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Cornelius Presbyterian

Vacation Bible School: "High Seas Expedition" for children; adults classes also offered. 6:15-8:30 p.m. June 13-17. Supper provided.

New Service: Come and meet your neighbors at the church's "New Dimensions in Worship" service. 9 a.m. Sundays. 21209 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-892-5577; www.corneliuspcusa.org.

Vacation Bible School: 6:15-8:30 p.m. June 13-17; dinner provided. All ages welcome.

Car show: Men of the Church Car Show June 26; rain date July 3.

Bluegrass: Bluegrass Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on the first four Saturdays in August.

New Beginnings Moravian, Huntersville

Vacation Bible School: Children ages 4-11 are invited for music, crafts, Bible stories, and more with "High Seas Expedition." 6-8 p.m. June 27-30. 201 Seagle St., Huntersville. Register at 704-992-2003.

St. Phillip Missionary Baptist, Huntersville

Recital: Gerrie's Christian Academy of Music will present its annual spring recital with performances by children ages 5-18. Chelsea Singletary is graduating and will be honored. 5 p.m. June 12. 524 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville. 704-691-4341.

Mt. Zion United Methodist, Cornelius

Summer camp: June 22-25 for boys and girls who have completed any grade 1st through 5th at Camp Carolwood near Lenior. $120 per child; space limited. 704.892-8566.

Service opportunity: Volunteers needed for "Amigos de Christo" Vacation Bible School, an outdoor VBS for children at the Farmers Market in Huntersville. Adults and youth needed June 28-30. To volunteer: Sherry Washam, swasham@mtzionumc.net before June 13.

Teen concert: 7 p.m. June 12 in the sanctuary, 19600 Zion St. Testify to perform. The traveling non-denominational group of teens represents about 35 churches in the Mooresville area.

Cornelius Concert Series: 6 p.m. July 11 in the sanctuary. The St. James Male Chorus.

Summer Children's Music Camp: Rising first- through fifth-graders 9 a.m.-noon July 12-16. Daily activities include devotion, hand bells, singing, art, drama and recreation. Open to non-members. Space limited to 40 children. Reservations: mmittelstadt@mtzionumc.net. Registration forms will be emailed once you reserve space.

Lovenotes: Music for the Unborn: Program has openings for more expectant parents. Meets 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Room 203 of the education building. Details: mmittelstadt@mtzionumc.net.

Davidson College Presbyterian

Wellness Luncheon: Learn the importance of good nutrition and vitamin supplements for those undergoing chemotherapy or with chronic health issues. Everyone is asked to bring a salad to share. 11:30 a.m. June 11 in the Congregation House.

Intercessory Prayer Service: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays in Lingle Chapel. 102 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org.

Lake Norman Lutheran, Denver

Sports Camp: Practice skills in ultimate Frisbee, soccer and softball; discover character-building concepts. Preschool through rising 6th grade. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 26. On-site registration opens at 8:30 a.m. or preregister at 704-483-2130. 1445 N.C. 16 N., Denver.

Point of Grace Lutheran, Cornelius

Fellowship Club: Public is invited to activities on second Saturday monthly. 6:30-9 p.m. June 12 food, badminton, corn hole game, live music at a Huntersville home. Details, directions, RSVP by June 6: Terri.Ruffatto@yahoo.com.

Denver Baptist

Vacation Bible School: "Saddle Ridge Ranch." 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 14-17. Family night, 6:30 p.m. June 18. 6917 Forest Hills Drive, Denver. Register at www.denverbaptist.org.

Journey Church, Huntersville

Terrific Tuesdays: June 15-Aug.10. Sponsoring Regal Cinema's Free Family Film Festival at Movies at Birkdale; hosting games and crafts for families in the lobby following the movies. Volunteers needed 10:30 a.m.-12:30 pm. Contact ashley@thejourneyonline.com. Journey Church, 15711 Brookway Drive, 704.892.9797, www.thejourneyonline.com.

Discovering Journey: 12:30 p.m. July 18. Free lunch right after the second service on Sunday to learn more about the history and future of Journey church, meet the staff, ask questions. Free childcare onsite. Details or to advise how many children will need care: brian@thejourneyonline.com.

Lake Day at YMCA: 1-3 p.m. July 25. Summer Beach BBQ at the Lake Norman YMCA. Tickets will be on sale June 20; $5 adults, $3 for kids. The lake will be open for swimming.

Baptism: 1-3 p.m. July 25. If you are interested, email Brian, brian@thejourneyonline.com.

KidStreet Changing Lanes: June 13. Children entering kindergarten through 5th grade this fall are promoted to their new grade level life group. Rising K & 1st grade (Hot Rods), 2nd grade (Big Rigs), 3rd & 4th grade (Fastbacks), 5th grade (Choppers). Preschoolers 2 & 4 years old may move up to their new room on their birthday. Rising 6th graders are invited to begin attending Journey Students, Sunday evenings 5-6:30pm. For more information, contact K-5th Life Group Director, Holly Reinhardt holly@thejourneyonline.com.

First Baptist, Cornelius

Senior Citizens' Group: Come for interesting programs, fellowship, and travel opportunities. The Jolly Travelers meet at 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month. 21007 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-896-5623.

Huntersville United Methodist

Vacation Bible School: "High Seas Expedition" for ages 3 through rising 6th graders. 6:15-8:30 p.m. June 14-17. Register at www.humconline.org .

Preschoolers' Camp: The church preschool will offer camps on "Cooking Up Fun," "Ooey Gooey Science," and "Outdoor Adventures." Camps are 9 a.m.-noon June 14-17, July 12-15, and Aug. 2-5. $75. Children should be toilet trained and ages 3-5. 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. (704) 875-1156.

Davidson United Methodist Church

Puppet Ministry: A new Puppet Ministry is being considered. If you would like to help with the plans or if you would like to be a puppeteer, contact Heather Smith, hsmith@davidsonumc.org or 704-892-8277, ext. 245.

Kindermusik: Play dates, classes and camps. Summer registration is open. Classes are available for newborns through 5-year-olds. www.davidsonumc.org/kindermusik for class descriptions, cost, and registration details. Liz Hickey, lhickey@davidsonumc.org or 704-892-8277.

Preschool: There are a limited number of openings available in the weekday preschool for 3-year-old, 4-year-old and PreK/5-year-old classes this fall. Nancy Cork, 704-896-0082 or ncork@davidsonumc.org.

Episcopal Church of St. Peter By-The-Lake

Health fair: Westport Health and Safety Fair 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 19 at the church, 8433 Fairfield Forest Road, Denver. 704-483-3460.

Davidson College Presbyterian Church

Middle East discussion: 6-7:30 p.m. June 13 in the fellowship hall. Dr. Jonathan Berkey and others will discuss the upcoming PCUSA General Assembly study paper on the Middle East. Open to other churches and the community. Berkey is professor of history at Davidson College and specializes in Middle East studies.

Politics and religion: 6-7:30 p.m. June 27 in the fellowship hall. Dr. Anne Wills and Dr. Mary Thornberry will present a program on government and religion entitled Religious Ideals and Political Realities. Wills is an associate professor of religion at Davidson College and . Thornberry is a professor of political science at Davidson College.

NorthCross Church

Vacation Bible School: 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 6-9 for children ages pre-school through 5th grade at Bailey Road Park with family cookout 6 p.m. July 9. at Bailey Road Park. To register, lynn@northcrosschurch.com. Church location: 11020 Bailey Road, Cornelius. 704- 987-8000, www.northcrosschurch.com.

Statesville Christian Women's Club

Luncheon: "Running Into Summer" luncheon. Speaker Sarah Bush. $10. 11 a.m. June 21 at Statesville Civic Center, 300 S. Center St., Statesville. Reservations by June 16: 704-546-7972.

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