South Charlotte

Religion news

Compiled by Erica Batten

Sharon United Methodist

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 play some cool games along the way. The topic for Aug. 2 is “Minecraft.” 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road.

Hawthorne Lane United Methodist

Homecoming celebration:

On Aug. 1-2, the church will mark the second of four centennial weekends. Saturday’s events include a mission gleaning project and a gathering at 6 p.m. to honor past members of Sunday school classes, youth groups, church sports teams and kindergartens.

At 7 p.m., the Brock Family Singers will perform. Morning service, featuring former associate pastor Mark Key, will be 10:30 a.m. Aug. 2. A box lunch will be held on the grounds after the service. All events are free and guests are welcome. 501 Hawthorne Lane.

South Mecklenburg Presbyterian

Community event:

Some of Charlotte’s best food trucks will be on campus starting at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 1. The Snyder Family Band will perform at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. 8601 Bryant Farms 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. Aug. 6-7. 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville.

Saint Gabriel Catholic


Dr. Wes Ely of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine will present “End-of-Life Issues From Medical and Ethical Perspectives.” Free. Reservations requested. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 in the ministry center. 3016 Providence Road.

Cross and Crown Lutheran, Matthews

Vacation Bible school:

The church and weekday school will host “SonSpark Labs” for children age 3 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

All Things Possible Ministries


Looking for Christian vocalists for the 2015 Exalt! Vocal Talent Showcase. Auditions will be Aug. 1 at Greater Providence Baptist, 2000 Milton Road. Apply online.

Bethany Presbyterian, Monroe


Worship is 10 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school is 9 a.m. Communion will be celebrated Aug. 2.

Men’s Bible discussion:

Group will discuss 1 Corinthians 2. 7 p.m. July 30 at the Crump home.


Service will be Sept. 20. Current contact information is needed for previous pastors and members. 6713 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe. 704-301-6929.

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. 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.

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