Religion news, Oct. 1: Kol Nidre, Yom Kippur held at Temple Or Olam

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Compiled by Erica Batten

Temple Or Olam

Kol Nidre service: Reflection on vows we have made and might make. No oneg as fasting begins. Child care provided. 7 p.m. Oct. 3.

Yom Kippur: Beautiful service of atonement, repentance and prayer. 10 a.m. Oct. 4. Performance and discussion of “The Gates Are Closing,” a play for the High Holy Days by noted poet, peace activist and educator Merle Feld, 4 p.m. Suggested audience for the performance is b’nai mitzvah and older. Free, but donations accepted. Evening services and breaking of the fast 6 p.m. Child care provided for morning service and 4-7:30 p.m.

Complete schedule of High Holy Days services available on our website. 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.

Mount Mitchell United Methodist, Kannapolis

Autumn Fest: Applications are available for arts, crafts, heritage crafts, exhibits and demonstrations. Fee for vendors only; for planning purposes, applications are required for exhibitors. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 18. 6001 Old Salisbury-Concord Road, Kannapolis. Apply by Oct. 9 at 704-796-1671 or

Franklin Heights Baptist, Kannapolis

Fall carnival: Games, food, vendors, crafts and more. Sponsored by the church women’s ministry and Franklin Heights Christian Academy. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 25 at The Connection, 443 N. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis.

All Saints’ Episcopal, Concord

Healing service: Everyone is invited to a weekly healing service and holy communion. Noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesdays. 525 Lake Concord Road, Concord.

Rocky Ridge United Methodist, Concord

Hot dog sale: Hot dogs $1. Homemade desserts, $1.50. Chips, 50 cents. Coffee, tea and soft drinks will be available. Eat in or take out. Delivery for orders of $12 or more; no delivery on 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;

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. Oct. 4. 3925 Cochran Road, Concord. 704-786-9215.

Forest Hill United Methodist, Concord

Free clothing distribution: All sizes. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays and 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 2. 265 Union St. N., Concord. 704-782-1109;

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Blood drive: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Mount Pleasant United Methodist, 1250 N. College St., Mount Pleasant.