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St. John Neumann Catholic

Education series: Sister Gertrude Gillette will present on St. Benedict at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18. The series continues with a presentation on St. Francis on Jan. 25. Classes meet in room 7 of the education wing. Attend one class or entire series. Free. 8451 Idlewild 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. 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.

Classes: Temple Beth El University's mini-mester 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

The Jewish Council of Lake Norman

Lecture: Julie Bernstein of the Israel Action Network will present "Talking to Our Neighbors About Israel." Series co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte. Child care available. 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at St. Alban's Episcopal, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. 704-944-6757.

Temple Israel

Unity concert: Performances by Neshama Carlebach and the Rev. Roger Hambrick with members of the Green Pastures Baptist choir. Free. 6 p.m. Jan. 15. 4901 Providence Road.

University City United Methodist

Sermon series: Based on the film "Courageous." 9:45 and 11 a.m. Jan. 15, 22 and 29. 3835 West W.T. Harris Blvd.

Davidson College Presbyterian

Covenant class: Professor George Ramsey will lead "The Artistry of Biblical Storytellers." 9:45 a.m. Jan. 15, 22 and 29 in room B of the congregation house.

Organ at Davidson: Susan Bates will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Reception afterward. 100 N. Main St., Davidson.

Theology on Tap: Drs. Doug Ottati and Matt Samson from Davidson College lead discussion. Bring your own beverage. Open to all. 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Davidson Village Inn, 117 Depot St., Davidson.

Huntersville United Methodist

Small group study: "Bible 101" will examine scripture's relevance. 9:30 a.m. Sundays.

Study series: Small groups and sermons based on John Baker's "Life's Healing Choices." Series begins Jan. 22. 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville.