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Moore’s Chapel United Methodist

Concert: The Singing Joneses will be in concert 6 p.m. July 18. $10. Proceeds will go toward roof repairs. 10601 Moore’s Chapel Road. 704-399-1632.

Central United Methodist

Vacation Bible school: The G-Force will be present at vacation Bible school for children age 4 through rising sixth-graders. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 18. 6030 Albemarle Road. To register, contact Christy Bost at 704-536-9157 or

All Things Possible Ministries

Auditions: Looking for Christian vocalists for the 2015 Exalt! Vocal Talent Showcase. Auditions will be held July 18 at Grace Presbyterian, 2955 S.C. 160, Fort Mill and Aug. 1 at Greater Providence Baptist, 2000 Milton Road. Apply online to secure your spot. Top 10 will perform at grand finale; top three will win studio time; winner will perform on TBN.

Pleasant Hill Baptist

Service: The church ushers will celebrate their anniversary. Guests will be the Rev. Larry Whitley and the choir and congregation of Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist. 3 p.m. July 12. 517 Baldwin Ave. 704-376-1201.

Prosperity Presbyterian

Guest musician: Harpist Helen Rifas will play a 15-minute prelude, play with all congregational singing, and play a 15-minute postlude at the end of the service. Rifas is the principal harpist with the Winston-Salem and Greensboro Symphony Orchestras as well as symphonies in Salisbury and Greenville, S.C. She has been a member of the Wake Forest Consort and the Blue Ridge Harp Ensemble. 9:45 a.m. July 12. 5533 Prosperity Presbyterian Church Drive. 704-875-1182.

Advent Lutheran

Day camp: Rising first to eighth grades can experience the benefits of a traditional overnight church camp at a fraction of the cost. Run by experienced Camp Agape counselors. $125. Extended day care available for small fee. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 20-24. 8840 University City Blvd. Register at 704-549-1555.

Newell Baptist

Vacation Bible school: Experience Journey Off the Map with fun, food and fellowship for children age 4 through 12th grade. 6-9 p.m. July 12-17. 9115 Newell Baptist Church Road. 704-596-0184;

Rockwell AME Zion

Vacation Bible school: Jesus: The True Superhero. Come enjoy fun, food and fellowship. Pre-K through adult. 6-8 p.m. July 13-17. 6301 Rockwell Church Road. 704-596-8279.

Providence Baptist

Summer schedule: Fellowship will be held at 8:30 a.m. Sundays in the rotunda. Sunday school for all ages, 9 a.m. Worship at 10 a.m. 4921 Randolph Road.

Temple Beth El

Lecture: Schloss annual Summer Lecture and Dinner on “A New Israeli Knesset: What Does It Mean for Israel?” Gil Tamary, Washington bureau chief for Israel’s Channel 10, will join the community to discuss the latest political situation in Israel. $10 per person for dinner; lecture only, free. Summer services at 6 p.m. July 17. Shabbat dinner, 7:15 p.m. Lecture at 7:30 p.m. 5101 Providence Road. 704-366-1948;

Sharon United Methodist

Vacation Bible school: Experience God’s unstoppable love at G-Force Adventure Park. Age 3 through completed fifth grade. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 21-24. Register online or at 704-366-9166.

Performing arts camp: Kidshine for third to eighth grades. Campers experience and express God’s love through music, drama, dance, puppets and scenery painting. $225 before July 10; $250 after. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 10-14. Performance at 7 p.m. Aug. 14.

Sermon series: The Game of Life explores what that means and play some cool games along the way. The topic for July 12 is “Trivia Crack.” 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road.

New Destiny Restoration Church, Matthews

New church: Services are at 10 a.m. Sundays. 1201 Crews Road, Matthews.

Bethany Presbyterian, Monroe

Services: Worship is at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school is at 9 a.m.

Family fellowship night: Hot dog supper and bingo. Bring a dessert to share. 5:30 p.m. July 18. 6713 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe. 704-301-6929.

Monroe AM Aglow

Service: Women’s monthly meeting with Christmas in July theme. 10 a.m.-noon July 18 at The Rock Worship Center, 3405 Old Charlotte Highway, Monroe. To sell crafts, call Evelyn at 980-298-0647.

Roberta United Methodist, Concord

Vacation Bible school: Outback Rock. 6-9 p.m. July 17 and 9-11:30 a.m. July 18. Program followed by cookout, 10 a.m. July 19. 3925 Cochran Road, Concord. Register at 704-786-9215.

Wilmar Baptist, Concord

Day camp: KidShine performing arts day camp offers music, drama, dance, puppets and scenery painting for kids in rising third to eighth grades. Snacks provided; campers bring their lunch. Space limited. $155. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 20-24. Performance at 7 p.m. July 24. 584 Wilmar St. N.W., Concord.

Calvary Lutheran, Concord

Adventure camp: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 3-6. 950 Bradley St., Concord.

Saint Therese Catholic, Mooresville

Summer schedule: Mass will be held 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and 8:30 and 10 a.m., noon, 2:30 p.m. (Spanish) and 5:30 p.m. Sundays. The Sunday nursery will be open during the 8:30 and 10 a.m. Mass. The schedule will be effective through Aug. 30.

Rummage sale: 7:30-11:45 a.m. Aug. 1. Bag sale, noon-1 p.m. 217 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. 704-664-3992.

Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist, Mooresville

Sermon series: “The Bible Comes to Broadway” will use Broadway plays like “Annie” and “Wicked” to illustrate gospel truths. Many of the church staff will take a turn preaching. 8:15, 9:30, 10:55 and 11 a.m. Sundays. On July 12, servants from the church family will share how their understanding of Scripture has shaped their serving. On July 19, we will hear from servants from the community. 575 Brawley School Road, Mooresville.

Vanderburg United Methodist, Mooresville

Community outreach event: Homemade ice cream social, 4 p.m. July 12. Donations accepted for scholarship program. At 5:30 p.m., singer and songwriter Terry Edwards will present a concert on the lawn with a blend of Appalachian acoustic music, North Carolina soul and beach band music of the ‘60s. Bring a lawn chair and a friend. A love offering will be taken. 1809 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville. 704-663-1690.

First Baptist, Mooresville

Vacation Bible school: Journey Off the Map and discover truths about Jesus. Kids will visit Survival Springs for snacks, Rappelling Ravine for recreation, Boulder Bridge for missions and more. 4-7 p.m. July 19 and 9 a.m.-noon July 20-23. Closing program and treats, 6:30 p.m. July 23. 150 S. Church St., Mooresville. Register at 704-664-2324.

In His Steps Dance Ministry

Summer camps: The local, nonprofit dance ministry for girls will offer free summer dance camps in Mooresville, Statesville, Taylorsville, Salisbury and Cornelius. The theme is Dance Party. Girls will learn dance moves and how we can have fun in joy for Christ. In His Steps also offers free weekly dance classes and devotions. Pre-K through 12th grade. Volunteers and donations welcome.

Saint Phillip Missionary Baptist, Huntersville

Children’s book club: The Phenomenal Readers Book Club will meet to read books, visit the library, play vocabulary games, have snacks, and work with adult mentors. Ages 6-15. Free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays through July 30. 524 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville. 704-948-6869.

Community in Christ Lutheran, Cornelius

Summer schedules: The Job Assistance Ministry will take a break until September. Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church will also take a break for the summer but will gather for fellowship at area restaurants. They will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 13 at the Port City Club.

Prayer shawl ministry: Intergenerational group creates shawls, chemo caps and other crafts that serve as a physical reminder of God’s unconditional love to people experiencing illness or other difficulty. The group meets 6:30 p.m. July 14 and 28.

Card ministry: Group provides handmade cards to pastors, lay pastors and staff. 6:30 p.m. July 12 and 26.

Preschool summer camp: Diggin’ Dinosaurs. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 3-6. $120. 7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius.

Fair View United Methodist, Mooresville

Vacation Bible school: G-Force for children age 4 through rising sixth-graders. Free. Family night dinner and assembly, 5-6 p.m. July 19. Children’s classes, 6-8:20 p.m. July 19 and 5:30-8:20 p.m. July 20-23. Dinner served nightly. Registration forms available online, at the church office, and during Sunday services. 1430 Mecklenburg Highway, Mooresville. 704-664-2880.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman

Sunday morning groups: Humanist discussion group, adult discussion group and youth spiritual exploration meet at 9:45 a.m. most Sundays. For July, the Humanist discussion group will examine a different UU principle each Sunday.

Service: Guest speaker Jean Berg will present “The Intersection of Faith and Public Policy.” A life-long advocate for social justice, Berg is a graduate of Eden Theological Seminary and a member of the United Church of Christ. Children age 4 and older go to spiritual exploration following the children’s story during the service. Nursery available. 11 a.m. July 12. Services are held at the Woodlawn School, 135 Woodlawn School Loop, Mooresville.

Saint Paul’s Episcopal, Fort Mill

Staff member welcomed: Jane Kilpatrick is the new director of Christian Education and Family Ministries. Kilpatrick earned a master’s degree in Christian education from Pfeiffer University and has passion for teaching and Christian education. 501 Pine St., Fort Mill. 803-547-5968.

Temple Solel, Fort Mill

Shabbat services: The Reform Jewish Congregation is holding Shabbat services 7 p.m. each second and fourth Friday in the ministry building at St. Philip Neri Catholic, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. Religious education is held 10:30 a.m. Sundays at Blooming Einsteins, 2752 Pleasant Road, Suite 103, Fort Mill. 803-619-9707;

94.3 FM WRHI, Rock Hill

Radio show: “The Storyteller’s Gospel Show” with Margaret Caldwell will air at 9:30 a.m. Sundays.

Bethel Presbyterian, Clover

Fall Bible study: Moms of young children are welcome to join a Mentors and Moms Bible study about parenting. Light breakfast served. Child care and study books provided. Registration required. 9:15-11:15 a.m. Thursdays starting Sept. 6. 2445 S. C. 557, Clover. For information, email Ann Falls at

Unity Presbyterian, Fort Mill

Mobile food pantry: The Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will distribute food on a first-come, first-served basis until it is gone. Recipients must meet USDA income eligibility requirements and provide identification. The mobile food pantry is open twice a month at various churches. 8:30 a.m. July 17. 303 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill.