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Faith news

Avondale Presbyterian

Celebration weekend: Moon walk, games and music, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 27. Barbecue plates, $10. Candlelight labyrinth walk, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Free breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Church school celebration, 9 a.m. Worship, 10 a.m. 2821 Park Road.

Pleasant Hill Presbyterian

Guest speaker: Family psychologist, author and Observer columnist John Rosemond presents parenting advice. $15. 7 p.m. Sept. 7. 15000 York Road.

Shepherd's Center East

Adventures in learning: Fall classes include creative writing, backyard gardening, green living, dulcimer, crochet and much more. $25. Classes meet Thursdays starting Sept. 8 at Central United Methodist, 6030 Albemarle Road. Register by Sept. 6. 704-338-1511.

Shiloh Institutional Baptist

Fitness sessions: Fitness walks, Zumba classes and Body Gospel on rotating basis. 10 a.m. Saturdays. 2400 Greenland Ave. 704-393-2065.

St. Matthew catholic

Newcomers' program: Susan Miller presents "You're Only the Co-Pilot, So Buckle Up!" Miller will share from her ministry work how Christ is involved in life's transitions. Registration required. 8:30-11 a.m. Sept. 10.

Women's class: Newcomers invited to "Moving On After Moving In" based on Susan Miller's book. Classes start Sept. 7. Morning and evening sessions available. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway.

Calvary Church

Evening classes: Twelve new Bible study electives including New Testament Studies, Old Testament Studies and Crown Financial. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 7. Dinner served 5-6:15 p.m. $5 for adults. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. Register at

Pineville United Methodist

English classes: Learn the basics of the English language and improve speaking and writing skills. Open to community. 6-8 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 12 and 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays starting Sept. 13. Classes go through May 2012. $40. 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. Register at 704-889-2022.

St. Stephen United Methodist

New worship schedule: Beginning Sept. 4, worship and Sunday school times will change. Traditional worship will be at 9 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school for all ages will be at 10:10 a.m. Praise and worship will be at 11:15 a.m. 6800 Sardis Road. 704-364-1824;

St. John Neumann Catholic

Discussion session: "Why Do Catholics Do That?" Learn more about the Catholic faith at a question-and-answer session. Coffee and dessert served. All are welcome. 6 p.m. Sept. 11. 8451 Idlewild Road. Details: Karen Polce: