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Burge Memorial United Methodist, Mount Holly
Donations needed: The Princess Closet is seeking volunteers and donations of used or new prom dresses, shoes and accessories. Young ladies will be invited to try on prom dresses, receive free alterations, door prizes and refreshments. Volunteers also needed to set up and help on the day of the event. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 28. 312 W. Glendale Ave., Mount Holly. 704-822-1341.
Central Church of God
Support group: The Life Care Center presents the Life’s Healing Choices growth and support group. Learn practical and life-changing directions through eight principles from the Beatitudes and hear real-life stories of the power of God’s truth. 6:30-8 p.m. Sundays starting March 22, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays starting March 24, or 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays starting March 25. Groups will meet through the week of May 12. 5500 Randolph Road. 704-365-6112; www.centralnc.org/lifecare.
5K race: Pure Religion 5K to help stamp out human trafficking. Family event will include a kids’ fun run and food vendors. T-shirt deadline is April 6. Race is at 9 a.m. April 18. 5301 Sardis Road. www.PureReligion5K.com.
Matthews United Methodist
Teen consignment sale: Gently-used spring and summer clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories, games, electronics, books, sports equipment. Junior boys’ and girls’ sizes 12 and up. 8 a.m.-noon March 21. Half-price sale on selected items, 1-3 p.m. 801 S. Trade St., Matthews. www.ReduceeuseConsign.com.
Doers of the Word Christian Fellowship
Single parents’ event: The church invites single moms and dads to an empowerment fellowship event. Mindy Butler of MAB Enterprise will teach you ways to overcome financial challenges. Come for hands-on learning, food and fun. 4 p.m. March 15. 6604 C-3 E. WT Harris Blvd. 704-583-0380.
Lenten services: Noon-12:30 p.m. March 18 and 25. Participating churches are Third Presbyterian, First Church of God, and Central, Cokesbury and Memorial United Methodist. 2831 N. Sharon Amity Road. 704-537-3484.
Volunteer orientation: Learn how to mentor people who have criminal records or who have been incarcerated. 6-7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at Mt. Carmel Baptist, 7237 Tuckaseegee Road and 10-11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at St. Paul Baptist, 1401 Allen St.
Career networking: Group for people with criminal records or who have been incarcerated. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at St. Paul Baptist. www.exodusfoundation.org.
Pleasant Hill Baptist
Men’s day: The men of the church will observe Men’s Day during the morning worship service at 11 a.m. March 15. The men’s choir and guests will present a program at 4 p.m.
Exercise classes: Kickboxing classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month. $3 donation per person. 517 Baldwin Ave. 704-376-1201.
Saint Matthew Catholic
Women’s day: Guest speaker Lennie Cox will present this year’s theme, “Turn Your Face Toward Her Son.” $15 includes breakfast and lunch. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 21 in the New Life Center banquet room. Mass at 8 a.m. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. 704-543-7677.
Elizabeth Communities of Faith
Lenten services: Six churches and the chaplaincies of CMC-Mercy and Novant Presbyterian will gather each week for worship on the theme “On the Journey Together.” A different church or chaplaincy will lead worship each week, and area restaurants will provide a simple lunch. $5 suggested donation for lunch. All monies will be donated to Loaves and Fishes and the Community Culinary School of Charlotte. The 30-minute services will be held at noon Wednesdays at Caldwell Presbyterian, 1609 E. Fifth St. On March 18, Center City Church will lead worship. Soup and bread will be provided by Kickstand Burgers-n-Bar and Great Harvest Bread Co. www.elizabethfaith.org.
Sharon United Methodist
Services: Sermon on “10-10-80.” 9 and 11:15 a.m. March 15. 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166; www.sharonumc.org.
SouthPark Christian Church
Garage sale: The church will hold its 47th annual garage sale. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. March 20 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 21. 6650 Park South Drive. www.southparkchristian.net.
Wesley United Methodist
Study: We will read “The Story,” a 31-chapter version of the Bible story that reads like a novel. Each week we explore both God’s perspective and the human experience. Learn what it means to live the challenging and rewarding life of following Christ. Copies of the book are available at the church. 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays. 3715 Rea Road. www.WesleyCharlotte.org.
Blair Road United Methodist, Mint Hill
Concert: The African Children’s Choir will perform African songs and dances including children’s songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. Free; a free-will offering will be taken to support the choir’s education, relief, and development programs. 8:45 and 11:11 a.m. March 15. 9135 Blair Road, Mint Hill. www.africanchildrenschoir.com.
First Baptist, Indian Trail
Spring sports: Developmental tackle football for ages 6-8 and up to 75 pounds, $120; ages 9-11 up to 120 pounds, $170. Register by March 21. Cheerleading for ages 6-11, $80. Register by March 21. 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail. 704-882-1005; www.fbcit.org.
Christ the King Church
Community clothing closet: Free clothing for infants, children and adults. 9 a.m.-noon March 21. 13501 S. Tryon St. www.CtKCharlotte.org/Events.
Consignment sale: The weekday school will host a sale featuring spring and summer children’s and maternity clothing, shoes, books, games, toys, infant gear, furniture, outdoor play equipment and more. 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 28. Volunteers and consignors needed. 6100 Sardis Road. Register at www.myconsignmentmanager.com/sardis.
Forest Hill United Methodist, Concord
Consignment sale: Children’s clothing and toys. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. March 20 and 8-11 a.m. March 21. Select items half price on March 21. 50 Elm Ave., Concord. www.foresthillumc.org.
Roberta United Methodist, Concord
Hot dog sale: Hot dogs and homemade desserts, $1.25 each. Delivery for 10 or more. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. March 21. 3925 Cochran Road, Concord. 704-786-9215.
Fundraiser: Rummage sale and bake sale. Proceeds will go to youth and children’s camp costs. 7 a.m.-noon March 21. No early birds. 201 S. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. www.hpcpatch.org.
Denver United Methodist
Consignment sale: Spring children’s clothing, baby gear, toys and more. 8 a.m.-noon March 21. 3910 N.C. 16 Bus. N., Denver. www.denverumc.org.
First Baptist, Mooresville
Lenten luncheon series: Lunch, music and a brief homily by an area minister. Free; donations accepted to offset the cost of the luncheon. 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Thursdays. 150 S. Church St., Mooresville. www.fbcmooresville.com.
Saint Alban’s Episcopal, Davidson
Concert: Young musicians from the area will present “Celebrating Grace,” inspired by the life of Grace Krumdieck, who died from complications of Rett Syndrome last year at age 15. Grace was the daughter of the church’s artistic director. $15 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 children ages 12-18 and free for children younger than 12. 3 p.m. March 15.
Concert: George Winston, one of the most recognized solo pianists in the world, will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 18. Winston’s performance will feature his “Winter Show” of autumn and winter songs, including melodic folk piano songs from his recordings, Vince Guaraldi’s “Peanuts,” , songs from his upcoming album and more. $50 general admission. $100 VIP; limited number available. Proceeds benefit the Davidson-Cornelius Child Development Center, Our Towns Habitat for Humanity, Interfaith Build and Saint Alban’s Outreach. A canned-food drive will benefit the Ada Jenkins Center. 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. www.musicatstalbansdavidson.org.
Davidson College Presbyterian
Study: Doug Ottati, the Craig Family Distinguished Professor of Reformed Theology and Justice at Davidson College, will lead a class on “The Teaching Ministry of Jesus.” 9:45 a.m. March 15 and 22 in the congregation house.
Concert: Organ at Davidson series completes its ninth season with internationally-acclaimed concert organist Jonathan Dimmock performing in a Bach Birthday Bash. Free; donations accepted. Reception follows. 7:30 p.m. March 17. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org
Holy Spirit Catholic, Denver
Fish fry: The Knights of Columbus will hold its annual Lenten fish fries. Proceeds go to local charities. 5-8 p.m. Fridays. 537 N.C. 16 N., Denver. www.holyspiritnc.org.
Temple Kol Tikvah, Davidson
Community run: Second annual Run for Youth 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run/walk. All ages and levels welcome. Proceeds benefit Lake Norman-area youth, including Davidson Youth Baseball Association and community partner and youth groups at Temple Kol Tikvah. Registration is $20 through March 15, $25 March 16-21 and $30 on race day. A post-race party with music, free food, and an awards ceremony will be held on the lawn. Registration begins at 7 a.m. March 22. 605 South St., Davidson. Register at www.davidsontiming.com.
Community in Christ Lutheran, Cornelius
Lenten services: 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Soup supper at 6 p.m. 7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius. www.communityinchrist.net.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman
Sunday morning groups: Humanist discussion group, adult discussion group and youth spiritual exploration meet at 9:45 a.m. most Sundays.
Special service: The Rev. Amy Brooks, Nancy Brower and future UU leaders will present “Fun, Fun, Fun: A Celebration of Childhood and Our UU Principles.” Dress wacky-tacky, bring a favorite stuffed animal, a willing spirit and a sense of humor. This is a great opportunity for visitors to see what fellowship is for children. Nursery available. 11 a.m. March 15. Services are held at the Woodlawn School, 135 Woodlawn School Loop, Mooresville. www.uulakenorman.org.
Saint Therese Catholic, Mooresville
Benefit 5K: The Knights of Columbus will host a 5K walk/run to benefit LAMB, a charity for people with intellectual disabilities. 9 a.m. March 21 at Cornelius Road Park, 247 Cornelius Road, Mooresville. Kids’ fun run will begin at 9:45 a.m.
Lenten Mass: Noon Tuesdays. Soup luncheon at 1 p.m.
Stations of the cross: 7 p.m. Fridays. A living stations of the cross will be presented by the youth ministry on March 20. 217 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. 704-664-3992.
Saint Mark’s Lutheran, Mooresville
Lenten services: Soup suppers and fellowship will be held 5-6 p.m. March 15 and 22 in the family life center. Holden evening prayer at 6:15 p.m. in the sanctuary. 454 Fieldstone Road, Mooresville. 704-664-5474.
Saint Phillip Missionary Baptist, Huntersville
Vocal choir anniversary: The choir will celebrate its 17th anniversary at 3 p.m. March 22. 524 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville. 704-875-6180.
The Cove Church, Mooresville
Support ministries: GriefShare is a group for people grieving the loss of a spouse, child, family member or friend. DivorceCare helps men and women find help, discover hope and experience healing from the pain of separation and divorce. Celebrate Recovery offers freedom from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups. All groups offer comfort and healing in a confidential environment. 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays through March 31. 197 Langtree Road, Mooresville. www.covechurch.org.
New Hope Lutheran, Mooresville
Ministry: Lifetree Café is part of a national network of locations offering participatory events related to life and faith. Events typically include a short original film and guided conversation on topics such as loneliness, immigration, angels, guilt, prayer and life after death. Snacks and drinks available. Free admission. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. The topic for March 17 is “Only One Way to God?” 2987 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville. Information at www.LifetreeCafe.com.
Living Waters Church, Mooresville
Panel discussion: Engaging the Times presents “Garden Keepers” for those considering growing food for commercial or personal use. Mike and Lisa Lubanovic of The Abundant Design will present information on garden development and sustainability. 6-8 p.m. March 15. 761 River Highway, Mooresville. www.engagingthetimes.com.
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.
Saint Luke Greek Orthodox, Mooresville
Lenten weekday services: Great Compline service consists of Psalm readings and prayers and offers an opportunity to pray and reflect. 6:30 p.m. Mondays through March 30. Presanctified Liturgy contains the service of ninth hour and vespers. Lenten dinner and enrichment series discussion follows the service. 6 p.m. Wednesdays through April 1. Salutations service of hymns and prayers to Christ and Theotokos, mother of our Lord. 6:30 p.m. Fridays through March 27. 134-A Talbert Pointe Drive, Mooresville. www.stluke-nc.org.
Hills Chapel United Methodist, Stanley
Gospel singing: Lawrence Jones and the Roan Mountain Boys will sing. 5 p.m. March 15. 988 N.C. 16 S., Stanley. www.hcumc.com.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Blood drive: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 15 at Saint Mark Catholic, 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. www.cbcc.us.
Epiphany Lutheran, Rock Hill
Lenten services: We will gather for vespers liturgy “Hidden With Christ” based on Colossians 2 and 3. Services will include responsive readings, silence, new musical selections and a message. 7-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
Pine straw sale: Proceeds will go to youth summer trip. March 21. 2370 W. Main St., Rock Hill. www.epiphany-rockhill.org.