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Myers Park Presbyterian

Seminar: "Companions in Caregiving." Guest speakers discuss advance directives, Alzheimer's disease, palliative care, more. 8:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 10. 2501 Oxford Place.

Sardis Baptist

Outdoor prayer vigil: All are welcome to offer prayers of lament and hope. Devotional guide available. Noon-8 p.m. Sept. 11 at the prayer labyrinth. 5811 Sardis Road.

Little Rock AME Zion

Anniversary celebration: Church celebrates 128 years. 10 a.m. Sept. 11. 401 N. McDowell St.

Hawthorne Lane United Methodist

Promotion Sunday: All invited to bring their backpacks and briefcases to receive blessing for new school year. 11 a.m. Sept. 11. Kickoff events for children's and youth spiritual enrichment activities 4 p.m. Sept. 11 and 5:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Backpack blessing 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14. 501 Hawthorne Lane. 704-332-8131.

First United Methodist

Community appreciation services: Join us for a message of "Hope Over Fear" during 8:45 a.m. alternative service and 11 a.m. traditional service Sept. 11. The 11 a.m. service to include community recognition and appreciation celebration with leaders from Charlotte community and guest speaker Imam John Ederer from Muslim American Society of Charlotte. 501 N. Tryon St.

Central Church Life Care Center

Workshop: "Charting the Path Through Crossroads in Your Career." $45 includes materials, personal career assessment and access to online resources. 10:15-11:45 a.m. Sundays, Sept. 25-Nov. 6.

Myers Park United Methodist

Discussion series: "A Thoughtful Faith" series offers discussion on four provocative topics. Dr. Tony Abbott presents "Faith and Literature: The Story as Parable - Spiritual Themes in Fiction." 7 p.m. Sept. 19, Jubilee Hall. Series continues Sept. 26. Child care available by reservation. 1501 Queens Road.

Shepherd's Center South

Adventures in learning: Fall classes for senior adults. History, coupon clipping, crafts, cooking, more. $30 in advance; $32 at the door; or $7 per day. Lunch $6. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 21-Oct. 26, St. Stephen United Methodist, 6800 Sardis Road. Separate computer classes also available. Register at 704-541-0100 or