New church enters Queen City

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — ReBirth Church Charlotte made its home at Metropolitan Community Church of Charlotte’s campus at 1825 Eastway Dr. in May 2012 and held it first service there on July 29.

Schedule for study and prayer is: Worship, 3 p.m., Sunday; Bible study, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, at The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte, 820 Hamilton St., Suite B11; and prayer, 7:30 p.m., Thursday.

Senior pastors and founders are Ra’Shawn and Kelvin Barlow-Flournoy. The church is an LGBT-welcoming congregation, regardless of race or socioeconomic status.

An online church is available to those who are unable to attend a service in person. Chats, private prayer with prayer partners, worship and sermons are all part of the experience via streaming live video.

For more information, call 855-216-8800 or visit

Town announces upcoming season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s Out on the Town LGBT theater social club has released its 2012-13-season calendar.

There are no dues to join the three-year-old group. Members receive special discount offers as well as free mixers before and/or after selected performances.

The first soirée is “Jekyll & Hyde” on Nov. 8. A post-show party will follow the presentation and will feature complimentary beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres at Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.  Members get $15 off the ticket price.

Other shows are: “Sister Act,” Jan. 10, pre-show party; “Les Miserables,” Feb. 14, pre-show party; “American Idiot,” March 8, post-show party; “Wicked,” March 14, pre-show party; “Traces” May 9, post-show party; “War Horse,” May 30, pre-show party; and “Catch Me If You Can,” June 7, post-show party. An additional event is in the planning stages and will be announced later, as well as venues for all shows.

For more information, email or visit

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