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Centre Presbyterian, Mooresville

Church anniversary: The church is celebrating 250 years. In 1865, Centre Presbyterian was established in a centralized location so that area farmers would not have to leave their livestock unattended and travel far to attend worship. The Revolutionary slogan “No king but King Jesus” has been resurrected for the church’s yearlong celebration. Donald Fortson, professor of church history and practical theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, will present a lecture on “Presbyterians and Religious Liberty” at 7 p.m. April 30. A reception will follow. A Memorial Day celebration will be held May 24. Other activities are planned through the year. 129 Centre Church Road, Mooresville. For information on the church’s history and current activities, visit www.thecentrechurch.org.

Concord Presbyterian, Statesville

Spring bazaar: Breakfast, bake sale, crafts, yard sale, car wash, more. 8 a.m.-noon May 2. 3867 Taylorsville Highway, Statesville. 704-872-7344.

Saint Mark’s Lutheran, Mooresville

Jazz cantata: The Children’s Spirit Choir will present “100% Chance of Rain,” a story about Noah and his family. 9:45 a.m. May 3 in the family life center. 454 Fieldstone Road, Mooresville. 704-664-5474.

First Baptist, Mooresville

Concert: The South Carolina Baptist Singing Churchmen will perform a wide variety of Christian music, including spirituals, traditional hymn arrangements, popular contemporary songs and choral masterworks. The group’s 50 voices are accompanied by an instrumental ensemble. Free; love offering accepted. 7:30 p.m. May 1. 150 S. Church St., Mooresville. 704-664-2324.

Trinity Episcopal, Statesville

Choir performance: The Trinity Artist Series presents The MasterSingers from The Choir School at Saint Peter’s. Adults, $10; students, $5. 3 p.m. May 3. 801 Henkel Road, Statesville. www.trinityartistseries.org.

Horizon Church, Statesville

Cruise-in: The church will host a car, truck, and bike cruise-in and parts swap meet. The family-friendly event will feature classic cars, a bounce house, a 50/50 drawing and other fun activities. Local art and crafts and food will be available for purchase. Admission is free; attendees asked to bring non-perishable food for the food pantry ministry. Registration is free for exhibitors and $20 for vendors, including those selling parts. Sponsorship also available. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 2. 316 Signal Hill Drive, Statesville. www.horizonchurch.net.

Central United Methodist, Mooresville

5K fundraiser: In July, nine youth from the church will travel to Honduras with Carolina Cross Connection to work in orphanages. The cost is $1,600 per person. To raise funds, a 5K and fun run will be held at 8:30 a.m. May 9 at Bellingham Park. Registration is $20 for the 5K and $12 for the fun run. www.cumcmooresville.com.

Triplett United Methodist, Mooresville

Worship service: Life Force contemporary worship service is for those who are unable to attend traditional Sunday morning services or who would like a little more spiritual nourishment during the week. Come experience a relaxed time of worship, music and learning. 6 p.m. Wednesdays.

Children’s ministry: Halftime Kids for children age 3 through fifth grade. Supper, Bible stories, games, music, more. 5:45 p.m. each first and third Wednesday. 838 Mazeppa Road, Mooresville. www.triplettumc.org.

Rocky Mount United Methodist, Mooresville

Community pancake breakfast: Free. 7:30 a.m. May 2. 1739 Perth Road, Mooresville. www.RockyMountUMC.com.

Vanderburg United Methodist, Mooresville

Community breakfast: Pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs. Free; donations accepted. 8-10 a.m. May 2. 1809 Charlotte Highway Mooresville. www.vanderburgumc.org.

The Bridge Church, Mooresville

Preschool: The Bridge Academy is now enrolling children age 2 through transitional kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year. Classes are 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday. 2940 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville. For information, call Sonya Byrd at 704-658-0241. www.thebridgeacademylkn.com.

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