DUMC Counseling Center gives help to parents of teens

DAVIDSON - Shannon White, a licensed counselor at the Counseling Center at Davidson United Methodist Church, will present “Boundaries with Children and Teens:  Learning to Set Loving Limits.” 

The workshop, based on books by John Townsend, will help parents recognize issues underlying child and teen behavior problems and help them set boundaries and establish consequences. Parents can learn how to get out of the “nagging” trap and determine what is “normal behavior” during adolescence.

“(Kids and) teenagers! You love them to pieces … but sometimes you feel like the pieces are falling apart,” Townsend wrote in his book.

The workshop will be held 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 8 in the church chapel, 304 S. Main St. Childcare and light refreshments will be provided. Send RSVP and request childcare to Shannon White, 704-892-6135. Donations to benefit the center’s Client Scholarship Fund will be accepted.


Calvary Chapel moves to Cornelius

CORNELIUS – Calvary Chapel has moved its church sanctuary location from Mt. Holly Huntersville Road near the Huntersville Business Park.

The new location is at 17609 Old Statesville Road at the corner of Will Knox Road.

The congregation moved because it needed more space and parking. Calvary Chapel’s worship service starts at 10 a.m. Sunday and its Wednesday service begins at 7 p.m.


Journey Church helps Food Pantry

HUNTERSVILLE – Journey Church will collect items this month for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry at the Ada Jenkins Center as part of the church’s “Do Something Now” service project. 

For four weeks, the church will gather toiletries and non-perishable food items for the Ada Jenkins pantry, which supplies food and household products to families in need in northern Mecklenburg and southern Iredell counties. The pantry serves more than 17,000 clients per year.

Needed toiletries for hygiene kits are  shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, moisturizing lotion, feminine hygiene Items, razors and shaving cream.

The church will collect these items Sundays through Christmas Eve in the lobby, 15711 Brookway Drive.


New church starts up in Huntersville

HUNTERSVILLE – A new church start-up, Neighborhood Church, has begun meeting for Bible Study off Exit 25.

Landon Horton is the minister. Anyone can come join the group as they study God’s Holy word and share support for each other.

Meetings are held Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at the Country Inn and Suites, just beside the Melting Pot, at 16617 Statesville Road. 

Visit the church’s web campus at www.neighborhoodchurchnc.org or contact Landon directly at Landon@neighborhoodchurchnc.org.


Lake Norman Baptist to collect Lottie Moon Christmas offering

HUNTERSVILLE – Lake Norman Baptist hopes to raise $12,000 for international missions as part of its annual Lottie Moon Christmas offering.

During the week of prayer, Dec. 1-8, the church is asking people in the congregation to consider adopting and praying for a group and its missionaries, so that every language, people, tribe and nation can hear and receive the Gospel.

In 2012, Southern Baptists across the U.S. collected $149.3 million for the Lottie Moon Christmas offering for international missions, the third highest amount in the 124-year history of the Lottie Moon offering.

Lottie Moon, who was raised in Albemarle County, Virginia, became a missionary to China in 1873 and served there for 39 years. She wrote many letters home about the needs in China, and eventually the Southern Baptist women started collecting money to send workers to China.

Lake Norman Baptist is located at 7921 Sam Furr Road.


Billy Graham Library offers Christmas festivities for families

CHARLOTTE – The Billy Graham Library will celebrate the birth of Christ this month with many special festivities.

In the evenings, enjoy a live nativity scene filled with real animals and people, and during the afternoon pet the animals. Listen to a children’s storytime from Christmas books available in Ruth’s Attic Bookstore. Listen to Christmas carolers each night. And take advantage of the extended hours at The Billy Graham Library. All these events are free.

A traditional Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings will be served every Thursday and Friday and two Saturdays in December, accommodating a maximum of 300 people each evening on a first-come, first-serve basis. The dinner costs $18.95 per adult, $8.95 per child 12 and younger, and free for children younger than 3.

Also, horse-drawn carriage rides will be available in the evenings. Adult rides cost $7 and children younger than 12 pay $3.

For days and hours of various events, go to www.billygrahamlibrary.org.

The library’s extended hours during Christmas will be 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Parking costs $10 after 3 p.m.

Billy Graham Library is located at 4330 Westmont Drive.


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