.m. Sept. 17. 50 Elm Ave., Concord. www.foresthillumc.org.
Roberta United Methodist, Concord
Hot dog sale
Hot dogs and homemade desserts, $1.25 each. Delivery for orders of 10 or more. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 17. 3925 Cochran Road, Concord. 704-786-9215.
Calvary Lutheran, Concord
8:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays unless noted. 950 Bradley St., Concord. www.clcofconcord.org.
Mount Olivet United Methodist, Concord
Hot dog sale
Eat in or take out. Delivery for orders of $10 or more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. 301 Mount Olivet Road, Concord. 704-782-8846; www.mtochurch.com.
Rocky Ridge United Methodist, Concord
Hot dog sales
Hot dogs and drinks, $1.25 each. Homemade desserts and chips also sold. Delivery available for orders of $12 or more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. 1428 Old Charlotte Road, Concord. 704-782-3579.
Temple Solel, Fort Mill
The Reform Jewish Congregation is currently holding Shabbat services at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays of the month in the ministry building at Saint Philip Neri Catholic, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. 803-619-9707; www.templesolelsc.org.