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Compiled by Erica Batten

Temple Or Olam

Slichot service: A service in preparation and forgiveness. Appropriate for adults and older children; child care provided. 7 p.m. Sept. 21.

Erev Rosh Hashanah: Service with stately and gorgeous melodies that are sung only this time of year. Child care provided. 7 p.m. Sept. 24.

Rosh Hashanah service: Celebrate the new year with enthusiastic shofar blowing and prayer. Potluck lunch afterward. After lunch will be Tashlich on the Mallard Creek Greenway trail across the street. Paved and accessible. Child care for morning service. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 25.

High Holy Days schedule: A complete schedule of High Holy Days services is available at Suggested donation for nonmembers: $90 for an individual, $180 for a couple or family; students free. Services and activities are at Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church, 9704 Mallard Creek Road.

Kerr Memorial Baptist, Concord

Sacred concert: Andy and Dixie Gazak will perform 10:30 a.m. Sept. 28. Andy Gazak has worked with many well-known Christian music performers and has performed on national Christian television programs. 25 N.C. 49 S., Concord.

Community Moms in Prayer

Prayer meetings: The group will meet noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays in the Williams Community Room at the West Cabarrus YMCA, 5325 Langford Ave. N.W., Concord. Child care available for YMCA members.;

Roberta United Methodist, Concord

Hot dog sale: Hot dogs and homemade desserts $1.25 each. Delivery for 10 or more. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 20.

Free clothing: 10 a.m.-noon Mondays. Call the church office 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday to schedule an appointment. Donations of gently used clothing also accepted. 3925 Cochran Road, Concord. 704-786-9215.

High Rock Church, Harrisburg

Community Bible study: Eight-week study of “Discovering Christ in Ruth.” $7 for materials. 7 p.m. Tuesdays starting Sept. 23. 4075 N.C. 49, Harrisburg. Register at 828-400-9536 or

Rocky Ridge United Methodist, Concord

Hot dog sale: Hot dogs $1. Homemade desserts $1.50. Chips $.50. Coffee, tea and soft drinks available. Eat in or take out. Delivery for orders of $12 or more; no delivery of drinks. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. 1428 Old Charlotte Road, Concord. 704-782-3579.

Mount Olivet United Methodist, Concord

Hot dog sale: Eat in or take out. Delivery for orders of $10 or more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. 301 Mount Olivet Road, Concord. 704-782-8846;

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Blood drives: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 20 at Bethel Baptist, 1209 Opal St., Kannapolis. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Epworth United Methodist, 1030 Burrage Road N.E., Concord. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Cross of Christ Lutheran, 4500 Rimer Road, Concord.