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Monday, Nov. 18, 2013

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Compiled by Erica Batten

Faith United Methodist, Mooresville

Community Thanksgiving service: Ecumenical prayer service. Participating congregations are The Bridge Church of the Nazarene, The Cove Church, First Baptist, First Presbyterian, St. Luke’s Greek Orthodox, St. Therese Catholic and Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist. Offerings will bless the Mooresville Christian Mission and the Mooresville Soup Kitchen. 7 p.m. Nov. 21. 430 Patterson Ave., Mooresville. www.faithumcnow.com.

Concord Presbyterian, Statesville

Holiday bazaar: Craft and bake sale, breakfast, yard sale, barbecue lunch. 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 23. 3867 Taylorsville Highway, Statesville. www.concordpreschurch.com.

St. Patrick’s Episcopal, Mooresville

Sale: Women’s group annual “Bites and Books” sale. Baked goods, gently-used books and magazines, chili cookoff, soup lunch. Craft vendors will offer pottery, wood carvings, handmade soaps, home décor, more. Proceeds support church outreach projects. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 23. 201 Fairview Road, Mooresville. www.saint-patricks.org.

RiverLife Wellness Center, Mooresville

Christian counseling: Free counseling for adults, including individual, marriage and family. 2487 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville. To schedule an appointment, provide your name and contact information to wccounseling@riverlifefellowship.com or 704-664-3540 ext. 4.

First United Methodist, Troutman

Service: Contemporary service with a praise band. 6:05 p.m. Sundays. Kids Club meets at 6 p.m. Child care available. 204 Mills Ave., Troutman. www.troutmanmethodist.com.

Lake Norman Christian Business Association

Meeting: Weekly Bible devotions, interactive dialogue, food, fellowship, prayer requests, informal networking. Noon-1 p.m. Thursdays, Fusion Bowl Asian Bistro, 126 Mooresville Commons Way, Mooresville. www.lkncba.org.

Horizon Church, Statesville

Vendors wanted: Significant Praise Festival will feature live performances, special guest speakers, children’s activities, more. 1-8 p.m. Dec. 7. Sponsors and vendors wanted. Applications due Dec. 1. Proceeds go to church missions. 316 Signal Hill Drive, Statesville. Contact Sheldon and Sheila Sloan at 704-380-1871. www.horizonchurch.net.

Mt. Zion United Methodist, Cornelius

Christmas extravaganza: More than 30 regional artists, crafters and gift dealers. Country store featuring homemade baked and canned goods. Breakfast, lunch and snacks available. Proceeds benefit children’s ministries and community. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 22 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 23. Photos with Santa, 4-7 p.m. Nov. 22 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 23. 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. www.mtzionumc.net.

Community Thanksgiving service: Pastors from area churches will lead the service. Music by combined choir. The Rev. Roger Head of First Baptist will preach. Offering accepted for the Ada Jenkins Center. 7 p.m. Nov. 25.

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