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Temple Solel celebrates Friday
FORT MILL Temple Solel, a Reform Jewish congregation, is currently offering High Holiday Services at Heritage International Ministries Conference Center, 375 Star Light Drive, at the following times:
• Shabbat Shuva: Sept. 21, 7 p.m.
• Kol Nidre: Sept. 25, 7 p.m.
• Yom Kippur: Sept. 26, 10 a.m.
Temple Solel will have a Torah and new Machzors, “On the Wings of Awe,” a fully transliterated prayer book. Donations cost $50 per person for all non-members and guests of members, for any or all services. Active military personnel, children and students younger than age 22 years are free of charge.
Beginning on Oct. 12, regular services will be held the second and fourth Friday night at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church Ministry Building, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill.
For more information including directions, call 803-547-3043 or visit templesolelsc.org.
Temple Kol Ami posts services
FORT MILL Temple Kol Ami is preparing for the High Holidays with services to be held at Unity Presbyterian in the Historic Sanctuary, 303 Tom Hall St.
Services will be led by student Rabbi Ronda Young, assisted by Cantorial soloist Sara Sherman. Kol Nidre will be celebrated with Cellist Christina McDonald.
• Shabbat Shuvah: 7 p.m. Sept. 21
• Kol Nidre, Erev Yom Kippur: 7 p.m. Sept. 25
• Yom Kippur, 10 a.m. Sept. 26; children’s service at 9 a.m.
Church hosting community events
LAKE WYLIE Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane, is offer the following community events:
• Ancient Secrets of the Bible, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Sept. 19. The Bible contains debated stories. Using video re-creations, interviews with skeptics and proponents of the Bible, and scientific experiments, this 13-week, DVD study will explore age-old controversies like: Ark of the Covenant: Lost or Hidden Away? Battle of David and Goliath: Truth or Myth? Noah’s Ark: Fact or Fable? Shroud of Turin: Fraud or Evidence of Christ’s Resurrection? Call Jan Harrell at 704-607-3741.
• The Discipleship Series, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Sept. 19. A series of six classes, is an introduction to the basic elements of the Christian faith: the Bible, life of Jesus, theology for dummies, prayer, spiritual bodybuilding and more. Call Dixie Wagner at 513-652-8410.
The Journey offers American Heritage series
LAKE WYLIE The Journey Church at Lake Wylie invites the community to David Barton’s video series, The American Heritage, running Sundays through Nov. 4. The series is appropriate for adults and children ages 12 and older.
The videos will be shown 9:15-10 a.m., with The Journey church service following from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Crowders Creek Elementary School, 5515 Charlotte Hwy.
The series titles and dates they will be shown are as follows:
• Sept. 23: Our Biblical Constitution
• Sept. 30: Is America a Christian Nation?
• Oct. 7: Church, State and the Real First Amendment
Oct.14: Influence of the Bible in America
• Oct. 21: How Pastors Shaped our Independence
• Oct. 28: Evidence of America’s Spiritual Heritage
• Nov. 4: The Assault on Judeo-Christian Values
For information about The American Heritage Series, visit wallbuilders.com. Call 803-831-2759 for info about The Journey.
Junk in Trunk sale Saturday
LAKE WYLIE All Saints Catholic Church’s Junk in the Trunk Rummage Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 22, at the church, 530 S.C. 274.
Cost is $10 per spot equal to two parking spaces by Thursday, Sept. 20, or $15 after. There are restricted/prohibited items. Call 704-583-9974 or email aswoLakeWylie@gmail.com to make a reservation or for more information.
Craft Bazaar applications
LAKE WYLIE River Hills Community Church is having a Craft Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3.
The cost is $50 per table. All applications are due by Monday, Sept. 24. Call 704-587-0460 for more information and the application.
Rosemond to speak in Gastonia
GASTONIA The Gaston County Faith Network is hosting its annual meeting from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Sept. 25 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 805 S. York St.
The group – made up of 18 houses of worship, nine care-giving agencies and five government agencies – will present nationally syndicated columnist and family psychologist John Rosemond as the keynote speaker. His topic will be “Parenting with Love and Leadership.” coincides with one of GFN’s core beliefs that solid parenting leads to stronger families.
There also will be updates from the health department’s Chris Dobbins, Gaston Youth Connection’s Sally Swanson and St. Michael’s Catholic Church’s Jack Weisenhorn, each addressing how their groups’ collaborative efforts have enhanced GFN’s mission of better serving people in need.
The public is invited. RSVP by calling 704-860-2957 or 704-865-8460.
Sock Hop set
for Sept. 28
LAKE WYLIE All Saints Catholic Church Knights of Columbus will hold a ’50s Sock Hop from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 28 at River Hills Marina pavilion.
Music is by Frankie K and His Swinging Soiree. There will be games, gift baskets and prizes.
Free hot dogs and sodas will be served. Call 803-631-5180 for tickets.
as faith leader
GASTONIA The Gaston County Faith Network announces Dwayne Burks will lead the group as its new facilitator.
Burks, the current pastor of Bethany Baptist Church, was previously involved with Gaston Together and The Community in Schools programs, where he realized the need for more interaction among families and the community. Learning of GCFN, he knew it was a group in which he could get involved and become passionate about. Two years later, he has been appointed to lead the group and is excited about its growth and focus.
“For over a decade, our group’s founder has challenged us to ‘Do something.’ If each one will do something, everyone wins and problems are resolved,” said Burks, adding that churches can help while remaining committed to their own beliefs,
For more information about Gaston County Faith Network, call 704-860-2957 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marriage event Oct. 6
ROCK HILL West End Baptist Church, McConnells Highway, Rock Hill, will host a marriage enrichment event, “Ignite: Building Marriages for Life,” 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 6.
It is sponsored by the S.C. Baptist Convention and York Baptist Association. Greg and Deborah Brock will speak. Donations are $10 per couple. Register at westendbaptist.org or call 803-326-5557.
The event is open to the community.
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