Good Samaritan UMC in Lake Wylie adding service Sept. 8

September 3, 2013 

Temple Kol Ami sets High Holidays services

Temple Kol Ami has scheduled its High Holiday services. Temple meets at Unity Presbyterian, 303 Tom Hall St.

• Erev Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 4, 7 p.m.

• Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Sept. 5, 10 a.m.

• Children’s Service, Sept. 5, 10:30 a.m.

• Rosh Hashanah Day 2, Sept. 6, 10 a.m.

• Shabbat Shuva, Sept. 7, 10 a.m.

• Kol Nidre, Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m.

• Yom Kippur Morning, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.

• Yizkor, Sept. 14, estimated at 11:30 a.m.

• Afternoon Service, Sept. 14, 5 p.m.

Services will be led by Rabbi Yosef Levanon, who will be assisted by cantorial soloist Sara Sherman. Joining the congregation for Kol Nidre will be celebrated cellist Christina McDonald.

Tickets for Temple members are $50 and $100 for non-members. No cost for Yizkor.

For more information, call 803-701-0149 or email

Temple Solel celebrates High Holidays

Temple Solel will be celebrating High Holidays, with a Reform lay-led service using the Machor “On Wings of Awe” at St. Philip Neri Church, 292 Munn Road.

• Erev Rosh Hashanah: 7 p.m. Sept. 4

• Rosh Hashanah Service: 10 a.m. Sept. 5

• Shabbat Shuva: 7 p.m. Sept. 6

• Erev Yom Kippur: 7 p.m. Sept. 13

• Yom Kippur: 10 a.m. Sept. 14

For admission information, call 803-619-9707 or email

St. Paul UMC to hold ice cream social

St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1550 St. Paul Church Road, will have an old-fashioned ice cream social from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.

Hot dogs and homemade ice cream will be served.

Everyone is welcome. Donations will be accepted.

Good Sam UMC adds service Sunday

Something new is starting Sunday, Sept. 8, at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane.

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church will be offering its usual blended worship service of both traditional and contemporary elements at 9 a.m. as the new modern worship fills the church’s longtime 10:30 a.m. service.

The Rev. Jason Everson has been pastor of the church since 2009. Worship leader is Jay Mathey. For more information, call 803-831-0304 or visit

Praise Concert Sunday in Steele Creek

Pleasant Hill Church, 15000 York Road, will have a Praise Concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, featuring The Envoys.

This gospel singing group - made up of Mark Liner, tenor; Ray Peters, lead; Val Cripps, baritone; Phil Felten, bass - has been giving concerts throughout the world since the 1960s. They are known for their rich, four-part harmony. They appeared on the 700 Club, National Quartet Convention and Grand Ole Opry.

Childcare will be provided. For more information, 704-588-0686.

Line dance class begins Monday

St. John’s United Methodist Church, 321 S. Oakland Ave., will offer a four-week series of beginner line dance classes at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9.

All line dance steps and terminology will be taught, as well as the common line dances for wedding receptions and public gatherings.

All ages and beginner skill levels are invited. Cost is $20. Call 803-980-4000.

Women invited to fall Bible study

A Community Bible Study Women’s Day Class will be offered at 9:15 a.m. Wednesdays, starting Sept. 11, at River Hills Community Church.

CBS is a unaffiliated, international study, where all denominations and ages are welcome. This year’s 30-week study of the Gospel of John is a study of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.

Preschool enjoys a three-year journey through the Bible while first- through 12th-graders study John in core groups.

Register online at or call 803-526-1470.

Adult Bible study begins Sept. 11

Wonderful Wednesdays begins Sept. 11 at River Hills Community Church offering Bible study for adults at 4:30 p.m., followed by 5:30 p.m. dinner in the gym.

Christian education classes and programs for children and youth will be offered after the dinner.

Dinner costs $6 for adults, $2 for children younger than 12, $15 max for family (two adults and two children younger than 12) and $20 max for family of all adults.

For more information, call 803-831-1615 or visit

Scherer marks decade of Bible study

Scherer Presbyterian Church, 4800 Charlotte Hwy., will have a 10-year celebration for its Friday Women’s Bible Study with a luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 13, after the study that day.

Any woman in the community who has previously attended the study is invited to attend. Anyone who has not attended the study, which begins at 10 a.m., also is welcome.

Childcare is provided. Call 803-831-7133 to reserve a spot.

Hear Beth Moore Sept. 14

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).


Scotty Smiley to speak, sign books

Scotty Smiley has climbed to the top of Mount Rainier, surfed in Hawaii and skiied in the Alps. All of these feats were accomplished after he became permanently blind in 2005.

Smiley, noted as being the Army’s first active-duty blind officer and company commander, is the keynote speaker Sept. 14 at the Billy Graham Library’s Men’s Breakfast.

“His service to our country and unyielding reliance on his faith is a true inspiration,” said Tom Phillips, vice president of the Billy Graham Library. “Our hope is all those who attend the breakfast will be emboldened in their Christian faith by his story.”

After the ticketed breakfast, the recently appointed Army Major will sign copies of his book, “Hope Unseen” – which documents his life before and after a suicide bomber’s destructive blast resulted in his world turning dark – in a public event beginning at 10 a.m.

Smiley was the recipient of the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart for his service in Iraq. He has earned his MBA from Duke, taught at West Point, won an ESPY as Best Outdoor Athlete and is father to three children.

Tickets for the men’s breakfast cost $15. Call 704-401-3256. For more information, visit

Run for God starts Sept. 17

Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane, will begin its fall Run for God series Sept. 17.

Community members are welcome to join this 12-week couch to 5K program, which will meet weekly at 6 p.m. at the church. Experts will talk about preventing injury, proper nutrition and proper footwear.

The nationwide program started with Mitchell Hollis of Dalton, Ga., donning a T-shirt declaring “Run for God” with a stick figure drawing. The program now is being run in more than 400 churches in more than 40 states across the country. The program trains participants by walking for a minute and running 30 seconds for 30 minutes three times a week, until eventually being able to run 30 minutes to complete a 5K.

The Run for God book costs $19 and includes everything you need to know about running and more. To register or for more information, call 803-831-0304 or 704-309-8801.

Fall Bazaar planned, accepting vendors

Christ the King Church is hosting a Fall Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.

There will be games, prizes, food and more than 50 vendors.

To become a vendor, visit

For more information, call 704-587-0073.

Knights host sock hop

The third annual Oldies Sock Hop will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 27 at River Hills Marina pavilion, presented by All Saints Knights of Columbus.

Tickets cost $15 per person and include admission, hot dogs, soft drinks and snacks. Prizes and gift baskets will be raffled.

Music is be DJ Frankie the K.

Advance ticket sales only. Call 803-627-4743.

All Saints to launch building campaign

All Saints Catholic Church, 530 S.C. 274, will launch its “All Saints Alive” campaign Sept. 29 to raise money to build a Parish Life Center.

A minimum goal of $1.2 million and challenge goal of $1.8 million have been set.

The kick-off celebration culminates during Commitment Weekend, Nov. 16-17.

Walsh & Associates, a church fundraising consulting firm based in Minnesota, is providing assistance.

For more information, call 803-831-9095.

Dine Mondays

for HOPE

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

Every first Monday of the month, Waffle House will donate 20 percent of its proceeds to Operation HOPE.

For more information, call 803-746-5464.

Pleasant Hill seeks crafters, artisans

Pleasant Hill/Relevant Church, 15000 York Road, will host its community harvest on Oct. 12. Crafters and artisans are wanted.

Anyone interested should call 704-588-0686.

Grace Presbyterian Church, 2955 Hwy 160 West, Fort Mill, will host an arts and crafts fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.

For a vendor application, contact the church office at 548-0800s. The vendor fee is $50 and applications must be received by Sept. 15. All items must be original and hand-crafted – no resale items accepted.

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.

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.

Singles groups meets 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

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

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