Religion news: Bethpage will begin ‘The Story’ Bible study

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Compiled by Erica Batten

Bethpage Presbyterian, Kannapolis

Bible reading program: The congregation will participate in a nationwide movement to study the Bible using “The Story,” a chronological selection of Scriptures that reads like a novel. The 31-week program will include curricula for adults, children and teens, with corresponding sermons starting Sept. 14. The community is invited. Services are at 9:55 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school is at 9 a.m. 6020 Mooresville Road, Kannapolis.

Roberta United Methodist, Concord

Homecoming: The Rev. Fred Jordan will bring the morning message. Covered-dish luncheon afterward. 10 a.m. Sept. 14. 3925 Cochran Road, Concord. 704-786-9215.

Community Moms in Prayer

Prayer meetings: The group will meet noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays in the Williams multipurpose room at the West Cabarrus YMCA, 5325 Langford Ave. NW, Concord. Child care available for YMCA members.;

High Rock Church, Harrisburg

Community Bible study: Eight-week study of “Discovering Christ in Ruth.” $7 for materials. 7 p.m. Tuesdays starting Sept. 23. 4075 N.C. 49, Harrisburg. Register at

Trinity United Church of Christ, Concord

Discussion group: 9:30 a.m. Sundays. 38 Church St. N., Concord.

Forest Hill United Methodist, Concord

Free clothing distribution: All sizes. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays. 265 Union St. N., Concord. 704-782-1109;

McGill Baptist, Concord

Hot dog lunch: Hot dogs and fried bologna sandwiches $1.50 each. Homemade desserts also available. Eat in, carry out or delivery. All proceeds go toward retiring the church’s debt. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. 5300 Poplar Tent Road, Concord.

Mount Olivet United Methodist, Concord

Bible discussion roundtable: David Jeremiah’s “Facing the Giants in Your Life.” Workbook available. 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays.

Hot dog sale: Eat in or take out. Delivery for orders of $10 or more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. 301 Mount Olivet Road, Concord. 704-782-8846;

Rocky Ridge United Methodist, Concord

Hot dog sale: Hot dogs $1. Homemade desserts $1.50. Chips are 50 cents. Coffee, tea and soft drinks available. Eat in or take out. Delivery for orders of $12 or more; no delivery on drinks. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. 1428 Old Charlotte Road, Concord. 704-782-3579.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Blood drive: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 14 at Harrisburg Presbyterian, 4815 N.C. 49 S., Harrisburg.