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Compiled by Erica Batten

Temple Beth El

Comparative religion series: Representatives from various faith traditions will present “Religion and Science: Can They Coexist?” 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 20 through Feb. 24. On Jan. 20, Rabbi Judy Schindler will introduce the theme and offer a reform Jewish perspective. Charlotte Torah Center’s Rabbi Chanoch Oppenheim will present on orthodox Jewish perspective. Sessions will include a question-and-answer period and refreshments provided by the Sandra Gold Weinstein Hospitality Fund. Free. No reservations necessary. 5101 Providence Road. 704-366-1948. See a complete schedule of speakers at

Peace Moravian

Community information series: New series is designed to provide information on health matters. 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month. The Jan. 12 session will focus on heart health. 4418 Rea Road.

Saint John’s Episcopal

Job hunters’ group: Expert speakers provide job search tips, résumé reviews, interview coaching, and networking opportunities. No fees or registration. 7 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. 1623 Carmel Road.

Saint Mark AME Zion, Pineville

Worship services: 11 a.m. Sundays.

Community outreach prayer: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 605 Johnston Drive, Pineville. 704-889-7072.

Calvary Church

Support ministry: Winter classes begin Jan. 12. Study groups for men and women are confidential and open to the community. Classes address practical and interpersonal issues from a biblical worldview. Groups include GriefShare, DivorceCare, DivorceCare for Kids, Boundaries and more. Child care available for ages 2-7. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. Registration and information at

Weddington United Methodist

Healthy lifestyle program: In cooperation with Carolinas HealthCare System, the church will offer the Daniel Plan, a program founded on biblical principles and focused on the essentials of faith, food, fitness, focus and friends. Fee for program books only; books will be available at a reduced rate at the first program meeting. An informational session will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 11 in Helms Hall. The program will be at 6 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 18 through March 15. 13901 Providence Road, Weddington. Register at For information, email Brett Myers at

Bethany Presbyterian, Monroe

Service: The first communion worship of the new year will be offered Jan. 11. Services are held at 11 a.m. Sundays.

Scouts: Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Boy Scouts meet at 7 p.m. 6713 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe. 704-301-6929.

Wesley United Methodist

Healthy lifestyle study: Women invited to “New Year – New You” based on the book “Made to Crave.” Learn to reach health goals and grow closer to God. Sessions will include Bible study and exercise. 9:15-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays starting Jan. 20. 3715 Rea Road. Register at

Saint Peter’s Catholic

Lecture: The 15th annual Kennedy Lecture will feature poet, theologian, artist, author, lay minister and prophet Edwina Gateley. Her topic, “Discipleship: Giving Birth to God in a Contemporary World,” will focus on the ways we are called to be Christ’s disciples in the 21st century. Free admission. Free parking in the underground lot adjacent to the church. 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 24. Coffee and registration, 8:30 a.m. 501 S. Tryon St. Registration information at

Saint Andrew’s United Methodist

Book study: A study of N. T. Wright’s “What Saint Paul Really Said: Was Paul of Tarsus the Real Founder of Christianity?” Free and open to the public. The book is available for purchase at most book stores and online. 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays starting Jan. 13 in Room 4.

Spiritual life study: “Beginnings: The Spiritual Life Study” includes brief video and discussion. All are welcome. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Jan. 14 in the family life center. 1900 Emerywood Drive. 704-553-1327.

Myers Park United Methodist

Discussion: The Rev. James Howell of Myers Park United Methodist and his daughter, the Rev. Sarah Howell of Centenary United Methodist in Winston-Salem, will lead “A Cross-Generational Conversation: Where the Church Has Been, Where the Church is Going.” The Howells will offer perspectives on topics including changes in worship, shifts in thinking about moral issues, the impact of social media, and how the church can thrive in new ways. 7 p.m. Jan. 13 in Jubilee Hall. 1501 Queens Road.