Gethsemane Baptist holds forum on Affordable Care Act

DAVIDSON – Gethsemane Baptist Church of Lake Norman will host a Community Health Forum designed to educate the community on the new options under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act.

The free forum will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 12 at the church, 565 Jetton St., Cornelius.

Details: 704-892-1635.


Mosaic Church leads ‘What If Everyone’ campaign

HUNTERSVILLE – Mosaic Church will lead a What If Everyone service campaign for seven days in October.

Part of the campaign will include partnering with the Town of Huntersville to offer 20 service opportunities during the Fall into Huntersville Festival, including a mobile blood bank, The Bin furniture donation truck, a Second Harvest non-perishable food collection, a dental clinic truck, a Levine Children’s Hospital craft table, A Child’s Place personal hygiene items collection, gas card giveaways, gardening at Huntersville Oaks, cleaning at North Meck High School.

Fall into Huntersville will happen 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 5 on the corner of Gilead and Old Statesville roads. A volunteer check-in will be held at 8:30 a.m. that same morning at Huntersville Arts and Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Road.

A 9 a.m. volunteer rally kick-off will be held in green space by Discovery Place Kids.



Mt. Zion UMC hosts County Fair

CORNELIUS – Mt. Zion UMC  will offer carnival-style games, sack races, inflatables and a pie-baking contest at its County Fair & Fall.

The event will run 3-7 p.m. Oct. 12 on the front lawn of M. Zion, 19600 Zion Ave.

Renowned musician Tom Fisch will perform country, folk and children's music beginning at 5 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks will be on sale at the event.

Adults can grab a partner and enter the cornhole tournament. The first match starts at 3:30 p.m., with on-site registration beforehand at 3-3:15 p.m.

Entries for the pie-baking contest will be accepted 3-4 p.m.


Young Life hosts fundraising banquet

HUNTERSVILLE – Young Life Lake Norman tells, in its unique way, about its ministry to teens at an upcoming banquet.

Guests can learn more about the organization and how to partner in sharing the Gospel with high school students. Young Life ministers at Hough High, Hopewell High, Community School of Davidson and Lake Norman Charter School. 

The banquet will be held 6-8 p.m. Oct. 20 at Joe Gibbs Racing, 13415 Reese Blvd W.

To register for the event, email an invitation request by Oct. 10 to


Church offers social networking help

CORNELIUS – Community in Christ Lutheran will feature a session on social networking as part of its Job Assistance Workshop.

An informational presentation and question-and-answer session will explore how to use social media in a job search.      

The workshop will be held 7-8 p.m. Oct. 8 at Community in Christ Lutheran Church, 7621 Norman Island Drive. The workshop is typically held on the second Tuesday of every month.

Details: 704-892-0120 or


Book sale helps Davidson UMC missions

DAVIDSON – The United Methodist Women of Davidson United Methodist Church will hold its Annual Book Sale for Missions.

Thousands of gently used books, including fiction, non-fiction and children’s, will be for sale. Proceeds will go to local missions for women and children. 

The sale will run 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, Oct. 10, 12 and 13.  On Oct. 11, the sale will run 2-7 p.m. Parking will be available in the church’s parking lot, 233 S. Main St..

Contact: Gerri Sampson, 704-591-0545.


Habitat will celebrate 25th anniversary

DAVIDSON – In October, Our Towns Habitat for Humanity will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a fall festival at the construction site of “The House that Love Built.”

The festival features music, games, crafts and lunch.

The event will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m., with lunch served at 1-2 p.m., at 12014 Titan Ave.

The organization raised an extra $50,000 to build the house, which begins construction Oct. 5.

In 25 years, the organization has offered housing solutions to about 240 local families and more than 2,400 families across the globe. Thousands of people have contributed to the effort.

Volunteer building schedules are available at

Details: 704-896-8957.


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