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Statesville Christian Women's Club
Luncheon: "Winter Wonderland Luncheon" with speaker Nan Leaptrott. Music by Susan Pinkerton. 11 a.m. Jan. 18 at the Statesville Civic Center, 300 S. Center St., Statesville. $10. Reservations by Jan. 13: 704-546-7972.
Lake Norman Baptist
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Mothers of preschoolers: Meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. 7921 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville. 704-892-0143; www.lakenormanbaptist.com.
Lake Forest Church
Discovery courses: Several Discovery Courses begin in January, including Welcome 101, Kick the Tires, Loving our Kids on Purpose, Eating a Bible Burger, Building Growth Foundations, Discovering Baptism and Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. 8519 Gilead Road, Huntersville. 704-948-3232; www.lakeforest.org.
Smart spending workshop: Guest speaker Faye Prosser, author of "The Smart Spending Guide," will teach you how to save on your grocery expenses. The Smart Spending Guide, workshop DVD and organizer inserts will be available at a discount. $15 per person; pre-registration required. 1-4:30 p.m. Jan. 9. 201 S. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6892. For more information on the Smart Spending system, visit www.smartspendingresources.com.
Life groups: Small groups meet weekly in homes around the Lake Norman area. Build friendships and grow in your faith. More information at www.thejourneyonline.com. 704-892-9797.
Williamson's Chapel United Methodist
Wednesday for women: Classes include Christian Obedience, Spiritual Discipline, Go Deeper, Creative Christian Arts, Better Moms and book club study of "A Lineage of Grace." 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Register for classes at www.williamsonschapel.org. 589 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. 704-664-3680.
Lake Norman Church of Christ
Singing service: Fellowship meal to follow. 6 p.m. Jan. 17. 17634 Caldwell Station Road, Huntersville. 704-895-1155; www.lakenormancoc.org.
Service: Reggie Saddler will present "The Gathering: A God in Country Rally." 5-7 p.m. Jan. 10. 2372 Lakeshore Road S., Denver. 704-483-5851; www.westportbaptist.net.
Mount Zion United Methodist
Concert: The Knotts Family and The Men of Zion will perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 9. Free-will offering will be taken for Lithuania missions.
Financial program: Dave Ramsey's "Financial Peace University" will teach you how to make the right money decisions to achieve your financial goals and God's plan for your life. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 14. Childcare available upon request. Informational sessions on the program will be held at 10:45 a.m. and noon Jan. 3 and at 7 p.m. Jan. 4. 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. Register at email@example.com or 704-892-8566.
Fundraising dinner: Legendary auto racing promoter H. A. "Humpy" Wheeler will discuss how his faith has helped him survive a life in the fast lane that has spanned more than 50 years. Proceeds benefit the campus Catholic Ministry. Space limited to 100 couples. $75 per person. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21. 209 Ridge Road, Davidson. 704-905-9365.