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Concert: Renowned pianist Stanton Lanier will present a celebration of the Lord’s presence with original compositions and scripture readings. Seating limited. $16. 7:30 p.m. April 23. 5201 Sharon Road. www.sharonpcusa.org.
Providence United Methodist
Children’s Choir Sunday: The Genesis, Junior and Wesley children’s choirs will perform “Feed My Lambs” and “Hand Me Down My Silver Trumpet.” 11 a.m. April 24. 2810 Providence Road. www.providenceumc.org.
Myers Park United Methodist
End-of-life series: “Tying Up Loose Ends” is a series to help people navigate end-of-life issues. At the last session, the Rev. Bill Roth will discuss funerals: planning them in advance, and how the church can help. 7 p.m. April 25. 1501 Queens Road. 704-376-8584; www.myersparkumc.org.
The Baha’i Community of Charlotte and Park Road Baptist
Earth Week program: Paul Hanley, author of “Eleven,” will present “Our Ecological Footprint: Does Humanity Have a Future?” 3-4:30 p.m. April 24 at Park Road Baptist, 3900 Park Road. www.bahaicharlotte.org; www.parkroadbaptist.org.
Central United Methodist
Community carnival: Giant inflatables, pony rides, music, crafts and food. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 30. 6030 Albemarle Road. 704-536-9157; www.cumccharlotte.com.
Ministry Development Services
Healthy parsonage workshop: Counselor Michael Hall will lead a five-part series for clergy and spouses. $160 per seminar or $800 for entire series. 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 26, May 10, Sept. 13, Sept. 27, and Oct. 25. The April 26 seminar is “Shades of Red in Stained-glass Marriages.” The series is held at Sardis Presbyterian, 6100 Sardis Road. Register at www.ministryds.org.
South Mecklenburg Presbyterian
Parent program: Bart Dalton will present “Faith and Love: How to Talk to Your Teens.” The program will equip and encourage parents to have ongoing conversations with their teens about sexuality from a faith perspective. 9 a.m.-noon April 30. 8601 Bryant Farms Road. www.SMPChome.org.
Saint Peter Catholic
Guest speaker: The church hiking group invites you to celebrate our national parks. Danny Bernstein, author of “Forests, Alligators, Battlefields: My Journey Through the National Parks of the South,” will share stories of her visits to 71 parks in the Southeast. 6:30-9 p.m. April 27 in Biss Hall. 507 S. Tryon St. RSVP: www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0848abab2ba3fd0-southern.
Morning Star Lutheran
Christian Priesmeier, a 14th-generation direct descendant of Martin Luther, will visit the Charlotte area on April 25.
He will appear at 7 p.m. at Morning Star Lutheran Church, 12509 Idlewild Road. There is no admission charge, and a coffee reception will follow in the church’s fellowship center. Morning Star celebrated its 240th anniversary last year.
Priesmeier is visiting the United States on the eve of the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany, which began in 1517 in Germany by Luther, founder of the Lutheran Church. Priesmeier is a layman but is an authorized pastor in the Germany Lutheran Church.
Sharon United Methodist
Series: “The Frontier.” We are going to do church in a movie theater while we rebuild our campus. Join us as we reveal the spoilers. 9 and 11:15 a.m. April 24. The main campus is at 4411 Sharon Road. www.sharonumc.org.
Temple Beth El
Shabbat worship schedule: First Friday services include SongFest at 5:30 p.m. and family Shabbat at 6 p.m. On second Fridays, a community Shabbat is held at 6 p.m. and Kabbalat Shabbat is at 8 p.m. Third Friday services include a community Shabbat at 6 p.m. and a service of healing and comfort at 7:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat is held at 6 p.m. each fourth Friday, with community Shabbat at 8 p.m. Services are held at 11 a.m. Saturdays. Prenegs at 5:15 p.m. before each 6 p.m. service. Onegs follow each 8 p.m. service. 5101 Providence Road. Full schedule and holiday variations at www.templebethel.org.
Cross and Crown Lutheran, Matthews
New worship service: “Crossover” is a contemporary service with a streamlined format and conversational style. Find a deeper connection to God’s love. 10:45 a.m. Sundays starting April 24. 300 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. www.crossandcrown.org.
Saint John’s Episcopal
Job hunters’ group: Expert speakers provide job search tips, résumé reviews, interview coaching and networking opportunities. No fees or registration. 7 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. 1623 Carmel Road. www.saintjohns-charlotte.org.
Mouzon United Methodist
Service: 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. www.mouzonumc.org.
Saint Phillip Missionary Baptist, Huntersville
Friends and family day: Casual attire. Worship, 11 a.m. April 24. Dinner at 1 p.m. Fun and games, 1-2:30 p.m. 524 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville. 704-875-6180.
Davidson United Methodist
Film discussion group: Film and Spirituality group meets monthly. View film ahead of time, then meet to discuss the “God dimension” in it. We will discuss “Grace of Monaco” 10-11:30 a.m. April 26 in Room 220. 233 South St., Davidson. www.davidsonumc.org.
Saint Mark Catholic, Huntersville
Alzheimer’s respite ministry: “Young at Heart” ministry recognizes that meaningful relationships remain possible throughout all stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Our dedicated volunteers will offer respite to caregivers and socialization for their loved ones through prayer, crafts, music, and shared memories. Registration required. 1-4 p.m. Mondays starting May 2 in Room 200 of the Kerin Family Center. 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. Register at 704-948-3558 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman
Service: The Rev. Justin Martin will present “Origin Stories.” 11 a.m. April 24. Nursery provided for preschool children. Children in grades K-5 go to spiritual exploration following the children’s story during the service. Youth are welcome to stay for the service or join a separate discussion. Services are held at the Woodlawn School, 135 Woodlawn School Loop, Mooresville. www.uulakenorman.org.
Hopewell Baptist, Davidson
Concert: Community invited to “Concert at the Corner” with local contemporary Christian groups the Coca-Cola Inspirational Praise Band and Arms of Mercy. The event will also include bounce houses, games, face painting and food. Bring blankets or chairs. Free. 5-8 p.m. April 23 at the church ball field. 18841 Davidson-Concord Road, Davidson. www.hopewellbaptistchurch.com
Saint Luke Greek Orthodox, Mooresville
Presanctified liturgy: Service of the Ninth Hour and the Vespers. Lenten dinner and enrichment discussion follows the service. 6 p.m. Wednesdays through April 20.
Salutations: Service of hymns and prayers to Christ and Theotokos, mother of our Lord. 6:30 p.m. Fridays through April 22. 134-A Talbert Point Drive, Mooresville. www.stluke-nc.org.
HELP Ministries of Troutman
Golf tournament: Captain’s choice. $70 per player. Proceeds go to the Good Samaritan Fund, the lunch box program, and other local missions. 11:30 a.m. April 23 at Larkin Golf Club, 175 Club House Drive, Statesville. Lunch at 11:30 a.m. www.hmtroutman.com.
Triplett United Methodist, Mooresville
Concealed carry class: Ages 21 and older. Lunch provided. Space limited. $80. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 30.
Gospel music fundraiser: The Cockman Family will perform. Donations accepted for building fund. 7 p.m. April 30. 838 Mazeppa Road, Mooresville. www.triplettumc.org.
Prospect Presbyterian, Mooresville
Blood drive: Our goal is 25 pints. The current supply is low. Donors may be age 16 with parents’ permission. 2-6:30 p.m. April 28. 9425 N.C. 152 W., Mooresville. 704-664-1514.
Mount Zion United Methodist, Cornelius
Men’s prayer breakfast: The study is led by the ministerial staffs of Mount Zion United Methodist and Bethel Presbyterian. 7-8 a.m. Wednesdays at the Cookhouse Restaurant, 20936 Torrence Chapel Road, Cornelius. www.mtzionumc.net.
Volunteer orientation: Learn how to mentor people who have criminal records or who have been incarcerated. 6-7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at Mount Carmel Baptist, 7237 Tuckaseegee Road and 10-11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at Saint Paul Baptist, 1401 Allen St.
Career networking: Group for people with criminal records or who have been incarcerated. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at Saint Paul Baptist. www.exodusfoundation.org.
Trinity United Church of Christ, Concord
Discussion group: 9:30 a.m. Sundays. 38 Church St. N., Concord. www.facebook.com/commachurch.
Roberta United Methodist, Concord
Free clothing: 10 a.m.-noon Mondays. Call the church office 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday to schedule an appointment. Donations of gently-used clothing also accepted. 3925 Cochran Road, Concord. 704-786-9215.
Calvary Lutheran, Concord
Worship services: 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays unless noted. 950 Bradley St., Concord. www.clcofconcord.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.
Saint John’s Missionary Baptist, Gastonia
Family and friends day: 10 a.m. April 24. 1282 Bradford Heights Road, Gastonia. 704-864-6222.
Steele Creek Presbyterian
Health presentation: Carol Anne Lawler, faith community educator for Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region, will present “Best Practices for Healthy Aging: Mind, Body, and Spirit.” Lunch available for $4. Noon-1:30 p.m. April 21. 7407 Steele Creek Road. Reservations: 704-588-1290.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Blood drives: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 24 at Central United Methodist, 801 S. Hayne St., Monroe. 1-4 p.m. April 25 at Inspiration Ministries, 3000 World Reach Drive, Fort Mill. www.cbcc.us.