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Point of Grace Lutheran Church, Cornelius

Engage!: Six-week DVD series called "Who Am I? What Am I Doing Here?" begins July 21. Wednesday evening services begin 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 series examines the nature and role of man.

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.

Free. 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.

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. www.NFCLKN.blogspot.com.

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. 7621 Norman Island Drive. Details: 704-892-0120.

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 mmittelstadt@mtzionumc.net.

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 elizabeth._coker@bellsouth.net.

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.

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 www.assuranceumc.org.

Cornelius Presbyterian Church

Bluegrass Saturdays: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 7, 14, 21. Free. Barbecue available for purchase and bake sale will benefit mission projects. Craft and art items will be for sale. Booths are available to rent to sell items. The bands that will be coming are Homeward Bound, Aug. 7; A Deeper Shade of Blue, Aug. 14; and Davidson Express, Aug. 21. Event on church lawn, 21209 Catawba Ave.. Details: 704-892-5577 or e-mail carld@bellsouth.net.

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.

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. www.newdestinydenver.org

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. www.shalomlakenorman.com.

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 www.lakenormancbs.org.

Journey Church, Huntersville

Terrific Tuesdays: The church is sponsoring Regal Cinema's Free Family Film Festival this summer at Movies at Birkdale with games and crafts in the lobby following the movies. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 10. www.terrifictuesdays.com.

Congregation Emanuel, Statesville

New rabbinic fellow: Deborah Zuker has been named the Legacy Heritage Fund Rabbinic Fellow at Congregation Emanuel. Most recently, she served as the rabbinic intern at Westchester Jewish Center in Mamaroneck, N.Y. A native of Ottawa, she obtained her undergraduate degree from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Zuker has an master's degree in Jewish Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary and an master's of social work from Columbia University with a focus on hospice care. She will be serving Congregation Emanuel through May. 206 N. Kelly St., Statesville. www.congregationemanuel.us.

Prosperity Church

Vacation Bible School: "Saddle Ridge Ranch" 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 1-6. Children 3 years through fifth grade. Free. Singing, crafts, and snacks while children are taught to ask God when they need answers. Prosperity Presbyterian Church, 5533 Prosperity Church Road, Charlotte, 28269. 704-875-1182, email@prosperitychurch.org or www.prosperitychurch.org.

Forest Hill United Methodist Church

Christmas in July: 3-6 p.m. July 25, Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 N. Union St., Concord, is celebrating Christmas in July. The Missions Outreach program is focusing on "Sharing the Gift of Christmas All Year Long" by featuring the Festival of Trees. Each tree will be decorated with different "back-to-school" themes to promote donations of supplies for students in need. Please bring school supplies and place them under the trees. Details: Barbara Gonynor at gonyorba@hotmail.com, or Dawn Mills at DawnyVee@aol.com.

Advent Lutheran Church

Playhouses for a Good Cause: Advent Lutheran Church, 8840 University City Blvd., Charlotte, is hosting an "Under Construction" Vacation Bible School Aug. 2-6. Children and their leaders will build several playhouses, and one will be raffled off to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte. Raffle tickets are $1 each and can be purchased from the church office. Classes will be offered for children, age 3 through fifth grade. A $10 registration fee should accompany each registration form. Forms are available through the church office, and scholarships are available for those who cannot pay the $10 fee. Details: Toni Hagerman, 704-549-1555.

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