Lake Norman Baptist serves more than 20,000 meals

HUNTERSVILLE – The Bread of Life Mobile Food Ministry of Lake Norman Baptist, which brings hot meals to shut-ins and residents in the Waymer and Smithville communities, just celebrated its second anniversary on Oct. 28.

Over the two years, Bread of Life Ministry has served more than 20,000 meals and has also prayed for and witnessed to many in the community. There are nine churches involved with this ministry, serving 230 meals each week.

Kim and Dallas Locklear started The Bread of Life Mobile Food Ministry by purchasing a concessions trailer and donating it to Lake Norman Baptist.

“When we see the faces of those we serve light up with a smile when we knock on the door, or when they ask us to pray with them or for them, yes it’s worth it,” Kim Locklear said. “When the kids chase after the trailer excited because we are there or want to show us the good grades they’ve made, yes it’s worth it. To God be the glory!”

Details: 704-892-0143.


Ada Jenkins Free Clinic dreams of next 10 years

DAVIDSON – The Free Clinic of Our Towns at Ada Jenkins Center celebrated its 10-year anniversary on Oct. 22.

The clinic serves about 25-35 patients Thursday nights, totaling about 1,500 patient visits per year. About 14 physicians and 25 nurses volunteer at the clinic, including many who attend Davidson College Presbyterian Church and Davidson United Methodist Church.

What does the clinic dream of in the next 10 years?

Kay Newsom, the manager of the clinic, hopes they will one day have permanent exam rooms that are more private and could accommodate needs throughout the week.

Ada Jenkins and partners such as the Rotary Club are working on fundraising to retrofit some space. The clinic seeks more doctors and nurses to be able to expand services.

Call 704-896-0471, ext. 116, to find out how you can volunteer or contribute to the clinic.


Ramah Presbyterian collects food for Loaves & Fishes

HUNTERSVILLE – Celebrate the Advent Season while helping others at the Ramah Jingle, a food drive to benefit Loaves and Fishes sponsored by Ramah Presbyterian Church.

Proceeds benefit local missions.

Items needed include fruit cocktails, cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup, Jello and evaporated milk. The event includes a silent auction, homemade bake sale and holiday music. Breakfast and lunch will be available.

The event takes place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 16, at Ramah Presbyterian Church, 14401 Ramah Church Road. Details:  


Help Loaves & Fishes at Harris Teeter

LAKE NORMAN – You can help fight against hunger by participating in the Harvest Feast food drive this month at Harris Teeter grocery stores.

Buy a $1, $5 or $20 donation card at the register or donate non-perishable food items in the red food barrels at the entrance of the store. Donations go to Loaves & Fishes.

Priority needs for Loaves & Fishes include canned meat, canned fruit, 100% juice, canned pastas and cereal.


Northcross Lanes takes on hunger

HUNTERSVILLE – Northcross Lanes bowling center is collecting non-perishable food for Loaves & Fishes through Nov. 17.

Help them strike out hunger by bringing in a non-perishable food item. Northcross Entertainment will donate 10 percent of your lane rental or by-the-game purchase to neighbors in need. 

Northcross Lanes is located at 16317 Statesville Road.


Hear international speaker at St. Mark Catholic

HUNTERSVILLE - All are invited to St. Mark Catholic Church to hear Father Jacque Philippe, international speaker and author of several books, including “Searching for and Maintaining Peace.”

Father Philippe will reflect upon how we can learn to place all our confidence in God and abandon ourselves into his loving care.

With more than 400,000 copies sold in 18 languages, according to Amazon, Father Jacques Philippe's writings with themes such as prayer, interior freedom, and peace of heart have become classics of modern Catholic spirituality. 

Philippe will speak 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Parish Hall at St. Mark, 14740 Stumptown Road. 

Details: Donna Smith, or 704-948-1306.


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