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Baroque violinist John Pruett joins Carolina Pro Musica for “Captivated by Love and Dancing.” Works by Handel and Telemann. $16; students and seniors, $8. Group rates available. 8 p.m. Oct. 3. 1510 E. Seventh St. www.carolinapromusica.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.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
8-11 a.m. Sept. 26 at New Zion Missionary Baptist, 217 W. Todd Lane. www.cbcc.us.
The Praise Cafe
Gospel Image Awards:
Dawn to Midnight Praise-a-Thon will be held 6 a.m.-midnight Sept. 25 at the Hilton University Lakeview Ballroom, 8926 JM Keynes Drive. Red carpet black tie event, 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at Halton Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. Awards ceremony will be held 6 p.m. Live streaming at www.thepraisecafe.com.
Harpist Helen Rifas will play with congregational singing and play a 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. Sept. 27. 5533 Prosperity Presbyterian Church Drive. 704-875-1182.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 27 at Ebenezer Baptist, 2020 W. Sugar Creek Road. 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 27 at Hickory Grove Baptist, 2350 Odell School Road. www.cbcc.us.
High Holy Days:
Erev Sukkot service, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Sukkot Day 1 morning service, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 28. Evening service, 6:15 p.m. Sukkot Day 2 service, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 29. 4901 Providence Road. www.templeisraelnc.org.
The Well Coffeehouse and Church, Pineville
Singer-songwriter Tom Conlon will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 25. $10 suggested donation.
9 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Prayer gatherings are held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. 220 Main St., Pineville. www.the-well.org.
Park Road Baptist
Loving God and loving others seems easy – until you try to do it. Co-pastor Russ Dean explains that living the gospel message of Jesus is hard to do, but so worth it. This is the third Sunday of a five-week emphasis on Putting the Good Back Into Good News. Everyone is welcome. 11 a.m. Sept. 27. 3900 Park Road. www.parkroadbaptist.org.
Food trucks and live music. Papi Queso, Yummi Banh Mi, KO Food Truck, Southern Cake Queen, and King of Pops; music by The In-Laws. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Event will be held inside if it rains. Nonperishable food items will be collected for Loaves and Fishes. 6-9 p.m. Sept. 24. 3115 Providence Road. www.trinitypreschurch.org.
Sharon United Methodist
“The Power of a Whisper: Hearing God. Having the Guts to Respond.” The topic for Sept. 27 is “Practice, Practice, Practice.” Based on the series by Bill Hybel. 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road. www.sharonumc.org.
Weddington United Methodist
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. 6 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 27 through Nov. 22. Childcare provided. 13901 Providence Road, Weddington. Register at www.weddingtonchurch.org/daniel-plan. For information, email Brett Myers at email@example.com.
Matthews United Methodist
“Acts of Renewal.” Learn, laugh a lot and reconnect with each other while professional actors and speakers Jim and Carol Shores use comedy theater to communicate about relationship issues. Tickets are $15 each. 7 p.m. Sept. 26. 801 S. Trade St., Matthews. Tickets available at www.MatthewsUMC.org.
Saint Luke Catholic, Mint Hill
Annual Luke-a-Palooza will feature carnival rides, games, international foods, live entertainment, raffles, silent auction, more. Proceeds benefit Levine Children’s Hospital and church ministries. Wristbands for unlimited rides and games will be available at the gate for $20. The Knights of Columbus will host free-throw and soccer shootout competitions; winners advance to regional and state finals. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 26. 13700 Lawyers Road, Mint Hill. www.lukeapalooza.org.
Saint Matthew Catholic
Saint Peregrine healing prayer service for those with cancer and other grave diseases. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24.
Day of healing:
Annual Divine Mercy Day of Healing featuring Joan and Dave Maroney, founders and directors of Mother of Mercy Messengers, Msgr. John McSweeney, and Deacon Gary Schrieber. $35; $25 for seniors. Price includes continental breakfast and box lunch. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 3. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. www.stmatthewcatholic.org.
Kerr Street United Methodist, Concord
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of “The Sound of Music.” Dan Truhitte, who played Rolf in the film, lives in Concord. Truhitte and guests will present “An Autumn Evening of Dinner and Song.” Truhitte will share some of his memories of the making of the film. Vegetarian option available. $25 per plate. Proceeds support church missions. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26. 419 Kerr St. N. W., Concord. Reservations: 704-782-4224; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mount Olivet United Methodist, Concord
Hot dog sale:
Eat in or take out. Delivery for orders of $10 or more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. 301 Mount Olivet Road, Concord. 704-782-8846; www.mtochurch.com.
4-7 p.m. Sept. 28 at McGill Baptist, 5300 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. www.cbcc.us.
Centre Presbyterian, Mooresville
The church is celebrating 250 years. A homecoming celebration will be held Sept. 27. Service at 11 a.m. We will host period re-enactors from the Overmountain Victory Trail. Following the traditional covered-dish luncheon will be historic storytelling, exhibitions and old-time music. Other activities are planned through the year. 129 Centre Church Road, Mooresville. For information on the church’s history and activities, visit www.thecentrechurch.org.
Huntersville First Baptist
7 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 26. Proceeds go to feed the hungry locally and worldwide. Volunteers also needed. 119 N. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6581.
Community in Christ Lutheran, Cornelius
Women’s book study:
Women’s ministry will study Anne Lamott’s “Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace.” Child care provided. 9:30-11 a.m. Sept. 23. The group meets every other Wednesday.
Church members from the Denver area meet every other week to discuss the week’s sermon scripture. 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at AcuCare Clinic, 388 N.C. 16 N., Denver. 7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius. www.communityinchrist.net.
Prospect Presbyterian, Mooresville
Everyone is invited an “Evening Walk With Christ.” The nine-week study of bad girls of the Bible will include a light meal, discussion, fellowship and worship. Bring a Bible and a copy of “Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn From Them” by Liz Curtis Higgs. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sundays starting Sept. 27. 9425 N. C. 152 W., Mooresville. email@example.com.
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. The Humanist group will discuss “Damned Good Company” by Luis Granados.
Member Chris Johnson will discuss “The Case Against Hell.” Children age 4 and older go to spiritual exploration following the children’s story during the service. Nursery available. 11 a.m. Sept. 27. Services are held at the Woodlawn School, 135 Woodlawn School Loop, Mooresville. www.uulakenorman.org.
Saint Therese Catholic, Mooresville
Day of reflection:
Writer and speaker Paula D’Arcy will join us for “Waking Up to This Day.” Explore the guideposts that summon us to live in the present moment and open our eyes to the perfection of divine love moving in our lives. Bring a journal. $35 includes lunch. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 3. 217 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. Register at www.sainttherese.net/waking-up-to-this-day.
Saint Paul’s Episcopal, Fort Mill
Blessing of the Animals service will be held 3 p.m. Oct. 4 outside the gates of the Mary Warner Mack Dog Park at the Anne Springs Close Greenway. Bring pets on leashes or in cages to receive a blessing. 803-547-5968.
Grace Presbyterian, Fort Mill
Arts and crafts fair:
Vendor applications now being accepted. Items must be original and hand-crafted; no resale items, please. $35 fee. Applications must be received by Oct. 1. Event is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 17. 2955 S. C. 160 W., Fort Mill. 803-548-0800; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Samaritan United Methodist, Lake Wylie
The church will host Beth Moore’s “Living Proof Live.” $25 includes lunch; advance purchase required. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 26. 5220 Crowder’s Cove Lane, Lake Wylie. Tickets available at the church office 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday or at 803-831-0304. www.goodsamumc.org.
First Associate Reformed Presbyterian, Rock Hill
Just Joy monthly worship service for special-needs friends and families. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24. 201 E. White St., Rock Hill. 803-327-2009; www.firstarp.org.