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Belair UMC holds VBS this week
Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, will hold Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 16-20. “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.
Belair food pantry open Thursday
The food pantry at Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, will be open from 9 a.m. to noon July 19. If you are in need or know somebody in need of food, please come by. Donations to replenish the pantry are also welcome.
Higher Ground VBS will be July 23-27
Higher Ground Church, 8365 Possum Hollow Road, will hold Vacation Bible School from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. July 23-27. “SonRise National Park” will be an exciting adventure for children ages kindergarten through fifth grade. Call (803) 802-3189 to obtain a registration form.
Osceola UMC to hold VBS July 22-27
Osceola United Methodist Church, 6575 Charlotte Highway, will hold Vacation Bible School for ages 2-12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 22-27. The theme is “Adventures on Promise Island.” Call (803) 285-7959 for details.
Christian Women’s Club lunch Tuesday
The Lancaster Christian Women’s Club will hold its monthly luncheon from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at Captain’s Galley Restaurant, 1305 S.C. 9.
The feature is “Joy of Creating – Roadsides” by Peggy Little. The speaker is Betsy Thomas of Surfside, “Journey through Life – Turning Over a New Leaf.” Music by Mica Jones, “Just a Bit of Music.” Call (803) 285-6527 ot make reservations by July 21.
El Bethel AME Zion to hold VBS July 25-27
El Bethel AME Zion Church, 8631 Henry Harris Road, will hold its Vacation Bible School from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 25- 27. For details, call (803) 547-6688.
Faith sponsors free band concert July 28
Faith Presbyterian Church of Indian Land will host the Smithills School Senior Brass Band from Bolton, England, in a free concert at 7 p.m. July 28 at Unity Presbyterian Church, 303 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill.
The 43 band members, ages 12-18, will stay in the homes of host families from the church. Donations will be accepted to help the band with tour expenses.
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 to sign up.
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 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.
Transformation holds school supply drive
Transformation Church, 9030 Northfield Drive in the Perimeter 521 Business Park, is holding a school supply drive. The church is on mission to provide backpacks filled with school supplies to children in need. To join the school supply drive team or to find out how you can help, e-mail email@example.com.
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.
Church of the Nazarene offers VBS
Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene 109 Harris St., Fort Mill, will hold Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 12-16. The theme is “Adventures on Promise Island.”
Children from age 3 through rising sixth-graders will enjoy music, Bible study, crafts and refreshments.
For details or to register, call (803) 548-4633 between 9 a.m. and noon.
Crossroads offers prayer training course
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, leads the study from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 22.
The course focuses on meditation and prayer as life skills to enrich your spiritual life.
There is a $10 registration fee per person for class materials. To register, e-mail wendy@AmazingGraceLutheranNC.org.
Christ Life offers youth crusade
Christ Life Evangelical Ministries will hold a “keeping it Real” youth and children’s crusade from 9:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 13-17 at Gateway Church of God, 8558 Shelley Mullis Road.
Ages 3-18 are welcome, but children not potty-trained need to be accompanied by an adult.
For details, call contact Pastor Pamela at (704) 264-6507 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Higher Ground at (803) 802-3189 for more information.
Service times change at Belair and Osceola
Sunday service times have changed at Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, and Osceola United Methodist Church, 6575 Charlotte Highway.
Belair will hold Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by a worship service at 10:30 a.m.
Osceola will hold worship at 9 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 10:15 a.m.
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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.
Church offers Body & Spirit classes
Pleasant Valley Baptist Church’s Body & Spirit classes have begun again this month. They are at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the church, 211 Marvin Road. For Body & Spirit class updates, see Angela Petty Falgout’s Facebook page and look under under her “likes.”
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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 email@example.com (put “MMO” in the subject line).
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.
Editor’s note: We welcome your submissions. To submit information for Church Notes, send it to Carolina Gateway at P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC 29721, fax it to (803) 283-8969 or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday for the next week’s paper.