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Religious News 2-27-19

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A weekly listing of area religious news and events

St. John’s UMC posts events
St. John’s United Methodist Church, 160 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold the following events:
• The church is collecting personal items for the Bethel Men’s Shelter. Donate new, clean items by the end of the month. Call Jennifer Mayes at (803) 604-5008 for details.

• Chicken pot pies ordered from the United Methodist Women this month may be picked up March 3. Bring cash or check for $10 for a small pie or $16 for a large one.
• Easter lilies will go on sale in March for the Easter service. Those who buy lilies may pick them up after the Easter service.
• Hearts with the names of St. John’s children, youth and college students have been hung in the communication center. • On March 9, attendees will be able to take a heart and pray for that young person through Easter.
• On March 10, the church youth will be going skating at Kate’s Skate.
• The annual Children’s Spring and Summer Consignment Sale is March 14-16.

• The Grief Support Group meets at 4:30 p.m. March 20 in the fellowship hall.
• R.E.A.L. Kids (kindergarten-fifth grade) meet 4-5:30 p.m. March 20 and 24.
• March 29-31 is the Spring Mission Retreat. For details, contact youth director Mallory Capps at stjumc.youthandchildren@gmail.com.
• Vacation Bible School is June 17-21. Plan to come to an out-of-this-world mission at the “To Mars and Beyond” Vacation Bible School.
• W.E.E. School registration is open for the 2019-20 school year. For details, contact Beth Meador at sjumcweeschool@gmail.com.
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 during the talk.
For details, visit http://carolinabyzantine.com or call Ron Somich at (440) 477-6389.
Mormon conference March 2-3
The semi-annual Fort Mill Stake Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is March 2-3. The Saturday worship service (adults only) is 7 p.m. at the Rock Hill building, 1883 Saluda Road, Rock Hill. The Sunday worship service is 10 a.m. at the Catawba building. 1989 Reservation Road, Rock Hill. Visitors welcome.
Lutherans kick off Lent
All are invited to the Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday events at Crossroads Lutheran, at the corner of Shelley Mullis and Henry Harris roads in Indian Land, and its partner congregation, Amazing Grace Lutheran, 416 W. North Main St., Waxhaw:
• Shrove Tuesday, March 5, pancake dinner at 6 p.m. at Crossroads (donations accepted), followed by the burning of the palms
• Ash Wednesday, March 6, services with imposition of ashes at noon at Crossroads and at 7 p.m. at Amazing  Grace
Visit www.CrossroadsLutheran.church or www.AmazingGraceLutheran.church for more information.
African missions 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.
Belair pantry open March 7
Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, opens its food pantry for Indian Land residents 9 a.m.-noon March 7 (first and third Thursday of each month). Food or cash donations may be dropped off at the church office 9 a.m.-noon weekdays.
Mad Matters meet March 7
The Mad Matters ministry of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land, meets 1-3 p.m. March 7 (first and third Thursday of each month) in the fellowship hall to make waterproof mats for the homeless.
Temple Solel meets March 8
Temple Solel, a Reform Jewish congregation, holds Shabbat services at 7 p.m. March 8 (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.
Sue Dotson 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.
Caregivers support group meets
Hospice Care of S.C. will hold a caregiver support group 10-11 a.m. March 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.
Alzheimer’s group meets March 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. March 21 (third Thursday each month) in the church library. The group offers support to those caring for loved ones with dementia.
Mormon women’s conference March 23
The annual Fort Mill Stake Women’s Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is 6-9 p.m. March 23 at the Rock Hill building at 1883 Saluda Road, Rock Hill. Visitors are welcome. 
Connection seeks volunteers
The Connection, 1305 McIlwain Road, Lancaster, needs volunteers to help children at Countryside Mobile Home Park with their homework and reading from 4-5 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Healthy snacks and drinks are also needed. For details, email theconnectionatcountryside@gmail.com.
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.
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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