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Andrew Lovedale

Op-Ed: Sports can inspire, unify and create change

March 22. By Andrew Lovedale. Nelson Mandela once declared that sports “has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.” We’ve seen throughout history, on stages big and small, the power of sports to not only reveal […]

Bethel Presbyterian has new senior pastor

March 22. Bethel Presbyterian Church has a new senior pastor, the Rev. Aaron C. Moore. He grew up in Charlotte and is a graduate of Garinger High School. Moore has a Master of Divinity from Knox Theological Seminary. He and his wife Sarah met at Gardner-Webb University. They have been married for 23 years. The […]


Special event Saturday prepares participants to aid people dealing with pain, loss

March 10. From personal tragedies like disease, suicide and financial difficulties to catastrophes on a massive scale such as shootings, fires and floods, you may feel unprepared to offer comfort to those who are grieving and in despair. The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) will hold an instructional session at Grace Covenant Church tomorrow […]

Love Lake Norman grand opening is Sunday

March 2. Love Lake Norman, a non-denominational church that first opened in the Oak Street Mill, will hold its grand opening in The Cain Center for the Arts Sunday, March 5, from 10 am to noon. In addition to the worship service, which begins at 10 am, the grand opening event includes: Face painting Ross […]

Rev. Lemings honored for 27 years at Grace Covenant

Feb. 21. By Dave Vieser. Rev. Farrell Lemings, who is retiring as lead pastor of Grace Covenant Church, was honored for his 27 years in the pulpit by Mayor Woody Washam at the Board of Commissioners meeting Monday night. In presenting the official proclamation, Mayor Washam said, “Pastor Farrell has led with a heart of partnership, […]

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 […]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launches LKN Young Single Adult congregation

Jan. 26.The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently established the Lake Norman Young Single Adult (YSA) branch that will provide unique opportunities for individuals ages 18-30 to worship, serve, and socialize with peers their own age. Chad D. Baldwin, of Huntersville will serve as president. Barry Draughon of Cornelius and Trey Henrichsen of […]


Kachin faith holds national conference in Cornelius

April 21. By Dave Yochum. Kachin, the northernmost state of Myanmar, is home to a variety of religious and ethnic populations, including Baptists, some of whom have immigrated to North Carolina. The Kachin Baptist Churches in the USA (KBC USA) held their annual meeting at First Baptist Church of Cornelius April 7-10. Sixty representatives from […]

Jerel Law, pastor of Love Lake Norman

Love Lake Norman marks fifth anniversary on April 3 with special service, block party

March 30. By Dave Yochum. Five years after he launched Love Lake Norman, the pastor of the non-denominational church still wants everyone to call him by his first name. Jerel Law takes a very down-to-earth approach to the heavenward journey. “We want to be a place where you can belong before you believe. You don’t […]


Holy Week and Easter services

March 25. Churches, for the most part, have returned to in-person worship with varying capacity, and face mask and social distancing restrictions, while maintaining online options. Please check websites for online availability and advance in-person registration where required. Here is a list of services in Cornelius, unless noted: Bethel Presbyterian Church 19920 Bethel Church Road, […]