Actor Kirk Cameron speaks on ‘Love Worth Fighting For’

CHARLOTTE – Television and movie star Kirk Cameron, along with musical guest Warren Barfield, will stop in Charlotte as part of the "Love Worth Fighting For" tour.


Based on the movie ‘Fireproof,” Cameron’s talk aims to help strengthen and encourage personal and spiritual relationships, including marriage. It’s designed for people in all stages of life, from teenagers and single adults to newly married couples and longtime spouses.


The tour has stopped at sold-out venues across the country. More than 65,000 attended the tour in 2012. The tour will be making more than 30 stops across the country including events in Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas and Alabama.


Cameron is a television and film actor and producer noted most recently for the documentary film “Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure.” 


He is also known for his roles in the film “Fireproof,” the highest grossing independent film of 2008, the TV show “Growing Pains and the “Left Behind” movies. 


Barfield is a North Carolina-born singer/songwriter.


The event will start at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at Northside Baptist Church, 333 Jeremiah Blvd.

Tickets cost $20-$35 and are available as reserved seats or general admission for singles, couples and groups of 10 or more.




Graham national video campaign starts in November

CHARLOTTE – A Billy Graham video campaign will launch nationwide in November.


“My Hope America with Billy Graham” is an effort to reach people across the United States with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


Christians across America will open their homes to share the Gospel message with friends, family, colleagues and neighbors using one of several new evangelistic programs featuring testimonies of lives changed and powerful messages from Graham.


Some 22,000 churches across the country have registered to participate, according to the Billy Graham Evangelical Association website. Some Lake Norman-area churches participating in the campaign are Lake Norman Baptist in Huntersville and Grace Covenant in Cornelius.



St. Mark Catholic hosts fall festival

HUNTERSVILLE – St. Mark Catholic Church will host its 12th Annual Fall Festival, featuring more than 50-plus games, crafts and concessions.


The festival will be held 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Parish Hall, 14740 Stumptown Road. 


Buy tickets at the door with the average expense of dinner and games for a family of four at $20. 


Proceeds benefit service projects such as Operation Sandwich and Camp Scholarship Fund.



Trunk or treats entice at Ramah Presbyterian festival

HUNTERSVILLE – Ramah Presbyterian will offer a Trunk or Treat gathering.


Participants can decorate a trunk with a Halloween theme, fill it with treats, and let kids trick-or-treat in a safe environment. Children can also enjoy pizza, drinks, a bouncy house and prizes.


The event takes place 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 25 in the church parking lot, 14401 Ramah Church Road.

Details: Sonya Ashburn at



Independence Hill Baptist offers Trunk for Treats

HUNTERSVILLE – Independence Hill Baptist will host its annual Trunk For Treats.


Families or groups will decorate trunks or truck beds and give out treats to children. Enjoy a hot dog dinner, games, popcorn, cotton candy, cake walk, door prizes and trunk-or-treating, a safe alternative to Halloween.


Everything is free and open to the community.


The event takes place 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the church, 10220 Independence Hill Road (formerly part of Eastfield Road). Dinner will be held 5:30-6:30 p.m.; games, 5:30-7 p.m.; and trunk-or-treating, 7-7:30 p.m.

Details: or 704-596-2124.



Huntersville UMC hosts fall crafts festival

HUNTERSVILLE – Huntersville United Methodist Church will gather more than 40 local vendors for its 13th Annual Fall Crafts Festival.


They will sell everything from birdfeeders, handmade greeting cards, ornaments, purses, kitchen tools and jewelry.


At the same time, a children’s festival will be held on the lawn with a bounce house, obstacle course, face painting, pumpkin painting, bean bag toss, cotton candy and spin art.


A variety of food will be for sale, such as sausage biscuits, coffee, hamburgers and hot dogs. Ladies will also be selling homemade baked goods.


The festival will run 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 26 at the church, 14005 Stumptown Road.



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