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Religious News 5-22-19

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A weekly listing of area religious news and events

Temple Solel meets May 24
Temple Solel, a Reform Jewish congregation, holds Shabbat services at 7 p.m. May 24 (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.
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 May 26. Coffee and doughnuts are served at noon. All are welcome.
Six Mile Cemetery program
Jerry Marcus of Indian Land American Legion Post 250 will present a program on Six Mile Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. May 26, following the Memorial Day service at 10 a.m., at Faith Presbyterian Church, 7520 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land.
Recently designated as a S.C. Historical Site, the cemetery is the resting place for many Revolutionary War veterans and descendants of Mayflower passengers. Marcus will share the restoration process.
All are welcome. For details, call (803) 548-8810 or visit www.faithpresusa.org.
Faith Presbyterian events
Faith Presbyterian Church, 7520 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land, will hold the following events:
• Youth in grades six through 12 meet 5-7 p.m. May 26 (second and fourth Sundays of the month) for activities, study and service projects.
• The women’s Bible study meets at 11 a.m. June 10 (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. June 16 (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.
Salkehatchie donations
Donations to help with the Catawba Salkehatchie Camp may be sent to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church – Salkehatchie Ministry, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land, SC 29707.
Byzantines meet Saturdays
The Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic Church’s Divine Liturgy is 4 p.m. Saturdays in the parish center at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 E. Munn Road, Fort Mill.
An explanation of the Eastern Church, part of the universal church in union with Rome, is June 1 (first Saturday of the month), along with a coffee social after the liturgy and children’s activities during the talk. For details, visit http://carolinabyzantine.com or call Ron Somich at (440) 477-6389.
Moriah Singles event June 1
The Moriah Baptist Association will host a Moriah Singles event at 11 a.m. June 1 at the Moriah Missions Center, 914 W. Meeting St., Lancaster. Chick-fil-A sandwiches will be served. Please bring side dishes. A missions program will follow the luncheon. No sign-up is required. For details, call (803) 283-8409.
St. John’s UMC posts events
St. John’s United Methodist Church, 160 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will honor its high school and college graduates on Graduation Sunday on June 2.
• St. John’s REAL Kids’ Wacky Wednesdays are back for the summer. Planned events include: June 11 – Amazing Race; June 26 – “Toy Story 4” movie outing; July 17 – miniature golf; July 31 – Asbury Hills; and Aug. 7 – “Minute to Win It.”
• St. John’s summer youth events planned include: June 11 – bowling; June 28 – Water Day; July 9 – Top Golf; July 25 – “The Lion King” and Aug. 9 – lock-in.
• 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.

• The annual United Methodist Men’s Bluegrass BBQ is June 29. Head chef George Rhinehardt will prepare smoked pulled pork for all to enjoy, along with musical entertainment by the Cottonwood Band, a local bluegrass group.   
• St. John’s W.E.E. School Summer Camps are full, with waiting lists for all weeks. To get on a waiting list or for more information, contact Beth Meador at (803) 548-6557 or sjumcweeschool @gmail.com.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
Mad Matters meet June 6
The Mad Matters ministry of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land, meets 1-3 p.m. June 6 (first and third Thursday of each month) in the fellowship hall to make waterproof mats for the homeless.
Belair pantry open June 6
Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, opens its food pantry for Indian Land residents 9 a.m.-noon June 6 (first and third Thursday of each month). Food or cash donations may be dropped off at the church office 9 a.m.-noon weekdays.
Keyes to speak at OLOG
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 7095 Waxhaw Highway, Lancaster, will hold its third annual Sacred Heart Lecture on Religion & Culture at 6:30 p.m. June 7.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Alan Keyes, a two-time U.S. presidential candidate, former assistant secretary of state for international organizations under President Ronald Reagan, a Harvard graduate, a leader in the black community and human rights activist.
The evening will begin with a concert of sacred music, followed by Keyes’ lecture. There will be a reception in the parish hall afterward.
This event is free and open to the public. No registrations will be taken.
JAARS Day June 8
JAARS Day is 9 a.m. June 8 at 7405 JAARS Road, Waxhaw, N.C., featuring plane and helicopter rides and off-roading. Rides are limited and tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis. A JAARS liability waiver is required and can be downloaded at www.jaars.org/jaars-day.
PV Baptist VBS June 9-13
Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 211 Marvin Road, Indian Land, will host Vacation Bible School 6-8:30 p.m. June 9-13 for ages 3 to fifth grade. The theme is “In The Wild – Amazing Encounters With Jesus.”
Throw on your camera straps and buckle your seatbelts, kids. VBS 2019 will take you on a wild adventure with elephants and egrets, polar bears and penguins, cockatoos and crocodiles. As you seek out exotic animals, you’ll also find snapshots of real-life encounters with Jesus in Scripture.
Register online at PV.church or call the church office at (803) 548-7208.
Caregivers meet June 19
Hospice Care of S.C. will hold a caregiver support group 10-11 a.m. June 19 (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 June 20
The Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land, meets at 7 p.m. June 20 (third Thursday each month) in the church library. It offers support to those caring for loved ones with dementia.
OLOG VBS June 24-28
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 7095 Waxhaw Highway, Lancaster, will hold a free Vacation Bible School for kindergartners through fifth-graders 8-11:30 a.m. June 24-28.VBS will be led by the Nashville Dominican Sisters. Space is limited, so sign up soon. For details, contact Tracey Heath at theath@charlestondiocese.org.
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.
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.
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.
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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