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Calvary Church

Seminar: Attorney Mark Gott presents "Issues in Elder Law" with a question-and-answer session on essential documents. 7 p.m. Nov. 17. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. Please register at

Pineville United Methodist

Interfaith service: Candlelight prayer vigil to support community in this time of uncertainty. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19.

Worship service: Hanging of the Greens. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20.

Advent study: "The Journey" is a five-week study of the road to Bethlehem. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sundays starting Nov. 13. Separate children's and youth programs. Light dinner at 5 p.m. 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. Register: 704-889-2022.

Providence United Methodist

Guest speaker: Former New York Yankees all-star second baseman Bobby Richardson will talk about his sports career and share his Christian testimony at a breakfast event. $6. Reservations requested. 8 a.m. Nov. 20. 2810 Providence Road. 704-953-9096.

St. Stephen United Methodist

New ministry: The Adult Christian Education Team is starting a group for adults in their 20s and 30s. The group will be active in the church and in missions. The kickoff for the group will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 20. 6800 Sardis Road.

First Baptist, Matthews

Thanksgiving worship service: Hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. Families will receive a bag of food for Thanksgiving. 6 p.m. Nov. 22. 185 S. Trade St., Matthews. 704-847-9150.

Matthews United Methodist

Holiday shopping extravaganza: More than 70 vendors, baked goods, breakfast, lunch. Proceeds support local missions. Free admission. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 19. 801 S. Trade St., Matthews.

Light of Christ Church

Blood drive: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 19. 9212 Bryant Farms Road. Appointments: