Religious News 1-10-18

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A weekly listing of area religious news and events

St. John’s UMC posts events 

St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold these events:

- St John’s next Wednesday night meal will be 5 p.m. Jan. 10 in the fellowship hall, followed by a vesper service about 6 p.m., which will last 30 minutes.

- Registration for Wee School begins at 9 a.m. Jan. 22 for currently enrolled students and 10 a.m. Jan. 29 for all others in the church fellowship hall. For details, email Beth Meador at sjumcweeschool@gmail.com.

- St. John’s Talent Show is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Storytellers, singers, musicians, magicians, comedians, animal trainers and anyone else interested in showing off their talents may sign up in the hallway outside the sanctuary.

- Plans are being made to offer the Disciple 1 Bible Study in the new year. It is a 32-week, in-depth course. It may be split into two sessions – one in the spring and one in the fall. If you have never taken one of the disciple classes, consider signing up for this one. Sign-up sheets will be available in the lobby soon.

Community Shabbat Jan. 12

Temple Solel will hold its first community Shabbat Jan. 12 at Blooming Einsteins, 2752 Pleasant Road, No. 103, Fort Mill. The pre-oneg begins at 7 p.m., followed by a Shabbat service led by Jewish musical group, The Ruach. All are welcome to come and experience this unique approach to worship and enjoy an evening together in friendship. 

Temple Solel is hosting this free event through the generous support of local business owners and through the help of the 2018 Impact & Innovation Fund, provided by the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte.    

For details, visit www.templesolelsc.org or call (803) 619-9707.

Kingdom Heirs concert Jan. 12

Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, will host the Kingdom Heirs in concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 12. King’s Cause will also make an appearance. Advance tickets are available at the church, The Shepherd’s Fold, Cooper Furniture, Blackmon Insurance Group and Nichols Hess & Associates. For details, call (803) 283-9988.

The Hinson Girls to perform 

Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, 109 Harris St., Fort Mill, will hold these events:

- The Hinson Girls of Van Wyck will perform at a Bluegrass and BBQ fundraiser at 5 p.m. Jan. 13. Cost is $12. Proceeds will be used to buy playground equipment.

- Girls Night Out at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 20 will include dinner, shopping with vendors and a self-defense class in the family life center. Tickets at the door are $15, but  only $13 in advance, $12 each for groups of 10 or more.

For details, call the church office at (803) 548-4633.

Celebrate the Divine Liturgy

A Byzantine-Rite Catholic Community will celebrate the Ruthenian Divine Liturgy at 4 p.m. Jan. 13, 20 and 27 in the St. Philip Neri Church Parish Center, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. 

All Catholics and Orthodox Christians in good standing are welcome at communion. 

For details, visit www.carolina/byzantine.org or contact Ronald Somich at (440) 477-6389 or ron.somich@gmail.com.

Belair food pantry Jan. 18

The food pantry at Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, is open 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 18 for those who live in the Indian Land and Harrisburg schools attendance area. Anyone in need of food is welcome. Donations of food or money are also welcome at the church office from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays.

Singles Luncheon Jan. 20

The Moriah Baptist Association will hold a Moriah Singles Luncheon at noon Jan. 20 in the Moriah Missions Center, 914 W. Meeting St., Lancaster. The event is free and barbecue will be provided. Attendees are asked to bring side dishes to complement the barbecue. The program will focus on the association’s International Missions Partnership. For details, call (803) 283-8409.

Moms Connect meets Jan. 23

Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land, will host a Moms Connect meeting 9:15-10:15 a.m. Jan. 23. The meeting will explore “The Blessing of Sleep and How to Get Some.” Child care will not be provided, but children under age 3 are welcome to come with their mother. For details, email djordan @pleasanthillmethodist.org.

NAMI support groups meet

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family Support Group meets 7-8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in Room 203 at Transformation Church, 8978 Charlotte Highway. For details, contact Sue Korn at (704) 575-5928 or suekorn08@gmail.com.

NAMI’s Connections (for adults with mental health conditions) and Family Support groups meet the first Monday and third Thursday of each month at First Presbyterian Church, 700 N. Main St., Lancaster. For details, visit www.namipiedmont.com.

AA meets at Belair UMC

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in the social hall at Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road. The meetings are open discussion, with speakers on the third Wednesday of the month.

‘Simply the Story’ workshop

The Moriah Baptist Association will hold a “Simply the Story” training workshop 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 29-Feb. 2 at the Moriah Baptist Association Mission Center, 904 W. Meeting St., Lancaster. The workshop costs $50, which includes meals throughout the week. Scholarships are available. It is for laymen and pastors to learn to effectively use oral strategy in evangelism and discipleship. For details, call (803) 283-8409.

Temple Solel services

Temple Solel, a Reform Jewish congregation, holds its services at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill, and holds Shabbat services at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays of each month in the St. Phillip Neri community room. For details, call (803) 619-9707 or visit www.templesolelsc.org.

Catholics add 5th service

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 7095 Waxhaw Highway (S.C. 75) has added a fifth service. Worship services are now held at 4 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 7, 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday. For more info the church, visit www.gracewepray.org.


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