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Huntersville United Methodist

Keenagers: Adults age 50 and up invited. Monthly meetings alternate among pot-luck lunches at the church, meals at area restaurants and field trips to nearby places of interest. The church is at 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. www.huntersvilleumc.org.

Davidson College Presbyterian

Discussion sessions: Davidson College professors will lead discussions about Hinduism, including Hindu concepts of divinity, contemplative philosophies and practices, artistic imagery and more. 9:45 a.m. Jan. 18 and 25 in the congregation house. 218 Concord Road, Davidson. www.dcpc.org.

Community in Christ Lutheran, Cornelius

Luncheon: The Happy Time Seniors will hold the annual planning meeting 11:30 a.m. Jan. 21 in the fellowship hall. Bring a bag lunch. Beverages and desserts provided.

Prayer shawl ministry: All skill levels welcome. 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Sunday. 7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius. www.communityinchrist.net.

Davidson United Methodist

Movie discussion group: “Film and Spirituality: Discovering the ‘God-Dimension’ in Movies.” View the monthly selection privately ahead of time, then join us for a guided discussion to explore God’s messages in the movie and realize the awesomeness of God’s grace meant for all. Group meets monthly. Child care available by reservation. The group will meet to discuss “A Christmas Memory” at 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 20. 233 S. Main St., Davidson. www.davidsonumc.org.

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 previous service in which members of our fellowship share thoughts, experiences and wisdom from different stages of their lives. Children age 4 and older go to spiritual exploration following the children’s story during the service. Nursery available. 11 a.m. Jan. 18. Services are held at the Woodlawn School, 135 Woodlawn School Loop, Mooresville. www.uulakenorman.org.

Saint Alban’s Episcopal, Davidson

Concert: The Music at Saint Alban’s series presents a program to celebrate human rights and the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Poetry by Anthony Abbott, Cedric Tillman, and members of Davidson College’s Freeword Poets. Musical groups The Browns and The Hicks Sisters will perform. The program features original poems and music as well as some of King’s own writing. Adults, $15; seniors and students, $10; children under 12, free. Reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres follows the program. 3 p.m. Jan. 18. 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. 704-941-0650.

Mount Zion United Methodist, Cornelius

Infant language classes: Babygarten is a class designed by two librarians to help young children gain the exposure to language needed to become competent readers. Infants ages 0-18 months and up, and their caregivers, will share nursery rhymes, songs, and books, make fun projects, and enjoy a free-play period during each class. No registration or cost. All classes meet at 10 a.m. Two sections are available: Mondays, Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9 and 23, and March 2, or Saturdays, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 14, and 28, and March 7. Classes meet in room 201 of the education building. Please park on the cemetery side of the church. 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. www.mtzionumc.net.

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