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Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

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Andrea Batson will open the corporate hour of prayer with a song of praise at a Moms in Prayer event. The Aug. 25 event is to pray for children and their schools.

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Compiled by Erica Batten

Pitts Baptist, Concord

First day prayer: Moms in Prayer will host a prayer event for children and their schools, public, private and home schools. Focus on friends. Drop-in prayer 8:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 25. Corporate hour of prayer noon-1 p.m. Child care available for the corporate hour; please arrive by 11:45 a.m. to sign in children. Moms in Prayer open house afterward, 1-2 p.m. 140 Pitts School Road N.W., Concord. www.MomsinPrayer.org.

Price Memorial AME Zion, Concord

Special event: The church celebrates 25 years of participation in the Adopt-A-Highway program. Quarterly pickup at 8 a.m. Aug. 23 will be followed by a reception at 9:30 a.m. Local officials have been invited to participate.

Mentoring program: Eighteen students are expected to receive certificates and awards for participating in a summer SAT prep program. Noon Aug. 23. 192 Spring St. S.W., Concord. www.pricememorialamezionchurch.com.

Temple Or Olam

Kabbalat Shabbat: Gentle and lovely Torah service to welcome guests and members back from summer activities. Followed by ice cream social and showcase of our religious school. 7 p.m. Aug. 22.

Israeli dancing: Come dance with us. Instruction and fun. Beginners and experienced dancers welcome. Adults $10; children $5. 2-4 p.m. Aug. 23. Services and activities are at Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church, 9704 Mallard Creek Road. www.or-olam.org.

Mount Olivet United Methodist, Concord

Bible discussion roundtable: Various topics. 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays.

Hot dog sale: Eat in or take out. Delivery for orders of $10 or more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. 301 Mount Olivet Road, Concord. 704-782-8846; www.mtochurch.com.

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