Concert Nov. 20 at River Hills Community Church

November 19, 2013 

Fall Concert Wednesday at River Hills church

River Hills Community Church, 104 Hamilton’s Ferry Road, will hold its Fall Concert for the community at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the church sanctuary.

The concert will feature the Sometime Singers and Music Men singing groups.

For more information, call 803-831-1615 or visit

Christian Assembly collection site for shoeboxes

Lake Wylie Christian Assembly, 5766 Charlotte Hwy., is a collection site for filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement for Operation Christmas Child.

National Collection Week runs through Monday, Nov. 25.

Anyone may drop off a gift-filled shoebox to send to a child overseas. Donors will receive an email telling the country where their shoeboxes are delivered.

Hours are 4-7 p.m. through Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 23, 1-4 p.m. Nov. 24 and 9-11 a.m. Nov. 25. For more information, call 1-800-567-8580.

For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 704-583-1463 or visit

Charlotte plans interfaith Thanksgiving service

Charlotte’s 38th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be 7 p.m. 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.”

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