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Big Spring United Methodist

English classes: Learn to speak, read and write English. $25 for books. 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting Sept. 27. 5300 Old Dowd Road. 704-399-6362.

Rosedale Infectious Diseases

Concert: "Evening of Hope and Inspiration" featuring gospel artists The Martins. Community leaders to be recognized with Hope and Inspiration awards. Proceeds to benefit Jeanne White Food Pantry. Reserved seating $15-20. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, McGlohon Theatre. Tickets available at

Grace United Methodist

Attic sale: Proceeds go to missions. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 1. 737 E. Woodlawn Road. 704-523-5052

St. Paul United Methodist

Animal blessing service: All animals and their people are welcome. 11 a.m. Oct. 1. 2830 Dorchester Place.

Shiloh Institutional Baptist

Women's conference: "Faithful Women of Praise" with workshops, fellowship, songs, dynamic speakers. 9 a.m. Oct. 15 and 10:45 a.m. Oct. 16.

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

Reeder Memorial Baptist

Pre-revival concert: Theme: "There's No Way," directed by Dr. Tony Brown. Worship leader Pat James. Special performances by Parkwood Institutional CME Church choir. 4 p.m. Oct. 2. 3725 Beatties Ford Road. 704-398-2914.

Covenant Presbyterian

Discussion series: "Neither Quick nor Easy: Doing What's Best for America, Israel, Palestine and the Middle East." 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Steve Feldman presents "A Jewish American's Evolving View of Israel" Oct. 5. Series leads up to presentation by former U.S. ambassador Edward Peck Oct. 26. 1000 E. Morehead St.

Havurat Tikvah

Services: Kol Nidre 6:45 p.m. Oct. 7. Yom Kippur services begin 10 a.m. Oct. 8. Healing service 12:30 p.m. Mincha service 5:30 p.m. Neilah 6:30 p.m.; breaking the fast afterward. All services at Avondale Presbyterian, 2821 Park Road.

Sardis Baptist

Yoga classes: Open to anyone. Improve flexibility and balance, increase strength, deepen breath, gain peace of mind. Space limited. 4:35 and 6 p.m. Mondays and 4:30 and 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Register before class. 5811 Sardis Road. 704-535-2831.

Myers Park Presbyterian

Vaccination clinics: Flu vaccines $30. Pneumonia vaccines $65. Insurance information available on request. 8:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 9 and 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 12. 2501 Oxford Place. 704-927-1259.

Providence United Methodist

Choir fundraiser: Live Maine lobsters flown to Charlotte for same-day delivery. $18.50 each. Pickup 4-6 p.m. Oct. 7. 2810 Providence Road. To order, contact Music Ministry office, 704-366-7442.

Myers Park United Methodist

Discussion series: "A Thoughtful Faith" series offers discussion on provocative topics. Dr. Norris Frederick presents "Faith and Reason: The Ecstasy of the Appalachian Serpent Handlers." 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in Jubilee Hall. Series continues Oct. 10. Child care available by reservation. 1501 Queens Road.

Myers Park Baptist

Lecture: Dr. Roger Haight of Union Theological Seminary to speak on "Jesus for Seekers." Free. 7-8 p.m. Oct. 7. Book signing afterward.

Seminar: Haight to present three-part seminar. Topics: "Jesus as Leader to be Followed," "Entering Imaginatively into the Sphere of Jesus," "Finding Meaning in Jesus' Death, Resurrection and Mission." $45. Continental breakfast included. Registration required. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 8.

Guest speaker: Haight to address adult forum 9:45 a.m. and speak at 11 a.m. worship service Oct. 9. Free. 1900 Queens Road. Details, registration:

Central Church Life Care Center

Seminar: Dr. Sidney Langston and Terri Robinson present "Personality Styles and Spiritual Gifting." 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 15. 5500 Randolph Road. Register at

Cole Memorial Methodist

Pet blessing service: Bring your pets, on leash or caged. 4 p.m. Oct. 9. 2022 W. Sugar Creek Road. 704-596-2356.

Christ United Methodist

Blood drive: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 9. 8020 Bellhaven Blvd.

Aldersgate United Methodist

Homecoming: Church celebrates 54 years. The Rev. Nick Rochester to lead worship. 11 a.m. Oct. 9. Covered-dish lunch afterward. 5338 Nations Ford Road. 704-523-1013.

A Mighty Fortress Lutheran

Barbecue and bake sale: 11 a.m. Oct. 8. 8200 McClure Circle.

Friendship Missionary Baptist

Health screenings: 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte and Brotherhood of Friendship Missionary Baptist to sponsor health workshops and screenings for men. Free. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 8. 3400 Beatties Ford Road. For information, call parish nurse, 704-392-0392.

Calvary Church

New facility: Church to expand with addition of Calvary Life Center, 51,000-square-foot building with full-size gymnasium, two auditoriums, 24 classrooms. Groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 2 after 9:45 a.m. worship service.

Support groups: GriefShare offers support thorough all aspects of grieving process. 7 p.m. Mondays. DivorceCare is a confidential and compassionate group for those experiencing divorce or separation. 7 p.m. Mondays. Child care available for ages 1-8. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. Register at

South Mecklenburg Presbyterian

Fall festival: Inflatables, games, crafts, face painting, craft station, food, live music, more. Free. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 8.

Bible study: Dr. Matthew Brown to discuss the Ten Commandments. $14 for book. Child care by reservation. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 11-Nov. 29. 8601 Bryant Farms Road. 704-544-0404.