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Lake Norman ARP Churches
Worship services: Four ARP churches invite you to attend a series of special worship services Sept. 24-28. The Rev. Andy Ward will preach at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at Huntersville ARP, 200 N. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. The Rev. Robert Hunter will preach at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Lakeside Fellowship ARP, 381 Williamson Road, Mooresville. The Rev. Joseph Alghrary will preach at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at Gilead ARP, 15303 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville. Communion will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Mooresville ARP, 659 Carpenter Ave., Mooresville. The Rev. Lee Shelnutt will preach. 704-664-1273; www.mooresvillearp.org.
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Bethel Presbyterian, Cornelius
Annual barbecue: Community invited. Barbecue, silent auction, bake sale and handmade quilt sale. Drive through, eat in, or carry out. $9 for a barbecue plate or three sandwiches. One pound of barbecue, $12. Delivery available for orders of 10 or more. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 25. Bidding on silent auction items, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Hundreds of items available, including golf packages, jewelry, sporting event tickets and sports equipment. All proceeds benefit the Barium Springs Home for Children. 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius. http://bethel-pc.org.
Davidson College Presbyterian
Study series: The church’s Earth Care Taskforce presents a month-long series on stewardship of the Earth and sustainability practices. The topic for Sept. 28 is “The Land Conservancy Program in the Davidson Area.” 9:45 a.m. Sundays.
Animal blessing service: Animals welcome on leashes or in cages. Animals will receive blessings as their human companions vow to care for them with compassion and joy. Attendees invited to bring an offering of pet food for Loaves and Fishes. 3 p.m. Oct. 5 on the lawn of Lingle Chapel. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org.
Davidson Friends Meeting
Needlecraft group: Hearts and Hands invites those who like to knit, crochet and quilt to make shawls and other charity needlecraft projects. No experience necessary. 7:30 p.m. each second and fourth Thursday. 625 South St., Davidson. 704-895-8404; http://davidson.quaker.org.
Journey Church, Huntersville
Women’s ministry: Join us on a mission for Christ. Child care provided. 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in the church coffee shop. 15711 Brookway Drive, Huntersville. www.thejourneyonline.com.
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 3 through first grade, children’s Bible study, small groups and youth group for grades 6-12, and adult Bible study, 6:30 p.m.
Mothers’ morning out: 9 a.m.-noon Fridays. 21007 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Register at email@example.com or 704-892-4701.
Lake Forest Church, Huntersville
Prayer run: Join friends in worldwide prayer for orphans in Bolivia and Honduras, then run or walk a 5K to benefit the Children’s Impact Network. Participants will receive a prayer card with the photo, name and prayer request of a child at one of our orphanages. The children will pray and walk a 5K the same morning. Optional chip-timed race provided by Davidson Timing. Male and female first- and second-place winners will receive a $125 gift certificate to Charlotte Running Co. or Brushy Mountain Outdoors. Prizes also awarded to winners in each age bracket. Strollers and pets welcome. 9 a.m. Oct. 11. 8519 Gilead Road, Huntersville. http://cinonline.org/engage/prayer-run.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman
Service: Dr. Karin Peterson will present “Feminism is for Everybody.” Nursery available. Children in grades K-5 go to spiritual exploration following the children’s story during the service. 11 a.m. Sept. 28. Services are held at the Woodlawn School, 135 Woodlawn School Loop, Mooresville. www.uulakenorman.org.
Huntersville United Methodist
Fall community extravaganza: Fourteenth annual event, featuring live music, local vendors, barbecue, car show, silent and live auctions, a bake sale and children’s activities. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 25.
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. www.huntersvilleumc.org.
Huntersville First Baptist
Yard sale: 7 a.m. Sept. 27. 119 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. www.fbc-h.org.
Mt. Zion United Methodist, Cornelius
Infant language classes: Babygarten is a class designed by two librarians to help young children gain the exposure to language needed to become competent readers. Infants ages 0-18 months and their caregivers will share nursery rhymes, songs, and books; make fun projects; and enjoy a free-play period during each class. Older children will be accepted with instructor’s permission. No registration or cost. All classes meet at 10 a.m. Three sections are available: Mondays, Sept. 29-Oct. 27; Wednesdays, Sept. 24-Oct. 22, and Saturdays, Sept. 27-Oct. 25. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas show: Vendor applications are being accepted for bazaar to be held Nov. 21-22. 19600 Zion Ave., Cornelius. Register at www.mtzchristmas.net.
New Beginnings Moravian, Huntersville
Fundraiser: Car show “Motors-4-Moore” will benefit the rebuilding effort in Moore, Okla., which suffered devastating loss from tornadoes in 2013. Registration is $10 in advance and $20 on the day of the event. The event also features free blood-pressure screenings, music, children’s activities, door prizes and food. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 4. 201 Seagle St., Huntersville. 704-992-2003.
Meadowlake Presbyterian, Huntersville
Vendors wanted: Holiday bazaar and craft sale to benefit the preschool’s playground fund. Local artists and businesses welcome. $40 per table. Bazaar is 4-8 p.m. Nov. 14 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 15. 6501 Gilead Road, Huntersville. http://meadowlakechurch.com/preschool/holiday-bazaar.