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Broad Street United Methodist

American Red Cross Blood Drive: 3:30p.m. June27. 355 S. Broad St., Mooresville.

Campbell Missionary Baptist, Mooresville

Vacation Bible School: "Jesus to the Rescue. " Activities, crafts, food, music, Bible stories, awards, more. 6:30-8:30p.m. June22-24. Youth day, 11a.m. June26. 562 W. McLelland Ave., Mooresville. 614-604-3711.

Eastside Baptist Church

Movies in the Field: "Finding Nemo," June17. "Cars, " July15. "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie," Aug.19. All movies start at sunset in the field behind the church. Bring a blanket. 182 Linwood Road, Mooresville. 704-663-4826 www.eastsidebaptistmooresville.org.

Vacation Bible School: 6:30-8:30p.m. June20-24. Racecar theme for ages 2-12. Skits, snacks, games, Pinewood Derby cars and races.

Fair View United Methodist, Mooresville

Fun Fridays: Activities for children age 3 through rising fifth-graders. The group will travel to Zootastic Park 10a.m.-2p.m. June17.

Kingdom Kids: Rising second- to fifth-graders will travel to Zootastic Park 10a.m.-2p.m. June21. 1430 Mecklenburg Highway, Mooresville. www.fairviewumc.org; 704-664-2880.

Visitors Welcome: Dr. David Calhoun conducts a contemporary service at 9a.m. and traditional service at 11a.m. Sundays. Sunday school at 10a.m. Wednesday evening activities for all ages include dinner at 5:45p.m., children's activities and adult Bible study at 6:35p.m., and youth study hall with computers available. 1430 Mecklenburg Highway, Mooresville. www.fairviewumc.org; 704-664-2880.

Faith United Methodist, Mooresville

Classes: "Monday Night Live." 6-8p.m. Mondays. 430Patterson Ave., Mooresville. www.faithumcnow.com.

Fieldstone Presbyterian, Mooresville

Bible study: 10a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 804 Fieldstone Road, Mooresville. www.fieldstonechurch.org.

First Baptist Church

Children's Choir Camp: Children will learn and perform the VBS musical "Big Apple Adventure." Cost includes a T-shirt, snacks, lunch on Friday and a listening CD. Registration forms are available at the church office or online at www.fbcmooresville.com Open for children in grades one-six. 9a.m. June20-24. $30. 150 S. Church St., Mooresville.

Park Avenue United Methodist

New pastor: The Rev. Donald "Dutch" Handlang will be the new incoming pastor beginning July 1. Handlang currently is the assistant pastor at the Inclusion Community in Davidson. He is a counselor, teacher and pastor with 16 years experience. He has a background as an academic advisor, director of children, youth and family ministries, and various positions as a counselor and treatment specialist. He currently is working on the completion of a Master of Divinity at Hood Theological Seminary. Handlang is married and the father of four children.

Baked Steak and Gravy Dinner: 5-8p.m. July8. Comes with mashed potatoes, corn, applesauce, roll, dessert and tea or coffee. Adults, $8. Child, $5.50. Eat-in or drive-through. 648 W. Park Ave., Mooresville. 704-663-3683. www.parkavenue-umc.org.

Building Project: The project is finished and the building was dedicated May22.

Peninsula Baptist, Mooresville

Vacation Bible School: Ages 5-12. 6-8:15p.m. July10-14. Adult parenting classes available July10-12.

MEGA Sports Camp: Soccer and cheerleading for kids in grades kindergarten-six. $100. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 25-29. Register by June 26. 687 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. 704-664-2958

Rocky Mount United Methodist, Mooresville

Bible studies: Join other believers to discuss how to live a life that is pleasing to God. 7p.m. Thursdays.

Exercise classes: Beginning exercise, 8-9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Cardio sculpt, 4:30p.m. Mondays and 5p.m. Wednesdays.

Nar-Anon meetings: Open to anyone whose friend or family member has been addicted to drugs. 7p.m. Fridays.

St. Mark's Lutheran, Mooresville

Vacation Bible School: Come and experience "PandaMania," where God is wild about you. Classes for potty-trained children age 3 through fifth grade. 5:30-8:30p.m. June26-30. Register by June13.

Family Fitness: Children ages 3 through fifth grade and their families are invited to "Move With the Spirit." Scripture, exercise, nutrition and fun. 9:45-10:45a.m. Sundays. 454 Fieldstone Road, Mooresville. 704-664-5474; www.saintmarkslutheran.com.

St. Therese Catholic

Preschool Registration: Half-day Catholic preschool open to all potty-trained children ages 2-4, regardless of faith. 217 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. 704-664-7762.

American Red Cross Blood Drive. 8a.m. June18. 217 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. 704-664-3992.

Sherrills Ford Presbyterian

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings: 7-8:30p.m. Wednesdays. 8491Sherrills Ford Road, Sherrills Ford. www.sfpcusa.org.

Trinity Baptist, Mooresville

Vacation Bible School: 10a.m.-4p.m. June18 at Lake Norman Elementary School, 255 Oak Tree Road, Mooresville. www.tbclkn.com.

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