All Saints Knights present service awards

June 24, 2013 

The All Saints Council No. 14475 of the Knights of Columbus recently held its annual awards ceremony for individuals and organizations contributing to the success of the community service initiatives held by the Knights.

Presentations included the first annual Jim Poto Respect for Life Award (honoring Knights’ Charter Grand Knight and Pro-Life advocate Jim Poto) presented to Debbie, Tom and Hanna Mixer for their work in fundraising for the Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Initiative. This program purchases and installs ultrasound machines in community-based pregnancy centers to help encourage expectant mothers to carry their baby to full term.

Other awards included recognition of the Sweet Repeat Charitable Foundation, represented by Vice President Eve Foery, for the club’s financial support of the Ultrasound Initiative and support of the Knights’ Angel Tree Program that adopts underprivileged families at Christmas to provide food for the family and gifts for the children.

Several Knights members also were acknowledged for their outstanding leadership and work related to the success of the community programs run by the Knights of Columbus, including The Ultrasound Initiative led by Chair Len Turi, and Operation Hope, led by Chair Rick Engel, that fundraises for programs that support people with intellectual disabilities, primarily the Clover Area Special Olympics.

Any Catholic men interested in becoming a Knight should call 803-746-5464.

Church hosting blood drive Thursday

River Hills Community Church will sponsor a Red Cross blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, in the church gym at 103 Hamilton’s Ferry Road.

Register online at, and enter sponsor code RHCC. For more information, visit

Patriotic celebration Sunday

Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church, 15000 York Road, Charlotte, will hold a patriotic celebration at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 30, with special music, “I Love This Land,” presented by the church choir.

Dine Monday

at Waffle House for HOPE

The Waffle House-Lake Wylie is joining with the Knights of Columbus of All Saints Council No. 14475 to help raise money for Operation HOPE (Helping Other People Everyday), a statewide campaign to help people with intellectual disabilities.

On July 1 from 2 to 9 p.m., and every first Monday of the month, Waffle House will donate 20 percent of its proceeds to Operation HOPE.

Eighty-five percent of collections by the local Knights are distributed to the Clover Special Olympics, and the remainder is distributed throughout the state by Columbus HOPE Foundation.

For more information, call 803-746-5464.

Knights, bank join for bake sale

The Lake Wylie branch of BB&T is hosting a bake sale July 11-12 with the Knights of Columbus, All Saints Council No. 14475, to raise money for Operation HOPE (Helping Other People Everyday), a statewide campaign to help people with intellectual disabilities.

The bank is located at 585 Nautical Drive and the sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

Any Catholic man is interested in becoming a Knight, should call 803-746-5464.

Women invited to fall Bible study

A 30-week women’s community Bible study of the Book of John will be offered at 9:15 a.m. Wednesdays, starting Sept. 11, at River Hills Community Church.

This study of the life and ministry of Jesus, the Word Incarnate, draws applications from His relationships with individuals and their distinct needs. The questions are straightforward, encouraging students to investigate the gospel first-hand, to understand Christ’s claims, and to respond to the Truth.

Women from all denominations welcome. Classes also available for nursery to third grade. For more information, call 803-366-1940 or visit

Classes open

to adults

River Hills Community Church Sunday School offers classes for adults looking for a way to grow in faith and Christian fellowship:

• Connections, 9 a.m., room 116, “Lord, You Must Be Joking” by Eugene J. Webb.

• Seekers, 9 a.m., room 208, study and discussion of Living on the Edge series: Culture Shock.

• Contemporary, 9 a.m., room 201, study and discussion of “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis.

• Fellowship, 9 a.m. RHCO, study and discussion of Genesis.

• New adult class, 9 a.m., room 102, study and discussion of “The Noticer” by Andy Andrews.

• Joy, 10:30 a.m. RHCO, will be completing a study of The Book of Ruth led by Charles Ford. Class members will present on a variety of topics this month and in July.

Call the church office at 803-831-1615 for more information or visit

Christ the King camp scheduled

Christ the King Church, 13501 S. Tryon St., is offering Camp Agape 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 5-9 for rising first- through fifth-graders.

Children will play games, sing songs, make crafts, hold nature activities and Bible studies. The cost is $100.

Call 704-587-0073 for more information.

Preschool registration open

Christ the King Preschool registration is under way for children ages 2 to 4.

Registration fee costs $125 for all students. three-day class tuition costs $220 per month. Four-day classes cost $250 per month for 3- and 4-year-olds only.

The preschool is located at 13501 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. Call 704-504-1135 for more information.

Community Cafe serves lunch Tuesdays

The Community Cafe offers free weekly lunches 11:30 a.m.-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.-2 p.m.

Donations are accepted.

For information, call 330-289-1243.

Simulcast set in Steele Creek

LifeWay Christian Resources will host Beth Moore’s “Living Proof Live” simulcast Sept. 14 at Christ the King Church.

Living Proof Live, sponsored by Nashville-based publishing company LifeWay Christian Resources, will feature Moore’s storytelling and passionate Bible teaching.

Moore has authored dozens of published Bible studies, books and devotionals for women for nearly two decades. Her latest LifeWay-published release, “James: Mercy Triumphs,” is a Bible study that equips women to put their faith in action. Moore’s organization, Living Proof Ministries, is based out of Houston.

Dove-award winning musical artist Travis Cottrell, who also serves as worship pastor of Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, Tenn., is slated to lead worship for the event.

Living Proof Live runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Tickets cost $17 online or $20 at the door, and include live worship with Marcy and Bobby Little and lunch (guaranteed by early registration). Visit

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 is 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.\

New Beginnings seeks volunteers

Volunteers are needed for God’s Kitchen, a ministry of New Beginnings Baptist Church, which delivers meals to at least 120 shut-ins each day.

Volunteers also are being sought for the Lighthouse Thrift Store, which helps provide housing for the homeless. Volunteers will help with daily operations, including delivery, pickup and sorting donations.

For information, stop at the church at 706 Old N. Main St., Clover, or call 980-322-4161

• 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.


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