St. Mark Catholic, Huntersville
"Heroes: Hearts Everywhere Reaching Out" was the theme of St. Mark 2010 VBS program during July. Each night, more than 300 students participated in games, crafts, music and Bible skits, all focusing on the lives of John the Baptist, Juan Diego and Blessed Theresa of Calcutta. Nightly, the high school skits team, nicknamed the "Jungle Jammers," re-created the stories of the featured saints and led more than 500 students and volunteers in songs.
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'Fat Boy Chronicles'
Parent/teen dialog: 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 26. Inspired by a true story, "The Fat Boy Chronicles" follows Jimmy, 14, as he enters a new high school and deals with obesity and bullying. First Baptist Church, 119 N. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. To register: Call 980-343-0318 or go online at www.cms.k12.nc.us.
Beth Shalom of Lake Norman
Resolution against hate crimes: Beth Shalom of Lake Norman has issued a resolution declaring its repugnance toward all hate crimes, including the recent anti-Semitic act of vandalism at B'nai Shalom of Olney, Md. The Maryland congregation recently was desecrated with anti-Semitic slurs in English and German in graffiti. Rabbi Ari Sunshine of B'Nai Shalom was the former associate rabbi at Temple Israel; his wife, Jennifer, was a preschool teacher at Beth Shalom of Lake Norman. The Lake Norman congregation also resolved to show solidarity with the Maryland congregation.
Mt. Zion United Methodist, Cornelius
Cub Scout Pack 10:Open house for boys in grades 1-5 who are interested in joining Scouting. 7-8 p.m. Aug. 26 in the Family Life Center .
Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University: Join a new class 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays for 13 weeks starting Sept. 8. Open to community. Fee, details: firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be information sessions noon Aug. 22 in the sanctuary and 7 p.m. Aug. 23 in the parlor.
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. Music, dancing, food and entertainment; children's games and activities. Free. Bring canned food for Jewish Family Services food bank. www.shalomlakenorman.com.
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.
Lake Norman Community Bible Study
Fall Classes: Registration now open for study on the book of Acts. Open to all women 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.
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 and at 6:30 p.m. Mondays. "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.
Grace Covenant Academy, Cornelius
Elementary School Orientation: 6 p.m. Aug. 19; first day of school Aug. 23. www.gracecovenantacademy.org.
Pre-K Orientation: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 20; first day of school Aug.. 25.
St. Mark Catholic
Religious Education: The church's religious education programs are accepting registration forms from 1-9 graders for the 2010-2011 school year. 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. Forms are available at www.stmarknc.org.
St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Afterschool program: For children K-6, 2:30 p.m.- 6 p.m. Monday through Friday during the school year. Weekly rates will be $60 per child with a $ 5 discount for each additional child; $20 application fee. Full-day services on teacher work days and holidays. Inquiries to Kristin Cathey at KristinCathey@bellsouth.net, or 704-735-2968. 4051 King Wilkinson Road, Lincolnton.
University City United Methodist Church
Live Simulcast with Beth Moore: Women invited are invited to the church 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 18 for a fellowship day and author and live simulcast of Bible teacher Beth Moore presenting the LifeWay women's "Living Proof." $25 registration includes lunch; www.ucumc.org or call 704-369-8000. 3835 W. WT Harris Blvd., Charlotte.
Rehobeth United Methodist Church, Terrell
Back-to-school kickoff: LifeGiver Band will perform at a back-to-school-kickoff at 6 p.m. Aug. 29 at the church, off N.C. 150 between Denver and Mooresville. A $3 donation includes food and drink. Details: 828-478-2518 or www.faithleadingyouth.org.