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On July 18, more than 700 volunteers packaged more than 50,000 meals through Stop Hunger Now at Saint Mark Catholic, Huntersville. The meals will be shipped to the western African nation of Burkina Faso.
On July 18, more than 700 volunteers packaged more than 50,000 meals through Stop Hunger Now at Saint Mark Catholic, Huntersville. The meals will be shipped to the western African nation of Burkina Faso. COURTESY OF DONNA SMITH

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Compiled by Erica Batten

Pleasant Hill Baptist

Annual revival:

The Rev. McKinley Jackson from Greater Middle Baptist Church will be the speaker. 7 p.m. Aug. 3-7.

Community clothing drive:

Collecting women’s and children’s clothing and shoes. 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 8 in the life center. 517 Baldwin Ave. 704-376-1201.

A Gift of Love Ministry

Community event:

Back-to-school day with free school supplies and uniforms, food and games. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 15. 231 Bradford Drive.

Sharon United Methodist

Sermon series:

Join us for “The Game of Life” to explore what that means and to play some cool games. The topic for Aug. 2 is “Minecraft.” 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road.

Harrison Church, Pineville

Global leadership summit:

The Willow Creek Association will present The Global Leadership Summit to inspire and equip Christian leaders for global impact. Speakers include Bill Hybels, Albert Tate and Sallie Krawcheck. Harrison Church will be a satellite site for this summit. Aug. 6-7. 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville.

Saint Gabriel Catholic


Dr. Wes Ely of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine will present “End-of-Life Issues From Medical and Ethical Perspectives.” Ely’s presentation will include secular and faith-based concerns, controversy related to physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia, and means of prioritizing human dignity and self-worth. Free. Reservations requested. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 in the ministry center. 3016 Providence Road. RSVP:

Cross and Crown Lutheran, Matthews

Vacation Bible school:

The church and weekday school will host SonSpark Labs for children age 3 through fifth grade. $15 per child; $30 family maximum. 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 3-7. 300 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. Register at 704-847-5967 or

First Baptist, Indian Trail

Fall sports:

Flag football for boys ages 5-11, soccer for boys and girls ages 5-11, flag football for men and women ages 18 and up. $80 per league.

Men’s conference:

“Iron Sharpens Iron X.” Evening includes a steak dinner, power-packed messages from Mike Whitson and Alvin Summers, music and fellowship. Open to men age 16 and older. $20. 7-9:30 p.m. Aug. 14 in the family life center. 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail. Register at 704-893-2644 or

Bethany Presbyterian, Monroe


Worship is at 10 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school is at 9 a.m. Communion will be celebrated on Aug. 2.


Service will be held Sept. 20. Current contact information is needed for previous pastors and members. 6713 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe. 704-301-6929.

Resurrection Anglican Church, Concord

New parish:

Resurrection is a new Anglican church in Concord. Holy Eucharist will be at 11 a.m. Sundays. Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Vespers, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Services are held at Mount Carmel United Methodist, 2330 Old Salisbury-Concord Road, Concord.

Calvary Lutheran, Concord

Adventure camp:

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

First Baptist, Mooresville

Organ concert:

Chase Loomer will perform. A native of Charlotte, Loomer is a rising sophomore at the Eastman School of Music. He was recently awarded first prize in the AGO/Quimby Southeast Regional Competition for Young Organists and has won several other competitions throughout the Southeast. The concert is free; a love offering will be taken. 6 p.m. Aug. 2. 150 S. Church St., Mooresville.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman

Informational meeting:

Learn more about Unitarian Universalism and the Fellowship. Child care available if requested in advance. 9:45 a.m. Aug. 9. RSVP: Services are held at the Woodlawn School, 135 Woodlawn School Loop, Mooresville.

Bethel Presbyterian, Cornelius

Health talk:

Dr. Eric Brown, director of the emergency department at Carolinas Healthcare System-Huntersville, will present “Emergency Room or Urgent Care?” 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 in the activity center.

Support group:

GriefShare is a place where you can be around people who understand the pain of your loss. Each session is self-contained. 9 a.m. Saturdays starting Aug. 15. 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius. 704-892-0546;

Community in Christ Lutheran, Cornelius

Denver Bible study:

Community in Christ, ELCA, is expanding into the Denver community. Small-group Bible study 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at AcuCare Clinic, 388 N.C. 16 N., Denver. Refreshments will be served.

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