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Compiled by Erica Batten
Temple Beth El
Lecture: Tenth annual Schloss Summer Lecture, “What We Should Know About Our Water and What We Can Do About It,” with 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.
First Baptist, Indian Trail
“Monday Nights Live”: Guest speakers and musicians at 7 p.m. Aug. 24. Stephen Rummage will speak Aug. 25. Music by Charles Billingsley. Free. 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail. 704-882-1005; www.fbcit.org.
Providence United Methodist
Auctions: Live auction to benefit Haiti missions, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 20. Cash and bank cards only. A silent auction will be held 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 21. Refreshments served.
Attic sale: The Haiti Missions Ministry will host its annual attic sale with more than 25,000 square feet of merchandise. Furniture, home décor, kitchen items, children’s clothing and equipment, books, garden tools, holiday items, sporting goods, and a ladies’ boutique. Cash only. Proceeds go to Haiti missions. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 23. 2810 Providence Road. www.ProvidenceUMC.org.
Community Bible Study
Registration open: Evening study of 1 and 2 Corinthians for men and women begins Sept. 4. Join us for a kickoff barbecue dinner 6 p.m. Sept. 4. Classes are held at Church at Charlotte, 2500 Carmel Road. http://charlotteeve.cbsclass.org.
Wesley United Methodist
Study and challenge: “Run for God” is a 12-week training plan for running a 5K race while maintaining a Christian focus. The program is aimed at those with little or no running experience. It starts at 9:15 a.m. Sept. 2. 3715 Rea Road. Register at https://wesleycharlotte.wufoo.com/forms/run-for-god-the-5k-challenge/.
Matthews United Methodist
New worship experience: 801South, a new modern worship experience with music, small groups, helpful content for everyday life and a special time just for kids, launches 11 a.m. Sept. 7. Erik Langston will serve as worship leader and band coach for this new venue. Everyone is invited to see how 801South is serving the community in new ways. The church is at 801 S. Trade St., Matthews. Learn more at www.801South.org.
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.
Revival: Guest preacher the Rev. Earl Bradshaw, lead pastor of Mill Grove United Methodist in Indian Trail. Local musicians will provide music each night. Community invited. 7 p.m. Aug. 24-27. 1521 Old Fish Road, Monroe. www.zionumcmonroe.com.
Special service: “Blessing of the Backpacks.” Children are invited to bring school bags and receive blessings as school begins. Youths and adults will pack extra backpacks with school supplies for children served by A Child’s Place. 9:30 and 11 a.m. Aug. 24. 1000 E. Morehead St. More information and a supply list at www.covenantpresby.org.
Spirit of Joy Lutheran, Weddington
One worship service: 10 a.m. Aug. 24. Brunch follows.
Children’s program: Awana starts in September. Registration is now open. 8600 Potter Road, Weddington. www.spiritofjoy.us.
Outdoor evening service: Reconnect with friends and extended family as we welcome everyone back from summer break and prepare to usher in the High Holy Days. Please bring a dairy dinner; drinks and dessert provided. Please bring a blanket or chair. Some seating available. 5:30 p.m. Aug. 22.
Concert: Sister-brother duo Aviva and Gil Ezring, children of Rabbi and Barbara Ezring, will perform original compositions and a unique blend of contemporary Jewish music. 4 p.m. Aug. 31. 4901 Providence Road. www.templeisraelnc.org.
New Life Purpose Christian Ministries
Walk fundraiser: Inaugural “Walk for Recovery” to support those recovering from substance abuse. $10. 8 a.m. Aug. 23 at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian, 15000 York Road. www.newlifepurposeministries.weebly.com.
Myers Park Baptist
Meeting: The Faith Communicators, an informal network of nonprofit communications and marketing people, meets the fourth Friday of each month for networking and a program on some aspect of public relations. Light breakfast served. Free. 10 a.m. Aug. 22 at the Cornwell Center. 2001 Selwyn Ave. 704-295-4819; email@example.com.
Support groups: Fall support ministry classes address practical issues from a Christian worldview. 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.
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.
The Maronite Mission of Charlotte
Masses: Mass will be held 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month in the Daily Mass Chapel at St. Matthew Catholic, 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. The next Mass is Aug. 23. www.facebook.com/MaroniteMissionOfCharlotte.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Blood drives: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 23 at Eastwood Forest Baptist, 112 Aurora Blvd., Matthews. 4-8 p.m. Aug. 23 at Central United Methodist, 801 S. Hayne St., Monroe. www.cbcc.us.