Religious News 9-27-17

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A weekly listing of area religious news and events

OLOG offers Kelly book study
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 7095 Waxhaw Highway, Lancaster, will hold a six-week study of Matthew Kelly’s book, “Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose,” at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The study will use Kelly’s book to examine life being choices, how choices create habits, habits create character and your character is your destiny. For details, email Cindy Wood at Cindy@gracewepray.com or call (803) 283-4969.
Temple Solel celebrates high holidays
Temple Solel, a Reform Jewish congregation, will celebrate the high holidays during September:
• 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.
Temple Solel holds Shabbat services at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays of each month in the community room of St. Phillip Neri.
For details or to register, call (803) 619-9707 or visit www.templesolelsc.org.
Moriah offers grief support group
The Moriah Baptist Association, 914 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, will hold a six-week grief support group, “A Journey Toward Healing,” 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 24. Space is limited, so attendees are asked to RSVP. For details or to RSVP, call Alice Robinson at (803) 286-1472.
The pumpkins are coming
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 them from the tractor trailer. It also needs people to volunteer a couple of hours on October weekends to help sell pumpkins. A sign-up board is posted in the sanctuary lobby. Proceeds will go to missions or wherever it is needed most in the church. For details, email jhillhouse@comporium.net or call (803) 547-7538.
Holy Listening Selma event Sept. 30
Crossroads Lutheran Church, 8511 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land, will hold a Holy Listening Selma event at 4 p.m. Sept. 30. The event, led by Mission Development Pastor Leroy Cannon from Christ Mission Church of Columbia and other leaders from the church, will focus on race relations. To RSVP for the event, email agcroffice@gmail.com.
Crossroads Lutheran Church and Amazing Grace Lutheran Church will hold a special Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 at Crossroads. Cannon will speak again at this service. For details, visit www.CrossroadsLutheran.church or www.AmazingGraceLutheran.church.
Community forum on violence Sept. 30
Reformation Lutheran Church, 508 N. French St., Lancaster, will host a community forum on violence in Lancaster at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in its parish hall. The topic of discussion is how the community can be a part of the solution to end violence in Lancaster. All are welcome. For details, call (803) 285-6744.
Moriah Baptist 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 dedicates worship center Oct. 3
Faith Presbyterian Church will dedicate its new worship center at 3 p.m. Oct. 1, with refreshments to follow. The new center is at 7520 Charlotte Highway (at the intersection of U.S. 521 and Van Wyck Road) in Indian Land.  
The congregation’s Sunday worship service is at 10 a.m. with youth and adult Sunday school beginning at 9 a.m. Child care is provided. There is also an informal coffee time at 9:30 a.m.
The church invites all for worship at 10 a.m. and the dedication service at 3 p.m.
For details, call (803) 548-8810 or visit www.faithpresusa.org.
St. John’s  offers dance classes
St. John’s United Methodist Church, 321 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, will offer line dance classes for all ages 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 3-24. All four lessons are $20 per person. Attendees are asked to come early the first night to register. All are welcome. For details, call (803) 372-1315 or email pathollisgrant.cs.com.
El Bethel car/bike show Oct. 7
El Bethel AME Zion Church, 8631 Henry Harris Road, Indian Land, will hold a car and bike show at 11 a.m. Oct. 7. The entry fee is a $5 donation. Trophies will be awarded.
There will also be a 50/50 raffle, music and fun. Food – fish, chicken, sausage and hot dogs, sides, desserts and snow balls – will be sold.
Rain date is Oct. 14. Proceeds will benefit the church building fund. For details, call Lamon at (704) 421-2732 or Arthur at (803) 287-3454.
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.
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.
Next JAARS Day Oct. 14
The next JAARS Day is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 14 at 7405 JAARS Road, Waxhaw.
The open house will feature missionary stories, rides in an airplane, helicopter, boat or four-wheel-drive vehicle, media demonstrations in various languages, children’s activities, ethnic clothes and musical instruments from other cultures and more.
The Museum of the Alphabet and the Mexico-Cardenas Museum will be open to visitors.
For details, visit www.jaars.org/jaarsday or call (704) 843-6130.
Temple Solel holds Shabbat services
Temple Solel, a Reform Jewish congregation, holds Shabbat services at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays of each month in the community room of St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. For details, call (803) 619-9707 or visit www.templesolelsc.org.
Chinese auction Oct. 20
The Ladies Guild and Knights of Columbus of St. Catherine Catholic Church will hold a Chinese auction at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in USC Lancaster’s Bradley Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster, with doors opening at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $5 or five for $20 and may be pre-purchased from any member of the Ladies Guild or Knights. All proceeds go to the Ladies Guild’s many chosen charities in Lancaster.
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.
Bethlehem Baptist annual bazaar Oct. 28
Bethlehem Baptist Church, 5300 Nesbit Road, Waxhaw, N.C., will hold its annual bazaar from 7 a.m.-noon Oct. 28 in its Family Life Center. Ham and sausage biscuits will be sold, along with handmade crafts including Christmas decorations, frozen casseroles, home baked goods, canned goods and more. The event is sponsored by United Methodist Women and all proceeds benefit local, national and world missions.
Catholics add fifth service
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 7095 Waxhaw Highway (S.C. 75) has 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.

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