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The Shepherd's Center of Charlotte

Lunch and learn: "Financial Boot Camp." 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at Summit Place of SouthPark, 2101 Runnymede Lane.

St. John's Episcopal

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

St. Stephen United Methodist

Career ministry group: Matthew Cicco and Bryon Grogan lead Ministry at Work, a faith-based group for the unemployed to exchange job search ideas. Open to people of any religious affiliation. 7-9 p.m. Thursdays. 6800 Sardis Road. 704-364-1824;

Calvary Church

Support groups: GriefShare, DivorceCare, First Place 4 Health, more. 7 p.m. Mondays starting Jan. 30. Child care available for ages 1-8. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. Register at

South Mecklenburg Presbyterian

Blood drive: 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Jan. 21. 8601 Bryant Farms Road.

Christ Lutheran

Groundbreaking: The church will break ground for a new building on Jan. 15. Sunday school, 9 a.m. Contemporary and traditional worship, 10 a.m. 4519 Providence Road.

St. John Neumann Catholic

Education series: Jesuit Father 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.

Myers Park United Methodist

Discussion series: "Tell Me the Stories" will explore Jesus and his importance in the life of faith today. Senior pastor James Howell and Rabbi Murray Ezring of Temple Israel will discuss "Who is the Messiah?" at 7 p.m. Jan. 17. Series concludes on Jan. 23. 1501 Queens Road. 704-376-8584;

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

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. President John Barringer of the Charlotte South area of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will present the Mormon perspective on Jan. 17. 5101 Providence Road. 704-366-1948;

Matthews Murkland Presbyterian

Special program: "A Time to Remember and Reflect" will honor Martin Luther King, Jr. 6 p.m. Jan. 14. 7001 Old Providence Road. 704-365-5032.