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DENVER – The pews at Unity Presbyterian have been more crowded than usual in recent months, and with thousands of houses being built in the area, new services were added to accommodate both internal increases and the growth of Denver.

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LINCOLNTON – Highland Drive Free Will Baptist Church was built nearly 20 years ago and is now led by Luke Johnson, the father of Landen Johnson – a spirited 8-year-old boy with a rare form of primordial dwarfism.

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For the fourth year, Student Ministries leader Michael Salanik and other members of Denver Baptist Church have been serving in Baltimore. Salanik describes what they are doing there and what keeps them going back. 

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HUNTERSVILLE – Lake Forest Church is hosting the Uniquely U Summer Art Camp July 16-20 at its Huntersville campus.

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DENVER – Denver United Methodist Church is putting on a Vacation Bible School starting July 15 with the theme “Rolling River Rampage.”

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LINCOLNTON – Luke Johnson took his usual place at the pulpit at Highland Drive Freewill Baptist Church before delving into his sermon June 10. But last Sunday’s service was a little different – it was a celebration of Luke’s son, Landen, who had undergone a bone marrow transplant a year prio…

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After 53 years in ministry, the Rev. Robert L. "Bob" Kerr, pastor at Rehobeth United Methodist Church in Terrell, plans to retire this summer. The Denver Citizen caught up with Kerr to learn more about the joys, and challenges, of his journey.

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DENVER – Since its doors opened in 2006, Church at Denver has been working to bring the community together, according to its pastor, the Rev. Bobby Wilkinson. Denver Citizen asked Wilkinson about what else is happening with the church. Here are edited excerpts from that conversation.

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DENVER – The Rev. Johnny Houser has been at the helm of Denver Wesleyan Church – the one off N.C. 16 with the yellow and green school bus parked on the side – for more than 25 years, first as an assistant pastor. He became the lead pastor 21 years ago. To learn more about his experiences, De…

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DENVER – The Rev. Johnny Houser has been at the helm of Denver Wesleyan Church – the one off N.C. 16 with the yellow and green school bus parked on the side– for more than 25 years, first as an assistant, but he took the lead 21 years ago. To learn more about his experiences, Denver Citizen …

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Two weeks after my wedding, my wife and I moved to a new city to start a new career and live together as husband and wife.

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MOUNT HOLLY – New Covenant United Methodist Church in Mount Holly was built in 1996 and attracts about 400 members from the Denver and Mount Holly areas. To learn more about the church’s traditions and its upcoming Spring Fling, Denver Citizen spoke with the Rev. Stuart Noell, New Convenant’…

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Living Word Ministry in Stanley has been working on building a playground for its Sunday schools students. Denver Citizen spoke with Suzanne Suman, leader of the children's ministry at the church, to learn more about what’s going on. Here are edited excerpts from that conversation.

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DENVER – There will be a free BMX exhibition Saturday, March 10, in the Denver Baptist Church Skate Park, the Hangar, on the church’s West Campus.

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Living Word Ministries of Lake Norman is a church on fire for God. We present the gospel in a way that the new Christian can understand and the mature disciple can continue to grow and be inspired. We are here to offer a shame-free environment. So, no matter where you’ve been or where you ar…

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DENVER – Ashley Justice feels a strong desire to bring people together to learn about Christ, and sometimes, she said, that means getting creative when it comes to learning techniques. Justice will be teaching a Bible journaling class each month at Sweet Momma’s to introduce others to one of…

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LINCOLNTON – Tonya Warlick hosted Lincoln County’s first Carolina Women’s Conference in 2017 as a way to bring women together to worship under one roof, regardless of denomination. The conference is an annual event, aimed to provide a day of uplifting testimony, fellowship and worship music …

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The first step was to create a marriage ministry. The idea came out of many conversations to cater to a community need. By having this outlet for people at the church to help deal with the intimate subject of companionship, it would help identify issues among couples before separation or div…

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The holiday season can be a tricky one. While many countdown the days of being reunited with family again, others can find the same moments triggering – tapping into anxieties and feelings of being overwhelmed due to the stress. Lake Norman-area faith-based counseling groups suggested these …

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At this time of year we occasionally hear people urging us not to forget the “Reason for the Season.” We see signs in shop windows, people wearing lapel pins and forwarded emails all reminding us that “Jesus is the Reason for the Season.” Why do we need reminding?

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DENVER – Salem United Methodist Church will hold its Gift Making Workshop 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17 in its Christian Life Center. The church is at 378 N. Pilot Knob Road.

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As families and friends get their wish lists ready for one another for the upcoming holiday season, some area churches want to make sure everyone has some of them granted through the help of Operation Christmas Child.

Denver Weekly

I recently saw a funny video online. It tells the story of a dad waking up and discovering that all of the things around his house are wrapped in gift paper. The light switch on the wall, the …

Denver Weekly

Fall is upon us, and the weather shows some promise of becoming cooler. Thanksgiving will be here sooner than we think. Christmas music is already on the radio and in the stores. Christmas sho…

Denver Weekly

DENVER – In an effort to promote community and streamline resources, the session at Unity Presbyterian Church voted to move to one worship service at 10 a.m. on Sundays. The change began Nov. 5. 

Denver Weekly

TERRELL – The annual Rehobeth United Methodist Church barbecue takes place Nov. 11 at the new Fellowship Hall, 9297 Sherrills Ford Road.

Denver Weekly

My wife and I recently dined at a new restaurant in Charlotte.  The food was tasty, the ambiance warm, but it was the service that caught our attention. Every need we had was anticipated and a…

Denver Weekly

DENVER – Denver United Methodist Church will hold a fall bazaar from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 4 in the church’s Family Life Center. 

Denver Weekly

Unity Presbyterian Church is not just a collection of people who worship together. We are a community of people who reach beyond our walls. On Sunday, Oct. 29, we invite the community to join …

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LINCOLNTON – Though the Hesed House of Hope has served the community for the colder months since 2008, the homeless shelter is opening its doors for good next month and is Lincoln County’s onl…

Denver Weekly

DENVER – The area is celebrating several firsts with Habitat for Humanity as the first Habitat home in Denver is slated to be completed in November, and North Lincoln High School had its inaug…

Herald Weekly

When I was in high school, I ran cross country. Imagine this nonathlete running 10 miles every day in practice. I stopped running when I graduated. When I came to Charlotte 21 years ago, I wen…

Denver Weekly

Beginning at sundown on Sept. 20, self-reflection and renewal all in preparation for the new year will take place in the homes and spaces of those who practice Jewish tradition and faith. The …

Denver Weekly

As you woke up this morning, as you read this article and as you go to bed tonight, you have thoughts about the world around you. And it is these thoughts or beliefs about life that influence …

Denver Weekly

DENVER – For some students, navigating the perplex social structure of high school can be difficult, and with many options for extracurriculars, including athletics, social clubs and academic …

Denver Weekly

“Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back”… that song always seems to be in my head this time of year. People are rushing around, grabbing up last-minute sales on school supplies, trying to ge…

Denver Weekly

One of my earliest memories as a child was going to the beach with my family. 

Denver Weekly

DENVER – In the 1980s Terri Broome’s hair was teased all the way up to heaven, but spiritually, she couldn’t have been further from God, or so she thought.

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DENVER – Of the 4,300 middle- and high school-aged students in Denver, only about 500 are involved in a church, according to a survey done by a local pastor, said Michael Salanik, a student mi…

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DENVER – The church bell sounded to let everyone know the first children’s service of this year’s Rock Springs Camp Meeting was about to begin. Youth came to the arbor from all directions – so…

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DENVER — Bethel United Methodist Church acquired 34 acres of land earlier this month that surrounds the existing property.

Denver Weekly

MATTHEWS – Dysfunctional situations like those in which the birth mother may be too young or otherwise unable to care for a child causes some to opt to put their newborn up for adoption. Child…

Denver Weekly

Denver is changing. New homes. New developments. New shopping plazas. From the acres that are being cleared and graded to the increase of traffic on almost every road, Denver isn’t what it use…

Denver Weekly

Fractious, hostile, violent, confusing, broken, toxic, hateful, dangerous… how are those for a few words? Not pleasant to be sure but descriptive of our present age. These words are but a few …