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Beth Shalom of Lake Norman

High Holiday 2010 Schedule: Rabbi Corey Helfand will lead services; children's services will be led by Education Director Sid Krupkin. All services will be held at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. Details, ticket information, reservation forms: Free child care for infants through Grade 2 provided.

7 p.m. Sept. 8: Erev Rosh Hashanah service to welcome the Jewish New Year.

9 a.m. Sept. 9: Rosh Hashanah. Day 1 morning services with separate children's services 11 a.m.-noon.

1:15 p.m. Sept. 9: Tashlich. Family program and picnic will be held at Roosevelt Wilson Park in Davidson.

9 a.m. Sept. 10: Rosh Hashanah. Day 2 morning services with separate children's services 10-11 a.m.

6:30 p.m. Sept. 10: Shabbat Service. Service will be followed by a catered dinner, $12 for members, $15 for nonmembers, $5 children 6-12, children under 6 free. Payment can be made online at

10 a.m. Sept. 11: Healing Service. The service will be filled with special prayers and readings and be an opportunity to bring people together to engage in communal and individual prayer centered around healing of mind, body and soul. Complementary Oneg to follow. RSVP at

7 p.m. Sept. 17: Kol Nidrei. Evening service.

9 a.m. Sept. 18: Yom Kippur. Morning Shabbat Holiday services followed by Yizkor memorial service at 11:30 a.m. with separate children's services from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m. Sept. 18: Minchah-Neilah-Maariv and Break the Fast. Yom Kippur closing services. Services will be followed by a Break Fast at approximately 8:15 p.m. after the blowing of the Shofar.

Lake Norman Baptist, Huntersville

Musical Guests: Voices of Lee, a group characterized by a unique variety of lush vocal harmonies, high-energy patriotic numbers, fun-filled audience participation, and heartfelt gospel favorites, will sing at the 8:30, 9:45, and 11 a.m. services Sept. 5. 7921 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville. 704-892-0143;

Davidson College Presbyterian Church

Organ Concerts: The Organ at Davidson begins its fifth year. As part of the special offerings for this season, the first concert will feature the world premiere of a sonata composed by organist Dr. Robert Parris, professor of organ at Mercer University. Free. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14. 102 N. Main St., Davidson.

Saturday Night Worship: 5 p.m. in Lingle Chapel. Worship will include communion, follow the same general texts and themes as the Sunday morning service with creativity and a spirit of informality.

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.

Mt. Zion United Methodist, Cornelius

Financial Peace University: Financial Peace University: Dave Ramsey's 13-week program that teaches you how to make the right money decisions to achieve your financial goals and God's plan for your life. Join a new class 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 8. Open to community. Childcare available upon request. Register at 704-892-8566. Fee, details:

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.

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

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; or call 704-369-8000. 3835 W. WT Harris Blvd., Charlotte.

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 should be made to Kristin Cathey at or by calling 704-735-2968 4051 King Wilkinson Road, Lincolnton.

Empowerment For Living Family

Sunday Morning Worship Service: 8 a.m. worship, dance and the word of God. 8 a.m. Free. Comfort Inn & Suites, 19521 Liverpool Pkwy., Cornelius.