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Religious News 4-24-19

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A weekly listing of area religious news and events

Temple Solel meets
Temple Solel, a Reform Jewish congregation, holds Shabbat services at 7 p.m. April 26 (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 events
St. John’s United Methodist Church, 160 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold the following events:
• St. John’s graduating seniors who display the heart and action of involvement in missions may apply for the Debra Frye Edmondson United Methodist Women Mission Scholarship. Applications available in the church office and the youth table in the communications center. Deadline is 2 p.m. April 26. Donations to the scholarship fund are welcome.
• The Wee School invites everyone to its Barnyard Bash 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 26. There will be children’s games and concessions (cash only) featuring hamburgers and hot dogs. Tickets for games will be available at the door.
• On April 28, the youth will go to the Fort Mill Easter Egg/Scavenger Hunt. Meet at the church at 4 p.m.
• The United Methodist Men will be parking cars in the church parking lot  for attendees at the Strawberry Festival on May 4-5.

• The Scholastic Book Fair is May 6-10, with evening hours on May. Books are available for all ages.
• Salkahatchie sign-ups are open. St. John’s volunteers will work in Fairfield County July 13-21. Salkahatchie is a UMC mission that began 41 years ago with a group of young and old volunteers who work tirelessly to make homes drier, safer and warmer for those without the means to do it themselves. Contact Frank Gravely at PGPServices@yahoo.com for details.
• Registration is open for the children’s Summer Arts Fair, led by Kathie Riebe, on July 8-12. Activities include photography, music, writing and art. Details available at www.stjohnsfm.org.
• Vacation Bible School is June 17-21. All are welcome to be part of 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.
• The VIPs (seniors) are planning a four-day, three-night trip to Lancaster, Pa., on Oct 2-3. Highlights include seeing “Jesus” at the Sight & Sound Theatre, a tour of Amish country and the Bible Museum in Washington, D.C. All church members, family and friends are invited. For details, see the VIP signup in the lobby or call Meredith Jackson at (803) 193-8299.
Faith Presbyterian events
Faith Presbyterian Church, 7520 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land, will hold these events in April:
• Youth in grades six through 12 meet 5-7 p.m. April 28 (second and fourth Sundays of the month) for activities, study and service projects.
• The women’s Bible study meets at 11 a.m. May 13 (second Monday of each month) at the church. It is studying the Psalms this year.

• Elementary-age kids are invited to “Super Sunday” 1:30-3 p.m. May 19 (third Sunday of each month) at the church office. This club for kindergarten through fifth-graders explores Scripture through music, art, recreation and Bible study.
For details, call (803) 548-8810 or visit www.faithpresusa.com.
OLOG hosts fellowships
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 7095 Waxhaw Highway, Lancaster, holds a weekly fellowship at 12:30 p.m. after the noon Mass on Thursdays.
The church also hosts a monthly hospitality with doughnuts after the Sunday 11 a.m. Mass on April 28. Coffee and doughnuts are served at noon. All are welcome.
Need home-repair help?
The Catawba Salkehatchie Camp is looking for Indian Land, Van Wyck and Fort Mill homeowners who need help with substantial home repairs. The camp runs June 15-22 and repairs will be made during that week.
The camp invites referrals from local agencies, such as the Indian Land Council on Aging, S.C. Department of Social Services and the Fort Mill Care Center, as well as local churches and concerned citizens.
The camp can help homeowners with painting, plumbing, exterior siding, wall, floor, window and roof repairs. The ministry is intended to help people who are unable to help themselves, due to financial or health issues. The work and materials are provided free of charge, but not guaranteed.
To be eligible to receive assistance, the occupant must own the home; it must be safe for workers, and there must be enough work to last 10-12 youth and adult workers about five days.
If you know someone who needs this type of help or if you need it, call Carnes at (803) 984-5500 or Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church at (803) 548-4922. To be considered for this year’s camp, referrals must be received before the end of April.
Donations to help with the camp may also be sent directly to the church at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church – Salkehatchie Ministry, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land, SC 29707.
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.
Mad Matters meet May 2
The Mad Matters ministry of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land, meets 1-3 p.m. May 2 (first and third Thursday of each month) in the fellowship hall to make waterproof mats for the homeless.
Belair pantry open May 2
Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, opens its food pantry for Indian Land residents 9 a.m.-noon May 2 (first and third Thursday of each month).
Food or cash donations may be dropped off at the church office 9 a.m.-noon weekdays.
Byzantines meet Saturdays
The Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic Church’s Divine Liturgy is 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 May 4 (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.

Senior Adult Spring Revival
The Moriah Baptist Association will hold a Senior Adult Spring Revival at 11 a.m. May 10 at Crestview Baptist Church, 2228 Douglas Road, Lancaster, followed by a sub sandwich luncheon. Music will be performed by the Rev. Tim Dipple and the Rev. Casey Swails will preach. Tickets for lunch are $5 each and may be purchased from the Moriah Missions Center until May 9.
Each church is asked to bring one dessert per eight people attending.
For details, call (803) 283-8409.
Caregivers group meets
Hospice Care of S.C. will hold a caregiver support group 10-11 a.m. May 15 (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
The Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land, meets at 7 p.m. May 16 (third Thursday each month) in the church library. It offers support to those caring for loved ones with dementia.
Connection seeks volunteers
The Connection, 1305 McIlwain Road, Lancaster, needs volunteers to help children at Countryside Mobile Home Park with their homework and reading 4-5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Healthy snacks and drinks are also needed. For details, email theconnectionatcountryside@gmail.com.
PHUMC student ministry meets Sundays
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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