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Religious News 1-30-19

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A weekly listing of area religious news and events

Learn more about Byzantines Feb. 2
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 Feb. 2 (first Saturday of the month), along with a coffee social after the liturgy. There will be activities for children 12 and under during the talk.
For details, visit http://carolinabyzantine.com or call Ron Somich at (440) 477-6389.
Register for PHUMC Preschool 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 of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway (S.C. 160). 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.
NAMI support groups meets
• The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Connections (for adults with mental health conditions) and Family Support groups meet at 6:15 p.m. Feb. 4 (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.
Belair UMC food pantry open Feb. 7
Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, opens its food pantry for Indian Land residents 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 7 (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 Feb. 7
The Mad Matters ministry of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land, meets 1-3 p.m. Feb. 7 (first and third Thursday of each month) in the fellowship hall to make waterproof mats for the homeless.
Temple Solel meets Feb. 8
Temple Solel, a Reform Jewish congregation, holds Shabbat services at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 (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.
‘Singles-Singles Again’ fellowship
The Moriah Baptist Association will host a “Singles-Singles Again” fellowship at 11 a.m. Feb. 9 at the Moriah Missions Center, 914 W. Meeting St., Lancaster. Barbecue will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert. A brief missions presentation will follow the meal. For details, call (803) 283-8409.
St. John’s UMC posts February events
St. John’s United Methodist Church, 160 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold these events in February:
• R.E.A.L Kids (kindergarten-fifth grade) will meet Feb. 10 and 24 and March 20 and 24.
• The United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF) will go snow tubing Feb. 17. Family members are welcome to come, too.
• Wednesday night meals are served at 5:45-6:30 p.m., with Vespers following. Please sign up by Monday of each week.
• The United Methodist Women will be selling their famous chicken pot pies in February for missions.  
• The 2019 Men’s Ministry Conference is Feb. 16 at Mount Horeb United Methodist Church in Lexington. The cost to attend is $65. Contact Mark Fahner for information.
• W.E.E. School registration is open for the 2019-20 school year. For details, contact Beth Meador at sjumcweeschool@gmail.com.
Senior Adult Winter Celebration Feb. 14
The Moriah Baptist Association will host a Senior Adult Winter Celebration at 11 a.m. Feb. 14 at Catawba Baptist Church, 1144 Riverside Road, Lancaster. The program will be led by Glen Ward, a Christian humorist and storyteller.
Tickets are $5, which includes a Chick-fil-A lunch. Each group is asked to bring one dessert for every seven to 10 people attending. Tickets available from the Moriah Missions Center through Feb. 11. For details, call (803) 283-8409.
Alzheimer’s group meets Feb. 21
The Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land, meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 (third Thursday each month) in the church library. The group offers support to those who are caring for loved ones with dementia.
Register now for W.E.E. School
St. John’s United Methodist Church, 160 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, has opened W.E.E. School registration for the 2019-20 school year. For details, contact Beth Meador at sjumcweeschool@gmail.com.
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.
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 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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