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Harrison United Methodist
Concert: Mark Schultz's "Renaissance Tour" comes to Elevation Blakeney. 7 p.m. March 24. 8835 Blakeney Professional Drive. Proceeds go to church mission projects. $15 through March 23; $20 at the door. www.harrisonumc.org.
St. John Neumann Catholic
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Estate planning seminar: 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. March 29. Light meal served before each session. Reservations by March 25: 704-708-5001.
Lenten series: "The Seven Last Words of Christ." 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting March 16. 8451 Idlewild Road. 704-535-4197.
St. Gabriel Catholic
Guest speaker: Marietta Jaeger-Lane, whose daughter was abducted and murdered, presents "From Vengeance to Forgiveness" as part of the seminar series "A Year of Forgiveness." Child care available by reservation. 6:30 p.m. March 16. 3016 Providence Road. www.stgabrielchurch.org.
Pineville United Methodist
Dinner and speaker: Dave Sanderson, survivor of flight 1549 on the Hudson, will speak at 7 p.m. March 25. Spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m. Child care for children 5 and under. Donations accepted. Please make reservations for child care and dinner by March 19. 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022; www.pinevilleumc.org.
Myers Park Presbyterian
Lenten prayer services: 7 a.m. Wednesdays. Centering Prayer is offered at noon each Wednesday.
Lenten Academy: Join us as we examine the challenges and power of forgiveness, our 2011 Lenten theme. Courses include Sacred Space Youth Class, The Journeys of Paul and John, more. $20 per course. 2501 Oxford Place. Course information and registration at www.myersparkpres.org/academy.
St. Mark's Lutheran
Special Lenten services: Sermon series "By Faith: The Book of Hebrews" with music by Les Ackerman, 12:15 and 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Sermon series "Journey Through the Waters - Journey to the Cross," 10 a.m. Sundays. 1001 Queens Road. 704-375-9185; www.saintmarkscharlotte.org.
South Mecklenburg Presbyterian
Guest speaker: Douglas Oldenburg, retired president of Columbia Theological Seminary, presents "Pulled Between Two Stories: Culture and Gospel." 9:30 a.m. March 20. 8601 Bryant Farms Road. www.smpchome.org.
Seminar series: "The Evolution of the Bible." Discussion on how competing voices created the contradictions and duplications in the Bible. Children's and youth programs available. 6:30 p.m. March 16, 23 and 30. Dinner at 5:45 p.m.
Outdoor labyrinth: Prayer guides available each week during Lent. Silent communion, 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays. 5811 Sardis Road. www.sardisbaptistcharlotte.org.
Speaker series: Series on faith and public education. Topics include "The Church and Public Education," "Public Education: What's Race Got to Do With It?" and "Challenges and Hopes for CMS." Free. 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. $6 per adult. 2821 Park Road. Register at 704-333-6194.
Park Road Baptist
Film: "Fresh: New Thinking About What We're Eating." Discussion follows. 3-5 p.m. March 20. 3900 Park Road. www.parkroadbaptist.org.
Christ Our Shepherd Ministries
Food collection: "15 for Hunger" to raise awareness of hunger in our single-parent community. Accepting 15 cans of food, 15 bags of groceries or $15 pledges through April 29. 230 W. John St., Matthews. www.cosministries.org.