Temple Kol Ami to hold Holocaust memorial service
Rabbi Yosef Levanon will be leading a Holocaust Memorial Service at Temple Kol Ami at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Unity Presbyterian Church, 303 Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill.
Joining him will be Holocaust survivor Irving Bienstock, who will speak about his experiences as a young child after Hitler came to power and how he escaped to Holland and then to the U.S.
Everyone is invited.
PUMC holding fundraisers for mission trip
A softball Tournament fundraiser for Philadelphia United Methodist Church’s Kenya Mission trip will be held April 12-13 at the Complex on the Greenway.
Men’s and women’s divisions will compete. Registration is $175/team. To enter, contact Cindi Cahaly at 803-493-5440 or email@example.com.
• April 9 is PUMC Family Night at Bruster’s on Hwy 160 West from 6-8 p.m.. Pastor Rev. Kevin Cooley and Youth Minister Margie Ligon will be scooping ice cream with a percentage of sales going to the mission fund.
Donations can be made at the church office or by calling 548-0102.
Higher Ground Church hosts 70s and 80s style American Bandstand
The FireStarters youth performers at Higher Ground Church will be presenting American Bandstand on April 27 at 7 p.m., with a pre-show dinner of lasagna, salad, garlic bread, and dessert at 6 p.m. Youth will perform songs from the 1970s and 1980s to raise money for the Go Tell Summer Camp. Meal and show tickets are $12 for patrons 12 and up, and show-only tickets are $8. For more information and tickets, call 802-3189.
Gateway Church of God collects canned goods
The Gateway Church of God, located at 8558 Shelley Mullis Road in Indian Land, is collecting 15-ounce cans of green beans and corn for its annual Appalachia missions project. The goal is to collect 1200 total cans to deliver in poverty stricken areas of Kentucky in November.
Donations of food items can be brought to Gateway Wednesdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays from 2 -5 p.m. A representative will be on hand to receive donations. For more information, call Saundra Ferguson at 803-581-3063.
Summer Camp registration at Christ the King Church
Registration is now open for two different summer camps at Christ the King Church.
Camp Sonshine will be held June 17 -June 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This camp is for three and four-year-olds and rising kindergarteners who will learn to shine with the light of Christ as they make crafts, go on nature hikes, hear Bible stories, sing songs and much more. The cost is $75 per camper.
Camp Agape will be held Aug. 5 -Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This camp is for rising first through fifth graders who will join their camp counselors for games, songs, crafts, nature activities, Bible studies and more. The cost is $100 per camper.
The registration deadline for both camps is May 1. To register, go to www.ctkcharlotte.org. Both camps will be held at Christ the King Church, 13501 S. Tryon St. in Charlotte. For more information, call 704-587-0073.
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 B’nai 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.
See the light with Aglow
The next meeting of Fort Mill Aglow Lighthouse will be April 16.
Aglow, a transdenominational organization of Christian women, meets 6-8 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).
Calvary Church sponsors “Beauty Beyond the Ashes” conference for women
Calvary Church welcomes all women to the “Beauty Beyond the Ashes” conference featuring Cheryl McGuiness on Saturday, April 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Crown Room at Calvary.
McGuiness, the widow of the American Airlines Flight 11 copilot whose plane was first to hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and founder of Beauty Beyond the Ashes ministry. Childcare will not be provided, but tickets for adults are $15 and children ages 10 -18 can attend for $10. Coffee and a light breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the program starting at 8:30 a.m. Space is limited. To register, go to www.calvarychurch.com/women.
New kids’ and women’s program begins at High Ground Church
Higher Ground Church, 8365 Possum Hollow Road, Indian Land, kicks off its new Children’s 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.
For more information, call 802-3189.
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 Tiffy’s 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
Mom’s in Prayer (formerly Mom’s 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.
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. Highway 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. There’s a teen program as well. For details, call 547-2761 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s ... Sunday Night Live!
Tega Cay Baptist Church has a program called Sunday Night Live.
From 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sundays, join the church for a variety of offerings, starting with a devotional kick-off from Pastor Brad, adult and children’s 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 5-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Volunteers are welcomed.
For more information, contact Ollie Hicklin at 803-370-5169 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• An AWANA/break out at Lakeshore Christian Fellowship, 130 Shoreline Parkway, Tega Cay, for children ages 3 through grade five is held from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on Wednesdays. For details, call Kathy Baden, children’s pastor, at 548-2755, ext. 24.
The AWANA program at GlenRock Baptist Church, 1815 Doby’s Bridge Road in Fort Mill, is for kids in kindergarten through grade five Sundays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For details, call 547-6420.
• AWANA meets at Westerly Hills Baptist Church, 1730 Doves Road, from 6:30 p.m. 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 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sundays. For details, call 802-3189.
Kids program held on Sundays
GlenRock Baptist Church, 1615 Doby’s Bridge Road in Fort Mill, offers a Children’s Ministry Fellowship and Bible Time program from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Sunday. The program, for ages 5 to grade five, includes games and snacks
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