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High Holy Days
Erev Rosh Hashanah service, 6:15 p.m. Oct. 2. Rosh Hashanah Day 1 morning service, 9 a.m. Oct. 3. Family service, 9 a.m. at the Sam Lerner Center. Evening service, 6:15 p.m. Rosh Hashanah Day 2 morning service, 9 a.m. Oct. 4. Rock Hashanah, 10:30 a.m. at the Sam Lerner Center. Yom Kippur services, Oct. 11-12. Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret services, Oct. 16-25. 4901 Providence Road. www.templeisraelnc.org.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The church will hold its 186th semiannual worldwide conference Oct. 1-2. The conference consists of inspirational and instructional meetings and includes music by choirs, including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The services will be broadcast by satellite from the Salt Lake City conference center. Locally, the conference can be viewed at the Carmel Road, Rocky River Road, Hilliard Drive and Thompson Road locations in Charlotte and at locations in Weddington, Monroe, Gastonia, Huntersville and Mooresville. It will be broadcast on BYUTV, and live streaming is available at www.conference.lds.org in several languages.
Myers Park Baptist
The Jesus Christ in the 21st Century Lecture Series presents a weekend with progressive Christian scholar and author the Rev. Robin Meyers. He will present a public talk on “Quantum Physics and the Future of God” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in the sanctuary. Meyers will lead a workshop on “Spiritual Defiance: Building a Beloved Community of Resistance” at 9 a.m. Oct. 8. $45. Continental breakfast served at 8:30 a.m. Reservations required. Meyers will speak on “What Kind of Church Would You Find Irresistible?” at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 9, and he will preach at the 11 a.m. service. 1900 Queens Road. www.mpbconline.org.
Ministry Development Services
“A Pastor’s Theology of Risk” will challenge church leaders to expand their capacity for taking the boldest risks, for maximizing creativity and for recognizing the difference between a call and a gamble. Space limited. $175 includes meals. Nov. 7-8 at the St. Francis Springs Prayer Center in Stoneville. Register at www.ministryds.org.
Sharon United Methodist
“The People’s Choice” will explore election-related topics through the lens of scripture. The topic for Oct. 2 is “Fear Itself.” 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road. www.sharonumc.org.
Wesley United Methodist
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Drop in anytime. 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays. 3715 Rea Road. Register at https://wesleycharlotte.wufoo.com/forms/m1ciwza40f34qla/.
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. 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 1. Early bird sale, 7-8 a.m.; $2 admission. Half-price sale, 12:30-2:30 p.m. 6100 Sardis Road. http://sardisweekdayschool.org/childrens-consignment-sale/.
Central Church Life Care Center
“Renew Your Mind, Transform Your Life.” Beverly and Tom Rodgers will share exciting, scripture-aligned research on neurobiology and strategies for taking negative thoughts captive and replacing them with transformational truth. Light refreshments served. 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 8. 5500 Randolph Road. Register at 704-364-5003 or www.centralchurchofgod.org/lifecare.
Triplett United Methodist, Mooresville
Annual barbecue fundraiser
Barbecue, sweet potatoes, slaw. $9 per plate. Drive through or dine in. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 1. 838 Mazeppa Road, Mooresville. www.triplettumc.org.
St. Phillip Missionary Baptist, Huntersville
Revival services will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 5-7. Guest speakers are the Rev. Albert Williams, Dennis Williams and Bishop Timothy Graham.
The Rev. Larry Daniel will deliver the message. 11 a.m. Oct. 9. Dinner at 1 p.m. The Rev. Dennis Funderburk will preach at 2:30 p.m. 524 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville. 704-875-6180.
Lake Norman Baptist, Huntersville
“Exhale” is a quarterly gathering of women that offers us a chance to spiritually empty ourselves of troubles and responsibilities and allow God to breathe life into us. Guest speaker Holly Norton. Free child care available. 7 p.m. Oct. 6. 7921 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville. RSVP: www.LakeNormanBaptist.com.
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.
St. Mark Catholic, Huntersville
Alzheimer’s respite ministry
“Young at Heart” ministry recognizes that meaningful relationships remain possible throughout all stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Our dedicated volunteers will offer respite to caregivers and socialization for their loved ones through prayer, crafts, music and shared memories. Registration required. 1-4 p.m. Mondays in Room 200 of the Kerin Family Center. Register at 704-948-3558 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Divorced, Catholic, Now What?” will cover the church’s position on divorce and what to expect from the annulment process. The talk will also address the emotional toll of divorce. Light refreshments served. Child care available. 7 p.m. Sept. 29.
Silver Sneakers Fitness
Fun, light exercise for older adults. 1:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 12:30 p.m. Fridays.
Experience a deeper life of prayer and a closer life with God through our study of Joyce Rupp’s “Open the Door.” 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 5-Nov. 9. 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. www.stmarknc.org.
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, Cornelius
Senior citizens’ group
Interesting programs, fellowship, and travel opportunities. We welcome new people to join us. Meetings at 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month. 21007 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. For more information, contact Pat Alleshunas at 704-787-9257.
Mount Zion United Methodist, Cornelius
Casual worship service
Rejuvenating midweek service with acoustic guitar music. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 19600 Zion Ave., Cornelius. www.mtzionumc.net.
Vanderburg United Methodist, Mooresville
Pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs. Free; donations accepted. 8-10 a.m. Oct. 1. 1809 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville. www.vanderburgumc.org.
Rocky Mount United Methodist, Mooresville
Community pancake breakfast
Free. 7:30 a.m. Oct. 1. 1739 Perth Road, Mooresville. www.RockyMountUMC.com.
St. Mark’s Episcopal, Huntersville
Animal blessing service
Animals and their companions are invited to a Blessing of the Animals service. Bring your pets for a special blessing to renew the community between God and creation. 4 p.m. Oct. 2 in the outdoor chapel. 8600 Mount Holly-Huntersville Road, Huntersville. 704-399-5193.
Shearer Presbyterian, Mooresville
Bluegrass music night
Free, foot-stomping bluegrass for the entire family. Donations accepted to help with expenses. 7 p.m. Oct. 1. 684 Presbyterian Road, Mooresville. www.mooresvillebluegrass.com.
St. Therese Catholic, Mooresville
The Knights of Columbus will host a captain’s choice charity tournament. $90 per golfer includes greens fees, carts, lunch, dinner and prizes. 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Mooresville Golf Course. Rain date, Oct. 28. www.kofc7406.org.
Northside Church of Christ, Charlotte
If you are experiencing difficulties dealing with grief, join a group that will help you through the healing journey. Monthly meetings. 11 a.m.-noon Oct. 1. 4435 E. WT Harris Blvd., Charlotte. www.churchofchristnorthside.net.
Mallard Creek Full Gospel Worship Center, Charlotte
Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
Apostle Derek Kelly will speak at 6 p.m. Sept. 30.
Fifth Third Bank will present a workshop on financial credit counseling. 10 a.m. Oct. 1.
Women in White program will be held 10 a.m. Oct. 2. 121 Lawrence Gray Road, Charlotte. 704-549-1953.
Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry, Newton
Three-mile walk to raise funds for ECCCM’s and The Corner Table soup kitchen’s hunger relief efforts. 2 p.m. Oct. 16 in downtown Newton. www.ecccm.org/hunger-walk-registration.
MorningStar Fellowship, Fort Mill
Family fun night
Outdoor event with food trucks, live music, games for all ages and a movie. 6-10 p.m. Sept. 30. 375 Starlight Drive, Fort Mill. www.morningstarministries.org.
Epiphany Lutheran, Rock Hill
Traditional German food, beer and music, family fun. Free parking and admission. Canned goods donations will be accepted for local food pantries. 3-7 p.m. Oct. 1. 2370 W. Main St., Rock Hill. 803-324-8877.
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. Oct. 1. 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.
Temple Solel, Fort Mill
High Holy Days
The Reform Jewish Congregation will hold Rosh Hashanah services at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 and at 10 a.m. Oct. 3. Tashlich service will follow. Rosh Hashanah morning services will include the dedication of a Torah recently transferred from Temple Hadar Israel in New Castle, Pa. through the Jewish Community Legacy Project and the Union for Reform Judaism. Please contact us for information on how to attend services. Services are held in the ministry building at Saint Philip Neri Catholic, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. 803-619-9707; www.templesolelsc.org.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
4-7 p.m. Oct. 3 at Grace Community Church, 1190 Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill. www.cbcc.us.