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Temple Beth El

Comparative religion series: "One God? Yours or Mine...A Provocative Look at the Concept of God." Community religious and education leaders will offer their perspectives and respond to questions. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 21. Rabbi Judy Schindler of Temple Beth El will provide a welcome and overview of the series on Jan. 10. 5101 Providence Road. 704-366-1948;

Myers Park Presbyterian

Church awarded: The church recently received the International Solidarity Award for its outreach efforts in El Salvador. The church has partnered with Habitat for Humanity El Salvador on holistic improvements in the Getsemaní community for five years. Work included constructing more than 60 homes and aiding community health, micro-entrepreneurship and community organization.

The Shepherd's Center of Charlotte

Lunch and learn: "Estate Planning Secrets of the Rich." 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at Crescent Heights, 240 Branchview Drive, Concord.

Charlotte Christian Chamber of Commerce

Networking luncheon: Armando Perdomo will present "Business Re-engineering: Building Upon the Biblical Model." 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 12 at Maggiano's Little Italy, 4400 Sharon Road. Register at

Myers Park United Methodist

Discussion series: Three-part series "Tell Me the Stories" will explore Jesus and his importance in the life of faith today. Dr. Ben Witherington will present "The Historical Jesus" at 7 p.m. Jan. 9. Series continues on Jan. 17. 1501 Queens Road. 704-376-8584;

St. John Neumann Catholic

Education series: Pat Earl will present on St. Ignatius at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11. The series continues with a presentation on St. Benedict on Jan. 18. Classes are held in room 7 of the education wing. Attend one class or entire series. Free. 8451 Idlewild Road.