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St. Paul United Methodist

Blood drive: Appointments requested; walk-ins welcome. Noon-2 p.m. Sept. 11. 2830 Dorchester Place. 704-523-0077.

St. Stephen United Methodist

Career ministry group: Matthew Cicco and Bryon Grogan lead Ministry at Work, a faith-based group for the unemployed. 7-9 p.m. Thursdays. 6800 Sardis Road. 704-364-1824;

St. Matthew Catholic

Newcomers' program: Susan Miller presents "You're Only the Co-Pilot, So Buckle Up!" Miller will share from her work about 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. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. Register at .

Sharon United Methodist

Small group ministry: Journey Groups begin in September. Christian Parenting, men's group, Dave Ramsey's "Financial Peace University," Bible studies, Young Singles, more. 4411 Sharon Road. Register at

Providence Presbyterian

Writers' workshop: Memoir writing with Anne Clinard Barnhill, author of "At Home in the Land of Oz." $75. Noon-5 p.m. Sept. 17. 10140 Providence Church Lane. Register at

Central Church Life Care Center

Coffee break: Ministers and others in counseling field invited for networking and encouragement. Drs. Maria Boccia and Alan Myatt will present "Spiritual Abuse: What is It and How to Help Those who Have Experienced It." 9-11 a.m. Sept. 8.

Seminar: Drs. Robert and Cindi Dodd present "The Road to Forgiveness: Does it Always Lead to Reconciliation?" 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 10. 5500 Randolph Road. Register at 704-365-6112 or

St. John Neumann Catholic

Faith formation classes: Classes begin Sept. 7. Details:

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:

Charlotte Christian Chamber Of Commerce

Seminar: Pastor Paul Glenn presents "Disaster Preparedness II: How to Live Between Paranoia and Passivity." Limited seating. $29. 1-5 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Ballantyne Hotel. Register at

Shepherd's Center South

Book club: Discussion of "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society." Please read the selection prior to the meeting. 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 13 at The Ivey, 6030 Park South Drive. The club meets the second Tuesday of each month. 704-541-0100;

Calvary Church

Women's Bible studies: Topical studies by authors including Beth Moore, David Jeremiah, Charles Stanley and Kay Arthur. Classes begin Sept. 13.

Coffee gathering: Women in the community invited for coffee and dessert. Elizabeth George will share from her recent release "Raising a Daughter After God's Own Heart." $5 for adults; $2 for ages 12-18. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. Space limited; please register by Sept. 12 at