Central United Methodist
Community garden: Garden spaces have been prepared for planting. $10 annual fee. Louise Woods, 704-536-0335.
Palm Sunday concert: Combined choirs of several Eastside churches, orchestral ensemble and soloists present Theodore Dubois's "The Seven Last Words of Christ." 7 p.m. April 17.
Maundy Thursday worship: Traditional worship with Eastside congregations 7 p.m. April 21. 6030 Albemarle Road. www.cumccharlotte.com.
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Food for thought: "The Two-State Solution: Two Perspectives." Second of two discussions. Palestinian refugee Khalid Hijazi to lead talk on how different sectors of Palestinian society view the two-state solution and whether it is realistic. Lunch $6. Noon-1 p.m. April 21, Covenant Presbyterian, 1000 E. Morehead St. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maundy Thursday service: Communion service. 7 p.m. April 21. 1200 East Blvd. www.fcccharlotte.com.
First United Methodist
Palm Sunday worship: 8:45, 11 a.m. April 17.
Fundraiser: Barbecue (plates), bake sale, craft sale, entertainment, prizes, more. Noon-2 p.m. April 17.
Maundy Thursday worship: 7 p.m. April 21. Child care provided. Dinner 5:30 p.m. Call for reservations.
Good Friday service: 7 p.m. April 22.
Easter egg hunt: Picnic and petting zoo. Bring your own basket. 10:30 a.m. April 23. 501 N. Tryon St. 704-333-9081; www.fumccharlotte.org.
St. Stephen United Methodist
Prayer labyrinth: In Youth Ministry Center. 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. April 17; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. April 18-23; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 24. 6800 Sardis Road. 704-364-1824; www.ststephenumc.net.
Cokesbury United Methodist
Tenebrae service: 7 p.m. April 22. 6701 Idlewild Road. 704-537-5818.
Myers Park United Methodist
Palm Sunday services: 8:30, 9:45, 11 a.m. April 17, sanctuary; 8:45 a.m., Jubilee Hall.
Labyrinth: Open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. April 18-21; 7 a.m.-7 p.m. April 22.
Maundy Thursday worship: Youth to lead foot-washing service 7 p.m. April 21, sanctuary chapel. Chancel Choir to present John Rutter's "Requiem" at communion service 7:30 p.m.
Tenebrae service: 7:30 p.m. April 22. 1501 Queens Road. 704-295-4819; www.mpumc.org.
Maundy Thursday worship: Communion service 7 p.m. April 21. 2600 Beatties Ford Road. 704-392-4752.
Seigle Avenue Presbyterian
Palmfest: Food, live entertainment, basketball tournament, cookout, much more. 2-5 p.m. April 17. 600 Seigle Ave. 704-338-1914.
Central Church Life Care Center
Seminar: Shelley Young presents "Manage Your Time - Balance Your Life." 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 30. 5500 Randolph Road. Register: 704-365-6112 or www.centralchurchofgod.org/lifecare.
Seminars: "Making Joy a Habit," on how trusting God produces lasting joy. 7-8:30 p.m. April 18, room 222. "Managing Your Finances in Divorce Crisis," 7-8:30 p.m. April 18, room 232. Free. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. Register at www.calvarychurch.com/equip.
Doers of the Word Christian Fellowship
Holy Week services: Palm Sunday worship 11 a.m. April 17. "Seven Last Words" service, with seven anointed preachers and psalmist Catrina Pegues, 6:30 p.m. April 22. 10660 S. Tryon St. 704-583-0380; www.doersofthewordcfc.org.
South Mecklenburg Presbyterian
Palm Sunday services: Remember Jesus' journey into Jerusalem. 8:30 a.m. April 17, chapel; 9:30 and 11 a.m., sanctuary.
Chapel prayer: Open for individual prayer 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 18-22.
Maundy Thursday service: 7:30 p.m. April 21.
Tenebrae service: 7:30 p.m. April 22.
Child care provided at all services. 8601 Bryant Farms Road. www.smpchome.org.
St. John Neumann Catholic
Holy Thursday services: Morning prayer 9 a.m. April 21. Mass of the Lord's Supper 7 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight.
Good Friday services: Morning prayer 9 a.m. April 22. Celebration of the Lord's Passion 3 p.m. (English), 8 p.m. (Spanish). Outdoor stations of the cross 7 p.m.
Holy Saturday services: Blessing of Easter food noon April 23. Easter vigil 8 p.m. 8451 Idlewild Road. 704-535-4197.
Holy Week services: Palm Sunday 8:30, 11 a.m. April 17. Maundy Thursday 7 p.m. April 21. Good Friday service featuring cantata "Come Walk With Me" 7 p.m. April 22. Multi-sensory prayer room open 6-9:30 p.m. April 21-22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 22. 8840 University City Blvd. 704-549-1555.
Volunteer orientation: Learn how to mentor people who have criminal records or have been incarcerated. 6-7 p.m. fourth Tuesday of each month, Mount Carmel Baptist, 7237 Tuckaseegee Road; 10-11 a.m. fourth Saturday of each month, St. Paul Baptist, 1401 Allen St.
Career networking: Group for people with criminal records or who have been incarcerated. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. fourth Saturday of each month, St. Paul Baptist. www.exodusfoundation.org.
All Saints Anglican
Maundy Thursday: Guest preacher the Rev. Martha Giltinan to lead joint service of area Anglican churches. 7 p.m. April 21.
Good Friday: 7 p.m. April 22. Church meets at Charlotte Catholic High chapel, 7702 Matthews-Mint Hill Road. 704-708-4680; www.all-saints-anglican.org.
St. John's Baptist
Concert: Choir with orchestral accompaniment to perform John Rutter's "Requiem" 10:30 a.m. April 17. Covered-dish lunch afterward; visitors need not bring a dish to participate. 300 Hawthorne Lane. www.stjohnsbaptistchurch.org.
Holy Week services: Palm Sunday 8:30, 11 a.m. April 17. Maundy Thursday 7 p.m. April 21. Good Friday 7 p.m. April 22. 2821 Park Road. 704-333-6194.
Little Rock AME Zion
Good Friday service: "The Seven Last Words of Christ" with messages from seven pastors. 6:30 p.m. April 22. 401 N. McDowell St. 704-334-3782.
First Mount Zion Missionary Baptist
Service: "The Seven Last Sayings of Jesus Christ." Noon April 22.
Easter program: Sunday school department and fine arts ministry present "The Blood." 3 p.m. April 23. 1515 Remount Road. 704-332-8335.
Ark Shekinah Worship Center
Youth spring festival: Games, entertainment, Easter egg hunt, food, jeans giveaway, more. 1-4 p.m. April 23. 1206 Commercial Ave. 704-277-2157.
Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center
Health event: Abundant Life Health Ministry presents "Skating for Your Health." Raffles, health information. $6. 7-11 p.m. April 22, Starlight Skating Rink, 8830 East W.T. Harris Blvd. 704-568-0934.
New St. John Baptist
Women's conference: Light dinner and ministry from Young Women in Christ 7 p.m. April 28. Dinner and lock-in night of worship 7 p.m. April 29. Breakfast 8 a.m. April 30. No registration fee; donations accepted. 2000 Saint John St. www.newstjohnbaptistchurch.org.
Charlotte Community Bible Study
Women's Bible study: Registration open for fall New Testament study, "The Gospel of Luke." Nondenominational worldwide program. 9:15-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Church at Charlotte, 2500 Carmel Road. Register at www.charlottecbs.org.