Religious News 4-11-18

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A weekly listing of area religious news and events

St. John’s posts April events

St. John’s United Methodist Church, 160 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold the following events this month:

- Luau/Silent Auction 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 13 in the fellowship center. The event will feature games for kids, concessions (cash only) including barbecue sliders, chicken nuggets, meatballs and more and a silent auction with items from Lowe’s, Pump House, Page6, Marriott and more. Tickets for games available at the door.

- The youth group will go on a mission trip April 13-15 to White Oak. Cost is $50 per person. They will be staying at the White Oak Conference Center, 633 Mobbley Highway, Winnsboro. Youth may bring a friend if they bring a signed permission form and pay the fee. This is a fun weekend to help out someone in need in the community who is unable to do repairs themselves.

- The VIP Seniors will go to Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens April 16.  Cost is $15. Sign up and pay immediately. 

- Youth Sunday is April 22. The youth will be participating in both services.

Belair food pantry open

The food pantry at Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, is open 9 a.m.-noon  April 19. 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.

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.

Byzantine Catholics gather

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.

Caregivers meet 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 Shabbat services at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of each month in at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. Services are in the community room of the ministry building. For details, call (803) 619-9707 or visit www.templesolelsc.org or Temple Solel SC on Facebook.

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.



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