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Bethel Presbyterian, Cornelius

Vacation Bible school: “Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind!” Age four through rising fifth grade. Free; registration required by July 6. 5:30-8:15 p.m. July 18, 3:30-6 p.m. July 19-20, and 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 21. Special VBS Sunday school, 10 a.m. July 20. 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius.

Community in Christ Lutheran, Cornelius

Summer worship schedule: Blended contemporary and traditional service will be held 10 a.m. Sundays through Aug. 17.

Community patriotic celebration: The Jubilation Gospel Choir and music teams will present “America: Let Freedom Ring.” Refreshments follow. 3 p.m. June 29.

Preschool summer camps: Ages 2-5. Sessions June 30-July 3 and Aug. 4-7.

Vacation Bible school: “Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind!” $20 per child; $40 family maximum. 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 27-31. 7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius. Register at

Lake Norman Baptist, Huntersville

Vacation Bible school: Lifeway’s “Agency D3” for children age 3 and up. Youth and adult classes also offered. Free. 6-8:30 p.m. July 20-24. 7921 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville.

Huntersville United Methodist

Vacation Bible school: “Wilderness Escape: Where God Guides and Provides.” Explore adventures of Moses and the Israelites through songs, games, more. 6-8 p.m. July 21-23. Family program, 6-7:30 p.m. July 24.

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. 704-875-1156;

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.

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

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.

Blood drive: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 29. 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville.

Davidson College Presbyterian

Summer series: “Journey in the Spirit” will explore Acts during worship services and the church school hour. Adult and intergenerational options available.

Game night: Bring and play any family-friendly game. Desserts and drinks provided; please bring finger foods to share. 5-9 p.m. June 28.

Support group: PFLAG (Parents, Friends, and Families of Lesbians and Gays) promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through support, education and advocacy. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in the parlor. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. For information, email Bill Strong at or Pat Baker at

Davidson Friends Meeting

Needlecraft group: Hearts and Hands invites those who like to knit, crochet, and quilt to make shawls and other charity needlecrafts projects. No experience necessary. 7:30 p.m. each first and third Thursday. 625 South St., Davidson. 704-895-8404;

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