Elevation donates $300,000 to housing endowment

CHARLOTTE – Elevation Church has donated $300,000 to the Social Impact Housing Endowment, which provides short-term rental assistance for families and veterans earning 50 percent ($32,000) and below the area median income, Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon announced.

The $20 million endowment includes a $10 million commitment from the city over the next five years and a $10 million commitment being raised by the Foundation for the Carolinas from donors like Elevation Church.

Elevation Outreach partners with 84 nonprofits around the world. Since 2006, the church has given $11.2 million to these strategic partners.

Elevation Church began its 10th campus in Cornelius on Jan. 11.


Torrence Chapel A.M.E. Zion serves port-a-pit barbecue

CORNELIUS – Torrence Chapel A.M.E. Zion hosts its 10th annual port-a-pit barbecue.

The event is a fundraiser for the Stewardess Board of the church, which raised more than $6,000 last year.

Barbecue is available to the general public after 3 p.m. Feb. 14 and starting at 11 a.m. Feb. 15.

Barbecue is available to businesses 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 14. Orders of five plates or more will be delivered.

The Cajun-inspired port-a-pit chicken and barbecue plates cost $9. Fried chicken plates cost $8. Port-a-pit ribs cost $12. Plates consist of baked beans, roll, cake, and a choice of three kinds of slaws.

Torrence Chapel A.M.E. Zion is located at 21517 Torrence Chapel Road.

Details: Eudean Knox, 704-892-1637.


C.S. Lewis’ 'Great Divorce' comes to Knight Theatre

CHARLOTTE – Fellowship for the Performing Arts out of New York City brings to Charlotte’s Knight Theatre the theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ “The Great Divorce.”

Three actors transform into more than a dozen characters as they take a celestial bus ride from hell to paradise.

FPA produces provocative theater from a Christian worldview that engages a diverse audience.

The three performances of “The Great Divorce” will be held 4 and 8 p.m. Feb. 15 and 3 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Knight Theatre, 430 S. Tryon St.

To buy tickets, which range from $29 to $89, call 704-372-1000 or go to www.GreatDivorceOnStage.com.


Huntersville UMC hosts Financial Peace University classes

HUNTERSVILLE – The Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class is coming back to Huntersville United Methodist Church.

The nine-week Financial Peace University presents biblical, practical steps to get rid of debt, manage money, spend wisely and save wisely.

The class uses video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities.

The class is at 4 p.m. Sundays, starting Feb. 16, at the church, 14005 Stumptown Road. The class costs $100. Scholarships are available.

Register at www.daveramsey.com. If childcare is needed, contact Dana Belcher at 704-949-1859 or danab@huntersvilleumc.org.

Details: Katie Kerns, katiek@huntersvilleumc.org.


Three Thirds band performs at Bethel Presbyterian Church

CORNELIUS – Bethel Presbyterian’s own Three Thirds band will perform contemporary Christian music by The Newsboys, David Crowder Band, Building 429, Tenth Avenue North and others.

The free event is open to the community. Families and children are welcome.

Refreshments, hot dogs and popcorn will be available.

The concert takes place 6-8 p.m. Feb. 22 in the family life center, 19920 Bethel Church Road.


DCPC presents Bertamo Baroque Trio

DAVIDSON – Davidson College Presbyterian Church presents a concert by the Bertamo Baroque Trio, which includes Letitia Berlin on the recorder, David Morris on viola da gamba, Yuko Tanaka on harpsichord, as well as guest artists.

Selections include “The Four Nations: Music of England, France, Germany and Italy,” concerti by Telemann and Vivaldi and sonatas and suites by Handel, Marais, Charpentier and Purcell.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. Feb. 22 at DCPC’s  Lingle Chapel, 100 N. Main St. A $15 donation is requested.

For advance reservations or details, call 510-882-1169 or email tishberlin@sbcglobal.net.


Community In Christ Lutheran studies Max Lucado book

CORNELIUS – Community in Christ Lutheran will begin a new adult Sunday school class studying the book “Traveling Light” by Max Lucado. 

The book explores the truths found in the 23rd Psalm about releasing the burdens we were never intended to bear and letting God restore our souls.

The class starts at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 16 at 7621 Norman Island Drive.

Details: 704-892-0120.


Unitarian Universalists address spiritual self care

MOORESVILLE – Lay leader Laurie Walker, a charter member of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lake Norman, will discuss "Spiritual Self Care," offering techniques for taking care of body, mind and spirit while also taking care of others.

The discussion starts at 11 a.m. Feb. 23 at The Woodlawn School, 135 Woodlawn School Loop.

Details: www.uulakenorman.org.


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