Faith News

St. Martin Lutheran, Concord

Vacation Bible school: Ages 2-12. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 1-5. 5469 N.C. 200 S., Concord. 704-782-4040.

Concord First Assembly

Grand opening: Crisis Distribution Center celebrates recent expansion with open house. Concord Mayor Scott Padgett, church staff and board to participate in ribbon-cutting ceremony. New 7,500-square-foot facility will serve 200 clients per day. 3 p.m. Aug. 7. Suite 110-G. at The Village, 280 Concord Parkway N., Concord.

The Village Church, Concord

Cinema on the Lawn: "Kung Fu Panda." Bring lawn chair or blanket. Free refreshments. 8 p.m. Aug. 5. 9280 Davidson Highway, Concord. 704-701-0995;

Lake Norman Community Bible Study

Fall classes: Registration open for study on Deuteronomy and Hebrews. Open to women in the Lake Norman area. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays starting Sept. 6, Mount Zion United Methodist, Cornelius. Children's program available for infants through middle school.

St. Patrick's Episcopal, Mooresville

Concert: Guitarist Richard Smith to perform 7:30 p.m. July 31. Adults, $10; ages 6-10, $5. Proceeds go to church's Haiti outreach. 201 Fairview Road, Mooresville.

Rehobeth United Methodist, Terrell

Finance classes: Dave Ramsey's "Financial Peace University" offers information on eliminating debt, building wealth, more. $100 per family. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 16-Nov. 8. Participants must attend one preview class, July 26 or Aug. 1. 9297 Sherrills Ford Road, Terrell. 828-478-2518.

Cornelius Presbyterian

Bluegrass festival: Free festival admission. Barbecue plates $8 for adults, $5 for children. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Homeward Bound performs Aug. 6. 21209 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-892-5577;