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Saint Matthew Catholic
Healing prayer service
Saint Peregrine service for those with cancer and other grave diseases. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25.
Lenten penance service
7:30 p.m. March 1.
“Seeking Purpose” retreat will help you discern the spiritual gifts that God has given you and awaken a desire for God’s will in your life. $35 includes continental breakfast, training materials, assessment, lunch and snacks. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 5 in the New Life Center Banquet Room. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. Register at www.stmatthewcatholic.org.
Saint Stephen United Methodist
Rose Hamid, president of Muslim Women of the Carolinas, will talk about Islam and how people of the Islamic and Christian faiths can live together peacefully. Hamid will welcome questions from the audience. 6:30 p.m. March 2 in the youth ministry center. 6800 Sardis Road. www.ststephenumc.net.
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 March 1 will be “How the Pendulum Swings: An Historical Overview on Religion and Politics.” Guest speakers are Dr. Bob Whalen of UNC-Charlotte, religion reporter Tim Funk, and Rabbi Jonathan Freirich. 5101 Providence Road. For a full schedule of speakers, go to http://templebethel.org/events/comparative-religion-series/.
Women’s Bible study
“Stronger: Hope in Fragile Places” by Angela Thomas. Through video guidance, discussion, and personal study, we will discover that God is stronger than every struggle you will face. 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays through April 6 in the chapel building. 5201 Sharon Road. www.sharonpcusa.org.
Christ the King Church
Community clothing closet
Free clothing for infants, children and adults. 9 a.m.-noon March 19. 13501 S. Tryon St. www.CtKCharlotte.org/Clothing.
Harrison United Methodist, Pineville
Children’s consignment sale
Spring and summer clothing, furniture, toys, and more for infants through teens. 6-8 p.m. March 3 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 4. Half-price sale on most items, 8 a.m.-noon March 5. 15008 Lancaster Hwy., Pineville. www.humcfaithcircle.org.
Elizabeth Communities of Faith
Ecumenical 30-minute worship experience with prayers, music, homily, meditation and imagery followed by a simple soup lunch. This year’s theme is “Last Words -- Lasting Words: Proclaiming Jesus’ Words From the Cross to the Needs of Today.” $5 donation requested for lunch. Offering collected for Loaves and Fishes. Noon Wednesdays at Saint John’s Baptist, 300 Hawthorne Lane. www.stjohnsbaptistchurch.org.
Saint John Neumann Catholic
The Rev. Bob Lombardo, director of the Mission of Our Lady of Angels in Chicago, will lead a mission on the theme “The Treasures of Our Catholic Faith.” 6:30 p.m. March 14-16. An opportunity for individual confession will be available following the mission on March 15. 8451 Idlewild Road. www.4sjnc.org.
Mouzon United Methodist
Come be a part of our multi-ethnic prayer and praise service, a lively time of celebrating the living presence of God among us! 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
Weekday preschool tours
Enrollment tours for fall are available. The preschool offers a part-day, play-based program for ages 1-4. Classes are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays with two-, three-, four-, and five-day options. 3100 Selwyn Ave. www.mouzonumc.org.
Reformed Theological Seminary
The seminary will launch The Center for Church Planting in the fall. The purpose of the CCP is to become a national and international resource for the planting of Reformed churches. It will specialize in training future pastors for the unique challenges and opportunities that church planters face. The CCP will offer a Master of Divinity emphasis in church planting, specialized internships, mentoring by seasoned church planters, and generous scholarship support. In addition, students will participate in the church planters’ fellowship, annual conferences and lectures, and unique networking opportunities in the Carolinas and beyond. Dr. Tom Hawkes, senior pastor of Uptown Church and visiting lecturer of practical theology at RTS Charlotte, will direct the center. 2101 Carmel Road. www.rts.edu/Charlotte.
Adult fitness classes
Variety of choices with trained instructors for men and women ages 16 and up. $20 per month unlimited participation. First class is free. www.calvarychurch.com/champexercise.
Champ Sports offers youth soccer, flag football, t-ball, baseball, and karate. The season begins the week of Feb. 29. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. www.champsportsinfo.com.
The church invites you to join us for our annual Pure Religion 5K to promote awareness and fight against human trafficking. The family event will include a kids’ fun run, face painting, and music. 9 a.m. April 16. Early-bird pricing through Feb. 29. 5301 Sardis Road. www.PureReligion5K.com.
Wesley United Methodist
“Jesus Revealed” is an innovative series of teaching films, followed by group discussion. Materials provided. 10-11:30 a.m. Thursdays through March 24. 3715 Rea Road. Register at www.wesleycharlotte.org.
First Baptist, Mooresville
Lenten luncheon series
Lunch, music, and a brief homily by an area minister. Free; donations accepted to offset costs. 11:45 Thursdays through March 24. 150 S. Church St., Mooresville. www.fbcmooresville.com.
Triplett United Methodist, Mooresville
Wednesday night services
Contemporary worship. A free meal will be served before the services at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 838 Mazeppa Road, Mooresville. www.triplettumc.org.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Lake Norman
The Rev. Mary Frances Comer will present “Metaphors We Know and Love: Gates and Doors and Thresholds.” Nursery provided. Children in grades K-5 go to spiritual exploration following the children’s story during the service. 11 a.m. Feb. 28.
Sunday morning groups
The Humanist group meets at 9:45 a.m. on the first and third Sundays of the month. The adult discussion group and youth spiritual exploration meet at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Services are held at the Woodlawn School, 135 Woodlawn School Loop, Mooresville. www.uulakenorman.org.
Saint Patrick’s Episcopal, Mooresville
Spiritual growth forum
“Growing Our Spiritual Life” will be held after the 10:30 a.m. service Feb. 28, March 6, and March 13. The sessions will include video segments, conversation, and guidance toward the development of individualized plans to nurture our faith journeys. A simplified home version is also available at www.SSJE.org/growrule. 164 Fairview Road, Mooresville. 704-663-5659.
Community in Christ Lutheran, Cornelius
Lenten soup suppers
We will come together for fellowship and a warm meal prior to worship. 6 p.m. Wednesdays.
10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. 7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius. www.communityinchrist.net.
The Episcopal Church of Saint Peter by-the-Lake, Denver
The Ziad Jazz Quartet, with two featured guests on guitar and violin, will perform a concert of “gypsy jazz.” Reception follows concert. Adults, $15; students and seniors, $10; children under 12, free. 3 p.m. Feb. 28. 8433 Fairfield Forest Road, Denver. 704-489-6249.
Mount Zion United Methodist, Cornelius
Casual worship service
Rejuvenating midweek service with acoustic guitar music. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 19600 Zion Ave., Cornelius. www.mtzionumc.net.
Saint Mark Catholic, Huntersville
Saint Mark is working with Lake Norman Baptist to build a home for Our Towns Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers are needed 7:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.Saturdays through May 7. Volunteers must be over 16 to help with the home’s construction; youth over 12 may help with landscaping. The house is at 9906 Psalms St., Cornelius. Volunteers must register in advance at www.ourtownshabitat.org.
Missionaries of Mercy priests will present three nights of scripture, prayer, and healing on the theme “Mercy: A Bridge Between God and Man.” Children’s mission also available; registration required. 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 29-March 2.
The Women of Joy Prayer Group invites all women for a morning retreat with the Rev. Chris Alar, director of the Association of Marian Helpers. 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 26. 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. www.stmarknc.org.
Calvary Lutheran, Concord
Lenten midweek worship
7 p.m. Wednesdays. Light meal at 5:45 p.m.
8:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays unless noted. 950 Bradley St., Concord. www.clcofconcord.org.
Forest Hill United Methodist, Concord
Register now to consign children’s clothing and toys. The sale will be held March 11-12. 50 Elm Ave., Concord. www.foresthillumc.org.
Mount Olivet United Methodist, Concord
Hot dog sale
Saint John’s Missionary Baptist, Gastonia
Black history observation
A meal will be served. 10 a.m. Feb. 28. 1282 Bradford Heights Road, Gastonia. 704-864-6222.
First Associate Reformed Presbyterian, Rock Hill
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Hillcrest Baptist, 4316 Hillcrest Church Road, Monroe. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Epworth United Methodist, 1030 Burrage Road N. E., Concord. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Greater Galilee Baptist, 501 W. Park Ave. www.cbcc.us.