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Compiled by Erica Batten
Jewish Family Services
Friends run: Fifth annual Mother’s Day Friends Run with a 5K, 10K and a 1-mile family fun run/walk. Free food and events include a kids’ zone with bouncy houses, face painting and snow cones, moms’ zone with free massages, manicures and “momosas,” Brixx Pizza and other goodies. Proceeds benefit Jewish Family Services. Babysitting available through the Levine Jewish Community Center for $4.50 per hour; make reservations by May 3. 7:45 a.m. May 10 at Shalom Park, 5007 Providence Road. Early-bird pricing ends April 24. www.friendsrun.com.
Myers Park Presbyterian
Concert: Music and worship with Grammy-winning artist and songwriter Laura Story. Opening artist Cameron Moore. $10. 6:30 p.m. April 29 in Oxford Hall. 2501 Oxford Place. www.myersparkpres.org/events.
Christ the King Church
Family event: Touch-a-truck event will allow children to tour various vehicles, from heavy machinery to firetrucks and police cars. Silent auction and barbecue lunch. Sponsored by MOPS and MOMSnext. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 2. 13501 S. Tryon. www.CTKCharlotte.org.
Spirit of Joy Lutheran, Weddington
Simulcast: “Secret Church.” Experience what believers in dangerous countries go through to gather for hours of intense Bible study and prayer. This year’s theme, led by pastor and author David Platt, is “Christ, Culture, and Call to Action.” 6:30 p.m. April 24. 8600 Potter Road, Weddington. Register at http://sojsecretchurch2015.eventbrite.com.
Sharon United Methodist
Sermon series: Life continues to transform at a nonstop pace. How do we make sense of it? How can we best deal with it? Join us in April and May for “Transformers.” The topic for April 26 is “The Twilight Zone.” 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road. www.sharonumc.org.
Temple Beth El
Attic sale: Open to the public. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 3 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 4. 5101 Providence Road. 704-366-1948.
Mouzon United Methodist
Multi-ethnic service: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 3100 Selwyn Ave. www.mouzonumc.org.
Harrison United Methodist, Pineville
Rummage sale: Proceeds will go to school children in Haiti. Furniture, appliances, books, holiday decorations, flat-screen TVs, and gently-used children’s clothing, more. 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 25. 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville. www.harrisonumc.org.
Celebration: The church will celebrate 17 years with Al Cadenhead as he retires from full-time ministry. A 5K race and 1-mile fun run will be held 8 a.m. April 25. A special worship celebration is 10:30 a.m.-noon April 26. 4921 Randolph Road. www.providencebc.org.
Saint Matthew Catholic
Healing prayer service: Saint Peregrine service for those with cancer and other grave diseases. 7:30 p.m. April 23. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. www.stmatthewcatholic.org.
Beginners’ yoga classes: Open to anyone who wants to improve strength, balance and flexibility and learn to relax. Space limited. 3:30 and 5 p.m .Mondays and 4:30 and 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Please call to register any day before 9 p.m. 5811 Sardis Road. 704-535-2831; email@example.com.
Central Church Life Care Center
Seminar: Robert and Cindi Dodd of Level Ground Christian Counseling will present “Ten Principles for Rewarding and Respectful Relationships.” Learn Biblical and practical ways to set appropriate limits and speak the truth in love to family members, friends, and anyone you care about. 9 a.m.-noon April 25. Arrive 15 minutes early for refreshments. 5500 Randolph Road. Register at www.centralnc.org or 704-364-5003.
Matthews United Methodist
Summer arts camp: “Under God’s Sea in 3-D” music and arts camp for children in grades K-6. $75 includes daily lunch and snack, T-shirt, materials. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 6-10 with performance at 6 p.m. July 11. Registration open.
Weekly summer camp: At “The Lighthouse,” children will explore cities where Jesus’ ministry came alive and learn to live faith in daily life. Games, crafts, cooking projects, devotions, field trips, service projects and more. $145 per week. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. June 15-Aug. 19. Space limited. Registration open.
Vacation Bible school: “Everest VBS: Conquering Challenges With God’s Mighty Power.” 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 22-26. 801 S. Trade St., Matthews. www.matthewumc.org.
Saint Mark AME Zion, Pineville
Worship services: 11 a.m. Sundays.
Community outreach prayer: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 605 Johnston Drive, Pineville. 704-889-7072.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Blood drives: 8:30 a.m.-noon April 26 at Christ Lutheran, 4519 Providence Road. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 26 at Faith United Methodist, 3708 Faith Church Road, Indian Trail. www.cbcc.us.