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Compiled by Erica Batten
Sharon United Methodist
Sermon series: “Whose Will is it Anyway?” The topic for Nov. 2 is “Love.” 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays.
Sex trafficking summit: Open to all men age 16 or older. 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. 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166; www.sharonumc.org.
Wesley United Methodist
Pumpkin sale: Pumpkin patch will be open daily through Oct. 31 with more than 1,300 pumpkins. Proceeds go to local missions, including the Charlotte Rescue Center, Dove’s Nest and the Bethlehem Center.
Services: Traditional service 9 a.m. Sundays. Contemporary service with lively music, 11 a.m. Nursery and children’s activities available. 3715 Rea Road. www.wesleyumccharlotte.com.
Saint Vincent de Paul Church
Vendors wanted: Christmas art and craft sale Nov. 22. Email Joann Keane at firstname.lastname@example.org with two photos of your art or craft. Handcrafted items only; no franchise or manufacturer’s representatives. Fees are $20 for table plus 10 percent of gross sales. Proceeds benefit preschool program. 6828 Old Reid Road. www.stvincentdepaulchurch.com.
Stallings United Methodist
Sermon series: “Wonderful Wisdom of God: A Study of Proverbs.” 8:30, 9:45, and 10:55 a.m. Sundays through Nov. 9. The topic for Nov. 2 is “Wisdom is a Friend.”
Dinner fundraiser: The United Methodist Women will host a chicken-and-dumplings dinner. Adults, $8; children younger than 10, $4. All proceeds go to missions. 4:30-7 p.m. Nov. 8. 1115 Stallings Road, Stallings. 704-821-8820.
Grace United Methodist
Trunk-or-treat: Join us for a fun, safe way to get treats. Games, free hot dogs and drinks. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31. 737 E. Woodlawn Road. 704-523-5052.
Temple Beth El
Class: 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. 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.
St. Stephen United Methodist
Fall craft festival: The 20th annual festival with more than 60 vendors. Handmade crafts, holiday gifts, huge bake sale, door prizes, barbecue lunch. Eat in or take out. Proceeds go to missions. Sponsored by the United Methodist Women. Free admission. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 1. 6800 Sardis Road. 704-364-1824.
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Holiday pastry sale: Sponsored by the Ladies Philoptochos Society. Baklava, 72 pieces: $70. Baklava, 35 pieces: $35. Spanakopita, $25 per pan. Tiropitakia, $18 per dozen. Koulourakia, $7 per dozen. Orders and payments due Nov. 7. Pickup noon-2 p.m. Dec. 14 or 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 15. Orders will not be held beyond Dec. 15. 600 East Blvd. To order, contact Diane Ramsay, 704-554-1377 or email@example.com.
Weddington United Methodist
Trust and Treat: Alternative to neighborhood trick-or-treating for children age 2 through fifth-graders.
Costume parades, candy, prizes, dinner and visit from Cold Blooded Encounters Reptile Zoo and Science Center. Dinner choices include barbecue sandwiches, chips, slaw and pizza; $2 per meal. 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the family life center. 13901 Providence Road, Weddington. www.weddingtonchurch.org.
Park Road Baptist
Public forum: “From Headline to Heart: Conversations on Matters of Faith” will host a forum on “Christian Faith and Creation: The Witness of Wendell Berry.” Berry is an American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer. Dr. Steve Shoemaker, former pastor of Myers Park Baptist, will speak on developing an “eco-theology” based on Berry’s writing and biblical witness. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5. Dinner will be served 5:30 p.m. Please call for dinner reservations by noon Nov. 4. 3900 Park Road. 704-523-5717.
Central Church Life Care Center
Seminar: Robert and Cindi Dodd will present “Healing Your Relationships Through the Gift of Forgiveness” with 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.
Living Saviour Lutheran
Craft fair: Annual craft fair and bake sale will feature handmade craft items and specialty gift vendors. Christmas decor, jewelry, fabric and paper crafts, handbags, baby items. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 8. 6817 Carmel Road. www.livingsaviourlc.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 p.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays and 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Call to register any day before 9 p.m. 5811 Sardis Road. 704-535-2831; www.sardisbaptistcharlotte.org.
Spirit of Joy Lutheran, Weddington
Wednesday evenings: Join us for a family dinner 5 p.m. Wednesdays, followed by Awana program for children, youth group and adult study of “The Seven Most Powerful Prayers” at 6 p.m. Arrive early to register for Awana. 8600 Potter Road, Weddington. www.spiritofjoy.us.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Blood drives: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 2 at Blair Road United Methodist, 9135 Blair Road, Mint Hill. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 2 at Lakeview Baptist, 4602 Concord Highway, Monroe. www.cbcc.us.