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Morningstar United Methodist

Paintball: Ages 12 and up. $20 to play. Lunch provided. 10 a.m. March 10. Registration at 8:30 a.m. 11440 Shopton Road W. www.morningstar-umc.org.

Forest Hill Church

Fundraiser: Hosts of 107.9 The Link's Sunday morning show "The Satisfied Life," along with guests Colleen Odegaard, Brigida Mack and many others, will present "Women Exposed: Mating, Motherhood and All the Madness." $20. All proceeds from the show and silent auction will go to Forest Hill's Burundi Team, a group of women who will travel to Burundi this year. $20. 5 p.m. March 25 at The Comedy Zone. Tickets on sale now at www.cltcomedyzone.com. Members of the Burundi Team will be featured on "The Satisfied Life" each week. More information on the Burundi Team at www.juneburundi2012.blogspot.com.

Central Church Life Care Center

Workshop series: Courses include "Healing the Hurts," "Women's Boundaries," "Changes That Heal," "Manage Your Time - Balance Your Life," "Freedom from Fear," more. Courses begin the week of March 5. 5500 Randolph Road. 704-365-6112; www.centralchurchofgod.org/lifecare.

Congregation Ohr HaTorah

Purim program: "Purim in the Wild West." Evening program, 6:45 p.m. March 7. Day celebration with kosher western barbecue, 6 p.m. March 8. 6619 Sardis Road. Reservations: www.chabadnc.org.

Union Presbyterian Seminary

Day for discernment: Be our guest for a day of inquiry and reflection. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 10. 1900 Selwyn Ave. Register at www.upsem.edu.

South Mecklenburg Presbyterian

Concert: The Ballantyne Chamber Orchestra will perform works of Beethoven and Mozart. General admission, $15; students, $12. 4 p.m. March 4. Reception afterward.

Workshop: Dr. John Humphrey will present "Understanding Depression and Mental Illness." 7 p.m. March 6 in the chapel.

Lecture series: Dr. Oscar Lansen will discuss the ethics of forgiveness. Reading and discussion of Simon Wiesenthal's "The Sunflower." 7 p.m. March 1, 8 and 22 and 9:30 a.m. March 11. Conversation opportunities will be held on Sunday and Tuesday mornings and Monday evenings. 8601 Bryant Farms Road. www.smpchome.org.

St. Matthew Catholic

Parish mission: Guest homilist Fr. Ken Paulli will lead "Are You 'Mad' About Jesus, the Father's Beloved Son?" Paulli will celebrate all weekend Masses March 10-11 and the 9 a.m. Masses on March 12-13. He will present talks at 9:45 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 12-14.

Workshop: A teaching team from St. Catherine of Siena Institute will lead a workshop titled "Called and Gifted." Identify unique spiritual gifts and discern God's will for your life. $60 includes materials, lunch and snacks. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 17. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway Registration forms available at www.stmatthewcatholic.org.

St. Michael's Anglican, Matthews

Lenten services: Stations of the Cross, 7 p.m. Fridays. Evening prayer will be held at 6:15 p.m. Everyone welcome. 2211 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews. www.stmichaelsanglican.org.

St. Paul United Methodist

Bible study: Young adults meet for dinner and study led by Pastor Thomas. Child care provided. 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Lenten prayer group: 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesdays. 2830 Dorchester Place. www.stpaulcharlotte.org.

St. Luke's Lutheran

Lenten schedule: Soup and bread supper, 5:30 p.m. March 7, 14, 21 and 28. Lenten study and worship at 6:30 p.m. 3200 Park Road. 704-523-7981.

Peace Moravian

Health seminar: Physical therapist and orthopedic specialist Rick St. George will present monthly sessions called "Oh My Aching Back and Beyond." Free. St. George will discuss neck and arm pain at 7 p.m. March 12. 4418 Rea Road. 704-759-9939.

Avondale Presbyterian

Wonderful Wednesdays: Classes include "Why do Catholics do That?" and film class on "Leap of Faith" and "Letters to God." 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 7 and 14. Free. Child care provided. Meal at 6 p.m. $6.50. 2821 Park Road. www.avondalepresbychurch.org.

St. Ann Catholic

Lenten meditations: Fr. Reid will present a meditation on the wounds of Christ. Meditations follow Stations of the Cross, 7 p.m. March 9, 16, 23 and 30. 3635 Park Road. www.stanncharlotte.org.

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