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For Memorial Day, my three children, their spouses along with our “granddogs” (we have three of them) went camping. Remember that rainy weekend? We survived. Actually, we had fun. OK – we had a blast. We played table games. More specifically, we played dominoes. 

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A rite of summer for many churches is hosting a Vacation Bible School (VBS), where weekday mornings – or evenings – mean the front lawns and family life centers are brimming with children.

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When my daughter started dating Will, I could tell how she looked at him and how he looked at her that they were meant to be together. I started saving for their wedding. More importantly, it was interesting watching their love grow and blossom over four years of dating. 

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Seven high school seniors from local The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints congregations were among the 19 in the LDS Gastonia Stake who graduated from seminary this year: Chelsey Adcock, Danya Tyler, Annalena Bellingham, Tyler White, Thomas Murray IV, Madison Manwill, Taniela Tauf…

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DAVIDSON – When one person starts to sing, the others fall into place matching rhythm and harmony. They don’t need a cue, don’t have to be counted off and don’t even need to know which song is going to be sung.

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I waited to the last moment to get my wife her Mother’s Day card. I was very grateful to have found something, anything. It wasn’t the great card I wanted. I had to do damage control.

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Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Pastor Mary John Dye recently announced she will be finishing her service at the Cornelius church in July to move to a Statesville church closer to her home. She recently reflected on her time at Mt. Zion and her hopes for its future.

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In the 1970s there was a singing group called The Carpenters. Karen Carpenter was the voice of the group. One of her songs was titled, “Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get me Down.” Let me take you into bad weather.  

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HUNTERSVILLE – Lisa Wilson, the Huntersville Presbyterian Church director of discipleship, has a role model, Good Morning America Co-Anchor Robin Roberts, whose mantra is to “Make your mess your message.” And that’s what Wilson believes Linda Arrieta has done through the establishment and wo…

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DAVIDSON – Davidson United Methodist Church is requesting food for its backpack program in preparation for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools optional teacher workday on Wednesday, May 16.

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Just like Thanksgiving and Christmas, Easter is a huge day at Charlotte Rescue Mission. Unlike what you may see in a holiday movie regarding a holiday meal at a Rescue Mission, we turn each of the three holidays into a full-day event. We start with a hot breakfast, show movies all day long a…

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HUNTERSVILLE – A free shredding opportunity combined with an opportunity to properly dispose of old medications will be available Saturday, April 28. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New Beginnings Moravian Church, 210 Seagle St.

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DAVIDSON – Youth sit at a table happily pouring glue on paper then carefully placing cotton balls on top to create a cloud with the help of their teacher. Nearby, youngsters in dress-up clothes pretend to cook in a wooden kitchen while others dig for toys in a sandbox.

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HUNTERSVILLE – Ramah Presbyterian Church used to be considered a country church, but the growth has come to it, according to the Rev. Brian Copeland. He shared how the little church is working hard to do big things.

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MOORESVILLE – In honor of National Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May, Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host its annual Free Community Skin Cancer Screening 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15.

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Although Lake Forest Family of Churches has multiple locations, they aren’t “video venues,” according to Lake Forest Church-Huntersville Pastor Mike Moses. He explains what that journey has been like over the past nearly 20 years and how he makes sure he is never “too busy” to meet with people.

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I had the privilege of attending the funeral service for Dr. Billy Graham. His daughter, Ruth, said that everyone has a Billy Graham story. I have a few. Let me share them with you.

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Let me take you back to the 1950s. My dad liked to be the first one with the latest, greatest gadgets. While TVs were still black and white, my dad bought a portable radio.  

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MOORESVILLE – At 11 a.m. each Wednesday, a group of women make their way to the Islamic Center of Lake Norman. Their ages may vary, as well as their ethnic background, but the reason they meet unites the women in the mornings – the desire to read the Qur’an in the way Muslims believe it was …

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Herald Citizen recently caught up with the pastors of one of the newest churches in the lake area. Pastors Darin and Sarah Bunch are senior pastors of One Church founded just over a month ago. They’re located in Cornelius and hoping to spread a message of spiritual unification.

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HUNTERSVILLE – Area churches are often in the spotlight for big charitable events and during the holidays, but they do important work year round. In Huntersville, Journey Church is a staple for faith and philanthropy. The Herald Citizen talked to lead pastor Matt Dawson about what inspires h…

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CORNELIUS – Jace Thompson, the 4-year-old son of Cornelius police Captain Jennifer Thompson and N.C. Highway Patrol Sgt. Eric Thompson, was diagnosed with an aggressive kind of brain cancer in…

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Philip Hamrick is a songwriter, performing artist and worship leader. He has a wife, Rachel, and two little girls, Scarlet and Salem. He recently began leading the creative and worship side of…

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Mt. Zion UMC hosts a Christmas Service of Hope and Healing at 3 p.m. Dec. 17 in the sanctuary for those struggling with loss during the holiday season. Details: www.mtzionumc.net

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DAVIDSON – In a bonus concert, Organ at Davidson is featuring Christmas music for organ at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Michael Lehtinen will play the versatile Wicks organ in the sanctua…

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It’s a rainy day today, and I’m in a mellow mood. I wish we had a tin roof. I love to hear the pitter pat of rain on a tin roof. It relaxes the muscles in the back of my neck and makes me thin…

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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 O…

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HUNTERSVILLE – The Huntersville campus of LakeForest Church will host GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays 12:30-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 at the church.

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The first two years of my marriage were scary. Two weeks after being married, I was appointed to pastor a church that was two and a half hours from my parents. I married this wonderful woman w…

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CORNELIUS – His Ministry at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church promotes awareness, inclusion and more for individuals with special needs.

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CORNELIUS – The Mt. Zion United Methodist Church’s 79th annual barbecue will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4. The food will be sold starting at 11 a.m. until it is sold out. There will be entertai…

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Growing up in the ’60s, I was often asked if I was related to Rocky Marciano, the famous undefeated prize fighter. He was from Brockton, Mass. I was from outside New York City on the Jersey si…

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When I arrived on the first day of third grade, my teacher, Mrs. Herford, assigned us a 100-word writing composition. It was to be on, “What I did on my summer vacation.” We all complained tha…

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In Christianity, being baptized, specifically in water, is symbolic of the burial and resurrection of Jesus and, perhaps more importantly, is a public proclamation of one’s decision to accept …

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HUNTERSVILLE – For the third year, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church continues to collect food to help fill backpacks each weekend for children at Ranson Middle School.

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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…

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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 …

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CORNELIUS – The Rev. Tom Boone said his professional path has been an interesting one that has included stops in many exotic places.

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HUNTERSVILLE – In preparation for the upcoming Pig Out for a Scout barbecue, members of St. Mark Catholic Church’s Boy Scout Troop 97 are working to sell tickets.

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One morning I was leaving early, turned on the foyer light and a bulb blew. Since I am afraid of heights, I recruited my son, Ed, to replace the bulbs. We decided to replace all the bulbs with…