Religious News 1-17-18

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A weekly listing of area religious news and events

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.

OLOG posts coming events

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 7095 Waxhaw Highway, will hold the following upcoming events:

- Kingdom of Happiness eight-week course study at 1 p.m Thursdays beginning Jan. 18 and 5:30 p.m. Sundays beginning Jan. 21. Study guide costs $25.

- OLOG Book Club meets 1-2 p.m. Mondays.

- The church will hold a Mardi Gras festival at noon Feb. 11.

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.

Girls Night Out at FM church 

Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, 109 Harris St., Fort Mill, will hold Girls Night Out at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 20. It 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 (803) 548-4633.

Celebrate the Divine Liturgy

A Byzantine-Rite Catholic Community will celebrate the Ruthenian Divine Liturgy at 4 p.m. Jan. 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.

St. John’s UMC posts events 

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

- 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.

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.

Birthday luncheon Jan. 23

Lancaster Christian Women’s Connection will hold a Happy Birthday Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 23 at Pinz Grille in the Bowling Center, 1352 Reece Road, Lancaster. Admission is $14 and places must be reserved by Jan. 19. Carolyn Petroski will speak on “God, Where Are You When I Need You?” and finding strength in life’s difficult challenges. Music is also by Petroski. For details or to RSVP, call (803) 286-0133.

‘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.

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.

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.

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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