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Roberta United Methodist, Concord

July 4 Service: Patriotic service celebrating our freedom. 10 a.m. July 4. 3925 Cochran Road, Concord. 704-786-9215.

West Cabarrus Church, Concord

Student Ministry: Collision will meet 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 18. Rising 7th-12th graders welcome. 7655 Bruton Smith Blvd., Concord. 704-455-2590;

Flow Harris Presbyterian, Concord

Hot Dog Sale: Proceeds go toward lawn care and repairing the church organ. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 3. 308 Winecoff School Road, Concord. 704-786-3513.

Concord First Assembly

Musical: Summer Music and Arts Camps for Kidz (SMACK) will present Disney's "The Jungle Book." 7 p.m. July 2 and 3. $10 general admission; $5 for children 5 and under. 150 Warren C. Coleman Blvd. N., Concord. 704-793-4744;

Community Impact Productions, Concord

Fundraiser: "An Evening of Joy" with 90-minute variety show and hors d'oeuvres buffet to support Cooperative Christian Ministry. 6 p.m. July 10 at The Village, Suite 15, 280 Concord Pkwy S., Concord. $12 at the door.

Cooperative Christian Ministry, Concord

New Ministry: New or like-new furnishings and supplies are needed for the new Mothers and Children Housing Ministry opening in July. 24 Spring St., Concord. For a list of items needed or more information: 704-786-4709;

St. James Catholic, Concord

Vacation Bible School: "Totus Tuus." 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. July 19-23 for grades 1-6; 7:30-9:30 p.m. July 18-22 for grades 7-12. $20 per person. 139 Manor Ave. S.W., Concord. Registration deadline July 1. .

Rocky River Presbyterian, Concord

Vacation Bible School: 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 23-25. 7940 Rocky River Road, Concord.

Crossroads Church, Concord

Mission Outreach Opportunity: Donations of quality handmade items are being accepted for the Mission Marketplace at The Depot at Gibson Mill. Proceeds support missions.

Central United Methodist Church, Concord

Summer camps: Bocca Felice Kids' Cooking Camps hosted by Gina Guthrie for rising second through sixth graders 2:30-5:30 p.m. July 14-16 or Aug. 4-6 at the church kitchen. Both classes will be followed by a Saturday tour of the Piedmont Farmers Market. for class description and tuition information. 30 Union St. N.

Associate pastor: Susannah Pittman has named as the new associate pastor as of July 1.

Mission Sunday: Save the date for the Aug. 29 Mission Sunday and All Church Cookout and Covered Dish Lunch.

Costa Rica Mission Trip: This year's mission trip is July 17-24. Fifteen members will travel to Costa Rica to work on finishing a church parsonage in Guadalupe and painting class rooms in the Concepcion Methodist Church in a more remote area of Costa Rica. The team is also preparing to offer Vacation Bible School and youth recreational opportunities to about 100 children in the two churches.

Fire Church, Concord

Youth Meeting: Worship and fellowship. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. 4323 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord.

Concord Christian Church

All God's Children Preschool: Now enrolling for the 2010-2011 school year; a non-profit Christian preschool, offering early childhood education to children from 12 months to 5 years. Details: Jamie Emmons at 704-788-6315 or

Mount Olivet United Methodist Church

Country Breakfast: All-you-can-eat breakfast to include eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy, hot cakes, biscuits. 7-10 a.m. July 10. $5 adults; $4 senior adults and children. 301 Mt Olivet Rd., Concord. 704-788-1563.