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Compiled by Erica Batten

Cornerstone Baptist

Anniversary celebration: The church will celebrate its 30th anniversary by inviting the prior pastors to preach at special services.

Cornerstone was formed by the merger of Chantilly Baptist and Albemarle Road Baptist on April 1, 1985. Pastor Tim Jernigan (2009-2011) will preach at the 10:45 a.m. service on June 28. Concert pianist Alex Zsolt will provide music. Following the service, there will be a picnic and children’s activities. The final celebration service is planned for Sept. 27. All services and luncheons are free and include child care for children age 5 and younger. Children’s worship available. 8947 Albemarle Road. 704-537-1097.

Saint Matthew Catholic

Summer classes: Eight classes on scripture, theology, the saints, liturgy, and social justice. Classes are offered on a variety of days and times. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. Course descriptions and online registration at

Grace Lutheran

Vacation Bible school: Camp Discovery: Jesus at Work Through Us. Ages 3-8. 9-11:30 a.m. June 22-26. 7000 Providence Road. Register at

Saint Andrew’s United Methodist

Vacation Bible school: Children age 4 through fifth grade are invited to Christ’s Chosen, an adventure of learning about the choosing of the 12 disciples. Free supper served each evening. 5:45-8:30 p.m. July 13-16. Register by July 3. 1901 Archdale Road. To register, email Sherry Jackson at

Sharon United Methodist

Sermon series: Life is not a game, but it can be fun. Jesus came to give us full life. The Game of Life explores what that means and to play some cool games along the way. The topic for June 21 is “Solitaire.” 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road.

Park Road Baptist

Concert: The Charles Wesley Singers of Damascus United Methodist in Maryland will perform a free concert as part of its 2015 Youth Mission Choir Tour to Virginia and North Carolina.

The concert will feature sacred anthems and hymns with brass, piano, organ and soloists. Directed by Polly Edmonds Baldridge and accompanied by Steve Kalnoske, the 45 members of the choir specialize in traditional choral music and favorite hymns of the church. A free-will offering will be collected for missions. 7:30 p.m. June 19. 3900 Park Road. 704-523-5717.

Ministry Development Services

Workshop: Lenore Wilkinson, counselor with Ministry Development Services, will present “Called Still? Still Called: Mid-Career Discernment.” The workshop will help clergy in mid-career remain intentional about their own continued spiritual development and education. $95. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 23 at Sardis Presbyterian, 6100 Sardis Road. RSVP by June 18 to 704-554-9222.

Sedgefield United Methodist

Family event: Barbecue and live music on the lawn. Donations accepted. 5-7 p.m. June 27.

Vacation Bible school: Everest: Conquering Challenges With God’s Mighty Power for rising kindergarten to fifth grades. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 6-10. Registration open through June 28. 2830 Dorchester Place. 704-523-0077;

The Minnesota Boychoir

Performances: The tour choir will perform at 7 p.m. June 20 at Saint Peter’s Episcopal, 115 W. 7th St. A free will donation will be collected. They will also perform at the 9 and 10:45 a.m. worship services June 21 at Christ Lutheran, 4519 Providence Road.

Bethany Presbyterian, Monroe

New worship time: Beginning June 21, Sunday school will be at 9 a.m. and worship will be at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. 6713 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe. 704-301-6929.

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.