Compiled by Erica Batten
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The Educational Center
Training workshop: The Rev. Bill Dols will present a Bible Workbench method training workshop. $50 includes materials and meals. June 1-2 at Myers Park Baptist, 1900 Queens Road. 704-375-1161; www.educationalcenter.org.
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Yard sale: Toys, books, furniture, more. All proceeds go to missions. 8 a.m.-noon May 12. 5533 Prosperity Church Road. 704-875-1182.
New Life Theological Seminary
Graduation ceremony: Bobby Jones, former UNC basketball player, Olympic athlete, and NBA player, will be the speaker. The public is invited. 2 p.m. May 12 at Westminster Presbyterian, 101 Colville Road. 704-334-6882.
Central United Methodist
Chicken barbecue dinner: Plates include half chicken, side items, drink and dessert. $8. Delivery for 10 or more orders. Proceeds benefit church missions. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. May 18. 6030 Albemarle Road. 704-536-9157.
Special program: Ladies’ dinner and an evening with Christian speaker, author and fashion expert Shari Braendel. Free tickets available for visitors. 7:30 p.m. May 17.
Community yard sale: Proceeds benefit youth mission trip. 7 a.m.-noon May 19. 9115 Newell Baptist Church Road. 704-596-0184.
Community Bible Study
Registration open: Women’s fall study of Ephesians and Hebrews. Classes held at Church at Charlotte, 2500 Carmel Road. http://charlotte.cbsclass.org.
Shepherd’s Center SouthEast
Merger: Senior adult organizations Shepherd’s Center East and Shepherd’s Center South have merged to form Shepherd’s Center SouthEast. The organization views the merger as a way to increase programs and services offered to senior adults in the area, and welcomes suggestions or leads on a new location for its administrative offices. 704-338-1511 or 704-541-0100.
Presbyterian Church of Lowell
Spring fling: Food and drinks, games and activities for all ages. The Sandy Ridge Boys bluegrass band will perform. Community invited. Free. Noon-3 p.m. May 19. 207 E. 1st St., Lowell. www.pclowell.com.
St. Stephen United Methodist
Fashion show: The United Methodist Women will sponsor a tea and fashion show. Belk is providing clothing from its spring and summer line and gift bags for the first 75 guests. Free; please bring a new or gently-used item of clothing or accessory to donate to Crisis Assistance Ministry. 7 p.m. May 18. 6800 Sardis Road. RSVP: www.ststephenumc.net.
St. John Neumann Catholic
Blood drive: Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 7343. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 20. Register at the church on May 13. 8451 Idlewild Road. www.4sjnc.org.
Parenting seminar: Child and adolescent psychotherapist Dr. Emily Engel will present “Common Sense Rules: A Guide to Parenting with a Warm Heart and a Cool Head.” Issues include academic stress, bullying, social media, more. Question-and-answer session follows. 6:45 p.m. May 23 in room 206. 207 W. John St., Matthews. 704-847-4094; www.matthewspresbyterian.org.
The Well Coffeehouse and Church, Pineville
Java Fest: Concerts, art displays, children’s arts and crafts, refreshments. Free; donations accepted for Loaves and Fishes, Life Straws, and the Pregnancy Resource Center. May 18-20. 220 Main St., Pineville. www.the-well.org.
Temple Beth El
Mitzvah day: On May 20, congregants of all ages will volunteer in service projects throughout Charlotte. Projects include cleaning and teacher assistance at Sterling Elementary School and CMS Classroom Central, yard work for the Gardens for Grandparents program, and helping prepare for summer camps at Freedom School. The congregation will also collect donations for Habitat for Humanity and other local organizations. Between 400 and 500 congregants are expected to participate. Temple Beth El is at 5101 Providence Road. www.beth-el.com.
Sports camp: CHAMP soccer, flag football, and baseball. Program emphasizes sportsmanship, Christian character development, and athletic skills. Boys and girls ages 6-12. June 11-15. $140 until May 16. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. www.champsportsinfo.com.
Harrison United Methodist, Pineville
Family movie night: “Courageous.” Free admission. Refreshments available for purchase. Registration will be open for men’s and couples’ Bible study groups. 6:30 p.m. May 18. 15008 Lancaster Hwy., Pineville. www.harrisonumc.org.
Concert: The worship ministry will present “Unending Songs,” featuring the best moments in worship and music from the past year. The church choir, orchestra, student worship ministry and children’s choirs will participate. Free. Child care for ages 4 and under. 6 p.m. May 20. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. www.calvarychurch.com.
Health seminar: Physical therapist and orthopedic specialist Rick St. George will present monthly sessions called “Oh, My Aching Back and Beyond.” Free. St. George will discuss shoulder, elbow and hand pain at 7 p.m. May 14. 4418 Rea Road. 704-759-9939.
Greenville Memorial AME Zion
Concert: The New Beginnings youth choir will present “A God Like You.” 5 p.m. May 20. 6116 Monteith Drive. 704-596-4742.
Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center
Women’s health workshop: Fellowship and information on health topics affecting women. Breakfast served. Dress comfortably for exercise demonstration. 9 a.m.-noon May 19. 5534 Albemarle Road. 704-568-0934.
New Hope Baptist
Attic sale: Furniture and assorted goods. Proceeds go to missions. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 19. 7841 Idlewild Road. 704-537-6340.
First Baptist, Concord
Concert: The Piedmont Choral Society and the sanctuary choirs of First Presbyterian and Central United Methodist, with orchestra, will present Fauré’s “Requiem.” Free. 7 p.m. May 18 and 3 p.m. May 20. 200 Branchview Drive, Concord. 704-699-6053.
Price Memorial AME Zion, Concord
Blessing ministry: Free clothing and food distribution. All clothing sizes. 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 192 Spring St. S. W., Concord. www.pricememorialamez.com.
Mount Mitchell United Methodist, Kannapolis
Bible study: Pastor David Raiford will lead a study on Revelation. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 6001 Old Concord-Salisbury Highway, Kannapolis. 704-933-0155.
Rocky Ridge United Methodist, Concord
Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser: Sponsored by the United Methodist Women. $7 per person; cash or check. 8-10 a.m. May 19. 1240 U. S. 29 N., Concord. 704-782-3579.
Roberta United Methodist, Concord
Hot dog lunch: Hot dogs and homemade desserts, $1.25 each. Free delivery for orders of 10 or more. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. May 19. 3925 Cochran Road, Concord. 704-786-9215.
Central United Methodist, Concord
Concert: The Concord High School choirs will present a concert under the direction of Marc Lawson. Free. 7 p.m. May 15. 30 Union St. N., Concord. www.concordcentral.org.
Impact Church International, Concord
Guest speaker: Jared Rooks, recent graduate of RAMP School of Ministry. 6:30 p.m. May 17. 44 Cabarrus Ave. W., Concord. www.impactci.org.
Hopewell Presbyterian, Huntersville
250th anniversary: The church will continue its year-long celebration with a picnic. 10:30 a.m. May 20 at Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. www.hopewellpresbyterian.com.
Davidson College Presbyterian
Study series: Dr. Rizwan Zamir, visiting assistant professor of religion at Davidson College, will present a study of Sunni and Shiite Islam. 9:45 a.m. May 13. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org.
Mooresville Christian Women’s Club
Luncheon: Speaker Ernie Parker Wood. $11 per person. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 16 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. www.mooresvillechristianwc.com.
Troutman Church of God
Bluegrass church service: 7 p.m. May 17. 478 S. Main St., Troutman. www.troutmanchurchofgod.org.
Rocky Mount United Methodist, Mooresville
GrinKids Carnival: Appearances by Ace & TJ, Flower T. Clown and Yippie Pirate Bob. Live music, bounce houses, petting zoo and pony rides, carnival games, much more. Proceeds go to Ace & TJ’s GrinKids. 1-5 p.m. May 19. 1739 Perth Road, Mooresville. 704-528-5525.
St. Phillip Missionary Baptist, Huntersville
Event: Annual Twelve Tribe Rally. 5 p.m. May 20. 524 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville. 704-394-5689.
Davidson United Methodist
Community event: Shannon White and Emily Grimes will present “Linking Lake Norman: Shedding Light on Bullying and Suicide Prevention.” Students, parents, youth pastors and school administrators welcome. 6:30 p.m. May 31. 304 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-6135.
Redeemer Lutheran, Catawba
Strawberry festival: Concert with performances by The Redeemer Ringers, choir, dancers and more plus strawberry treats. 4 p.m. May 20. 1915 S. New Hope Road, Gastonia. 704-865-6152; www.redeemergastonia.org.
Community revival: “United: One Lord, One Faith, One Mission.” Speakers from Mt. Pleasant United Methodist, Pentecostal Holiness, Hickory Grove Baptist, and Community Pentecostal. 7 p.m. May 16-20 at Stanley Middle School, 317 Hovis Road, Stanley. 704-263-2941.
May’s Chapel United Methodist, Maiden
Praise service: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The praise team from Friendship United Methodist will be the musical guests on May 16.
Guest speaker: TNA wrestling star Gunner will speak at 6 p.m. May 20. A love offering will be taken. 1707 Mays Chapel Church Road, Maiden. 828-428-2416.
Mount Olive Lutheran, Newton
Sermon: “The Cross Alone Makes Love Real” based on St. John 15. Nursery provided. 10 a.m. March 18. Sunday school, 9 a.m.
Bible study: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays. 2103 Mount Olive Church Road, Newton. www.mtolivenewton.org.
Unitarian Universalist of Catawba Valley, Hickory
Service: The Rev. Bob MacDicken will present “Mother Spirit, Where Are You?” This special Mother’s Day service will look at the changing roles of parents and the importance of love for children in all types of families. 11 a.m. May 13. 833 5th St. S.E., Hickory. www.uuhickory.org.
St. John’s Missionary Baptist, Gastonia
Mother’s Day program: Speaker First Lady Emma Jackson. 10 a.m. May 13. 1282 Bradford Heights Road, Gastonia. 704-864-6222.
Oakland Avenue Presbyterian, Rock Hill
Birthday gathering: We celebrate the Presbyterian Women’s birthday with special guest Patricia Houck Sprinkle, author of “Women Who Do Too Much” and “Children Who Do Too Little.” Covered-dish dinner with chicken and drinks provided. 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 17 in the fellowship hall. 421 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. RSVP: 803-327-2006.
Epiphany Lutheran, Rock Hill
Yard sale: Proceeds go to ELCA National Youth Gathering. 7-11 a.m. May 19. 2370 W. Main St., Rock Hill. www.epiphany-rockhill.org.
Temple Solel, Fort Mill
Congregation begins services: The new Reform congregation began holding Shabbat services in May at the recreation complex at the ASC in Fort Mill. Services are scheduled for the second Friday of each month, with a social activity each fourth Friday. Temple members have also begun social outreach projects in the community. The congregation partnered with Unity Presbyterian for the Make a Bed & Make a Difference Bed Race held on April 21 in Rock Hill. On May 20, members will participate in Take Steps, Be Heard for Crohn’s and Colitis, a fundraiser at Freedom Park in Charlotte. www.templesolelsc.org.