Greater Hickory Ministerial Alliance
Community Lenten services: Six weekly services to bring churches together across denominational and racial lines. First service 12:10-12:35 p.m. March 9, First Presbyterian, 237 2nd St., Hickory; Dr. William Sims, chaplain at Marion Correctional Center, to lead service. Lunch afterward. Donations accepted. Details: the Rev. Reggie Longcrier, 828-962-8195, or the Rev. Bill Garrard, 828-962-7566.
St. Alban's Episcopal, Hickory
Lenten events: Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner and talent show 6 p.m. March 8. Ash Wednesday services 7 a.m., 12:15 and 7 p.m. March 9. 130 39th Avenue Place N.W., Hickory. 828-324-1351.
Catawba United Methodist
Guest speaker: Johnny Hipps to explain Gideons' Bible distribution program at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. services March 6. Joint Sunday school presentation for all adult classes 9:30 a.m.
Ash Wednesday service: Pastor Rich Tuttle to deliver message; imposition of ashes. 7 p.m. March 9. 209 E. Central Ave., Catawba. 828-241-4868.
Daniels Lutheran, Lincolnton
Zumba fitness classes: All women invited. Free. 7 p.m. Mondays. 3170 Reepsville Road, Lincolnton. www.danielselca.org.
Assurance United Methodist, Huntersville
Fat Tuesday dinner: All-you-can-eat pancakes, grits, sausage, coffee, juice. Eat in or carry out. $8 per person; free for children under 6. 4-8 p.m. March 8. 9700 Mount Holly-Huntersville Road, Huntersville. 704-391-9567; www.assuranceumc.org.
Davidson College Presbyterian
Theology on tap: Drs. Doug Ottati and Matt Samson to lead discussion on issues of theology. 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Summit Coffee and Tea, 128 S. Main St., Davidson.
Conference: Reformed theology and ethics conference, "Citizens of Heaven and Earth: Faith and Civil Society." March 14-16, Davidson College and Davidson College Presbyterian. Brochure at www.dcpc.org.
First Baptist, Cornelius
Senior adults' group: Interesting programs, fellowship, travel opportunities. New members welcome. The Jolly Travelers meet at 10:30 a.m. second Tuesday of each month. 21007 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-896-5623.
Mount Zion United Methodist, Cornelius
Concert: Pianist Katie Reimer presents "Miniature Portraits and Dramatic Narratives." Part of the Cornelius Concert Series. 7 p.m. March 6. 19600 Zion Ave., Cornelius. www.mtzionumc.net.
Fair View United Methodist, Mooresville
Pancake supper: Shrove Tuesday pancake supper. Church members to present talent show after supper. 5:45 p.m. March 8. 1430 Mecklenburg Highway, Mooresville. www.fairviewumc.org; 704-664-2880.
Beth Shalom Lake Norman
Purim prom: Guests invited to dress in their tackiest prom attire for "Glee"-themed event. $18 for members, $20 for others. 8 p.m. March 19, River Run Country Club, Davidson. RSVP by March 11: www.bslkn.org.