Religious News 8-8-18

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A weekly listing of area religious news and events

St. John’s UMC posts August events
St. John’s United Methodist Church, 160 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold the following events:
• 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. The next meetings are Aug. 15 and 22.
• The Cub Scout Pack that meets at St. John’s will hold New Scout Night on Aug. 15. You do not have to be a member of St. John’s to join.

• Promotion Sunday and the blessing of the backpacks is Aug. 19. The church will present Bibles to rising third-graders. All children should bring their backpacks to be blessed for the coming school year.
• The Gourmet Travelers Lunch, sponsored by Family Ministries, is for those members who normally eat alone. This month’s lunch will be 11:15 a.m. Aug. 25 at Bob Evans Restaurant, 520 John Ross Parkway, Rock Hill. Email Hmyers@unifieday.com to RSVP.
• A St. John’s chancel choir workshop will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 28. Lunch is provided.
Rehearsals begin soon for all choirs: Music Makers (elementary and preschool), Sept. 12; Joyful Ringers (bell choir), Sept. 4; Men’s Ensemble, Sept. 8. Contact Kathie Riebe at sjumcmusic@comporium.net for details.
• 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.

Temple Solel meets Aug. 10
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. The next service is Aug. 10. For details, call (803) 610-1707 or visit www.templesolelsc.org or Temple Solel SC on Facebook.

JAARS Day set for Aug. 11
The next Welcome to JAARS Day is at 9 a.m. Aug. 11 at the JAARS headquarters, 7405 Jaars Road, Waxhaw, N.C. The day will include helicopter and five-seat plane rides, learning about Bible translation and how people access the internet in the rainforest. Aircraft rides are limited and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. A waiver is required and can be found at www.jaars.org/experience/events/jaars-day.

Mount Moriah revival Aug. 12-15
Mount Moriah AME Zion Church, 1532 Douglas Road, Lancaster, will host its annual church revival at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 12 and 7 p.m. Aug. 13-15. Revival speakers include the Rev. James Williams of New Zion AME Zion Church, the Rev. Otis Lathan of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, the Rev. Ronnie McCrorey of El Bethel AME Zion Church and Apostle Wayne Murray of Living Word Church. For details, call (803) 230-2560.

Grief support group meets Tuesdays
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 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.

Belair UMC food pantry open Aug. 16
The food pantry at Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, is open 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 16. 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.

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.

Foothills Theological Schools class registration
Foothills Theological Schools will hold registration for fall classes from 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 20 at Mitford Baptist Church, 467 Forest Lakes Circle, Great Falls. Degrees offered range from associates to doctoral program. For details, call Marty Roberts at (803) 209-3120.

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.

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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