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Second Harvest food pantry here Thursday
Faith Presbyterian and Belair United Methodist churches will sponsor a mobile food pantry Thursday, June 28.
The Second Harvest of Metrolina food truck will be in the parking lot of Belair, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road. The church is a half- mile east of the traffic light at the Food Lion store on U.S. 521.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the food distribution will begin about 9 a.m. Food is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until it is gone.
Recipients must meet the income eligibility requirements established by the USDA. An acceptable form of ID is required at the time of registration. The main intent of this distribution is to serve Indian Land families in need of food but, it is open to all who come.
This is the second mobile food pantry sponsored by these two churches this year. The third and final distribution for this year will be Oct. 11.
Belair also operates a food pantry for Indian Land residents twice a month on the first and third Thursday mornings. Donations of food or cash may be dropped off at the church office.
For more information about the mobile food pantry, call Faith Presbyterian Church at (803) 548-8810.
Faith to show free outdoor movie
Faith Presbyterian Church will show a fun family movie Friday, June 29, on an outdoor screen at the church’s office site, 7520 Charlotte Highway. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.; the movie will be shown at sundown. Refreshments provided; just bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Call (803) 548-8810 for details.
News from Pleasant Valley Baptist Church
• Some youth and adults from Pleasant Valley Baptist Church have been in Kentucky this week, June 24-29, to teach Bible school at the Freeda Harris Baptist Center June 24-29.
• The church’s Body & Spirit classes will begin again in July. They will be held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. There will be no class on July 4. For Body & Spirit class updates, see Angela Petty Falgout’s Facebook page and look under under her “likes.”
Belair UMC changes service times
Effective July 1, Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, will hold Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by a worship service at 10:30 a.m.
Upcoming events at Belair UMC include:
• Sunday, July 1: Covered-dish luncheon following the morning church service to welcome Pastor Harry and Marsha Gindhart to the church.
• Thursday, July 5: The food pantry will be open from 9 a.m. to noon. If you are in need or know somebody in need of food, please come by. Donations to replenish the pantry are also welcome.
• July 16-20: Belair will hold Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. "Operation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep with God" is open to children from 3 years old to 12th-graders. For details or to register, call Pam Wiltsie at (803) 984-6205 or the church at (803) 547-6631 from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Thursday.
• July 19: The food pantry will be open from 9 a.m. to noon. If you are in need or know somebody in need of food, please come by. Donations to replenish the pantry are also welcome.
Pleasant Hill UMC VBS set for July 8-12
Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway (S.C. 160), will hold its Vacation Bible School on July 8-12.
Crossroads offers prayer training course
This summer, Crossroads Lutheran in Indian Land and Amazing Grace Lutheran in Waxhaw are sponsoring a training course on prayer, “An Adventure in Prayer.”
Dr. Bill Fleming, director of pastoral studies at New Life Theological Seminary in Charlotte, will lead the study from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays from July 11 to Aug. 22.
The course focuses on meditation and prayer as life skills to enrich your spiritual life. It is open to anyone who wants to develop a deeper and more joyful walk with God.
To register, e-mail wendy@AmazingGraceLutheranNC. org. There will be a $10 registration fee per person for class materials.
Crossroads offers summer day camp
A summer day camp provided by Agape Kure Beach Ministries will be held at Crossroads Lutheran Church, 8511 Shelley Mullis Road, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 30-Aug. 3. The camp is for children in first through sixth grades. Registration fee is $35 for the week (scholarships are available). Visit Crossroads-Lutheran.org for details and sign-up information.
Register now for All Saints’ VBS
All Saints Lutheran Church, 17030 Lancaster Highway, Charlotte, will hold its “God’s Water Works” Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. July 30-Aug. 2 for ages 4 through fifth grade. The evenings will begin with a light fellowship supper, followed by skits, lessons and crafts. The pastor will lead a class during VBS for adults who bring children. Registration is under way now. For details, call Gail at (704) 752-4287 or visit www.allsaints lutheran.org.
Harrison UMC to host women’s conference
Harrison United Methodist Church-Pineville will host the “Be Refreshed” women’s conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 4. Women of all ages are invited to the free event. An optional workbook is available for $15, as well as lunch for $5 each. A love offering will be taken.
Leader will be Sandy Witherspoon, director of training at Grace Life International. During lunch, there will be a “Refresh Your Furnishings” session. At the end of the day, there will be a “Refresh Your Fluff” talk and a Born Again Bargain Bazaar.
To register, visit www.signupgenius.com, sign up, click on “Find a Sign Up” and type the creator’s e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org., then click on “Be Refreshed Women’s Conference” to register. For details or to register offline, contact Anita King at (704) 541-3463, ext. 213, or email@example.com.
Trinity to hold VBS in August
Trinity Baptist Church, 1519 Steele Hill Road, Van Wyck, is now registering children for its Vacation Bible School: “Sonshine Beach Blast.” It will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 6-10. VBS director is Pam Helms. For details, call the church office at (803) 313-9357.
Register now for Mom’s Morning Out
Faith Presbyterian Church is taking applications for its Mother’s Morning Out program, which will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays from September through May. Children should be either 2 or 3 years old on Sept. 1, 2012, to qualify. Cost is $40 per month. For details or an application, contact Edye Bender at (803) 548-8810 or firstname.lastname@example.org (put “MMO” in the subject line).
Ministry to offer half-day preschool
Christ Life Evangelical Ministries is starting a half-day preschool, Christ Life Young Disciples, for those who must be budget-minded, but want their child to get quality care in a loving, Christ-centered environment. Scholarships are available.
Christ Life Evangelical Ministries is located at 8558 Shelley Mullis Road.
For details, call Pamela Willhite at (704) 264-6507 or visit www.Christ-life-ministries.com/mmo.htm.
Higher Ground offers kids’ summer camp
Higher Ground Child Development Center, 8365 Possum Hollow Road, is enrolling rising kindergarten through fifth-graders for its summer camp program. It offers activities, crafts, field trips and Bible lessons. Call (803) 802-3189 for more information.
Crossroads Lutheran offers new service
Crossroads Lutheran Church, 8511 Shelley Mullis Road, offers an alternative worship time at 7 p.m. Thursdays for those who work or miss Sunday services. Come hear “The Story” in a casual setting and share in a new, inspirational worship experience. All are welcome.
Christian Services food truck available
The Christian Services has two mobile food truck days open to be sponsored by churches, groups or individuals. For details, call (803) 286-5112 or (803) 235-5455.
Need a place to meditate or pray?
All are invited to visit the new Community Prayer Garden and Stations of the Cross on the grounds of Crossroads Lutheran Church, 8511 Shelley Mullis Road. The garden is open from 8 a.m. to sunset daily. Booklets with reflections and prayers for the walk are available at the entrance to the prayer garden. The garden is on the right side of the church building, with parking in the church parking lot.
Grace Church moves to new home
Grace Church of the Carolinas, a non-denominational family of faith pastored by Dr. Randall Odom, has moved to 8160 Regent Parkway, near Regent Park, Fort Mill. Worship services are at 10:15 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday for Bible study and prayer.
For details, call (803) 396-1797 or visit www.gracecoc.org.
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