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. 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. Sunday. A potluck picnic follows the concert.
ELMHURST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 2951 Sandpoint Road, will observe its 75th diamond jubilee anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 7 with guest speaker David Roland, district superintendent of the Northeastern Indiana Church of the Nazarene; and former pastor, the Rev. Chuck Howie, and his wife will provide special music.
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.
FOREST PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2100 Kentucky Ave., will host the East State Village neighborhood carnival 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 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 Those Guys, a quartet from the Summit City Chorus.
UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS, Brookside ballroom, 2701 Spring St., will host a free public lecture, "Demons and Watchers: Killing the Life of the Mind," at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Lewis Pearson will speak.
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