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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 through Feb. 24.

On Feb. 10, Dr. Syed Rizwan Zamir, assistant professor of religion at Davidson College, will present an Islamic 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. Complete schedule of speakers at

Providence Baptist

Concert: Classical guitarist Rodrigo Rodriguez ( will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 15. $10. 4921 Randolph Road. Tickets: 704-366-2784.

Church at Charlotte

Support group: Winter/spring session of DivorceCare. Separated and divorced participants will find biblical hope and support. Child care provided. 6:30-8:30 p.m.Wednesdays in Room W7. 2500 Carmel Road. Information and registration at

First Baptist, Indian Trail

Real Evangelism Conference: Guest preachers Mike Huckabee, Junior Hill, Mike Stone, Vance Pitman, Tony Nolan, Bailey Smith, Mike Whitson, many more. Musical guests the Mike Speck Trio, Greater Vision, the Collingsworth Family, Mae Beth Harris and Eddie Middleton. March 4-6. 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail. 704-882-1005;

Sharon United Methodist

Small-group study: “A Disciple’s Path” is a seven-week study about deepening your relationship with Christ and the church. Study will be held during the Sundayschool hour at 10:05 a.m. Sundays and at 4:30 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m. Mondays or Wednesdays, or at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Please register online or call the church office.

Sermon series: “Know Thy Selfie.” Join us for a discussion of how we are part of God’s bigger picture. The topic for Feb. 8 is “Crisis of Faith.” 9 and 11:15 a.m.Sundays. 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166;

Cross and Crown Lutheran, Matthews

Workshop: “All About Lutherans” for newcomers who want to explore the Lutheran faith and theology. Discussion and information about how Lutherans view the Bible, God’s grace and the gifts of Holy Communion and baptism. Light snacks and lunch provided. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 7. 300 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. Reservations by Feb. 4 at 704-847-5967 or

Sedgefield United Methodist

Prayer bead workshop: Learn to make your own beautiful tangible means of connecting our hearts to God. $10. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 9. 2830 Dorchester Place. 704-523-0077;

Saint John Neumann Catholic

Parish mission: The Rev. Hugh Burns, O.P., will conduct the annual parish mission.

The theme, “Get Real: Religion With Two Feet on the Ground,” focuses on the intersection of Christianity with reality. Burns will speak at the 9 a.m. Masses Feb. 23-25 and at 7 p.m. Feb. 22-25. His topics include “Don’t Worry Be Happy: Christian Joy,” “Cool Off! Coping With Anger,” and “Brought Near: A Sense of Belonging to the Church.” 8451 Idlewild Road. Full schedule at

Mouzon United Methodist

Preschool tours: Enrollment tours for fall are going on now. Part-day, play-based program for children age 1 through transitional kindergarten. Open to community. Classes are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays. 3100 Selwyn Ave. To schedule a tour, contact the director at 704-525-1326 or

Bethany Presbyterian, Monroe

Scout Sunday: Members and families of Boy Scout Troop 89 and Cub Scout Pack 89 will join us in worship. 11 a.m. Feb. 8.

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

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.

Sardis Baptist

Beginners’ yoga classes: Work on breathing, strength, balance and flexibility, ending with relaxation. Space limited. Please register for an eight-week session. 3:30 and 5 p.m. Mondays and 4:30 and 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Please call to register any day before 9 p.m. 5811 Sardis Road. 704-535-2831;

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.