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Compiled by Erica Batten

Pineville United Methodist

Dinner and performance: SHAE Movement African Arts will share the heart of African energy through movement. Dinner, 6 p.m. Sept. 20. Performance 7 p.m. 110 S. Polk St., Pineville.

Central Church Life Care Center

Seminar: Shelley Young, president of Envision3, will present “Building Relationships Through Personality Style Discovery.”

Learn practical tools to help experience success in your personal life and career. Price includes assessment workbook. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 20. Coffee and refreshments at 8:45 a.m. 5500 Randolph Road. 704-365-6112;

Matthews United Methodist

Consignment sale: Clothing and accessories for teens and children.A portion of proceeds will go to Christian children’s ministries worldwide. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 20. Half-price sale, 1-3 p.m. 801 S. Trade St., Matthews.

Sharon United Methodist

Sermon series: “What’s Your Story?” series continues Sept. 14 with “A Tree in a Story About a Forest.” 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166;

St. Gabriel Catholic

Presentation: The Rev. Henry Kriegel will present “Pope Francis: Taking the World by Storm.” Free. 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 10. 3016 Providence Road.

Temple Israel

Intro to Judaism: Not a Hebrew school class for adults, Intro to Judaism is an opportunity for self-reflection and growth as we explore Judaism’s greatest ideas, themes, and values. Taught by Rabbi Noam Raucher in partnership with the Louis and Judith Miller Introduction to Judaism program at American Jewish University. Members, $65; nonmembers, $100. Conversion track, $210. The class will meet at 9:30 a.m. most Sundays, Sept. 14 through April 19.

Open house: Congregants and members of the Charlotte community are invited. Learn more about our synagogue programs, register for Lifelong Learning classes, and meet members of our auxiliaries and committees to learn how you can get involved. The social action committee will collect coats, toiletries, and food donations for charitable organizations. Drop in 10:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 14. 4901 Providence Road.

Charlotte Torah Center

Services: Warm, inviting Jewish community and a place to learn about and enjoy the High Holy Days.

No membership necessary. No Hebrew required. Children’s services available. Rosh Hashanah services, 7:10 p.m. Sept. 24-25 and 9:15 a.m. Sept. 25-26. Kol Nidre, 6:50 p.m. Oct. 3. Yom Kippur morning service, 9 a.m. Oct. 4. Torah reading at 10:30 a.m. Sermon followed by Yizkor memorial prayer, 11 a.m. Afternoon service, 5:15 p.m. Neilah service, 6:15 p.m. Havdalah service and breakfast, 7:50 p.m. Family, $80; adults, $36; children ages 3-11, $18. Prices include Kiddush and break fast. Children 2 and under and college students, free. Reservations required by Sept. 14. 5668 International Drive, Suite 5A.

First Fellowship Ministries

Special event: Family and Friends Weekend. Family fun day with horseshoes, basketball, volleyball, badminton, Bible trivia, prizes, and a picnic with hot dogs, hamburgers, and fried fish. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 13. Family and friends worship service 10 a.m. Sept. 14. 7700 Lawyers Road.

St. Matthew Catholic

Career support ministry: Christians in Career Transition helps those who are unemployed or at risk of unemployment with job-search skills and networking. The group meets the first and third Monday of each month. 7 p.m. Sept. 15.

Special prayer service: Service for Our Lady of Sorrows. All parents who have lost a child, regardless of age, are invited. Photos will be displayed in front of the altar. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. Details: Rita Brennan, by Sept. 12.

Unity of Charlotte

Workshops: David McArthur, co-author of “The Intelligent Heart” and HeartMath certified trainer, will lead workshops on “Listen to Your Heart’s Intuitive Signs.” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 13. $75. 1-4 p.m. Sept. 14. $35. $89 for both days. McArthur will be the guest speaker at the 10:30 a.m. service Sept. 14. 401 E. Arrowood Road.

Spirit of Joy Lutheran, Weddington

Health screenings: Life Line Screening will provide preventative health screenings to detect your risk for serious disease. Appointments available Sept. 16. Registration required: 888-653-6450. Ask about package discounts. 8600 Potter Road, Weddington.

Christ the King Church

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

St. John Neumann Catholic

Spaghetti dinner benefit: Homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs, salad, bread, wine. Adults, $7; children younger than 12, $3. Proceeds help St. Luke Church in Cuthbert, Ga., purchase an outdoor Christmas manger scene. Dinner after 5 p.m. Mass Sept. 13. 8451 Idlewild Road.

First Baptist, Matthews

Simulcast: Beth Moore’s “Living Proof Live.” Tickets include lunch, listening guide, full day of music and worship, sessions led by Beth Moore, and opportunities for fellowship with other women from our community. $20. 9:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Sept. 13. 185 S. Trade St., Matthews. Register at

Woodlawn Baptist

Revival and homecoming: The Rev. Michael Davis will preach at the homecoming service and revival kickoff 10:45 a.m. Sept. 21. Dr. Timothy Sims of Bethel Baptist in Shelby will be the guest preacher for services at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 and 7 p.m. Sept. 22-23. Special music by Sam Forbis and guests Sept. 21, The Harvells Sept. 22, and King’s Cause Sept. 23. 4622 Nations Crossing Road.

The Maronite Mission of Charlotte

Masses: Mass will be celebrated 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month in the Daily Mass Chapel at St. Matthew Catholic, 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. The next Mass is Sept. 13.