Faith Notes

Every Nation Baptist Church

Dedication Service: All are invited to the dedication service at the church's new location. A meal will follow the commemoration service. Meal and tours of the on-site community center to follow service. 11 a.m. Aug. 22. 4520 N. Tryon St. 704-473-1922;

Pitts Baptist, Concord

Day of Prayer: Anyone who wants to pray for our children, their schools and the new school year is welcome to drop in. 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 25. Corporate Hour of Prayer, noon-1 p.m. 140 Pitts School Road N.W., Concord. 704-786-1953.

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 youths 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.

Epiphany Lutheran, Rock Hill

Community Blood Drive: 3-7 p.m. Aug. 24. 2370 W. Main St., Rock Hill. 803-324-8877;

First Baptist, Indian Trail

August Monday Nights: Guest speaker Dr. Richard Owen Roberts and music by The Greenes. Childcare provided. 7 p.m. Aug. 23. 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail. 704-882-1005.

St. John's United Methodist, Rock Hill

Dance Classes: The Social Ballroom Dance Program will offer samba, American tango, nightclub two-step, shag, salsa, West Coast swing, quickstep, bachata and line dancing. Classes are held weekly starting Sept. 1. Beginners and experienced dancers. Requested monthly donation to the children's building, $20 for the ballroom classes and $15 for line dance. 321 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. 803-980-4000;

Christ Our Shepherd Ministries, Matthews

Bahamas Cruise: Fundraiser for ministry. Carnival Fantasy cruise, Feb. 2-7, 2011. Deposit due by Oct. 1.

Myers Memorial United Methodist, Gastonia

Open House: The Kids Day Out program provides educational and fun activities for children ages 6 months to 4 years during the school year. The program is now taking applications. Registration is $60 per child. A drop-in open house will be held 2-4 p.m. Aug. 29. 301 S. New Hope Road, Gastonia. 704-864-3222.

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care

American Gospel Jamboree: Second annual event features Charles Johnson and the Revivers, The Kingsmen, Soul'd Out Quartet, The Inspirations and more. Proceeds go to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care. 7 p.m. Aug. 27-28 at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center, 1913 Hickory Blvd. S.E., Lenoir. $20 per night in advance; $25 per night at the door. Tickets available at 828-726-2407 or

First Baptist, Hildebran

Ladies' Retreat: "Sweet Life Café" offers meaningful Bible study, flavor-filled activities and fun. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 11. $10 per person includes lunch and retreat journal. 8831 Old N.C. 10, Hildebran. Register by Sept. 1 at 828-397-3641.

Rehobeth United Methodist, Terrell

Youth Event: Back-to-school kickoff with the band LifeGiver, refreshments and more. All area youth groups invited. 6 p.m. Aug. 29. $3 per person. 9297 Sherrills Ford Road, Terrell. 828-478-2518;

Jewish Council of Lake Norman

Jewish Festival: Entertainment and activities for all ages. Free. Bring canned food for Jewish Family Services food bank. Noon-5 p.m. Aug. 29 at Ramsey Creek Park, 18441 Nantz Road, Cornelius.

Davidson College Presbyterian

Saturday Night Worship: Worship will include the Lord's Supper and follow the same general texts and themes as the Sunday morning service with creativity and a spirit of informality. 5 p.m. Aug. 28 in Lingle Chapel. 102 N. Main St., Davidson.