Faith News

Friendship United Methodist, Concord

Vacation Bible school: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 15-19. 4695 Mount Pleasant Road S., Concord. 704-786-3335.

The Village Church, Concord

Cinema on the lawn: "The Blind Side." Bring lawn chair or blanket. Free refreshments. 8 p.m. Aug. 19. 9280 Davidson Highway, Concord. 704-701-0995;

Assurance United Methodist, Huntersville

Musical event: Christian recording artist Paul Saik to perform 4 p.m. Aug. 14. Love offering taken. 9700 Mount Holly-Huntersville Road, Huntersville.

Christ Community Church, Huntersville

Newcomers' class: Based on Susan Miller's book "After the Boxes are Unpacked." Make friends, work through emotions that accompany moving, meet other newcomers. All women invited. Child care provided. 9:45-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 13. $20 includes materials. 16301 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. Register at

Cornelius Presbyterian

Bluegrass festival: Free admission. Barbecue plates $8 adults, $5 children. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 20 and 27. Darin and Brooke Aldridge perform Aug. 20. 21209 Catawba Ave. 704-892-5577;

Asbury United Methodist, Huntersville

Homecoming: Featured speaker Rick Fite. Bring covered dish to share at lunch after service. 10:45 a.m. Aug. 21. 11724 Asbury Chapel Road, Huntersville.

Davidson College Presbyterian

Workshop: "Confessing the Beatitudes" for Presbyterian Women leaders and others. Led by Drs. David Kaylor and Linda Steber. Bring Bibles. $5. 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 20. Register at 704-892-5641.