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Davidson College Presbyterian

Seminar: End-of-life planning seminar on funerals, memorial services, and bereavement support. 5-7 p.m. Nov. 14 in Jetton Hall. Reservations required. 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-5641.

Mount Zion United Methodist

Family Event: Join our adult Sunday school, youth and children as we decorate the sanctuary for Advent. Visit from Harold and His Angels. Refreshments to follow. 5:30 p.m. Nov. 21. 19600 Zion St., Cornelius.

Craft and gift show: Save the date, Nov. 19-20.

Fall study group: Seven-week study using the book "A Case for Faith" by Lee Strobel. 7 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 15. Facilitated by the Rev. Jill Smith. RSVP: 704-892-8566.

Collection drive: Collecting new hats, socks, gloves and backpacks for the Urban Ministry Center. Place in box in upstairs hallway of the Christian Education Building near room 208.

Daytime group study: "Daniel: Pursuing Integrity" 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays through Nov. 17.

Women's group: Women of the church and community are welcome for fellowship and devotion at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the Acropolis restaurant. Details: Elizabeth Coker, 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 Mount Zion UMC and Bethel Presbyterian Church.

Journey Church

KidStreet Sox in Box: Kindergarten-fifth-graders can demonstrate the church's October virtue of initiative - seeing what needs to be done and doing it - by bringing a new pair of socks (adult tube and crew) in a shoebox to church. Socks are needed at Urban Ministries, Charlotte. Shoeboxes will be used for Operation Christmas Child next month. Details: E-mail 15664 Northcross Drive, Huntersville.

Inclusion Community

New faith community: All are welcome. This is a community that welcomes questions, thrives on conversation and celebrates God's presence, as expressed through Jesus, in our diversity. 10:30 a.m. Sundays at Our Town Cinemas in Davidson.

Lake Norman Baptist Church

New Session - Women's Tuesday Morning Bible Study: 9:30-11:30 a.m. through Dec. 14. "Me, Myself & Lies: A Thought Closet Makeover" by Jennifer Rothschild. Encourages women to clear their minds of negative thoughts with positive truths from God's word. All women of community are invited. Fellowship Hall. Childcare Available. Student guide cost $14. 7921 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville. 704-892-0143.

First Baptist, Cornelius

Senior Citizens' Group: Interesting programs, fellowship, and travel opportunities. We welcome new people to join us. The Jolly Travelers meet at 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month. 21007 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-896-5623.

Lake Norman Community Bible Study

Registrations for 2010-2011 class: The Book of Acts is the topic this year. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Zion Street, Cornelius. Open to women with various levels of Bible knowledge and homeschooled children through elementary and middle school. Register early; children slots fill up fast. Details: Meg Samuels, 704-799-4460 or Registration fee $

Life Fellowship, Davidson

Saturday evening service: Message, contemporary worship music, and question-and-answer session. Children's ministry will also meet. Fellowship to follow service. 6:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Community School of Davidson, 565 Griffith St., Davidson.

Empowerment For Living Family

Sunday morning worship service: 8 a.m. worship, dance and the word of God. Comfort Inn & Suites, 19521 Liverpool Parkway, Cornelius.

Prosperity Church

Missions Conference: Everyone is invited to come meet the missionaries, learn about their ministry. 5533 Prosperity Church Road, Charlotte. 704-875-1182.

Nov. 13

6-8:30 p.m. International (Pot Luck) Dinner in the Dining Hall.

7 p.m. TE Triston Craven - Missionary to Japan.

7:45 p.m. The Rev. Troy Albee - Boston Church plant through MNA.

Nov. 14

9-10:30 a.m. The Men will prepare Breakfast; joint Sunday School Session with the missionaries.

9 a.m. Dr. Joel McCall - Equipping Leaders International, Africa.

9:45 a.m. The Rev. Will Faires, RUF International UNC Charlotte.

Rehobeth United Methodist, Terrell

Pork Barbecue: 11 a.m. Nov. 13. $8 per plate. Take-out available. 9297 Sherrills Ford Road, Terrell. 828-478-2518;

Statesville Women Christian's Club

Luncheon: Crafts, baked goods, and silent auction. Speaker Marynell Wallace on "What in Heaven's Name are You Doing?" Music by Sharon Johnson. 11 a.m. Nov. 15 at the Statesville Civic Center, 300 S. Center St., Statesville. Reservations by Nov. 10: 704-546-7972.

St. Therese Catholic, Mooresville

Holiday Craft Bazaar: Handmade crafts, baked goods, photos with Santa, more. Breakfast and lunch items for sale. All proceeds go to the church and community. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 20. 217 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. 704-664-3992.

Central United Methodist, Mooresville

Classes: Monday Night Madness classes include Games, Bible Study, Card Making, Christmas Crafts, Basic Guitar, Repairing Chrismons, Keyboard and Vocal Training and Specialty Desserts. Childcare available. 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 6. 214 N. Academy St., Mooresville. Register at 704-664-5429.

Talent Show: "Central's Got Talent" will be Nov. 28.