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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.

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. 704-366-1948.

Classes: Temple Beth El University's minimester begins Feb. 1. Core course is "Jewish Thought Part II: Reconstructionist Judaism" with Rabbi Jonathan Freirich. 7-9 p.m. Feb. 1, 8 and 15. 5101 Providence Road. Register at

St. John Neumann Catholic

Education series: Father Steve Hoyt will present on St. Francis at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25. Classes are held in room 7 of the education wing. Free.

Service: East Charlotte Partnership Initiative invites the Charlotte area Christian community to join together for the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service. Minister Christina Lee of New Beginnings Church in Matthews will be the speaker. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. 7 p.m. Jan. 26. 8451 Idlewild Road.

The Shepherd's Center of Charlotte

Lunch and learn: Dan Pearce of Audibel Hearing Center will present "Understanding Hearing Loss and Possible Solutions." 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at The Cypress, 3442 Cypress Club Drive.

St. Peter's Catholic

Kennedy lecture: Gus Consolmagno will present "Astronomy and the Search for God." Free admission and parking. 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 28. 507 S. Tryon St. Register at

Christ Episcopal Church

Art exhibit: "Translations," an exhibit of new work by Joana Wardell, Karen Simpson and Shug Lockett in acrylic, watercolor and mixed media, opens with a reception on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Christ Episcopal Church's Gallery, 1412 Providence Road, from 4-6 p.m. The exhibit runs through Feb. 29 and is free and open to the public.