Bethel Presbyterian changes worship service times

CORNELIUS - Beginning Sept. 1, Bethel Presbyterian Church will change the times for Sunday worship services to 9 and 11 a.m. 

Sunday school classes will be held at 10 a.m., with 20 minutes of fellowship time between the services.   

At the 9 a.m. service, special music will be performed by soloists and ensemble groups. At the 11 a.m. service, the choir will perform. 

The scripture lessons and sermon will be the same at both services.

Childcare will continue to be provided during both services, plus junior worship will be available for children in kindergarten through second grade.

The church is at 19920 Bethel Church Road.



Community In Christ Lutheran breaks ground on sanctuary

CORNELIUS – Community In Christ Lutheran will break ground on a new sanctuary at its same location.

Following the ceremonial first shovel, the church will hold a prayer celebration, pot-luck dinner and games. The church will also unveil the stained-glass cross design that will be the centerpiece of the new sanctuary.

The groundbreaking will start 4 p.m. Aug. 25 at 7621 Norman Island Drive.

Community in Christ Lutheran formed in 1977. Travis Norton became associate pastor in 2007 and senior pastor in 2012. It holds a contemporary service at 9:30 a.m. and a traditional service at 11 a.m.



Bible study for women resumes

LAKE NORMAN – Community Bible Study will resume this fall, offering women a caring and in-depth Bible study on the New Testament books of Mark and Ephesians. 

Community Bible Study International, according to its website, has 3,300 classes in 76 countries with almost 66,296 participants.

The Lake Norman class will meet 10 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 17, through May.

CBS will no longer meet at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius. A new meeting place will be announced soon.

Details: Angela Howard, teaching director, 704-617-1039 or


Boot Scootin’ event benefits Hope House

CORNELIUS – Hope House, a 12-bed women’s homeless shelter in Huntersville, will host Harvest for Hope: “A Blue Jeans Boot Scootin’ Benefit” in September.

The after-work, casual-attire event will include drinks, dinner, musical entertainment and a live and silent auction. Proceeds will benefit Lake Norman’s Hope House Foundation.

The audience will range between 200 and 300 guests.

The benefit will be 6:30-10:30 p.m. Sept. 20, at The Peninsula Club, 19101 Peninsula Club Drive.

Individual tickets cost $85. Order tickets at or send a check, payable to Hope House Foundation, sent to Harvest for Hope, PO Box 61, Huntersville, NC 28070.

For sponsorship and table reservations, contact Fran Mathay at 704-553-9003 or


Huntersville First Baptist taking yard sale donations

HUNTERSVILLE - Help celebrate 32 years of feeding the hungry by donating to and attending First Baptist Huntersville’s gigantic World Hunger Day Yard Sale in September.

The event features the yard sale, bake sale, North Carolina barbecue, auctions and live music. Proceeds from items sold will go to feeding the hungry.

Yard sale items may be donated beginning Aug. 16. Drop off donations at the church 6-8 p.m. Fridays, and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. Donations are tax-deductible, with receipts available upon request.

Attend the yard sale 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 28 at the church, 119 N. Old Statesville Road.

Call 704-875-6581 to arrange for pick-up of yard-sale items or for more information.

Details: Will Bates, 704-577-3741 or


Anglican Church plant continues at Huntersville ARP

HUNTERSVILLE - St Jude's Mission in Huntersville is an Anglican Church plant that began with evangelistic Bible studies about six years ago.

The group first met at a storefront behind Café 100. Then on Feb 17, they began holding services at Huntersville ARP, 200 N. Old Statesville Road. 

St Jude’s is a Christian mission in the Anglican tradition, with the oversight and blessing of the Anglican Church in Rwanda.

The Rev. Clay Thompson serves as pastor. He also teaches full-time at Southlake Christian Academy.

Eucharist services start at 9:15 a.m. Sundays at Huntersville ARP.

Details: Thompson, 704-502-9588,