Thorlo donates360 pairs of socks to church programs

LAKE NORMAN – Thorlo sock company donated 360 pairs of warm socks to Room In The Inn programs at three churches: Huntersville United Methodist, Davidson United Methodist and Mt. Zion United Methodist in Cornelius.

Throlo socks are manufactured in Statesville. The company wants to be Caretakers of the World’s Feet.

Room In The Inn through the Urban Ministry Center has partnered with congregations of many faiths and colleges to provide shelter and food for homeless people during the winter months.

Each site offers a warm, safe place to sleep, serves three meals (dinner, breakfast and bag lunch) and then returns guests the following morning to uptown Charlotte.  

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Pastor Davis starts new church

CHARLOTTE – Pastor Byron Davis has left Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Huntersville to begin a new church, Liberation Ministries, which will meet at Hornets Nest Elementary School.

The church’s motto is “Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.”

The first service starts at 10 a.m. Feb. 2 at the school, 6700 Beatties Ford Road.

Details: or 704-840-6460.


Even Sunday addresses Islam

DAVIDSON –The next Even Sunday discussion at Davidson College Presbyterian Church will address the question “Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God?”

Dr. John Azumah, an associate professor, will lead the discussion. Azumah specializes in Islam and Christian-Muslim relations. His research area is in world Christianity and Islam in the global South.

Even Sunday discussions are moderated by the Rev. Lib McGreggor Simmons and strive for honest and respectful dialogue from a faith perspective.

The Even Sunday program featuring Dr. Azumah will be held 4-5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the church parlor, 100 N. Main St. The free program is open to the public.


Ada Jenkins Center hosts volunteer orientation

DAVIDSON – Check out volunteer opportunities at the Ada Jenkins Center by attending the next volunteer orientation in February.

Orientation is held monthly at the center, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. There is no need to call or e-mail the center to register for an orientation.

Volunteer needs will be discussed at each monthly orientation. Current needs are for people with medical, dental, handyman and computer skills. Greeters, tutors and Spanish speakers are also needed.

New volunteers are required to attend an orientation program and will be required to fill out an application with driver's license information and personal references.

The next volunteer orientation will run 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 4.


Lutheran church opens lending library for members

CORNELIUS – Community in Christ Lutheran has opened a book-lending library. 

The library is located in the fellowship hall and available to members. 

The book collection consists of non-fiction, literature, Christian fiction and non-fiction, historical fiction, church appropriate sci-fi/fantasy and romance, as well as children and young adult materials.

CIC Lutheran is located on 7621 Norman Island Drive.

Details: 704-892-0120.


Youth choir plans Valentine’s banquet to benefit missions

HUNTERSVILLE – The One Voice Youth Choir at First Baptist Huntersville is putting on a Valentine’s Banquet with an all-you-can-eat pasta bar.

Profits will benefit the One Voice Choir 2014 summer choir missions tour. 

During the banquet, there will be a "Sweets for your Sweetie" and "Labors of Love" silent auction. Entertainment will be provided by the One Voice Youth Choir and the Shekinah Ensemble.

The banquet will be held 6-8 p.m. Feb. 9 at the First Baptist dining room and gym, 119 N. Old Statesville Road.

Admission costs $15 per adult, $10 per child (10 and under) and $50 max per family.

Call the church office for a reservation and ticket at 704-875-6581. 


DCPC offers class on apocalyptic theology

DAVIDSON – The Covenant Class at Davidson College Presbyterian Church will present “God’s Invasion Underway: Conversations of Things Coming to Pass and Things Passing Away” in February.

Sherrill Holland, retired dean of New Brunswick Theological Seminary in New Jersey, will lead the class. The series will use Shirley Guthrie’s “Christian Doctrine” (Revised Edition) as background text for a discussion of apocalyptic theology.

The class will be held at 9:45 a.m. Sundays in February in room B of the congregation house, 208 Concord Road.


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