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Lecture: The Gilchrist Lecture series welcomes the Rev. Dr. Joanna Adams. Adams will lead worship and present a sermon entitled "Should There be a Clock in the Sanctuary?" at 11 a.m. April 3. Adams presents "The Mission of the Church in the 21st Century" at 7 p.m. April 3. 3115 Providence Road. 704-366-3554.
Shepherd's Center South
Book club: Peggy LeCount will facilitate a discussion of Timothy Egan's "The Big Burn." Please read the selection prior to the meeting. 10-11:30 a.m. April 12 at The Ivey, 6030 Park South Drive. The club meets the second Tuesday of each month. 704-541-0100; www.shepherdscentersouth.org.
The Episcopal High School of Charlotte
Meeting: Interest meetings at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Christ Episcopal, 1412 Providence Road. www.charlotteepiscopalhs.org.
Speaker series: Series on faith and public education. Topics include "The Church and Public Education," "Public Education: What's Race Got to Do With It?" and "Challenges and Hopes for CMS." Free. 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. $6 per adult. 2821 Park Road. Register at 704-333-6194.
Seminar series: "The Evolution of the Bible." Discussion on how competing voices created the contradictions and duplications in the Bible. Children's and youth programs available. 6:30 p.m. March 30. Dinner at 5:45 p.m.
Outdoor labyrinth: Prayer guides available each week during Lent. Silent communion, 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays. 5811 Sardis Road. www.sardisbaptistcharlotte.org.
Christ Our Shepherd Ministries
Food collection: "15 for Hunger" to raise awareness of hunger in our single-parent community. Accepting 15 cans of food, 15 bags of groceries or $15 pledges through April 29. 230 W. John St., Matthews. www.cosministries.org.
Charlotte Community Bible Study
Women's Bible study: Registration is now open for fall New Testament study, "The Gospel of Luke." CBS is a nondenominational worldwide program. 9:15-11:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Church at Charlotte, 2500 Carmel Road. Register at www.charlottecbs.org.
Community Lenten worship: Pastors from Living Saviour Lutheran, Quail Hollow Presbyterian, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic, Sharon United Methodist and Sharon Presbyterian will lead services. 12:15-12:45 p.m. March 31, April 7, 14 and 21. Light lunch served 11:30 a.m.-noon. 5201 Sharon Road. 704-553-0869.
St. Andrew's United Methodist
Pine needle fundraiser: All proceeds go to local missions. $4.75 per bale. Delivery of 20 or more. 1-5 p.m. April 1 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 2. 1900 Emerywood Drive. 704-553-1327.
The Shepherd's Center of Charlotte
Adventures in Learning: Spring classes for seniors meet at Pritchard Memorial Baptist starting April 4. Information and registration at www.shepherdscharlotte.org.
Harrison United Methodist
Film: Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) and the church present "Hiding," a documentary exposing the life of five North Korean refugees. Free. Child care provided. 6:30 p.m. March 30. 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville. Reserve childcare at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SouthPark Christian Church
Attic sale: 44th annual sale. Proceeds go to outreach and special church needs. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. April 1 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 2. 6650 Park South Drive. 704-554-1066.
Temple Beth El
Spring courses: Temple Beth El University will offer a core course on "Introduce Yourself to Rabbinic Literature" and elective courses on "Remember the Holocaust" and "Study Kabbalistic Numerology, Symbolism and Poetry." Open to the community. 7-9 p.m. April 6, 13 and 20. 5101 Providence Road. Register at www.beth-el.com/RSVP or 704-366-1948.
Sharon United Methodist
Recital: Joe Rackers from the University of South Carolina at Columbia will play a solo recital. Free. 10:15 a.m. April 1. 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166.