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New Beginnings Moravian

Final directives presentation: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3. Discussion of end-of-life issues. To register: 704-992-2003 by Oct. 29. , 201 Seagle St., Huntersville.

Harrisburg Baptist

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

Mount 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.

Women's bazaar: Annual bazaar to feature frozen casseroles, baked goods, preserves, jellies, canned goods, crafts, holiday gifts and more. All proceeds go toward missions. 9 a.m. Nov. 13. Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 301 Mount Olivet Road, Concord.

Concord First Assembly

Community Halloween event: The youth department presents "The Freak Show" illustrating the seven deadly sins. $5. Group sales available. 7-11 p.m. Oct. 29-31. 150 Warren C. Coleman Blvd. N., Concord. 704-793-4740.

Westford United Methodist

Annual barbecue: $7 per plate or pound. Eat in or carry out. Delivery of 10 or more orders. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 5. 273 N.C. 49 S., Concord. 704-782-1423.

St. James the Greater Catholic

Sermon on the Mount & Hollywood vs. Faith: Performed Live by TV Actor Frank Runyeon 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20. 139 Manor Ave., Concord. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for 10 years and under. Details: 704-720-0600 or see

Contemporary/Teen Mass: Teen-oriented Mass at 5 p.m. each Sunday evening. Catholics of all ages are invited to come to this upbeat service. Teen musicians will provide contemporary music. St. James the Greater Church/Parish Hall, 139 Manor Ave. SW, Concord. 704-720-0600.

1,000 Voices Gospel Singing

Gospel singing and workshops: A parking fee of $3 to $5 may be charged. 9 a.m. Nov. 6. Free; donations appreciated. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49, Concord. 704-920-3976.

Forest Hill United Methodist

Concert: The Piedmont Choral Society will present a service of traditional, beloved hymns and anthems at 3 p.m. Nov. 14. The public is encouraged to participate by sending hymn suggestions. 265 Union St. N., Concord. 704-788-2000; Attendees are also asked to bring nonperishable food items to be given to the Cooperative Christian Ministry to help feed the hungry.

All Saints' Episcopal

Arts and crafts extravaganza: Homemade crafts, baked goods gift baskets and gift wrapping in addition to venders selling pottery, jewelry, fiber crafts, wood crafts, photography, soaps, tea and jewelry. We will also offer a "Just for Kids" table so they can do some shopping. 9 a.m. Nov. 20. Free entry and parking. 704-948-1838. All Saints' Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord Road NE, Concord. 704-782-2024.

St. Stephens Wesleyan Church

Annual Barbeque Sale: The Youth Ministry will hold the Annual Barbeque Sale 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 13. Dine-in or take-outs available. Plates consists of barbeque, slaw, baked beans, chips, bread, dessert and tea, coffee or water. Adult plates $7, child plate $5, sandwich $4, pound of barbeque $7. Homemade baked goods are also for sale. Details: 704-782-6677; on day of sale, 704-795-5853. 7601 Brusharbor Road, Concord.


Divorce support groups: DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids meet 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays. 220 George W. Liles Parkway, 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.

Harmony United Methodist

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

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 or information: 704-786-4709;

Harrisburg Baptist

Barbecue Fundraiser: Presented by the church youth. $7.50 includes barbecue, slaw, baked beans, and bun. Bulk and sauce also available. Desserts and drinks also available. Noon-8 p.m. Nov. 5. 6525 Morehead Road, Harrisburg. 704-455-5709.

Davidson College Presbyterian

Health Care seminars: Nicole Bryan will provide information on powers of attorney, caretaker contracts, survivors' benefits, more. Upcoming programs on health care and hospice, 5-7 p.m. Nov. 7 and memorial services, Nov. 14. Reservations required.

Organ Concerts: Organ at Davidson presents Jane Cain, Director of Music, as part of the Organ at Davidson series. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Free. 102 N. Main St., Davidson. For additional information, please contact Director of Music Jane Cain at 704-892-5641.

Ramah Presbyterian

Annual Christmas In the Country: 3-9 p.m. Nov. 5 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 6. Homemade dinner and dessert 5-7 p.m. Nov. 5. The Huntersville Brass Quintet will perform during dinner. Live auction 7 p.m. Friday; also silent auction. Raffles, handmade crafts, decorations, gifts and baked goods. Ramah Presbyterian Church, 14401 Ramah Church Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6683.