Religious News 4-4-18

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A weekly listing of area religious news and events

Belair food pantry open

The food pantry at Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, is open 9 a.m.-noon  April 5. 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.

Divine Mercy Sunday April 8

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 7095 Waxhaw Highway, Lancaster, will hold a special Divine Mercy Sunday service 3-4:30 p.m. April 8. For details, visit www.gracewepray.org.

Women’s Conference set

The Women’s Auxiliary of Mount Nebo Baptist Church, 269 Nebo Road, Lancaster, will hold a Women’s Conference at 10 a.m. April 14 and 11 a.m. April 15. The event features the Rev. Sandra Sistare of Steele Hill AME Zion Church speaking on Saturday and the Rev. Diane Charles of North Corner AME Zion Church on Sunday.

Activist to speak April 15-17

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, along with the Lancaster Women’s Enrichment Center and Lancaster Fatherhood Project, will host three lectures April 15-17 by internationally acclaimed human rights activist Obianuju Ekeocha. Lecture dates include:

- 5:30 p.m. April 15 at OLOG, 7095 Waxhaw Highway, Lancaster

- 7 p.m. April 16 in USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster

- Noon April 17 at Belmont Abbey College, Mexzzanine Room, 100 Belmont-Mount Holly Road, Belmont, N.C.

Each lecture is free and includes a meet and greet with refreshments provided. Ekeocha is founder and president of Culture of Life Africa, an author, a filmmaker and a scientist.

For details, visit www.CultureofLifeAfrica.com or www.GraceWePray.org.

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.

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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