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St. John's Episcopal

Job hunters' group: Expert speakers provide job search tips, résumé reviews, interview coaching and networking. No fees or registration. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. 1623 Carmel Road,

Shepherd's Center South

Book club: Discussion of Matthew Algeo's "Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure"; read prior to meeting. 10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 13 at The Ivey, 6030 Park South Drive. 704-541-0100;

Quail Hollow Presbyterian

Live nativity: Experience the wonder of Christ's birth, presented by children and youths of the church. Free. 6 and 7 p.m. Dec. 10-11 on the front lawn. 8801 Park Road,704-554-5714.

Central Church Life Care Center

Seminar: Brian Ray presents "Maximize Your Career." Learn to prepare effective resumes, develop interviewing skills and explore God's purpose for your life. $20 includes workbook. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 10. 5301 Sardis Road. Register at

Charlotte Christian Chamber of Commerce

Christmas luncheon: Join the York County Christian Chamber of Commerce for lunch and a tour of Billy Graham Library. 11 a.m. Dec. 13. Register:

Living Saviour Lutheran

Concert: The choirs, accompanied by orchestra and organ, will present "A Nativity Tableau" with works by Mendelssohn, Vivaldi, Wilberg, Clausen, Scott and others. 7 p.m. Dec. 11. 6817 Carmel Road,

All Saints Anglican

Advent service: Lessons and Carols with harpist. 9:30 a.m. Dec. 11. Services at Charlotte Catholic High School, 7702 Matthews-Mint Hill Road,

St. Stephen United Methodist

New ministry: Adults in their 20s and 30s meet for refreshments, music and conversation. 10 a.m. Sundays. 6800 Sardis Road,

St. Ann Catholic

Mass: The church offers a Missa Cantata, a sung Latin high Mass, for the Vigil of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. 7 p.m. Dec. 7. 3635 Park Road,

St. Matthew Catholic

Seminars: Joe Paprocki will present "15 Ways to Make Your Class More Catholic" for catechists. 7-9 p.m. Dec. 9. The public is invited to his "Building Our Catholic Identity," 9:30 a.m.-noon Dec. 10. Register. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway.

St. Luke's Lutheran

Lessons and carols: The music department, with the Charlotte Symphony String Quartet and organist Patricia McBrayer, present John Rutter's arrangement of seasonal favorites. Nursery provided. Reception after. 5 p.m. Dec. 11. 3200 Park Road, 704-523-7981.

Matthews Murkland Presbyterian

Concert: The youth choir and the South Charlotte Jazz Ensemble 7 p.m. Dec. 7. 7001 Old Providence Road, 704-365-5032.

Calvary Church

Holiday concert: Calvary Church will present "Love Came for Me" Dec. 11 at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. The Calvery choir and orchestra, plus youth and children's choirs, will perform. Free and open to the public; 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road,