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Religion news: Lake Norman

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Compiled by Erica Batten

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 Humanist discussion group will discuss “The Road to Character” by David Brooks.

Service: The Rev. Amy Brooks will speak on “Play Every Day.” Children age 4 and older go to spiritual exploration following the children’s story during the service. Nursery available. 11 a.m. June 28. Services are held at the Woodlawn School, 135 Woodlawn School Loop, Mooresville.

Community in Christ Lutheran, Cornelius

Prayer shawl ministry: Intergenerational group creates shawls, chemo caps and other crafts that serve as a physical reminder of God’s unconditional love to people experiencing illness or other difficulty. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. June 28.

Patriotic celebration: Community invited to join our praise team, choir, and gospel choir in presenting a tribute to our country’s heritage. Free. 4 p.m. June 28. Refreshments follow.

Preschool summer camp: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 29-July 2 and Aug. 3-6. $120 per session. 7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius.

Bethel Presbyterian, Cornelius

Vacation Bible school: At “Everest,” campers will go on an exciting expedition and learn to overcome obstacles with God’s mighty power. Games, experiments, music, Bible study, more. Age 4 through rising fifth grade. Free. 5:30-8:15 p.m. July 17, 3:30-6 p.m. July 18-19, and 6:30-8 p.m. July 20. A special VBS Sunday school will be held at 10 a.m. July 19. 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius. Register by June 28 at

Hopewell Baptist, Davidson

Vacation Bible school: Join us for an adventure into uncharted territory. Connect faith and life through Bible stories, crafts, music and games. Classes for all ages. 6:15-9 p.m. July 12-16. 18841 Davidson-Concord Road, Davidson.

Saint Phillip Missionary Baptist, Huntersville

Children’s book club: The Phenomenal Readers Book Club will meet to read books, visit the library, play vocabulary games, have snacks, and work with adult mentors. Ages 6-15. Free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays through July 30. 524 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville. 704-948-6869.

Journey Church, Huntersville

Fitness classes: To develop its goal of bringing hope to the Lake Norman community, Journey Church is launching a dynamic core fitness business called HopeFIT. The athletics-based program combines high-intensity conditioning, strength training, agility and speed work, flexibility and balance. Four classes, $35. First class is free. 9-9:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Child care available for an extra fee. 15711 Brookway Drive, Huntersville.

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;