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Volunteers work at the Habitat for Humanity house in Cornelius. Volunteers are needed every Saturday.
Volunteers work at the Habitat for Humanity house in Cornelius. Volunteers are needed every Saturday.

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Compiled by Erica Batten

Saint Stephen United Methodist

Guest speaker

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.

Saint John’s Episcopal

Evening programs

Join us for dinner and programs on various topics. The topic for March 2 is “Looking Your Best,” with information on hair loss, Botox, and more. 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays in Room 204-205. Free. Dinner served at 5 p.m. in the parish hall; $7. 1623 Carmel Road. Please make dinner reservations by Tuesday each week at 704-366-3034.

Saint Matthew Catholic


“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

Elizabeth Communities of Faith

Lenten worship

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.

Saint John Neumann Catholic

Lenten mission

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.

Grace Lutheran

Guest preacher

Pastor James Mattek of WLCFS-Christian Family Solutions will be the guest preacher and Bible study leader. Mattek will discuss the healing and helping ministries of WLCFS, which include Christian counseling, in-home care services, and senior living solutions. 10 a.m. March 13. 7000 Providence Road.

Saint Martin’s Episcopal


Carolina Pro Musica concludes its 38th season with “Music in the Isles,” including familiar Irish tunes and works by O’Carolan. $16; students and seniors, $8. 8 p.m. March 5. 1510 E. 7th St. The concert will be repeated March 14 at Belmont Abbey Basilica.

Sardis Presbyterian


Ministry Development Services presents a continuing education workshop and leadership series called “Spiritual Formation.” Discover what to do when your normal spiritual practices leave you dry. 9 a.m.-noon March 10. 6100 Sardis Road. Register at

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.

Central Church

Fundraising 5K

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. 5301 Sardis Road.

Sharon Presbyterian

Annual women’s gathering

Wendy Blight of Proverbs 31 Ministries will present “Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner.” Blight will share her transforming journey of hope and healing and lessons we can apply to our own lives. Space limited. The event was rescheduled due to bad weather in January. 12:30 p.m. March 13 in the chapel. 5141 Sharon Road. Reservations:

Christ the King Church

Community clothing closet

Free clothing for infants, children and adults. 9 a.m.-noon March 19. 13501 S. Tryon St.

Saint Mark Catholic, Huntersville

Volunteers needed

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

Alzheimer’s support group

Family members and others caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease are invited to attend and support one another on this journey. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. Meetings held monthly. 6:30 p.m. March 7 in Room 203 of the Kerin Center.

Fish fry

The Knights of Columbus will serve a special Lenten meal of fish and shrimp, fries, slaw, and hushpuppies. $11. Children’s pasta meals, coffee and desserts available. Eat in or take out. 4:30-7:30 p.m. March 4 and 18. 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville.

Community in Christ Lutheran, Cornelius

World Day of Prayer

People in more than 170 countries will participate. This year, we are invited to learn about Cuba’s history and culture as we worship. 10 a.m. March 4.

Lenten soup suppers

We will come together for fellowship and a warm meal prior to worship. 6 p.m. Wednesdays.

Bible study

10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. 7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius.

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.

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.

Davidson United Methodist

Ecumenical gathering

“Knocking on Heaven’s Door Contemplative Ways of Opening to the Holy Teaching.” Worship session, 9:30 a.m. each first Sunday. The March 6 session will focus on “Desperate Desiring,” coming to believe that a greater power can restore us to sanity. 304 S. Main St., Davidson. For more information, contact Ann Starrette at

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 more information, contact 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. March 5. 684 Presbyterian Road, Mooresville.

Vanderburg United Methodist, Mooresville

Community breakfast

Pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs. Free; donations accepted. 8-10 a.m. March 5. 1809 Charlotte Hwy., Mooresville.

Rocky Mount United Methodist, Mooresville

Community pancake breakfast

Free. 7:30 a.m. March 5. 1739 Perth Road, Mooresville.

Northside Church of Christ

Bereavement group

If you are experiencing difficulties dealing with grief, join a group that will help you through the healing journey. Monthly meetings. 11 a.m.-noonMarch 5. 4435 E. WT Harris Blvd.

Victory Baptist, Hickory

Guest speaker

Everyone invited to join us for a one-night meeting with Brother Steve Brock. Free admission. 7 p.m. March 3. 7255 Burke County Line Road, Hickory. 828-312-6710.

Roberta United Methodist, Concord

Hot dog sale

Hot dogs and homemade desserts, $1.25 each. Delivery for orders of 10 or more. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. March 5. 3925 Cochran Road, Concord. 704-786-9215.

First Baptist, Indian Trail

Spring sports leagues

Tackle football for ages 6-11, cheerleading for ages 6-11, soccer for ages 4-11. 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail.

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.

Calvary Lutheran, Concord

Lenten midweek worship

7 p.m. Wednesdays starting Feb. 17. Light meal at 5:45 p.m.

Worship services

8:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays unless noted. 950 Bradley St., 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;

Forest Hill United Methodist, Concord

Consignment sale

Register now to consign children’s clothing and toys. The sale will be held March 11-12. 50 Elm Ave., Concord.

Temple Solel, Fort Mill

Shabbat services

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;