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Heath Rada, moderator of the 221st General Assembly of the PCUSA, will preach during the 11 a.m. service Feb. 14. At 9:45 a.m., Rada will speak in the Carson Fellowship Hall about what is happening in the larger church. 3115 Providence Road. www.trinitypreschurch.org.
Temple Beth El
Comparative religion series
“Politics and Religion: Where Is the Line?” Religious leaders, politicians, and legal counselors will present current and historical perspectives regarding religious beliefs and political activities. Free. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays through March 1. The focus for Feb. 9 will be “The Vision of the Black Church: Civil Rights to Moral Monday.” Guest speakers include the Rev. Rodney Sadler and Minister Corine Mack. 5101 Providence Road. For a full schedule of speakers, go to http://templebethel.org/events/comparative-religion-series/.
Sharon United Methodist
Join us for “The Faith Awakens.” The topic for Feb. 7 is “I Love You. I Know,” a discussion of love. 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road. www.sharonumc.org.
“Get Plugged In, Not Tuned Out.” Parents will learn about the opportunities and challenges of parenting in the digital age and get resources for engaging the whole family with technology. Live entertainment provided. Adults, $25. Kids and teens, free. 6-8 p.m. Feb. 16 in the fellowship hall. 6100 Sardis Road. Register at www.ministryds.org/youth-events.html.
Lubavitch Educational Center
The Jewish Learning Institute presents “The Jewish Course of Why.” Find answers to common questions about Judaism in this six-week class. 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays starting Feb. 9 or 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Feb. 10. 6619 Sardis Road. Register at www.myjli.com.
Saint Francis United Methodist
Dancing, crafts, snacks, photos, more. Semi-formal attire. All ages welcome. Tickets sold in advance. $20-25. 4-6 p.m. Feb. 6.
Staff member welcomed
The church is pleased to announce Elizabeth Carpenton as the new director of children and youth. A recent graduate of Union Theological Seminary, Carpenton grew up in the Charlotte area. The church is at 4200 McKee Road. www.stfrancischarlotte.org.
Chamber music concert “Life of Sound” performed by concertmaster Calin Lupano and symphony violinist Monica Bobo. Family-friendly event. $5. 3 p.m. Feb. 6. 2830 Dorchester Place. Tickets available at the door or at 704-523-0077 or www.sedgefieldchurch.org.
Matthews United Methodist
The community is invited to celebrate local, national, and international missions and missionary partners at the “SHINE: Global Impact Celebration.” Feb. 5-7. 801 S. Trade St., Matthews. www.MatthewsUMC.org.
Adult fitness classes
Variety of choices with trained instructors for men and women ages 16 and older. $20 per month unlimited participation. First class is free. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. www.calvarychurch.com/champexercise.
Saint Therese Catholic, Mooresville
Knights of Columbus Council 7506 of Mooresville earned the distinction of Star Council, one of the international organization’s top awards, for the 2014-2015 fraternal year under the leadership of Grand Knight Tracy Neumann. The award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of membership recruitment and retention, promotion of the fraternal insurance program, and sponsorship of service activities. State Deputy Colin Jorsch presented the award at a ceremony held Jan. 9. 217 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. www.sainttherese.net.
Davidson United Methodist
“Knocking on Heaven’s Door: Contemplative Ways of Opening to the Holy Teaching.” Worship session, 9:30 a.m. each first Sunday. The Feb. 7 session will focus on powerlessness. 304 S. Main St., Davidson. For more information, contact Ann Starrette at AStarrette@DavidsonUMC.org.
Saint Mark Catholic, Huntersville
Valentine’s date night
Married and engaged couples are invited to an evening with Mary Healy, author of “Men and Women Are From Eden.” The event will include a marriage vow renewal and refreshments. Free; reservations required. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Family Center Parish Hall.
Young adults’ series
The Rev. Paul McNulty will lead “The Path,” a series of informal discussion and Bible studies. 7-8:15 p.m. Feb. 9 and 23 in Room 214 of the family center.
Mass and skating
Youth adults from the Charlotte area will meet for Mass at Saint Matthew Catholic in Ballantyne, then ice skating at the Pineville Ice House. 5:30 p.m. Feb. 6.
The church has begun the winter season of its Room in the Inn Ministry, in which it hosts a small group of homeless people on Tuesday evenings. Clothing, toiletries, and monetary donations are needed. Volunteers also needed. 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. www.stmarknc.org.
New Birth Charlotte
Pastoral installation service
A service to install Pastor-elect Horatious Harris and to honor First Lady Kecia Harris and their family will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 5. Church members will begin receiving guests at 5 p.m., welcoming everyone to witness this fresh start and new birth of ministry in the Charlotte region. 17001 New Birth Drive, Huntersville. www.newbirthcharlotte.org.
Davidson College Presbyterian
Organ at Davidson
Jane Dimmock Cain’s performance includes a Mardi Gras surprise. Free; donations encouraged to enhance the decade-old series. Reception follows. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8.
Ash Wednesday service
7 p.m. Feb. 10. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org.
RiverLife Wellness Center, Mooresville
“Emotionally Healthy Spirituality.” Free, eight-week series based on bestseller by Peter Scazzero leads people to become emotionally mature and spiritually healthy. Workbook purchase recommended. 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Feb. 10. 2487 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville. www2.riverlifefellowship.com/ministries/wellness-center/.
First Baptist, Cornelius
Senior citizens’ group
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.
Shearer Presbyterian, Mooresville
Bluegrass music night
Free, foot-stomping bluegrass for the entire family. Donations accepted to help with expenses. 7 p.m. Feb. 6. 684 Presbyterian Road, Mooresville. www.mooresvillebluegrass.com.
Vanderburg United Methodist, Mooresville
Pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs. Free; donations accepted. 8-10 a.m. Feb. 6. 1809 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville. www.vanderburgumc.org.
Rocky Mount United Methodist, Mooresville
Community pancake breakfast
Free. 7:30 a.m. Feb. 6. 1739 Perth Road, Mooresville. www.RockyMountUMC.com.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
8-11:30 a.m. Feb. 6 at Asbury United Methodist, 11724 Asbury Chapel Road, Huntersville. www.cbcc.us.
Mallard Creek Full Gospel Worship Center
Join us as we celebrate the Pastor Annette Gore’s first pastoral anniversary. Bishop Derek Kelly of New Faith Full Gospel Center in Lexington will speak at the 10 a.m. service Feb. 7. Overseer John Walker of Macedonia Baptist in Charlotte will speak at the 3 p.m. service. 2118 Breezewood Drive. www.mallardcreekworshipcenter.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.
Spirit of Joy Lutheran, Weddington
Explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open, informal environment. Class begins 6-8 p.m. Jan. 31.
“The Art of Marriage.” Fully experience God’s design for marriage. Feb. 19-20. $50.
Ash Wednesday service:
7 p.m. Feb. 10.
Registration required. Feb. 16. 8600 Potter Road, Weddington. www.spiritofjoy.us.
Calvary Lutheran, Concord
Ash Wednesday worship
7 p.m. Feb. 10.
8:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays unless noted. 950 Bradley St., Concord. www.clcofconcord.org.
Clinton Chapel AME Zion
Experience a night of delicious food, entertainment, and fellowship. The Chosen Ones gospel group will perform. The event will also feature a fashion show, take-home photos, a silent auction, mime performance, and more. $25. 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Varick Renaissance Center, 3165 Zion Renaissance Lane. 980-224-9701.
Northside Church of Christ
If you are experiencing difficulties dealing with grief, join a group that will help you through the healing journey. Monthly meetings. 11 a.m.-noon Feb. 6. 4435 E. WT Harris Blvd. www.churchofchristnorthside.net.
Torrence Grove AME Zion
Annual One Hundred Women in Red program. Guest speaker the Rev. Jarma Chisholm, pastor of Columbus Chapel AME Zion. 3 p.m. Feb. 7. 1200 Torrence Grove Church Road. 704-536-8313.
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, please call 704-782-3579.
Temple Solel, Fort Mill
The Reform Jewish Congregation is currently holding Shabbat services at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays of the month in the ministry building at Saint Philip Neri Catholic, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. Religious education is held at 10 a.m. Sundays at Blooming Einsteins, 2752 Pleasant Road, Suite 103, Fort Mill. 803-619-9707; www.templesolelsc.org.