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Religious News 8-1-18

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A weekly listing of area religious news and events

Belair UMC food pantry open Aug. 2
The food pantry at Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, is open 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 2. The pantry is for those who live in the Panhandle 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.

St. John’s UMC posts events
St. John’s United Methodist Church, 160 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold the following events:
• Promotion Sunday is Aug. 19. The church will present Bibles to rising third-graders and bless backpacks. Call the church office by Aug. 1 if you have a rising third-grader so a Bible can be ordered for them.
• The children of St. John’s are participating in a school supply drive in partnership with the Foundation for Fort Mill Schools, to help underprivileged children prepare for the school year. Children age 5 to fifth grade are invited to help with this project. Sign up outside the sanctuary to help collect school supplies before the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services on Aug. 5.  After the 11 a.m. service, the volunteers will meet from noon-1:30 p.m. to sort the supplies. Lunch will be provided.
A list of needed items is in the bulletin, on the church website and on the bulletin board across from the church office.
• The last Wacky Wednesdays summer program for church members in kindergarten through fifth grade is Aug. 8.
• St. John’s Grief Support Group meets at 4:30 p.m. every other Wednesday.
• 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.

Back to School Bash Aug. 11
The second annual Lancaster Back to School Bash, sponsored by area churches and individuals, is 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 provided. Students and volunteers should register at www.lancasterbacktoschoolbash.com.

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 UMC
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.

Moriah Baptist Singles host supper
The Moriah Baptist Association will host the Moriah Singles annual hot dog supper at 6 p.m. Aug. 20 at White Springs Baptist Church, 1249 Grace Avenue, Lancaster. Bring a side dish and/or dessert. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided. A brief program will follow the meal. For details, call (803) 283-8409.

Moriah Baptist leadership training Aug. 25
The S.C. Baptist Convention and Moriah Baptist Association will host Sunday School-Life Group Leadership Training from 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 25 at Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road, Lancaster. Registration is 8:30-9 a.m. in the fellowship hall with the general session beginning at 9 a.m. led by Bobby Howard introducing “3 Circles Evangelism.” Breakout sessions will follow at 9:45 a.m. There will be sessions for general officers, pastors, adults, youth, children and nursery-preschool. Registration is not required but recommended in order to ensure proper space and materials. For details or to register, call (803) 283-8409.

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.

Editor’s note: We welcome your submissions. Send religious news information to Carolina Gateway, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC 29721; fax it to (803) 283-8969; or email it to cgnews@thelancasternews.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday for the next week’s paper.