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Clinton Chapel AME Zion
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Special worship service following annual Clinton Fest. 11 a.m. Aug. 30. 1901 Rozzelles Ferry Road. 980-224-9701.
Moore’s Chapel United Methodist
Single parents’ group:
Single and Parenting features refreshing, Biblical teaching on topics important to single parents. Child care available upon request. 7 p.m. Thursdays starting Sept. 17. 10601 Moores Chapel Road. Reserve a spot at 704-399-1632.
The Park Church
The church celebrated the 11th anniversary of the South Charlotte campus during both worship services Aug. 23. Now known as The Park Church South Charlotte, the campus is the second expansion that Bishop Alexander has overseen in his 25 years as senior pastor. Worship services at 8:45 and 10:45 a.m. Sundays. The South Charlotte campus is at 13733 Lancaster Highway, Pineville. www.theparkministries.org.
Greater Providence Baptist
Join Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region for “Healthy Aging: Mind, Body and Spirit.” Gerri Cummings, program manager for spiritual and grief care services, and faith community educator Carol Anne Lawler will present strategies to increase joy in the second half of life. Helen Watts will speak about her 20 years experience as a volunteer. Healthy lunch provided. Free; registration required by Sept. 6. Noon-2 p.m. Sept. 10. 2000 Milton Road. www.greaterprovidence.org.
The Culinary Ministry will hold The Black and White Gala to benefit the National Kidney Foundation. Celebrate in style with an elegant dinner and gospel entertainment. Formal attire appreciated. Reservations required by Sept. 15. 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26. 2020 W. Sugar Creek Road. 704-598-2219.
The church will celebrate its 30th anniversary by inviting the prior pastors to preach at special services. Cornerstone was formed by the merger of Chantilly Baptist and Albemarle Road Baptist on April 1, 1985. On Sept. 27, Pastor Eddie Thompson (2005-2008) will preach and a reunion choir will provide special music. All past and present choir members are invited to join in singing “Holy is He.” To join the choir, contact Director of Music Susan Justice. A barbecue lunch will be provided after the service. 10:45 a.m. Sept. 27. Services and luncheons are free and include child care for children age 5 and younger. Children’s worship available. 8947 Albemarle Road. 704-537-1097.
University City United Methodist
The church choirs and orchestra, narrators, tech team, and the Scottish American Military Society Color Guard will present “God Bless the USA: A Patriotic Musical.” Active and veteran military, police, fire and EMS personnel will be recognized during the presentation. Free; a love offering will be received, to be shared with the Wounded Warrior Project. Child care available by reservation for children ages 0-5. 7 p.m. Sept. 11. 3835 W. W.T. Harris Blvd. www.ucumc.org.
Dilworth United Methodist
Blessing of the Backpacks:
Students invited to bring backpacks for a blessing during the worship service to celebrate God’s love for us. Following the service, there will be a lunch on the grounds with live music. The church will collect school supplies for the Bethlehem Center’s early start and after school programs. All are welcome. 11 a.m. Aug. 30. 605 East Blvd. www.dilworthchurch.org.
Women Living Well Ministries
Join us for “Spiritual Spa” to be renewed and refreshed through Christ. Speakers are Jennifer Kerr, David Keen, Holly Barrett, Kay Hadley and Paula Grande. $49. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 2 and 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Pritchard Memorial Baptist, 1117 South Blvd. www.womenlivingwellministries.org/#/spiritual-spa-retreat.
Support ministry classes:
Interactive study groups address practical issues from a Christian worldview. Fall classes include Boundaries, GriefShare, Search for Significance and CORPS, a new class for women whose husbands suffer with spinal disease or injury. Early registration recommended. Child care available for ages 2-7. 7 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 14. www.calvarychurch.com/support.
Learn to speak English or improve your skills with conversational English, pronunciation and American culture. Five levels available. Ages 18 and older. 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Sept. 15. An additional pronunciation class meets at 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays with a life discussion on Thursdays. Child care available. $50 for the semester. www.calvarychurch.com.
Women’s Bible studies:
Ten new Bible studies by Kay Arthur, Priscilla Shirer, John MacArthur, more. Women in the community invited. Preschool child care available. 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesdays starting Sept. 1. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. www.calvarychurch.com/women.
Sharon United Methodist
“Dynamic Marriage” offers discussion of concepts, development of skills and exploration of the dynamics of your marriage to promote real and lasting change. The eight-week course will be held 4:30 p.m. Sundays starting Sept. 13.
Life is not a game, but it can be fun. Jesus came to give us full life. Join us for “The Game of Life” to explore what that means and to play some cool games along the way. The topic for Aug. 30 is “Clue.” 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road. www.sharonumc.org.
Park Road Baptist
Co-pastor Russ Dean wrote a blog earlier this summer in response to Franklin Graham’s public separation from Wells Fargo Bank (see www.parkroadbaptist.org/blog/2015/6/10/guilt-by-association-why-franklin-graham-is-bad-for-my-church). Based on responses to that blog, it appears that many people do not believe or understand the gospel Jesus taught is one of good news. So join us for a five-week series, “Putting the Good Back Into Good News.” Co-pastors Russ and Amy Jacks Dean will lead a discussion of the Good News that begins and ends with love. Everyone is welcome. 11 a.m. Sundays starting Sept. 13. 3900 Park Road. www.parkroadbaptist.org.
Christ the King Church
The church will host Beth Moore’s “Living Proof Live.” Materials, snacks and lunch included. $20 in advance. 10:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Sept. 12. 13501 S. Tryon St. Register at www.CtKCharlotte.org/BethMoore.
Bethany Presbyterian, Monroe
Community fall festival:
Join us Sept. 12 for games, crafts and food followed by an evening meal and Bingo. Admission is two nonperishable food items for our local food pantries or school supplies.
Special praise music during worship. Covered-dish luncheon follows the service. 10:30 a.m. Sept. 20.
Outing will be held Oct. 2 at White Plains Country Club. $50 includes fees, cart, lunch. Sponsor spaces available. Proceeds support men’s ministries of the church. 6713 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe. 704-301-6929.
Weddington United Methodist
Grief support group:
GriefShare is a 13-week supportive experience for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Video presentation, discussion and prayer with facilitators who have also experienced loss. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 9. 13901 Providence Road, Weddington. 704-846-1032; www.weddingtonchurch.org.
First Baptist, Indian Trail
Bible study classes:
Christian Living classes address specific areas of spiritual growth. Life Link classes equip individuals to overcome obstacles to spiritual growth. Classes include Financial Peace University, Beth Moore studies for women, and classes for men, couples, parents, more. Activities for all ages. Cost varies. Classes begin Sept. 2. 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail. 704-893-2644; www.fbcit.org.
Calvary Lutheran, Concord
Combined service followed by potluck lunch. 10 a.m. Aug. 30.
Blessing of the Animals. 8:30 a.m. Sept. 6 in Steere Outdoor Chapel.
Sunday school kickoff. 10 a.m. Sept. 13. 950 Bradley St., Concord. www.clcofconcord.org.
Community Moms in Prayer
We will begin meeting for the new school year Sept. 3. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursdays in the Williams Room at the West Cabarrus YMCA. www.MomsinPrayer.org.
Blackwelder Park Baptist, Kannapolis
Kingdom Kids Preschool offers classes for ages 2-4 starting Sept. 8. Parents may register children 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 2204 Summit Ave., Kannapolis. 704-932-4266.
Fair View United Methodist, Mooresville
Silent auction, bounce house, arts and crafts sale, oldies music. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 5. Chicken barbecue plates will be on sale 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $11 per plate. Car judging 11 a.m. Awards 2 p.m. No alcohol allowed. Proceeds will be used to provide gifts and a Christmas party for local underprivileged children. Event space available for handmade arts and crafts; $30 per space by Aug. 30. Car registration, $20 before Aug. 30 or $25 day of show. 1430 Mecklenburg Highway, Mooresville. www.fairviewumc.org.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman
Sunday morning groups:
Humanist discussion group, adult discussion group, and youth spiritual exploration meet 9:45 a.m. most Sundays. The Humanist discussion group will continue its discussion of UU principles.
The Rev. Amy Brooks will discuss “Life-Giving Waters” at our annual water service. Children 4 and older go to spiritual exploration following the children’s story during the service. Nursery available. 11 a.m. Aug. 30. Services are held at the Woodlawn School, 135 Woodlawn School Loop, Mooresville. www.uulakenorman.org.
Vanderburg United Methodist, Mooresville
Pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs. Free; donations accepted. 8-10 a.m. Sept. 5. 1809 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville. www.vanderburgumc.org.
Rocky Mount United Methodist, Mooresville
Community pancake breakfast:
Free. 7:30 a.m. Sept. 5. 1739 Perth Road, Mooresville. www.RockyMountUMC.com.
First Baptist, Mooresville
Disciples’ Academy and Equip U classes begin Sept. 9. Disciples’ Academy focuses on spiritual formation. Choices include men’s Bible study, Questions of Our Faith, Girl Talk, more. Equip U classes help with life skills and healthy lifestyle. Choices include REFIT, Love Dare and Financial Peace University. To register, call the church office at 704-664-2324 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is available online for the music opportunities at the church. Groups include choir for age 3 through kindergarten, first- to sixth-graders, seventh- to 12th-graders, student sign language choir, adult choir, senior adult choir, handbells for fourth- to sixth-graders, seventh- to 12-graders and adults, adult choir chimes, orchestra, praise band, and In His Steps Dance Ministry for students. No cost to participate. 150 S. Church St., Mooresville. www.fbcmooresville.com.
Saint Mark’s Lutheran, Mooresville
The Holy Grounds Coffee Bar will be open 9:30-11 a.m. Aug. 30. Join us for coffee, doughnuts, fruit and fellowship. 454 Fieldstone Road, Mooresville. 704-664-5474.
Bethel Presbyterian, Cornelius
“Medicare: Do You Know?” Learn about Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, Medigap plans, Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans, pros and cons and how to limit your liability. The group meets monthly. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 1. 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius. RSVP: email@example.com or 704-892-0546.
RiverLife Wellness Center, Mooresville
Free individual, marriage, and family counseling. Daytime and evening appointments available. 2487 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville. To schedule an appointment, provide your name and contact information to 704-664-7705 ext. 1.
Temple Solel, Fort Mill
Religious school at Temple Solel will resume Sept. 13. This year, the temple plans to add a confirmation class as well as adult education. High Holy Days services will be held at Saint Philip Neri Catholic, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. The services are free to members, students and military personnel. $50 charge for nonmembers includes all services. A detailed schedule is available at www.templesolelsc.org. 803-619-9707.
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. 2445 S.C. 557, Clover. www.BethelChurchPCA.com. For information, contact Ann Falls at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Temple Kol Ami, Fort Mill
Services for the Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur will be held Sept. 14-15 and Sept. 22-23, respectively. Rabbi Levanon and cantorial soloist Beverly Levy will lead us. Services are open to all in the community who wish to worship. Services will be held at the sanctuary of Unity Presbyterian, 303 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill. Tickets are required and can be purchased at www.templekolamisc.org. Details: email@example.com.
Community Bible Study
Women and children of all ages, churches, backgrounds and levels of Bible knowledge are welcome to an in-depth, 30-week study of Daniel and Revelation. Adults, $35; children, $10. Lesson books included. 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 2 at River Hills Community Church, 104 Hamiltons Ferry Road, Lake Wylie. Register early to help organizers plan for the upcoming year. To register, email Michelle Locklear at firstname.lastname@example.org. lakewylie.cbsclass.org.
First Calvary Baptist, Rock Hill
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. Sept. 3. 228 Lucky Lane, Rock Hill. www.secondharvestmetrolina.org.