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Religion news, Sept. 17: Services for High Holy Days start Sept. 24

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Compiled by Erica Batten

Temple Kol Tikvah, Davidson

Erev Rosh Hashana: Service at 7 p.m. Sept. 24. Meet-and-greet at 6 p.m. and children’s services at 6:30 p.m.

Rosh Hashana services: Day One service, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 25. Children’s service at 9:15 a.m. Community nosh at 9:30 a.m. Tashlich at 1:15 p.m. at Roosevelt Wilson Park. Day Two service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 26 at Temple Kol Tikvah, 605 South St., Davidson. All other services will be held at Fairview United Methodist, 1430 Mecklenburg Highway, Mooresville. Tishrei memberships available. Full High Holy Days schedule available at

St. Alban’s Episcopal, Davidson

Concert: Music at St. Alban’s begins BachFest featuring Agave Baroque, a dynamic ensemble specializing in string chamber music of the 17th century. Adults, $15; students and seniors, $10; children under 12, free. Reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres will follow the concert. 3 p.m. Sept. 21. 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. 704-941-0650.

Mt. Zion United Methodist, Cornelius

Concert: Join us for a night of song and humor as Pepper Choplin shares his many talents. A full-time composer, Choplin’s work includes more than 230 anthems for church and school choirs, 13 church cantatas and a book of piano compositions. His music incorporates elements of folk, gospel, classical and jazz styles. Choplin will perform with the chancel choir. Free, but an offering will be taken. 7 p.m. Sept. 20. 19600 Zion Ave., Cornelius.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman

Spiritual exploration groups: The humanist group will discuss “This I Believe,” short essays that describe what motivates individuals in their daily lives. The adult discussion group meets to explore and share inspiration and challenges. The youth group for grades 5-8 will resume programming this month. 9:45 a.m. Sundays.

Service: Members of the board will present “Many Voices, One Community.” Nursery available. Children in grades K-5 go to spiritual exploration following the children’s story during the service. 11 a.m. Sept. 21. Services are held at the Woodlawn School, 135 Woodlawn School Loop, Mooresville.

Huntersville United Methodist

Fall community extravaganza: Everyone is invited to our 14th annual event featuring live music, local vendors, barbecue, car show, silent and live auctions, a bake sale and children’s activities. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 25. 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville.

Huntersville First Baptist

Yard sale collection: Donations and volunteers needed for yard sale. All proceeds help feed the hungry. Collection will be 6-8 p.m. Fridays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. The sale is Sept. 27. 119 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville.

The Episcopal Church of St. Peter by-the-Lake, Denver

Concert: The Tryon Street Ensemble, featuring Alan Black, principal cellist of the Charlotte Symphony, principal violist Ben Geller, and violinist and associate concertmaster Joseph Meyer, will present an afternoon of chamber music. The concert is part of the Alexander Community Concert Series. Adults, $15; seniors and students, $10; children under 12, free. 3 p.m. Sept. 21. Reception follows. Season subscriptions available. 8433 Fairfield Forest Road, Denver. Information and reservations: 704-489-6249.

St. Phillip Missionary Baptist, Huntersville

Twelve tribe rally: Join us as we march around the church and sing the songs of Zion. 5 p.m. Sept. 21. 400 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville. 704-875-6180.

Davidson College Presbyterian

Study series: The church’s Earth Care Task Force presents a monthlong series on stewardship of the Earth and sustainability practices. The topic for Sept. 21 is “Davidson College’s New Sustainability Program.” 9:45 a.m. Sundays. 100 N. Main St., Davidson.

Point of Grace Church, Cornelius

Concert: Keyboardist Alex Mauldin, who composes scores for film and theater, will perform. Free. 8 p.m. Sept. 19. 20700 N. Main St., Cornelius.

Lake Forest Church, Huntersville

Prayer run: Join friends in worldwide prayer for orphans in Bolivia and Honduras, then run or walk a 5K to benefit the Children’s Impact Network. Participants will receive a prayer card with the photo, name and prayer request of a child at one of our orphanages. The children will pray and walk a 5K the same morning. Optional chip-timed race provided by Davidson Timing. Male and female first- and second-place winners will receive a $125 gift certificate to Charlotte Running Co. or Brushy Mountain Outdoors. Prizes also awarded to winners in each age bracket. Strollers and pets welcome. 9 a.m. Oct. 11. 8519 Gilead Road, Huntersville.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Blood drive: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 21 at St. Mark Catholic, 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville.