Regal Birkdale features three Jewish Film Festival showings

HUNTERSVILLE – As part of the 2014 Mondays at the Lake, Regal Birkdale Stadium 16, in collaboration with the Jewish Council of Lake Norman, will begin a Jewish film festival that will feature three movies.

In February, the first film will be “When Jews Were Funny.”

Alan Zweig’s latest documentary film surveys the history of Jewish comedy, from the early days of Borsht belt to the present, ultimately exploring not just ethnicity in the entertainment industry, but also the entire unruly question of what it means to be Jewish.

“When Jews Were Funny” will show at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at Regal Birkdale Stadium 16, 16950 Birkdale Commons Pkwy. People can buy an all-festival pass for all three films for $25.

The other upcoming films will be “Bethlehem” at 7 p.m. March 3 and “The Third Half” at 7 p.m. March 10.


Grace Covenant discusses opportunities to help prison ministry

CORNELIUS – Grace Covenant will hold an informational meeting  about its prison ministry.

Grace Covenant has participated in a prison ministry for 14 years. Its ministry serves men at the Mecklenburg County Jail North, near the Interstate 77 and Sunset Road, and women at the Lincoln County Jail in Lincolnton. Ministries include pen pals, ongoing Bible studies, and special events.

For the past five years, the church has also offered aftercare ministry to those who have been released from prison, via the Changed Choices transition home for women. In December, the ministry sent more than 60 Christmas cards to women incarcerated throughout North Carolina.

Grace Covenant has also participated in Bill Glass Weekends in Charlotte and Atlanta. These evangelism events for inmates invite athletes, entertainers and musicians to present their talents and testimony of salvation through Jesus Christ.

The informational meeting starts at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at Grace Covenant Church’s Cornelius campus, room 220.

Details: Pastor Michelle Hoverson,


Community in Christ offers job assistance workshop

CORNELIUS – The February job assistance workshop at Community in Christ Lutheran will feature a “Staffing Agency Roundtable.”

Understand the value of working in a temporary or contract role from local staffing agency experts.

The workshop starts at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at Community in Christ Lutheran, 7621 Norman Island Drive.

Job workshops are offered on the second Tuesday of every month.

Register in advance.

Details: or 704-892-0120.


Davidson UMC hosts Divorce Care for children, adults

DAVIDSON – Davidson United Methodist Church begins the spring sessions of Divorce Care for Kids and Divorce Care for Adults in February.

DC4K is a program created to help children between the ages of 5 and 12 years old, whose parents have gone through, or are going through, a separation or divorce. A combination of games, crafts, activities, music and DVD dramas are used to create a fun, healing atmosphere.

Divorce Care for Adults seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through. Resources will help you deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life.

The 13-week programs will be held 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Feb. 13, Davidson UMC, 233 S. Main St.

Register by calling the church office at 704-892-8277.


NAMI provides mental illness support

CORNELIUS – The National Alliance on Mental Health will offer several support groups and classes this spring at Grace Covenant Church.

• Connections Support Group is for people living in recovery with a mental illness. The group is led by a trained facilitator. The group meets 6:30-8 p.m. every third Monday in room 221.

• Family-to-Family Support Group is for people caring for or relating to a family member with a mental illness. The group meets 6:30-8 p.m. every third Monday in room 224.

• Peer-to-Peer Class is for persons with a mental illness who desire to learn more about their illness and how to cope and work toward recovery. The 12-week class meets 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays, beginning Feb. 10, in room 222.

Grace Covenant is located at 17301 Statesville Road.


Unitarian Universalists share about love campaign

MOORESVILLE – The Rev. Amy Brooks, of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman, will share about the "Standing on the Side of Love" campaign, which is now in its fifth year.

Her message will look at where and how the Unitarian Universalist movement hopes to make a difference. She will talk about the fellowship’s recent partnership on its Feb. 8 trip to Raleigh.

The service will start at 11 a.m. Feb. 16 at The Woodlawn School, 135 Woodlawn School Loop.



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