Montagnard ministry needs volunteers

CORNELIUS – The Montagnard ministry at Community in Christ Lutheran Church is seeking volunteers for its ongoing programs.

The ministry is dedicated to providing assistance to the local community of Vietnamese refugee families. Volunteers are needed to assist in activities at the West Charlotte location, such as preteen Bible study on Thursday evenings, English as a Second Language classes on Tuesday evenings and teen movie night on Fridays.  

There are also one-time opportunities to become involved with this group, such as chaperoning special events, and there are also monthly roles, such as distributing food collections, acknowledging donations and other administrative tasks.

Details: Susan Conlon, or 704-660-6526; or Ron Major, or 704-622-0517.


Independence Hill Baptist raises $15,000 for pastor’s daughter

HUNTERSVILLE – Independence Hill Baptist raised $14,909 at a fundraiser dinner, concert and auction May 3 to help cover the medical expenses of Pastor Todd Marlin’s daughter, Carter, who underwent spinal cord surgery in January. 

The church served lasagna to about 200 people, thanks to the Olive Garden-Northlake and the Community Culinary School. About 100 attended the Cockman Family concert. And the auction brought in more than $8,000.

Even the winner of the 50/50 raffle gave the money back to Carter.

Carter was in attendance providing much inspiration.


Mosaic Church celebrates opening of new location near mall

CHARLOTTE – Mosiac Church will celebrate the grand opening May 18 of the new Mosaic Hope Center. The church is throwing a party complete with live music, food trucks, BounceU opportunities for the kids, and three service times.

The celebration will be held during the 9, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. worship services and afterwards May 18. The new location is 10624 Metromont Pkwy.

St. Phillip will give out free clothing

HUNTERSVILLE - St. Phillip Missionary Baptist recently received a shipment of free clothing and is offering these clothes to the community without charge.

The clothes are from the property of James and Lila Meredith of New York City.

St. Phillip was recommended to receive this donation by one of its members who is a college student at the Pratt Institute of Art in New York City and works as an assistant to a fashion specialist representing the Merediths.

Each garment is new or gently worn.

More than 100 garments are available, mostly for women, but members of the congregation are also donating items.  

The clothes will be available noon-5 p.m. May 17 at 524 Dellwood Drive.

Details: 704-394-5689.


Kol Tivah holds community service day

DAVIDSON – Kol Tikvah will hold Mitzvah Day to serve needs around the Lake Norman community. Mitzvah means acts of kindness, and the temple will celebrate a day of “doing Jewish.”

Young and old alike will assemble hygiene kits for the Ada Jenkins Center, donate blood for the Blood Bank of the Carolinas, volunteer at the Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen, work in the Davidson Community Garden, make Greeting Cards for nursing home residents and temple members, bake  and distribute cookies to Our Towns Habitat For Humanity volunteers, work on temple projects, collect and give items to the Cornelius Animal Shelter, and donate books to the Ada Jenkins Center.

The event starts at 9:30 a.m. May 18, launching from the temple, 605 South St.


Bethel Presbyterian presents patriotic music concert

CORNELIUS – The Central Piedmont Community College Chorus will offer a Memorial Day Tribute at Bethel Presbyterian.

The Bethel Chancel Choir will join the CPCC Chorus on select pieces.

The concert starts at 4 p.m. June 1 in the sanctuary, 19920 Bethel Church Road.