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Community conversation series
“Race in America” is a series of discussions about ongoing race issues. The first program, presented by Mike Wiley Productions, is called “Tim Tyson’s ‘Blood Done Sign My Name.’” 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 11. A simple meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. The series continues Jan. 18 with a program on the slave trade. The series is held at Ranson IB Middle School, 5850 Statesville Road, Charlotte. 704-399-5193.
St. Alban’s Episcopal, Davidson
The Charlotte Contemporary Ensemble will present a program of gospels, spirituals, anthems and classical pieces honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. 3 p.m. Jan. 15. 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. www.musicatstalbansdavidson.org/2016-2017.
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
Wednesday night worship
A new series on “World Religions: Being Christian in a Multi-Faith World” begins Jan. 25. Wednesday night worship service is held weekly 6:40p.m. in the sanctuary.
Welcome 101 Class
This class if for anyone interested in learning more about Mt. Zion. New members and people interessted in membership are encouraged to participate in this class. The classes meets for six weeks 6:45-7:45 .m. Thursdays from Jan. 26-March 2. For info, check www.mt.zionumc.net or contact Pastor Joel Simpson at email@example.com or 704-892-8566.
Women’s Bible Study
A women’s Bible study beings Jan. 17 in the Mt. Zion Education Building. The group meets at 10 a.m.
New Beginnings meets the third Monday of each month at Duckworth’s restaurant in Cornelius. The group bowls, goes to movies, takes tours and enjoys friendships with others who hve lost a spouse. For info, email or call Barbara Broadway at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-996-700 or Shirley Ranson at email@example.com or 704-904-0973.
Living Word Ministries, Lowesville
Mountain Joy will perform at 6 p.m. Jan. 14. 1062 N. C. 16 S., Lowesville. www.gospelgigs.com/lowesvilleconcerts.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
3:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at Hopewell AME Zion, 11333 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville. www.cbcc.us.
St. John’s Missionary Baptist, Gastonia
18th pastoral anniversary service for Dr. and Mrs. Darial Jackson. Guest speaker the Rev. Robert Setzer. Members of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church will be our guests. 3 p.m. Jan. 15. 1282 Bradford Heights Road, Gastonia. 704-864-6222.
Pisgah United Methodist, Catawba
Community jam session
Share and enjoy good clean music for the whole family. 7 p.m. Jan. 26 and the fourth Thursday of each month. 4950 Little Mountain Road, Catawba. For more information or to schedule talent, contact Betty Griffin at 828-478-2254.
Daniels Lutheran, Lincolnton
Country lunch fundraiser
Donation of $8 per plate will support the church building fund. Children 2 and younger eat free. Noon-2 p.m. Jan. 15. 3170 Reepsville Road, Lincolnton. 704-735-2388.
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.
Myers Park United Methodist
“Reconciliation With God and Others” series seeks to foster understanding in these times of unrest. The Rev. Brenda Tapia, founder of Davidson College’s Love of Learning program, will lead “Everything You Wanted to Know About Black People But Were Afraid to Ask,” answering anonymous questions frankly, theologically and with humor. 7 p.m. Jan. 17. The series continues weekly through Feb. 27. 1501 Queens Road. www.mpumc.org.
Temple Beth El
Comparative religion series
Annual series aims to educate the community, promote understanding and respect for all faiths and reveal commonalities. This year’s theme is “Am I My Brother’s Keeper? Roots of Ethical Responsibility.” Senior Rabbi Asher Knight will open the series with a presentation on “The Biblical Roots of Tikkun Olam, Repairing the World.” Format includes question-and-answer session and refreshments. No reservations necessary. 7-9 p.m. Jan. 31. The series continues Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28 and concludes March 9. 5101 Providence Road. www.templebethel.org/events/comparative-religion-series-4.
Women’s Bible studies
All women of the community are invited to join us for study and friendship. Seven new studies are available, including Priscilla Shirer’s “The Armor of God” and Jen Wilkin’s “Sermon on the Mount.” Classes are held Tuesday mornings and evenings starting Jan. 17. Preschool child care available for those enrolled by Jan. 10. www.calvarychurch.com/women.
Classes offer interactive, Christ-centered study and support from others facing similar issues. Winter classes include Boundaries, GriefShare, DivorceCare and Deeper Calm. Child care available for ages 2-7 with preregistration. Classes begin Jan. 16. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. www.calvarychurch.com/support.
Day of service
Join the Temple Israel community for Yom Gemilut Hasadim as we come together to perform acts of loving kindness benefitting both the Jewish and broader Charlotte community. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 15. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will be onsite 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Donors must present photo ID. 4901 Providence Road. www.templeisraelnc.org.
Cokesbury United Methodist
Music at Cokesbury presents popular bluegrass band Southern Express. Donations accepted. Refreshments will be served. 7 p.m. Jan. 19. 6701 Idlewild Road. www.cokesburyumc.net.
St. Matthew Catholic
The Rev. Christopher Krymski, pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica and National Shrine of St. Peregrine, will lead the mission. The monthly St. Peregrine healing service will be held on the last night of the mission. Jan. 21-25. www.stmatthewcatholic.org.
Support group meeting
Job seekers are invited to Christians in Career Transition, a ministry providing support for those out of work and under-employed. Learn the proper methods for a successful job search. Free. 7-9 p.m. each first and third Monday in the New Life Center, Room 132. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. www.stmatthewministries.org/cict.
Mouzon United Methodist
Come be a part of our new contemporary worship service, a lively time of celebrating the living presence of God among us! 7 p.m. Wednesdays. 3100 Selwyn Ave. www.mouzonumc.org.