A new Hearts and Hands group for knitters, crocheters and quilters is forming at the Davidson Friends Meetinghouse, with its first meeting this Thursday. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church will host a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper and bingo night next Tuesday. A group of athletes know as The Power Team will visit Gethsemane Baptist Church of Lake Norman next Wednesday to Sunday for an anti-drug, anti-violence program that includes exhibitions of power, strength, speed and inspiration. And a home-grown singing group at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church called Heaven’s Reign performs in the Cornelius Concert Series Friday night at the church in Cornelius.
HEAVEN’S REIGN AT MT. ZION
Heaven’s Reign was founded in 2011 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius, when four friends in the congregation combined to give performances of traditional Southern Gospel. They’ve been together for a little over a year now, and this weekend they’ll be in the spotlight.
The group includes tenors Jon Sarver and Mike Jackson (lead), baritone Buddy Phillips and bass Larry Horton.
They’ll be headlining the next concert in the Cornelius Concert Series, on Friday at 7pm, at the church, 19600 Zion Ave., Cornelius.
Mr. Sarver says the group grew out of both a love of the music and a sense of ministry. “We just loved the harmonies and quartet music in southern gospel,” he said. The group formed initially as a trio, without a bass. They found Mr. Horton right there in the church, where he works as a usher and head greeter.
“We started putting our music together, and through amazing support from Mt. Zion we were able to grow to where we can go out and sing at other churches and do outreach,” Mr. Sarver said Monday.
Their music includes a variety of popular southern gospel tunes, from “I’ll Fly Away” to “Will the Circle Be Unbroken. Find out more about the group at www.heavensreignqt.com.
Friday’s concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken. Info: mtzionumc.net.
DAVIDSON FRIENDS ACTIVITIES
The Davidson Friends Meeting is starting Hearts and Hands, a new group for knitters, crocheters, quilters and others who would like to come together to make shawls and charity needlecraft projects. No experience necessary. The group will meet the first and third Thursdays at 7:30pm in the Friends Meetinghouse, 625 South St.
Additional gatherings at the Meetinghouse include:
- Contemplative Practice Times – Curious about contemplative practices, need to revitalize your prayer life. Davidson Friends Meeting is offering Contemplative Practice gatherings on Tuesdays from 9:30am- 10:30am beginning on January 8, 2013. The sessions will be led by Patty Levering (Friends Meeting) and Clarence Fox (St. Alban’s Episcopal Church). All are welcome. The Davidson Friends Meeting is located at 625 South Street in Davidson. For more information contact email@example.com.
- Wednesday Worship Sharing – Come for a quiet time of worship and prayer Wednesday evenings from 9:00pm to 9:30pm beginning January 9, 2013 at the Davidson Friends Meetinghouse, 625 South Street. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Quakers and Davidson Friends check the website http://davidson.quaker.org/ or call (704) 895-8404.
CMS SUPERINTENDENT AT NEW BIRTH
Next Monday, Feb. 11, from 6:30-8pm, New Birth Charlotte Church in Huntersville will host a Community Town Hall Meeting with Heath Morrison, superintendent of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. He will discuss goals and tasks for the school system. The church is at 17001 New Birth Drive, off Sam Furr Road, Huntersville.
WOOD AND STEEL AT ST. PATRICK’S
Wood & Steel will perform in the next Solas Leighis concert at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Mooresville, on Feb. 24 at 7pm.
Wood & Steel carries on the proud tradition of North Carolina Bluegrass, with a reverence for the traditional sound, but unafraid to feather its repertoire with songs from a variety of sources – all done “Bluegrass Style.”
St. Patrick’s is at 201 Fairview Road, Mooresville. Tickets at the door: $15 for adults, $10 students, under 6 free. All proceeds benefit community outreach. Info: www.saint-patricks.org or contact email@example.com or 704-663-5659.
SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKES AND BINGO
The St. Alban’s Episcopal Church Parish Life Committee is planning at Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Bingo night on Tuesday, Feb. 12, beginning at 5pm, at the church, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. Tickets are $5 per person, with children 4 and under free. Maximum $15 per family. www.saintalbansdavidson.org
Dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 pm, followed by a rousing game of bingo, with prizes. Clean out your closets and bring appropriate new or gently used items to designated bins to be used as prizes.
RABBI TEACHES ON JEWISH-CHRISTIAN RELATIONS
DavidsonLearns, the “lifelong learning” program in Davidson, is accepting registration for a new courseto begin this month, taught by Rabbi Michael Shields of Davidson’s Temple Kol Tikvah. “Critical Issues for Jewish Christian Relations” begins Friday, Feb. 8. The course will meet Fridays Feb. 8, 15, 22 and March 1 and 8, 10-11:30am, at a location to be announced.
Rabbi Shields will lead this course on the parting of the ways between Judaism and Christianity. He’ll look at the socio-political realities underlying writings by Mark, Matthew, Luke and John, including their portrayal of Judaism’s leaders and institutions, Jesus’ birth, ministry and teachings, his relations with Jews and Gentiles, and his trial and execution. The course also will examine the interrelation of Jewish, Christian and Roman history of first century Palestine and Asia Minor. Specific discussion topics may include: Is the New Testament “anti-Semitic”? Jews and the trial of Jesus. Was the Last Supper a Passover Seder? Righting what’s wrong with church “Seders.” The course traces the origins of the Christmas and Easter stories, the Passion and Jews in drama and film. Limited to 25 students.
Fee: $60. Information and registration at DavidsonLearns.org.
INCLUSION COMMUNITY COURSE
Inclusion Community of Cornelius and Davidson is offering an other in a series of small group discussions on “Beyond Theology: A Finger Pointing to the Moon.” The theme is Joseph Campbell’s “The ultimate mystery of being is beyond all categories of thought …” It’s an eight-week DVD-led, informal discussion-oriented class, meeting Sundays, 9:30-10:30am, Feb. 3, 10, and 17, March 3,10, 17, 24 and 31, at Kadi Fit, in the Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius
Each week’s discussion will begin with a 25-minute DVD presentation “… in which noted theologians, scholars and authors reflect upon the fundamental challenges of our time, addressing the roots of contemporary culture wars and global environmental crises. The series focuses on the emergence of a worldview that integrates science and spirituality, while exploring the notion that the guiding myths of modern civilization are in transition….To the extent that many of our current world crises are related to conflicting theologies, it is especially important to consider how we can rediscover their essential truths and find ways to bridge the gaps between them.”
POWER TEAM AT GETHSEMANE
The Power Team will be in the Lake Norman Region Feb. 13-17, when its world class group of athletes will perform exhibitions of power, strength, speed, inspiration and motivation, with an anti-drug and anti-violence message. Special services are planned at Gethsemane Baptist Church of Lake Norman on Feb. 13 at 7pm and Feb. 17 at 10am. The church is at 565 Jetton St., Davidson. Exhibitions also are being held at area schools and at Lake Norman Outreach Center. Go to www.gbclakenorman.org for more info.
THEOLOGY ON TAP AT GABI’S
Theology on Tap, weekly discussion group with local theologians, has moved. The group will be meeting on Thursdays at 5:30pm in the coming weeks at Gabi’s Coffee Shoppe on Catawba Avenue in Cornelius, near the Food Lion grocery. Davidson College professors Matt Samson and Doug Ottati will lead the group in an exploration of Genesis 1-11. Bring your Bible, an open mind and your friends. Questions? Call the Davidson College Presbyterian Church office at 704-892-5641.
The Jewish Council of Lake Normand and Temple Kol Tikvah will host a Purim Carnival, with inflatables, games, prizes, food and family fun on Sunday, Feb. 24, 10am to noon, at the Temple, 605 South St., Davidson. Tickets will be sold at the door. www.jewishcounciloflakenorman.org
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