Religious News 6-13-18

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A weekly listing of area religious news and events

St. Paul’s VBS June 11-14
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 501 Pine St., Fort Mill, will host Vacation Bible School for children in kindergarten through fourth grade 5:30-8 p.m. June 11-14. Cost is $10 per child and supper will be provided. For details, contact Jane Kilpatrick at stpaulseducator@gmail.com.
St. John’s UMC posts events
St. Johns United Methodist Church, 160 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold the following events:
• Vacation Bible School is 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 11-15. The theme is “Rolling River Rampage.” Sign up at stjohnsfm@comporium.net. Children do not have to be members of the church to attend.
u St John’s Grief Support Group began meeting at 4:30  p.m. every other week starting June 6. 
u Church members are asked to bring bottled water and energy drinks to the church by June 16 for the Salkahatchie mission workers. Put the drinks in the fellowship center by the information bulletin board. Lunch will be provided for the workers June 18 and June 20in  the church, and June 22, which will be delivered.
• The church’s Wacky Wednesdays summer program for rising kindergartners through fifth grade are June 20, 27, July 11, 25 and Aug. 8. On June 20, there will be a free Game O’Rama and build-your-own-sandwich dinner 6-8 p.m. On June 27, the group will see the movie, “Incredibles 2” at the Manchester Theater in Rock Hill. Cost of movie is $9.70 for those under age 12. Sign up on the blue sheet in the main hallway. This is for children who attend St. John’s.
• The Gourmet Travelers will eat lunch at 11:30 a.m. June 28 at Z Bakery, 124 Confederate St., Fort Mill. This is for St. John’s members who normally eat alone.
• St. John’s families and friends will meet 5-7 p.m. June 24 in the fellowship hall for a game evening. Pizza, light snacks and drinks will be provided. Bring your favorite non-electronic game to play.
• The United Methodist Men will host their annual barbecue dinner June 30. Entertainment will be provided by The Hinson Girls of Van Wyck. All are welcome.

• The Summer Fine Arts Camp at St. John’s is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 9-13 at for boys and girls entering grades four through eight. The registration fee is $70 (includes T-shirt and lunch). Camp attendees will be able to choose two focus areas from choral, instrumental, performance communication, photography, visual arts, theater production elements, and creative writing. Register at www.stjohnsfm.org. For details, contact Kathie Riebe at sjumcmusisc@comporium.net.
• St. John’s VIP (seniors) group will take a Christian Tours trip to The Ark and The Creation Museum Sept. 12-14.  Church friends and family are welcome. Fliers are in the lobby. For details, email mjackson107@yahoo.com.
Sisters lead OLOG VBS
Our Lady of Grace will host its second annual Catholic VBS program June 18-22.
The church has a unique contribution to the VBS program offered to the surrounding community. Dominican sisters will travel from Nashville, Tenn., to provide instruction for the children during the faith rotation. Scripture lessons will be woven into the rotations of music, games, crafts and even snacks.
The program is free. Visit gracewepray.org for registration details.
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.
Belair pantry open June 21
The food pantry at Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, is open 9 a.m.-noon June 21. 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.
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, Indian Land. 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.
Hospice caregivers meet
Hospice Care of S.C.’s caregiver support group meets 10-11 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month in Belair United Methodist Church’s family life center, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land. For details, call Cory Turner at (803) 577-4912.
Byzantines gather in FM
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.
Temple Solel meets Fridays
Temple Solel, a Reform Jewish congregation, holds Shabbat services at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of each month 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.

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