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First Baptist

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 .

Mt. Zion United Methodist

Concert: "Come Ye Faithful" featuring the chancel choir, hand bell ensemble, children's choir and chamber orchestra. Free; an offering will be taken. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 19. 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. .

Independence Hill Baptist, Huntersville

Christmas Worship: The Christmas choir and instrumental ensemble present "Our King has Come" at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 and 12, and at 4 p.m. Dec. 11. 10220 Eastfield Road, Huntersville. .

Statesville Christian Women's Club

Luncheon: "'Tis the Season" with speaker Anne Curry on "Mama Said There Would be Days Like This." Music by Josh and Carolyn Freeland. $10. 11 a.m. Dec. 13 at the Statesville Civic Center, 300 S. Center St., Statesville. Reservations by Dec. 8: 704-546-7972 .

Broad Street United Methodist, Statesville

Christmas Concert: The chancel choir presents the cantata "Holy Light" and will perform other selections with the chancel bell ringers. Reception follows. 5-6:15 p.m. Dec. 12. 315 W. Broad St., Statesville. 704-873-3279.

Empowerment For Living Family

Sunday worship: The Empowerment For Living Family meets at 8 a.m. Dec. 12; 8 a.m. Dec. 19; 8 a.m. Dec. 26. Free. 704-380-7025. Comfort Inn & Suites, 19521 Liverpool Pkwy., Cornelius. 704-896-7622.

Lake Norman Community Bible Study

Lake Norman Community Bible Study (CBS) is taking registrations for 2010-2011 class. The Book of Acts is our topic this year. Classes start Sept.7 running Tuesday mornings from 10- 12 during the school year at Mt. Zion UMC in Cornelius. Open to ladies with various levels of Bible knowledge and babies through homeschooled elementary and middle school. Register early (children slots fill-up fast). Contact Meg Samuels for information at 704-799-4460 or 10 a.m. Dec. 14; 10 a.m. Jan. 4; 10 a.m. Jan. 11; 10 a.m. Jan. 18; 10 a.m. Jan. 25; 10 a.m. Feb. 1; 10 a.m. Feb. 8; 10 a.m. Feb. 15; 10 a.m. Feb. 22; 10 a.m. March 1; 10 a.m. March 8; 10 a.m. March 15; 10 a.m. March 22; 10 a.m. March 29; 10 a.m. April 5. registration fee $25. 704-799-4460. -Lake Norman Community Bible Study, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Cornelius. 704-799-4460.

Lake Norman Jewish Congregation

Kabbalat Shabbat Services: 7 p.m. Dec. 10. Children's service begins at 6:40 p.m. Services held at Fair View United Methodist, 1430 Mecklenburg Hwy., Mooresville.