Religion news: Aug. 10, 2016

Temple Solel, Fort Mill, recently held its fifth annual meeting and picnic at the Commodore Yacht Club at Lake Wylie. At the meeting, members elected officers, approved the congregation’s budget and named standing committee chairmen.
Temple Solel, Fort Mill, recently held its fifth annual meeting and picnic at the Commodore Yacht Club at Lake Wylie. At the meeting, members elected officers, approved the congregation’s budget and named standing committee chairmen.

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Compiled by Erica Batten

South Charlotte

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.

Children’s consignment sale

Gently-used clothing for children of all ages plus toys, furniture, more. Proceeds help those in need. Consignor registration now open. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 9, and half-price sale 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 10. 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.

Calvary Church

Youth sports leagues

Registration is n open for soccer, flag football and T-ball. The popular CHAMP leagues offer sportsmanship and Christian character development along with age-appropriate athletic skills training. The season begins the week of Aug. 22. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. Register at

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.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist

Family festival

Join us as we celebrate our multiethnic, inter-cultural community with live performances, children’s games, food, crafts, free health care services, free car inspections and more. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 13.

Kids’ camp

“Parablelooza!” is a week of games, music, the arts and more that combines the excitement of game shows and the lessons of Jesus. Grades 2-8. Free. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 15-19. 1901 Archdale Drive. Register at

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

The American Guild of Organists, Charlotte Chapter


The Summer Recital Series welcomes Brennan Szafron. An offering will be received at each recital for the Ann and Robert Stigall Scholarship Fund. 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at Myers Park Presbyterian, 2501 Oxford Place.

St. Matthew Catholic

Support group meeting

Job-seekers are invited to Christians in Career Transition, a ministry providing support for those out of work and under-employed. Learn the proper methods for a successful job search. Free. 7-9 p.m. each first and third Monday in the New Life Center, Room 132. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway.

Mouzon United Methodist


Come be a part of our multiethnic prayer and praise service, a lively time of celebrating the living presence of God among us. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 3100 Selwyn Ave.

Big Spring United Methodist

Sermon series

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.

Lake Norman

Bethel Presbyterian, Cornelius

Support group

GriefShare is a place where you can be around people who understand the pain of your loss. Each session is self-contained. 9 a.m. Saturdays starting Aug. 13. 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius. For information or to reserve a spot, contact Beth Moss at 704-892-0546 or

Living Word Ministries, Lowesville

Gospel concert

The Chordsmen Quartet from Greenville, S.C., and Called Out Ministry from Gibsonville. will perform 6 p.m. Aug. 13. A freewill offering will be received. 1062 N.C. 16 S., Lowesville.

The Jewish Council of Lake Norman

Special event

An afternoon of wine tasting and klezmer music will be held at Davesté Vineyards. Live music by the Viva Klezmer Band. $18. Tickets include two glasses of wine and light hors d’oeuvres. Free for guests younger than 21. 3 p.m. Aug. 21. 155 Lytton Farm Road, Troutman. RSVP:

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Cornelius

Book bag drive

The church is partnering with the Ada Jenkins Center for its annual Book Bag Drive. The center needs 90 book bags for this coming school year. If you are interested in providing book bags for elementary schoolchildren, please leave the filled book bag in the church library by Aug. 14. These are the items you need to include in the book bag you purchase: a 2-inch binder; four or five two-pocket folders with prongs in various colors;two or three packs of filler paper, wide ruled works best for younger students; one or two composition notebooks; pencils; pack of 24-count crayons; pack of markers; pack of coloring pencils; two glue sticks; pack of index cards; box of tissue; and container of Clorox wipes. 19600 Zion Ave. Cornelius. 704-892-8566.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman


The Rev. Justin Martin will discuss “The Faith of a UU.” 11 a.m. Aug. 14. Nursery available.

Location change

Sunday services are now being held at Coddle Creek Elementary School, 484 Presbyterian Road, Mooresville.

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.


Pleasant Hill Baptist, Charlotte

Annual revival

The Rev. Danny Martin from New Life Baptist will lead services. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8-12. 517 Baldwin Ave., Charlotte. 704-376-1201.

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic, Charlotte

Polish Mass and relic

The church will host the fifth annual diocesan Polish Mass in honor of Our Lady of Czestochowa and Pope St. John Paul II. The Rev. Jan Trela will be the celebrant and the Rev. James Witulski of St. Thomas Aquinas will assist as deacon. The Mass will be presented in Polish, and the homily will be in both Polish and English. A Polish choir will provide music. Native Polish attire encouraged. This Mass will fulfill Sunday Mass obligation. After the Mass will be available a relic of Pope St. John Paul II, a drop of blood on his cassock from the day he was shot in 1981. A dessert reception will follow the Mass. 2 p.m. Aug. 21. 1400 Suther Road, Charlotte.

Samaritan’s Feet

Shoe distribution

Individuals, organizations, and faith communities are partnering to provide 500 pairs of shoes, along with school supplies, book bags, physicals, dental screenings and more to needy children in Cabarrus County. The event will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 13 at Logan Recreation Center, 184 Booker Ave., Concord. For information, callTeresa Gray at 704-786-6183 or Wilma King Means at 704-777-1920.

First Baptist, Kannapolis

Vacation Bible school

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

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;

St. John’s Missionary Baptist, Gastonia

Homecoming service

Guest speaker the Rev. Renee McClain of Poplar Springs AME Zion. 2:30 p.m. Aug. 21.

Revival services

Guest speakers include Marvin Caldwell, the Rev. Alvin McLamb and the Rev. William Thompson. 7 p.m. Aug. 22-24. 1282 Bradford Heights Road, Gastonia. 704-864-6222.