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South Mecklenburg Presbyterian
Fiddler and guitarist Helen White and guitarist Wayne Henderson will perform. Free; a love offering will be received. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20. 8601 Bryant Farms Road. www.SMPChome.org.
We welcome everyone back from summer break with our “Back-to-Shul” picnic. Reconnect with friends and extended family as we prepare to usher in the High Holy Days. Outdoor service and an acoustic performance by The Ruach. Bring a dairy dinner; we will provide drinks and dessert. Please bring a blanket or chair. 5 p.m. Aug. 26. 4901 Providence Road. www.templeisraelnc.org.
Celebrate Recovery is a Biblical and balanced program offering fellowship, worship, teaching, testimonies and small-group sharing to anyone experiencing pain from loss, relationship issues or habits. 6-8 p.m. Sundays starting Sept. 11. 5301 Sardis Road. Register at www.centralnc.org. Learn more about the program at www.celebraterecovery.com.
Park Road Baptist
The choirs of St. Luke Missionary Baptist and Park Road Baptist, under the direction of Linda Hoover McClain and Monty Bennett, will lead a powerful service of prayer and praise through music featuring traditional anthems, hymns, spirituals and gospel. The interracial, interdenominational service will also feature guest musicians from McClintock Presbyterian. 4 p.m. Aug. 28. 3900 Park Road. www.parkroadbaptist.org.
Youth sports leagues
Registration is now open for soccer, flag football and T-ball. The popular CHAMP leagues offer sportsmanship and Christian character development along with age-appropriate athletic skills training. The season begins the week of Aug. 22. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. Register at www.champsportsinfo.com.
Harrison United Methodist, Pineville
Children’s consignment sale
Gently-used clothing for children of all ages plus toys, furniture, more. Proceeds help those in need. Consignor registration now open. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 9, and half-price sale 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 10. 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville. www.humcfaithcircle.org.
Ministry Development Services
Healthy parsonage workshop
Counselor Michael Hall will lead a five-part series for clergy and spouses. $160 per seminar or $800 for entire series. The next seminar is “The Couple Checkup: A Clergy and Spouse Exclusive.” 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept 13. Series continues Sept. 27. The series is held at Sardis Presbyterian, 6100 Sardis Road. Register at www.ministryds.org.
Cokesbury United Methodist
Music at Cokesbury presents live performances. 7 p.m. Aug. 18. 6701 Idlewild Road. ww.cokesburyumc.net.
Rovaughna Richardson of Charlotte was recently commissioned for missionary service in the Republic of Ghana through American Baptist International Ministries. The service took place at Richardson’s home church, Friendship Missionary Baptist. Drawing on her background in social work, Richardson will minister in partnership with the Ghana Baptist Convention, working at the Baptist Vocational Training Center to rescue, rehabilitate and educate women who have been victims of ritual servitude. www.internationalministries.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.
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. Robin Tanner, minister of Piedmont Unitarian Universalist, will lead the service. 11 a.m. Aug. 21. Nursery available. uulakenorman.org.
RiverLife Wellness Center, Mooresville
“The Battle Within: Understanding Addiction.” Understand the struggles those with addiction face in order to better support them along their path to freedom. Free. 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at RiverLife Fellowship, 2487 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville. 704-664-7705 ext. 1; email@example.com.
Living Word Ministries, Lowesville
The Hinson Girls Bluegrass from Lancaster, S.C. will perform at 6 p.m. Aug. 20. Free; a freewill offering will be received. 1062 N.C. 16 S., Lowesville. www.gospelgigs.com/showpage.asp?groupid=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. From Aug. 15 to 31, school supplies will be collected for Missionaries of the Poor. 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. www.stmarknc.org.
The Jewish Council of Lake Norman
An afternoon of wine tasting and klezmer music will be held at Davesté Vineyards. Live music by the Viva Klezmer Band. $18. Tickets include two glasses of wine and light hors d’oeuvres. Free for guests under 21. 3 p.m. Aug. 21. 155 Lytton Farm Road, Troutman. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Davidson College Presbyterian
The 2016-17 Presbyterian Women/Horizons Bible Study will examine various perspectives on Jesus found in the Bible and elsewhere. Professor George Ramsey will lead a preview 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 27 in the Congregation House. $10. 218 Concord Road, Davidson. Register at www.dcpc.org.
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. Thomas Aquinas Catholic, Charlotte
Polish Mass and relic
The church will host the fifth annual diocesan Polish Mass in honor of Our Lady of Czestochowa and Pope St. John Paul II. The Rev. Jan Trela will be the celebrant and the Rev. James Witulski of St. Thomas Aquinas will assist as deacon. The Mass will be presented in Polish, and the homily will be in both Polish and English. A Polish choir will provide music. Native Polish attire encouraged. This Mass will fulfill Sunday Mass obligation. After the Mass will be available a relic of Pope St. John Paul II, a drop of blood on his cassock from the day he was shot in 1981. A dessert reception will follow the Mass. 2 p.m. Aug. 21. 1400 Suther Road, Charlotte. www.stacharlotte.com.
First Mayfield Memorial Baptist, Charlotte
“Rule the School” will feature representatives from CMS and CMPD, fun and games. Youth and parents invited. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 20. 901 Oaklawn Ave., Charlotte. 704-334-4525.
The American Guild of Organists, Charlotte Chapter
The Summer Recital Series welcomes Julie and Thomas Russell playing music for organ and violin. An offering will be received at each recital for the Ann and Robert Stigall Scholarship Fund. 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at St. John’s Baptist, 300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte. www.charlotteago.org.
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.
St. John’s Missionary Baptist, Gastonia
Guest speaker the Rev. Renee McClain of Poplar Springs AME Zion. 2:30 p.m. Aug. 21.
Guest speakers include Marvin Caldwell, the Rev. Alvin McLamb and the Rev. William Thompson. 7 p.m. Aug. 22-24. 1282 Bradford Heights Road, Gastonia. 704-864-6222.
Trinity United Church of Christ, Concord
9:30 a.m. Sundays. 38 Church St. N., Concord. www.facebook.com/commachurch.
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.
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. Aug. 20. 3925 Cochran Road, Concord. 704-786-9215.
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.
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.