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New Hope Worship Center, Concord

Study Series: "Discover U" addresses questions about God and why New Hope does what it does. 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 25-Sept. 15. Childcare available. 452 Brookwood Ave. N.E., Concord. Register at

Pitts Baptist, Concord

Day of Prayer: Anyone who wants to pray for our children, their schools, and the new school year is welcome to drop in. 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 25. Corporate Hour of Prayer, noon-1 p.m. 140 Pitts School Road N.W., Concord. 704-786-1953.

Mt. Olivet United Methodist, Concord

Back to School Event: Free haircuts, music, food, more. Please bring school supplies for needy students. 4-6 p.m. Aug. 29. 301 Mount Olivet Road, Concord. 704-782-8846;

Country Breakfast: All-you-can-eat breakfast to include eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy, hot cakes and biscuits. 7-10 a.m. Sept. 11 and Nov. Nov. 6. $5 adults; $4 seniors and children.Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 301 Mt Olivet Road., Concord. 704-782-8846.

New Life Fellowship, Concord

Guest Speaker: Tom Barry will speak at the 10 a.m. service Aug. 29. 4065 Poplar Tent Road, Concord.

Central United Methodist Church, Concord

Mission Sunday: Aug. 29 Mission Sunday and all-church cookout and covered-dish lunch.

University City United Methodist Church

Live Simulcast with Beth Moore: Women invited are invited to the church 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 18 for a fellowship day and author and live simulcast of Bible teacher Beth Moore presenting the LifeWay women's "Living Proof." $25 registration includes lunch; or call 704-369-8000. 3835 W. WT Harris Blvd., Charlotte.

The Choral Academy, Concord

Auditions: The Choral Academy is scheduling auditions/vocal placement interviews for children and youth ages 7-20 to participate in three age-based choirs. No preparation is necessary. All youth in Cabarrus and the surrounding counties are welcome. New singers will be accepted through September. The academy meets at Calvary Lutheran, 950 Bradley St., Concord. For more information, contact Gary Shive at 704-786-7447.

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. Oct. 2 at The Village, Suite 15, 280 Concord Pkwy S., Concord. $12.

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.

Cooperative Christian Ministry, Concord

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

Concord First Assembly Church

See You At The Pole: 8 p.m. Sept. 22. Concord First Assembly Church, 280 Concord Pkwy., Concord.

Jewish Council Of Lake Norman

Jewish Festival: The second annual Shalom Lake Norman festival. Noon-5 p.m. Aug. 29 at Ramsey Creek Park in Cornelius. Music, dancing, food and entertainment; children's games and activities. Free. Bring canned food for Jewish Family Services food bank.