Service: After 27 years as lead minister, Dr. William Pate Wood will deliver his final sermon at the church 11 a.m. Nov. 21. Reception afterward. Service to be televised on WSOC-TV (channel 9). 200 W. Trade St. www.firstpres-charlotte.org.
Gethsemane Baptist, Davidson
Community Thanksgiving service: Musical groups and choirs from Lake Norman community to provide music. Sermon by the Rev. Ernest Jeffries. 5 p.m. Nov. 21. 565 Jetton St., Davidson. 704-892-1635.
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Forest Hill United Methodist, Concord
Concert: The Singing Saints perform Christmas cantata, "Festival of Carols." Free; love offering to benefit Salvation Army and Cooperative Christian Ministry. 3 p.m. Nov. 28. 265 Union St. N., Concord. 704-782-1109.
Kimball Lutheran, Kannapolis
Worship service: "Christ the King" Sunday celebrates Jesus as servant king who gave his life for us. 8:30 and 11 a.m. Nov. 21.
Community Thanksgiving service: Guest speaker Lynn Swisshelm, resource development coordinator with Cooperative Christian Ministry. Food offering for CCM pantry. 7 p.m. Nov. 24. 101 Vance St., Kannapolis. 704-933-4101.
Mount Zion United Methodist, Cornelius
Family event: Join adult Sunday school, youth and children in decorating sanctuary for Advent. Visit from Harold and His Angels. Refreshments afterward. 5:30 p.m. Nov. 21. 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. www.mtzionumc.net.