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Temple Or Olam, Concord

High Holy Days:

Explore ways in which we can dedicate ourselves to planting and nourishing wisdom and life in ourselves, in our community, and in our world. We will begin the High Holy Days season with a S’lichot service in the midst of nature. On Rosh Hashanah, we will reflect on nature, and our Shacharit services will conclude in a nearby park. We will share our reflections on how to protect and care for our world at a special study session on Yom Kippur afternoon, and at Neilah, we’ll conclude our spiritual travels with a service of renewal. Tickets not required. Suggested donations for nonmembers are: $108 per person and $216 per family; students, free. Erev Rosh Hashanah service, 7 p.m. Sept. 13. Rosh Hashanah morning services, 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 14 followed by brunch and Tashlich at Dorton Park. Kol Nidre service, 7 p.m. Sept. 22. Yom Kippur morning service, 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 23. Neilah service, Havdalah, and break fast, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23. Services are held at McGill Baptist, 5300 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. www.or-olam.org.

Family of Faith Lutheran, Concord

New pastor:

The church has welcomed the Rev. Lucille “CeCee” Mills as the new pastor. Come share in the excitementin having a spiritually dynamic young pastor to lead us. Worship services at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. 240 Pitts School Road N.W., Concord. 704-782-0671; www.familyoffaithlutheran.org.

Calvary Lutheran, Concord

Rally day:

Sunday school kickoff. 10 a.m. Sept. 13. 950 Bradley St., Concord. www.clcofconcord.org.

Forest Hill United Methodist, Concord

Children’s consignment sale:

Register now to consign children’s clothing and toys at our Second Blessings sale. 50 Elm Ave., Concord. www.foresthillumc.org.

Rocky River Church, Concord

Bible study:

7 p.m. Wednesdays. 887 Pitts School Road S.W., Concord. www.rockyriverchurch.com.

Rocky Ridge United Methodist, Concord

Hot dog sale:

Hot dogs, $1.25 each. Homemade desserts, chips and drinks available. Eat in or take out. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. 1428 Old Charlotte Road, Concord. For delivery, please call 704-782-3579.

Impact Church International, Concord

Soup kitchen:

Manna House provides hot, fresh meals to anyone in the community who needs them. Guests are served at the table, restaurant-style. Volunteers from the church and community cook and serve the weekly meals. Special projects of Manna House include winter coat drives, care kits, Thanksgiving meals and more. The weekly meals are served noon-2 p.m. Saturdays. Doors open 11:15 a.m. 44 Cabarrus Ave., Concord. www.impactci.org.

All Saints’ Episcopal, Concord

Healing service:

A weekly healing service and Holy Communion. Noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesdays. 525 Lake Concord Road, Concord. www.allsaintsconcord.org.

Mount Olivet United Methodist, Concord

Hot dog sale:

Eat in or take out. Delivery for orders of $10 or more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. 301 Mount Olivet Road, Concord. 704-782-8846; www.mtochurch.com.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Blood drive:

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 13 at Harrisburg Presbyterian, 4815 N.C. 49 S., Harrisburg. www.cbcc.us.

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