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Cornelius News

Community Thanksgiving service is this Sunday

Nov. 14. Ten local churches will come together Sunday Nov. 19 for the traditional community thanksgiving service—this year at the Cain Center for the Arts at 6 pm.

The “Give Thanks LKN!” service will feature a combined choir and a praise band leading the audience in songs of thanksgiving. The program will also include inspirational messages from pastors, prayers of gratitude and an opportunity to support local non-profits.

The event is free, but people are asked to bring canned food or to make a monetary donation—benefiting the Ada Jenkins Center, Angels and Sparrows, Bags of Hope, Caterpillar Ministries, Cornelius Early Scholars, Hope LKN and Watchmen of the Streets.

The big change for 2023 is the venue.

“We wanted to reach a wider audience so we thought it would be better to hold the event at the Cain Center rather than one of the churches,” Rev. David Judge, pastor of First Baptist Church of Cornelius.

Along with First Baptist Church of Cornelius, the other nine churches are Bethel Presbyterian Church, Cornelius Church of God, Grace Covenant Church, Hunter’s Chapel UMC, Journey Church, Lake Forest Church, Lake Norman Baptist Church, Mt. Zion UMC, and Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church.