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In September, 129 women and girls from the Lake Norman area gathered to share the General Women’s Broadcast at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mooresville.
In September, 129 women and girls from the Lake Norman area gathered to share the General Women’s Broadcast at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mooresville.

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Compiled by Erica Batten

Second Calvary Baptist

Fall Revival:

Join us for “Monday’s Messages.” 7 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26. Pastor Cornelius Atkinson of Wilson Heights First Church of God will preach on Oct. 19. 114 Nelson Ave.

Redemption Christian Ministries

Gospel music festival:

Forte Productions will again sponsor a gospel concert featuring choirs, groups, mime teams and praise dancers from across North Carolina. Acts are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. 6 p.m. Oct. 24. 301 W. 24th St. Register at

Little Rock AME Zion


Join us for “Frangelism,” Focusing on Evangelism. We invite all friends, relatives, associates and neighbors to worship with us in October. 10 a.m. Sundays. 401 N. McDowell St.

Advent Lutheran

Women’s tea:

Women of all ages are invited for tea, fellowship and life-saving information on breast health. We will hear stories from a cancer survivor and learn about breast self-exams. Free; a free-will offering will be accepted. Proceeds will go to breast cancer research. Space limited. Reservations required by Oct. 17. 2-4 p.m. Oct. 24. 8840 University City Blvd. Reservations:

Sharon Presbyterian


Grammy Award-winning guitarist and producer Will Ackerman will perform solo and in collaboration with pianist Stanton Lanier and guitarist Vin Downes in an acoustic instrumental concert. Part of The Gathering concert series. $25; VIP seating with autographed CDs and reception with the artists, $100. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24. 5201 Sharon Road.

Wesley United Methodist

Fall festival:

Hot dogs, baked goods, bounce house, yard games, prizes. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 17. Animal blessing service, 11:30 a.m.

Pumpkin patch:

Open daily through Oct. 31. 3715 Rea Road.

Mouzon United Methodist

Multi-ethnic service:

Service of praise and thanksgiving with our Vietnamese-, Spanish- and English-speaking congregants. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 3100 Selwyn Ave. 704-525-1326;

Saint John’s Episcopal

Job hunters’ group:

Expert speakers provide job search tips, résumé reviews, interview coachin, and networking opportunities. No fees or registration. 7 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. 1623 Carmel Road.

Harrison United Methodist, Pineville

Pumpkin patch:

Pumpkins will be available for purchase 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 17-31. Funds will go to the Navajo reservation and church youth missions. 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Blood drive:

8:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 18 at Christ Lutheran, 4519 Providence Road.

Blair Road United Methodist, Mint Hill

Vendors wanted:

Annual Blair Road Marketplace will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 14. Vendor applications being accepted from Pampered Chef, Tupperware and other vendors as well as those selling books, crafts, attic sale items, more. 9135 Blair Road, Mint Hill. 704-545-6785.

Stallings United Methodist

Annual barbecue:

Plates include barbecue, beans, slaw and bread. Dine-in meals include drink and dessert. Plates or three sandwiches, $9. Take-out and delivery available for orders of 10 or more. Proceeds go to missions. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 16. 1115 Stallings Road, Stallings. 704-821-8820.

Bethlehem United Methodist, Waxhaw

Annual bazaar:

Handmade Christmas decorations, children’s items, plants, frozen casseroles, canned goods and home-baked cakes, cookies, pies, candy and breads. Proceeds go to missions. 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 24. Ham and sausage biscuits available at 7:30 a.m. 5300 Nesbit Road, Waxhaw. 704-764-3602.

Christ the King Church

Community clothing closet:

Free clothing for infants, children and adults. 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 17. 13501 S. Tryon St.

Calvary Lutheran, Concord

Habitat work day:

8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 17. The church is at 950 Bradley St., Concord.

Mount Olivet United Methodist, Concord

Hot dog sale:

Eat in or take out. Delivery for orders of $10 or more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. 301 Mount Olivet Road, Concord. 704-782-8846;

Roberta United Methodist, Concord

Hot dog sale:

Hot dogs and homemade desserts, $1.25 each. Delivery for 10 or more. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 17.

Fall festival:

Wear your nonscary costume. Hot dogs and games for all ages. 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Trunk-or-treat will begin at 6:15 p.m. 3925 Cochran Road, Concord. 704-786-9215.

Rocky Ridge United Methodist, Concord

Hot dog sale:

Hot dogs, $1.25 each. Homemade desserts, chips and drinks available. Eat in or take out. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. 1428 Old Charlotte Road, Concord. For delivery, please call 704-782-3579.

Impact Church International, Concord

Soup kitchen:

Manna House provides hot, fresh meals to anyone in the community who needs them. Guests are served at the table, restaurant-style. Volunteers from the church and community cook and serve the weekly meals. Special projects of Manna House include winter coat drives, care kits, Thanksgiving meals, and more. The weekly meals are served noon-2 p.m. Saturdays. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. 44 Cabarrus Ave., Concord.

Saint Luke Greek Orthodox, Mooresville

Anniversary celebration:

The church will celebrate 10 years at a special service at Fellowship Point on Lake Norman. We will have music, food, games and special guests. Noon Oct. 17. 212 Greyfriars Road, Mooresville.

Huntersville United Methodist

Fall community extravaganza:

Vendor sales, live music, car show, live and silent auction, barbecue, bake sale, children’s activities and trick-or-treating. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 17. Pancake breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m.


Adults age 50 and older 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.

Prospect Presbyterian, Mooresville

Flu shot clinic:

Ages 18 and older. $25; free for Medicare recipients. 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 17.


Southern gospel music will be celebrated by the Saint James Male Chorus. 6 p.m. Oct. 18. A fellowship meal will follow at 7 p.m. 9425 N.C. 152 W., Mooresville. 704-664-1514.

Community in Christ Lutheran, Cornelius

Denver Bible study:

Community in Christ, ELCA, is expanding into the Denver community. All are welcome to join a small-group Bible study at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at AcuCare Clinic, 388 N. C. 16 N., Denver. Refreshments will be served.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mooresville

Women’s gathering:

On Sept. 26, a group of 129 women and girls from Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson and Mooresville gathered for the General Women’s Broadcast. The General Women’s Session of the LDS Church’s bi-annual General Conference originates from Salt Lake City, Utah, where the LDS Church headquarters is located. The broadcast is viewed worldwide and translated live in 67 languages. Speakers during the broadcast include leaders of the general LDS auxiliaries. This broadcast included speeches by Primary General President Rosemary Wixom and Linda Reeves, Second Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency of the LDS Church, and First Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency Carol McConkie.

HELP Ministries of Troutman

Chicken barbecue:

Plates include half chicken with slaw, baked beans, roll and homemade dessert. $8.50 per plate. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 17 or until sold out. The fundraiser will be held in the parking lot of Food Lion, 520 N. Main St., Troutman.

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 second and fourth Thursday. 625 South St., Davidson. 704-895-8404;

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman

Sunday morning groups:

Humanist discussion group, adult discussion group and youth spiritual exploration meet at 9:45 a.m. most Sundays.


The Rev. Mary Frances Comer, guest speaker, will discuss clutter in “Where’s My Woolly Mammoth Tooth?” Children age 4 and older go to spiritual exploration following the children’s story during the service. Nursery available. 11 a.m. Oct. 18. Services are held at the Woodlawn School, 135 Woodlawn School Loop, Mooresville.

Saint James Episcopal, Mooresville

Benefit dinner:

Annual spaghetti dinner. Adults, $7; children, $5. Half of the proceeds will be donated to Shepherd School. Attendees may participate in 50 /50  drawing and may also contribute to the Brody Thompson Scholarship Fund, a project of the Shepherd Community Athletic Association. 4-7 p.m. Oct. 16. 851 Shinnville Road, Mooresville. 704-664-7115.

Davidson College Presbyterian


Jeff Jones of Asheville is the featured artist in this concert, part of Organ at Davidson’s 10th-season series. Jones will perform Dubois’ “Grand Choer” and George Shearing’s “Amazing Grace” along with selections by Arnold, J. S. Bach, Alain and Vierne. Free; donations accepted to support the series. A reception will follow the program. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19. 100 N. Main St., Davidson.

Temple Kol Tikvah of Lake Norman


A cash prize of $10,000 will be awarded during a reverse raffle and dinner with open bar. Free babysitting available for toilet-trained children. A maximum of 250 tickets will be sold for the raffle; winner does not need to be present to claim the prize. Proceeds will go toward Temple Kol Tikvah’s community efforts and Camp Dogwood. 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. 704-987-9980.

Meadowlake Church, Huntersville

Vendors wanted

: Meadowlake Preschool is hosting a holiday bazaar and silent auction. We are looking for local vendors, businesses and craftsmen to participate. Space limited. The event is 4-8 p.m. Nov. 13 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 14. 6501 Gilead Road, Huntersville.

RiverLife Wellness Center, Mooresville

Christian counseling:

Free individual, marriage, and family counseling. Daytime and evening appointments available. 2487 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville. To schedule an appointment, provide your name and contact information to 704-664-7705 ext. 1.

Adnah United Methodist, Rock Hill

Fall bazaar:

More than 30 vendors will sell a variety of items. Breakfast and lunch will be served. A silent auction and bake sale will be held throughout the event. Proceeds go to local missions. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 17.

Blood drive:

10 a.m.-noon Oct. 17. 1 Adnah Road, Rock Hill.

Temple Solel, Fort Mill

Shabbat services:

The Reform Jewish Congregation is holding Shabbat services 7 p.m. each second and fourth Friday in the ministry building at Saint Philip Neri Catholic, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. Religious education is held 10:30 a.m. Sundays at Blooming Einsteins, 2752 Pleasant Road, Suite 103, Fort Mill. 803-619-9707;