Faith Presbyterian offers Financial Peace University
Faith Presbyterian Church in Indian Land will host a nine-week series, Financial Peace University, beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20. Larry McCullough, chair of the Lancaster County Council, will present this series at the Faith Presbyterian offices at 7520 Charlotte Highway.
The program provides a Christian perspective on money and leads the participants through a number of proven steps to better understand and to improve the state of their finances.
This program is open to the public for a $95 program package fee, and spaces are limited. For more information or to register, contact Faith Presbyterian at 548-8810 or email@example.com.
Crossroads Lutheran Church Holy Week Services
Crossroads Lutheran Church, 8511 Shelley Mullis Road, and Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Waxhaw, N.C., invite the public to the following Holy Week services and Easter Celebrations:
* Christian Seder at Crossroads, 6:15 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 803-547-8311 or emailing CrossroadsLutheran@gmail.com.
* Maundy Thursday Service at Crossroads at 7 p.m. March 28
* Good Friday Stations of the Cross at noon and 1 and 2 p.m. March 29 at Crossroads
* Friday Tenebrae Service at Amazing Grace at 7 p.m. March 29
* Saturday Easter Egg Hunt, 2 to 4 p.m. March 30 (Crossroads)
* Saturday Easter Vigil at 8 p.m. March 30, at Amazing Grace
* Easter Sunday, March 31, 7 a.m. Sonrise Service at Amazing Grace, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Easter Celebration. Crossroads will have an Easter Celebration at 11 a.m.
Tega Cay Baptist plans Easter service
Tega Cay Baptist Church will host an Easter service for the community at 7 a.m. March 31 on the Gold Hill Road property. Breakfast will follow at the church. Call 548-2600 for more information.
Father Giuliani to bless Easter food at St. Philip Neri
On Holy Saturday, March 30, at 1 p.m., Father Giuliani will bless Easter food at St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church on Munn Road in Fort Mill. All are welcome to this centuries-old Eastern European tradition that symbolizes the end of the Lenten fast.
For more information, call Gerald Orlick at 803-831-7844.
Expert will discuss raising teens
A Raising Teenagers" workshop will be led by Dr. Edward "Ted" Benfield at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24 at Unity Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 303 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill.
Benfield is an adult psychiatrist, parent of two adult children and a member of Unity Presbyterian Church. He completed an internship at Dartmouth Medical School and a three-year psychiatric residency program in New York City at St. Vincent Hospital in Greenwich Village. He is on staff at Carolinas Medical Center, where he serves on the Psychiatric Consultation/lLiaison Service Team.
The community is invited to attend this free workshop.
Temple to hold 2nd night Seder
Temple Kol Ami invites the public to join the for a second night Passover Seder at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at Unity Presbyterian Church, 303 Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill.
The Seder will be led by the temples new Rabbi, Rabbi Levanon. The menu will include Passover favorites: roast turkey, brisket, vegetables, matzo ball soup, kugel and a dessert bar. The cost is $18 for adults, $5 for ages 5-12. Kids 4 and under admitted free.
RSVP by Thursday March 21. For questions and to RSVP, contact Melanie Stengel at 856-304-1380 or Melanie.firstname.lastname@example.org or Diane Fogel at 803-980-4202 or email@example.com.
New kids and womens program begin at High Ground Church
Higher Ground Church, 8365 Possum Hollow Road, Indian Land, kicks off its new Childrens Sunday evening program Kids for Christ. Tammy Therrell will lead the children in Bible study, music, worship and activities.
The program will be every Sunday evening 5-6 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Kindergarten to fifth graders in the community are invited to attend.
Calvary Baptist Church to host simulcast
Calvary Baptist Church, 830 N. Jones Ave., Rock Hill, will host 2013 Secret Church Live Simulcast with David Platt 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Good Friday, March 29. Admission is free but love offerings will be accepted.
Temple Solel holding Shabbat services at St. Phillip Neri
Temple Solel, a Reform Jewish Congregation, is holding Shabbat Services as well as religious schooling at St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church at 292 Munn Road in Fort Mill. Services are held in the Ministry Building adjacent to the Fellowship Hall.
Services are held 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. The first service of the month is a Kabbalat Shabbat. The second is a Midrash Shabbat, or learners Shabbat. The Ritual committee is creating a program that includes prayer along with a topic of discussion that may include a speaker.
Religious School is held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays using the curriculum of the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life. The Religious School includes children from Kindergarten through Bnai Mitzvah training.
For more information including directions, go to templesolelsc.org, look for Temple Solel SC on Facebook, or call Renee Feitelberg at 547-3043.
Steve Ladd to perform at Flint Hill Baptist
Flint Hill Baptist Church in Fort Mill will present An Easter Musical Celebration with Steve Ladd 6 p.m. Sunday, March 31.
Ladd is a Dove and Grammy Award winner. Admission is free, but love offerings will be accepted.
For more information, call the church office at 548-0672.
Fundraisers for Philadelphia United Methodist Kenya Mission Trip
Eleven members of Philadelphia United Methodist Church taking a 10-day mission trip to Kenya in June 2013. The idea for the trip culminated from the efforts of Randi Smith, a sophomore at Fort Mill High School, who began raising money to bring clean water to children in Kenya.
Subsequently over $14,000 has been donated to The 410 Bridge organization, whose strategy is to empower local leaders in Kenya and Haiti to identify and implement sustainable solutions to physical and spiritual needs within their community to build wells in Kenya, and two more fundraisers will be held in April.
On April 12 and April 13, the Philadelphia UMC Kenya Mission Trip team will host a softball tournament fundraiser for mens and womens divisions at Leroy Springs Complex. There is a $175 fee per team. To enter contact Cindi Cahaly at 803-493-5440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Tuesday, April 9 from 6 to 8 p.m., there will be a PUMC Family Night at Brusters on Hwy 160. Rev. Kevin Cooley and youth minister Margie Ligon will be scooping ice cream. Brusters is offering a percentage of the sales from that night to the mission trip, and tips and donations will be accepted.
Community Cafe offers lunch
The Community Cafe offers free weekly lunches at Lake Wylie Lutheran Church at the corner of S.C. Hwy. 160 West and Gold Hill Road in Fort Mill, near Tega Cay.
The cafe serves free lunches every Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Fridays. Donations are accepted.
For information, call Pastor Lybrand at 548-5489 or Donald Murfin at 330-289-1243.
Bible study at Faith Fitness
Faith Fitness Studio in Fort Mill will hold a free Bible study called Fit for Christ every Tuesday 7-7:45 p.m. For information, call 389-7600 or go to www.faithfitstudio.com.
Catholic Mass in Indian Land
Our Lady of Grace, a mission of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, meets at the Indian Land Parks and Recreation Center on Hwy. 521. For details, call 548-7282.
Outreach Center has music classes
World Outreach Center Community Church, 130 Heritage Blvd., offers a series of classes for Christian artists and musicians.
Holy Creativity classes will meet Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Songwriting I and Tiffys Art classes will meet Mondays at 8:05 p.m. The classes cost $150 each or two for $250. Also two free classes will be offered: Power of Prayer at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Equipping I at 8:05 p.m. Tuesdays. For details, call 414-5171 or visit www.worldoutreachcommunity.org.
Church offers medical equipment
Unity Presbyterian Church maintains a medical equipment supply closet with donated items such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, portable bedside commodes, toilet risers, shower chairs, walkers, crutches, canes and more. Call 547-5543.
Moms pray for students
Moms in Prayer (formerly Moms in Touch) meets on Thursdays at 9 a.m. to pray for local students. If you are interested in praying for your children in middle or high school, contact Marilyn Payton at 547-4520.
Forever Friends meets monthly
Forever Friends is a praise and worship program for adults with disabilities and special needs ages 18 years and older. It is sponsored by Grace Community United Methodist Church and meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month. Grace Community Church is located at 1190 Gold Hill Road in Fort Mill. Adults with disabilities or special needs are welcome to gather and socialize, sing songs, participate in group activities and just have fun. For details, information, call 548-4078.
See the light with Aglow
The next meeting of Fort Mill Aglow Lighthouse is April 16.
Aglow, a transdenominational organization of Christian women, meets 6 to 8 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month in room 228 (near Western Wear) at Plaza Fiesta on Carowinds Boulevard, Fort Mill.
Aglow groups are in approximately 165 nations around the world with more than 1,400 local groups in the U.S. The heart of the organization is local fellowship. Small groups studies, care (support) groups, retreats and annual conferences make up the Aglow year. It is a network of caring women as well as a faith-building organization. For details, call 548-NHIM (6446).
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Help with grieving
Ultimate Life Church on Carowinds Boulevard in Fort Mill offers support for people coping with losses in life such as divorce, death, jobs, loved ones, dreams, friends, etc. Learn how to overcome the emotions that go along with the loss and begin to function with joy in your life again. Groups meet at 7 p.m. the first and fourth Fridays of each month.
For details, call Sandy Brazil at 329-1396.
Master Club in swing
Bible Baptist Church, 255 S. S.C. Hwy. 21 Bypass in Fort Mill, offers a Master Club at 7:15-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays for kids in preschool through the sixth grade. Kids are invited learn about the Bible, memorize verses, play games and more. Theres a teen program as well. For details, call 547-2761 or email email@example.com.
Its ... Sunday Night Live!
Tega Cay Baptist Church has a program called Sunday Night Live.
From 5 to 6:30 p.m. every Sundays, join the church for a variety of offerings, starting with a devotional kick-off from Pastor Brad, adult and childrens choir practice, the Traveling with God program for kids and accountability/prayer groups for men and women.
The church is located at 1875 Gold Hill Road in Fort Mill. For more information, call 548-2600.
Mothers of Preschoolers, an international, nondenominational Christian organization, meets at First Baptist Church, 121 Monroe White St., Fort Mill.
MOPS serves moms to make a difference in the lives of their families. Women with children ages infant through kindergarten meet every other Friday during the school year. Childcare is provided.
Cookbook for sale
The United Methodist Women at Osceola United Methodist Church have recently published a new cookbook, A Taste of Friendship. The cookbook is enclosed in a three-ring binder and is offered for sale for $15. To purchase, call Floy Ervin at 548-5404 or Loree Wolfe at 285-3719.
United Churches offer community reading program
The United Churches of Fort Mill has organized The Paradise Reading Center, Changing the lives of Families through Reading.
The objective is to improve literacy in the Fort Mill community with hopes of improving school performance, as well as adult literacy.
The host site is Bethlehem Baptist Church, 601 Joe Louis St., Fort Mill, and the hours are 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Jan. 3. Volunteers are welcomed.
For more information, contact Ollie Hicklin at 803-370-5169 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adults needed for outreach
Young Life of York County is at work with teens in the community, providing leaders to help them make wise decisions.
Young Life is a Christian ministry committed to making an impact on kids lives and giving them hope for tomorrow. Founded in 1941, Young Life leaders build positive relationships with young people in order to model and communicate the truth about Jesus Christ. Young Life reaches suburban, urban and multicultural kids as well as kids with disabilities and teenage mothers.
Call Nancy Manning at 547-4148 for details.
ESL classes held
English as a Second Language classes meet at 7 p.m. every Tuesday night at Flint Hill Baptist Church in Fort Mill. Students are assessed and placed in a class based on their knowledge of English, from beginner to advanced. All classes are free and are for anyone who needs to learn to speak English. Call Barbara Garrison at 548-4611.
Call in a prayer
Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, 109 Harris St., has a time of prayer on Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m. for the nation, church and any prayer requests. Call in your prayer requests to the church office any time at 548-4633.
Want to learn or teach ESL?
Life Builders ESL Ministry offers free English classes for anyone who needs to learn or improve their English. Classes meet every week. Teachers and other volunteers are needed to help with the classes. For details, call Barbara at 327-6144 or email email@example.com.
• An AWANA/break out at Lakeshore Christian Fellowship, 130 Shoreline Parkway, Tega Cay, for children age 3 through grade five is held from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. on Wednesdays. For details, call Kathy Baden, childrens pastor, at 548-2755, ext. 24.
The AWANA program at GlenRock Baptist Church, 1815 Dobys Bridge Road in Fort Mill, is for kids in kindergarten through grade five Sundays from 5 to 7 p.m. For details, call 547-6420.
• AWANA meets at Westerly Hills Baptist Church, 1730 Doves Road, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Everyone is invited. Call 547-6150 for details.
Higher Ground Church, 8365 Possum Hollow Road in Fort Mill, holds AWANA from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays. For details, call 802-3189.
Kids program held on Sundays
GlenRock Baptist Church, 1615 Dobys Bridge Road in Fort Mill, offers a Childrens Ministry Fellowship and Bible Time program from 6 to 7 p.m. every Sunday. The program, for ages 5 to grade five, includes games and snacks
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