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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.
Charlotte Community Bible Study
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Women's Bible study: Registration is now open for fall New Testament study, "The Gospel of Luke." CBS is a nondenominational worldwide program. 9:15-11:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Church at Charlotte, 2500 Carmel Road. Register at www.charlottecbs.org.
Seminars: "Making Joy a Habit" will help you discover how trusting God produces lasting joy. 7-8:30 p.m. April 18 in Room 222. "Managing Your Finances in Divorce Crisis" will meet 7-8:30 p.m. April 18 in Room 232. Free. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. Register at www.calvarychurch.com/equip.
Harrison United Methodist
Palm Sunday service: The choir will perform "Requiem." 8:30 and 11 a.m. April 17.
Finance workshop: "Contentment-Based Abundance." 8:30 a.m.-noon April 16. 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville. Register at 704-541-3463; firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Mecklenburg Presbyterian
Blood drive: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 16.
Palm Sunday services: We will remember the journey of Jesus into Jerusalem. 8:30 a.m. April 17 in the chapel and 9:30 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary.
Chapel prayer: The chapel will be open for individual prayer. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 18-22. 8601 Bryant Farms Road. www.smpchome.org.
St. Stephen United Methodist
Prayer labyrinth: Located in the Youth Ministry Center. 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. April 17, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. April 18-23 and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 24. 6800 Sardis Road. 704-364-1824; www.ststephenumc.net.
Community Lenten worship: Pastors from Living Saviour Lutheran, Quail Hollow Presbyterian, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic, Sharon United Methodist and Sharon Presbyterian will lead services. 12:15-12:45 p.m. April 14 and 21. Light lunch served 11:30 a.m.-noon. 5201 Sharon Road. 704-553-0869.
Easter Eggstavaganza: Crafts, snacks, egg hunt for children through 5th grade. 10-11 a.m. April 16.
Palm Sunday service: 10:50 a.m. April 17.
Preschool registration: Registration now open for 2011-12 school year. 11501 Bain School Road, Mint Hill. www.philadelphiachurch.org.