Ada Jenkins raises money with BBQ, dance marathon

DAVIDSON – The Ada Jenkins Center will host its annual Fire BBQ and Dance Marathon.

Proceeds go toward Ada Jenkins’ programs, such as after-school tutoring, the medical clinic and the food pantry.

BBQ competitors will grill their best, in hopes of winning a $500 grand prize. BBQ competitors’ applications are available online. For $10, you can enjoy a BBQ plate or choose samples from your five favorite competitors. Takeout is available. People of all ages can also enjoy stagecoach rides, bouncy castle and live performances.

A new “twist” has been added to the annual BBQ event. While the competitors are grilling, friends, classmates and neighbors can gather for a dance marathon.

The BBQ event will take place 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 5, rain or shine, at 212 Gamble St.

Registration for dance marathon starts at 8:15 a.m., followed by the dance 9 a.m.-noon. First 100 to sign up get a T-shirt.



Ardent Faith offers dinners, discussions

CORNELIUS – Ardent Faith will offer fuel for the body and the soul.

$2 Dinners will be served at the church followed by small group study/discussion groups. Childcare is provided.  

Three classes will be offered:

• “Generations: God's heart from one generation to the next” will explore how to effectively raise and minister to the next generation of Christ followers. The class is for people who have small children, grown children and grandchildren. It is also for those who love children or want to identify with children more.

• “The Empowered Life” focuses on the third person of the Trinity, and the Spirit’s ministry in our everyday lives. It includes teachings on the gifts of the Holy Spirit and being filled with the Spirit.

• “For Young Women Only” looks at the book by Shaunti Fieldhahn and issues of identity, purity and fashionable modesty for teen girls grades 6-12. There will also be a teen guy panel discussion. Parental permission is required if under 18.

Dinners start at 5:30 p.m. and classes begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Sept. 18, at Ardent Faith Church, 18637 Northline Drive, Suite F.

Details: or 704-451-1212.


Community in Christ Lutheran begins jobs ministry

CORNELIUS – Community in Christ recently began a Job Assistance Ministry to help those in the community who are unemployed or under-employed.

The group meets monthly for one-on-one and group job assistance sessions.

People who need support and resources can hear directly from hiring managers about what skills are important for jobs, how to craft an effective résumé and the best ways to get a prospective company to take interest.

JAM leaders include human resources professionals and guest speakers who specialize in hiring, recruitment and training.

Meetings take place 7-9 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month.

Details: 704-892-0120 or    


Huntersville Methodist screens Seuss movie ‘The Lorax’

HUNTERSVILLE – Huntersville Methodist will present “The Lorax” on the big screen.

The movie is free. A snack bar will include hot dogs, chilidogs, chips, candy, popcorn and drinks. Snack bar proceeds to benefit the HUMC Building Fund.

Chairs will be provided. Children can bring blankets for up-front floor seating.

The event takes place 6-9 p.m. Oct. 4. The snack bar opens at 6 p.m. The movie starts at 7 p.m.


St. Phillip Missionary Baptist celebrates homecoming

HUNTERSVILLE - The St. Phillip church family will celebrate its Revival and 137th Homecoming.

They are praying for a revival and worship service filled with “every praise to our God.”

The Homecoming Day Celebration is Oct. 13.

The Reverend Graylin Carlton Sr. will deliver the 11 a.m. message. Dinner will follow at 1 p.m.

Revival services will be held 7 p.m. Oct. 7-9.

Evangelists are as follows:

• Oct. 7 – Dennis Williams, pastor of Faith Memorial Baptist Church in Charlotte;

• Oct. 8 – Apostle Altheresa Goode-Howard, co-pastor of The Master’s Ministry in Lancaster, S.C.; and

• Oct. 9 – Bishop Timothy Warren, pastor of Cedar Street Church of God in High Point.

St. Phillip is at 524 Dellwood Drive


Bethel Presbyterian holds barbecue fundraiser, auction

CORNELIUS – Mark your calendars for the 2013 Bethel BBQ, Bake Sale, & Silent Auction.

The church invites the community to drive through, eat in, or carry out barbecue.

A barbecue plate, including sandwich, beans and slaw, costs $8. One pound of barbecue costs $10. Delivery is available to the Lake Norman Area for orders of 10 plates or more. 

Silent auction items include artwork, gift baskets, gift cards, golf packages, jewelry, vacation homes and Carolina Panthers tickets.

Proceeds go to the Barium Springs Home for Children in Statesville. Over the last six years, the church has donated about $125,000 in barbecue money to area organizations, including Barium Springs, Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen in Huntersville and Loaves and Fishes food pantry in Davidson.

The barbecue takes place 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 13. Bidding on silent auction items occurs 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Events are held at 19920 Bethel Church Road.


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