Religious News 9-6-17

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A weekly listing of area religious news and events

Our Lady of Grace 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. 

Originally founded by members of Sun City Carolina Lakes, the parish now includes hundreds of young families and single adults. 

The church offers 10 percent of its weekly offertory to local charities as it seeks to be a partner in assisting those in need.

For more info on Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, led by Father Jeffrey Kirby, visit www.gracewepray.org.

St. John’s organizes men’s choir 

St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, is organizing a men’s choir, which will sing on a quarterly basis, beginning in September. It will practice two Thursdays each month before the Sunday service. For details, contact George Rhinehart.

PV Baptist AWANA kickoff Sept. 6

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 211 Marvin Road, Indian Land, will restart its AWANA Club for ages 3 through fifth grade from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays. A new class will be added for 2-year-olds, but space is limited and children should be potty-trained. Kickoff night is Sept. 6. Fee is $20 per person. For details or to register and fill out medical forms, visit www.PV.church.

Belair food pantry open Sept. 7

The food pantry at Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, is open 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 7 for those who live in the Indian Land and Harrisburg schools attendance area. Anyone in need of food is welcome. The pantry is open the first and third Thursday of each month. Donations of food or money to buy food are welcome at the church office 9 a.m.-noon weekdays.

Church offers financial course 

Crossroads Lutheran Church, 8511 Shelley Mullis Road, will begin its Financial Peace University at 5-6:30 p.m. Sept. 10. A light meal is included. This nine-week course costs $93 per family for class materials. Scholarships are available. For details or to register, visit www.fpu.com/1044966 or call (803) 567-2907. Please indicate if child care is needed when enrolling. 

St. John’s book club Sept. 11

St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold a book club at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month, beginning Sept. 11, in the men’s Bible study room. The group will discuss “Bathsheba, the Reluctant Beauty,” during its September meeting.

Wonderful Word Wednesday

Two local Lutheran churches will hold their Bible study, “The Story,” beginning on Sept. 13. It is a narrative journey through the Bible. 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 offers  Wednesday meal, service 

St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will begin its Wednesday night meals and worship services Sept. 13. The dinner is at 6 p.m., followed by worship at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. 

Moriah Baptist holds senior adult fall festival 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.

Union UMC holds fall fundraiser Sept. 16

The building committee of Union United Methodist Church, 6315 New Town Road, Waxhaw, N.C., 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 at PV Baptist

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 for Christ program

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. 

To stay up-to-date on St. John’s youth activities, visit http://stjohnsfm/youth-ministry and subscribe to the youth ministry email list.

Prison Ministry asking for cookies

St. John’s UMC, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold its Kairos Prison Ministry Weekend Sept. 20-24. The church needs 200 homemade cookies to be packaged one dozen in one quart Ziploc bags. 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 scheduled

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 services are held at St. Philip Neri Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. 

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

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. 

The congregation’s Sunday worship service is at 10 a.m., with Sunday school beginning at 9 a.m. There is also an informal coffee time at 9:30 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 UMW plans Octoberfest 

The United Methodist Women of St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill,  will hold Octoberfest 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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