Celebrity Kirk Cameron coming to Charlotte

October 20, 2013 

Calvary Baptist presents ‘The Masquerade’

Calvary Baptist Church, 830 N. Jones Ave., presents Judgement House “The Masquerade” this weekend, Oct. 25-27.

Tour times are: 6:30-11 p.m. Friday, 5:30-11 p.m. Saturday and 4:30-8 p.m. Sunday.

This show is not for children younger than age 10. Admission costs $5. Concessions will be available. Walk-ins welcome, but reservations are recommended. Call 803-412-4385.

Celebrity Cameron coming to Charlotte

When Kirk Cameron steps onto the stage at the Love Worth Fighting For event at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Northside Baptist Church, 333 Jeremiah Blvd., he hopes his audience is more than people struggling to keep their marriage alive.

The television and movie star knows from experience the advice, music and humor shared at the conferences will benefit people in all stages of life. Cameron, along with musical guest Warren Barfield will take part in this event, sponsored by Feed Your Faith.

“During these Love Worth Fighting For events we focus on all areas of personal and spiritual relationships and truly seek to help people in all stages of life – from teenagers, and single adults to newly married couples and longtime spouses,” Cameron said.

The tour will be making more than 30 stops across the country including events in Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas and Alabama. Tickets range from $20 to $35 and are available as reserved seats or general admission for singles, couples, and groups of 10 or more.

For more information, visit loveworthfightingfor.com.

Oakdale Presbyterian to hold fall events

Oakdale Presbyterian Church, 12585 S.C. 55 W., will hold its annual harvest sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. A Fall Festival for children is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Fall Festival will include face painting, games, a bounce house and a maze.

The Harvest Sale includes hash plates and hamburgers. Hash may be purchased in bulk. An assortment of cakes and pies also will be for sale. Proceeds go to the church building fund.

Fundraiser luncheon Monday

The Shepherd’s Center will host its annual fundraiser luncheon at noon Monday, Oct. 28, at Amici’s Italian Lovin’ Oven, 2732 Celanese Road.

Ed Kilbourne, known for his mix of witty comedy, folk music and storytelling wrapped in Christian humor, will speak.

Tickets cost $25. Reservations are due Wednesday, Oct. 23. For tickets, send a check to The Shepherd Center of Rock Hill, P.O. Box 3046 CRS, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

SCA, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., is a network of interfaith community-based organizations that provide meaning and purpose for adults throughout their mature years, according to the website shepherdscenterrh.org.

Trunk or treat Oct. 30 at Pine Grove

Pine Grove Baptist Church, 5415 S.C. 557, will hold a Trunk or Treat from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 30.

The event includes games, door prizes, cake walk and hot dog supper. Everyone is welcome.

Call 803-831-2015 or email hpgbapt@bellsouth.net for information.

Craft and Food Bazaar Nov. 2

Tirzah Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church, 6161 Mount Gallant Road, presents Tirzah Fest Craft and Food Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2.

There will be crafts and baskets for Christmas giving for sale along with canned vegetables, frozen home-cooked casserole meals, fresh-baked cakes, cookies and candies and vendors.

Sausage biscuits with juice and coffee will be for sale beginning at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving dinner with the trimmings will be served at noon, with take-out starting at 10 a.m.

Proceeds benefit the Tirzah Women’s Missions Fund.

Call 803-366-5577 for more information.

Grief holiday seminar Nov. 9

A GriefShare “Surviving The Holidays” seminar will be 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 9 at Calvary Baptist Church, 830 N. Jones Ave.

The free two-hour seminar will help those survive the holidays and discover new reasons to enjoy them again.

For information email emarsh@rhmail.org. Register at cbcrh.com.

Charlotte plans interfaith Thanksgiving service

Charlotte’s 38th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 E. Morehead St. The event is sponsored by Mecklenburg Ministries.

There will be music by the 200 singer Interfaith Adult and Children’s Choirs, and the words of the Mecklenburg Ministries’ Youth Council, as well as a list of interfaith clergy from throughout Charlotte.

The service opens with a Native American blessing and includes sacred texts from the Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh traditions.

The message will be delivered this year by Dr. Ronald C. Carter, president of Johnson C. Smith University. Carter’s message is “The courage to be thankful in tough times.”

Join Holy Lands trip

The perfect way to prepare for the celebration of Easter 2014 is by visiting where it all took place.

Join Charles W. Ford, Ph.D., and his wife, Barbara, on an 11-day tour to Israel and Jordan departing from Charlotte on March 10.

Dr. Ford is a university professor who has lived and worked in Israel for three years as he taught university courses in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. The Fords led a similar tour last year for 31 residents, mostly from the Lake Wylie area.

Reservations are being accepted by Linda Murfin at Above The Crowds Travel at 803-835-0585 or call the Fords at 803-831-8477 for more information. Several study sessions will be held before departure to prepare for the trip.

Dine Mondays for HOPE

The Waffle House-Lake Wylie and Knights of Columbus of All Saints Council No. 14475 are raising money for Operation HOPE (Helping Other People Everyday), a statewide campaign to help people with intellectual disabilities.

Every first Monday of the month, Waffle House will donate 20 percent of its proceeds to Operation HOPE.

For more information, call 803-746-5464.

Community Cafe serves lunch Tuesdays

The Community Cafe offers free weekly lunches 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays at Lake Wylie Christian Assembly.

The Cafe at Lake Wylie Lutheran Church in Fort Mill serves lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Donations are accepted.

For information, call 330-289-1243.

Church hosts free exercise classes

Free exercises classes are offered Mondays at Christ the King Church, 13501 S. Tryon St. The class is taught by Kathryn Webner, registered nurse, health fitness specialist and a personal trainer.

The Beginner Strength & Conditioning Class is from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. targeting balance, endurance and improved muscular strength.

This class is appropriate for seniors, the non-exerciser, or someone recovering from an injury.

The Group Circuit Class from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. is designed to improve total body strength and cardiovascular fitness.

This class is offered for all fitness levels, 12 years and older. Bring a mat, towel and water.

For more information, email Katwebner@gmail.com. For church information, call 704-587-0073.

Singles groups meets Tuesdays

New River Community Church is holding two singles groups, both meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesdays.

• FUSION is for anyone out of high school to age 24. The group meets at a member’s home in York. Singles can build friendships through studying God’s Word together, serving in the community, having fun, and discussing challenges of life.

• Singles Gatherings is for adults ages 25 and older. The group meets at the church, 133 Carroll Cove Road. Connection and Bible study are the primary focuses. Child care is provided for children 10 and younger.

For more information about either group, email kim@nrcc.net.

Scherer hosts moms

Scherer Presbyterian Church, 4800 Charlotte Hwy., hosts REST4Moms from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month.

Mothers begin the morning with coffee, tea and goodies, followed by topics of interest, crafts, conversation and discussion. Children are treated to crafts, snacks and playtime. Annual cost is $10.

Register online at SMPCA.com or for questions email scherer.rest4moms@gmail.com.

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