South Charlotte

News about area churches

Compiled by Erica Batten

Cross and Crown Lutheran, Matthews

Staff member welcomed: On June 17, the church welcomed Danielle Vogel as the new director of children’s ministry.

Vogel comes to Cross and Crown from Ames, Iowa with extensive experience in ministry with children and youth, as well as public school teaching experience. She will focus on creating activities for children and young families within the congregation and in the church’s preschool. A potluck meal will be held for her after 10:30 a.m. worship on June 28. 300 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews.

Saint Mark’s Lutheran

Vacation Bible school: Children will learn how to build community at Habitat for Humanity’s “Under Construction.” Age four through fifth grade. 9:30 a.m.-noon July 13-16. 1001 Queens Road. Register at 704-375-9185.

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 K-5 grades. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 6-10. Registration open through June 28. 2830 Dorchester Place. 704-523-0077;

Saint Andrew’s United Methodist

Vacation Bible school: Children age four through fifth grade are invited to “Christ’s Chosen.” Join us for 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, contact Sherry Jackson at

Sharon United Methodist

Vacation Bible school: Get ready to experience God’s unstoppable love at “G-Force Adventure Park.” Age three through completed fifth grade. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 21-24. Register online or at 704-366-9166.

Sermon series: Life is not a game, but it can be fun. Jesus came to give us full life. Join us for “The Game of Life” to explore what that means and to play some cool games along the way! The topic for June 28 is “War.” 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road.

Saint Matthew Catholic

Healing prayer service: Saint Peregrine service for those with cancer and other grave diseases. 7:30 p.m. June 25.

Bike blessing service: Riders of all faiths are invited to meet at 11 a.m. June 28 at Harley-Davidson of Charlotte for a cookout and live music. At 1 p.m., we will ride to Saint Matthew for a blessing for a safe riding season.

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

All Things Possible Ministries

Auditions: Looking for Christian vocalists for the 2015 Exalt! Vocal Talent Showcase. Auditions will be held July 18 at Grace Presbyterian, 2955 S. C. 160, Fort Mill. Apply online to secure your spot. Top 10 will perform at grand finale; top three will win studio time; winner will perform on TBN.

Mouzon United Methodist

Multi-ethnic service: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 3100 Selwyn Ave.

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: Free t-shirts to donors. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 27 at Siler Presbyterian, 6301 Weddington-Monroe Road, Wesley Chapel. 8:30-11:30 a.m. June 28 at Saint Mark’s Lutheran, 1001 Queens Road. 12:30-4 p.m. June 28 at Shiloh Baptist, 2301 Rocky River Road, Monroe.

Amity Presbyterian

Vacation Bible school: “Everest: Conquering Challenges With God’s Mighty Power” for ages 3-11. Children will enjoy exploration, “glacier games,” Bible expeditions, music, mountaintop treats and more. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 29-July 3. Please register before June 26 if possible. 2831 N. Sharon Amity Road.

The Baha’i Community of Charlotte

Film: Maziar Bahari’s “To Light a Candle” is a hopeful story of the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education and the fight of Baha’is in Iran to enjoy civil and human rights. 3 p.m. June 28. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the film. 3514 Marvin Road.

Wingate Community Church of God, Monroe

Musical fellowship reunion: The Wingate Community Choir will host “Life Every Voice and Sing…” with the Total Praise Community Choir, the Crossroads AME Zion choir, the Pleasant Grove Church choir and more. During the second half of the concert, all choirs will combine and sing “throwback” songs from the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s. 6 p.m. June 27. 5312 Monroe-Ansonville Road, Monroe.

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