Religious News 1-16-19

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A weekly listing of area religious news and events

Belair pantry open Jan. 17
Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, opens its food pantry for Indian Land residents 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 17 (first and third Thursday of each month). Donations of food or cash may be dropped off at the Belair church office 9 a.m.-noon weekdays.
PHUMC Mad Matters meet Jan. 17
The Mad Matters ministry of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land, meets 1-3 p.m. Jan. 17 (first and third Thursday of each month) in the fellowship hall to make waterproof mats for the homeless.
Lancaster NAMI group meets Jan. 17
• The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Connections (for adults with mental health conditions) and Family Support groups meet at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 17 (first Monday and third Thursday of each month) at First Presbyterian Church, 700 N. Main St., Lancaster. For details, visit www.nami-piedmont.org.

• The NAMI Family Support Group meets 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 7 (first Thursday of each month) in Room 203 at Transformation Church, 8978 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. For details, contact Sue Korn at (704) 575-5928 or suekorn08@gmail.com.
Alzheimer’s group meets Jan. 17
The Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land, meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 (third Thursday each month) in the church library. The group offers support to those who are caring for loved ones with dementia.
Belair parsonage moving sale Jan. 19
Belair United Methodist Church is selling the furniture and fixtures from its parsonage house at 8021 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 19. The moving sale is cash and carry. Proceeds will fund future church projects.

Author talk for husbands and fathers Jan. 19
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 7095 Waxhaw Highway, Lancaster, will host a talk by author Conor Gallagher at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 for husbands and fathers. Gallagher will feature his book titled “Still Amidst the Storm: A Family Man’s Search for Peace in an Anxious World.” Come and learn some ways to find peace and navigate the duties and responsibilities of family life, work and faith. A reception and book-signing will follow. 
Church policies seminar Jan. 22
The Moriah Baptist Association will host a seminar on wise church policies 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Moriah Missions Center, 914 W. Meeting St., Lancaster. Bert Ross of the S.C. Baptist Convention will lead the conversation on issues churches may not realize need to be addressed. Personnel, finance, constitution and bylaws, and other front-burner issues will be addressed. This meeting is for all church leadership. For details, call (803) 283-8409.
Registration opens for W.E.E. School
St. John’s United Methodist Church, 160 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will open W.E.E. School registration for the 2019-20 school year at 9 a.m. Jan. 22 for currently enrolled students, their families and church members. Registration will open to the public at 10 a.m. Jan. 28 in the fellowship center. For details, contact Beth Meador at sjumcweeschool@gmail.com.

Temple Solel meets Jan. 25
Temple Solel, a Reform Jewish congregation, holds Shabbat services at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 (second and fourth Fridays of each month) in the community room at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. For details, call (803) 610-1707 or visit www.templesolelsc.org or Temple Solel SC on Facebook.

United Methodist Women’s Fellowship members from St. John’s United Methodist Church will attend REVOLUTION weekend Jan. 25-27 in Columbia for music, inspirational speakers, food and mission work. Sign-up sheets are in the communication hall. Email Jeannine Hillhouse at jhillhouse@comporium.net for details.
Byzantines meet Saturdays
The Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic Church’s Divine Liturgy is at 4 p.m. Saturdays at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 E. Munn Road, Fort Mill. The Byzantines meet in the parish center, between the church and the ministry building.
What is a Byzantine Catholic? An explanation of the Eastern Church, part of the universal church in union with Rome, is held every first Saturday of the month, along with a coffee social after the liturgy. There will be activities for children 12 and younger during the talk.
For details, visit http://carolinabyzantine.com or call Ron Somich at (440) 477-6389.
AA meets Wednesdays
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road. Meetings are open discussion, with speakers on third Wednesdays.
Pleasant Hill Preschool registration Feb. 4-5
Pleasant Hill Preschool will hold registration for the 2019-20 school year beginning at 9:15 a.m. Feb. 4-5 in the fellowship hall. A $125 registration fee (cash or check made out to PHP) will be due at that time. For more information, contact Anna Clark at (803) 548-4922 or aclark@pleasanthillmethodist.org.
Storying the Bible training
The Moriah Baptist Association will continue training in Storying the Bible from February through April at the Moriah Missions Center, 914 W. Meeting St., Lancaster. For details, call (803) 283-8409.
Faith Presbyterian posts events
Faith Presbyterian Church, 7520 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land, holds Sunday school for kids and adults at 9 a.m. Sunday mornings in the church office building. Worship is at 10 a.m. For details, visit www.faithpresusa.com or call (803) 548-8810.
Pleasant Hill UMC student ministry meets
The PHYouth student ministry (sixth-12th grades) meets 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sundays at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land. It is discussing the book “Counter Culture” by David Platt, which talks about where Jesus and culture collide. The ministry also offers youth Bible study 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
Addiction ministry meets
Chainbreakers, an addiction outreach ministry, meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Eastside Baptist Church, 1180 Garnette Road, Lancaster. All are welcome. For details, call (803) 285-9805.

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