Religious News 2-20-19

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A weekly listing of area coming events

Caregivers support group meets Feb. 20
Hospice Care of S.C. will hold a caregiver support group 10-11 a.m. Feb. 20 (third Wednesday of each month) in the Belair United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land. For details, call Cory Turner at (803) 577-4912.
St. John’s UMC posts events
St. John’s United Methodist Church, 160 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold the following events:
• The Grief Support Group meets at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the fellowship hall.
• R.E.A.L. Kids (kindergarten-fifth grade) meet 4-5:30 p.m. Feb. 24, March 20 and 24.

• The United Methodist Women is selling chicken pot pies this month for missions.
• W.E.E. School registration is open for the 2019-20 school year. For details, contact Beth Meador at sjumcweeschool@gmail.com.
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 caring for loved ones with dementia.
Belair pantry open Feb. 21
Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, opens its food pantry for Indian Land residents 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 21 (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.
Mad Matters meet Feb. 21
The Mad Matters ministry of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land, meets 1-3 p.m. Feb. 21 (first and third Thursday of each month) in the fellowship hall to make waterproof mats for the homeless.
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. 21 (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. March 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.
Temple Solel meets Feb. 22
Temple Solel, a Reform Jewish congregation, holds Shabbat services at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 (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.
Byzantines meet Saturday
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 March 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.
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.
Senegal, West Africa Partnership meeting March 5
The Moriah Baptist Association will host a Senegal, West Africa Partnership meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 5 at the Moriah Missions Center, 914 W. Meeting St., Lancaster. The meeting is open to anyone interested in learning about this partnership or interested in joining a team for a missions trip to Senegal. For details, call (803) 283-8409.
Sue Dotson Memorial Tea March 16
Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 211 Marvin Road, Indian Land, will host the Sue Dotson Memorial Tea on March 16, with doors opening at 11:15 a.m. Tickets, $10 each, must be purchased in advance. For tickets, contact the church office at  (803) 548-7208 or office@pv.church. All proceeds go to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions.
Faith Presbyterian schedule
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.
PHUMC student ministry
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. Youth Bible study is 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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