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Vacation Bible school
“Cave Quest: Following Jesus, the Light of the World.” Rising K-5 grades. Free. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 25-29. 2830 Dorchester Place. Register at www.sedgefieldchurch.org.
Vacation Bible school
“Barnyard Roundup.” 9-11:30 a.m. Aug. 1-5. 7000 Providence Road. Register at www.grace-charlotte.org.
Matthews United Methodist
The Rev. Tony Marciano will share his wisdom on having a wildly loving marriage that goes the distance. Child care available if registered by Sept. 1. $15 per couple. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House. 7 p.m. Sept. 9. 801 S. Trade St., Matthews. Register at www.MatthewsUMC.org.
Cokesbury United Methodist
Music at Cokesbury presents Southern Express. 7 p.m. July 21. 6701 Idlewild Road. www.cokesburyumc.net.
Myers Park United Methodist
Annual Hymns and Hot Dogs is a chance to join in on gospel classics such as “Amazing Grace” and “I’ll Fly Away.” Requests taken. The free event ends with hot dogs, chips, lemonade and fellowship. 5:30 p.m. July 31. 1501 Queens Road. 704-295-4819; www.myersparkumc.org.
American Guild of Organists, Charlotte Chapter
The Summer Recital Series will host the closing evensong of the Royal School of Church Music in America’s Charlotte summer training course. An offering will be received at each recital for the Ann and Robert Stigall Scholarship Fund. 4 p.m. July 24 at Myers Park Baptist, 1900 Queens Road. www.charlotteago.org.
Temple Beth El
Shabbat worship schedule
First Friday services include SongFest at 5:30 p.m. and family Shabbat at 6 p.m. On second Fridays, a community Shabbat is held at 6 p.m. and Kabbalat Shabbat is at 8 p.m. Third Friday services include a community Shabbat at 6 p.m. and a service of healing and comfort at 7:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat is held at 6 p.m. each fourth Friday, with community Shabbat at 8 p.m. Services are held at 11 a.m. Saturdays. Prenegs at 5:15 p.m. before each 6 p.m. service. Onegs follow each 8 p.m. service. 5101 Providence Road. Full schedule and holiday variations at www.templebethel.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.
Harrison Church, Pineville
Global leadership summit
Annual event inspires, encourages and equips Christian leaders. The summit will be broadcast via satellite to the church. Reservations required. Aug. 11-12. 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville. www.willowcreek.com/summit.
St. Phillip Missionary Baptist, Huntersville
The theme is “Exercise Your Faith and Service the Lord.” Guest minister the Rev. Sidney Phillips. 2:30 p.m. July 24. 524 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville. 704-875-6180.
Living Word Ministries, Lowesville
The Cockman Family bluegrass band from Sherrills Ford will be our featured artist. Free; an offering will be received. 6 p.m. July 23. 1062 N.C. 16 S., Lowesville. www.gospelgigs.com/lowesvilleconcerts.
St. Mark Catholic, Huntersville
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. 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. www.stmarknc.org.
Fair View United Methodist, Mooresville
Children invited for fun field trips and activities. We will go to Ray’s Splash Planet at 9:30 a.m. July 29. $6. Bring a lunch. 1430 Mecklenburg Highway, Mooresville. www.fairviewumc.org.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman
The fellowship will meet only twice this month. Guest speaker Shakeisha Gray will present “Finding Joy in Stress” at our next meeting. 11 a.m. July 24. Nursery available. Children in grades K-5 go to spiritual exploration following the children’s story during the service. Services are held at the Woodlawn School, 135 Woodlawn School Loop, Mooresville. www.uulakenorman.org.
St. Therese Catholic, Mooresville
Weekend Mass schedule
5:30 p.m. Saturdays. 8 and 10 a.m., noon and 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Spanish Mass, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Nursery available during the 10 a.m. Sunday Mass.
Annual rummage sale
7:30-11:45 a.m. Aug. 6. Bag sale, noon-1 p.m. 217 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. 704-664-3992; www.sainttherese.net.
Broad Street United Methodist, Mooresville
Farmers’ market: 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.
Community in Christ Lutheran, Cornelius
There will be one Sunday service during the summer. 10 a.m. Sundays through Sept. 4.
6:30 p.m. July 26.
Prayer shawl ministry
6:30 p.m. July 24 and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
“Super Messy Science.” $120. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 8-11. 7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius. www.CommunityinChrist.net.
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.
Steele Creek AME Zion
Voter education seminar
Lee Cooley will present information about voting laws and registration. 10-11:30 a.m. July 30. 1500 Shopton Road. www.steelecreekamezion.com.
Meeting Place Church
National Night Out will feature live music, children’s activities, free food and school supplies, and a chance to chat with CMPD officers. 7-9 p.m. Aug. 2. 600 Peachtree Road. www.meetingplacecharlotte.org.
Mount Olivet United Methodist, Concord
8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 23.
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 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.
Roberta United Methodist, Concord
10 a.m.-noon Mondays. Call the church office 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday to schedule an appointment. Donations of gently-used clothing also accepted. 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.
St. John’s Missionary Baptist, Gastonia
“Fruit of the Spirit.” 2:30 p.m. July 24. 1282 Bradford Heights Road, Gastonia. 704-864-6222.
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.
Trinity United Church of Christ, Concord
9:30 a.m. Sundays. 38 Church St. N., Concord. www.facebook.com/commachurch.
Exodus Foundation, Charlotte
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 Mount Carmel Baptist, 7237 Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte and 10-11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at St. Paul Baptist, 1401 Allen St., Charlotte.
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