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Compiled by Erica Batten
Blair Road United Methodist, Mint Hill
Concerts: The African Children’s Choir will perform at 8:45 and 11:11 a.m. March 15. Free; offering will be collected. 9135 Blair Road, Mint Hill. www.blairroadumc.org.
Sharon United Methodist
Harrison United Methodist, Pineville
Children’s consignment sale: Gently-used spring and summer clothing for children of all ages plus maternity clothing, baby equipment, toys, furniture, strollers, more. Free admission. Cash and checks only. Kids welcome; no strollers allowed in sales area. 6-8 p.m. March 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 6, and half-price sale 8 a.m.-noon March 7. 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville. www.humcfaithcircle.org.
Concert: The North Carolina Baroque Orchestra will present a concert featuring Vivaldi’s “La Primavera” and works by Bach, Rameau and Handel. The orchestra performs on copies of 17th- and 18th-century instruments and uses playing techniques to recreate the sounds of earlier eras. $10; students and seniors, $5. Tickets will be available at the door, but seating is limited. 7:30 p.m. March 7. 5201 Sharon Road. www.SharonPCUSA.org.
Christ the King Church
Comedy night: Join us for a laughter-filled night of good, clean fun with Amy Barnes and Jerry Miner. Married in 2002, Barnes and Miner perform nationwide. $10. 7:30 p.m. March 7. 13501 S. Tryon St. www.CtKCharlotte.org/ComedyNight.
Family Purim celebration: Join us for a magical celebration of Purim with a hot dog dinner, costume pageant, family-friend Megillah reading, and Thomas the Magician. 5:30 p.m. March 4. 4901 Providence Road. www.templeisraelnc.org.
Spirit of Joy Lutheran, Weddington
Lenten prayer services: 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays. 8600 Potter Road, Weddington. www.spiritofjoy.us.
Elizabeth Communities of Faith
Lenten services: Six local churches and the chaplaincies of CMC-Mercy and Novant Presbyterian will gather each week for worship on the theme “On the Journey Together.”
A different church or chaplaincy will lead worship each week, and area restaurants will provide a simple lunch. $5 suggested donation for lunch. All money will be donated to Loaves and Fishes and the Community Culinary School of Charlotte. The 30-minute services will be held at noon Wednesdays at Caldwell Presbyterian, 1609 E. Fifth St. On March 4, Hawthorne Lane United Methodist will lead worship. Soup and bread will be provided by Sabor Latin Street Grill and Great Harvest Bread Co. www.elizabethfaith.org.
MorningStar Presbyterian, Matthews
Cards and games: Bring the cards and games you love to play. Snacks, lunch, door prizes and silent auction. Groups welcome. Sponsored by the Presbyterian Women. $10 per person. Payment must be received in the church office by March 12. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 14. 13000 Idlewild Road, Matthews. 704-847-0864.
Clear Creek Baptist, Mint Hill
Guest speaker: Bailey Smith, evangelist and past president of the Southern Baptist Convention, will speak at 6:30 p.m. March 7 and 10:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. March 8. 9015 Ferguson Road, Mint Hill. www.clearcreekbaptistchurch.com.
Cokesbury United Methodist
Annual barbecue: Dine in or take out. $9 for a plate or three sandwiches. Proceeds go to missions. 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. March 6. 6701 Idlewild Road. www.cokesburyumc.net.
First Baptist, Indian Trail
Real Evangelism Conference: Guest preachers Mike Huckabee, Junior Hill, Mike Stone, Vance Pitman, Tony Nolan, Bailey Smith, Mike Whitson, many more. Musical guests the Mike Speck Trio, Greater Vision, the Collingsworth Family, Mae Beth Harris and Eddie Middleton. March 4-6.
Spring sports: Developmental tackle football for ages 6-8 and up to 75 pounds, $120; ages 9-11 up to 120 pounds, $170. Register by March 21. Cheerleading for ages 6-11, $80. Register by March 21. Soccer for ages 5-11, $80. Register by March 12. 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail. 704-882-1005; www.fbcit.org.
Providence United Methodist
Open house: The music department invites anyone who would like to visit a choir to sing along, to learn more about how a choir works, or just to listen. We will have a reception following rehearsal to welcome our visitors. 7:30 p.m. March 12 in the music suite. 2810 Providence Road. www.ProvidenceUMC.org.
Cross and Crown Lutheran, Matthews
Lenten services: Brief services focusing on the parable of the prodigal son. 6:45-7:15 p.m. Wednesdays. 300 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. 704-847-5967.
Saint Andrew’s United Methodist
Study: Join us for our weekly “Beginnings: The Spiritual Life Study.” Each session includes a brief video and discussion. Free. No registration required. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 1900 Emerywood Drive. 704-553-1327.
Wesley United Methodist
Study: We will read “The Story,” a 31-chapter version of the Bible story that reads like a novel. Each week we explore both God’s perspective and the human experience. Learn what it means to live the challenging and rewarding life of following Christ. Copies of the book are available at the church. 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays. 3715 Rea Road. www.WesleyCharlotte.org.
Consignment sale: The weekday school will host a sale featuring spring and summer children’s and maternity clothing, shoes, books, games, toys, infant gear, furniture, outdoor play equipment. 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 28. Volunteers and consignors needed. 6100 Sardis Road. Register at www.myconsignmentmanager.com/sardis.
Matthews United Methodist
Summer arts camp: “Under God’s Sea in 3-D” music and arts camp for children in grades K-6. $75 includes daily lunch and snack, T-shirt, materials. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 6-10 with performance at 6 p.m. July 11. Registration open.
Weekly summer camp: At “The Lighthouse,” children will explore cities where Jesus’ ministry came alive and learn to live faith in daily life. Games, crafts, cooking projects, devotions, field trips, service projects. $145 per week. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. June 15-Aug. 19. Space limited. Registration open. 801 S. Trade St., Matthews. www.matthewumc.org.
Church at Charlotte
Support group: Winter/spring session of DivorceCare. Separated and divorced participants will find biblical hope and support. Child care provided. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Room W7. 2500 Carmel Road. Information and registration at www.churchatcharlotte.org/divorcecare.
Mouzon United Methodist
Mother’s morning out: The weekday preschool will offer classes for ages 1-5. Classes are play-based and open to the community. $35 per day. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays. RSVP by Wednesday each week; minimum of three children registered or class will be canceled until the following week. 3100 Selwyn Ave. 704-525-1326; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bethany Presbyterian, Monroe
Community fellowship: Everyone invited to a simple fellowship meal and bingo. Free. 5:30 p.m. March 7. 6713 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe. 704-301-6929.
Saint 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.
Saint Mark AME Zion, Pineville
Worship services: 11 a.m. Sundays.
Community outreach prayer: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 605 Johnston Drive, Pineville. 704-889-7072.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Blood drives: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 8 at Central United Methodist, 801 S. Hayne St., Monroe. 10 a.m.-noon March 8 at Amazing Grace Lutheran, 416 W. North Main St., Waxhaw. www.cbcc.us.