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St. Phillip Missionary Baptist, Huntersville

Twelve Tribe Rally: The public is invited to sing, praise God and fellowship as we lift up the name of Jesus. 5 p.m. July 18. 524 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville. 704-394-5689.

Lake Norman Community Bible Study

Fall classes: Registration now open for study on the book of Acts. Open to all ladies in the Lake Norman area. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays starting Sept. 7 at Mt. Zion United Methodist in Cornelius. Children's program also available for infants through homeschooled middle school. Register at 704-799-4460 or

Davidson College Presbyterian

Bible Study: Dr. James Efird of Duke Divinity School will lead a study on the Book of Revelation. This study dispels the myths about end times and reclaims the hope for all Christians found in this misunderstood book. 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 14 in the Congregation House, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. $5 per person. Child care available. Please register by Aug. 1 at 704-892-5641.

Mt. Zion United Methodist, Cornelius

Vacation Bible School: "High Seas Adventure" with Bible stories, games, music, more. Children age 3 through rising 5th grade. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 2-6. 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. Register at 704-892-8566.

Break-a-Leg Drama Fun-shop: Daylong workshop exploring acting and improvisation. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 13. Registration limited. E-mail

Women's group: All women of the church and community are welcome for fellowship and devotion 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the Acropolis restaurant. Details: Elizabeth Croker, 704-892-8263 or

Men's Group: Men of all ages are welcome to attend a Community Men's Prayer Breakfast held 7-8 a.m. each Wednesday at the Cookhouse Restaurant, 20936 Torrence Chapel Road, Cornelius. It is led on alternate weeks by the ministerial staffs of Mt. Zion UMC and Bethel Presbyterian Church.

Lake Norman High School, Mooresville

Concert: Southern gospel recording artist Ivan Parker will perform 6 p.m. July 17. 186 Doolie Road, Mooresville. 704-528-5307;

Rock Spring Methodist Camp Meeting

Concerts: These free gospel concerts will be held during the Rock Spring Methodist Campground:

6 p.m. July 25, the Chuck Wagon Gang of Fort Worth, Texas, with the Witness Quartet and the Southerners Quartet.

7 p.m. July 30, a "Community Singing" will be held featuring area church choirs, groups, quartets, trios, duets and soloists.

6 p.m. July 31, the Harvesters Quartet will share headline billing with the Rick Webb Family. The Far City Boys, a 2010 Dove Award nominee along with the Pine Ridge Boys and the Heartsound Quartet will complete the five group bill.

Concerts are free. Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. The Rock Spring Methodist Camp Ground is located on Camp Ground Road, 1/2-mile east of N.C. 16 in Denver.

Holy Trinity Anglican, Huntersville

Summer Worship Schedule: Through Sept. 5. Holy Communion begins 10 a.m. Sundays with fellowship time afterwards. Holy Trinity meets at the Huntersville Arts and Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. 704-576-3279.

New Destiny Community Church, Denver

Seeking musicians: New Destiny Community Church is seeking musicians, a sound technologist, and computer technologists. The church meets at 6 p.m. Sundays at Westport Country Club, 2525 Shanklin Lane, Denver.

New Faith Community Of Lake Norman

Small Groups: The New Faith Community of Lake Norman: Encouraging Your Search for a Resonant Jesus. A five-week study based on Brian McLaren's book, "A Generous Orthodoxy" will meet at 11 a.m. Sundays starting July 25 and at 6:30 p.m. Mondays starting July 26. "Living the Questions," a discussion that invites questions and struggles of faith, will meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The group is ongoing and always open to new participants. All meetings are held at Davidson United Methodist, 233 S. Main St., Davidson.

Huntersville United Methodist

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

Assurance United Methodist, Huntersville

Vacation Bible School: "High Seas Adventure." 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 2-6. 9700 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, Huntersville. Register at 704-391-9567 or

Bethel Presbyterian Church, Cornelius

Concert: Squire Parsons In Concert, 7 p.m. Aug. 20 in the sanctuary. 9920 Bethel Church Road. 704-896-3103.

Jewish Council Of Lake Norman

Jewish Festival: The second annual Shalom Lake Norman festival. Noon-5 p.m. Aug. 29 at Ramsey Creek Park in Cornelius.

Point of Grace Lutheran Church, Cornelius

Engage! rebooting: We are retooling our Wednesday Evening Services. So, there will be no Wednesday evening service today and the Engage! God's Word Services will resume July 21 with a meal at 6 p.m. and service at 7 p.m. Engage! will still be a coffee shop atmosphere with coffee for the service and "unplugged" music set and prayer time. The reboot will begin with a six-week DVD series called "Who Am I? What Am I Doing Here?" Written by Pastor Joel Biermann, professor of systematic theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, the series examines the nature and role of man.

Statesville Christian Women's Club

Luncheon: "July Blast" luncheon with speaker Frances Workman and special feature on things we need to know about North Carolina. $10. 11 a.m. July 19 at Statesville Civic Center, 300 S. Center St., Statesville. Reservations by July 14: 704-546-7972.

Journey Church, Huntersville

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:

Community in Christ Lutheran Church, Cornelius

Vacation Bible School: 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 25-28 for age 3 through fifth grade .$15 per child or $25 per family. Climb aboard our high seas expedition as we follow the Apostle Paul through scripture and learn that God's word is True, Comforting, Surprising and Life-Changing. Worship, singing, games, crafts, snacks, drama and theater. 7621 Norman Island Drive. Details: 704-892-0120.