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Living Saviour Lutheran
“Countdown to Summer” party with free food, crafts and games. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 21. 6817 Carmel Road. www.livingsaviourlc.org.
The C. S. Lewis Institute
The program challenges and guides you on your journey toward spiritual maturity with an emphasis on heart and mind discipleship. Fellows continue in their careers while participating in this yearlong program and requirements are designed to be achievable even for busy professionals with families. For more information and applications go to: www.cslewisinstitute.org.
Myers Park United Methodist
The church continues its dialogue on race with a panel featuring Myers Park High School football coach Scott Chadwick and several players talking about what it takes to forge unity from our differences. Joining them will be Charlotte Magazine editor Michael Graff. The congregation is exploring issues of race and class in response to the Charleston church killings. 4 p.m. May 22. 1501 Queens Road. 704-376-8584; www.myersparkumc.org.
Mouzon United Methodist
Come be a part of our multi-ethnic prayer and praise service, a lively time of celebrating the living presence of God among us. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 3100 Selwyn Ave. www.mouzonumc.org.
Temple Beth El
Shabbat worship schedule
First Friday services include SongFest at 5:30 p.m. and family Shabbat at 6 p.m. On second Fridays, a community Shabbat is held at 6 p.m. and Kabbalat Shabbat is at 8 p.m. Third Friday services include a community Shabbat at 6 p.m. and a service of healing and comfort at 7:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat is held at 6 p.m. each fourth Friday, with community Shabbat at 8 p.m. Services are held at 11 a.m. Saturdays. Prenegs at 5:15 p.m. before each 6 p.m. service. Onegs follow each 8 p.m. service. 5101 Providence Road. Full schedule and holiday variations at www.templebethel.org.
“What Does Islam Look Like?” will reveal Islam’s texts, holy places, history and people. The next sessions are “History: Origins Through the Golden Age” and “Understanding Contemporary Issues.” 7-8:30 p.m. May 18 and 25. 4901 Providence Road. Register at 704-362-2796.
Sharon United Methodist
“To Boldly Go.” Join us as we celebrate 50 wonderful years and begin an exciting new chapter in our ministry. Services at 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road. www.sharonumc.org.
The church will honor all veterans with a hearty meal and fellowship. U.S. Army veteran Mike Page will speak. $5. 7:30-9 a.m. May 27. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. www.calvarychurch.com/veterans.
Saint John’s Episcopal
Job hunters’ group
Expert speakers provide job search tips, résumé reviews, interview coaching and networking opportunities. No fees or registration. 7 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. 1623 Carmel Road. www.saintjohns-charlotte.org.
Saint Matthew Catholic
Author and speaker Matthew Kelly will present “Living Every Day With Passion and Purpose.” 6:30-10:30 p.m. May 20 in the sanctuary. Tickets: www.DynamicCatholic.com/Charlotte.
Healing prayer service
Saint Peregrine service for those suffering with cancer and other grave diseases. 7:30 p.m. May 26. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. www.stmatthewministries.org/cict.
Saint John’s Baptist
The Festival Singers, Carolina Voices’ chamber ensemble, will present their spring concert, “Elements: Earth, Water, Air and Fire.” Adults, $18; seniors, $16; ages 14 and younger, $10. 4 p.m. May 22. 300 Hawthorne Lane. www.carolinavoices.org.
Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. May 22. Combined worship, 10:30 a.m. Guest preacher Suzii Paynter of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Fellowship meal will follow the service. 4921 Randolph Road. www.providencebc.org.
Saint Francis United Methodist
$5. Tickets required. Free for age three and under. 8 a.m.-noon May 21.
The church is participating in a “Change the World” event May 22 by sending teams of volunteers into the community for various projects. 4200 McKee Road. 704-846-6177.
On May 22, the families at Messiah will prepare more than 100 personal care kits for families and refugees overseas who have lost everything due to natural disaster or violence. 8300 Providence Road. To donate or help with assembly, contact 704-541-1624 or www.messiah-nc.org.
Big Spring United Methodist
The Rev. David Carl will present a 28-part series on “Spirit, Mind, and Body.” Carl is executive director of spiritual care and education for the Carolinas HealthCare System. 9:30 a.m. Sundays. 5300 Old Dowd Road. 704-399-6362.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
8:30 a.m.-noon May 22 at Living Saviour Lutheran, 6817 Carmel Road. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 22 at Harrison United Methodist, 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville. www.cbcc.us.
Saint Mark Catholic, Huntersville
Ann Winkle, founder of Mary’s WAY, will share her personal story and the joys of accepting God’s will. A candlelight dinner will be served. $25. 6:30 p.m. May 19.
Indoor yard sale
Proceeds go to Knights of Columbus charities. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 21. 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. www.stmarknc.org.
Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist, Mooresville
Health information summit
Free information on changes resulting from the Affordable Care Act. Representatives from Novant Health, Iredell Health System, Carolinas Healthcare System and other local providers will present information and answer questions. 2 p.m. May 19 in building B. 575 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. www.facebook.com/trichamber.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman
Humanist group meets at 9:45 a.m. on first and third Sundays in classroom 2.
The Rev. Amy Brooks will present “Ordinary Blessings.” 11 a.m. May 22. Nursery provided for preschool children. Children in grades K-5 go to spiritual exploration following the children’s story during the service. Youth are welcome to stay for the service or join a separate discussion. Services are held at the Woodlawn School, 135 Woodlawn School Loop, Mooresville. www.uulakenorman.org.
Journey Church, Huntersville
People of all fitness levels invited to compete. Proceeds support global outreach. 8 a.m.-noon May 21. 15711 Brookway Drive, Huntersville. www.thejourneyonline.com.
Community in Christ Lutheran, Cornelius
Summer preschool camps
“Commotion in the Ocean” will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 23-26. “Super Messy Science” is Aug. 8-11. $120 per session.
Vacation Bible school
“Egypt: Joseph’s Journey From Prison to Palace.” July 17-20. 7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius. www.communityinchrist.net.
Hopewell Baptist, Davidson
Vacation Bible school
Dive deep into God’s word with “Submerged!” Bible stories, crafts, games, snacks, music and more. Classes for all ages. 6:10-9 p.m. July 10-14. 18841 Davidson-Concord Road, Davidson. www.HopewellBaptistChurch.com.
The Marketplace, Cornelius
On May 13, the Christian fair trade store introduced a line of leather bags made in Bolivia by Sutisana, a ministry that rescues women from prostitution. 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. www.themarketplacenc.com.
The Bridge Church of the Nazarene, Mooresville
Preschool open house
Half-day Christian program nurtures spiritual, academic, social, mental and physical development. Now enrolling for 2016-17 school year. Open house, 9:30-11 a.m. May 20. 2940 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville. www.thebridgelkn.com.
Davidson College Presbyterian
Sarah Junkin Woodward from the Center for Development in Central America will speak. Crafts will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served. 5 p.m. May 18 in the Congregation House. 218 Concord Road, Davidson. www.dcpc.org.
Davidson United Methodist
Film discussion group:
Film and Spirituality group meets monthly. View film ahead of time, then meet to discuss the “God dimension” in it. We will discuss “As It Is in Heaven” 10-11:30 a.m. May 24 in Room 220. 233 South St., Davidson. www.davidsonumc.org.
Bill Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Band will share timeless gospel classics and inspiring new favorites. Special guests are Charlotte Ritchie, Gene McDonald and Kevin Williams. 6 p.m. May 21. 333 Jeremiah Blvd. www.gaither.com.
Little Rock AME Zion
Guest preacher the Rev. Eldren Morrison of Varick Memorial AME Zion. 7 p.m. May 25–27.
“Excellence in Ministry” awards will be presented. 1 p.m. May 28.
Little Rock Day
Worship service, 10 a.m. May 29. 401 N. McDowell St. www.littlerockamezion.org.
The Grove Presbyterian
Practical teaching on building a culture of joy, respect and sacred relationship. The theme is “Building Holy Friendships.” 9 a.m.-noon June 4. 5735 East W. T. Harris Blvd. www.thegrovecharlotte.org.
Trinity United Church of Christ, Concord
9:30 a.m. Sundays. 38 Church St. N., Concord. www.facebook.com/commachurch.
Roberta United Methodist, Concord
10 a.m.-noon Mondays. Call the church office 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday to schedule an appointment. Donations of gently-used clothing also accepted.
Hot dog sale
Hot dogs and homemade desserts, $1.25 each. Delivery for orders of 10 or more. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. May 21. 3925 Cochran Road, Concord. 704-786-9215.
Learn how to mentor people who have criminal records or who have been incarcerated. 6-7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at Mount Carmel Baptist, 7237 Tuckaseegee Road and 10-11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at Saint Paul Baptist, 1401 Allen St.
Group for people with criminal records or who have been incarcerated. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at Saint Paul Baptist. www.exodusfoundation.org.
Calvary Lutheran, Concord
8:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays unless noted. 950 Bradley St., Concord. www.clcofconcord.org.
Mount Olivet United Methodist, Concord
Hot dog sale
Eat in or take out. Delivery for orders of $10 or more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. 301 Mount Olivet Road, Concord. 704-782-8846; www.mtochurch.com.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
4-7 p.m. May 18 at Kimball Memorial Lutheran, 101 Vance St., Kannapolis. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 22 at Carolinas Cornerstone Church, 1790 Gardendale Road, Fort Mill. www.cbcc.us.