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South Charlotte

Wesley United Methodist

Community healing service

Please join us for prayer, song, worship and fellowship to help heal the pain of recent world violence and prepare to offer Christ’s love to people who are afraid and hurting. Participating churches include Candlewyck Baptist, Carolina Korean Church, Cross and Crown Lutheran, Good Shepherd Presbyterian, Hope Community Church, Peace Moravian and Matthews-Murkland Presbyterian. 7 p.m. Aug. 4. 3715 Rea Road.

Calvary Church

Guest musicians

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 an inspiring message on “The Zigzag Life.” 9:45 a.m. Aug. 7. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road.

Harrison Church, Pineville

Global leadership summit

Annual event inspires, encourages and equips Christian leaders. The summit will be broadcast via satellite to the church. Registration required. Aug. 11-12. 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville.

South Mecklenburg Presbyterian


Fiddler and guitarist Helen White and guitarist Wayne Henderson will perform. Free; a love offering will be received. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20. 8601 Bryant Farms Road.

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.

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 “The Couple Checkup: A Clergy and Spouse Exclusive.” 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept 13. Series continues Sept. 27. The series is held at Sardis Presbyterian, 6100 Sardis Road. Register at

St. Matthew Catholic

Summer forum

Courses will explore various topics. Chady Elias will lead a course called “Windows Into Heaven: Introduction to Byzantine Iconography.” $20. 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 13. An exhibit and sale of Elias’s work will be held after all Masses Aug. 13-14 in the banquet room. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway.

St. 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.

The American Guild of Organists, Charlotte Chapter


The Summer Recital Series welcomes Richard Gray. An offering will be received at each recital for the Ann and Robert Stigall Scholarship Fund. 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at Myers Park Baptist, 1900 Queens Road.

Lake Norman

Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist, Mooresville


“Summer in the Chapel” welcomes Susan Cernyak-Spatz, survivor of the Birkenau women’s concentration camp at Auschwitz. 11 a.m. Aug. 7. 575 Brawley School Road, Mooresville.

Shearer Presbyterian, Mooresville

Bluegrass music night

Free, foot-stomping bluegrass for the entire family. Donations accepted to help with expenses. 7 p.m. Aug. 6. 684 Presbyterian Road, Mooresville.

Triplett United Methodist, Mooresville


The Iredell County Sheriff’s Department will conduct a free seminar on “Don’t Be a Victim of Identity Theft.” Hosted by the United Methodist Women. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9. 838 Mazeppa Road, Mooresville.

St. Therese Catholic, Mooresville

Annual rummage sale

7:30-11:45 a.m. Aug. 6. Bag sale, noon-1 p.m. 217 Brawley School Road, Mooresville.

St. Phillip Missionary Baptist, Huntersville

Vacation Bible school

“I’ve Got Talent.” Join us and bring your friends! 6-8 p.m. Aug. 8-12. 524 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville. 704-875-6180.

Fair View United Methodist, Mooresville

Fun Fridays

Children invited for fun field trips and activities. We will go see “Finding Dory” on Aug. 5. Bring $10 for the ticket and snacks. 1430 Mecklenburg Highway, Mooresville.

St. Mark Catholic, Huntersville

Outreach collection drives

The church has installed a permanent food donation bin to collect items for the Catholic Charities food bank in Charlotte. Monthly collections of other items will address additional community needs. From Aug. 1 to 14, new shoes and socks of all sizes will be collected for Samaritan’s Feet. 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville.

Davidson United Methodist

Ecumenical gathering

“Knocking on Heaven’s Door: Contemplative Ways of Opening to the Holy Teaching.” Robynn Moraites will help us move to high states of love and transformation by practicing step eight of 12-step spirituality, making amends. 9:30 a.m. Aug. 7. 304 S. Main St., Davidson. For more information, contact Ann Starrette at

Broad Street United Methodist, Mooresville

Farmers market

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.

Vanderburg United Methodist, Mooresville

Community breakfast

Pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs. Free; donations accepted. 8-10 a.m. Aug. 6. 1809 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville.

Rocky Mount United Methodist, Mooresville

Community pancake breakfast

Free. 7:30 a.m. Aug. 6. 1739 Perth Road, Mooresville.


Northside Church of Christ, Charlotte

Bereavement group

If you are experiencing difficulties dealing with grief, join a group that will help you through the healing journey. Monthly meetings. 11 a.m.-noon Aug. 6. 4435 E. WT Harris Blvd., Charlotte.

Holly Hunter Baptist, Charlotte

Farmers market

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.

First Baptist, Kannapolis

Vacation Bible school

“Surf Shack: Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love.” Rising K-7th grades. 6-8 p.m. Aug. 12 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 13. 101 N. Main St., Kannapolis. Register at

Temple Solel, Fort Mill

Shabbat services

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. 803-619-9707;

St. John’s Missionary Baptist, Gastonia

Senior ministry

JOY ministry meets the first Friday of each month for fellowship, food and fun. Contact Rose Armstrong at the church for more information. 1282 Bradford Heights Road, Gastonia. 704-864-6222.

New Gilead Reformed Church, Concord

Seniors group

The New Gilead Community Young-at-Hearts Friends meet the second Monday of each month for a meal, fellowship, informative programs and travel. 11:30 a.m. Aug. 8. 2400 Old Salisbury Road, Concord.

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

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;

Roberta United Methodist, Concord

Hot dog sale

Hot dogs and homemade desserts, $1.25 each. Delivery for orders of 10 or more. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 6. 3925 Cochran Road, Concord. 704-786-9215.