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Compiled by Erica Batten

South Charlotte

Park Road Baptist


The combined choirs of Park Road Baptist and Saint Luke Lutheran will perform Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem.” Conductor Jan McCoy, organist Monty Bennett, and members of the Charlotte Symphony will present this free concert. 4 p.m. March 20. 3900 Park Road. 704-523-5717;

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.

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 weather in January. 12:30 p.m. March 13 in the chapel. 5141 Sharon Road. Reservations:

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.

Saint John’s Episcopal

Evening programs

Join us for dinner and programs on various topics. The topic for March 9 is “Injustice and Its Religious, Social, and Economic Effects.” The topic for March 16 is “From Art to Science to Art: A Life Journey.” 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 at 704-366-3034.

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.

Sharon United Methodist

Sermon series

“The Moment.” Join us March 13 for “Moment of Regret.” 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road.

Christ the King Church

Community clothing closet

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

Central Church


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.


Central Church Life Care Center presents “Mental Health and the Heart of God” for pastors and Christian counselors. Bring brochures, business cards, information on upcoming events, and other information to share. Coffee, juice, and pastries provided. 9-10:30 a.m. March 24. 5500 Randolph Road. RSVP by March 21 at 704-365-6112.

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. 3100 Selwyn Ave.

Saint Matthew Catholic

Support group meeting

Job seekers are invited to Christians in Career Transition, a ministry providing support for those out of work and under-employed. Learn the proper methods for a successful job search. Free. 7-9 p.m. each first and third Monday in the New Life Center, Room 132. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Blood drive

11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 13 at Calvary Church, 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road.

Lake Norman

Davidson College Presbyterian

Organ concert

The 10th annual Bach Birthday Bash, sponsored by Organ at Davidson, will feature Andrew Scanlon of the East Carolina University keyboard faculty playing an all-Bach program. Free; donations encouraged to enhance the series. Reception follows. 7:30 p.m. March 14. 100 N. Main St., Davidson.

Saint Mark Catholic, Huntersville

Saint Patrick’s event

The Ancient Order of Hibernians presents its annual Saint Patrick’s Day dinner and show. Traditional Irish dinner and dessert, Celtic band, and Irish step dancers. Adults, $25; children 12 and under, $15. 6:30-10 p.m. March 12. 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville.

Saint Phillip Missionary Baptist, Huntersville


Pastor Larry and Sister Geraldine Daniel celebrate their 21st church anniversary. Minister Deborah Dozier of Pleasant Hill Baptist will deliver the message. Dinner follows. 11 a.m. March 13. 524 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville. 704-875-6180.

Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist, Mooresville


11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 12. Eat in or carry out. Proceeds go to missions. 575 Brawley School Road, Mooresville.

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.

Community in Christ Lutheran, Cornelius

Job assistance workshop

“Successful Resumes and Cover Letters.” Learn about accomplishment-based resumes, successful formats, and standout cover letters. The group meets monthly. 7 p.m. March 14. 7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius. RSVP: 704-892-0120;

Triplett United Methodist, Mooresville

Wednesday night service

Contemporary worship. A free meal will be served before the services at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 838 Mazeppa Road, Mooresville.


Doers of the Word Christian Fellowship and Refreshing Springs of Living Water Church

Public forum

A panel of law enforcement personnel will discuss “Safe Police Interactions.” All ages encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served. 7 p.m. March 11. 9700 Research Drive. Register at 704-583-0380.

Central United Methodist

Annual barbecue

Plates include barbecue, beans, slaw and roll. Adults, $9; children, $5. Three sandwiches, $9. Delivery for orders of 10 or more. Proceeds go to church mission projects. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. March 18. 6030 Albemarle Road. 704-536-9157;

University City United Methodist

Easter musical

Presented by the church’s Celebration Choir, Psalm 150 Orchestra, more. Free; a love offering will be received. Child care for ages five and under available by reservation. 7 p.m. March 18. 3835 W. WT Harris Blvd.

Epworth United Methodist, Concord

Hot dog lunch

Hot dogs and taco soup, $1.50. Chips, drinks, and homemade desserts also available. Proceeds support local missions. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays. 1030 Burrage Road N.E., Concord.

Calvary Lutheran, Concord

Lenten midweek worship

7 p.m. Wednesdays. 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

Children’s consignment sale

9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. March 11. Half-price sale on select items, 8-11 a.m. March 12. 50 Elm Ave., Concord.

Temple Kol Ami, Fort Mill

Special guest

Please join us March 18-20 for a special weekend of prayer, study and cultural enrichment with Rabbi Bruce Aft from the Institute of Southern Jewish Life. Activities include Shabbat Shirah, Torah study, a “Taste of the Diaspora” Haydalah, and a talk by Aft on “Little-Known Communities of the Diaspora.” All activities are free and open to the community. 303 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill.

Clover Baptist, Granite Falls

Easter drama

“Nothing Stops the Savior’s Love.” Drama with dessert, 7 p.m. March 18. Dinner theatre, 6 p.m. March 19. Dinner theatre tickets, $9 for adults and $7 for children under 12. 100 Pinewood Road, Granite Falls. Reservations: 828-396-2417.

Saint John’s Missionary Baptist, Gastonia

Hymn choir anniversary

10 a.m. March 13.

Women’s day

10 a.m. March 20. 1282 Bradford Heights Road, Gastonia. 704-864-6222.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Blood drives

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 13 at First Baptist, 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 13 at Harrisburg Presbyterian, 4815 N. C. 49 S., Harrisburg. 3-6 p.m. March 14 at Hillcrest Baptist, 2020 Hillcrest Road, York.