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Compiled by Erica Batten
Myers Park United Methodist
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Annual Hymns and Hot Dogs is a chance to join in on gospel classics such as “Amazing Grace” and “I’ll Fly Away.” Requests taken. The free event ends with hot dogs, chips, lemonade and fellowship. 5:30 p.m. July 31. 1501 Queens Road. 704-295-4819; www.myersparkumc.org.
Vacation Bible school
“Barnyard Roundup.” 9-11:30 a.m. Aug. 1-5. 7000 Providence Road. Register at www.grace-charlotte.org.
Harrison Church, Pineville
Global leadership summit: Annual event inspires, encourages and equips Christian leaders. The summit will be broadcast via satellite to the church. Reservations required. Aug. 11-12. 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville. www.willowcreek.com/summit.
Matthews United Methodist
The Rev. Tony Marciano will share his wisdom on having a wildly loving marriage that goes the distance. Child care available if registered by Sept. 1. $15 per couple. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House. 7 p.m. Sept. 9. 801 S. Trade St., Matthews. Register at www.MatthewsUMC.org.
The community is invited to an uplifting morning of sacred brass music by Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass. The church’s brass ensemble will accompany them on several songs. Senior Pastor John Munro will preach on “The Zigzag Life.” 9:45 a.m. Aug. 7. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. www.calvarychurch.com.
All Things Possible Ministries
Looking for Christian vocalists to share their hearts for worship at the Exalt! Vocal Talent Showcase. Gospel, contemporary, blues, folk and other styles welcome. Auditions will be held Aug. 20 by appointment only. Top 10 will perform at grand finale Oct. 8. www.AllThingsPossible.org.
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. www.mouzonumc.org.
Big Spring United Methodist
The Rev. David Carl will present a 28-part series on “Spirit, Mind and Body.” Carl is executive director of spiritual care and education for the Carolinas HealthCare System. 9:30 a.m. Sundays. 5300 Old Dowd Road. 704-399-6362.
Broad Street United Methodist, Mooresville
Variety of vendors offer fresh produce, honey, jams and jellies, meats, desserts, more. Children’s activity booth and free lemonade. 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays. 355 S. Broad St., Mooresville. 704-663-2161.
Community in Christ Lutheran, Cornelius
There will be one Sunday service during the summer. 10 a.m. Sundays through Sept. 4.
Prayer shawl ministry
1:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
“Super Messy Science.” $120. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 8-11. 7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius. www.CommunityinChrist.net.
St. Therese Catholic, Mooresville
Weekend Mass schedule
5:30 p.m. Saturdays. 8 and 10 a.m., noon and 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Spanish Mass, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Nursery available during the 10 a.m. Sunday Mass.
Annual rummage sale
7:30-11:45 a.m. Aug. 6. Bag sale, noon-1 p.m. 217 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. www.sainttherese.net.
St. Mark Catholic, Huntersville
On July 11, the church’s Alzheimer’s respite ministry made “survival kit” treat bags for the Huntersville Police Department. The bags contained Life Savers candies, PayDay candy bars and other fun treats to show the law enforcement officers how much they are appreciated. The respite ministry is a new program that offers caregivers a place to bring loved ones with early to moderate Alzheimer’s disease for a few hours of crafts, games, movement and prayer. 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. www.stmarknc.org.
Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist, Mooresville
“Summer in the Chapel” welcomes Dr. Susan Cernyak-Spatz, survivor of the Birkenau women’s concentration camp at Auschwitz. 11 a.m. Aug. 7. 575 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. www.willchapumc.org.
Fair View United Methodist, Mooresville
Children invited for fun field trips and activities. We will go to Ray’s Splash Planet at 9:30 a.m. July 29. $6. Bring a lunch. 1430 Mecklenburg Highway, Mooresville. www.fairviewumc.org.
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.
Sharon Forest Baptist, Charlotte
“Policia y Familias Hispanas” program invites Hispanic families to meet with police to discuss topics that concern our community. Refreshments provided. Twelve meetings will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursdays starting July 28. 11020 E. WT Harris Blvd., Charlotte. For information, call Juan and Dolores at 704-909-7148.
Steele Creek AME Zion, Charlotte
Voter education seminar
Lee Cooley will present information about voting laws and registration. 10-11:30 a.m. July 30. 1500 Shopton Road, Charlotte. www.steelecreekamezion.com.
Meeting Place Church, Charlotte
National Night Out will feature live music, children’s activities, free food and school supplies, and a chance to chat with CMPD officers. 7-9 p.m. Aug. 2. 600 Peachtree Road, Charlotte. www.meetingplacecharlotte.org.
American Guild of Organists, Charlotte Chapter
The Summer Recital Series welcomes Nathaniel Gumbs. An offering will be received at each recital for the Ann and Robert Stigall Scholarship Fund. 7 p.m. July 31 at First United Methodist, 501 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. www.charlotteago.org.
HollyHunter Baptist, Charlotte
Vacation Bible school
Classes for preschoolers to adults. 6-8 p.m. July 29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 30 and 10:45 a.m. July 31.
The church will host a farmers market and yard sale 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays through the fall. Spaces are available for $10. 4316 Mount Holly-Huntersville Road, Charlotte. 704-399-3316.
Calvary Lutheran, Concord
8:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays unless noted. 950 Bradley St., Concord. www.clcofconcord.org.
Mount Olivet United Methodist, Concord
8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 23.
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.
First Associate Reformed Presbyterian, Rock Hill
“Just Joy” monthly worship service for special-needs friends and their families. 6:30 p.m. July 28. 201 E. White St., Rock Hill. 803-327-2009; www.firstarp.org.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
9 a.m.-noon July 31 at St. Margaret’s Episcopal, 8515 Rea Road, Waxhaw. www.cbcc.us.