CONCORDIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, 6600 N. Clinton St., will hold opening service for the 168th academic year at 3 p.m. Sept. 8 in Kramer Chapel. The seminary guild meets at 1 p.m. Sept. 10 in Luther Hall. “A Time for Everything,” the seminary's fall confirmation retreat, takes place Oct. 4-6; cost is $110; email Retreats@ctsfw.edu or call 452-2204 to register. A “prayerfully consider visit” to campus takes place Oct. 10-12; visit www.ctsfw.edu/PCV, email Admission@ctsfw.edu or call 1-800-481-2155 for more information. The Christ Academy/Phoebe Academy College takes place Oct. 17-20; visit www.ctsfw.edu/CAC to register. Amy Rast and Rose Adle have joined the staff for the Deaconess Studies Program.
EPWORTH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 105 W. 8th St., Matthews, will have rehearsals for this year's Covered Bridge Festival Chorus at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The chorus will perform during the 9 a.m. worship service and at the festival Sept. 8. Wilburn & Wilburn will perform in concert at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22; donations accepted.
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 3515 W. State Blvd., will hold a hog roast and gospel sing Saturday. Food served 1-4 p.m., with gospel music by the Christiannaires and Chris Baldwin. Proceeds benefit the children's playground.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 300 W. Wayne St., will have family entertainer Jim Gill perform at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11.
HAMILTON PARK, Spring Street at Cherokee Road, will be the site of the 46808 Churches Worship Together event in which all churches in that ZIP code will meet at 10:30 a.m. Sunday for a worship service. A potluck follows at noon. Those whose first letter of their last name A-M bring a main dish, N-S bring a side dish or salad and T-Z bring a dessert. Bring lawn chairs. The churches also will collect nonperishable food items, laundry soap and detergent, household cleaning products, paper products and hygiene products for women who live in Redemption House. Rain site will be North Highlands Church of Christ, 1414 Archer Ave.
INDIANA CENTER FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE will have Andrew Spath speak about “Uprisings in the Arab World: A Tour of the Neighborhood” at 7 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St. Free admission.
LUTHERAN WOMEN”S MISSIONARY LEAGUE will hold an East Zone rally 9-11:30 a.m. Oct. 5 at Martini Lutheran Church, 333 Moeller Road, New Haven. $6 includes breakfast. Registration: Elaine Nahrwold at 632-4107 by Sept. 30. Guest speaker is Ellen Mann from Ethiopian Missions. Rally theme is “Lord of the Harvest.”
NEW HAVEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 630 Lincoln Highway E., New Haven, will hold the GriefShare support group at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through Oct. 29. Information: Margie Williams at 749-9907 or the church at 749-9565.
NORTH PARK COMMUNITY CHURCH, 7160 Flutter Road, will present Captivating Keyboards in concert at 6 p.m. Sept. 8.
ST. JOSEPH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, the Lion & Lamb Festival Team and Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church will hold a Lion & Lamb Festival Saturday-Sunday at Praise Park, 5396 St. Joe Center Road. Cost is $65 both days, free for ages 12 and under, $20 campsites available. Registration: www.lionlambfestival.org. The church, at 6004 Reed Road, will celebrate its 150th anniversary in September with concerts during its 5:30 p.m. worship services: Amy Cox, Sept. 7; Heartland Chamber Chorale, Sept. 14; elle/The Remnant, Sept. 21; Fort Wayne Children's Choir, Sept. 28.
TRINITY ENGLISH LUTHERAN CHURCH, 405 W. Wayne St., will hold an evening prayer service at 4 p.m. Sept. 8 in the church nave. Fridays in September concerts take place 12:10-12:40 p.m.; a $2 lunch follows each concert in Wagenhals Hall. Kristin Westover, Pablo Vasquez, Debra Graham perform Sept. 6; Jaenicke Consort Woodwind Quintet performs Sept. 13; Jennifer Wenzel performs Sept. 20; Trinity Recorder Consort performs Sept. 27.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION, 5310 Old Mill Road, will have NE Indiana Central Labor Council President Tom Lewandowski speak during the 11 a.m. Sunday service.
VICTORY NOLL CENTER, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington, will offer T'ai Chi Chih classes 10-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 10-Oct. 29 (no class Oct. 8). Cost is $64; make checks payable to Jan Parker. Reservations: 1-260-356-0628, Ext. 174, or email victorynollcenter@olvm .org by Sept. 4.
WORSHIP IN THE PARK, presented by Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (LCMS), 1636 Saint Marys Ave., will be 8 a.m. Sundays at Foellinger Outdoor Theatre in Franke Park, 3411 N. Sherman Blvd., through Labor Day weekend. Sunday: The Rev. Russ Dewell will preach, with music by the Trinity music department. On Sept. 7, the congregation returns to its regular worship schedule: Saturday at 5 p.m., Sunday school and Bible class 8:30 a.m. and Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m.
ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, FRIEDHEIM, Decatur, will have the Purdue Varsity Glee Club perform special music during the 9 a.m. Sept. 15 worship service. The group will perform a benefit concert at 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at Bellmont High School's Erekson Theater, Decatur. $15 reserved and $10 general admission tickets. Ticket forms available at purdue.edu/pmo via the September 2013 calendar page with checks made payable to AMO Consulting Inc., C/O Dawn Buuck, 9841 N. 100E, Decatur. Information: Dawn Buuck at 1-260-724-7952 or email email@example.com. Proceeds benefit the church and the school's theater fund.