South Charlotte

Faith News

York Christian Chamber of Commerce

Fundraiser dinner: Proceeds go to school supplies for area children. $30. 6:30 p.m. July 22, Palmetto Room, 150 E. White St., Rock Hill. www.YorkChristianChamber.org.

St. Paul United Methodist

Vacation Bible school: "Shake It Up Café: Where Kids Carry Out God's Recipe." 9 a.m.-noon July 18-22. 2830 Dorchester Place. 704-523-0077.

St. John's Episcopal

Contemporary Episcopal service: Eucharist with contemporary music and setting. 8:45 a.m. Sundays. 1623 Carmel Road. www.saintjohns-charlotte.org.

Dilworth United Methodist

Zumba fitness classes: All ability levels. $3 per class. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Register before class. 605 East Blvd. 704-333-4173.

Harrison United Methodist, Pineville

Bluegrass and gospel concert: "Harmony on the Hill" concert with The Lemonds Family, The Cockman Family, Balsam Range, the HIMS. 4 p.m. Oct. 1. 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville. Tickets $20, on sale now. www.iTickets.com.

Crossroads Church, Waxhaw

Kids' camp: "Xroads Xtreme Adventures." Canoeing, zip lines, rock climbing, more. $20 per day. Ages 7-11. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 18-21, Sandy Ridge Elementary School, 10101 Waxhaw Manor Drive, Waxhaw. www.xroadschurchwaxhaw.com.

Friendly Baptist, Indian Trail

Bible school: Fun day 3 p.m. July 23. 7-9 p.m. July 24-29. 5418 Friendly Baptist Church Road, Indian Trail. www.friendlybaptist.page.tl.

Friendship Circle

Community event: The Rolling Rabbis, three rabbis cycling cross-country to raise awareness for children with special needs, visit Charlotte. Bring your own bike. 10 a.m. July 17, Lubavitch Educational Center, 6619 Sardis Road. www.Bike4Friendship.com.

First Baptist

Guest speaker: Allan Blume, editor in chief of "Biblical Recorder," to speak 6:30 p.m. July 18. 301 S. Davidson St. 704-375-1446.

Covenant Presbyterian

Fellowship class: Dr. Tony Abbott to speak on spiritual development. Visitors welcome. 9:30 a.m. July 17, 24, 31. 1000 E. Morehead St. www.covenantpresby.org.

Newell Baptist

Vacation Bible school: "Big Apple Adventure." Ages 3 and older. Community welcome. Meals included; parents invited to supper June 22. 6-8:40 p.m. July 17-22. 9115 Newell Baptist Church Road. 704-596-0184.

St. Peter Catholic

Gay/lesbian mass: Diocesan Ministry for Gay and Lesbian Catholics celebrates 15th annual mass for gay and lesbian Catholics, their friends, families. The Rev. David Brzoska presides. Reception afterward. 7 p.m. July 27. 507 S. Tryon St. 704-332-2901; www.stpeterscatholic.org/gay_lesbian_ministry.

Torrence Grove AME Zion

Musical program: "Ministers: Delivering the Gospel in Song." Ten ministers will sing. 6 p.m. July 23. 1200 Torrence Grove Church Road. Details: Ada Gaston, 704-536-8313.

Northside Church of Christ

Auditions: Try out for drama club's play "I Gotta Tell God," which explores Christian interaction throughout African-American history. Adults and youth age 14 and up. 4435 East W.T. Harris Blvd. Times and directions: rdolphus@yahoo.com.

Calvary United Methodist

Vacation Bible school: "Shake It Up Café: Where Kids Carry Out God's Recipe." 6-8 p.m. July 25-27. Meals and snacks each evening. 512 West Blvd. 704-333-3388.

Exodus Foundation

Volunteer orientation: Learn how to mentor people who have criminal records or who have been incarcerated. 6-7 p.m. fourth Tuesday of each month, Mount Carmel Baptist, 7237 Tuckaseegee Road, and 10-11 a.m. fourth Saturday, St. Paul Baptist, 1401 Allen St.

Career networking: Group for people with criminal records or who have been incarcerated. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. fourth Saturday, St. Paul Baptist. www.exodusfoundation.org.

Missionaries of the Poor & St. Peter Catholic

Concert: "Praise Him!" Caribbean music with the Rev. Ho Lung and Friends. Proceeds go to women's crisis center in Jamaica. Suggested donation: $20 for adults, $10 for children. 2 and 7 p.m. July 16; 4 p.m. July 17. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. 704-999-6354; www.missionariesofthepoor.org.

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