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Compiled by Erica Batten

Sharon United Methodist

Performing arts camp: “Kidshine” for third- through eighth-graders. Campers experience and express God’s love through music, drama, dance, puppets and scenery painting. $250. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 10-14. Performance at 7 p.m. Aug. 14.

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 July 26 is “Hungry, Hungry Hippos.” 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road.

Myers Park United Methodist

Sing-along: Annual “Hymns and Hot Dogs.” Musicians are invited to bring an instrument and play along. Hot dogs and chips follow the music. 5:30 p.m. July 26 in Jubliee Hall. 1501Queens Road. Contact Nancy Hamff at 704-295-4831 or

Cross and Crown Lutheran, Matthews

Vacation Bible school: The church and weekday school will host “SonSpark Labs” for children age three through fifth grade. $15 per child; $30 family maximum. 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 3-7. 300 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. Register at 704-847-5967 or

MorningStar Presbyterian, Matthews

Children’s summer program: Children in rising kindergarten through fifth grades invited to M. A. D. DAZE II, a week of music, art and drama relating to a production of “The Frog and the Toad.” $50. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 27-31. After-hours care available. 13000 Idlewild Road, Matthews. For reservations, call 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 704-847-0864;

Spirit of Joy Lutheran, Weddington

Vacation Bible school: “Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus Was a Kid.” 6:15-8:30 p.m. July 27-31. 8600 Potter Road, Weddington. Register at

Providence Baptist

Summer schedule: Fellowship will be held at 8:30 a.m. Sundays in the rotunda. Sunday school for all ages, 9 a.m. Worship at 10 a.m. You are invited to join us. 4921 Randolph Road.

Temple Israel

Tu B’Av Shabbat: Please join us for a memorable celebration with tributes, a Shabbat pairing dinner, vow renewals for those who have had a wedding or commitment ceremony, special blessings and more. The only cost is $20 for the Friday dinner; reservations required. 6:15 p.m. July 31 and 9:30 a.m. Aug. 1. 4901 Providence Road.

Harrison Church, Pineville

Global leadership summit: The Willow Creek Association will present The Global Leadership Summit to inspire and equip Christian leaders for global impact. Speakers include Bill Hybels, Albert Tate, Sallie Krawcheck and many more. Harrison Church will be a satellite site for this summit. Aug. 6-7. 15008 Lancaster Hwy., Pineville.

All Things Possible Ministries

Auditions: Looking for Christian vocalists for the 2015 Exalt! Vocal Talent Showcase. Auditions will be held Aug. 1 at Greater Providence Baptist, 2000 Milton Road. Apply online to secure your spot. Top 10 will perform at grand finale; top three will win studio time; winner will perform on TBN.

Sardis Baptist

Yoga classes: Open to anyone who wants to improve strength, balance and flexibility, and learn to relax. Space limited. $80 for eight weeks. 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;

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.