Religious News 9-13-17

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A weekly listing of area religious news and events

Wonderful Word Wednesday

Two local Lutheran churches will hold a study on “The Story,” a narrative journey through the Bible, on Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 13. Those churches are:

- Crossroads Lutheran Church, 8511 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land, Bible study noon-1 p.m.

- Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, 416 N. Main St., Waxhaw, N.C., meal 5:30-6:30 p.m., Bible study 6:30-7:30 p.m.

For details, visit www.CrossroadsLutheran.church or www.AmazingGraceLutheran.church. 

St. John’s Wednesday events 

St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will begin its Wednesday night meals and Vespers worship services Sept. 13. Dinner is at 5:45 p.m., followed by worship at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Sign up for the meal on the sign-up sheet in the church lobby by 12:30 p.m. the Sunday before. 

Seniors fall fest Sept. 14

The Moriah Baptist Association will host a senior adult fall festival at 11 a.m. Sept. 14 at White Springs Baptist Church, 1249 Grace Ave., Lancaster. The event is free, with lunch provided by Caters Taters for $5. The Rev. Jim Diehl, a Christian illusionist, will perform. For details, call (803) 283-8409.

Disaster relief collection

All for One Ministries is collecting disaster relief items through Sept. 15. All donations will be used to support the Texas flood relief. Drop-off locations are:

- Pleasant Dale Baptist Church, 133 S. Potter Road, Lancaster, anytime at the back of the church

- Oak Hill Baptist Church, 6437 Oak Hill Church Road, Lancaster, 9 a.m.-noon and 2-6 p.m. Monday-Friday

Union UMC fundraiser Sept. 16

The building committee of Union United Methodist Church, 6315 New Town Road, Waxhaw, will hold a fall fundraiser noon-7:30 p.m. Sept. 16. The event features a silent auction from noon to 6:30 p.m., with winning bids announced at 7:30 p.m. 

A meal of ham, macaroni and cheese, cooked apples, green beans, rolls, drink and homemade desserts will be served 4:30-6:30 p.m. Adult plates are $10; children’s plates are $5.

The country store with baked goods, jams, jellies and small handicrafts will be open 4:30-6:30 p.m. The event will wrap up with a  6:30 p.m. concert by bluegrass/gospel group Southern Express. 

All proceeds benefit the church.

Joyful Sound concert Sept. 17

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 211 Marvin Road, Indian Land, will host a Joyful Sound concert during its worship service at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 17. Joyful Sound is North Greenville University’s Baptist Collegiate Ministry Ensemble. All are welcome.

St. John’s offers REAL Kids

St. John’s UMC, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will restart its REAL Kids for Christ program at 4-5 p.m. Sept. 17. For details, visit www.stjohnsfm.org. 

Grief support group starts

The Moriah Baptist Association, 914 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, will hold a six-week grief support group called “A Journey Toward Healing,” 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 19-Oct. 24. Space is limited, so attendees are asked to RSVP. For details or to RSVP, call Alice Robinson at (803) 286-1472.

St. John’s UMW, UMM plans 

The United Methodist Men of St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold their next breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 17.

The United Methodist Women will serve a homemade supper to the Wesley Foundation students at Winthrop University on Sept. 18.

Prison ministry needs cookies

St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold its Kairos Prison Ministry Weekend Sept. 20-24. The church needs 200 homemade cookies, packaged one dozen per quart-size Ziploc bag. Cookies should be dropped off at the church Sept. 19. For details, call (803) 547-7538 or email Mark Fahner at mfahner1@verizon.net.

Temple Solel high holidays

Temple Solel, a Reform Jewish congregation, will celebrate the high holidays during the month of September:

- Erev Rosh Hashanah, 7 p.m. Sept. 20

- Rosh Hashanah service, 10 a.m. Sept. 21

- Shabbat Shuvah, 7 p.m. Sept. 22

- Erev Yom Kippur, 7 p.m. Sept. 29

- Yom Kippur, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sept. 30

Temple Solel holds its services at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. 

For details or to register, call (803) 619-9707 or visit www.templesolelsc.org.

Catholic church adds service

The rapidly growing parish of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 7095 Waxhaw Highway (S.C. 75) has just added its fifth service. Worship services are now held at 4 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 7, 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday. For more info on Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, led by Father Jeffrey Kirby, visit www.gracewepray.org.

Intergenerational family picnic

St. John’s United Methodist Church will hold its intergenerational family picnic at 4 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Haigler Rush Pavilion at Lake Haigler in the Anne Springs Close Greenway, 1604 S.C. 21 Bypass, Fort Mill. For details, call (803) 547-7538.

Cowboy Church barrel race

Carolinas Cowboy Church will hold a NBHA barrel race at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Riverside Rodeo Arena, 1504 Cedar Pine Lake Road, Lancaster, with gates open at 4 p.m. Admission is $5 and all proceeds benefit church. For details, call Sarah Vinson at (704) 309-1897.

Fall women’s luncheon

The Lancaster Christian Women’s Connection will hold its “Fall is Here” luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 26 at JoMar’s Family Restaurant, 278 S.C. 9 Bypass East, Lancaster. Becky Morris of Salisbury, N.C., will sing and speak on “Caution! Bump Ahead.” Cost is $14 per person and all proceeds benefit Stonecroft Ministries. For details, call (803) 286-0133.

The pumpkins are coming to St. John’s

The pumpkins are coming to St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, on Sept. 30. The church is seeking volunteers to help unload the pumpkins from the tractor trailer. It also needs people to volunteer a couple of hours on the weekends throughout October to help sell the pumpkins.  A sign-up board will be posted in the sanctuary lobby.  Proceeds will go to missions or wherever it is needed most in the church.  For details, contact Jeannine Hillhouse at jhillhouse@comporium.net or the church at (803) 547-7538.

Moriah Baptist annual sessions Oct. 3

The Moriah Baptist Association will hold its annual sessions at 4:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Oct. 3 at Pleasant Dale Baptist Church, 133 S. Potter Road, Lancaster. Missions and ministry reports will be given in the afternoon session. The Pleasant Dale Baptist Church Choir will perform and the Rev. Sean Stroud will speak during the evening session. Tickets for a buffet meal catered by Cromer’s are available for $10 at the Moriah Missions Center, 914 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, through Sept. 27.

Faith Presbyterian Church moves services

Faith Presbyterian Church has moved its services from the Indian Land Recreation Center to its newly constructed multipurpose worship building at 7520 Charlotte Highway (at the intersection of U.S. 521 and Van Wyck Road) in Indian Land. 

Sunday school begins at 9 a.m., followed by an informal coffee time at 9:30 a.m. and the Sunday worship service at 10 a.m.

The official dedication of the new building will be 3 p.m. Oct. 1. 

For details, call (803) 548-8810.

St. John’s kids consignment sale Oct. 12-14

St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold its Children’s Fall and Winter Consignment Sale on Oct. 12-14. Proceeds will benefit the St. John’s UMC WEE School. There will also be a bake sale. To consign something or donate to the bake sale, contact Beth at sjumcweeschool@gmail.com.

St. John’s UMW plans Oktoberfest 

The United Methodist Women of St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold Oktoberfest on Oct. 21 If you are cleaning out closets and drawers and have books, games, knick-knacks, etc., to donate for the silent auction, bring them to Room 112 in the church fellowship center. Do not bring clothes or old TVs. The event will feature many vendors for holiday shopping. Profits support the missions of the United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men.

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 the third Wednesday of the month.

OLOG book club studies St. Francis

The book club of Our Lady of Grace Church, 7095 Waxhaw Highway, Lancaster, is studying “The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi” by Brother Ugolino at 1 p.m. Mondays in the parish hall. All are welcome. For details, call (803) 283-4969.



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