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Living Saviour Lutheran
Pastor Angela Powell will lead a seven-week study of “Making Sense of Scripture: Big Questions About the Book of Faith” by Dr. David Lose. $13 for book. 10 a.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 7. 6817 Carmel Road. www.livingsaviourlc.org.
Interactive study groups address practical issues from a Christian worldview. Fall classes include Boundaries, GriefShare and DivorceCare. Limited enrollment. Child care available for ages 2-7. 6:30 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 12. Register at www.calvarychurch.com/support.
Women’s Bible studies
All women in the community are invited for study and friendship. Choices include Kay Arthur’s “Colossians and Philemon,” John MacArthur’s “Parables,” David Jeremiah’s “Ten Questions Christians Are Asking,” more. 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesdays starting Sept. 6. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. www.calvarychurch.com/women.
Celebrate Recovery is a Biblical and balanced program offering fellowship, worship, teaching, testimonies and small-group sharing to anyone experiencing pain from loss, relationship issues or habits. 6-8 p.m. Sundays starting Sept. 11. 5301 Sardis Road. Register at www.centralnc.org. Learn more about the program at www.celebraterecovery.com.
Central Church Life Care Center
Couples’ small group
Chip Ingram’s series “God’s Prescription for Enhancing Your Love Life” will help married and engaged couples discover God’s plan for securing and nurturing genuine love and intimacy for a lifetime. 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 12 through Nov. 14.
DVD-based workshop offers God’s restoration power to address anger, loneliness, financial survival, kid care and forgiveness. 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 12. 5500 Randolph Road. Register at www.centralnc.org.
Matthews United Methodist
Sept. 22 at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation. Proceeds support the Charlotte Rescue Mission, Hoskins Park Ministries and the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte. Luncheon at 11 a.m. Shotgun start at noon. Register with Dave Dowker at 704-779-0599.
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 www.ministryds.org.
Harrison United Methodist, Pineville
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. www.humcfaithcircle.org.
Sardis Presbyterian Church
Marriage Workshop: Church Pastors & Spouses:
Local nonprofit Ministry Development Services will host a workshop led by MDS counselor Michael Hall for clergy and spouses. Topic: The Couple Checkup: A Clergy and Spouse Exclusive. $160. Sardis Presbyterian Church, 6100 Sardis Road, Charlotte. 704-366-1854. sardis.org. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 13.
Women’s Bible study
“When I Lay My Isaac Down.” Coping with her son’s conviction for first-degree murder, author Carol Kent opens her heart to share priceless lessons on choosing hope over despair. 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 7. 8300 Providence Road. 704-541-1624.
Davidson College Presbyterian
The FireBird Singers will give an a cappella concert in remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Half of ticket proceeds will go to local volunteer fire departments. 7 p.m. Sept. 11. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org.
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Mooresville
Don Alder plays acoustic fingerstyle guitar and will perform 7 p.m. Sept. 11. Tickets available at the door: $15 for adults, $10 seniors/students. Event includes a wine and cheese reception. For details, visit www.welcomestpat.org/ solas-leighis-concerts/ or call 704-663-5659.
Join us after the 10:30 a.m. service Sept. for the kick off of our Christian Formation year. Parish Life will provide barbecue as the entree; please bring a side dish or dessert to share. There will be a magician and balloon act for the children. There will also be activity for the adults; it will be optional and not intrusive. Food will be served inside and there will be tables set up both inside and picnic tables outside. Please also bring chairs or blankets if you would like to have a picnic-style meal. Note that both Sunday services will be held indoors at normal times. 164 Fairview Road, Mooresville.704-663-p5659. http://www.welcomestpat.org/.
Led by Mark Forbes on every Wednesday evening. Meditation centers the soul, calms the mind, reduces stress and provides other well-documented health benefits. Additionally, and more importantly, it is a deep and transformative type of prayer. Having practiced both Eastern and Western forms of meditation for over two decades, our rector, Mark Forbes, will be offering a weekly teaching and meditation opportunity designed to gently introduce a meditation practice into your life. Informal weekly teachings, including Q&A, will be offered 5:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays in the sanctuary. A silent meditation period of 25 minutes will commence at 6pm. All are welcome to attend either or both components.
Davidson United Methodist
“Knocking on Heaven’s Door: Contemplative Ways of Opening to the Holy” worship and teaching service is held 9:30 a.m. each first Sunday. The Sept. 4 topic is “Making Amends by Skillful Means.” 304 S. Main St., Davidson. For more information, contact Ann Starrette at AStarrette@DavidsonUMC.org.
St. Mark’s Lutheran, Mooresville
All are invited to join in the ELCA’s national “God’s Work. Our Hands” day on Sept. 11. There will be one worship service only at 10 a.m. Then, participants will prepare personal care bags for those in need or complete other service projects. After the service projects, enjoy a pork barbecue and chicken meal. 454 Fieldstone Road, Mooresville. www.saintmarkslutheran.com.
One More Neighborhood, Huntersville
Join us for a great day of golf Sept. 12 at NorthStone Country Club. Proceeds will help build a resource center in the Huntington Green community. www.onemoreneighborhood.com.
Jewish Council of Lake Norman
Sacred aging specialist
Rabbi Richard Address, founder and director of Jewish Sacred Aging, will lead three events in the Lake Norman area. He will give a sermon entitled “Live Long and Prosper” at a Shabbat service of seeking, gratitude and healing held 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at Temple Kol Tikvah, 605 South St., Davidson. Refreshments follow the service. Address will lead a text study on “How to Embrace and Embody Being a Caring Community” followed by a Havdalah service and refreshments. 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at Temple Kol Tikvah. A brunch and lecture on “Embracing a New Jewish Future” will be held 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 11 at Congregation Emanuel, 206 Kelly St., Statesville. Events are free and open to the public. RSVP by Sept. 2 at email@example.com.
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.
Vanderburg United Methodist, Mooresville
Pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs. Free; donations accepted. 8-10 a.m. Sept. 3. 1809 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville. www.vanderburgumc.org.
Rocky Mount United Methodist, Mooresville
Community pancake breakfast
Free. 7:30 a.m. Sept. 3. 1739 Perth Road, Mooresville. www.RockyMountUMC.com.
Shearer Presbyterian, Mooresville
Bluegrass music night
Free, foot-stomping bluegrass for the entire family. Donations accepted to help with expenses. 7 p.m. Sept. 3. 684 Presbyterian Road, Mooresville. www.mooresvillebluegrass.com.
Woodlawn Baptist, Charlotte
Homecoming and revival
Come see old friends and renew your love and trust in Jesus. Pastor Michael Davis will speak at the homecoming service, 10:45 a.m. Sept. 18. A covered-dish luncheon will follow the service. Dr. Timothy Simms will deliver the sermon at revival services at 6 p.m. Sept. 18 and at 7 p.m. Sept. 19-20. Special music by Matt Tollison at the evening service Sept. 18. The Pathfinders will present Southern gospel music on Sept. 19. 4622 Nations Crossing Road, Charlotte. www.woodlawnchurch.org.
Northside Church of Christ, Charlotte
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 Sept. 3. 4435 E. WT Harris Blvd., Charlotte. www.churchofchristnorthside.net.
Spirit of Joy Lutheran, Weddington
Money management classes
Join us this September for Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University” and learn biblical, practical steps to eliminate debt, manage money and more. 8600 Potter Road, Weddington. www.spiritofjoy.us.
Forest Hill United Methodist, Concord
Children’s consignment sale
Register now to consign children’s clothing and toys. Sale will be held Sept. 16-17. 50 Elm Ave., Concord. www.foresthillumc.org.
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.
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. 803-619-9707; www.templesolelsc.org.