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Religion

  • Salkehatchie a ‘Godsend’

    by Denise Johnston/for Carolina Gateway
    Indian Land resident Carrie Greer’s front yard was completely overgrown, her roof covered with debris, and her front porch buried in rotting firewood that she no longer needed.
    Greer had back surgery two years ago and is due for a knee replacement soon, so she couldn’t do the work herself. A team of Catawba Salkehatchie campers made quick work of the chores and then moved on to painting and plumbing in her house.

  • Religious News 7-4-18

    Funding needed for African mission
    Chaplain Scott Girard and Dr. Jeff Richards, a professor and pastor, are planning a June 29-July 15 teaching mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Over 600 pastors in two major cities will attend pastoral training institutes at no charge.
    The duo are seeking sponsors at $30 per pastor, which provides them with one meal per day and a bus ticket. They get their own lodging, usually sleeping on the ground or in a nearby church.  

  • Religious News 7-4-18

    Funding needed for African mission
    Chaplain Scott Girard and Dr. Jeff Richards, a professor and pastor, are planning a June 29-July 15 teaching mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Over 600 pastors in two major cities will attend pastoral training institutes at no charge.
    The duo are seeking sponsors at $30 per pastor, which provides them with one meal per day and a bus ticket. They get their own lodging, usually sleeping on the ground or in a nearby church.  

  • Local man to help teach pastors in Africa

    Sun City Carolina Lakes resident Scott Girard has been busy this summer preparing for a two-week mission trip in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with the organization Global Teaching and Preaching.
    Together with the nonprofit’s founder, Dr. Jeff Richards, he will travel to the African nation’s capital, Kinshasa, on June 29 to train 300 local pastors. They will train another 300 at the city of Goma on the other side of the large country the next week.

  • OLOG hosts ‘Cathletics!’ VBS

    Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church held a free Catholic VBS program June 18-22. The theme was “Cathletics! Training to be Champions for Christ.” Two Dominican sisters from Nashville provided instruction for the children during the faith rotation. Scripture lessons were woven into the music, games and crafts rotations.

  • Religious News 6-27-18

    St. John’s UMC posts upcoming events
    St. Johns United Methodist Church, 160 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold the following events:
    • The Wacky Wednesdays summer program for church members in kindergarten through fifth grade are June 27, July 11, 25 and Aug. 8. On June 27, the group will see the movie “Incredibles 2” at the Manchester Theater in Rock Hill. Cost of movie is $9.70 for those under age 12. Sign up on the blue sheet in the main hallway.

  • Religious News 6-13-18

    St. Paul’s VBS June 11-14
    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 501 Pine St., Fort Mill, will host Vacation Bible School for children in kindergarten through fourth grade 5:30-8 p.m. June 11-14. Cost is $10 per child and supper will be provided. For details, contact Jane Kilpatrick at stpaulseducator@gmail.com.
    St. John’s UMC posts events
    St. Johns United Methodist Church, 160 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold the following events:

  • Religious News 6-6-18

    Belair food pantry open June 7
    The food pantry at Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, is open 9 a.m.-noon June 7. The pantry is for those who live in the Indian Land and Harrisburg 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.
    Next JAARS Day set for June 9

  • Religious News 5-30-18

    Evening of Catholic Culture on June 1

  • Religious News 5-23-18

    St. John’s UMC posts upcoming events
    St. Johns United Methodist Church of Fort Mill, 160 Tom Hall St., will hold the following events:
    • The church’s Red Cross blood drive is 2:30-7 p.m. May 24. Sign up at redcrossblood.org or call the church office.
    • Gourmet Travelers, a group for church members who normally eat alone, will meet for lunch at 11:05 a.m. May 29 at Ruby Tuesday’s, 1410 Springdale Road, Rock Hill.