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- COURTESY OF CINDY RAY
Cindy Ray has joined the staff of CareNet Counseling, formerly known as Samaritan Counseling of Mooresville.

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Compiled by Erica Batten

CareNet Counseling of Lake Norman

New counselor: Cindy Hickman Ray has joined the staff of CareNet Counseling, formerly known as Samaritan Counseling of Mooresville. Ray earned a master’s degree in pastoral counseling from Loyola University and received a graduate degree in theological studies from Wesley Theological Seminary. She is available Mondays through Fridays for clients of all ages, including individuals and couples. 146 E. McClelland Ave., Mooresville. www.carenetwesternregion.com.

First Baptist Church

Musical: The Music and Drama Ministries will share the musical “On a Hill Too Far Away” in the sanctuary at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. April 13.

This musical recreates an account of the events surrounding the passion of Jesus Christ that occurred during the last week of his earthly ministry. The public is invited to attend. First Baptist, 150 S. Church St., Mooresville. www.fbcmooresville.com.

Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran, Troutman

Palm Sunday service: Message on “Broken Majesty Restored” at the 8:45 and 11 a.m. services April 13.

Holy Week services: Maundy Thursday service on “Broken Sanctuary Restored,” 7 p.m. April 17. Good Friday service, “Broken Curtain – Salvation Restored,” 7 p.m. April 18. 225 Morgan St., Troutman. www.holytrinitylutheran.net.

New Hope Missions Church, Mooresville

Lenten series: “Jesus’ Last Words from the Cross: What Do They Mean for Us?” 10 a.m. Sundays. The topic for April 13 is “It is finished.”

Lenten study: Fellowship, prayer, worship and study of “Significant Moments During Jesus’ Last Days.” 7 p.m. Wednesdays. 2987 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville. 704-880-4102.

Rehobeth United Methodist, Terrell

Plant sale: The Lake Norman Garden Club will sell proven plants from members’ gardens along with annual, perennial and vegetable plants and hanging baskets from Setzer’s Greenhouse. Master gardeners will be available to answer garden questions. Home-baked goods will also be for sale. Proceeds support community projects and scholarship program. 8 a.m.-noon April 12. 9297 Sherrills Ford Road, Terrell. 828-478-2518.

Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist, Mooresville

Family Easter event: Games, crafts and prizes for children. Free. 5-7 p.m. April 11. 575 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. www.willchapumc.org.

Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran, Troutman

Lenten services: “Restored in Christ.” 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesdays. All are welcome. 225 Morgan St., Troutman. www.holytrinitylutheran.net.

St. Luke Greek Orthodox, Mooresville

Lenten series: Presanctified liturgy and community speaker series. Service at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, followed by dinner and speaker. Representatives of Safe Alliance will speak on April 9. 134-A Talbert Pointe Drive, Mooresville. www.stluke-nc.org.

St. Therese Catholic, Mooresville

Services: Stations of the cross 7 p.m. April 11. Palm Sunday services 7:30, 9 and 10:30 a.m., noon and 5:30 p.m. April 13. Mass in Spanish at 2:30 p.m. 217 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. www.sainttherese.net.

The Cove Church, Mooresville

Support group: GriefShare is a seminar and care group for people grieving the loss of loved ones. Each self-contained session includes video featuring experts on grief, real-life stories and recovery subjects. 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays through April 15. 197 Langtree Road, Mooresville. www.covechurch.org/griefshare.

Concord Presbyterian, Statesville

Spring bazaar: Crafts, breakfast, bake sale and classic car cruise-in. Sponsored by the church women. 8 a.m.-noon April 12. 3867 Taylorsville Highway, Statesville. www.concordpreschurch.com.

RiverLife Wellness Center, Mooresville

Christian counseling: Free individual, marriage and family counseling. Daytime and evening appointments available. 2487 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville. To schedule an appointment, provide your name and contact information to 704-664-7705 ext. 1.

Southside Baptist, Mooresville

Celebrate Recovery: Twelve-step program for anyone dealing with habits, hang-ups or hurts. Small groups for specific needs include Men’s Chemical Dependency, Ladies’ Chemical Dependency, Sexual Abuse, more. 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays. Dinner included. 525 S. Broad St., Mooresville. 704-663-2892.

Christian Business Life Groups

Meeting: Join us weekly for Bible devotions, interactive dialogue, food, fellowship, prayer requests, informal networking. Noon-1 p.m. Thursdays at Fusion Bowl Asian Bistro, 126 Mooresville Commons Way, Mooresville. www.businesslifegroups.org.

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