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Saint Martin’s Episcopal


“Changing the World: Queen Christina in Rome.” Vocal and instrumental works by Scarlatti, Corelli, Stradella, more. $16; students and seniors, $8. 8 p.m. Nov. 14. 1510 E. Seventh St.

Moore’s Chapel United Methodist


Plates include pork or half chicken with beans, coleslaw and chips. Free drink with dine-in. Plate or three pork barbecue sandwiches, $9. Homemade desserts, $1. Delivery for 10 plates or more. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 13. 10601 Moores Chapel Road. 704-399-1632.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Blood drive:

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 14 at Marathon Praise Ministries, 2230 Bancroft St.

Saint John Neumann Catholic


Father Jacques Philippe will be with us for “Time for God.” The retreat will open with Mass and feature several talks from Father 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

The Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte

Special event:

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.

Sharon United Methodist

Sermon series:

“You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” The topic for Nov. 15 is “…But If You Try Sometimes, You Just Might Find…” 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road.

Living Saviour Lutheran

Craft fair:

Shop for Christmas decor, pottery, jewelry, handmade stationery, ladies’ accessories and more. Bake sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 14. 6817 Carmel Road.

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.

Mouzon United Methodist

Multi-ethnic service:

Service of praise and thanksgiving with our Vietnamese-, Spanish- and English-speaking congregants. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 3100 Selwyn Ave. 704-525-1326;

Saint John’s Episcopal

Job hunters’ group:

Expert speakers provide job search tips, resume reviews, interview coaching, and networking opportunities. No fees or registration. 7 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. 1623 Carmel Road.

Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic

Arts and crafts fair:

Hand-crafted items include jewelry, scarves, photography, candles, crocheted items, wreaths and more. Proceeds will benefit the church’s nonprofit preschool. Vendor spaces available. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 21. 6828 Old Reid Road.

Saint Matthew Catholic

Job seekers’ group:

Christians in Career Transition is a ministry providing support for those out of work or under-employed. Learn the proper methods for a successful job search. 7-9 p.m. each first and third Monday.

Girls’ event:

Middle school, high school, and college-age girls are invited to “A Night With Emily Wilson.” The evening of praise and worship will include Wilson’s testimony about the beauty of being a young woman of Christ. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway.

Central United Methodist, Monroe

Special event:

Women’s craft and gift show. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 14. 801 S. Hayne St., Monroe.

Blair Road United Methodist, Mint Hill

Vendors wanted:

Annual Blair Road Marketplace will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 14. Vendor applications being accepted from Pampered Chef, Tupperware and other vendors as well as those selling books, crafts, attic sale items and more. 9135 Blair Road, Mint Hill. 704-545-6785.

Matthews United Methodist

Weekly meals:

“Seasoned to Perfection,” a delicious meal and entertainment. Fellowship begins at 11 a.m. Tuesdays; lunch at noon. 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 8:15, 9:30, and 11 a.m. Sundays. Service in Spanish at 12:30 p.m. 801 S. Trade St., Matthews.

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. 17. 13000 Idlewild Road, Matthews. Tickets: 704-847-0864.

Indian Trail United Methodist

Craft and bake sale:

Handmade items for your Christmas list. Proceeds benefit the church’s missions in Union County. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 14. 113 Indian Trail Road, Indian Trail.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Blood drive:

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at First Baptist, 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail.

Harrisburg Presbyterian

Turkey and ham collection:

Frozen turkeys and hams will be collected for Harrisburg Crisis Assistance Ministry, The Salvation Army and the Urban Ministry Center. Monetary donations go toward bulk purchases. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 4815 N. C. 49 S., Harrisburg. 704-455-2491.

Rocky Ridge United Methodist, Concord

Hot dog sale:

Hot dogs, $1.25 each. Homemade desserts, chips, and drinks also available. Eat in or take out. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. 1428 Old Charlotte Road, Concord. For delivery, call 704-782-3579.

Impact Church International, Concord

Soup kitchen:

Manna House provides hot, fresh meals to anyone in the community who needs them. Guests are served at the table, restaurant-style. Volunteers from the church and community cook and serve the weekly meals. Special projects of Manna House include winter coat drives, care kits, Thanksgiving meals and more. The weekly meals are served noon-2 p.m. Saturdays. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. 44 Cabarrus Ave., Concord.

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;

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Blood drives:

9:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 15 at Connect Christian Church, 3101 Davidson Highway, Concord. 9:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 15 at Kannapolis Church of God, 2211 W. A St., Kannapolis.

The Episcopal Church of Saint Peter by-the-Lake, Denver


The Alexander Community Concert series welcomes Musically Yours, a trio of harp guitar, harp and cello, who will perform classics and contemporary hits. Reception follows the concert. Adults, $15; seniors and students, $10; children younger than 12, free. 3 p.m. Nov. 15. 8433 Fairfield Forest Road, Denver. 704-489-6249;

Davidson College Presbyterian


Organ at Davidson presents internationally-acclaimed Dorothy Papadakos, who will frightfully accompany Lon Chaney’s 1925 silent horror film “Phantom of the Opera.” Free; donations encouraged. A reception follows the performance. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13. 100 N. Main St., Davidson.

Meadowlake Presbyterian, Huntersville

Holiday bazaar:

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.

Saint Therese Catholic, Mooresville

Community Thanksgiving service:

The seventh annual ecumenical Thanksgiving prayer service will be 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. If you are a pastor and would like to participate, call John Donohoe at 704-277-8059.

Community Thanksgiving meal:

Mooresville-area churches and the Mooresville Soup Kitchen invite the community to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 26. 217 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. 704-664-3992.

Saint Mark Catholic, Huntersville

Christmas bazaar:

Gifts in all price ranges for everyone on your list. Raffles, bake sale, jewelry, kitchen items, home decor, religious gifts, handmade toys and cards and more. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 14.

Thanksgiving food drive:

Collecting nonperishable food items and $25 grocery gift cards. Bring items to the Family Life Center. 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman


Member musicians Alan Davis and Sam Treadaway will present “Listening for the Ancestors.” Children age 4 and older go to spiritual exploration following the children’s story during the service. Nursery available. 11 a.m. Nov. 15. Services are held at the Woodlawn School, 135 Woodlawn School Loop, Mooresville.

Community in Christ Lutheran, Cornelius

Prayer shawl ministry:

Intergenerational group creates shawls, chemo caps and other crafts that serve as a physical reminder of God’s unconditional love to people experiencing illness or other difficulty. The group meets 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15.

Seniors’ group:

Lay pastors will present “Senior Reassurance Program.” 11:30 a.m. Nov. 18 at the Acropolis Café and Grille.

Women’s ministry:

Discussion of Anne Lamott’s “Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace.” 9:30 a.m. Nov. 18. 7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius.

Huntersville United Methodist


Adults age 50 and older invited. Monthly meetings alternate among potluck lunches at the church, meals at restaurants and field trips to nearby places of interest. The church is at 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville.

Davidson Friends Meeting

Needlecraft group:

Hearts and Hands invites those who like to knit, crochet, and quilt to make shawls and other charity needlecrafts projects. No experience necessary. 7:30 p.m. each second and fourth Thursday. 625 South St., Davidson. 704-895-8404;

Community Bible Study

Bible study:

Women and children of all ages, churches, backgrounds and levels of Bible knowledge are welcome to an in-depth study of Revelation. Adults, $25; children, $10. Lesson books included. 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays starting Dec. 9 at River Hills Community Church, 104 Hamilton’s Ferry Road, Lake Wylie. Register early to help in planning. A new-member class will be held 9:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 2. To register, email Michelle Locklear at

Bethel United Methodist, Rock Hill

Men’s warming center:

The church’s warming center will be open November through March. Volunteers needed.

Holiday pie sale:

The United Methodist Women will sell homemade sweet potato, pumpkin, coconut custard, apple, chocolate nut, buttermilk, pecan and peanut butter pies. Orders due Nov. 13. Pick up 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 20 at the church, 1232 Curtis St., Rock Hill.

Lifeway Church, York

Craft fair:

Second annual Craftacular. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 14. 114 S. Congress St., York.

Temple Solel, Fort Mill

Shabbat services:

The Reform Jewish Congregation holds Shabbat services at 7 p.m. each second and fourth Friday in the ministry building at Saint Philip Neri Catholic, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. Religious education is held at 10:30 a.m. Sundays at Blooming Einsteins, 2752 Pleasant Road, Suite 103, Fort Mill. 803-619-9707;

Belair United Methodist and Faith Presbyterian, Indian Land

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. Belair United Methodist also operates a food pantry twice a month for Indian Land residents. 8:30 a.m. Nov. 18. 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land.