• Church Notes

     Pleasant Hill UMC holds events

    Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, will offer the following events:

  • What’s new in new year?

    It’s 2009. Can you believe it? The average person expects a lot of new things in a new year, right? So what’s new in the new year? 

    In the old year, the war in Iraq raged on. It appears that war will continue, though some newly elected politicians are promising better days ahead. 

  • Church Notes

    Pleasant Hill UMC offers events

    Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway will offer the following events:

    • The first Wednesday celebration will be at 6 p.m. today, Jan. 7. Celebrate your birthday no matter when it occurs through the new year.

    • The music and drama team begins Sunday, Jan. 11. The group meets on the second Sunday of each month during elevation and on the fourth Sunday during the Sunday school time.

  • America needs the mighty winds of real revival

     Someone described it this way: "It’s like a blowtorch – we can’t get in front of it…if we had the entire army, we still couldn’t stop it…wind is king here; it’s dictating everything we’re doing."

  • Church Notes


  • Church Notes

    Pleasant Hill UMC plans events

    Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, will hold the following events:

    • Hanging of the greens will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 29 to decorate the church for Christmas. Bring your favorite soup and sandwich for a shared meal.

    • A new members and teacher appreciation breakfast will be held at 9:45 a.m. Dec. 7 during Sunday school.

    • The choir and children of the church will perform “The Name...Jesus,” a Christmas musical, at 7 p.m. Dec. 14.

  • Catholic community now mission

    The Indian Land Catholic community has been designated as a mission. Our Lady of Grace, as it is now called, is meeting for Mass at 4 p.m. Saturdays in the Indian Land Recreation Center on U.S. 521.

    The community’s first Mass was held at Belair United Methodist Church on Feb. 9, 2008. Within months, they outgrew the facility.

    It began meeting in the Indian Land High School gym during the summer, but recently moved its services to the rec center.

  • There’s still much to be thankful for

    First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world. (Romans 1:8)

    Thanksgiving might take on a different tone for many people this year. In our life and daily living, there has been a great deal of uncertainty over the last few months.

    As families and friends come together to celebrate, many people may wonder how we can be positive and thankful when every day the news that we hear seems to be more of the same doom and gloom.

    The apostle Paul understood how to give thanks in times of trouble.

  • There's a new doctor in town

    The Rev. David Bender, pastor of Faith Presbyterian, is quick to tell you that he’s not the kind of doctor who can actually do you any good. He can’t fix bad backs or sinus trouble, although he did receive his doctor of ministry degree this summer through Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga. This doctorate, which took him four years to complete, is Bender's second one. He holds a law degree from Wake Forest University as well. Bender says when he finished his law degree he decided then that he was done.

  • You are never completely alone with Jesus

    Have you ever been all alone? There’s a difference between being alone and being all alone.

    I appreciate time alone. I often sit out on my deck before daylight and have some time alone. I can pray and think during that time of solitude.

    We all need times of solitude. We need those times to be alone with God. Even Jesus would go away from the crowds to spend time alone with God. So aloneness in that sense is good for us. But that’s not being all alone.