Faith Notes: July 20

Great Week of Service to kick-off in August

WEDDINGTON – Weddington United Methodist Church will kick-off its Great Week of Service 2012, Aug. 6 through 11.

The week, which provides opportunities for people of all ages to serve God while serving the local community, offers 16 different opportunities for people to serve in local nonprofits and charities such as the Charlotte Rescue Mission, the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, Second Harvest Food Bank, Habitat ReStore, Crisis Assistance, Samaritan’s Feet and Second Chance Boutique in Monroe. People can sign up and see a full list of service opportunities by going to the church’s website, Some time slots and opportunities are already full.

The church is located at 13901 Providence Road.

Southbrook to host back to school bash

WEDDINTON – Southbrook Students, a ministry of Southbrook Church, will host a back to school party, Aug. 18.

The Highland Games-themed party is open to all students, both middle and high school. Students will be split into teams to represent their clans and to fight for the ultimate prize, which is a trophy.

Leaders ask that students come dressed in a make-your-own kilt in order to play in the games, as well as clothes and shoes that are OK to get wet. Students also should bring a towel.

The games will take place at the church’s Weddington campus, 5607 Monroe-Weddington Road, and will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Food will be provided.

The church also encourages families to attend the event, as there will be other special activities for both parents and kids.

Mill Grove UMC to host science camp

INDIAN TRAIL – Kids interested in science can attend the Haiti Mission Science Camp at Mill Grove United Methodist Church.

The camp, which will be held for two weeks in August, will focus on the processes of science and the chemical properties of matter and polyacralites in creating Gak, Oobleck and Slime. During the camp, students will participate in a service project, mathematical and scientific puzzles and learn environmental songs and games, as well.

The camp runs Monday through Friday, Aug. 6 to 10, and 13 to 17. On Friday, the last day of camp, there will be a Family Science Day from 11 a.m. to noon, where parents can see what’s been happening throughout the camp.

Twenty spaces are available each week for rising second- through sixth-grade students. The cost of the camp is $50 per week, with all proceeds benefiting the church’s Haiti mission fund. For more information or to register, email

The church is located at 7311 Mill Grove Road.

Next Level hosts Movies in the Park

Next Level Church in Stallings will host Movies in the Park Friday, July 20, in south Charlotte’s Ballantyne-area.

The event, which after seven seasons has become a summer tradition for the church, was started to provide a fun, free and safe family event. In addition to a free showing of “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” the church also will provide free bottled water, popcorn, door prizes and face painting for the kids.

The event will take place in Ballantyne Corporate Park, off Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. and John J. Delaney Drive. The movie will start at dusk. People are encouraged to come early, lay out a blanket and lounge chairs on the grass and consider bringing your own meal.

The last Movies in the Park event will be Aug. 17, with the showing of “Hugo.”

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