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Religion

  • OLOG parishioner enters convent

    by Barbara Lengers/Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
    A member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church has taken the first step toward becoming a nun.
    Molly Rusciolelli, 22, entered the postulancy of the Franciscan Daughters of Mary on Dec. 31.
    “The entire parish is overjoyed at Molly’s entrance into the convent,” said Father Jeffrey Kirby, pastor of Our Lady of Grace. “It’s such a blessing for all of us to see a young woman who is willing to take the leap and discern a religious call.

  • Religious News 1-16-19

    Belair pantry open Jan. 17
    Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, opens its food pantry for Indian Land residents 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 17 (first and third Thursday of each month). Donations of food or cash may be dropped off at the Belair church office 9 a.m.-noon weekdays.
    PHUMC Mad Matters meet Jan. 17

  • Religious News 1-9-19

    Temple Solel meets Jan. 11
    Temple Solel, a Reform Jewish congregation, holds Shabbat services at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 (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.
    St. John’s posts events
    St. John’s United Methodist Church, 160 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold the following events this month:

  • Religious News 1-2-19

    Mad Matters meet Jan. 3
    The Mad Matters ministry of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land, meets 1-3 p.m. Jan. 3 (first and third Thursday of each month) in the fellowship hall to make waterproof mats for the homeless.
    Belair pantry open Jan. 3

  • Sun City Cycling Club thanks historic church

    from Libby Fraas/Special to Carolina Gateway
    About 15 miles or so through their morning ride, cyclists from Sun City Carolina Lakes and the Indian Land area take a few moments to rest and refresh themselves on the steps of the Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church, a historic landmark about six miles northwest of Lancaster on Old Hickory Road.

  • Catholic women’s drive collects 5K pounds of food

    by Barbara Lengers/Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
    The Women of Grace Fellowship have been blessed to work in the Lord’s vineyard each fall through its Thanksgiving food drive.
    The women collected 5,895 pounds of food during their annual drive held at all Masses at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in the two weeks before Thanksgiving.

  • Religious News 12-26-18

    Temple Solel meets Dec. 28
    Temple Solel, a Reform Jewish congregation, holds Shabbat services at 7 p.m. Dec. 28 (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.
    St. John’s UMC hosts 5th Sunday breakfast

  • Religious News 12-19-18

    Hospice caregivers to meet
    Hospice Care of S.C.’s caregiver support group meets 10-11 a.m. Dec. 19 (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.
    Alzheimer’s group meets Dec. 20

  • Community unites behind Jews

    by DENYSE CLARK/for Carolina Gateway
    On Oct. 27, a gunman burst into the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh,  shouting anti-Semitic slurs and killing 11 Jewish worshipers in the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history. This event had far-reaching effects across the nation, even here in Indian Land.
    On Nov. 1, the Shalom Club of Sun City Carolina Lakes and the Sun City Bible Study Club united in an interfaith memorial for those who died in the Pittsburgh shooting.

  • Religious News 12-12-18

    St. John’s UMC posts events
    St. John’s United Methodist Church, 160 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold the following events:
    • During the Vespers service at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12, create a gingerbread house with your family or join others to work on one. The usual Wednesday evening meal will be at 5:45 p.m.
    • The R.E.A.L Kids for Christ (kindergarten-fifth grade) will go caroling 12:15-2:30 p.m. Dec. 16.
    • Angel Tree gifts must be returned by noon Dec. 16, so the youth can deliver them that day.