School supply collection: South Mecklenburg Presbyterian 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 in need. Monetary donations also accepted.
Divorce support group: DivorceCare is a nondenominational weekly seminar and support group for those who are separated or divorced. Attend any or all sessions. Child care available. $15 registration fee; scholarships available. 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 10. 8601 Bryant Farms Road. 704-544-0404; www.smpchome.org.
Shepherd’s Center SouthEast
Book club: Discussion of “Doc” by Mary Doria Russell. Read selection prior to the meeting. Newcomers welcome. The club meets the second Tuesday of each month. 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 11 at The Ivey, 6030 Park South Drive. 704-321-0325; email@example.com.
Congregation Ohr Hatorah
Shabbat story hour: Children ages 5 and younger will enjoy Shabbat stories, traditional crafts and games followed by junior Kiddush. Meets monthly at Ohr Hatorah, 6619 Sardis Road, and Chabad of Ballantyne, 8632 Bryant Farms Road. www.ChabadNC.org.
Walking by Faith 4 Life
Seminar: “Holy Ghost Boot Camp.” In-depth, 16-week nondenominational Bible study teaches how to develop and use your faith in the word of God to overcome every obstacle and triumph over every situation in your life. $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.
Central Church Life Care Center
Fall workshop series: Classes include Healing the Hurts, Changes That Heal, Freedom From Fear, Boundaries, Hiding From Love, more. Classes begin Sept. 10. LifeLine, a Christian 12-step ministry, is ongoing.
Networking meeting: “Open House Coffee Break” for ministers, social workers, and others in the counseling field. Cathy DeLoach Lewis will present “Caring for Victims of Domestic Violence.” Free. Refreshments provided. 9-11 a.m. Sept. 6. 5500 Randolph Road. 704-365-6112; www.centralchurchofgod.org/lifecare.
Community Bible Study
Registration open: Join us for 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.
Harrison United Methodist, Pineville
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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian Library International
Author dinner: Carol Kent will share her story of heartbreak, loss, and redemption. Proceeds will help provide Bibles and Bible study programs to prisons. Individual tickets, $60. Dinner and table sponsorships also available. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Carmel Country Club, 4735 Carmel Road. 919-212-8122; www.cli-nc.org.
English classes: Learn to speak English or improve skills. Participants will gain experience with conversational English, pronunciation, and American culture. $50 per semester. Child care available for morning classes. 9-10:30 a.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register on Sept. 4; fall semester meets Sept. 6 through Dec. 6.
Support groups: Fall sessions of DivorceCare, DivorceCare 4 Kids, GriefShare, and Boundaries. Confidential groups offer Bible teaching, prayer and the encouragement of others facing similar challenges. 7 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 10. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. Register at www.calvarychurch.com.
Myers Park Presbyterian
Charity fitness challenge: Find sponsors to pay for each pound you lose! All proceeds benefit Loaves & Fishes. Sept. 10 through Nov. 19. The church outreach center is at 1073 Providence Road. Details and registration at www.myersparkpres.org.
Weddington United Methodist
DivorceCare: 13-week course. Child care provided. 7 p.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 19. For information and registration, contact Sandra McKee at 704-846-1032 or email@example.com.
Pineville Church of the Nazarene
Support group: GriefShare classes will be held 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 5. Fellowship at 6:45 p.m. $10 includes study materials. Child care available by reservation. 8614 Pineville-Matthews Road. Register at 704-542-3618.
From South Charlotte News, Aug. 27, 2012