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Compiled by Erica Batten
Zion United Methodist, Monroe
Family day: Enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs and homemade ice cream. Games for all ages, including four-square, cornhole, water-balloon toss, volleyball and kickball. 6-8 p.m. Aug. 20. 1521 Old Fish Road, Monroe. www.zionumcmonroe.com.
Support groups: Fall support ministry classes address practical issues from a Christian world view. Classes include DivorceCare, DivorceCare for Kids, GriefShare, Boundaries, and Search for Significance. Limited enrollment; early registration recommended. Child care available for ages 2-7. Classes begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 8. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. www.calvarychurch.com/support.
First Baptist, Indian Trail
“Monday Nights Live”: Guest speakers and musicians at 7 p.m. each Monday through Aug. 25. Dr. Herb Reavis will speak Aug. 18. Music by Voices of Lee. Free. 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail. 704-882-1005; www.fbcit.org.
Myers Park United Methodist
Program: Director of Music Jimmy Jones and Music Associate and Organist Dr. Patrick Scott, featuring members of the Charlotte and Winston-Salem symphonies under the direction of Robert Moody, will present “A Tale of Two Concertos.” They will perform the music of Francis Poulenc and Howard Hanson as the church celebrates the 65th anniversary of its Aeolian-Skinner organ. Free. 7 p.m. Aug. 17. 1501 Queens Road. www.mpumc.org.
Ecumenical Taize service: Brother Roger, the founder of the Taize movement, will be honored on the anniversary of his death. 5 p.m. Aug. 16. 2821 Park Road. www.avondalepresbychurch.org.
Thursday gathering: Child care provided. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14 in the chapel. 5201 Sharon Road. www.sharonpcusa.org.
Temple Beth El
Lecture: Tenth annual Schloss Summer Lecture, “What We Should Know About Our Water and What We Can Do About It,” with Dr. Reed Perkins, professor of environmental science at Queens University of Charlotte, and Ivan Cooper, national practice leader at Civil and Environmental Consultants. Free. 7:45 p.m. Aug. 22. 5101 Providence Road. www.beth-el.com.
Spirit of Joy Lutheran, Weddington
School supply drive: Help our Union County neighbors. Collection box will be in the narthex through Aug. 17. 8600 Potter Road, Weddington. www.spiritofjoy.us.
Christ the King Church
Finance classes: “Financial Peace University” is designed to help you get out of debt, build wealth and give like never before using Biblical principles. Classes start Sept. 7. Register at www.CTKCharlotte.org/FPU.
Simulcast: “Living Proof Live,” featuring Beth Moore, author of best-selling Bible studies and other books for women. $20 advance ticket purchase includes materials, snacks and lunch. 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Sept. 13. 13501 S. Tryon St. Register at www.CTKCharlotte.org/BethMoore.
Sharon United Methodist
Sermon series: “Summer Reads” series will explore what it means to be human as depicted in popular fiction, classics and the Bible. 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. The sermon for Aug. 17 is “The Hunger Games Meets The Catcher in the Rye.” 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166; www.sharonumc.org.
Community Bible Study
Bible study: Register now for women’s day class. We will study 1 and 2 Corinthians. 9:15-11:30 a.m. Thursdays starting Sept. 4 at Church at Charlotte, 2500 Carmel Road. charlotte.cbsclass.org.
Light of Christ United Methodist
Information session: “Modern Day Slavery” will provide information on human trafficking and what you can do about it. Hosted by the church youth; open to all ages. 7-8 p.m. Aug. 13. 9212 Bryant Farms Road. www.locumc.org.
Monroe AM Aglow
Service: Women’s monthly meeting with special speaker Rita Lamb. 10 a.m. Aug. 16. Fellowship at 9:30 a.m. 3405 Old Charlotte Highway, Monroe. Mlulu45@aol.com.
St. Mark’s Lutheran
Soup kitchen: The church is now offering a weekly soup kitchen serving hot lunches 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays. Meals will be provided to all who come, free and with no requirements. Between 150 and 200 people are expected each week, and the church is seeking volunteers. Forms are available at www.saintmarkscharlotte.org/soup-kitchen/volunteer. 1001 Queens Road. 704-375-9185.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Blood drive: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Morning Star Lutheran, 12509 Idlewild Road, Matthews. www.cbcc.us.