Animation launches new church

CORNELIUS – Animation Church launched its first service on April 21 and invites the community to join. The church meets at the Phoenix Montessori School on Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m.

Animation Church was launched by Pastor Ryan Weber along with numerous families in the Lake Norman area who have a passion to see a city revitalized through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Animation means "to bring to life the inanimate" and that is the goal of the church. They are all about obedience to the Scriptures, sharing the Gospel and making vibrant disciples of Jesus Christ. They understand and teach that you were not destined for a life of mediocrity, and it is through Jesus that you can step into a calling and a purpose that far exceeds your expectations.

Phoenix Montessori School is located at 17609 Old Statesville Road.  


Davidson College Presbyterian presents Atlanta youth choir

DAVIDSON – The youth choir of Shallowford Presbyterian Church, of Atlanta, will be in concert at Davidson College Presbyterian Church  on June 8. Admission to this hour-long concert is free. The Shallowford youth choir ministry has been touring for more than 30 years. This group of more than 60 singers has toured across the U.S. to cities including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New Orleans, Nashville and Birmingham. The Chapel Choir has also toured Canada and travels to Scotland every four years. The young singers are dedicated to making excellent music, deepening their faith and connecting with new people and each other.

The youth collaborated to create an hour long presentation of music and drama entitled "Let Your Life Shine." The performance explores themes of faith, hope and love. Details:

Davidson College Presbyterian is located at 100 N Main St. 

Gethsemane Baptist honors first family

DAVIDSON – Gethsemane will hold the First Family Ninth Anniversary Celebration in honor of Rev. Dr. Ernest and Lady Terry Jeffries and their children Haley and Jonathan. This special appreciation service will be held at 3 p.m. June 9 at the church. Pastor Tommie A. Murphy, of New Bethel COGIC Church, Charlotte, will be the guest minister.

Gethsemane Baptist Church of Lake Norman is located at 565 Jetton St., Davidson. Contact the church at 704-892-1635 or for more information.


Grace Covenant hosts gathering about foster care and adoption

CORNELIUS – The Father’s Heart Ministry of Grace Covenant Church will host a dinner and panel discussion to share experiences and answer questions regarding foster care and adoption from 6:30-9 p.m. on May 31.  Register at or contact with questions.

Grace Covenant is located at 17301 Statesville Road.


Lake Norman Baptist and motorcyclists honor soldiers for Memorial Day

HUNTERSVILLE – Lake Norman Baptist held their annual Memorial Day service May 26, honoring soldiers and the military.  The service featured men and women in the military who were wounded and those who have lost loved ones. This year the church gave special honor to SPC Eric Hunter and SPC Corey Garmon from Walter Reed National Military Hospital. On Thursday, motorcyclists from the Patriot Guard, Rolling Thunder, and Christian Motorcycle Association escorted these wounded young men and their families from the airport to the church, where the servicemen were greeted by church members waving American flags.

Lake Norman Baptist is located at 7921 Sam Furr Road.


Ramah Presbyterian offers evening VBS in June

HUNTERSVILLE – Children ages 3 through fifth grade are invited to Ramah Presbyterian’s VBS program "God's Backyard Bible Camp: Under the Sun." The program runs June 23 - 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Attendance is free.

A family spaghetti dinner will be held on June 23 with a potluck dessert. VBS children will be fed dinner each night thereafter. 

For more information, contact Sonya Ashburn at Ramah Presbyterian Church is located at 14401 Ramah Church Road.


St. Mark’s Episcopal holds Good Neighbor Play Day

HUNTERSVILLE – St. Mark's Episcopal Church’s Faith in Action Committee will host a Good Neighbor Play Day on June 8. The campus will be set up with a series of inflatables, Nerf Super Soakers, food and fun. The event is open to the community. A Stop Hunger Now event will also be part of this day; for more info go to 

Proceeds from this event will support the church's Hispanic preschool. St. Mark's Episcopal started La Escualita San Marcos in the fall 2012.  The school was created to help Hispanic children become kindergarten-ready. They currently have eight students and hope to grow in the coming year.

For additional information regarding La Escualita Preschool or the Good Neighbor Play Day, contact the church office at 704-399-5193.