York County Jewish congregations holding services Feb. 2

February 17, 2013 

Celebrate Purim Friday

Temple Kol Ami celebrates Purim at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Unity Presbyterian, 303 Tom Hall St.

Rabbi Levanon will lead the service, there will be a reading of the Megillah. and the TKA Schooltime Players will perform Purim Shpiel. Come dressed in costume.

For more information and a schedule of services, call 803-701-0149 or email yorksynagogue@gmail.com.

Temple Solel service Friday

Temple Solel, a Reform Jewish congregation, is holding Shabbat Services and religious schooling at St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, in the Ministry Building.

The next service will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22.

Religious school from children from kindergarten through B’nai Mitvzvah training is held at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, using the curriculum of the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life.

Services are held at 7 p.m. 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.

For more information, call 803-547-3043 or visit templesolelsc.org.

Pancake supper served Saturday

Biblical Studies Released Time’s annual pancake supper fundraiser will be served from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Clover High School cafeteria.

Biblical Studies Released Time is the school Bible program in Clover Schools, in third through fifth grades. Students will be performing every 20 minutes.

Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 3-11.

Baby Bottles campaign starts

All Saints Knights of Columbus Council No. 14475 is holding Respect For Life Ministry’s baby bottles campaign.

Monetary donations – matched by the Supreme Council – are being accepted to fill the bottles to raise money for an ultrasound machine for the Palmetto Pregnancy Center in Fort Mill. So far, Knights have bought seven ultrasound machines for pregnancy centers in South Carolina.

The money also will go toward a memorial plaque in honor of Vincent “Jim” Poto, All Saints Council’s Charter grand knight and champion for life, to hang in the pregnancy center.

Baby Bottles for Life will be collected Feb. 23-24 and March 2-3.

For more information, email scorpioinc@aol.com.

Singles groups meeting

New River Community Church is holding two singles groups, both meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesdays.

• FUSION is for anyone out of high school to age 24. The group currently meets at a member home in York. Singles can build friendships through studying God’s Word together, serving in the community, having fun, and discussing challenges of life.

• Singles Gatherings is for adults ages 25 and older. The group meets at the church, 133 Carroll Cove Road. Connection and Bible study are the primary focuses. Child care is provided for children 10 and younger.

For more information about either group, email kim@nrcc.net.

Church offering contemporary service

Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, 9601 S. Tryon St., is offering a new contemporary service, Crossroads, every third Sunday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center.

The Refresh praise band provides upbeat music.

Learn to tango Wednesdays

St. John’s Church, 321 S. Oakland Ave., is offering American Tango lessons at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through March 20 .

Josh Love, owner and professional dance instructor at J’Adore Ballroom in Charlotte, will offer lessons in basic American Tango.

You do not need a partner. The dance program is a fundraising for the children’s building. To register, call 803-980-4000 or email pathollisgrant@cs.com.

Scherer hosts moms

Scherer Presbyterian Church, 4800 Charlotte Hwy., hosts REST4Moms from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month.

Mothers begin the morning with coffee, tea and goodies, followed by topics of interest, crafts, conversation and discussion. Children are treated to crafts, snacks and playtime. Annual cost is $10.

Register online at SMPCA.com or for questions email scherer.rest4moms@ gmail.com.

Bible studies held Wednesday

Community Women’s and Grades 1-3 Bible studies are 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.

CBS is an international Bible study that is nondenominational and unaffiliated with any church, open to all women of all faiths and knowledge levels.

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.

Get help with grieving

Ultimate Life Church on Carowinds Boulevard offers support for people coping with losses in life such as divorce, death, jobs, loved ones, dreams, friends.. Groups meet at 7 p.m. the first and fourth Fridays of each month. Call 803-329-1396.

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