Run for God couch to 5K starts Sept. 17

September 8, 2013 

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 lakewylie.cbsclass.org or call 803-526-1470.

Adult Bible study begins Wednesday

Wonderful Wednesdays begins Wednesday, 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 rhcconline.org.

Temple Kol Ami continues services

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

• 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.

For more information, call 803-701-0149 or email yorksynagogue@gmail.com.

Temple Solel celebrates holidays

Temple Solel is 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 Yom Kippur: 7 p.m. Sept. 13

• Yom Kippur: 10 a.m. Sept. 14

For admission information, call 803-619-9707 or email info@templesolelsc.org.

Women invited to Friday Bible study

All ladies in the community are invited to the Friday Women’s Bible Study from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Scherer Presbyterian Church, 4800 Charlotte Hwy.

The study will be on the book of Exodus from the Life Change Series.

For more information, call 803-831-7133.

Hear Beth Moore Saturday

LifeWay Christian Resources will host Beth Moore’s “Living Proof Live” simulcast Saturday, 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 ctkcharlotte.org.

Scotty Smiley to speak Saturday

Scotty Smiley has climbed to the top of Mount Rainier, surfed in Hawaii and skied 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 Saturday, 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 billygrahamlibrary.org.

Vendor applications due Sunday

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

The vendor fee costs $50. Applications must be received by Sunday, Sept. 15. All items must be original and hand-crafted – no resale items accepted.

For more information, call 803-548-0800.

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 CtKCharlotte.org/FallBazaar.

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.

Church hosts international guitar champ in concert

Christ the King Church, 13501 S. Tryon St., will be hosting guitar champion Mark Kroos for a concert at 6 p.m. Sept. 29.

Kroos plays two guitar necks at the same time with a tapping technique that involves hands fretting the strings. It creates an explosive and energetic genre that is as entertaining to watch as it is to listen to. In July 2011, he won Guitar Player Magazine’s International Guitar Superstar Competition in Nashville and has since shared the stage with guitarists like Phil Keaggy, Mike Stern and Lee Ritenour. He has also picked up sponsorships from Ovation Guitars, D’Addario Strings and Kyser Musical Products.

Kroos recently released his second full-length instrumental guitar album. The album is titled “Down Along the Lines of Joy” and features Kroos on both double and single neck guitars boasting a variety of styles and influences from Celtic and bluegrass to funk. Visit markkroos.com to learn more about him.

Admission costs $12 and includes dinner at 5 p.m. Call 704-587-0073.

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.

Cancer survivors celebration Oct. 6

Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, 7407 Steele Creek Road, will hold a celebration for cancer survivors during the 11 a.m. Oct. 6 worship service.

The celebration will feature prayers, music and speakers from the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Cancer Society.

Following the service, a reception will be held in the Bledsoe Family Life Center where attendees can tie a knot in a prayer quilt for those with cancer or in memory of those lost to this disease.

Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call 704-588-1290.

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.

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.

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 Katwebner@gmail.com. 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 kim@nrcc.net.

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.

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