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Denver United Methodist
Concerts: The East Lincoln Community Chorus will present “Ring the Bells! It’s Christmas!” The free family shows will feature the chorus, ensembles, a new “Denver Construction Crew,” hand bells, and guest performers Left@25. The chorus is directed by Cheryl Barker with musical accompaniment by Jeff Perks. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11-12 and 2 p.m. Dec. 13. 3910 N. C. 16 N., Denver. www.denvermethodist.org.
Davidson College Presbyterian
Service of healing: Those experiencing hurt and sadness are invited to a service of wholeness and healing. The service will present our suffering before God in order to receive God’s abiding care, compassion, healing and reconciliation. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 in Lingle Chapel.
Holiday benefit concert: The SSANG (Surviving Sexual Abuse and Nurturing Greatness) Foundation presents “This Little Light of Mine,” a concert featuring renowned lyric soprano Helen Goldsby. Proceeds support victims and survivors of child sexual assault and help bring awareness to the community during the holidays, when abuse can be more prevalent. Adults, $10; children admitted free. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org.
The Episcopal Church of Saint Peter by-the-Lake, Denver
First aid demonstration: Jim Johnston, Lincoln County Red Cross volunteer, will present an American Red Cross first aid/CPR demonstration to help citizens recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. Topics include: how to recognize an injury, how to prioritize care, how to reduce the risk of disease transmission when giving care, how to activate and work with emergency medical services, more. 7 p.m. Dec. 11. 8433 Fairfield Forest Road, Denver. www.saintpeterbythelake.net.
Community in Christ Lutheran, Cornelius
Advent worship: “Fear Not!” series will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17. A soup supper will be served at 6 p.m.
Christmas cantata: The praise team, adult choir and members of the community will present “Agnus Dei: Lamb of God, Born to Us.” 9:30 and 11 a.m. Dec. 14.
Blue Christmas service: Those experiencing loss are invited to join us as we long for the coming of the light of Christ. 5 p.m. Dec. 14. 7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius. www.communityinchrist.net.
First Baptist, Cornelius
Sunday services: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Breakfast, 10:30 a.m. Worship service, children’s church and nursery, 11 a.m.
Wednesday services: Fellowship meal, 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays. Adults, $5. Adult Bible study, youth group, and children’s program, 6:30 p.m. 21007 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. www.corneliusfbc.org.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Blood drive: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 14 at Saint Mark Catholic, 14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. www.cbcc.us.
Mount Zion United Methodist, Cornelius
Concert: The Cornelius Concert Series presents the annual Christmas program for the Lake Norman community. The Mount Zion Hand Bell Ringers will perform pieces by Sondra Tucker, D. Linda McKechnie, Timothy Waugh and Matthew Prins. The chancel choir and chamber orchestra will present Joel Raney’s cantata “Love Came Down at Christmas.” 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 14. A freewill offering will be taken at the 2 p.m. concert to support the Cornelius Concert Series. 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. www.mtzionumc.net.