Cook’s Memorial collects canned fruit items throughout January

CHARLOTTE – During the month of January, Cook’s Memorial Presbyterian Church, 3413 Mount Holly-Huntersville Road, collects canned fruit items for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Charlotte. A collection barrel is located in the church’s education building lobby.

During October and November, the church delivered 175 items totaling 365 pounds to the food bank. The church encourages members to remember to stock up on two-for-one items for donation during grocery store sales.

The church also collects donations throughout the month for Lily Pad Haven, a shelter for women in need, through its Love Box in the narthex.

The church’s Youth Group holds an Epiphany Worship Service in the church sanctuary Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. A parent/youth planning meeting also takes place Jan. 11. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall and a planning session follows at 6:15 p.m. in the youth room.

Beginning Jan. 11, the church will offer a special Wednesday night class entitled “Balancing Life’s Demands.” Each week until March, class leaders feature a DVD video lesson by pastor, author, coach and teacher Chip Ingram. Ingram is known for helping people around the world break out of spiritual ruts to live out God’s purpose for their lives. A class discussion led by Jeff Fawcett follows. Each participant also will receive a “Balancing Life’s Demands” booklet.

The church celebrates Epiphany Jan. 4 at 7 a.m. Community members are invited to the service, which include several hands-on ways for people to reflect on the gifts they offer to Christ and how the light of God has dawned upon the whole world. Each participant will receive a King (cup) Cake and the chance to participate in a special tradition at the conclusion of the service.

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