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LAKE WYLIE All Saints Catholic Church Knights of Columbus will hold a ’50s Sock Hop from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, 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.
Passages exhibition series continues
STEELE CREEK For the 31 weeks, area residents can learn about the Bible’s authorship, transmission and survival from internationally acclaimed experts as part of the “Passages” exhibition of rare biblical texts and artifacts at the former IBM headquarters, 8405 IBM Drive, Innovation Park.
The lecture series runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through mid-February. Tonight, Dr. Peter Flint of Trinity Western University (British Columbia) will talk about “The Essenes and the Dead Sea Scrolls.” Oct. 2, Dr. Daniel B. Wallace of Dallas Theological Seminary will talk about “Monks, Muslims and Manuscripts: The Story of Sinai.”
“In ancient Greece, important thinkers from around the world spoke to crowds on the Acropolis. Now, today’s leading biblical thinkers will speak on ancient texts to crowds in Charlotte,” said Dr. Jerry Pattengale, executive director of the Green Scholars Initiative, who is co-hosting the series with Dr. Tim Laniak, dean and Old Testament professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
The series is free but tickets are required. Lecture series tickets are available through the Passages box office at 704-510-2281.
S.C. United Methodists get new bishop
Bishop L. Jonathan Holston is the new resident bishop of the South Carolina Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
Holston took the role on Sept 1. Holston earned his Master of Divinity in biblical studies from The Interdenominational Theological Center, Gammon Theological Seminary, Atlanta, in 1983. He also holds a bachelor’s in religion from the University of Georgia in Athens.
Coming to South Carolina from the North Georgia Conference, Holston served as senior pastor of St. James United Methodist Church in Atlanta for seven years before his episcopal election. Prior to that, he served as superintendent of the Atlanta-Decatur-Oxford District from 1997-2005.
Holston has served on UMC boards and committees of The United Methodist Church at the conference and general church level.
A welcoming service is planned at 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at Union United Methodist Church in Irmo.
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. 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.
Marriage enrichment event Oct. 6
ROCK HILL West End Baptist Church, McConnells Highway, Rock Hill, will host a marriage enrichment event, “Ignite: Building Marriages for Life,” from 9 a.m. to 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.
Fatima Rosary Crusade Oct. 13
LAKE WYLIE A Fatima Rosary Crusade will be held at noon Oct. 13 at All Saints Catholic Church.
The event is part of a nationwide 2012 Public Square Rosary Crusade. Last year, the America Needs Fatima campaign organized more than 7,515 Rosary Rallies. In 2012, the plan is for 8,000 rallies Oct. 13, the day God worked the miracle of the sun at Fatima, Portugal.
Contact Maria Ines Romero, Respect For Life committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Learning adventure sessions held Monday
ROCK HILL The Shepherd’s Center “Adventures in Learning” fall class session for ages 50 and older begins is held Mondays through Oct. 15 at Oakland Baptist Church, Oakland Avenue.
A new Bible study is offered at 9 a.m. with the first class starting at 9:45 a.m. and the second at 10:40. Classes offered are creative writing with Charlotte Hallberg, Bridge with Ray Zieverink, “A Healthy Look at the Inevitable” with various speakers, holiday planning with Peggy Angel, Tai Chi with Casey Blanks, and guided autobiography with Lee Miller Creative Stew, a session of general interest for all, begins at 11:40 a.m.
For information or to sign up, call the center at 803-328-1343 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Festival needs crafts, businesses
STEELE CREEK Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church, 15000 York Road, will hold its annual Community Harvest from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 13. Local craftsman and businesses may call the church office at 704-588-0686 to reserve space.
LAKE WYLIE River Hills Community Church is having a Craft Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3.
Call 704-587-0460 for more information.
Ministry for women meets Tuesdays
STEELE CREEK Unfolded Hearts Ministry - Biblical Counsel and Spiritual Formation invites women to join its study, Learning to Hear the Voice of God, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 16 at 11709 Fruehauf Drive.
Register online at unfoldedhearts.org.
Email email@example.com for more information.
Bible studies held Wednesday
LAKE WYLIE Community Women’s and Grades 1-3 Bible studies is held from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays at River Hills Community Church to share the books of Amos and Isaiah concerning prophecies of Jesus Christ.
A nursery and preschool class also are available. Grades 1-3 have their own core group and lecture studying Amos and Isaiah. For information, call 803-366-1940 or visit lakewylie.cbsclass.org.
Listen to bluegrass Thursdays
YORK Allison Creek Bluegrass is held the first and third Thursdays through June at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, 5780 Allison Creek Road.
For more information, call 803-366-1302 or visit allisoncreekchurch.com.
Send church news to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday prior to intended Tuesday publication date.
* Oct. 9
Dr. Tim Laniak, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte)
“Moses: Shepherd Leader and Torah Scribe”
* Oct. 16
Dr. Ken Schenck, Wesley Seminary (Indiana)
“Paul and His Epistles”
* Oct. 23
Dr. Gabi Barkay, Temple Mount Antiquities Salvage Project (Israel), with Dr. James Martin
“The Archaeology of Jerusalem: A Firsthand View of the Earliest Scriptures’ Discovery and of the Temple Excavations”
* Oct. 30
Dr. Michael Holmes, Bethel University (Minnesota)
“The Remarkable Lives of Saints Ignatius and Polycarp: Answers to Important Questions from the Early Church”
* Nov. 6
Dr. Peter Williams, Tyndale House, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
“Bible Translation through the Centuries: From Ancient Differences to Modern Debates”
* Nov. 13
Dr. Rob Hiebert, Trinity Western University (British Columbia), John William Wevers Institute for Septuagint Studies
“The Septuagint Translators: Pioneers in the Transmission History of the Bible”
* Nov. 20
Dr. Craig A. Evans, Acadia Divinity College, Acadia University (Canada)
“Old and Reliable: Why We Can Trust the New Testament Manuscripts”
* Nov. 27
Dr. Christopher de Hamel, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, United Kingdom
“The Medieval Scribes and the Great Medieval Bibles”
* Dec. 4
Dr. Charles Bressler, John Wesley Honors College, Indiana Wesleyan University
“C.S. Lewis: Scriptural Awareness for the Masses”
* Dec. 11
Dr. Jerry Pattengale, Green Scholars Initiative & Indiana Wesleyan University
“Christian Physicians in the Roman Empire: Benevolence and Sacrifice in Proclaiming the Gospels”
* Dec. 18
Dr. Michelle Brown, University of London (United Kingdom)
“The Lindisfarne Gospels: Envisioning Christianity in Early Medieval Britain and Ireland”
* Jan. 8
Dr. Francis J. Beckwith, Baylor University (Texas)
“We Are All Children of Abraham Now: How the Bible Has Shaped the History of Ideas”
* Jan. 15
Dr. Eckhard J. Schnabel, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (South Hamilton, Mass.)
“The Apostle Thomas and the Beginnings of the Church in India”
* Jan. 22
Dr. Donald Fairbairn, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte)
“The Abitinian Martyrs and the Preservation of Scripture during the Great Persecution (A.D. 303-305)”
* Jan. 29
Dr. Ben Outhwaite, Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit, University of Cambridge Library (United Kingdom)
“The Lewis Sisters and the Discovery of the Cairo Genizah”
* Feb. 5
Dr. Scot McKendrick, British Library
“The Scribes and the Great Western Manuscripts”
* Feb. 19
Dr. Andrew Atherstone, Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
“Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Martyn Lloyd-Jones and the British Bible League”
Nearly all of the Passages lectures at the exhibition’s previous U.S. destinations of Oklahoma City and Atlanta sold out immediately, with some 7,800 tickets reserved. Although admission is free, tickets must be reserved in advance.
For additional information about the speakers, visit ExplorePassages.com/NCspeakers. To learn more about Passages and to purchase exhibition tickets, visit ExplorePassages.com. Passages and The Green Collection share an online newsroom at DeMossNews.com/GreenCollection.