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St. Peter's Episcopal

Recital: Aaron Goen, assistant organist and choirmaster, will present a recital on St. Peter's new Fisk, Op. 136 pipe organ, the building and installation of which was completed in 2011 as part of the renovation of the historic uptown church. Free; a free-will offering will go towards maintenance of the organ and continued programming for the concert series. Reception follows recital. 7 p.m. March 16. 115 W. 7th St.

St. Gabriel Catholic

Food donation: On Feb. 25, the St. Gabriel Girl Scouts collected 1 1.2 tons of nonperishable food for Catholic Social Services food pantry, the largest one-month donation for the Share Sunday food drive. The monthly campaign collects food during the weekend Masses and then delivers it on Mondays to Catholic Social Services. The Girl Scouts, led by Troop 559, participated in the food drive to commemorate 100 years of scouting.

Greater Deliverance Fellowship Ministry

Women's pre-conference: Guest speaker Apostle Raquel Broadie. 4:30 p.m. March 11. 4312 Lake Road. 704-599-1515.

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

St. Luke's Lutheran

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

Providence Baptist

Musical: Stephen Schwartz's "Children of Eden." Advance tickets, $10. 7:30 p.m. March 10 and 2 p.m. March 11. 4921 Randolph Road. 704-366-2784.

Central United Methodist

Church barbecue: Adult plates or three sandwiches, $8. Party packs, $14. Free delivery for 10 or more orders. Proceeds support church programs and missions. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. March 16. 6030 Albemarle Road.

First Baptist

Cancer support group: The next meeting of Harbor of Hope will feature Andy Molatch, who will speak on the topic "More Than a Conqueror." 6:15-7:15 p.m. March 14 in Room 241.

Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian

Centennial celebration: "Caldwell Tales from the Past." Former friends and members who grew up in the church are invited to share stories. 7 p.m. March 11. Campus tour, 5 p.m. Dinner follows tour. 1609 E. 5th St.

Memorial United Methodist

Community Lenten services: Sermon series on the theme "Ways to Show Gratitude." Noon Wednesdays. The Rev. Sarah Kalish, senior pastor of Cokesbury United Methodist, will be the guest speaker on March 14. 4012 Central Ave. 704-537-2060.