Voices of Eden performing Nov. 17 in Steele Creek

November 10, 2013 

All Saints kicks off building campaign

All Saints Catholic Church, 530 S.C. 274, “All Saints Alive” campaign to raise money to build a Parish Life Center culminates during Commitment Weekend, Nov. 16-17.

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

For more information, call 803-831-9095.

Fall Festival Saturday in Fort Mill

Glen Rock Baptist Church, 1815 Doby Bridge Road, will hold its Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.

There will be crafts, vendors, silent auction, hot dog lunch and bake sale.

Call 803-547-6420 for more information.

Voices of Eden performing Sunday

Pleasant Hill Church, 15000 York Road, will host a gospel concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17.

The Voices of Eden Gospel Choir was founded at UNC Charlotte in 2005. The group’s founder, Zacch Estrada-Petersen, a UNC Charlotte senior at the time, sought to create an atmosphere for fellowship and worship through music. No audition is required to join Voices of Eden, and all are welcome.

Fall Concert Nov. 20 at River Hills church

River Hills Community Church, 104 Hamilton’s Ferry Road, will hold its Fall Concert for the community at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in the church sanctuary.

The concert will feature the Sometime Singers and Music Men singing groups.

For more information, call 803-831-1615 or visit rhcconline.org.

Christian Assembly collection site for shoeboxes

Lake Wylie Christian Assembly, 5766 Charlotte Hwy., is a collection site for filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement for Operation Christmas Child.

National Collection Week begins Monday, Nov. 18, and runs through Nov. 25.

Anyone may drop off a gift-filled shoebox to send to a child overseas. Donors will receive an email telling the country where their shoeboxes are delivered.

Hours are 4-7 p.m. Nov. 18-22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 23, 1-4 p.m. Nov. 24 and 9-11 a.m. Nov. 25. For more information, call 1-800-567-8580.

For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 704-583-1463 or visit samaritanspurse.org.

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 Katwebner@gmail.com. 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 SMPCA.com or for questions email scherer.rest4moms@gmail.com.

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