Faith News

First Baptist, Charlotte

Marvelous Monday nights: Meals served 5 p.m. Mondays followed by music and guest speakers 6:30 p.m. Dr. Ed Yount, president of N.C. Baptist Convention, to speak June 21. 704-375-1446.

Senior adults event: "A Day of Extra Help - All 4 Seniors" with screenings and information on Medicare, senior housing, healthy living, other topics. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 24. 301 S. Davidson St. For an appointment and for breakfast or lunch reservations, call 704-369-2138.

First Church of Christ, Scientist

Lectures: International speaker Suzanne Riedel to give a talk for youth, "Who or What is God and What Does That Have to Do With Me?" 5 p.m. June 25, at Latta Park, 601 E. Park Ave. Refreshments afterward. Riedel to present "Effective Spiritual Response to Health Care" at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 1048 E. Morehead St. 704-332-2845.

Shepherd's Center of Charlotte

Lunch and Learn: Lawyer T.R. Sanford to give a talk "Do I Qualify for Veterans' Benefits?" 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 22, Trinity Presbyterian, 3115 Providence Road. Lunch provided by Atria-Merrywood Independent Living.

Classes for senior adults: Summer session of Adventures in Learning includes "Short Stories," "Yoga for Every Body," "Drawing 101," more. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mondays, July 12-Aug. 16, Christ Episcopal, 1412 Providence Road. $25. Register: 704-365-1995 or

First Mount Zion Baptist

Vacation Bible school: "Praise Party" for all ages. 6:30 p.m. June 21-25.

Celebration service: The Rev. George Cook, Jr. and the Greater Mount Sinai Baptist Church family will be guests at first pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Jonathan Edwards. 2:30 p.m. June 27. 1515 Remount Road. 704-332-8335.

Newell Baptist

Special programs: Dave Ramsey video financial series, "Fathers and Finances," with Pastor Chris Hilliard, 11 a.m. June 20. Dave Ramsey's "Our Nation and Finances," 11 a.m. July 4 (no evening services). "The No. 1 Myth About Money," 6 p.m. July 11.

Guest speaker: Mike Creswell, senior consultant with Baptist State Convention, to present "Stewardship and Financial Health" 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. June 27. 9115 Newell Baptist Church Road. 704-596-0184.

Prosperity Church

Outdoor movie: Bring lawn chairs for "Chariots of Fire." For children, "Veggie Tales" video and supervised activities. Popcorn and soft drinks provided. Free. 8:30 p.m. June 25. 5533 Prosperity Church Road. 704-875-1182.

St. Mark's Lutheran

Concert: The Land of Lakes Choirboys perform 7 p.m. June 22. Free. Donations accepted. 1001 Queens Road. 704-375-9185.

Innovation Church

Summer day camp: Reading, games, math, arts and crafts, weekly field trips, fun fitness for ages 6-16. 6 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays. $25 per child per week. 3957 Independence Blvd. Register at 704-254-1227.

Life Baptist

Vacation Bible school: "The Jesus Chronicles: A Life-Changing Encounter! (Part II)" with Bible study, games, arts and crafts, more. 6-8 p.m. June 21-25. 5901 Amberly Lane. Register at

St. Paul United Methodist

Bible study: "Invitation to John," 11-week study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays starting June 29. 2830 Dorchester Place. 704-523-0077;

First Presbyterian

Midweek Bible study: Dr. William Wood to lead series "The Not-So-Minor Prophets," expanding on previous Sunday's sermon. Lunch $6. Noon Wednesdays in June. 200 W. Trade St.

Robinson Presbyterian

Blood drive: Everyone age 16 and older encouraged to participate. Reservations accepted but not necessary. Noon June 27. 9424 Harrisburg Road. 704-537-5506.

Prosperity Presbyterian

Vacation Bible camp: "Saddle Ridge Ranch" theme with singing, crafts, snacks, more. Age 3 through fifth grade. 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 1-6. 5533 Prosperity Church Road. Register at 704-875-1182 or

Woodlawn Baptist

Vacation Bible school: Bible teaching through the use of "Veggie Tales" videos. Children rising to kindergarten through fifth grade welcome. 6-8 p.m. June 21-25. 4622 Nations Crossing Road. Register at 704-523-5941.

Bread of Life Christian Ministries

Vacation Bible school: "Praise Party" with Bible study, crafts, skits and movement, more. 6:30-8 p.m. June 21-25. 5232 The Plaza. For questions and advance registration call 704-804-1531.