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Compiled by Erica Batten

St. James Catholic, Concord

Women’s Guild fundraiser: Book and bake sale, raffle and silent auction. Noon-5 p.m. Nov. 7; 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Nov. 8; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 9. 139 Manor Ave. SW, Concord.

Gilwood Presbyterian, Concord

Homecoming: The church will celebrate its 125th anniversary Nov. 9. Gilwood was organized Nov. 1, 1889, with 35 members and worshipped in the old Deweese Schoolhouse until a church building was built. The Rev. Alan Buckner will lead worship Nov. 9, and Cynthia Lawing will lead the adult choir. Pictures and other memorabilia will be featured in the fellowship hall. Bring a packed picnic basket for a covered-dish luncheon after the service. 11 a.m. Nov. 9. 2993 Odell School Road, Concord.

Temple Or Olam

Discussion session: Kathryn Johnson, associate professor of religious studies at UNC Charlotte, will discuss the political situation in Israel and neighboring countries. Enjoy dinner, a short worship experience and discussion. 6 p.m. Nov. 7, community room, Panera Bread, 8034 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord.

St. Stephen’s Wesleyan, Concord

Annual barbecue sale: Dine in or take out. Plates include barbecue, slaw, baked beans, chips, bread, dessert and beverage. Adults $8; children $6. Sandwich $4. Pound of barbecue $9. Homemade baked goods also for sale. Hosted by the youth ministry. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 8. 7601 Brusharbor Road, Concord. For details before the sale, call 704-782-6677; on sale day, call 704-723-1143.

Forest Hill United Methodist, Concord

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

McGill Baptist, Concord

Hot dog lunch: Hot dogs and fried bologna sandwiches $1.50 each. Homemade desserts also available. Eat in, carry out or delivery. All proceeds go toward retiring the church’s debt. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. 5300 Poplar Tent Road, Concord.

All Saints’ Episcopal, Concord

Healing service: Everyone invited to a weekly healing service and Holy Communion. Noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesdays. 525 Lake Concord Road NE, Concord.

Rocky Ridge United Methodist, Concord

Hot dog sale: Hot dogs $1. Homemade desserts $1.50. Chips 50 cents. Coffee, tea and soft drinks 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;