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Roberta United Methodist

Hotdogs and homemade baked goods: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 16. $1.25 each. Take out available. 704-786-9215. Delivery of 10 or more. 3925 Cochran Road, Concord.

Boger's Chapel United Methodist

Fall Festival: Starts 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Hot dogs and fixings, games, prizes, costume contest, hayrides, haunted hay rides, trunk or treat. 1775 Flowes Store Road E., Concord. 704-786-3575.

Kimball Lutheran, Kannapolis

Trunk or Treat: The community is invited for games, crafts, and other activities. Free hot dogs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 3-5 p.m. Oct. 23. 101 Vance St., Kannapolis. 704-933-4101.

Central United Methodist, Concord

Houston Preaching Mission: Storyteller and preacher the Rev. Donald Davis will lead the mission. Worship, 8:45 and 11 a.m. Oct. 17 and 7 p.m. Oct. 18. 30 Union St. N., Concord. 704-786-4109.

The Village Church at Pfeiffer

Christian comedian: David Ferrell will perform his ministry at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Henry Pfeiffer Chapel on the Pfeiffer University campus in Misenheimer. The event, which will end at 7:30 p.m., is part of the "Sunday Night Alive!" series sponsored by the Village Church at Pfeiffer. It is free and open to the public. Details: 704-463-3409 or To make reservations for your group, e-mail Pat McKim, coordinator of "Sunday Night Alive!", at

McGill Baptist, Concord

Fall Festival: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30. 5300 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. 704-788-1180;

Harrisburg Baptist

Youth Group Barbeque Fundraiser: Noon-8 p.m. Nov. 5. Plates $7.50 includes barbeque, slaw, bake beans and bun. 1 pound of barbeque $7.50. Barbeque sauce 16ounces for $4.95. Desserts and drinks extra. 6525 Morehead Road, Harrisburg.

First Baptist Church of Midland

Blood drive: A Community Blood Center of the Carolinas' blood drive noon-3 p.m. Oct. 17. 4720 Garmon Mill Road, Midland. Minimum weight requirement for blood donors is 120 pounds.

Mt. Pleasant United Methodist

Blood drive: A Community Blood Center of the Carolinas' blood drive 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 24. 1250 N. College St., Mount Pleasant. Minimum weight requirement for blood donors is 120 pounds.

Central United Methodist

Blood drive: A Community Blood Center of the Carolinas' blood drive 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Oct. 24. 30 Union St. N., Concord. Minimum weight requirement for blood donors is 120 pounds.

Mt. Olivet United Methodist

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

Crossroads, Concord

Divorce Support Groups: DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids meet 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays. 220 George W. Liles Pkwy., Concord. 704-795-0423.

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

Piedmont Choral Society

Service of hymns: The 40-voice Piedmont Choral Society will present a service of well known, traditional, beloved hymns and anthems 3 p.m. Nov. 14 at Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St. N., Concord. Favorite, older hymns and the stories behind them will be featured. The public is encouraged to participate by sending in hymn suggestions for the service. Call 704-788-2000 or email with your favorite hymn request and your contact information. Attendees are also asked to bring non-perishable food items on the concert date to be given to the Cooperative Christian Ministry to help feed our hungry.

Advent Lutheran Church

Fall Festival and BBQ: 4-7 p.m. Oct. 30. Carnival games for children and trunk or treat. Pork BBQ prepared by the Lutheran Men; eat-in or take-out. Benefits Adventure Preschool and youth summer mission trips. Raffle of backyard children's playhouse to benefit Habitat for Humanity. 8840 University City Blvd., Charlotte, across from the UNC Charlotte tennis courts. Details: Toni Hagerman, 704-549-1555 or

Prosperity Presbyterian Church

Fall festival: Wear your favorite costume. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 29 in the church gym. Learn about Reformation Day. Hayrides, puppet show, games, face painting, crafts, hot dogs, snacks, drinks, prizes, cake walks, candy. Details: 704-875-1182. 5533 Prosperity Church Road, Charlotte.

Harmony United Methodist, Concord

Free tutoring: Available 5-6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Primarily for K-8 students. A small meal will be served each week. Register on Wednesdays at the church. Details: 980-622-8171. 101 White St N.W., Concord.

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;