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Compiled by Erica Batten
Center of Light Charlotte
Festival: Annual interfaith Inner Peace Festival will feature didgeridoo meditation, yoga class, twin hearts meditation, spiritual blessings, labyrinth walk, food and beverages, more. All are welcome to join us in creating peace in our city. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 26. 6100 Monroe Road. www.Charlotte.InnerPeaceFestival.com.
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Seminar series: Representatives of ethnic minority Christians will speak about the gospel in “Neglected Voices.” The Rev. Jorge Prado of Calvary Church will speak at 5 p.m. June 2. Free. Series continues June 30. 14542 Choate Circle. www.gordonconwell.edu.
Greater Bethel AME Church
Health seminar: Monthly brunch and discussion. Dr. Theresa McIlwain and pharmacist Michael McIlwain will discuss emotional health and pharmaceuticals. 10 a.m.-noon May 26 in the fellowship hall. 5232 The Plaza. www.gbamechurch.com.
Carowinds Theme Park
Joyfest: Performances by Fred Hammond, Mary Mary, Lecrae, more. 10 a.m. May 26. 14523 Carowinds Blvd. www.joyfest.org.
Summer worship schedule: Worship service will be held at 10 a.m. Sundays, June 3-Sept. 2. Fellowship followed by study time, 9 a.m. 3115 Providence Road. www.trinitypreschurch.org.
Greater Myers Chapel Pentecostal Fellowship
Men’s conference: 7 p.m. May 30-June 2 and 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. June 3. 600 Jordan Place. 704-377-1799.
Freedom Ministries of Jesus Christ International
Family and Friends Day: Overseer Van Gipson and Senior Pastor Dr. Wanda Gipson invite old friends and all church families to this service. 4 p.m. May 27 at Derita Presbyterian, 2230 W. Sugar Creek Road. www.fmjci.org.
Torrence Grove AME Zion
Family and Friends Day: Special guest the Rev. Mark Evans and the Jonahville AM E Zion Church of Huntersville. 3 p.m. May 27 at Weeping Willow AME Zion, 2220 Milton Road. Dinner at 1:30 p.m. 704-536-8313.
Zumbathon: Co-sponsored by the National Association of University Women in honor of the National Day of Caring. 2:30 p.m. June 2. 2020 W. Sugar Creek Road. 704-598-2219; www.ebccharlotte.org.
University City United Methodist
Community lunch: Free hot dog lunch. All are welcome. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 2. 3825 W. W.T. Harris Blvd. www.ucumc.org.
Pritchard Memorial Baptist
Yard sale: Proceeds go to Honduras mission trip. 8 a.m.-noon June 2. 1117 South Blvd. www.pritchardmemorial.com.
Shepherd’s Center South and East
Classes for seniors: Summer Adventures in Learning. Classes on bridge, creative writing, wellness, crafts, more. June 14, 21 and 28 at Central United Methodist, 6030 Albemarle Road. www.sceast.org.
New Covenant Bibleway Church
Car wash fundraiser: Proceeds go to youth conference. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 2 at Burger King, 2601 Beatties Ford Road. www.glow2012.org.
Charlotte Film Society
Film and discussion: Director Julian Schnabel’s “Miral.” Following the film, a discussion will be led by Rose Hamid, former president of the Muslim Women of the Carolinas. $8. 3 and 7:30 p.m. June 2 at Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road. www.charlottefilmsociety.com.
Little Rock AME Zion
Little Rock Day: Morning worship service with guest preacher the Rev. Dr. G. Ray Coleman, 10 a.m. May 27. 401 N. McDowell St. www.littlerockamezion.org.
New Zion Missionary Baptist
Concert: The church gospel chorus will perform. Free; donations go to building fund. 6 p.m. May 27. 217 W. Todd Lane. 704-399-4915.
Beginners’ yoga classes: Increase flexibility, improve posture, calm and focus your mind. $10 per class. 4:35 and 6 p.m. Mondays and 4:30 and 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Please call to register before 9 p.m. the day prior to class. 5811 Sardis Road. 704-535-2831.
Sharon United Methodist
Interfaith panel discussion: Jewish, Muslim and Christian perspectives. 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 30. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. for $4 per person; reservations by May 28. 4411 Sharon Road. www.sharonumc.org.
St. Matthew Catholic
Training seminar: “Understanding Addiction and Recovery Within the Faith Community” for clergy and industry professionals. Free. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 1. For information or to reserve a space, contact Margaret Larrea at firstname.lastname@example.org. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. www.stmatthewcatholic.org.
Davidson United Methodist
Community event: Shannon White and Emily Grimes will present “Linking Lake Norman: Shedding Light on Bullying and Suicide Prevention.” Students, parents, youth pastors and school administrators welcome. 6:30 p.m. May 31. 304 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-6135.
Rehobeth United Methodist, Terrell
Youth Sunday: The “Tale of Three Trees,” an all-youth service with drama and music dedicated to the possibilities of God’s plan for our lives. 8:45 and 10:45 a.m. June 3. 9297 Sherrills Ford Road, Terrell. www.rehobethumc.org.
Mt. Zion United Methodist, Cornelius
Men’s fitness group: F3 offers fitness, fellowship and faith. www.f3nation.com.
Vacation Bible school: “Sky: Everything is Possible.” 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 30-Aug. 2. Register by June 1.
Concert: The Cornelius Concert Series presents the Lake Norman Big Band. $8. 7 p.m. June 1. 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. www.mtzionumc.net.
Independence Hill Baptist, Huntersville
Vacation Bible school: “Inside Out & Upside Down on Main Street.” Age 4 through rising seventh grade. 6-8:30 p.m. June 18-22. 10220 Eastfield Road, Huntersville. Register at www.independencehill.org.
First Baptist, Mooresville
Children’s choir camp: Children in completed grades 1-6 will learn the Bible school musical “Amazing Wonders Aviation.” $30 includes T-shirt, snacks and CD. 9-11:30 a.m. June 18-22. Registration forms available at the church office. 150 S. Church St., Mooresville. 704-664-2324; www.fbcmooresville.com.
May’s Chapel United Methodist, Maiden
Pentecost celebration: We will celebrate the birthday of the Christian church and welcome Duke summer intern Josiah Brock. A Boy Scout fundraiser lunch will follow worship. 10 a.m. May 27. 1707 Mays Chapel Church Road, Maiden. 828-428-2416.
Mt. Olive Lutheran, Newton
Sermon: “Not My Reason, Not My Strength” based on St. John 15 and 16. Nursery provided. 10 a.m. May 27. Sunday school, 9 a.m.
Bible study: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays. 2103 Mt. Olive Church Road, Newton. www.mtolivenewton.org.
St. John’s Missionary Baptist, Gastonia
Baby dedication service: 10 a.m. May 27.
Gospel choir anniversary: 2:30 p.m. May 27. 1282 Bradford Heights Road, Gastonia. 704-864-6222.
Redeemer Lutheran, Gastonia
Bike-a-thon: Benefit for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. 9 a.m. June 2.
Vacation Bible school: All are welcome. June 8-10. Please register by May 27. 1915 S. New Hope Road, Gastonia. www.redeemergastonia.org.
Catawba United Methodist
Spaghetti luncheon: Donations will be accepted for the Newton Relay for Life. Noon May 27. 207 E. Central Ave., Catawba. 828-241-4868.
Unitarian Universalist of Catawba Valley, Hickory
Service: The Rev. Dick Weston-Jones will speak on “When Will We Ever Learn?” Military personnel will be honored. 11 a.m. May 27.
Mindfulness meditation circle: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursdays. 833 5th St. S. E., Hickory. www.uuhickory.org.
Open Hearts Gathering
Meeting: Faith community of Gaston County open to people of all faiths, sexualities, backgrounds, and stories. The group meets monthly in people’s homes. For more information, contact Dennis Teall-Fleming at 704-674-0729. www.openheartsgathering.org.
Redeemer Lutheran, Catawba
Community breakfast: Eggs made to order, toast, grits, sausage, gravy, more. $6. 7-10 a.m. June 2. 200 S. Main St., Catawba. 828-241-2371.
Mount Olivet United Methodist, Concord
Sermon: “Wait for the Lord.” 8:45 and 11 a.m. May 27. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m. 301 Mt. Olivet Road, Concord. 704-782-8846.
Epworth United Methodist, Concord
Gospel concert: Sons of Thunder will perform. No admission fee. Reception to follow. 6 p.m. June 3. 1030 Burrage Road N. E., Concord. 704-786-6183.
Price Memorial AME Zion, Concord
Blessing ministry: Free clothing and food distribution. All clothing sizes. 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 192 Spring St. S. W., Concord. www.pricememorialamez.com.
Epiphany Lutheran, Rock Hill
Blood drive: 3-7 p.m. May 29.
Discussion series: Pastor Rob Bell’s NOOMA videos explore spiritual perspectives on life experiences. An introduction to the series will be offered on May 27. 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. 2370 W. Main St., Rock Hill. www.epiphany-rockhill.org.