VBS underway at local churches
• Bible Baptist Church in Fort Mill is having Vacation Bible School June 24 -28 6:30-8:30 p.m. During “Investigation Destination,” children become secret agents sent out on important missions to discover clues about a special person, the King of Kings. All secret agents from 4 years old to sixth grade are encouraged to attend. Go to biblebaptistonline.com or call 803-547-2761 for more information. Bible Baptist Church is located on the 21 Bypass between Highway 160 and Sutton Road.
• Doby’s Bridge Presbyterian Church, 2500 Doby’s Bridge Road, Fort Mill, is presenting a Vacation Bible School, “Courage in Christ,” 6:30-8 p.m., July 7-11. Light meal served at 6:30 p.m. Classes and activities for children ages 3 through sixth grade. To register or for more information, call the church at 547-5240.
• Christ Ridge PCA, 1070 Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill, hosts Upward Bound VBS 6-8 p.m. June 23-27. For more information or to pre-register, contact Clay Knight at 803-487-4627 or email@example.com.
• All Saints Lutheran Church, 17030 Lancaster Hwy. Charlotte, will have Vacation Bible School 6-8 p.m. June 24-27 for children ages 4 through fifth grade . Register to receive a free T-shirt with the “God’s Tree of Life” theme. The evenings will begin with a light supper followed by lessons, crafts and activities. The pastor will lead a class during VBS for adults. Register by calling 704-752-4287, or go to allsaintslutheran.org.
• Lake Wylie Lutheran Church, at the intersection Highway 160 and Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill, presents “Everywhere Fun Fair,” 6-8 p.m. July 21-25. Register at lakewylielutheran.org.
Real Life hosts concert
A Southern Gospel Concert by the group Southern Salvation will be held at Real Life Assembly, 1930 Pleasant Road, Fort Mill at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is free and everyone is invited for some good old anointed, toe-tapping music.
Registration underway for Crossroads camp
Registration for Summer Day Camp at Crossroads Lutheran Church, 8511 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land, is open. The camp will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 29 - Aug. 2 for rising first- through sixth-graders.
This year’s theme is “Faith Alive! Let all you do be done in love.” The cost is $50 per child and scholarships are available. Register at www.Crossroads-Lutheran.org.
Christ the King Parents’ Night Out
Parents with infants and children through middle school are invited to kick off the summer with Parents’ Night Out Friday at Christ the King, 13501 South Tryon St., Charlotte. Themed “Summer Fun – Focusing on the Son,” the night will be filled with crafts, songs, games, Bible stories and a special snack.
Drop off will begin at 5:20 p.m. and children need to be picked up at 8 p.m. Cost is $10. To reserve a spot, register at ctkphilip.wufoo.com. For more information, call 704-587-0073.
Higher Ground offers Summer Program
The Higher Ground Church Child Development Center in Indian Land is enrolling rising kindergarteners through fifth-graders for its Summer Camp program. Children will spend their time in a Christ-centered, nondenominational program of activities, field trips, crafts, and Bible lessons.
To register or for more information, call 803-802-3189.
Gateway Church of God collects canned goods
The Gateway Church of God, 8558 Shelley Mullis Road in Indian Land, is collecting 15-ounce oz. cans of green beans and corn for its annual Appalachia missions project. The goal is to collect 1,200 total cans to deliver to poverty-stricken areas of Kentucky in November.
Donations of food items can be brought to Gateway at 5 p.m. Wednesdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays 2-5 p.m. Sundays. A representative will be on hand to receive donations. For more information, call Saundra Ferguson at 803-581-3063.
Crossroads Prayer Garden open to public
Everyone is invited to visit the Community Prayer Garden with Stations of the Cross on the grounds of Crossroads Lutheran Church, 8511 Shelley Mullis Road, in Indian Land. The garden, shaded with benches, is open from 8 a.m. to sunset daily. Booklets are available at the entrance of the garden with reflections and prayers to guide visitors on their walk. The garden is located on the right side of the building with parking in the church parking lot.
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.
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 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 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
Temple Solel holding Shabbat services at St. Phillip Neri
Temple Solel, a Reform Jewish Congregation, is currently 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 offering a different approach for parents than the traditional Sunday classes. These classes use 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.
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 faithfitstudio.com.
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 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. 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. 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.
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