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Compiled by Erica Batten
St. John Neumann Catholic
Youth soccer: The church’s Cardinals Soccer Club will host registration for boys and girls ages 5-15.
At the same time, the Knights of Columbus will host a youth soccer competition for ages 9-14. All contestants will be recognized for their participation, and winners will progress to local, district and state competitions. Participants must provide proof of age and parental consent. Entry forms available at the event. 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 6. 8451 Idlewild Road. For more information, contact Steve Coradini at 704-222-0377.
Spirit of Joy Lutheran, Weddington
Outdoor worship service: The last summer outdoor worship service will be held at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 31.
Children’s program: Awana starts Sept. 3. Registration is now open.
Sunday school: Classes will be held at 9:50 a.m. Sundays starting Sept. 7. 8600 Potter Road, Weddington. www.spiritofjoy.us.
St. Matthew Catholic
St. Peregrine service: Healing prayer service for those suffering with cancer and other diseases. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. www.stmatthewcatholic.org.
Sharon United Methodist
Sermon series: “What’s Your Story?” series will continue Aug. 31 with “You Will Be Different at the End.” 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166; www.sharonumc.org.
Matthews United Methodist
New worship experience: 801South, a new modern worship experience with new music, small groups, helpful content for everyday life and a special time just for kids, launches at 11 a.m. Sept. 7.
Erik Langston will serve as worship leader and band coach for this new venue. Everyone is invited to see how 801South is serving the community in new ways. The church is at 801 S. Trade St., Matthews. Learn more at www.801South.org.
Community Bible Study
Registration open: Evening study of 1 and 2 Corinthians for men and women begins Sept. 4. Join us for a kickoff barbecue dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 4. Classes are held at Church at Charlotte, 2500 Carmel Road. http://charlotteeve.cbsclass.org.
Wesley United Methodist
Study and challenge: “Run for God” is a 12-week training plan for running a 5K race while maintaining a Christian focus. The program is aimed at those with little or no running experience. It starts at 9:15 a.m. Sept. 2. 3715 Rea Road. Register at http://bit.ly/1muY1wz.
Concert: Sister-brother duo Aviva and Gil Ezring, children of Rabbi and Barbara Ezring, will perform original compositions and a unique blend of contemporary Jewish music.
Aviva has performed with three opera companies, and Gil, a cantorial student at the Jewish Theological Seminary, is one of the founders of the Rock Ha Shabbat service. 4 p.m. Aug. 31. 4901 Providence Road. www.templeisraelnc.org.
Weddington United Methodist
Grief support group: GriefShare is a 13-week supportive experience for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Video presentation, discussion and prayer with facilitators who have also experienced loss. 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays in the Hemby House, room 5. 13901 Providence Road, Weddington. www.weddingtonchurch.org.
Harrison United Methodist, Pineville
Children’s consignment sale: Gently-used fall and winter children’s clothing, maternity clothing, baby equipment, toys, cribs, strollers and more. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 4 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 5. Half-price sale on most items, 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 6. Consignor registration now open. 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville. www.humcfaithcircle.org.
Support groups: Fall support ministry classes address practical issues from a Christian worldview. Classes include DivorceCare, DivorceCare for Kids, GriefShare, Boundaries and Search for Significance. Limited enrollment; early registration recommended. Child care available for ages 2-7. Classes begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 8. www.calvarychurch.com/support.
Bible studies: Topical studies include Survey of Bible Doctrine, Spiritual Warfare, The Holy Spirit: God’s Presence and Power, Have a New Kid by Friday, God Honoring Step Families, Financial Stewardship and more. Nursery, Awana and Gopher Buddies for children and Youth University for students are offered concurrently. 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 3. Dinner is served 5-6:15 p.m. Adults, $6; children, $3; $18 family maximum. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. Register at www.calvarychurch.com/electives.
Christ the King Church
Finance classes: Financial Peace University is designed to help you get out of debt, build wealth and give like never before using biblical principles. Classes start Sept. 7. Register at www.CTKCharlotte.org/FPU.
Simulcast: “Living Proof Live” featuring Beth Moore, author of best-selling Bible studies and other books for women. $20 advance ticket purchase includes materials, snacks and lunch. 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Sept. 13. 13501 S. Tryon St. Register at www.CtKCharlotte.org/BethMoore.