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Compiled by Erica Batten
New Hope Lutheran, Mooresville
New ministry: Lifetree Café is part of a national network of locations offering participatory events related to life and faith. Events typically include a short original film and guided conversation on topics such as loneliness, immigration, angels, guilt, prayer, and life after death. Snacks and drinks available. Free admission. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. The topic for Nov. 18 is “Hard to Be Healthy.” 2987 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville. Details: www.LifetreeCafe.com.
Central United Methodist, Mooresville
Ecumenical Thanksgiving service: Mooresville-area churches will gather at Central UMC for a prayer service hosted by the Rev. Randy Sherrill. Participating churches are The Bridge Church of the Nazarene, Central United Methodist, Faith United Methodist, Fieldstone Presbyterian, First Baptist, St. Luke Greek Orthodox, St. Therese Catholic, West United Methodist and Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist. Offerings will go to the Mooresville Christian Mission and the Mooresville Soup Kitchen. 7 p.m. Nov. 18. 214 N. Academy St., Mooresville. www.cumcmooresville.com.
St. Therese Catholic, Mooresville
Service opportunities: Mooresville-area churches and the Mooresville Soup Kitchen invite the community to help provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal for families and individuals in need. Volunteers are needed for cooking, setting up, greeting, seating, serving and cleaning up. Training may be necessary for some volunteers. All ages welcome; children 12 and younger must be accompanied by a parent. Monetary donations also welcome. The meal will be served 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 27. 217 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. 704-664-3992; www.saint therese.net/thanksgiving.