Religious News 7-18-18

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A weekly listing of area religious news and events

St. John’s UMC posts events
St. John’s United Methodist Church, 160 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold the following events:
• St. John’s Grief Support Group meets at 4:30 p.m. July 18.
• The Wacky Wednesdays summer program for church members in kindergarten through fifth grade are July 25 and Aug. 8.
• St. John’s VIP (seniors) group will take a Christian Tours trip to The Ark and The Creation Museum on Sept. 12-14. Friends and family are welcome to come, too. Fliers are in the lobby. For details, email mjackson107@yahoo.com.

Taylors Grove VBS ends July 18
Taylors Grove Baptist Church, 2382 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster, offers Vacation Bible School for ages kindergarten through high school 6-8:30 p.m. through July 18. The theme is “Gear Up for Life’s Big Game – Game On!” Nursery will also be available. For details, call (803) 577-9614.

Belair pantry open July 19
The food pantry at Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, is open 9 a.m.-noon July 19. The pantry is for those who live in the Indian Land 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.

Back to School Bash Aug. 11
The second annual Lancaster Back to School Bash will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 11 at USC Lancaster’s Bradley Building, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. Free shoes, backpacks, school supplies, haircuts and food will be provided. Kindergarten to 12th- graders and volunteers should register at www.lancasterbacktoschoolbash.com before July 23.

Grief support group meets
Journey Towards Healing, a six-week grief support group, meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 14 at the Moriah Baptist Association, 914 W. Meeting St., Lancaster. For details, call Alice Robson at (803) 286-1472.

AA meets weekly at Belair
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in the social hall at Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road. 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, 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.

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 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.

Moriah Stewardship Banquet Aug. 28
The Moriah Baptist Association will host the 2018 Moriah Stewardship Banquet at 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at First Baptist Church, 300 S. Market St., Lancaster. A buffet meal will be served and King’s Cause will present a concert. The Rev. Ken Owens, collegiate minister for the S.C. Baptist Convention will speak. Tickets are $10, available through Aug. 16 from the Moriah Missions Center. For details or to buy tickets, contact the Moriah office at (803) 283-8409.

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.

Addiction outreach 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.

Byzantines gather at St. Philip Neri

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.

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