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Compiled by Erica Batten

South Charlotte

Sedgefield Church

Vacation Bible school

“Cave Quest: Following Jesus, the Light of the World.” Rising K-5 grades. Free. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 2-5. 2830 Dorchester Place. Register at www.sedgefieldchurch.org.

Myers Park Baptist

Faith communicators’ meeting

All who focus on communications for houses of worship and nonprofits are invited. This month’s meeting will focus on the power of videos and short films. Scott Galloway, director of Susie Films, will share what it takes for an organization to tell its story on film. The Faith Communicators networking group meets the fourth Friday of each month for a light breakfast, fellowship and conversation. Free. 10 a.m. June 24 in the Cornwell Center. 2001 Selwyn Ave. 704-295-4819; ken@mpumc.org.

Grace Lutheran

Workshop

Steve Witte, president of Asia Lutheran Seminary, will lead a workshop on personal spiritual growth. Learn to focus on the gospel, read the Bible and come away satisfied and enhance prayer and devotional time. Snacks provided. Free. 9 a.m.-noon July 23. 7000 Providence Road. Register at www.grace-charlotte.org.

St. Francis United Methodist

Vacation Bible school

“Cave Quest: Following Jesus, the Light of the World!” 5:45-8:30 p.m. July 18-21. 4200 McKee Road. Register at www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/StFrancisVBS/gpgs/Home.aspx.

St. Matthew Catholic

Summer forum

Courses will explore various topics. Mary Hugh Mauldin will lead a retreat for the Year of Mercy at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 25. The Rev. Frank Cancro will lead a study of Luke 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, June 21-July 5. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. For a complete listing of courses and registration, go to www.stmatthewcatholic.org/summerforum.

MorningStar Presbyterian, Matthews

Children’s summer program

Children in rising grades K-6 invited to MAD DAZE III, a week of music, art and drama led by local arts teachers. $50. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 27-July 1. 13000 Idlewild Road, Matthews. For reservations, call 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 704-847-0864; www.morningstarpresbyterian.com.

Wesley United Methodist

Study series

The Rev. Judi Hunt will lead a study of John Stott’s “Basic Christianity.” Discover an intellectually satisfying explanation of the Christian faith. $6. 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 23 through July 28. The study will be held on the lawn, weather permitting. 3715 Rea Road. www.wesleycharlotte.org.

Temple Beth El

Shabbat worship schedule

First Friday services include SongFest at 5:30 p.m. and family Shabbat at 6 p.m. On second Fridays, a community Shabbat is held at 6 p.m. and Kabbalat Shabbat is at 8 p.m. Third Friday services include a community Shabbat at 6 p.m. and a service of healing and comfort at 7:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat is held at 6 p.m. each fourth Friday, with community Shabbat at 8 p.m. Services are held 11 a.m. Saturdays. Prenegs at 5:15 p.m. before each 6 p.m. service. Onegs follow each 8 p.m. service. 5101 Providence Road. Full schedule and holiday variations at www.templebethel.org.

St. John’s Episcopal

Job hunters’ group

Expert speakers provide job search tips, résumé reviews, interview coaching, and networking opportunities. No fees or registration. 7 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. 1623 Carmel Road. www.saintjohns-charlotte.org.

Mouzon United Methodist

Service

Come be a part of our multiethnic prayer and praise service, a lively time of celebrating the living presence of God among us! 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 3100 Selwyn Ave. www.mouzonumc.org.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Blood drives

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 18 at New Beginnings Community Church, 7027 Stillwell Road, Matthews. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 19 at Providence Baptist, 4921 Randolph Road. www.cbcc.us.

Lake Norman

Hopewell Baptist, Davidson

Vacation Bible school

Dive deep into God’s word with “Submerged!” Bible stories, crafts, games, snacks, music and more. Classes for all ages. 6:10-9 p.m. July 10-14. 18841 Davidson-Concord Road, Davidson. www.HopewellBaptistChurch.com.

Broad Street United Methodist, Mooresville

Farmers market

Variety of vendors offer fresh produce, honey, jams and jellies, meats, desserts, more. Children’s activity booth and free lemonade. 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays. 355 S. Broad St., Mooresville. 704-663-2161.

Community in Christ Lutheran, Cornelius

Summer worship schedule

One worship service at 10 a.m. Sundays through Sept. 4.

Prayer shawl ministry

6:30 p.m. June 26 and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Summer preschool camp

“Super Messy Science.” Aug. 8-11. $120.

Vacation Bible school

“Egypt: Joseph’s Journey From Prison to Palace.” July 17-20. 7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius. www.communityinchrist.net.

First Baptist, Mooresville

Children’s choir camp

Children in completed grades 1-6 will learn and perform the VBS musical “Submerged.” Music skills, recreation and refreshments provided. $25 includes t-shirt, snacks, lunch on Friday and a CD. 9-11:30 a.m. June 20-24. Register by June 15 at the church office or www.fbcmooresville.com.

Vacation Bible school

Dive deep into God’s word at “Submerged!” 4-7 p.m. July 17 and 9 a.m.-noon July 18-21. Closing program, 6:30 p.m. July 21. 150 S. Church St., Mooresville. Register at www.FBCMooresville.com/children.

St. Phillip Missionary Baptist, Huntersville

Children’s book club

The Phenomenal Readers Book Club will meet to read books, visit the library, play vocabulary games, have snacks, and work with adult mentors. Ages 5-14. Free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 21 through July 28. 524 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville. 704-948-6869.

Fair View United Methodist, Mooresville

Fun Fridays

Children invited for fun field trips. We will travel to the Iredell Museum to experience a day in the life of ancient Egypt. $6. Bring a lunch. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 17. On June 24, we will travel to Cold Blooded Encounters reptile zoo in Troutman. 1430 Mecklenburg Highway, Mooresville. www.fairviewumc.org.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Service

The Rev. Amy Brooks will present “Our Spiritual Forefathers.” 11 a.m. June 19. Nursery provided for preschool children. Children in grades K-5 go to spiritual exploration following the children’s story during the service. Youth are welcome to stay for the service or join a separate discussion.

Discussion group

Humanist group will explore non-Western traditions of Humanism. 9:45 a.m. June 19. Services are held at the Woodlawn School, 135 Woodlawn School Loop, Mooresville. www.uulakenorman.org.

Holy Trinity Lutheran, Troutman

Vacation Bible school

Pre-K through middle school. Dinner served. 6-8:45 p.m. June 20-24. 225 Morgan St., Troutman. Register at www.holytrinitylutheran.net.

St. Mark’s Episcopal and Hopewell Presbyterian, Huntersville

Vacation Bible school

“Wading in the Water.” Come be refreshed as we wade into the waters of scripture, have snacks and enjoy crafts, music and more. Age 4 through rising sixth grade. Dinner provided. 5-8 p.m. June 21-24 at Hopewell Presbyterian, 10500 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville. www.stmarksnc.com.

Mallard Creek Full Gospel Worship Center, Charlotte

Vacation Bible school

6:30-7:30 p.m. June 15-17. Picnic at 2 p.m. June 18 at Nevin Park. The church is at 121 Lawrence Gray Road, Charlotte. www.facebook.com/MallardCreekFullGospelWorshipCenter/.

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St. Peter Catholic, Charlotte

Study series

The Rev. John Michalowski will present “Being Church With St. Paul.” 7-8:15 p.m. June 15 and 22 in Biss Hall.

Workshop

Barbara Gaddy will present “Discerning Your Spiritual Gifts.” 6-9 p.m. June 29 in Biss Hall. 507 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. Register at www.stpeterscatholic.org.

Mallard Creek Full Gospel Worship Center, Charlotte

Vacation Bible school

6:30-7:30 p.m. June 15-17. Picnic at 2 p.m. June 18 at Nevin Park. The church is at 121 Lawrence Gray Road, Charlotte. www.facebook.com/MallardCreekFullGospelWorshipCenter/.

Community Bible Study, Lake Wylie

Bible study

Lake Wylie Community Bible Study is part of an international, inter-denominational in-depth Bible study. The local class is now open to men and women of all ages, with child care and children’s classes available. In addition to the original class, which meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at River Hills Community Church in Lake Wylie, a Friday class will also be open at Good Shepherd Church in Steele Creek. The 2016-17 study of Galatians, Philippians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians and the Christian Living Series begins in the fall. Registration is now open at LakeWylie.cbsclass.org.

Common Heart, Indian Trail

Mobile food pantry

Fresh produce, bread, meat and non-perishables available to anyone who receives food stamps or otherwise meets household income requirements. 10 a.m.-noon June 15 and 29 at Christ Bible Discipleship Worship Center, 1019 Unarco Road, Marshville. Walk-in pantries are also open weekly in Waxhaw. www.commonheart.org.

Exodus Foundation, Charlotte

Volunteer orientation: Learn how to mentor people who have criminal records or who have been incarcerated. 6-7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at Mount Carmel Baptist, 7237 Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte and 10-11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at St. Paul Baptist, 1401 Allen St., Charlotte.

Career networking

Group for people with criminal records or who have been incarcerated. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at St. Paul Baptist. www.exodusfoundation.org.

Good Shepherd United Methodist, Charlotte

Book signing party

Celebrate the release of Talbot Davis’s latest Bible study, “Solve.” Copies available for $10. Proceeds go to On Eagles’ Wings Ministries. 5:30-7 p.m. June 20. 13110 Moss Road, Charlotte. www.oneagleswingsministries.org.

Trinity United Church of Christ, Concord

Discussion group

9:30 a.m. Sundays. 38 Church St. N., Concord. www.facebook.com/commachurch.

Roberta United Methodist, Concord

Free clothing

10 a.m.-noon Mondays. Call the church office 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday to schedule an appointment. Donations of gently-used clothing also accepted.

Hot dog sale

Hot dogs and homemade desserts, $1.25 each. Delivery for orders of 10 or more. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. June 18. 3925 Cochran Road, Concord. 704-786-9215.

Calvary Lutheran, Concord

Worship services: 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays unless noted. 950 Bradley St., Concord. www.clcofconcord.org.

Mount Olivet United Methodist, Concord

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; www.mtochurch.com.

Big Spring United Methodist, Charlotte

Sermon series

The Rev. David Carl will present a 28-part series on “Spirit, Mind, and Body.” Carl is executive director of spiritual care and education for the Carolinas HealthCare System. 9:30 a.m. Sundays. 5300 Old Dowd Road, Charlotte. 704-399-6362.

St. John’s Missionary Baptist, Gastonia

Vacation Bible school

“Submerged.” June 20-23. 1282 Bradford Heights Road, Gastonia. 704-864-6222.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Blood drive

4-7:30 p.m. June 17 at Friendship United Methodist, 1200 Neely Store Road, Rock Hill. www.cbcc.us.

Newell Baptist, Charlotte

Bible school

Prepare to be “submerged” in God’s word. 6-9 p.m. June 20-24. 9115 Newell Baptist Church Road, Charlotte. 704-596-0184.

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