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Saint Andrew’s United Methodist
Animal blessing service
Neighbors, please join us as we bless our pets. Animals must be on leashes or in crates. 4 p.m. April 30. 1901 Archdale Drive. www.standrewsumc.com.
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.
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. The next seminar is “SAFEHouse Protect Your Clergy Marriage From Sexual Misconduct.” 5:30-8:30 p.m. May 10. Series continues Sept. 13. The series is held at Sardis Presbyterian, 6100 Sardis Road. Register at www.ministryds.org.
Saint Matthew Catholic
Healing prayer service
Saint Peregrine service for those with cancer and other grave diseases. 7:30 p.m. April 28.
Hosted by the Columbiettes. Vendor spaces, $20. Proceeds go toward a scholarship and charities. 8 a.m.-noon April 30. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. www.stmatthewcatholic.org.
Harrison United Methodist, Pineville
Huge sale with furniture, appliances, electronics, toys, clothing, housewares, more. All proceeds help children and families in Haiti. Credit cards accepted for purchases of $25 or more. 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 30. 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville. www.harrisonchurch.org.
Central United Methodist
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.
Saint Peter Catholic
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.
Sharon United Methodist
“To Boldly Go.” Join us as we celebrate 50 wonderful years and begin an exciting new chapter in our ministry. Services at 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road. www.sharonumc.org.
Saint Francis United Methodist
Find recycled treasures. Proceeds go to youth mission trip. 7 a.m. April 30. 4200 McKee Road. www.stfrancischarlotte.org.
The church support ministry will offer a class to explore the impact of personal grief from a Christian point of view and to offer hope and strength to move forward after loss. 6:30 p.m. Mondays starting May 9. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. Register at www.calvarychurch.com/support.
Paula Weiss, director of family and youth ministry, will continue “Boundaries” by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend. Topics include “Living a Life Out of Control” and “Having People Take Advantage of Us.” 9:45-10:45 a.m. May 1, 8 and 15. 8300 Providence Road. www.messiah-nc.org.
“What Does Islam Look Like?” Upcoming series taught by Dr. Marcy Goldstein of the religious studies department at UNC Charlotte will reveal Islam’s texts, holy places, history and people. Free for Temple Israel members; $36 others. 7-8:30 p.m. May 4, 11, 18 and 25. 4901 Providence Road. Register at 704-362-2796.
First Baptist, Mooresville
Music ministry performance
The church music ministry will share an evening of sacred instrumental music by the handbell, choir chimes, student bells, student sign language choir and orchestra ensembles. 6 p.m. May 1. 150 S. Church St., Mooresville. www.fbcmooresville.com.
Saint Luke Greek Orthodox, Mooresville
Holy Wednesday services
Presanctified liturgy, 9:15 a.m. April 27. Holy Unction service, 3 p.m. Bridegroom service, 6:30 p.m.
Holy Thursday services
Divine liturgy (The Mystical Supper), 6:30 a.m. April 28. Holy Passion (The 12 Gospels), 6 p.m.
Holy Friday services
Service of the Royal Hours, 9 a.m. April 29. Youth retreat, 10:30 a.m. The burial service, 2:30 p.m. Lamentations, 7 p.m.
Holy Saturday services
Divine liturgy (Harrowing of Hades), 10 a.m. April 30. Children encouraged to attend. Paschal vigil, 11 p.m.
Resurrection service, Midnight April 30. Divine liturgy, 12:15 a.m. May 1. Agape vespers at noon. Luncheon to follow. 134-A Talbert Pointe Drive, Mooresville. www.stluke-nc.org.
Unity Presbyterian, Denver
The church was certified in February as a national PCUSA Earth Care Congregation. To become an Earth Care Congregation, this congregation affirmed the Earth Care Pledge to integrate environmental practices and thinking into all facets of its church life and completed projects and activities in the fields of worship, education, facilities and outreach. The church is at 8210 Unity Church Road, Denver. www.pcusa.org/earth-care-congregations.
Huntersville United Methodist
“Tea by the Sea” will feature live music and a beach hat contest. Guest speaker Cheryl Pletcher. $8 per person; $45 per table. Advance purchase only. Proceeds benefit Serenity House. 11 a.m. May 14. 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1156.
Saint Phillip Missionary Baptist, Huntersville
The Rev. Frederick Wilson of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist will be the guest minister. 2:30 p.m. May 1. Dinner at 1 p.m. Devotion at 2 p.m. 524 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville. 704-875-6180.
Fair View United Methodist, Mooresville
Animal blessing service
All animals are welcome for a special blessing from the Rev. Billy Ervin and Susan Harrison. 4 p.m. May 1 at the pavilion. 1430 Mecklenburg Highway, Mooresville. 704-664-2880.
Davidson College Catholic Campus Ministry
Novanta 90 Pizzeria Napoletana will donate 10 percent of food proceeds to the ministry. 5 p.m. to closing May 3. 120 Langtree Village Drive, Mooresville. www.davidson.edu/student-life/religious-and-spiritual-life/student-groups.
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.
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
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. May 2 in Room 200 of the Kerin Family Center. 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. Register at 704-948-3558 or email@example.com.
Prospect Presbyterian, Mooresville
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.
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.
Community in Christ Lutheran, Cornelius
Summer preschool camps
“Commotion in the Ocean” will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 23-26. “Super Messy Science” is Aug. 8-11. $120 per session. 7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius. www.communityinchrist.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. Frieda Brown will lead the May 1 session on “A Good Lamp,” making a fearless moral inventory of ourselves. 304 S. Main St., Davidson. For more information, contact Ann Starrette at AStarrette@DavidsonUMC.org.
Sharon Forest Baptist
Jeremy Simpson will preach on “End Time Prophecies.” Come worship with us. 7 p.m. May 2-4. Regular worship services at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. 11020 E. WT Harris Blvd. www.sharonforest.com.
All Saints Catholic, Lake Wylie
Special Olympics fundraiser
The All Saints Council #14475 of the Knights of Columbus recently presented a check to the Clover Area Special Olympics for more than $5,800. The money was raised by the Knight’s Annual “Columbus HOPE Foundation” collection drive, conducted over several weeks outside of local supporting area merchants. The funds will help with Special Olympics’ transportation costs, uniforms and equipment as well as allowing expansion of events held at local schools. www.allsaintslakewylie.com.
Crossroads Lutheran, Indian Land
The church will dedicate its new worship and outreach center at 3 p.m. May 1. 8511 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land. www.Crossroads-Lutheran.org.
Saint Thomas Lutheran
The church women will hold their annual attic and bake sale. Proceeds help purchase Christmas gifts for children in foster care. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 30. 4013 Shamrock Drive. www.stelc.org.
Bethany Presbyterian, Monroe
Fish fry fundraiser
Complete dinner, $8. 5:30-7 p.m. May 7. 6713 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe. 704-301-6929.
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
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.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
2:30-6:30 p.m. May 2 at Broadus Baptist, 59 Green St. S.W., Concord. www.cbcc.us.
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.
First Associate Reformed Presbyterian, Rock Hill
“Just Joy” monthly worship service for special-needs friends and their families. 6:30 p.m. April 28. 201 E. White St., Rock Hill. 803-327-2009; www.firstarp.org.