First Baptist shows live Greg Laurie simulcast

CORENELIUS ­– First Baptist Cornelius will show a live broadcast of Evangelist Greg Laurie’s Harvest America Crusade. Laurie serves as the senior pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship in California.

About 15,000 attend his church and its four satellite campuses. Laurie is also the author of more than 70 books, and he hosts a weekly TV program.

Since 1990, Laurie has held large-scale public evangelistic events called Harvest Crusades at venues as large as Angel Stadium in Anaheim and Madison Square Garden in New York City.

In 2012, Laurie launched Harvest America, a nationwide event using the Internet to simulcast live HD video to thousands of locations across the county.

First Baptist Cornelius, located at 21007 Catawba Ave. will show the live broadcast at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 and Sept. 29. Special music will begin at 5:30 p.m. 



College professors teach class at DCPC

DAVIDSON – Davidson College Presbyterian will offer a Covenant class this fall led by a different Davidson College professor each month.

Classes are as follows:

• September: Trent Foley, a religion professor at Davidson College, leads “How Martyrdom and Persecution in Third Century Africa Shaped the Western Church.”

• October: Tony Abbott, professor emeritus of English at Davidson College, leads "Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Theology of Forgiveness,"

• November: George Ramsey, professor emeritus of religion at Presbyterian College, leads “The Psalms - Manna of the Church.”

• December (1, 8 and 15): John Kuykendall, president emeritus at Davidson College, leads “Glory to God: the New Presbyterian Hymnal."

The class meets at 9:45 a.m. Sunday mornings in Room B of the Congregation House, 100 N. Main St.


Koh Tikvah receives $5,000 grant for seniors program

DAVIDSON –Temple Kol Tikvah received a $5,000 grant from BJH Foundation for Senior Services.

The money will help the Jewish Temple to initiate “Learn, Kibbitz, and Nosh,” a program that allows Kol Tikvah’s older adults to learn from various experts, socialize (Kibbitz) and enjoy a meal together (Nosh).

Greensboro-based BJH Foundation awarded more than $203,230 in grants to 21 programs focusing on improving the lives of Jewish older adults across the Carolinas.


Speaker touches on ministry to low-income communities

CORNELIUS - Lake Norman Aglow will host Anne Crawford of Caterpillar Ministries, which works with kids in the Huntington Green mobile home community.

Crawford will share some of the challenges and triumphs of reaching out to the children in low-income communities.

Aglow is about women reaching out into the community, “every heart touched, every life changed.” All are welcome.

The group will gather at 10 a.m. Sept. 28 at the Acropolis Restaurant, 20659 Catawba Ave., for a “Dutch treat” brunch.



Mt. Zion UMC continues concert series

CORNELIUS – Mt. Zion Methodist will continue its concert series with two October concerts.

The events are free but an offering will be taken.

Tom Fisch, an acoustic musician, will perform music ranging from country to folk to children’s songs.

The concert will be part of the Journey Sunday School Class Country Fair for the community.

The second concert will be the gospel group Triumphant Quartet. In 2009, they were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Album for their release “Everyday.”

Tom Fisch concert will be 5-6 p.m. Oct. 12 on the lawn. Triumphant Quartet concert will be 7-8 p.m. Oct. 16 in the sanctuary.

Mt. Zion Methodist is at 19600 Zion Ave.


‘Veggie Tale’ characters appear at Christian store

CHARLOTTE – Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber of the Veggie Tale video series will appear live at Lifeway Christian Store, in celebration of the store’s one-year anniversary at Northlake Mall.  

The characters will be available for photos with kids and parents. The latest Veggie Tale video is “MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle.”

The event will run 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Oct. 12 between REI and Target at Northlake Mall, 9717 Northlake Centre Pkwy., #B2.


Crop Walk to help hungry

CHARLOTTE – The 35th annual Charlotte Crop Hunger Walk will be held in October.

A portion of monies raised will benefit Loaves and Fishes, which is affiliated with Ada Jenkins and Angels and Sparrows. Most of the proceeds will benefit Church World Service, which helps alleviate hunger and poverty worldwide, especially after catastrophic events like earthquakes and flooding.

Last year’s walk raised $301,510, and Charlotte has continued to be the largest walk in the nation.

The 6-km route starts at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the corner of Elizabeth Avenue and Hawthorne Lane.