GRACE CROSSING CHURCH, HARRISBURG
Service: Bring your children and their backpacks for a special backpack blessing to kick off the school year. 10:30 a.m. Sept. 4. Services are held at Hickory Ridge High School, 7321 Raging Ridge Road, Harrisburg. www.gracecrossing.info
METROLINA CHURCH, CONCORD
Grand opening: Pastor Dean Burris and the congregation invite community to worship. The grand opening service will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 28 at Harris Road Middle School, 1251 Patriot Plantation Blvd., Concord. www.metrolinachurch.org.