CONCORDIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, 6600 N. Clinton St.: Opening Service for the 169th academic year will be at 3 p.m. Sept. 7 in Kramer Chapel. Lutheranism & the Classics III: Lutherans Read History conference takes place Oct. 2-3. Registration: www.ctsfw.edu/Classics. Prayerfully Consider Visit takes place Oct. 9-11; free admission and all on-campus housing and meals are included; registration: www.ctsfw.edu/PCV, email Admission@ctsfw.edu or call the Admission Office at 1-800-481-2155. The Board of Regents granted tenure to the Rev. James Bushur. Fall Confirmation retreat is Oct. 10-12; register by email at Retreats@ctsfw.edu or 452-2204. Luther Hostel is Oct. 29-31; register online at www.ctsfw.edu/Luther-hostel or 452-2204. Christ Academy/Phoebe Academy College is Oct. 30-Nov. 2; register online at www.ctsfw.edu/CAC. Good Shepherd Institute Conference is Nov. 2-4; register online at www.ctsfw.edu/GSI or 452-2224. Advent Preaching Workshop is Nov. 4; register at www.ctsfw.edu/GSI or 452-2224.
THE CROSSROADS CHURCH, meeting at 4320 Bass Road, will host a worship concert with the Gospel singing group “Restoration” at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 24. A potluck picnic follows the concert.
EPWORTH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 105 W. 8th St., Matthews, will present Brian Free & Assurance in concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 18. $10 at the door.
FESTIVAL OF FAITH: Today and Saturday, Headwaters Park. Special guests include Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, Ray Guarendi and Father David Mary. Total Marian Consecration takes place at 6 p.m. today at Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, 1122 S. Clinton St.
FOREST PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2100 Kentucky Ave., will host the East State Village neighborhood carnival Sept. 6. Free admission.
MEMORIAL COLISEUM, 4000 Parnell Ave., will host Bible teacher and best-selling author Beth Moore in “Living Proof Live” 9:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Sept. 13. General admission tickets are $69. Tickets available at 1-800-254-2022 or www.lifeway.com/livingproof.
NEW HAVEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 630 Lincoln Highway E., New Haven, will hold the GriefShare support group at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through Nov. 4. Information: Margie Williams at 749-9907 or the church at 749-9565.
TRINITY ENGLISH LUTHERAN CHURCH, 405 W. Wayne St., will hold concerts 12:10-12:40 p.m. every Friday in September. Free admission, and $2 lunch is available afterward. Frederick Jackisch on piano, Sept. 5 in Wagenhals Hall; Marga Richter, Rebecca Clarke, Marcy Trentacosti, Colleen Tan and Pauline Eversole, Sept. 12 in Krauss Chapel; Appleseed Woodwind Quintet, Sept. 19 in Krauss Chapel; and Cynthia Shelhart on harp, Sept. 26 in Krauss Chapel.
TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1636 St. Marys Ave., will have Worship in the Park at 8 a.m. Sundays, through Aug. 31. The Rev. Russ Dewell will preach Sunday, with music by Judy Campbell.
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