DENVER – Denver Baptist Church is hosting a Church Safety Workshop Sunday, Aug. 19, for members of any church.

The presenter is Deputy Brett Watson, who is with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office and a member of Denver Baptist. He is a co-leader of the DBC Shepherds, the church’s safety and security team.

The workshop is at 4:30 p.m. with a Q&A at 5:30 p.m. at the church’s Worship Center, 6917 Forest Hills Drive. Information about the event and registration procedures can be found at


Churches seek Love Denver help

DENVER – Local churches are making calls out for volunteers for Love Denver on Saturday, Aug. 18.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Lincoln High School athletic fields. In its seventh year, churches and other groups help distribute clothes, provide wellness checkups and other services to prepare students for the new school year.

For more information, visit, and for church-specific needs, visit their Facebook pages.


The Cove will host a 'New to Cove' class

DENVER – The Denver campus of The Cove Church will have a New to the Cove class Aug. 26.

The short class starts at 10:30 a.m. to learn more about the church, meet leaders at the campus and others who are new.

Those interested in attending should register at

The Cove Church Denver campus is at 4679 N.C. 16 N.


Salem hosting community ice cream treat

DENVER – Salem United Methodist Church is holding its Community Ice Cream Social Aug. 26 at the Beatty’s Ford Park shelter.

It will be from 5-7:30 p.m. Those who wish to attend should bring a picnic dinner, lawn chair and a game to play at the shelter.

The ice cream will be provided by Salem UMC.

Beatty’s Ford Park is at 8335 Shipley Lane.


Faith Formation starting at Holy Spirit

DENVER – Holy Spirit Catholic Church will offer weekly Faith Formation classes for students in kindergarten through eighth grade starting Sept. 9.

The classes are from 9:40-10:40 a.m. Sunday mornings and 4-5:10 p.m. Sunday afternoons. They are designed to enable children to prepare for their sacraments, build relationships with other students who share in their faith and grow in their understanding of the church’s rich Catholic Faith and love of the Lord, the Holy Spirit website states.

The texts for reach grade will be “Finding God” (kindergarten) and “Christ Our Life” (first, third, fourth and fifth grades) by Loyola Press. “Blessed by Dynamic Catholic” will be used for second-grade students, and middle school grades will use “Edge by Life Teen.” Registration forms are available at the church and on its website.

Holy Spirit is at 537 N.C. 16 Business.


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