Church news for April 16

April 16, 2013 

Widow of 9/11 pilot to speak

Calvary Church, 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road, welcomes all women to the “Beauty Beyond the Ashes” conference featuring Cheryl McGuiness from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in the Crown Room.

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.

Tickets cost $15 for adults, or $10 for ages 10 to 18. 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, visit

Adnah church plans gospel sing

A spring gospel sing, featuring the Central Baptist Bluegrass Singers, will be 6 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Adnah United Methodist Church, 1 Adnah Drive.

The concert also will include a homemade hamburger dinner.

Admission costs $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger.

For details, call 803-328-1618.

Order of St. Luke in Wylie Sunday

An informational session on the healing ministry under the auspices of the International Order of St. Luke the Physician based in Texas will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane.

The Order of St. Luke is an ecumenical ministry open to all Christians. Classes for membership in the order will be determined by the interest of the group and the desire to have a chapter of OSL in Lake Wylie.

For more information, call 803-619-4053 or 803-627-5635.

Oldest known preacher ministering Sunday

The oldest known preacher, Bishop W. L. Johnson of Little Rock, Ark., will be ministering at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 21, at Ultimate Life Church in the Rubin Center on Carowinds Boulevard.

Johnson, who more than 100 years old, started preaching at the age of 4. He was born blind, deaf and dumb, but God healed him.

Call 803-802-2641 for more information.

Men invited to dinner, hear Mulvaney speak

Scherer Memorial Presbyterian Church will hold its next quarterly Men’s Fellowship Dinner at 6 p.m. April 29.

The featured speaker will be U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney.

All men in the Lake Wylie community are invited. Dinner is free, but seating is limited. Visit to register. Click the “register for men’s dinner” tab to sign up.

Christ the King’s camp signup open

Registration is open for two summer camps at Christ the King Church, 13501 S. Tryon St.

Camp Sonshine will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 17-20 for 3 year olds through rising kindergarteners, who will make crafts, go on nature hikes, hear Bible stories, sing songs and more. The cost is $75.

Camp Agape will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 5-9 for rising first- through fifth-graders, who will play games, sing songs, make crafts, nature activities, Bible studies and more. The cost is $100.

The registration deadline for both camps is May 1. Register at Call 704-587-0073 for more information.

Community Cafe serving lunch

The Community Cafe offers free weekly lunches from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at Lake Wylie Christian Assembly.

The Cafe at Lake Wylie Lutheran Church in Fort Mill serves lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Donations are accepted.

For information, call 330-289-1243.

Church hosts free exercise classes

Free exercises classes are offered Mondays at Christ the King Church, 13501 S. Tryon St. Class is taught by Kathryn Webner, registered nurse, health fitness specialist and a personal trainer.

The Beginner Strength & Conditioning Class is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. targeting balance, endurance and improved muscular strength. This class is appropriate for seniors, the non- exerciser, or someone recovering from an injury. The Group Circuit Class from 6 to 7 p.m. is designed to improve total body strength and cardiovascular fitness. This class if offered for all fitness levels, 12 years and older. Bring a mat, towel and water.

For more information, email For church information, call 704-587-0073.

Singles groups meet on Tuesdays

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 meets at a member’s 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

Contemporary service offered

Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, 9401 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 music.

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 or for questions email scherer.rest4moms@

Get help with grieving process

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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