Church News for September 23
by Staff Writer
DAVIDSON – The Covenant Class of Davidson College Presbyterian Church will discuss the legal and ethical issues of survival cannibalism Sunday, Sept. 25, at 9:45 a.m. in room B of the church’s Congregation House, 208 Concord Road.
Dr. Lance Stell, director of Davidson College’s Medical Humanities program and clinical professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will lead the class. He will start with a famous case where people committed acts of cannibalism to survive, using portions of the book “The Custom of the Sea,” by Neil Hanson.
On Oct. 2, Stell will lead a discussion entitled “Ethical Issues in Drug Development and Marketing.”
On Oct. 9, Dr. David Perry, director of Davidson College’s Vann Center for Ethics, will return for a discussion of biomedical issues and the question of personhood.
Men in Balance offers third part in marriage series
DAVIDSON – The Men in Balance group will offer the third installment in its four-part marriage video series for couples Monday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m., at Davidson United Methodist Church, 233 S. Main St.
The series is based on Mark Gungor’s book, “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage.” Chris and July Feigl, members of the church, are leading the discussions. Monday’s session will address “The No. 1 Key to Incredible Sex,” and the session on Oct. 3 will answer “How to Stay Married and Not Kill Anyone.”
Gungor serves as senior pastor of Celebration Church, a church with five campuses across Wisconsin, and CEO of Laugh Your Way America. To register to attend the final two sessions, email Jerry@meninbalance.org or call the church, 704-892-8277.
Davidson Friends offering Quakerism 101 Tuesday
DAVIDSON – Davidson Friends Meeting will start a six-week course called Quakerism 101 on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at 625 South St.
The course will meet every other week and explore Quaker history and practices. For more information, email DavidsonQuaker@yahoo.com.
Grace Covenant changing Sunday worship times
CORNELIUS – On Oct. 2, Grace Covenant Church, 17301 Statesville Road, will change its Sunday worship service times.
Under the new schedule, coffee and pastries will be available at 7:45 a.m., preceding the first service at 8 a.m. Two other services will follow at 9:15 and 11 a.m.
Monday Night Church begins at 7 p.m., and the Children’s ministry is offered at all services.
Find more information at the church’s website, www.gracecovenant.org/, or call 704- 892-8005.
St. Phillip Missionary Baptist sets revival, homecoming
HUNTERSVILLE – St. Phillip Missionary Baptist Church, 524 Dellwood Drive, will hold revival and homecoming services in early October, following the theme “Pass It On: Victory in Jesus.”
The Rev. Larry Hill, pastor of Woodland Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, will lead the revival services on Oct. 3 and 4, and Dr. James Palmer, pastor of University Memorial Baptist Church in Charlotte, will preach at the concluding service on Oct. 5. All three services start at 7 p.m.
The church will celebrate its 135th homecoming service Oct. 9 at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Darrel Van Pelt, pastor of Davidson Presbyterian Church in Davidson, delivering the message. Dinner will preceded the service at 1 p.m. The Rev. Larry A. Daniel serves as pastor at St. Phillip.
Churches, businesses plan What If Everyone day Oct. 8
HUNTERSVILLE – A number of Huntersville and Charlotte churches and organizations are joining together on Oct. 8, a Saturday, for the second What If Everyone service day. Organizers are inviting everyone to join in one of a number of service projects.
All volunteers will meet at North Mecklenburg High School, 11201 Old Statesville Road, for a 9 a.m. rally, to pick up T-shirts and meet with their work team. Several projects and activities will take place at the school, including a bloodmobile.
The sponsoring organizations are Mosaic Church, Relevant Church, The Branch Church, Charlotte One, Charlotte Sports and Fitness, Diamond Detailing and financial sponsors Cavu Financial, Peer In Counseling Center and Modern Dental.
Opportunities available to volunteers include:
• Distributing fresh groceries to families in need, a great project for families.
• Putting together and distributing baskets of homemade baked goods to local fire and police stations.
• Holding a baby shower for residents of the maternity program at Florence Crittenton Services. The program provides single mothers and their babies comprehensive medical/prenatal care.
• Staff pumps at a local gasoline station and provide free gas for customers
• Painting and landscaping at North Mecklenburg High
• Host a service and provide refreshments for residents of the Laurels Senior Living center.
• Landscaping at Angels & Sparrows Soup Kitchen, including mulching, mowing, edging and weeding the garden. Pick basil in the garden and make pesto.
• Help with in-take and sorting at the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store on Wendover Avenue.
• Provide child care for volunteers.
Find more information and register to participate at the event’s website, www.whatifeveryone.com.