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Mt. Zion opts to remain affiliated with UMC

March 24. The administrative board of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church has voted unanimously to remain affiliated with the parent church. Some UMC member churches have begun the process of “disaffiliation” from the Western North Carolina Conference (WNCC) as well as the entire UMC. The departures are largely due to theological conservatives’ concerns about LGBTQ […]

Religion news: Special events at area houses of worship

Jews and Jim Crow Class Learn about how Jews viewed racial issues in the Jim Crow Era and the complicated origins of the Black-Jewish relationship. The class is offered 7:30-8:30 pm on Thursday, Feb. 23, or Thursday, March 2, based on research from Rabbi Becca Diamond’s rabbinical thesis and will be available in-person and on […]


Community-wide Thanksgiving service Nov. 20

Oct. 20. After a two-year COVID hiatus, the Cornelius Community Thanksgiving Service returns Sunday Nov. 20 as the LKN Community Thanksgiving Service at Grace Covenant Church on Statesville Road. “We wanted to make a bigger event to include more churches, so we reached out to Huntersville churches as well,” said Rev. David Judge, pastor of […]

Davidson College Presbyterian capital campaign update

June 22. Davidson College Presbyterian Church has exceeded its original goal of $5.75 million for its Opening Doors Capital campaign by $750,000. The funds will be used to improve entrances to the building, renovate and add technology to the church’s worship spaces, and create gathering space for informal meetings and social interactions between services and […]


Mt. Zion announces Holy Week, Easter services and activities

  April 2. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church welcomes the community to Holy Week and Easter services and activities. On April 9, children and families will gather on Mt. Zion’s front lawn for an Easter Egg Hunt at 11 am. There will be bouncy slides, baby animals, hot dog lunch, and lots of eggs. Palm […]

Blood drive July 29 at 1st Baptist

July 28. On July 29, from 10 am to 2:30 pm, First Baptist Church of Cornelius will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive in the Fellowship Hall at 21007 Catawba Ave.  Individuals interested in donating blood should schedule an appointment at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

April 1 is Maundy Thursday

April 1. Today is Maundy Thursday, the Thursday before Easter Sunday. It gets its name from the Latin word mandatum, which means “commandment.” It commemorates the Washing of the Feet and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. Click here for services and special events at local churches.

Temple Kol Tikvah announces new leader

July 5. David Lipper is the new rabbi at Temple Kol Tikvah, replacing Rabbi Michael Shields who was the Davidson congregation’s first spiritual leader. Rabbi Lipper joins the Lake Norman Jewish community from Bellevue, Wash., where he served for five years as Interim and Senior Rabbi for Temple B’nai Torah. He has extensive experience growing […]

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Husband-wife duo pastoring Mt. Zion United Methodist

By Dave Yochum. A new husband-wife senior pastor team led services for the first time today at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, one of the largest churches in Lake Norman. As such, they’ll be spiritual leaders of thousands of Cornelius residents, from pre-schoolers to seniors. In between is one of their challenges: Young people who […]

Volunteers needed for Smithville clean-up March 17

Feb. 15 – Operation Curbside Cleanup, an annual Smithville community clean-up event, is scheduled for March 17. Volunteers should meet at Smithville Park at 8 a.m. before setting out through the neighborhood to work. The clean-up event is organized by the Smithville Community Coalition in partnership with the North Catawba Neighborhood Association, the town of […]