Religious News 11-7-18

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A weekly listing of area religious news and events

Crossroads shows free movie
Crossroads Lutheran Church, at the corner of Shelley Mullis and Henry Harris roads, Indian Land, will show a free movie, “I Can Only Imagine,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 9. This movie is the true story of how faith at a young age helped Bart Millard, lead singer of the group Mercy Me, overcome obstacles and lead him to unexpected success. Bring your own snacks and beverages.

Temple Solel meets Nov. 9
Temple Solel, a Reform Jewish congregation, holds Shabbat services at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 (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.

St. John’s UMC posts events

St. John’s United Methodist Church, 160 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold the following events:
• The United Methodist Youth Fellowship will have a Lock In/Lock Out night Nov. 9-10. Middle schoolers will be “locked in” at the church and high schoolers will be “locked out” for a fun night of games and food for all.
•The VIP (seniors) group will meet for Thanksgiving dinner at 11 a.m. Nov. 12.
• St. John’s Wee School will host a Scholastic Book Fair Nov. 12-14 with books for all ages. Hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
• There will be normal Wednesday night meals and vespers throughout November except for Nov. 21, due to Thanksgiving. There will be a Thanksgiving meal Nov. 14 with ham, sweet potato and apple casserole, green bean casserole, green salad, rolls and pies.

• Grief Support Group meets at 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday.
• The church’s book club, which meets the second Monday of each month, welcomes all who enjoy a good read and a little discussion.
For details about any of these, call (803) 547-7538 or email stjjohnsfm@comporium.org.  


Steele Hill Veterans Day program Nov. 11
Steele Hill AME Zion Church, 6021 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster, will host a Veterans Day program at 1 p.m. Nov. 11. All are welcome and dinner will be served after the program. For details, call (803) 416-2352.

PHKids hold Christmas drive

The PHKids Children’s Ministry of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land, is collecting small items for Operation Christmas Child through Nov. 11 at the church office. Donations of small items for boxes and/or filled shoeboxes can be dropped off at the church office.

Faith youth work on boxes
Faith Presbyterian Church’s youth group (sixth- through 12th grade) is shopping and packing Operation Christmas Child donations 5-7 p.m. Nov. 11.
Operation Christmas Child boxes will be collected at the morning worship service Nov. 18.
For details, visit www.faithpresusa.com or call (803) 548-8810.

Drop off boxes at Crossroads
Crossroads Lutheran Church, at the corner of Shelley Mullis and Henry Harris roads in Indian Land, will again be a collection site for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Collection dates and hours are 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 12-17 and Nov. 19, and 1-3 p.m. Nov. 18.
For more information on packing a shoebox, and how you can get involved, visit www.samaritanspurse.org.

Faith hosts mobile pantry Nov. 14

Faith Presbyterian Church, 7520 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land, will sponsor a Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry on Nov. 14.
The truck will be in the parking lot of the new Faith Presbyterian Church building at the intersection of U.S. 521 and Van Wyck Road.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the distribution of food at about 9 a.m.
Food is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, until it is gone. Recipients must meet USDA income-eligibility guidelines. This distribution is open to all in need.
This will be Faith’s fourth and final mobile pantry this year. Dates and locations for next year should be available in January.
Faith Presbyterian Church is one of 29 churches that conduct mobile food pantries in Lancaster and York counties through their affiliation with the Catawba Area Agency on Aging in Rock Hill.
For more information about the mobile pantry, call Faith Presbyterian Church at (803) 548-8810.   

Belair pantry open Nov. 15
Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, opens its  food pantry for Indian Land residents 9 a.m.-noon the first and third Thursday of each month. The next date is Nov. 15. Donations of food or cash may be dropped off at the Belair church office 9 a.m.-noon weekdays.

Mad Matters meet Nov. 15

The Mad Matters homeless mat ministry of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land, meets 1-3 p.m. Nov. 15 (first and third Thursday of each month, except December) in the fellowship hall to make waterproof mats for the homeless.

NAMI support groups meet
• The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Connections (for adults with mental health conditions) and Family Support groups meet at 6:15 p.m. Nov. 15 (first Monday and third Thursday of each month) at First Presbyterian Church, 700 N. Main St., Lancaster. For details, visit www.namipiedmont.org.
• The NAMI Family Support Group meets 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 6 (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.

MBA senior festival Nov. 15
The Moriah Baptist Association has rescheduled the Moriah Senior Adult Fall Festival for 11 a.m. Nov. 15 at Sherwood Baptist Church, 1030 Darlene Blvd., Lancaster. For details, call (803) 283-8409.
Christian cowboy entertainer “Dandy Don” will present a classic western/cowboy music program. Each participating church is requested to bring a crock pot of chili and a dessert for each 10 people attending. Tickets already purchased will be honored. For details, call (803) 283-8409.

Alzheimer’s group meets Nov. 15
The Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land, meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 (third Thursday each month) in the church library. The group offers support to those who are caring for loved ones with dementia.

MBA Singles Brunch Nov. 17
The Moriah Baptist Association will host a Moriah Singles Brunch at 10 a.m. Nov. 17 at the Moriah Missions Center, 914 W. Meeting St., Lancaster. Breakfast biscuits will be provided. Bring dishes to complement the biscuits. A missions presentation will be made following the brunch. No sign-up is required. For details, call (803) 283-8409.

Women’s Empowerment Conference Nov. 17

The 2018 Flippin’ The Script Women’s Empowerment Conference is 1-5 p.m. Nov. 17 at The Heritage Conference Center, 375 Starlight Drive, Fort Mill. Doors open at noon. Vendor spaces are available. For details or to register, visit ftsministry.com or call (281) 798-0286.

Faith Presbyterian church posts November events
• Operation Christmas Child boxes will be collected at the morning worship service Nov. 18.
• Super Sunday is 1:30-3 p.m. Nov. 18. This is a monthly club time for kindergarten through fifth grade. Club members learn about the Bible through story-telling, music, crafts, and games. This fall, the club is learning about water in the Bible, and how to help folks around the world have access to clean water.

• Sunday school for kids and adults is 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.

Hospice caregivers meet Nov. 21
Hospice Care of S.C.’s caregiver support group meets 10-11 a.m. Nov. 21 (third Wednesday of each month) in Belair United Methodist Church’s family life center, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land. For details, call Cory Turner at (803) 577-4912.

AA meets weekly at Belair UMC

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.

Byzantines gather at St. Philip Neri
The Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic Community gathers at 4 p.m. Saturdays at St. Philip Neri Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. For details, visit carolinabyzantine.com, call Ron Somich at (440) 477-6389 or email ron.somich@gmail.com.

Learn about Byzantine Catholics Dec. 1

What is a Byzantine Catholic? Come experience the “Eastern Church” at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 E. Munn Road, Fort Mill, for the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at 4 p.m. Saturdays. It is part of the universal church in union with Rome.
An explanation of the Byzantine rite is held every first Saturday of the month – Dec. 1, along with a coffee social after the liturgy. There will be activities for children 12 and younger during the talk.
The Ruthenian Byzantine Catholics meet in the parish center, between the church and the church ministry building. For details, visit http://carolinabyzantine.com or call Ron Somich at (440) 477-6389.

ONE STEP ministry meets Thursdays

Antioch International Church, 8400 Regent Parkway, Fort Mill, hosts its ONE STEP ministry at 7 p.m. every Thursday. ONE STEP is for those interested in recovering from depression, substance abuse and other types of addiction, abuse, PTSD and anger.

Addiction ministry meets in Lancaster

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.

Pleasant Hill UMC posts events
Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land, holds these events:
• The PHYouth student ministry (sixth-12th grades) meets 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sundays. 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.

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