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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Parker Lee Benfield
    Parker Lee Benfield, the son of Kevin Benfield and Jessica Redmond of Indian Land, was born on Dec. 2, 2018, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.
    Maternal grandparents are Ed Redmond and Gina McNamara of New York. Paternal grandparents are Bruce and Maureen Benfield of Charlotte.
    Sadie Grace Thomas
    Sadie Grace Thomas, the daughter of Shawn and Keli Thomas of Lancaster, was born Dec. 7, 2018, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

  • Carabeth Louise Alumbaugh
    Carabeth Louise Alumbaugh, the daughter of Grant and Tessa Alumbaugh of Indian Land, was born Nov. 6, 2018, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.
    Maternal grandfather is Bob Wedlake of Oklahoma. Paternal grandparents are Bill and Janet Alumbaugh of Arkansas.
     

  • 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:

  • 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

  • from Andrew Jackson State Park
    Andrew Jackson State Park  is one of more than 30 state parks in South Carolina that will offer ranger-guided hikes, walks and special events Tuesday, Jan. 1, to help launch the new year (and to get resolutions off to a good start).
    Start your new year out on the right foot by hitting the Garden of the Waxhaws Trail. This one-mile trail loops the park’s 18-acre lake.
    The Andrew Jackson State Park hike begins at 2 p.m. at the fishing pier.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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