Lake Norman & Mooresville

Religion news: Lifetree Cafe meets Tuesdays at New Hope

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Compiled by Erica Batten

New Hope Lutheran, Mooresville

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 Jan. 20 is “Breaking the Cycle of Sexual Abuse.” 2987 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville. More information at

Rehobeth United Methodist, Terrell

Girls’ retreat: Girls in grades 6-12 are invited to a “Do Life Big” Girls for Change retreat, 6 p.m. Jan. 30-noon Feb. 1. On Jan. 31, we will serve at Dove House, UMAR Homes, the Mission Response Center and other community organizations. On Feb. 1, attend the 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services to reflect and share about the weekend. Parents are invited to services. Snow dates: Feb. 6-8. Space limited; register by Jan. 18. $25 includes T-shirt, snacks and meals. 9297 Sherrills Ford Road, Terrell.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman

Sunday morning groups: The humanist discussion group will focus on Jonathan Haidt’s book “The Happiness Hypothesis.” 9:45 a.m. Sundays in Classroom 2. The adult discussion group meets to explore and share inspiration and challenges. 9:45 a.m. Sundays in Classroom 3.

Service: The Rev. Amy Brooks and church members will present “Stages of Life.” This service is a reprise of a service in which members of our fellowship shared thoughts, experiences and wisdom from different stages of their lives. Children ages 4 and up go to spiritual exploration after the children’s story during the service. Nursery available. 11 a.m. Jan. 18. Services are at the Woodlawn School, 135 Woodlawn School Loop, Mooresville.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Blood drive: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at St. Therese Catholic, 217 Brawley School Road, Mooresville.