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The American Islamic Outreach Foundation
Free health clinic:
The American Islamic Outreach Foundation has established a medical clinic that is free and open to the public. Called the Shifa clinic after the Arabic word for healing, this clinic was established with the recognition that the health care system leaves many people without access to care. Muslims consider it part of their religious duty to provide care to those who need it. The Muslim American Society plans to hold the clinic at least once a month in Charlotte. www.AmericanIslamicOutreach.org.
Charles Foushee celebrates 63 years of leading three churches. Guest speaker Tommy Willis. Music by choir from Ambassador Baptist College. A catered dinner will be served; reservations requested. 10:45 a.m. and 7:25 p.m. Nov. 8. 7700 Tuckaseegee Road. 704-399-5934.
Doers of the Word Christian Fellowship
The public is invited to the church’s “Five Fold Women in Ministry” service in celebration of the 20th ministry anniversary of the Rev. Belinda Stokes and the church’s seventh anniversary. Five guest preachers will minister the same Scripture. 4 p.m. Nov. 8. 9700 Research Drive. www.doersofthewordcfc.org.
Greenville Memorial AME Zion
The church mass choir will celebrate 33 years of ministry with a concert on the theme “We Offer Praise.” 5 p.m. Nov. 8. 6116 Monteith Drive. 704-596-4742.
Central Church Life Care Center
“Healing for Hurts, Habits, and Hang-ups” with Beverly and Tom Rodgers. Learn how to make healthy choices that will bring everlasting healing, freedom, and growth to your life. Light refreshments served. 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 7. 5500 Randolph Road. Register at 704-364-5003 or www.centralchurchofgod.org/lifecare.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 7 at Friendship Missionary Baptist, 3400 Beatties Ford Road. www.cbcc.us.
Saint John Neumann Catholic
Jason Moon will present a show of healing and support for veterans with PTSD, their families and the community. Free admission. 7 p.m. Nov. 7. www.jasonmoon.org.
“Time for God” retreat will open with Mass and feature several talks from Father Jacques Philippe. $15 includes lunch. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 15. Philippe will also preach during the parish’s annual 40 hours’ devotion, Nov. 15-17, focusing on the theme “Living Under the Gaze of God.” 8451 Idlewild Road. Register at http://4sjnc.org/2015_parish_retreat.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte
The Community Relations Council welcomes Ari Shavit, author of “My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel.” Shavit will discuss “Promise and Peril: Why Israel and the Diaspora Need Each Other.” 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Sam Lerner Center for Cultural Arts. www.jewishcharlotte.org.
The Global Day of Jewish Learning brings people together to celebrate shared Jewish texts through community-based learning, cultural experiences, prayer, recreation and social action. This event is sponsored by 16 agencies in the Jewish community. Free; registration required. Babysitting available. 8:15 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 15. 5007 Providence Road. http://charlotte.fedweb.jewishfederations.org/page/s/gdjl.
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Holiday pastry sale:
Sponsored by the Ladies Philoptochos Society. Baklava, 72 pieces, $70. Baklava, 35 pieces, $35. Spanakopita, $25 per pan. Tiropitakia, $18 per dozen. Koulourakia, $8 per dozen. Orders and payments due Nov. 13. Pick up noon-2 p.m. Dec. 13 or 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 14. Orders will not be held beyond Dec. 15. 600 East Blvd. To order, call Diane Ramsay at 704-554-1377.
Sharon United Methodist
“You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” The topic for Nov. 8 is “America’s Got Talent, and So Do You.” 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road. www.sharonumc.org.
Temple Beth El
Temple Beth El University’s fall session is “Religious Fundamentalisms.” Learning from religious studies scholars, the session will look at Jewish, Christian, and Muslim fundamentalisms. Refreshments will be served. $54; discount for Temple Beth El members. 7-9 p.m. Nov. 11 and 18 and Dec. 2. 5101 Providence Road. www.templebethel.org; 704-366-1948.
A 50-member chorus will join solo performers to present “Honor: A Salute to the Armed Forces.” The concert will include the “Herbert Howells Requiem” and Vaughan Williams’ “Dona Nobis Pacem,” with 3-D Civil War photo-choreography by the Center for Civil War Photography. VOX, the Chamber Singers of Centenary, an orchestra, and soloists Christina Pier and John Fulton will be featured. Free to veterans. General admission, $15; students and seniors, $10. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. 5201 Sharon Road. www.sharonpcusa.org/special_events.
Veterans Day breakfast:
Veterans of all ages and from all branches of the military are invited to enjoy a hearty meal and warm fellowship in recognition and appreciation of their service. Guest speaker Ed Pappert, a World War II Navy veteran who was awarded the Silver Star, will address the assembly with an inspiring message. $5. 7:30-9 a.m. Nov. 10. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. Tickets are available through Nov. 8 at www.calvarychurch.com/veterans.
“Pastoral Family Finances: Taking You From Conflict to Peace.” Topics include spirituality and money, money myths, family history and money messages, seeing your financial self more clearly, and finding common financial ground with your family. $35. 5-7 p.m. Nov. 10. 6100 Sardis Road. Register at www.ministryds.org/upcoming-events.html.
Light of Christ United Methodist
Carol Anne Lawler, faith community educator for Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region, will lead a hands-on opportunity to discuss and experience “Experiential Therapy for Care Givers” with chair yoga, guided imagery and relaxation therapy. Free. Child care available by reservation. 7-9 p.m. Nov. 9. 9212 Bryant Farms Road. www.locumc.org.
Morningstar Presbyterian, Matthews
Cards and games party:
Hosted by the Presbyterian Women. Lunch, snacks, door prizes, basket silent auction. All groups are welcome. Bring the games you love to play. $10 per person. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7. 13000 Idlewild Road, Matthews. Tickets: 704-847-0864. www.morningstarpresbyterian.com.
Saint Matthew Catholic
Donor registry event:
Representatives from Be the Match and LIVEBeyond will be available to register donors of marrow or stem cells. All healthy individuals ages 18-44 are encouraged to join; minorities are especially needed. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 8. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. www.BeTheMatch.org.
Saint Stephen United Methodist
Fall craft festival:
More than 60 local vendors. Handmade crafts, holiday gifts, huge bake sale, door prizes. Barbecue available; eat in or take out. Proceeds go to missions. Sponsored by the United Methodist Women. Free admission. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 7. 6800 Sardis Road. 704-364-1824.
Central United Methodist, Monroe
Women’s craft and gift show. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 14. 801 S. Hayne St., Monroe. www.centralumcmonroe.org.
Bethany Presbyterian, Monroe
11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school, 10 a.m. 6713 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe. 704-301-6929.
Matthews United Methodist
Seasoned to Perfection offers a delicious meal and entertainment. Fellowship begins at 11 a.m. Tuesdays; lunch at noon. On Nov. 10, the program will be “Hearing Solutions.” The MUMC Melody Makers will perform on Nov. 17. Reservations required by the Sunday before each event. 704-815-1982.
In November, worship will focus on “The Whole-Hearted Life.” Services are held at 8:15, 9:30, and 11 a.m. Sundays. Service in Spanish at 12:30 p.m. 801 S. Trade St., Matthews. www.matthewsumc.org.
Saint James Catholic, Concord
Homemade baked goods, variety of books, games, DVDs, and CDs for sale. Awesome raffle items and silent auction. Hosted by the women’s guild. Noon-5 p.m. Nov. 6, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Nov. 7, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 8 in Geiger Hall. 139 Manor Ave., Concord. www.saintjamescatholic.org.
Roberta United Methodist, Concord
Hot dog sale:
Hot dogs and homemade desserts, $1.25 each. Delivery for 10 or more. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 7. 3925 Cochran Road, Concord. 704-786-9215.
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.
Poplar Tent Presbyterian, Concord
Hot dog sale:
Come and support the Poplar Tent Presbyterian Women. Hot dogs, $1.50. Homemade desserts, $1.25. Chips, $0.50. Tea, $1 with free refills. Eat in or take out. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. each second Wednesday of the month. 6841 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. 704-786-1603; www.poplartentchurch.org.
Rocky River Church, Concord
7 p.m. Wednesdays. 887 Pitts School Road S.W., Concord. www.rockyriverchurch.com.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
4-7 p.m. Nov. 4 at Kimball Memorial Lutheran, 101 Vance St., Kannapolis. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 8 at Westford United Methodist, 273 N. C. 49 S., Concord. www.cbcc.us.
Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran, Troutman
The church will celebrate 200 years with a “Songfest” at 7 p.m. Nov. 7. Bishop John Bradosky will join the services at 8:45 and 11 a.m. Nov. 8. A covered-dish luncheon follows. 225 Morgan St., Troutman. www.holytrinitylutheran.net.
Saint Therese Catholic, Mooresville
Vendors, fall and Christmas crafts, bake sale, raffle, much more. Food and drinks available. Sponsored by SWAT (Special Works and Tasks). $1 donation per person. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7. 704-664-3992.
Community Thanksgiving service:
All are invited to seventh annual ecumenical Thanksgiving prayer service hosted by Father Vincent Curtin. Participating churches include Bridge Church of the Nazarene, Central United Methodist, Fieldstone Presbyterian, First Baptist, First Presbyterian, Saint Luke Greek Orthodox, and Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist. Donations of cash or food will be accepted for the Christian Mission and Mooresville Soup Kitchen. 7 p.m. Nov. 19. 217 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. If you are a pastor and would like to participate, call John Donohoe at 704-277-8059.
Saint Mark Catholic, Huntersville
Grades 1-3. 9-10 a.m. Sundays.
Internationally-known Catholic evangelist, mystic, healer and author Alan Ames will lead a grace-filled evening with Mass, a talk and a healing service with confession. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5. 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. RSVP: www.stmarknc.org.
First Presbyterian, Mooresville
Crafts and baked goods for sale. A pancake breakfast will be served. Adults, $6; children, $3; family maximum, $15. Proceeds go to church mission work. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 7. 249 W. McLelland Ave., Mooresville. www.mooresvillefpc.org.
Mount Zion United Methodist, Cornelius
All proceeds support local missions, including the backpack food ministry, Room in the Inn, Appalachia service project, more. Country-style dining or take-out available. $9 for a plate or three sandwiches. Kids’ meals, $5. Barbecue, $10 per pound. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 7 or until food is gone. “Hee Haw Spectacular” featuring Heaven’s Reign, our own Minnie Pearl, and other talented musicians, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 19600 Zion Ave., Cornelius. www.mtzionumc.net.
Meadowlake Presbyterian, Huntersville
Meadowlake Preschool will host a holiday bazaar and silent auction. Proceeds go toward a playground for preschoolers. 4-8 p.m. Nov. 13 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 14. 6501 Gilead Road, Huntersville. www.meadowlakechurch.com/holiday-bazaar.
First Baptist, Cornelius
Interesting programs, fellowship, and travel opportunities. We welcome new people to join us. 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.
Vanderburg United Methodist, Mooresville
Pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs. Free; donations accepted. 8-10 a.m. Nov. 7. 1809 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville. www.vanderburgumc.org.
Rocky Mount United Methodist, Mooresville
Community pancake breakfast:
Free. 7:30 a.m. Nov. 7. 1739 Perth Road, Mooresville. www.RockyMountUMC.com.
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.
Rock Hill First Baptist
Gaither Homecoming artist Lynda Randle will perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 5. Free; donations accepted. Donations will go to the York County Christian Women’s Job Corps. 481 Hood Center Drive, Rock Hill. www.yorkcountycwjc.org.
Hermon Presbyterian, 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. Nov. 6. 107 Heckle Blvd., Rock Hill. www.secondharvestmetrolina.org.