MOORESVILLE – People can celebrate Rosh Hashanah during the annual apple picking for young families with the Jewish Council of Lake Norman and the PJ Library organization.

Youngsters and their parents can pick a variety of apples at a family-friendly orchard and enjoy the features of Carrigan Farms.

The event takes place at 10 a.m. Sept. 2.

The cost is $5 a person, though children younger than 2 may attend free of charge. It includes a hayride tour, cider tasting and a half-peck of apples to take home.

An RSVP is required by Aug. 30.

Register online at

For more information, contact Engagement Coordinator Kara Culp at


The Community Pregnancy Center of Lake Norman Walk for Life has been scheduled

MOORESVILLE – The Community Pregnancy Center of Lake Norman Walk for Life will be held Sept. 29.

The theme is “Be a real-life superhero.” The event check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. at Langtree Lake Norman, 150 Landings Drive. The 1.5-mile walk begins at 9 a.m.

The goal is to raise $80,000. Individuals can walk alone or join a team and still raise money even if they choose not to participate.

Funding goes to the pregnancy center to offer free services to clients.

Those interested in participating can register for the Walk for Life after Masses on Aug. 25 and 26 at St. Therese Catholic Church. Registration is also available by going to


Bethel holds Missions month

CORNELIUS – Bethel Presbyterian Church members are emphasizing missions during the month of August. Sunday morning worship services focus and highlight missions Bethel Presbyterian Church has been involved with and will be supporting going forward.

Those interested in learning more are welcome to join in any of the following services.

Aug. 19: Syrian pastor the Rev. Boutros Zaour and his wife, Waafa, will present the situation in Syria and the role churches are playing to provide hope in this part of the world.

Aug. 26: Leadership of One7, one of the church’s September 2018 BBQ partners, will present on the organization, which focuses its attention on bringing the Gospel and assistance to refugee families in Charlotte.

Other focuses are on youth missions and Cross Culture Camp.

Sunday School is at 9:15 a.m. Worship is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thesanctuary has a traditional setting, while service in the Worship Café has a contemporary vibe. The message is the same in both locations.

Bethel Presbyterian Church is at 19920 Bethel Church Road.

For more information, call 704-892-0546.


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