South Mecklenburg Presbyterian
School supply collection: The church is collecting pencils, notebooks, rulers, calculators, and other supplies for Classroom Central, A Child’s Place, and Center of Hope. Supplies will help local children. Monetary donations accepted. 8601 Bryant Farms Road. 704-544-0404; www.smpc.org.

First Baptist, Indian Trail
“ Monday Nights Live”: Guest speakers and artists each Monday. Dr. Tommy Steele with music by The Whisnants,7 p.m. Aug. 27. 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail. 704-882-1005; www.fbcit.org.

Trinity Fellowship Church
Summer film series: “Courageous” will be shown 6 p.m. Aug. 26. Light refreshments served. Child care provided. 13232 Idlewild Road, Matthews. 704-841-7099.

Sardis Presbyterian
Community event: The church will celebrate the end of summer and kick off fall programs with a luau-themed cookout with free food, games and music. Bring chair or blanket. 6 p.m. Aug. 25. Regular schedule will resume Aug. 26 with contemporary worship at 9 a.m., Sunday school at 10 a.m., and traditional worship at 11 a.m. 6100 Sardis Road. www.sardis.org.

Providence United Methodist
Attic sale: Proceeds support Haiti missions. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 25. 2810 Providence Road. 704-366-2823.

St. John Neumann Catholic
Workshop: Abbot Placid Solari of Belmont Abbey College will present “Lectio Divina.” The workshop is an introduction to Lectio Divine, a prayerful, meditative reading of the Bible. 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 25. 8451 Idlewild Road. 704-536-6520.

Walking by Faith 4 Life
Seminar: “Holy Ghost Boot Camp.” In-depth, 16-week nondenominational Bible study. $25 fee includes “Walking by Faith 4 Life” book and study guide. Registration required. 4-6 p.m. Sundays starting Sept. 9 at Central United Methodist, 801 S. Hayne St., Monroe. Register at www.wbf4life.com or 704-906-4606.

Shepherd’s Center SouthEast
Fundraiser golf tournament: $100 player fee benefits the medical transportation program for senior citizens. Box lunch, gift bag and prizes included. 9 a.m. Aug. 29 at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation, 7504 Olde Sycamore Drive, Mint Hill. 704-321-0325.

Community Bible Study
Registration open: Evening men and women’s fall study of 1 & 2 Peter and Hebrews starting Sept. 4. Classes held at Church at Charlotte, 2500 Carmel Road. http://charlotteeve.cbsclass.org.

Jewish Family Services of Greater Charlotte
Lunch and learn: Carol Anne Lawler, communities of faith liaison for Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, will lead an interactive program for caretakers. Wear comfortable clothing. Lunch provided. Free; reservations required. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Jewish Community Center’s Gorelick Hall. 5007 Providence Road. 704-364-6594; www.jfscharlotte.org.

Calvary Church
Job search workshop: Calvary’s career ministry presents “Maximize Your Career.” Brian Ray, founder of Crossroads Career Ministry, will present steps to finding jobs, careers, and your calling. Allen Clark will present “Job Hunting With the Journal.” $10. 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 25 in Room 242. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. Register at www.calvarychurch.com/career.

Temple Israel
Informational open house: Clergy and representatives from the religious school, along with various clubs and committees, will be available to answer your questions. Noon-2 p.m. Aug. 26. 4901 Providence Road. 704-362-2796; www.templeisraelnc.org.

Harrison United Methodist, Pineville
Financial Peace University: Dave Ramsey’s DVD class on money management. Free preview session, 4 p.m. Aug. 26. Nine-week course is $100 per family and includes materials.
Kids’ consignment sale: Great deals on gently used clothing for children and teens, maternity clothing, baby equipment, toys, more. Free admission. 6-8 p.m. Aug. 23 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 24. Half-price sale, 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 25. www.humcfaithcircle.org.
Women’s Bible study: Study the book of Esther and learn how to cope with hurried, pressured life. $15 for workbook. Child care available upon request. 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays starting Sept. 5. 15008 Lancaster Hwy., Pineville. 704-541-3463; anita.king@harrisonumc.org.

Myers Park United Methodist
Bible study classes: Disciple Bible study open to the community. Classes last two hours and meet for 30 to 34 weeks starting Sept. 4. In a kickoff gathering, Celia Sinclair, who teaches at Queens University of Charlotte and UNC Charlotte, will explore how Bible stories are interpreted through art. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29 in Jubilee Hall. 1501 Queens Road. Contact the Rev. Barbara Barden at 704-295-4813. www.mpumc.org.

Carolina Voices
Choir auditions: Carolina Voices will hold auditions for its three choirs: MainStage, Festival Singers and Impromptu. Auditions are 6:30-9 p.m. Aug. 27 at Myers Park Baptist, 1900 Queens Road. Appointments required.Concert season: Carolina Voices announces its 2012-2013 concert season. The organization’s three choirs will present four major concerts plus three special events. Performances include a Veteran’s Day salute, Christmas concerts, “Music of Legends” concert, more. Subscriptions available. 704-374-1564; www.carolinavoices.org.

Myers Park Baptist
Meeting: The Faith Communicators meets the fourth Friday of each month for networking and a program on some aspect of public relations. Coffee and danish will be served. Free. 10 a.m. Aug. 24 at the Cornwell Center. 2001 Selwyn Ave. 704-295-4819; ken@mpumc.org.

From South Charlotte News, Aug. 20, 2012

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