Religion news

If you would like to have an announcement included in School news, send your press release to

Poplar Tent Presbyterian, Concord

Blood Drive: Coordinated by the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 15 in the fellowship building. 6841 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. 704-786-1603.

West Cabarrus Church, Concord

Student Ministry: Ministry will meet 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 18. Rising 7th-12th graders welcome. 7655 Bruton Smith Blvd., Concord. 704-455-2590;

Central United Methodist Church, Concord

Mission Sunday: Aug. 29 Mission Sunday and all-church cookout and covered-dish lunch.

Concord Christian

Preschool: All God's Children Preschool is now enrolling for the 2010-2011 school year. AGCP is a non-profit, Christian preschool for children 12 months to 5 years, including a new transitional kindergarten program. 3101 Davidson Hwy., Concord. 704-788-6315;


The Choral Academy, Concord

Auditions: The Choral Academy is scheduling auditions/vocal placement interviews for children and youth ages 7-20 to participate in three age-based choirs. No preparation is necessary. All youth in Cabarrus and the surrounding counties are welcome. New singers will be accepted through September. The academy meets at Calvary Lutheran, 950 Bradley St., Concord. For more information, contact Gary Shive at 704-786-7447.

Crossroads Church, Concord

Mission Outreach Opportunity: Donations of quality handmade items are being accepted for the Mission Marketplace at The Depot at Gibson Mill. Proceeds support missions.

Cold Springs United Methodist, Concord

Homecoming: Church lay leader Cathy Newsome will speak at the 149th annual homecoming 11 a.m. Aug. 22. 2250 Cold Springs Road, Concord. 704-782-1811.

Cooperative Christian Ministry, Concord

New Ministry: New or like-new furnishings and supplies are needed for the new Mothers and Children Housing Ministry. 24 Spring St., Concord. For a list of items needed or more information: 704-786-4709;

Forest Hill United Methodist Church

Give Water. Give Life: This mission is dedicated to building a well in Sudan to provide safe drinking water to those suffering without this vital resource. Details: Patti Earnhardt at; donations may be sent to the church office at 265 N. Union St, Concord, NC 28025-4762.

Fire Church, Concord

Youth Meeting: Worship and fellowship. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. 4323 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord.

Pitts Baptist Church of Concord

VBS donates supplies: The Vacation Bible School theme for Pitts Baptist Church of Concord was Saddle Ridge Ranch and so chose Wings of Eagles Ranch as their 2010 beneficiary, collecting donations of paper towels, wet wipes, liquid soap and disinfectant spray.