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St. Mark Catholic, Huntersville
Mission trip: The church sponsored its first international mission trip April 1-8 to Kingston, Jamaica. The group worked with Missionaries of the Poor, serving daily more than 500 men, women and children in five resident centers. Plans are underway to send a team next year. www.stmarknc.org.
St. Phillip Missionary Baptist, Huntersville
Back-to-school rally: Food, entertainment, and guest speakers, including former NFL player Renaldo Wynn. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 16. 524 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville. 704-875-6180.
Bethel Presbyterian, Cornelius
Support group: GriefShare is a 13-week support group where you can be around people who understand the pain of your loss. Each session is independent. 9 a.m. Saturdays starting Aug. 16. The first session will focus on “Your Journey From Mourning to Joy.” 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius. www.bethel-pc.org.
Davidson College Presbyterian
Guest speaker: Elizabeth Hinton-Hasty, author of the 2014 Presbyterian Women Horizons Bible study, “Reconciling Paul,” will present an exploration of 2 Corinthians. $10. 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 23 in the congregation house, 218 Concord Road, Davidson. Preregistration suggested. Hinton-Hasty will also present “The Problem of Wealth” at 9:45 a.m. Aug. 24 in the sanctuary, 100 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-5641; www.dcpc.org.
Mt. Zion United Methodist, Cornelius
Middle school mission: Students from the church went to Estoy Loco Aug. 1-3 in Winston-Salem. Participants were Zach Eddy, Alex Eisley, Katie Eisley, Mason Lennon, Jonathan Orr, Mark Gil, Nikki Fellows, Rebekah Knight, Kristine Atkinson and leader Matt Sherrill.
Christmas show: Vendor applications are being accepted for bazaar to be held Nov. 21-22. 19600 Zion Ave., Cornelius. Register at www.mtzchristmas.net.
First Baptist, Cornelius
Sunday services: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Breakfast, 10:30 a.m. Worship 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 three through first grade, children’s Bible study, small groups and youth group for grades 6-12, and adult Bible study, 6:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman
Service: “Experiencing the Transcendent” with the Rev. Amy Brooks. Nursery available. 11 a.m. Aug. 17.
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 held at the Woodlawn School, 135 Woodlawn School Loop, Mooresville. www.uulakenorman.org.