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Compiled by Erica Batten

Temple Israel

Community Selichot service: Program at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 20, followed by dessert reception. Service at 10 p.m.

Erev Rosh Hashanah: Service at 6:15 p.m. Sept. 24.

Rosh Hashanah services: Day one morning service, 9 a.m. Sept. 25. Kavanah service, 10:30 a.m. Tashlich at 12:45 p.m. Special-needs and evening services at 6:15 p.m. Day two morning service, 9 a.m. Sept. 26. Rock Ha-Shanah service, 10:30 a.m. Children’s, youth and family services also available. 4901 Providence Road. Ticket and parking information at 704-362-2796. Complete High Holy Days schedule at

Myers Park United Methodist

Wellness dialogue: The Revs. James Howell and Melanie Dobson will present the second of two conversations on “Being Well: Emotional and Bodily Health in Scripture and Theology.” The session will explore theology and church history as it pertains to health. Session will include time for questions and dialogue. 7 p.m. Sept. 23. 1501Queens Road. 704-376-8584;

Wesley United Methodist

Guest speaker: Church member Glenn Parker will talk to the United Methodist Women about his business and personal experiences while living in the Middle East. He recently worked in Doha, Qatar, and he and his wife have lived in various locations in the Middle East. 10 a.m. Sept. 27. 3715 Rea Road.

Monroe AM Aglow

Service: Women’s monthly meeting. 10 a.m. Sept. 20. Fellowship at 9:30 a.m. 3405 Old Charlotte Highway, Monroe.

South Mecklenburg Presbyterian

Concert: Classical trumpeter Keenan Harmon will perform with six other Charlotte musicians to fill the sanctuary with dramatic, sumptuous and rousing music covering classicism to romanticism. Free. An offering will be taken for Charlotte-based Society for International Ministries to aid victims of the Ebola virus in Africa. 4 p.m. Sept. 21 in the sanctuary. 8601 Bryant Farms Road. 704-544-0404.

Grace United Methodist

60th homecoming: Former members, friends and family invited. The Rev. Britt Hadley, former member, will bring the message. Lunch follows service. 11 a.m. Sept. 21. 737 E. Woodlawn Road. 704-523-5052.

Matthews United Methodist

Consignment sale: Clothing and accessories for teens and children. Most major credit cards accepted. 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.

Sedgefield United Methodist

Fundraiser: Italian night spaghetti dinner. Donations only. Proceeds will be used for chancel renovation. 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 20. 2830 Dorchester Place. 704-523-0077.

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 at 7 p.m. 110 S. Polk St., Pineville.

Woodlawn Baptist

Revival and homecoming: The Rev. Michael Davis will preach at the homecoming service and revival kickoff at 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.

Sharon United Methodist

Sermon series: “What’s Your Story?” series will continue Sept. 21 with “Time for a New Story.” 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sundays.

Conference: Authors Jack Hansen and Jerry Haas will present “Shaping a Life of Significance for Retirement.” Those recently retired or contemplating retirement are invited to explore the transitions, opportunities and challenges. $40 per person; $50 per couple. Lunch and book included. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 4. 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166. Register at

Providence United Methodist

New worship experience: “The Net” will begin 11 a.m. Sept. 21 in Charter Hall. Led by Director of Evangelism and Discipleship Casey Crimmins, the service will feature music, worship, and preaching in a casual, family-friendly setting. Child care available. Traditional services are offered 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays. 2810 Providence Road.

Charlotte Torah Center

Series: Rabbi Chanoch Oppenheim will lead “High Holiday Series for People Who Aren’t High on the Holidays.” Enjoy the holidays by coming to dynamic, interactive classes and learn how these days are an opportunity to get to know yourself and your world. Free; donations gratefully accepted. 7 p.m. Sept. 17, Oct. 1 and Oct. 6. The topic on Sept. 17, Rosh Hashana, will be “Meet Your Author and Enjoy the Experience.” 5668 International Drive, Suite 5A.

Sardis Presbyterian

Consignment sale: Fall and winter children’s and maternity clothing, toys, baby gear, furniture, much more. Proceeds benefit the Sardis Weekday School. 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 27. Early bird shopping, 7-8 a.m. Half-price sale, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Now accepting consignors and volunteers. 6100 Sardis Road.

Providence Baptist

Alzheimer’s walk: The Alzheimer’s Support Group is sponsoring a team for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Please join us to walk or donate. 10 a.m. Sept. 27 in Symphony Park, 4400 Sharon Road. Registration at 9 a.m.

St. Mark’s Lutheran

Soup kitchen: The church is offering a weekly soup kitchen, serving hot lunches 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Meals will be provided free of charge. The soup kitchen will be staffed by the congregation and the neighborhood to meet the needs of the wider community. Volunteers will serve all guests restaurant-style at tables. From 150 to 200 people are expected each week, and the church is seeking volunteers. Forms available at 1001 Queens Road. 704-375-9185.