Religious News 3-7-18

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A weekly listing of area religious news and events

Next JAARS Day March 10

The next JAARS Day is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 10 at 7405 JAARS Road, Waxhaw, N.C. 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 visits to the Museum of the Alphabet and the Mexico-Cardenas Museum. For details, visit www.jaars.org/jaarsday or call (704) 843-6130.

Faith hosts Bible study

Faith Presbyterian Church, 7520 Charlotte Highway, offers a Lenten Bible study at 7 p.m. Tuesdays through March 20 in the church sanctuary. The study is on “The Path to the Cross” by Ray VanderLaan. Each study includes a video, in which VanderLaan shares a part of the landscape of Israel and how that relates to Scripture. For details, call (803) 548-8810.

OLOG announces events

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 7095 Waxhaw Highway, will hold the following events:

- Father Jeffrey Kirby leads the “Kingdom of Happiness” course at 1 p.m. Thursdays through March 15 and 5:30 p.m. Sundays through March 18. Study guide costs $25.

- OLOG Book Club meets 1-2 p.m. Mondays.

- A Children’s Spring Fest will be held after the 11 a.m. Mass on Palm Sunday, March 25, through 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided and there will be an egg hunt, photos with the Easter bunny, inflatables, face painting, puppy petting and snow cones. All are welcome at this free event.

Belair food pantry March 15

The food pantry at Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, is open 9 a.m.-noon the first and Thursday of each month. The next date is March 15. The pantry is for those who live in the Indian Land and Harrisburg schools attendance area. Anyone in need of food is welcome. Donations of food or money are also welcome at the church office from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays.

St. Pat’s dinner March 17

The Ladies Guild of St. Catherine Catholic Church, 720 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, will hold a St. Patrick’s Day dinner 4-8 p.m. March 17. Plates are $10 for adults, $4 for ages 5-11 and free for children under age 5. Plates include traditional corned beef and cabbage, Irish new potatoes, carrots and homemade Irish soda bread. There will also be a cake auction. All proceeds benefit local charities and scholarships. For details, call (803) 283-3362.

Faith to host food truck

Faith Presbyterian Church of Indian Land will sponsor a Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry on March 21. The truck will be in the parking lot of the new Faith Presbyterian Church building at 7520 Charlotte Highway (intersection of U.S. 521and Van Wyck Road). 

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the distribution of food should begin 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 and provide an acceptable form of ID. 

This distribution is open to all in need in our communities. For more info on the mobile pantry, call Faith at (803) 548-8810.  

Easter EGGstravaganza

Faith Presbyterian Church, 7520 Charlotte Highway, will hold a free Easter EGGstravaganza 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 24. Egg hunting by age groups from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by lunch, “spirit stations,” crafts, games and the opportunity to hear the Easter story. All are welcome. If you have an Easter basket, bring it along. Event will take place rain or shine. For details, call (803) 548-8810.

OLOG Children’s Spring Fest

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church will host a Children’s Spring Fest on Palm Sunday, March 25. The event will begin after the 11 a.m. Mass and end at 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided and there will be an egg hunt, photos with the Easter bunny, inflatables, face painting, puppy petting and snow cones. All are welcome at this free event.

Osceola UMC celebrates Griffin

Osceola United Methodist Church, 6575 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster, will honor Foy Griffin and all she has done for the church 2-5 p.m. March 25 in the church fellowship hall.

Impact 2018 Annual Spring Conference

Kingdom of God Church International, 1276 Old Landsford Road, Lancaster, will hold the Impact 2018 Annual Spring Conference at 7 p.m. March 29-30 and 6 p.m. March 31. Bishop Caswell Jackson of New Life Evangelistic Church of Charlotte and Pastor Donnie Birchfield of Friendship Baptist Church of Lancaster will speak.

St. John’s disciple study 

St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, is registeringparticipants for the Disciple 1 Bible Study. It is a 32-week, in-depth course. It may be split into two sessions – one in the spring and one in the fall. If you have never taken one of the disciple classes, consider signing up for this one. Sign-up sheets available in the lobby.

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 third Wednesdays.    

NAMI support groups meet

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family Support Group meets 7-8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in Room 203 at Transformation Church, 8978 Charlotte Highway. For details, contact Sue Korn at (704) 575-5928 or suekorn08@gmail.com.

NAMI Connections (for adults with mental health conditions) and Family Support groups meet the first Monday and third Thursday of each month at First Presbyterian Church, 700 N. Main St., Lancaster. For details, visit www.namipiedmont.com.

Caregiver group meets at Belair

Hospice Care of S.C. will hold a caregiver support group 10-11 a.m. the 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.

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 St. Phillip Neri community room. For details, call (803) 619-9707 or visit www.templesolelsc.org.



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