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Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

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Compiled by Erica Batten

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman

Service: “Social Action: My Next Step.” Amy Hartman will share her latest adventure and upcoming project in Guatemala. Nursery available. 11 a.m. Aug. 24.

Spiritual exploration groups: Adult discussion group will explore and share inspiration and challenges. Humanist group will discuss living with purpose, pain and suffering, and what it means to be a “happy humanist.” 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Youth group will resume in the fall. Services are at the Woodlawn School, 135 Woodlawn School Loop, Mooresville. www.uulakenorman.org.

Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist, Mooresville

Concert: Enjoy a fantastic worship experience with Love Collide, a contemporary collaboration by sisters Lauren and Brooke DeLeary. Free; love offering will be collected for missions. 6 p.m. Aug. 24. 575 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. www.willchapumc.org.

The Bridge Church, Mooresville

Preschool: The Bridge Academy is enrolling children age 2 through transitional kindergarten. School year follows the Iredell-Statesville Schools calendar. Meets 9 a.m.-noon Mondays through Fridays. An open house will be 10:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 27. 2940 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville. For information, contact Sonya Byrd at 704-658-0241 or Sonya@thebridgelkn.com. www.thebridgeacademylkn.com.

Troutman Church of God

Community food bank: Drive through. Open to all Iredell County residents. 9-11:30 a.m. Aug. 27.

Bluegrass church service: 7 p.m. Aug. 28. 490 S. Main St., Troutman. www.thebluegrasschurch.com.

St. James Episcopal, Mooresville

Pancake brunch: Adults $5; children $3. Guests may contribute school supplies for Shepherd Elementary School and donations to the Brody Wallace Thompson Scholarship Fund, which will assist local youth involved in team sports. The event will also include door prizes and a 50-50 drawing. Community invited. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 23. 851 Shinnville Road, Mooresville. 704-664-7115.

First Baptist, Mooresville

Classes: Disciples’ Academy and Equip U classes begin in September. Disciples’ Academy focuses on spiritual formation. Choices include Straight Talk to Men, Twelve Women of the Bible, more. Equip U classes help with life skills and healthy lifestyle. Choices include Re-Fit, Financial Peace University, and 14 Habits of Highly Effective Disciples. 150 S. Church St., Mooresville. 704-664-2324; www.fbcmooresville.com.

Temple Kol Tikvah of Lake Norman

Raffle and dinner: A cash prize of $10,000 will be awarded during a reverse raffle and dinner sponsored by Temple Kol Tikvah. A maximum of 250 tickets will be sold. Winner does not need to be present to claim prize. Proceeds go to Camp Dogwood and other community efforts. Television and radio personality Stacey Simms will serve as emcee. Open bar and silent auction will be followed by buffet dinner and raffle. 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. For information or to purchase a ticket for two adults, call 704-987-9980.

Southside Baptist, Mooresville

Celebrate Recovery: Twelve-step program for anyone dealing with habits, hangups 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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