CORNELIUS – Bethel Presbyterian Church will hold its annual barbecue, along with a bake sale and silent auction, Sept. 22, with all profits going to Barium Springs Home for Children.

The church is already selling barbecue tickets and looking for volunteers to help with the meal that day. Silent auction coordinators Reggie and Suzie Black also are looking for donated items for the silent auction. Contact them at 704-660-1050 or

Barium Springs was established more than a century ago with help from the Presbyterian Church, and the staff offers tours on the first and third Thursday of the month at 9 a.m. Call Tamara Johnson, at 704-872-4157, to register for a tour.

Bethel members will observe Rally Day Sunday, Aug. 28, to kick off the 2011-12 Sunday school year. Parents should register their children in the Family Life Center, beginning at 9 a.m.