SouthLake students raise $21,320 for ministry

HUNTERSVILLE – The Student Missions Fellowship at South Lake Christian Academy presented a check for $21,320.34 to Water Missions International on May 5, as part of the academy’s “Living Water for the World” fundraising project.

Proceeds from the fundraiser were presented via satellite to the company, which is based in Charleston, S.C.

Water Missions International is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that provides sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. For more information, go to

The Student Missions Fellowship at SouthLake organizes service projects and fundraisers with the goal of serving Christ on campus and in the community. The fellowship is made up of about 40 students, grades 9-12. Junior Ansley Rikard chairs the group.

SouthLake Christian Academy is located at 13820 Hager's Ferry Road.


Gethsemane Baptist holds free gospel celebration

DAVIDSON – Gethsemane Baptist Church presents the Gethsemane Gospel Singers' 66th anniversary celebration, which is free and open to the public.

The event will be 2:30 p.m. May 25 at the church, 565 Jetton St. Doors open at 2 p.m.

Details: 704-892-1635 or


Kol Tikvah sponsors Tag and Bake Sale

DAVIDSON – Jewish Temple Kol Tikvah will hold a giant tag and bake sale.

Toys, books, sporting goods, household items, clothing, tools, baby items and homemade pastries will be available. There will be something for everyone. Proceeds will go towards developing the temple programs.

The event will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 1 at the temple, 605 South St., Davidson. The rain date is June 8. Items can be dropped at temple after May 18.

Details: Cheryl Rotatori at


Radiant Life Fellowship continues Movies in the Park

HUNTERSVILLE – For the sixth year running, Radiant Life Fellowship and the Town of Huntersville present free family movies displayed on a large outdoor screen with a concert-grade sound system.

The next movie will be “Despicable Me 2.” Enjoy free drinks and popcorn, give-aways and food vendors.

Before the movie, kids can enjoy face painting, tattoos, balloon animals and games. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

“Despicable Me 2” will show on June 6 at North Mecklenburg Park, 16131 Old Statesville Road. Radiant Life Fellowship meets at Blythe Elementary, 12202 Hambright Road.

Details: or 704-464-2400. 


Bible-schoolers become special agents

DAVIDSON – Hopewell Baptist will hold Vacation Bible School for children of all ages, including adults.

Join Agency D3 special agents for a week of fun as they examine eyewitness reports, physical proof and biblical accounts to uncover and defend the truth about who Jesus really is. During this fun-filled week, kids will connect faith and life through Bible stories, crafts, motivating music and games. All are welcome.

Hopewell Baptist’s VBS will be 6:15-9 p.m. June 22-26 at the church, 18841 Davidson-Concord Road.

Details: 704-892-3749.


VBS examines weird animals

CORNELIUS – Cornelius Presbyterian will offer Vacation Bible School with this year’s theme: “Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind.” 

Cornelius Presbyterian’s VBS will run 6-8:30 p.m. June 22-26. The program will include supper. 

Details: 704-892-5577 or

Niggel directs Ada Jenkins clinic

DAVIDSON – Sabrina Jones Niggel, of Mooresville, joined the Ada Jenkins Center in May as the new director of the Free Clinic of Our Towns.

She succeeds interim director Dan Keller who will spend the summer in Ecuador serving at a free medical clinic.

Niggel brings to the center more than 20 years of experience with nonprofits.

She most recently served as an instructor of nonprofit management for the Master of Public Administration Program at UNC Charlotte.

Niggel’s healthcare philanthropy research was recently featured in Health Affairs, the nation’s leading journal of health policy research. Her investigation of nonprofit healthcare merger and acquisition proceeds has been presented in national and international forums.

In addition to her duties at Ada Jenkins, Niggel will continue her healthcare research as a research assistant professor at UNCC’s College of Health and Human Services.

5K raises more than $25,000

HUNTERSVILLE – More than 700 runners/walkers registered for Run Wild 5K & Wild Child Fun Run at Birkdale Residents’ Club, helping the event raise more than $25,000 for the African Children’s Project.

Two-time Olympian Anthony Famiglietti, of Davidson, finished first, 15:01. Megan Hovis, of Charlotte, took the top female spot, clocking 18:14.

The African Children’s Project provides homes for children orphaned as a result of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Kenya.

Details: or