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Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014

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Compiled by Erica Batten

Lake Forest Church, Huntersville

Church leadership training: “1st Love” for leaders in Lake Norman-area churches. Speaker Bob Goff. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 31 and 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 1. Register by Jan. 17. 8519 Gilead Road, Huntersville. www.lakeforest.org.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman

Service: The Rev. Amy Brooks will speak on “Souls of the Freedom Fighters” in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 11 a.m. Jan. 19.

Discussion groups: Guest speaker Kate Cameron will discuss peace with the adult group. Humanist group will discuss “God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything” by Christopher Hitchens. 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Services are held at the Woodlawn School, 135 Woodlawn School Loop, Mooresville. www.uulakenorman.org.

Davidson College Presbyterian

New series: The Rev. Rob Spach, chaplain at Davidson College, will present “Exploring the Christian Monastic Tradition.” 9:45 a.m. Jan. 19 and 26 in Room B of the congregation house. 218 Concord Road, Davidson. www.dcpc.org.

Mt. Zion United Methodist, Cornelius

Community prayer breakfast: Weekly breakfast led by the ministerial staffs of Mt. Zion United Methodist and Bethel Presbyterian. 7-8 a.m. Wednesdays at The Cookhouse, 20936 Torrence Chapel Road, Cornelius.

Women of Zion: All women of the church and community are invited for fellowship and a devotional program. 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Acropolis Café and Grille, 20659 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Prayer shawl ministry: The group knits and crochets prayer shawls for people in need. We also provide hats and scarves for the homeless and baby blankets for baptisms. Meetings are 5:30-7 p.m. Sundays and 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays. 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. www.mtzionumc.net.

St. Mark Catholic, Huntersville

Ministry: Mothers of children will special needs offers support, prayer and fellowship. Meetings held 7-8:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact Laraine Nicklaw at 704-875-3041 or jlnicklaw@gmail.com.

Study group: Young adults ages 18-25 will meet for study and fellowship. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Sundays in the Family Life Center. 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. www.stmarknc.org.

Huntersville United Methodist

Keenagers: Adults age 50 and up invited. Monthly meetings alternate among potluck lunches at the church, meals at area restaurants and field trips to nearby places of interest. The church is at 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. www.huntersvilleumc.org.

Davidson United Methodist

Women’s group: “Building Confidence and Self-Esteem.” Prior assessment required. Group limited to eight members. $40 per session. The 12-week course will be held 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays starting Jan. 16. www.counselingcenteratdumc.org.

Career transition program: Co-sponsored by Davidson College Presbyterian. 10 a.m.-noon each first and third Wednesday in room 216 of the education building. 233 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-8277.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Blood drive: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 18 at Lake Norman Baptist, 7921 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville. www.cbcc.us.

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