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Compiled by Erica Batten
New church year:
A light breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 13 in Carson Fellowship Hall to celebrate the start of Sunday school and to welcome the new associate minister, the Rev. Grace Lindvall. Worship 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. 3115 Providence Road. www.trinitypreschurch.org.
Little Rock AME Zion
The church will hold its 132nd anniversary fall revival with guest revivalist Bishop W. Darin Moore, presiding prelate of the Western Episcopal District. 7 p.m. Sept. 9-11. 401 N. McDowell St. www.littlerockamezion.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. For reservations, email Louise Giusto at giustoL@hpccr.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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. WT Harris Blvd. www.ucumc.org.
Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church
Huck Nawaz, animal behaviorist with the Charlotte Humane Society, will speak on behavior problems with household pets. He will discuss common problems of dogs and cats as well as specific problems relating to fostering and adopting. He will take questions from the audience. Free; public is invited. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share at our potluck lunch. Sponsored by the church’s animal ministry. 12:30 p.m. Sept. 6. 9704 Mallard Creek Road. www.puuc.org.
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 your spot at 704-399-1632.
Charlotte Torah Center
High Holy Days:
Celebrate Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. No Hebrew required; Rabbi Oppenheim will share insights and explanations of the service and text. Kiddush follows services. Rosh Hashana services, 7:25 p.m. Sept. 13-14 and 9:15 a.m. Sept. 14-15. Children’s babysitting and programs, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 14-15. Yom Kippur services will be held Sept. 22-23. Families, $180; adults, $80; children ages 3-11, $25. Children age 2 and younger, active military and college students, free. Additional charge for Rosh Hashana meals. 5668 International Drive, Suite 5A. Reservations: www.charlottetorahcenter.com.
Myers Park United Methodist
The African Children’s Choir will perform African songs and dances. The program features children’s songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. Free; a free-will offering will be taken to support the choir’s education, care, relief and development programs. 4 p.m. Sept. 13. 1501 Queens Road. www.africanchildrenschoir.com.
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 with a reunion choir providing special music. All past and present choir members are invited to join in singing “Holy is He.” If you would like 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.
Women Living Well Ministries
“Spiritual Spa” is a time for participants 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.
New contemporary service:
Casual service offers a praise band, nontraditional format and less formal atmosphere. We encourage the community to join us for the joyful celebration of praise. 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school, 9:45 and 11 a.m. Blended worship service, 11 a.m. 6411 Sharon Road. www.mysharon.org.
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. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. www.calvarychurch.com.
Sharon United Methodist
“Dynamic Marriage” offers discussion of new concepts, development of new skills and exploration of the unique dynamics of your marriage to promote real and lasting change. The eight-week course will be held at 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. “The Game of Life” explores what that means and to play some cool games along the way. The topic for Sept. 6 is “Simon Says.” 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road. www.sharonumc.org.
Park Road Baptist
Co-pastor Russ Dean shares that God really does love each one of us. Five-week emphasis on “Putting the Good Back Into Good News.” 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.” Learn from this amazing teacher and spend a spirit-filled day with women from the community. 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.
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.
Healthy lifestyle program:
In cooperation with Carolinas HealthCare System, the church will offer the Daniel Plan, a program founded on Biblical principles and focused on the essentials of faith, food, fitness, focus and friends. Fee for program books only. An informational session will be held 6 p.m. Sept. 13 in Helms Hall. The program will be 6 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 27 -Nov. 22. Child care provided. 13901 Providence Road, Weddington. Register at www.weddingtonchurch.org/daniel-plan. For information, email Brett Myers at email@example.com.
Bethany Presbyterian, Monroe
Community fall festival:
And evening of games, crafts and food followed by an evening meal and bingo will be held Sept. 12. 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.
An outing will be held Oct. 2 at White Plains Country Club. $50 includes fees, cart and lunch. Sponsor spaces also available. Proceeds support men’s ministries of the church. 6713 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe. 704-301-6929.
Cross and Crown Lutheran, Matthews
The church invites all to join “God’s Work, Our Hands.” We will do outside work before the 10:30 a.m. casual worship service Sept. 13. We will do inside work after worship and have a light sandwich lunch. Projects include roadside cleanup, property work at the church, making dog toys for shelter dogs, tying quilts and collecting food and painting the pantry for the Matthews Help Center. 300 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. www.crossandcrown.org.
Family of Faith Lutheran, Concord
The church has welcomed the Rev. Lucille “CeCee” Mills as the new pastor. Worship services at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. 240 Pitts School Road N.W., Concord. 704-782-0671; www.familyoffaithlutheran.org.
Temple Or Olam, Concord
High Holy Days:
Begin the High Holy Days season with a S’lichot service in the midst of nature. On Rosh Hashana, we will reflect on nature, and our Shacharit services will conclude in a nearby park. We will share our reflections on how to protect and care for our world at a special study session on Yom Kippur afternoon, and at Neilah, we’ll conclude our spiritual travels with a service of renewal. Tickets not required. Suggested donations for nonmembers are: $108 per person and $216 per family; students, free. Erev Rosh Hashana service, 7 p.m. Sept. 13. Rosh Hashana morning services, 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 14 followed by brunch and Tashlich at Dorton Park. Kol Nidre service, 7 p.m. Sept. 22. Yom Kippur morning service, 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 23. Neilah service, Havdalah, and break fast, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23. Services are held at McGill Baptist, 5300 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. www.or-olam.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.
Calvary Lutheran, Concord
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.
Forest Hill United Methodist, Concord
Children’s consignment sale:
Register now to consign children’s clothing and toys at the Second Blessings sale. 50 Elm Ave., Concord. www.foresthillumc.org.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 13 at Harrisburg Presbyterian, 4815 N. C. 49 S., Harrisburg. www.cbcc.us.
Temple Kol Tikvah, Davidson
High Holy Days:
Erev Rosh Hashana services will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 13. Children’s service, 6:30 p.m. Meet-and-greet, 6 p.m. Rosh Hashana services will include a children’s service at 9:15 a.m. Sept. 14, community nosh at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 10:30 a.m., and Taschlich at 1:15 p.m. at Roosevelt Wilson Park. Rosh Hashana Day 2 morning service, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 15 at Temple Kol Tikvah, 605 South St., Davidson. Kol Nidre service, 7 p.m. Sept. 22. Yom Kippur services will be held Oct. 3. Unless otherwise noted, services will be held in the Chambers Building at Davidson College. Reservations for High Holy Days services are highly recommended. Complete schedule and information at www.templekoltikvah.org.
Davidson College Presbyterian
Organ at Davidson kicks off its 10th anniversary season with a performance by Joby Bell, associate professor of organ at Appalachian State University. Free; donations encouraged. A reception follows. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14. The series continues on Oct. 19 with Jeff Jones. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org.
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 and Girl Talk. 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 grades, seventh to 12th grades, student sign language choir, adult choir, senior adult choir, handbells for fourth to sixth grades, seventh to 12th grades 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.
Concord United Methodist, Catawba
The church, which dates to 1832, will hold a homecoming service Sept. 27. The Rev. Byron Alexander, pastor from 2000-2007, will be the preacher. Participants are asked to bring old pictures for display in the fellowship hall or email them to email@example.com for inclusion in a PowerPoint presentation. Worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 27. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. A covered-dish dinner will begin at noon. 7618 Monbo Road, Catawba. 828-478-3110.
Saint Therese Catholic, Mooresville
Women who have recently moved to the area are invited to meet others, exchange insights and find the courage to put down roots again. The 10-week class is based on the book “After the Boxes Are Unpacked.” 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays starting Sept. 16.
Weekend Mass schedule:
Beginning the weekend of Sept. 5-6, Mass will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and at 7:30, 9, and 10:30 a.m., noon, 2:30 p.m. (Spanish), and 5:30 p.m. Sundays. The nursery will be open during the 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass. 217 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. www.sainttherese.net.
Community in Christ Lutheran, Cornelius
9:30 and 11 a.m. starting Sept. 13.
Children’s classes 9:30 a.m. Sundays starting Sept. 13. Register online. Adult classes at 9:30 and 11 a.m.
Resumes 5 p.m. Sept. 13.
Worship on Wednesday:
7 p.m. Wednesdays. Confirmation classes 7:45 p.m.
Group provides handmade cards to pastors, lay pastors and staff. 3:30 p.m. Sept. 17 and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and 22. 7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius. www.communityinchrist.net.
Lake Norman Baptist, Huntersville
Women’s worship event:
Women in the Lake Norman area are invited to “911 Urgent Call to Worship.” Guest speaker Rivera Douthit and worship leader Carole Ann Loebs will lead an evening of prayer, support, purpose and healing. Following the service will be a ministry fair highlighting resources to help or opportunities to get involved in the community. Free. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11. 7921 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville. www.LakeNormanBaptist.com.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 12 at Jonahville AME Zion, 10600 Asbury Chapel Road, Huntersville. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 13 at Saint Mark Catholic, 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. www.cbcc.us.
Fair View United Methodist, Mooresville
Are you looking for a community of other moms who can relate to the challenges and joys you experience on a daily basis? If so, come check out MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) and Moms Next (for moms of school-aged kids). First meetings for the new season will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 10 in the fellowship hall. 1430 Mecklenburg Highway, Mooresville. RSVP to Amy Stiel: 704-929-8736; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Huntersville First Baptist
Giant attic sale will be held Sept. 26. Proceeds go to feed the hungry locally and worldwide. Volunteers also needed. Donations will be accepted 6-8 p.m. Fridays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. 119 N. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6581.
First Baptist, Cornelius
Interesting programs, fellowship, and travel opportunities. Newcomers welcome. Meetings at 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month. 21007 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. For information, call Pat Alleshunas at 704-787-9257.
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.
Davidson United Methodist
Quiet Space Fridays:
Ecumenical monthly opportunity using the power of space to revive, restore, and reveal. Limited registration. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Starrette Farm Retreat in Statesville. $20. Quiet Space Fridays will be offered the second Friday of each month. www.TheLydiaGroup.com.
Temple Solel, Fort Mill
High Holy Days:
Family service, 10 a.m. Sept. 13 at Blooming Einsteins, 2752 Pleasant Road, Suite 103, Fort Mill. Erev Rosh Hashana, 7 p.m. Rosh Hashana, 10 a.m. Sept. 14. Tashlich follows. Shabbat Shuva, 7 p.m. Sept. 18. Kol Nidre, 7 p.m. Sept. 22. Yom Kippur services will be held Sept. 23. Unless otherwise noted, 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.
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 Unity Presbyterian, 303 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill. Tickets are required and can be purchased at www.templekolamisc.org. Info: email@example.com.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 13 at College Park Baptist, 1209 Eisenhower Road, Rock Hill. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept 13 at Eastview Baptist, 1430 Gordon Road, Rock Hill. www.cbcc.us.