Queens University of Charlotte
Young People's Praise Day: Be Encouraged Ministries hosts as part of Queens University Gospel Choir's “Celebration of Gospel Weekend,” 11 a.m. Sunday, Belk Chapel, Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Ave. Sermon by the Rev. James Rice III. Light refreshments. firstname.lastname@example.org; 704-337-2452.
St. Gabriel Catholic Church
Special Mass: For parents and grandparents of deceased children, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 3016 Providence Road. Light a memorial candle in the sanctuary beginning at 2 p.m. Tables provided to display photos and memorabilia. Christian Mothers' Group hosts reception afterward. 704-364-5431.
Myers Park United Methodist Church
Evangelist to speak: Charlotte evangelist Leighton Ford will speak on “Christianity in the World,” 7 p.m. Monday, 1501 Queens Road. Ford is an advocate for World Vision, a Christian humanitarian group that focuses on disaster relief, disease, poverty and other issues worldwide.Child care available. 704-376-8584; www.mpumc.org.
Holy Angels Foundation
Yard sale: Holy Angels' Angelic Apparel and Yard Sale is 8 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Holy Angels warehouse, 5900 Wilkinson Blvd., next to Buddy's Original BBQ. Adult incontinence products, feminine hygiene products, new hosiery and women's intimate apparel available at discounts. Yard sale items include household goods, clothing, office supplies, books, toys. 704-825-4161; www.holyangelsnc.org.
Amazing Grace Lutheran Church
Food collection: For Loaves and Fishes at the church, 416 W. North Main St., Waxhaw, 9 a.m.-noon today . Fellowship hall open for donations. Focus items are boxed crackers, packaged pasta, canned pasta, canned meats (Spam, beef stew, tuna, salmon, etc.). 704-843-7411.
Assurance United Methodist Church
Holiday festival: Today at the church, 9700 Mount Holly-Huntersville Road, Huntersville. Bethlehem Marketplace, with crafts and other vendors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Food, games, wreath-making stations, live Nativity 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 704-391-9567; www.assuranceumc.org.
Sardis Presbyterian Church
Handbell concert: Thirteenth annual Mid-Carolinas Handbell Festival Concert, 4 p.m. today at the church, 6100 Sardis Road. 18 handbell choirs directed by Susan Ullom Hungerford. Free; open to the public. 704-641-2718.
Hopewell Presbyterian Church
Holiday bazaar: Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 10500 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville, holiday bazaar, 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 22. Silent auction, photos with Santa, face painting, raffle. Craft items, cookbooks, homemade canned goods, other items for sale. Breakfast 7:30 a.m. 704-875-2291; www.hopewellpresbyterian.com.