Religious News 10-25-17

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A weekly listing of area religious news and events

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 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.

Byzantine service Oct. 29

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.

OLOG trunk-or-treat

The Knights of Columbus will host a trunk or treat 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the pavilion of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 7095 Waxhaw Highway (S.C. 75). There will be candy, cupcakes, drinks and games.

Seniors 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. Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 26. For details, call (803) 283-8409.

St. John’s building beds

Volunteers from St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will build 25 twin beds for the Beds equal Dreams mission at 9 a.m. Nov. 4. The beds will be given to children in Fort Mill who don’t have a bed. Blankets will also be made from plush material.

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.

St. John’s book club

St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold a book club to discuss “Cape Refuge” by Terry Blackstock at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in the men’s Sunday school room.

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.

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 community room of St. Phillip Neri. 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 on Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, led by Father Jeffrey Kirby, visit www.gracewepray.org.


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