Central United Methodist
Fundraiser: Dwight Moody and the Pinetucket Gospel Band perform 7 p.m. Oct. 9. $10 for adults; $8 for children. Includes spaghetti dinner 5:30 p.m. Tickets for concert only $5. Proceeds go to Central's Katrina Recovery Mission, Central Cares, Carolina Cross Connection, UMC Central Carnival, Charlotte Men's Shelter.
Barbecue fundraiser: Adult plate or three sandwiches $8. Party pack $14. Delivery for orders of 10 or more. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 15. 6030 Albemarle Road. 704-536-9157.
Shepherd's Center South
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Book club: Bobby Hope Lyle to lead discussion of Gin Phillips' "The Well and the Mine." 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 12, The Ivey, 6030 Park South Drive. Club meets second Tuesday of each month. 704-541-0100.
Fall festival: Games, popcorn, cotton candy, bounce houses, hayrides, more. Free. Barbecue and hot-dog plates available for purchase. 3-6 p.m. Oct. 16. 5201 Sharon Road. 704-553-0869.
St. Mark's Lutheran
Concert: "Sound the Trumpet" with Charlotte Symphony trumpets Karin Bliznik and Rich Harris, organist Les Ackerman and soprano Jenny Chen. Music by Vivaldi, Handel, Purcell, more. 4 p.m. Oct. 10. 1001 Queens Road. www.saintmarkselca.org.
Charlotte Christian Chamber of Commerce
Luncheon: Guest speaker Dr. Carlos Campo. 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Oct. 14. Maggiano's Little Italy, 4400 Sharon Road. Register at www.charlottechristianchamber.org.
Shepherd's Center East
Craft bazaar: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 14, Central United Methodist.
Flu shot clinic: Flu shots $30. Pneumonia shots $50. Bring insurance cards. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Central United Methodist, 6030 Albemarle Road. Call 704-338-1511 and leave your name.
Shepherd's Center of Charlotte
Lunch and Learn: David Conner of Conner Tax Advisory Group will discuss Roth IRA conversion. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Trinity Presbyterian, 3115 Providence Road. 704-365-1995.
St. Paul United Methodist
Money management workshop: Dave Ramsey's biblically based Financial Peace University. 13-week workshop meets 6:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Oct. 14. $99 per person; spouses and teens living at home may register at no additional cost. 2830 Dorchester Place. Register at 704-523-0077 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Little Rock AME Zion
Services: Church celebrating "Frangelism." All friends, relatives, associates, neighbors invited. 10 a.m. Oct. 10, 17, 24. 401 N. McDowell St. 704-334-3782; www.littlerockamezion.org.
Central Church Life Care Center
Seminar: Dr. Robert Dodd and Cindi Dodd of Rodgers Christian Counseling present "Effective Communication and Healthy Confrontation Styles." Light refreshments served. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 16. 5500 Randolph Road. Register at 704-365-6112 or www.centralchurchofgod.org/lifecare.
Morningstar Presbyterian, Matthews
Children's choir: MorningGlories rehearse 9:30-10 a.m. Sundays, sing at one Sunday worship service each month. Ages 4-8. Open to all children of the community. 13000 Idlewild Road, Matthews. 704-847-0864.
Pineville United Methodist
Homecoming: Church celebrates 132 years Oct. 17. Contemporary service 9 a.m. Traditional service 11 a.m. Potluck luncheon, noon. Child care provided at services and luncheon. 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. www.pinevilleumc.org.
St. Paul's Episcopal, Monroe
Food fair bazaar: Chicken pot pies, soups, cakes, crafts, activities, more. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 23. Parish hall. 116 S. Church St., Monroe. 704-289-8434.
Stallings United Methodist
Annual barbecue: Pork and chicken. Plate, bulk or three sandwiches $8. Eat in or take out.
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 15. 1115 Stallings Road, Stallings. 704-821-8820; www.stallingsumc.org.
Compiled by Erica Batten