South Charlotte

News from area churches

The Presbyterian College Ringers’ distinctive performance wear includes kilts and accessories constructed with the Presbyterian College tartan and reflects the Scottish heritage of the college.
The Presbyterian College Ringers’ distinctive performance wear includes kilts and accessories constructed with the Presbyterian College tartan and reflects the Scottish heritage of the college. COURTESY OF NANCY METZLER

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Compiled by Erica Batten

South Mecklenburg Presbyterian

Concert: The Presbyterian College Ringers will perform a diverse program, including works for worship and popular music. After the performance, the ringers will meet with interested people to share the joy of ringing and answer questions. 7 p.m. May 1. 8601 Bryant Farms Road.

Sharon United Methodist

Sermon series: Life continues to transform at a nonstop pace. How do we make sense of it? How can we best deal with it? Join us in April and May for “Transformers.” The topic for May 3 is “Ark of the Autobots.” 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road.

Myers Park Presbyterian

Concert: Music and worship with Grammy-winning artist and songwriter Laura Story. Opening artist Cameron Moore. $10. 6:30 p.m. April 29 in Oxford Hall. 2501 Oxford Place.

Wesley United Methodist

New worship series: “Jesus Is ____” based on the book by Judah Smith. We will shed light on the path to becoming who you were made to be as we reveal the character of Jesus. 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays starting May 10.

Bible study: Pastor Judi Hunt will lead a study of Kyle Idleman’s “Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus.” The study will be held on the front lawn. Bring a friend, a lawn chair, and a sack supper. 6 p.m. May 12, 19, 26 and June 2, 9 and 16. 3715 Rea Road. Register at

Temple Beth El

Attic sale: Open to the public. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 3 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 4. 5101 Providence Road. 704-366-1948.

Providence United Methodist

Family event: “Food Truck Family Jam” returns with the city’s best food trucks, children’s bounce park and live music. Bring lawn chairs. Parking and children’s area are free; food prices vary. 5-8 p.m. May 2. 2810 Providence Road.

Spirit of Joy Lutheran, Weddington

Health screenings: Life Line Screening will be at the church to provide five screenings for potential health problems including blocked and hardened arteries, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and bone density. Register and receive $10 discount off any package over $129. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 5. 8600 Potter Road, Weddington. Register at

Light of Christ United Methodist

Vacation Bible school: Registration is open for “Everest” Bible school for children age three through fifth grade.

Join our climbing team as we learn the “power shuffle” with Olaf, have wintery adventures, eat frosty snacks and make friends, all while building faith. Children will have the opportunity to participate in a “Kid to Kid” project with children from Haiti.

Free and open to community. 9:30 a.m.-noon June 15-19. 9212 Bryant Farms Road.

Myers Park Baptist

Concert: The chancel choir will present the Charlotte premiere of Ola Gjeilo’s “Sunrise Mass: A Symphonic Mass for Chorus and String Orchestra.”

Charlotte Strings, directed by Minister of Music Dr. Jonathan Crutchfield, will provide accompaniment. In addition, Dr. Matthew Manwarren will perform Franz Schubert’s “Four Impromptus, Op. 90.” Free. 4 p.m. May 3. 1900 Queens Road.

Christ the King Church

Family event: Touch-a-truck event will allow children to tour various vehicles, from heavy machinery to firetrucks and police cars. Silent auction and barbecue lunch. Sponsored by MOPS and MOMSnext. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 2. 13501 S. Tryon.

Grace United Methodist

Community attic sale: Tables available for rent; $20 each. Church members will help with set up and advertising. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 8. 737 E. Woodlawn Road. 704-523-5052.

Sardis Baptist

Beginners’ yoga classes: Open to anyone who wants to improve strength, balance and flexibility and learn to relax. Space limited. 3:30 and 5 p.m. Mondays and 4:30 and 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Please call to register any day before 9 p.m. 5811 Sardis Road. 704-535-2831;

Dilworth United Methodist

Musical: “Footloose the Musical.” Ren McCormack moves to a small town where the local government has banned dancing and rock music. $10. A portion of proceeds go to The Relatives, a local nonprofit. 8 p.m. May 15 and 16. 605 East Blvd.

Jewish Family Services

Friends run: Fifth annual Mother’s Day Friends Run with a 5K, 10K, and a 1-mile family fun run/walk.

Free food and events include a kids’ zone with bouncy houses, face painting, and snow cones, moms’ zone with free massages, manicures and “momosas,” Brixx Pizza and other goodies. Proceeds benefit Jewish Family Services. Babysitting available through the Levine JCC for $4.50/hour; make reservations by May 3. 7:45 a.m. May 10 at Shalom Park, 5007 Providence Road.

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 and more. $145 per week. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. June 15-Aug. 19. Space limited. Registration now open.

Vacation Bible school: “Everest VBS: Conquering Challenges With God’s Mighty Power.” 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 22-26. 801 S. Trade St., Matthews.

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

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;

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 drive: Noon-3 p.m. May 3 at Cross and Crown Lutheran, 300 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews.