Bethel Baptist Fall Fest Nov. 9

November 5, 2013 

Bethel Baptist Fall Festival Saturday

Bethel Baptist Church, 6031 Charlotte Hwy., will hold its Fall Festival from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.

The free event includes music, food, hay rides, games and more.

Grief holiday seminar Saturday

A GriefShare “Surviving The Holidays” seminar will be 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 9, at Calvary Baptist Church, 830 N. Jones Ave.

The free two-hour seminar will help those survive the holidays and discover new reasons to enjoy them again.

For information email Register at

Ultimate Life’s bazaar Saturday

Ultimate Life Church’s first Bazaar with handmade craft items and baked goods and more will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the church, across from Carowinds on Carowinds Boulevard at the Rubin Center.

The youth group will be giving free car washes.

For more information, call 803-802-2641.

Charlotte plans interfaith Thanksgiving service

Charlotte’s 38th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 E. Morehead St. The event is sponsored by Mecklenburg Ministries.

There will be music by the 200 singer Interfaith Adult and Children’s Choirs, and the words of the Mecklenburg Ministries’ Youth Council, as well as a list of interfaith clergy from throughout Charlotte.

The service opens with a Native American blessing and includes sacred texts from the Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh traditions.

The message will be delivered this year by Dr. Ronald C. Carter, president of Johnson C. Smith University. Carter’s message is “The courage to be thankful in tough times.”

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.

Join trip to

Holy Lands

The perfect way to prepare for the celebration of Easter 2014 is by visiting where it all took place.

Join Charles W. Ford, Ph.D., and his wife, Barbara, on an 11-day tour to Israel and Jordan departing from Charlotte on March 10.

Dr. Ford is a university professor who has lived and worked in Israel for three years as he taught university courses in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. The Fords led a similar tour last year for 31 residents, mostly from the Lake Wylie area.

Reservations are being accepted by Linda Murfin at Above The Crowds Travel at 803-835-0585 or call the Fords at 803-831-8477 for more information. Several study sessions will be held before departure to prepare for the trip.

Church hosts free exercise classes

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

The Beginner Strength & Conditioning Class is from 5:30 p.m. 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 p.m. 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.

Scherer hosts moms

Scherer Presbyterian Church, 4800 Charlotte Hwy., hosts REST4Moms from 9:30 a.m. 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

Temple Kol Ami meets at Unity

Temple Kol Ami meets for services the first and third Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Unity Presbyterian Church, 303 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill.

For more information, go to; email; or call 803-701-0149.

Flint Hill has clothes for needy

Flint Hill Baptist Church, 269 Flint Hill Road, Fort Mill, offers a Clothing Closet Ministry the second and fourth Monday of every month, 9:30 a.m.-noon.

For more information, call 548-0672.

Gateway collects canned goods

Gateway Church of God, 8558 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land, is collecting 15-ounce cans of green beans and corn for its Appalachia missions project.

Donations of food items can be brought to Gateway at 5 p.m. Wednesdays and 2-5 p.m. Sundays. A representative will be on hand to receive donations. For more information, call Saundra Ferguson at 803-581-3063.

Prayer garden open to public

Everyone is invited to visit the Community Prayer Garden with Stations of the Cross on the grounds of Crossroads Lutheran Church, 8511 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land. The garden, shaded with benches, is open from 8 a.m. to sunset daily.

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