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Newell Baptist Church
Community fall festival: Free hot dogs, cotton candy and popcorn, bounce houses, live music, door prizes. Fun for the whole family. 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31. 9115 Newell Baptist Church Road. 704-596-0184.
Rosedale Infectious Diseases
Concert: Evening of Hope and Inspiration featuring gospel artists Christy Sutherland and Lynda Randle. Jeanne White Ginder will speak. Community leaders will be recognized with Hope and Inspiration awards. Proceeds will benefit the Jeanne White Ginder Food Pantry. Reserved seating, $20-25. 7-10 p.m. Nov. 3 at the McGlohon Theatre. Tickets available at www.carolinatix.org.
Hawthorne Lane United Methodist
Fall festival: Hot dogs, trunk-or-treat, games, entertainment and costume contest for all ages. Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 27. 501 Hawthorne Lane. 704-332-8131; www.hlumc.org.
Stallings United Methodist
Fall festival: Games, food, candy. Wear costumes and decorate your vehicle for trunk-or-treat. All are welcome. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 27. 1115 Stallings Road, Stallings. www.stallingsumc.org.
Shiloh Institutional Baptist
Community fall festival: Fellowship, food, games, fun. The clothing closet will be open for those in need of clothing. 1-3 p.m. Oct. 27. 2400 Greenland Ave. 704-393-2065.
Mouzon United Methodist
Fall bazaar: Craft and bake sale, silent auction, attic sale, breakfast and lunch café, and more. This event raises nearly $15,000 each year for missions, including Bethlehem Center, Crisis Assistance Ministry, and Habitat for Humanity. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 27. 3100 Selwyn Ave. 704-525-1326; www.mouzonumc.org.
St. Pauls Episcopal, Monroe
Annual bazaar: Episcopal Church Womens food fair and bazaar will feature pot pies, soups, baked goods, crafts, pumpkin painting and more. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 27. 116 S. Church St., Monroe. 704-289-8434.
Central United Methodist
Fish fry: Plates are $8 for adults and $4 for children. Proceeds support the churchs upcoming 100th anniversary celebration. 4-7 p.m. Nov. 2. 6030 Albemarle Road. 704-536-9157.
Central Church Life Care Center
Seminar: Drs. Beverly and Tom Rodgers, Amanda Cumbo, and Nikki Beach will present Attachments: Why You Love, Feel and Act the Way You Do. Understand four relationship styles and enjoy deeper connections with friends and family. Light refreshments will be served. 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 3.
Seminar: Robert McKenzie, senior vice president of Bank of America and certified career management coach, will present MAXimize Your Career. Learn six steps to walk in the work God prepared for you, learn methods for developing resumes, preparing for interviews, and networking. Workbook and online resources included. 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 10. 5500 Randolph Road. Register at 704-365-6112 or www.centralchurchofgod.org/lifecare.
Green Pond Church of God in Christ, Gibson
Pastoral anniversary celebration: Pastor Frankie Davis will speak at the 1:15 p.m. service Oct. 28. Pastor Frank Jacobs will speak at the 5 p.m. service. 3760 Old Wire Road, Gibson. 910-268-3185.
Classes: Wednesday Connect offers mid-week nourishment for the soul, great food and fellowship for all ages. Adult classes for Oct. 31-Nov. 14 include Religion and Joy, Passport to Dance, and Laugh Your Way to Health. 6:30-7:15 p.m. Wednesdays. Preschool playgroup, 4:45 p.m. Dinner at 5:45 p.m. 200 W. Trade St. www.firstpres-charlotte.org.
Fall festival: Fish fry, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 3. Games, cake walks and hay rides, 2-4 p.m. 4316 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road. 704-399-3316.
Shepherds Center SouthEast
Open house: Enjoy a tour of our new office space and refreshments with the board and staff. 3-6 p.m. Oct. 30 at Greylyn Business Park, 9111 Monroe Road, Suite 155. 704-321-0325.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Blood drive: Noon-4:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Robinson Presbyterian, 9424 Harrisburg Road. 704-972-4700; www.carolinadonor.org.
St. Johns Baptist
Concert: Meredith Colleges Sinfonietta, Chorale, Encore! and Octavia Ensembles will perform. Reception follows. Hosted by the Mecklenburg County chapter of the Meredith College Alumnae Association. Free. 2 p.m. Nov. 4. 300 Hawthorne Lane. 704-333-5428.
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox
Holiday pastry sale: Sponsored by the Ladies Philoptochos Society. Baklava large pan (72 pieces), $70; baklava small pan (35 pieces), $35. Spanakopita, 9-by-13-inch pan, $25. Tiropitakia, $18 per dozen. Koulourakia, $7 per dozen. Order by Nov. 1. Pick up 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 15-16. The church is at 600 East Blvd. ChristmasBakeSale2012@gmail.com.
Christ United Methodist
Dinner theater: Inaugural event features a production of Steel Magnolias with catered dinner and dessert. $20. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2, 3, 4 and 9. 1:30 p.m. lunch show Nov. 10. Advanced reservations available. 8020 Bellhaven Blvd. www.christumc-charlotte.org.
Yoga classes: 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Memorial United Methodist, 4012 Central Ave. 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Johnston YMCA, 3025 N. Davidson St. firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Paul United Methodist
Trunk-or-treat: 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 31. 2830 Dorchester Place. 704-523-0077; www.stpaulcharlotte.org.
Temple Beth El
Panel discussion: Ed Williams, former Charlotte Observer editorial page editor, will moderate a discussion on Faith and Politics: Where is the Line and Has It Been Crossed? Panelists include Ruth Samuelson, Dr. Scott Huffmon, and Dr. Rodney Sadler. Free. 4-5:30 p.m. Nov. 4. 704-366-1948.
Classes: Rabbi Jonathan Freirich will guide Temple Beth El Universitys Spirituality for Skeptics, an exploration of Jewish mysticism. Discover how thoughtful, grounded spirituality can be found through Kabbalah. $36 for members; $52 for nonmembers. 7-9 p.m. Nov. 7, 14, and 28. 5101 Providence Road. www.beth-el.com/RSVP.
Living Saviour Lutheran
Craft bazaar: Hand-crafted items, gift items and bake sale goodies. Free admission. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 3. 6817 Carmel Road. www.livingsaviourlc.org.
St. Ann Catholic
Concert: The Gaudium Musicae concert series begins with a performance by harpist Andrea Mumm. Families, $30; adults, $12; students, $8; children 12 and younger, free. 4 p.m. Nov. 4. 3635 Park Road. 704-523-4641; www.StAnnCharlotte.org.
Concert: A capella group Six 13 will perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 3. Free. 4901 Providence Road. www.templeisraelnc.org.
St. Stephen United Methodist
Fall craft festival: More than 50 vendors with crafts and gift items, baked goods, door prizes, barbecue lunch. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 3. 6800 Sardis Road. 704-364-1824; www.ststephenumc.net.
First Baptist, Indian Trail
Christmas shopping event: Mistletoe Madness with Christmas décor, gifts and more. Admission is canned goods to help support local food banks. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 10. 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail. 704-882-1005.
Bellefonte Presbyterian, Harrisburg
Concert: The Angels of Joy Choir will perform at 3 p.m. Oct. 28. 8866 Rocky River Road, Harrisburg. www.bellefontechurch.org.
Roberta United Methodist, Concord
Fall festival: Cake walk, pony rides, hot dogs, kids activities, trunk-or-treat. 4-8 p.m. Oct. 28. 3925 Cochran Road, Concord. www.robertaumc.org.
The Piedmont Choral Society
Hymn sing: Third annual Old Fashioned Hymn Sing with performance of traditional hymns, congregational singing and audience requests. Please bring canned goods for Cooperative Christian Ministry. A reception will follow the event. 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at Forest Hill United Methodist, 265 Union St. N., Concord. 704-699-6053; email@example.com.
Mt. Olivet United Methodist, Concord
Country breakfast: All-you-can-eat eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy, pancakes, homemade biscuits and beverages. $5. 7-10 a.m. Nov. 3. 301 Mount Olivet Road, Concord. 704-782-8846.
Mt. Olive Lutheran, Mt. Pleasant
Annual turkey supper: Turkey, dressing and all the trimmings, homemade desserts. Carry out or dine in. Freewill offering accepted. 4 p.m. Nov. 3. 9400 Gold Hill Road, Mt. Pleasant. 704-436-6119.
Temple Or Olam, Concord
Special event: Friends of all faiths invited to celebrate with us as we welcome home a second handwritten Torah scroll. Presentation on Torah history and production. 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at McGill Baptist, 5300 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. 704-720-7577; www.or-olam.org.
The Episcopal Church of St. Peter By-the-Lake, Denver
Concert: The Alexander Community Concert Series welcomes Carolina Pro Musica performing Baroque chamber music. Reception follows concert. Adults, $15; seniors and students, $10. Children younger than 12, free. 3 p.m. Nov. 4. 8433 Fairfield Forest Road, Denver. 704-489-6249.
Hopewell Presbyterian, Huntersville
250th anniversary: The church will continue its year-long celebration with Heritage Sunday. Guest the Rev. Will Lowrance. 11 a.m. Nov. 4. 10500 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville. www.hopewellpresbyterian.com.
Grace Baptist, Statesville
Lecture series: Annual Davis Lectures Series welcomes Dr. James Dunn and Melissa Rogers from Wake Forest University School of Divinity. They will present Confronting Church-States Controversies: Conversations About Faith and Freedom in the 21st Century. The series combines Bible study, lecture and discussion. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 28-30. Dunn will also preach at the 11 a.m. service Oct. 28. 710 Club Drive, Statesville. 704-872-5130; www.gracestatesville.org.
Mt. Zion United Methodist, Cornelius
Study series: Mixing Politics and Religion: How Christian Values Affect Election Decisions. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Fellowship meal available. Meal reservations: www.mtzionumc.net/bloom.
Annual barbecue: Eat in or take out. 11 a.m. Nov. 3.
Workshop: Coping With Grief and the Holidays. 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Register at 704-892-8566.
Craft show: Vendors wanted for festival Nov. 16-17. Applications due by Nov. 1. 19600 Zion Ave., Cornelius. www.mtzionumc.net.
Davidson College Presbyterian
Study series: The Jubilee Class will present programs on the relationship between church and state. Adults and college students invited. 9:45 a.m. Sundays through Nov. 18. Dr. Gerardo Marti will present Pluralism and Religious Alternatives Nov. 4. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org.
Presbyterian Church of the Springs, Statesville
Trunk-or-treat: 6-7 p.m. Oct. 31. 110 Moose Club Road, Statesville. 704-883-9688.
Independence Hill Baptist, Huntersville
Trunk for treats: Hot dog dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Childrens games, 6-7 p.m. Trunk for treats, 7-7:30 p.m. Free and open to the community. 10220 Eastfield Road, Huntersville. 704-596-2124; www.independencehill.org.
Discussion: Author and former Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong will present Can Christianity Survive the Prejudice of Christians? A Revolution in Faith and Ethics. Free. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Alvarez College Union, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. www.davidson.edu.
Northview Church of Christ, Statesville
Fall festival: Count Your Blessings festival with free candy treats, bounce houses, and a hot dog dinner. 6:15-8 p.m. Oct. 31. 2615 Amity Hill Road, Statesville. www.nvchurchofchrist.com.
Davidson United Methodist
Guest speaker: Maria Pacheco will present Transforming Cycles of Poverty Into Cycles of Prosperity in Rural Guatemala. Child care available by advance request. 5 p.m. Oct. 28. 233 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-8277; www.davidsonumc.org.
St. Albans Episcopal, Davidson
Concert: Molasses Creek will perform their lively mix of contemporary folk music and Americana. A reception will follow the performance. General admission, $15; students and seniors, $10; children 12 and younger, free. 3 p.m. Oct. 28. 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. 704-941-0650; www.musicatstalbans.net.
Saint James Episcopal, Mooresville
Homecoming: John Elliott of the N.C. Dioceses Historic Properties Committee will present the congregation with a Living Historic Church certificate. The church is the oldest Episcopal Church in Iredell County, and its interior has changed little since its construction in 1856. The Mooresville community, former church members and friends are welcome. The congregation will provide barbecue sandwiches and side dishes following the service; guests are invited to bring desserts. 10 a.m. Oct. 28. 851 Shinnville Road, Mooresville. 704-664-7115.
New Beginnings Moravian, Huntersville
Workshop: From Farm to Fork will teach you about the journey that food takes to your plate. Compare organic and conventional foods, learn about food labels, more. Registration required. 9-10:30 a.m. Nov. 3. 201 Seagle St., Huntersville. 704-992-2003; www.ces.ncsu.edu/farmtofork-2.
First Baptist, Mooresville
Festival: Join us in front of Landmark Galleries for the annual downtown trick-or-treat time, 3-5 p.m. Oct. 31. Then come to the church for food, bounce houses, music, and candy, 5-7 p.m. 150 S. Church St., Mooresville. 704-664-2324.
New Hope Missions Church, Mooresville
Fall festival: Games, animals, and trunk-or-treat. Free admission. 2-5 p.m. Oct. 28 at Lake Norman Dance Gallery, 443 Williamson Road, Mooresville. www.newhopemissionschurch.org.
Prospect Presbyterian, Mooresville
Trunk-or-treat party: Moon bounces, super slide, petting zoo, hay rides, games, hot dog supper, candy. Free. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 28. 9425 N. C. 152 W., Mooresville. 704-664-1514.
Mooresville Associate Reformed Presbyterian
Fall festival: Noahs Ark theme. Children, please dress as an animal, Noah or other character related to the ark story. Supper, games, prizes and candy. 4-6 p.m. Oct. 28. 659 Carpenter Ave., Mooresville. 704-664-1273.
First Presbyterian, Mooresville
Holiday market: Pancake breakfast with Santa, handmade Christmas items, garden art, baked goods, more. Breakfast is $6 for adults and $3 for children; $15 family maximum. Tickets available in advance or at the door. Proceeds support church mission projects. 7 a.m.-noon Nov. 10. 249 McClelland Ave., Mooresville. 704-664-5275.
The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Hickory
Worship service: Church Women United will sponsor the annual World Community Day ecumenical worship service with theme, Abiding in Community. Guest speaker the Rev. Sandi Hood. Women from more than 15 area churches are participating in this event. Child care provided. Light refreshments follow service. 7 p.m. Nov. 2. 726 First Ave. N. W., Hickory. www.ascensionhickory.org.
St. Johns Lutheran, Cherryville
Trunk-or-treat: Join us for games, treats, hot dogs and fellowship. All are welcome. Free. 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31. 310 W. Church St., Cherryville. www.stjohnscherryville.com.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Catawba Valley, Hickory
Jubilee service: Join members, friends and supporters in celebrating 50 years of providing an open environment for spiritual exploration. 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 28.
Book release: The Rev. Bob MacDicken announces the publication of a new meditation book, Love and Breath, a selection of writings edited from MacDickens ministry at UUCCV. The church is at 833 Fifth St. S. E., Hickory. www.uuhickory.org.
Redeemer Lutheran, Catawba
Community breakfast: Eggs made to order, toast, grits, sausage, gravy, more. $6. 7-10 a.m. Nov. 3. 200 S. Main St., Catawba. 828-241-2371.
Good Samaritan United Methodist, Lake Wylie
Craft vendors wanted: Applications being accepted for craft fair Nov. 17. Indoor and outdoor spaces available. Contact Nancy Mathis at 803-831-1080.
Epiphany Lutheran, Rock Hill
Adult Sunday school: New series Making Sense of the Bible. 9:15 a.m. Sundays, Nov. 4-Dec. 16. 2370 W. Main St., Rock Hill. www.epiphany-rockhill.org.
Grace Presbyterian, Fort Mill
Pumpkin sale: The pumpkin patch will be open 12:30-7 p.m. Oct. 28 and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 29-31. Portrait photography available Oct. 28 for $10 per child. 2955 S. C. 160 W., Fort Mill. www.gracewired.org.
St. Johns United Methodist, Rock Hill
Dance classes: Five-week series on Bolero dance. $25 donation will go to the childrens building fund. 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays starting Oct. 31. 321 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. 803-980-4000; firstname.lastname@example.org.