FIRST BAPTIST, CORNELIUS
Senior Citizens' Group: Interesting programs, fellowship and travel opportunities. New people welcome. The Jolly Travelers meet at 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month. 21007 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-896-5623.
THE CHORAL ACADEMY, CONCORD
Auditions: The Choral Academy is scheduling auditions/vocal placement interviews for children and youth ages 7-20 to participate in three age-based choirs. No preparation is necessary. All youth in Cabarrus and the surrounding counties are welcome. New singers will be accepted through January. The academy meets at Calvary Lutheran, 950 Bradley St., Concord. For more information, contact Gary Shive at 704-786-7447. www.choralacademy.org.
MT. ZION UNITED METHODIST, CORNELIUS
Workshop: Friends of the Groom will lead "Beyond Bathrobes: Christian Drama and Storytelling." Lunch provided. $10. Preregistration required. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 8. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-892-8566.
DAVIDSON COLLEGE PRESBYTERIAN
Classes: Dr. Robert Manning leads a study and discussion of the gospel of Mark. 9:45 a.m. Jan. 9, 16, 23, and 30 in room 118 of the main building. Dr. Karl Plank presents "Poetic Images of Faith," 9:45 a.m. Jan. 9, 16, 23, and 30 in room B of the Congregation House.
Organ Concerts: Thomas Warburton, emeritus music professor at UNC Chapel Hill, plays Hindemith, Mendelssohn, Messiaen, Schumann and Sowerby in tribute to Robert Noehren (1910-2002), Davidson College professor and church organist. A reception follows. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11. Organ at Davidson series continues Feb. 8. 102 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org.
STATESVILLE CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S CLUB
Luncheon: "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" with baskets by Ginger McGhee. Speaker Linda Wright and music by Julia Prevette. $10. 11 a.m. Jan. 17 at the Statesville Civic Center, 300 S. Center St., Statesville. Reservations by Jan. 12: 704-546-7972.
PARK ROAD BAPTIST
Service: "Christmas II: An Ideal of Gratitude." 11 a.m. today. 3900 Park Road. 704-523-5717.
HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST
Support Group: Griefshare is a friendly, caring group that offers support through the loss of a loved one. Led by Skip and Jerry Mudge. The next 13-week session begins at 6:45 p.m. Jan. 5. 6050 Hickory Grove Road. 704-509-6603.
TEMPLE BETH EL AND ST. PETER'S CATHOLIC
Interfaith Dialogue: "Marriage: Requirements and Rituals." Please bring your favorite beverage and a snack or dessert to share. All are welcome. 5 p.m. Jan. 9. 507 S. Tryon St. RSVP: 704-362-2724 or 704-365-3313.
TEMPLE BETH EL
Comparative Religion Series: "Sex, Women and Religion." 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 4-Feb. 22 at. Rabbi Judy Schindler presents an overview of the series on Jan. 4 at the Sam Lerner Center for the Cultural Arts at Shalom Park, 5007 Providence Road. www.beth-el.com .
DOERS OF THE WORD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Workshops: The public is invited to the Purpose Institute, a series of courses that teach purpose in a comprehensive way. Free, pre-registration required. "Purpose 101" will be held 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 8. "Purpose 102" is Jan. 22. 10660 S. Tryon St. www.doersofthewordcfc.org/PurposeInstitute.dsp.
ST. JOHN'S EPISCOPAL
Contemporary Service: New service time beginning Jan. 2 with contemporary Christmas lessons and carols. 11:15 a.m. Sundays in the parish hall. 1623 Carmel Road. www.saintjohns-charlotte.org.
ST. ALBAN'S EPISCOPAL, HICKORY
Services: Holy Eucharist, 8:30 a.m. Jan. 2. Annual Feast of Lights with Holy Eucharist, 10:30 a.m. The parish office will be closed the week after Christmas. 130 39th Ave. Place N.W., Hickory. 828-324-1351.