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Compiled by Erica Batten
New Beginnings Church, Matthews
Church anniversary: The church will celebrate its 15th anniversary on the theme “Greater Grace.”
Pre-Founder’s Day celebration with guest preacher Dr. Marvin Sapp, 7 p.m. Oct. 22. Founder’s Day services with guest preacher Pastor John Jenkins and musical guest Alvin Slaughter, 8:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., and 12:15 p.m. Oct. 26 on the main campus, 7027 Stillwell Road, Matthews, and 10:30 a.m. on the Indian Trail campus, 1409 Wesley Chapel Road, Indian Trail. Pastor’s wife appreciation with guest psalmist Jekalyn Carr, 6 p.m. Oct. 26. www.nbccministries.org.
Temple Beth El
Israel: Join us on three evenings for Temple Beth El University’s “The Situation in Israel.”
We will discuss the complex situation facing Israel, and clergy will be available for questions at each session. Refreshments will be served. Members, $36; nonmembers, $54. 7-9 p.m. Nov. 5, 12 and 19. 5101 Providence Road. Register at 704-366-1948 or www.beth-el.com.
Christ the King Church
Fall bazaar: Vendors, food trucks, crafts, trunk-or-treating and kids’ costume contest. Hosted by MOPS and MOMSnext. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 25. 13501 S. Tryon St. www.CtKCharlotte.org/FallBazaar.
First Baptist, Indian Trail
Presentation: “Judgment House: 59 Minutes.” Not for children under age 10. Reservations recommended. $3 suggested donation. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 22-23, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 24, and 5-9 p.m. Oct. 25. 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail. www.fbcit.org.
Concert: Denver and the Mile High Orchestra will perform at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26. $10-$20. 4519 Providence Road. www.christelca.org.
Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte
Guest speaker: Dr. Deborah Lipstadt will present “The Rise of Anti-Semitism.”
Learn about the significant new wave of anti-Semitism and why we must understand the situation. Lipstadt is the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University and is a frequent contributor to national media. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Sam Lerner Center for Cultural Arts at Shalom Park, 5007 Providence Road. www.jewishcharlotte.org.
Mouzon United Methodist
Bazaar: Home goods, books, crafts, baked goods, clothing, silent auction, much more. Breakfast and lunch available. All proceeds benefit local missions. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 25. 3100 Selwyn Ave. www.mouzonumc.org.
Sharon United Methodist
Sermon series: “Whose Will is it Anyway?” The topic for Oct. 26 is “Upendo.” 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays.
Sex trafficking summit: Open to all men ages 16 and up. Bo Quickel of Vigilante Truckers will discuss the modern-day slave trade within the transport industry and how volunteers rescue entrapped girls. Come learn how you can make a difference. 8-10:15 a.m. Nov. 1. Free breakfast included. 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166; www.sharonumc.org.
Pineville United Methodist
Unity prayer service: Joint service with St. Mark AME Zion and Oak Grove Missionary Baptist. Everyone invited. 4 p.m. Oct. 25.
Concert: Ken Turner and Valor III will perform. Refreshments follow concert. 6 p.m. Oct. 26. 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. www.pinevilleumc.org.
Trunk-or-treat: Short program, carnival games, cookie decorating, costume parade. All are invited for candy, fall fun, and fellowship. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 25. 2048 Carmel Road. www.carmelpresbyterian.org.
Steele Creek Presbyterian
Fall festival: Trunk-or-treat, bounce house, games, hay rides, DJ, costume parade, lots of fun. 4-7 p.m. Oct. 25. 7407 Steele Creek Road. www.steelecreekpres.org.
Wesley United Methodist
Pumpkin sale: Pumpkin patch will be open daily through Oct. 31 with more than 1,300 pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Proceeds go to local missions, including the Charlotte Rescue Center, Dove’s Nest, and the Bethlehem Center. 3715 Rea Road. www.wesleyumccharlotte.com.
Stallings United Methodist
Sermon series: “Wonderful Wisdom of God: A Study of Proverbs.” 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. Sundays through Nov. 9. The topic for Oct. 26 is “Labor Intensives.” 1115 Stallings Road, Stallings. 704-821-8820.
Central Church Life Care Center
Seminar: Robert and Cindi Dodd will present “Healing Your Relationships Through the Gift of Forgiveness.” The Dodds will share biblical tools, personal experiences and the latest in forgiveness research. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Coffee, juice and pastries served at 8:45 a.m. 5500 Randolph Road. Register at 704-364-5003 or www.centralchurchofgod.org.
Mowing Glade AME Zion
Family and friends weekend: Live jazz night featuring saxophonist Daniel Blackwell and contemporary gospel singer Sonja Smith. Tickets are $20 each or two for $35. Dinner included. 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at J.H. Gunn Elementary School, 7400 Harrisburg Road. Health fair with Zumba classes, radio personalities and a variety of vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 25. A service to remember our founding families and recognize their oldest living members will be held at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 26. 8951 Albemarle Road. 704-536-8177.
Living Saviour Lutheran
Food giveaway: Peanut butter and jelly kits include a loaf of bread, a jar of peanut butter and container of jelly. Free to anyone who needs it while supplies last. 11 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Salvation Army Thrift Store, 8500 Pineville-Matthews Road. The church will collect donations of bread and jelly during office hours through Oct. 24. www.livingsaviourlc.org.
Myers Park Baptist, Temple Beth El
Panel discussion: “Health Care for All: Can We Make it Happen?” with panelists Dr. Jessica Schorr Saxe, a Charlotte physician and chair of Health Care Justice-North Carolina; Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin; and Dr. William Brandon, the Metrolina Medical Foundation Distinguished Professor of Public Policy at UNC Charlotte.
Ed Williams, church deacon and former editor of The Charlotte Observer editorial pages, will moderate, and there will be a time for audience participation. The forum is the latest in a long series of interfaith dialogues between Myers Park Baptist and Temple Beth El. Representatives from both faiths will also offer religious perspectives on the discussion. 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 26 at Myers Park Baptist, 1900 Queens Road. For more information, contact Ed Williams at 704-332-3726 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting: The Faith Communicators, an informal network of nonprofit communications and marketing people, meets the fourth Friday of each month for networking and a program on some aspect of public relations. Light breakfast served. Free. 10 a.m. Oct. 24 at the Cornwell Center. 2001 Selwyn Ave. 704-295-4819; email@example.com.
Blair Road United Methodist, Mint Hill
Recital: Carrie and David Hodges, Christopher George, and Rita Mabes will present selections by Bach, Clarke, Hovhaness, Pachelbel and more. Love offering proceeds will help defer the cost of guest musicians accompanying the adult choir’s Christmas cantata. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25. 9135 Blair Road, Mint Hill. www.blairroadumc.org.
St. Matthew Catholic
St. Peregrine service: Healing prayer service for those suffering with cancer and other diseases. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. www.stmatthewcatholic.org.
Gentle yoga classes: Open to anyone who wants to improve strength, balance and flexibility, deepen breath and learn to relax. Space limited. $10 per class. 3:30 and 5 p.m. Mondays and 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Please call to register any day care before 9 p.m. 5811 Sardis Road. 704-535-2831; www.sardisbaptistcharlotte.org.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Blood drive: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 25 at Siler Presbyterian, 6301 Weddington-Monroe Road, Wesley Chapel. www.cbcc.us.