Religious News 10-18-17

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A weekly listing of area religious news and events

Free Bingo Bash Oct. 20

Agape Hospice will host a free Bingo Bash for ages 55 and older at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at Glenrock Baptist Church, 1815 N. Doby’s Bridge Road, Fort Mill. The event includes 10 free games and refreshments. For details or to RSVP, call Kay G. Lee at (803) 517-2021.

Chinese auction Oct. 20

The Ladies Guild and Knights of Columbus of St. Catherine Catholic Church will hold a Chinese auction at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster, with doors opening at 6 p.m. 

Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $5 or five for $20, available in advance from any member of the Ladies Guild or Knights. 

All proceeds go to the Ladies Guild’s chosen charities in Lancaster.

Yard, bake sale Oct. 21

Taylors Grove Baptist Church, 2382 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster, will hold a yard and bake sale at 6 a.m. Oct. 21. Breakfast biscuits will be sold for breakfast and vegetable soup for lunch. For details, call (803) 577-9614.

Moriah offers grief support

The Moriah Baptist Association, 914 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, will hold a six-week grief support group, “A Journey Toward Healing,” 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 24. Space is limited, so attendees are asked to RSVP by calling Alice Robinson at (803) 286-1472.

St. John’s plans Oktoberfest

The United Methodist Women of St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold Oktoberfest on Oct. 21. 

If you are cleaning out closets and drawers and have books, games, knick-knacks, etc., to donate for the silent auction, bring them to Room 112 in the church fellowship center. Do not bring clothes or old TVs. The event will feature many vendors for holiday shopping. 

Profits support the missions of the United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men.

Church offers dance classes

St. John’s United Methodist Church, 321 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, will offer line dance classes for all ages 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 3-24. All four lessons are $20 per person. Attendees are asked to come early the first night to register. All are welcome. For details, call (803) 372-1315 or email pathollisgrant.cs.com.

Deacon training Oct. 24

The Moriah Baptist Association, 914 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, will hold a deacon leadership training session 7-8:45 p.m. Oct. 24. The session is free for all active deacons and a meal will be provided. The Rev. Ron Barker of the S.C. Baptist Convention will lead the training. Those interested should sign up by Oct. 22. For details, call (803) 283-8409.

Church bazaar Oct. 28

Bethlehem Baptist Church, 5300 Nesbit Road, Waxhaw, will hold its annual bazaar 7 a.m.-noon Oct. 28 in its family life center. Ham and sausage biscuits will be sold, along with handmade crafts including Christmas decorations, frozen casseroles, home-baked goods, canned goods and more. The event is sponsored by United Methodist Women and all proceeds benefit local, national and world missions.

PV Baptist trunk-or-treat

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 211 Marvin Road, Indian Land, will hold a trunk-or-treat 5-7 p.m. Oct. 28 in the front parking lot.

Pumpkin patch now open

The pumpkin patch at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, is open 9 a.m.-dusk Saturdays and Sundays in October. Pumpkins and decorative gourds and squashes can be purchased and photos can be taken in the patch.

On Oct. 29, the church will hold a pumpkin-carving contest and a trunk or treat in the church parking lot to provide a safe, fun venue for area children.

Ruthenian Byzantine service

St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill, will host a Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 29 in the original church building, now the church’s parish hall. For details, call Ron Somich at (440) 477-6389.

Seniors fall festival Nov. 2

The Moriah Baptist Association will host a senior adult fall festival at 11 a.m. Nov. 2 at White Springs Baptist Church, 1249 Grace Ave., Lancaster. The Rev. Jim Diehl, a Christian illusionist, will perform. The event is free, but lunch provided by Caters Taters is $5 and tickets must be purchased by Oct. 26. For details, call (803) 283-8409.

Festival of Hymns Nov. 5

A Festival of Hymns will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at First Presbyterian Church, 700 N. Main St., Lancaster, (beside Lancaster High School).

The concert is a musical collaboration with First Presbyterian, Christ Episcopal Church and Faith Presbyterian Church in Indian Land. 

It features significant hymn writers through the ages, from the 4th through the 20th century, telling their own stories in the first person. 

Following each monologue is a hymn or anthem joining choir, congregation, organ, handbells, trumpet and French horn in concert.

The public is invited and attendees are asked to bring a canned good in support of HOPE in Lancaster. For details, call First Presbyterian Church at (803) 283-3329.

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.

Family night at Osceola UMC Oct. 21

Osceola United Methodist Church, 6575 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land, will hold family night, featuring the Riverside Boys, at 6 p.m. Oct. 21.

Baha’i Light of Unity Festival Oct. 22

Baha’is of Indian Land, along with millions of Baha’is around the world to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Baha’i Faith, through a Light of Unity Festival on Oct. 22. Plans are underway to celebrate with the Baha’i community of Rock Hill with dinner at 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at Thi’s on Main, 210 E. Main St., Rock Hill, and a movie about Baha’u’llah and his teachings. For details, visit bahai-us.lpages.co/bicentenary.

St. John’s Trunk-or-Treat Oct. 29

St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold a trunk-or-treat in the church parking lot and a pumpkin-carving contest Oct. 29.

OLOG offers Kelly book study

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 7095 Waxhaw Highway, Lancaster, will hold a six-week study of Matthew Kelly’s book, “Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose,” at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The study will use Kelly’s book to examine life being choices, how choices create habits, habits create character and your character is your destiny. For details, email Cindy Wood at Cindy@gracewepray.com or call (803) 283-4969.

Temple Solel holds Shabbat 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 community room of St. Phillip Neri.

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

Catholics add fifth 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 on Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, led by Father Jeffrey Kirby, visit www.gracewepray.org.



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