Find AA meetings that fit your schedule

HUNTERSVILLE – Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every day of the week in the Lake Norman area.

• For meetings before work:  Davidson College Presbyterian Church holds open discussion meetings, called “First Things First,” at 7:15 a.m. Monday through Friday at 100 N. Main St., Davidson. Enter by ramp door and go to the basement.

• For lunchtime meetings: Huntersville United Methodist Church holds open discussion meetings at noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The group, called “12 O’Clock Somewhere,” meets at the church, 14005 Stumptown Road. Enter on right side of building.

• In the evenings: Easy Eddie’s Motorcycle shop in Huntersville offers open discussion meetings at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday. The group, called “EZ Does It Group,” meets at the motorcycle shop, 12125 Statesville Road, behind Beatty's Barber Shop.

• Over the weekend, various meetings take place. On Fridays, meetings are held at 7 p.m. at Community in Christ Lutheran and DCPC. On Saturdays, an 8 a.m. AA meeting takes place at Hopewell Presbyterian, a 4 p.m. meeting at Easy Eddie’s Motorcycle and a 6:30 p.m. meeting at First Baptist Cornelius. On Sundays, a meeting takes place at 6 p.m. at Bethel Presbyterian.

Other churches in the area that hold AA meetings are Davidson United Methodist, Huntersville Presbyterian and Mt. Zion Methodist.

A local AA meeting listing can be found at


DUMC renews Divorce Care sessions

DAVIDSON – In February, Davidson United Methodist Church begins the spring sessions of Divorce Care for Kids and Divorce Care for Adults. Members and others are welcome.

DC4K helps children between the ages of 5 and 12, whose parents have gone through or are going through a separation or divorce. The program uses a combination of games, crafts, activities, music and DVD dramas to create a fun, healing atmosphere.

Divorce Care for Adults seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through. Resources will help you deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life.

The programs will be held 6:30-8 p.m. beginning Feb. 13 and run for 13 weeks at DCPC. 

DC4K will meet in room G-1. Register by calling the church office at 704-892-8277. If you have questions about DC4K, contact Marcy Murphy at 704-957-1784, or

Divorce Care for adults will meet in room 215. Register by calling Don Duncan at or 704-650-9022.


GlassHouse Church celebrates opening

DAVIDSON – The GlassHouse Church will celebrate its grand opening at 11 a.m. Jan. 26.  

The weekly service will take place at Kaleidoscope, 442 S. Main St.

Pastor Scott Claunch will teach the Bible in a verse-by-verse manner beginning with the book of Nehemiah. Children's ministry is provided during the teaching.

GlassHouse Church's mission statement is: "Restoring shattered lives through the grace and truth of Jesus." Details:


Community in Christ Lutheran offers strength assessment course

CORNELIUS – Community in Christ Lutheran will offer a new course to help people discover their talents and strengths by exploring the book “Living Your Strengths.”

This adult Sunday School short course will run for three weeks. 

Participants will have the opportunity to take an inventory to identify individual strengths. The class will explore how these strengths, granted by God, can be developed and applied to a person’s faith and spiritual life.

The course begins at 11 a.m. Jan. 26.


Gethsemane Baptist presents Gospel concert, musical guests

DAVIDSON – The Gethsemane Gospel Singers will host its annual Gospel Explosion.

Join the congregation for a good time of gospel music, with special musical guests.

The free event starts at 3 p.m. Jan. 26 at Gethsemane Baptist Church, 565 Jetton St.

Details: or 704-892-1635.


Von Trapp granddaughter performs at Mt. Zion UMC's concert series

CORNELIUS – As part of its Cornelius Concert Series, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church welcomes Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of Maria and Baron Von Trapp, of whom the “Sound of Music” was based.

Elisabeth von Trapp’s father was Werner von Trapp, known as Kurt in the movie. Elisabeth was born and raised in Stowe, Vt., where the family ran the Trapp Family Lodge.

Elizabeth von Trapp sings and plays guitar. Her music ranges “from Bach to Broadway, Schubert to Sting,” and includes sacred and secular music.

Listeners have likened her ethereal and earthy music to Judy Collins and Loreena McKennitt. 

The concert takes place 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Mt. Zion church sanctuary. A free will offering will be taken.