Faith Notes | Providence Baptist renewal services

Providence Baptist Church, 4921 Randolph Road, Charlotte, will hold renewal services, Sunday-Wednesday . Speakers include Bill Wilson of Dalton, Ga.; Charles Bugg of Gardner-Webb University; the Rev. Chris Justice of Monroe; the Rev. Frankie Davis of Charlotte; and Clifford Jones Sr. of Charlotte. Schedule: 704-366-2784, or

‘Archeology and the Bible' at Queens University

Nicolae Roddy will present “Archeology and the Bible: Sure the Stones Cry Out, but What do They (Not) Say?” 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. Roddy is an associate professor of theology at Creighton University and director for the Consortium of the Bethsaida Excavations Project and the Virtual World Project. Details:, William Mills,

Recruiter Rally for Charlotte CROP Hunger Walk

A Recruiter Rally for the 30th annual Charlotte CROP Hunger Walk will be 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's Baptist Church, 300 Hawthorne Lane.

The walk is organized by Church World Service to raise money to help Loaves & Fishes, Crisis Assistance Ministry and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. The CROP walk will be 2 p.m. Oct. 12 at Memorial Stadium.

Sister Simone Campbell will speak twice today

Sister Simone Campbell, national director of NETWORK, a Catholic social justice lobby, will speak 9 a.m. today in Biss Hall at St. Peter Catholic Church, 507 S. Tryon St.

She also will speak 7 p.m. today at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at The Oratory, 4343 Charlotte Ave., Rock Hill.

Details: 704-375-5398; 704-519-0970.

Panthers fans can stop by ‘Garden of Eaten'

Beginning Sept. 14, Panthers fans walking to Bank of America Stadium to attend Carolina Panthers games will be able to buy concessions at the “Garden of Eaten” operated by St. Peter's Catholic Church.

The church, at 507 S. Tryon St., will sell hot dogs, cold drinks and snacks for $1 each, 10 a.m.-2:45 p.m. before all 1 p.m. Panthers home games, weather permitting. Proceeds will go to charity.

Myers Park UMC series to focus on Christians, voting

Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Road, Charlotte, will host speakers on religion and politics. The series includes study groups and lunchtime discussions.

Sept. 15: The Rev. James Howell, senior pastor at Myers Park UMC, “How Christians Should Vote.”

Sept. 29: Panel discussion on “Faith in the City” featuring Mecklenburg County Commissioners Chairman Jennifer Roberts, activist Sarah Stevenson and school board member and Presbyterian pastor Tom Tate.

Oct. 21: Duke Divinity School professor Grant Wacker, “Church and State in American History.”

Nov. 17: Evangelist Leighton Ford of Charlotte, “Christianity in the World.”

Programs begin at 7 p.m. Details: 704-376-8584;

Cathedral Church of Saint Patrick speaker series

The Cathedral Church of Saint Patrick, 1621 E. Dilworth Road, Charlotte, will host the IGNITE Speaker Series, a new program to bring speakers to the parish to discuss the teachings, traditions, history, theology and social issues of the Catholic Church. The free events will be 6:30 p.m. in the St Patrick's Family Life Center. The schedule:

Wednesday: “Our Catholic Faith” by Bishop Emeritus William Curlin.

Oct. 15: “Forgiveness” presented by Cris Villapando.

Nov. 12: “Reflection on Advent” by Bishop Emeritus William Curlin.

Compiled by Staff Writer Melanie Bass.