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St. John’s Baptist
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The church will celebrate 90 years of worship in its sanctuary at 300 Hawthorne Lane. Founded in 1922, the church’s first worship service in the sanctuary was July 11, 1926. Chris Chapman will be the guest proclaimer at the anniversary service to be held at 10:30 a.m. July 10. Guests are invited to stay after the service for cookies and lemonade on the lawn. The sanctuary will be open for viewing until 2 p.m. www.stjohnsbaptistchurch.org.
Temple Beth El
Mark Waldman, national director of synagogue initiative for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, will deliver the 12th annual Schloss Summer Lecture, “Election 2016 and Its Implications on Israel.” 7:30 p.m. July 22. Join us for appetizers at 5:15 p.m. and Shabbat summer services at 6 p.m. The lecture is free; optional dinner includes cost. Reservations by July 13. 5101 Providence Road. 704-366-1948; www.templebethel.org.
Living Saviour Lutheran
Make friends at Camp Vivace, our annual lively music, drama and craft camp for kids in grades 2-6. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 11-15. Campers will present a musical program at 7 p.m. July 15. 6817 Carmel Road. www.livingsaviourlc.org.
Vacation Bible school
“Cave Quest: Following Jesus, the Light of the World!” Age 3 through completed fifth grade. 6:30-9 p.m. July 17-21. 9801 Arlington Church Road. Register at www.arlingtonchurch.com/vbs.
St. Matthew Catholic
Courses will explore various topics. Mary Hugh Mauldin will lead a class on the meaning of the universal church and of the church of St. Matthew. 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays starting July 18 and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting July 20. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. For a complete listing of courses and registration, go to www.stmatthewcatholic.org/summerforum.
St. Francis United Methodist
Vacation Bible school
“Cave Quest: Following Jesus, the Light of the World!” 5:45-8:30 p.m. July 18-21. 4200 McKee Road. Register at www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/StFrancisVBS/gpgs/Home.aspx.
Matthews United Methodist
Financial Peace University
Learn God’s way of handling money, invest for the future and give like never before. $95 per person or couple. 7-8:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 30. 801 S. Trade St., Matthews. Register at www.MatthewsUMC.org.
The American Guild of Organists, Charlotte Chapter
The Summer Recital Series welcomes Chase Loomer. An offering will be received at each recital for the Ann and Robert Stigall Scholarship Fund. 7 p.m. July 10 at St. John’s Episcopal. www.charlotteago.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.
Prospect Presbyterian, Mooresville
American Red Cross community drive. 2-6:30 p.m. July 14. 9425 N. C. 152 W., Mooresville. Appointments: www.redcrossblood.org.
St. Mark Catholic, Huntersville
Alzheimer’s support group
Group meets monthly to provide emotional support and information to caregivers and family members of people with Alzheimer’s disease. 6:30-8 p.m. July 11. email@example.com.
Outreach collection drives
The church has installed a permanent food donation bin to collect items for the Catholic Charities food bank in Charlotte. Monthly collections of other items will address additional community needs. In July, food and supplies will be collected for the Angels and Sparrows summer lunch program.
Meal packaging event
Volunteers will package approximately 56,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now. The food will be sent to the area of the world most in need at the time. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 16. 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. To register or donate, go to www.stmarknc.org.
The Episcopal Church of St. Peter by-the-Lake, Denver
“Public Hearing Procedures for Citizen Input.” Learn how public meetings are run and how most effectively to provide input for county decision-making. 6:30 p.m. July 7. 704-489-6249.
Mary Z. Cox, multi-year champion in Florida and North Carolina on the claw hammer banjo and mountain dulcimer, will perform. An open jam will follow the concert. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 7 p.m. July 13. 8433 Fairfield Forest Road, Denver. www.saintpeterbythelake.net.
Living Word Ministries, Lowesville
The Bledsoes Southern gospel trio will perform. Free; an offering will be received. 6 p.m. July 9. 1062 N.C. 16 S., Lowesville. www.gospelgigs.com/lowesvilleconcerts.
Fair View United Methodist, Mooresville
Children invited for fun field trips and activities. We will enjoy water fun, pizza and ice cream at the church 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 8. $4. 1430 Mecklenburg Highway, Mooresville. www.fairviewumc.org.
Huntersville United Methodist
Vacation Bible school
“Egypt: Joseph’s Journey From Prison to Palace!” Open to ages 4 through fifth grade. Free. 6-8 p.m. July 11-14. 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1156.
Lakeside Fellowship ARP, Mooresville
Vacation Bible school
Join us for a whale of a good time at “Ocean Commotion: Answers in Genesis.” 9 a.m.-noon July 25-29. 381 Williamson Road, Mooresville. 704-663-6775.
First Baptist, Mooresville
“With Liberty and Justice for All” will be presented at the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services July 3. This musical is shared by the sanctuary choir, soloists and instrumentalists and seeks to offer praise and thanksgiving for God and country. Public is invited. 150. S. Church St., downtown Mooresville.
Broad Street United Methodist, Mooresville
Variety of vendors offer fresh produce, honey, jams and jellies, meats, desserts, more. Children’s activity booth and free lemonade. 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays. 355 S. Broad St., Mooresville. 704-663-2161.
St. John’s Missionary Baptist, Gastonia
Missionary training session
9 a.m. July 9.
Quarterly church meeting
Noon July 16. 1282 Bradford Heights Road, Gastonia. 704-864-6222.
Rocky Ridge United Methodist, Concord
Hot dog sale
Hot dogs, $1.25 each. Homemade desserts, chips, and drinks also available. Eat in or take out. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. 1428 Old Charlotte Road, Concord. For delivery, please call 704-782-3579.
Calvary Lutheran, Concord
8:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays unless noted. 950 Bradley St., Concord. www.clcofconcord.org.
Temple Solel, Fort Mill
The Reform Jewish Congregation is holding Shabbat services 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.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 10 at Christ Alive Church, 1549 Southwest Blvd., Newton. 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. July 10 at Mount Pleasant United Methodist, 1260 N. College St., Mount Pleasant. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at First Baptist, 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail. 4-7 p.m. July 13 at Kimball Memorial Lutheran, 101 Vance St., Kannapolis. www.cbcc.us.