CONCORDIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, 6600 N. Clinton St., will hold a conference, An Open Conversation on Music in the Church: A Look at the Elephant in the Room, Nov. 3-5. For a list of topics, speakers and online registration, go to www.ctsfw.edu/GSI. Fee: $125 with discounts available for church musicians and for those 65 and older. For more information, email GSI@ctsfw .edu or call 452-2224.
CONGREGATION ACHDUTH VESHOLOM, 5200 Old Mill Road, presents “Whose Business is Public Education?” 12:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Cost: $12; $5 for students. Light lunch included. Register by Oct. 22 to receive lunch at http://uufortwayne.org/pdf/10-27-13reg.pdf. This is fourth in a series of Faith and Politics workshops organized by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fort Wayne and Congregation Achduth Vesholom. Information: 744-4245, or email office@TempleCAV .org.
CRESCENT AVENUE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1232 Crescent Ave., will have a Taize meditation and worship service at 5 p.m. Sunday.
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. The annual community Thanksgiving dinner is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 28.
PIERCETON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 309 S. First St., Pierceton, will hold its annual harvest home dinner 11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. and 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children.
TRINITY ENGLISH LUTHERAN CHURCH, 405 W. Wayne St., will have Chanticleer perform in concert at 7 p.m. today; $20 adults, $10 students. 426-3424. A Blessing of the Animals takes place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot; pets should be on a leash or in carriers. Photos of aggressive animals may be brought for a blessing.
VICTORY NOLL CENTER, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington, will host nationally known author, speaker and humorist Terry Hershey, who will present the workshop “Live Without Fear: The Truth About Intimacy, Love and Passion.” 1-4 p.m. Oct. 20. $15. Information: 1-260-356-0628, Ext. 174. Reservations: 1-260-356-0628, Ext. 174, or email victorynollcenter@ol vm.org by Monday. In other news, Tena Dellaca-Hedrick has joined the staff of Victory Noll Center as Social Justice Program coordinator.