Religious News 10-4-17

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A weekly listing of area religious news and events

St. John’s pumpkin patch now open

St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will open its pumpkin patch from 9 a.m. to 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.

St. John’s  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.

North Corner women’s conference Oct. 7

The Daughters of Varick of North Corner AME Zion Church, 3754 E. North Corner Road, Lancaster, will hold a women’s conference at 10 a.m. Oct. 7. The theme is “The Power of the Purse.” Registration is free. Lunch will be served. For details, call (803) 285-8362.


El Bethel car/bike show Oct. 7

El Bethel AME Zion Church, 8631 Henry Harris Road, Indian Land, will hold a car and bike show at 11 a.m. Oct. 7. The entry fee is a $5 donation. Trophies will be awarded.

There will also be a 50/50 raffle, music and fun. Food – fish, chicken, sausage and hot dogs, sides, desserts and snow balls – will be sold.

Rain date is Oct. 14. Proceeds will benefit the church building fund. For details, call Lamon at (704) 421-2732 or Arthur at (803) 287-3454.

Family game afternoon Oct. 8

St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold a family game afternoon 2-4 p.m. Oct. 8 in the fellowship center. Families can bring their favorite, non-electronic games to play with fellow church members. All are welcome.

Consignment sale Oct. 12-14

St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold its Children’s Fall and Winter Consignment Sale on Oct. 12-14. Proceeds will benefit the St. John’s UMC WEE School. There will also be a bake sale. To consign something or donate to the bake sale, contact Beth at sjumcweeschool@gmail.com.

Next JAARS Day Oct. 14

The next JAARS Day is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 14 at 7405 JAARS Road, Waxhaw.

The open house will feature missionary stories, rides in an airplane, helicopter, boat or four-wheel-drive vehicle, media demonstrations in various languages, children’s activities, ethnic clothes and musical instruments from other cultures and more.

The Museum of the Alphabet and the Mexico-Cardenas Museum will be open to visitors.

For details, visit www.jaars.org/jaarsday or call (704) 843-6130.

Pleasant Valley fall festival

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 211 Marvin Road, Indian Land, will hold its fall festival 3-6 p.m. Oct. 14. It will feature food, prizes, inflatables, carnival games, a petting zoo and more.

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 Bradley 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 many chosen charities in Lancaster.

Moriah offers grief support group

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. 

For details or to RSVP, call Alice Robinson at (803) 286-1472.

St. John’s UMW 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.

Deacon leadership training Oct. 24

The Moriah Baptist Association, 914 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, will hold a deacon leadership training session from 7-8:45 p.m. Oct. 24. The session, for all active deacons, is free 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.

Bethlehem Baptist 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.

Senior adult 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


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.

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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