Faith News

Purcell United Methodist

Attic sale: Very large indoor sale. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 28. 2141 Weyland Ave. 704-399-7257.

Sugaw Creek Presbyterian

Workshops: "Rekindling the Lost Arts" to meet monthly to share activities such as bread making, quilting, needlepoint, gardening, canning, knitting. Open to all women ages 15 and up. 3-5 p.m. first Saturday of each month. 101 W. Sugar Creek Road. 704-596-4466.

Motivations Ministries

Vocal talent auditions: Singers needed for fourth annual "Exalt!" Christian talent show, scheduled Aug. 5 at Central Piedmont Community College's Halton Theater. Register online by June 1 at

Pleasant Hill Baptist

Auditions: Actors, musicians, other volunteers needed for play "Church Folk: Playing Church" for Women's Day program in July. All ages welcome. 517 Baldwin Ave. To schedule an audition call Minister Delores Perry-Pearson, 704-537-4209.

Shiloh Institutional Baptist

Fellowship event: Gospel charity talent and fashion showcase. $3 donations go toward care packages for community. 6-8 p.m. June 4. 2400 Greenland Ave. 704-393-2065.

St. Peter's Episcopal

Recital: Organist and choirmaster Ben Outen to play final celebratory recital in Van Ness Hamrick organ's first season: festive and heroic music written for organ, for trumpet and organ and orchestral music transcribed for organ. Joined by trumpeter Amy Cherry of Western Carolina University. Reception afterward. 8 p.m. June 3. 115 W. 7th St. 704-332-7746.

Ridgeview Baptist

Homecoming service: Pastor Charles Foushee invites you to celebrate "Homecoming 40" with guest speakers the Rev. Thomas Gilmer Jr. and Dr. James Dersham. 10:45 a.m. and 7:25 p.m. May 29. Catered lunch after morning service. 7700 Tuckaseegee Road. 704-399-5934.

St. Luke's Lutheran

Lecture: Former N.C. State University professor Dr. Elliot Engel presents "History and Mystery of Wine." $10 in advance. Part of proceeds will support youth mission trip to Costa Rica. 3-4 p.m. June 5. 3200 Park Road. Details: email Ellen Dabolt, 704-523-7981.

Myers Park Presbyterian

Summer worship schedule: Sanctuary and Celebrate worship services to be held 10 a.m. Sundays starting May 29. 2501 Oxford Place. Go to for a list of summer Sunday school opportunities.

First United Methodist

Vacation Bible school: "Hometown Nazareth." Learn what it was like to raise God's own son. Bible-time games, fun songs, crafts, more. Preschool through seventh grade. Light dinner provided. $30 per child; $40 for two children. Limited space. 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, June 22-July 13. 501 N. Tryon St. Register at 704-333-9081 or


University Church of Christ

Vacation Bible school: "Believe It or Not ... It's in the Bible." Toddlers through adults welcome. Free. 7-8:40 p.m. June 13-17. 9920 Newell-Hickory Grove Road. 704-599-0529.

St. Mark's Lutheran, Mooresville

Outdoor worship: 11 a.m. May 29 at Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Road, Mount Ulla. 704-664-5474;

Cornelius Presbyterian

Annual community cookout: 5-8 p.m. June 4, church lawn. 21209 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-892-5577;

Lake Norman Community Bible Study

Fall classes: Registration open for study on Deuteronomy and Hebrews. Open to women in Lake Norman area. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays starting Sept. 6, Mount Zion United Methodist, Cornelius. Children's program also available for infants through middle school.