Central United Methodist, Mooresville
Fall festival: Family fun, food. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 9. Barbecue plates available 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $8. Children's hot dog plates $3. 214 N. Academy St., Mooresville. 704-664-5429; www.cumcmooresville.com.
Kimball Lutheran, Kannapolis
Service: Blessing of the animals service for the community. Animals must be on leash or in cage. Bring lawn chairs. 4 p.m. Oct. 3, Kannapolis Village Park. 704-933-4101.
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St. Mark Catholic, Huntersville
Service: Church to observe National Respect Life Sunday Oct. 3. Covered-dish lunch 12:15 p.m. Maggie Nadol of Diocesan Respect Life Office to speak 1:15 p.m. Silent life chain 2-3 p.m. 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. www.stmarknc.org.
Congregation Emanuel, Statesville, and Jewish Council of Lake Norman
Lecture: Davidson College professor Irwin Goldstein to lead discussion, "Can One Disprove the Existence of a Deity by Pointing to Evil?" 8 p.m. Oct. 9. Covered-dish dinner 7 p.m. 206 N. Kelly St., Statesville. www.congregationemanuel.us.
Berea Baptist, Mooresville
Fall revival: Guest speaker Dr. Paul Childers. Nursery provided. 7 p.m. Oct. 7-9; 11 a.m. Oct. 10. 1015 River Highway, Mooresville. 704-663-0986; www.bereabaptist.net.
St. Phillip Missionary Baptist, Huntersville
Homecoming: 134th homecoming celebration. On Oct. 10: Pastor Larry Daniel to preach 11 a.m.; dinner 1 p.m.; the Rev. Daniel Joseph of Mount Zion Baptist to preach 2:30 p.m. 524 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville. 704-394-5689.
Davidson College Presbyterian
Service: Blessing of the animals. Learn about community animal service agencies, participate in procession and brief service. Music by Sunday Union. Offering of pet food or money to go to pet owners served by Loaves & Fishes and Ada Jenkins Center. 4 p.m. Oct. 10. 102 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org.
First Baptist, Cornelius
Senior citizens' group: Come for interesting programs, fellowship, travel opportunities. The Jolly Travelers meet 10:30 a.m. second Tuesday of each month. 21007 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-896-5623.