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Davidson United Methodist

Women’s Bible study: Seven-week study of Priscilla Shirer’s “Gideon: Your Weakness, God’s Strength.” 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays starting Feb. 5. $20. Child care provided. Register by Jan. 31. 233 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-8277.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman

Discussion 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.

Davidson College Presbyterian

Even Sunday: Honest and respectful dialogue on important issues. Davidson Mayor John Woods and Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain will join us for discussion about local government. The Rev. Lib McGregor Simmons will moderate. 4-5:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the parlor. 100 N. Main St., Davidson.

Davidson Friends Meeting

Contemplative practices: Revitalize your prayer life. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

Worship meeting: 10 a.m. Sundays. 625 South St., Davidson. 704-895-8404;

First Baptist, Cornelius

Sunday services: First service and Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Breakfast, 10:30 a.m. Second service, children’s church and nursery, 11 a.m.

Wednesday services: Fellowship meal, 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays. Adults, $5. “The Nest” for children age 3 through first grade, 6:30 p.m. Small groups and youth group for grades 6-12, 6:30 p.m.

Mothers’ morning out: 9 a.m.-noon Fridays. 21007 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Register at or 704-892-4701.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Blood drive: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Greater Vision United Methodist, 11901 Eastfield Road, Huntersville.

Mt. Zion United Methodist, Cornelius

Concert: The Cornelius Concert Series presents Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, performing a variety of music from Bach to Broadway. All ages will enjoy. 7 p.m. Jan. 24. 19600 Zion Ave., Cornelius.

Temple Or Olam, Concord

Kabbalat Shabbat: Temple Or Olam will meet in the University City area. Experience the joy and music of a renewal service with Rabbi Barbara Thiede. Food and drinks to follow. 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church, 9704 Mallard Creek Road.

Fundraising event: 3D: Dinner, Dancing & Dessert. Join us for a full dinner, live music and dancing, raffles and auctions. Make it a date with your sweetheart! Ages 16 and over, please. Proceeds go to Temple Or Olam and Dove House, a therapy and advocacy center in Statesville for sexually abused children. $36 per person. 7-10 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. Cheryl Greenwald:

Community in Christ Lutheran, Cornelius

Women’s group news: The group provided gifts to 26 residents at Lee’s Living Center and six members of the church’s outreach families.

Lending library: The library is open in the fellowship hall. Collection includes Christian fiction and nonfiction, church-appropriate fantasy and romance, children’s materials, more.

Fitness group: Faith and Fitness will meet at 9 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Fleet Feet Sports building in Birkdale Village for devotion, prayer and walk/run on the 1.5-mile greenway trail.

Adult Sunday school: New three-week course on “Living Your Strengths.” 11 a.m. Sundays starting Jan. 26. 7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius. 704-892-0120.

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